Ronald Wilson Diamond, 75, of Ashland, Ky. passed away Saturday, January 28, 2023 at King’s Daughters Medical Center. He was born January 6, 1948 in Logan, WV., a son of the late George W. and Christine Stone Diamond. He was a retiree of Kentucky Electric Steel Company. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. He is survived by his beloved wife Janet Leigh Diamond; four children and their spouses, Ronald W. “Ronnie” Diamond, II (Brent), Timothy Eric Diamond (Millie), Matthew Scott Diamond (Dorthy) and Elizabeth Anne Diamond-Eplin (Justin); three grandchildren, Preston Eplin, Greyson Eplin and Aniston Grace Eplin and three siblings Lois Thabet, Bonnie Diamond and Steven Terry Diamond. Visitation for friends and family will be from 3:00 – 5:00 P.M. Friday, February 3, 2023 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.
Rachel “Queen Bee” Carder, 53, of Kenova, WV passed away on January 18, 2023. Rachel was preceded in death by her father William Jarrett and her daughter/cat Princess. She is survived by her mother Sheila Carder Russel, who resides in Heritage Manor; her aunt Ilene King from New Martinsville and many cousins.
Rachel was born and raised in the Ceredo, a place she loved. She lived for 2 years in Florida, prior to moving back home late last year. Rachel graduated from Ceredo-Kenova High School in 1987. She worked at City National Bank.
Rachel had a love of life and enjoyed many things including shopping, getting her nails done, and going to the pool. Rachel was an avid sports fan and loved to tailgate. She was the life of the party and love to laugh and make those around her laugh. Rachel will be dearly missed and always remembered.
Rachel requested that a celebration of her life be held in her memory. We request all of Rachel’s loved ones to join us in celebrating the beautiful life of Miss Queen Bee at Rollins Funeral Home on January 28th, 2023, at 11am-1pm.
James Richard “Rick” Preston, age 74, passed suddenly at his home in Prichard, WV on January 23, 2023.
Rick was born on April 13, 1948 in Kenova, WV. In his youth, he was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont, WV. He spent his working years as a meat department manager at grocery stores in Fairmont, Morgantown and Huntington, WV. He was a master gardener and wise philosopher.
He is survived by his loving partner, Vida Fields, two step-daughters, Sherry Rodriguez and Rhonda Schell, friend, Ernie Torreblanco and their families. He is further survived by his parents, Richard and Thelma Preston, sisters Karen Rodgers-Rojay, Tammy (Bob) Wells, and Peggy Tiller, six nephews, two nieces, two grand-nephews, his former wife, Linda Vincent-Preston and several beloved aunts, uncles and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his precious sons, Joshua and Michael Preston, and brother-in-law, David Rojay.
Viewing will be on Friday, January 27, 2023 from 11-1 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova, WV. Loved ones will then gather at the Ceredo-Kenova Community Center at 1200 Poplar St., Kenova, WV from 12-5.
Ronald W. Smith, 87, of Kenova, WV passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, January 21, 2023. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Reba Smith, his brother, Jack, and an infant daughter, Rhonda Jean. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Olive Shy Smith, his son, Todd (Cheryl) Smith, his daughter, Shelly (Craig) Meadows, one sister, Pam Burcham, his brothers-in-law Deb and Vernon Dale Shy, sisters-in-law Pansy Whaley, Lola Gay Shy, Janice Shy, and the family of John and Brookie Maynard. He has four loving grandchildren, Nathan and Levi Meadows, Abby (Nick) Taggert, and Hannah (Daniel) Smith. He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews. Ronnie retired from Novamont Aristech after 33 years and was a member of Oakland Avenue Baptist Church in Catlettsburg. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice of Huntington in memory of Ronnie. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 24, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM with the funeral following at 1:00 PM at Oakland Avenue Baptist Church 3265 Oakland Avenue Catlettsburg, Ky. 41129. Burial will be at the Shy-Gilkerson Cemetery on Whites Creek. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.
David Alexander Galloway, 59, of Kenova, WV. passed away Friday, January 20, 2023. Funeral service will be conducted 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at Rollins Funeral Home with Pastor Dave Akers officiating. David was born February 21, 1963 in Ironton, OH., son of Shearl and Janie Galloway. He was a graduate of Ceredo-Kenova High School and attended Marshall University. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters and a brother-in-law Beckie McKinley and Pam (Dave) Akers; daughters Krystle (Jamie) Berry and Laney (Travis ) Murphy; grandchildren Malakai, Mercy, Mavyn, Myra, Mabel, Maclan, Hunter, Taylee and Ellie Mae and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and other family members. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.
