Monday 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 Tuesday and at www.herald-dispatch.com.
EUNA FAYE ADKINS, 61, of Sidney, Ky., died Jan. 7 at home. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Salem Old Regular Baptist Church; burial at Peter Cave Memorial Gardens, Pigeonroost, Ky. Visitation after 6 p.m. Tuesday, Rogers Funeral Home, Belfry, Ky., and 6 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
PHYLLIS F. ADKINS, 72, of Pecks Mill, W.Va., died Jan. 7 in Logan (W.Va.) Regional Medical Center. Arrangements incomplete at Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville, W.Va.
CAROL JEAN AUVIL, 83 of South Point, Ohio. widow of Leo Otis Auvil, died Jan. 6 in Ashland Community Hospice. She was a retired bookkeeper. Celebration of Life will be 3 p.m. Thursday, at the Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Abbey of Devotion. Visitation 30 minutes before service at the Abbey. Arrangements by Reger Funeral Home, Huntington.
DORIS ANN BLANKENSHIP, 70, of Williamson, W.Va., formerly of Sprigg, W.Va., died Jan. 6 in Williamson Memorial Hospital. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Chambers Funeral Services Chapel, Matewan, W.Va.; burial at Murphy Cemetery, Merrimac, W.Va., Visitation one hour before service.
CHRISTOPHER WILLIAM CARTER, 25, of Huntington, son of Clarence Carter and Debbie Carter, died Jan. 2 in St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Chapman's Mortuary Huntington. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Donations may be made to The United Bank in memory of Chris Carter. www.chapmans-mortuary.com.
ALICE JEANNINE PARKER COOK, 84, of Pineville, W.Va., died Jan. 3 in Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, W.Va. She was a homemaker. She requested no memorial services but asked for a party to be scheduled later, reflecting her strong desire to reunite family and celebrate life. Arrangements by Elk Funeral Home, Charleston.
HELEN JEAN COOKSEY of Ashland, Ky., widow of Jeffrey Cooksey, died Jan. 6 in Ashland Community Hospice Care Center. She was an RN in the Endoscopy Department at King’s Daughters Medical Center. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel, Ashland; burial at Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. www.steenfunerealhome.com. Memorials may be made to AARF c<o Dave Gillum, 131 New Hampshire Dr., Ashladn, KY 41101.
MARY JOHNETTA OWENS HENDRICKS, 59, of Huntington, W.Va., wife of Ronald Hendricks, died Jan. 4 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She was a retired Cabell County school teacher. Memorial service 8 p.m. Wednesday at Reger Funeral Chapel. Visitation three hours prior to service at the funeral home. www.regerfh.com.
TIMOTHY McCOY, 57, of Kenova, W.Va., died Jan. 6 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
R. DARREN MIDKIFF, 47, formerly of Milton, W.Va., died Jan. 5 in Palm Springs, Calif. Arrangements incomplete at Heck Funeral Home, Milton.
Betty Jean Myers, 80, of Lexington, Ky., formerly of Huntington, W.Va., widow of Donald Myers, died Jan. 4. Private family services are planned at a later date. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Clark Legacy Center, Nicholasville, Ky.
JASON MICHAEL PRATT, 30, of Huntington, W.Va., son of Jay Michael Pratt and Elizabeth Journall Pratt, both of Huntington, died Jan. 4 in St. Mary’s Medical Center. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio. www.timeformemory.com/hall. Contributions may be made to the family.
ASSAF SALIBA, 94, of Huntington, W.Va., widower of Fraezza Saliba, died Jan. 3 at Heartland of Riverview, South Point, Ohio. He was a tailor. Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Spirit Orthodox Church, Huntington. Burial at Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington. Visitation from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Reger Funeral Home, with a Trisagion Service at 7:30 p.m.
HOWARD McCLELLAN SAUNDERS, SR., 86, of Huntington, W.Va., widower of Frances May Saltzer Saunders, died Jan. 7 in Chateau Grove Assisted Living, Barboursville. He was the owner/operator of Saunders Barbershop. Funeral services will be noon Thursday, Chapman's Mortuary; burial will follow in Ridgelawn Memorial Park. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. www.chapmans-mortuary.com.
RUBY SCHEID, 85, of Huntington, W.Va., died Jan. 7 in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
MOLVERINE JEAN SIMPSON, 75, of Russell, Ky., widow of Rev. Russell Simpson, died Jan. 5 at home. She was a homemaker. Funeral services will be noon Wednesday, Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, Ohio; burial follows at Catlettsburg (Ky.) Cemetery. Visitation one hour before service. www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
LILLIAN ELIZABETH HATFIELD TOPPINS, 89, of Mt. Gay W.Va., widow of Okey Toppins, died Jan. 6 in Logan (W.Va.) Regional Medical Center. She retired from Logan Manufacturing. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Honaker Funeral Home, Logan; burial follows in Highland Memory Gardens, Godby, W.Va. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. www.honakerfuneralhome.org.
MITCHELL L. VANCE, 56, of Harts, W.Va., husband of Sybil Vance, died Jan. 6 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was a retired CSX Conductor. Funeral service will be noon Thursday, Handley Funeral Home, Hamlin, W.Va.; burial follows at Frye Cemetery, Ranger, W.Va. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
PATRICIA VANKOVICH, 60, of Pecks Mill, W.Va., died Jan 5 in Kings Daughter Medical Center, Ashland, Ky. She was a hair stylist at JCPenney in Charleston, W.Va. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville, W.Va.; burial at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill. Visitation one hour before service.