Tuesday, May 18, 2021

BETTY L. KARNES EDMONDS, of Milton, widow of Kelson “Pete” Edmonds, passed away Saturday, May 15, 2021. She was born on November 11, 1928. She is survived by her three sons and their spouses, oldest son Ron Capron and wife Deb, whom Betty referred to as her “secretary,” middle son Greg Capro…

Sunday, May 16, 2021

HOMER C. "BUNK" PERRY, 94, of Barboursville, passed away Friday, May 14, 2021. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, May 17, 2021, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Pastor David Burch and Pastor Monty Foster. Burial will be in Forest Memorial Park. He…

SUMI NAKAJO HOLLEY, 90, of Barboursville, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. She was born March 24, 1931 in Okinawa, Japan. She is preceded in death by her husband, Holbert Holley; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Other and Maudie Holley; four brother-in-laws: David Ho…

Saturday, May 15, 2021

BILLY JO BLAKE, 76, of Ona, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 16, 2021, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville. Burial will be in Union Ridge Cemetery. He was born January 9, 1945, in …

Thursday, May 13, 2021

JANET LEE CUNNINGHAM, 83, of Hurricane, W.Va., passed away May 11, 2021. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 14, 2021, at Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. She was born July 20, 1937, at Hizer Creek, W.Va., a daughter of the late Carl and Euna Page Higginbotham. She was prec…

WANDA LOU PAUL, 73, of Snellville, Ga., formerly of Barboursville, W.Va., died Friday, May 7, 2021. Wanda is the daughter of the late Clyde Paul and Sylvia McCoy Paul of Barboursville. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 15, 2021, at Mt. Moriah Baptist Cemetery in H…

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

RICHARD L. STOFFREGEN (April 16, 1944-May 7, 2021), of Barboursville, beloved husband of Jill (nee Fowler) Lutz. Devoted father of Rick (Kerry) Stoffregen and Jill (Jeff) Eichhorn, and stepfather of Greg (Tammy) Jones. Loving grandpa of Jessica (Zack) Davis, Sara (Mike) Williams, Robert Stof…

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

ALPHA DELORAS ADKINS, 84, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away May 9, 2021, in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. She was born January 29, 1937, in Cabell County, a daughter of the late Ozy and Maletha Blake Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Kessley Adkins; one son, Wayne Ad…

Sunday, May 09, 2021
Thursday, May 06, 2021

GRACE KELLAR SPOOR, 96, of Huntington, West Virginia, passed away peacefully May 2, 2021, at The Village at Riverview Assisted Living Facility. She was born October 20, 1924, in New York City, the daughter of Francis Herbert Kellar and Winifred Morrissey Kellar. She graduated with Honors fro…

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

GRACE KELLAR SPOOR, 96, of Huntington, West Virginia, passed away peacefully May 2, 2021, at The Village at Riverview Assisted Living Facility. She was born October 20, 1924, in New York City, the daughter of Francis Herbert Kellar and Winifred Morrissey Kellar. She graduated with Honors fro…

Thursday, April 29, 2021

SHARON SUE MARTIN, 74, of Barboursville, W.Va., passed away Monday, April 26, 2021. She was born November 14, 1946, in South Point, Ohio, a daughter of the late Georgia Ward. She was retired from Goodwill Industries and was a member of Sybene Independent Church. In addition to her mother, sh…

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

CHARLES BURTON PARVIS, 97, of Salt Rock, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 25, 2021. He was born July 2, 1923, in Felton, Delaware, a son of the late Carroll and Effa Townsend Parvis. He was a retired sales manager of a service wholesale food supplier and was a veteran of…

Sunday, April 25, 2021

BRENDA FAYE BROWN, 62, of Barboursville, passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. She was born in Steubenville, Ohio, a daughter of the late Vernon Paul Crockett and Beatrice Radcliff Crockett. She worked as a Registered Nurse and was proud of her work as a menta…

CHARLES MICHAEL KEENAN, 66, of Ona, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 22, 2021. He was born May 12, 1954, in Huntington, a son of the late Charles and Edna Ellis Keenan. He is survived by his loving wife, Terri Shaffer Keenan; two daughters, Jeanna Adkins (Todd) and Amy Keenan…

EDDIE LYLE PARSONS, 60, of Branchland, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord April 19, 2021, in Lavalette, W.Va. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 1, 2021, at the Dial Prichard Cemetery at Four Mile Kentuck Fork, Branchland, W.Va. He was born August 19, 1960, in W…

VIRGINIA ANN JENKINS, 85, died peacefully on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Ann was born on December 21, 1935, in West Texas. She was raised by her grandmother, Flora Fletcher Holt, and beloved Aunt Mildred Holt, and came to her adopted home state through her marriage to Worthy Lee Jenkins. She …

Saturday, April 24, 2021
Friday, April 23, 2021

TAMMY LEE PITTS, 58, of Barboursville, went home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. She was born December 6, 1962, in Huntington, W.Va., a daughter of Robert and Dorothy Collins of Huntington. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Walter and Ernie Hutchi…

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

CHARLES WILLIAM GERWIG, 72, of Barboursville, passed away Saturday, April 17, 2021, in Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 23, 2021, at Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain M…

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

SCOTT DAVID WEBB, 62, of Salt Rock, passed away April 15, 2021, after losing a valiant battle with cancer. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 22, 2021, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Past…

Sunday, April 18, 2021

CHARLES JUNIOR BRYAN, 68, of Barboursville, passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Pastor Brian May. Burial will be in Baylous Cemetery, Salt…

