Wednesday, July 28, 2021

TERRY ALAN RANSON, 65, of Huntington, W.Va., died Saturday, July 24, 2021, at his residence. There will be no services at this time. Terry was born February 27, 1956, in Huntington, W.Va., a son of the late Chester L. and Helen M. Morrison Ranson. He was a former editor of the Wayne County N…

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

DAVID FRANCIS WILLS, 82, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away peacefully Saturday, July 24, 2021, in St. Mary’s Medical Center. He was born September 4, 1938, in Huntington, a son of the late Charles Lee Wills Sr. and Temperance Ellis Wills. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Sarah Will…

Friday, July 23, 2021

PATSY RUTH MILLER DAVIS, 83, of Huntington, passed away Friday, July 16, 2021, in St. Mary’s Medical Center. She was born March 30, 1938, in Huntington, a daughter of the late Woodrow Wilson “Woody” Miller and Clara Jean Lewis Miller. She was also preceded in death by a son, Dan Phillip Burn…

Thursday, July 22, 2021

BRENDA B. COEYMAN, 73, of Huntington, died Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Graveside funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, July 23, 2021, at Woodmere Memorial Park with Pastor Hewlett Trogdon officiating. Brenda was born July 11, 1948, in Hunti…

FRANCIS “VERNON” DOAK, 81, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home, after a three-year, hard-fought battle with cancer, on Saturday, July 17, 2021. Vernon was born in Greenwood, W.Va., on August 24, 1939, to the late Carl Doak and Vada Young Doak. He graduated from Huntington East High S…

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

FRANKLIN ELLIS “FRANK” SAMPSON, 88, of Huntington, widower of Bernie Lou Harlan Sampson, passed away Thursday, July 8, 2021, at his residence. He was born August 29, 1932, in Charlottesville, Va., a son of the late Carl Edward and Martha Wade Haizlip Sampson. His sister, Marsha Wade Sampson …

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

DARRELL KEITH PATTERSON, 73, of Huntington, died Tuesday July 13, 2021, at Wayne Nursing and Rehabilitation. Funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at Chapman’s Mortuary, Huntington, with Pastor Tim Arthur officiating. Burial will be in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery…

EMOGENE SMITH ROE, 85, of Huntington, died Sunday July 18, 2021, in St. Mary’s Medical Center. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21, with service to follow at Chapman’s Mortuary in Huntington, with Pastor Phil Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. E…

Thursday, July 15, 2021

MARY EVELYN WAYBRIGHT, 81, of Huntington, widow of Billy Waybright, passed away Monday, July 12, 2021, at her residence. She was born November 23, 1939, in Bear Creek, Ohio, a daughter of the late William E. and Sylvia M. Dunfee Day. Her sister Kay Day and her brother Wilbur Day also precede…

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

SUSAN YVONNE PINKERMAN, 58, of Huntington, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021, in Heritage Center. She was born January 11, 1963, in Huntington, a daughter of Cary Dwight and Jaqueline Waldron Smoot. A brother, Mark Smoot, and a grandson, Peyton Pinkerman, preceded her in death. She was a f…

Saturday, July 10, 2021

SAMYE FAYE ARTHUR, 83, of Huntington, W.Va., died Thursday, July 8, 2021, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, July 11, 2021, at Chapman’s Mortuary, Huntington, with her brother Elder Daniel Endicott officiating. Burial will be in Woodmere Memorial …

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

JAMES BRADFORD DAVIS, 79, of Huntington, husband of Linda Marie Rice Davis, died Sunday, July 4, 2021, at St. Mary’s Medical Center. He was born September 22, 1941, in Wilmington, N.C., a son of the late Connie Bradford and Eva Lillian Greene Davis. His first wife, Linda Lee Black Davis, and…

Sunday, July 04, 2021
Thursday, July 01, 2021

F. MAXINE WAUGH, 100, of Huntington, W.Va., formerly of Crown City, Ohio, went to her eternal home Monday, June 28, 2021, in Capri Gardens Nursing Home, Lewis Center, Ohio. She was born March 29, 1921, in Platform, Ohio, the daughter of the late Joseph Trumbo and Mary Sheets Wall. She was al…

