Dr. Eleanor Hatten Stephens Terry

Dr. Eleanor Hatten Stephens Terry, 92, of Ceredo-Kenova, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va. The celebration of her life will be conducted at Rollins Funeral Home on Sunday, June 16, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Dave Akers officiating. Burial will follow in Docks Creek Cemetery. She was born January 5, 1932, a daughter of the late Forrest William and Martha Plymale Hatten of Kenova. She received both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Marshall College, the M.S.L.S. degree from the University of Kentucky, and a doctorate from Virginia Tech. She taught elementary and middle school students at Ceredo, W.Va., Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, Fort Knox, KY, Nellingen, Germany, and Misawa, Japan. She taught at Marshall University, taking an early retirement in 1989, after which she set up a medical library for Kings’ Daughters and Sons Medical Center from June 1989 to June 1990. She had applied to return to the Department of Defense and was sent to Japan for four years. After retiring from the Department of Defense, she returned home and joined the Saints Alive Choir where she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kenova, and eventually directed the Saints Alive Christian Senior Citizen’s Choir for 21 years, singing at nursing homes, retirement homes and senior citizens centers every week. The following are additional memberships, awards and honors: member of the first Ceredo Beautification Committee from 1995 to 1997, edited the Ceredo Newsletter, which later became the New Crescent; member of the Beta Phi Mu Science Honorary; the Kappa Delta Pi Education Honorary; Phi Kappa Delta Education Honorary; was awarded the Edgar Dale Memorial; received an award for service to Media/Librarianship of the State of West Virginia, which was presented at the AECT National Convention in Las Vegas, NV, 1986, and lastly was selected to be a member of Kenova Elementary’s Wall of Fame. She is survived by two daughters, Dr. Sheryl Stephens and her husband, Lannie Rowe, and Jan Terry; two sons, Dr. Michael Stephens, and Bruce Terry; three granddaughters, Kelsey Terry, Rachel Terry, and Barno Saturday; two grandsons, Marker Stephens and Seton Rowe and his wife, Jessica; three great-granddaughters, Athena, Aurora, and Addison, and one great-grandson, James. Friends and family may call from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, 2024 at Rollins Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.

Carl Don Hatten

Carl Don Hatten, 94, of Kenova, WV, passed away Saturday June 8, 2024. He was born April 19, 1930 in Kenova the 7th of 12 children of Alva and Florence Burchett Hatten. He was a graduate of Ceredo-Kenova High School Class of 1948. Don attended WVU where he was also a cheerleader. He earned degrees from the University of Missouri and the University of Kansas. He was the head of the Social Work Department of Kansas City Memorial Hospital. He was baptized and attended the Presbyterian Church in Kenova and went to church camp with his friends. Don joined the Navy after high school and then was drafted by the Marine Medical Corp where he was a medic. He served his country with honor. In his later years Don was fond of saying he had lived a good life and that was true. He traveled the world and did and saw things many Wayne County men, of his age, were unable to do. He loved life and lived each day to the fullest. Don had great friends in both Kansas City and Ft. Myers where he lived for many years. He loved his family and he enjoyed coming home each year for the family reunion where he could visit with his siblings and tell tall tales to his nieces and nephews. Don was loved by his family and they looked forward to these visits. He returned to Kenova to be close to his brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Tiny Hatten whom he enjoyed visiting and going out to eat with each week. He is survived by his brother and several nieces and nephews and their families. Don will be fondly remembered by those who knew and loved him and will be greatly missed. A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 24, 2024 at Maple Hill Cemetery in Kenova, WV with Pastor Andrew Tennant officiating. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.

