Obituary Archive


EDITH ADAMS SMITH, 93, of Wayne, W.Va., passed away Saturday, December 29, 2012 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House.  She was born March 1, 1919 in Sidney, W.Va., a daughter of the late Grover and Florence Adams. 
 Funeral services will be conducted at noon on Monday, December 31, 2012 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.  Burial will follow on the Smith Cemetery, Sidney, W.Va.  Friends may call one hour prior to the funeral on Monday.

 


 

ALONZO RAY "JOE" PHIPPS, 65, of East Lynn, W.Va., met his Lord and Savior on Thursday, December 20, 2012.  He was born September 11, 1947 in Fanrock, W.Va., a son of the late Lester Ray Phipps and Louisa Nester Fuson.  His wife Sharlane Shin Phipps also preceded him in death along with two sisters and two brothers.
 He leaves behind one son, Lonnie Phipps of Ash County, N.C.; two daughters, Penny Shatley, also of Ash County, and Angela Ely of Chattanooga, Tenn.; five grandchildren; three great grandsons; two sisters; four brothers; and a special friend, Cindy Belcher of East Lynn.
 Joe proudly served in the U.S. Navy and was the former proprietor of Pine Lake in Wayne, where he and all his buddies would meet up. 
 The family would like to thank Hospice of Wayne for their love and care.  Private services will be held at New River Cemetery, Grassy Creek, N.C.  Contributions may be made in his name to Hospice of Huntington.  Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Phipps family.
 


 

RUBY L. RAY, 85, of Sanford, Fla., passed from this life into the presence of our Lord on Friday, December 14, 2012.  She was born Ruby Maxine Lovins in Centerville, Pennsylvania on November 27, 1927 to the late Elmer and Viola Lovins. She is preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Elder Herbert Wendell Cade, her son Wendell Allen Cade, her husband Jabez Ray and her stepson Eddie Ray.  She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Sharon and Tony Butera of Sanford, Fla.; daughter-in-law, JoAnn Cade of Hazard, Ky.; stepdaughters Eloise and Dave Lipson of Jacksonville, Fla., Truby and Wilton Perdue of St. Cloud, Fla.; stepsons Sylvester and Luann Ray of Melbourne, Fla., and Lambert Ray of Altoona, Fla.  She is also survived by grandchildren Sean and Debbie Willis of Kissimmee, Fla., Christopher Willis of Orlando, Fla., and Angela and Steve Rivers of Atlanta, Ga., Laura and Tony Turner of Kernersville, N.C., and Jennifer Butera of Orlando, Fla.  Survivors also include great-grandchildren Krystal, Michael, Dustin, Jewelie and Brandon Willis, Shanna Chapman, Raegan and Ginger Marquez all of Florida, Pvt. Sean Willis, Jr. of Fayetteville, N.C., Trinity Turner and Mikayla Palmer, both of Kernersville, N.C.,   She was blessed beyond measure to have an extended family of great-great-grandchildren, step grandchildren, step great grandchildren, step great-great grandchildren and many, many beloved nieces, nephews, friends and family.  She loved her church family at Jordan Baptist where she had been a faithful member for many years.  She also volunteered for Meals-on-Wheels and was active on the homeowners’ committee at Serenity Towers where she called home.  Local Arrangements are entrusted to DeGusipe Funeral Home & Crematory, Sanford, Florida. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00AM on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Jordan Baptist Church, 920 Upsala Road, Sanford, FL with Pastor George Sledd officiating. Graveside Services will be entrusted to Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne W.Va. and will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 20 at Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Wayne W.Va. with Elder Kenneth Cade officiating.


 

NORMA CLAY, 89, of Huntington, W.Va., formerly of Wayne, W. Va. went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, December 4, 2012.  She was born March 7, 1923, a daughter of the late Claud and Eliza Childers.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl Clay.
 Survivors include one son, Carl David Clay and daughter-in-law Cora L. of Huntington; one sister, Ruth Osburn of Loraine, Oh.; and one brother, Junior Childers and his wife Wilma of St. Louis, Mo.
 Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, December 7, 2012 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Harold Pelfrey officiating.  Burial will follow at the Watson Cemetery, East Lynn, W.Va. Friends may call one hour prior to service time Friday at the funeral home


  

MACEY MAE ESTEP, 83 of Huntington, W.Va., left this life onto her Heavenly Father on Saturday, December 1, 2012.  She was born December 14, 1928 in Logan, W.Va., the daughter of the late Taylor and Rosa Farmer.  Her husbands, Eugene Adkins, Sr. and Sidney Estep also preceded her in death along with two brothers John Farmer & Coolidge Farmer. 
 Macey was retired from the Social Security Administration and a member of Fifth Avenue Freewill Baptist Church.
 Survivors include her children whom she adored, sons Eugene (Jeannie) Adkins & Taylor (Diane) Adkins all of Wayne, W.Va.; daughter Brenda Stotesbery of Cleveland, Oh.; one brother Franklin Farmer of Bracey, Va.; two sisters Merle Atkinson of Phoenix, Ariz. and Norma McNeil of Owensboro, Ky.;  11 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.
 Funeral Services will be 11 a.m.,Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, with her Pastor Ray Vance officiating.  Burial will follow in Bowen Cemetery.  Friends may call after 6:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.


LOGAN XAVIER MILLS passed peacefully in the arms of his loving parents on Monday, November 26, 2012.  He was born at 12:10 a.m. and met the eyes of Jesus 55 minutes later.  Logan was the much wanted son of Emily and Shawn Mills of East Lynn, W.Va.; grandson of Lyndol and Elaine McComas, Thomas Mills, and Angie Mills, all of East Lynn; and nephew of Ashley and Marty Ruggles, and Brian Mills.  During his unforgettable time here on Earth, he was loved deeply by family and friends.
         Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Garland Perry officiating.  Burial will follow in the Eli Cemetery, East Lynn.  
 


 

DAVID LEE TRIPLETT, 66, of Wayne, W.Va., passed away Thursday, November 15, 2012 at St. Mary's Medical Center.  He was born July 3, 1946 in Logan County, West Virginia.  His mother, Frances Triplett preceded him in death, along with his wife Evelyn Triplett.  Private graveside services will be conducted.  Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Triplett family.  

 


 

 WALTER RAY DICKERSON, 45, of Ironton, Oh., also known as "Razor", passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at the VA Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va.  Born February 11, 1967 in Morehead, Ky., Ray graduated from Rock Hill High School in 1985.  He then joined the U.S. Army proudly serving six years.  He was an X-ray technician.
 Preceding him in death were his mother and step-father who raised him, Walter and Florene Pauley; and his father Charles Dickerson.
  He leaves behind his daughter Megan Butler; and one granddaughter, Eden Butler
Both from Ohio Furnace, Ohio.  Also surviving are two brothers, Jerry Dickerson and his wife Shauna, of Ashland, Ky., and Nathan Dickerson of Ironton; half-brother Jimmy Dickerson and his wife Noma Dickerson; nieces an nephews, Brooke Dickerson, Luke Dickerson, Macy Dickerson, Zack Dickerson, Alexa Dickerson, Lucrezia Bailey, "Little" Nathan Dickerson; and a host of family originating from Sandy Hook, Ky.
 Ray had many friends who loved to ride their motorcycles, he loved
To sing in his band, and would drop everything to help friends and family in need.
At the end of his life, Ray wanted people to know that the most important thing in this life is to give your heart to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, spend time with your family, and cherish every moment of life that God has given you.......One of his last words the week before going to see his parents in Heaven was "Saved!!"   He will be waiting to see all you folks there too!
 A memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Friday, November 2, 2012 at the Gateway Church, Ashland, Ky. Private burial will be held at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Northeast, with Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne, W.Va. assisting. 


 


 

Now at peace after a long illness, DANNY LEE LeGRAND, SR., 54, of Huntington, W.Va. passed away Monday, October 22, 2012 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House.  Born June 24, 1958, he was a member of Laborers Local 543 of Huntington.  His father William LeGrand preceded him in death.
 Survivors include his loving wife of 21 years, Lilly LeGrand; four wonderful children, Danny LeGrand Jr. and his companion Tabitha, Carrie LeGrand and her companion Woody, Chad LeGrand and his wife Brandi, and Anna LeGrand and her companion Trenton, all of Huntington; four grandchildren, Samantha LeGrand, Chris LeGrand, Haylee LeGrand, and Danie Grace LeGrand, and one grandchild on the way; special friends Julie and Matt Shelton of Wayne, W.Va., Sam and Joyce Belcher, also of Wayne; and a host of friends and family too numerous to mention.
 Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.  Private burial will follow.  Friends may call after 12 o'clock noon on Wednesday.


 

DANNY RANDALL STALEY, 21, of Ft. Gay, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 20, 2012.  Born April 22, 1991 in Huntington, W.Va., he was a 2009 graduate of Tolsia High School and proudly employed at Steel of West Virginia.
 Preceding him in death were his grandfathers, Danny Randall Mead and Benjamin D. Staley, and one aunt, Frances Lee Andreae.
 Danny leaves behind his loving parents, Greg and Reta Staley; his sister Christy Staley and Jeremy Smith of Ft. Gay; maternal grandparents Homer and Betty Walker of Huntington, W.Va.; paternal grandmother Genevieve Staley, also of Ft. Gay; aunt Lisa Brewer and her husband Darrell of Prichard, W.Va.; uncle Larry Nichols of Huntington; five great aunts and one great uncle who loved him dearly; and numerous special cousins and friends who loved him.
 Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in the Staley Family Cemetery, Ft. Gay.  Friends may call after 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  


 

ROCKY LEE CLARK, 57, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away, Sunday, October 14, 2012 at Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center.  He was born February 8, 1955, a son of the late Ellison and Mary Clark.  An infant brother Forest Clark also preceded him in death along with one sister, Pinia Bias.    
Survivors include three daughters, Betty Clark of Wayne, W.Va., Debbie Parsley of Ky., and Missy Bartram and husband Mike of Wayne; ten grandchildren, Chelcie Parsley, Colton Clark, Kaden Parsley, Darrin Parsley, Eric Parsley, Lakyn Parsley, J.J. Smith, Laura Smith, Derek Smith, and Mikie Bartram; and three great grandchildren, Emmitt Swim, Darrin Parsley, Kylie Bugg Smith.   
Also surviving are five brothers, Ellison “Butch” Clark of Wayne, Fletcher “Tiny” Clark and wife Linda of East Lynn, W.Va., Roy “Pookie” Clark of East Lynn, Michael Clark of Indiana, and Keith Clark of East Lynn; two sisters, Darlene Tomblin and husband Joe of Ky., and Sheila Clark and companion Roy Cassidy of East Lynn; and nieces and nephews too numerous to mention. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, October 19, 2012 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens.  Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  
 

 


Beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, MARTHA MAY WALTERS, 75, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Friday, October 12, 2012 at Cabell Huntington Hospital after a long illness.  She was born January 25, 1937 in Wayne County, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Sheridan and Shirley Pauley.  One son, James Lee Smith Walters also preceded her in death, along with one grandson Danny Ray Coriell, two sisters, Juanita Harless and Corina Ross, and one brother Johnny Pauley.
 She leaves behind her husband Willie Walters; one son, William "Danny Ray" Coriell and his wife Freddie; one daughter-in-law, Trish Clark, all of Huntington; five grandchildren, Billy Coriell and his wife Eva, Terry Coriell and his wife Hazel, James Lee Smith and his wife Aimee, Kristy Smith, and Colt Boyd; and eight great grandchildren, Tara, Danny, B.J., Ashley, Zoe, James III, Derrick, and Kaitlyn.  
 Also surviving is one sister, Iletta Gaborsky of Rittman, Oh.; and one brother "June Bug." The family would like to thank a very special brother-in-law, Terry Walters, for all his love and care.
 Private graveside services were held Monday, October 15, 2012 at Mt. Vernon Cemetery with Pastor Johnny Mills officiating.  Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Walters family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

ELIZABETH MAE NAPIER, 81, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 7, 2012.  She was born December 5, 1930 at Dunlow, W.Va., a daughter of the late Perlina and Boyd Napier.  Two sons, Paul Napier and Edsel Napier also preceded her in death along with two grandsons, Nicholas Napier and Jefferson Thompson.
 She leaves behind her husband of 64 years, French James Napier; four sons, Geary F. (Lynne) Napier of Kalamazoo, Mich., Micheal (Zanna) Napier of Cleveland, Tenn., Eddie C. Napier of Pasadena, Md., and Gregory Allen (Tammy) Napier of Cleveland, Tenn.; four daughters, Debra A. (Terry) Wilson of Columbia, Md., Pamela Sue (Frank E.) Lercher of Louisville, Ky., Sandy Bobeldyke of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Terri Lee (Richard Rockwell) Thompson of Huntington, W.Va.; thirteen grandchildren, Shannon R. (Jeremy) Barnes of Ca., Nathaniel J. (Kelly R.) Napier of Cleveland, Tenn., Danielle E. (Shane) Ware of Spring Hill, Tenn., Ryan Lee Napier of Lakeland, Mich., Kristina A. (David) Josa of Pasadena, Md., Elizabeth N. Reicks of Woodbine, Md., Michael P. Lemaster of Powell, Oh., Skie Leigh (Brett) Wilson of Columbia, Tenn., Gabriel Faith Lercher of Clarksville, Tenn., Jill Napier, Kendall Napier, both of Cleveland, Tenn., Ashley Lieb of Muskegon, Mich., and Holly Thompson of Ann Arbor, Mich.; eight great grandchildren, with three on the way; and a very special friend, Donna Holland of Wayne.
 Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 11, 2012 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Nathan Napier officiating.  Burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens.  Friends may call from after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 


 

 KATHY LYNN ALLGEIER, 41, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away September 28, 2012 at St. Mary's Medical Center.  She was born November 28, 1970 in Bellevue, Kentucky and was a homemaker.  Her brother, Michael Osterhage preceded her in death.
 Survivors include her children, Christopher Craven of Huntington, Brandi Allgeier, and Garren Allgeier, both of Salt Rock, W.Va.; two grandchildren, Orion Allgeier and Jayce Allgeier; and her fiancé Mac Adkins of Huntington.
 Also surviving is her mother, Mary Bell Allgeier of Fairfield, Oh.; one sister, Joan Harvey also of Fairfield, Oh.; one brother Phil Osterhage of Louisville, Ky.; and a host of family and friends too numerous to mention.
 Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.  Friends may call after 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

 


 

MACY JANE BALL, 57, of Prichard, W.Va., passed away September 28, 2012 at the Heritage Center.  She was born October 27, 1954 in Gilbert, W.Va., a daughter of the late Willard and Fannie Ball.  One son, Michael Scott Ball also preceded her in death.
 She leaves behind her daughter, Rebecca Dean and her husband Fred of Ft. Gay, W.Va.; two granddaughters, Alyssa Skeens and Carly Skeens; and on step-grandson Kolten Dean.
 Also surviving are six sisters, Patsy Dingess of Wharncliffe, W.Va., Peggy Matherly and her husband Danny of Huntington, W.Va., Patricia Stumbo and her husband Jerry of Ft. Gay, Barbara Cline and her husband David of Clear Fork, W.Va., Sherry Maynard and her husband Garry of Kiahsville, W.Va., and Lisa Wellman and her husband Steve of Ft. Gay; four brothers, Johnny Ball of Harrisville, W.Va., Willard Ball, Jr., of Bartley, W.Va., James Ball of Wharncliffe, and Lonnie Ball and Kathy Thompson of Prichard; and nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors too numerous to mention.
 Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, October 1, 2012 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in the Lycans Family Cemetery.  Friends may call after 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.


 

 DIANNA PELFREY, 55, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Thursday, September 27, 2012 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House.  She was born November 9, 1956 a daughter of the late Harold and Georgia Stephens.  She was also preceded in death by one brother, Mark Stephens; one brother-in-law, Harold "Bug" Pelfrey Jr.; and mother-in-law, Betty Pelfrey.  Dianna was a member of the Laurel Freewill Baptist Church. 
 Survivors include her loving husband of nearly 38 years, Bill Pelfrey; two daughters, Candy Pelfrey and Shannon Aldridge of Wayne, and B.J. Castle and her husband Rusty of Ft. Gay, W.Va.; six grandchildren, Alexis Robertson, Billy Robertson, Macy Castle, Austin Castle, Gabe Castle, and Zoey Castle; Papaw Harold Pelfrey of East Lynn, W.Va.; and special friends that she loved like brothers, C.B. Tooley and Charb Tooley; and a host of friends and family too numerous to mention and who the family expresses great gratitude for their help and prayers.  The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House for their loving care and also to Team Tony for their support and prayers.
 Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Sunday, September 30, 2012 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Jesse Adkins officiating.  Burial will follow at Community Memorial Gardens.  Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to help with funeral expenses.


ROBERT EUGENE ADKINS, 69, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Wednesday September 19, 2012 at St. Mary's Medical Center.  He was born November 8, 1942 in Raceland, Ky., a son of the late Ezra and Ella Adkins.  Also preceding him in death were brothers and sisters, Beatrice (Henry) Epling, Erma Lee (Elza) Conard, Ezra Thomas Adkins, Jr., Rose Marie (Naaman) Elliott, William "Bill" Ferguson; and special nephews Richard Epling, and Rodney Epling.
 He leaves behind his loving wife of 48 years, Helen Marie Adkins of Huntington; three daughters, Marcia (Kevin) Tolley of Ona, W.Va., Denise (Tracy) Nester of Morgantown, W.Va., and Sherry (Andy) Yates of Surfside Beach, S.C.; six grandchildren, Robbie (Jeremy) Louden, Melanie (Jason) Dailey, Heather (Clay) Riley, Tiffany Tolley, Kaylee Yates, and Alesha Yates; three great grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, friends, and family too numerous to mention.
 Bob proudly served our country in the United States Air Force and the Army National Guard.  He was past Commander of the American Legion Post 78 and a member of the Allegheny Lodge #114 A. & F.M.
   The family will receive visitors from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 22, 2012  at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.

 


 

JACE RYAN MCGOWAN, infant son, of James and Jessica McGowan of Huntington, WV., died Friday, September 14, 2012.
 He was preceded in death by one great grandmother, Nannie Vaughan and two great grandfathers, Willis Adkins and Harvey Andrew McGowan
 Including his parents, he is survived by, grandparents, Robert and Tina Vaughan, of Wayne and Gary and Connie McGowan, of Huntington. Aunts and Uncles include, Brandon and Andrea Vaughan, of Wayne, and Bryan and Whitney McGowan and cousin Madison, of South Point, OH., great grandparents, Jacob Vaughn, of Wayne, Lucille Adkins, of Proctorville, OH., Bulah McGowan Cline, of Winterhaven, FL., and Jim and Eva Watts, of Huntington.
  Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 16, 2012 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Todd Munson officiating. Burial will follow in Vaughan-Mills Cemetery. Friends may call 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

 


 

GARLAND "BOO BOO" RAMEY, 98, of Wayne, W.V., died Monday, September 10, 2012 at Home. He was born September 11, 1913 at Stiltner, WV a son of the late J.C. and Molly Ramey. His wife of 57 years, Lena Ross Ramey also preceded him in death, along with one son Bernard Garland Ramey, two grandsons, James Garland Lucas and Shaun Vance, one great granddaughter, Barbara Renee Nicely, four brothers and six sisters.
 Survivors include two sons, James Shelton Ramey and his wife Emogene, Odell Ramey and his wife Nilene, two daughters, Barbara Queen and her husband Sammie, and Glenna Vance all of Wayne. Seven grandchildren, Lena Dello, Shannon (Jennings) Noble, Marie (Rick) Maynard, Toni Ramey, James Dale Ramey, Karen (Mark) Howerton and Shannon Odell Ramey, Ten great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
 Garland was a member of the Laurel Freewill Baptist Church, the NRA and friends and family alike remember him as an avid banjo player.
 The family would like to acknowledge Shelton and Emogene Ramey, a special nephew Jerry (Cindy) Ross and Hospice for their care and support of Garland.
 Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 13, 2012 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Jerry Casteele officiating. Burial will follow in Wayne Community Memorial Gardens. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

 


 

 SUSANNE H. BENCE, 78, of Huntington, W.Va., formerly of Stoneboro, Pa., passed away Friday, September 07, 2012 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House.  She was born April 19, 1934 in Sharon, Pa., the youngest child of the late Ferdinand and Yolanda Segaty.  Her husband William C. Bence also preceded her in death, along with brothers Edmond Segaty and Fred Segaty, and sisters, Gloria Gessner and Gladys Segaty.
 Survivors include her son Danny Grace of Wayne; daughter Darlene Grace of Huntington, with whom she made her home; six grandchildren, Derek Grace, Corey Grace and his wife Lisa, Devan Grace, Joshua Grace, all of Wayne, Lisa Hetrick, and Taylor Hensley, both of Huntington; and three great grandchildren, Savannah, Aiden, and Kaisella.
 Private services will be held by family.  Donations to the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Susanne's memory are appreciated.  Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Bence family.  


 

ADAM JUNIOR LESTER, 65, of Ft. Gay, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 5, 2012.  He was born November 14, 1946 in Guessess Fork, Va., a son of the late Willis and Geneva Lester.  His wife, Leona Jordan Lester also preceded him in death, along with an infant son, Bradley Lester.
 Survivors include one son, Brian Lester of Ft. Gay; two sisters, Edna Pruitt of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Carolyn Smith and her husband Carlton of Thomasville, N.C.; three brothers, Evangelist Ron Lester and his wife Gornita of Ft. Gay, Richie Lester and his wife Patty of Bradshaw, W.Va., and Franklin Lester of Thomasville, N.C.; and a host of friends too numerous to mention.
 Adam was a former Pastor of Harvey Memorial Freewill Baptist Church and Freedom Freewill Baptist Church. 
 Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 8, 2012 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Rev. Kenneth Bailey and Rev. Noah Robertson officiating.  Burial will follow in the Lynch Cemetery.  Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


 

 CHARLES BRANDON RAY STAMPER, 26, of Dunlow, W.Va. passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at St. Mary's Medical Center.  He was born June 17, 1986 in Huntington, W.Va. and was a great E.M.T. with Dunlow Volunteer Fire Department and E.M.S.
 Brandon leaves behind his father Charles Stamper and his wife Janie of Dunlow; his mother Joan Eva Maynard of Dunlow; one sister, Brittany Collins and husband Ricky of Crum, W.Va.; two nieces, Hailey and Brooklyn; one nephew, Brandon; uncle James Maynard of S.C.; and a host of friends and family too numerous to mention.
 Brandon was dedicated to community and lived his life helping others.  The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Dunlow Volunteer Fire Department and to all those who never left his side.
 Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in the Stamper Cemetery, Mathis Ridge.  Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


  

NOAH STEPHENS, 88, of Lavalette, W.Va. passed away August 20, 2012 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington, W.Va. Noah, born February 29, 1924 in Wayne, W.Va. to William Tolbert and Effie (Aliff) Stephens, was married to Lorene Russell on June 21, 1947.
Noah served in the U.S. Army 94th Infantry Division during World War II. During the Battle of the Bulge, Noah and his platoon were surrounded behind enemy lines for 11 days. For gallantry in action during that time, Noah was awarded the Silver Star and Combat Infantry Badge. Other awards include the Expert Rifleman, the Purple Heart, the Good Conduct Medal, and three campaign stars for service in Northern France, the Ardennes, and the Rhineland. Noah worked in the coal mines of West Virginia and as a tool and die repairman and machinist. Later in life, Noah became an entrepreneur, owning trucking and building companies and contributing to other companies. He continued to operate N&S Construction with his son, Gary, until his death.
In 2008 Noah was honored by the West Virginia Legislature. A bridge in Dickson, W.Va., near his home, was named the Noah Stephens Bridge in honor of his service during World War II. In 2010, he received the title of Chevalier de la Legion dHonneur at the French Embassy in Washington, DC. This is the highest award that the Republic of France can bestow upon a civilian.
Noah was preceded in death by his wife, Lorene Russell Stephens, and his son, Noah Delmas Stephens, and his nine siblings. Noah is survived by his two sons and their wives, Lemuel and Carolyn Stephens, and Gary and Brenda Stephens; his daughter and her husband, Shelia and Ford Newman; five grandchildren, Steve, John, and Rebecca Stephens and Spencer and Chelsea Newman; and three great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Otis Bowens officiating. Burial will follow in the Stephens Cemetery. Friends and family may visit from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, August 22nd at the funeral home.
For 35 years Noah ensured that the Stephens Cemetery was maintained, so in lieu of flowers, the Stephens family is requested to make contributions to the Stephens Cemetery Fund, 848 Marshall Memorial Road, Kenova, WV 25530.


 

 

BRITTANY MICHELLE MARCUM, 23, of Stepptown, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at Three Rivers Medical Center. She was born May 31, 1989 in Williamson, W.Va. Her sister, Heather Marcum preceded her in death, along with paternal grandmother Magdalene Marcum and Maternal grandmother Julie Bowen.
Survivors include her mother, Ollie Mae Bowen of Stepptown; her father Henry Marcum and his wife Dorothy of Kermit, W.Va.; seven brothers, Bradley Marcum of Louisa, Ky., Jakie Hodge, Jordan Marcum, both of Stepptown, Adam Marcum, Joseph Marcum, both of Kermit, Benjamin Preece of Louisa, and Lucas Dillon of Prestonsburg, Ky.; two sisters, Megan Marcum of Inez, Ky., and Alexis Maynard of Sydney, Ky.; paternal grandfather Henry Marcum of Wilsondale, W.Va.; aunt Stephanie White-Mitchell of N.C.; uncle Steven Marcum of Warfield, Ky.; and a host of friends and family.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, August 20, 2012 at the Walnut Grove Church of Christ. Burial will follow in the Anderson Cemetery, Crum, W.Va. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday evenings at the church. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Marcum family.

 


 

 

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, ERSA "Ersie" H. ADKINS, 80, of Ft. Gay, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 26, 2012. He was born May 2, 1932 in Cabell County, W.Va., a son of the late Elbert and Olga Adkins. Also preceding him in death were five brothers, Robert Lee Adkins, Orville Adkins, Cornis Harold Adkins, Delmar Ray Adkins, and infant Paris B. Adkins; and three sisters, Blanch Morris, Edith Bennett, and Leona Cremeans. Ersie was retired from General Motors in Baltimore, Md.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 55 years, Wilda Adkins; one daughter, Lana Sue Adkins of Ft. Gay; four grandchildren Erica Harper and her companion Danny Yost of Beckley, W.Va., Talisha Lycans and her husband Paul Allen of Genoa, W.Va., Steven Hartsel Safford of Fort Gay, and Danielle Kitts of Louisa, Ky.; and five great grandchildren, Michael Allen Lycans, Tyler Wayne Lycans, Whitney Lynn Lycans, Cassidy Harper, and Olivia Yost.
Also surviving is one brother, Ollin (Bonnie) Adkins of Maryland; five sisters, Marie Gillespie, Louise (Earl) Adkins, of South Point, Oh., Vera Fox, Opal Strogolis, of Maryland, and Betty Adkins of Wayne, W.Va.; special nephew Eugene Adkins and his wife Emma Ray; and special niece Windell DeLoach, all of Maryland.
Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Luther Dingess and Pastor Tommy Kitts officiating. Burial will follow in the Everett Adkins Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


 

 

BERTIE LOU McCOMAS, 73, of East Lynn, W.Va., went to be with her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, July 17, 2012. She was born January 23, 1939 in Lincoln County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Cecil and Cora Patrick. Her husband, Arzel McComas also preceded her in death, along with one infant sister. Bertie was a member of the Wolf Pen Church of Christ and enjoyed attending church services all around the area.
She leaves behind two daughter, Delinda McComas of East Lynn, and Debra Salmons and her husband Robert of West Hamlin, W.Va.; one son Buzzy McComas of East Lynn; four grandchildren Jessica Eplin and her husband Jr. of N.C., Alex McComas and Bethany McComas, both of East Lynn, and Amanda Salmons of West Hamlin; and one great granddaughter, Annabelle Eplin of N.C.
Also surviving is one sister, Delores Ann McComas of East Lynn; one brother Charles Patrick of Huntington; and many loving friends and family.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2012 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastors Eddie McComas and Jason McComas officiating. Burial will follow in the Jones Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.


ELISHA RENEE WILSON, 30, of Genoa, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at King's Daughters Medical Center. She was born November 19, 1981 in Chicago, Ill. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, William "Bill" Wesley Carroll; one aunt, Patricia Lynn Carroll Barbee; one uncle, Wesley Lee Carroll; and two cousins, Jennifer Gene Carroll Atkins and Kelly Dawn Wilson. Elisha was a member of the Wilson Chapel Free Baptist Church in Tolsia, W.Va.
She leaves behind her loving husband Billy Lynn Wilson II; two sons, Billy Lynn Wilson III and Elijah Ross Wilson; father, Sam Green of Hendersonville, Tenn.; mother, Loretta Carroll of Ft. Gay, W.Va.; one brother, Joseph Allen Collins of Ft. Gay; three aunts, Ginetta (Doug) Mills of East Lynn, W.Va., Starlena (Paul) Rigsby of Cattletsburg, Ky, Debbie Carroll of Kenova, W.Va.; three uncles, Thomas Carroll , Andrew Carroll, Dale Gene (Sherri) Carroll; seven cousins, Amber Rigsby Qualls, Alyssa Rigsby, Jacob Carroll, Aaron Mills, Stephanie Thompson, Teresa Ann Hemphill-Schmitt, and Billy Jo Hemphill; step-father, Elmer Collins; and grandmother Inez Carroll
Additional survivors include her father and mother-in-law, Billy Lynn and Dora Darlene Wilson; uncles-in-law, Robert (Melba) Wilson, and Don (Edna) Wilson; cousins-in-law, Sherry Lynn Eaves, and Brian Wilson; and many friends and family.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, July 20, 2012 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Jason Black officiating. Burial will follow in the Wilson Memorial Cemetery, Genoa. Friends may call from noon until service time at the funeral home.


 

BRENDA BURD, 57, of Huntington, W.Va., went to be with loved ones who have gone on before her on Tuesday, July 3, 2012. She was born February 28, 1955 in Huntington, W.Va., a daughter of the late Herman and Olive Burd. One son, Harold "Buddy" Moe, also preceded her in death, along with five brothers, Otis Burd, Foster Burd, Junior Burd, Teddy Burd, Paul Burd, and Beaver Burd, and six sisters, Betty Henderson, Linda Wilburn, Lilly Burd, Doris Carrol Cook, Sandra DeMarco, and Tammy Burd.
She leaves behind two sons, Tony Burd and his wife Kayla, and Jeffrey Garrett, all of Huntington; and three grandchildren, Kaleb Burd, Kasper Burd, and Katelyn Burd, all of Huntington.
Also surviving are five sisters, Tina Kirk of Huntington, Sherry Adkins and husband Jerry of Lesage, W.Va., Brenda Lee Burd of Fla., Dreama Blankenship of Huntington, and Sonja Buzzell of Indiana; six brothers, Homer Burd and wife Prissy of Huntington, Ronnie Burd of Mason County, W.Va., Michael Burd of Huntington, Charlie Burd of Huntington, Jason Burd of Tenn., and Arthur Burd of Milton, W.Va., special friends Lynn Davis, Dutchess McComas, Catherine Davis, and "Peanuts"; and friends and neighbors too numerous to mention.
Private services are being planned by the family. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Burd family.


JUANITA W. VANCE, 90, of Huntington, W.Va., passed peacefully Saturday, June 30, 2012 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. She as born May 22, 1922 a daughter of the late General Golden "G.G." and Nancy Adkins Watson.
Private burial services were held Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at the Watson Cemetery, Branchland. Memorial gifts made to Hospice of Huntington are appreciated. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Vance family


WILLA FAY BURNS, 78, of Huntington, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 29, 2012 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. She was born September 26, 1933 in Lincoln County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Gracie and Taylor Smith. Her daughter, Teresa Burns also preceded her in death. Willa was a homemaker and a member of the Spring Valley Church of Christ.
She leaves behind her husband, Oscar Burns; one daughter Vickey Burns Engel of St. Louis, Mo.: four grandchildren, Amber Overby Zimmerman of Ashland, Ky., Thomas Edward Engel and his wife Maggie, Stephanie Engel Mendenhall and her husband Roger, and Christin Engel Stahlmann, all of Mo.; five great grandchildren, Christopher Shane Overby of Ashland, Sam Kuper, Lexy Kuper, Gracie Mendenhall, and Mia Stahlmann, all of Mo.; and one great-great grandson Jaxson Shoup Overby of Ashland.
Also surviving is two sisters, Hester McSweeney and her husband Floyd of Lavalette, W.Va., and Jean Adkins and her husband Fred of East Lynn, W.Va.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 8, 2012 at the Spring Valley Church of Christ with Pastors Bob Hayes and David Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Jones Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday, at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.



RANSOM PARIS DAVIS, 92, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Thursday, June 28, 2012. He was a son of the late Leo and Polly Keck Davis. Also preceding him in death was two sons, four brothers, two sisters, and his first wife, Violet Lester Davis. Ransom retired from Conner Steel in Huntington, W.Va. and was a member of the Booten Millers Fork United Baptist Church where he worked as trustee, choir leader, and faithful servant.

Survivors include his wife, Ella; one son, Anes; two daughters, Retha Adkins and Yvonne (Roger) Webb; and one sister, Ola Baker. Also surviving are his loving grandchildren, Renee Adkins, Amy Shoemaker, Kenny Davis, Justin Webb, Kenneth Jr., and James Leo Davis; and seven great grandchildren, Kaydence Shoemaker, Savannah Shoemaker, Harrison Shoemaker, Heather Adkins, Brandy Smith, and Katie Davis.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Sunday, July 1, 2012 at the Booten Millers Fork United Baptist Church with Brothers Jimmy Lester and John Gilkerson officiating. Burial will follow in the Gilkerson Family Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.

 


 

WILLIAM "Bill" G. CALDWELL, 77, of Fort Gay, W.Va., passed away Thursday, June 14, 2012 at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was born September 26, 1934 in Wayne County, W.Va., a son of the late Keither and Ruthie Mae Caldwell. Also preceding him in death were two brothers, Denvil Caldwell and Ervin Caldwell; and five sisters, Thelma Caldwell, Barbra Caldwell, Sarah Ann Caldwell Whitt, Dora Nelson, and Frankie Nelson.
Survivors include the mother of four of his children, Esta Marie Caldwell of Genoa, W.Va.; two sons, William App Caldwell and his wife Cheryl of Genoa, and Roy Caldwell of Wayne, W.Va.; two daughters, Debbie Moore and her husband Darrel of Wayne, and Patty Stapleton and her husband Rick of East Lynn, W.Va.; and two other sons, Billy and Dale of unknown location.
He is also survived by two brothers, Sammie K. Caldwell and his wife Shirley of Poca, W.Va., and Dewey Keither "Pedro" Caldwell of Ohio; two sisters, Ada Coburn and her husband Brady of Kiahsville, W.Va., and Mae Dalymple of Pennsylvania; eight grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Elder Charles Lucas Jr. officiating. Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will take place 11 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2012 at Greasy Ridge Cemetery. Family will meet at 10 a.m. at the funeral home for the procession.

 


 

TAMMY JO PERRY, 46, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at St. Mary's Medical Center. Tammy was born July 1, 1965 in New Jersey. Her mother, Virginia Donovan Edlund preceded her in death.
She is survived by her husband, Jeffrey K. Perry; her father, Norman Edlund Sr.; her son, Michael Enders; her sister, Denise Lanoue; two brothers, Dewight and Norman Edlund; two nieces and a nephew, Stephanie, Jennifer, and John-Jason Lanoue, and their children Chloe and Jason.
Also surviving are her in-laws, John Bill and Irna Leah Perry; care-taker Mary Arthur; step-daughter Jordan Perry; two step-sons, Jacob Perry, and Chris Edwards and his wife Sarah Edwards; as well as three grandchildren, Haley, Brooklynn, and Bohdan; along with many friends.
A special thanks goes to Randy and Lisa Perry, as well as their church for all their prayers. I know Tammy would want to thank her best friend, Teresa Mannon, along with Brenda Young, Georgia Bryant, Brenda Napier, and all of her customers. Tammy will be greatly missed but her love will last forever.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, June 15, 2012 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne, with Pastor Josh Sowards officiating. Interment will follow at the John Perry Cemetery, Genoa, W.Va. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday, June 14, 2012 at the funeral home.

 


 

FAYE ADKINS NANCE, 74, of Wayne, W.Va. passed away Thursday, June 7, 2012 at her home. She was born March 28, 1938 in Wayne County W.Va. a daughter of the late Harlan Lee and Clara Davis Adkins. Also preceding her in death were four brothers; one sister; one granddaughter, Valerie Lynn Nicely; one great grandchild, Rylan Avery Cristensen.
She leaves behind her loving husband, Jack Nance; six children, Randall Nicely, Susie Nicely McDaniel and her husband Johnny, all of Wayne, Jeff Nicely of Toledo, Oh., Harlan Nicely and his wife Criss of Wooster, Oh., Jackie Nance McCoy, and Valerie Nance, both of Wayne; one special granddaughter, Melissa Nicely, of Wayne; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, family, and friends too numerous to mention.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Sunday, June 10, 2012 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother John Gilkerson officiating. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

 


BELVA V. SANSOM, 99, of Wayne, W.Va., widow of Shirley Sansom, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 05, 2012, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington. She was born March 4, 1913 in Wayne County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Charles and Stella Osburn. One son, Jackie Sansom also preceded her in death, along with one brother, Jennings Osburn, and one sister, Ellen.
She leaves behind four sisters, Lena, Mary, Vora, and Dixie; two brothers, Dennis and Orvil. Belva also leaves a real close church family of brothers and sisters in Christ of the Church of Christ, Bluefield Avenue, Wayne, who were a close support for her.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Minister Ron Ross officiating. Burial will follow in the Crockett Cemetery. Donations to the Church of Christ, Wayne, or Hospice of Huntington are appreciated. Friends may call one hour prior to the funeral on Tuesday. Online condolences may be made at www.johnsontillerfuneralhome.com

 


 

EDGAR RAY HALL, 70, of Wayne, W.Va., passed away Monday, June 4, 2012 at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was born July 28, 1941 in East Lynn, W.Va., a son of the late Raymond Hall and Reda Bradshaw Hall.
Survivors include his wife, Carolynn Hall; one daughter, Renee Hall of Barboursville, W.Va.; two sons, Edgar Ray Hall II of Ashland, Ky., and Dale Hall and his wife Missy of South Point, Oh.; and two grandchildren, Tayler Hall and Tanner Hall, both of South Point.
Also surviving are three sisters, Jean Waldorff of Chattanooga, Tenn., Alma Wilson, and Joyce Watts and her husband Jack, all of Wayne; and two brothers, Danny Lee Hall of Monroe, Tenn., and Gary Alan Hall of Jackson, Oh.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Patrick Creek Cemetery, Genoa, W.Va. Friends may call one hour prior to the funeral on Thursday.


 

 

OSHEL CHANEY, 60, of East Lynn, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Friday, May 25, 2012. He was born July 25, 1951 in West Hamlin, W.Va., and honorable served our country in the U.S. Army. Oshel was a proud member of the NRA and strong supporter of our U. S. Constitution, especially the 2nd Amendment. His mother, Armanda Vance Chaney preceded him in death.
Survivors include his father, Newman Chaney of East Lynn; one son, Josh Chaney of Mt. Gilead, Ohio; one daughter Alisa Stephens of Morrisville, Ohio; and three granddaughters, Katlyn, Sabrina, and Cassedy Stephens, all at home in Morrisville.
Also surviving are two brothers, Merle Chaney of Branchland, W.Va., and Elisha Chaney of East Lynn; and a host of family too numerous to mention.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Watson Cemetery, Branchland, W.Va., with Military graveside honors performed by VFW Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89. Friends may call one hour prior to the funeral on Tuesday.


GLADYS MAE STROUD, 70 of Pigeon Forge, Tenn., formerly of Dunlow, W.Va., passed away Thursday, May 24, 2012. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Hessie Stroud. Also preceding her in death were two daughters, Sandra Louise Colegrove and Beatrice Elaine Loveday.
Survivors include two sons, Jesse J. Watts and his wife Debra of Dandridge, Tenn., and George Henry Watts of W.Va.; one daughter Teresa Ann Young and her husband H.R. of W.Va.; two brothers, Troy Stroud and his wife Lona of Dunlow, and Flem Stroud and his wife Dr. Yvonne Stroud of Lavalette, W.Va.; three sisters, Geraldine Brewer of Dunlow, Evelyn Maynard of Chesapeake, Ohio, and Faye Dillon and her husband Mike, also of Chesapeake; 12 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and a host of special nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Sunday, May 27, 2012 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Luther Dingess officiating. Burial will follow in the McClellan- Crum Cemetery. Friends may call two hours prior to the funeral on Sunday.

 


 

DAWN M. "Uncle Dawn" McDANIEL, 36, of Dunlow, W.Va. passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2012. She was born January 4, 1976 in Louisa, Ky., and graduated Tolsia High School in 1994. Dawn received her nursing degree from Surry County Community College, and worked as a nurse in North Carolina. Her grandmother, Martha Messer preceded her in death, along with her husband, Ronnie McDaniel.
Survivors include her fianc Jason Perry of Ft. Gay, W.Va.; one daughter, Beth McDaniel; and her mother, Phyllis Clay, both of Dunlow. Also surviving is one sister Theresa (Teddy) Bryant of Ft. Gay; one brother, Jeff (Sarah) Vance of Dunlow; two nieces Christin Bryant of Ft. Gay and Courtney Vance of Dunlow; three nephews Ethan Bryant of Ft. Gay, Will Vance, and Colton Vance, both of Dunlow; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26, 2012 at the Ferguson Branch House of Prayer with Brothers James Watts and Buck Maynard officiating. Burial will follow in the Vance Family Cemetery, Dunlow. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday at the church. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the McDaniel family.

 


TAYLOR VINSON THACKER, 94, of Genoa, W.Va. passed away Saturday, May 5, 2012. He was born January 3, 1918 in Wayne County, W.Va. a son of the late Goble and Era Thacker. Seventeen siblings also preceded him in death, along with one son, James Edward Thacker.
He boldly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp. from 1941 to 1945. He was Honorably Discharged a Sergeant having served in the Asiatic Pacific Area and also participated in action against the enemy on Tarawa. He was also awarded the Certificate of Satisfactory Service.
Survivors include two daughters, Peggy Adkins and her husband Doug of Wayne, W.Va., and Brenda Ferguson and her husband David with whom he made his home; one son, Michael Thacker and his wife Diana of Wayne; five grandsons, five granddaughters, and five great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at Dock's Creek Cemetery with Brother Larry Carrico officiating. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Monday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.

 


RUBY JEWELL DUTY MAYNARD, 76, of Wayne, W.Va. passed away Saturday, April 21, 2012. She was born April 5, 1936 in Wayne County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Marion and Eva Duty.
She leaves behind her husband Wayne Maynard; five children, Thelma (Brian) Nicely, Denny (Karen) Maynard, all of Huntington, W.Va., Jeffery Maynard of Fairmont, W.Va., Steve (Linda) Maynard of Fort Gay, W.Va., and Thelma Rene (J.T.) Rowe of Wayne; nine grandchildren, Jessica Donahoe, Kristian (William) Burns, Amanda Maynard, Zachary Nicely, Ashley (Brandon) Runyan, Jeremy Maynard, Tyler Maynard, Faith Ann Maynard, and Andy Rowe; six great grandchildren; two sisters, Vercie Hayner and Janice Smith, both of Lavalette, W.Va.; and a host of family and friends. The family would like to express a very special thank you to Hospice of Huntington.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Roger Maynard officiating. Burial will follow in the Maynard Cemetery. Friends may call two hours prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Huntington.

 


 

MICHAEL DAVID SMITH, 46, of Dunlow, W.Va. was called home by his Heavenly Father, Friday, April 06, 2012. He was born March 31, 1966, a son of the late Winfred and Esther Keaton Smith. Michael was the lead singer and pianist for Deliverance Ministries in Dunlow. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Winfred Lee Smith; two brothers-in-law, David Trueblood and David Woodward, and his father-in-law and best friend, Ermal Brewer. He is survived by his loving wife, Marsha Smith, three daughters, Candace Smith of Huntington, W.Va., Abby Smith and Samantha Smith, both of Dunlow,; three sons, Cody Smith of Huntington, Gary Smith and Levi Smith, both of Dunlow,; four sisters, Cindy Trueblood of Al., Jane Miller and her husband Bill, also of Al., Shirley Lambert of Ky, and Rose Woodward, of Mi.; one brother, Paul Smith and his wife, Jean, of Mi.; and a host of friends and family too numerous to mention.
The family would like to give special thanks to the 6th floor oncology staff of St. Mary's Medical Center as well as the staff of the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington.
Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 7, 2012 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow at McClellan Crum Cemetery, Dunlow. Friends may call from noon until service time at the funeral home.


ERIC WAYNE ADKINS, 33, of Kenova, W.Va. went to be with the Lord, Saturday, March 31, 2012. He was born April 24, 1978 in Huntington, W.Va. He is survived by his mother, Cora "Pinky" Adkins of Kenova,; his father, Wayne Adkins of Genoa, W.Va.; one daughter, Alexia "Alex" Adkins of Kenova; one brother, Jason Adkins also of Kenova; and uncles, aunts, cousins, friends and neighbors too numerous to mention.
Eric was a loving father and formerly a cross country truck driver.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Adkins family.


WILLIAM EARL WHITED, 76, of Fort Gay, W.Va. passed away Monday, March 26, 2012 at home. Private graveside services were conducted Friday, March 30, 2012 at the Whited Cemetery with Ministers Bethel Wall and Glen Whited officiating. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Whited family.


ELDER BYRON KEITH JOHNSON, 82, of Lavalette, W.Va. stepped out to his glory into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, March 22, 2012. He was born July 22, 1929 a son of the late Ezra Elbert and Adah Gilkison Johnson. He was preceded in death by his son, Kevin Blaine Johnson as well as a sister, Bonnie Hall and two brothers, Eldon and Howard Johnson.
Elder Keith Johnson was a pastor of Mt. Calvary Regular Baptist Church and is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Mary Johnson. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Susan Ross and her husband, Howard, of Fairbank, Ak., and Karen Alexander and her husband, Phil, of Barboursville, W.Va.; two sons, Brian Johnson and his wife, Pam, of Huntington, W.Va., Byron Johnson II and his wife, Sandra, of South Point, Oh.; two sisters, Joyce Pauley, and her husband, Bill, of Lavalette, and Janet Ferguson and her husband, Perry, of West Union, W.Va.; one brother, Ivan Johnson and his wife, Dovetta, of Lavalette; ten grandchildren, Julie Lowe and her husband, John, Jamie Wheeler and her husband, Ryan, Matthew Johnson and his wife, Mary, Jonathan Ross, Michael Ross, Amy Ross, Will Alexander and his wife, April, Wade Alexander, Wes Alexander and Nicole Johnson; and eleven great grandchildren.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Hospice of Huntington for their loving care, especially Ed and Dennis.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, March 25 at 2:00 p.m. at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. A burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday after 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.


RUBY MAYNARD SANSOM, 97, of Huntington, W.Va., formerly of Wayne, passed away at Heartland of Riverview, with her Heartland family at her bedside. She was born October 28, 1914 in Wayne County, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Lula Ferguson Maynard and Lindsey Maynard. Her husband John Sansom also preceded her in death along with one brother, Clyde Maynard; one sister, Wanda Young; and one daughter, Margaret "Peggy" Sabetta.
Ruby was a WV state employee retired from the Mildred Mitchell Bateman Hospital and a member of the Wayne Baptist Church.
She leaves behind two daughters, Doris (Bobby) Adkins of Oxnard, Cal., and Edna (John) Justice of Huntington; two sons, Johnny (Delores) Sansom of Lake Placid, Fla. and Lore City, Oh., and Larry (Ramona) Sansom of Sheffield Lake, Oh; special granddaughter Jacki (Jeff) Hutchison and their children Austin and Grace of Chesapeake, Oh; 12 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Friends may call at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at noon at Elmwood Cemetery with Pastor Fred Ferguson officiating.


 

LOIS JEAN KINCAID, 79, of Huntington, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Friday March 16, 2012. She was born August 26, 1932, a daughter of the late Charles and Laura Williams. Her husband, Bill Kincaid also preceded her in death along with a daughter, Laura Kincaid and sister, Faye Wilson. Lois graduated from Huntington High School and was a homemaker.
Survivors include her son, William B. Kincaid II of Huntington, and a host of friends and family
Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne is honored to serve the Kincaid Family.


DENNIS RICE, 83, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. He was born October 23, 1928 in Wayne County, a son of the late John and Mary Elizabeth Rice. One son, James Rice also preceded him in death.
Dennis served his country honorably in the US Army and was a member of the Wayne Church of God.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 55 years, June Rice; one daughter, Jeanie Blankenship and her husband Forrest; one son, Michael Rice; 2 grandchildren, Jeffrey Rice and Alisha Tabor, all of Wayne; and two great-grandchildren, Jaried Blankenship, also of Wayne, and Olivia M. Mott of Huntington, W.Va.
Also surviving are two brother, Arbie Rice and his wife Ida of Wayne, Richard Rice and his wife Betty of Huntington, Dewey Rice and his wife Alice of Wayne; two sisters, Arbutis Moore and her husband Estel and Deloris Queen and her husband Gary, all of Wayne; and a host of friends and family.
Funeral services will be conducted at noon on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Otis Bowen and Pastor Scott Marshall officiating. Burial will follow at White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.


MARY ADKINS CLAY, 87, of East Lynn W.Va., went to be with Our Lord on March 11, 2012, at her residence. She was a member of Nestlow Baptist Church. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Mary was born on September 16, 1924 to the late Henry and Marcella Davis Adkins.
Her husband, Ancil Clay also preceded her in death along with her son Tony Clay; grandson Steven Eugene Clay; great grandson Nathan Robert Clay; two brothers Wilson Adkins and Willard Adkins.
Survivors include four sons Henry Clay, Roger (Mary) Clay, Robert (Teresa) Clay all of East Lynn, and Eugene (Brenda) Clay of Wayne, W.Va.; one daughter Doris (David) Wilson of Genoa; three grandsons, Aaron Clay, Timothy Clay and Adam Clay; three granddaughters Mary Wilson Henderson, Lori Ann Clay and Ashley Clay; one great granddaughter, Sydney Taye Callaway; and the grandchildren of her heart Isiah, Bailey Tyler, Dalten, Dakota, Isabella and Victoria.
She is also survived by her twin sister, Martha Adkins of Branchland, W.Va.; and one brother William (Mack) Adkins of Branchland. She will be missed by the many family, neighbors and friends who sat at her table in fellowship always leaving there well-fed and enriched by her presence. We want to thank her two caregivers for the love and respect they showed our Mother during her illness.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, officiated by Pastor Roger Maynard. Burial will follow at the Ancil Clay Cemetery . Friends may call after 6:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


MYRTLE ELIZABETH DEAN MAYNARD, 73, of Kiahsville, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. She was born June 21, 1938 in Logan, W.Va., a daughter of the late Millard and Louedith Dean. Her husband, Andrew Maynard also preceded her in death along with infant daughter, Iris Lynn Maynard, one sister, Iris Irvin, and one brother, Gordon Dean.
Myrtle was a member of the Freedom Freewill Baptist Church in Kiahsville.
She leaves behind two daughters, Mary Maynard and her fianc Kenneth Crum, and Millie Brooks and her husband Lige, all of Kiahsville; two sons, Jackie Maynard and his wife Freda and Joey Maynard and his wife Karen, all of Wayne, W.Va.; eight grandchildren, Andy, Matt, JoJo, Brody, and Brandi Maynard, Billy Ramey, and Justin and Jeremy Brooks; and three great-grandchildren, Jayden Ramey, and Rowen and Benton Maynard.
Also surviving are five sisters, Phyllis Ferrell of Elizabethtown, Pa., B. Elaine Frost of Wheelersburg, Oh., Millie Ferrell and her husband Steve of McMinnville, Tenn., Sandra Kay Wriston and Kathryne Rosen, both of Ravenna, Oh.; three brothers, Millard Fullen Dean Jr., and his wife Dianna of Frankfort, Ky., James D. Dean and wife Kathy of Wayne, W.Va., and Randy Dean and his wife Barbara of Huntington; and caregiver and friend, Renee Adkins of Kiahsville.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House staff for their loving care during this time.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastors Earl Burgess and Mike Dillon officiating. Burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens with grandsons serving as pallbearers. Friends may call two hours prior to the service on Saturday.


TERESA LYNN GRIMMETT EARP, 49, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., formerly of Man, W.Va., departed this life on Monday, March 5, 2012 at her residence.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Morma and Nina Grimmett, and Ira and Mae Vincell; three uncles, Bradly Grimmett, William McQuithy, and Jack Doliver Grimmett; two aunts, Cherly Grimmett, and Clara Mae; and two nephews, Terry Lee Mosley and Christopher Aaron Elkins,
Survivors include her parents, Clayton Grimmett of Fort Gay, W.Va., and JoAnn Smith of Myrtle Beach; four sisters, Clara Sue Elkins and Jack Grimmett of Mallory, W.Va., Marie Blanch and husband Timothy of Maryland, JoAnna Kaye Mosley and her husband Jamie of Fort Gay, and Phyllis Rice and her husband Jerry of Conway, S.C.; four brothers, Dwayne Grimmett and his wife Henrietta, and Clayton Grimmett Jr., all of Genoa, W.Va., Ernest Balridge of Myrtle Beach, and Rodney Lee Balridge of Georgia; six nieces; and 6 nephews.
Teresa was a member of Baker's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church in Smithville, N.C., and she loved all her family dearly.
Funeral services will be conducted at noon on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at New Hope Community Church with Rev. Larry Osborne and Brother Dwayne Grimmett officiating. Burial will follow in the Grimmett Cemetery, Genoa. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday at the church. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Grimmett-Earp family.

 


 

 

LEONARD GENE BURTON, 65, of Chesapeake, Ohio went to be with the Lord Saturday, March 3, 2012. He was born November 11, 1946 in Logan, W.Va., a son of the late Leon and Bonnie Gartin Burton. He served his country honorably in the US Army. He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Sue Burton and a brother Jerry Burton. He is survived by two daughters; Peggy (Earl) Hamlin of Chesapeake, Essie (Daryl) Burton of Huntington, W.Va.; five sons; David Burton of Huntington, Brian Burton of Huntington, Leonard (Jennifer) Burton of Ashland, K.Y., Joseph (Tiffany) Wilson of Huntington, Joel Ray (Shannon) Burton of Booneville, I.N.; four sisters; Carrie, Regina, Jody, and Ginger; seventeen grandchildren, two great grandchildren and a host of friends and family.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Burton Family.


WESLEY N. WELCH, 66, of Kenova, W.Va. passed away at home Sunday, March 4, 2012. He was born April 24, 1946 in Blackley, W.Va. He was preceded in death by his father, Burl Welch. He is survived by his mother, Barbara Balser Welch of Lavalette, W.Va., three sisters; Alice (James) Staley of Lavalette, Ella Carroll of Ashland, K.Y., and Diann Pack of Huntington, W.Va., and two brothers; Leonard (Viola) Welch and Paul (Juanita) Welch, both of Prichard, W.Va., and a host of friends and family.
Graveside services will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at Mt. Vernon Cemetery.


LUTHER FINLEY, 91, of Washington Courthouse, Oh., formerly of Pecks Mill, W.Va., went to be with the Lord, Monday, February 27, 2012. He was born December 30, 1920 in Kiahsville, W.Va., a son of the late George and Belle Maynard Finley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Finley; two sons, Roger and Eddie Finley; and his second wife, Nadine Finley.
Luther was a member of Victory Freewill Baptist Church in Pecks Mill. He proudly served our country during WWII in the US Navy and the Civilian Conservation Corp.
He leaves behind one daughter, Judy and her husband John Manuse of Bainbridge, Oh.; two grandsons, Robert and Michael Blare of N.C.; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Bruce Finley officiating. Friends may call after 11:00 a.m. The family requests that no flowers be sent to the services.

 


 

DONALD LEE SMITH, 71, of East Lynn, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 16, 2012. He was born June 29, 1940 in Wayne County, West Virginia, a son of the late Homer and Dora (Merritt) Smith. Three sisters, Shirley Mae Lester, Freida Faye Curry and infant Julie Smith, also preceded him in death.
He leaves behind 12 children, Linda Leffingwell and her husband Darrell of Huntington, W.Va., Roger Lee Smith and his wife Judy of Chicago, Ill., Kimberly Leap of Huntington, Sandy Smith and her husband Timmy of Milton, W.Va., Scott Smith and his wife Stephanie of East Lynn, Jamie Smith and his wife Deborah of Wayne, W.Va., Misty Bodenhammer and her husband Terry of Kenova, W.Va., Travis Jackson, Laura Gitchell, Bonnie Jackson, Kyle Jackson, and Jesse Jackson, all of Huntington; 19 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Also surviving are two sisters, Jean Stamper of Ashland, Ky., and Judy Taylor and her husband Rick of Scottsboro, Ala.; four brothers, Homer Smith, Jr., and his wife Anthia, Bobby Smith, Jimmy Smith and his wife Linda, and John Smith and his wife Kesarin, all of East Lynn; his loving companion of 38 years, Violet Jackson; and close friend Virginia Smith of East Lynn.
Funeral services will be conducted at noon on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Rev. Kesarin Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Smith Family Cemetery, East Lynn. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

 


 

NANNIE VAUGHAN, 69, of Wayne, W.Va., went to her Heavenly Home on Saturday, February 4, 2012. She was a caring wife, cherished mother, grandmother, friend and a member of the Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church. She leaves behind her loving husband of 52 years, Jacob Vaughan and six children; Freddie (Anita) Aliff, Connie (Woodie) Spence, Jakie (Jean) Vaughan, Faye (Mark) Mills, Robert (Tina) Vaughan, and Roger (Cynthia) Vaughan.
She is also survived by 17 grandchildren; Donald Browning, Melissa Aliff, Jonathan and Tyler McClellan, Shawnda Mounts, Tyler Spence, Michael and Crystal Vaughan, Misty Mills-Overbay, David Mills, Brandon Vaughan, Jessica McGowan, Brittney Dunford, Ashley, Joshua, Adam and Matthew Vaughan; and 10 great-grandchildren, Abby, Maddie, Dylan, Justin, Jarrod, McKayden, Brayden, Chase, Hunter, and Levi. She also leaves behind two brothers, George and Tillman Aliff; a sister, Marie Wooten; Debbie Miller who was close to her heart; and a host of dear friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Graveside services were conducted 2 p.m. Monday, February 6, 2012 at the Browning-Vaughan Cemetery with Pastor Roger Perry officiating. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Vaughan family.


