Monday night obituary update
The following obituaries have been provided by local funeral homes. Read our complete obituaries in The Herald-Dispatch Tuesday and at www.herald-dispatch.com.
ERIC SCOTT BLANKENSHIP, 40, of Huntington, son of Mary Beth Blankenship of Kitts Hill, Ohio, died Oct. 7 at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington. There will be no services held. Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements.
KATHERINE KIRK CASTLE, 64, of Paintsville, Ky., mother of Sherri, Terie and Tina, died Oct. 7. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday at Preston Funeral Home Chapel.
PAMELA CHARLTON, 62, of South Point, Ohio, daughter of the late Perry C. and Elizabeth Miller Charlton, died Oct. 7 at home. She was co-owner of the Food Basket, South Point. Per her request, there will be no services. Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home, Chesapeake, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements. www.schneidergriffin.com.
TUWANA FAYE COOK, 49, of Whitman, W.Va., daughter of Bobby Ray (Christine) Cook and Frankie Faye Cook, died Oct. 6 at Logan Regional Medical Center. She was a former employee of Highland Memory Gardens. Funeral service noon Tuesday at Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville, W.Va. Burial at Highland Memory Gardens, Pecks Mill, W.Va. Visitation after noon Monday at the funeral home.
BROOKLYN JADE DAVIS, infant daughter of Noah and Beth Russell Davis of Williamson, W.Va., died Oct. 6 at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington. Graveside service 2 p.m. Wednesday at Dillon Family Cemetery, Burnwell, Ky. R. E. Rogers Funeral Home, Belfry, Ky.
James J. “Jimbo” Dennison, 57, of Huntington, W.Va., left this world Oct. 7, 2012. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Beard Mortuary, Huntington. Friends may call from 1:30 p.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
GORDON STUART DONALSON, 90, of Ashland, widower of Eloise Donalson, died Oct. 7. He retired from Ashland Oil. Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday at Steen Funeral Home, Central Avenue Chapel. Burial at Rose Hill Burial Park. Visitation from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 1811 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY 41101, or Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY 41101. www.steenfuneralhome.com.
JAMIE JO WILLIAMS HOUSE, 36, of Huntington, wife of Taylor Lee House, died Oct. 7 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova. www.rollinsfh.com.
ELIZABETH REED HUNT, 69, of Belfry, Ky, died Oct. 6 at UK Medical Center, Lexington. Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial at Mt. View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Ky. Visitation after 6 p.m. Tuesday at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel, Belfry.
THELMA GARES, 79, of Holden, W.Va., died Oct. 6 at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington. She was a retired butcher from Island Creek Coal Co. and a cook at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College. Funeral service 1 p.m. Wednesday at Honaker Funeral Home. Burial at Tom Maynard Cemetery, Kelly Knob, W.Va. Visitation from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. www.honakerfuneralhome.org.
PEARL JOHNSON, 72, of Harts, W.Va., widow of Ray Johnson, died Oct. 6 at home. She sang with the New Highway Singers and The Joyful Five. Funeral service noon Wednesday at Greenshoal Freewill Baptist Church. Burial at Lucas Cemetery, Harts. Visitation after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements.
ANNA BELLE MEADE, 79, of Huntington, wife of Donald W. Meade, died Oct. 5 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She retired from River Park Hospital. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday at Klingel Carpenter Mortuary. Visitation one hour prior to service.
ELIZABETH NAPIER, 81, of Wayne, died Oct. 7 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.
IRIS JEAN REED, 84, of Louisa, Ky., died Oct. 7 at Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa. Funeral service 1 p.m. Thursday at Fort Gay Freewill Baptist Church. Visitation from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Funeral Home. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
CAPTAIN ROY E. ROMANS of Roy, Wash., formerly of West Virginia, retired son of the late Latt and Augusta Tomblin Romans, died Oct. 3 at home. Memorial service 6 p.m. Thursday at the Philadelphia United Baptist Church, Beech Fork Road, Lavalette.
Taylor Ross, 90, of Kenova, died Oct. 7, 2012, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rollins Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Dock's Creek Cemetery, Kenova, W.Va. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service Tuesday at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. www.rollinsfh.com.
VET Franklin D. Scaggs, 73, of Amarillo, Texas, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 E. Interstate 40. Sign the online guestbook at www.memorialparkamarillo.com.
MARTIN C. “MARTY” SCIOR, 52, of Franklin Furnace, Ohio, son of Donald Scior and the late Joann Tomko Scior, died Oct. 5 at home. He was a self-employed construction worker and U.S. Navy veteran. Funeral service 1 p.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton. Burial at Woodland Cemetery. Visitation two hours prior to service at the funeral home. www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Helen Wilson Seager, 98, of Milton, widow of Carl A. Seager, died Oct. 7 at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington. She was co-owner of Milton Food Center with her husband. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday at Heck Funeral Home, Milton. Burial at Milton Cemetery. Visitation from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Huntington, P.O. Box 464, 25709 or Milton Baptist Church, 1123 Church Street, Milton, WV 25541. www.heckfuneralhome.com.
FRANCES ELAINE SIMPSON, 97, of Lesage, died Oct. 8 at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington. Arrangements are incomplete at Henson Mortuary, Barboursville. www.hensonmortuary.com.
THOMAS SMATHERS, 82, of Proctorville, Ohio, died Oct. 6 at home. Graveside service 11 a.m. Tuesday at Locust Grove Cemetery, Willow Wood, Ohio. There will be no visitation. Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, is in charge of arrangements. www.timeformemory.com/hall.