Pratt, Clarence

Clarence Pratt, 74, of Huntington, passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Funeral service will be conducted 11:00 A.M. Monday, April 26, 2021 at the Kenova Church of Christ with Minister Amos Prince and Minister Chris Stevens officiating. Interment will follow in the Catlettsburg Cemetery. Clarence was born March 20, 1947 in Kenova, W.Va. a son of the late Charles and Helen Arnold Pratt. He was a retired employee of the J.H. Fletcher Company. Clarence was a member of the Kenova Church of Christ and loved to play golf. Survivors include his beloved wife Dinah M. Pratt; three sons and a daughter-in-law David Swinford (June), Phillip B. Swinford and Scott Pratt; one brother and sister-in-law Joe Pratt (Peggy); six grandchildren Phillip B. Swinford, Jr., Violet Marie Swinford, Adam Swinford, Faith Lyons, Sarah Swinford and Levi Swinford and five great-grandchildren David Lyons, Jessie Lyons, Ada Swinford, Trea Swinford and Scarlet Swinford. Friends may call Sunday, April 25, 2021 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at the Kenova Church of Christ. Mask and social distancing will be observed. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.

Thomas, John E

John Eric Thomas, 54, of Huntington, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at his residence. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 23, 2021 at Crosspoint Community Church in Huntington with Pastor Eddie Gandy officiating. Interment will take place in the Thomas Family Cemetery, Dingess, W.Va. at 3:00 P.M. Friday. John was born February 18, 1967 in Logan, W.Va. a son of the late Eric and Mildred Slayton Thomas. He was employed with Pepsico. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his precious infant daughter Sarah Thomas. Survivors include his beloved wife Jennifer Caldwell Thomas; son Joseph Thomas; daughter and son-in-law Erica Creech (Marty); one brother and sister-in-law Kelly Thomas (Vickie); one sister and brother-in-law Vicki Walden (Don) and three grandchildren David, Taylor and Sarah Creech. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers the family request donations to Hospice of Huntington P.O. Box 464 Huntington, W.Va. 25709. Masks and social distancing will be observed. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.

Kent, Gary B

Gary Blaine Kent, 80, of Wayne, passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Huntington Health and Rehabilitation. Gary was born October 20, 1940 in Huntington, W.Va. a son of the late Roderick L. and Lorraine McKeand Kent. Gary received his Doctorate in music and was a retired music teacher. He was a member of the C-K Alumni Band. Music was his life and his legacy. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Navy. In addition to her parents he was preceded in death by one sister Helen Kent and two brothers Harry and Arthur Ray Kent. Survivors include his ex-wife Pam Kent; one daughter and son-in-law Kristal Kent Hoke (Kenny); one son and daughter-in-law David Kent (Steffani); 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and one brother and sister-in-law Bobby Kent (Gail). Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family. All services will be private.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the band that Gary played concerts with:
Ceredo-Kenova Alumni Band Inc.
PO Box 510
Kenova WV, 25530

Withers, Denise A

Denise Ann Withers, 64, of Huntington, passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021 at her residence. Denise was born December 8, 1956 in Huntington, W.Va. a daughter of the late Joseph Withers and the late Nancy Carter Martin. She was a former data entry clerk with General Medical. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother Michael Martin Withers. Survivors include a daughter Marissa Boyle; five sisters Diane McGlothin (Roger), Donna Withers, Delores Chapman (Eric), Sheila Byous (Gerald) and Elizabeth Martin; one grandson Christian Levi Row; best friend Yvonna Maynard; several nieces and nephew; life long friend Walter (Dion) Boyle and her dog Bingo. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.

Ratliff, David A

David Allen Ratliff, 65, of Kenova, W.Va. passed away Monday, April 5, 2021 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Graveside service will be conducted 2:00 P.M. Monday, April 12, 2021 at Maple Hill Cemetery with Pastor Fred Ferguson officiating and military rites by the American Legion Post 93 Honor Guard. David was born May 20, 1955 in Point Pleasant, W.Va. a son of Jacqueline Childers Hunt and the late Lawyer Ratliff, Jr. He was a retired Lineman and Mechanic from Norfolk Southern and worked at IATSE Local 369. David was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his twin brother Daniel Lee Ratliff. He is survived by his beloved wife Deborah Ratliff; two sons Scott Allen Ratliff and Joshua David Ratliff and one sister Kathleen Hoffman. Per David’s request there will be no visitation. Mask and social distancing will be observed. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.