IRIS ROSE DEAN IRVIN, 75, of Richfield, Oh., formerly of Wayne County, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at the Pine Valley Care Center. She was born November 14, 1936 in Logan, W.Va., a daughter of the late Millard and Louedith Dean. Her husband, Billy Irvin also preceded her in death along with infant daughter, Debra Lynn Dean, and one brother Gordon Hiram Dean.
Iris was a member of the Baptist Church at Northfield, Ohio.
Survivors include one daughter, Laura Soverns of Ocala, Fla.; one son, Claude Lee Irvin of Akron, Oh.; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Also surviving is six sisters, Phyllis Ferrell of Elizabethtown, Pa., Myrtle Maynard of Kiahsville, W.Va., B. Elaine Frost of Wheelersburg, Oh., Millie Ferrell and her husband Steve of McMinnville, Tenn., Sandra Kay Wriston and Kathryne Rosen, both of Ravenna, Oh.; three brothers, Millard Fullen Dean Jr., and his wife Dianna of Frankfort, Ky., James D. Dean and wife Kathy of Wayne, W.Va., and Randy Dean and his wife Barbara of Huntington; and lifelong best friend, Pat Mincy of Cleveland, Oh.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 4, 2012 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Earl Burgess officiating. Burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


 

MR. GAZLE "Shorty" PUSKAS, JR., 70, of Wayne, W.Va. went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 29, 2012. He was born April 10, 1941 in Logan County, West Virginia, a son of the late Gazle and Alberta Puskas. Four brothers, Carson Puskas, Jerry Puskas, Ronnie Puskas and Rick Puskas also preceded him in death, along with one great-granddaughter, Lillie Jorgenson.
Gazle was retired from the Greater Huntington Parks and Recreation District and was a Deacon at Steele Memorial Freewill Baptist Church, East Lynn.
He leaves behind his wife of 45 years, Virginia Puskas; one daughter, Angela Forth and husband Russell of Huntington, W.Va.; two sons, Rob Puskas and wife Doodle of Mooresville, N.C., and David Scott Puskas and wife Shellie of Russell, Ky.; eight grandchildren, Justin, Sara, Raleigh, Brittani, Tabitha, Nikki, Wendi, and Branden; and three great-grandchildren, Bradrik, James, and Caylee.
Also surviving are four brothers, Earl Puskas and his wife Elaine of Huntington, Donald Gene Puskas and his wife Ruthie of East Lynn, W.Va., Lonnie Puskas, also of East Lynn, and Mack Puskas and his wife Clara of Welaka, Fla.; and three sisters, Pearl Fry of Missouri, Violet Ross and her husband Carly of Decator, Il., and Leona Mae Muncy of Shelby, Oh.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Rev. Chuck McCormick and Pastor Jerry Casteele officiating. Burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.


ELEANOR MARCUM DAMRON, 71, of Zaleski, Ohio formerly of Dunlow, W.Va., left this world to be with God on Thursday, January 26, 2012. She was the daughter of the late Shirley and Lewis Marcum. Her husband Paul J. Damron also preceded her in death. Eleanor was a member of the Dunlow Freewill Baptist Church and attended Zaleski Freewill Baptist Church.
She is survived by her children Donna Starr (Mike), Ginger (Anthony) Wolford, John (Jennie) Starr, Danny (Libby) Starr, Gail (Leroy) Dunaway, all of Ohio; step-children, Lisa Damron, Tony Wheeler of Penn.; and her brothers and sisters Donald Marcum, Conal Marcum, Christine (Wayne) Toppings, all of W.Va., Dennis (Vanessa) Marcum, Shirlene (Randy) Lieving of Ohio, Jerry Marcum, Ronnie (Linda) Starr, Darrel (Arcilly) Marcum of Ill., Virgil (Sandy) Starr of Ky; 21 grandchildren; and 11 great-grand children.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, January 30, 2012 at the Dunlow Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Russell Watts officiating. Burial will follow in the Marcum Cemetery, Genoa, W.Va. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Sunday at the church. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne, is honored to serve the Damron Family.


 

SARAH WATTS MILLER, 86, of East Lynn, W.Va., went to be with the Lord, Saturday, January 21, 2012. She was born March 9, 1925 in Cabell County, W.Va., a daughter of the late French and Emma Watts. Her husband, Asa Miller preceded her in death along with daughter, Sue Noble and son-in-law, Greg Stanley. Sarah attended Laurel Freewill Baptist Church and also Big Lynn Freewill Baptist Church.
She leaves behind three daughters, Emma Jean Matzdorff of East Lynn, Phyllis Spaulding and her husband Timothy of South Point, Ohio, Ann Stanley of Lavalette, W.Va.; one son, Gary Miller of East Lynn; two sisters, Hester Christian of Huntington, W.Va., and Mittie Lawson of Rittman, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors too numerous to mention.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at Johnson Tiller Funeral home with Brother Luther Dingess officiating. Burial will follow at the Osburn Cemetery, East Lynn, W.Va. Friends may call after 6 p.m., Monday, at the Funeral Home.


JAMES MADISON RICHARDSON, JR., 79, of Wayne, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, January 10, 2012. He was born May 26, 1932, at Wayne, a son of the late James Madison and Clara Fry Richardson. He was also an Army combat veteran with Company G 34th Infantry Regiment in the Korean War. Following his service in the US Army, he enlisted in the US Air Force where he continued his education in the field of electronics which lead to his career at North American/Rockwell in Columbus, Ohio where he personally worked on antennas which were used in the Apollo Space Program.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Howard Richardson, Earl J. Richardson and Goble G. Richardson, and two sisters, Violet Fryer and Nellie Thompson.
Survivors include his dedicated and loving wife of 48 years, Anna Mae Stephens Richardson; three daughters, Joann Wallace of Huntington, WV; Vanessa Butcher and her husband Brian of Huntington, WV; and Lisa Richardson Morgan and husband Patrick of Ashton, WV; one son, James Madison Richardson III and his wife Tina of Gloucester, VA; one brother, Jackie Paul and wife Barbara of North Ridgeville, Ohio; and one sister Estelle Howard of Detroit, Mich.
He was a loving papaw to eight grandchildren, Ronald Rowe, Jr., Erica Rowe and Hannah Butcher; James Wallace and Lacie Wallace; Tempest Richardson; and Ayla Edwards and Noah Morgan; two great grandchildren, Roderik Rowe and Mikaly Madison Rowe and many loving nephews, nieces, sisters-in-law and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m., Sunday, January 15, 2012 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens with military graveside honors. Friends may call after 6 p.m., Saturday, January 14, 2012 at the funeral home.
James was a loving husband and father. He lived his life with honor and faith as a testament to his solid trust in the Lord and love for his family


KENNETH SCOTT, 66, of Lavalette, W.Va., passed away Sunday, January 8, 2012 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. He was born March 28, 1945 in Huntington, W.Va., a son of the late Boyd and Ada (Napier) Scott. One son, Kenneth Scott, Jr., also preceded him in death along with two brothers, Arnold Scott and Gene Scott, and two sisters, Barbara Dentil, and Karen Arietta.
Kenneth served in the U.S. Army and retired from U.S. Equipment of Huntington.
Survivors include one son, Steven Scott of Wayne, W.Va.; one brother Jerry Scott and his wife Loretta of Jackson, Ohio; numerous nieces and nephews; and friends and family too numerous to mention.
The family would like to thank the Hospice staff for their care and support.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Harold Pelfrey officiating. Burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


ERVIN ELDRED WOOTEN, 88, of East Lynn, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 1, 2012. He was born April 18, 1923 in Logan County, a son of the late Aley and Ethel Wooten. Three brothers, Burl Wooten, Earl Wooten, and Franklin Wooten also preceded him in death, along with infant daughter Gladys Wooten, son Aley Wooten, Jr., and stepson Kip Adkins. Ervirn served in the US Air Force during WWII. He was a retired steelworker and a member of the Church of Christ.
He leaves behind his wife, Melita Adkins Wooten; two sons, Danny Wooten and wife Jeanie of Piketon, Oh., Freddie Wooten of Huntington, W.Va.; two brothers Homer Wooten and his wife Maple of Wayne, Henry Wooten and wife Minta of Beech Fork, W.Va.; two sisters, Margalee Adkins of Wayne, Macie Adkins and husband Mack of Branchland, W.Va.; two stepdaughters, Yvonne Conn and her husband Terry of Man, W.Va., and Patty Adkins, and special granddaughter, Melita Brooke Adkins, both of East Lynn; 7 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 7 step-grandchildren; and 14 step-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Elder Alex Spaulding officiating. Burial will follow in the Jones Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the funeral on Wednesday.

NETA A. LEWIS, 77, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 23, 2011 at Wayne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born July 31, 1934 in Pineville, W.Va., a daughter of the late Walter and Lilly (Simpson) Perdue. Her husband, Kenneth Lewis also preceded her in death along with one son, Jackie Clifton Johnson.
Survivors include her son, Laurence Prater Jr. of Huntington, W.Va.; beloved sister Mary Haug of Chicago, Illinois, and sisters Bonnie, Loreen, Juanita, and Wilma, all of Pineville.
Funeral services will be conducted at noon on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the funeral on Thursday.


 

LOIS HALL DESKINS on December 20, 2011 joined members of her family already in Heaven. Those awaiting her include her husband Buddy Deskins, parents Keenis and Thelma Steele Hall, her brother James "J.D." Hall, and her sister Virginia Brand Hatfield. She also joins their numerous church family and friends.
She is survived by four daughters, Sandra (Robert) Ferrell of Chapmanville, West Virginia, with whom she resided, Terri (Stephen) Wheeler of Dallas, Texas, Susan (Ernest) Mullins of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Kimberly (Dan) McClure of Mansfield, Texas.
Lois is also survived by five grandchildren, Stephen L. (Jennifer) Wheeler of Dallas, Texas, Robert (Julie) Ferrell of Charleston, West Virginia, Aaron Mullins of Arlington, Virginia, Natalie Ferrell, the one and only granddaughter, of Chapmanville, West Virginia, and Josh (Crystal) Mullins of Arlington, Texas.
Lois is the proud grandmother of six great grandchildren, Alisandra Ferrell, grandma's passion and soul mate for the past eighteen years, and her first great granddaughter whom she adored, Cailen Ferrell, Lauren and Amanda Wheeler, and Elizabeth and Lance Evans.
She leaves behind one brother Bob (Susie) Hall of Marion, Indiana, and one sister, Janet Fortner of Logan, West Virginia.
Born and raised in Logan, Lois and Buddy lived for fifteen years in Houston, Texas. Upon their return to West Virginia they moved to Wayne where they began a pastorate of the Garrett's Creek Community Church that spanned almost four decades. They loved and cared for their church family just as they did their own.
Lois exemplified a life of service beginning with her own family and extending to every person with whom she came in contact. She will be remembered as the mother who sewed all night to make that special dress; as the grandmother who rescued the grandchildren anytime they were available and as the fun-loving water gun toting grandmother to children of all ages.
Lois will always be remembered as the champion of Missionary Fund-Raising to further spread the Gospel.
Viewing will be held at the Garrett's Creek Community Church, Wayne, W.Va., at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2011. A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. with her son-in-law Rev. Ernest Mullins officiating. Burial will follow at 11 a.m. Friday, December 23, 2011 at Highland Memory Gardens, Godby, W.Va. Though flowers are welcome, donations to the Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennawa Drive, Charleston, W.Va., 25311 are strongly encouraged. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne, is honored to serve the Deskins family.


CYNTHIA JEAN CARTER, 52, of Lavalette, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 13, 2011. She was born March 15, 1958 in Huntington, W.Va. Her father, James Ruford Rowe preceded her in death.
Survivors include her mother, Leona Patton; two sons, Scott Patton of Beckley, W.Va., and Charlie Carter of Huntington; two grandchildren, Dakota Patton and Brandon Patton, both of Huntington; three brothers, Tim Rowe of Huntington, Jim Rowe of Proctorville, Oh., and Dale Rowe and Rita of Lavalette; lifetime friend Stacy Smith of Barboursville, W.Va.; an a host of friends and family.
Funeral services will be conducted at noon on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Rowe Family Cemetery, Greasy Ridge, Oh. Friends may call after 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.


CARL RAYMOND EPLIN, Sr., 74, of Huntington,W.Va., passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at home. He was born March 14, 1937 in Wayne County, W.Va., a son of the late Jakie and Stella Mae Eplin. His daughter, Judy Gaile Eplin also preceded him in death along with two sisters, Rosella Crank and Emma Carter, one brother, Buck Crank, and one grandson, Morris David Byrd III. Carl was a member of Mission of Faith Pentecostal Church inHuntington where John Dennison was his Pastor.

He leaves behind his wife Dreama Eplin; four daughters, Dreama Norris and her husband Randall of Lesage, W.Va., Olive Hughes and her husband James of Barboursville, W.Va., Charolette Adkins and her husband Troy also of Lesage, and Billie Marie Smith of Huntington; one son, Carl Eplin II and his wife Kimberly of Huntington; one sister, Mary Elizabeth Christian of Huntington; 15 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and a host of friends and family too numerous to mention.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, December 16, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor James Burlile officiating. Burial will follow in Mt.VernonCemetery,Wayne. Friends may call two hours prior to the funeral on Friday.


EDFORD DALE ROSEBERRY, 52, of Genoa, W.Va., passed away at home on Sunday, December 11, 2011. He was born August 16, 1959 at Louisa, Ky., a son of the late Edford and Dorothy (Wilson) Roseberry. One sister, Wanda May also preceded him in death along with one nephew, David Berry.
He is survived by his long time companion, Sharon Tomblin of Wayne; two brothers, Rick Roseberry and his wife Nicole of Wayne, and Richard Roseberry and his wife Bobbie of Genoa; one sister, Bonnie Adkins of Genoa; 11 nephews; 3 nieces; and a host of friends and family.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 15, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Herman Dingess officiating. Burial will follow in the Cox Cemetery, Genoa. Friends may call two hours prior to the funeral on Thursday.


JOHN RICHARD "Poppy" JORDAN, 89, of Dunlow, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 9, 2011. He was born April 27, 1922 in Wayne County, a son of the late Sidney and Mary Elizabeth (Robinson) Jordan. His wife of 47 years, Eunice Maynard Jordan also preceded him in death along with two infant children, Genevia and Roger; two brothers, Golden Jordan and Everette Jordan; and infant sister, Eva Jordan. John was a retired coal miner and an 18 year member of the Macedonia Baptist Church.
He is survived by his three children, Larry Jordan and his wife Edna, Mary Lou Maynard and her husband Buck, all of Dunlow, and Lindsey Jordan who lived with and took care of "Poppy"; his grandchildren, Peggy Fletcher and husband John of Genoa, W.Va., Richard Maynard and Anne Smith of Genoa, Hannah Jordan of Columbus, Ohio, Larry Jordan of Dunlow, Michael Jordan of Montgomery, W.Va., James Jordan of Columbus, Jason Jordan of Montgomery, Johnathan Jordan of Columbus, Raymond Abbott and wife Shelly of Wayne, Nathaniel Jordan and girlfriend Beth Smith, and Kevin Jordan, all of Wayne; 16 great grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.
Also surviving is one loving brother, James Jordan and his wife Catherine of Wayne; and a host of friends, family, and brothers and sisters in Christ.
The family would like to thank the Mingo-Wayne nurses and the staff at Three Rivers Medical Center for their care and support. "He's only gone away with a friend"
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, December 12, 2011 at Ferguson Branch House of Prayer, Dunlow with Pastor Lemuel Little officiating. Burial will follow in the Sam Damron Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Sunday at the church. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Jordan family.


ESAU PERRY, JR., 72, of Wilsondale, W.Va., passed away Sunday, December 4, 2011 at Bostford Hospital, Farmington Hills, Mich. He was born March 12, 1940 in Wayne County, W.Va., a son of the late Esau and Sadie Perry. He is survived by two daughters, one son, five sisters, two brothers, and a host of friends and family to numerous to mention.
Graveside services will be conducted at noon on Friday, December 9, 2011 at the Jerry Williamson Cemetery, Wilsondale, W.Va. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Perry family..


CLARENCE GENE "Chumpie" LUCAS, 55, of East Lynn, W.Va., passed away as a result of a car accident on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at East Lynn, W.Va. He was born March 31, 1956 in Huntington, W.Va., a son of the late Collie and Bertha Lucas. Four brothers, Pete, Butch, Bob, and Wilkie Hiat also preceded him in death.
He leaves behind his loving companion of 20 years, Darlena Davis of East Lynn; five step-children whom he considered his own, Lonnie Pauley of East Lynn, Pricilla Evan, Missy Bowens, Misty Dawn Adkins, all of Wayne, and Jerry Puskas of East Lynn; five grandchildren, Donald Evans, Layken Evans, Ariana Burns, Gabriel Bowens, and Travis Pauley; and Austin Black and Autumn Isaacs whom he considered his grandchildren.
Also surviving are two brothers, Duayne Lucas and his wife Lisa of Huntington, and Orbie Dale Lucas and his wife Lori of Marmet, W.Va.; one sister, Eula Adams and her husband Homer of Proctorville, Oh.; and special nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors too numerous to mention.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Otis Bowen officiating. Burial will follow in the Lambert Cemetery, Harts, W.Va. Friends may call two hours prior to the service on Wednesday.


WALTER LEE ELKINS, 82, of East Lynn, W.Va., passed away at home on Thursday, December 1, 2011 and is now walking on the streets of gold. He was born October 14, 1929 at East Lynn, a son of the late Lewis and Martha Elkins. Four brothers, James, Elmer, Delbert, and Earsel Elkins also preceded him in death along with three sisters, Mary Burcher, Magdalene Adkins, and Genevieve Epling, and one grandson, Joseph Stephens.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Helen Raye Dickerson Elkins; one daughter, Brenda Stephens and her husband Roger; two sons, Jerry Elkins and Gary Elkins, all of East Lynn; five grandchildren, Sara, Julie, Jamie, Nicholas, and Thomas; and four great grandchildren, Jarrett and Ryan Chaney and Emmalea and Taylor Smith.
Also surviving is one sister, Georgia Adkins and her husband George of Wayne, and a host of friends and family.
Walter served his country as Lance Corporal and M.P. in the US Marine Corps Additionally he was a Teamster and a member of Canada Chapel on Wilson's Creek.
Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 4, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Johnny Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in the Asbury Cemetery with military honors performed by the VFW Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.


BERTHA MAE COMBS, 75, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 30, 2011. She was born November 10, 1936 in Wayne County, a daughter of the late Otto and Lillie Perdue Pauley. One brother, Harold Pauley also preceded her in death.
Survivors include her loving husband, Jack Combs; three daughters, Glenna Davis and her husband Robert of Huntington, Jackie Hall and her husband Jack of Wayne, and Jenny Combs of North Carolina; one son, Jr. Combs and his wife Rhonda of Wayne; four grandchildren, Ronnie Combs, Crystal Adkins, Lillie Sloan, all of Wayne, and Kayla Davis of Huntington; and eight great-grandchildren, Nathan, Shane, Jonathon, Sierra, Katelyn, Ashley, Matthew, and Blaine.
Also surviving are two sisters, Jennie Robinson and Glenna Cline, both of Wayne; and two brothers, Frank Pauley, and Howard Pauley and his wife Charlene, all of Florida.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Sunday, December 4, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Otto Pauley Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.


PANSY J. ADKINS TABOR, wife and companion of Danny Tabor of Dunlow, W.Va. went to be with her Lord on Friday, November 25, 2011. She was born September 26, 1936 in Logan County, West Virginia a daughter of the late Elva and Wetzel Adkins. One daughter, Avenell Harvey also preceded her in death, along with two sisters, Shirley Adkins of Kenova, W.Va., and Christine Lambert of Brush Creek; and three brothers, Tester Adkins of Wayne, Mitchell Adkins, and Delmar Adkins of Ranger.
Survivors include her husband of 16 years Danny Tabor, who loved her very much; three sisters, Kesslene Prolow and husband Ed of Milton, W.Va., Marie Burress of West Hamlin, and Norma June McCoy of Kenova; two brothers, Walter Adkins of Kenova, and James L. Adkins and wife Linda of Wayne; two sons, Walter Adkins Jr., and Donald Ray Adkins, both of Dunlow; very special daughter, Linda Pearl Adkins of Dunlow, who helped take care of her.
Also surviving are three stepsons, David Lynn Tabor, Paul Ray Tabor, and Duane Edward Tabor; one step-granddaughter, Jasimine Danielle Tabor, all of Wayne; good friend Frances Tabor of Wayne; two brothers-in-law, Ronald Tabor of Big Creek, and Carlton Ray Tabor and his wife Betty of Wayne; special friends Sara and Roy Matthew of Dunlow; Kathey and Charlie Adkins of Dunlow, and Brandy Anderson and her daughter Gebby.
Pansy was of Pentecostal faith and a member of Milton Highlawn Church of God, the members of which were so generous during her time of need. She loved her Lord and Savior as well as all her friends and nephews. She will be sadly missed by her family.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Ronnie Marcum officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Wayne. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.


MARGARET ELIZABETH WILLIAMSON, 67, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 20, 2011. She was born March 5, 1944 in Keyrock, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Elizabeth Laxton. One daughter, Gujuan Conley also preceded her in death.
She leaves behind her husband of 36 years, Neil Williamson; one son, Jerry Toppins and Jennifer Gosley of Morgantown, W.Va.; one brother, James Laxton and his wife Cathy of Lynco, W.Va.; three sisters, Rosie Parsley and her husband Raymond of El Mirage, Ariz., Jean Pisano and her husband Marty of Westerville, N.Y., and Ruth Wescott of Hampton, Va.; step-daughter Kelly Maynard and her family of Amherstdale, W.Va.; lifelong friends, Noni Bishop and Danny of Lynco, W.Va.; and a host of nieces and nephews too numerous to mention.
Private burial will be held for family at Greasy Ridge Cemetery, Dunlow, W.Va. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Williamson family.


VIRGINIA KAY STEELE, 33, of Wayne, W.Va., passed away Friday, November 11, 2011 at her home. She was born June 9, 1978 in Huntington, W.Va., and was a homemaker. Her grandparents, Fred and Lona Steele, preceded her in death along with one uncle, Bobby Steele.
She is survived by her father, Avery Steele and his wife Patricia of Wayne; one sister, Melissa Watts and her husband Paul of Genoa; one brother, James D. Steele and his wife Freda of Huntington; one niece, Brandy Nicole Skeens; and two nephews, Dale Allen Watts and Paul Davis Watts.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, November 18, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Harold Pelfrey officiating. Burial will follow in the Skeens Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the funeral on Friday.


JERRY LEE McGUE, 73, of Lesage, W.Va., formerly of Florida, passed away after a short but courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. He was born July 13, 1938 in Huntington, W.Va., a son of the late Herman and Elma McGue. His brother Richard McGue also preceded him in death. Jerry served 4 years in the US Army and was the owner and stylist of Head Quarters Beauty Salon in Huntington.
He leaves behind two sisters, Patricia Timler and her husband Bob of Lesage, and Judy Dean of Prichard, W.Va.; five nephews; two nieces; and many close friends in Florida.
Inurnment will take place at a later date. To honor his memory, donations may be made to Hospice of Huntington. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the McGue family.


TOMMY DAVIS, 55, of Wayne, W.Va., formerly of Huntington, W.Va., passed this life on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at home. He was born December 29, 1955 in Chillicothe, Ohio. His beloved mother, Ruby Mae Adkins-Davis preceded him in death along with his father, Iris Glen Davis, and one brother, James Dale "Jimmy" Davis.
He leaves behind his brothers, Randall, Michael, Danny and Kenneth Davis, and one sister, Gail Spears. Tommy was the uncle of a host of nieces and nephews and raised one nephew, Nathan Jake Graves of Huntington, as a son. Also, he has two step-daughters, Heather and Samantha whom he raised and loved as his own. Tommy was an exceptional musician and mechanic, and he worked in natural gas fields as a driller.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, October 13, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home by the Rev. Earl Burgess, with visiting hours beginning at 11 a.m. Tommy will then be laid to rest at Mt. Vernon Cemetery, leaving behind a testament of kindness, love, and dedication to his family.


JERRY D. SALMONS, 54, of Wayne, W.Va., passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was born December 10, 1956 in Williamson, W.Va., a son of the late "Bud" Salmons and Eva Lovins Salmons. His nephew Davey Tabor also preceded him in death.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 32 years, Lora Sue McCoy Salmons; one daughter, Kristie Smith and husband Randy; one son, Matt Salmons and wife Amanda; five grandchildren, Nathaniel, Makayla, Wyatt "Wy-Wy" Smith, and Jacob and Caleb Osborne, all of Wayne.
Also surviving are three brothers, Charles Jervis and wife Brenda of Rittman, Oh., Jimbo Jervis and wife Donna of Dunlow, W.Va., Bruce Salmons and Barbie Willis of Genoa, W.Va.; three sisters, Mary Lou Starr and husband Danny of Wayne, Edna White, also of Wayne, and Zelma Robertson and husband Beecher of Dunlow; nine nieces and nephews; special friend Glen Stephens of Wayne; and many other friends and family too numerous to mention.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, September 30, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Tommy Damron officiating. Burial will follow in the Robinson Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Friday.


SPICIE MARIAH ADKINS, 84, of Lavalette, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 23, 2011. She was born December 19, 1926 at Stiltner, W.Va., a daughter of the late Artist Samuel Richardson and Fannie Fry Richardson. Her brothers Algia Richardson and Ellis Richardson also preceded her in death.
Spicie worked approximately 25 years as the manager of the AMVETS Thrift Shop in Loraine, Ohio, and was a member of Laurel Freewill Baptist Church.
She leaves behind her husband of 63 years, Clyde Adkins; one daughter, Brenda Adkins and husband Danny of East Lynn, W.Va.; two sons, Mike Adkins of Lavalette, and Rick Adkins and wife Mary of Ceredo, W.Va.; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Also surviving is one sister and best friend, Gladys Adkins and her husband N.P. of Wayne; and a host of friends and family too numerous to mention.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 27, 2011 with Pastor Jerry Casteel officiating. Burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens. Friends may call two hours prior to service time.


Loving wife and mother, BONNIE SUE LEEP, 60, of Wayne, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 19, 2011. She was born January 2, 1951 in Wayne, a daughter of the late Lonnie and Macie Bradshaw. Also preceding her in death were three sisters, Thelma Carson, Virginia Cox, and Emmarine Bradshaw, and four brothers, Lonnie Bradshaw, Jr., Millard Bradshaw, Hiram Bradshaw, and Jessie Bradshaw.
She leaves behind her loving husband of 37 years, Glenny Leep; three daughters, Rhonda Stinnett and husband Rob of Lavalette, W.Va., Angela Perry and Eddie Napier of Wayne, and April Jackson and husband Mike, also of Wayne; and six grandchildren, Hope Jarrett of Wayne, Trevor Plybon of Lavalette, Shelby Napier, Trever Napier, Chase Jackson, and Brayden Jackson, all of Wayne.
Also surviving is one sister, Mary Frances Egas and husband Raul of Wayne; one brother, Frank James Bradshaw and Donna Brunty, also of Wayne; special niece and nephew, Kim Tapparo of Oklahoma and Chris Carson of Wayne, whom she considered her own; and family and friends too numerous to mention.
The family would like to thank all those who offered loving prayers and support, and also Hospice of Huntington for their kindness and care.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, September 23, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Darrell Adkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Bowen Cemetery, Beech Fork. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


ORVILLE STROUD, 71, of Grayson, Ky., passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2011. He was born November 25, 1939, at Crum, W.Va., a son of the late Brookie and Allen Stroud. His brother, Wayne Stroud also preceded him in death along with three sisters, Lora King, Olive Sutherland, and Edna Mae Mills. Orville proudly served our country in the United States Army.
He leaves behind his wife Hazel Stroud; three daughters, Karen Jones and husband Robert of Garrion, KY., Sandra Stroud-Zorn and husband Martin of Bethel, MN, and Renee Coghill and husband J.R. of Chesapeake, OH; five grandchildren, Kyle Ross Coghill, Christopher Ryan Orville Coghill, both of Chesapeake, Robby Jones and Jessica Jones of Garrison, KY, and Kayla Brookie Zorn of Bethel, MN; one brother, James Snd friends and neighbors too numerous to mention.

Funeral services will be conducted at noon on Friday, September 16, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Stephens officiating. Burial will follow in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East, Greenup Co., Ky. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.


 

BESSIE REGINA CADD FRYE, 72 years old of Huntington, West Virginia swept through the gates to be with the Lord on September 6th 2011. She was born July 10th 1939 the daughter of the late Otis and Dorothy Crum Cadd of Verdunville, W.Va. She was preceded in death by one son Gordon Gene Frye, two sisters Betty Cadd Rife and Thoma Cadd Sammons, and one brother Otis Cadd Jr.
Surviving are her husband of 54 years Samuel O'dell Frye; one son Samuel David Frye at home; and one daughter Cynthia Renee Frye of Huntington; four grandchildren Jamie and Debra Smith of Wayne, Samuel and Leigh Frye of Wayne, Joshua and Christina Frye of Lavalette, and Amanda Frye of Wayne; and 10 great grandchildren of whom she was most proud.
Bessie has been a Christian for 50 years and is a member of The Bride of Christ Church of Old Regular Baptists. She was a homemaker, dedicated wife, mother and grandmother her whole life. Thanks go to special family members Darryl and Wanda Maynard and Tom and Ethel Lankas. Special thanks to Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington and their remarkable staff. Services will be at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home Wayne, W.Va., with visitation Sunday the 11th starting at 6pm and funeral Monday the 12th at 1pm. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery.


 

DAVID "DAVEY" MARCUS TABOR, 29, of Dunlow, W.Va. passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2011. Born January 17, 1982 in Huntington, W.Va., David graduated from Wayne High School and was employed at Wayne Welding in Prichard, W.Va.
His grandparents, Everett "Bud" and Eva Salmons preceded him in death.
Davey was the beloved son of Zelma and Beecher Robertson of Dunlow, and David Tabor of Wayne, W.Va. He is also survived by the loves of his life, his children, Derrick "Marcus" Tabor, 8, Kamryn Maria Tabor, 6, and Karleigh Brookann Tabor, 1; his sister, Brandi Robertson of Dunlow; nephew and niece, Jayden and Eva Jackson; grandparents, Frances and Danny Tabor; special friends Jake Wilkinson, Casey Hundley, Steve Ferguson, Mark Allen Salmons, and Shawn Adams; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; and friends too numerous to mention.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, September 2, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Tommy Damron officiating. Burial will follow in the Robinson Cemetery, Dunlow. Friends may call two hours prior to the funeral on Friday.


CLYSTA LUCILLE PERDUE, 80, of Salt Rock, W.Va. passed from this life, Sunday, August 28, 2011, at home surrounded by her family. She was born February 14, 1931 in Wayne, W.Va., the youngest of ten children, to the late Zeri and Blanche Wellman Perdue. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Oddra, Novice, Muss, and Calvin Perdue; and four sisters, Arbutus Hutchinson, Hope Cade, Jewell Hazelett, and Velva Rice.
Survivors include her sister and best friend, Oline Adkins; two daughters, Teonia Ramey and Andrea Savage; sons-in-law, Kent Savage and Tim Ramey; grandchildren, Andy (Christie) Ramey, Chanda Ramey, and Natasha Johnson; great-grandchildren, Shawn, Brookie, and LaKara Ramey; and many nieces and nephews.
"Mom" retired at the age of 74 from Hajoca (Crane Supply) with 38 years of service. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Huntington, P.O. Box 464, Huntington, WV 25701. A mother's love is like no other. Rest in peace, Mother. Graveside services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at Mt. Vernon Cemetery by her nephew, Elder Kenny Cade. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Perdue family.


LEONA LESTER, 57, of Fort Gay, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 23, 2011. She was born July 20, 1954 in Louisa, Ky., a daughter of the late Milton and Polly Jordan. One infant son, Bradley Allen Lester also preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and of Baptist faith.
Survivors include her loving husband of 35 years, Adam Lester; one son, Brian Adam Lester of Fort Gay; six sisters; three brothers; three brothers-in-law; two sisters-in-law; and a host of friends and family.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, August 26, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Rev. Jay Marcum and Rev. Ron Lester officiating. Burial will follow in the Lynch Cemetery, Fort Gay. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


DORIS LEE HELMONDOLLAR, 81, of Genoa, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on August 14, 2011. She was born July 20, 1930 at Bald Knob, W.Va., a daughter of the late Henry and Edith Kingery. Two brothers, Ernest Kingery and Richard Kingery also preceded her in death.
Doris retired with 25 years of service from F.W. Woolworth. Also, she attended the Bald Knob United Methodist Church and was recently baptized.
She leaves behind her loving husband of 46 years, William "Abe" Helmondollar; one son, Randall Farley and his wife Cynthia Bee of Shanghai, China; one grandson, Michael Farley and his wife Suzanne; and two granddaughters, Emma and Abby Farley, all of Virginia Beach, Va.
Also surviving is one brother, Carlos Kingery of Lakewood, Oh.; and one sister, Betty O'Halloran of Strongsville, Oh.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Madison Memorial Park, Danville, W.Va. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.


 

ROBERT CURTIS THOMAS, JR., 59, of Lavalette, W.Va., passed away Sunday, August 7, 2011 at home. He was born July 5, 1952 at Ft. Dix, New Jersey, a son of the late Robert Curtis Thomas Sr., and Mary Emma Engle Thomas. Robert served in the Us Army and was the owner and lead architect of All About Homes, Inc. He was a proud father of two sons, Bryan Thomas of Lavalette, and Robert Curtis Thomas III of Huntington, whom he alone raised while fully providing financially for and supported.
Additional survivors include one sister, Brenda Tribiaini and husband John of Philadelphia, Penn.; and two brothers, Don Thomas and Paul Thomas, both also of Philadelphia.
Private services will be held by the family at a later date. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Thomas family.


CORA ELLEN SHEPPARD, 81, of Fort Gay, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 7, 2011. She was born June 22, 1930 in Wayne, W.Va., a daughter of the late Jennings and Mary Smith Noble. Her husband, Dale Sheppard also preceded her in death along with stepson Danny Sheppard, four brothers, Ray Noble, Ed Noble, Jennings Noble Jr., and James Everett Noble, and two sisters, Mandy Thompson and Nora Hoyt. Ellen was a homemaker and a member of the Fort Gay Church of God.
She is survived by two sisters, Jewell Merritt of Ft. Gay, and Dockie Stewart and husband Gene of Gallia, Ohio; four stepdaughters, Linda Wearsch, Cindy Orosz, Susan Lopez, and Sandra Brooks, all of Ohio; and a host of friends and family too numerous to mention.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Doug Wilhite and Brother Chris Stewart. Burial will be held 2 p.m. Friday, August 12, 2011 at the Ridge Hill Memorial Park Amherst, Ohio. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


 

FREDDY ARMEIAL HOTTON, 66, of Wayne, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. There will be no services.


PATRICK JOSEPH DeMARCO, 26, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away at home on Monday, July 18, 2011. He was born April 1, 1985 in Huntington, and was a carpenter. He was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Audrey Adkins, Sandra DeMarco, and Maxine Ellis.
Survivors include his fianc, Ashley Williamson; parents, Susan and Johnny Adkins all of Huntington; one sister, Tasha Allen of Tenn.; brother Shawn Adkins; grandfather John Adkins; cousins Jeffrey Adkins and girlfriend Hannah, all of Huntington; aunt and uncle Laura and Tony of Garfield, Oh.; special uncle Michael DeMarco pf Proctorville, Oh.; uncle Okie Adkins and wife Sheila of Huntington; and a host of very special friends and family too numerous to mention.
Funeral service will be conducted noon Friday, July 22, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Greg Dial officiating. Burial will follow in the Bowen Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


 

In loving memory of JAMES ROBERT TONEY, 44, of Wayne, W.Va., who passed away Sunday, July 17, 2011 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was born November 20, 1966 in Huntington, W.Va., and was employed at Wooten's Machine Shop. His father, Lynn B. Toney preceded him in death along with a very special aunt, Erma Toney.
Survivors include his mother, Anna Faye Toney of Wayne; his loving a caring companion of 15 years, Stephanie D. Stevenson of Lavalette, W.Va.; and three very special children, Brianna Toney, Collin Toney, and Tucker Toney, all of Wayne.
Also surviving are special aunts, Ilene Brumfield, Mae Crockett, both of Wayne, Olive Booth of Florida, and Edna Thompson of Kenova; and numerous additional aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family, and close friends.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, July 21, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Dave Adkins officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call two hours prior to the funeral on Thursday. James will be missed but not forgotten.


SHIRLEY DYER, 87, of Huntington, W.Va., joined her loving husband who awaited her in Heaven on Thursday, July 15, 2011. She was born March 2, 1924 in Wayne County, a daughter of the late Galley and Nancy Frasher. Her husband, Ted Dyer also preceded her in death along with daughter, Monzola Adkins and infant twins Joella and Keith Dyer. Shirley was a member of the Elmwood Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include her son, Dannie Dyer and wife Mary of Prichard, W.Va.; son-in-law Robert Adkins of Huntington; four grandchildren Keith Adkins and wife Robin, Jeff Adkins and wife Earlene, Dannie Dyer II and wife Phoenix, and Georgia Carrie Coronato and husband Mark; four great grandchildren, Seth Adkins and wife Sarah, Emily Adkins, Kaylin Adkins and Hannah Adkins; and one great-great grandson, Grady Cole Adkins, all of Huntington.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastors Rick Glass and Manfred Langer officiating. Burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.


 

JAMES CARL RICE, 50, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 15, 2011. Born May 10, 1961 in Huntington, W.Va., James served in the US Army and attended Laurel Freewill Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his grandpa George Diamond whom he loved and cared for.
Survivors include his parents, Dennis and June Diamond Rice; one sister, Jeanie Blankenship; and one brother, Mike Rice, all of Wayne.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday, July 18, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville, W.Va. Friends may call one hour prior to service on Monday.


 

NOAH KIRK, JR., 77, of Huntington, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 10, 2011. He was born November 25, 1933 in Wayne County, W.Va., a son of the late Noah Kirk, Sr., and Lilly Guillotine Moore. His wife, Martha Kirk also preceded him in death along with one daughter, two brothers, and one sister. Noah served our country in the US Army and was a retired carpenter.
He leaves behind two daughters, Sondra Pelfrey of Ashland, Ky., and Geisha Miller and her husband Bill of Huntington; three grandchildren, Brody Pelfrey of Ashland, Noah Blevins, and Jesse Blevins, both of Huntington; and six great grandchildren.
Also surviving are three sisters, Frankie Maynard of Lavalette, W.Va., Iris Nelson of Huntington, and Joyce Nelson of Wayne; one sister-in-law, Patsy Stroud of Breeden, W.Va.; two brothers-in-law, B.F. Meade of Princeton, W.Va., and Aley Meade of Earling, W.Va.; and a host of beloved nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Phillip Stroud and Brother Freddie Messer, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Baby Meade Cemetery, Dunlow, W.Va. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


 

ERNEST DALE FRYE, 33, of Wayne,W.Va., passed away Monday, July 4, 2011 at home. He was preceded in death by maternal great-grandparents, Harvey and Bess Ellis Russell; paternal great-grandparents, Haden and Geneva Collins Adkins; and maternal grandmother, Lois Pack Russell.

He leaves behind his companion, Cora Cyrus; his mother, Valerie Russell Ferguson of East Lynn, W.Va.; his father Ernest Frye, Jr., of East Lynn; two children, Christopher Frye and Kaitlin Frye, at home; three sisters, Christi Blankenship of Wayne, Jessica Frye of East Lynn, and Kayla Frye of Genoa, W.Va.; one brother, Shane Skeens of East Lynn; one step-sister, Olivia Lane of Huntington; paternal grandmother Anna Frye of East Lynn; maternal grandfather, Harold Russell of East Lynn; special aunt, Lisa McComas of East Lynn; Best friend Sam Frye of Wayne; special friend Nikki Meadows of Wayne; several additional aunts, uncles, and cousins; and a host of friends. He will be sadly missed, but not forgotten.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Emual Adkins officiating. Burial will follow in theJonesCemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


 

HERMAN EUGENE PIERCE, 71, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Saturday, July 2, 2011 at the VA Regional Medical Center. He was born June 30, 1940 in Boyd County, Kentucky, a son of the late Clarence and Laura Belle Pierce. Three sisters, Louise Barker, Pauline Ross and Betty Pelfrey, also preceded him in death. Herman served in the US Army and was a member of River City Lighthouse Church, Huntington.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 30 years, Phyllis Pierce; two daughters, Darlene Pierce and Connie Pierce Adkins; two sons, Chris Pierce and Gene Herman Pierce; two sisters, Brenda Ross and Bonnie Stiltner; one brother, Donald Pierce; one step-son, Chuck Adams; one step-daughter, Donna Foster; and a host of friends and family too numerous to mention.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday July 5, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne with Pastor and long time friend, James Van-Zandt officiating. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call two hours prior to service on Tuesday.


 

REV. GALLIE LEE ROBERTSON, 102, of Genoa, WV went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 1, 2011. He was born August 16, 1908 in Wayne County, WV. He served as Pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church for 55 years which he founded in 1959. His main passion in this life was to serve his Lord and he spread the word to everyone with which he came in contact He started serving the Lord on September 1, 1928 and became a minister at the age of 21. He was also retired carpenter.
A son of the late Bob and Marilyn Robertson, he was also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 75 years, Mary Watts Robertson, two brothers John and Ezra, and three sisters Molly, Mary Elizabeth, and Eva.
He was loved unconditionally and will be sadly missed by his only child, Ethel Robertson Harvey, with whom he made his home for the past five years; four grandchildren; Mrs. Harold (Barbara) Wilson, of Taylorsville, KY, Mrs. Jim (Bonnie) Arms, of Proctorville, OH, Mrs. Larry (Mary Lynn) Thompson of Genoa, WV, and Harold Curtis Harvey of Cincinnati, OH; nine great-grandchildren, Jackie Lee Adkins, MeLisa Davenport, Christy Adams, Beverly Luther, Michael Clary, Ben Thompson, Deana Akers, and Jennifer Smith and Dylan Thompson; and 17 great-great grandchildren. He is also survived by his special friend and caretaker Charlene Parsons of Genoa, WV.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, July 3, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.


 

TRAVIS LEE DAVIS, 20, of Genoa, W.Va., went to join his mother and grandparents in Heaven on Friday, June 17, 2011. He was born October 10, 1990 in Huntington, W.Va. His mother, Lynn Whitt Davis preceded him in death along with his grandparents, Shirley Frye and Jack Davis.
He leaves behind his father, Ricky Davis and Mary Kay Sollazzo, of Genoa; his grandmother, Wanda Davis Rutherford and her husband Cletis of Jackson, Oh.; five brothers, Ricky Davis, Jr., Alex Davis, both of Genoa, Austin Davis of Bluefield, W.Va., Roscoe Davis and Ray Davis, both of Genoa; uncle Jimmy Davis of Genoa and aunt Christine Davis, with whom he made his home; two step-brothers, Mark Sollazzo and Stevie Sollazzo, both of East Lynn, W.Va.; step-sister, Amber East of Bluefield; special nephew Jack Allen Darrell Davis of Bluefield, and niece Hannah Nicole Sollazzo; uncle Ronnie Davis and his wife Ronda of Genoa; cousins Courtney Davis and Jordan Reeves both of Genoa; uncle Jackie Davis, Jr. and his wife Anita of N.C.; aunt Lorie Mayhon and Jospeh Melbar of Wayne; and cousins Corey Frye and Kacie Melbar of Wayne.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington for their love and care during this difficult time.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Roscoe Davis Cemetery. Friends may call two hours prior to the funeral on Thursday.


 

CHARLES ALBERT PORTER, 60, of East Lynn, W.Va., passed away on Monday, June 13, 2011 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was born December 10, 1950, a son of the late Albert and Norma Porter. His wife Priscilla Mosher also preceded him in death along with one brother, Ricky L. Porter.
Charles was a retired factory worker of Detroit, Mich., and a disabled U.S. Army Veteran.
He is the father of Melissa Stanley and her husband Jimmy, and Leanna Porter; Pa-Paw to Jessica, Emilee, and Olivia, all of East Lynn; brother of Gary R. Porter and his wife Rosie of East Lynn, Roscoe Porter and wife Becky of Pickney, Mich., Delphine Parsons and husband Wayne of Washington, W.Va., Connie Adkins and husband Carroll of East Lynn, and Bonnie Mathis and husband Lonnie of Pickney, Mich.; uncle to many nieces and nephews; and loved by all.
Charles was a wonderful man, father, brother, and friend who touched the lives of many. Always available to philosophize and speak of matters of the heart, he was insightful and wise beyond his years. Charles was at his best when spending time cooking and taking care of his family. He will be forever missed.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m., Thursday, June 16, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Otis Bowen officiating. Burial will follow in the Jones Cemetery. Friends may call after 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


BURGESS ROWE, SR., 83, of Wayne, W.Va., passed away Saturday, June 11, 2011 at St. Mary's Hospital. He was born March 11, 1928 in Wayne, West Virginia, a son of the late Andrew Rowe and Minnie Marshall Rowe. His son, Gary Rowe also preceded him in death, along with two brothers, James Rowe and Bobby Rowe and sisters, Mary Alice Harless and Lucille Marshall.
He leaves behind his wife of 60 years, Mary Rowe; five children, Glen Rowe of Wayne, Christine Rowe of Huntington, Jerry Rowe, Betty Jo Adams, and Burgess Rowe, Jr., all also of Wayne; 13 grandchildren; and 25 great grandchildren.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Sean, and the other nurses and staff at St. Mary's for their care and support.
Services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Ronnie Marcum officiating. Burial will follow in the family cemetery at Joel's Branch. Friends may call one hour prior to the funeral on Tuesday.


CLAUDE F. BAILEY, 87, of Huntington, W.Va., formerly of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 9, 2011. He was born September 15, 1923 in Branchland, W.Va., a son of the late Claude and Mary Bailey. His wife, Naomi Mae Bailey also preceded him in death along with one brother, Clarence L. Bailey, one sister Edana Mae Gill, one daughter, Shirley A. Napier and grandson, Clarence Bradley Bailey.
Claude was a retired supervisor with Corbin Ltd.
Survivors include two sons, Clarence B. Bailey and his wife Margie, and Darryl L. Bailey all of Huntington; one son-in-law, Ronald Napier of Wayne, W.Va.; seven grandchildren, Kathryn Bailey of Huntington, Brad Napier of Wayne, Robert Bailey of Huntington, Brian Napier and wife Jamie of Lexington, Ky., Chuck Napier and wife Santana of Wayne, Kevin Bailey and wife Alli of Canton, Ga., and Tiffany Bailey of Simpsonville; nine great grandchildren, Kira Bailey Miller and husband Aaron, Kama Reynolds and husband Andy, Olivia Bailey, Katie Napier, Kayla Napier, Kacey Napier, Gabriel Napier, Hannah Bailey, and Chandler Bailey; and two great-great grandchildren, Keelie Reynolds and Lillian Reynolds.
Also surviving is one sister, Clara Racy Ray of West Hamlin, W.Va.
Funeral services will be conducted noon Monday, June 13, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Roger Perry officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens, Logan, W.Va. Friends may call one hour prior to the funeral on Monday.


 

HELEN ANN COMPTON, 76, of East Lynn, WV entered the gates of Heaven to dwell with the Lord forevermore on Tuesday June 7, 2011. She was born on September 29, 1934 in Logan County, WV. She was the daughter of the late Christopher George Kermans and Reva Kermans. She was the widow of the late Johnny Glen Compton. She is survived by her four brothers George Kermans of Wayne, WV, Jim Kermans of Taylor, MI, John Kermans of Detroit, MI, and O'dell Kermans of Taylor, MI. She had two children, David Lambert of East Lynn, WV and Debra Lambert Watson of Grayson, KY; two grandchildren, Melissa Farley of Wytheville, VA and James Watson of Olive Hill, KY; and three great-grandchildren, Aubry Watson, Noah Farley, and Sadie Gray Farley.

Visitation will be held Friday June 10, 2011 at 6 p.m. Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2011 at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home in Wayne, WV with Pastor Otis Bowen officiating. Burial will follow at Community Memorial Gardens.


CHARLES LEONARD ROWE, 55, of Genoa, W.Va., passed away following a three year battle with cancer. He was born May 12, 1956 in Wayne County, W.Va., a son of the late Donald Rowe and Lois Ann Russell. One daughter, Amanda Lynn Rowe also preceded him in death. Charles was a truck driver, a U.S. Army Veteran, and a member of Genoa United Baptist Church.
He leaves behind his loving wife, Gaynell Rowe; five sons, James Rowe, James Blackburn, both of Wayne, Michael Rowe of Tenn., Johnn Rowe, and Charles Rowe, Jr., both of Wayne; three daughters, Georgina Rowe, Trista Stapleton, Lekeisha Blackburn, all of Wayne; and 13 grandchildren.
Also surviving is one brother, Randy Russell of Ohio; two sisters, Lisa McComas and Valerie Ferguson, both of East Lynn, W.Va.; stepfather, Harold Holt, also of East Lynn; and a host of friends and family.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11, 2011 at the Genoa United Baptist Church with Pastor Danny Stapleton officiating. Burial will follow in the Edgar Maynard Cemetery, Genoa. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Rowe family.


LOUELLA MAE WALTERS, 67, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away at home on Thursday, June 2, 2011. She was born June 26, 1944 in Huntington, W.Va., a son of the late James and Audrey Dean. Three brothers, Carl Dean, David Dean, and Tom Dean also preceded her in death, along with one sister, Janet Workman.
She leaves behind her husband, Marvin Walters; one daughter, Teresa Hale and her husband Carl, also of Huntington; two grandsons, Mike Sowder and his wife Jaley of Barboursville, W.Va., and Tim Sowder of Huntington; and great grandchildren, Aubree Sowder and Leah Sowder, both of Barboursville.
Also surviving are three sisters, Brenda Nyes, Pat Christian, and Linda Lester, all of Huntington; one brother, Matt Dean of Proctorville, Oh.; and a host of friends and family.
Graveside services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, June 5, 2011 at Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Wayne. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Walters family.




ARZEL McCOMAS of East Lynn, W.Va., at the age of 71 went to be with the Lord on Friday, May 27, 2011. He was born February 8, 1940 a son of the late Golden and Wanda (Gilkerson) McComas. Two brothers, Argie and Arben also preceded him in death, along with sister, Ardith Epling, and one infant sister.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 52 years, Bertie Lou (Patrick) McComas; three children, Delinda McComas still at home, Arzil "Buzzy" McComas of East Lynn, and Debra Salmons and husband Robert of West Hamlin, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Jessica Eplin, Alex "Little Man" McComas, Bethany McComas, and Amanda Salmons; and one great grandchild, Annabelle Eplin.
Also surviving are two brothers, Arden McComas and Arton McComas; and three sisters, Mary Ann McComas, Linda McComas, and Sandra Salmons.
The family would like to send a very special thank you to the doctors and nurses on 5 North at Cabell Huntington Hospital who took care of Arzel. Also, thank you to good friend Clifford Shelton for all he did for the family, to everyone who donated food, money, or your special thoughts and prayers, and to Johnson Tiller Funeral Home for their care and support during our time of loss. Everyone's kindness and thoughtfulness will never be forgotten.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastors Eddie McComas and Jason McComas officiating. Burial will follow in the Jones Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


 

KELLY DAWN WILSON, 34, of Genoa, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 26, 2011. She was born April 11, 1977 in Huntington, W.Va., and was a former employee of BJA Trucking.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Grace Wilson, maternal grandparents, Herbert and Lois Crabtree, and uncles Ricky Crabtree and Dale Crabtree.
Survivors include her parents Don and Edna Wilson of Genoa; paternal grandfather, Ross Wilson of Genoa; one brother, Brian Wilson and wife Erin of Fort Gay, W.Va.; and nieces Melany and Gabby Wilson of Fort Gay.
Also surviving are uncles Billy Wilson and his wife Darlene of Genoa, Robert Wilson and his wife Melba of Genoa, Herman Crabtree of Fort Gay, Jimmy Crabtree, Roy Crabtree, both of Wayne, W.Va., and Tommy Crabtree of Huntington, W.Va.; aunts Betty Adkins and Bob of Louisa, Ky., and Diane Adkins and Randy of Genoa; special cousins Billy Wilson II and his wife Elisha, and Sherry Eaves and her husband Jeff all of Genoa; and many additional cousins, friends and family too numerous to mention.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastors Billy L. Wilson and Robert L. Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in the Wilson Cemetery, Genoa. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


 

CARL R. STEELE, 75, of East Lynn,W.Va., passed away on Monday May 23, 2011. Carl was born October 31, 1935, a son of the late Carrie Epling Thomas. His wife, Eileen Steele also preceded him in death in 2009. He is survived by son Ray Steele and his wife Tina ofBarboursville,W.Va.; a daughter, Carla Nelson and husband Kevin ofPrichard,W.Va.; and a granddaughter, Kallie Steele whom he loved so dearly. Also surviving is one brother, Willis Steele and his wife Gladys ofLavalette,W.Va.; two sisters, Jewell Gray and husband Bernie of Huntington, W.Va. and Kathy Fortner and husband Charles of East Lynn, W.Va.; several nieces and nephews; and one very special friend, Jason Adams.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, May 27, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Garland Perry officiating. Burial will follow in theEplingCemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


GEORGE W. SUTHERLAND JR., 92, of Holland,OH expired Monday, May 23, 2011 at theEbeidHospiceCenter on the Flower Hospital Campus,Sylvania,OH after a brief illness. George was born inWilsondale,WV on March 29, 1919. He spent time betweenWest Virginia andOhio through the years until 2008. On December 4, 2008

George moved permanently toHolland,OHto reside with his oldest son, Aaron "Corky" and daughter-in-law Andrea until his demise. Aaron and Andrea remain grateful to have had this time with him.

As a young man, from 1943-1953, George worked in the coal mines ofWest Virginia. In addition, George served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was honorably discharged on June 1, 1946. After 1953, George began working with various railroads and retired as an engineer in December of 1981 from Conrail. He was an active member of the VFW and American Legion. Even though George moved north to reside with his family, he remained an active member of his belovedBaptistChurchinWayne,WV.

George was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Violet; second wife, Lois; third wife, Irene; siblings, Frank, Sidy, Phoebe, Fred, Y.B., and parents, George Sr. and Martha.

George is survived by sister, Brookie; children, Aaron (Andrea), Sheila (Jim) and George; grandchildren, John (Abby), Anjanette (Hollis), Jim (Danielle) and Michael; great-grandchildren, Brook, Trevor, Cameron, Austin and Wyatt; also numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 28, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Interment will follow at theJerryWilliamsonCemeteryinDunlow,WV. Visitation will be held starting at 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. A celebration of George's life will take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday June 4, 2011 at the Club 16 at316 S. King Rd.,Holland,OH.

Those wishing to express a gift of sympathy may do so to theEbeidHospiceCenteron the Flower Hospital Campus inSylvania,OH. The family wishes to extend appreciation to the staff at theEbeidHospiceCenterfor their compassionate care of George and his family.


 

On May 3, 2011, LINDA SUE ADAMS entered the gates of Heaven to dwell with the Lord forevermore. She was born May 10, 1953 in Lincoln County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Leonard and Lucille Nelson. Her infant brother, Leonard Nelson Jr., also preceded her in death. Sue was a homemaker and a member of Rush Branch Freewill Baptist Church.
She leaves behind her loving husband of 42 years, Jr. Adams of East Lynn, W.Va.; two daughters, Kristi Robertson and husband Bob of East Lynn, Lisa Gail Wood and husband Chris of Proctorville, Oh.; three sons, Alvra Adams III and wife Janel of East Lynn, Aaron Adams and wife Tiffany of Cincinnati, Oh., and Ernest Dingess, also of East Lynn; and 10 grandchildren, Kayla Brooke Adams, Brandon Trevor Adams, Bo Robertson, Kortney Robertson, Angel Sue Wood, Olivia Lynn Adams, Sarah Gail Wood, Conner Justin Adams, Isabella Grace Adams, and Sarah Lynn Robertson, who provided loving care and support during a most difficult time.
Also surviving is one sister, Lois Smith and husband Roscoe of Cove Gap, W.Va.; and one brother, Edward Lee Nelson and wife Lisa of East Lynn.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m., Friday, May 5, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Wilmer Napier and Minister Aaron Adams officiating. Burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


 


ARTIE EVALENEA DONAHOE VANCE, widow of Carroll William Vance joined her beloved husband in Heaven of Sunday, May 1, 2011 at home on Craig Road, Wayne, West Virginia with her family by her side. Artie was born May 26, 1920 in Wayne County to the late Joseph Morris and Elizabeth Robinson Morris. Besides her husband and parents, Artie was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Lisa Vance Junkin; brothers: Powers, Jimmy, Thaddeus, and Greenvell Donahoe; and sisters: Estella Donahoe Abbott and Arlene Donahoe Dillon.
She is survived by five children, Vivian Atkinson and Virginia Lambert of Huntington, W.Va., Joseph (Mary) Vance of Lavalette, W.Va., David (Debbie) Vance of Inverness, Fla., and Stella (Marshall) Bradley of Wayne; ten grandchildren, Rick Atkinson of Huntington, Daniel (Cookie) Atkinson of South Point, Oh., Becky Lambert Young of Huntington, Daryl Bradley of Wayne, Crystal Vance of Columbus, Oh., Shawn (Alissa), Tyler, and Austin Vance of Inverness, Courtney (Jason) Joseph of Ironton, Oh., and Howard Junkin of Erie, Pa.; nine great grandchildren, Anthony Bradley, Johnny and Adam Poplin, Marlene Poplin Skeens, Jacob and Dillon Young, Katie Vance, and Christina and Michael Junkin; and two great-great grandchildren, Caleb and Gavin Poplin.
Also surviving are sisters-in-law, Betty Dillon of Huntington, and Beverly Donahoe of Olympia, Wash.
In addition to being remembered as a loving wife, mother, Grandmother, and friend, all who knew Artie will remember her as a tireless worker. She went to work at Owens-Illinois Glass Factory during World War II as part of the women's war relief. She retired from Owens-Illinois in 1982 with 37 years of service, only weeks before they closed the Huntington plant. She felt the pressure of taking care of her family and worked multiple jobs to compensate for lay offs. She worked at Lewis' Pie Company in Huntington, and also the Wayne Dry Cleaners until it closed in the mid 60's.
After retiring, Artie maintained full and active life volunteering at the VA Medical Center, taking friends to doctor's appointments, and adding plants to her hanging flower beds until health problems slowed her down. Thanks to the care and support of her daughter and son-in-law, Stella and Marshall Bradley, with whom she made her home; Artie was able to spend her last years enjoying the beauty of Craig Road.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Leston Followay and Roger Maynard officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Valley Memorial Gardens with grandsons and great grandsons serving as pallbearers. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


 

DORIS MARIE JUDE, 66, of Prichard, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 29, 2011. She was born August 19, 1944 in Neal, W.Va., a daughter of the late Henry and Reba Hatten. Three brothers and one sister also preceded her in death. Doris was a homemaker and a member of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution and also the Wayne County Genealogical Society.
She leaves behind her husband of 49 years, Claude Jude; three daughters, Gloria Carter and husband Henry of South Carolina, Beverly Grant and husband Everett of Prichard, and Carolyn Williamson and husband Patrick of Louisa, Ky.; one son, Claude Monroe Jude and wife Pamela of Kermit, W.Va.; eight grandchildren, Henry Jude and wife Jennifer of Fort Gay, W.Va., Candace Jude of South Carolina, Taylor Grant and Alyssa Grant, both of Prichard, David Grant of Ashland, Ky., Jessica Patrick and Emily Patrick, both of Louisa, and Laree Hodge of Kermit; and seven great grandchildren, Kylea, Mikayla, Kendalyn, Danica, Madison, Hayden, and Damon.
Also surviving are two sisters, Beaulah Chaunalt of Columbus, Oh., and Carol Lambert of Wooster, Oh.; and two brothers, Glen Hatten and wife Jan of Seattle, Washington, and Clifford Hatten and wife Edna of Prichard.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday, May 2, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Ray Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Hatten Cemetery, Prichard. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.


