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Tuesday night obituary update

Mar. 05, 2013 @ 06:11 PM

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.

Rebecca Dawn Black, 26, of Huntington, W.Va., daughter of Donald Alden and Vicki Ann Myers Black, died March 2. Funeral service will be 8 p.m. Wednesday, Henson & Kitchen Family Funeral Home, Barboursville. www.hensonmortuary.com. Visitation two hours before service.

LARRY NEWTON BLANKENSHIP, 74, of Wayne, W.Va., husband of Dottie Tabor Blankenship, died March 5 in St. Mary’s Medical Center. He retired from the maintenance department of The Herald-Dispatch and was a minister. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne; burial in Jones Cemetery, East Lynn, W.Va. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

MILDRED JEANETTE CALHOUN, 89, of Prestonsburg, Ky., widow of John Graham Calhoun, died March 5 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Nelson Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky.; burial in Calhoun Cemetery, Prestonsburg. Visitation after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com.

DANNY RAY DAWSON, 68, of Hi Hat, Ky., husband of Gayle Little Dawson, died March 4 in McDowell (Ky.) Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was a retired schoolteacher. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Nelson Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky.; burial in Frazier Cemetery, Price, Ky. Visitation continues until service time at the funeral home. www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com.

JOSEPH WILLIS FARMER, 67, of Henlawson, W.Va., widower of Jeanetta Gail Farmer, died March 3 in Adena Regional Medical Center, Chillicothe, Ohio. He was a retired coal miner and electrician. Memorial service at a later dates. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville, W.Va.

LUCY GLENN, 86, of Milton, W.Va., died March 5 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Mt. Olive Cemetery, Milton. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Wallace Funeral Home, Milton.

ALFRED MANNING HORAN, 78, of South Point, Ohio, husband of Doris Adarene Bartram Horan, died March 3 in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, W.Va. He retired from the U.S. Navy and from Marshall University. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home, Ironton; burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton. www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

LAURA D. MALONE, 52, of Coal Grove, Ohio, daughter of Gene and Jane Eastham Forth of Coal Grove, died March 4 in Ashland (Ky.) Community Hospice Care Center. She was a Certified Public Accountant for Reynolds & Company, Portsmouth, Ohio. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Unity Baptist Church, Ashland; burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point, Ohio. Visitation one hour before service. Contributions may be made to The Cameron Malone College Fund c/o College America, P.O. Box 1364, Portsmouth, OH 45662 or Unity Baptist Church Awana Ministry, 2320 29th St., Ashland, KY 41101. Arrangements by Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point, Ohio. www.slackandwallace.com.

GLEN KELLY MATTHEWS, 89, of Huntington, W.Va., died March 5 in Chateau Grove Senior Living, Barboursville, W.Va. He was a retired court reporter. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Henson & Kitchen Family Funeral Home, Barboursville, W.Va.; burial will follow in Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington, W.Va. Visitation after 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Onl www.hensonmortuary.com.

ARTHA L. McCARTY, 70 of Ceredo, W.Va., wife of Zeldon McCarty, died March 5 in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. She was a homemaker. Arrangements are incomplete at Henson & Kitchen Family Funeral Home, Barboursville,. www.hensonmortuary.com.   

RUSSELL NELSON, 62, of Lake, W.Va., died Feb. 28 in Logan (W.Va.) Regional Medical Center. He was a coal miner, auto mechanic and cook. Services were held at Evans Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Chapmanville, W.Va., with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill, W.Va.

NORMAN PACK, 87, of Louisa, Ky., died March 4. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, Louisa. Visitation from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa.

JAMES MARSHALL PALMER, 88, of Greenup, Ky., husband of Ruth Elizabeth Palmer, died March 4 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Russell, Ky. He retired from CSX Transportation. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Wright’s Funeral Home, Greenup; burial in Quillen Cemetery, Lynn, Ky. Visitation after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. www.wrightsfuneralhome.com.

WALTER GALE PLUMLEY, 35, of Huntington, W.Va., formerly of Chesapeake, Ohio, son of Walter Plumley of Chesapeake and Carolyn Johnson of Huntington, died March 2. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio; burial in Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point, Ohio. Visitation one hour before service. www. timeformemory.com/hall.

DOLLIE MARIE SHEPHERD RATLIFF, 78, of Hueysville, Ky., widow of Joseph David Ratliff, died March 5 in Pikeville (Ky.) Medical Center. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky.; burial in Ratliff Family Cemetery, Hueysville. Visitation after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

VIRGINIA CORSON RIGGALL, 98, of Huntington, W.Va., died March 4. Celebration of Life will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Trinity Episcopal Church, Huntington. Visitation 30 minutes before service. Arrangements by Beard Mortuary, Huntington, www.beardmortuary.com. Donations may be made to a charity of the giver’s choice.

MARION GAY ROSS, 52, of Huntington, W.Va., died March 3 in St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington. Funeral service will be noon Thursday, Reger Funeral Chapel, Huntington; burial in Flowers Cemetery. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

THOMAS EDWARD SLAUGHTER, SR., 53, of Coal Grove, Ohio, husband of Jackie Stewart Slaughter, died March 3 in Ashland (Ky.) Community Hospice Care Center. He worked as Marathon Oil account manager for Etna Building Maintenance Co. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton; burial will follow in Lawrence Furnace Cemetery. Visitation one hour before service. Donations may be made to the funeral home or the Tom Slaughter Memorial Fund c/o PNC Bank, 701 High S., Coal Grove, OH 45638.  www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

BERNARD HENRY SMITH, 93, of Huntington, W.Va., died March 4 in Woodlands Retirement Community. He worked for Polan Industries and Allied Warehousing Services. Graveside services will be conducted noon Friday, Spring Hill Cemetery.

GEORGENA SMITH, 90, formerly of Chapmanville, W.Va., died March 4 in Conway (S.C.) Medical Center. Arrangements incomplete at Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville.

DORIS LEE SPECK, 87, of Ashland, Ky., widow of Stanley Speck, died March 4 in King’s Daughters Medical Center. She retired from Baldridge Glass Company. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel, Ashland; burial in Harmon Cemetery. Visitation one hour before service. Donations may be made to COTA (Children’s Organ Transplant Association) for Riley Baker Speck, 2501 West COTA Dr., Bloomington, IN 47403. www.steenfuneralhome.com.

JACKSON CHARLES SPROUSE, 47, of Louisa, Ky., died March 4 in St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Joe Carter Cemetery, Louisa. Visitation from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Young Funeral Home, Louisa.

ERVIN RAY STEPHENS, 79, of Huntington, W.Va., formerly of Leon, W.Va., died March 2 in St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington. He was a former steelworker with Buckeye Steel. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Highland Cemetery Annex. www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

JOHNNY DALE THACKER, 75, of Shoals, W.Va., and Wilgus, Ohio, died March 4. He retired from Steel of WV as a mill equipment supervisor. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Reger Funeral Chapel, Huntington; burial in Spring Valley Memory Gardens, Huntington. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Donations may be made to Shoals Baptist Church, PO Box 34, Shoals, WV 25562.
 

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