Tuesday night obituary update
The following obituaries have been provided by local funeral homes. Read our complete obituaries in Wednesday’s The Herald-Dispatch and at www.herald-dispatch.com.
JOHN E. BLEDSOE, SR., 58 of Milton, W.Va., husband of Deborah Bledsoe, died Dec. 30 in Glendale, W.Va. He was a Cabell County school bus driver. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, W.Va.; burial will be in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. Visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. www.chapmans-mortuary.com.
OLENE PYLES BOOTON, 98, of Huntington, widow of Lonnie Booton, died Dec. 30 at Wayne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral service 1 p.m. Friday at Milton United Methodist Church. Burial at Maple Hill Section of Docks Creek Cemetery. Visitation one hour prior to service at the funeral home.
MARY SCHIFF CANTOR, 102, of Oak Park, Mich., formerly of Huntington, widow of Jerome Cantor, died Dec. 29 in Michigan. Services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, B'nai Sholom Congregation; burail follows in the B'nai Israel Section of Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation at the Synagogue with the family follows burial. Arrangements by Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary. Contributions may be made to the organization of your choice. www.klingelcarpenter.com.
THOMAS MARION “TOMMIE” CASTLE, 70, of Nippa, Ky., husband of Nancy Green Castle, died Dec. 31. He was a coal miner for Daniels Coal Co. Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday at Ramey Branch Church. Burial at Clark Castle Cemetery, Nippa. Visitation from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday at the church. Preston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
ROGER F. COLEMAN, 61, of Flatwoods, Ky., husband of Christie Coleman, died Dec. 31 at home. He was the former publisher of The Independent, Ashland. Memorial service 6 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church, Ashland. Bailey Family Funeral Home is assisting with local arrangements. www.baileyfuneralhome.com.
JUNE DAVIS, 68, of Huntington, died Dec. 31 at home. Arrangements are incomplete at Klingel Carpenter Mortuary.
GENORA “GENNY” ELLIOTT, 87, of Bartow, Fla., formerly of Greenup County, Ky., widow of Curtis Elliott, died Dec. 28 at home. She retired from Publix Supermarkets. Graveside service 11 a.m. Friday at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens, Flatwoods, Ky. Visitation from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Carman Funeral Home, Flatwoods. www.carmanfuneral.com.
HILDA RUTH JARRELL, 92, of Fort Scott, Kan., formerly of Huntington, died Dec. 27 at Fort Scott Manor. Arrangements are incomplete at Reger Funeral Home.
KE-DESH JETER, 32, of Huntington, daughter of Joyce Jeter, died Dec. 21 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Funeral service noon Thursday at Ferrell-Chambers Funeral Home. Burial at Highland Cemetery. Visitation one hour prior to service at the funeral home. www.ferrell-chambersfuneralhome.com.
BILLY JOE JOHNSON II, 49, of Crown City, Ohio, husband of Patrice “Patti” Haslip Johnson, died Dec. 26. He was a line foreman for CTS Telecommunications. Funeral service 1 p.m. Friday at Willis Funeral Home. Burial at Kings Chapel Cemetery. Visitation from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. www.willisfuneralhome.com.
CLINTON RAY LANGDON, 81, of Milton, husband of JoAnn Langdon, died Dec. 31 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. He retired from INCO Alloys as a metallurgist in Quality Control. Funeral service 1 p.m. Friday at Chapman’s Mortuary. Burial at Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington. Visitation one hour prior to service at the funeral home.
CHARLES A. “PENNY” MARKIN, 90, of Salt Rock, died Dec. 31. Arrangements are incomplete at Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville.
ANDREW RINER, 89, of Huntington, W.Va., died Dec. 30 in Emogene Dolin Hospice House. Memorial service will be 6 p.m. Thursday, Ferrell-Chambers Funeral Home. Visitation 30 minutes before service. www.ferrell-chambersfuneralhome.com.
BESSIE DAVIS OSBURN, 95, of Lavalette, W.Va., widow of Irvin Osburn, died Dec. 30 in Grayson Assisted Living. She worked at Huntington Manufacturing Company. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, W.Va.; burial will follow at Mays Cemetery, Lavalette. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Huntington.
GOLDIE ETHEL SMITH, 79, of Branchland, W.Va., died Dec. 31. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, McGhee-Handley Funeral Home, West Hamlin, W.Va.; burial follows in Franklin Cemetery, Branchland. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
FANNIE THORNBERRY, 94, of Stone, Ky., widow of Moses Maynard and Elmer Thornberry, died Dec. 31 at Appalachian Regional Hospital, South Williamson, Ky. She was a homemaker. Funeral service noon Friday at Hatfield Funeral Chapel, Toler, Ky. Burial at Mt. View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Ky. Visitation after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. www.hatfieldfc.com.
FRANCES TOMPERT, 89, of Ironton, died Jan. 1 at Community Hospice, Ashland. Arrangements are incomplete at Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home.
IMOGENE WHETSELL, 92, of Topeka, Kan., formerly of Davin, W.Va., died Dec. 29 at home. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday at Greenbranch Free Will Baptist Church, Man, W.Va. Burial at Highland Memory Gardens, Godby, W.Va. Visitation from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the church. Krantz-McNeely funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.krantzmcneelyfuneralhome.com.
MYRNA LOY MOSLEY WILLIAMS, 70, of Prestonsburg, Ky., wife of Clinton Williams, died Jan. 1 at home. He retired as the recreational director for the Adult Day Care, Prestonsburg. Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Burial at Williams Cemetery, Honaker, Ky. Visitation after 5 p.m. Wednesday and all day Thursday at the funeral home.
JACKIE “JACK” WILLIAMSON SR., 57, of Wayne, husband of Tina Louise Cade Williamson, died Dec. 31 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was previously an auctioneer and maintained Spring Valley Lake. Funeral service 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne. Burial at Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Wayne. Visitation two hours prior to service at the funeral home.
OTHO GUS WOLFE, 84 of Gallipolis, Ohio, father of Cliff Wolfe, died Dec. 29 at home. He retired from Central Soyo and Bob Evans Farms as a truck driver and was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday at Willis Funeral Home. Burial at Centenary Cemetery. Visitation from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. www.willisfuneralhome.com.