 

BEATRICE OPAL (Bea) SMITH of Genoa, WV and formerly of Zanesville, OH and Punta Gorda, FL departed this life on April 28 , 2011 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington, WV.
She was born February 16, 1929 in Kenova, WV to the late John and Emily (Riggs) Hager.
She attended Ceredo-Kenova High School in Kenova, WV and a local business school. Bea and her late husband, Marv Smith, owned and operated Zane Mobile Homes & Park in Zanesville, OH for many years before retiring to Florida.
Bea enjoyed bowling and was an avid competitor in Kenova, WV and Zanesville, OH. Many years ago Bea greatly enjoyed her involvement with the Kenova Womens Club. Beas other love was for sewing. Many of the grandchildren were recipients of beautiful bed coverings and wall hangings. She also made the very best costumes for kids; granddaughter Sarah says one she received was the most awesome and best Rainbow Bright costume in the whole world.

On November 16, 1967 Bea married Marvin E. Smith and enjoyed 41 years of marriage, working and traveling lifes journey together.
Husband Marv preceded her in death on August 9, 2008. In addition to her parents and two brothers, John and Bob Hager, Bea was preceded in death by her dearest friend, Lahoma Crouch. Life was lonely for Bea after the death of her friend and husband, Marv.
Bea is survived by her sister, Nell Hatfield of Marion, OH and six children; Debbi (Steve) Deedrick of Coshocton, OH; Robyn (Len) Picha of Huntington, WV; and Greg Arthur of Warner-Robins, GA; Terry (Jackie) Smith of Wilmington, DE, Ronald (Cecile) Smith of Columbus, OH and Steve Smith of Florida. Across the years, 15 grand-children and 12 great grand-children have lovingly called her Nana Bea.
Bea attended the Hopewell Methodist Chapel at Joels Branch, claiming Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior.
Brief memorial services will be held at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home in Wayne, WV on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 11:00AM. Burial will follow the services at the Rome, OH Cemetery. Calling hours will be observed prior to services beginning at 9:30AM.
Donations in Beas name may be made to the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington, WV or the charity of choice.
The family of Bea Smith would like to thank all of the staff at Heartland of Riverview for the care they have provided to her over the past 2 years.

 


 

JESSY GILKERSON, 29, of Miller, Oh., formerly of Beech Fork, W.Va., died Tuesday, April 26, 2011 from injuries received in an automobile accident. Jessy was born September 28, 1981 to Tony Gilkerson and Lori (Golden) Gilkerson of Beech Fork. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, J. L. and Louise (Perry) Golden.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are paternal grandparents, Leonard and Hope Gilkerson of Beech Fork; the love of his life, Tracy Lorene Clay; aunts and uncles, Veronica and Paul McComas, and first cousin Jeremy Scott McComas, Linda and Fred Black of Oh., Diana Soens of Mich., Bonnie and Frank Beckner of Pt. Pleasant, W.Va., Kimberly Golden of St. Albans, W.Va., Chip and Susan Golden of Dunlow, W.Va., Kenton and Dee Golden and Jackie and Naomi Golden, all of Fla.; nephew Timothy Fry; niece Lilly Jewell Hammonds; nephew Allan Hammonds; Tracy's parents Gerald and Veronica; her sisters Amy, Kayla, and Ally; and numerous cousins and close friends.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Burton Adkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Gilkerson Family Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


 

GLADYS PARSONS ROBERTSON, 85, of Genoa, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 23, 2011. She was born February 7, 1926 in Wayne County, a daughter of the late Jarrett Parsons and Armilda Jane Thompson Parsons. Her husband, Ray Robertson also preceded her in death, along with three sister, Lutie Davis, Emma Drummond, and Ann Rickman, and three brothers, S. J. Parsons, Herbert Parsons, and Clarence "Buck" Parsons.
She leaves behind two daughters, Wanda Hewlett and husband Willie of N.C., and Wilma Shirley of Kenova, W.Va.; one son, Larry Robertson of Genoa; three grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Also surviving are three sisters, Ruby Holland of Genoa, Zea Nolen, of Genoa, whom she considered very special, and Irene Rowe of Huntington, W.Va.
The family would like to thank the staff of Cabell Huntington Hospital for their support and care.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Minister Berman Willis officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Hills Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.


 

JERRY LEE PRUETT, born January 23, 1965, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 21, 2011. He is joined with his mother, Elizabeth Anne Burleson and father Jimmy Lee Pruett. He left behind his wife Bonnie Lou Pruett and daughters Tiffany Ann Pruett, Brandy Marie Pruett, Jimmie Leigh Pruett, and granddaughter Xona Smith. He also left behind two stepchildren, Jessica and Steven Wright along with grandchildren Alexa and Madison Ramey, Collin and Breonna Wright. He had three sisters, Debra Pruett, Rachelle Ewart, and Clarissa Burleson, all of Texas; along with a host of nieces and nephews of Texas, West Virginia, and Ohio. Jerry also left a few close friends, Felicia Smith, also known as "Auntie", Ron Hensley and Dana Haynie. Monitary donations will be more helpful than flowers or food, but everything is appreciated. A memorial service will be conducted 4 p.m. Thursday, April 28, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.


 

MRS. ARELLA LEAP, 77, of Huntington, W.Va. went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 22, 2011. She was born December 21, 1933 in Weeksbury, Ky., a daughter of the late William "Bill" Lett and Florence Thompson Lett. Her husband, Ivan Wandle Leap also preceded her in death along with two sons, Gregory Scott Leap, and infant Jimmy Leap, two sisters, Florie Maynard and Trudy Stevens, and one brother Billy Joe Lett. Before she became ill, Arella enjoyed attending Barboursville Church of Christ.
Survivors include one daughter, Lola Collins and husband Robert of Huntington; three sons, Wetzel Lawhon of Lesage, W.Va., Mike Lawhon and wife Georgiann of Prichard, W.Va., Ivan Leap Jr. and Kristy of Lavalette, W.Va.; one step-son, Richard A. Leap of Mich.; nine grandchildren, Josh, Jess, Mandy, Kim, Susan, Tonya, Jenny, Elizabeth, and Tommy; 14 great grandchildren, Aley, Lexi, Aiden, Katie, Erin, Tiffany, Cindy, Kalli, Todd, Brit, Darren, Zack, Britany, and Brycon; and one great-great grandchild, Bentley.
Also surviving are two brothers, John Lett and his wife Betty of Prichard, and Glenn Lett of Barboursville, W.Va.; two sisters, Nancy Donahoe and husband Kenny of Huntington, and Virgie Lett of Prichard.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Dave Gladwell officiating. Burial will follow in the Harmon Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Ridge. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.


MR. JAMES CARMIE ADKINS, 79, of Huntington, W.Va., formerly of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. He was born April 5, 1932 at Crooked Creek in Logan, W.Va., a son of the late Brack Clifton Adkins and Susie Pack Adkins. His beloved wife, Marie Adkins also preceded him in death, along with step-mother, Maggie Adkins, brothers John and Hansford K. Adkins, and sisters Mary Crombie and infant Athalee Adkins.
James was a retired floor installer and attended Lick Creek Baptist Church.
He leaves behind three daughters, Lynn Mogle and husband Clayton of Des Moines, Iowa, Karen Adkins of Wayne, and Leslie Rodes and husband Jim of Huntington; four grandchildren, Dustin Mogle and Joshua Mogle, both of Des Moines, David Rodes and Christina Rodes, both of Huntington; and three great grandchildren, Payton Mogle, Connor Mogle, and Abbie Mogle, all of Des Moines.
Also surviving is one brother, Paul Adkins and his wife Mae and their family of Mich.; one sister, Pearl Colegreco and her family of Cliffside Park, N.J.; and lifelong friends Marie and Sid Dingess of Tom's River, N.J.
Per his request, private graveside services will beconducted.


 

MR. EARL G. Pug ROSS, 91, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 11, 2011. He was born January 15, 1920 at Wayne, a son of the late Cumberland Cleveland Ross and Mary Ann Wooten Ross. Six brothers, Wetzel, Denny, Alva, Jim, Allen and Emmitt, also preceded him in death, along with three sister, Lena Ramey, Alice Stiltner, and Minerva Porter.
Earl retired from the WV State Road, Wayne Department with 16 years of service. He was also a member of the Wolf Pen Church of Christ.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 54 years, Cuba Queen Ross; four daughters, Diane Keesee and husband Allen of Mobile, Ala., Delana Ball and husband Randall of Kenova, W.Va., Brenda Merritt, also of Kenova, and Sarah Wyke and husband Steve of Mobile; 11 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and a host of friends and family too numerous to mention.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, April 15, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


 

AVA ELLIS WHITE, 92, of Dunlow, W.Va. left this world Monday, April 4, 2011, in the arms of Jesus while surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 12, 1918 to the late John and Erna Ellis in Logan County, W.Va. Ava was a member of the Dunlow Freewill Baptist Church. Ava was preceded in death by her loving husband, Andrew White; two sons, Robert White and Rev. Billy Joe White; son-in-law, Elbert Thompson; daughters-in-law, Verna Mae White and Dorothy White; two great grand children, Treasure Hope and Amanda White; mother in law, Maude White; step mother, Emmer Ellis; two brothers, Don Ellis and Elmo Ellis; and one sister, Addie Motto.
She will be sadly missed by her 12 surviving children, Myrtle Thompson of Fort Gay, W.Va., Andrew Jr. (Eloise) of Sullivan, Ohio, Freelan White of Sullivan, Ohio, Don (Sharon) White of Dunlow, W.Va., Tenis (Gail) White of Wellington, Ohio, Sue (Garland) Wilson of Silver Springs, Florida, Shirley (Norman) Maynard of Wayne, W.Va., Brenda (Charles) Jervis of Rittman, Ohio, Raymond (Marjetta) White of Wakeman, Ohio, Lois (Ronnie) Little of Crum, W.Va., Karen (Herman) Williamson of Dunlow, W.Va. and Tommy (Julia) White of Wayne, W.Va. Also surviving are two daughters-in-law; Blanche White of Rochester, Ohio and Linda White of Sullivan, Ohio.
She leaves behind her many grandchildren she loved dearly: 37 grandchildren, 78 great grandchildren and 22 great-great grandchildren. She also leaves behind two sisters, Janice Brewer and Martha Preece; and two brothers, John Ellis and Grover (Hilda) Ellis of Logan County; and a host of other family members and friends. The family would like to extend a special thank you to her caregiver, Amanda Clay. Also, thanks to Dr. Robert Childers, St. Marys Hospital, Dennis Moore RN and the staff of Hospice of Huntington, and John and Cathy Queen (owners Right At Home Caregivers) of Ceredo. Thanks to the many people that prayed for her and the family throughout her illness. Avas wish would be that everyone meet her in Heaven.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Dunlow Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor Russell Watts, Brother Luther Dingess, and grandson Randy White officiating. Burial will follow in the White Family Cemetery, Dunlow with her sons serving as pallbearers. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the White family.

 


 

JOHN HARVEY ELLIOTT, 72, of Lakewood, Ohio, passed away at home with his family by his side on Wednesday, March 23, 2011. He was born December 16, 1938 in Wayne County, West Virginia, a son of the late Millard and Vada Williamson Elliott. His brother Charlie Elliott also preceded him in death, along with one sister, Rowena Elliott Kirk.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 42 years, Loretta Elliott; three daughters, Kimberly Robinson, Lisa Elliott, both of Cleveland, and Kayla Elliott of Lakewood; seven grandchildren, Brandon MacMillan, Hallie MacMillan, Xavier Elliott, Dawson Robinson, Mya Robinson, Ethan Winters, Elijah Elliott, all of Cleveland; and one grandson on the way.
Also surviving are three brothers, Millard F. Elliott and wife Anna of Genoa, W.Va., Albert Elliott and wife Linda of Ft. Gay, W.Va., and Elijah Elliott and wife Pat of Cleveland; one sister, Bertha Brahnam and husband James of Inez, Ky.; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, March 28, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Tommy Damron and Brother Johnson Queen officiating. Burial will follow in the Sol Copley Cemetery, Dunlow. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

 


BOYD KEITH WORKMAN, 63, of Dunlow, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on March 18, 2011. He was born April 7, 1947 in Wayne, W.Va., a son of the late Boyd Wallace and Jessie Belle Workman Harvey.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline Maynard Workman; one daughter, Paula Singleton and husband John of South Point, Ohio; three grandchildren, Ebony Workman, Macckala Singleton and Adam Singleton, all of South Point. Also surviving is one brother, Stanley Harvey of Dunlow; one sister, Carla Harvey; and a host of friends and family.
A memorial service will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday, March 28, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.


OWEN LEROY RUFTY, 54, of St. Albans, W.Va. passed away Thursday, March 24, 2011 at his residence. He was born January 16, 1958 in Cleveland, Ohio, a son of the late Samuel and Lillian Lewis Rufty.
Survivors include one son, Jesse Rufty and Christan Jones of St. Albans; one brother Delmas Rufty of Cleveland; one sister Bonita Rufty of California; and a host of friends and family.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Frazier Cemetery, East Lynn, W.Va. Friends may call two hours prior to the funeral on Tuesday

 


 

RONALD D. PALMER, 68, passed away on January 26, 2011 in Norfolk, Va. Mr. Palmer was born July 10, 1942 in Romney, W.Va. and graduated from Keyser High School, class of 1960, in Keyser, W.Va. He was the son of the late Mary Dove Palmer and Eldridge F. Palmer and was preceded in death by his wife, Eunice Pelfrey Tomblin Palmer, and two brothers, Roddy Palmer and Edwin Russell. He retired from the U.S. Navy after twenty-seven years and from Dollar Tree after twenty-one years of service.
Survivors include a brother, Edward Russell & wife, Shelby, two sisters, Ann Slaughter and Jean DeBarr, a sister-in-law, Alice Faye Russell, six children, Diana Riner, Wanda Denovchik, Charles Tomblin and Robert Tomblin, Susan Wonchoba and Jennifer Bak, nine grandchildren, Michelle Bolton, Sean Riner, Kimberly Speaks, Michael Tomblin, Justin Tomblin and Trista Tomblin, Elizabeth Salyers, Sydney and Andrea Bak and six great grandchildren and five nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2011, 11:00 a.m. at Community Memorial Gardens by Brother Jerry Casteel. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Palmer family.


 


RICKY "Slick Rick" CRABTREE, 50, of Louisa, Ky., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 22, 2011. He was born July 14, 1960 at Louisa, Ky., a son of the late Herbert Crabtree and Lois Thompson Crabtree. His brother Dale Crabtree also preceded him in death. Ricky was a truck driver and boss in the coal industry and a member of the Rush Branch Church.
He leaves behind the love of his life, Diane Crabtree; and son, Chad Crabtree of Louisa; three sisters Betty Adkins and Bobby of Louisa, Diane Adkins and Randy, and Edna Wilson and husband Don, all of Genoa, W.Va.; four brothers, Herman Crabtree and Cathy of Ft. Gay, W.Va., Roy Crabtree of Genoa, Jimmy Crabtree of Wayne, W.Va., and Tommy Crabtree and Becky of Huntington, W.Va.; two sisters-in-law, Donna Napier and Gilbert and Joann Robertson and husband Marvin all of Genoa; brother-in-law Richard Milum and wife Melissa of Wayne; special niece and nephews Chelsea Napier, Brandon Napier, both of Genoa, Dale Crabtree and wife Tara and "Bub" Adkins and wife Amy, all of Louisa; and a host of friends and family. Ricky was devoted to his family, and a caring friend to all who knew him, he will never be forgotten. He will be loved by many and missed by all.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastors Tommy Kitts and Robert Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in the Thompson Cemetery, Genoa. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Donations may be made to the Ricky Crabtree Trust Account at Community Trust Bank in Ft. Gay.


 

PATRICIA ANN BLANKENSHIP SANSOM, 53, of Huntington, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 17, 2011. She was born May 2, 1957 in Huntington, and was the office manager of Electronic Supply for 20 years. Her mother Shirley Ann Black Blankenship preceded her in death along with her husband John Mike Sansom.
Survivors include her father, William L. Blankenship and his wife Barbara of Ocala, Fla.; one brother William D. Blankenship and his wife Pamela of Cumming, Ga.; one sister, Sherri Felix and her husband J.A. of Huntington; niece Amy Neil of Pittsburg, Penn.; nephew Kodi Felix of Huntington; very special friend Gary Lewis, Jr., of Huntington; and a host of friends and family.
Graveside services will be conducted 1 p.m. Sunday, March 20, 2011 at Mt. Vernon Cemetery with Brother Harold Pelfrey officiating. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Sansom family.


 


JANESSA SARTIN WORKMAN, 22, of Wayne, W.Va., passed away March 10, 2011. She was born April 25, 1988 in Louisa, Kentucky. Her father, Michael Drenner preceded her in death along with grandfather Bill Drenner.
Surviving are her husband Mark Workman and four children, Haley Brook, twins Desiree and Danielle, and Mark Anthony, all at home; mother Brenda Fields and step-father Gary Fields; grandmother Doris Drenner, who loved her dearly and with whom she made her home early in life; mother-in-law Charlotte Adkins of Lesage, W.Va.; brothers Barry Watts, Gary Fields Jr. and Michael Drenner; and sisters Jessie and Kendra Fields. Funeral service will be conducted at noon Thursday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne. Burial will follow at the Drenner Cemetery, Little Lynn. Friends may call two hours prior to the service.

 


JUNE RUTH LANE BURKS, 79, of Wayne , W.Va. , passed away Saturday, March 12, 2011 in St. Francis Hospital , Charleston , W.Va. , after a brief illness. Abiding with her wishes, a private graveside service was conducted at the Williamson Cemetery , Cabwaylingo , W.Va. The song "Go Rest High on That Mountain" by Vince Gill was played just before laying her to rest.

June was born December 25, 1931 in Welch, W.Va. , a daughter of the late Joseph and Hazel Noe Lane . She was preceded in death by a son Larry Burks; two sisters, Pauline Seagraves, and Margaret Ray; long time friend of over 50 years, Clarence "Skillet" Smith; and her dog Rascal.

Survivors include a son, Darrel Burks of Honaker , Va. ; a sister, Ann (Morris) Paco of Spencer, W.Va., with whom she made her home in the last four months of her life; a brother, Joseph (Letha) Lane of Las Vegas, Nev.; three granddaughters and five great grandsons: Tina (Michael) Morgan and her four sons, Michael, Trae, Matthew, and Jaden; Tiffany Burks and her son Tyler; and Pam Burks. Also her neighbors (who thought of her as a mother and grandmother) Tommy, Tammy Smith and their children, Chris and Alicia; and many nieces and nephews.

June lived and worked many years in Michigan . She was the head of housekeeping for the President of the University of Michigan . She moved to Wayne County and resided in East Lynn working in the grocery industry. In 1995 she moved to the left fork of Wilson Creek were she held many roles in the neighborhood including caregiver, messenger, cook, babysitter, gardener, and friend. She will be severely missed. The family would like to thank the Williamson family for the beautiful grave plot on top of the mountain. Also they would like to thank Johnson Tiller Funeral Home for their service and kindness. Our loss is heavens gain.


 

BILLY JACK MAYNARD, 72, of Branchland, W.Va., formerly of Wayne County, W.Va., passed away Saturday, March 12, 2011 at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was born September 29, 1938 in Wayne County, son of the late Woodrow and Pavelo Maynard.
He leaves behind his wife, Dorothy Followay Maynard; two daughters, Harriet Brooks and Jackie Sue Adkins of Wayne County; three sons, Billy Jack Caldwell, Herman Caldwell, and David Caldwell, all of Cleveland, Oh.; two aunts, Rosa Lee Dickerson of Wayne, and Maude Sperry of Huntington, W.Va.; four uncles Eugene Maynard, Cletis Maynard, both of Cleveland, Johnny Maynard of Georgia, and Bobby Maynard, of Wayne.
Also surviving are four step-children, Leponda Harmon of Florida, Crystal Smith of Lavalette, W.Va., Chloe McDonald of Chesapeake, Oh., and Noah Adkins of Wayne; and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Jack Marcum officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call two hours prior to the funeral on Tuesday.


 

HERBERT WORKMAN, 80, of Ft. Gay, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Saturday, March 12, 2011 at his home. He was born January 14, 1931 in Greenbrier County, W.Va. Never knowing his parents, he was raised in an orphanage and later moved to Wayne County. Herbert lived in a specialized care home with his caregiver Grace Wallace and her husband, Curtis, and roommate Paul Wilson for 11 years. Before coming to the Wallace home, Herbert lived in an adult family care home in Ft. Gay with Vivian Hoosier and her husband for 23 years.
Herbert had many friends: Tony and Nora Jean and their daughter Brittany, Troy and wife Alena, Justin, Sara, and Michael Wallace, Paula Curtis, and two special friends Shawn Wallace and Bill Caldwell.
Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday at Elmwood Cemetery, Wayne, with Brother Johnson Queen officiating. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve Mr. Workman.


 


NOLA MAE WORKMAN, 71, of Huntington, W.Va., formerly of Boone County, W.Va., died Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at Cabell Huntington Hospital after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willard Workman and Pearl Dillon Workman; brothers Delmer and Dewey Workman; and sisters Loulla Thompson and Joyce Workman.
Survivors include daughter Anna Puskas and her husband Bradley of Huntington; sisters Maxine Hunt of Pickerington, Oh., Aliene Glenn of Pataskla, Oh., Shirley Workman and Nina Workman, both of Galloway, Oh., Rose Blair of Columbus, Oh., Janet Bray of McArthur, Oh., June Cater of Elkview, W.Va., and Nadine Holstein of Ashford, W.Va.; a host of nieces and nephews; four very special great nephews, Brandon Mitchell, Austin and Darrell Estep of Danville, W.Va., and Tyler Roberts of Spurlocksville, W.Va.; great niece Katelyn Roberts of Spurlocksville, whom she loved dearly; and two pets, Peaches and Joe.
The family would like to extend a thank you to Hospice nurse Tim Beach for all he did.
Funeral services will be conductedat noonFriday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in The Memory Garden, Madison, W.Va. Friends may callone hour prior to the funeral on Friday.

 


HAROLD R. BROWN, 71, of Lavalette, W.Va., passed away Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was born October 4, 1939, son of the late James R. and Mary Ellen Brown. His daughter, Mary Darlene Brown also preceded him in death, along with one brother James E. Brown. Harold was a disabled brick mason.
He leaves behind one sister and brother-in-law, Wanda and Dexel Blankenship of Lavalette; nephews and nieces, Ed (Robin) Blankenship of Chesapeake, Oh., Randy, Troy, Joey (Laura) and Tina Blankenship, all of Lavalette, Judy Lageman of St. Albans, W.Va., Jeff Brown of Massachusetts, and Chassidy Szerokman of Charleston, W.Va.; and several great-nieces and nephews.
The family will receive visitors from noon till 2 p.m. Thursday, March 10, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Private graveside services will be conducted at a later time.


 

BENJAMIN HARRISON STACY, 65, of Wayne, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 6, 2011. He was born May 19, 1945 at Inez, Ky., a son of the late Charlie and Florence Stacy. One brother Robert Stacy and one sister Amy Stacy also preceded him in death.
Benjamin was a member of the Genoa Church of God and also attended the Wayne Church of God.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Janice Stacy; one son, Benjamin Shawn Stacy and Kayla Lucas of Wayne; two grandsons, Donte Shawn Stacy of Wayne, and David Tyler Stacy of Dunlow, W.Va.
Also surviving are two sisters, Perley Jude of Louisa, Ky., and Nancy Stacy of Inez, Ky.; four brothers, Archie Stacy and wife Alice of Inez, John Stacy and wife Mary of Louisa, Doug Stacy and wife Dolly of Mingo County, W.Va., and Jim Stacy and wife Bernice of Inez,; special friends Ronnie and Julie Walls, Ronald and Tammy Lucas, and Glen Kelly, all of Wayne; and a host of friends and family.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Ronnie Marcum officiating. Burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens. Friends may call two hours prior to the funeral on Wednesday.


TESTER WAYNE "TECK" ADKINS, 60, of Wayne, W.Va., passed away at home on Monday, February 28, 2011. He was born December 22, 1950 in Lincoln County, W.Va., a son of the late Wetzel and Elva Nelson Adkins. His wife, Georgia Adkins also preceded him in death along with two brothers, Delmar Adkins and Mitchell Adkins, and two sisters, Shirley Adkins and Christine Lambert.
Survivors include one daughter, Thena Colgrove and husband Crow of Ranger, W.Va.; four sons, Tester Wayne Whitt and wife Dorothy, John Adkins Whitt and wife Kelly, all of Wayne, Billy Marcum and wife Tiffany of East Lynn, W.Va., and Harmon Davis of Bluefield, W.Va.; and a host of grandchildren.
Also surviving are four sisters, Marie Burress of West Hamlin, W.Va., Kesslene Prolow and husband Ed of Milton, W.Va., Pansy Tabor and husband Danny of Dunlow, W.Va., and June McCoy of Huntington, W.Va.; two brothers, Walter Adkins and wife Gail of Huntington, and James Adkins and wife Linda of Wayne; and friends and neighbors too numerous to mention.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Herman Dingess officiating. Burial will follow in the Kelly Perry Cemetery, East Lynn. Friends may call two hours prior to the funeral on Thursday.


 

ROGER LEE BROOKS, 58, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 26, 2011. He was born November 25, 1952 at Wayne, a son of the late Verlie and Ruth Frasher Brooks. His sister Ramona Brooks also preceded him in death. Roger was a member of the Wolf Pen Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Christian Brooks; two brothers, Jimmie Brooks of Canton, Oh., and Galley Brooks and wife LaVern of Robertsville, Oh.; one sister, Lizzie Jordan and husband George, also of Canton, Oh.; and a host of friends and family.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Emual Adkins and Brother Hugh Merritt officiating. Burial will follow at Dock's Creek Cemetery. Friends may call two hours prior to the service on Wednesday.


 

WILLIAM H. LeGRAND, SR., 80, of Huntington, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 24, 2011. He was born December 16, 1930 in Huntington, W.Va., a son of the late William Harry Legrand and Mable Chapman. His brother Charles LeGrand and a sister Thelma Mae Henderson also preceded him in death.
He leaves behind his wife Anna Louise Black LeGrand; one sister, Lora Belle Hick of Huntington; four sons, William Harry LeGrand, Jr. of Huntington, Dennis Joe LeGrand of Lesage, W.Va., Danny LeGrand and his wife Lilly of Huntington, and Roger Legrand and his wife Kathy of Ohio; three daughters, Carolyn Preece of Huntington, Joyce Dunaway and husband Ollie of Milton, W.Va., and Crystal Fetty and husband Robbie of Ohio; numerous grandchildren; great grandchildren; and a host of friends and family.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Rocky Smith officiating. Private burial will follow. Friends may call one hour prior to the services on Saturday.


 

ROGER LEE CHANEY, 63, of Genoa, W.Va., passed away on Monday, February 21, 2011 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington. He was born April 16, 1947 in Wayne, W.Va. a son of the late Curtis and Cora (Hensley) Chaney. His sister, Frieda Mills also preceded him in death.
He leaves behind his wife, Janice Chaney; three children, Carrie Karnes and her husband Richard of Wayne, W.Va., Roger Chaney, Jr. of Genoa, and Kimberly Chaney of Brunswick, Oh.; eight grandchildren, Jeffrey Latham of Beckley, W.Va., Joshua Morley of Wayne, Amber Morley of Genoa, Tyler Chaney of Burnsville, W.Va., Chelsea Chaney of Genoa, Isabella Karnes of Wayne, Nicholas Chaney of Genoa, and Roger L. Chaney of East Lynn, W.Va.; six brothers; and six sisters.
The family will receive visitors after 6 p.m. Thursday, February 24, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.

 


CLO ANN MATHIS, 65, of Crown City, Ohio, passed away February 17, 2011. She was born January 9, 1946, the daughter of the late Walter and Virginia Adkins-Dickerson. One brother, Bobby Gene Dickerson also preceded her in death.
She is survived by her husband, James Foster Mathis; her son and daughter-in-law, Darren and Lisa Mathis; two brothers, Larry and Pat Dickerson and Walter and Debbie Dickerson; four sisters, Alice and Bernard Pendleton, Raye and Walter Elkins, Yvonne and Arthur Talbot, Jr., and Delva and Russ Stewart; a sister-in-law, Mary and Willis Ferguson; and a multitude of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Clo was a proud member of the First Baptist Church of Proctorville, Ohio, and considered the members there her brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, February 20, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne, W.Va., with Pastor Jeff Black officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Kenova, W.Va. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

 


 


Beloved Dad and Grand-Dad, OBIE PERRY, 95, of Huntington, WV, passed away quietly, following a brief illness, Wednesday, February 2, 2011, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, WV. Born April 6, 1915, at the Rocky Fjord/McComas area of Dunlow, Wayne County, WV, he was a son of the late James and Marinda (Nelson) Perry. Preceded, in 1997, by his loving wife of 59 years, Tennessee (Copley) Perry and 2 Sons: Jimmie and Trestyn Joseph Perry. He was a member of the Little Harts Freewill Baptist Church, Harts, WV; a retired timberman/sawmill operator; heavy equipment operator; and reknowned molasses maker in Lincoln and Wayne Counties. Preceded also by 6 brothers: Elvia; Elisha; John Walter; Oscar; Wetzel; and Noah; and 6 Sisters: Alma; Clersie; Florida (Perry) Pilbeam; Bessie (Perry) Frazier; Maude (Perry) Fry Comer; and Jennie (Perry) Bevins. Survivors include his daughters: Kay Wall, Marlinton, WV, and Della Lilly, Huntington, WV; Grand-Daughters: Patricia; Alice; and Darla; and Grand-Son, Obie; a sister, Emily (Jack) Hagist, Lavalette, WV; 4 brothers: Edgar, Sr., (Jane), Dunlow, WV; Wayne (Della), Hamden, OH; Raymond (Barbara), Lavalette, WV; Monroe, Cleveland, OH; Robert Franklin "Bob", Cleveland, OH; Great-Grand-Daughters: Rebecca; Maria; Amber; and Christina; Great-Grand-Son: C. J.; Great-Great-Grand-Daughters: Adriana; Emily; and Harley; Great-Great Grandson: Owen; Five special nephews: Winfield and Lafe, both of Cleveland, OH; Charles, Chesapeake, OH; Dudley, Lavalette, WV; David, Louisa, KY; Wetzel, Dunlow, WV; and Edgar, Jr., Dunlow, WV; a special niece: Willa Schooley, Lexington, KY; two special Great-Great-Nephews: Brian and "Josh"; a special Great-Great-Niece: "Ellie"; a special sister-in-law: Dorothy Bentley, Chesapeake, OH; and special friends: Joe Bruder and Pat Davis, Hamlin, WV; Nancy Floyd, Wurtland, KY; Wendell Napier, Prichard, WV; and George Carter, Huntington, WV. The family extends sincere appreciation to Dr. Gilberto Garza, the nursing staff at St. Mary's Medical Center, and the entire staff at Emogene Dolin Hospice House for the loving care they provided to our Dad. Pallbearers will be Joe Bruder; Wendell Napier; David Perry; Edgar Perry, Jr.; Troy Perry; Wetzel Pilbeam; Dudley Ralston; and Frank Schooley. Visitation will begin at 6 PM Friday, February 4, 2011, at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne, WV. Funeral services, with Pastor Moses Vance and Rev. Clifford Vance officiating, will be 1:00 PM Saturday, February 5, 2011, at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, WV. He will be laid to rest at Queen's Ridge Cemetery, Dunlow, WV.

 


 

FANNIE MAGDALINE FRALEY, 77, wife if Ralph "Butch" Fraley, of East Lynn, W.Va., passed away Sunday evening, January 30, 2011 at the Emogene Dolin-Jones Hospice House of Huntington. She was born September 15, 1933 in Lincoln County , W.Va. , a daughter of the late Alpha and Lenzy Hazelett. She is also preceded in death by her first husband, Raymond Clark who died in 1989.

Additional survivors include daughter Carrol Algeri and her husband of Ohio ; two step-daughters, Monna Kay and husband Gerald, and Lavetta Gardner, all of Mich. ; one step-son, Ralph Fraley, Jr. of Tenn. ; granddaughters, Tina Hoffman and Tracie Smith; one great grandson; and two great granddaughters, all of Ohio.

Also surviving are two sisters, Carrie Tarr of Missouri , and Vervie Lou of Ohio ; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, February 5, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Emual Adkins, Delmar Adkins, and Hugh Merritt officiating . Burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens . Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

 


 

 

DANA MONROE SANDERS, 55, died January 25, 2011 at OSU Medical Center after a long battle with cancer. Born March 25, 1955 to Hubert Davis of Huntington, W.Va., and Phyllis Johnson and step-father Doyle Johnson of Oceana, W.Va., he was raised by the late Levi and Verla Sanders, in Wayne County, West Virginia. One brother, Willie Sanders of Branchland, W.Va., also preceded him in death, along with half-siblings Brenda Johnson of Oceana, W.Va., Clarence Davis of Hamlin, W.Va., and William Nute McDonald of Branchland.
Dana resided in Hurricane, W.Va., with his wife Kathryn Sanders and was the owner of Mountaineer Roofing and Construction Company. He was an avid pool player and a member of BCA Pool League and Valley National 8-ball League Association.
In addition to his wife, survivors include children Jeffrey Sanders of Kopperston, W.Va., Dana DeShannon Sanders of Hurricane, W.Va., Jessica Sanders Crouse (Matthew) of Branchland, and Shanda Bragg of St. Albans, W.Va.; step-children Larain Pike, Neil Bauman, and Kyle Bauman, all of Hurricane; siblings Katie Mills, Lois Lambert, Harold Sanders, all of East Lynn, W.Va., Golden Sanders of Akron, Ohio, and Jack Sanders of Hamlin; half-siblings, Drema Carey of South Point, Ohio, Diane Kershner of Stephenson, W.Va., Tammy Lozier of Bolt, W.Va., Gary Davis of Cleveland, Ohio, and Jr. Davis of Branchland; seven precious grandchildren; extended family; and many special friends.
Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, January 29, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne, with Rev. James Walker and Jason McComas officiating. Burial will follow in the Sanders Cemetery, East Lynn. Relatives and friends are welcome after 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Thanks in advance for all of the support that has been given to Danas family.

A very special note of thank you for my beloved husband, Dana Monroe Sanders. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home has been, always, the noblest place. Thank you to Chad, Dewey, and Jerry. Thank you for all of the beautiful flowers that was sent, and everyone that went out of their way just to stop in. Also, to the Mountaineer workers (his boys) Bill Fulks, Daniel Eplin, William Holly (Wig), Davis Myers, Daniel Copley, Charles Copley, Lee Jones, Phil Copley, Davis Davis, Neil Bauman, Kyle Bauman, and Dana D Shannon Sanders. They were the heart and stone of his company. Reverend Jason McComas was very uplifting to me. Reverend James Walker traveled so far away just to be with us. I will always have a light lit in my house as he said the light would be in his church. Thank you to the four singers, Daniel Williamson, Lowell Adkins, Burton Adkins, and David Hill. I was so overwhelmed by them. Thank you to the David Mills and Jerry Smith for all the hard work at the Sander's Cemetery. It was greatly appreciated. Also, thank you to Dana's pallbearers Charles Copley, Phil Copley, Jason Hunley (Pee Wee), Shawn Marcum, Neil Bauman, Kyle Bauman, Terry Chafon, and Dana D. Shannon Sanders. Also to his pool players on the V.N.E.A. pool league. Love you all, as I know he did! Thank you to all the family and friends that were waiting for us back at the cemetery: David Lambert (Pee Dee), Trisa Ramey, Michelle Ramey, Terry Ramey, Jerry Clark, and Missy Brooks. Thanks to the Crouse family and friends that made all the wonderful food at Jessica and Matt Crouse's house. For me, life gives us time but only love gives it meaning. Thank you Dana for all the time we had shared that made our life so special. Love your wife You were my best friend. Love you forever!.....Kathryn R. Sanders

 


 

MARY ETTA MITCHELL, 60, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with her husband on Saturday, January 22, 2011. She was born February 24, 1950 at Huntington County, Penn., a daughter of the late Elmer Reese and Etta Mae Blair Walker. Her husband Paul Mitchell also preceded her in death. Baptist by faith, Mary was a homemaker and loved attending church.
Survivors include one son, Walter Mitchell of Wayne; two daughters, Paula Smith of Traveler's Rest, S.C., and Marietta Brooks of East Lynn, W.Va.; and a host of friends and family too numerous to mention.
Funeral will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, January 27, 2011 with Pastor Charlie Maynard officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the funeral.


 

LILLIAN RUTH BRADSHAW, 82, of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Lavalette, W.Va. went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 17, 2011 at Angel Care Assisted Living Facility, St. Petersburg. She passed quietly with her children around her.
Ruth was born November 29, 1928 in Logan Co., W.Va., a daughter of the late Rufus Workman and Martha Jane McClellan. Her husband James Bradshaw also preceded her in death, along with one son, Tom C. Coleman IV, one brother Harold Workman, and one sister, Marie Currie.
She is survived by two sons, Robert Coleman and wife Fina of Lavalette, W.Va. and Phillip Maynard and wife Erin of Wayne; and three daughters, Virginia Ramey and husband James of Wayne, Melanie Coleman-Simon and husband Sheldon of Tierra Verde, Fla., and Susan Martin and husband Ross of Suwanee, Ga.;
Ruth enjoyed being a part of the special occasions of her big family, including 12 grandchildren, Chris Coleman and wife Heather of Johnson City, Tenn., Elizabeth Ramey-Slagel and husband Robert of Ironton, Oh., Linda Ramey Goad and husband Charles of Ona, W.Va., Bradley Martin of Suwanee, Ga., Brian Ramey of Wayne, David Coleman and Hannah Coleman, both of Lavalette, Luke Maynard and Olivia Maynard, both of Wayne, Derek Coleman, Shannon Coleman, and Lauren Coleman, all of Roanake, Va., and four great-grandchildren, Mason Slagel, Georgia Slagel, and Lilly Kate Slagel, all of Ironton, and Grant Goad of Ona.
She was interested in politics and current events and stayed up to date on what was happening in the world. Her mind was alert and she loved to solve word puzzles and play board games. The last 18 months, Ruth spent with her daughter in Florida where she sat in the sunshine and made many sweet friends. We loved her. We will miss her. Rest now, Mom.
Private graveside services will be held for the family at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Logan, W.Va. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne, W.Va. is honored to serve the Bradshaw Family.




EDNA MAE MILLS, 75, of Dunlow, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 16, 2011, at her home. She was born February 28, 1935, a daughter of the late Allen and Brooke Stroud. Her first husband Henry Perry also preceded her in death along with one son, Matthew Perry; one brother, Wayne Stroud, and one sister, Lora King. She was a devoted and faithful member of the Church of God.
Edna Mae is survived by her loving husband of 21 years, Boyd Mills of Dunlow; one daughter, Marlene Staley of Dodge City, Kansas; a special son-in-law, Eddie Ramey and his family; seven grandchildren, Megan Perry Cyrus, Leanna Perry, Michael Shawn Perry, Henry Ramey, Anthony Ramey, Tosha Mae Ramey, and T.J. Ramey.
Also surviving are five loving sisters, Genevieve Wallace of West Palm Beach, Fla., Marie Dillon of Cookeville, Tenn., Olive Sutherland of Yale, Mich., Evie Smith and husband Bob of Somerset, Ky., and Elizabeth Marcum and husband Bill of South Point, Oh.; two loving brothers, James Stroud and wife Betty of Frankfort, Oh., and Orville Stroud and wife Hazel of Grayson, Ky.; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends Penny Queen and Irene Jarrells.
Edna Mae worked many years in Ohio and in Huntington, W.Va., before retiring. She was a wonderful homemaker and a friend to all. Her beautiful quilts will always be treasured and she will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at noon Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Randy Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the McClellan-Crum Cemetery, Dunlow. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday.


CLAUDE ARGEAN STEPHENS, 79 of Prichard, W.Va., and Rt. 75, passed away SaturdayJanuary 15, 2011,at Cornerstone Hospital in Huntington. He was born January 11, 1932 at Wayne, W.Va., a son of the late Menis and Violet Cyrus Stephens. He retired from Houdaille Industries and owned a construction and rental business for 45 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Larry Stephens; two brothers, Charley and Richard Stephens; and three sisters, Delores, Diana, and Beverly.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Faye Jones Stephens; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sherri and Demetrius Apostolon of Hidden Valley, and Donna and Jeff Drown of Buffalo Creek; three grandsons, Tanner Drown, John and Zachary Apostolon; and one granddaughter, Madison Apostolon.
He is also survived by seven brothers, Adolphis (Barbara) Stephens of Lavalette, W.Va., Paul (Edith), Silas (Dorothy), Raymond (Barbara), and Dallas Stephens of Wayne, Michael Stephens of Columbus, and Donald Stephens of Rt. 75; three sisters, Glenna Williams of Columbus, Joyce (Kenneth) Jones of Huntington, and Helen (Paul) Weber of Dayton; and a special uncle, Noah Stephens of Lavalette.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Stephens Cemetery, Wilson Creek. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

 


 


DORIS ANN DAVIS, beloved wife of Michael G. Davis of Wayne, W.Va., left this life January 14, 2011, after a long illness. She was born May 10, 1945 in Columbus, Ohio, to the late Oscar M. Lewis and Lucille Martin Lewis. Two brothers, Kenneth L. Lewis and Jimmy Lewis also preceded her in death.
She was a wonderful mother to Steven L. Davis and wife Sara, Lisa M. Davis, Rebecca D. Davis-Zuelke and husband Jae. Doris was the Grandma Mawsy to LeAnn, Jessica, Shannon, Christian, Airon, Caitlin, and Kelsey; great granddaughter Janessa; also an adopted niece Katillia Martin. Also surviving is one brother Charles Lewis and wife DiAnne; and many nieces and nephews.
Doris leaves behind a testament of courage, hope, and kindness. A member of Steele Memorial Church, upon her initial illness, Doris found comfort in many friends, a host of Elders, and a special brother in Christ, Gary Ferguson and wife Joyce. Diagnosed May 10, 2010 with Leukemia, our mother and wife held fast to her faith in Jesus Christ.
Funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. She will sleep in the Davis Family Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

 


 


BETTY JANE PELFREY, 75, of Wayne, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 9, 2011. She was born January 10, 1935 in Boyd County, Ky., a daughter of the late Clarence and Laura Belle Pierce. Her son, Harold Lee "Bug" Pelfrey also preceded her in death, along with two sisters, Louise barker, and Pauline Ross; two sisters-in-law, Hazel Pierce and Eunice Pelfrey Tomblin; son-in-law, Lyle Edward "Mickey" James, and two daughters, Alberta Lewis and Samantha Fields.
Betty was a member of the Laurel Freewill Baptist Church for 62 years, where she taught Sunday school.
She leaves behind her husband of 59 years, Harold Lee Pelfrey; one son, Bill Pelfrey and his wife Dianna of Wayne; one daughter, Barbara James of Huntington, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Laura Aliff of East Lynn, W.Va., Candy Pelfrey, Morgan Smith, both of Wayne, and Billie Castle of Prichard, W.Va.; 11 great grandchildren, Clifford Workman of Huntington, Janie Workman of East Lynn, Alexis Robertson, Billy Robertson, Kylie Smith, Colt Jaxson Smith, Kori Smith, all of Wayne, Macy Castle, Austin Castle, Gabriel Castle, and Zoey Castle, all of Prichard; five step-grandchildren, Rebecca McComas, Shelly Braley, Jessica Eplin, Michelle McFee, and Rhonda Hicks.
Also surviving are two sisters, Brenda Ross and her husband Arden of East Lynn, and Bonnie Stiltner of Genoa, W.Va.; two brothers, Donald Pierce of East Lynn, and Herman E. Pierce and his wife Phyllis of Huntington; several nieces and nephews, and friends too numerous to mention.
Betty also leaves behind her friend Betty Fenton who went above and beyond to care for her and came to be a part of the family, and the staff of CB&H whom Betty loved as sons.
The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice of Huntington for their love and support.
Funeral will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, January 14, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry Casteel and Minister Sam Adkins officiating. Burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.



SANDRA JERALDINE DeMARCO, 73, of Chesapeake, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 9, 2011. She was born July 14, 1937 in Huntington, W.Va., a daughter of the late Herman and Olive Burd. Four brothers Otis Burd, Foster Burd, Junior Burd and Teddy Burd, also preceded her in death, along with four sisters, Betty Henderson, Linda Wilburn, Lilly Burd, and Doris Carrol Cook.
Sandy was a performer and a member of the Moose Lodge in Las Vegas, Nev.
She leaves behind two daughters, Laura Piccolomini and husband Raymond of Cleveland, Oh., and Susan Adkins and husband Johnny of Huntington; one son, Michael DeMarco of Chesapeake; three grandchildren, Andriana Ambrose and her husband John of Cleveland, Patrick DeMarco of Huntington, and Martena DeMarco of Wayne, W.Va.; and one great grandson, Johnny Ray Ambrose of Cleveland.
Also surviving are six sisters, Tina Kirk of Huntington, Sherry Adkins and husband Jerry of Lesage, W.Va., Brenda Lee Burd of Fla., Dreama Blankenship, Brenda Garrett, both of Huntington, and Sonja Buzzell of Indiana; seven brothers, Homer Burd and wife Prissy of Huntington, Ronnie Burd of Mason County, W.Va., Michael Burd of Huntington, Paul Burd of Proctorville, Oh., Charlie Burd of Huntington, Jason Burd of Tenn., and Arthur Burd of Milton, W.Va.; many nieces and nephews; a special ex-daughter-in-law, Sandy DeMarco, of Wayne, and friends and neighbors too numerous to mention.
Private services were held by the family. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the DeMarco family.


LINDA ELEANOR BURGESS, 69, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away at home on Monday, January 3, 2011 following an extended illness. She was born February 10, 1941 in Point Pleasant, W.Va., a daughter of the late Clarence "Rome" and Alma Freeman. Two sons, Robert Lee Sturgeon and Nathan Scott Warnecky also preceded her in death.
Linda was a homemaker and loved fishing, and hunting. She also enjoyed traveling.
She leaves behind her husband, Roy E. Burgess; five daughters, Debbie Castle and husband Ray Jr. of Cole Grove, Ohio, Cindy Rohrig of Gadsden, Ala., Mary Reike and husband Tony of Burnsville, Minn., Becky Lemaster, and Tammy Turley, both of Huntington; two sons, Richard Warnecky of Licking County, Ohio, and Jimmy Sturgeon of Rome, Ga.; 22 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-grandchild on the way.
Also surviving are two sisters, Lorena Matheny of Concorde, N.C., and Lenora Waggoner of Sandy Hill, W.Va.; one brother Melvin Freeman of Racine, W.Va.; and special friends, Gary and Bonnie Workman, and Al Trent, all of Huntington.
The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice of Huntington for their support and love during her final days.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, January 6, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with the funeral beginning at 8 p.m.

DONALD PERRY, 59, of East Lynn, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 23, 2010 at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was born September 10, 1951 in Wayne County, West Virginia, and was an active member of the East Lynn Baptist Church.
His father Ivan Perry preceded him in death along with one son, Christopher Damon Perry.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 37 years, Sarah Perry; his mother, Deloris Eilleen Perry of East Lynn; one brother Avra Perry and wife Donna of Lavalette, W.Va.; three sisters, Vella Ann Thompson of Williamson, W.Va., Louella Perry and husband Sam of Wayne, W.Va., and Connie Clay and husband Gary of Branchland, W.Va.; and a host of nephews and nieces whom he loved.
Funeral services will be conducted noon on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Rev. Calvin Perry and Paul Tuemler officiating. Burial will follow at Spring Valley Memorial Gardens with Samuel Perry, Jamie Clay, Travis Clay, Michael Eaves, and Patrick Eaves serving as pallbearers. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.



MS. KATHIE KAY WILLIAMSON, 55, formerly of Kelly Knob, W.Va. died December 22, 2010 at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. She was born November 7, 1955, the daughter of the late Ira Williamson and Minnie Adkins Perry. If youve ever wondered what faith and strength are, then you should have known our sister who faced many tragedies while holding firm to her faith in God. Kathie was a nurse and mother of four children.
She was preceded in death by her son Harold Horn Jr., sister Virginia Hazel Williamson, and her brothers Roscoe Larry Williamson, Steve Williamson, and Buck Williamson.
Survivors include her children Joshua Smith of Parma Heights, Ohio, SGT. Timothy Smith and wife LT. Kara Bennington Smith of Carey, Ohio, and Sharon Horn of Crum, W. Va.; two grandsons Austin Runyon and Roger Waller of Crum; six sisters: Mary Chapman of Senoia, Ga., Victory Ramey of Crum, Tammy Williamson of Grey Eagle, W. Va., Dorothy Ann LeRoy of Harker Heights, Texas, Dianna Williamson of Huntington, W.Va., and Brookie Brewer of Kelly Knob; five brothers, Bill M. Williamson of Gibsonville, N.C., Rick Williamson of Chattanooga, Tenn., Lark Williamson, Frank Ed Williamson, and Arthur L. Williamson of Kelly Knob-Wilsondale, W.Va.; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Monday, December 27, 2010, at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne, W.Va. with Pastors Eddie Smith and Mike Dillon officiating. Burial will follow at the Maynard Cemetery, Kelly Knob-Wilsondale, W.Va. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.





MR. JOHN ADAMS, 72, of Genoa, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 18, 2010. He was born May 13, 1938 in Wayne County, a son of the late Audie and Louisa Adams. Also preceding him in death were four brothers, Jack Adams, Lucian Adams, Virgil Adams, and Norman Adams, and two sisters, Inez Adkins and Della Isaacs. John was a retired plumber and a member of the Macedonia Freewill Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jewell Adams; his children, Donna Adams of Genoa, Pamela Frye and her husband Randy, of Genoa, Amanda Maynard and her husband Kevin of Lavalette, W.Va., John Adams, Jr. and his wife Christy of Genoa, and Michael Adams; seven grandchildren, Candice Daniels and husband Mark, Megan Frye, Beldin Frye, Timothy Thompson, Cody Maynard, Johnathon Adams, and Andrew Adams; six great grandchildren, Katie Frye-Trautwein, John Hunter Daniels, Hayden Daniels, Gavin Daniels, Addison Bowen, and Autumn Bowen.
Also surviving are six sisters, Erie Frazier and husband Paul, Minnie Cochran and husband George, Donna Isaacs and husband Chuck, Rhoda Morton and husband Edward, Sadie Jacobs and husband Troy, and Teresa Clay and husband Robert; and seven brothers, Robert Adams and his wife Nettie, Boyd Adams and his wife Arleda, Orville Adams and wife Shirley, Audie Adams, Jr., and wife Nancy, Sammy Adams and wife Bobbi, Omer Adams and wife Connie, and Sampie Adams and wife Doris; and a host of friends and neighbors too numerous to mention.
The family would like to thank Hospice of Huntington for their love and support.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Rev. Luther Dingess officiating. Burial will follow in the Roscoe Davis Cemetery, Genoa. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.



MRS. AVENELL DILLEY, 71, of Lavalette, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 13, 2010. She was born October 5, 1939 in Wayne County, a daughter of the late Howard and Vada Williamson. Her husband, Harold Lee Dilley, also preceded her in death along with two sisters, Alta Mae Porter and Patricia Spence, and on brother, Fern Williamson.
She leaves behind two sons, David Dilley and his wife Stacey of Ashland, Kentucky, and William Dilley and his wife Amy of Louisville, Kentucky; one daughter, Garnett Dunfee of Lavalette; six grandchildren, Becky, David, Zion, Emma, Josh, and Ashton; and three great grandchildren, Braiden, Haden, and Maggie.
Also surviving is one sister, Loretta Williamson and her husband Curtis H. of Wayne, W.Va.; two brothers, Perchie Williamson and his wife Doris, and Drewie Williamson and his wife Sandra, all of Proctorville, Ohio; and a host of friends and family.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Hospice of Huntington for their love and care, and ask that donations be made to them in Avenell's honor. (Hopsice of Huntington P.O. Box 464 Huntington, WV 25709)
Funeral services will be conducted at noon Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Ivory Williamson, Brother Clifford Napier and Pastor Danny Damron officiating. Burial will follow in the Greasy Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the funeral.




MELVA MAE STEELE, 68, of Wayne, W.Va., went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, December 2, 2010. She was born November 28, 1942 in Logan County, a daughter of the late John and Matilda Lambert. Her husband, Emery Steele also preceded her in death along with one daughter, Linda Sue Steele, and three sons, Emery Steele, Jr., Larry Joe Steele, and an infant son.
Melva dearly loved Gethsemane United Baptist Church where she attended when able.
Survivors include four daughters, Ruby Adkins and husband Toby of Prichard, W.Va., Anita Suzette Willis and husband Christopher of Lakeland, Fla., Frances Davis and husband Jay of Branchland, W.Va., and Kathleen Witt of Wayne; one son, Frank Edward Steele and wife Francis of Wayne; one sister Clarissa Clark and husband Earnest of Mulberry, Fla.; 12 grandchildren: Krystal Adkins, Kimberly Martin and husband Dennis, Jessica Rose DeMaris, Justin DeMaris, Michael DeMaris, Samantha DeMaris, Frank Steele, Wesley Davis, Cassie Davis, James Witt, Jason Witt, and Russell Witt; eight great grandchildren; and several loving nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors, whom she loved dearly.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Sunday, December 5, 2010 at Gethsemane United Baptist Church, Barboursville, W.Va. with Rev. Danny Dailey, Rev. Jonah Adkins, and Rev. Zach Bills officiating. Burial will follow in the Skeens Cemetery, East Lynn, with grandsons and sons-in-law serving as pallbearers. Friends may call after 6 p.m. at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne.




WILLIS DWIGHT MARCUM, 65, of Crum, W.Va., passed away Saturday, November 27, 2010 in Huntington, W.Va. He was born May 25, 1945 in Marion, Va., a son of the late Elmer and Pauline Horne Marcum. Two brothers, Ronald Marcum and John David Marcum also preceded him in death.
Willis was a retired school bus driver for the Wayne County School District.
Survivors include his twin brother, Douglas W. Marcum of Crum; one aunt, Roberta Horne Broome of Bristol, Tenn.; 12 cousins; and his dog Toby and cat Julie.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Silver Creek Church, Crum, with Pastor Otis Dillon officiating. Burial will follow in the Marcum-Salmons Cemetery. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Tuesday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.



WILLARD VIRGIL "Willie" BROWNING, 49, of Wayne, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 24, 2010. He was born July 30, 1961 in Columbus, Ohio, the beloved son of Virgil and Betty Browning. In addition to his parents, survivors include two sisters and brothers-in-law, Debra and Robert Miller and Jeannie and Jakie Vaughan; two nephews, Donald Browning and his wife Lilly, and Michael Vaughan and wife Camillia; four nieces, Melissa Aliff, Crystal Vaughan, Samantha Miller and Stephanie Staley.
Also surviving are eight great-nephews, Dylan Burnette, Chase Vaughan, Justin Perry, Jarrod Perry, Steven Sergent, Brian Garn, Brandon Schwalback, and Ishmeal Schwalback; two great-nieces, Abigail and Madison Browning; and a host of aunts, uncles and many friends.
Willie carried a deep love for Jesus that he used to warm the hearts of everyone he came into contact with. Willie is no longer bound to a wheelchair, but instead he is walking down the streets of gold in heaven.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, November 28, 2010 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Roger Perry and Pastor Donald Hager officiating. Burial will follow in the Browning Vaughan Cemetery. Friends may call two hours prior to the funeral on Sunday.


