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The following obituaries have been provided by local funeral homes. Read our complete obituaries in The Herald-Dispatch on Tuesday and at www.herald-dispatch.com.

ROBERT GARFIELD ADKINS, 78, of Huntington, died Dec. 26, 2020, in the Hershel Williams VA Medical Center. Reger Funeral Home is assisting the family and service will be private. www.regerfh.com

CAROL ARMSTRONG, 80, of Ashland, widow of Gale Armstrong, died Jan. 10 in Community Hospice Care Center. She operated the Big Lynne Lodge on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Burial will be in Spruce Pine, N.C. Donations are suggested to Community Hospice. www.steenfuneralhome.com.

VIRGINIA M. BARTKOW, 93, of Huntington, widow of Henry Paul Bartkow, died Jan. 6 in St. Mary’s Medical Center. A Celebration of life will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 16 at Chapman’s Mortuary, Huntington. www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

DOROTHY ANNE BARTRAM, 97, of Huntington, widow of Jack Bartram, died Jan. 10 at home. She was a retired vice president of train coordinator for Chessie System. Funeral services will be private and will be live streamed at www.regerfh.com. Reger Funeral Home is assisting the family.

SHERRY KAY KINSER BOTKINS, 63, of Wayne, died Jan. 11 in St. Mary’s Medical Center. She retired as a custodian from the Wayne County Board of Education. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Jan. 15 at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne; burial in Botkins Family Cemetery, Wayne. Visitation will be two hours before service. Distancing protocol and masks will be required.

BEVERLY SUE BRUMFIELD, 81, of Lesage, widow of Delbert Carroll Finley, Jan. 9 in the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. She retired from Justice Glass & Supply Co. Chapman’s Mortuary, Huntington, is assisting the family. www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

ARTHUR H. CROMWELL, 85, of Proctorville, Ohio, husband of Karen Reed Cromwell, died Jan. 10. Arrangements are incomplete at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville.

ANDY DILLON SR., 79, of Red Jacket, W.Va., husband of Floretta Jewell Dillon, died Jan. 8 at home. At his request, cremation has taken place and no service will be scheduled at this time. Chafin Funeral Home, Delbarton, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements. www.chafinfuneralhome.com.

APRIL DILLON, 37, of Huntington died Jan. 11 at home. Arrangements are incomplete at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville. www.ehallfuneralhome.com

JAMES "EUGENE" FLETCHER, 77, of Salt Rock, died Jan. 8. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Jan. 13 at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. There will be no visitation. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, is assisting the family. www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

REBECCA JANE GENTRY, 68, of Proctorville, Ohio, died Jan. 9 in Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio. Arrangements are incomplete at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville. www.ehallfuneralhome.com

THOMAS MICHAEL HAYDEN, 66, of Proctorville, Ohio, died Jan. 11 in Abbyshire Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville. www.ehallfuneralhome.com.

FRANCIS SCHULLER HEDRICK, 82, of Culloden died Jan. 7. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Jan. 16 at Wallace Funeral Home, Milton. Burial will be in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

KAREN JEAN KANOUSE HOLBROOK, 74, of Nicholasville, Ky., wife of Thomas Holbrook, died Jan. 11 at home. She retired as an executive secretary at Ashland Oil. Funeral service at 1 p.m. Jan. 15, Steen Funeral Home 13th Street Chapel, Ashland; burial in Rose Hill Burial Park. Visitation will be one hour before service. www.steenfuneralhome.com.

WILLIAM ROBERT HOWARD, 79, of Huntington, companion of Tammy Clary, died Jan. 9 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. He retired from CSXT as a supervisor. Funeral services will be conducted at noon Jan. 14 at Chapman’s Mortuary. Entombment will be in the White Chapel Mausoleum, Barboursville. Visitation one hour prior to service Thursday at the funeral home www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

ANNABELLE LEE JENKINS, 62, of Pedro, Ohio, died Jan. 9in St. Mary's Hospital in Ironton, Ohio. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Jan. 15 at Slabfork Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14, with an Eastern Star service at 7:30 p.m., at Phillips Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Eddie Jenkins, 3167 County Road 51, Pedro, OH 45659 who will share the donations to Annabelle's favorite charities. www.phillipfuneralhome.net.

SHANNON LEIGH JONES, 60, of Huntington, wife of Rodger D. Jones, died Jan. 11 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Chapman’s Mortuary, Huntington. www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

TIMOTHY LEE KIDD, 57, of Huntington died Jan. 6 in St. Mary’s Medical Center. Graveside services will be conducted 1 p.m. Jan. 13 at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, W.Va. Chapman’s Mortuary, Huntington, is assisting the family. www.chapmansmortuary.com.

