LARRY R. ASBERRY, 68 of Ironton, Ohio widower of Frances Lewis Asberry, died, October 5 at home. Service will be 1 p.m., Friday at Chapel of the Brown Funeral Chapel. Keeping with Larry’s wishes he will be cremated after services. Friends may call from 11 a.m. till time of service, Friday at the funeral chapel. His family has entrusted his care to Brown Funeral Chapel.
ERNIE BENTLEY, 52, of North Carolina formerly of Chesapeake, Ohio brother of Ed Bentley, died, October 3. Graveside service will be 2 p.m., Saturday at Miller Memorial Gardens, Miller, Ohio. Burial will follow at Miller Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio. www.timeformemory.com/hall.
RICHARD PERRY BOOTON, 56, of Huntington husband of Susan Elizabeth Booton, died, October 6. Service will be 10 a.m., Saturday at Fifth Avenue Baptist. Private burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Wayne, W.Va. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m., Friday at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary. www.klingelcarpenter.com.
LEE ENDSLEY, 79, of Huntington, widower of Ruth Endsley, died, October 7 at Putman Center, Hurricane, W.Va. He was a former real estate agent with Toney Realty. Chapman’s Mortuary is assisting the family with cremation. www.chapmans-mortuary.com.
JOHN FRANCIS, 81, of Hurricane, W.Va., husband of Rosemary Jones Francis, died, October 6 at Cabell Health Care Center, Culloden. He was a retired sales engineer having retired from Long Airdox Company and formerly worked for Persinger Inc. Service will be 2 p.m., Saturday at Chapman’s Mortuary, Huntington. Visitation with the family will start at noon until service time Saturday. www.chapmans-mortuary.com.
DARRELL CECIL GILPIN, 67, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died, October 07. Graveside service will be 2 p.m., Saturday at Forest Hills Cemetery, Flatrock, W.Va. Full military graveside rites will be observed. There will be no public visitation. Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant is serving the family.
BETTY LOU HACKWORTH, 78, of South Point, Ohio widow to Frank Hackworth, died, October 7 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Service will be 11 a.m., Tuesday at Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Burlington, Ohio. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m., Monday at Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home, Chesapeake, Ohio. www.schneidergriffin.com.
AMY LYNN HESSON, 36, of Huntington daughter of the late Roger and Darlena Meadows Hesson, died, October 5. Service will be noon, Saturday at Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville. Burial will follow at Ridgelawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m., Friday at the Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville.
GEORGE R. KENT, 78, of Cheshire husband of Donna Reynolds Kent, died, October 7 at Arbors, Gallipolis. He was in the U.S. Army, and was a former boat pilot for M.T. Epling. Service will be 2 p.m., Sunday at Willis Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. www.willisfuneralhome.com.
RICKY A. MCDONALD, 53, of Chesapeake, Ohio, husband of Channing McDonald, died, October 7 at Richland County, South Carolina. He was a boom operator with R.J. Corman Railroad Group. Reger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
BERNICE MELVIN, 90, of Ironton widow of Charles O. Melvin, died, October 2 at Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland, Kentucky. She was employed by Ohio Bell Phone Company, Ironton, Ohio, GTE Phone Company, Ashland, Kentucky, Verizon Phone Company, Lexington, Kentucky and Joe Freeman Quality Care Nursing Service, South Point, Ohio. Graveside service will be 2 p.m., Saturday at Melvin Cemetery, Coal Grove, Ohio. Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 South 7th Street, Ironton, Ohio 45638 will be in charge of the arrangements. www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
NEVA CAROLYN MILLER, 78, of Huntington, died, October 7 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Service will be 3 p.m., Sunday at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville. Burial will be at Black Family Cemetery, Myra, W.Va. Visitation will be 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday at the Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville. www.timeformemory.com/wallace.
BARBARA ANN PACK, 74, of Drift, Ky daughter of the late John and Jane Kidd Pack, died, October 7. Graveside service will be 1 p.m., Friday at Drift Cemetery. Burial will follow at Drift Cemetery, Drift, Ky. www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com.
ROBERT LEE PERSINGER AND DORIS ANN PERSINGER, 77 and 75, of Huntington, He died, October 6 at home and she died, October 7 at River's Bend Health Care, South Point, Ohio. Service to honor both lives will be 2 p.m., Monday at Heck Funeral Home, Milton. Burial for both will follow at Arthur Cemetery, Ona. Visitation will be noon to 2 p.m., Monday prior to service. www.heckfuneralhome.com.
JOYCE SHEPHERD, 75, of Martin, Ky. widow of Robert Shepherd, died, October 8. Service will be 11 a.m., Saturday at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Burial will follow at Family Cemetery, (Arkansas Creek), Martin, Ky. Visitation will be 4 p.m., Friday at the funeral home. www.nelsonfrazierfuneralhome.com.
EDWARD LEE SMITH, 82, of Kenova, widower of Opal Chaffin Smith, died Monday, Oct. 5, at River's Bend Health Care, South Point. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova. Internment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery with graveside rites conducted by American Legion Post 93 Honor Guard. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. www.rollinsfh.com
VIRGIL EUGENE SPRIGGS, 43, of New Boston, Ohio companion of Rebekah McIntire, died, October 7 at SOMC Hospice House, Portsmouth, Ohio. Service will be 3 p.m., Monday at Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 South Seventh Street, Ironton, Ohio. Burial will follow at Hanging Rock Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service, Monday at the funeral home. www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
EDNA (LOUISE) BRAMMER STEED, 91 of Ironton, Ohio widow of first husband Richard Brammer and Clyde Steed, died, October 6. She worked at J.C. Penney’s, Ohio Bell, Swains Florist, and as King’s Daughters home kitchen coordinator. She was a former member of Ensee Homemakers, and Deering Grange. Service will be 1 p.m., Saturday at Zoar Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Leatherwood Cemetery. Visitation will be noon until time of service, Saturday. O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home is in handling services.
CHARLES E. THACKER, 74, of Chesapeake, Ohio husband of Judith A. Sites Thacker, died, October 7 at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington. Service will be 2 p.m., Saturday at Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home. There will be a private burial in Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point, Ohio. He was a transportation supervisor at the Creasey Company, Kenova, W.Va., and SuperValu in Milton, W.Va., and retired after 46 years of service. Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday at Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home, Chesapeake, Ohio. www.schneidergriffin.com.