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Tuesday night obituary update

May. 07, 2013 @ 06:04 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.

BETTY ANN BELL, 76, of Huntington, W.Va., mother of David Rhoten and Roger Rhoten, died May 6 at home. She was a retired inspector with Atlantic-Richfield Metals.  There will be no visitation or services. Chapman's Mortuary is assisting the family. www.chapmans-mortuary.com   

BOBBY L. BLEDSOE, 85 of Chapmanville, W.Va., husband of Betty Jordan Bledsoe, died May 6 in Hubbard Hospice House at Thomas Memorial Hospital, Charleston, W.Va. He was a retired welder from Sharples Coal Company. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville; entombment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Godby, W.Va. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

CHERYL ANNE GRIFFITH BRAMMELL, 56, of Grayson, Ky., wife of Keith Brammell, died May 6 in Ashland Community Hospice Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Malone Funeral Home, Grayson; burial in Hillcrest Burial Park, Grayson. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. www.malonefuneralhome.com.

JAMES MATTHEW CAIN, II, 83 of Huntington, W.Va., died May 6 in St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services will be held noon Thursday, Beard Mortuary, Huntington; burial follows in Ridgelawn Memorial Park. Visitation one hour before service. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Huntington. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.beardmortuary.com.

CHARLES WALKER FERGUSON, IV, of Lavalette, W.Va., died May 4 at home. He was a retired lawyer and operator of Hillbilly Que catering. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, W.Va.; burial in Elmwood Cemetery, Wayne. Visitation two hours before service. Contributions may be made to Harmony Freewill Baptist Church.  

SARAH J. GILBERT, 86, of Huntington died May 5 in Heritage Center. She retired from Owens-Illinois Glass. Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington; burial will be in Ridgelawn Memorial Park. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Ddonations may be made to the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

MYRL HALL, 63, of Hindman, Ky., husband of Brenda Short Hall, died May 6 in The University of Kentucky Medical Center. He was a retired salesman. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Nelson Frazier Funeral Home, Hindman, Ky.; burial in Mountain Memory Gardens, Hindman. Visitation after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

MARCELLA MAE HAMMOND, 92, of Ironton, Ohio, widow of Ralph Hammond, died May 7 at home. She was a homemaker. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Memorial United Methodist Church, Coal Grove, Ohio; burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Visitation two hours before service. Donations may be made to the Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY 41101 or the Memorial United Methodist Church. www.tracybrammerfh.com.

FANNIE JANE JONES, 94, of Huntington, W.Va., formerly of Chesapeake, Ohio died May 7 at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va. A private family graveside service will be held. Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio assisted the family with arrangements. www.timeformemory.com/hall.  

ETHEL ALMEDA McKEE, 92, of Ironton, Ohio, widow of Pearl McKee, died May 6 in Jo-Lin Health Center, Ironton. She was a former cook at Bryant’s and Jo-Lin Health centers. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton; burial in Mamre Cemetery. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

BOBBY McKNIGHT, II, 28, of South Point, Ohio, son of Bob McKnight of South Point and Jenny Gilmore of Proctorville, Ohio, died May 4 in Huntington. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point; burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point. Visitation two hours before service. www.slackandwallace.com.

CLARA MENEAR, 83, of Huntington, W.Va., died May 4 in Heritage Center, Huntington. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Highland Cemetery Annex, Huntington. Visitation after 1:45 pm Thursday at the cemetery. Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, is in charge of arrangements.

KAY ELLEN MERRITT, 73, of Huntington, wife of Barry G. Merritt, died May 5 in Cornerstone Hospital, Huntington. She was formerly a teacher with Logan and Wayne County Schools. Donations may be sent to the WV Parkinson's Foundation Fund at Cabell Huntington Hospital, c/o Velma Workman, 1340 Hal Greer Blvd., Huntington, WV 25701. A Celebration of Life will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington. www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

LEONARD L. NEWBERRY, 77, of Patriot, Ohio, husband of Jieniece Newberry, died May 6 at home. He was a farmer and a Southwestern District bus driver. Service will be 11 a.m., Friday, Willis Funeral Home, Gallipolis, Ohio; burial in Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant, W.Va. Visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. www.willisfuneralhome.com.

REBECCA M. QUEEN, 64, of Huntington, W.Va., wife of Larry Queen, died May 3 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. She was a Cabell County schoolteacher. A celebration of life will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Reger Funeral Chapel. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. www.regerfh.com. Donations may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation, Susan G. Komen Foundation and the Marshall University Foundation, The Lamina M. Queen Endowment for Graduate Education Research, 1 John Marshall Drive, Huntington, WV 25755.

JOANN RUNYON, 72, of Ironton, Ohio, died May 5 in King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland, Ky. She was a homemaker. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Woodland Cemetery, Ironton. Visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, Ohio. www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

JAN MARIE SCHALL, 57, of Wayne, W.Va., died May 6 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. There will be no services. Arrangements by Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio.

WILLIAM MONROE SEXTON, 52, of Ashland, Ky., brother of Desirae Sexton of Ashland, died May 5 in King’s Daughters Medical Center. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Neal Funeral Home, Catlettsburg, Ky.; burial in Sexton Family Cemetery, Catlettsburg. Visitation one hour before service.

MARY ANNE SHRIVER, 82, of Huntington, W.Va., mother of Linda Wasmer, died May 7 in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. She retired from Gray's Drug as a retail clerk. Arrangements are incomplete at Chapman's Mortuary. www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

NOAH SPRY, JR., 84 of Ranger, W.Va., husband of Shirley Spry, died May 5 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville, W.Va.; burial in Nelson/Spry Cemetery, Ranger. Visitation three hours before service.

DONALD CLARK VOGLESONG, 91, of Ironton, Ohio, husband of Ann Riley Voglesong, died May 5. He retired from Novamont Chemical Company, Kenova, W.Va., as a chemical machine operator. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Woodland Cemetery, Ironton. There will be no public visitation. Donations may be made to the Huntington VA Medical Center Voluntary Services C/O Linda Markham, 1540 Spring Valley Dr., Huntington, WV 25704. www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

REV. JOHN W. WALTERS, 75, of Ashland, husband of Janet McDowell Walters, died May 5 in King’s Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. He was a retired minister and a retired carpenter with AK Steel. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Rose Hill Burial Park Mausoleum Chapel, Ashland. There is no visitation. Arrangements by Lazear Funeral Home, Ashland. Memorials may be made to Kentucky Organ Donor Association.

IDA LOUISE WILLIAMSON, 90, formerly of Pike County, Ky., died May 6 in Trinity Station Retirement Center, Flatwoods, Ky. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Rogers Funeral Home, Belfry, Ky.; burial in Smith Cemetery, Rockhouse, Ky. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Bailey Family Funeral Home, Flatwoods.

THELMA JANE WILLIAMSON, 83 of Lavalette, W.Va., died May 6 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville, W.Va.
 

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