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

FRANCES HOPE GOULD, 95, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, W.Va. She was born July 13, 1925, in Huntington, W.Va., a daughter of the late Horace F. Harlowe and Virginia Welch O’Brian. She was also preceded in death by her husband…

JEANETTE RIDER, 81, of Huntington, W.Va., died Friday, June 25, 2021, in the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Funeral service will be conducted at noon Friday, July 2, 2021, at Chapman’s Mortuary, Huntington, with Bishop Edwin S. Harper officiating. Entombment will be at White Chapel Memor…

REV. B. CLEE EGNOR, 91, of Culloden, W.Va., left this world for his heavenly home Monday, June 28, 2021, in St. Mary’s Medical Center. Clee was born March 16, 1930, in Lincoln, County, W.Va., a son of the late Earl and Nina Stowers Egnor. He was also preceded in death by one brother and two …

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

LAURA BERTA SMITH BEARD, 87, of Huntington, widow of Robert Lee Beard Sr., passed away Monday, June 28, 2021, in Wayne Nursing and Rehabilitation. Funeral services will be conducted at noon Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at Chapman’s Mortuary, with Pastor Tim Arthur officiating. Burial will be in…

WENDELL LEE KEITH JR., 47, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Monday, June 21, 2021, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was born January 19, 1974, in Huntington, W.Va. He was preceded in death by his mother, Brenda Sue Singleton Smith, and stepfather, Anthony Smith. He was a U.S. Marine Corps …

Sunday, June 27, 2021

HELEN R. PAKSTIS, 93, of Huntington, passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at Hamilton Trace care facility, Fishers, Ind. Funeral liturgy will be conducted Monday, June 28, 2021, at 11:30 a.m., at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Huntington, with Father Paul Yuenger officiating, and is opened to t…

“Surely Goodness and Mercy shall follow me all the days of my life …” JOYCE ANN MORGAN, of Proctorville, Ohio, born in Gilbert, W.Va., on May 29, 1944, the wife of McClellan Morgan Sr. and daughter of the late Burl and Lula Browning Hatfield, entered Heaven’s gates at the age of 77 to be wit…

Friday, June 25, 2021
Thursday, June 24, 2021

CARROLL J. ROBINSON, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away peacefully at the Wayne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on June 22, 2021, at the age of 92, and is now joyfully reunited with her husband of almost 70 years, William C. Robinson Sr., who preceded her in death in March of 2019, and her …

JULIA W. DAMEWOOD, 81, of Huntington, W.Va., died peacefully in her home on June 19, 2021. She is survived by her husband, Earl Damewood, their son, Geoff Damewood (JoAnn), their daughter, Missy Damewood (Heath Beaman — deceased), her sister, Linda McIntyre, and two brothers, Nelson Whitt (J…

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

GARY RAY CASTLE, 66 years old, of Proctorville, Ohio, passed away Sunday, June 20, 2021, in St. Mary’s Medical Center. Gary was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Jo Dove Castle, and his father, Donald Castle of Catlettsburg, Kentucky; brothers, Donald E. Castle and William Arthur Castle…

Friday, June 18, 2021
Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Teresa Susan Evans, age 57, of Huntington passed away — at home, in the loving embrace of her husband and sons — after a one-year struggle with brain cancer (glioblastoma) on Friday, June 11, 2021. The second of two children, Teresa was born on August 12, 1963 in Cincinnati to Larry and Lind…

Sunday, June 13, 2021

GARY LEE SELLARDS, 72, of Proctorville, Ohio, formerly of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Thursday, June 10, 2021, at his residence. He was born January 19, 1949, in Huntington, W.Va., a son of the late Clay Curtis and Anna Louise Saunders Sellards. He was also preceded in death by a sister, …

