Wednesday night obituary update
The following obituaries have been provided by local funeral homes. Read our complete obituaries in The Herald-Dispatch Thursday and at www.herald-dispatch.com.
JOHN EMERSON ALFREY, 81, of Ironton, husband of Fondalene Alfrey, died Aug. 5. He worked at Wilson Sporting Goods, Marquette Cement. Company and Black Powder Trading Company of Rio Grande. Funeral service will be noon Saturday, Gateway Baptist Church, Ironton; burial in Woodland Cemetery. Donations are suggested to Community Hospice, 2025 South 3rd St., Ironton, OH 45638. www.tracybrammerfh.com
PATSY KAY BLANKENSHIP CHAPMAN, 50, of Lesage died Aug. 6. Funeral services will be conducted noon Saturday, Wallace Funeral Home, Milton; burial will be in Templeton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
GEORGE WILLIAM COLE, 87, of Barboursville, husband of Beuna Cole, died Aug. 4 in Chateau Grove Senior Living, Barboursville. He was co-founder of Sturm Machine Company. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Henson & Kitchen Mortuary, Barboursville; entombment will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. Visitation two hours before service. www.hensonmortuary.com.
BILLY HOWARD COPLEY, 78, of Louisa, Ky., died Aug. 5. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
SUSAN LYNN ERWIN, 63, of Huntington, daughter of Betty Mae Erwin of Huntington, died Aug. 5 at home. She retired from Alcon. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Chapman’s Mortuary, Huntington; burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. www.chapmans-mortuary.com.
GENEVIEVE HALL, 75, of Salyersville, Ky., widow of Frederick Holloway, died Aug. 5. She was a homemaker. Funeral service will be noon Saturday, Nelson Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky.; burial in Harvey Cemetery, Printer, Ky. Visitation after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.
DELORES JOYCE HEDRICK, 83, of West Columbia, W.Va., died Aug. 4 in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, W.Va. Funeral service will be 9:30 a.m. Friday, Lakin Hospital Chapel, West Columbia; burial in Lakin Cemetery. There is no visitation. Arrangements by Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. www.wilcoxenfuneralhome.com.
BEN HOUCK, 87, of Ironton, husband of Betty Houck, died Aug. 5 at home. He was a retired licensed insurance agent for Business Men Assurance. Funeral services will be noon Friday, Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home, Ironton; burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Visitation one hour before service. Donations are suggested to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, NC 25201-0001. www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
VAUGHNEDA LAWSON, 95, of Huntington died Aug. 5. Funeral services will be 5 p.m. Friday, Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville; burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation one hour before service.
NELLIE LEA LEGG, 86, of Barboursville died Aug. 4. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, White Chapel Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Barboursville. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville. www.timeformemory.com/wallace.
BOB MARTIN, 80, of Stuart, Fla., died Aug. 1. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky.; burial in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky. Visitation after 5 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
VINCENT SCOTT PORTER, 45, of Huntington, son of Carolyn Wheeler, died Aug. 5 in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington. He was a painter. Graveside services will be conducted at noon Friday, Mount Vernon Cemetery, Wayne County. Visitation one hour before service at the cemetery. Arrangements by Reger Funeral Home, Huntington. www.regerfh.com
DELMA MAE SURBER, 81, formerly of Williamson, W.Va., died Aug. 5 at home in Lincolnton, N.C. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Rogers Funeral Home, Belfry, Ky.; burial in Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Ky. Visitation after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
LINDA LOUISE TERRY, 71, of Huntington, wife of Richard L. Terry, died Aug. 6 in St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, Ridgelawn Memorial Park Abbey of Devotion. Visitation at the cemetery after 10:30 a.m. Friday. Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, is assisting the family. www.chapmans-mortuary.com.
JOAN HOPE VAGNIER, 87, of Westerville, Ohio, wife of Jeffrey Brown, died Aug. 6 in Heartland of Westerville. Funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio; burial will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. Visitation one hour before service. www.timeformemory.com/hall.
TIM WHEELER, 58, of Blaine, Ky., father of Brandon Wheeler and Martina Lutz, both of Blaine, died Aug. 4 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was a contractor. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Weheeler Cemetery, Blaine. Donations are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky.