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Thursday night obituary update

Feb. 14, 2013 @ 05:35 PM

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

CARL BRUCE AKERS, 56, of Matewan, W.Va., died Feb. 13 at home. Funeral service 7 p.m. Friday at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home. Visitation after 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

BETTY LORENE BAILEY, 56, of Ironton, wife of Billy R. Bailey, died Feb. 13 at Andover (Ohio) Village. She was an LPN for Primary Care Nursing. Visitation from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Phillips Funeral Home, P.O. Box 122, Ironton, OH 45638. www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

Bernard W. Bias, 84, of Valrico, Fla., formerly of Huntington, W.Va., died Feb. 13, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Donna.

RODNEY DALE BIAS, 65, of Hamlin, W.Va., died Feb. 12. He was an operating engineer and a Vietnam veteran. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday at Handley Funeral Home, Hamlin. Burial at Orchard Hills Memory Gardens, Yawkey, W.Va. Visitation from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

RICHARD H. BLAKE, 74, of Huntington, husband of Sara Blake, died Feb. 13 at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. He retired from Kroger Store. Funeral service 1 p.m. Saturday at Henson Mortuary, Barboursville. Entombment at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. Visitation from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. www.hensonmortuary.com.

JAMES DAVID BLEVINS, 56, of Boons Camp, Ky., husband of Mary Preston Blevins, died Feb. 12 at King’s Daughters Medical Center. He was a sanitation worker for the city of Paintsville, Ky. Funeral service 1 p.m. Saturday at Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church. Burial at Butcher Cemetery, Boons Camp. Visitation after 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. Preston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jewell Lene McCoy Boffo, 71, of Wayne, W.Va., died Feb. 12 at the Jackie Withrow Hospital in Beckley, W.Va. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, W.Va. Burial will follow at Community Memorial Gardens at Wayne. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Morris Funeral Home.

JEANETTE L. LESTER BROCE, 79, of Barboursville, wife of Frank L. Broce, died Feb. 11 at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington. Funeral service 3 p.m. Sunday at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio. Visitation two hours prior to service at the funeral home. www.timeformemory.com/hall.

SHARON FRANCES KING BROOKS, 66, of Ironton, died Feb. 10 at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington. She was a former caregiver for Fouts Assisted Living. Memorial service 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, is in charge of arrangements. www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

Effie Carter, 80, of Milton, died Feb. 13 in Teays Valley Center, Hurricane, W.Va. Funeral service will be conducted noon Saturday at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington. Burial will be in Perkins Ridge Cemetery, Willow Wood, Ohio. Friends may call at the funeral home after 11 a.m. until service time Saturday. www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

REVILLA COMPTON, 68, of Ypsilanti, Mich., widower of Linda Brewer Compton, died Feb. 11 in Ann Arbor, Mich. Funeral service 3 p.m. Saturday at Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky. Burial at Robinson Cemetery, Banner, Ky. Visitation from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

JOSEPH ZANDAR CURICO, 67, of Chesapeake, Ohio, widower of Norma Curico, died Feb. 8 at Holzer Medical Center, Jackson, Ohio. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday at Kingdom Hall, Huntington. Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements. www.timeformemory.com/hall.

James J. "Jim" Dillon, 78, of Barboursville, died Feb. 12, 2013. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville. Entombment will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

CHARLES WILLIAM “BILL” DURST, 87, of Letart, W.Va., died Feb. 13 at home. Funeral service noon Saturday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, W.Va. Burial at Kirkland Memorial Gardens. Visitation from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. www.wilcoxenfuneralhome.com.

WANDA J. EACHES, 78, of South Point, Ohio, died Feb. 14 at King’s Daughters Medical Center. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point. Burial at Highland Memorial Gardens. Visitation from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. www.slackandwallace.com.

BONNIE LOU BOYLE ELSWICK, 73, of Russell, Ky., wife of Virgil Elswick, died Feb. 13 at Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland. Funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday at Temple Baptist Church, Flatwoods, Ky. Burial at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens, Flatwoods. Visitation from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the church. Bailey Funeral Home, Flatwoods, is in charge of arrangements. Contributions may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 293, Greenup, KY 41144 or Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.  www.baileyfamilyfuneralhome.com.

