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 Friday and at www.herald-dispatch.com.
LORNA SUE BAKER, 69, of Browning Fork, W.Va., daughter of Elma Hatfield Brown, died May 15 in Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, W.Va. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Mounts Funeral Home Chapel, Gilbert, W.Va.; burial in Brown Family Cemetery, Browning Fork, W.Va. Visitation will be one hour before service.
BENJAMIN HARRISON BENTLEY, 63, of Huntington, died May 14 in Huntington Health and Rehabilitation. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
CHARLES RICHARD BLAIN, 71, of Southside, W.Va., died May 14 at home. There will be a private family service, and burial in Beech Hill Cemetery, Southside. Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, W.Va., is assisting his family. www.wilcoxenfuneralhome.com.
DONALD EUGENE BROWNING, 83, of Verner, W.Va., widower of Gloria Ann Browning, died May 11 in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. He was the owner/operator of Browning’s Gulf Station and Browning’s Cold Carry Out and a retired truck driver. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Verner Community Church; burial in Browning Cemetery, Verner. Visitation will be after 6 pm. Saturday at the church. Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements.
DONALD L. ELLIS, 73, of Earling, W,Va., widower of Dorothy Jane Ellis, died May 14 at home. He was formerly of coal miner at Buffalo Mining Company. A private memorial celebration of life will be held at a later date. www.krantzmcneelyfuneralhome.com Arrangements are by Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home, Man, W.Va.
ROSALIE HUGHES FRITTS, 71, formerly of Floyd County, Kentucky, wife of Tommy Fritts, died May 14. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday, Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky.; burial in Hughes family cemetery, Hueysville, Ky. Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Monday at Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. There will be a visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Newcomer Cremations, Funeral s and Receptions, Southwest Louisville (Ky.) Chapel.
HUBERT HASKILL GUE, 90, of Branchland, W.Va., died May 14. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, at Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville. Burial will be in Green Valley Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville.
ELVA HATFIELD, 91, of Coal Mountain, W.Va., died May 11 at home. There will be a memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at Big Cub Missionary Baptist Church. The family will receive friends two hours before service at the church. Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements.
PHILLIP HENSLEY, 30, of Williamson, W.Va., son of Jimmy Ellis of Williamson, died May 14 at home. There will be a memorial service will be announced at a later time. Chafin Funeral Home, Delbarton, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements.
BILLY JOE HUNTER, 57, of Topmost, Ky., died May 14 in Pikeville (Ky.) Medical Center. He was disabled. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Carter Funeral Home, Prestonsburg, Ky.; visitation after 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
AUBREY WALTER JACKSON, 75, of South Point, Ohio, Son of Walter C. Jackson and Marjorie Morrison Jackson, died May 15 at home. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio, with a memorial service to begin at 7 p.m. www.ehallfuneralhome.com.
LLOYD JONES, 56, of Huntington, died May 10. There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Ferrell-Chambers Funeral Home. Family will welcome friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home www.ferrell-chambersfuneralhome.com.
PEGGY E. LAWSON, 95, of Huntington, died May 16 in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
ROGER MARCUM II, 37, of Williamson, W.Va., son of Priscilla Bishop Marcum of Williamson, died May 3 at Goodman, W.Va. there will be a memorial service from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16 at the Williamson Fieldhouse. Chafin Funeral Home, Delbarton, W.Va., is in charge of the arrangements.
VERLENA JEAN PARSONS McCOMAS, 59, of Huntington, died May 10 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. There will be a memorial service conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at Living Free Methodist Church in Altizer. www.ferrell-chambersfuneralhome.com.
ZELLA JEAN STOLLINGS, 84, of Chapmanville, W.Va., widow of Lonnie Stollings, died May 15 at home. Services will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville, W.Va.; burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens, Old Logan Road, Chapmanville, W.Va. Visitation will be on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
RALPH WILLIAMSON, 90, formerly of Sidney, Ky., died May 11 at home in Pensacola, Fla., Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, May 20, at R.E. Rogers Funeral Home, Belfry, Ky.; burial in Blackburn Cemetery, Sidney, Ky. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.