MRS. RUTH MAXINE CROCKETT, 78, of Griffin, Georgia, passed away at her home on Saturday, November 20, 2010. She was born on November 25, 1931 in Wayne County to the late Davis and Georgia Cyrus Copley. Also preceding her in death were four brothers, Grady Copley, Charles Copley, Frank Copley, and Infant John Thomas Copley.
Ruth was united in marriage to Robert "Bobby" Crockett of East Lynn on June 18, 1948. To this union was born two daughters: Linda Starkey and husband Roger and Georgia Phyllis Boettcher and husband Abraham; five grandchildren, Obie Adkins II and wife Lisa, Roger Starkey II and wife Claire, Todd Adkins and wife Crystal, Eleasha Ruth Adkins, and Robert Starkey and wife Kim.
Great grandchildren include Amanda Mays, Caleb Mays, Kaleigh Humphries, Ryan Hunter Starkey, Andrew Cole Starkey, Devon Paul Starkey, Gage Colton Starkey, Jessica Taylor Starkey, Ashley Adkins, Emily Adkins, Jarod Adkins, and Erica Adkins in addition to two great- great grandchildren, Kiera and Kaden.
Also surviving is one brother, Reuben Copley and wife Violet; three sisters, Lucille Wilson of Genoa, Elizabeth Watts and husband Russell of Echo, and Opal Fleming of Perry, Georgia; many nieces and nephews; and special friend, Lester Austin.
Ruth was a member of the Echo Baptist Church in Wayne and Orchard Hill Baptist Church in Georgia. She was also a member of the American Association of Nursing. Mrs. Crockett worked many years as a nurse in both West Virginia and Georgia until she was 72 years old. She was the most loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She dearly loved her Lord and all her family.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, November 27, 2010 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, with Pastors Roger Maynard and Roger Perry officiating. Burial will follow in the Crockett Cemetery on Wilson Creek. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.



EDWARD ELSWORTH BOYCE, 69, of Huntington, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Friday, November 19, 2010 at the VA Regional Medical Center after enduring a prolonged illness. He was born April 26, 1941 in Kanawha County, W.Va., the eldest son of the late Harry E. and Alma Thomas Boyce. Two sisters, Joann Boyce and Louise Lawson also preceded him in death, along with one brother, Lester Boyce.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Della Napier Boyce; three sisters, Karen Erskine of Sophia, W.Va. Francis Patton of Tampa, Florida, and Janice Burns of Elizabethtown, Kentucky; brothers-in-law, Bill Erskine and Bill Burns; special friends Delores Jarrell, Herman Perry, and Denny and Donna Blankenship; and several nieces and nephews.
Ed proudly served in the US Army, stationed with the 1st BN, 4th INF. RGT., 3rd INF. DIV. as a heavy weapons specialist, stationed in Germany during the Cold War, and a member of the Veterans of Foreign War.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home under the direction of the Rev. John McSweeney and the Rev. O. F. Adkins. Burial will follow in Spring Valley Memorial Gardens with the American Legion and VFW military Honor Guard performing military rites. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.




EVERETT RAY DEAN, 74, of Wayne, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 18, 2010. He was born April 11, 1936 in Wayne, a son of the late William Oliver Dean and Ethel Pratt Dean. His first wife, Marlene Crockett Dean also preceded him in death along with one daughter, Brenda Ann Donovan, one son, James Allen Dean, and one granddaughter, Justina Nicole Dean.
Everett was a retired truck driver and a member of the House of Worship Church.
Survivors include his wife, Elsie Napier Dean; one daughter, Sondra Arletta Dean and husband Robert Tucker of Wayne; two sons, Everett Ray Dean Jr. and wife Connie of Cleveland, Ohio, and William Andrew Dean of Wayne; eight grandchildren, Crystal Cumberledge and husband Ross, Everett Ray Dean III, Taylor Dean, Autumn Radabaugh, all of Cleveland, Christopher Donovan, Amanda Donovan, both of Amherst, Ohio, Cody Dean of Columbus, Ohio, and Olivia Dean of Wayne; six great grandsons whom Everett was very proud of, Jordan Dean, Alex Dean, Gabin Donovan, Jakob Stone, Mason Cumberledge, Darren McGuire and a seventh great grandson on the way.
Also surviving are eight step-children, Diane Goodnight and husband Jerry of Cleveland, Brian Helmondollar of Hurricane, W.Va., Sandy Toney and husband Mark of Wayne, Leslie Helmondollar and wife Nancy of South Point, Ohio, twins Patrick Farley and Perry Farley, both of Va., and twins Billie Farley of Fla., and Becky Nathenson and husband Jim of Va.; 21 step-grandchildren; and two step-great grandchildren.
Everett also leaves behind three brothers, Gary Dean, Ronnie Dean, and Oliver Dean, all of Wayne; and two sisters, Deloris Adkins of Wayne, and Jewell Chambers and husband Ken of Hager Hill, Kent; and countless nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, November 21, 2010 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Scott Marshall and Assistant Pastor Arbie Rice officiating. Burial will follow in the Dean Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.



CLIFFORD WARD, 78, of Wayne, W.Va., passed away Thursday, November 18, 2010 at the Wayne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born May 23, 1932 in Wayne, a son of the late Homer and Mary Welsh Ward. Two sisters, Betty Jo Terry and Josephine Ward also preceded him in death.
He leaves behind his wife, Dorothy Ward; two sisters, Juanita Wellman and husband Bill of Huntington, W.Va., and Mary Ward also of Huntington; one brother, Homer Ward and wife Evelyn of Wayne; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 20, 2010 at Mt. Vernon Cemetery with Pastor Jerry Casteel officiating. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Ward family.



NORMA JEAN SHOPE BLANKENSHIP, 81, of Wayne passed away Thursday morning November 11, 2010. She was the wife of the late Jay Blankenship and the mother of the late Charles A. Leibee of Huntington. She has two surviving sons, James Michael Blankenship of Suffolk, VA; Paul David Blankenship of Jackson, OH and two surviving daughters, Pam Blankenship of Wayne; Joann Blankenship of Fort Myers, FL. Grandchildren include Parker Earp of Wayne, Heather, Holly and Joshua Blankenship of Suffolk, VA; Beth, Molly and Jay Blankenship of Jackson, OH ; two surviving sisters, Bert Niner and JoeAnne Hidy of OH. Graveside service will be held for the family at a later date. Her family also wants to thank the nurses and staff of Huntington Health and Rehabilitation for the care given to the entire family. Donations to the charity of your choice in honor of Jean and Jay Blankenship would be appreciated. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Blankenship family.



RONALD CYDNER McINTURF, 81, of Huntington, W.Va., formerly of Morgan County, Ohio, passed away at home on Wednesday, November 10, 2010. He was born February 3, 1929 in Penn Township, Ohio, a son of the late Lawrence and Lucille McInturf. His wife, Edna Canady McInturf also preceded him in death along with one sister, Grace Kline and three brothers, Albert, Wayne, and Ralph.
Ronald served in the US Army and at 54 years old he was baptized at the Solomon Lutheran Church in Eagleport, Ohio, where he attended. He loved helping friends and family and especially enjoyed woodworking and making things.
Survivors include daughters, Debbie VanDorston, of North Canton, Ohio, Brenda Young of New Philadelphia, Ohio, Dolley (Joe) Koval of Helena, Ohio, Darla (Kenny) Kerms, also of New Philadelphia, Nancy (Tony) Cozad of New Lexington, Ohio, Valerie Lynn Tuten of Beverly, Ohio, step-daughters, Rose Marie (John) Harra of Newark, Ohio, and Belinda Sue Murphy of Zanesville, Ohio; and two sons Marcus Roy (Cheryl) Canady of Fleming, Ohio, and John Glenn (Jane) Canady of Zanesville; special and best friend Patsy Watts of Huntington; and caretakers Kate Williamson, Monica Scotts, and Connie Ferguson.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne, W.Va. Burial will follow at the Jasper Ferguson Cemetery, East Lynn, W.Va. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.



JAMES W. BRADSHAW, 86, of Wayne, W.Va. went to be with the Lord Thursday, November 4, 2010. He was born September 16, 1924 in Wayne County, a son of the late Golden and Naomi Bradshaw.
He leaves behind his wife of 65 years, Vida Simpkins Bradshaw of Wayne; two sons James Bradshaw and wife Linda of Lavalette, W.Va., and Roger Bradshaw of Wayne; one grandson, Jeffrey Scott Bradshaw and two great granddaughters, Shannon Bradshaw and Summer Bradshaw all of Florida.
Also surviving is one brother George Bradshaw and wife Zelma of Wayne; special nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and neighbors too numerous to mention.
Private services were conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, November 6, 2010 at the Everett Adkins Cemetery. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Bradshaw family.



LEROY MONROE "Jimbo" RAMEY, JR., 30, of Branchland, W.Va., died Friday, October 29, 2010 at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was born December 27, 1979 in Huntington, W.Va., a son of Ethel Vance Ramey and Leroy "Jim" Ramey, Sr. also of Branchland. His sister Donna Jean Pritchard Eastham and his brother Ronnie Pritchard preceded him in death along with maternal grandparents, Grover and Martha Merritt Vance; paternal grandparents Emma and Homer Ramey; and one cousin, Dallas Morrison.
In addition to his parents, Jimbo is survived by one brother, Donavin "Donnie" Pritchard Jr.; three aunts, Jean Morrison, Betty Adkins and Wilma Stewart; three uncles, Grover, David, and Darrin Vance; five nieces, Sarah Bryant, Brandy Donahue, Millie Eastham, Martha Eastham, and Emma Pritchard; one nephew, Clyde Eastham; four great-nieces; four great-nephews; and many, many cousins.
Jimbo was loved by everyone and will be sorely missed.
Funeral services were conducted 1 p.m. Monday, November 1, 2010 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Jack Marcum officiating. Burial followed in the Ramey Cemetery. Visitation was held Sunday evening.


KENNETH R. SKINNER, 67, of Ft. Gay, W.Va., passed away peacefully at home on Friday, October 29, 2010. He was born November 8, 1942 in Athens, Georgia, a son of the late Roscoe and Gertrude Skinner. One brother, Johnny Skinner also preceded him in death along with one sister. Kenneth served in the U.S. Army and was retired from Piedmont Golf Course in Georgia.
Survivors include one sister, Voada Vatson; one brother, Maxie Skinner, both of Georgia; one daughter, Roxanne Payne and two grandchildren, Rachel and Adrian Payne, all of Tenn.
Also surviving is ex-wife and caregiver, Carrie Skinner of Ft. Gay; two stepsons, Carl Russell of Wayne, W.Va., and Dave Russell of Ft. Gay; caretaker Linda Kirk of East Lynn, W.Va.; and special friend Brenda Adkins.
Inurnment will take place at a later date. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Skinner family.




RICHARD STANLEY MCGUE, 76, of Huntington, passed away Monday, October, 18, 2010 at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was born November 11, 1933 in Huntington, a son of the late Herman and Elma McGue. Richard served in the US Army and was a retired mechanic. Survivors include one daughter, Wendy Smith and husband Jerry of Plant City, Fla.; two sons, Richard McGue II of Tampa, Fla. and Jeffrey McGue and wife Betty of Valrico, Fla.; and 4 grandchildren. Also surviving is one brother, Jerry McGue of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters, Patricia Timler and husband Bob of Lesage, W.Va., and Judy Dean of Prichard, W.Va.; and special friend Ron Myers of Huntington. Inurnment will take place at a later date. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the McGue family.




ROGER ALLEN MILLER, 39, of East Lynn, W.Va., passed away at his residence on Thursday, October 6, 2010. He was born on August 14, 1971 in Cleveland, Ohio. Roger was preceded in death by his father Aubrey Lee Kirk.
Survivors include his mother, Bertha Elizabeth Cooley Kirk; one sister, Shirley (Paul) Tanner of Lavalette, W.Va.; one brother, Carl (Shiela) Cooley of East Lynn, W.Va.; three nieces, Casey Owens, Geneva Miller, and Jessica Toppings of East Lynn; five nephews, Paul Tanner, Jr., Nathan Miller, Christopher Welford, Richard Welford and Justin Welford of East Lynn; and a host of friends, aunts and uncles too numerous to mention. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Steven Sollazzo for all of his kindness and support to the family during this trying time.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home with Johnson Queen officiating. Burial will follow at the Watts Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.





LUTHER "BUSH" MILLS, 75, of East Lynn, W.Va. went home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 8, 2010 with his family by his side. He was the son of the late Columbus "Lum" and Myrtle Merritt Mills. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Terry Lee; brother, Paul Mills; and sisters, Bessie Perry and Hazel Clay.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lydia Jane Clark Mills; two sons and their wives, Donald (Mary) Mills of Ashland, KY, and Steven (Pam) Mills of Salt Rock; four daughters and their husbands, Carol Russell of Huntington, Teresa (Larry) Carico of Wayne, Janice (Gerald) Maynard of Wayne, and Kathy (Faron) Miller of East Lynn; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and a host of special friends and family. The family would like to extend a special "Thank You" to Hospice of Huntington, and to three special sisters-in-law, Sue Clay, Lois Clark and Margaret Adkins.
"Bush" was a veteran of the Korean War, a self employed truck driver and was a member of the Liberty United Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Wayne County Farm Bureau and enjoyed farming and going to the auction.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 11th, 2010 at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home, with Elder Paul Triplett and Brother Clifford Napier officiating. Burial will follow at the Watson Cemetery, Branchland. Friends may call after 6 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.




DELSIE ADKINS, 91, of Amherstdale, W.Va. went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at Logan General Hospital. Delsie was a homemaker and a member of the Wolf Pen Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie Adkins and Theora Gilkerson Adkins; her husband, Jessie Adkins; one son, Artis Adkins; one daughter, Zelma Adkins; one great- great grandson, Briar Caleb Maynard; one son-in-law, James Bragg; and two sisters, Juanita Finley and Polly Ann Woodlee.
Survivors include two daughters, Colleen (Jasper) Sugg and Glenna Bragg both of Amherstdale, W.Va.; five sisters, Leola Mills of Huntington, W.Va., Mazel Ross and Nellie Adkins both of Waverly, OH. Melita Wooten of Wayne, W.Va., Velora Frasier of Huntington; three brothers, Denzil Adkins of Youngstown, OH, Lowell (Joyce) Adkins of Lavalette, OH, Wetzel (Wanda) Adkins of Cannonsburg, KY; Daughter-in-law Edith Adkins of Proctorville, OH; five grandchildren, Anita (Dennie) Duncan of Pinch, W.Va. Lisa (Andy) Maynard of Stowe, W.Va., Jessica Jack of Stowe, TJ Sugg, Andrea (Gary "Cubby") Davis, of Kentucky; Three great-grandchildren, Sabrina (Shane) Privett, Peggy Gore and Ashley Duncan; three great-great-grandchildren, Dylan Michael Privett, Magan Marie Gore and Andrew James Gore, and one special friend Lula Smoot of Accoville, W.Va.
Funeral Services will be conducted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 1 p.m. with Brother Danny Wooten and Brother David Adkins both officiating. Burial will follow at the Jones Cemetery, Little Lynn. Casket bearers will be Jasper Sugg, Dennie Duncan, Andy Maynard, Shane Privett, T.J. Sugg, and Gary Davis. Friends may call for visitation after 6 p.m. on Friday, September 24, 2010 at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne


AUBREY LEE KIRK, 78, of East Lynn, W.Va. went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at the Imogene Dolin Hospice House of Huntington. He was born on March 31, 1932 in Fayetteville, WV. Aubrey served in the United States Army during World War II and was a P.O.W. in a German Prison Camp.
He was preceded in death by his parents H.J. Kirk and Ethel Nicely Kirk. Survivors include his wife Bertha Elizabeth Cooley Kirk of East Lynn; four sons, Ricky Kirk and Roger Kirk of Detroit, Michigan, Carl Cooley and Roger Allen Miller of East Lynn; one daughter, Shirley (Paul) Tanner of Lavalette, W.Va.; three brothers, frank Kirk of Oak Hill, W.Va. Wayne Kirk of Detroit, Michigan and Johnny Kirk of Salt Lake City, Utah and a host of friends and family too numerous to mention. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.




POLLY MARIE PERRY, 45 of Dunlow , W.Va. , passed away at home Tuesday, September 14, 2010. She was born August 17, 1957 in Logan County , a daughter of Dorothy Jean Perry of Dunlow, and the late Sampson Perry. Additional survivors include her sister Judith Ann Perry, also of Dunlow; and her uncle, Lark Williamson and his wife Wanda of Wilsondale, W.Va. Polly loved crafts and roller skating.
Graveside services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 20, 2010 at the Perry Cemetery , Dunlow. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Monday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.




ARDREY LEE BLANKENSHIP, 55, of Rittman, OH, passed away on Thursday, September 16, 2010, at the Autumn Wood Nursing and Rehab after a long illness. He was born on August 16, 1955 in Wayne County, West Virginia. Ardrey served in the Army and worked in the automobile industry in Rittman, OH for over 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lois Johnson Blankenship and one infant son, Ardrey L. Blankenship, Jr.
Survivors include his father Audrey "Bo" Blankenship, Sr. of Wayne, W.Va.; two brothers, Edward L. (Janet) Blankenship and Michael (Rhonda) Blankenship all of Wayne; one daughter, Diana Sue (Chad) Evans of Genoa, W.Va. and one son, Justin Lee Blankenship of Rittman, OH and a host of friends and family too numerous to mention.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1p.m. on Monday September 20, 2010. Burial will follow at Community Memorial Gardens, Wayne, W.Va. with Pastor Emual Adkins and Brother Hugh Merritt officiating. Friends may call after 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 19, 2010 at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home.





MOHAMED ROSHEDA "Butch" HIAT, 65, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Wednesday, September 8, 2010. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., a son of the late Ramali and Bertha Lucas Hiat. Two brothers, Ramali "Bob" Hiat and GhuAmali Hiat, also preceded him in death.
Survivors include three daughters, Eula Duff and her husband Jimmie, Sherry Bowen, and Jennifer Followay, all of Wayne; one son Jimmie Hiat and wife Alesha, also of Wayne; and 10 grandchildren. Also surviving is one sister, Eula Adams and husband Homer of Chesapeake, Ohio; four brothers Wilkie Hiat of Ranger, W.Va., Clarence Lucas and wife Darlena of East Lynn, W.Va., Dwayne Lucas and wife Lisa of Lavalette, W.Va., and Orbie Dale Lucas and wife Lorie of Charleston, W.Va.; and a host of friends and family.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, September 11, 2010 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Lambert Cemetery, Ranger, W.Va. Friends may call two hours prior to the service on Saturday.




ELLA MARIE ROBERTSON, 91, of Genoa, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 7, 2010. She was born on March 17, 1919 in Dunlow, W.Va. Marie was a member of Old Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents Martin and Olive (Copley) Artrip; her husband James C. Robertson; two daughters Janet Childers and Jacqueline Robertson; four sisters Estelle, Fern Mildred and Louise; and one brother Don.

Survivors include three daughters Fern (Roy) Thompson of Genoa, W.Va., Phyllis (Dave) Stebner of Wadsworth, OH, Joan (Kenneth) Wellman of South Point, OH; one son Charles (Betsi) Robertson of Bay Village, OH.; two sisters Vinnie Okulich of Garden City, MI and Janice Burns of Orient, OH; one son-in-law Verl Childers of Wayne, W.Va.; eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren. The family would like to extend a heartfelt word of thanks to Hospice and
Special caregivers Norma, Shirley and Freda for all of their loving care and support.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, September 10, 2010 at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Preston officiating. Friends may call two hours prior to service at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Robertson-Cyrus Cemetery.





TRENT BOYES, 81, of Wayne, W.Va., passed away at his residence on Tuesday, September 7, 2010. He was born on April 10, 1929 in Fort Gay, W.Va. Trent was a carpenter and served in the United States Navy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Emmett Boyes and Ella Belle Trent Boyes; two sisters, Opal and Betty; and five brothers, Emmett, Nelson, Ralph, Paul and Raymond.
Survivors include three brothers, Roy Kenneth (Rosalea) Boyes of Wayne, W.Va., Robert Boyes of Ohio, Ted (Nancy) Boyes of Elyria, OH, and one sister Jane (Ron) Nettleton of Spring Hill, FL.
There will be no memorial service. Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Boyes family.



JAKE CLARK, 87, of Huntington, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord Saturday, September 4, 2010. He was born March 16, 1923 in Marigold, W.Va., a son of the late Samuel and Stella Clark. He served in the US Army in WWII and was a Forest Fire Warden for Wayne County. He had also worked in Pennsylvania as a coal miner, Spring Hill Dairy where he delivered milk, and retired as a self employed general contractor. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Price Clark; four infant children; one brother, one sister, and one great granddaughter.
Survivors include four daughters, Rose Perry, who was also his primary caregiver, and her husband Harmon of Huntington, Linda Melde and husband Rainard of N.Y., Peggy Thierry and husband Robert of Genoa, W.Va., and Katie Clark of East Lynn, W.Va.; three sons, Lewis Clark, Jerry Ray Clark, and Derek Allen Clark, all of East Lynn; 11 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 8 step-grandchildren; 11 step-great grandchildren; and 4 step great-great grandchildren. Also surviving is one sister, Stella Mae Ferguson of Wayne, W.Va.; two brothers, Jasper Clark of Penn., and Jennings Clark of Wayne; and a very special caregiver Dora Thierry of Ft. Gay, W.Va.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Jo-Lin Health Care Center, Kings Daughters Medical Hospital, and the VA Medical Center for their loving care and support.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brothers A.J. Perry and Garland Perry officiating. Burial will follow in the Watson Cemetery, Branchland, W.Va. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.




RONALD FLOYD WEBB, 54, of Genoa, W. Va., went to be with the Lord Thursday, August 19, 2010. Born January 7, 1957, Ronnie served as an Assistant Pastor at Moore's Chapel Church in Louisa, Kentucky. His grandmother, Pearl Webb, who raised him, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his loving wife, Rosa Meade Webb, of Genoa; his parents Ray and Della Marcum of Lovely, Ky.; his son, Ronald Webb II and wife Anita of Dunlow, W.Va.; step-son, Devin Block of Logan, W.Va.; step-daughter Belinda Perry and husband Gary of Columbus, Oh.; grandson Ronald Webb III of Dunlow; and three step-grandchildren, Kendra Block and Karrie Block, both of Mingo County, W.Va., and Jager Perry of Columbus.
Also surviving are five sister, Mary Lou, Pat, Tola, Linda, and Betty; three brothers, Tommy, Donnie, and Jimmy; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastors Charlie Maynard and Kenny Gore officiating. Burial will follow in the Webb Family Cemetery, East Kermit. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.






JOHN MAX BROWN, 39, of Prichard, W.Va., loving husband and father, went to be with the Lord on August 18, 2010, at his residence. John was born on December 18, 1970 in Mooresville, NC and was an Electrician. He was preceded in death by his parents Floyd Grady Brown and Helen Armstrong Brown and one brother Floyd Brown, Jr.
Survivors include his loving wife Heidi Brown of Prichard, W.Va.; one son Joe Williams also of Prichard; and one sister Elizabeth Waters of Mooresville, NC.
The family would like to extend a very special "Thank You" to Hospice of Huntington, for all of their loving care.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11a.m. on Saturday, August 21, 2010 at the Ramey Cemetery with Pastor George Thornhill officiating. Friends may call after 6 p.m. on Friday, August 20, 2010 at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne, W.Va.




POLLY WALLACE BERRY, 78, of Rochester Hills, Mich., formerly of Dunlow, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Thursday, August 12, 2010. She was born February 21, 1932 in Wayne, W.Va., a daughter of the late Bessie Watts Wallace and Maryland Wallace. Her husband, Robert Lee Berry also preceded her in death.
Survivors include three sons, Maryland Berry and wife Betty of New Baltimore, Mich., Dale Berry of Snover, Mich., and Robert Doyle Berry of Dunlow, W.Va.; one daughter, Lynn Kay Clark of Rochester Hills, Mich.; 20 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; and a host of friends and family.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Lycans Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.



BRAXTON JAMES STEPHENS, entered into this world and departed it too soon on August 10, 2010, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, W.Va. Braxton was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, James Tomblinson.
Survivors include his loving parents, Jennifer Williamson and John Stephens of Kenova, W.Va.; Maternal Grandmother, Pam Williamson of Columbus, OH; Paternal Grandparents, Gary and Brenda Stephens of Kenova; Maternal Great-grandparents, Merle and Jessie Williamson of Gallipolis, OH; Paternal Great Grandfather, Noah Stephens of Dickson, W.Va.; one uncle, Gary Stephens, II of Kenova; Great Grandmother, Marcella Stevenson of Logan, W.Va.
Private funeral Services were conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday, August 16, 2010 at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home, with Pastor Otis Bowen officiating. Burial followed at the Stephens Cemetery, Wayne, W.Va.




MICHAEL RANDOLPH JONES, 46, of Genoa, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Monday, August 9, 2010. He was born January 16, 1964 in Coshocton, Ohio, a son of Elizabeth Juanita Vaughan Jones of Genoa, and the late Charles Chester Jones. One brother, Charles Eugene Jones also preceded him in death.
In addition to his mother, survivors include four brothers, Jimmy Verhovic, Todd and Eugene Colentine of Coshocton, Ohio, and Walter V. Aldridge of Olmstead Township, Ohio; and a host of loving friends and neighbors.
Mike worked in the construction industry and loved riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. A special thanks is extended to his aunt Norma Burgess and family.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, August 13, 2010 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Emual Adkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Vaughan Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.



GARY LEE DAVIS, SR., 55, of East Lynn , W.Va. , went home to be with the Lord Friday, August 6, 2010. He was born May 27, 1955 a son of the late Mary Etta Davis, and was a retired timber man.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Linda Mills Davis; one beloved son, Gary Lee (Ce Ce) Davis, Jr.; and two beautiful grandchildren, Shelly Evon Davis and Gary Lee Davis III all of Huntington, whom Gary loved very much.

Also surviving are two brothers, William Larry (Ruthie) Davis of Barboursville, W.Va. , and Norwood Clay of East Lynn; one very special sister, Joyce Brunty of Branchland , W.Va. ; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of the Emogene Dolin Hospice House of Huntington, and Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center for their wonderful care and support.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 P.M. Monday, August 9, 2010 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Ministers Eddie McComas and Jason McComas officiating. Burial will follow in the Davis Cemetery , East Lynn with Paul McComas, Harold McComas, David Bragg, Jason Clay, Robbie Watts, and Brian McComas serving as pall bearers. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.




PATSY LEE ROSS CAMPBELL, 57, of East Lynn, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 25, 2010 at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was born February 17, 1953 in Wayne County, and was a member of the Church of Christ in Springfield, Ill. Her mother Pauline Pierce Ross preceded her in death.
Survivors include her father, Chester Ross of Huntington, her husband, Michael Campbell of East Lynn; one daughter Michelle Eskew also of East Lynn; two sisters, Norma Spence and husband James of Kenova, W.Va., and Dottie Ferguson and husband Raymond of Huntington; three nieces; one nephew, and a host of friends, family and neighbors too numerous to mention. The family is extending a special thanks to the 5th floor nursing staff at St. Mary's Medical Center for their loving care and support. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home. Friends may call two hours prior to service.




REVEREND JAMES HERBERT LAZA, JR., 49, of Genoa, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 25, 2010 at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was born on May 15, 1961 in Victoria, Texas, and was the Pastor of New Hope Community Church of God in Genoa. His father James Herbert Laza, Sr. and his wife Cheryl Laza preceded him in death.
Survivors include his mother, Shirley Ann Laza of Bloomington, TX; one son, Jonathan Laza of Bloomington, TX; and one daughter, Elizabeth Laza of Goliad, TX; one sister and brother-in-law, Deborah and Alvin Baker of Dayton, TX; two grandchildren, Trace Laza and Hannah Laza of Bloomington, TX; also surviving are his Church Family at New Hope Community Church of God and a special friend, Pete Conway of Fort Lauderdale, FL, and a host of family, friends and neighbors too numerous to mention.
A memorial service honoring Reverend Laza will be conducted on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 6 p.m. at New Hope Community Church of God in Genoa, W.Va. with Reverend Otis Bowen officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to New Hope Community Church of God.
Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Laza Family.




JESSEY LEE HUGHES, 19, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 9, 2010. Born January 18, 1991 in Huntington, W.Va., he was a 2009 graduate of Wayne High School, where he was a member of the ROTC, and he was employed at Wal-Mart. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Edward Cumm, one brother, Emmitt Brooks, and one niece, Aarionna Hughes.
Survivors include his father Robert Orme of Huntington; his mother Tina Cumm Swimm and her husband Bobby of Wayne; his step-parents, Jerry and Diana Hughes of East Lynn, W.Va.; eight sisters, Lisa Marcum and husband Jeff of Easy Lynn, Chrissy Bowen and husband Carl of Barboursville, W.Va., Carla Swimm of Wayne, Krystal Hutchinson, Katie Nida, Alissa Kessell, Tiara Kessell, and Hannah Lee Allen; five brothers, Jerry Hughes, Jr., of East Lynn, Jamie Swimm and Isaac Swimm, both of Wayne, Dakota Orme and Dylan Slone; and his girlfriend Ashley Milton of Wayne.
Also surviving are five nieces, LaTanya Marcum, Madison Marcum, both of East Lynn, Britney Bowen of Barboursville, Loraine Brooks of Kiahsville, W.Va., and Brooklynn Hughes of East Lynn; two nephews, Cory Bowen of Barboursville, and Trevor Hughes of East Lynn; grandmothers, Patricia Cumm of Kenova, W.Va., Esta Swimm of East Lynn, and Edna Maddox of Huntington; and a host of friends, family, and neighbors too numerous to mention.
Jessey was always happy, and loved four-wheeling, video games, music and life. He will be sadly missed.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, July 12, 2010 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Eddie Davidson officiating. Burial will follow in the Hughes and Carter Family Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.





ANNA LEE VANCE DAVIS, 67, of Wayne, W.Va. went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 5, 2010, at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was born on April 18, 1943 in Lincoln County, W.Va.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Norma Alice Riffit Vance; former husband Stuart C. Kruk.; one grandson, Vincent S. Kruk Jr.; former husband, James A. Spence.
Survivors include her husband, Randall Lee Davis of Wayne, W.Va., two sons Vincent S. Kruk of Clarksville, TN. and Kenneth C. Kruk of West Hamlin, W.Va.; one daughter Dawn L. Burke of Louisville, KY; two sisters Deloris Moore and Janet Jackson and four brothers George Vance, Darrell Vance, Dale Vance and Jimmy Vance; six grandchildren Joe Kruk, Kyle Kruk, Cheyenne Kruk, Ryan Kruk, Miranda Kruk and Sean Matheis and two great grandchildren Apollo Kruk and Riley Kruk.
Funeral services will be conducted at 12p.m. on Thursday, July 8, 2010, at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Morrison Cemetery. The family will receive guests beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at the Funeral Home.





The Lord s My Shepherd, I Shall Not Want (Psalms 23)
MYRTLE G. PACK, 96, resident of Colonial Manor, Loudonville, Ohio, formerly of Wayne, W.Va., died Friday, July 2, 2010, after an extended illness.
Mrs. Pack was born June 13, 1914 in Wayne, W.Va., the daughter of the late William and Liz Trogden. Her husband, Drewie Pack, also preceded her in death, along with two daughters, Lois Russell and Phyllis Pack. She was a resident of Wayne all her life and had many friends. She will be so sadly missed by her family, including her five sons, Virgil (Sue) Pack of Wayne, William (Jennings) Pack of Wayne, Drewie (Karen) Pack of Wooster, Oh., Roger (Jolene) Pack of Branchland, W.Va., and Hubert (Jean Ann) Pack of Beechfork, W.Va.; four daughters, Wanda (Ernie) Kuhel of Howard, Oh., Iris (Harold) Bivens of Moulthrie, Ga., Barbara (Sue) Immel of Wooster, Oh., and Jeffrey Bailey of Wayne; 33 grandchildren; 44 great grandchildren; and 21 great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m., Monday, July 5 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens. Friends may call 2 hours prior to services.




ROBERT W. MERCHANT, of Prichard, W.Va. passed away on June 27, 2010. He was preceded in death by one nephew, Darryl Maynard II and two brothers-in-law, Bobby Glenn Watts and Robert Lee Watts, both of East Lynn, W.Va.
He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Diania Lynn Watts Merchant. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Mary Jane Watts of Genoa, W.Va; and six sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Carolyn (Dean) Smith of Maryland, Cathy (Greg) Perise of Maryland, Lois (Till) Aliff of Genoa, Roberta (Bobby) Wallace of Wayne, W.Va., Betty Adkins of Prichard, and Wanda (Darryl) Maynard of Wayne. He had several nieces and nephews and leaves behind a special niece and nephew, Jenny and Everette Bowen of Genoa and Beety of Atlanta, Ga., whom he loved very much.
He will be sadly missed by family, a host of friends, and all who knew him. There will be no services.
Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Merchant family.




IVAN WANDLE LEAP, 77 of Huntington, W.Va. went to be with the Lord, on Friday, June 25, 2010 at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 27, 2010, at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home. Friends may call starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 26, 2010, at the Funeral Home.




FRANK JAMES BRADSHAW, JR. also known as "SANKIE" or "Frank out Wayne" 34 of Wayne, W.Va. went home to be with the lord on Thursday, June 10, 2010 at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was born on December 10, 1975 in Huntington, W.Va.
Survivors include his parents, Frank Bradshaw, Sr. of Wayne, W.Va. and Nancy and Roger Bryan of Wayne. One son, Jesse James Bradshaw; three aunts, Bonnie Sue (Glenn) Leap, Mary Frances Egas and Gussie Davis, all of Wayne and one uncle Darrell (D.J.) Adkins of Huntington and a host of beloved cousins, friends and neighbors too numerous to mention.
Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Darrell Adkins officiating. Burial will follow at the Bowen Cemetery, Beech Fork. Friends may call at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 12, 2010, at the funeral home.




FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT CLINE, JR. "PUCKETT", 51, of East Lynn, W.Va., passed away at home on June 9, 2010. He was born on October 30, 1958, in Pineville, W.Va., the son of the late Franklin Delano Roosevelt Cline, Sr. and Sylvia Jane Toler Cline.
Survivors include seven sisters, Mary Belle (Randall) Kenneda of East Lynn, W.Va.; Deedra McMillion and husband Barry who was also a special friend that helped to take care of him; Frances (James) Burns of East Lynn; Selina Baker of East Lynn; Darlena (Vincent) Bishop of Simon, W.Va.; Delores (Robert) Kennedy of East Lynn; and Heather Moore of Richmond, V.A.; one brother, Samuel (Phyllis) Cline of Branchland, W.Va.; sixteen nieces and nephews and thirteen great nieces and nephews; and a host of friends, family and neighbors too numerous to mention. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Karen Mays with the WCCSO for her loving care.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Vaughn Mills Cemetery, East Lynn, W.Va. Friends may call after 6p.m. on Friday, June 11, 2010 at the funeral home.




CAROL JOANN FRY, 65, of Huntington, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Thursday, June 3, 2010. Born April 15, 1945 in Wayne County, she was a member of the Baptist Church, and owner and operator of the Mane Event Beauty Salon in Lavalette, W.Va. where she touched many lives.
Her father, Chester Maynard, Sr. preceded her in death, along with one brother, Chester Maynard, Jr.
She leaves behind her mother, Frankie Kirk Maynard of Lavalette; one sister, Sharon Gentry and husband Howard of Huntington; one son, Lucian Fry of Chesapeake, Oh.; one granddaughter, Meghann Fry of Charlotte, N.C.; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and family too numerous to mention.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Sunday, June 6, 2010 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Johnson Queen and Brother Tony Clay officiating. Burial will follow in the Jerry Williamson Cemetery, Wilsondale. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.



BOBBY WEBB, 76, of Wayne, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on June 3, 2010. Born on February 20, 1934, to the late Johnny and Nellie Watts Webb, he was a retired coal miner and an avid farmer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Webb and two infant sons.
He leaves behind his wife of 57 years, Ethel Canaday Webb; a son, Randall Mac Webb and wife Teresa; a daughter Debra Cade and husband Jeff; all of Wayne. Six sisters, Mary (Carl) Ratcliff and Opal (Franklin) Edwards from Garland, Texas; Judy Willis and Ernestine Tabor of Big Clifty, KY; Cora Lee (Edward) Gaither of Harmony, NC and Erma (Charlie Jr.) Mathis, of Wayne, WV, and one twin brother, Billy Webb (Betty) of Genoa, WV; three granddaughters, Kala (Greg) Michels and Traci (Josh) Phillips of Wayne, WV and Amy (Brent) Roberts of Milton, WV and three great granddaughters, Anna Reece and Halle Mac Phillips and Riley Jane Michels. "Papaw's Babies" brought him laughter and great joy. He also leaves behind a host of family and friends. Special thanks to St. Mary's Medical Center CVICU nurses: Julie, Chad, and Jennifer. Neighbors and nephews will serve as Pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearer will be nephew, Roger Webb.
Funeral services will be conducted at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home on Sunday, June 6, 2010 at 3p.m. Burial will follow at the Webb Family Cemetery, Genoa, WV. Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2010 after 6 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Webb family.



ROBERT ALLEN Ducky BOWEN, 42, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Saturday, May 29, 2010 at Wilsondale, W.Va. He was preceded in death by his father, Sebert Bowen.
Survivors include his mother, Lena Bowen of East Lynn, W. Va.; his wife Amanda Dingess Bowen of Huntington; six daughters, Isabella Hope Bowen, Kelly Dingess, Kristin Dingess, Linda Bowen, Carley Bowen, and Stephanie Bowen, all of Huntington; one son, Wesley Bowen, also of Huntington; five sisters, Rebecca Napier, Rachel Napier, both of Wayne, .Va., Garnet Fortner and husband Keith of East Lynn, W.Va., Patty Adams of Wayne, and Patricia Watts of Mansville, Oh.; three brothers, Donald Bowen of East Lynn, Everett Bowen and wife Jenny of Genoa, W.Va., and Pat Bowen and wife Kelly of East Lynn; one sister-in-law, Ranae Mullett; one brother-in-law, Clifford Waller, both of Huntington; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.
Funeral services will be conducted at the New Hope Community Church of God in Genoa, W.Va. on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at1 p.m. with Reverend Ken Allen and Brother Sammy Patrick officiating. Burial will follow at the Berry Cemetery, Genoa, W.Va. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 9p.m. at the church. Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Bowen Family.





DIANA MARIE "MISSY" HARMON PERRY, 37, of East Lynn, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord Monday, May 24, 2010, following a long illness. She was born December 28, 1972 in Huntington, W.Va. Diana was a faithful and dedicated member of the Nestlow United Baptist Church where she loved to sing and teach Sunday School.
Preceding her in death was on sister, Donna Sue Harmon; paternal grandfather, Carl Harmon; maternal grandparents, Mary Brooks Workman and Willard Workman; aunt Violet Midkiff; and grandfather-in-law, Sampson Blankenship.
She leaves behind her loving husband John Andrew Perry; her parents, Betty and Carl Harmon of Huntington; one sister, Theresa Jeffries and husband Bobby of Ceredo, W.Va.; one brother, Timothy Harmon and wife Amy of Huntington; and grandmother, Gypsie Harmon of Wayne.
Also surviving are her parents-in-law, Andrew and Beverly Perry of East Lynn; one brother-in-law, Matthew Perry of Cattletsburg, Ky.; two sisters-in-law, Monica Perry of East Lynn, and Clara Carter and husband Keith of Huntington; uncle Oscar Harmon and wife Crickett of Wayne; special uncle Tex Workman of Ohio; special aunt Ruby Carter of Genoa, and aunts Linda Oldenburg and husband Dale of Calif., and Faye Staley of Prichard, W.Va.; and grandmother-in-law, Ella Blankenship of Wayne.
She also leaves behind very special nieces and nephews, some of who called her "the Diva of East Lynn": Betty Jo Higgins and husband Nick, Sarah "Beth" Hay and husband Anthony, Crystal Hall and fianc Shawn Carter, Jessica Harmon, Aaaron Jeffries and wife Kristen, Travis Kitts, Timmy "Little Brother" Harmon, Hayleigh LeAnn Higgins, Bryson Carter, Brian, Kayle, David, and J.T., special "nephew" Little Bobby; a host of friends and neighbors, and her beloved pets.
The family would like to thank the wonderful nurses at Cabell Huntington Hospital cancer unit and special nurse Becky Salyers with Cabell's Home Health for their care and support.
Diana was a loving and kind person who considered everyone she met a friend. Through her hardest battle, she never failed to praise God for the many blessings in her life, never losing faith.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, May 28, 2010 at the Nestlow United Baptist Church with Elder Jamie Clay, Elder Jody Thompson, and Brother Jerry Casteel officiating. Burial will follow in the Watson Cemetery, Branchland. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.




BERNARD RAY ROSS, 62, of East Lynn, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Friday, May 7, 2010. He was born July 16, 1947 in Wayne County, a son of the late Ellis Ross and Ella Mullins.
Survivors include his brother, Michael Mullins and his wife Brenda of East Lynn, with whom he made his home; one nephew, Brian Mullins, also of East Lynn; one aunt, Jean Lambert of Logan, W.Va.; special friends Violet and Robbie Pyle and their children; and friends and neighbors too numerous to mention.
Funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Dillon officiating. Burial will follow in the Watson Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.





RONALD M. "Coach" COX, 70, of Columbus, Oh., died Friday, April 30, 2010 at his home. Born October 5, 1939 in Genoa, W.Va., he retired from Western Electric-Lucent after 36 years of service. Additionally, he was a member of Jewell Lodge No. 140 AF&AM.
Preceding him in death was wife Roxie Cox; father Allie Cox, and great-grandson Chase Jayden Mustain-Cox.
Survivors include one son Ronnie Cox and wife Quinn of Columbus; one daughter Kym Yeager and husband Doug of Stoutsville, Oh.; grandchildren Tabitha Takala and husband JJ, Elizabeth Yeager, Christopher Cox, and Doug Yeager, Jr.
Also surviving is his mother Mary Elizabeth Cox of Genoa, W.Va.; brothers Kenny Cox and wife Linda, also of Genoa, and Colen Cox and wife Belinda of Wayne, W.Va.; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Visitation Tuesday 2-4 and 6 p.m. with service to follow at 7:30 p.m. at Graumlich Funeral Home, Columbus, with Rev. Brian Humphrey officiating. Additional calling hours in Wayne W.Va., on Wednesday beginning at 6 p.m. at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held Thursday 10 a.m., with Pastor Roger Maynard officiating. Burial will follow in the Beckett Family Cemetery, Dunlow, W.Va. where Masonic graveside rites will be performed.




BERTHA McCLELLAN, 83, of Genoa, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Friday, April 30, 2010. She was born August 21, 1926 in Wayne County, a daughter of the late Tom and Frances Kirk Watts. Her husband Larkins "Doc" McClellan also preceded her in death along with one daughter, Frances Fitzsimmons; one brother, Tom Watts, Jr.; and one granddaughter, Frances Fitzsimmons.
Survivors include three daughters, Audrey May of Grove City, Oh., Eva Craft of Florence, S.C., and Blanche Sanders and her husband Tom of Lavalette, W.Va.; two sons, Truman McClellan of Genoa, and Larry McClellan and his wife Darlene of Wayne, W.Va.; one stepson Larkin Joe McClellan of Lockborne, Oh.; 12 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Edith Hesson of Huntington, W.Va., and Delphia Sammons of Grundy, Va.; and a host of friends and family.
Graveside services were conducted 11 a.m. Sunday, May 2, 2010 at the McClellan Family Cemetery, Big Lynn. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the McClellan family.





WILKIE D. PACK, 69, of Wayne, W.Va., died Wednesday, April 29, 2010 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tracy and Anna Belle Adkins Pack; one brother, Larry Pack, and three sisters, Wanda Jean, Nancy, and Elizabeth Pack.
Wilkie was a member of Wayne Lodge #18 A. F. & A. M.
Survivors include two sons, Vince Pack of Grayson, Ky., and Arnold Pack of Logan, Oh.; two daughters, Nikki Pack Rice of Lavalette, W.Va., and Paulette Pack of Apex, N.C.; two grandsons, Shawn and Zack Pack; one granddaughter, Aleigha Marie Pack; and one great-granddaughter, Sophia Pack. Also surviving are two brothers, Lewis Pack and Delbert Pack of Wayne; three sisters, Myrtle Flint, Dorkis Marshall, and Maltie Javins, all of Wayne; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday, May 3, 2010 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Greasy Ridge Cemetery, Dunlow, W.Va. Friends may call one hour prior to the funeral on Monday at the funeral home.




JAMES NOLEN "Chief", 74, of Genoa , W.Va. , went to rest with the Lord on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at his residence. He was born on May 31, 1935 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee . James was retired from the Wayne County Board of Education, and also served in the United States Air Force and was a member of Lick Creek Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents Mary Kate Moore Nolen and J.D. Nolen and one sister, Linda Nolen.
Survivors include his wife Zea Nolen, of Genoa, W.Va.; one son, Jimmy Nolen and his wife Linda of Belpre, OH; and two daughters, Connie Talbert and husband Bill of Wayne, W.Va., and Mary Ann Ray and husband Ron of Chattaroy, W.Va.; five grandchildren: James Perry and wife Susan of Genoa, Tammy Chaffin and husband Jimmy Chafin of Genoa, Jessica Leep and husband Sam also from Genoa, Jason Pridemore of Wayne, W.Va., and Ryan Nolen of Marietta, OH.; step grandchildren: Michelle Perry and husband Tom, of Wayne, W.Va., Brian Talbert and wife Jennifer of Mason, W.Va., Nicole Ray and Amy Curry of Chatteroy, W.Va.; five great grand children Peyton, Taylor, and Keleigh, Hayden, and Gavin all of Genoa, W.Va.; four sisters, Dorothy Burdick, Norma Short, Joyce Perez, and Amelia Hastings all of Ohio; and three brothers, his twin brother Bill Nolen and brothers Freddie Nolen and Eddie Nolen all of Ohio.
He also had two special caretakers, Nicole Thompson and Sharon Wilson. The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Hospice of Wayne and the staff of VAMC.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on April 29, 2010 at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home, with Pastor Mike Dillon and Pastor Berman Willis, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Parsons Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, at the funeral home.




GRANT MAYNARD, 67, of Cleveland, Oh., passed away Saturday, January 30, 2010. He was born on November 25, 1942 in Kiahsville, W.Va., a son of the late Ruben and Victoria Spence Maynard. His sister Virginia also preceded him in death along with four brothers, Otis, Paul, Doyle, and Armo. Grant worked as a machinist at MTD in Cleveland, retiring after 30 years. He enjoyed collecting classic cars as well as listening to and collecting country and blue grass music.
Survivors include his wife Wynemia; four brothers Andy, Bud, Heck, and Jim; four sisters Edna Hillyer, Hazel Niece, Dottie Maynard, and Glenna Akers and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will begin at noon Saturday, May 1, 2010 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, and proceed to Community Memorial Gardens at 2 p.m. for graveside services.




CHARITY B. STAFFORD, 73 of Genoa, W.Va. passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2010 at the Emogene Dolin Hospice House. She was born in Wayne County, W.Va., the daughter of the late Millard Spencer and Alma "Granny" Wallace. Also preceding her in death was one sister, Goldie Rice, two brothers, B.H. Spencer and Charles Spencer.
Surviving are one daughter, Catherine of Genoa, W.Va.; two sons, Stan and his wife Theresa of Menomonee Falls, WI and Mike of Dunlow, W.Va.; one sister, Barbara Poindexter of Huntington, W.Va. and one brother, Ray Spencer of Columbus, OH.
She has six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and special friends Inez and Dee Thompson, along with several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be conducted on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jerry Watts and Brother Charles Lucas, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at the Stroud Family Cemetery, Wilsondale, W.Va. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, from 6 p.m. 9 p.m. at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home.




HAROLD LEE PELFREY, JR., 58, of Wayne, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday April 18, 2010. Born February 28, 1952 in Huntington, W.Va., He graduated Wayne High School in 1971 and was a member of Laurel Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Mayme and Herbert Pelfrey; step-grandfather, Alpha Kimbler; maternal grandparents, Homer & Laura Gibson Pierce; brother-in-law, Mickey James; Alberta Stiltner who was considered a sister; three aunts, Hazel Pierce, Louise Barker, and Pauline Ross; and cousins Anthony Steele, Herbert Steele, Theresa Wiley, Donetta Watts Mayo, Donald Pierce, Jr., Samantha Fields, Cleo Barker, Jr.
Survivors include his parents Harold Lee and Betty Jane Pelfrey of East Lynn, W.Va., one brother, Bill Pelfrey and his wife Dianna of Wayne; one sister, Barbara James of Huntington; nine nieces, Candy Pelfrey of Wayne, Billy Jo Castle and husband Rusty of Prichard, W.Va., Laura Aliff and husband Tommy of East Lynn, Morgan Smith and husband Jesse, Rhonda Hicks, all of Huntington, Michelle James of St. Petersburg, Fla., Jesse Epling and husband Tim of Salt Rock, W.Va., Shelly Braley and husband Donnie of Milton, W.Va., and Becky McComas and husband Jim of Chesapeake, Oh.; eight great-nieces; eight great-nephews; and a host of family and friends too numerous to mention. The family would like to extend great appreciation to Dr. Dwayne Tackett and the staff of Hospice of Huntington for their care and love.
Funeral services will be conducted at noon on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry Casteel and Rev. Sam Adkins officiating and special song by James Larry Adkins, who was considered a dear friend. Burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.





EARL NAPIER, 64, of Dunlow, W. Va., passed away Saturday, April 10, 2010 at River's Bend Health Care following a long battle with cancer. He was born September 14, 1945 at Dunlow, a son of the late Earl Wallace and Della Napier. Earl served in the United State Air Force in the Vietnam era and was a retired truck driver.
Survivors include his wife, Billie Jean Napier, of Dunlow; and cousins Roger Fry, Karen Fry, Gayle Harris, and Jim Napier.
A private memorial service will be conducted to celebrate his life. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.




DRENNA MICHELLE TURLEY-GONZALEZ, 40, of Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Branchland, W.Va., died Friday, April 9, 2010. She was born July 22, 1969 in Florida, and graduated from Guyan Valley High School before moving to Las Vegas.
She was the daughter of Douglas M. Turley and Wanda K. Turley of Branchland, W.Va.; the granddaughter of the late Arley Lee and Mary Virginia Bonar and Redith Mary Turley of Branchland and the late Kennel Turley.
Additional survivors include four children, Michael Ray Douglas Montero, Bethany Kylan Montero, Cheyenne Skye Martinez, and Savannah Star Martinez; two brothers, Douglas M. Turley, Jr., and Michael S. Turley; and one sister, Arla LeeAnn Vance.
A celebration of her life will be conducted 7 p.m. Friday, April 16, 2010 at the United Baptist Log Church at Four Mile with Brother Ray Adkins officiating. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to assist the Gonzalez family.





TSUNEKO SONOMI PARSLEY, 64, of Wayne , W.Va. , went to be with the Lord Thursday, April 8, 2010. She was born November 12, 1945 in Okinawa , Japan , a daughter of the late Koyu and Mieko Maehara. One daughter, Kim Maria Parsley also preceded her in death along with one sister, Noriko Cleveland. Sonomi was a homemaker and loved studying the Bible. She is survived by one daughter, Susan Michelle Parsley; three grandchildren, Heather Nicole Rozelle, Eric Michael Rozelle, and Austin Franklin Tucker; former husband, Bill Parsley, all of Huntington, W.Va.; and special friend Junko Dyer of Wayne. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 11, 2010 at the Vance Cemetery , Dunlow. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Parsley family



JOSHUA CALEB TONEY, 9weeks old, of Dunlow, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on April 6, 2010, at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa, KY. He was born on January 29, 2010 in Huntington, W.Va., a son of Vanessa and Joshua Toney of Dunlow.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother Lovetta Browning.
Survivors include his maternal grandparents Ireda Williams and Jesse Muncy of Crum, W.Va.; paternal grandmother Sylbia Starbird and husband Paul of Dunlow; three aunts, Elizabeth Toney of Beckley, W.Va.; and Kathleen Muncy and of Crum, W.Va.; Whitney Copley and husband Jamie of Stepptown, W.Va.; Ashley Holyfield and husband Jason of Stepptown; five uncles Joseph Toney and wife Keira of Channelview, Tex., Lawrence Toney and wife Karen of Wilsondale, W.Va., Jesse Muncy, Jr. and wife Vada of Crum, James Muncy of Crum, and Alan Jackson of Huntington, W.Va.; two very special cousins Dallas and Megan Toney of Dunlow; loving Godparents Jackie and Roscoe Spaulding of Stepptown; and a host of friends, family, and neighbors too numerous to mention.
Services will be conducted at noon on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at Crum Church of Christ. Burial will follow at the Williams Family Cemetery in Marrowbone, W.Va. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2010 at the Church. Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Toney Family.



BARBARA "DANIELLE" DAVIS, 21, of Huntington, W.Va., formerly of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Friday, April 2, 2010. Born June 16, 1988 in Huntington, she was preceded in death by her father James Davis, along with maternal grandparents, Barbara and Alford Adkins and paternal grandparents, Lula and Argy Davis.
Danielle graduated from Wayne High School in 2006 and was a senior psychology major at Marshall University, where she also played trumpet in Marshall's Marching Thunder. She was a student dormitory security supervisor, and also attended Huntington Gospel Chapel.
She leaves behind her mother Augusta Davis of Wayne; one sister, Krystal Mounts and husband Justin of Wayne; her beloved boyfriend of three years, Christopher Dixon of Huntington; aunt and uncles Nancy Bryan and husband Roger, Carol Davis, Raymond Davis all of Wayne, Dee Davis of Huntington, Essie Vaughan of Lavalette, and Charlie Davis of Wayne; and a host of friends and family too numerous to mention.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, April 8, 2010 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Darrell Adkins officiating. Burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.




RHONDA LYNN STEELE NAPIER, 54, of Lavalette, W.Va., passed away on Monday March 22, 2010 at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was born on April 17, 1955 in Wayne County, W.Va.

She was preceded in death by her father, Claudie Steele and one niece Keisha Paulson.

Survivors include her husband Johnny Napier of Lavalette, W.Va.; her mother, Doris Steele of East Lynn, W.Va.; two sons, Christopher Scott Napier and wife Rhonda of Cary, NC and Daniel Shea Napier and fiance Jonda Sipple of Huntington, W.Va.; four sisters, Rosie Porter and husband Gary of East Lynn, W.Va., Carolyn Sue Moore of Huntington, W.Va., Kay Alexander and husband Paul of Lavalette, and Jill Steele of Wayne, W.Va.; eleven very special grandchildren: Jaylyn, Brody, Ryan, Tyler, Jack, Ella, Jarrett, Kaylee, Sydney, Lakyn, and Cole as well as a host of nieces, nephews, friends and family too numerous to mention.

A procession will leave at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 25, 2010 from Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home to gather at Sellards Cemetery, East Lynn, W.Va. for a Graveside Service.




JOHNNIE FRANKLIN EDWARDS, 94, of Wayne, W.Va. went home to be with the Lord Friday, March 12, 2010. He was born June 15, 1015 in Lawrence County, Ohio, a son of the late Bertrum and Emma Gumm Edwards. His wife, Margaret L. Smith Edwards also preceded him in death, along with one daughter, Katy Crowder. He was a retired machinist from INCO, a member of INCO Retirees, S.O.R.E. Chapter, and the CCCs as well as a member of Big Creek Baptist Church. Johnnie stayed active through his retirement, gardening till age 89, working crossword puzzles till age 90 and walking until his final year. He was also an avid Cincinnati Reds fan.
Survivors include two daughters, Roberta Adkins and husband Marvin, Carol Fry and husband Pete, all of Wayne; one son-in-law, Jim Crowder of Winterhaven, Fla.; 11 grandchildren, Elaine Martino and husband Ron of Proctorville, Oh., Kent Adkins and wife Pam of Columbus, Oh., Beth Cade and husband Shawn, Virginia Adkins, Steven Fry, Randy Pete Fry and wife Nancy, all of Wayne, Dr. John Fry and wife Heather of Kenova, W.Va., Andy Crowder, Robin Burry and husband Richard, Eva Crowder, and Leah Britt and husband Kevin, all of Winterhaven, Fla.; 10 great grandchildren, Ethan and Cameron Cade, Austin Fry, Sara Fry, Kristin and Derek Crowder, Brady and Bailey Burry, and Madison and Ali Britt; and one great-great grandchild, Katlyn Crowder.
Also surviving is one sister, Judy Warren and husband Paul of Huntington; several loving nieces and nephews, and a host of friends and neighbors.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, March 15, 2010 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Matthew Stepp officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Wayne with grandsons serving as pall bearers. Austin Fry, Ethan and Cameron Cade will serve as honorary pall bearers. Friends may call from noon until time of service on Monday at the funeral home.




LARRY DALE ROZELLE, 39, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at home. He was born October 13, 1970 in Huntington, W.Va., a son of Betty Epling Rozelle of Huntington and the late Richard Rozelle.
In addition to his mother, Larry is survived by one daughter, Heather Rozelle; and one son Eric Rozelle, both of Huntington; two sisters, Leatha Hundley and husband Gary of Lavalette, W.Va., and Beverly Estep of Huntington; two brothers, Frankie Rozelle of Huntington and Arden McComas and wife Tina of Centerville, Md; and a host of friends and family.
Funeral service will be conducted 12 noon Saturday, March 6, 2010 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Epling Cemetery, East Lynn, W.Va. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.





GRACE WILSON, 77, of Genoa, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Tuesday, February 23, 2010. She was born August 4, 1932 in Wayne County, a daughter of the late Albert and Sadie Artrip Webb. Four brothers, Warnie Webb, Glenn Webb, Vernie Webb, and Luther Webb also preceded her in death, along with five sisters, Lizzie Clark, Rachel Whitten, Rhoda Clark, Marie Wooten, and Ethel Watts. Grace was a homemaker and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Ross Wilson; three sons, Robert Wilson and wife Melba, Don Wilson and wife Edna, and Billy Wilson and wife Darlene, all of Genoa; four grandchildren, Sherry Eaves and husband Jeff of Genoa, Kelly Wilson of Genoa, Brian Wilson and wife Erin of Ft. Gay, W.Va., and Billy Wilson II and wife Elisha of Genoa; five great grandchildren, Bret Eaves and Ciana Eaves, both of Genoa, Melany Wilson and Gabriel Wilson, both of Ft. Gay, and Billy Wilson III of Genoa, and one additional great grandchild on the way.
Also surviving is one brother, Lindsey Webb of Oak Hill, Ohio; one sister, Frances Tabor of Wayne, W.Va.; and a host of additional family, friends, and neighbors, too numerous to mention.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, February 27, 2010 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Wilson Cemetery, Mill Creek Road. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.




