Wednesday evening obituary update
The following obituaries have been provided by local funeral homes. Check back at 6:30 p.m. for more updated information on area deaths, and read our complete obituaries in The Herald-Dispatch Thursday and at www.herald-dispatch.com.
GUY CURTIS ALEXANDER, 60, of Williamson, W.Va., died Dec. 3 at home. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Logan Street First Baptist Church, Williamson. Arrangements by Rogers Funeral Home, Belfry, Ky.
NORMA CLAY, 89, of Huntington, W.Va., formerly of Wayne, W.Va., died Dec. 4. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne; burial at Watson Cemetery, East Lynn, W.Va. Visitation one hour before service.
MARJORIE W. BAUER COSTANZO, 95, of Wheeling, W.Va., died Dec. 3 at home. Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Altmeyer Funeral Home, Wheeling; vigil services at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheeling; burial follows at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio Valley Christian Soldiers, P.O. Box 221, St. Clairsville, OH 43950, United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley, 51 11th St., Suite 321, Wheeling, WV 26003 or St. Michael Parish School at 1221 National Rd., Wheeling, WV 26003. www.altmeyer.com.
MARTHA ANN DANIEL of Ashland, Ky., widow of Dr. James Earl Daniel, died Dec. 5. Memorial service and Celebration of Life will be 1 p.m. Saturday, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Ashland. Visitation two hours before service; committal at Rose Hill Mausoleum, Ashland. Contributions may be made to the First Christian Church Food Pantry, 1930 Winchester Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101. www.steenfuneralhome.com.
WILLIAM MANLEY DANIELS, 57, of Huntington, died Dec. 4 at home. Arrangements incomplete at Ferrell-Chambers Funeral Home. www.ferrell-chambersfuneralhome.com
IVAN LEE FARLEY, 54, of Huntington, husband of Wendy Lilly Farley, died Dec. 1 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. He was a civil engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Blueridge Cemetery, Beckley, W.Va. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Chapman’s Mortuary.
BONNIE SUE GOBLE, 64, of Sprigg, W.Va., died Dec. 5 at home. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Rogers Funeral Home, Belfry, Ky.; entombment at Mountain View Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Maher, W.Va. Visitation after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
ALBERT HALL, 59, of Delbarton, W.Va., widower of Juanita Stafford, died Dec. 3 in Williamson (W.Va.) Memorial Hospital. He was formerly a police officer and security guard. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Hatfield Funeral Chapel, Toler, Ky.; burial at Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, W.Va. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. www.hatfieldfc.com.
JENNIE DRESS KITCHEN KOVASH, 93, of Hobe Sound, Fla., widow of Olus Kitchen and John Kovash, died Dec. 2 in Treasure Coast Hospice, Stuart, Fla. She was a retired nurse. Memorial contributions may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 SE Indian St., Stuart, FL 34997. Visitation will be 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Forest Hills Funeral Homes-Young and Prill Chapel, Stuart with a service at 3 p.m. Burial at a later time at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill, W.Va.
CAROLYN JEAN GOOD LAMBERT of Kenova died Nov. 29 following a brief illness. She was a teacher at Kenova Elementary School. A private graveside service was held earlier in the week. Memorial contributions may be made to Little Victories Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 247, Barboursville, WV 25504; the Good Samaritan Food Pantry, 1523 Chestnut St., Kenova, WV 25530; or Hospice of Huntington, P.O. Box 464, Huntington, WV 25709. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family.
WILLIAM M. LAWSON, 82, of Ashland, Ky., widower of Elizabeth Webb Lawson, died Dec. 5 at home. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service and worked for Ross Brothers Construction Company. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel, Ashland; burial at Rose Hill Burial Park. Visitation two hours before service. www.steenfuneralhome.com.
ELIZA JANE McCULTY, 82, of Gallipolis, Ohio, wife of Robert Gene McCulty, died Dec. 5 in Four Winds Community, Jackson, Ohio. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Cremeens Funeral Home, Gallipolis; burial at Vinton (Ohio) Memorial Park. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
HELEN T. MICHELS of Proctorville, Ohio, died Dec. 5 at home. Arrangements incomplete at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville.
JANET M. PEMBERTON, 89, of Chesapeake, Ohio, widow of Sanford Pemberton, died Dec. 5 in St. Mary's Medical Center. She was a homemaker. Graveside services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Rome Cemetery, Proctorville, Ohio. Burial will follow. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home, Chesapeake. www.schneidergriffin.com.
REBECCA FRANCES KUHN RAY, 84, of Barboursville, W.Va., died Dec. 4 in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Saturday, Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville. Visitation two hours before service. Private burial. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Huntington. www.timeformemory.com/wallace.
Dr. ROBERT MARTIN RICHARDSON, 77, of Clarksburg, W.Va., formerly of Huntington, W.Va., died Nov. 27 in Valley Care Medical Center, Pleasanton, Calif. He was a retired dentist. Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg. A funeral service will be 9 a.m. Saturday, First United Methodist Church, Clarksburg; burial 2 p.m. at Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington, W.Va. www.davisweaverfuneralhome.com.
NEMO ROARK, 96, formerly of Grahn, Ky., widow of Mose Earl Roard, didd Dec. 4 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Sparks Funeral Home; burial will follow in Bentley Cemetery. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children 3229, Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229-3095 or Community Hospice 1538 Central Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101. www.sparksfh.com.
CLARA ELIZABETH STEWART SHUFF, 93, of Huntington, W.Va., died Dec. 3. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington. Visitation one hour before service. Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Michigan (www.hom.org) or Alzheimer's Association (www.alz.org). Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.chapmans-mortuary.com.
HERMAN FRANKLIN SLAUGHTER, 88, of Proctorville, Ohio, died Nov. 28 at home. He was a pharmacist. Service of Resurrection and Celebration of Life will be noon Saturday, St Marks UMC, Charleston, W.Va. Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.
MAIDA JANE SWAN SMITH, 96, of Lexington, Ky., formerly of Huntington, died Dec. 1 at Hospice of the Bluegrass in Lexington. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Beard Mortuary; burial to follow at Rome Cemetery in Proctorville, Ohio. Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Heart Association or Hospice of the Bluegrass in Lexington. Online condolences to www.beardmortuary.com.
WILLIAM KENNETH STRAIT, 81, of Russell, Ky., husband of Mary Lou Huber Strait, died Dec. 4 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Arrangements incomplete at Steen Funeral Home, Central Avenue Chapel, Ashland. Contributions may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church, 2901 Winchester Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.
RALPH SUTTLES, 86, of Smith Branch, Ky., widower of Lillie Jacobs Colegrove Suttles, died Dec. 4. He was a self-employed contractor and owned Suttles Heating and Plumbing. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Sparks Funeral Home, Grayson, Ky.; entombment at East Carter County Memory Gardens. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. www.sparksfh.com.