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Friday night obituary update

Dec. 28, 2012 @ 05:31 PM

The following obituaries were provided by local funeral homes. Read our complete obituaries in The Herald-Dispatch Saturday and at www.herald-dispatch.com.

EVELYN H. BENNETT, 92, of Ironton, Ohio, widow of Floyd Bennett, died Dec. 28. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Lawrence Furnace Cemetery. There is no visitation. Arrangements by Phillips Funeral Home,  Ironton; www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

JOHN WILLIAM BLACKBURN, 71, of Ashland, Ky., died Dec. 28 in Community Hospice Care Center. He was a carpenter with Local 472. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Kilgore and Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg, Ky.; burial at Catlettsburg Cemetery. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. www.kilgorecollierfuneralhome.com.

MARGARET LEONDA BLANKENSHIP, 89, formerly of Ironton, Ohio, wife of Robert Blankenship, died Dec. 22 in Vital Hospice Center in San Antonio, Texas. She was manager of Joske’s Hair Salon. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Woodland Cemetery, Ironton. Arrangements by Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home, Ironton. www.tracybrammerfh.com.

JIMMY BRANHAM, 74, of Martin, Ky., husband of Carole Sue Branham, died Dec. 28 at home. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday, Hall Funeral Chapel, Martin, Ky.; burial at Brahnam Family Cemetery, Martin. Visitation begins 5 p.m. Saturday and continues until service time at the funeral home.

JACQUELINE BROWN, 85, of Man, W.Va., widow of Harold Brown, died Dec. 28 in Logan (W.Va.) Regional Medical Center. She was a retired secretary from Man ARH, Princess Coal and Pittston Coal. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home, Man. Visitation one hour before service. Memorials may be made to the Old Man High Alumni Association, 309 McDonald Ave., Man, WV 25635.

LAWRENCE F. BURKLE, 59, of Huntington, W.Va., companion of Kim Rosenblum, died Dec. 27 in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Private services. Arrangements by Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio.

TERESA EBERT, 52, of Teays Valley, W.Va., died Dec. 27. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville, W.Va. There are no services scheduled.

JUANITA G. FINK, 93, formerly of Huntington, W.Va., widow of James H. Fink, died Dec. 20 in Admiral Foster Care, Proctorville, Ohio. She was a retired medical technologist for the VA Medical Center. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Chapman’s Mortuary, Huntington; burial at Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington. Visitation one hour before services.

REBECCA LEE FLORA, 62, of Hampton, Va., wife of Danny Flora died Dec. 26 in Sentara Careplex Hospital, Hampton. She was a retired secretary. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, W.Va.; burial will be in Ridgelawn Memorial Park. Visitation from 6 to p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

REGINA PEARL FRENCH, 69, of Dayton, Ohio, died Dec. 27 in Hospice of Dayton. She retired as shipping clerk at AK Steel, Middletown, Ohio. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, Ohio; burial at Woodland Cemetery. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

FORREST DEAN HALL, 71, of East Point, Ky., husband of Clustena McKenzie Hall, died Dec. 28 at home. He was a construction worker for Bizzack. Funeral service will be noon Monday, Preston Funeral Chapel, Paintsville, Ky.; burial at Hall Cemetery, East Point. Visitation from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

RANDAL LEE HARMON, 55, of Forest Hills, Ky., died Dec. 27 in Charlotte, N.C. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Rogers Funeral Home, Belfry, Ky.; burial at Williamson Family Cemetery, Forest Hills. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

LYNDA JANE SMITH HARRIS, 46, of Proctorville, Ohio, wife of Robert Todd Harris, died Dec. 27 in St. Mary’s Medical Center. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville; burial at Rome Cemetery, Proctorville. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. www.timeformemory.com/hall.

EVON HENDERSON, 90, of Hurricane, W.Va., widow of Billy Henderson, died Dec. 26. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane; burial at Hurricane Town Cemetery. Visitation one hour before service at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W, Charleston, WV 25302. www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com.

KE-DESH JETER, 32, of Huntington, W.Va., daughter of Joyce Jeter, died Dec. 21 in St. Mary's Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ferrell-Chambers Funeral Home.

JAMES ALLEN JOHNSON, 59, of West Hamlin, W.Va., died Dec. 27. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, McGhee-Handley Funeral Home, West Hamlin; burial at Shelton Cemetery, West Hamlin. Visitation two hours before service.

KENNETH DWAYNE JONES, 70, of Huntington, W.Va., widower of Alice Faye Hill Jones, died Dec. 25 in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. He was a retired machinist from Babcock and Wilcox Company. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, W.Va.; burial at Community Memorial Gardens, Wayne. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

ANNA RUTH MARCUM, 85, of Dunlow, W.Va., died Dec. 27 in J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa, Ky. She was a homemaker. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Sunday, Fairmount United Baptist Church, Dunlow; burial follows at McClellan-Crum Cemetery, Dunlow. Visitation after 6 p.m. Saturday at the church. Arrangements by Morris Funeral Home, Wayne, W.Va.

STEPHEN MARKIN, 68, formerly of Huntington, W.Va., husband of Virginia Markin, died Dec. 28 at home in Marietta, Ga. He was a retired Property Tax Assessor for Dekalb County, Georgia. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, Reger Funeral Chapel, Huntington; burial at Rome Cemetery, Proctorville, Ohio. Visitation one hour before service. www.regerfh.com.

LULA VICTORIA MAYNARD QUEEN, 88, of Wisondale, W.Va., widow of Ersel Queen, died Dec. 24 in Emogene Dolin Hospice House. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, W.Va.; burial will follow in the S.D. Copley Cemetery, Dunlow. Visitation two hours before service.

ETHEL MARIE RATCLIFF, 73, of Webb, W.Va., died Dec. 17. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Webb Freewill Baptist Church. Visitation after 6 p.m. Saturday at Webb Freewill Baptist Church. Arrangements by Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky.

DONALD “DR” SMITH, 64, of Worthington, Ky., died Dec. 27 at home. Arrangements incomplete at Evans Funeral Home, Raceland, Ky.

BILL B. SOWARDS, 76, of Flat Gap, Ky., husband of Loretta Burchett Sowards, died Dec. 28 at home. He was a self-employed logger. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Sunday, Sowards Cemetery, Flat Gap. There is no visitation. Arrangements by Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, Ky.

RAYMOND A. SPEARS, 57, of Huntington, W.Va., husband of Rhonda Spears, died Dec. 28 in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Arrangements incomplete at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio.

MARIANNA IRWIN TOPE, 96, of Bidwell, Ohio, widow of Wendell Tope, died Dec. 27 in Holzer Medical Center. She was a homemaker. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Monday, Wills Funeral Home, Gallipolis, Ohio; burial at Calvary Cemetery, Rio Grande, Ohio. Visitation one hour before service. www.willisfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be made to Ohio Valley Christian School, 1100 Fourth Avenue, Gallipolis, OH 45631.

DONNA JEAN WELLS, 67, of Gallipolis, Ohio, wife of Gerald Eugene Wells, died Dec. 27. She was a retired Gallipolis City School bus driver. Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, Church of Christ in Christian Union, Gallipolis; burial at Centenary Cemetery. Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the church. Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home, Gallipolis, www.willisfuneralhome.com.

KATHLEEN YVONNE WILSON, 74, of Wayne, W.Va., died Dec. 26 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

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