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The following obituaries have been provided by local funeral homes. Read our daily updates at 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30 p.m., and our complete obituaries in The Herald-Dispatch on Saturday and at

DORIS VANHOOSE ADKINS, 90, of Ceredo, widow of Nathan Everett Adkins, died July 30 at home. She and her husband owned Adkins Transfer, Inc., in Huntington and Tallahassee, Fla. Arrangements are incomplete at Henson and Kitchen Mortuary, Huntington.

ALVIN EUGENE BLAKE, 91, of Gallipolis, Ohio, widower of Wanda Spurlock Blake, died July 30 at home. He retired as a machinist from Rockwell Automation. Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 4, at Willis Funeral Home, Gallipolis, Ohio; burial in Macedonia Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before service at the funeral home. attending are asked to follow CDC guidelines and Ohio mandates of social distancing and wearing a face mask.

BEATRICE CLAY, 72, of East Lynn, widow of Clifford “Jake” Clay, died July 29. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Aug. 1, at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne. Burial will follow in Clay Parsons Cemetery. Visitation will begin at noon.

WILLIAM BRET CONLEY, 61, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., father of Christopher A. Conley, died July 25 in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant. He was a carpenter by trade. There will be a memorial service at a later date. Chapman’s Mortuary, Huntington, is assisting the family.

MARY ELIZABETH REED DAWSON, 91, of McCormick, S.C., formerly Russell, Ky., widow of William Wesley Barlow Dawson, died July 30 in Self Regional Medical Center, Greenwood, S.C. She was co-owner and bookkeeper of Kilbourne Machine Shop. Graveside service will be at noon Aug. 3, at Ashland Cemetery. There is no visitation. Social distancing and face covering will be observed. Donations are encouraged to Community Hospice, Ashland.

LORETTA GIBBS, 67, of Huntington, widow of Richard Meeks, died July 22. She was a homemaker. There will be a memorial service, 1 p.m. Aug. 3 at Ferrell-Chambers Funeral Home, Huntington. The family will greet friends at noon.

ROBERT GLEN HATFIELD, 88, of Huntington, father of Teresa Smoot, died July 30 in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. He was a Steel Worker. Funeral services will be conducted 1:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at Reger Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Woodmere Memorial Gardens. Visitation after 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

MARCELLA HAYES, 84, of Proctorville, Ohio, wife of James Hayes, died July 30. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio, is assisting the family with arrangements which are incomplete.

BETTY JEAN MAYNARD, 88, of Melbourne, Fla., wife of John Maynard, died July 28 at home. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio, is assisting the family with arrangements, which are incomplete.

CHRISTOPHER PHILLIP LEE MITCHELL, 17, of Huntington, son of Misty Baugh and Johnny Mitchell, died July 22. Arrangements are incomplete at Ferrell-Chambers Funeral Home, Huntington; his family requests donations to the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses in lieu of flowers.

SHARON KAY EPLIN RICE, 69, of Huntington, mother of Leslie Arrison and Amy Rice-Worley, died July 21 at home. She was a former bookkeeper for Setzer’s World of Camping. A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Aug. 7 at the River Cities Community Church, Huntington. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Diabetes Association. Friends may visit with family after 1 p.m. Friday at the church.

LATOYA NICOLE TURNER, 30, of Holden, W.Va., daughter of Claude turner and Youlandia Bryant Turner, died July 18 in CAMC Memorial Division, Charleston, W.Va. She was a caregiver for WV Choice. All services will be private at Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville, W.Va.

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