James Todd Dean

James Todd Dean, 54, of Independence, KY, formerly of Kenova, WV, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2024. He was born January 11, 1970 in Huntington, WV a son of the late Paul and June Pelfrey Dean. He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Claude and Lillian Pelfrey and Dock and Mary Dean; and his mother-in-law, Sandra Kay Johnson. Todd graduated from Ceredo-Kenova High School. He was an avid football fan and especially loved the Dallas Cowboys. Todd was employed by SUN Behavioral Health. Survivors include his wife, Terri Lynn McCarley Dean; a son, Nathan (Erica) Stanley; a daughter, Lyndsai (Bobby) McClaskey; grandchildren, Elijah, Gracelynn and Abigail Raike and Charley Ann McClaskey; brothers, Jeff (Sue) Dean and John Dean; sisters, Jennifer (Jim) Marcum and Janice (Larry) Wellman; father-in-law, Chester D. Johnson; his doggies, Bella, Skippy and Sallee; many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. A Celebration of Life service will be conducted, Saturday June 22, 2024 beginning at 3:00 p.m. at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova, WV with Steve Blankenship officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.

Thomas Eugene Jarrell

Thomas Eugene Jarrell, 70, of Ceredo, WV., passed away Sunday, May 26, 2024 at his residence. Funeral service will be conducted 1:00 P.M. Wednesday May 29, 2024 at the First Baptist Church of Ceredo, of which he was a member, with Pastor Jeff Canterbury officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. Tom was born February 28, 1954 in Huntington, WV. a son of the late Wilbur  Jarrell and the late Opal Zornes Jarrell Scarberry. Tom was a retired Huntington Police Officer and also retired from Calgon with thirty plus years of service. He also worked as a guard for the judges in the Federal system and was also a Mason. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Linda Null. He is survived by his wife Colleen VanHecke Jarrell; two daughters Jessica Mathis  (Chuck) and Amanda Buell (Craig); four grandchildren Aidan Napier, Macee Buell, Gunnar Mathis and Ellie Buell; niece Michelle McAnallan; nephew Brian Null and brother-in-law Whitey Null. Friends may call from 11:00 A.M. until service time Wednesday at the church. Rollins Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com. 

Barbara Ellen Hay Rayburn

Barbara Ellen Hay Rayburn, 80, of Kenova, WV., passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Funeral service will be conducted 4:00 P.M. Friday May 24, 2024 at the Kenova United Methodist Church, of which she was a member, with Pastor Andrew Tennant officiating. Interment will follow in Dock’s Creek Cemetery. Barbara was born July 11, 1943 in Kenova, WV. a daughter of the late Kenneth and Geneva Thornhill Hay. Barbara was a longtime loved and respected Real Estate Agent in Ceredo and Kenova and the surrounding area. She was the owner and broker for 42 years of Rayburn Realty. Barbara was instrumental in starting the first Laura League Girls Softball in C-K. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband John Rayburn, Sr. and three siblings Emmons Hay, Kenny Hay and Judy Bess. She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law Debby Moore and Deidre (Scott) Farley; a son and daughter-in-law John R. (Ann) Rayburn, Jr.; grandchildren Jenny (Jared) Stephens, Monica Rayburn, Zachary Moore, Zane Moore (Liz Auvil), John R. Rayburn, III and Beau Farley; great-grandchildren Ty Stephens, Marley Moore, Jaxon Stephens, Clark Moore and Willow Moore. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law Joyce Davis and Linda Hay and numerous other family and friends. The family would like to offer a special thank you to her caregivers Marla Bonecutter and Sheila Mayo. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to KUMC or Hospice of Huntington. Friends may call from 2:00 P.M. until service time on Friday at the church.  Rollins Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.

Lois Elaine Miller Hurst

Lois Elaine Miller Hurst, 89, of Lucedale, MS. went home to be with her Lord May 5, 2024. Lois was born June 25, 1934 in Huntington, WV to the late Paul P. Miller and Mary E. Sayre. Lois was a retired secretary for GMAC. She began her career in Huntington; and relocated to Hialeah, FL, where she and John raised their sons and were very active in the community. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband John M. Hurst; son David Hurst; Nana Ferne Miller and sisters Linda Casey and Patsy Wells. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law Gary and Tammy Hurst; sisters Sharon Wilkes and Pauletta (Sam) Torres; brother Gregory Miller; 3 grandchildren; 6 great grand-children; and a host of niece and nephews and great nieces and nephews she loved dearly. Funeral service will be conducted 12:00 P.M. Thursday, May 16, 2024 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova with Mr. Barry Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Friends may visit the family one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com. 