In loving memory of our beloved mother, ILLA FERDINA PIERCE, of Wayne, W.Va., who went to be with the Lord Saturday, February 27, 2010. She was born March 22, 1933 in Summers County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Harry and Ida Foxx. Her husband, Clarence Pierce also preceded her in death, along with six brothers and four sisters. Illa was a good Christian and loved the Lord.
Survivors include her children, Brenda Jordan, Cindy Pierce and her fianc Phillip Adkins who is also a special friend of the family, Bill Pierce and his wife Teresa, and Willard Pierce and his wife Laura; 14 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; two brothers; and two sisters.
The family would like to thank home health tech, Cleo Osbourn for all the care and love she gave Illa, and also Hospice of Wayne, Hospice House of Huntington, and all the staff members for the care and support they gave.
Funeral services will be conducted 12 noon Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Otis Bowen officiating. Burial will follow in the Vaughan Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.






MS. MINNIE "Tiny" PERRY, 75, of Dunlow, W.Va., died Sunday, February 14, 2010 at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa, KY. She was born October 27, 1934 in Kelly Knob-Wilsondale, W.Va. the daughter of the late Roscoe and Hattie Adkins. There was never a mother who was so giving of herself and sacrificed so much for her children.
Tiny was preceded in death by her husband Allen Perry; one daughter Virginia Hazel Williamson; and one son Roscoe Larry Williamson; two step-sons Ira "Buck" Williamson and Steve Williamson and three sisters Winona Bradley, Eva Ferguson, Anna Faye Maynard, Ivory Lee Jervis, and one brother Arthur Adkins.
Survivors include two sons Bill Mickle Williamson of Elon, NC and Rick Williamson of Chattanooga, TN.; and six daughters Kathie Kay Smith of KellyKnob-Wilsondale,W.Va., Mary Jean Chapman of Senoia, GA.; Victory Lee Ramey of Crum, W.Va.; Tammy Faye
Gillman of Fort Gay, W.Va.; Dorothy Ann LeRoy of Harker Heights, TX; and Glenda "Dianna" Williamson of Huntington, W.Va.; Three step-sons David Lark Williamson, Frank Ed Williamson, Arthur Lee Williamson and one step-daughter Brookie Brewer all of Kelly Knob- Wilsondale, W.Va.; three sisters, Francis Gilbert of Lake City, FL; Edith Adkins Hale of Clearfield, KY; and Della Mae Moran of Ocala, FL; 18 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 15 step-grandchildren, 30 step great grandchildren and 6 step great great grand children.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Donald Matney Officiating. Burial will follow at the William Perry Cemetery in Dunlow, W.Va. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at the Funeral Home.




At peace now, SHARON KAY ROSS WILLIAMSON, was welcomed home by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, her parents, Edward & Doyle Maynard Ross, and her baby boy on February 11, 2010. She fought a hard battle with Pick's disease but God in his mercy did not allow her to suffer.
Sharon was born September 20, 1949 in Wayne, W.Va., lived in Chicago for a while and then resided in W.Va. before calling Jacksonville, Fla. her home for many years.
Sharon leaves behind her two children: Denise Sahni and husband Adesh, and their two children, Zachary and Sarah; and Tommy Williamson and his three children, Steven, Logan, and Layton, all of Jacksonville. She also had 5 "bonus" grandbabies from Jenny Vasko of Oregon and a brand new great-granddaughter Zoe Vasko of Ill.
Also, she leaves her brothers Gil Ross and his wife Darlene and William Spence, all of Wayne; her two sisters, Linda Smith and husband Curtis of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., and Nola Adkins and husband Larry of Lesage, W.Va.; a host of nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews, whom she called her babies and was always there for from the time they were born. Also surviving are several uncles, aunts, cousins, and special friends, including Creed Adams who, before this horrible disease, was indeed a true friend and companion. She also leaves behind many friends at Jacksonville Rehabilitation, who made her final year full and happy.
Sharon was a giver and a helper. She would do whatever she could for anyone. Her heart was the biggest part of her. Rest in peace our mother, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, and friend. You will always be with us and someday we will see you again.
A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 14, 2010 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Osburn Family Cemetery, East Lynn, W.Va.





ELVA SUE LEVERING, 44, of Kenova, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Saturday, January 30, 2010. She was born May 19, 1965 in Huntington, W.Va. Her mother, Shirley Adkins preceded her in death along with her father, Ollie Mills, and two brothers, Ollie Mills, Jr., and Rocky Mills.
Survivors include three daughters, Susan Levering and her husband-to-be, Daniel Workman, Josephine Nikki Towler, all of Kenova, and Latasha Mills of Huntington; three brothers, Ronnie Mills of Kenova, Bradley Mills and his wife Crissy of Huntington, and Clyde Mills of Kenova; three grandchildren, Daniel Workman II, Trista Workman, both of Kenova, and Shaylen Cloninger of Huntington; special aunt June McCoy of Huntington; Janice Richards, who was a sister at heart; and a host of friends and family too numerous to mention.
Funeral services will be conducted 12:30 p.m. Thursday, February 4, 2010 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Mills Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.






SHIRLEY ANN BAILEY NAPIER, 62, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was born on March 13, 1947 in Logan County, W. Va., the daughter of Claude Floyd Bailey Jr. of Huntington, W.Va., and the late Naomi Mae Anderson Bailey.
Shirley was a homemaker and a member of Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband Ron Napier of Wayne, W.Va.; two daughters, Katie and Kayla Napier both of Wayne; three sons, Brad Napier of Wayne, W.Va., Brian Napier and wife Jamie of Irvine, KY and Chuck Napier and wife Santana of Wayne; one granddaughter, Kacey Napier of Wayne, W.Va., and one grandson, Gabe Napier of Irvine, KY; two brothers, Clarence Bailey and his wife Marjorie of Huntington, W.Va., and Darryl Bailey of Barboursville, W.Va.; and a host of friends and family too numerous to mention.
Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, January 15, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home, with Pastor Roger Perry officiating. Burial will follow at the Napier Cemetery, Wayne WV. Visitation will be held Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 6 p.m. at the Funeral home.



TERESA LOU WILEY, 45, of East Lynn, W.Va., went to be with the Lord, Monday, January 18, 2010 at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was born on April 8, 1964 in Huntington, W.Va. She was preceded in death by her father Curtis Steele and two brothers Herbert Steele and Anthony Steele.
Survivors include her mother Juanita Pelfrey Steele of East Lynn, W.Va.; her loving husband to whom she devoted 29 years, Timothy Wiley of East Lynn; one son, Tanner Wiley of East Lynn, W.Va; and two sisters Tracy Swimm and husband Charles of Lavalette, W.Va., and Benita Bailey and companion Frankie Vance of East Lynn, W.Va.; and a host of friends and family too numerous to mention.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1p.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2010 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Skeens Cemetery, East Lynn, W.Va. Visitation will start at 11am Thursday at the Funeral Home.



THOMAS JEFFERSON ALIFF, 77, of Wayne, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on January 3, 2010 at Huntington Health and Rehabilitation in Huntington, W.Va. He was born on May 19, 1932 a son of the late Milton Robert Aliff and Delphia Adkins Aliff. He was also preceded in death by one son, Lucian Robert Aliff; one brother Sherman Aliff; and one sister, Sadie Stephens
Survivors include four daughters, Vivian Simonic and husband Tom of New Lime, OH; Anita White and husband Steve of Andover, OH; and Lila Aliff of West Lake, OH; Rema Stevens and husband Chuck of Jefferson, OH; two sons Calvin Aliff and wife Barb of Austinburg, OH; Dalles Aliff and wife Pam of Roaming Shores, OH; five sisters, Mary Lou Ferguson, of Lavalette, W.Va.; Josie Adkins of Wayne, W.Va.; Effie Ferguson of Cambridge, OH, Madeline Lester of Lavalette, and Flossie Stephens of Wayne; two brothers Carl Aliff and wife Helen of Twinsburg, OH and Charles Aliff of Wayne, Ohio; thirteen grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; and longtime companion Nellie Lucas and her children Charles Adkins and Tammy Miller and her grandson Dakota Watts, all of Wayne, W.Va.; and a host of friends and family too numerous to mention.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 2p.m. at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 12p.m. until time of service. Burial will follow at the Stephens Cemetery, Wayne, W.Va.




PATRICIA GAIL QUEEN, 50, of Kenova, W.Va., passed away, Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. She was born on January 24, 1960 in Huntington, W. Va., a daughter of the late Walter Roy Queen and Elsie Vance Queen. She attended Beulah Freewill Baptist Church in Huntington.
Survivors include one sister, Betty Finton and husband Bob of Kiahsville, W.Va.; six nieces, Heather Pack and husband Michael of Huntington, W.Va., Renee Adkins and husband Thomas of Kiahsville, Clara McCoy of Milton, W.Va., Hannah Roberston and husband Kevin of Kiahsville, Miriam Finton of Huntington, and Kiah Finton of Kiahsville, two nephews, Nathaniel Finton and Yosef Finton both of Kiahsville, and a host of friends and family too numerous to mention.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 28, 2010 at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Charlotte Queen Cemetery, Wayne, W.Va. Visitation will begin at 11am Thursday at the Funeral Home.




COLLIN CLETIS RIFFE, 10 weeks old, died Monday, January 11, 2010 at his residence. He was born on October 31, 2009 in Huntington, W.Va, the son of Cletis Cleve Riffe and Tesla Elizabeth Marks.
Survivors include two half sisters, Keeley and Kylee Riffe both of Beckley, W.Va; paternal grandparents, Mavis and Cleve Riffe of East Lynn, W.Va; maternal grandparents, Eva Clark McComas of East Lynn and Royal Heath Marks of Asheville, NC; one aunt, Rebecca Riffe of West Hamlin, W.Va; three uncles, Zachary Marks of East Lynn, W.Va., Colton Marks of Holden, W.Va. and Patrick Riffe of East Lynn; one very special friend, William Hughes; and a host of friends and family too numerous to mention.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 11 am at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, with Pastor Wilmer Napier and Pastor Robert Wilson Officiating. Burial will follow at Community Memorial Gardens, Wayne, W.Va. Visitation will begin at 6p.m. on Friday, January 15, 2010 at the Funeral Home.




MARK EUGENE ADKINS, 51, of Wayne, W.Va. and Westerville, Ohio, went to be with the Lord Monday, December 28, 2009. Born March 10, 1958 in Huntington, W.Va., he was a member of the First American Baptist Church of Westerville, and attended Lick Creek Baptist Church of Wayne. Mark served as a weapons maintenance technician in the United States Air Force, and was employed by the Transportation Security Administration of the Department of Homeland Security. Additionally, he was a huge Marshall Thundering Herd fan.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Enola Gay Langham Adkins.
Survivors include his parents, Eugene Adkins and Genevieve Marie Stephenson Adkins of Lavalette, W.Va.; his wife Terri Lynn Owens Adkins, of Wayne; three sons, Matthew Adkins and Aaron Adkins of Westerville, and Eric Cyrus of Wayne; one daughter, Erin Maynard and husband Jason of Summerville, S.C.; one grandson, Layne Maynard, of Summerville; and four sisters, Janice Tucker of Anderson, S.C., Deborah Adkins, Ruth Good and husband Tom, and Amanda Smith and husband Jeff, all of Lavalette. Also surviving are the parents of his late wife, Ida and Michael Langham of Huntington, W.Va., and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbors and friends. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, January 2, 2009 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Dillon and Brother Danny Damron officiating. Burial will follow in the Stephenson Family Cemetery. Friends may call after 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Mark was a loving husband, father, son, brother, and uncle and will be sadly missed by all. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lick Creek Baptist Church Building Fund.


PATRICIA LEE CLONCH MANLEY, 70, of Mt. Carbon, W.Va., passed away Monday, December 28, 2009 at Montgomery General Hospital after a long illness. She was a Pharmacy Technician at College Drug Store for many years and later retired from Montgomery General Hospital Pharmacy. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arnold Lee Clonch and Iva Marie Hanshaw Clonch, infant daughter Sarah Elizabeth, two sisters Grace Sawyer and Carol Arbaugh, and brother Jack Sawyer. Pat is survived by her husband Robert L. Manley of Mt. Carbon, W.Va.; her children Pam Garza of Wriston, W.Va., Robert Manley Jr. of Mt. Carbon, W.Va., David and Judy Manley of Smithers, W.Va., Teddy and Madge Manley of Powellton, W.Va., John and Kristie Manley of Ripley, W.Va.; her siblings Lona Dempsey of Shady Springs, W.Va., Judy and Joe Conley of Drennen, W.Va., Irene Husson of Alexandria, Va, David and Debbie Clonch of Dublin, Va, Steve Clonch of Charleston W.Va., and Jimmy Hanshaw of Sutton, W.Va., her grandchildren Robert Garza of Wriston, Robert III, Nathan, and Cody Manley of Windsor, Calif., Nicki and Jimmy Whitlock of Winona, W.Va., David Manley Jr. of Statesville, NC, Lisa and Michael Ramsey of Handley, W.Va., Chris and Kayla Wallace of South Charleston, W.Va., Michael Wallace of Smithers, Heather and Thomas Duncan of Powellton, Teddy II and Chassity Manley of Smithers, Katie Manley of Powellton, Jade, Kalin, and Andrew Manley of Ripley, her great-grandchildren James and Alivia Whitlock of Winona, Elizabeth and Jonathon Manley of Statesville, Brianna, Jacob, Colton, Garret, and Noah Ramsey of Handley, Anthony Manley, Chasity, Joshua, and Kayla Duncan of Powellton, and Sydnei Manley of Smithers. A memorial in celebration of her life will be held at a later date. The family respectfully requests no flowers.





KENNETH LEE LEWIS, 68, of Wayne, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord Christmas Day 2009, after a long extended illness. He was born May 27, 1941, a son of the late Oscar M. Lewis and Lucille V. Martin Lewis. His brother, Jimmy Lewis, also preceded him in death, along with an additional infant brother. Kenneth was a member of Steele Memorial Freewill Baptist Church. He leaves behind his loving wife, Neta Perdue Lewis. Additional survivors include one brother, Charles Lewis and wife Diana of Kenova, W.Va.; one sister Doris Davis and husband Michael of Wayne, W.Va.; one nephew, Stephen L. Davis; four nieces, Lisa M. Davis, Rebecca Zuelke, Dawna M. Lewis, and Teresa L. Taylor; one stepson, Lawrence Prater, Jr.; and a host of great nephews and nieces. Kenneth was loved by all and will be sadly missed by many. He was a devout Christian, loving husband, sincere and caring brother, uncle, and friend to all. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry Casteel officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Wayne. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.




CHARLES JAYDEN JACKSON BOCOOK, infant son of Stephanie Lancaster and Charles Bocook, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, December 22, 2009. Private services were conducted Sunday, December 27, 2009 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.




BRENDA LOU RAHN, 55, of Wayne, W. Va., went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 21, 2009 at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was born on May 17, 1954 in McDowell County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Louisa M. Phipps Fuson and Lester Ray Phipps. She was also preceded in death by her stepfather James Fuson, two sisters, Sandy Mann, and Pat Phipps; and two brothers, Jimmy Phipps, and Frank Phipps.
She was formerly employed as supervisor of catering for the John Marshall Dining Room.
Survivors include one daughter, Naomi Hernandez, of Wayne, W.Va., and one son, James Michael Rahn, of McDowell County, W.Va.; two sisters, Nancy Smith of Fort Pierce, FL, and Ella Mann of Tenn.; five brothers, Joe Phipps, of Wayne; Robert Mann of Petoskey, MI, Darrell Mann and James Mann, both of Wayne, and Sam Mann, of Crumpler, NC; four grandchildren, Gary Peters of Naples, FL; KaSandra Peters of Flushing, MI; and BreAnna and Hailey Rahn both of Wayne; and a host of additional nieces, nephews, and family too numerous too mention. Brenda was a wonderful person who was loved by many and she will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be conducted at Bethesda Baptist Church, Wayne, W.Va., on Friday, January 1, 2010, at 4 p.m. with Pastor Roger Perry officiating. Family and friends will gather for visitation one hour prior of service. Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Rahn family during this time.




RUBY BROOKS WORKMAN, 49, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Sunday, December 20, 2009, at home. She was born October 18, 1960 in Huntington, W.Va., a daughter of the late Ollie Brooks and Ida Cousby Brooks. She was preceded in death by one son Emmitt Brooks, along with one sister Nora Ellen Clark, and two special friends, Sandy Young, and Minuard Watts.
Survivors include two daughters, Harriet Brooks and Racheal Bryant and one son Micheal Workman. Also surviving are three sisters Martha Jane Porter and husband Doug, Phoeba Eloise Brooks, and Maple Wiley and husband Eugene; two half brothers, Ray Brooks and wife Viola Brooks, and Ollie Junior Brooks and wife Ruth, two sisters-in-law, Fay Staley and Linda Oldenburg, eleven grandchildren, Lauran Brooks, Neil Bauman, Kyle Bauman, Bobby Brooks, Mathew Taylor, Tyler Bryant, Hanna Bryant, Nathan Bryant, Josh Workman, Destiny Workman, and Taylor Workman, along with two special grandchildren Roger Brooks and Elizabeth Watts, one very special niece, Dora Thierry and a host of special friends, Brian Taylor, Kayla Mabry, Nancy Smith, Betty Adkins, Wanda Fortner, Billy (Dog) Dillon, Sara Mabry, Andrew Mabry, Sandy Fry and Bobby Mabry.The family would like to extend a special thank you to Vickie and all of the staff at St. Mary's Medical Center.
Services will be conducted Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home. Visitation will begin one our prior to service. Burial will follow at the Wade-Adkins Cemetery.



REV. ARTHUR QUEEN, 89, of Lavalette, W.Va., went to sleep in the Lord on Monday, December 14, 2009 at the Emogene Dolin Hospice House of Huntington, W.Va. He was ordained in 1953 and helped many people find their way to the Lord. Mr. Queen was born the son of Noah Queen and Tennessee Queen in Kiahs Creek, W.Va., on October 8, 1920. Following the death of his mother, he, at 12 years of age, helped raise his younger brothers, including the baby. Arthur married Sarah Pack at age 16 and together raised seven children of their own. He was larger than life, and beloved by his family. Arthur will be sorely missed by one and all.
In addition to his mother and father, Mr. Queen was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Sarah Pack Queen; brothers, Howard, Normal, Nelvin, Paul, and Nolan; sisters Ethyl, Nary, and Bertha; and grandson Greg Queen.
He is survived by his wife Frankie Queen; brother Newman Queen, and Johnson Queen, both of Wayne, W.Va., and Noah Queen of Ceredo, W.Va.; sons Dallas Queen and wife Edith of Interlachen, Fla., A. G. Queen, Bob Queen and wife Teresa, and Kenneth Queen and wife Susan, all of Lavalette, and Tim Queen and wife Anne of Gainesville, Fla.; daughters, Tennessee Ramey and husband Golden of Interlachen, and Bonnie Ross and husband Larry of Newberry, Fla.; daughters-in-law, Vickie Queen of Interlachen, and Lynn Queen of Gainesville, Fla.; stepsons, Greg Queen and wife Robin of Huntington, and Josh Queen and wife Tiffany of Lavalette; and stepdaughters Diane Adkins and husband Gary, and Angie Maynard and husband Ricky, all of Lavalette. He also leaves behind 26 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.
Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday, December 17, 2009 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne, W.Va. where a celebration of his life will begin at 7 p.m. Additional visitation will be held at Masters Funeral Home, Interlachen, Fla. Saturday, December 19, 2009 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entombment will follow at Oak Ridge Chapel Cemetery. The family would especially like to thank caregivers Bob Thatcher and Brenda Conley, and ask that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Hospice of Huntington.




CHARLES CHESTER JONES, 85, of East Lynn, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 13, 2009 at the Emogene Dolin Hospice House of Huntington. He was born August 30, 1924 at Mountain (Mole Hill), W.Va., a son of the late Martin Luther and Myrtle Mae Forester Jones. One son, Charles E. Jones, also preceded him in death along with six brothers, John Paul, James, Jess, Clarence, and Wayne, and four sisters, Arrowanna, Bessie, Melissa, and Allean. Charles was a retired truck driver of forty years and a United States Army Veteran.
He leaves behind his loving wife of almost 67 years, Elizabeth J. Vaughan Aldridge Jones. Also surviving are two sons, Michael R. Jones, at home, and Walter V. Aldridge and his wife Marcelene of Olmstead, Ohio; two granddaughters, Sheri D. Miller and her husband Chris of Valley City, Ohio, and Priscilla L. Zietlow and her husband Marty of North Ridgeville, Ohio; three great grandchildren: Michael and Nicholas Miller, and Olivia Zietlow; one sister, Juanita Heck of New Philadelphia, Ohio; two brothers Lester Jones and his wife Norma of Buckhannon, Penn., and Howard Jones and his wife Elanor of Baltimore, Md.; and many loving nieces, nephews, and friends, including special friend, Billy Webb of Genoa, W.Va.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Emual Adkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Vaughan Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.





WESLEY EUGENE "TOSS" FERRELL, 73, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Friday, December 11, 2009 at home. He was born August 4, 1936 in Logan County, W.Va., a son of the late Oscar and Glenna Faye Stowers Ferrell. His wife, Joyce Maynard Ferrell also preceded him in death, along with three brothers, Glenn David Ferrell, Bobby Joe Ferrell, and Larry Dale Ferrell, and one sister, Jane Chapman. Wesley was a member of Huntington Lodge #64 Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and he loved to fish.
Survivors include two devoted daughters, Shelly Dorton and husband Jim, and Amy Stanley and husband Jeff of Wayne. He was a wonderful grandfather to two very special grandsons, Jacob Stanley, and Brayden Stanley, of Wayne. Also surviving are four sisters, Lou Ann Goddard of Moundsville, W.Va., Phyllis Duty and husband Bob of Ocklawaha, Fla., Shirley Conley and husband Archie of Morristown, Tenn., and Peggy Vance of Denver, Ind.; two brothers, Freddie " Pete" Ferrell and wife Brenda of Chapmanville, W.Va., and Jackie Ferrell and wife Lora of Morristown, Tenn.; special nephews, Gary Porter and wife Laura of Wayne, Randy Porter and wife Jeanette of Springfield, Tenn.; special niece, Greta Hill and husband Jamie of Genoa, W.Va.; caretaker Vickie Jackson of Wayne; and a host of additional nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors too numerous to mention.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Ray Williamson officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.






OPAL SEBASTIAN HAZELETT, 75, of Lavalette , W.Va. , went to be with the Lord Sunday, December 6, 2009 at Cabell Huntington Hospital . She was born July 6, 1934 in Wayne County, W.Va., a daughter of the late John Langley and Maudie Davis Sebastian. Her husband, Howard C. Buck Hazelett also preceded her in death along with one daughter-in-law, Freda Hazelett. Opal was a bookkeeper and attended Faith Freewill Baptist Church in Lavalette.

Survivors include one daughter, Diana Gail Kendrick of Lavalette; one son, Dale Hazelett of Wayne, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Amy Queen and husband Brandon of Wayne, Christa Danae Kendrick, Gina Gail Kendrick, and Jeffrey Dale Hazelett, all of Lavalette; three great grandchildren, Kailen Hazelett of Lavalette, Brayden Queen, and Bryson Queen, both of Wayne.

Also surviving are five sisters, Betty McDaniel of Point Pleasant, W.Va., Kathleen Nelson of Madison , Tenn. , Myrtle Sebastian of Columbia, S.C., Phyllis Hutchinson and husband Quincy of Kenova, W.Va. , and Lynn Sebastian of Cincinnati, Oh.; two brothers, Wendell Sebastian and wife Helen of Huntington, W.Va., and Jim Sebastian of Lavalette; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors too numerous to mention.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Ray Williamson officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery , Wayne . The family will receive visitors after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.




LOUISE PELFREY-CANTERBURY, passed away Saturday, November 28, 2009 at the age of 85. She was the beloved mother of Peggy (Ray), Stephen (Trina) and Rebecca (Michael). Also surviving are several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Thompson Crabtree Cemetery . Friends may call one hour prior to the service.






JUTTIE PAULINE SMITH, 67, of Lavalette, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Thursday, November 19, 2009. She was born September 5, 1942 in Wayne County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Pearl and Gentry Clay. She is survived by two sons, Ricky Smith and Jerry Smith of East Lynn, W.Va.; four grandchildren Brittany Ramey and Brandon Smith, and their mother Terry Ross; Jeremy Smith and TaLea Smith and their mother Sally Smith; one brother Clifford "Jake" Clay and wife Beatrice of East Lynn; one sister, Joyce Adkins and husband Lowell of Lavalette; two nieces, Tonya Adkins and Stafonya Pinson; two nephews Burton Adkins and Jason Clay; and a very special great-granddaughter, Cassidy Smith. Juttie was a member of Wolf Pen Church of Christ. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday, November 22, 2009 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Emual Adkins and Minister Eddie McComas officiating. Burial will follow in the Clay Parsons Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home






BRAD STAPLETON, 31, of Genoa, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Friday, November 14, 2009. He was born November 13, 1978 in Huntington, W.Va., and was a tattoo artist. His grandparents, Boyd and Betty Stapleton, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of nine years, Brandy Caldwell Stapleton; one daughter, Emily Alexas; and two sons, Cody Blake and Brad Jr., all of Genoa. Also surviving is his father, Samual Stapleton and wife Della of Genoa; his mother, Jacqueline Taylor of Arkansas; two brothers, Adam Stapleton and wife Amanda, and Joey Stapleton; one sister, Amanda Steele, all of Genoa; loving aunt and uncle, Letha & Boyd Stapleton, Jr. of Branchland, W.Va., and David and Patricia Graser of Genoa; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors too numerous to mention. Brad was a loving father and husband and will be sorely missed. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, November 19, 2009 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Stapleton Family Cemetery, East Lynn, W.Va. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.



EARNEST MARCUM, 83, of Creola, Ohio, formerly of Dunlow, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Thursday, October 29, 2009 at Twin Maples Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born January 25, 1926 in Wayne County, W.Va., a son of the late Anderson and Sarah Belle Salmons Marcum. His wife, Lilly Mae Perry Marcum also preceded him in death along with three brothers, Homer Marcum, Hobert Marcum, and George Marcum, and eight sisters, Frances Crum, Vadie Marcum, Sadie Marcum, Cora Trail, Ocie Crum, Bernice Lowe, who was his twin sister, Velvie Johnson, and Mae Copley. Ernie served our country in the US Army during WWII.
Survivors include one sister, Ona Comer of Charleston, W.Va.; a host of nieces and nephews including special nieces Betty Maynard and husband John and Jewell Kearns and husband Brad, all of Creola, Ohio; and special nephew Buddy Sutherland and wife Barb of Dunlow, W.Va.; along with friends and neighbors too numerous to mention.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Sunday, November 1, 2009 at the Silver Creek Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the William Perry Cemetery, Dunlow, W.Va. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday at the church. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Marcum family.




VICY FRASHER BROOKS OSBURN, 80, of East Lynn, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Wednesday, October 28, 2009. Vicy was born March 8, 1929 in Henlawson, W.Va. , to the late Galley and Nancy Watts Frasher. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband of 40 years, Earnie Brooks; a son, Sampson Brooks; two grandsons, Robert Mitchell Dyer and Robert Dale Brooks; one great-grandchild; three sisters, Mary Ross, Maxine Riddle, and Ruth Brooks; three brothers, Wilburn Frasher, Lonnie Frasher, and Brady Frasher; and her second husband, Fisher Osburn.
Vicy was a long time member of Wolf Pen Church of Christ. She dedicated her life to providing loving care for her family and home.
Left behind to cherish her memory include one sister, Shirley Dyer of Huntington, W.Va.; five daughters: Ruthie (Bobbie) Dyer of East Lynn, Bernice Marshall of Akron, Ohio, Charlotte Clay of East Lynn, Shirley (Carl) Grimm of Point Pleasant, W.Va., and Vangie (Dan) Bouzek also of East Lynn; three sons, Barry Frasher of Ceredo, W.Va., Earnest Brady (Sherry) Brooks of Wayne, W.Va., and Franklin (Sue) Brooks of Wayne. She also leaves behind 24 grandchildren: Uneda Hill, Earnie Brooks , Tammy Lawhorn, Teresa Ferguson, Michael Kish, Sherria Pommell, Christopher Kish, Teresa Mills, Garry Frasher, LaDonna Clark, Pamela McSweeney, Brittany Brooks, Shelly Cobb, Robert Brooks, Jenny Brooks, Justin Brooks, Shania Brooks , Shawn Brooks, Paul Brooks, Jessica Smith, Jackie Adkins, Lakisha Caldwell, James J.T. Stephens, and Rachel Day; 32 great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.
The family would like to express their great thanks and appreciation to the wonderful, caring Hospice nurses who provided great care for their loved one.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, October 31, 2009 at her residence in East Lynn. Burial will follow in the Brooks Family Cemetery, East Lynn. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday, also at her residence. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



DWAYNE H. COGAR, 49, of Culloden, W.Va., passed away Sunday, October 4, 2009 at the VA Medical Center, Huntington. Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at the Grafton National Cemetery, Grafton, W.Va. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.




SAMPSON BLANKENSHIP, 80, of Wayne, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, October, 7, 2009, at the Emogene Dolin Hospice House of Huntington, after an extended illness. He was born July 15, 1929, a son of the late Francis Doc and Chaney Spurlock Blankenship. He was an avid gardener and loved the outdoors. He took pride in his garden and loved showing off his fruits and vegetables.
Sampson is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years Ella Adkins Blankenship; daughter Donna Walker and a husband Kenneth of East Lynn, W.Va.; son Carl Blankenship of Wayne; son Michael Blankenship of Lavalette, W.Va.; daughter Beverly Perry and husband Andrew of East Lynn; daughter Brenda Mullins and husband Michael of East Lynn; and daughter Linda Adkins and husband James of Wayne.
Also surviving are sixteen grandchildren, Dreama Darst, Donnella Adkins, Kimberly Ferguson, Amanda Carter, Deborah Krantz, Ella Marie Blankenship, Wetzel Lambert, John Perry, Clara Adkins, Monica Perry, James Adkins, Jesse Adkins, Jason Adkins, and Brian Mullins; 23 great- grandchildren; and a host of friends, relatives and neighbors.
One brother, Lee Blankenship also preceded him in death along with sisters Elmira Ferguson, Bessie Templeton, Ada Bocook, and Bertha McCallister.
He is survived by brothers Floyd Blankenship and wife Ruth of Wayne, W.Va., Albert Blankenship and wife Judith of Prichard, W.Va., Edgar Blankenship and wife Victoria of Wayne, Tolliver Blankenship and wife Alice of Wayne, Roy Blankenship and wife Glenna of Prichard. Surviving sisters include Lillian Lane of Chicago, Ill., Martha Perry of Prichard, Rebecca Casteel of Huntington, W.Va., Lavonne Johnson, Dorothy Napier of Wayne and Geneva, of Huntington.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, October, 11, 2009, at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, with Pastor Eddie Davidson officiating. Burial will follow in the Price Mills Cemetery, Little Lynn. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday at the Funeral Home




ROSA LEE ADKINS, 43, of Kiahsville, W.Va., Went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at her residence. She was born March 17, 1966 in Huntington, W. Va., a daughter of the late Tom and Gladys Nelson Adkins. Also preceding her in death were three sisters Vida Adkins, Mary Lou Adkins, and Brookie Wiley.
Survivors include three sisters Martha Brooks and husband Ray of Dunlow, W.Va., Wava Toppins of Kiahsville, and Wanda Gibson and husband Richard of Chapmanville, W.Va.; eight brothers, David Adkins, Donnie Adkins, Ezra Adkins and wife Patty, James Adkins and wife Ruby, Leonard Adkins, Billy Adkins all of Kiahsville, and Tommy Adkins of West Hamlin W.Va.; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors too numerous to mention.
Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October, 10, 2009, at Freedom Freewill Baptist Church, with Reverend Earl Burgess officiating. Burial will follow in Adkins Cemetery, Kiahsville. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday at the church. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Adkins family.




CAUSBIE MARIE BOGGS, 82, of Wayne, W.Va. , went to be with the Lord Saturday, October 3, 2009. She was born October 12, 1926 in Wayne County, a daughter of the late John and Lavinna Ross Stephens. Her husband, Roy Boggs also preceded her in death. Causbie was a homemaker and attended Booten Millers Fork United Baptist Church. She is survived by her cousin, Jack Stephens and his wife Eliza of Wayne, with whom she made her home, was given cared by, and considered mom and dad. Also surviving is her cousin and friend, Nicole Stephens of Wayne; and a host of friends and neighbors too numerous to mention.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Elder Eddie Davidson officiating. Burial will follow near Stiltner Cemetery on Mt. Union Road, Wayne. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.




DIANNA HOPE LAMBERT, 64, of South Point, Oh., went to be with the Lord Tuesday, September 29, 2009. She was born September 8, 1945 in Wayne County, W.Va., a daughter of the late George Menis and Mable Violet Cyrus Stephens. Two daughters, Cynthia Michelle and Beverly Angel Lambert also preceded her in death along with two brothers, Richard and Charlie Stephens, and two sisters, Beverly Watts and Delores Parsley. Dianna was a member of New Beginnings Apostolic Church in Huntington.
Dianna was a dedicated mother to her only surviving daughter, Diana Renee Lambert, of South Point, and the loving wife of Art Hammond of Morgan Hill, Cal.; Also surviving are three sisters, Glenna Williams of Columbus, Oh., Joyce Jones and husband Kenneth of Huntington, and Helen Weber and husband Paul of Dayton, Oh.; eight brothers, Argene Stephens and wife Faye, of Prichard, W.Va., Adolphis Stephens and wife Barbara of Lavalette, W.Va., Paul Stephens and wife Edith, Raymond Stephens and wife Barbara, and Silas Stephens and wife Dorothy, all of Wayne, Michael Stephens and wife Donna of Raymond, Oh., Dallas Stephens and wife Brenda of Wayne, and Donald Stephens of Lavalette; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and family too numerous to mention.
Funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, October 3, 2009 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Rev. T.D. Mills officiating. Burial will follow in the Stephens Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.





JESSE FOX PERRY, 85, of Genoa, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Monday, September 28, 2009. He was born February 1, 1924 in Wayne County, West Virginia a son of the late John and Siddie Moore Perry. One son, Warren Perry also preceded him in death along with three brothers, Frennie Perry, Tom Perry, and Harry Perry, and one sister, Hazel Hyder.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Endicott Perry; three sons, Keith Perry and wife Sue of Genoa, W.Va., David Perry and wife Carolyn of Harrisonburg, Va., and Jesse Perry and wife Debbie of Morehead, Ky.; one daughter, Nancy Williams and husband Robert of Corpus Christi, Tex.; eight grandchildren, Sara Brunetti and husband Robert, Erin Moyer and husband Cary, all of Port Washington, NY, Megan Perry of Lexington, Ky., Nicholas Williams and Tessa Williams, both of Corpus Christi, Tex., Gabriel Perry, Andrew Perry and Abigail Perry, all of Morehead, Ky.; and six great-grandchildren. Also surviving is one sister, Dicie Thompson of Genoa; two brothers, John Bill Perry and wife Irna Leah of Genoa, and Ken Perry and wife Martha of Prichard, W.Va.; and a host of friend and family.
Jesse was a member of the Genoa Church of Christ where he served as deacon. Additionally, he was the Sheriff of Wayne County from 1956-1960.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, October 2, 2009 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the John Perry Cemetery, Hampton Ridge, Genoa. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Huntington or the Genoa, Church of Christ.




SIDNEY ANDERSON STROUD, 93, of Genoa, W.Va., passed away Monday, September 28, 2009 at the Emogene Dolin Hospice House. He was born in Mingo County, West Virginia, a son of the late Harmon and Catherine Parsley Stroud. Also preceding him in death were five brothers, Harley, Burley, Quincy Sug, Shorty, and Tony, and five sisters, Ada Coburn, Pearlie Robinette, Linda Williamson, Goldie Maynard, and June Moore.
He is survived by his life-long companion, Charity (Stroud) Stafford; two sons, Stan and wife Teresa of Monomonee Falls, WI, and Mike of Dunlow, W.Va., and one daughter, Catherine of Genoa. He had six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and a special niece and nephew, Inez and Dee Thompson of Genoa.
The family would like to express special thanks to Georganna Tucker, Sandy Smith, and all the staff of Hospice of Wayne.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, October 1, 2009 at the Turkey Creek United Baptist Church, Wilsondale, with Pastor Jerry Watts and Brother Junior Lucas officiating. Burial will follow in the Stroud Family Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Wednesday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.




KEISHI D. PAULSON, 34 of Harrington, Del., formerly of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, in Delaware Hospice Center, Milford after a long battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Claudie Steele.
Mrs. Paulson worked for Green Diamond Builders of Felton in customer service. She enjoyed spending as much time as possible with her children. She loved being around children, and even taught her neighbors children how to ride their bicycles. She was a loving mother who had a strong personality and was very outgoing. Even through her long illness, she kept strong and managed to encourage others around her, and take care of her family. She fought her illness up to her last breath. She will be remembered as a loving wife, daughter, sister, daughter-in-law and friend, who will be missed by everyone. Keishi attended the Calvary Wesleyan Church of Harrington.
She is survived by her loving husband of seven years, Jacob R. Paulson of Harrington; daughter, Brianna Danyele Paulson of Harrington; son, Braden Jacob Paulson of Harrington; her mother Carolyn Sue Moore of Huntington, W.Va.; brothers, Gregory Moore and wife Diana of Wayne, W.Va., and Craig Moore of Huntington; grandmother, Doris Steele; nephew Jason Moore; niece Tara Moore; great-nephew Maddix Moore, and nephew Nolan.
Also surviving are mother and father-in-law, Robert and Susan Paulson; sisters-in-law, Erin and Leah Paulson, all of Hobert, Ind.; special friend Gordon Adkins; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Services were held at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 25, at Melvin Funeral Home, Harrington, Del. Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, September 28, 2009 at the Sellards Cemetery, East Lynn, W.Va. Procession will leave Johnson Tiller Funeral Home at 10 a.m.



ROY JUNIOR CARTER, 68, went home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was born July 8, 1941 in Wayne County, West Virginia, a son of the late George W. and Emma Epling Carter. One brother, Paul Carter, also preceded him in death along with two sisters, Creasie Mays and Linda Carter.
Roy gave his life to the Lord on April 7, 1995. From that day he devoted his life to serving God. He and his wife attended several churches. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Ruth Carter, of Lavalette, W.Va.; three children, George Carter of Huntington, W.Va., Darlene Castle and husband Hendrick of Russell, Kent., and Tammy Harris of Lavalette; four special grandchildren whom he adored, Kayla Harris, Bradley Harris, who called him their Papa Smurf, and A.J. Castle and Katie Browning. Also surviving are his brothers and sisters, Homer carter, Zeri Carter, Muss Carter and wife Phyllis, Calvin Carter and wife Loretta, Lyda Yates and husband Herschel, Ida Blake and husband Isaac, and Joyce Blake; and a multitude of nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank several special people for their friendship and support, Jenny and Danny Walters, Hope and Tommy Coleman, and Amos and Eva Simmons.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, September 26, 2009 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the service Saturday.




THURMAN MEEKS, 71, of Wayne, W.Va., formerly of Breeden, W.Va., departed this life on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at his residence. Born January 14, 1938 at Laurel Branch, Lincoln County, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Alonzo and Mary Vance Meeks. Thurman was a disabled coal miner with the UMWA Local 7555, and also a member of Elmwood United Baptist Church.
He leaves behind his wife Deloris Marcum Meeks; four children, Debra Lackey and husband Cornelius of Lenore, W.Va., Gregory Meeks and wife Tammy, Pamela Meeks, all of Ocoee, Fla., and Mark Meeks and wife Ann of Apopka, Fla.; eight grandchildren: Shannon Canterbury and wife Tina of Columbus, Ohio, Scott Canterbury of Lenore, W.Va., Thomas Lackey and wife Crystal also of Columbus, Ohio, Jennifer Marcum and husband Emory of Parkersburg, W.Va., Erin Thompson of Ocoee, Fla., James Meeks of Apopke, Fla., Amanda Meeks and Zachary Meeks, both of Ocoee, Fla.; and six great-grandchildren: Dawson Lackey of Columbus, Ohio, Amanda Canterbury and Nathaniel Canterbury of Lenore, W.Va., Trenton Marcum of Parkersburg, W.Va., Keith Canterbury and Carson Canterbury, both of Columbus, Ohio.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, September 25, 2009 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Elders Charlie Paulson, Wornie Meeks, and Dolphus Perry officiating. Burial will follow in the Sheppard, Kinser, Meeks Cemetery, Copley Trace, W.Va. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Thurman was a loving husband, father, and caring friend to all who knew him. He will be sadly missed forever.





FRANCES SANDY WILEY, 76, of Wayne, W.Va., passed away at home with her family on Sunday, September 20, 2009. She was born March 18, 1933 in Salina, Kansas, a daughter of the late Francis Arthur and Julia Agnes Kistler Smith. One daughter, Angela Foley also preceded her in death.
Survivors included her beloved husband Ira Lou Wiley; her children Mike Plant, Patti Risk, Bob Plant, Sue Chlebek, Lynda VanDierendonck, and Mark Wiley; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Also surviving is one sister, Molly Smith.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, September 24, 2009 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Joseph Taylor Cemetery, Cove Gap, W.Va. Memorial donations may be made to Henry Ford Hospice (www.henryford.com/hospice) or the American Cancer Foundation. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.





GLEN ROGER CURNUTTE, 68, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Friday, September 18, 2009. He was born November 10, 1940 in Wayne County, West Virginia, a son of the late Frank and Stella Rice Curnutte. His wife, Vonia Lee Curnutte also preceded him in death, along with one brother, Elwood Jim Curnutte. Glen was a member of the Lavalette Church of Christ.
He leaves behind his daughter, Tammy Lucas and husband Ronald; and two granddaughters, Kayla Lucas and Megan Lucas, all of Wayne. Also surviving are two brothers, Gene Curnutte of Huntington, W.Va., and Bob Curnutte and wife Pat of Missouri; and friend Jim Martin along with many other church friends.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, September 21, 2009 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, with Jim Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the Curnutte Cemetery, Radnor, W.Va. Visitation was held Sunday evening.



JAMES CARLOS ISAACS, 61, of Sterling Heights, Mich., formerly of Kenova, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Friday, September 11, 2009, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was born May 13, 1948 in Logan County, West Virginia, a son of the late Henry and Mary Nelson Isaacs. One sister, Velma Isaacs, also preceded him in death. James retired from Bethlehem Steel located in Sparrow Point, Maryland, and attended the Kenova Church of God.
Survivors include his loving wife of 37 years, Maudie A. Isaacs; one son, David W. Isaacs of Sterling Heights, Mich.; and one daughter, Teresa R. Thomas and husband Keith of Auburn Hills, Mich.; four grandchildren, James David, Lura Catherine, Keith Haskal, and Brittany Rene, all of Auburn Hills. Also surviving are brothers Gerald Isaacs, Charles Isaacs and wife Donna, all of Laurel Creek, W.Va., and Paul Isaacs and wife Lynn of Tecumseh, Mich.; one sister, Virginia Lucas and husband Mike of Charlotte, North Carolina, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at noon on Monday, September 14, 2009 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor J. Rabun Haddock officiating. Burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.




OLLIE BURTON MILLS, 43, of Huntington , W.Va. , went to be with the Lord, Monday, September 7, 2009 at St. Marys Medical Center . He was born July 7, 1966 in Huntington, a son of the late Ollie Mills and Shirley Adkins. One brother, Walter Mills also preceded him in death along with 2 sisters, Linda Pease and Kathleen Harris.

Survivors include four brothers, Frank Mills of Cleveland , OH , Ronnie Mills of Kenova , W.Va. , Clyde Mills also of Kenova, and Teddy Mills of Lavalette , W.Va. ; two sisters, Muriel Goodman of East Lynn, W.Va., and Elva Levering of Kenova; one daughter, Corey Mills of Greenup, Kent.; and a host of friends, family, and neighbors too numerous to mention.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, September 11, 2009 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Roger Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Mills Cemetery, East Lynn. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.





FRANK JOHN SPROLES, 39, of Lavalette , W.Va. , was tragically taken from this world on Wednesday, August 26, 2009. He was born April 23, 1970 in Odessa , Texas . His father William Franklin Sproles, Sr. preceded him in death along with one brother William Franklin Sproles, Jr.; two young sisters; one daughter, Amanda Lee Sproles; and his grandmother Ruby Sproles, who raised him. Frank was a truck driver and attended Lavalette United Methodist Church . He was a selfless and caring person who, just several weeks ago, risked his own life by saving several from a devastating fire in Huntington . He loved fishing, spending time with family, and especially his dog Hershey.

Frank is survived by his loving wife, Suzanne Lorrine Dihrberg Sproles, of Lavalette, whom he married at the Milford Congregational Church in Milford , Kansas on November 4, 2006.

Additional survivors include his mother, Linda; his sister, Glaydes; his son Sebastian Sproles of Marion, Tex.; his daughter, Elizabeth Sirilo, also of Marion, Texas; four step-children, Joshua Robert Fahey and wife Audrey, of Wayne, W.Va., Heather Yvonne Fahey of Topeka, Kansas, Shauna Joan Brown and husband Daniel also of Wayne, and Holley Chyanne Katherine Cupp and husband Christopher Cupp SSG US Army, of Beckley, W.Va.; six step-grandchildren whom he adored, Micayla Mae Fahey, Anastasia Marie Fahey, Noah Robert Fahey, Valiree Mae Suzanne Fahey, Kylie Mae Brown, and Kaleb Leo Brown; mother-in-law, Joan Florence Fahey and husband Robert F. Fahey; father-in-law, Vernon J. Dihrberg; brothers-in-law, Jason Jay Dihrberg, and Michael John Dihrberg; special friends Bernie and Smokey Dietrich of Kansas, and best friend Edwin Mandel in Texas; and a host of extended family and friends. The family would like tothankhis friend Shaggy for all his efforts in caring for Frank.

A memorial service will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Vondi Clark officiating.



JOHN CALVIN BROWN, 97, of Louisa , KY , formerly of Wayne , WV , died August 21 in the Three Rivers Medical Center at Louisa , KY. He was born August 21, 1912, to the late General Marion and Alifair Webb Brown. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alva Salmons Brown. He had three brothers: John Henry, Joseph, and Zachary Taylor, four sisters: Nanny, Edna, Florence and Elizabeth , all deceased.He is survived by a daughter and her husband, Randy W. and Doris Evelyn Lambert of Beavercreek, OH. He is also survived by one grandson and his wife, Michael Stephen and Andrea Lambert of Kettering , OH , one granddaughter and her husband, Steven and Marissa Lynn Dilldine, one great granddaughter, Payton Dilldine, and one step-great granddaughter, Seirra Dilldine, all of Beavercreek , OH . He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and one close, very special friend, Robert Scarberry. John was a member of Wayne Lodge #18 A.F. & A.M., and a member of the Elmwood United Baptist Church . Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Sunday, August 30, at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Yatesville Memorial Gardens , Louisa , KY. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.




OVVIE JAMES ADKINS, 79, departed from this world on Thursday, August 20, 2009. He was born in Branchland, W.Va., the son of the late Harriett May and Stewart Edley Adkins. Two sons, James Paul Adkins and Michael Craig Adkins also preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Armilda Bradshaw Adkins of Lavalette , W.Va. , as well as one son, Joseph Stewart Adkins and his loving companion Vickie, of Clay, W.Va.; two daughters, Angela Perry of Proctorville, Ohio and Andrea Swanson of Huntington, W.Va. Also surviving are four siblings, Callie Adkins of Branchland, Odessa Adkins of Barboursville, W.Va., Robert Adkins also of Barboursville, W. Va., and Edley Adkins of Wayne, W.Va. He was the proud grandfather of 12 grandchildren, and the uncle of several nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind one special sister-in-law, Ruby Nicely, whom he loved like a sister.
Ovvie was a veteran of the US Army serving in the Korean War, and a retiree from ACF Industries after many years of proud service. The family would like to extend special thanks to Hospice of Huntington for such great care, especially Claire Nudd.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, August 23, 2009 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Rev. Carlos Gibson officiating. Burial will follow in the Bradshaw Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.






CLARENCE E. SMITH, 83, of Wayne, W.Va., passed away Friday, August 14, 2009 at home. He was born December 18, 1925 in Wayne County, a son of the late Taylor and Grace Smith. Two sisters, Thelma, and Phyllis Marcum also preceded him in death, along with his son, David Smith, and his daughter, Caroline.
Smitty was a retired carpenter and of the Baptist faith. Additionally he proudly served in the US Army receiving the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, the Philippine Liberation, and the World War II Victory Ribbons, and also fought in the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include three grandchildren, Susan Smith of Huntington, W.Va., Sherry Hickey and husband Matthew, and Taylor Allen Smith, all of Wayne; and one great grandson, Taylor Allen T.J. Smith II, of Wayne. Also surviving is three sisters, Faye Burns and husband Oscar of Huntington, Jeanie Adkins and husband Fred of East Lynn, W.Va., and Hester McSweeney and husband Floyd of Wayne; special longtime friend of 52 years, June R. Burks of Wayne; special friends Ruby Nicely, Tammy and Tommy Smith, Marcella Adkins, Brenda Allen, Chloe Javins, and Jessica Curnutte; and additional friends and neighbors, too numerous to mention.
Graveside services will be conducted 1 p.m. Sunday, August 16, 2009 at Asbury Cemetery, East Lynn by with military honors performed by VFW Post 6103 and the American Legion Post 89 of Louisa, Kentucky. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.




We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. II Corinthians 5:8 (KJV)
MILDRED V. CLARK, 86, of East Lynn, W.Va., departed to that presence on Thursday, August 6, 2009. Preceding her in death were her parents, Hughie and Emily Coredelia Price, along with six brothers, Leonard, Willie, Omar, Archie, Pearlie and Vernon; one sister, Gracie Rose; one great-granddaughter, Millie Thierry; one daughter-in-law, Nora Ellen Clark. She was also preceded in death by four infant children, Carol, Glenn, Lonnie Jr., and Sammy David. Celebration of her life will begin at 6 p.m. Friday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne, W.Va., with a memorial service beginning at 7 p.m. with Pastors Garland Perry and Ashley Blankenship officiating. Private graveside services will be at Watson Cemetery. Mildred was a member of Tom's Creek United Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Jake Clark; seven children, Linda Melde and husband Rainhard, Lewis Clark, Rose Lee Perry and husband Herman, Peggy Thierry and husband Robert, Jerry Ray Clark, Katie Clark, and Derek Allen Clark; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are 3 step-grandchildren; 11 step- great-grandchildren; two step- great- great-grandchildren; and one special former daughter-in-law, Ruby Brooks. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Huntington or Tom's Creek United Baptist Church.






EILEEN STEELE, 60, of East Lynn, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 24, 2009. Born October 24, 1948 in South Point, Ohio, Eileen was a homemaker and a member of Cove Gap United Baptist Church. Her parents, Virginia and Samuel Swain preceded her in death along with her mother-in-law, Carrie Epling Thomas. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Carl Ray Steele Sr.; two children, Carl Ray Steele Jr. and wife Tina of Barboursville, W.Va., and Carla Nelson and husband Kevin of Prichard, W.Va.; and one granddaughter, Kallie Alexes Steele of Barboursville, whom she loved so much. Additional survivors include one brother, John Webb of Ironton, Ohio; two nephews, also of Ohio, and special friends Jason Adams, Bob & Reda Baker, Jack Clay, Darrell Saunders, Pat Napier, all of East Lynn, Jewell Nelson of Prichard, and Bertha and Zula Lewis, of Wayne, W.Va. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday, July 27, 2009 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastors Mark Hatfield and A.J. Perry officiating. Burial will follow in the Epling Cemetery, East Lynn. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.




GLEN GELIOUS ADKINS, 83, of Wayne, W.Va., passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at Wayne Nursing & Rehabilitation. He was born March 14, 1926 at East Lynn, W.Va., a son of the late Harvey and Ella Jackson Adkins. His wife of 59 years, Ernestine Cassidy Adkins also preceded him in death along with two sisters, Blanche Stephens Russell and Delores Adkins Webb; three brothers, Ralph Stephens, Gary Leonard Adkins, and Norman Archie Adkins; and one brother-in-law, Larry Ferguson.
Glen served the United States Navy in World War II. He was a retired auto reconditioner having worked for Gallagher Ford for 15 years and Dutch Miller for 28 years.
He leaves behind one son, Geoffrey Glen Adkins and his wife Deborah Sue Adkins of Wayne. Also surviving are two sisters, Joyce Roach and husband William of Richmond, Kentucky, and Sherma Ferguson of Columbus, Oh.; six brothers, Jay Adkins and wife Ethel of Wayne, Brainard Adkins and wife Malinda of Lavalette, W.Va., Gorman Adkins and wife Eve. Orville Adkins and wife Gail, all of Huntington, W.Va., Michael Adkins and wife Debbie of Chesapeake, Oh., and Seldon Adkins and wife Ruth Ann of Columbus; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Roger Maynard officiating. Burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens with military honors performed by VFW Post 6103 and the American Legion Post 89 of Louisa. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family would like to thank the staff of Wayne Nursing & Rehabilitation for their loving care. Online condolences may be made at www.johnsontillerfuneralhome.com




Another beautiful voice joined the heavenly choir when JOYCE DYER WHITED passed away Sunday, July 19, 2009. She was born February 14, 1938 at Lick Creek, a daughter of the late Jennings and Jane Adkins Dyer. She had been a Christian for 40 years and an alto singer for the Harbor Bells Quartet for many years. She leaves behind her husband of 42 years, Earl Whited of Fort Gay, W.Va.; one precious and loving daughter, Melissa Clark; one loving and devoted son, Glen Whited; and one very special grandson, Nathanial Whited, all of Fort Gay. Additional survivors include five step-sons, Ronnie Newsome and Jimmie Bo Newsome, of Fort Gay, Lyle Newsome of Crum, W.Va., Michael Newsome and Leslie Newsome, both of Kermit, W.Va.; two sisters, Malta Alexander of East Lynn, W.Va., and Jane Napier of Huntington, W.Va.; and one brother, Bill Dyer of Van Lear, Kentucky. Private services were conducted Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Ministers Okey Tomblin and Bethel Wall officiating. Burial followed in the Whited Cemetery, Fort Gay, with her sons serving as pall bearers. We wish to express our thanks to Hospice of Huntington for the angels of mercy that came to help and be with us.





LACY MARIE ANTAL, 47, of Chillicothe , Ohio , passed away at home Thursday, July 16, 2009 after a long illness, and is finally free. She was born September 26, 1961 a daughter of Lacy and Rosie Blair. One sister, Deloris Blair preceded her in death. Lacy was a hard worker and loved her children more than anything. Additional survivors include her husband, Thomas; two daughters, Amy Pelfrey and Kasi Cleusman; three grandson, Drake, Justin, and Damian; four sisters, Rosie, Alice, Donna and Arlene; five brothers, Jessy, Timothy, Lafe, Marky, and Lawrence; and family and friends too numerous to mention.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Sunday at Cabwaylingo Presbyterian Church, Cabwaylingo , W.Va. Burial will follow in the Hall Cemetery . Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday at the church. Online condolences may be made at www.johnsontillerfuneralhome.com







LUCY COCHRAN NELSON, 80, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2009. She was born June 23, 1928 in Lincoln County , W.Va., a daughter of the late Eugene and Garnett Cochran. Her husband Leonard Nelson also preceded her in death along with one infant son, Leonard Nelson, Jr. Lucy was a member of Rush Branch Freewill Baptist Church .




Survivors include one son, Edward Nelson and wife Lisa of East Lynn, W.Va.; and two daughters, Deloris Smith and husband Rosco of Cove Gap, W.Va., and Linda Adams and husband Junior of Big Lynn. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, 2 of which were considered "special add-ons"; 14 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren along with a host of friends and family too numerous to mention.




Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Sunday, June 21, 2009 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Ferguson, Pastor Wilmer Napier, and Pastor Mark Hatfield officiating. Burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens . Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.












MARK PRESTON MEDDINGS, 94, of Lavalette, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Thursday, June 18, 2009. He was born May 27, 1915 in Cabell County, a son of the late William and Josephine Mitchell Meddings. His wife, Nannie Jane Spurlock Meddings also preceded him in death, along with one brother, Ivan Meddings; one sister, Bessie Edmonds; and daughter-in-law, Linda Meddings.




Mark retired from Owens Illinois and was a member and Deacon of Charity United Baptist Church.




Surviving are three daughters, Virginia Napier and husband Thomas, Barbara Stephens and husband Adolphis, and Jean Mills and husband Ray, all of Lavalette; two sons, Robert L. Meddings and wife Gloria K., and Roger P. Meddings and wife Nancy both of Marion, Ohio; 18 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and 15 great great-grandchildren. The family would like to express heartfelt appreciation to Ray Williamson and Jr. Bias for their friendship and spiritual and emotional support, as well as to caregivers Nancy and Kassie, Hospice of Huntington, and the nursing staff at St. Marys Medical Center for their loving care.




Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 2009 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor O. F. Adkins and Deacon Jr. Bias officiating. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Huntington. II Timothy 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.














MARY BELL DRENNER CLARK, 84, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2009. She was born June 20, 1924 at East Lynn, W.Va., a daughter of the late Fletcher and Pinkie Drenner.




Her husband, Ellison Clark also preceded her in death along with one son, Forest; one daughter, Pinia Jean Bais; two brothers, Forest and William Bill Drenner; and one sister, Dixie Adkins. Mary retired from Hillview Nursing Home where she worked for many years.




Survivors include one sister, Alice Sue Finley; one brother, Benny Ray Drenner; her children whom she loved dearly, Ellison Butch Clark, Fletcher Tiny Clark and wife Linda, Roy Pookie Clark, Rocky Clark, Darlene Tomblin and husband Joe, Mike, Shela, Cassidy and husband Roy, and Keith Clark; 27 grandchildren: Shelly Grimm, Randy, Savannah, and Chase Clark, Andrea Watson, Lisa Broce, Angela Clark, Brenda Book, Wendy Bundy, Tammy Clark, Bobby Allen, Roy, Pa,, Matthew and Daniel Steele, Betty Bailey, Debbie Parsley, Shawn and Christy Bias, Joseph and Sherana Tomblin, Steven Clark, Bobby, Andy, Chris, and Tasha Blackburn, and Jonathan Clark.