BLANCHE D. KING, 82, of Proctorville, Ohio, died Jan. 9 at home. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Jan. 14 at Miller (Ohio) Memorial Gardens. There will be no visitation. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio is assisting the family with arrangements. www.ehallfuneralhome.com.

PAUL DAVID MAYS, 54, of South Point, Ohio, son of David and Edythe Lyons Mays of South Point, died Jan. 9 in King’s Daughters Medical Center. He was a diesel mechanic. At his request, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point, is in charge of arrangements. www.slackandwallace.com.

ANNE BOWER JOHNSON MAXWELL, 84, of Lexington, Va., formerly of Huntington, died Jan. 8. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory, Lexington, Va.

AUDREY MCCLINTON, 87, of Huntington died Jan. 10 at home. Arrangements are incomplete at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio. www.ehallfuneralhome.com.

CHARLES E. MCCORMICK, 63, of Chesapeake, Ohio, died Jan. 7 in St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington. Arrangements are incomplete at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio. www.ehallfuneralhome.com.

JAYMI THACKER MULLINS, 62, of Ashland, daughter of Kathleen Thacker Kimbrell of Lexington, Ky., died Jan. 11. At her directive, there will be no services. Donations are suggested to Community Hospice. www.steenfuneralhome.com.

DONALD GENE PUSKAS, 69, of East Lynn, husband of Mary Puskas, died Jan. 9. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Jan. 14 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne; burial in Community Memorial Gardens, Wayne. Visitation will be one hour before service.

CHARLES HERBERT RACER, 71, of Barboursville, husband of Glenna Smith Racer, died Jan. 9 at home. There will be no services at this time. www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

FRANCES RATCLIFF, 92, of Louisa, Ky., widow of Mose D. Ratcliff, died Jan. 9. Funeral services are private. Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky., is in charge of arrangements.

GARY “BUTCH” RIDDLE, 74, of Proctorville, Ohio, died Jan. 8 in the Huntington VA Medical Center Celebration of life 2 p.m. Jan.13, First Baptist Church of Proctorville. Burial in Rome Cemetery, Proctorville. Donations are suggested to First Baptist Church Missions Fund or to the Gideons International. A livestream will be available on the Friends and Family of First Baptist Church, Proctorville, Ohio, Facebook Group by joining the group to watch. www.ehallfuneralhome.com.

PATRICIA N. SALLAZ, 83, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Jan. 11 in Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Jan. 14 at Suncrest Cemetery, Point Pleasant. Distancing protocol and masks will be required. Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, is in charge of arrangements.

PERRY WAYNE SARVER of Huntington, husband of Tina Louise turner Sarver, died Jan. 5 in Cabell Health Care Center. He retired from the Huntington Fire Department as a Captain. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Jan. 13 at Kenova United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Jan. 13 at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Ronald McDonald House, 1500 17th Street, Huntington, WV 25701. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family with the arrangements. www.RollinsFH.com.

PHILLIS JOAN FLOYD SHAW, 81, of Ona, died Jan. 9. Graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Jan. 13 at Forest Memorial Park, Milton. Wallace Funeral Home, Milton is assisting the family with arrangements. www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

JUSTIN WILLIS TRIPLETT, 33, of Huntington, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord, Dec. 31, 2020. He had one daughter, Shayla Courtney Gail Triplett, a son of Charlotte Adkins and Kennis Triplett, brother to Amber Adams and Darrell Triplett, and a step-dad, Ben Martin.

DEBRA LYNN VANCE, 64, of West Hamlin, W.Va., died Jan. 9 at home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Jan. 13 at McGhee-Handley Funeral Home, West Hamlin. Burial will follow in Warrick Cemetery, Branchland, W.Va. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral. www.handleyfh.com

IDA MAE BELL COPLEY VARNEY, 95, of Delbarton, W.Va., widow of John L. Varney, died Jan. 7 in Appalachian Regional Hospital, South Williamson, Ky. Funeral service 11 a.m. Jan. 11, Chafin Funeral Home Chapel, Delbarton; burial in Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Ky. Visitation one hour before service.

CHARLES O. WATTS, 84, of Huntington died Jan. 9. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Jan. 13 at Reger Funeral Chapel, Huntington. Burial will follow in Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington. Friends may call from noon until service time on Wednesday at the Reger Funeral Home. www.regerfh.com.

TIMOTHY WHITE, 58, of Elk Creek, W.Va., husband of Kim Lucas White, died Jan. 6 at home. Funeral service noon Jan. 10, Chafin Funeral Home, Delbarton, W.Va.; burial in White Cemetery, Elk Creek. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 9 at the funeral home.

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