Jessalyn Marshall Bailey

Jessalyn Marshall Bailey, 93, of Ceredo, W.Va. passed away May 6, 2024 at home surrounded by her family. She was born May 4, 1931 in Page, W.Va. the sixth of eight children of the late O. E. and Effie Bickford Marshall. Jessalyn graduated from Princeton High School in 1950. She was a beloved worker in the VA Medical Center Canteen where she was often asked for by the patrons and served the veterans diligently until her retirement. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters and was reunited in heaven with them and her beloved grandson, Bradley Evans. She is survived by her husband, Don C. Bailey; three sons and their wives, Sidney J. Wheeler, Jr. and Kathleen, William “Bill” Wheeler and Dorthy, and John R. Wheeler and Chantica; one daughter and her husband, Kathy Patrick and Jack; grandchildren, Brent Evans, Jr., Mason Wheeler, and Nathaniel and Jonathan Thompson; great grandchildren, Connor and Skylar Evans and one brother, Donald “Don” Marshall. Visitation will be from 11 to noon on Monday, May 13, 2024 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova, W.Va. The funeral service will begin immediately following visitation at noon with Rev. Jeff Canterbury officiating. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.

Carl Thomas “Tom” Knopp

Carl Thomas “Tom” Knopp, 79, of Kenova, WV passed away on Monday April 22, 2024. He was born September 24, 1944 in West Columbia, WV, a son of the late Andrew Carl Knopp and Margaret Reynolds Knopp Bonham. He was a self employed barber. Tom was also the Director of the Good Samaritan Center for many years. He served on the City of Kenova Council for eight years. He is survived by his wife, Lynn Justice Knopp and their children, Michelle, Tim, Trisha, Leslie and Kevin and grandchildren, Jacynn, Ryann and Walker. Graveside services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2024 at Docks Creek Cemetery with Sam Colvin officiating. In lieu of flowers it was Tom’s request that memorial donations be made to the Good Samaritan Center, 1523 Chestnut Street, Kenova, WV 25530. Rollins Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.

 

Milda Jane Ross Akers Justice

Milda Jane Ross Akers Justice, 82, of Catlettsburg, KY, wife of Glen Justice, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2024 at Community Hospice in Ashland, KY. She was born February 22, 1942 in Huntington, WV a daughter of the late Floyd and Mamie Mae Tucker Ross. Milda had worked for New Concepts in marketing. She was a member of the Ross Sisters who sang all over the Tri-State area and also performed at the Grand Ole Opry. Milda was a member of Ceredo Church of Christ. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Withrow and Evelyn Waller. Milda is survived by her husband, Glen; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Richard Akers and Clifford (Tammy) Akers; four grand children, Brittany, Patrick, Breanna and Taylor; and one brother, Don Ross. Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 23, 2024 from noon to 1:00 p.m. at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. The funeral service will begin at 1:00 with Minister Luke Goulds officiating. Burial will follow in Ceredo Crescent Hill Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.

Willie “Pete” Robertson, Jr

Willie “Pete” Robertson, Jr. passed away Friday, April 19, 2024 at his home. He was born October 29, 1946 in Huntington, WV a son of the late Willie, Sr. and Reba Robertson. Pete served in the US Army. In addition to his parents Pete was preceded by his beloved wife, Phyllis Jean Dillon Robertson and his son, David “Davey” Robertson. He is survived by his daughter-in-law, Christie Adkins Robertson; two adored grandchildren, David Mason and Jayden Marie Robertson; and his caregiver, Teresa Parsons. Pete loved to work in his wood shop. He also loved his time with his wife camping. He and his wife worked many years doing the beautification program for the Town of Ceredo. There will be a graveside service Monday, April 22, 2024 at Hillcrest Cemetery beginning at 2:00 pm with Pastor Jeff Canterbury officiating. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the Robertson family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.