She was also blessed with 37 great-grandchildren; and one special friend Georgia Maynard, who spent many evenings with her. Marys home was always open to her family and friends. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend who will be sadly missed by all who knew her.




Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, June 19, 2009 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.








Elder YOUNGEA VILLE STEELE, 99, of East Lynn, W.Va., entered into eternal life Thursday, June 11, 2009, at the Emogene Dolen Hospice House. He was born October 5, 1909, the son of the late Mont Ville Steele and Polly Ann Ross Steele.




He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Mae Taylor Steele, a son, William Mont Ville Steele and one daughter, Ann Marie Parsons.




He is survived by five sons; Glenn Robert Steele, Clermont, Fla., Youngea V. Steele, Jr., Sebring, Fla., James David Steele of Huntington, W.Va., Samuel J. Steele of Fort Gay, W.Va., and Carl W. Steele of Wayne, W.Va. He is survived by nine daughters; Eloise Rinehart of Fort Myers, Fla., Jessie Loraine Williamson of Crown City, Oh.; Betty Fay Williamson of Punta Gorda, Fla., Eulah Mae Duff of Columbus, Oh.; Arbra Della Blevins of Canal Winchester, Oh.; Virgie Ruth Oshel of Huntington, W.Va.; Charlotte Louise Lucas of Prichard, W.Va.; Wanda Lanette Watts of Wayne, W.Va.; and Naomi Arlene Blankenship of Wayne, W.Va.




Also surviving are 29 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren and 14 great-great grand children.




Ordained to preach the word of God in 1940, his life was one of service to God and dedication to his family. Along with Wetzel Ball, he established the Laurel Creek Freewill Baptist Church where he served as Deacon for a number of years. He was instrumental in organizing and establishing churches at Brush Creek and Rich Creek in Wayne County. In 1970, he established the Big Lynn Freewill Baptist Church where he served as Pastor. In 1993, he established the Steele Memorial Freewill Baptist Church, Route 1, East Lynn, W.Va. He served as Pastor of this congregation until his retirement, at which time he became Assistant Pastor, serving in this capacity until his death. His example of a Christian life lived and the love of God and his church inspired young pastors to preach the Word of God.




Funeral services will be held at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home on Sunday, June 14, 2009, at 2:00 P.M. with Brothers Greenway Parsley, Jerry Casteele, J.C. Skeens, and Jeremiah Williamson officiating. Singers will be the Osburn Family. Burial will follow at the Skeens Cemetery, East Lynn, W.Va. Visitation will be on Saturday, June 13, 2009, at 6:00 at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.johnsontillerfuneralhome.com.
















RUSSELL PERRY, 76, of Dunlow, W.Va., left this world peacefully with his family by his side to go into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, June 6, 2009. He was born March 14, 1933, a son of the late Gid and Polly (Haney) Perry. His wife, Lydia Brewer Perry also preceded him in death, along with brothers Casa, William, Lowell, Clifford, and Sampson Perry, and sisters, Ethel Perry, Jane Alexander, Virginia Brewster, and Lilly Marcum.




Survivors include one sister, Alma Corbitt and husband Russell of Springfield, Tenn.; one son, Russell Dale Perry and wife Kathy of Dunlow; one granddaughter, Kathy Smith and husband Homer; one great-granddaughter, Lauryn Grace Smith. Also surviving are three step-grandchildren; one step-great grandchild; special friend Rylenea Brewer; special cousin David Eslick; and faithful canine companion, Smokey.




Russell served in the 1st Armored Division of the US Army. He was a retired coal miner from Island Crek, Pittston Coal Corp., MSHA Insp., and also worked for Fisher Body Fleetwood Cadillac. Russell enjoyed spending time with loved ones, especially the apple of his eye, Lauryn Grace. He also loved the outdoors and reading the Bible. The family would like to thank caregivers for their love and care, especially Love Day, Missy Matthews, Missy Bragg, Susan Harris, and Zach Curry, as well as the staff at the VA Hospital and Cabell Huntington Hospital.




Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the William Perry Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.






ERNESTINE CASSIDY ADKINS, 78, of Wayne, W.Va., passed away Saturday, May 30, 2009 at St. Marys Medical Center. She was born February 11, 1931 at Genoa, W.Va., a daughter of the late Taylor and Rebecca Holland Cassidy. Also preceding her in death were three brothers, Leonard Cassidy, Taylor Cassidy, Jr., and an unnamed infant brother; two sisters, Mabel Wilson and Irene Cassidy, and two brothers-in-law, Jay Wilson and Raymond Rowe, all of Genoa.




Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Glen Gelious Adkins; one son and daughter-in-law, Geoffrey Glenn and Deborah Hatfield Adkins. Also surviving is one sister, Louise Rowe; two sisters-in-law, Mabel Clark Cassidy and Louise Webb Cassidy, all of Genoa, W.Va., and numerous nieces and nephews.




Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, with Brother Roger Maynard officiating. Burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.johnsontillerfuneralhome.com






DELMAS LEE TRIPLETT, 62, of Huntington, W.Va., died at his home Friday, May 29, 2009. He was born in Logan County on July 24, 1947. He served in the Vietnam War and was honored with a medal for rifle and mortar accuracy. Delmas was also a member of the VFW Post 1064. His father, Willard Triplett preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife, Mary Etta Napier Triplett; his mother, Vina McComas Triplett; his brother, Melvin Triplett, and wife Pamela; and his niece Sara Lynn Triplett all of Morgantown, W.Va.




Also surviving are his mother-in-law, Hazel Napier; his brother-in-law, James R. Napier; his sister-in-law, Linda Clark and husband Tiny; several nieces and nephews including one very special niece Marinda, whom he loved so very much. Delmas will be sadly missed by all those who knew him. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 1, 2009 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Triplett officiating. Burial will follow at Community Memorial Gardens. Friends may call two hours prior to the funeral Monday. Online condolences may be expressed at www.johnsontillerfuneralhome.com.














GOBLE G. RICHARDSON
, 68, of Wayne, W.Va., went home to be with his Lord Wednesday, April 15, 2009. He was born August 3, 1940 at Wayne, a son of the late James Madison and Clara Fry Richardson. He was a faithful, loving member of the Laurel Freewill Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon. Goble was also an Army Veteran, and retired from A.K. Steel. Two brothers, Earl J. Richardson and Howard Richardson also preceded him in death, along with one sister, Violet Fryer.




Survivors include his loving wife of 42 years, Wanda Lee Merritt Richardson; two daughters, Michelle Dennison and her husband Bruce of Lavalette, W.Va., and Camille McGahey and husband John of Bentonville, AR; three sons, Tracy Richardson of Wayne, Chris Richardson and fianc Lara Queen of Genoa, W.Va., and George Richardson of Wayne and special friend Laura Holton; two brothers, James Richardson and wife Anna Mae of Wayne, and Jackie Richardson and wife Barbara of North Ridgeville, Oh.; two sisters, Nellie Thompson and late husband Sherwood of Wayne, and Estelle Howard of Detroit, Mich.




He was a loving papaw to six grandchildren, Ashley Richardson, Brandon and Nicholas Dennison, Austin Richardson, Allison and Jennifer McGahey; and many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.




Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sunday, April 19, 2009 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Rev. Sam Adkins officiating. Burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens with Military rites performed by the VFW Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89 Honor Guard. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Goble was a loving husband and father and a testament to those who knew him. We love you Dad, and we will miss you so.





HARRY TAYLOR PERRY, 83, of Genoa, W.Va., passed away at home Sunday, April 12, 2009. He was born November 17, 1925 in Radnor, W.Va., a son of the late John and Siddie Perry. His wife, Jewell Ball Perry also preceded him in death. Harry served in the US Army and was retired from the International Nickel Company.




The family would like to extend a special thanks to Hospice of Huntington and to his in-home caregivers for their loving care. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2009at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Graveside services will immediately follow at the John Perry Cemetery, Genoa with Minister Ron Ross officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice.








IRVING ELIJAH HAND, 89, peacefully left this life on April 9, 2009 to be forever in the arms of his Savior and King. He was born on October 15, 1919 in Camden, N.J., the second son of Elijah and Emma Hand. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Peggy Brooks Hand, his brother and sister-in-law, Melvin and Josephine Hand, his brother-in-law, John Brooks, and his nephew, Leonard A. Hand.




Heleaves the following who grieve his death, yet celebrate his life: sister-in-law, Ginny Brooks of Trenton, N.J.; nephew, Bill Hand, his wife, Sheryl, and daughter, Vicki, and her family of Birmingham, Ala.; niece, Camille Watts, her husband, Charles, and daughter, Denise, and her family, of Purcelville, Va.; and his niece, Sandra Hand, and her children, Art Hand, of Huntington, and Katie and Bobby McCallister, of Eleanor, W.Va. After graduating from the New Jersey School for the Deaf, Irving worked for the Hibbard Group in Trenton, N.J. as a pressman for 48 years before retiring in 1989. He vacationed with his West Virginia family often, and soon after his retirement he accepted their invitation to move to Huntington permanently. He was a joy and inspiration to his new family, and he quickly became the focal point of their lives. His favorite pastime was baseball. As a teen and young adult, he played shortstop with the N.J. School for the Deaf. In spite of his hearing and vision handicaps, he always greeted everyone with a broad smile and sturdy handshake and eagerly shared his love of life.




Visitation will be two hours prior to the 2 p.m. service on Saturday at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home in Wayne, W.Va. Interment will be in Enon Cemetery, Salt Rock, W.Va.





PAUL JAMES MITCHELL, 61, loving husband and father, passed away suddenly Tuesday, March 31, 2009. He was born January 12, 1948 in Huntingdon County, Penn., a son of the late Walter and Marie Mitchell. Three brothers,Eugene "Buddy Mitchell, William Mitchell, and Robert Mitchell also preceded him in death along with two sisters, Lydia Warner, and Alverta Sparks.




Paul served in the United States Marines and was a retired truck driver. He was also a member of the Pentecostal Church in Three Springs, Penn.




Survivors include his wife, Mary Mitchell of East Lynn, W.Va., two daughters, Marietta Mitchell of Easy Lynn, W.Va., and Paula Smith of South Carolina; one son, Walter Mitchell of Prichard, W.Va.; 11 grandchildren; and seven special grandchildren.




Also surviving are four brothers, Irvin Mitchell, Thomas Mitchell, George Mitchell, and Richard Mitchell; four sisters, Joann Bickel, Norma Jean Snyder, Anna Mae Snyder, and Peggy Townsley, all of Penn.; special friends Deborah and Bobby Workman of East Lynn, Parthina and Steve Ferguson of Genoa, W.Va., and Sharon and Roger Brooks of Wayne, W.Va.; and friends and neighbors too numerous to mention.




Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2009 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Johnson Queen officiating. Burial will follow in the Jones Cemetery, East Lynn. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Saturday.





BRADLEY LEON BILYEU, 76, of Marlinton, W.Va., passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at Summersville, W.Va. Bradley is survived by his mother, Zelma Bilyeu of Midway, Ohio; brother Keith Bilyeu; sister Judy Powers; four sons, Bradley, Dale, Lee and Obie; two daughters, Alice and Darlia Kay; four granddaughters, five grandsons and four great-grandchildren; and fourth wife, Nellia Kay Perry Wall. Funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2009, at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne, W.Va., with Rev. Clifford Vance officiating. Burial will follow at Queens Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home.





JAMES HAROLD ADKINS, 71, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 16, 2009, at home with his family. He was born September 18, 1937, a son of the late Emory and Betha Simpkins Adkins. He was a life-long member and a Deacon of the 4-Mile Church of Christ for 27 years. He was preceded in death by two infant sisters, Sandra and Barbara. He is survived by his loving wife Betty L. Adkins, with whom he would have celebrated 50 years of marriage on April 4, 2009; devoted daughters Vickie Hill, Kimberly Wooten and Jamie Adkins; grandsons Darius Adkins, Kody Adkins and fiancee Lacey Moore, and Jason Blankenship and his wife Gwen; granddaughter Kayla Adkins and great-granddaughter Caylyn Rae Adkins (Poppy's Girl); two great-grandsons to be born in July and August; a brother, Donald Adkins and his wife Vivian; and a sister, Patricia Adkins. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2009, at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne, with Jimmy Carter officiating. Burial will follows at Everett Adkins Cemetery, Beech Fork, East Lynn, W.Va. Visitation after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.





CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL COMBS, 36, died Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville , Tenn. He was an auto mechanic with Ashland City Automotive, and was preceded in death by his mother, Ella Carver Combs. He is survived by his father Fred Combs, Sr.; wife Kimberly Nicole Combs; two children, Christopher Casey Combs and Tori Shae Combs; and one brother, Fred Combs, Jr. Local funeral services will be conducted at noon Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Danny Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in Docks Creek Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.








FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT CLINE, SR., 69, of East Lynn, W.Va., passed away at home Wednesday, February 18, 2009. He was born January 1, 1940 in Simon, W.Va., a son of the late Grover and Mary Goodman Cline. His wife, Sylvia Toler Cline also preceded him in death along with seven brothers, Orie, Virgil, Don, Bob, twin brother Woodrow, Onnie, and Tex Cline; and three sisters, Virgie Toler, Nellie Massey, and Corbie Cline.




Franklin was a retired coal miner who loved family and friends. He enjoyed bluegrass music and played various musical instruments. He also liked motorcycles, 4-wheelin, and playing on his dozer.




Survivors include two sons, Franklin Cline, Jr. of East Lynn, Samuel Cline and his wife Phyllis of Beech Fork; seven daughters, Marybell Kennedy and husband Randall, Deedra McMillion and husband Barry, Frances Burns and husband James, Selena Bell Baker, all of East Lynn, Darlene Bishop and husband Vincent of Simon, W.Va., Delores Kennedy and husband Robert of East Lynn, and Heather Moore of Richmond, Va.; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.




Also surviving is one bother, Acie Cline and wife Wilma of Lynco, W.Va.; very special friend, Betty Adkins of Hamlin, W.Va., and a host of friends, family, and neighbors too numerous to mention.




Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, February 21, 2009 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Jimmy Lester and Elder Ostes Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Vaughn Mills Cemetery, East Lynn. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.





MARTHA JANE MEADE KIRK, 66, of Huntington,WVa., passed away Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at St. Marys Medical Center. She was born December 1, 1942 in Cabell County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Elva and Virgie Mae Meade. One daughter, Nova Lea Kirk also preceded her in death along with three brothers, Wallace, Gartha, and Lewis Meade. Martha was a devoted wife and mother who loved gardening, crossword puzzles, and reading.




She is survived by her husband, Noah Kirk, Jr.; two daughters, Sondra Pelfrey of Huntington, and Geisha Miller and her husband Bill, of Huntington; three grandsons, Noah Blevins, Jesse Blevins, and Brody Pelfrey, all of Huntington; four great grandchildren, Aeris Blevins, Sophia Blevins, Benjamin Blevins, all of Oh., and Blaine Blevins of Huntington. Also surviving is one sister, Patsy Stroud of Breeden, W.Va., two brothers, Aley Meade of Earling, W.Va., and B.F. Meade of Princeton, W.Va., and many friends.




Funeral services will be conducted at noon Friday, February 13, 2009 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Phillip Stroud officiating. Burial will follow in the Baby Meade Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.






ANDY RAY STAMPER, 56, of Dunlow, W.Va., passed away Thursday, February 5, 2009 at The VA Medical Center, Huntington. Born March 29, 1952 in Ypsilanti, Mich., Andy was a strip mine worker and a disabled veteran from the US Marine Corp. His father, Andy Lee Stamper preceded him in death along with two sisters, Joan Curnutte and Teresa Stamper, whom he now joins in heaven with the Lord.




He is survived by his wife Dotty Stamper; and one daughter, Terri Stamper. He is also survived by his mother, Hazel Stamper; two sisters, Linda Finley and her husband Lester, and Jean Sammons and her husband Don; three brothers, Ron Stamper and his wife Evelyn, Barry Stamper and his wife Sherry, and Charles Stamper; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Andy was a beloved father and husband and will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.




Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, February 9, 2009 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Donnie Wells and Rev. Everett Meddings officiating. Burial will follow in the Stamper Family Cemetery, Dunlow. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.








MRS. SHIRLEY LEORIS ADAMS JOHNSON, 73, of Wayne, W.Va., formerly of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Sunday February 1, 2009 at home surrounded by her husband and children. She was born November 20, 1935 in Huntington, the daughter of the late Scott Adams and Martha Maynard Adams. Her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Arlene and Robert Johnson also preceded her in death along with one brother-in-law, Leonard Hand.




Surviving is her husband of 44 years, Dewey R. Johnson of Wayne; one son, Greg Johnson of Ashland, Ky., and Gary Harrison; and one daughter, Deborah and Chad Tiller of Huntington; one brother-in-law, Robert Johnson and his wife Ann of Huntington and their family; two sisters-in-law, Delores Esque and her husband Roland, and Sandra Hand, all of Huntington, and their families; several cousins, including Pat Adams of Huntington; very special friends and caregivers, Julia Bernoski of Ceredo, W.Va., Theresa Bevins of South Point, Oh., Barbara Crosier of Proctorville, Oh., Deloris Adkins of Wayne, and Twila Richards of Lavalette, W.Va. , as well as, Georganna Tucker, Pat Napier, Rhonda Davis, Felicia Vance, and Teresa Johnson with Hospice of Wayne and Huntington; and extended family and friends too numerous to mention.




Shirley graduated Huntington High School in 1953 and was a lifelong member of the 7Th Avenue Baptist Church. She worked at Appalachian Power Company from 1954-1965 in the Wheeling and Huntington labs. She and Dewey owned and operated 5th Ave. Coin Laundry through the 1970s, were co-owners of Ceredo Mortuary from 1980-1986, then founded and own Johnson Tiller Funeral Home in Wayne, through the present.




As a 7-year member of the Musical Arts Guild, Shirley sang Beethovens Ode to Joy with the Robert Shaw Orchestra and Choral which was performed in German as part of the Marshall Artist Series. In addition to singing, she was a talented accordion player and pianist. Additionally, she was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sororities for over 50 years, having held all offices and chaired all committees, most recently with the Lambda Master chapter. She was a past member of the Pea Ridge Womens Club, Wayne Womens Club, and past President of the Wayne County Inter-Club Council, volunteering over 20 years to the organization.




Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, February 5, 2009 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Michael Dillon officiating. Burial will follow in Enon Cemetery, Salt Rock, W.Va.




Friends may call after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.








ANN MARIE STEELE PARSONS, 72, of Lavalette, W.Va. , entered into eternal life Saturday, January 31, 2009 at Cabell Huntington Hospital . She was born February 23, 1936 at Logan, W.Va., daughter of Louise Taylor Steele and Youngea V. Steele.




She was preceded in death by her mother, Louise Taylor Steele; a son-in-law, Eddie Skeens; and a brother, William Mont Ville Steele. She is survived by her daughter Betty Lou Caruthers and her husband Robert Caruthers of Hurricane, W.Va., and her 99 year old father Elder Youngea V. Steele, who made his home with her.




Ann was a member of Faith Freewill Baptist Church, Lavalette and a member of Wayne Chapter No. 156, Order of the Eastern Star.Additional survivors include five brothers; Glenn Robert Steele of Clermont, Fla., Youngea V. Steele, Jr., of Sebring, Fla., James David Steele of Huntington, W.Va., Samuel J. Steele of Fort Gay, W.Va., and Carl W. Steele, of Wayne, W.Va.; nine sisters, Eloise Rinehart of Fort Myers, Fla., Jessie Loraine Williamson of Crown City, Oh; Betty Fay Williamson of Punta Gorda, Fla., Eulah Mae Duff of Columbus, Oh.; Arbra Della Blevins of Reynoldsburg, Oh.; Virgie Ruth Oshel of Huntington, Charlotte Louise Lucas of Prichard, W.Va., Wanda Lanette Watts of Wayne, and Naomi Arlene Blankenship of Wayne.




She is also survived by three grandsons, Shane Skeens and wife Angie of Huntington, Joshua Skeens and wife Julie of Culloden, W.Va., and Adam Skeens and wife Ashley of St. Albans, W.Va.; two great grandchildren, Christian Skeens and Evan Skeens, and expecting a great granddaughter in May.




Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Jerry Casteel officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Wayne. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.





MACY MASHAE FRYE, infant daughter of Donella Adkins and Bruce Frye of Harts, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Wednesday, January 14, 2009. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Margie Frye and grandfather, Oscar Adkins. In addition to her parents, survivors include one sister, Amber Thompson of Genoa, W.Va.; one brother, Dekoda Frye of Harts; grandfather, Willie Frye of Harts, and grandparents Donna and Kenneth Walker of East Lynn, W.Va.; and a host of family and loved ones.Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, January 16, 2009 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Andrew Perry officiating. Burial will follow in the Browning Cemetery, Harts. Friends may call one hour prior to the funeral on Friday.






LEAH CAROLYN KNIGHT, 65, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Tuesday, January 13, 2009. She was born December 25, 1943 in Wayne County, a daughter of the late Arthur and Muriel Talbert. Also preceding her in death was two sisters, Stella Ratcliff and Laura Mae Stephens, along with two brothers, Austin Talbert and Thomas Talbert.




Survivors include her husband of 34 years, 4 months, and 13 days, Gary Knight; one sister, Beulah Chapman and her husband Douglas; four brothers, Arthur Talbert Jr. and his wife Yvonne, Donald Talbert and Mikalene Smith, Charles Talbert and his wife Violet, and William Talbert and his wife Connie, all of Wayne; special canine companions, Rachel Kathleen Knight and Buster Brown Knight; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.




A Memorial service will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, January 17, 2009 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Dillon officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.

















JOHN SIGSBY MAYNARD, 84, of Huntington, W.Va. passed away Monday, January 12, 2009 at Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born January 8, 1925 in Wayne County, a son of the late Frank and Sada Finley Maynard. His wife, Neva Noftz Maynard of Toledo also preceded him in death, along with one sister, Vada Fay Flowers of Huntington, W.Va., and one brother Theeautry Maynard of Apple Grove, W.Va.




John graduated from Wayne High School, and served in the US Army during World War II. He retired from Schindler Elevator in Toledo, Ohio.He is survived by two sisters, Myrtle Dick of Gainesville, Fla., and Judy Beckett of Huntington; and three brothers, Walter Maynard of Perry Hall, Md., Eugene Maynard of Huntington, and Gary L. Maynard of Huntington.




Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at Community Memorial Gardens with Rev. Ray Vance officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Huntington City Mission. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Maynard Family.





MRS. MARIE ADKINS, 69, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with her Lord Saturday, January 10, 2009. She was born September 4, 1939 in Newark, N.J., a daughter of the late Mario and Louise Senatore`. An infant sister also preceded her in death. Marie was a devoted wife, loving mother and talented artist.




She leaves behind her husband, James Adkins; three daughters, Lynn Mogle and her husband Clayton of Des Moines, IO, Karen Adkins of Wayne, W.Va., Leslie Rodes and her husband Jim of Huntington, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Dustin Mogle and Joshua Mogle, both of Des Moines, David Rodes and Christina Rodes, both of Huntington; and three great grandchildren, Payton Mogle, Connor Mogle, and Abbie Mogle, all of Des Moines. Also surviving are two brothers, Lewis Miller and Arthur Miller, both of N.J.; sister-in-law, Pearl Colegreco of Cliffside Park, N.J.; and lifelong friend and sister in spirit, Marie Dingess and her husband Sid of Toms River, N. J.




Graveside services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, at the Spurlock Cemetery, Wayne, with Pastor Mike Dillon officiating. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Adkins family.






MR. BILLY PORTER, 67, of Dunlow, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at the Emogene Dolin James Hospice House in Huntington, W.Va.




He was born June 15, 1941 in Wayne County, a son of the late Charlie and Martha Porter. Also preceding him in death were two sisters, Vada Wallace and Ethel Marcum, and two brothers, Carlos Porter and Virgil Workman.




Billy served in the US Army, 1st Calavary during the Vietnam War, and previously worked for Norfolk Southern Railroad.He is survived by his wife, Linda Conley Porter; one son, Michael Porter and his wife Debbie of Hilliard, Oh; one daughter, Melinda Lucas and her husband Ronnie of Salt Rock, W.Va.; and three grandchildren, Michael H. Porter, Tyler W. Porter, and Jacob A. Lucas.




Also surviving are four brothers, Willis Porter of Pomeroy, Oh., Gus Porter of Dunlow, W.Va., Clifford Porter of Ft. Gay, W.Va., and Orville Porter of Columbus, Oh.; two sisters, Geneva Porter of Oh., and Dorothy Porter of N.C.; and many loving nieces, nephews, and special friends.




Funeral services will be conducted 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Ronnie Marcum officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.






THELMA A. PRICE
, 88, of Huntington, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Wednesday, January 7, 2009. She was born January 10, 1920, a daughter of the late Fielden J. Ramey and Norma Price Ramey. Also preceding in death was her husband, George Jackson Price; seven brothers, Everett Wiley Ramey, Christian Ramey, Pete Ramey, Chester Ramey, James Ramey, Thomas Ramey, and Robert Ramey; and four sisters, Mary Ramey, Elsie Wagner, Esta Adkins, and Florida McCoy.




Thelma was a hard worker as a young lady doing such things as making parachutes for the US Military Services. She was also a factory worker, nurses aid, and caregiver for her family.Survivors include one sister, Alma Clark of Huntington four daughters, Helen Steele of Ft. Gay, W.Va. Judy Brown and her husband John of Dansville, Mich., Wanda Dennis and her husband Jim of Niceville, Fla., and Carolyn Root of Ashland, Ky.; four sons, Roy Price and his wife Cinda of Huntington, Sherman Price and his wife Gladys of Genoa, W.Va., Daniel Lee Price of Mich., and George Price Jr. of East Lynn, W.Va.; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; daughter-in-law Pamela Price of East Lynn; special friend Gayle Skeens; and a host of friends and family too numerous to mention.




Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Rev. E.S. Harper officiating. Burial will follow in the Lucian Miller Cemetery, East Lynn. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.





MILDRED NADINE FINLEY, 82, of Waverly, Oh., formerly of Pecks Mill, W.Va., passed away Monday, January 5, 2009. She was born March 27, 1926 in Logan County, a daughter of the late Johnnie and Hattie White. Also preceding her in death were seven sisters: Lena Hall, Mable White, Rhoda Hamrich, Molly Jeffrey, Betty Adams, Atheline White, and Phyllis White; and two brothers, Orville White and Edgar White.




Survivors include her husband, Luther Finley of Waverly; one sister, Ernestine Akers of Lake, W.Va.; one daughter, Judy Manuse and husband John of Brunswick, Oh; two step-grandsons, several nieces and nephews, and friends and neighbors too numerous to mention.




Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, January 8, 2009 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Rocky Chafin officiating. Burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.






WILLARD S. DONAHOE, 71, of Lavalette, W.Va., passed away Friday, January 2, 2009 at St. Marys Medical Center. He was born September 11, 1937 in Wayne County, a son of the late Earl R. Donahoe and Sylvia Graham Donahoe. Willard served in the United States Air Force and was employed at Sugarwood Golf Club.




Survivors include one sister, Bertie Thompson of Lavalette; one brother, Kenneth Donoahoe and his wife Nancy of Wayne, W.Va., two nieces, Patsy Staley of Lavalette, and Linda Nolan of Parkersburg, W.Va.; and two nephews, Kenneth Donahoe, Jr. and Dale Booth. Also surviving are Jessie Smith of Kuwait Randy Smith of Ky., Dan Smith of Tex., and Jack Smith of Georgia, all whom he raised; and friends and neighbors too numerous to mention.




Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Minister Jim Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

JAMES L. DICK, 89, of Wayne, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord Saturday, December 27, 2008.   He was born September 25, 1919 in Wayne, a son of the late Thurman and Dessie Dick.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ellen Lockhart Dick; one brother, Delbert Dick; and one son-in-law, John Harrison.  Jim was a retired employee of Owens-Illinois, and a member of the Lick Creek Baptist Church.  Additionally, he loved gardening and farming.

Survivors include two sons, Lovel Lee Dick of Wayne, and Lowell Glen Dick and wife Nancy of Chesapeake, Oh.; two daughters, Lillian Jean Harrison of Huntington, W.Va., and Lois Ellen Ross and husband David of Wayne; four grandchildren, James Harrison and wife Kandie of Huntington, John Stacy Harrison of Milton, W.Va., Michelle Ross-McMillan and husband J.R. of Columbus, Oh, and J.D. Ross and fiancée Sarah Forinash of Delaware, Oh.; six great grandchildren,  Gage and Baylee Harrison of Huntington, Myah and Ben Harrison of Milton, and Lex and Lia McMillan of Columbus. 

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Michael Dillon officiating.  Burial will follow in the Bowen Cemetery Beech Fork.  Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


SAMMY C. SHADD, 50, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Wednesday, December 17, 2008.  He was born October 20, 1958 in Huntington, W.Va., a son of Sam Shadd of Madison, W.Va., and Delphia Jean Walker Shadd of Wayne. He was a graduate of Wayne High School and served in the US Marine Corps.  He was preceded in death by two daughters, Tiffany and Renae Shadd.  Additional survivors include one daughter, Samantha Shadd of Wayne; one granddaughter Madilynn Adams of Wayne; one sister, Sarah Stafford and her husband James “Spook” of Wayne; two brothers, Jerry and Danny Shadd of Wayne; and numerous friends and family that will deeply miss him. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, December 29, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in the Walker Family Cemetery, Genoa.  Friends may cal after 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  In lieu if flowers, the family request donations be made to help with final expenses.


AUDREY WENDELL ADKINS, 76, of Huntington, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Wednesday, December 17, 2008. She was born May 9, 1932 in Huntington, a daughter of the late James Henry Ratcliff and Charity Marie Lewis Ratcliff. Three sisters, Haddie Ratcliff, Omie Barker, and Ted Elkins also preceded her in death, along with one brother, Buck Ratcliff, and one half-brother, Willie Davis.

Audrey was a retired nurse’s aide and attended the Crossroads Baptist Church and Lavalette Baptist Church. She loved reading the Bible, enjoyed cooking, and cherished her time with her family.

Survivors include her loving husband, John Adkins; six daughters, Kay Kennedy of Huntington, Linda Miller of Atlanta, Ga., Frances Hall and husband Jim of Huntington, Janet Blankenship and husband Eddie of Wayne, W.Va., Marsha Seigle and husband Alden of Prichard, W.Va., and Kathy Bais and husband Keith of Huntington; four sons, Jerry Browning of Huntington, Greg Adkins and wife Karen of Wayne, Johnny Adkins and wife Susan, and Okie Adkins and wife Debbie, all of Huntington. Also surviving are 28 grandchildren including special granddaughter, Renee Kennedy of Huntington; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother, Carl Ratcliff and wife Patty of Huntington; special friends from Hospice and the St. Mary’s Home Health team; and friends and neighbors too numerous to mention.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Elder Jimmy Lester officiating. Burial will follow in the Bowen Cemetery, Beech Fork. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


KYLE MATTHEW PERRY, 7 months, ended his lifelong, courageous journey with a brain tumor Saturday, December 13, 2008, to go home to his maker. Funeral services were conducted 2:30 Sunday, December 14, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother John Holland officiating. Burial followed in the Bean Cemetery. Kyle was born May 1, 2008 in Huntington, W.Va., a son of Jason and Tiffany Perry. He especially loved his glo-worm and his daddy’s teddy bear.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Bill Pelfrey; aunt Paula Denof and uncle Nick Denof; uncle Stephen Christopher Perry; and great-great uncle Glenn Staley. Additional survivors include three sisters, Jaleena and Jessalyn Perry of Chesapeake, Oh., and Alexis Perry of Guyandotte, W.Va.; paternal grandparents, Tina Perry of Ashland, Ky., and Charles and Karen Perry of Sealy, Tex.; maternal grandparents, Paul and Melody Bailey of Huntington; paternal great-grandparents, Robert and Linda Urekew of Louisville, Ky and Neil and Bonnie Anthony of Buxton, Maine; maternal grandmother, Edith Hester of Huntington; one uncle, Billy Pelfrey and wife Shannon of Huntington; two aunts, Candace Bailey of Huntington and Crystalyn Bradshaw of Ashland, Ky.; special friends aunt Julia "Jewls" Holley, uncle Josh "Cornbread" Franklin, Sherri Simpson all of Huntington, Liz Lockhart of Kenova, W.Va., and "Mamaw" Holley; cousins Jakan Bradshaw, Cadence Pelfrey, Kiana Pelfrey, Kaitlyne Holley, Paula Holley, and Chad Bailey; special friends from Hospice and Birth to Three Team; and a host of dear family and friends too numerous to mention. Visitation was held prior to the services Sunday.


 

ROBERT LEE BERRY, 81, of Dunlow, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Saturday, December 6, 2008. He was born August 7, 1927 in Wayne, W.Va., a son of the late Ira Berry and Minnie Diamon Berry. Nine brothers and sisters, Myrtle, Milton, Emogean, Eva, Lucian, Lillian, Ira Jr., Alice and Hazel also preceded him in death, along with two sons, Ernie Lee Berry and Benjamin Berry, and one daughter Diana Williams. Robert served our country in the US Army and was a member of the Brush Creek Church.

Survivors include his wife, Polly Wallace Berry of Dunlow, W.Va.; three sons, Maryland Berry and wife Betty of New Baltimore, Mich., Dale Berry of Snover, Mich., and Robert Doyle Berry of Dunlow, W.Va.; one daughter, Lynn Kay Clark of Rochester Hills, Mich.; 20 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Ruby Gibbs and Gladys Webb, both of Oh.; and a host of friends and family.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, December 11, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Roger Maynard officiating. Burial will follow in the Lycans Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


SAMANTHA JANE "SAM" FIELDS, 38, of Genoa, W.Va., passed away Tuesday, December 2, 2008. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, December 8, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Elder Jack Adkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Stiltner Family Cemetery, East Lynn, W.Va.

Sam was born April 5, 1970 in Huntington, W.Va., a daughter of Bonnie Pierce Stiltner of Genoa, and the late Albert "Ab" Lee Stiltner. A sister, Alberta "Byrd" Lewis also preceded her in death, as well as one brother-in-law, Gregory Mills. Additional survivors include two children, Abbie Lynn Fields and Zachary Lyle Fields, both of Genoa; husband, Ronnie Lee Fields; two sisters, Laura "Turtle" Stiltner of Wayne, W.Va., and Melissa "Charlie" Mills of Genoa; two nephews, Johnathon Mills and Jacob Mills of Genoa; three nieces, Chasiti Flint, Cala Flint, and Susan Stiltner, all of Wayne; and a host of family and friends too numerous to mention.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Sam was a very special person and she will be missed deeply. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to help with expenses.


DONNA JEAN PRITCHARD EASTHAM, 44, of Midkiff, W.Va., passed away Thursday, December 04, 2008 at Cabell Huntington Hospital following a short illness. She was born June 16, 1964 in West Hamlin, W.Va., a daughter of Ethel and Jim Ramey of Branchland, W.Va., and the late Donavin Pritchard, Sr. One infant brother, Ronnie Pritchard also preceded her in death, along with maternal grandparents Martha & Grover Vance; paternal grandparents, Ida and Park Pritchard and Emma Ramey; and her fiance’s brother, Larry "Weasle" Bryant.

Additional survivors include five daughters, Sarah Bryant and husband Jerry of Harts. W.Va., Brandy Donahue and husband Jeremy of Branchland, W.Va., Millie Eastham and Matt Taylor of Oh., and Martha Eastham of Harts; one son, Clyde Edward Eastham of Branchland; and their father, Edward "Spark" Eastham of Branchland; eight grandchildren, Cody, Destiny, Landon, Josie, Cassie, Zach, Ben, and Trudie; one god-daughter, Kelli Dawn Parsons of Branchland; Donna’s fiancé, Chris Norman of Midkiff along with his brothers, Ed Bryant and Jay Norman and wife Marie, all of Branchland; special family Leslie Nicole Bryant, Angel Bryant, and Allen Rakes; and her beloved puppy "Little Bear".

Also surviving are three brothers, Donavin Pritchard Jr. and wife Carol of East Lynn, W.Va., Leroy "Jimbo" Ramey of Branchland, and Nathan Pritchard and wife Andrea of West Hamlin; one sister, Cindy Brown and husband Shorty of South Shore, Ky.; three nieces, Emma, Breanna, and Kelly; very special friends, Mr. And Mrs. Denzel and Fern Triplett and their children; and a host of friends and family.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Sunday, December 7, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Jack Marcum officiating. Burial will follow in the Watson Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.


JANE "FRANCES" FINLEY, 37, of Huntington, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Thursday, November 20, 2008. She was born April 21, 1971 in Chelsea, Mich., a daughter of the late Thomas Ramey and Jane Fortner Ramey. Frances was a member of the Apostolic Life Cathedral.

Survivors include two daughters, Robyn Lynn Parsons of Mill Creek, W.Va., and Donna Marie Parsons of Huntington; two sons, Thomas Fielden Davis of Indiana, and Jason Lee Jackson of Genoa, W.Va.; one brother, Billy Fielden Ramey of Prichard, W.Va.; special cousins Cinda and Roy Price, with whom she made her home, Anna Fortner, Larry Fortner, and Robert Fortner; and aunts, uncles, and cousins too numerous to mention. The family would like to thank Hospice for all their care and support. . Funeral services were conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, November 23, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne, W.Va., with Rev. E.S. Harper officiating. Burial followed in the Ramey Cemetery. Visiting hours were held two hours prior to the service on Sunday at the funeral home.


TERRANCE MICHAEL NOEL, 38, of Huntington, W.Va., died unexpectedly on Friday, November 14, 2008. He was born August 10, 1970, to Robert Noel and Carolyn Forbush. His maternal and paternal grandparents preceded him in death. Terry loved to laugh and make others laugh. He loved his family dearly and will be missed by all that knew him. Survivors include brothers, Robert Noel II, Michael Forbush and wife Jennifer; sisters, Lori McCormick and fiancee Jeremy Ferguson, and Billie Watters; half brother, Timmy Noel; daughters, Emily and Hannah Noel; and a son, Cody Noel; nieces, Kayla and Amanda McCormick, Jordan, Jaden, Alexis, Hailey and Colleen Forbush; nephews, Cory Noel and Vincent McCormick; aunt, Amy Call; and a very special aunt, Mary Hagerman; and a host of friends. A private service was held by family and a memorial service will be held at a later date.  Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home of is honored to serve the Noel family.


DENVIL "ALLEN" JOHNSON, 31, of South Point, Oh., went to be with the Lord Sunday, November 9, 2008. He was born March 5, 1977 in Huntington, W.Va. He was a former student at Wayne High School and attended the Rt. 60 Freewill Baptist Church and Bride of Christ Church. His mother, Linda Fern Workman Johnson preceded him in death.

Allen leaves behind his wife Letha Queen Johnson; and his three beloved children, Nicholas, Austin, and Olivia Johnson, all of South Point, Oh. Also surviving is his father, Ron Johnson of Raven, Ky.; maternal grandmother Ruby Workman of Prichard, W.Va.; one sister, Jennifer Johnson of Pikeville, Ky.; two aunts, Ardith St. Clair of Ashland, Oh, and Vernetta Maynard and her husband Harold of Prichard, W.Va.; four sisters-in-law, Betty Barker and her husband Charles of Wayne, W.Va., An Sullivan and her husband Bob of Chesapeake, Oh., Marie Ramey and her husband Dale of Genoa, W.Va., and Linda Thompson of Mansfield, Oh.; one brother-in-law, Claude Jervis Jr. and his wife Sandy of Mansfield, Oh.; and a host of friends and family.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, November 14, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry Casteel and Brother Hern Adkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Cloice Hatten Cemetery, Prichard, W.Va. Friends may call two hours prior to the service Friday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to help with final expenses.


RUBY MAE DAVIS, 91, of Wayne, W.Va., passed away Saturday, November 1, 2008. She was born November 28, 1916 in Wayne County, the daughter of the late Frank and Cassie Adkins. Her husband, Iris Glen Davis preceded her in death along with one son, James Dale Davis; two grandson, Vincent and Kendall Davis; five brothers, Bill, Ohlen, Robert, Emmett, and Dessil Adkins; and two sisters, Beda Bennett and Garnell Gillespi.

She is survived by one daughter, Nora Gail Davis Spears of Four Pole Road; five sons, Randall Davis and wife Anna Davis of Wayne; Michael Davis and wife Doris of East Lynn, W.Va., Kenneth Davis and wife Jo Ann Davis of Catlettsburg, Ky., Danny Davis, and Tommy Davis both of Huntington; two brothers, Franklin Adkins and wife Pauline of Ona, W.Va., and Teddy Adkins and wife Irlene of Spencer, W.Va.; two sisters, Maxine Bowen of Proctorville, Oh., and Vivian Adkins of Huntington; two grandsons; five granddaughters; several nieces, nephews, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and a host of friends and family.

Funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.


Our darling angel KARRI SHALAIN ADKINS, 19, of Wayne, W.Va. passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. She was born March 10, 1989 in Huntington, W.Va., and was a student at Marshall University where she was an active member of Upward Bound and RAZE.

Her grandfather, Joe Thomas Adkins preceded her in death along with her step-grandfather, Standard Lee Adkins.

Survivors include her parents, Timothy and Tammy Adkins of Wayne, W.Va.; one brother, Shelton Adkins of Wayne, W.Va.; grandma Lois Gene "Toots" Adkins and husband Herbert of Wayne, W.Va.; grandmother Sharon Elizabeth Adkins of Huntington, W.Va.; grandfather Jesse Thomas Stevens Sr. and his wife Carolyn of Gallipolis, Oh.; four aunts, Tammy Joan Pelfrey and husband Ray of Wayne, W.Va., Kimberly Faulkner and husband Charlie of Huntington, W.Va., Jeanne Hubbard of Canton, Oh., and Amanda Stevens of Canton, Oh.; six uncles, Paul Anthony Adkins of Wayne, W.Va., Leon French Adkins of Toledo, Oh., Leeroy Adkins and his wife Jennifer of Wayne, W.Va., Tommy Stevens of Gallipolis, Oh., Calvin Eric Adkins of Huntington, W.Va., and Timmy Basham and his wife Tonya of Bowling Green, Ky. Also surviving is Karri’s boyfriend Willard Cyphers of East Lynn, W.Va., two very special friends Amber Lynn Finley and Vickey Harp, both of Wayne, W.Va., and a host of friends and family too numerous to mention.

Funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday, November 3, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Jimmy Lester officiating. Burial will follow in the Adkins-Bradshaw Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.



LOUISA M. FUSON, 84, of Wayne, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord Monday, October 27, 2008. She was born August 9, 1924 in Martinsville, Va., a daughter of the late John Nester and Bessie Hylton Nester. Her husband, James Eldon Fuson also preceded her in death along with eight brothers, Arnold, Marvin, Douglas, Doyle, Donald Glenn, Harry Lee, Avery, and John Edward Nester; three sisters, Avis Walters, Elsie Ratcliff, and Hazel Phipps; two sons, Jimmy Doyle Phipps, and Arnold Franklin Phipps; and one daughter, Sandra Lee Livingston. Louisa was a homemaker and Baptist by faith.

Survivors include one sister, Ida Ruth Cox and her husband Kenneth of Iowa; and one brother Roy Nester of Port Washington, NY. Also surviving are three daughters, Nancy Smith of Ft. Pierce, Fla., Brenda Rhon of Wayne, W.Va., and Ella Mae Mann of Vinton, Oh; five sons, Joe Phipps of Wayne, W.Va., Samuel Mann and his wife Teresa of Crumpler, NC, Robert Mann of Petoskey, Mich., Daryle Mann and James Mann both of Wayne, W.Va.; one special grandson, Christopher Keith Mann of Wayne, W.Va., and additional grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren too numerous to mention.

A memorial service will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, October 30, 208 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Harold Pelfrey officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to service.


FRED EUGENE SNODGRASS, 70, of Louisa, Ky, formerly of Nolan, W.Va. went to be with the Lord Thursday, October 9, 2008. He was born September 24, 1938 in Nolan, W.Va., a son of the late Henry Snodgrass and Mary Belle Godby Snodgrass. Also preceding him in death were three sisters, Hazel Snodgrass, Rose Phipps, and Panzy Moretz, along with two brothers, Freeland Snodgrass and Vernon Snodgrass. Survivors include two sisters, Helen Fugett of Borderland, W.Va., and Mary Magdalene Fugett and husband Jim of Fosteria, Oh; two brothers, William Earl Snodgrass of Fosteria, Oh, and Raymond Snodgrass of Cleveland, Oh; one special niece, Mary Helen Williamson and husband Nathan of Genoa, W.Va.; and friends and family too numerous to mention. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Snodgrass family.


MR. GUSTIE L. FOREMAN, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Wednesday, October 1, 2008. He was born May 23, 1915 at Beard, W.Va., a son of the late John William Foreman and Mary Elizabeth Doss Foreman. He was a retiree from C&O Railroad, an avid outdoorsman, and served as an Elder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. His wife, Bessie Foreman also preceded him in death along with three brothers, William, John, and Clyde; and five sisters, Nola, Ola, Dora, Pearl Mae, and Lillian.

Survivors include one son, James Foreman of Wayne, W.Va.; one grandson, Heath Foreman; two great-grandchildren, Zane and Zachary Foreman; and friends and family too numerous to mention.

Funeral services will be conducted noon Sunday, October 5, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne. Burial will follow in the Spurlock Cemetery, Wayne. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.


THEODORE BRUMFIELD, 71, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was born December 22, 1936 in Wayne County, and retired from Steel of WV. He was preceded in death by his father, Noah Brumfield; and a half brother Hubert Jarrell.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Dorothy Aldridge Brumfield; his mother, Glenedith Jarrell Brumfield of Inez, KY; two sons, Noah Brumfield of Huntington, and James Brumfield of Lavalette, W.Va.; one daughter, Patricia Mills of Wayne, W.Va.; one granddaughter, Crystal Mills of Kenova, W.Va.; and friends and family too numerous to mention.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, October 3, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, with Brother Arnold Sullivan officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


ORVILLE LEE "EDDIE" HOBBS, 43, of Kenova, W.Va., passed away Monday, September 29, 2008 at home. Born November 20, 1964 in Huntington, W.Va., Eddie attended Vinson High School. He is preceded in death by two brothers, Dennis Hobbs, and Danny Hobbs. Survivors include his mother, Marie Hobbs; one brother, Timmy Hobbs; and many friends and neighbors. Graveside services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday at Dock’s Creek Cemetery. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Hobbs family.


HERBERT "GENE" DYER, 77, of Lavalette , W.Va. , husband of Betty Jo Dyer passed away Monday, September 29, 2008 at his home.  He was born September 22, 1931, a son of the late Jasper Dyer and Ethel Dyer Napier.  Also preceding him in death is one sister Joyce Ann Wilson.  He was a member of Mays Chapel Church and a retiree of Chemtron Corp. 

He is also survived by two sons, Ricky Dyer of Lavalette, and Leslie Dyer and his wife Mary of Huntington; three grandchildren, Nicole Gue and husband Kenny of Salt Rock, Jeremy Dyer and Brandon Dyer of Virginia; one great grandchild, Hayden Gue; Also surviving is his step-mother, Lucy Dyer West; three brothers, Fred Dyer and wife Joyce, Bobbie Dyer and wife Ruthie, and Jimmy Napier and wife Patty of East Lynn; seven sisters, Louise Ratcliff and husband Jack, Mae Slazo and husband Jack, of Holden, Bessie Martin of Nitro, Gaynell Tyree of Dunbar, W.Va., Julia Hackney and husband Pete of Lavalette, Ernestine Gilkerson and husband Junior of Wayne, and Donna Pierson and husband David of East Lynn.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, October 2, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Robert Talbert officiating.  Burial will follow in the Mays Cemetery .  Friends may call after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


OLIVE MARIE BAKER, 83, of Branchland, W.Va., passed away Sunday, September 7, 2008 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. She was born February 19, 1925 in Wayne County, a daughter of the late Luther Casteele and Sarah Morrison Casteele. Her husband, Sherman Baker also preceded her in death. Olive was a homemaker and a member of Clarity United Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda Gilliam; two sons, Sherman Baker Jr. and his wife Ceva Sue, and Dewey Michael Baker and his wife Angela; 8 grandchildren: Donna, Pamela, Della, Barbara, Donald, Laura, Randy, and Lisa; 11 great grandchildren: Brandon, Ryan, Shawn, Andrew, Matthew, Timothy, Jared, Jacob, Kayla, Lexi, and Lauren; and one great-great granddaughter, McKenzie. Also surviving is stepdaughter, Wanda Osburn and her husband Wesley; and one sister, Ernestine Mahone.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, September 11, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Jones Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.


ODAS RAY PERRY, 73, of Wayne, W.Va., passed away Friday, September 05, 2008 at home. He was born December 21, 1934 in Wayne County a son of the late Mitchell and Estelle Perry. His first wife Louise Perry also preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife Frankie Rowe Perry of Wayne; four daughters: Maple Giles and husband Sam of Cartersvile, GA, Estelle Skeens and husband Charles of Wayne, Velma Adkins and husband Stanley of East Lynn, LaDonna Skeans and husband Jeremy of Wayne; six sons: Ray Perry and wife Charlene of Lavalette, Dale Perry and Betty Amerson of Wayne, Gale Perry and wife Patricia of East Lynn, Melvin Perry and wife Linda of Barboursville, Jerry Perry and wife Stephanie of Huntington, Paris Perry of Huntington; eighteen Grandchildren: Alisha Damron and husband Jason, Harold Ray Stephens and wife Jessica, Michael Skeens and wife April, Jessica R. Skeens, Tonya Skeens, Amber Hardwick, Andrea Nicks, Brandon Vance, Brittany Vance, Kristina Perry, Andrew Perry, Kaylee Perry, Brandi Dillon and husband Jonah, Stephen Ray Perry, Derek Adkins, Brianna Perry, Andrea Rowe and husband Cecil, Nicholas Skeans; five Great Grandchildren: Hannah, Austin Stephens, Ethan Stephens, Tanner Napier, and Penelope Damron. Private funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, September 8, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Roger Maynard officiating. Burial will follow in Dock’s Creek Cemetery.


SHELLY NICOLE BROOKS HITCHCOCK, 22, of Lavalette, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Wednesday, August 27, 2008. She was born February 19, 1986 in Huntington, W.Va. Shelly was a 2004 graduate of Wayne High School and a member of the 20th Street Baptist Church in Kenova.

Survivors include her husband, Steven Hitchcock of Lavalette, W.Va.; her parents, Terry and Brenda Brooks of Wayne, W.Va.; one brother, Terry D. Brooks Jr. of Wayne, W.Va.; her father-in-law and mother-in-law Rick and Sandra Hitchcock of Kenova, W.Va.; special friend Katrina Ward; and a host of friends and family.

Services will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Clifford Curry officiating. Burial will follow in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Ceredo, W.Va. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 


MILDRED MARIE SAUNDERS, 82, of East Lynn, W.Va., passed away at home on Monday, August 25, 2008. She was born April 14, 1926 in Wayne County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson Sanders and Eveline Parsons Sanders. Also preceding her in death were five brothers, Ernest Sanders, Early Sanders, Henry Sanders, Woodrow Sanders, and Thomas Glen Sanders; and three sisters, Carrie Chapman, Erma Adkins, and Bercie Sanders. Mildred was a member of the Church of Christ, and was employed at Owens-Illinois glass plant until she retired a s a boss in 1989.

She is survived by 11 nieces and nephews: Carol Clark and husband Clifford of East Lynn, W.Va., Sandra McComas and husband Harold of Branchland, W.Va., Kenneth Sanders and wife Phyllis of Wooster, Ohio, Tom Sanders and wife Blanche of Lavalette, W.Va., Woody Sanders and wife Ruby of Wayne, W.Va., Robert Sanders and wife Ogareta of Huntington, W.Va., Tommy Sanders Jr. and wife Barbara of Barboursville, W.Va.; special nieces, Fern Meadows and husband Richard of Lavalette, W.Va., Betty Blankenship and husband Sam of Lavalette, W.Va., Rita Baker and husband Bob of East Lynn, W.Va., and Myrtle Adkins and husband Ronnie of East Lynn, who was her primary caregiver and with whom she made her home; special friends Hanable and Carolyn Adkins and Sue Gilkerson; and friends and neighbors too numerous too mention.

The family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to the Preferred Home Health caregivers and Dr. Sandra Copley.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, August 28, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, with Pastor Garland Perry officiating. Burial will follow in the Sanders Cemetery, Nestlow, with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visiting hours will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


RICHARD LEON "Poppy" CHAFIN, 66, of Wayne, W.Va., formerly of Huntington, W.Va., went to be with the Lord and family on Friday, August 22, 2008. He was born December 18, 1941 in Logan County, W.Va., a son of the late Wallace Greenway Chafin and Martha Riggs Chafin. One daughter, Sarah Chafin also preceded him in death along with one sister, Lola Jean Davis, and two brothers, Marvin Ray Chafin and Floyd Douglas Chafin.

Richard was a United States Army Veteran who served in the Vietnam War, as well as a faithful member and officer of the VFW Post 8429 in Ceredo. He was a retired auto mechanic and loved 4-wheeling in his spare time.

He leaves behind three daughters, Sherry Chafin of Ohio, Tammy Cunningham of Wayne and her husband Jamie, whom Richard thought of as a son, and Caroline Lou Chafin of Huntington, W.Va.; two sons, Richard Chafin and his wife Jesse of Wayne, and Shannon Chafin and his wife Nacole of Arkansas; and 14 grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters, Deloris Adkins and husband Waldo, Judy Drenner and husband Benny, and Charlott Adkins and husband Braxton, all of Huntington; three brothers, Jerry Chafin and wife Betty of Maryland, William Chafin of Huntington, and Phillip Chafin and wife Catherine of Wayne; very special niece Joyann Belcher and her husband Sam of Wayne; special friends Kelly Arnold and family; several nieces and nephews, many who called him "Poppy"; and friends and neighbors too numerous too mention. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dennis Moore, Patty Napier, and all the staff of Hospice for their care and love.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, August 25, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Kelly – Perry Cemetery, East Lynn. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.




NEWMAN "Bobby" TOMBLIN, 67, of East Lynn, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday August 14, 2008. Bobby was born on January 15, 1941. He was preceded in death by his parents Ruby and Boyd Tomblin and his brother Charles Ray Tomblin. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Phyllis June "Jean" Tomblin; a special grandson Chester Newman Ross; his children Annette and James Ross of Hamlin, Dianna and Kevin Ash of Lexington, KY, Jay and Linda Tomblin of East Lynn, Ruth and Gerry Crowe of East Lynn, Cora Tomblin, and David Clay of Lavalette; his grandchildren, Alicea Lewis, JJ Tomblin, Phyllis "Rose" Ross, Jennifer Rardin, Keith Ash, Joseph Crowe, Katy Ash, Stephanie "Doodle" Tomblin, and Kathrine Crowe; two grandsons by marriage, Russ Lewis and Seth Rardin; his two great grandbabies Ella Lewis and Logan Rardin; a sister Loretta Lucas; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of devoted friends. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, August 17, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.


MARVIN E. (Marv) SMITH, of Genoa, WV, departed this life on August 9, 2008 at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington, WV. He was born June 28, 1930 in Chesapeake, OH to the late Tracy and Katie (Wells) Smith. He was a 1948 graduate of Chesapeake (OH) High School where he played baseball, basketball, and football. He was co-captain of the 1947 CHS football team. Marv was a 50 year member of Proctorville Lodge #550 F & AM. On November 16, 1967, he married Beatrice Hager Arthur. Marv and Bea traveled many years with Olan Mills Pictures. They owned Zane Mobile Homes in Zanesville, OH before moving to FL where he worked 17 years for Lee County Schools as a school bus driver. He retired in 2006 when he and Bea returned to WV. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Gilbert E. Smith and brother-in-law, David Williams.

Marv is survived by his loving wife, Bea, sister, Minnie Williams of Perry, FL and sister-in-law, Edna Smith of Westerville, OH. He is also survived by six children: Terry E. (Jackie) Smith of Wilmington, DE; Ronald D. (Cecile) Smith of Columbus, OH; Steven D. Smith of Apollo Beach, FL; Debbi (Steve) Deedrick of Coshocton, OH; Robyn (Len) Picha of Huntington, WV and Greg Arthur of Warner-Robins, GA. 15 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren lovingly called him ‘Tappa’. Marv attended Hopewell Methodist Chapel at Joel’s Branch, claiming Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.

The memorial service will be held at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home in Wayne, WV on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at 12:30PM. Calling hours will be 2 hours prior to service. Burial will be at Rome Cemetery, at Rome, OH with a brief graveside service. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Hospice House at 3100 Staunton Road, Huntington, WV 25702.


PHARIS W. TERRY, SR., 73, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Friday, August 08, 2008. He was born January 1, 1935 in Lincoln County, W.Va., a son of the late George Terry and Eva Hatfield Terry. His wife, Betty Jo Terry also preceded him in death along with one daughter, Mary Theresa Terry, three brothers, George Terry, Sr., Ceril Terry, and Johnny Terry, and one sister, Georgetta Snodgrass. Pharis was a retired well driller and served our country in the US Army.

Survivors include three sons, Timothy Wayne Terry and his wife Cindy, Rick Terry, and Pharis Winfield Terry, Jr., all of Wayne, W.Va.; nine grandchildren, Robert Fry, Elizabeth Beekman, Jesse Fry, Amy Terry, Nathan Terry, Natasha Terry, Anna Terry, Eva Terry, and Dakota Terry, all of Wayne; and three great-grandchildren, Jaiden Fry of Huntington, Kaylee Fry, and Landon Tyler Beekman, both of Wayne.

Also surviving are four sisters, Lois Terry of Huntington, Viney Adkins of Hamlin, W.Va., Naomi Cremeans and her husband Ronnie of Gallipolis, OH, and Linda Sexton of Barboursville, W.Va.; two special friends, Harold Pelfrey and Noah P. Adkins; the Dean family of Huntington, W.Va., who have been lifelong friends; an friends and neighbors too numerous to mention.

Funeral services will be conducted noon Monday, August 11, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Harold Pelfrey officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.