Jones, Geraldine A

Geraldine Alma Jones, 78, of Huntington, W.Va. passed away Thursday, April 1, 2021. She was born March 4, 1943 in El Paso, TX. a daughter of the late Bill and Mildred Thompson Jones. Survivors include a son Jeff Jones; four brothers Bill Jones, Charles Jones, Fred Jones and Bucky Jones and three sisters Margaret Swihart, Olga Adkins and Mary Gonzales. Graveside services will be conducted 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 7, 2021 at Spring Valley Memory Gardens in Huntington. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.

Bias, Sr, James A “Jumbo”

JAMES ALLEN “JUMBO” BIAS SR., 80 of Proctorville, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2021. James was born November 29, 1940, a son of the late Jennings and Evelyn Hatten Bias. He was retired from LIUNA Local #543. James attended Kellogg Independent Holiness Church of God. He was a US Army veteran with the 82nd Airborne Division and was a member of American Legion Post #93 Kenova, whose members will conduct graveside rites. He was preceded in death by his ex-wife and friend, Leonta Lillis Casey Bias; and two sisters, Louise Oldaker and Mary Frances Bias. He is survived by one daughter, Leonta “Tiger” Blankenship; one son, James Allen Bias Jr.; two grandchildren, Cayce Samantha Blankenship and Anthony James Bias; special previous son-in- law, Kenny Blankenship; one sister and brother-in-law, Diana (Bob) Lynch; and a host of other family and friends. Visitation will be Sunday, March 28, 2021 from noon to 2 p.m. at Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova. Funeral services will begin immediately following the visitation at 2 p.m. with Pastor Roger Mooney officiating. Burial will follow in the Henry Hatten Cemetery. CDC guidelines use of masks and social distancing will be observed. Online condolences may be expressed at www.RollinsFH.com.

Scott, William T “BT”

William Thomas “BT” Scott, 58, of Catlettsburg, passed away suddenly Thursday, March 18, 2021. BT was born December 13, 1962 in Ashland, Ky. a son of Mary “Margie” Scott Leidecker and the late Coach Tom Scott (his best friend). BT attended Morehead State University from 1982-1984 on a golf scholarship and loved anything to do with sports. BT loved spending time with friends and family. He never met a stranger, always wore a smile, and had a good sense of humor. In addition to his mother BT is survived by a son, Hunter Cyrus, two brothers and sisters-in-law Stephen “Pup” Scott (Christine) and Mark Kevin “MK” Scott (Michelle); special friend Nancy Bayless and several nieces, nephews, and extended family who mourn his passing. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society-Kentucky 1640 Lyndon Farm CT. Louisville, Ky. 40223. A Memorial Gathering will be held Tuesday, March 30, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.

Kellar, Ronald B

Ronald Barnette Kellar, 81, of Kenova, W.Va. passed away Thursday, March 18, 2021 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Ron was born April 12, 1939 in Brevard, N.C. a son of the late Paul S. and Lois Barnette Kellar. He was a retired advertising manager from Persinger Supply. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother Teddy S. Kellar. He is survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law Robert P. Kellar (Sara) and James R. Kellar (Mary); a number of nieces and nephews and special friends Pam Spence and Kyle Wood. American Legion Post 93 Honor Guard will perform graveside rites at 2:00 PM, Tuesday , April 6, 2021, Maple Hill Cemetery. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.

Stewart, Marsha L

Marsha Louise Stewart (Thompson), 70, of Huntington, peacefully passed away on Tuesday March 9th, 2021 at St. Mary’s Medical Center.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband Bill Stewart, her parents Felix and Mary Thompson, and her brother Larry Thompson.  She is survived by her son, Daniel (Michelle); her two grandchildren, Isaac and Charlie; three sisters, Sharon Nicholas of Huntingon, Phyllis Wilcox of Hurricane, and Sylvia Thompson of Huntington; and many beloved nieces and nephews.  She will also be missed by her special ”Group” of friends. Continue reading “Stewart, Marsha L”