PHYLLIS REGINA DAVIS, 91, of Huntington, widow of Robert G. Davis, passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at her residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at the Woodmere Abbey of Remembrance with Pastor Tim Arthur officiating. Burial will follow. She was …

Friday, June 11, 2021

ADA JEAN PINE, 75, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Genesis Heritage Center, Huntington. Ada was born November 8, 1945, in Ashland, Ky., a daughter of the late John L. and Thelma P. Martin Mullins. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Pine; three …

Tuesday, June 08, 2021
Saturday, June 05, 2021
Tuesday, June 01, 2021

HELEN VIRGINIA HESSON, 78, of Huntington, died Saturday, May 29, 2021, at Huntington Health & Rehabilitation Center. Funeral service will be conducted noon Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at Chapman’s Mortuary, Huntington, with Pastor Hewlett Trogdon officiating. Burial will be in Greenbottom M…

PAULINE KYLE, 67, of Huntington, passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2021, in St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington. She was born November 11, 1953, in Majestic, Ky., a daughter of the late Cain Wolford Jr. and Betty Kay Flinchum Morgan. She was also preceded in death by her maternal grandmother …

Friday, May 28, 2021

DAVID STACY, 68, of Huntington, husband of Cecilia Jane Parker Stacy, died Monday, May 24, 2021, in Cornerstone Hospital, Huntington. He was a former chef for Guyan Country Club. Additional survivors include his daughter, Jessica Preston; son, Daniel Stacy; and several grandchildren and grea…

Thursday, May 27, 2021
Sunday, May 23, 2021

VICKI LYNN NAPIER, 56, of Chesapeake, Ohio, passed away on May 19, 2021, from complications due to cancer. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, May 24, 2021, at Chapman’s Mortuary with Brother George Collins officiating. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursv…

Friday, May 21, 2021

GLADYS WEINBRECHT, 78, of Huntington, W.Va., died Saturday, May 15, 2021, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Memorial funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 2021, at Chapman’s Mortuary, Huntington, with Pastor Dustin McCune officiating. Gladys was born January 1, 1943, in Eas…

Sunday, May 16, 2021
Friday, May 14, 2021

DOROTHY E. BLAKE, 100, of Lesage, W.Va., passed away Monday, May 10, 2021, in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington. She was born October 10, 1920, in Lesage, W.Va., a daughter of the late George Cleveland and Cora Ethel Berry Brewer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, An…

ELMER LEE HAYES JR., age 92, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by loved ones on May 11, 2021. He was born in Huntington, W.Va., on June 11, 1928, to the late Elmer and Anna Wilson Hayes. Mr. Hayes was a graduate of Huntington East High School and married Jean Galloway before enli…

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

HELEN JOHNSON MOELLER, 90, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home in Huntington, West Virginia, on May 10, 2021. A lifelong Huntington native, she was born April 24, 1931, the first of two children to Lloyd and Olive Johnson. Helen went to Marshall University where she got her Associate…

SHERRY LYNN GIBSON, 63, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, May 5, 2021, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. She was born August 31, 1957, in Huntington, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Sarah Lee Bragg Basenback. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Delbert McKinley Gibson …

Friday, May 07, 2021

GEORGE WAYNE BIAS, 70, of Kenova, W.Va., died Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at his residence. Memorial funeral service will be conducted 6 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 2021, at Chapman’s Mortuary, Huntington, with Pastor Pat Collier officiating. George was born March 14, 1951, in West Hamlin, W.Va., a son …

Thursday, May 06, 2021

JANET J. DRAPER, 86, of Huntington, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 3, 2021, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. She worked at Scott Orthopedics for over 40 years. Janet leaves behind her son, Charles L. Draper II and his partner Beth McAlister of Huntington. A visitation will be conducted …

RONALD LEE NANCE, 82, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Sunday, May 2, 2021, at Genesis Heritage Center. He was born December 7, 1938, in Huntington, a son of the late William Albert and Mildred Inderia Holley Nance. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Valerie Lynn Nance, and a sist…

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