ALVA S. BROWN, 97, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Thursday, July 31, 2008 after a long illness. She was born April 7, 1911 in Clifford, KY, a daughter of the late William and Florence Salmons. She was also preceded in death by seven brothers, Sherman, Hubert, Dewey, Howard, Floyd, Lawrence and one who died in early childhood, and six sisters, Maude, Mollie, Texie, Mergie, Marie, and Lona. Alva was a homemaker as well as an 83 year member of the Elmwood United Baptist Church and the Wayne Chapter #156 Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include her husband of nearly 70 years, John Calvin Brown of Wayne, W.Va.; one daughter Doris Evelyn Lambert and her husband Randy of Beavercreek, Ohio; one grandson, Michael Stephen Lambert and his wife Andrea of Kettering, Ohio; one granddaughter, Marissa Lynn Dilldine and her husband Steven; one great granddaughter, Payton Dilldine; and one step-great granddaughter Seirra Dilldine, all of Beavercreek, Ohio; and a host of friends and family.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Sunday, August 3, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Elders Charlie Paulsey, Howard Maynard, and Warney Meeks officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive visitors after 6 p.m. Saturday at he funeral home.


CLOIE ROSS FRASHER, 62, of Ceredo, W.Va., passed away at home to go be with the Lord Monday, July 28, 2008. She was born September 23, 1945 in Wayne County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Sam Ross and Cloie Ross of East Lynn, W.Va. Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Kirk Ross and John Samuel Ross and his wife Dollie Ross, three sisters Rebecca Porter, Stella Ross, and Hazel Pierce, and one grandson, Zachary Allen Frasher. She was a homemaker as well as a cook for the American Legion Post 93 in Kenova. Cloie was also a member of the Wolfpen Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Barey Frasher; one daughter, Teresa Mills and her husband J.R. of Wayne, W.Va.; one son Garey Frasher and his wife Beth of Kenova, W.Va.; five grandchildren, Kristen Watts of Ceredo, W.Va., Brian Watts of Wayne, W.Va., Corey Frasher of Mt. Washington, KY, Bryanna Frasher and Bryson Frasher, both of Kenova, W.Va.; three step-grandchildren, Christopher Mills, Steven Mills, and Ryan Mills, all of Wayne, W.Va. Also surviving are three sisters, Ruby Porter and her husband Gilmer of Huntington, W.Va., Betty Hill and her husband Freddie of East Lynn, W.Va., and Ilean Stiltner and her husband Howard of Seth, W.Va.; one brother, Arden Ross and his wife Brenda of East Lynn; one brother-in-law, Donald Pierce, of East Lynn; her mother-in-law, Vicie Osburn of East Lynn, W.Va.; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and family.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Emual Adkins officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The family would like to thank the staff at Hospice of Huntington for their care and support during Cloie’s illness.



ICIE KIRK, 75, of East Lynn, W.Va., died Monday, July 21, 2008 at the Hospice House of Huntington, after a long illness. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Rev. Luther Dingess officiating. Burial will follow in the Edgar Maynard Cemetery.

Icie was born September 29, 1932 in Logan, W.Va., a daughter of the late Levi Osborne and Blache Evans Osborne. Her husband Gora Kirk also preceded her in death along with three sisters, Sarie Osborne, Pearl Osborne, and Roxie Osborne; four brothers, William Osborne, Winfred Osborne, Ed Osborne, and Robert Lee Osborne; and one son-in-law, Clyde Helmondollar. Icie was a homemaker, and a member of the East Lynn Church.

Survivors include four sons, Elliott Wicker Jr., and his wife Cathy of Huntington, W.Va., John Walter Osborne and his wife Fannie of Danville, W.Va., Goradale Kirk and his wife Jean of Kenova, W.Va., and Carl Kirk of East Lyn, W.Va.; two daughters, Rhoda Sue Helmondollar of Wayne, W.Va., and Billie Jean Pawlicky and her husband Steven of Cleveland, Ohio; one nephew, Junior Osborne of Madison, W.Va., and a host of friends and family.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


OSCAR M. FANNIN, 42, of Inez, KY, died Monday, July 21, 2008 at Kings Daughter’s Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at Vinyard Baptist Church, Inez, KY. Burial will follow in the Fannin Cemetery.

Oscar was born November 12, 1965 in Paintsville, KY a son of Pauline Chaffin Ferguson and the late Oscar Mathew Fannin, Sr.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather Curtis Ferguson of Dunlow, W.Va.; one son, Jonathan Fannin., two daughters, Bridgett Johnson and her husband Mike., and

Ashley Fannin,; one granddaughter, Carley Johnson all of Inez, KY.; two sisters, JoAnn Lowe and her husband Austin of South Point, OH., and Loretta Morrison and her husband Maurice of Debord, KY.; one brother, Adam Fannin of Dunlow, W.Va.; four nephews, Joseph and Alex Lowe of South Point, OH., Brandon Morrison of Debord, KY., and Christopher Fannin of Inez, KY., and many friends and family.

Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne, W.Va. is in charge of arrangements.


 

RUTH RUNYON NELSON, 79, of South Point, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Elder Richard Napier oficiating. Burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens.

Ruth was born August 1, 1928 in Logan, W.Va., a daughter of the late William Runyon and Maude Maynard Runyon. Her husband, Ossie B. Nelson also preceded her in death.

She is survived by one brother, Wayne Runyon of Chapmanville, W.Va.; five daughters, Kitty Dawley and her husband Russ of Nelsonville, OH, Bobbi Adams and her husband Sam of South Point, OH, Doris Adams and her husband Sampie of Culpeper, VA., Dorcas Bourne and her husband Danny of Chapmanville, W.Va., and Diane Pennington and her husband Anthony of Guysville, OH; one son Bud Nelson and his wife Judy of Coolville, OH; and a host of friends and family. Thank you to River’s Bend Nursing Center, Cabell Huntington Hospital SICU staff, and Hospice of Huntington for all of your special care and love. Visitors may call after 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


SANDRA SUE DEMPSEY WATTS, 48, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Sunday, July 13, 2008. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Kevin West officiating. Burial will follow in the Stephenson Cemetery, Wilson Creek.

Sandra was born November 17, 1959 in Oregon, Ohio. Her grandparents, Marcella and Fred Schoenrock and Nina and Joe Dempsey preceded her in death along with one brother, Scott Dempsey. She loved 4-wheeling & spending time with friends and family.

Sandra leaves behind her husband, Larry Watts of Wayne, W.Va.; one son, Matthew Passef of Toledo, Ohio; and mother-in-law, Evelyn McCloud of Wayne, W.Va. Also surviving are her parents Richard Dempsey and Margie Dempsey; one brother, Joe Dempsey and his wife Sheila; two nephews, Alex Dempsey and Ricky Dempsey; special friends Sue & Dave Adkins, all of Toledo, Ohio; and a host of friends and family.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


JULIA MAE COPLEY, 70, of Wayne, went to be with the Lord Sunday, July 6, 2008. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Garrett’s Creek Church of Christ where she was a member. Ministers Wyn Baker and Thomas Bloss will officiate. Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.

Julia was born April 3, 1938 in Genoa, W.Va., a daughter of the late Argus Marcum and Lillian Webb Marcum. Her devoted husband, Aley Copley also preceded her in death along with one sister, Carol Jean Rieder.

Survivors include two sons, Fred Copley and his wife Barbara of Cincinnati, OH and Aley Copley Jr. and his wife Brenda of Scottown, OH; one daughter, Brenda Adkins and her husband Kevin of Wayne; nine grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. Also surviving is one brother, Harold Marcum and his wife Violet of Lavalette, W.Va.; two sisters, Deloris Barger and her husband Ross of Lavalette, W.Va., and Sadie Adkins of Wayne, W.Va.; and a host of friends and family.

The family would like to extend a special thank you for all the love and care shown by so many, with a special thanks to the staff at Hospice House of Huntington. Your kindness will not be forgotten.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.


FRED PRICE, 80, of Kenova, W.Va., widower of Alberta Stumbo Price, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 8, 2008 at St. Mary‘s Hospital. He was born April 3, 1928 in Mingo County, W.Va., a son of the late Maude Mae Davidson Price and Fletcher Price. Four brothers, Dan Price, Thomas Price, Bill Price, and Buford Price also preceded him in death, along with four sisters, Esther Copley, Stella Copley, Mary Rae and Vada Stanley.

Fred proudly served our country in the US Navy. He was retired from the General Motors Plant in Pontiac, Michigan, and was a member of Locust Grove Baptist Church on Rt. 75. Fred was loved by many.

Survivors include two brothers, Holland Price of Weatherford, Texas, and Ralph Price of Crum, W.Va.; one sister Lucille Evans and her husband Zeke of Victorville, California as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, June 13, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Randall L. Robertson officiating. Burial will follow at Dock’s Creek Cemetery. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service.


STUART KENNETH CRANE, 68, of Branchland, W.Va., entered into rest Friday, June 6, 2008 at the VA Medical Center. He was born May 24, 1940 in Rochester, NY, a son of the late Kenneth Stuart Crane and Hazel Packard Crane. Stuart was a retired US Army Vietnam Veteran. He was a member of the Huntington Baptist Temple and the New York State Teamsters Local 113.

Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Michele Raines Crane; three daughters, Amy and son-in-law Gary Parsons, of Branchland, W.Va., Julie McVey of Huntington, W.Va., and Cindy Zakis of Rochester, NY; four grandchildren, Gary Parsons, Jr. and his wife Courtney, Andy Parsons, all of Branchland, W.Va., Drew McVey, and Summer Leigh McVey, both of Beckley, W.Va.; one great granddaughter, Kaylee Dawn Parsons of Branchland, W.Va. Also surviving is two brothers-in-law, Terry Raines and his wife Karen of St. Albans, W.Va., and William Raines of Lillington, NC; one sister-in-law, Cynthia Mahle of Rochester, NY; and the Crane kitties, Missy, Dusty, and Gabby. He was a best friend and a loving husband, father, and grandfather. The family would like to thank Judy Dean and all the VA nurses on 5 South for their special care and support.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at the Huntington Baptist Temple 902 21st St. with Pastor J. Andrew Magnuson officiating.  Honor Guard services will be performed by the VFW Post 1064.  Friends may call one hour prior to the service.  Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne, is honored to serve the Crane family.


WILLIAM FRANKLIN DRENNER, 74, of East Lynn, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Friday, June 6, 2008 at the Hospice House of Huntington. He was born January 10, 1934 in Wayne County, W.Va., a son of the late Fletcher Drenner and Pinkie Adkins Drenner. His son, Michael Drenner also preceded him in death along with one sister, Dixie Adkins. He worked as a mechanic and was of the Baptist Faith.

Survivors include two grandchildren, Janessa Workman and her husband Mark of Huntington, W.Va., and Michael Drenner II of East Lynn, W.Va.; four great-grandchildren, Haley Brooke Sartin, Danielle Renee Sartin, Deseree Nicole Sartin, and Mark Anthony Workman II, all of Huntington, W.Va.; and ex-wife Doris Hetzel. Also surviving are two sisters, Alice Drenner of Ashland, KY, and Mary Clark of East Lynn, W.Va.; one brother, Benny Ray Drenner of Lavalette, W.Va.; and a host of friends and family.

Funeral services will be conducted at noon Thursday, June 12, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Harold Pelfrey officiating. Burial will follow in the Ross Cemetery, East Lynn, W.Va. Mike Hill, Barry Watts II, Bobby Blackburn, Chris Blackburn, Butch Clark, and Shawn Bias will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive visitors after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


JULIA MAE DANIELS, 81, of Kiahsville , W.Va. , went to be with the Lord Monday, May 19, 2008.  She was born December 6, 1926 in Wayne County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Robert Vaughan and Priscilla Keck Vaughan.  Her husband, Irvin Daniels also preceded her in death along with one son, Robert Lee Daniels; three brothers, Lawrence Tabor, Jess Vaughan, and Lonnie Vaughan; and two sisters, Lucille McComas and Marie Tabor.

Survivors include one daughter, Florida Daniels Beaulieu and her husband John of Cherokee, NC; one son, Chester Golden Daniels of East Lynn, W.Va.; two grandchildren, Terrie Lee Hayes and her husband Jeremy of Mannington, W.Va. , and Gilbert Irvin Daniels of East Lynn , W.Va. ; and one great grandchild on the way.  Also surviving are two sisters, Norma Burgess of Kiahsville, W.Va., with whom she made her home, and Elizabeth Jones and husband Chester of Genoa, W.Va.; one brother, Golden Vaughan and his wife "Sis" of Proctorville, OH; four nieces, Karen Johnson and her husband Mark of Kenova, W.Va., Debbie Kitchen of Wayne, W.Va., Beverly Livingston and her husband Kenny of Leon, W.Va., and Anna Queen and her husband Carl Ray of Lavalette, W.Va.; three nephews, Walter Aldridge and his wife Mars of Cleveland, OH, Michael Jones of Genoa, W.Va., and David Marcum of Wayne, W.Va.; and a host of friends and family.  A special thanks is extended to Wayne Community Service, Regina Ward and Lee Jordan for their friendship and care.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, May 22, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Earl Burgess officiating.  Burial will follow in the Robert Vaughan Cemetery .  Friends may call after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


FABURN RICE, 73, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Thursday, May 15, 2008. Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, May 18, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Otis Bowen and Brother Scott Marshall officiating. Burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens.

Faburn was born May 7, 1935 in Wayne County, W.Va., a son of the late John Henry Rice and Mary Elizabeth Maynard Rice. His wife, Ilene Lewis Rice also preceded him in death, along with one son, Luther Rice; two brothers, Raymond Rice and Howard Rice; and three sisters, Evelyn Rice, Marie Cox, and Rita Faye Simmons. Faburn attended Wayne Church of God and he was loved by all who knew him.

Survivors include two sisters, Arbutis Moore and her husband Estel of Wayne, W.Va., and Deloris Jean Queen and her husband Gary of East Lynn, W.Va.; four brothers, Dennis Rice and his wife June of Wayne, W.Va., Richard Rice and his wife Betty of Huntington, W.Va., Dewey Rice and his wife Alice of Guyandotte, W.Va., and Arbie Rice and his wife Ida of Wayne, W.Va. Also surviving is one son, Larry Rice of Florida; special friends Scott and Loretta Marshall, Gussie Ferguson, Floyd and Hester McSweeney, and Aley and Roberta Williamson all of Wayne, W.Va.; and friends and neighbors too numerous to mention.

The family would like to thank Hospice for all their love, and their wonderful care. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.


DOROTHY M. JOHNSON, 77, of Huntington , W.Va. , formerly of Genoa , W.Va. , went to be with the Lord Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at the Heritage Center .  She was born December 1, 1930 a daughter of the late William Johnson and Vivian Thorne Johnson.  Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2008 at the Jones Cemetery , East Lynn , W.Va.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.


LOVETTA GAY BROWNING, 59, of Dunlow, W.Va., passed away Saturday, May 10, 2008 at home. A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, May 17, 2008 at her home on Cabwaylingo Park Road, Dunlow, W.Va., with eulogy by family and friends. Lovetta was born November 26, 1948 in Logan County, W.Va., a daughter of the late John Elliott Browning and Viola Nunley. She was a homemaker and was a talented artist. Survivors include one daughter, Elizabeth Toney of Beckley, W.Va.; five sons, Josh Toney and his wife Vanessa of Dunlow, W.Va., Joe Toney of Texas, Lawrence Toney and his wife Karen of Wilsondale, W.Va., Daniel Stewart and David Lee Stewart; one special son, Allen "Stix" Jackson of Dunlow, W.Va.; five grandchildren, Dallas Scott Toney and Megan Toney of Dunlow, W.Va., Natalie Toney of Wilsondale, W.Va., Katlyn Toney of Beckley, W.Va., and Sebastian Stewart. Also surviving is one sister, Kathy Browning of Logan, W.Va., two brothers, Rodney Browning of Texas, and Roger browning and his wife Sue of Chapmanville, W.Va., special friends, Sylvia and Paul Starbird and Loretta Browning all of Dunlow, W.Va., and friends and family too numerous to mention. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the family to help with final expenses. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to assist the Browning family.


RICKY LEE PERRY, 38, of Mentor, Ohio died Thursday, May 8, 2008 in Mentor, Ohio. He was born November 1, 1969 in Willoughby, Ohio. Ricky graduated from Mentor High School in Mentor, Ohio in 1988, and worked as a Certified Iron Worker until an accident at work left him disabled. Friends and family will always remember Ricky’s love of fishing. Ricky was a loving, dedicated father who cherished his four children.

Survivors include his mother, Janet Perry of Fort Gay, W.Va.; his father and stepmother, Jesse and Carolyn Perry of Mentor, Ohio; his brother and sister-in-law, Steven and Creslyn Perry of Dasmarinas, Cavite, Philippines. Ricky is survived by his four children: one daughter, Savannah Perry, and three sons, Cody, Zachary, and Garrett Perry, all of Mentor, Ohio. Ricky is also survived by his grandfather, Frank Marcum of Dunlow, W.Va.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Nathan and Sarah Perry; his maternal grandmother, Tabbie Marcum; and three uncles, Toney Marcum, Allen Perry, and Henry Perry, all of Dunlow, W.Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne, W.Va., with Brothers Scott Burnette and Rick May officiating. Burial will follow in the William Perry Cemetery on Perry Ridge in Dunlow, W.Va. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


HILDA FAYE NELSON, 59, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Thursday, May 08, 2008. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Sunday, May 11, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, with Pastor Michael Dillon officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.

Hilda was born October 31, 1948 in Huntington, a daughter of the late Berkley Loren Pine and Martha May Elkins Pine. Also preceding her in death were four sisters, Brenda Pine, Debbie Pauley, Barb Waddell, and Edna Cooper, along with one brother, Jim Pine.

Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Donald Nelson; two sons, Jerry Dwayne Nelson and James Edgar Nelson, all of Wayne, W.Va.; five grandchildren, Stacy Harvey and her husband Jason of Lavalette, W.Va., Cassandra Perry and her husband Michael of Wayne, W.Va., Jerry Nelson, Jr. of Lavalette, W.Va., Jordan A. Nelson of Proctorville, Ohio, and Samantha Nelson of Wayne, W.Va.; three great grandchildren, Colton Harvey and Carley Harvey both of Lavalette, W.Va., and Eli Perry of Wayne, W.Va. Also surviving is two sisters, Sue Fawnsworth and her husband Billy of Huntington, W.Va., and Carol Baker of Proctorville, Ohio; her beloved dog "Pepper"; and a host of friends and family.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.


ETHEL PRATT DEAN, of Wayne, W.Va., departed this life Thursday, April 24, 2008 at the age of 99. She was born May 11, 1908 at Mill Creek, W.Va., to the late Samuel T. and Mary (Wilson) Pratt. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Oliver "Ollie" Dean, along with three grandchildren, James Dean, Leann Dean, and Brenda Donavan, two daughters-in-law, Joann Dean and Marlene Dean. Also preceding her in death were four brothers, Luther, Herb, Dewey, and Charles Pratt, and two sisters, Ida Akers and Lutie Marcum.

Survivors include four sons, Everett Dean and his wife Elsie, Gary Dean, Ronnie Dean, and Oliver Dean, all of Wayne, W.Va.; two daughters, Deloris Adkins of Wayne, W.Va., and Jewell Chambers and her husband Ken of Hager Hill, KY; 19 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; and 21 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Ministers Ken Chambers, Dan Chambers, and Deacon Eddie Dean officiating. Burial will follow in the Dean Cemetery on One Mile. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service.


TIMOTHY STEVENS, 53, of Wayne, W.Va., passed away suddenly Monday, April 21, 2008 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, April 24, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Minister Christopher Stevens officiating. Burial will follow in the Stevens Family Cemetery, White’s Creek, with nephews serving as pallbearers. Timothy was born February 23, 1955 in Huntington, W.Va., one of thirteen children of the late Burgess Stevens, Jr., and Trudy Collins Stevens. One brother, John T. Stevens also preceded him in death. He graduated from Buffalo High School and loved coon hunting and the outdoors. Survivors include four sisters: Roxie Akers and husband John, of Wayne, W.Va., Susie North and husband Frank of Huntington, W.Va., Judy Thompson and husband Larry David of Genoa, W.Va., Renee Smith and husband Mike of Wayne, W.Va.; seven brothers: Jack Stevens and wife Cookie, of Huntington, W.Va., Jesse Stevens, Vernon Stevens, David Stevens and wife Lynn, Samuel Stevens, Mark Stevens, and Burgess P. Stevens and wife Penny, all of Wayne, W.Va.; his girlfriend and life mate, Mary Taylor of Wayne, W.Va., and her children, Arthur Jr. Taylor, of Leon, W.Va., Teddy Taylor, of Maryland, Angela Dawn Bowen of Morgantown, W.Va., and Kimberly Taylor of North Carolina; many special nieces and nephews who Timothy loved to pick on; and a host of friends and neighbors. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


VICTORIA ANN RAMEY, 37, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 5, 2008. Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother John Cavins officiating. Burial will follow in the Ramey Cemetery, East Lynn. Victoria was born July 12, 1970 in Chelsea, Mich., a daughter of the late Victoria Anna Fortner Ramey. Two brothers James Ray Ramey III, and Leroy Monroe Ramey also preceded her in death. She is survived by her father, James Ramey of Wayne, W.Va.; one brother, Norman Ramey and his wife Jolene of Wayne, W.Va.; one sister, Alma Lee Estep and her husband Gary of Branchland, W.Va.; one niece, Brittany Anna Ramey of Wayne, W.Va.; one grandmother, Alma Lee Clark of Huntington, W.Va.; her aunt Helen Norma Browning of Huntington, W.Va.; and a host of friends and family. The family would like to express a sincere thanks to Hospice, and a very special thank you to Pat Napier, who went out of her way to comfort Victoria with loving care. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.


GOLDIE MAE RICE, 70, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Friday, April 4, 2008. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday, April 7, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Otis Bowen officiating. Burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens. Goldie was born March 27, 1938 at home in Wayne County to the late Millard Spencer and Alma Maynard Wallace. She was a homemaker who loved reading the Bible and spending time with her grandkids. She was a member of the Wayne Church of God. In addition to her parents, two brothers, Charles Spencer and Benjamin Spencer preceded her in death, along with one grandson, Dalton Rice, and a special friend Tammy Workman.

Survivors include four daughters, Deborah Aliff and her husband Eddie of Wayne, W.Va., Angela Dalton and her husband Willis of Wayne, W.Va., Lisa Rector of Lincoln Co., and Annie Porter and her husband Timothy of Wayne, W.Va.; seven sons, John Rice and his wife Debbie of Wayne, W.Va., Dana Rice and his wife Michelle of Loganville, Georgia, Terry Tomblin and his wife Mary of Commerce, Georgia, Richard Tomblin and his wife Jeannie of Wayne, W.Va., Dewey Keith Tomblin and his wife Bonnie of Culloden, W.Va., Eddie Dean of Wayne, W.Va., and very special son Tom Smith and his wife Tammy of Wayne, W.Va.; 23 beloved grandchildren; two sisters, Barabara Poindexter of Huntington, W.Va., and Charity Stafford and her companion Sidney of Wayne, W.Va.; one brother, Ray Spencer of Columbus, Ohio; one special daughter, Suzie Ramsby; close friend and sister, Jennie Robinson; four daughters-in-law, Peggy Tomblin of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Regina Kennedy of Huntington, Beth Rice, and Dinkie Lambert; special neighbor Porky Porter of Wayne, W.Va., friend Glenna Cline; and additional friends and neighbors too numerous to mention. The family will receive visitors after 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the funeral home to help with final expenses.


FREDA MAE WHITT HAZELETT, 46, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 1, 2008. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Ray Williamson officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Cemetery. Born July 13, 1961 in Huntington, Freda was a homemaker and attended Faith Freewill Baptist Church. Her grandmother, Callie Whitt, who Freda was raised by, preceded her in death along with her mother, Freda Mae Vaughn, her grandfather, Pappaw Whitt, and her father-in-law, Buck Hazelett. She leaves behind her husband, Dale Hazelett of Wayne, W.Va.; one daughter, Amy Queen and her husband Brandon of Wayne, W.Va.; one son, Jeffrey Hazelett and his fiancé Audrey Johnson, both of Lavalette, W.Va.; three grandchildren, Brayden and Brycen Queen, of Wayne, W.Va., and Kailen Hazelett of Lavalette, W.Va.; Also surviving is her father, Clarence Buddy Whitt and his wife Carol of South Point, Ohio one sister, Emma McFeeley and her husband Dennis of Huntington, W.Va.; one brother Stephen Whitt and his wife Angela of Sarasota, Fla.; mother-in-law, Opal Hazelett of Lavalette, W.Va.; sister-in-law, Diana Kendeick of Lavalette, W.Va.; four nieces, Crista Kendrick, Gina Kendrick, both of Lavalette, W.Va., Stephanie Taylor and Melissa McFeeley, both of Huntington, W.Va.; four nephews, Denny McFeeley of Huntington, W.Va., Andrew Whitt, Adam Whitt, and Zach Whitt all of Sarasota, Fla.; special friends Violet Walters and Shelley Maynard both of Lavalette, W.Va.; and a host of friends and family. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the funeral home.


DOUGLAS KAY CROCKETT, 61, of Barboursville, W.Va., passed away Saturday, March 29, 2008 at home. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Harold Lee Adkins, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Wayne. Doug was born April 1, 1946 in Wayne, Michigan, a son of Shirley Ross Crockett and the late Carroll Chester Crockett. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, he loved nature, hunting, and was an avid blues guitar player. Survivors include his mother, Shirley Crockett of Barboursville, W.Va.; one brother, Carlos Crockett and his wife Carolyn of Orange City, Fla.; two nephews, Carlos Crockett II of Leesburg, Fla., and Sean Crockett and his wife Diane of Deltona, Fla.; two great-nephews, Douglas Bear Crockett of Paisley, Fla., and Samson Crockett of Deltona, Fla.; two great-nieces, Danielle Crockett of Paisley, Fla., and Jerika Crockett, of Deltona, Fla.; special friend Bruce Hegwood of Arizona; and friends and neighbors too numerous to mention. The family will receive visitors after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


STEVEN MICHAEL MAYNARD, 49, of East Lynn, W.Va., died unexpectedly at his home Monday, March 24, 2008. He was born April 27, 1958 in Cabell County, a son of Peggy S. Maynard and the late Jack Maynard. Steven was an employee of Magnatech. He is survived by his wife Georgina Maynard; one son, Casey Michael Maynard; and his mother Peggy S. Maynard. Also surviving is a step-daughter Bessie (Eric) Sifford; two special grandchildren, Lauren and Eli Sifford; one sister, Rhonda (Will) Gallaher of San Antonio, Tex.; two brothers, Jeff Maynard and Joe (Angie) Maynard of Wayne, W.Va.; five nieces, Kelly and Jamie Lancaster, Brittany Gallaher, Stacy Kitchen, Shelby Maynard; three nephews, Derrick Maynard, Nathaniel and Nicholas Maynard; two great nephews, one great niece, eight special aunts, and a special brother-in-law. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, March 28, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Leo Maynard officiating. Burial will follow in the Maynard Cemetery, Dunlow. The family will receive visitors after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


NORMAL DALE SIMPKINS, 61, of Wayne, W.Va., died Friday, February 29, 2008 at the Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne by Minister Ronnie Ross and Sherwood Thompson. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Wayne with military rites performed by the Veterans of Foreign War Post 6103 and the American Legion Post 89.

He was born September 23, 1946 in Wayne County, the son of E. J. Simpkins and Bessie Adkins Simpkins. He was preceded in death by a son, Carl David Simpkins, his father, E. J. Simpkins, and his father-in-law, Clyde Rice. Dale was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in the Vietnam War with the First Air Calvary Division. He was employed for 20 years with Cabot Oil and Gas Corporation. He is survived by his mother, Bessie Simpkins; his wife of 40 years, Dorothy Rice Simpkins; his mother-in-law, Sadie Rice; two sons and daughters-in-law, Tracy and Shannon Simpkins, and Randy and Holly Simpkins; a grandson, Jacob Simpkins and a granddaughter, Emma Simpkins; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathy and Cecil Melton, and Olivia and Keith Dye; a special niece, Amanda McClure; five nephews, Brad Damron, Greg Damron, Zach Dye, Clyde Ferrell, and Casey Ferrell; a sister-in-law who loved him as a brother, Irene Ferrell and husband Johnny; and a host of family and friends. The family would like to express their thanks to all the employees on the fourth floor south at the Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center for your loving care of Dale and all your kindness. We are so grateful to all of you. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Monday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.


BOBBY JOE ADKINS, 79, of Wayne, W.Va., left his earthly home Tuesday, February 26, 2008 to be reunited with the love of his life, Herma Louise Adkins, who passed away January 31, 2007. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Bruce and Vitura Adkins, one sister, Eva Lee Cuckler, and one cousin, Linville Adkins. Bobby served in the US Army during the Korean War and was an honor guard at the Tomb of Unkown Soldiers at Arlington. He was also an accomplished guitar player. Surviving are one daughter, Frances Marcum and her husband Bob of South Point, Ohio; three grandchildren, Vicki Bradley and her husband Don, Beverly Bailey and her husband Jay, John Conley and his wife Sidney; 11 great grandchildren, Tyler Crockett, D.J. Bradley, Danielle Bradley, April Conley, Morgan Conley, Jalyn Bailey, Lakin Bailey, Brayden Bailey, Wes Thompson, Wade Thompson, Rachel Bailey and her husband Drew; and one great-great grandson, Bryson Bailey. Also surviving are one sister, Virginia Porter, and four cousins, Oscar Adkins, Helen Holley, Jim Adkins, and Bill McDowell, all of Huntington, W.Va. As per his request, there will be no services. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. We will all miss seeing his smiling face!


EMMA FAY RAMEY, 86, of Branchland, W.Va., passed away Monday, February 25, 2008 at St. Mary’s Medical Center after a short illness. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, February 28, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne, with Rev. Russell Donahue officiating. Burial will follow in the Ramey Cemetery.

Emma was born January 11, 1922 in Wayne County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Audie and Lettie Ramey. Her husband, Homer Ramey also preceded her in death along with two sons, Bobby and Odell Ramey, one brother, Lawrence Ramey, one sister, Sinda Ramey, and one grandson, Dallas Morrison.

Survivors include one daughter, Willa Jean Morrison and her husband Ed; one son, Leroy "Jim" Ramey and his wife Ethel, all of Branchland, W.Va.; three brothers, James "Tom" Ramey, Audie Ramey and his wife Betty, all of Salt Rock, W.Va., and Fred Ramey and his wife Bonnie of Williamsfield, Ohio; Six grandchildren: Mary Adkins and her husband Darrell of West Hamlin, W.Va., Elesha Hager, Kayla Morrison, Leroy "Jimbo" Ramey, Jr., Donna Pritchard, all of Branchland, W.Va., and Donnie Pritchard and his wife Carol of Wayne, W.Va.; eight great grandchildren: Darrell "Scooter" Adkins of West Hamlin, W.Va., Jonathon Hager and his wife Dora of Midkiff, W.Va., Emma Pritchard of Wayne, W.Va., Sarah Bryant and her husband Jerry of Harts, W.Va., Brandy Donahue and her husband Jeremy, Millie, Martha, and Clyde Eastham, all of Branchland, W.Va.; nine great-great grandchildren: Carson Hager of Midkiff, W.Va., Cody, Josie, Cassie, Benjamin and Zachary Donahue of Branchland, W.Va., Destiny, Landon and Trudie Bryant of Harts, W.Va.; nephews, Tim Ramey, Michael Ramey, Woody Ramey and his wife Sue, all of Salt Rock, W.Va., and Terry Ramey of Branchland, W.Va.; nieces, Nancy Napier of Wayne, W.Va., and Karen Volanski and her husband Tim of Ohio; special friends Louise Ramey, Dale Parsons, Glenna McClellan, Joshua Donahue, Robbie & Aubrey Watts, Travis & Jessica Watts, Brady and Keaton Icenhower, and especially, Jennifer McComas and her husband Junebug, - we don’t know what we’d do without. Thank you so much.

Emma was a loving mother, grandmother and friend, who will be sadly missed by all. The family will receive visitors after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


DONALD EDWARD ADKINS, 77, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Sunday, February 24, 2008 at the VA Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne, with Pastors Forrest Cummings and Bill Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in the Bowen Cemetery. Donald was born August 30, 1930 in Wayne County, a son of the late Eugene Adkins and Ella Bradshaw Adkins. One sister, Carrie Phelps also preceded him in death along with four brothers, Carl Adkins, Charlie Adkins, Gene Adkins, and Ray Adkins. Donald served in the US Army during the Korean War, and was a member of the VFW Post 1064 and Bricklayers Union Local #5. He loved hunting and attended Mt. Union Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Delores (Black) Adkins, of Huntington, W.Va.; one sister, Faye Ross of Columbus, Oh.; one brother, John Adkins and his wife Audrey of Huntington, W.Va.; one daughter, Connie Sue Venoy and her companion Phillip McCormick of Milton, W.Va.; one son, Michael E. Adkins and his wife Pamela of Proctorville, Oh.; four step-children, Glenn Watts of Groveport, Oh., Earnest Watts and his wife Christine of Baltimore, Oh., Karen Novatney and her husband Andrew of Newark, Oh., and Brenda Watts and her companion Tom of Columbus, Oh.; ten grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and a host of friends and family. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


PAUL KENNETH "Chipper" RICE, 59, passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2008.  Chipper was a lifelong resident of Huntington.  Born November 13, 1948, he was preceded in death by his father, Paul Rice and his brother Eddie Rice.  He is survived by his mom, Dorothy Rice; his wife, Vicky Rice, both of Huntington, W.Va.; one daughter, Michelle Rice and her fiancé Ari Katanick and his son Grant; two grandsons, Nathan and Zachary Baumgard all of Cleveland, Ohio; his mothers-in-law, Betty Gothard of Huntington, and Phyllis Clagg of Hurricane, W.Va.; and one sister-in-law, Patty Gilbert of Tucson, AZ.  Also surviving is one sister, Janette Adkins and her husband Kim, of Huntington; two very special nephews, Chad Adkins and Ryan Adkins, his wife Shelley, and their boys Jesse and Wyatt; two nieces, Stacy Sheffield, her husband Jerry and son Tanner, and Mary Kae Selan, her husband Don and their kids Macy and Shane, all of Columbus, Ohio; his Aunt Ruth Seese and two cousins, Barbara Seese and her son Dylon, of Easton, Maryland, and Kathy Anderson and her husband Dirk, of Seattle, Wash.

Chipper was a lifetime member of the Huntington Rifle and Pistol Club and the National Rifle Association, as well as a lifelong outdoorsman.  His passion for hunting and being in the woods riding his ATV with his nephews and friends was a great source of entertainment and joy for him.  Although physically challenged since 1991 and battling numerous other health problems, his fighting spirit and pure love of life is unsurpassed and is inspiring to us all.

Although he was loved by all who knew him, Chipper was blessed to have had a very special extended family in Rick and Juanita Smith and their family, John Cook, Chad Tiller, and his little huntin’ buddies, Logan Karson, Trenton "Coal Bucket" Abbott and Lakin Abbott.

Chipper will not only be missed and fondly remembered by his family, but also by his many friends, especially Cheata and Mike Blodgett, Debbie Fannin and Rick Chinn, and others too numerous to name.  Chipper is at peace and will now be seeing his Dad and Eddie, and friends Huck, Hank, Kevin and Mike, who all preceded him in death.  Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne is in charge of arrangements along with Chapman’s Mortuary.  A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, February 23, 2008, at Chapman’s Mortuary, Huntington.  Visiting hours will follow from 6 to 8 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Huntington or to the J. Robert Pritchard Dialysis Center.


MR. KAY MARSHALL, 94, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Saturday, February 16, 2008. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Ronnie Ross officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. Six grandsons, Brian Pinkerman, Christopher Marshall, Mike Booth, Lucian Stiltner, Bill Stiltner, and Jonah Dillon will serve as pallbearers. Kay was born December 27, 1913 in Wayne County, a son of the late Boyd Marshall and Cora Elizabeth Marshall. Four brother and five sisters also preceded him in death along with one beloved daughter, Carol Hall. He was a member of the Wayne Church of Christ.

Kay was a devoted father and grandfather who enjoyed gardening, joking, and laughing. He loved his family very much and extremely adored his wife, Inez Dean Marshall, of Wayne, who he called "Maw." Inez survives him along with four daughters: Kay Francis Pinkerman and her husband Keith of Huntington, W.Va., Wanda Booth and her husband Randy, Patty Stiltner, and Cathy Dillon and her husband Mitchell, all of Wayne, W.Va.; one son Marion Marshall and his wife Barbara of Wayne, W.Va.; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-six great grandchildren; and a host of friends and family. The visitation will be held Monday, February 18, 2008, which is Kay and Inez’s 69th wedding anniversary.  Friends may call after 6 p.m. at the funeral home.


BERTHA LENA FRY ROSS BROWN, 77, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Wednesday, February 13, 2008. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, February 17, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry Casteel officiating. Burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens. Bertha was born March 30, 1929 at East Lynn, W.Va., a daughter of the late John Baptist and Fannie Napier Fry. One sister, Fern Adkins and one brother, Willis Fry also preceded her in death, along with one son, Roger Ross, daughter Pam Adkins, and three grandchildren, Meagan Merritt, Morgan Merritt, and Alex Blankenship. Survivors include four sisters, Vicie Merritt, Sarah Hale, Orvella Adkins, all of Wayne, W.Va., and Fannie Roach of Litchfield, Ohio; two sons, David Ross and Walter Ross both of Wayne, W.Va.; five daughters, Virginia Johnson of Huntington, W.Va., Elizabeth Adkins, Iris Mullin, Irene Blankenship, and Edna Merritt, with whom she made her home, all of Wayne, W.Va.; 30 grandchildren; 49 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. The family will receive visitors after 6 p.m. Saturday, February 16, 2008 at the funeral home.




RITA JOYCE THOMPSON FRALEY, 49, of Genoa, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Tuesday, February 12, 2008. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, February 16, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Wendell Tackett officiating. Burial will follow in the Sanders Cemetery, Nestlow.

Rita was born January 25, 1959 at Huntington, W.Va., a daughter of the late Foley Wesley Thompson and Wyelda Riggs Thompson. One nephew, Harold Anthony Smith also preceded her in death. She worked as a CNA and was a member of the Twelve Pole Valley Baptist Church.

She leaves behind two beloved sons, Dana D. Sanders of Hurricane, W.Va., and Lucian Fraley III of Genoa, W.Va.; and one grandchild on the way. Also surviving is five sisters: Cindy Sanders and her husband Darrell of East Lynn, W.Va., Connie Scott and her husband William Lee of Wayne, W.Va., Janice Thompson, also of Wayne, W.Va., Patricia Barton of Genoa, W.Va., and Linda Starkey and her husband John of Genoa, W.Va.; two brothers: Steven Foley Thompson and Douglas Ruben Thompson and his wife Amanda, all of Genoa, W.Va.; and a host of friends and family. Rita was a devoted babysitter to her nieces and nephews and a loving friend to all who knew her. The family will receive visitors after 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


MR. HOMER BRADSHAW, 82, of Spurlocksville, W.Va., passed away Saturday, February 9, 2008 at home. He was born July 9, 1924 at Wayne County, West Virginia, a son of the late Joe Bradshaw and Nancy Gilkerson Bradshaw. His wife, Elsie Fern Adkins Bradshaw preceded him in death along with four brothers, Okey Bradshaw, Paul Gilkerson, Jonny Bradshaw, Charlie Golden Bradshaw; and one son-in-law, Alan Certo. Homer proudly served our country in the United States Army.

Survivors include five sisters, Louise McCallister, Juanita Bradshaw, Ruby Nicely, all of Wayne, W.Va., Erma Adkins, of Indiana and Armilda Adkins, of Lavalette, W.Va.; four daughters: Wanda Certo and her husband Paul of Cleveland, Ohio, Janice Norene Hager and her husband Kelly Jr. of Alkol, W.Va., Emma Certo of Cleveland, Ohio, and Joyce Bradshaw; three grandchildren, Bobby Hager, Karen Certo of Akron, Ohio, and Marianne Certo of Cleveland, Ohio.; and a host of friends and family.

The family will receive visitors from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. At 11 a.m. Paul Certo, son-in-law, will deliver a memorial tribute. Immediately following, the procession will depart to the Adkins Family Cemetery, Millers Fork, where military graveside honors will be performed by VFW Post 6103 of Louisa, KY.


LUELLA MORRISON, 91, of Wayne, passed away Friday, February 8, 2008 at Cabell Huntington Medical Center. She was born May 22, 1916 in Cabell County, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Isaac Arthur and Laura Fuller Arthur. Her husband, Truman Morrison preceded her in death along with one daughter, Erma Chatterton; and one son, Larry Morrison.

Survivors include three daughters, Juanita Mays of Huntington, W.Va., Betty Gilkerson and husband Ira of Wayne, W.Va., and Arlene Jackson and husband Ray of Huntington, W.Va.; six sons, James Morrison of Wayne, W.Va., Lonnie Morrison and wife Audrey of Lavalette, W.Va., Jack Morrison and wife Jackie , David Morrison, all of Wayne, W.Va., Truman Dale Morrison and his wife Arlene of Hurricane, W.Va., and William Gale Morrison, of Dunlow, W.Va.; fifteen grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; ten great-great grandchildren; and a host of friends and family.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, February 10, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Rev. Ed Hood officiating. Burial will follow in the Booten Cemetery. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service.


HAROLD "JASON" BLANKENSHIP, 29, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away at home Wednesday, January 23, 2008. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, January 28, at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Don C. Napier officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Valley Memory Gardens.

Jason was born November 4, 1978 in Gainesville, Fla., a beloved son of Autho and Hazel Blankenship of Huntington, W.Va. Additional survivors include two brothers, Hamilton Blankenship of Melrose, Fla., and A. J. Blankenship and his wife Annie, of Whitney, Tex.; one sister, Edna Trosper and her husband Glen of Ft. Gay, W.Va.; half-sister, Teresa Blankenship of Huntington, W.Va.; and five nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind one son, Eric Maynard Ferguson of Echo, W.Va.; his fiancé, Elizabeth Bellomy of Ranger, W.Va.; and friends and neighbors too numerous to mention. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to help with final expenses.


MR. RAY ROBERTSON, 90, of Genoa, W.Va., went to be with the Lord, Thursday, January 24, 2008. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, January 26, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Berman Willis officiating. Military rites will be performed by the VFW Post 6103. Burial will follow in Maple Hills Cemetery.

Ray was born January 2, 1918 in Wayne County, a son of the late Samuel and Sarah Jane Kitts Robertson. Also preceding in death are two sisters, Ethyl Cyrus and Georgia Crabtree; six brothers, Taylor Robertson, Enoch Robertson, Thelmar Robertson, James Robertson, John Robertson, and Luther Robertson; and one son-in-law, William G. Shirley.

Ray served in the US Army in the 82nd Air Division during WWII, and was awarded a Purple Heart.  He was a lifelong member of the DAV, an Ordained Deacon and Sunday School teacher.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Gladys Parsons Robertson of Genoa, W.Va.; two daughters, Wanda Hewlett and her husband Willie of North Carolina, and Wilma Shirley of Kenova, W.Va.; one son, Larry Robertson of Kenova, W.Va.; two brothers, Oral Robertson of Cleveland, OH, and Charles Robertson and his wife Florida of Ft. Gay, W.Va.; special sister and brother-in-law, Zee and Jim Nolan and their family of Genoa, W.Va.; three grandchildren, Rhonda and Sherry of North Carolina, and Garland Ray of Alabama; and a host of friends and family. The family would like to thank Hospice for their special care. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2008 at the funeral home.


CHARLIE ADKINS, 71, of Prichard, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Saturday, January 19, 2008. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Willis Mills officiating. Burial will follow in the Cox Cemetery. Charlie was born October 10, 1936 in Wayne County, a son of the late Harmon Adkins and Martha Jane Caldwell Adkins. His wife, Delcie Adkins also preceded him in death along with four brothers, Frank Adkins, Lyisha Adkins, Winchester "Checker" Adkins, and Henderson Adkins, and one daughter, Karen Sue Clark.

Survivors include one brother, Harley Adkins and his wife Elizabeth of Ceredo, W.Va; two sisters, Cora Reed of Huntington, W.Va., and Clara Caldwell of Kenova, W.Va; five sons, David Adkins and his wife Kathleen of Wayne, W.Va., William Adkins and his wife Evelyn, Harmon Adkins and his wife Patty, Wayne Adkins and his wife Lisa, and Charlie Boy Adkins all of Prichard, W.Va.; three daughters, Martha Jane Adkins of Huntington, W.Va., Amber Adkins of Ranger, W.Va., and Joyce Adkins of Huntington, W.Va.; fourteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of friends and family. Charlie was a loving father, grandfather, and brother, and will be sadly missed. The family would like to thank Hospice for their special care. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.


MARK ALLEN BYRD, 49, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Thursday, January 10, 2008. A memorial service will be conducted at 5 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Mark was born September 22, 1958 in Huntington, W.Va., a son of the late Otis Lee and Rena Linville Byrd. One sister, Connie Wyatt also preceded him in death. Survivors include four daughters, Deidra Salmon and her husband Kurt of Gloucester, VA, Courtney Cunningham and her husband Scott of Charlotte, NC, Leslie Byrd of Newport News, VA, and Sarah Byrd of Chesapeake, OH; one sister, Kay Ross of South Point, OH; three brothers, Rick Byrd and his wife Paula of Huntington, W.Va., David Byrd and his wife Nancy of Gloucester, VA, and Steve Byrd of Huntington, W.Va.; grandchildren, Nevaeh Byrd of Newport News, VA, Mia Cunningham of Charlotte, NC, Gregory Salmon, Kaylee Salmon, and Toby Salmon, all of Gloucester, VA; and a host of friends and family.


BARBARA JEAN ROSS, 75, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Thursday, January 3, 2008. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, January 7, 2008 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Preacher Darrell Adkins officiating. Burial will follow in Cemetery, Beech Fork Road.

Born October 28, 1932 in Kanawha County, W.Va., a daughter of the late John and Audra Emigh Cain, Barbara was a member of the Huntington Gospel Chapel. She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Ramey, with whom she had four sons who survive her: James Ramey Jr., of Wayne, Charles Ramey of New Orleans, LA, John Ramey of Delbarton, W.Va., and David Ramey of Wayne, all of whom gave her several beautiful grandchildren. Also preceding in death was her second husband, Alfred Adkins, with whom she was blessed with two daughters and another son who survive: Augusta Davis and her two daughters, Krystal Adkins and Danielle Davis, all of Wayne, W.Va., Nancy Bryan and her husband Roger and their son Frank Bradshaw Jr., all of Wayne, W.Va., and Darrell Adkins and his wife Delores Jane of Huntington, W.Va. Also surviving are two great grandchildren, Frances Payne and Jesse Bradshaw, both of Wayne; one sister, Nancy Stevens and her husband Dave of Parkersburg, W.Va.; and a host of friends and family. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Hospice of Huntington for all their loving care. Friends may call Sunday evening after 6 p.m. at the funeral home.


 

GREGORY LEE MILLS, 39, of Wayne, W.Va., died at home on December 31, 2007 with his loving wife, "Charlie" and their two sons, John and Jake by his side. Greg was born June 1, 1968. He was a retired mechanic and construction worker which he enjoyed greatly! Another passion in life that Greg loved was his family from the Citizens Band Radio and being a member himself, the Amateur Radio Club of Wayne County. Greg was the son of the late John Wesley and Evelene Mills. He was also preceded in death by a niece, Morgan Mills, and a special father-in-law, Albert "Ab" Stiltner. Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Melissa "Charlie" Dawn Mills; two wonderful and loving sons, Jonathon Mills and Jacob Mills; two brothers, Jerry Roger Mills and his wife Sondra of Kentucky, and Gary Michael Mills and his wife Marsha, of Iowa; a great mother-in-law, Bonnie "Mockey" Stiltner; three sisters-in-law, Alberta Lewis and husband Jimmy of East Lynn, W.Va., Laura Stiltner of Wayne, W.Va., and Samantha Fields of Lavalette, W.Va. Greg also leaves behind ten special nieces and nephews that he loved deeply, one of which is Jerry Roger Mills "JR", of Wayne, W.Va., who was very dear to his heart, and five great nephews that he also held close to his heart. Our dear beloved Greg also left behind four very near and dear friends that he loved as well as life itself, including Dale Tomblin and his wife Missy of East Lynn, W.Va., Rodney "Speedy" Hogsett and wife Amy of Wayne, W.Va., Roger Johnson and wife Melissa of Wayne, W.Va., and Ronnie Fields. Greg had a heart like no other. He loved everyone and everyone loved him. He was a joy for anyone that had ever gotten to know him. He will be greatly missed, but he will never be forgotten! Greg, we all love you and miss you so much already! Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, January 4, 2007 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Jack Adkins officiating and eulogy by a dear cousin, Bill Pelfrey. Burial will follow in the Stiltner Family Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations to help with funeral costs and his young boys may be made at the funeral home.

 

VERDIE POLLY SARTIN, 82, of Crawley Creek, formerly of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Thursday, December 27, 2007. Funeral services were conducted 2 p.m. Friday, January 4, 2007 at the Neely Branch United Baptist Church with Brother Anthony Sartin officiating. Burial followed in the Sartin-Brewer Family Cemetery. Verdie was born August 15, 1925 in Verdunville, W.Va., a daughter of the late John and Amanda Lowe Belcher. Her husband, Earl Sartin, also preceded her in death along with one daughter, Lottie Sartin, five brothers, Naamen, Garland, Herb, Lelsie Belcher, and Rommie Dempsey. Survivors include one brother, Dewey Ray Belcher of Baltimore, MD; one sister, Myrtle White of Morristown, Tenn. Also surviving is eight children, Geraldine Hill of Wayne, W.Va., Madleine Sartin of Columbus, OH, Alene McCloud of Lorain, OH, Bo Sartin of Columbus, OH, Nellie Bragg of Columbus, OH, Betty Lucas of Wayne, W.Va., Melvin Sartin of Columbus, OH, and Peggy Sartin of East Lynn, W.Va.; thirty-one grandchildren, thirty-three great-grandchildren, and eight great-great grandchildren. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, wife and friend to many. The family received visitors after 6 p.m. Wednesday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, and again on Thursday after 5 p.m. at the Neely Branch United Baptist Church.


Roxie Evelyn Beckett Cox went to be with the Lord, Thursday, December 20, 2007. She was born on February 1, 1941 in Kirk, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Thomas and Brookie Beckett. She is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Brookie Beckett. Also preceding in death were father- in-law, Alley Cox, one brother, Ralph Beckett, brother-in-law, Jim Sanders, and a great-grandson, Chase Jayden Mustang-Cox.

She will be remembered and missed by her husband, Ronald Cox; children, Ronnie Cox and his wife Quinn, Kym Yeager and her husband Doug; grandchildren, Tabitha Takala and her husband J. J., Elizabeth Yeager, Christopher Cox, and Doug Yeager, Jr.; all of Columbus, Ohio. Also surviving is her mother-in-law, Mary Cox; sisters: Lovada Fitzpatrick and her husband Bennie of Carroll, Oh., Dora Lee Damron and her husband Ralph of Dunlow, WV, Betty Reed and her husband, John of Inez, Ky., Reva Wallace and her husband Jeff of Lavalette, WV, and Karen Bowen and her husband Charlie of Proctorville, Oh.; brothers: Charles Beckett and his wife Fonda of Buffalo, WV., Johnny Beckett and his wife Mary, Tommy Beckett and his wife Patricia, and Roy Beckett and his wife Kathy, all of Dunlow, WV., brother-in-laws, Kenny Cox and his wife Linda of Genoa, WV and Colen Cox and his wife Belinda of Wayne, WV, and special family friends, Randy George and Brenda Williams. She is a beloved aunt to 36 nieces and nephews, 57 great-nieces and great-nephews and 4 great-great nieces and great-great-nephews.

Throughout the years Roxie has served her community in many ways including serving as treasurer in several associations including Parsons Baptist Church, where she was a member, Marion Franklin Boosters, First Ladies Bowling League, and many others. Roxie was recently inducted into the Marion Franklin Hall of Fame and crowned Pageant Parent of the year by the Ohio American Coed Pageants. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.


BERNICE OPAL PEPPER ESQUE, of Huntington, W.Va., entered her heavenly home December 11, 2007 on her 91st birthday.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2007 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne by Rev. Ed Hood.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service with interment at Ridgelawn Memorial Park following the service.  Bernice was bor December 11, 1916 in Hinton, W.Va., a daughter of the late Irvin and Laura Scott Pepper.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Fourth Avenue Baptist Church where she enjoyed being a member of the choir.  She was preceded in death by Raymond Esque, her husband of 65 years, by her loving daughter, Brenda Esque Nash, who slipped from our lives in 1969, and Tom Nash in 1988, who had ben her son-in-law for.  Also preceding in death were sisters, Muriel, Hazel, Dorothy, Virginia, and a brother, Irvin.  Survivors include one son, Roland Esque and his wife Delores of Huntington, with whom she previously made her home; two grandsons, Bian Nash and his wife Mary of Moulrie, GA, Douglas Esque and his wife Nadia of Huntington; one granddaughter, Crystal Esque Welch and her husband Jef of Huntington; one great-grandson, Nathan welch; one great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Esque; and faithful friend Betty Nash who Bernice counted as a family treasure.  Heartfelf thanks go to the staff at Heritage Center and to Hopspice.  Maw-Maw will be sadly missed by her family who have fond memories of her.  While we grieve the loss of this dear lady, our hearts are warmed knowing that she met her beloved Savior, Jesus, on her birthday.
 


MILDA NAPIER, 76, of Kiahsville, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Saturday, December 8, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Ray Williamson officiating. Burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens.

Milda was born June 22, 1931 in Wayne County, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Charles and Armilda Watts Spence. Her husband, Edgar Napier also preceded her in death. She attended Faith Freewill Baptist Church in Lavalette and loved spending time with her family.

Survivors include three sisters: Thelma Pack, Mary Potter, both of North Carolina, and Vada Cordell and husband Johnny of Paintsville, OH; five brothers: Charles Spence and wife Lucinda of Kiahsville, W.Va., Guy Spence of West Hamlin, W.Va., Freddie Spence and wife Violet of Pecks Mills, W.Va., Basil Spence and wife Sharon of Wayne, W.Va., and Chester Spence of Ferrun, Va.; four daughters: Linda Massengill and husband Thomas, Judy King and husband Dickie, Donna Napier, all of Sidney, OH, and Jewel Napier and husband Mark of Wayne, W.Va.; five sons: Kennith Napier and wife Teresa of East Lynn, W.Va., Bobby Napier and wife Georgia Sue of Kiahsville, W.Va., Charles Napier and wife Patty, David Napier, and Roger Napier and wife Cathy, all of Sidney, OH; twenty-one grandchildren including one special grandson whom she raised, John Allen Napier and wife Jennifer of Sidney, OH; thirty-one great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and friends and neighbors too numerous to mention. The family will receive visitors after 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.


BURGESS ROWE, 78, of Genoa, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Tuesday, December 4, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, December 6, 2007 at the Rush Branch Church with Brother Luther Dingess, Brother Tom Kitts, and Brother Wilmer Napier officiating. Burial will follow in the Thompson Cemetery.

He was born May 30, 1929 at Radnor, W.Va., a son of the late William and Eveline Copley Rowe. Also preceding him in death was four brothers, Dude Rowe, Ralph Rowe, Curtis Rowe, and Ray Rowe; and three sisters, Emmie Coak, Vennie Kitts, and Olive Robertson. Burgess was a member of Rush Branch Baptist Church and loved picking up cans and gardening.

Survivors include his wife, Susie K. Rowe of Genoa, W.Va.; three sisters, Florida Robertson of Wayne, W.Va., Hazel Harvey of Wayne, W.Va., and Audrey Jewell Watts of Kenova, W.Va.; one brother, John Rowe of Genoa, W.Va.; special care giver of 25 years, Jo Ann Rowe; and a host of nieces and nephews. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Rowe family.




Loving husband, father and grandfather, LEON TAYLOR, 67, of East Lynn, W.Va., formerly of Hawthorne, Fla., went to be with the Lord Sunday, December 2, 2007 at home. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, with Elder Johnson Queen and Elder Roger Maynard officiating. Burial will follow in the Osburn Cemetery on Camp Creek at East Lynn. Leon was born May 17, 1940 in Wayne County, W.Va., a son of the late Garland and Lucille Davis Taylor. One grandson, Jonathon Taylor also preceded him in death along with one brother, Gene Taylor, and one infant sister, Rose Taylor. He was a member of the Wolf Pen Church of Christ and a retired welder with ACF Industries in Huntington where he worked for 32 years. Leon also loved working on antique cars.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Martha Jewell Francis Taylor of East Lynn, W.Va.; five daughters, Brandy Taylor and Joe Thompson, Mary and Mark Ritter, Felisha and Jeff Hale all of East Lynn, W.Va., Tonya and Reuben Fetty of Prichard, W.Va., Debby and Greg Miller of Riverview, Fla; two sons, Brian Taylor and Harriet Brooks of East Lynn, W.Va., Rick and Patty Stapleton of Starke, Fla; two sisters, Joann and Ronnie Robertson, Joyce and James Chappell; two brothers Gary and Doris Taylor, and Earl Taylor; one aunt, Lillie Watts; one sister-in-law, Shirley Taylor; eighteen grandchildren; twelve grandchildren; numerous step grandchildren, step great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. Brian Taylor, Rick Stapleton, Jeff Hale, Mark Ritter, Reuben Fetty, and Greg Miller will serve as pallbearers. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Hospice of Huntington for there care. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.



PEGGY INEZ MCKINNEY ADKINS WATTS PERDUE PARSONS, 79, of Huntington, W.Va., died Sunday, November 18, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, November 23, 2007 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Cox Cemetery. The family will receive visitors after 6 p.m. Wednesday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.


MARVIN LESLIE CARTER, 78, of Genoa , W.Va. , went to be with the Lord Thursday, November 15, 2007.  Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Sunday, November 18, 2007 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry Watts officiating.  Burial will follow in the Smith Cemetery .

