Friday night obituary update
The following obituaries were provided by local funeral homes. Read our complete obituaries in The Herald-Dispatch Saturday and at www.herald-dispatch.com.
DONALD RAY BAILEY, 63, of Kenova, husband of Vicki Rutherford Bailey, died Aug. 14 in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. He was an optician for the WalMart Vision Center. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova; burial in Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Contributions are suggested to Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, 3100 Staunton Rd., Huntington, WV 25702. www.rollinsfh.com.
MARIRITA BARTEE, 74, formerly of Ironton and of Clarksville, Ind., mother of Kathy Martin of Ironton and Teri Baker of West Point, Ky., died Aug. 14. She had worked at WalMart in Clarksville, Ind. Services are to be held at Kraft Funeral Home in New Albany, Ind. from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday. There will also be a graveside service August 23rd at Calvary Cemetery in Ironton with visitation from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Aug. 23. at O'Keefe-Baker Funeral Home, Ironton.
J.R. BLANKENSHIP, 74, of Huntington, husband of Joyce Blankenship, died Aug. 15 in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. He was an independent contractor. Chapman's Mortuary Huntington is in charge of arrangements. www.chapmans-mortuary.com.
FRANCIS GENE BLANTON, 72, of Greenup, Ky., died Aug. 15 in Ashland Community Hospice Care Center. Bailey Family Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements, which are pending.
SANDRA LEE RAY BOOTON, 72, of Lavalette, wife of Russell Booton, died Aug. 14 in St. Mary's Medical Center. She was a former x-ray technician. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne; burial in Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation two hours before service.
JAMES FRENCH BURNS SR., 70, of East Lynn, husband of Phyllis Jean Burns, died Aug. 14 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Booten-Miller's Fork United Baptist Church; burial will follow at Jones Cemetery, East Lynn. Visitation after 7 p.m. Saturday at the church. Arrangements by Morris Funeral Home, Wayne.
LEONARD JOSEPH FRY, 56, of Huntington, son of Loretta Fry Carey, died Aug. 15 in Jo-Lin Health Center, Ironton. Private services. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio is in charge of arrangements. www.timeformemory.com/hall.
WILLIAM C. GOOSLIN, 42, of Red Jacket, W.Va., died Aug. 13 in South Williamson (Ky.) Appalachian Regional Hospital. He requested no services to be held. Arrangements are by Chambers Funeral services, Matewan, W.Va. www.chambersfuneralservices.com.
ISHMEL E. HODGE, 87 of Milton died Aug. 14 at home. Funeral service will be noon Monday, Heck Funeral Home, Milton; burial will follow in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. www.heckfuneralhome.com
JOSEPH MICHAEL LAWHON, 60, of Prichard died Aug. 14. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, Little Hurricane Freewill Baptist Church, Prichard; burial in Harmon Cemetery, Prichard. Visitation from 11:30 a.m. until service time at the church. Arrangements by Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky.
JOHN THOMAS McMAHON, 75, of Ironton, husband of Judy McMahon, died Aug. 14 in Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton. Visitation one hour before service.
FRENCH J. NAPIER, 89, of Douglas, Mich., formerly of Wayne, died Aug. 12. He was a retired foreman with the Ford Motor Company. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday, Bethlehem United Baptist Church, Ceredo; burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens. Visitation after 6 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne.
MARY FERGUSON PERRY, 63, of Fort Gay, wife of Kenneth Perry, died Aug. 13 in St. Mary’s Medical Center. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Sunday, Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne; burial in Community Memorial Gardens, Wayne. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
LINDA SALISBURY, 64, of Teaberry, Ky., widow of Paul Salisbury, died Aub. 14 at home. She was a homemaker. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Nelson Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky.; burial in Salisbury Cemetery, Printer, Ky. Visitation from 6 p.m. Friday until service at the funeral home. www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com.
ERMA CORINNE SULLIVAN, 81 of Ironton formerly of Huntington, widow of Robert G. Sullivan, died Aug. 12 in Jo-Lin Health Center. She was a homemaker. Reger Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements, which are incomplete.
JAMES RAY WILSON, 78, of Huntington died Aug. 14 in Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be conducted 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dock's Creek Cemetery. Visitation from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova. www.rollinsfh.com.
JANIE LOU WORKMAN, 64, of Milton died Aug. 14 at home. At her request, there will be no funeral or visitation. Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Milton. www.timeformemory.com/wallace