Saturday, April 17, 2021
Thursday, April 15, 2021

CAROL SUE KNIGHT, 76, of Lesage, W.Va., passed away Sunday, April 11, 2021. She was born October 24, 1944, in Logan, W.Va., a daughter of the late Howard and Dorothy Deskins Allen. She was a former employee of Walmart. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Sh…

DEXTER DALE CONRAD, 77, of Milton, W.Va., went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. He was born July 21, 1943, in Huntington, W.Va., a son of the late Harry and Eulah White Conrad. He is also preceded in death by one brother, Don Conrad. He served in the United States Army du…

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

CHARLES J. ABSHIRE, 87, of Barboursville, W.Va., passed away April 11, 2021, at St. Mary’s Medical Center. He was born February 14, 1934, in Omar, W.Va., a son of the late James Blaine Abshire and Annie Sheets Abshire. He was a member of Bloomingdale Baptist Church. He is survived by his wif…

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

ELMER LEE BLACK JR., 75, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away April 8, 2021, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was born August 1, 1945, in Cabell County, a son of the late Elmer Lee Black Sr. and Mary Short Black. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Daisy Smallridge; one brother, Jack …

MORGAN PAIGE LOVEJOY, 27, of Barboursville, passed away April 10, 2021, in St. Mary’s Medical Center. She was born November 22, 1993, in Huntington, W.Va., a daughter of Timothy Lovejoy of Lincoln County and Melissa Pinson Sims of Salt Rock. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfat…

Thursday, April 08, 2021

LESLIE BOYCE BAILEY, 78, of Barboursville, passed away Monday, April 5, 2021. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, April 9, 2021, at Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Pastor Leonard Cremeans. Burial will be in Bailey Cemetery. He was born November 3, 1942, …

Sunday, April 04, 2021

BESSIE CHRISTINE COUNTS, 76, of Milton, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington. Bessie was born at home in Milton to Albert Earl and Alma Love Chapman on December 9, 1944, the youngest of three children. She went to School in Milton. Bessie married …

DERALD GENE SOWARDS, 92, of Culloden, passed away Friday, April 2, 2021. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at the Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, with Pastor C.J. Adkins and Pastor Gilbert Smith officiating. Burial will be in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. He …

MILDRED MAXINE “MILLIE” SMITH, 80, of Huntington, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2021. A Celebration of Life will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel, Barboursville. She was born March 7, 1941, in Hubbardstown, W.Va., a daughter of the late C…

SARAH DANIELLE RIDDLE, 21, of Ona, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 27, 2021, in Syracuse, New York. She was born April 9, 1999, in Huntington, a daughter of Brad Riddle of Barboursville and Shelley Dawn Kisor Riddle of Ona. She was a senior at Syracuse University where she majore…

Thursday, April 01, 2021

JUDY FAYE GLANCY, 74, of Milton, W.Va., passed away Friday, March 26, 2021. She was born August 10, 1946, in Putnam County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Ernest Eugene North and Shirley Leah Spillman North. She was a former employee of Cracker Barrel in Barboursville, W.Va. In addition to he…

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

DEBRA MARIE MIDKIFF, 61, of Huntington, W.Va., gained her wings on Thursday, March 25, 2021. She was born April 4, 1959, in Huntington, W.Va., a daughter of the late Ray Merritt and Marie Dean Trimble. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Patsy Morrison. She i…

RODNEY HOWARD COLLINS, 54, of Milton, West Virginia, passed away Friday, March 26, 2021. He was born February 1, 1967, in Huntington, W.Va., a son of Connie Collins Webb of Huntington. He was preceded in death by his stepdad, Bill Webb, and two uncles, Keith “Joko” Collins and Ronald Howard …

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

JOE McCONDA, 63, of Russell, Kentucky, formerly of Barboursville, W.Va., passed away suddenly Saturday evening, March 27, 2021. Joe was born November 6, 1957, in Huntington, W.Va., a son of the late Lonnie and Carolyn Forbush McConda. He graduated from Barboursville High School in 1976 and f…

Sunday, March 28, 2021

JAMES EARNEST BRAGG, 67, of Branchland, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, March 29, 2021, at McClarity Fork Church by Pastor Rick Cooper. Burial will be in Sias Cemetery, Branchland, W.Va. He was born November 24, 1953, in Loga…

RICHARD GIBSON REESER, of Huntington, passed away suddenly on Friday, March 26, 2021. He was born February 6, 1952, in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is the oldest of six children belonging to Dick and Ginny Reeser. His family moved to Huntington in 1963. He graduated from St. Joseph Central High…

Friday, March 26, 2021

CAROL ANNE MYLAR, 81, of Barboursville, passed into the loving arms of Jesus and the Holy Mother Tuesday, March 23, 2021. She was greeted by many loved ones that were there to take her on the grand tour of her new home. Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 27, 2021, a…

RONALD LEE “RONNIE” BLACK left this Earth Monday afternoon, March 22, 2021, from St. Mary’s Medical Center, on a journey to be with his heavenly father. Ronald was 61 years old. He was preceded in death by his late wife, Donetta Courts Black; his father, Vernon Lee Black; and his mother, Ida…

Thursday, March 25, 2021

GENE PAUL “CASTON” JARVIS, 25 years old, went with the Lord the evening of March 19, 2021, at OSU Medical Center. He was born at Cabell Huntington Hospital January 6, 1996, raised in Ona. Caston left behind three siblings, Bailey, Alex and Grace Jarvis; his parents, Gene and Jessica Jarvis; …

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