RUTH ELSWICK, 75, of Ironton, widow of Paul Eugene Elswick, died Feb. 12 at King’s Daughters Medical Center. She was a homemaker. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday at Brown Funeral Chapel. Burial at Hecla Cemetery. Visitation from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

ERNEST “ERNIE” B. HALL, JR., 64, of Proctorville, Ohio, husband of Clorinda Rood Hall, died Feb. 10 at home. He was a licensed funeral director and embalmer with Hall Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville; burial in Miller (Ohio) Memorial Gardens. Visitation from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. www.timeformemory.com/hall.

Charlene Cynthia Haynie, 66, of Huntington, died Feb. 13 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington, W.Va. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Reger Funeral Chapel . Burial will be in the Hatten Cemetery, Prichard, W.Va. Friends may call from 11 a.m. till service time Saturday at the Reger Funeral Home, Huntington. www.regerfh.com.

JOHNNY C. “BOE” HUNTER, 60, of Hewett, W.Va., widower of Stella Ann Hunter, died Feb. 11 at home. He previously worked for Samson Maytag and Logan Manufacturing. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday at Evans Funeral Home, Chapmanville, W.Va. Burial at Raines Cemetery, Phico, W.Va. Visitation from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.

MABEL TRIMBLE JOHNSON, 83, of Westwood, Ky., widow of John W. “Bill” Johnson, died Feb. 14 at Community Hospice Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Steen Funeral Home, Central Avenue Chapel. Contributions may be made to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.

MARJORIE LONG, 87, of Mason, Ohio, formerly of South Point, Ohio, died Feb. 14 at Mason Health Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home.

BETTY RUTH MARTIN, 87, of Huntington, wife of Joe N. Martin, died Feb. 13 at Heritage Center. She retired from B&O and C&O/CSX Railroads. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday at Henson Mortuary, Barboursville. Entombment at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. Visitation two hours prior to service at the funeral home. www.hensonmortuary.com.

BETHEL ANN MEADE MENIX, 69, of Olive Hill, Ky., widow of Van R. Menix, died Feb. 14. She was a homemaker. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday at Sparks Funeral Home, Grayson, Ky. Burial at Menix Family Cemetery, Olive Hill, Ky. Visitation from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. www.sparksfh.com.

ELIZABETH ANNE “LIZ” NIBERT, 64, of Bordentown, N.J., formerly of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Feb. 10. Funeral service 3 p.m. Sunday at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. Burial at Kirkland Memorial Gardens. Visitation one hour prior to service at the funeral home. www.dealfh.com.

Helen Perry, 62, of Paragould, Ark., formerly of Louisa, Ky., died Feb. 12 at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted noon Saturday at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington. Visitation will be Saturday at 9 a.m. for family and 10 a.m. till noon for friends at Young Funeral Home Chapel.


EDNA MAY “TINY” PYLES, 88, of Shoals, W.Va., widow of Garrel L. Pyles, died Feb. 12 at home. She was a retired employee of the Wayne County Board of Education. Arrangements are incomplete at Reger Funeral Home.

DELENE CASE ROBERTS, 45, of Banner, Ky., wife of Hilton Eugene Roberts Jr., died Feb. 12 at home. She was a homemaker. Funeral service 1 p.m. Sunday at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Burial at Kidd Family Cemetery, Honaker, Ky. Visitation after 6 p.m. Friday and all day Saturday at the funeral home.

Oscar Wilson Sifford, 87, of Huntington, Feb. 13 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Friends may visit from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville. Burial will follow in Sifford Cemetery, Huntington. www.timeformemory.com/wallace

VENA RUBY DAY SULLIVAN, 99, of Barboursville, widow of Harold W. Sullivan, died Feb. 13 at Wyngate Assisted Living Center, Barboursville. She was a retired LPN for Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday at Henson Mortuary, Barboursville. Burial at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Huntington. Visitation from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. www.hensonmortuary.com.


Mary Kathryn Travis, 62, of Huntington, died Feb. 13 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Life Church, Huntington. Reger Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be made to the family at www.regerfh.com.

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