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.
DARLENE ADKINS, 82, of Huntington, W.Va., died July 15. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, W.Va.; burial will be in Scott Adkins Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
MICHAEL DALE ADKINS, 48, of Huntington died July 17 at home. Arrangements incomplete at Ceredo-Kenova Funeral Home, Ceredo. www.ceredo-kenovafuneralhome.com.
GORAN DRAGAN BOSKOVIC, 49, of Louisa, Ky., husband of Allison Goble Boskovic, died July 14 at home. he was a professor of biochemistry and microbiology at Marshall University. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Pope-Kirk Cemetery, Louisa. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa.
FAYE PELFREY FANNIN, 89, of Ashland, Ky., wife of Bill Fannin, died July 14 in King’s Daughters Medical Center. She had worked at Dairy Cheer in Ashland. Funeral services were July 17 at Preston Family Funeral Home, Ashland, with burial in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery, North East, Greenup County, Kentucky. Contributions may be made to South Ashland United Methodist Church building fund, 2203 29th St., Ashland, KY 4001, or to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY 41101. www.prestonfamilyfuneralhome.com.
MARK ALAN HATTON, 50, of Huntington, son of Hazel Owens, died July 13 at home. He was a former sheet metal worker for CSX. Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East, Greenup County, Ky. There will be no visitation or procession to the cemetery. Contributions may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses. Reger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
OPAL PEARL HENSON, 84, of Beaver, Ky., died July 16 in Pikeville (Ky.) Medical Center. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky.; burial in Rob Newsome Cemetery, Virgie, Ky. Visitation after 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
JUDY LYNN HUGHES, 67, of Huntington died July 14 at home. She was a Child Advocate with Child Enforcement Protection in Charleston. A memorial service will be conducted 6 p.m. Saturday, First Presbyterian Church, 1015 Fifth Ave., Huntington. Visitation 30 minutes before memorial service. Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, is assisting the family. www.chapmans-mortuary.com.
DOROTHY MAE JAMES, 82, of Wheelwright, Ky., widow of Arthur James, died July 14 in St. Joseph Martin. She had worked at Pikeville Medical Center and American Standard. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Lighthouse Temple, Wheelwright; burial in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, Ky. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the church. Arrangements by Nelson Frazier Funeral Home. www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com.
BEATRICE MAE JOHNSON, 74, of Topmost, Ky., wife of Alexander Johnson, died July 16 at home. She was a retired nurse from McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Nelson Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky.; burial in Joe Hall Cemetery, Topmost. Visitation from 6 p.m. Wednesday until service time at the funeral home. www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com.
MINNIE ANN CARNEY JOHNSON, 81 of Kenova, widow of Thurman Jay Johnson, died July 15 in St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Kenova United Methodist Church. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church. Contributions may be made to the KUMC Building Fund, 503 15th St. Kenova, WV 25530. Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova is assisting the family. www.rollinsfh.com.
EDWARD A. JUSTICE, 84, of Milton, W.Va., died July 17. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville; burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. www.timeformemory.com/wallace.
MARGARET J. KNIGHT, 88, of Huntington, wife of William L. Knight, died July 17 at home. She was a homemaker. Chapman's Mortuary is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
BILLIE JO MULLINS, 86, of Harts, W.Va., wife of Con Mullins, died July 13 in Trinity Healthcare Services, Logan, W.Va. She had worked at Federal Glass Factory. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville, W.Va.; burial in Mullins Cemetery, Harts. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
BOBBY JEAN NEAL, 63, of Ironton, Ohio, widow of Maurice Neal, died July 16 in Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland, Ky. She was a homemaker. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point, Ohio. There will be no visitation. Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, is handling arrangements. www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
LOIS J. PRATER, 78, of Delbarton, W.Va., formerly of Matewan, W.Va., widow of Robert Prater, died July 16 at home. She was a retired LPN from South Williamson (Ky.) Appalachian Regional Hospital. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Newtown Free Pentecostal Church of God; burial follows in Ellison-Hatfield Cemetery, Newtown, W.Va. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Hatfield Funeral Chapel, Toler, Ky. www.hatfieldfc.com.
MARC WAYNE RESICO, 56, of South Point, Ohio, died July 16 at home. He retired from the U.S. Navy. There will be no services. Arrangements by Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio.
HANSON LEE ROBERTS, 65, of Staffordsville, Ky., husband of Evelyn Tackett, died July 16. He was a self-employed pharmacist. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Tom’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church; burial in Lakeview Memorial, Staffordsville. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville.
ELMER DEAN STAPLETON, 74, of Wheelersburg, Ohio, companion of Joyce Estes, died July 15 at home. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Brown Funeral Chapel, Ironton; burial in Buckeye Cemetery 93. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
RAMONA LEADINGHAM SWEENEY, 75, of Rush, Ky., widow of James Sweeney and Melvin Leadingham, died July 16 in St. Mary's Medical Center. She was a Registered Nurse. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Steen Funeral Home 13th Street Chapel, Ashland; burial follows in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Contributions are suggested to Bethlehem United Baptist Church, 1727 Oak Street, Kenova, WV 25530. www.steenfuneralhome.com.
MILDRED ANN VARNEY, 91, formerly of Huddy, Ky., died July 9 in Gilbert, Ariz., where she was residing. Funeral service will be noon Friday, Rogers Funeral Home, Belfry, Ky.; burial in Smith Cemetery, Sidney, Ky. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
SHERLENE WILLIAMSON, 93, of Dunlow, widow of Clarence Adams, died July 16 at Trinity Healthcare Services, Williamson, W.Va. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Turkey Creek Church, Dunlow; burial will follow at Sol Perry Cemetery, Dunlow. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Friday at Turkey Creek Church. Arrangements by Morris Funeral Home, Wayne.