Born February 5, 1929 in Greenbrier County , WestVirginia, Marvin served in the United States Army, and was a member of the Guiding Light Freewill Baptist Church .  His parents, Clarence and Blanche Carter preceded him in death along with two brothers, John Carter and Melvin Carter, and one sister, Virginia Carter.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Carter of Genoa, W.Va.; five daughters:  Tammy Ramey and husband Carlos of Genoa, Kathy Jo Bassett and husband Jeff of Gallipolis, OH, Wendy Abbess of Huntington, W.Va., Wanda Queen of South Carolina, and Angie Hardwick of Prichard, W.Va., three sons; Marvin Carter Jr. and wife Alice of Huntington, W.Va., David Carter and wife Amy of Prichard, W.Va., and Steve Carter of Illinois; one brother, Delbert Carter and wife Loretta of Genoa, W.Va., eighteen beloved grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; Pastor Jerry Watts and wife Debbie of Ft. Gay, W.Va., special friends Jim and Elizabeth Parsons of Huntington, W.Va., and a host of family and friends.  The family will receive visitors after 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.


 

MADONNA RAE ADKINS, 30, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Friday, November 9, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Elder Jess Spaulding officiating. Burial will follow in the Hurston Adkins Cemetery, Wolfpen Road. Born September 26, 1977 in Logan County W.Va., Madonna graduated from Man High School in 1995, attended Marshall University, and graduated from Huntington Junior Business College. She also attended the Church of Christ. Her grandfather, Clifford Adkins preceded her in death.

Madonna was the loving mother of one daughter, Melita Brook Adkins of Huntington. Additional survivors include her mother, Patty Adkins of East Lynn; her grandparents, Melita Adkins Wooten and Irvin Wooten of East Lynn; her aunt, Yvonne Conn and husband Terry of Man; her uncle Clifford "Kip" Adkins and wife Linda of Franklinton, NC; cousins Kelly Fekete and husband Johnny, James Conn and wife Jennifer, all of Man, Tara Epperheart and husband Tommy of Logan, Candace Adkins and husband Eric of Bedford, VA, Richard Adkins and wife Beki and Damon Adkins and wife Angie, all of NC; best friend Leigh Ann Caserta Carter of Man; and a host of friends and family. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.


SUSIE HARVEY, 81, of Lavalette, W.Va., died Friday, November 2, 2007, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home; burial will follow in Justice Cemetery. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.


ANDREW JACKSON WILLIAMSON, 88, of Wayne, W.Va., formerly of Dingess, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Thursday, November 1, 2007 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Sunday, November 4, 2007 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Elder Paul Nelson officiating. Burial will follow in the Williamson Cemetery.

He was born April 21, 1919 in Wayne County, W.Va., the son of the late Lark and Ona Williamson. His sisters Ethel Dew and Martha Lundy, and one brother Dee Williamson also preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife Marjorie Perry Williamson of Wayne; five children, John D. Williamson and wife Sylvia of Dingess, W.Va., Stella R. Vance and husband Donald of Dingess, W.Va., Andrew J. Williamson Jr. and wife Muriel of Southgate, Mich., Benny Williamson and wife Marsha, and Rudy Williamson and wife Janice, all of Dingess, W.Va.; one sister, Margie Elledge of North Carolina; nine grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Andrew was a World War II veteran and served two years with the United States Navy stationed in the Philippines. He was a 35 year member of the UMWA and retired from Elkay Coal Company. Andrew was also an Ordained Deacon of the Mt. Moriah Church at East Fork of Twelvepole. The family will receive visitors after 6 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.


MARGIE ANN WALKER, 82, of East Lynn, WV, went to be with her heavenly father Tuesday, October 23, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, October 26, 2007 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor A. J. Perry officiating. Burial will follow in the Jones Cemetery. She was born April 2, 1925, a daughter of the late James Watts and Idella Clark Watts. Her husband of 45 years, Virgil Walker preceded her in death, along with two sisters, Pearl Davis and Fern Episcopo, and two brothers, Ernest Watts and Raymond Samuel. Margie was a loving mother who enjoyed crocheting, spending time with all her grandkids, and was a member of the Bethlehem United Baptist Church, Raccoon Creek.

Survivors include one brother, Walton Watts and his wife Esther of New York; two sons, Kenneth Walker and his wife Donna of East Lynn, and Elmer Walker and his wife Ruth of Genoa; two daughters, Gladys Pauley of East Lynn and Lettie Walker who lived at home and took very special care of her mother until the end; five grandchildren, including special granddaughter, Kim Ferguson and her husband Robert of Branchland, WV; eleven great grandchildren; and a host of friends and family.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.


CLAUDE D. TOPPINS, 61, of Kiahsville, WV, departed this life Sunday, October 21, 2007, at home. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at Freedom Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor Earl Burgess officiating. Burial will follow in the Frances Creek Family Cemetery. He was born November 5, 1945 at Harts, WV, a son of the late Carl Toppins and Margie Meeks Toppins Marcum. One daughter, Carolynn R. Toppins also preceded him in death.

Claude leaves behind his wife of 29 years, Wava Adkins Toppins; five daughters, Amanda Adkins, Mary Street and husband James, Becky Raby, Ashley Nicole Toppins, all of Kiahsville, and Stacy Wiley and her husband Bobby Joe, of Wayne, WV; two sons, Phillip Toppins and his wife Carrie of Chapmanville, WV, and Carl Toppins of Cleveland, OH; one sister, Dean Vance and husband Bernard, of Harts, WV; two brothers, Buck Toppins and his wife Barb of Harts, WV and Bodie Marcum and wife Liz of Huntington, WV; twelve grandchildren; and special sister-in-law Sue Gibson of Chapmanville, WV.

Claude was a disabled coal miner. He loved telling stories, talking, and visiting with family and friends. The family will receive visitors after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Toppins family.


EZRA "FROGGY" BRINEGAR, 70, of Wayne, husband of Margaret Brinegar, passed away Friday, October 19, 2007, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted 1:30 p.m. Sunday, October 21, 2007 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Emual Adkins and Brother David Adkins officiating. Burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens.

He was born June 7, 1937 in Branchland, WV, a son of the late Lorenzia and Beatrice Brinegar. Ezra retired from Marshall University and loved hunting and fishing in his spare time.

In addition to his wife, Margaret, he is survived by one daughter, Kathy McIlhenny and husband John of South Point, OH; two sons, Rick Brinegar and wife Candy of Huntington, WV, and Danny Brinegar and wife Rose of Huntington, WV; two granddaughters, Amber and Autumn Brinegar; five sisters: Alberta Perry, Ilene Perry, Darlene Adkins, Mary Perry, and Frances Tomblin; and two brothers, Everette Brinegar and Darrell Brinegar. The family will receive visitors after 6 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.


DALLAS "TUCKER" ADKINS, 74, of East Lynn, WV, went to be with the Lord Monday, October 15, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, October 18, 2007 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Eddie McComas officiating. Burial will follow in the Adkins Cemetery.

He was born June 17, 1933 in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Dennis and Thurlie Adkins. One brother Delbert Adkins also preceded him in death. Tucker was a member of the Wolfpen Church of Christ.

Survivors include five brothers: Wetzel ‘Ham’ Adkins of East Lynn, Asbury Adkins and wife Luella ‘Tootsie’, of East Lynn, Donald ‘Brother’ Adkins of Proctorville, OH, Alderson ‘Fats’ Adkins of East Lynn, and Dennis Lee Adkins of Spring Valley; three sisters: Lillian Kazee of East Lynn, Ruth ‘Tiny’ Bartram of Huntington, and Goldie Dillon and her husband Roy of Glenrock, Penn.; one daughter, Teresa Ramey and husband David of Knoxville, Tenn., three sons: Chris Adkins of Asheville, NC, Brian Adkins and wife Angie of East Lynn, and Delaine Adkins of East Lynn; five grandsons: Justin Adams of Wayne, Jonathan Clark of East Lynn, Zach Dalton of East Lynn, Nick Pelfrey of Wayne, and Dallas Dakota Adkins of East Lynn; one granddaughter, Kelli Nicole Adkins of East Lynn; special friends Huey Adkins, Pam Napier, Pat Napier, Charlotte Clay, Truman and Linda McSweeney, all of East Lynn, Shawna Adkins of Lavalette, Pam Dent of Cabwaylingo, and Mandy Maynard of Genoa; and friends and neighbors too numerous to mention.

The family will receive visitors after 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.


GARY LEE SMITH, 64, of Wayne, WV, went to be with the Lord Saturday, October 13, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor David Hall and Pastor Buddy Muncy officiating. Burial will follow in the Warwick Cemetery.

Gary was born September 14, 1943 in Rita, WV, a son of the late Nathan and Delphia Smith. He leaves behind his wife, Peggy Smith; one daughter, Brianna Ward; one step-son, Warren Brownlee, all of Wayne; two sisters, Lillian Midkiff and husband Jimmy, and Naomi Adams and husband Roy, all of Huntington; and a host of friends and family. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Monday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family for funeral expenses.


DENNIS SAMUEL MILLER, 52, of Fort Gay, WV, lost his battle with cancer Sunday, October 7, 2007 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Memorial services will be conducted 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Roger Maynard officiating.

He was born October 10, 1954 in Wayne County, WV, a son of the late Scott Miller and Mary Ann Watts Miller. His brother Winfield "Corky" Miller also preceded him in death.

Survivors include his son, Dennis Miller, Jr., of London, OH; seven sisters: Malta Tincher and husband Bob of Abbeyville, SC, Adda Jane Cyrus of Mineral City, OH, Rhoda "Erma" Scott and husband Robert of Greenwood, SC, Grace Wallace and husband Curtis of Fort Gay, WV, Donna Miller of Wayne, WV, Patsy Arner of Wooster, OH, and Gwynell Davis and husband Teddy of Clinton, SC; two brothers, Carl Miller of Wooster, OH and Scott Miller and wife Carol of Wadsworth, OH; special nephews Tony Wallace and Troy Wallace of Fort Gay, WV; and a host of friends and family.


FREDERICK FRANKLIN LEEDY II, 59, of Wayne went to be with the Lord Thursday September 20, 2007. He was born April 2, 1948 in Huntington, WV, a son of the late Frederick Leedy and Jewel Sansom Leedy. Fred was a member of Buena Vista Lodge #60 A.F. & A.M., 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, and member of the El Hasa Shrine Temple of Ashland, KY.  He also served his country in the US Army fighting in the Vietnam War.

He leaves behind his wife Sue Leedy of Wayne; one son, Frederick F. Leedy III of Wayne; one daughter, Anna Maria Peterson and husband Bobby of Bladenburg, North Carolina; one brother, John Adam Leedy of South Point, Ohio; special friends Donnie and Susan Bryan of Wayne; and friends and neighbors too numerous to mention.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, September 22, 2007 at the Leedy Family Cemetery with eulogy presented by his son Frederick F. Leedy III. Military rites will be performed by VFW Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89 of Louisa, KY. Masonic rites will be conducted by Buena Vista Lodge #60 A.F. & A.M. Johnson Tiller Funeral home is honored to serve the Leedy family.


TERRY MAXWELL WILLIAMSON, 65, of Ranger, WV went to be with the Lord, Monday, September 17, 2007 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Born April 5, 1942 in Lincoln County, a son of the late Jeremiah Williamson and Della Wiley Williamson, Terry was formerly employed at the Monterey Coal Company. Three brothers, Ancil Williamson, Otho Williamson and O’Dell Williamson preceded him in death, along with one sister, Garnett Freeman.

Survivors include two sisters, Myrtle Taylor and husband Sam of Kiahsville, WV and Grethel Wiley and husband Ted of East Lynn; one brother, Hallie Williamson and wife Marie of Wayne; seven daughters, Myrtle Coleman and husband Mark of East Lynn, Linda Cornell and husband Robert of Cleveland, OH; Norma Adkins and husband Richard of East Lynn, Dora Adkins and husband Anthony of Wayne, Joyce Adkins and husband Carlos of East Lynn, Edie Wright and husband Kevin of Hazard, KY, and Lois Jean Stanley of East Lynn; one son, Tommy Staley and wife Betty of East Lynn; 16 grandchildren; a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors including best friend Jack Adkins of East Lynn.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:30 Friday, September 21, 2007 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Paul Maynard and Pastor Dolphus Perry officiating. Burial will follow in the Terry Williamson Cemetery, Ranger. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.




MORGAN ALFRED NAPIER, 74, of Northwood, Ohio, died Saturday, September 15, 2007 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 29, 1933 in Perry Ridge, West Virginia to Blaine and Sydney (Sutherland) Napier and he later married Vivian S. Queen on January 26, 1953 in Wayne County, West Virginia. A Korean War Veteran, Morgan was employed as a truck driver and a member of Local #20 for 36 years, retiring in 2000. In his spare time he enjoyed spending time with his family and loved taking his children and grandchildren to eat at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant. He was an avid fan of country western music. He especially enjoyed the bluegrass music of Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Vivian S. Napier; children Morgan Ray (the late Linda), Kenneth (Kelly), Tony (Vicki) and Larry (Melissa) Napier, LaDean Reeves and Alesia (Philip) Goddard; grandchildren Julie (Dave), James, Blaine, Sarah, Kyle, T. D., Patrick, Jeffrey, Morgan, and Lydia; brothers, Edmund and Ronnie (Jackie) Napier; sister Brookie Crapsey; step-father Ballard Newsome as well as his beloved nephews Chris and Matt Queen. He was preceded in death by his parents, Blaine and Sydney, and his sister, Charlotte Walkowiak.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, September 20, 2007 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Roger Maynard officiating. Burial will follow in the Jerry Williamson Cemetery. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Hospice of Huntington or the Salem United Baptist Church food pantry.

 


 

ERNEST LEE MILLS, 34, of Huntington passed away Saturday, September 1, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, September 7, 2007 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor David Dillon officiating and John H. Stevens assisting. Burial will follow in Spring Valley Memorial Gardens.

Born August 15, 1973 in Huntington, WV, "Little Ernie" was a truck driver with R. F. Steiner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dawn Ray Mills, and a very special uncle, Jack Dillon.

Survivors include his parents, Ernest and Patty Mills of Huntington; one son, Andrew E. Mills, and one daughter, Kinzi Paige Mills, both of Huntinton; two sisters, Bonnie Frances and husband David of Kenova, and Angie Skaggs of Huntington; three nephews, Brandon Francis, Hunter Francis, and Brok Mills; two nieces, Alaina Mills and Gretchen Mills; very special friend, Jo Ann Gillman; and a host of friends and family.

The family will receive visitors after 6 p.m. Thursday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family for funeral expenses.

 


 

BOBBY GENE STEELE, 48, of Genoa, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2007 at his residence. He was born February 10, 1959 in Huntington, WV a son of the late Lona Davis Steele and Fred Steel, Sr. Also preceding him in death was one brother, Fred Steele Jr., and four sisters, Romaine Davis, Lona Mae Alexander, Glenna Clark, and Beverly Ann Smith.

Survivors included four sisters, Bernice Kalista and husband Joe of Mooresville, NC, Burneice Simmons of Mooresville, NC, Virginia K. Steele of Genoa, Melissa Watts of Genoa; two brothers, Avery Steele and wife Patricia of Genoa, and James D. Steele and wife Freda of Huntington; three sons, Bobby Allen Steele and wife Tisha of Dunlow, Shane Steele of Ft. Gay and Joey Steele of Ft. Gay; one daughter, Brandy Nicole Steele of Genoa; two grandsons, Corey Steele and Devin Steele of Dunlow; and a host of friends and family.

Funeral services will be conducted at noon Tuesday, September 4, 2007 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Roger Maynard officiating. Burial will follow in the Skeens Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the funeral on Tuesday.


JESSE N. WILLIAMSON, 61, of Wayne, passed away Monday, August 20, 2007 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. He was born February 22, 1946 in Huntington, WV, a son of the late Hezekiah Williamson and Bessie P. Cordial Williamson. Two sisters, Betty Williamson and Pearl Adkins, and one brother, Charles Williamson also preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly Williamson of Wayne; four children, Tary Marcum Williamson of Wayne, Karen Doolan, William Daniel, both of OH, and Tammy Jo Smith of Phoenix, AZ; grandson Riley Rivera; 12 additional grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; three sisters, Lois Marie Vance and husband Tary of Canal Fulton, OH, Yvonne Basham and husband Dean of Massillon, OH, and Victoria Jackson and husband Willie of Ft. Gay, WV; two brothers, Ray Williamson and wife Jan of South Point, OH, and Glen Kiah Williamson and wife Shirley of Prichard, WV; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Jesse was of Baptist faith, and as a young boy was blessed with a beautiful singing voice. As a husband and father, he provided a loving and peaceful home for his family.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, August 24, 2007 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Russell Watts officiating. Burial will follow in Pres Friley Cemetery. The family will receive visitors after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


 

DELLA EDITH MAYNARD nee Perry, 89, of Sullivan, OH and formerly of Dunlow, WV went home to be with the Lord on August 17, 2007. Della was a beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her family whom she loved very much. She was an avid checker player and was frequently the "Champion." She had a wonderful love and faith in God. She was a member of Beech Grove United Baptist Church in Dunlow, WV, for many years. Della was the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson Perry; a civil war doctor, and Laura Belle Perry nee Webb.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Stolla Maynard; Six sisters, Polly Adkins, Emaline Dawes, Sula Accord, Ella Spaulding, Romaine Perry and Georgiana Marcum; Five brothers, Jess, Frank, Sherman, Chapman and Glen Perry. Five half-sisters, Laura, Elisabeth, Dicy, Lauressa and Polly; Seven half-brothers, Alvis, Jesse, James, Timothy, Stephen, Millard, and Fillmore "Doc" Perry; son-in-law, Wendell G. Maynard and infant great granddaughter, Treasure White.

Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Marlene Lou Maynard of Grafton, OH, Eloise and Andrew White of Sullivan, OH, with whom she made her home, Gloria Gail and Tenis White of Wellington, OH; two sons and daughters-in-law, Willis Ray and Anna Lou Maynard of Crown City, OH, Dennis Harrold and Betty Maynard of Dunlow, WV; four grandsons and three granddaughters-in-law, Greg Maynard, Scott and Charlene Maynard, Dana and Tammy Lynn White, and Darren and Tammy White, all of OH; five granddaughters and four grandsons-in-law, Lynda and Martin Schubert of California, Lana and Anthony Ferritto, Angie and William Strait, Melissa and Michael Edwards, and Christel White, all of OH; 11 great grandsons, Derek Edwards, Dillon White, Spencer White, Darren White II, Sean Maynard, Aaron Maynard, Ryan Maynard, Jeremy Circle, Blake Strait, Nicholas Ferritto all of OH, and Zachary Schubert of California; 6 great granddaughters, Michelle White, Rachel White, Hannah White, Cassie Strait, Lauren Ferritto all of OH, and Kendall Schubert of California. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Onita Parsons of Georgetown, Texas, and Olena Marcum of Dunlow, WV; and two brothers-in-law, Volla Maynard of Wayne, WV and Leonard Maynard of Dunlow, WV; a former sister-in-law and great friend, Victoria Queen; several very special nieces and nephews with whom she was very close, as well as many friends and loved ones at her church.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, August 20, 2007 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne, WV. Burial will follow in the Sol Perry Cemetery. The family will receive visitors after 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.


MR. HOMER RUNYON, 83, of Huntington, W.Va., formerly of Wayne, W.Va., passed away Thursday, August 16, 2007, at Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born September 15, 1923 in Cabell County, a son of the late Glen Runyon and Dora McCoy. Burial will take place 2 p.m. Friday August 17, 2007 at Parsons Cemetery. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


TONY CLAY, 40, of East Lynn, WV, passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, August 17, 2007 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Roger Maynard officiating. Burial will follow in the Clay Family Cemetery. He was born April 7, 1967 in Lincoln County to Mary Adkins Clay and the late Ancil Clay. His nephew Stephen Clay also preceded him in death.

Tony is survived by two sisters, Shirley Poole of Calhoun, GA and Doris Wilson and husband David of Genoa; four brothers, Henry Clay of Wayne, Eugene Clay and wife Brenda of Wayne, Roger Clay and wife Mary of East Lynn, and Robert Clay and wife Teresa of East Lynn. Three nephews, Aaron Clay, Tim Clay and Adam Clay, all of East Lynn; five nieces, Mary Wilson of Genoa, Teresa & Kim of Calhoun, GA, Lori Clay of Dayton, OH, and Ashley Clay of Wayne; special aunt, Martha Adkins of East Lynn; and a host of friends and family. Tony was a devoted caregiver his mother, Mary Clay of East Lynn and also his late father Ancil Clay.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.


GEORGE W. MAYNARD, 72, of Wayne, W.Va., died Thursday, August 9, 2007 at home. He was born November 11, 1934 in Wayne County, a son of the late Flem and Sarah Finley Maynard. Private burial services were held at Community Memorial Gardens. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Maynard family.


RAYMOND HALE, 84, of Wayne, passed away Monday August 6, 2007 at St. Mary’s Hospital from an accident. Born June 4, 1923 in Wayne County, a son of the late Robert Wilson and Bertha (Merritt) Hale, Raymond is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lula (Davis) Hale.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Delcie Merritt and Ruby Griffin.

In addition to his wife, Raymond is survived by four daughters, Judy Bloss and husband Tom, Janet Chiera and husband Bob, JoAnn Booth and husband Larry, Sue Leslie and husband Don; and one son, Raymond Hale Jr. and wife Connie, all of Wayne County. Also surviving are eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren with two more great grandchildren to be born soon; a host of extended family, friends, and special 4-wheelin’ buddies.

Raymond was retired from Houdaille Industries after twenty nine years. He was a long time member of the Garrett’s Creek Church of Christ and a Veteran of WWII.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, August 9, 2007 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Minister Wyn Baker officiating and grandsons serving as pallbearers. Burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens. The family will receive visitors after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


DONALD R. MILUM, 70, of Genoa, WV, went to be with the Lord Saturday, August 4, 2007 at the Hospice House of Huntington. He was born June 1, 1937, a son of the late George and Betty Lewis Milum. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Barbara Holland Milum; one son, Randy Milum; one step-daughter, Patricia Crabtree; five brothers, Norvel, Curt, Elzie, Jim, and Pat Milum; three sisters, Leona Evans, Betty Adams, and Jane Monroe.

Survivors include three daughters: Diane Crabtree and husband Ricky, JoAnn Robertson and husband Marvin, and Donna Napier and husband Gilbert, all of Genoa; one son, Richard Milum and wife Melissa of Wayne; six grandchildren: Chad Crabtree, Brandon Napier, Aaron Milum, Tabitha Robertson, Amber Milum, and Chelsea Napier; one sister, Jewel Watts of Rittman, OH; two special nephews, Johnny Adams of Akron, OH, and Benjamin Thompson of Lavalette, WV who was as close as a grandson; and a host of family and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 7, 2007 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Eddie McComas and Brother Jason McComas officiating. Burial will follow in the Napier Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The family would like to give a special thanks to Hospice of Huntington for the wonderful care they gave our daddy and to the many friends and family for their care and support.

 


 

TRUMAN MORRISON, 91, of Wayne, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2007 at the Hospice House of Huntington. Born November 4, 1915 in Cabell County, West Virginia, Truman served our country in the US Navy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Morrison and Lora Preston Morrison; one daughter, Erma Chatterton; and one son, Larry Morrison.

Survivors include his wife, Luella Arthur Morrison of Wayne, W.Va.; three daughters, Juanita Mays of Huntington, W.Va., Betty Gilkerson and husband Ira of Wayne, W.Va., and Arlene Jackson and husband Ray of Huntington, W.Va.; six sons, James Morrison of Wayne, W.Va., Lonnie Morrison and wife Audrey of Lavalette, W.Va., Jack Morrison and wife Jackie, David Morrison, all of Wayne, W.Va., Truman Dale Morrison and his wife Arlene of Hurricane, W.Va., and William Gale Morrison of Dunlow, W.Va.; fifteen grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; ten great-great grandchildren; and a host of friends and family.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Rev. Ed Hood officiating. Burial will follow in the Booten Cemetery. The family will receive visitors two hours prior to the service.

 


 

BARBARA LEE SMITH, 51, of Ft. Gay, WV, went to be with the Lord Thursday, July 26, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2007 at Macedonia Freewill Baptist Church, Drift where she was a life-long member, with Brother James Watts and Brother Buck Maynard officiating. Burial will follow in the Fletcher Cemetery.

Born June 14, 1956 in Wayne County, Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Arnold Jackson and Hazel Rosebury Jackson; and two aunts, Betty Fletcher and Ida Fletcher.

Survivors include six sisters, Debra Cassidy and husband Crit of Ft. Gay, Juanita Gatchel of Walbash, IN, Rachel Jackson of Genoa, Caroline Jackson of Ft. Gay, Tammy Laney of West Salem, OH, and Pauline Perkins and husband David of Huntington; three brothers, Edward Jackson of Huntington, James Jackson and wife Lucille of Genoa, and Arlin Jackson of Huntington; one daughter, Jennifer Morgan and husband Todd of Ft. Gay; one son, Joseph Lee Berry of Ft. Gay; three grandchildren, Meagan Leann Perry, Nicholas Perry, and Haley Perry all of Ft. Gay; and a host of friends and family.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday at Macedonia Freewill Baptist Church. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Smith family.


FREDDIE SMITH, 70, of Wayne died Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, July 27, 2007 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Leo Scaggs officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.

Born August 13, 1936 in Wayne County, WV, Freddie served our country in the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd F. Smith and Martha Purdue Smith, and two brothers, Davey Smith and J. W. Smith .


He is survived by his wife, Julie Napier Smith of Wayne; one brother, Kyle Smith and his wife Mikie of North Carolina; one sister, Ann Hoffman of Milton, WV; two sisters-in-law, Anna Jean Smith of Wayne, and Ore Lee Smith of Virginia; special sister-in-law Sally Smith of Lavalette; and special nieces, nephews, and friends whom he loved very much.

The family will receive visitors after 6 p.m. Thursday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.


JOHN K. SMITH, 62, of Echo, died Thursday July 12, 2007 at his home. He was born April 13, 1945 in Baltimore, MD, a son of the late Kenneth Earl Smith and Nancye Elizabeth Diehl Smith. John served our country in the United States Army and was a long time member of the Barboursville Church of Christ. He worked at several GM dealerships until he was no longer able to due to his illness. Survivors include his wife, Billie Meadows Smith, and one daughter, Angie Lawson and husband Joey, all of Echo, WV. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Monday, July 16, 2007 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Private committal services will be conducted by family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to National Multiple Sclerosis Society.


SHEILA SMITH, 50, of East Lynn, WV went to be with the Lord Wednesday July 11, 2007, following a long battle with cancer. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 2007 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Tommy Damron officiating. Burial will follow in the Smith Family Cemetery.

Sheila was born September 4, 1956 in Freeburn, KY, a daughter of the late Faye Anna Walters Dotson and Verlis Dotson. One brother, William Berlin Dotson preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Michael Ray Smith of East Lynn; one sister, Debbie Kay Davidson and husband Frank of Florence, KY; one brother, Verlis Dotson and wife Elaine of Freeburn, KY; one daughter, Ruth Annagail Miller and husband Matthew of East Lynn, WV; one son, James Michael Smith and wife Deanna of Wayne, WV; three grandsons, Todd Alan Wallace, Ethan Ryan Miller, both of East Lynn, WV, and Tanner Michael Smith of Wayne, WV; her mother-in-law, Dolly Smith of Covington, OH whom she loved dearly; two sisters-in-law, Linda G. Smith and husband Gary, and Betty Nill, all of East Lynn, WV; and special friends Brenda & Howard McComas, Darrell Sanders, Truman Russell, and Kim Napier all of East Lynn, WV.

Friends may call Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.


MANDY FRANCES NOBLE THOMPSON, 66, of Wayne, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, July 10, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, July 13, 2007 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Elder Roger Maynard officiating. Burial will follow in the Joe Thompson Cemetery.

Born September 11, 1940 in Wayne County, WV, Mandy was preceded in death by her parents, Jennings Noble and Mary Elizabeth Smith Noble, her husband, Avner Odell Thompson, one son, Walter Odell Thompson, two brothers, Edward Noble and Ray Noble, and one sister, Nora May Hoyt.

Survivors include six sons, Jennings Noble and wife Bertha of Wayne, Robert Noble of Wayne, William Thompson of Wayne, Paul Thompson and wife Lisa of Wayne, Ernest Thompson of Cleveland, OH, Vernon Thompson of Westmoreland, WV; three daughters, Mary Adams and husband Glenn of Ft. Gay, WV, Julia Thompson of Huntington, WV, Barbara Ellen Coy of Cleveland, OH; one step-daughter, Janet Rose Thompson of Ashland, KY; three sisters, Ellen Sheppard of Ft. Gay, WV, Jewel Merrit of Ft. Gay, WV, and Dorcas Stewart and husband Gene of Galian, OH, one brother Jennings Noble Jr. of Pasadena, TX, and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne, WV.


ALLEN PERRY, 72, of Dunlow, died July 5, 2007 at his home. He was born October 20, 1934 at Perry Ridge, WV, a son of the late Nathan Perry and Sarah Aldridge Perry. He was preceded in death by brother, Henry Perry, one set of twin siblings, Thomas and Alice Perry, one sister, Anna Mae Perry, and brother William Harrison Perry.

Survivors include his wife, Minnie Adkins Perry of Dunlow; five sisters: Emma Hundley, Jannivee Eslick Copley, Francis Burnette, all of Dunlow, Hattie Lucas of South Port, FL, and Loraine Hampton of Fort Gay, WV; five brothers, Casa Perry of Dunlow, Carl Perry of Cleveland, OH, Joe Perry, and Frank Perry, both of Lavalette, WV, and Jesse Perry of Mentor, OH; one daughter, Lona Ann Rhodes and husband John of Chesapeake, OH; eight step-children; one granddaughter, Tabitha Rhodes of Chesapeake, OH, and a host of step grandchildren, nephews and nieces.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 8, 2007 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Roger Maynard, Brother Ivory Williamson, and Brother Tommy Damron officiating. Burial will follow in the William Perry Cemetery. The family will receive visitors after 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.


MR. ALEY COPLEY, 73, of Wayne, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 26, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Garrett’s Creek Church of Christ where he was a member. Ministers Wyn Baker and Thomas Bloss will officiate. Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.

Aley was born August 11, 1933 at Genoa, WV, a son of the late Aley Charles Copley and Ella Rowe Copley.

Survivors include his devoted wife, Julia Mae Copley of Wayne; two sons, Fred Copley and wife Barbara of Cincinnati, OH and Aley Copley Jr. and wife Brenda of Scottown, OH; one daughter, Brenda Adkins and husband Kevin of Wayne; nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and a host of friends and family.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the love and care shown by so many, including grandchildren, Daniel, Joshua, Mandi; special nurses at Cabell Huntington Hospital Home Health, Rhonda Perry, Virginia Allen, and Becky Salyers; and the staff at Hospice House of Huntington. Your kindness will not be forgotten.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.


PENNY LOU MCCOMAS, 39, of Huntington, went to be with the Lord Monday, June 25, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Harold Adkins and Pastor Johnny Harris officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Born June 12, 1968 in Craven County, NC, she was a member of New Life Church. Penny was preceded in death by her father, John D. McComas; maternal grandparents, Herbert and Ethel Mays; and her first husband, Keith Thompson.

Survivors include her mother, Juanita McComas of Huntington; two daughters, Cetera Hefner and Haley Hefner of Lost Creeck, WV; two brothers, Steve McComas AKA Guy Young and wife Delores of Milton, and Jon McComas Jr. of Milton; one sister, Pamela Darlington and husband Robert of Raleigh, NC; seven nephews, Cullen Young, Bodhi Young, Brad Bailey, Jonathon McComas, Corey McComas, Cody Darlington, and Garrett Darlington; two nieces, Jessie Hardesty and Natasha McComas; special friend, Randy Adkins of Huntington, and a host of family and friends.

The family will receive visitors after 6 p.m. Thursday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.


HAZEL PIERCE, 70, of East Lynn, went to be with the Lord Sunday, June 17, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Harold Newsome officiating. Burial will follow in the Ross Family Cemetery, East Lynn.

Born May 31, 1937 in East Lynn, Hazel was a member of the Laurel Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel Ross and Cloie Queen Ross; one son, Donald Pierce, Jr., two brothers, Kirk Ross and Johnnie Ross; and two sisters, Stella Ross and Rebecca Porter.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Donald Ray Pierce of East Lynn; two sons, Tim Pierce and wife Maria of East Lynn, and Tom Pierce and wife JoAnn of Ft. Gay; also daughter-in-law, Linda Pierce of Crown City, OH; four grandchildren, Crystal Harvey of East Lynn, Natasha Pierce of Milton, Danny Pierce and David Pierce, both of Crown City, OH; five great grandchildren; one brother, Arden Ross and wife Brenda of East Lynn; four sisters, Ruby Porter and husband Gilmer, Betty Hill and husband Freddie, all of East Lynn, Cloie Frasher and husband Barey of Ceredo, and Ilean Stiltner and husband Howard of Seth, WV; also sister-in-law Dollie Ross of East Lynn; and several nieces and nephews. She was loved by all.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday, at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.


WANDA LEE MAY, 52, of Genoa, WV, went to be with the Lord Sunday, June 17, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Roger Maynard officiating. Burial will follow in the Sam Damron Cemetery.

Wanda was born June 23, 1954 in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late Edward and Dorothy Rosebury.

Survivors include her husband, Lloyd May of Genoa; one daughter, Kayla Ann Garn and husband Robert Michael of Wayne; two sons, Burke May of Loveland, OH, and Jared May of Wayne; one sister, Bonnie Adkins of Wayne; three brothers, Ricky Rosebury of Wayne, Dale Edward Rosebury of Wayne, and Richard Rosebury of OH; one sister in law, Deloris Napier and husband French of Radnor, WV; and a host of friends and family.

The family will receive visitors after 6 p.m. Tuesday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.


DONALD JAY LYCANS, 42, of Fort Gay, WV, passed away suddenly Wednesday, June 13, 2007 as a result of a motorcycle accident. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Sunday, June 17, 2007 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Lycans officiating. Burial will follow in the Charles Lycans Family Cemetery, Ft. Gay.

Born August 14, 1964 in Bloomington, IL, Donald’s final act was to give the gift of life through organ donation. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Helen Watson Lycans; his paternal grandparents, Boyd Lycans and Romaine Perry Lycans; and his maternal grandparents, Lola Hearon and Burl Watson.

Survivors include his father, Charles Lycans of Ft. Gay; four sisters, Kathie Lycans of Wayne, Rebecca Lycans, Davanna Lycans, and LeeAnna Lycans all of Ft. Gay; one brother, Charles Dwayne Lycans of Waverly, OH; two children, Tara Nicole Lycans of Crum, and Donald Keith Lycans of Ft. Gay, and their mother, Sandra Lycans also of Ft. Gay; two granddaughters, Hattie Renea Ferguson and Kaitlyn Nicole Ferguson, both of Crum; stepmother, Lisa Faye Lycans of Ft. Gay; three nieces, Tashina Copley of Wayne, Alyssa Skeens, and Carly Skeens, both of Ft. Gay; one nephew, Larry Keenan Copley of Ft. Gay; and friends and family too numerous to mention.

The family will receive visitors after 6 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.



RAMALI "BOB" HIAT, 60, of Gallipolis, OH, formerly of Wayne, WV, went to be with the Lord, Monday, June 4, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2007 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Preacher Jim Merritt officiating. Burial will follow in the Lambert Cemetery.

Born May 16, 1947, in Fresno, California, Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Bertha Lucas and Mohammed Hiat, and one brother, Pete Hiat.

Survivors include one sister, Eula Adams and husband Homer, of Proctorville, OH; five brothers, Butch Hiat of Wayne, Wilkie Hiat of Ranger, Clarence Lucas and girlfriend, Darlene Davis of East Lynn, Duane Lucas and wife Lisa of Buffalo, WV, and Orbie Dale Lucas and girlfriend Lori of Hernshaw; wonderful friend and nurse Mary Fraley, of Gallipolis, OH; his nurse Emma Casteel; additional friends, Johnny Fraley, Jo Anne Sheets, Tracy Call, Laura Guashina, Pam Waugh, Mary Ellen Gardner, Art Young, Betty Perry, and Dewey Johnson; special companions – his dogs, Cricket and Bullet; and a host of friends and family.

The family will receive visitors after 6 p.m. Wednesday, at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.


ENOLA GAY ADKINS, 44, of Westerville, OH, formerly of Huntington, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 12, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2007 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Rev. Hood officiating. Burial will follow in the Stephenson Cemetery.

Born January 27, 1963 in Huntington, WV, she was a 1981 graduate of Huntington High School, attended Marshall University, and was employed by the Ohio Department of Education.

A devoted wife and mother, Enola leaves behind her husband, Mark Adkins, and two sons, Mathew Adkins and Aaron Adkins all of Westerville, OH. Additional survivors include her parents, Michael and Ida Mae Langham; one sister, Susan Langham; two brothers, Michael Langham and Patrick Langham, all of Huntington; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Genevie and Eugene Adkins of Lavalette, and a host of friends and family.

Friends may call one hour prior to the funeral Friday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.


RUBY F. JOHNSON, 71, of Dunlow, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, June 2, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted at 12 noon, Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at the Fairmont United Baptist Church, where she was a member, with Pastor Jesse Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Lycans Cemetery.

Born March 19, 1936 in Wayne County, Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Jay and Mary Workman, and two sisters, Grace Robertson and Jessie Bell Harvey.

Survivors include her husband, Walter Johnson, of Dunlow; one brother, Clyde Workman of Huntington; three nephews, Keith Workman of Louise, KY, Stanley Workman of Dunlow, and Tracy Robertson of Mich.; two nieces, Patricia Robertson and Bonnie Robertson, both of Mich.; one stepson Jesse Johnson and wife Lucinda of Logan, OH; 12 step grandchildren; 23 step great-grandchildren; and a host of friends and family.

The family will receive visitors Tuesday, June 5, 2007 from 12 noon till 7:30 p.m. at which time there will be a church service. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Johnson family.


HERMAN ALLEN MCCALLISTER, 80, of Wayne went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus, in the company of family and friends on Monday, May 28, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2007 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Brother Gary Mounts officiating. Burial will follow in the Bradshaw Cemetery.

Born August 2, 1926 in Cabell County, WV, he was a member of the Bear Creek Apostolic Church and served in the US Navy. Herman was preceded in death by his parents Lewis and Emma McCallister, and one brother, Richard L. McCallister.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Bradshaw McCallister of Wayne, WV; two sisters, Mary Fleming and husband Lester of Wayne, and Wanda Booth of Milton, WV; three daughters: Barbara A. Stephens and husband Raymond, Betty G. Smith and husband Charlie, and Beverly J. Adkins and husband Bo, all of Wayne; one son, Ronald A. McCallister and wife Donna of Wayne; ten grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and a host of friends and family.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Hospice of Huntington, Preferred Home Health of Kenova, and friends and family who have helped during his illness. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Wednesday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.


 

ALBERT JAY NAPIER, JR., 83, of Wayne, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 6, 2007 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2007 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Jimmy Lester and Pastor Eddie Davidson officiating. Burial will follow in the Napier Cemetery.

Born June 18, 1923 in Logan County, a son of the late Albert and Laura Napier, "Junior" was retired from CJ Hughes Construction and a member of Booten Miller Fork Baptist Church. Preceding him in death were his parents, two sisters, Bessie Napier and Hazel Tabor, and one brother, William Napier.

Surviving is his loving wife of 51 years, Eleanor Napier of Wayne; three sons, AJ Napier III and wife Suzie of Wayne, Russell Cletis Napier of Wayne, and Rick Napier of Ashland City, Tenn.; two daughters, Rhonda Combs Petrino of Ashland City, Tenn., and Rebecca Jane Johnson and husband Charles of Wayne; two sisters Pauline Hall of Wayne, and May Stiltner and husband William of Logan County; one brother, Arthur Napier and wife Margaret of Washington; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and a host of friends and family.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. Wednesday, at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.

 


 

Linden Conrad Cassidy, 60, of Genoa, WV, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, May 5, 2007 at home. He was born June 7, 1946 at Genoa, WV, a son of Leonard and Mabel Cassidy. He was preceded in death by his father and one infant brother.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two brothers, Gary Cassidy and wife Joan of Wayne, and Jerry Cassidy and wife Velores of Genoa, two sisters, Kathy Beckett and husband Roy of Dunlow, and Sue Chaffin and husband James of Genoa.

Linden attended Genoa United Baptist Church where he had a special place in the choir. He loved to sing, he loved people, and enjoyed church fellowship.

Special thanks to the staff at Huntington Prestera Center, to his many friends who worked with him for many years and a special doctor, Dr. D (Durrenberger) who was always such a friend. Also thanks to Linden’s many friends at the Bison Center where he attended many years and was given such loving care by his wonderful friends Chris, Morrison, Rose, Lynn and Terri, his special bus drivers Quinton Matthews, Hubert (Jr.) Castle and many more. Lastly a special thanks to Hospice of Huntington,

Linden was a very active and loving person. He will be sadly missed by family who loved him dearly. God surely took home an Angel.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2007 at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home with Brothers Danny Endicott, Danny Stapleton and Wilmer Napier officiating. Burial will follow in the Maynard Cemetery, Genoa. The family will receive visitors after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


Colleen Faye Heck, 80, of Huntington, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2007 at home following a courageous battle with cancer. Private memorial service will be conducted by family.

She was born November 10, 1926, in Cabell County, WV, a daughter of the late Delmar and Loreda Moore. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Odis Heck.

Survivors include one sister, Ernestine Pledger and husband Curtis of Huntington; three brothers, Jennings Moore and wife Jospehine of Huntington, Danny Moore and wife Sue of Huntington, and Dale Moore of Arkansas; two daughters, Amy Call and Carolyn Forbush, both of Huntington; one son, Larry Heck and wife Kim of Dayton, OH; seven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, very special friend Mary Ann Hagerman of Huntington, and a host of additional friends and family.

Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Heck family.




Artis Adkins, 72, of Proctorville, OH, went home to be with the lord after a courageous battle with cancer, Wednesday, May 3, 2007. He was born in Lincoln County, WV, a son of Delsie Adkins of Logan and the late Jessie H. Adkins, and was retired from Steel of WV. He was also preceded in death one sister Zelma Adkins.

Including his mother, Artis is survived by his wife, Edith Ellen Adkins of Proctorville; sister Glenna Bragg, sister and brother-in-law Colleen and Jasper Sugg all of Logan, WV and a host of family and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 2007 at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home with Rev. Norman Mills and Rev, Todd Mills officiating. Burial will follow in the Jones Cemetery, East Lynn. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Huntington.


Howard C. "Buck" Hazelett, 72, of Lavalette, WV, died Saturday, April 21, 2007. He was born June 12, 1934 in Huntington, WV, a son of the late Howard F. and Jewell Perdue Hazelett, and was retired from Owens Illinois.

Buck is survived by his wife, Opal Sebastian Hazelett of Lavalette; one daughter, Diana Gail Kendrick of Lavalette; one son and daughter in-law Dale and Freda Hazelett of Wayne; three granddaughters Amy and husband Brandon Queen of Wayne; Christa Danae Kendrick and Gina Gail Kendrick of Lavalette; one grandson and his fiancé, Jeffery Dale Hazelett and Audrey Johnson of Lavalette; one great-granddaughter Kailen Hazelett of Lavalette and two great-grandsons Brayden and Bryson Queen of Wayne. Also surviving is a sister and brother-in-law Nina and Joe Overby, a brother and sister-in-law Bill and Donna Hazelett all of Lavalette and a host of friends and family.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home with Baptist Preacher Earl Booth officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Wayne. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


RUBY LEE GILKERSON, 91, of East Lynn, WV, left this life Monday, April 16, 2007 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2007 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Emuel Adkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Gilkerson Family Cemetery.

Born September 5, 1915 in Wayne County, WV, Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, Winchester and Nancy (Adkins) Queen, and her husband, Lando Bruce Gilkerson. She was a member of the Wolf Pen Church of Christ.

Survivors include three sisters, Laura Vaughan and Anna Marie Markham, both of Logan, WV, and Bessie of Pensacola, FL; two daughters, Lois Jean Adkins and Eadris Laurene Clay both of East Lynn, WV; one son, Lando Leonard Gilkerson and wife Hope of East Lynn; four granddaughters, Pamela Sue Copley and husband William of Wayne, WV, Deborah Lynn Clay of Chillicothe, OH, Veronica McComas and husband Paul of East Lynn, WV, and Teresa Diane Ramey and husband David of Knoxville, Tenn.; seven grandsons, Lanny Gilkerson and wife Dorotha of WV, Tony Gilkerson and wife Lori of East Lynn, WV, Kevin Leon Merritt and wife Gwen of Genoa, WV, Christopher Ray Adkins of Asheville, NC, Brian Kelly Adkins, Dallas Delaine Adkins, and Duane Archie Clay, all of East Lynn, WV; eleven great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and a host of friends and family.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Carolyn Adkins, Lori Gilkerson, Pamela Copley, and all the special caregivers for their kindness. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


SHIRLEY CLAY RAMEY, 81, of Cleveland, OH, went to be with the Lord Friday, April 13, 2007.  Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Emuel Adkins officiating.  Burial will follow in the Watson Cemetery.

Born March 2, 1926 in Lincoln County, WV, Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Clifton and Mariah Clay, her husband Glen Ramey Fr., one son Larry Lee Clay, and one brother, Golden Clay.

Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Alvino and husband Bernard and Bonnie Showman and husband Harry, two sons, Mark Ramey and wife Marsha, and Darrell Ramey, all of Cleveland, OH; one brother, Lawrence Clay and wife Dixie of East Lyn, eleven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and a host of friends and family too numerous to mention.  The family would like to extend a special thank you to grandson Glen Allen Showman and Hospice for their love and care. 

The family will receive visitors after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


SHIRLEY ADKINS, 63, of Kenova, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 5, 2007 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2007 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor James Mounts officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.

Born March 12, 1944 in Lincoln County, WV, a daughter of the late Wetzel and Elva Adkins, Shirley was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph "Dillard" Adkins, one sister, Christine Lambert, and two brothers, Mitchell Adkins and Delmar Adkins.

Survivors include four sisters: Kesslene Prolow and husband Ed of Hamlin, WV, Pansy Taburn and husband Danny of Dunlow, Marie Burress of West Hamlin, and Norma June McCoy of Kenova; three brothers, Tester Adkins and wife Georgia of East Lynn, Walter Adkins and wife Gail of Huntington, and James L. Adkins and wife Linda of Wayne; one daughter, Elva Sue Levering of Kenova; four sons, Ronnie Mills and Clyde Mills and wife Betty, all of Kenova, Teddy Mills and wife Crissy of Wayne, and Ollie Mills of Lavalette; thirteen grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and a host of friends and family.

The family will receive visitors after 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


WILLIAM R. SPAULDING, 47, of Wilsondale, WV went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, March 21, 2007.  Born December 14, 1959, William was preceded in death by his father Homer Spaulding and his sister, Theresa Spaulding Ayers.
Survivors include his mother, Wilma Fay Spaulding of Wilsondale, WV; two sisters:  Lisa Baisden and husband Arthur of Dingess, WV, and Angela Parsley and husband Billy of Huntington, WV; three brothers:  David Spaulding and wife Debra of Wilsondale, WV, Homer Spaulding Jr. and wife Theresa of Wilsondale, WV, and Larry Perry and wife Wynna of Kentucky; special niece Jennifer Newsome of Dingess, WV, special cousin Henry Workman of Wilsondale, WV, and a host of friends and family too numerous to mention.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2007 at the Turkey Creek United Baptist Church with Pastor Emanuel Ferguson officiating.  Burial will follow in the Sol Perry Cemetery.  Friends may cal after 6 p.m. Thursday at the church.   Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Spaulding family.


JAMES A. MARCUM, 69, of Catlettsburg, KY, formerly of Wayne County, died Monday, March 12, 207 at St. Mary’s Medical Center.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 2007 at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the funeral.


ORVILLE BOWEN, 63, of Lavalette, WV went to be with the Lord Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at Cabell Huntington Hospital.  Born July 26, 1943, a son of the late Wade and Suzie Bowen, he was a member of the Radnor Church of Christ.  Also preceding him in death was two sisters, Bootsy McCoy and Vernie Ramey, two brothers, Okey Bowen and Everette Brown, and one son, Timothy Bowen.
Orville is survived by his wife, Leta Bowen of Lavalette; one brother, James Bowen and wife Vila of Denton, ND; four daughters:  Betty Cox and husband Dwight of Wayne, Edna Skeens of Wayne, Ana Sanders & husband Jed of Lavalette, and Samantha Bowen of Lavalette; three grandchildren:  Kendra Skeens of Wayne, Timothy Bowen, Jr. of Summershade, KY< and Jazmyn Sanders of Lavalette; special friend Jessica Pittman of Summershade, KY; and a host of friends and family.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2007 at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home with Evangelist Wyn Baker officiating.  Burial will follow in the Orville Bowen Cemetery.  The family will receive visitors after 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


 

A very special mother, who will always be loved and missed, BETTY JO PRICE, 76, of Galloway, Ohio, went to be with the Lord Monday, February 26, 2007. Born March 28, 1930 in Williamson, WV, she was the daughter of the late John and Ruth Hall, and the wife of the late Harold E. Price.

Betty is survived by one daughter, Genie Vinyard and her friend, Jan of Galloway, OH; one son, Tom Antal and wife, Lacy of Chillicothe, OH; four grandchildren: Shawn Vinyard and Amber Vinyard of Columbus, OH, and Kasi Antal and Amy Pelpree and her husband Hop, of Chillicothe, OH; five great grandchildren, Gavin, Colton, Drake, Amity, and Kennedy; one sister, Margaret Queen and husband Thomas of Dunlow, WV; special cousin Marvin Meade of Crum, WV; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Thursday, March 1, 2007 at The Cabway Lingo Presbyterian Church with Rev. Doug Pendleton officiating. Burial will follow in the Hall Cemetery. The family will receive visitors after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Price family.


FAYE SANDERS WHITEHEAD, 68, of Marietta, GA formerly of Wayne, WV passed away Friday February 16, 2007 at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, GA.  She was born June 23, 1938 a daughter of the late Early and Lake Epling Sanders.

Faye was preceded in death by not only her parents but also three brothers Carson Sanders, Darrell Sanders, and James Sanders whose wife was Reva.  She was Baptist by faith and dearly loved her family.  Faye is survived by her husband Daniel C. Whitehead and one daughter Candy Joyce Whitehead both of Marietta, GA.  She is also survived by three sisters:  Fern Meadows and husband Richard of Lavalette, WV, Myrtle Adkins and husband Ronnie of East Lynn, WV, and Betty Blankenship and husband Sam of Lavalette, WV; three brothers:  Kenneth Sanders and wife Phyllis of Wooster, OH, Tom Sanders and wife Blanche of Lavalette, WV, and Robert Sanders and wife Ogaritta of Huntington, WV; one aunt:  Mildred Sanders of East Lynn, WV; one uncle:  Archie Epling and wife Carol of Wayne, WV; eleven nephews and four nieces.  Faye is also survived by her special friends Joe, Joyce, Edie, Clare, Cecil and a host of friends and neighbors too numerous to mention.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 21, 2007 at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Roger Maynard officiating.  Burial will take place at e Sanders Cemetery, Nestlow, WV.  Serving as casket bearers for the services are Brian Blankenship, Jason Sanders, Jeff Sanders, Phil Sanders, Greg Sanders, and Barry Smail all of which are Faye’s nephews.   Friends may call Tuesday after 6 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Huntington City Mission.


SHIRLEY CATHERINE WALTERS, 91, of Wayne, went to be with the Lord Monday February 5, 2007.  Shirley was born May 1, 1915, a daughter of the late Flem & Eva Stanley.  Also preceding her in death was her husband, Elmon Walters; and two sons, Larry Walters and Ervin Walters.

Survivors include her daughter, Helen Walters Collins of Wayne; four sons, Willie Walters, Marvin Walters, Flem Walters, and Terry Walters, all of Wayne; and a special granddaughter, Darlene Collins Belcher of Wayne, whose help and kindness throughout the years has been so greatly appreciated.  Shirley also leaves behind a host of friends and family too numerous to mention.  The Walters Family wishes to express that they will forever miss and love the special “Nanny”.

Private funeral services were conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday February 6, 2007 at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Johnny Harris officiating.  Burial took place in McCoy Cemetery, Lavalette, WV.


HERMA LOUISE ADKINS, 86, of Wayne died after a long illness at her home Wednesday January 31, 2007.  She was born November 6, 1920 in Ironton, OH a daughter of the late Wayne and Vinnie Web Dean.

Herma was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Lenore Norman; and two brothers, Homer Franklin Dean and Raymond Merle Dean.  She is survived by her husband, Bobby Joe Adkins of Wayne, WV; one daughter, Frances Conley Marcum and her husband Robert of South Point, OH; two granddaughters, Vicki Bradley and her husband Don of WV.  Also surviving her is one grandson, John Conley and his wife Sidney of Huntington, WV; eleven grandchildren, one great-great grand child, and a host of friends and family. 

The Adkins family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to Georganna Tucker and the rest of the loving caretakers of Hospice for all of their help and support.

Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home is proud to serve the Adkins family and announces there will be no services.


HENRY LEE ADKINS, 79, of Wayne, went o be with the Lord Monday January 29, 2007 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, KY.  Henry was born March 8, 1927 a son of the late Elba and Laura Finley Adkins.  He was a truck driver for the Teamsters Union and a member of the Salem United Baptist Church.  In addition to his parents, Henry was preceded in death by his wife, Fern Fry Adkins; one son, Henry Dale Adkins; one sister, Kathy Hunter; and three brothers, Jim, Everett Harmon, and George Thomas Adkins.

Henry is survived by one daughter, Fannie Louise Adkins or Lorain, OH: five sons, James Lyle Adkins and wife Margaret of Vermillion, OH, John Lee Adkins and wife Rita of Amherst, OH, Charles Harmon Adkins and wife Ouida of Vermillion, OH, Donald Ray Adkins and wife Lisa of Loraine, OH, and Gary Allen Adkins and wife Rita also of Lorain, OH.  He is also survived by one sister, Louise Stewart of Duneden, FL; two brothers, Robert M. Adkins of Elyria, OH and Jack Adkins and wife Sherry of Delphos, OH.  He also leaves behind sixteen grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and a host of friends and family too numerous to mention.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, February, 2, 2007 at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Roger Maynard officiating.  Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery.  The family will receive visitors after 6 p.m. Thursday at he funeral home.


NORA MAYNARD, 87, of Wayne, WV went to be with he Lord Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at he Hospice House of Huntington.  She was born January 20, 1920 in Wayne County a daughter of the late Zed and Ellie Crockett Thompson.

Nora was preceded in death by her parents; her late husband, Ray Maynard; one daughter, Joyce Ferrell; three brothers, Melvin Thompson, Frank Thompson, and Truman Thompson, and one sister, Ethel Preston.  She is survived by one sister and brother-in-law Sally and Jennings Pyles of Wayne, WV; one brother and sister-in-law, Lonnie and Ardith Thompson of Westmoreland, WV; one daughter and son-in-law Phyllis and Larry Uhles of Nashville, TN; and one son-in-law Wesley Ferell of Wayne.  She is also survived by five grandchildren, Gary Porter of Wayne, Greta Hill and her husband Jamie of Genoa, WV, Shelly Dorton and her husband Jim of Wayne.  Nora left behind eight great grandchildren, Joni and James Michael Hill of Wayne, Tyler and Robyn Porter of Springfield, TN, Jacob and Brayden Stanley of Wayne, WV, and Jarrett and Alexis Porter of Fairmont, WV.  Also surviving her is one great-great grandson, Logan Trey Waller of Wayne, WV, and a special friend Sherry Porter of Fairmont, WV.  Nora leaves behind a host of friends and family who loved her dearly.

The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to Hospice of Huntington for all their loving care and compassion.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, January 27, 2007 at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Ray Williamson officiating.  Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery.  Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


DAVID MARCUM PHILLIPS, 60, of Radnor, WV, went o be with the Lord Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at his home.  David was a construction worker out of Labor Union #543 and was preceded in death only by his father, the late Hilbert Phillips.

David is survived by his mother Melda Marcum Phillips, his wife Joyce Phillips, one daughter and son-in-law Kimberly and Howard Meddings, two granddaughters Adrian Michelle Meddings and Ashley Nicole Meddings, all of Radnor WV.  He is also survived by four aunts, Mary Haynes and Jean Haynes of Dandridge, TN, Faye Wright of Whittier, NC, Martha Coleman of Radnor, WV and a host of friends and family too numerous to mention.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, January 26, 2007 at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Everett Meddings officiating.  Burial will follow at the Pratt Cemetery.  Family will receive visitors Thursday after 6 p.m. at the funeral home.


ERIKA R. ADKINS, 33, of Huntington went o be with the Lord Friday, January 5, 2007.  Born March 11, 1973 in Huntington, she was a nurse with Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Erika is survived by her mother Norma Kay Adkins of Huntington, and her father and step-mother Wetzel and Wanda Adkins of Catlettsburg, KY.  She is also survived by her sister Tabitha Adkins of Huntington, her brother Daren Adkins of Wayne, her dear son Austin Adkins of Huntington, and a host of friends and family .

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at Johnson-Tiller Funeral Home with Pastors Emual Adkins and Danny Wooten officiating.  Burial will follow at Jones Cemetery, East Lynn, WV.  Family will be receiving visitors Monday after 6 p.m. at the funeral home.


MRS. EDNA OSBURN SMITH, 88, of Wurtland, KY, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, January 3, 2007.  Born September 19, 1918 at East Lynn, WV, a daughter of the late Barney Osburn and Susie Adkins Osburn, Edna retired from Russell High School where she was a custodian and was a member of the Beech Fork Chapel, Beech Fork, WV.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Loranza D. Smith; three brothers:  Carl Osburn, Curtis Osburn, and Howard Osburn; and two grandsons, Michael Smith and Carl Cresong.

Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law:  Bernie & Melissa Smith of Flatwoods, KY, Curtis Smith of Oak Lawn, IL, and Douglas & Mary Smith of Munster, IN; four daughters and two sons-in-law:  Bonnie & L.D. Hester of Paducah, KY, Helen & Doug Cresong of Flossmoor, IL, Betty Smith of Joliet, IL, and Deloris Eaves of Flatwoods, KY; two brothers and sisters-in-law:  Clarence & Sally Osburn of Lorain, OH, and Bobby & Fay Osburn of Supply, NC 24 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and 0 great-great0grandshcildren.

 Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 6, 2007 with Rev. Pete Roar and Tim Rogers officiating.  Burial will follow in the Smith cemetery, Beech Fork.  Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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