Saturday night obituary update
The following obituaries have been provided by local funeral homes. Read our complete obituaries in The Herald-Dispatch Sunday and at www.herald-dispatch.com.
GEORGE ALBERT BALL, 66, of Glenwood, W.Va., husband of Vickie Ball, died April 26 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. He was a retired mechanic for Coke Co. and was a founding member of Valley Fire Department and Rescue Squad of Apple Grove, W.Va. Celebration of life noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Valley Fire Department, Apple Grove. Burial at Ball’s Cemetery, Ashton, W.Va. Deal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.dealfh.com.
ROSEMARY BOEHRINGER, 83, of Grayson, Ky., widow of Walter J. Boehringer, died April 27. Per her wishes, private services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY 41101. Miller Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of arrangements.
Opal Pinkerton Bradley, 99, of Louisa, Ky., died April 26. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday at Louisa United Methodist Church. Visitation from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Young Funeral Home Chapel.
GENEVA BRYANT, 66, of Scottown, Ohio, widow of Ira Bryant, died April 23 at home. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio. Burial at Miller Memorial Gardens, Miller, Ohio. Visitation from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. www.timeformemory.com/hall.
ANDREW JACKSON COLE, 51, of Huntington, son of the late Thomas Wesley and Nellie Merritt Cole, died April 27. Arrangements are incomplete at Reger Funeral Home.
Philip H. Cook, 92, of Huntington, died April 26 at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio, assisted the family with arrangements. www.timeformemory.com/hall.
BEATRICE MILLER GEHRINGER, 89, of Ashland, widow of Bill, died April 26 at home. She worked in social services for Kentucky Department for Social Insurance. Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday at Steen Funeral Home, Central Avenue Chapel. Burial at Ashland Cemetery. Visitation from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CAReS, 2516 Carter Avenue, Ashland, KY, or a charity of one’s choice. www.steenfuneralhome.com.
ARLEN EUGENE HACKNEY JR. of Huntington, husband of Michele Pennington Sparks Hackney, died April 25 at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington. He worked for Spring Valley Charter as a charter bus driver. Memorial service 7 p.m. Sunday at Catlettsburg Church of God, 36th Street, Catlettsburg, Ky. Visitation two hours prior to service at the church. Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg, is in charge of arrangements. www.kilgorecollierfuneralhome.com.
REV. STEPHEN EDWARD JEFFREY, 65, of Kenova died April 25 at the VA Medical Center. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville; burial will be in Baylous Cemetery. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
WANDA RIFFE JONES, 86, of Highland Ranch, Colo., formerly of Proctorville, Ohio, wife of John Charles Jones, died April 21 in Clare Bridge of Highlands Ranch. She was a retired hairdresser from Green’s Beauty Shop. Funeral Liturgy will be 10 a.m. Monday, St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Chesapeake, Ohio; burial follows in Rome-Proctorville Cemetery. Visitation from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Reger Funeral Home, Huntington, W.Va.
GEORGE EDWIN LAKE, 64, of Hurricane, W.Va., brother of Wanda Jean Lake and Berchel Lee Lake, died April 26 at CAMC General. Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane. Burial at Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Diabetes Foundation. www.allenfuneralhomewv.com.
WILLIAM HAROLD “STOOP” LEWIS, 86, of Ashland, widower of Nora Gore Lewis, died April 25 at Southern Ohio Medical Center, Portsmouth, Ohio. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Graveside service 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mamre Cemetery. Visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton. www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
JEFFERSON DARIUS LONG III, 62, of Adams, Tenn., husband of Carolyn Sue Long, died April 24 at Gateway Medical Center, Clarksville, Tenn. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday at McGhee-Handley Funeral Home, West Hamlin, W.Va. Burial at Franklin Cemetery, Branchland, W.Va. Visitation from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
LUCILLE SEXTON MAY, 79, of Lexington, Ky., formerly of Floyd County, Ky., widow of William Harold May, died April 26 in Lexington. She was a retired school teacher at Prestonsburg High School. Funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Burial at Gethsemane Gardens, Prestonsburg, Ky. Visitation after 6 p.m. Sunday and all day Monday at the funeral home.
MARION ROBERT STEVENS, 58, of Scioto County, Ohio, died April 25 at home. Arrangements are incomplete at Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home.
ANITA DIANE TUCKER THOMAS, 56, of Columbus, Ohio, died April 25 at Mt. Carmel Hospital, Columbus. Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday at New Hope Bible Baptist Church, Point Pleasant, W.Va. Burial at Tucker Cemetery, Grimm’s Landing. Visitation from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home. www.crowhussellfh.com.
EDITH SPERRY THOMAS, 73, of Whitman, W.Va., wife of Bill, died April 27. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday at Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville, W.Va. Entombment at Highland Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Pecks Mill, W.Va. Visitation after 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
ELMER WALKER, 67, of Henderson, W.Va., died April 26 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Funeral service 1 p.m. Tuesday at Deal Funeral Home. Burial at Henderson Cemetery. Visitation one hour prior to service at the funeral home.