Billy D. Price was born December 11, 1932. He went to be with the Lord on January 15, 2023, at the age of 90, after an extended battle with illness. He resided at Woodlands Retirement Community, Huntington WV, and at the time of his passing was under the wonderful care of Hospice of Huntington. The staff at Woodlands was fond of Billy and remember him as a friendly resident who always greeted them with a smile and a friendly word. He spent his childhood working for his maternal grandfather on a farm located at Barger Hill, Kenova, WV. He performed his military duty in the U.S. Army from 1957-1963 and was employed by Oliver Elam Construction in his 20’s. Thereafter, he quickly climbed the corporate ladder with Union Boiler Construction Company of Nitro, WV, becoming executive vice-president and held that position for 33 years. He was president of Cardinal Construction Company for seven years. He retired from construction work and worked for The Greater Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, South Point, OH, until he entered full retirement. He will be remembered for doing volunteer construction work on churches, donating regularly to Boys Town, the Mayo Clinic nonprofit, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Alzheimer’s Association, Salvation Army, and Shriners Hospital for Children. He was predeceased by his father, Roy Price of Miller, OH, and his mother, Merle Werlein of Kenova, WV, his oldest son David Ray Price, and his granddaughter Alicia Maria Livingston Saul. Billy is survived by his wife of 32 years, Priscilla Darlene (Stone) Price of Kenova, WV, and his six children by a former marriage, Deborah J. McClure of South Point, OH, Daniel F. Price (Rebecca Price) of South Point, OH, Dodavah L. Price of South Point, OH, Darrell D. Price (Willa Price) of Proctorville, OH, Delynn A. Price (Anita Price) of Raceland, KY, and Douglas N. Price (Catherine Price) of Wheelersburg, OH. He leaves behind 13 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. He will be interred at Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery in Dunbar, WV, with a military ceremony on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 1:00 PM, with Pastor Greg Tomlinson of Jefferson Avenue Church of God officiating. His wife asks that donations be made to Hospice of Huntington, WV, in lieu of flowers.
Cassie Lynn Webb Stambaugh, 55, of Ashland, Ky. passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus Christ her Lord and Savior, Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at King’s Daughters Medical Center. Funeral service will be conducted 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 21, 2023 at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, of which she was a member, with Pastor James Asbury and Pastor Zach Smith officiating. Cassie was born February 26, 1967 in Huntington, WV., a daughter of Jack and Evelyn Wells Webb. She was a graduate of Ceredo-Kenova High School and Marshall University. Cassie was employed by the Ashland Independent Schools and C.J. Banks in Ashland. She was a Kentucky Colonel and loved going to the beach with Lexie and fishing. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband of 23 years Brian Stambaugh; a precious daughter Alexia Brianna Stambaugh and a sister Kimberly Webb Varney. Visitation will be 6-8 P.M. Friday, January 20, 2023 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.
William Russell “Russ” Duty, husband, father, brother and friend passed away January 15, 2023 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington, W.Va. Russ was born December 1, 1952 a son of the late William Earl and Joyce Wallin Duty. He grew up in Kenova and was a graduate of C-K High School Class of 1971. He married the love of his life, Linda Haynie Duty and together they raised their beloved son, William Christopher Duty, to whom they are devoted parents. Russ was an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He and Linda also enjoyed shooting muzzleloaders and the story goes that Linda was the better shot. Russ and Christopher also liked to golf together whenever they had the chance. He was a good coworker and friend but you had to keep your eyes open when he was around because he was a superb practical joker. Russ loved trying to catch his friends in a prank. His smile and laughter could make everyone caught in his joke feel good. He retired from Braskem Chemical where he worked as an instrument technician for many years. Russ was a member of Kenova Masonic Lodge #110 AF & AM. He was also involved in the Huntington Scottish Rite and the Ashland Shriners. In addition to his wife and son other survivors include two brothers, David and Mark Duty; a sister, Sue Midkiff; many nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Tiny Hatten. Over the years Linda and Russ owned several Airedale’s and Russ especially loved Ezekiel Malachi who is shown with him in the picture above. The family asks that in lieu of flowers you make a donation in Russ’s memory to one of these three organizations, KUMC Music Ministry, 503 15th St. Kenova, WV 25530; Hospice House, where they so lovingly cared for him, 3100 Staunton Rd. Huntington, WV 25702 or Kenova Masonic Lodge #110, P.O. Box 107, Kenova, WV 25530. Visitation will be Thursday, January 19, 2023 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Kenova United Methodist Church, of which he was a member. The funeral service will begin at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Andrew Tennant officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.
Juanita Perry Staten, 89, of Prichard, WV passed away peacefully Monday, January 9, 2023 at her daughter’s home. Funeral service will be conducted 1:00 P.M. Monday, January 16, 2023 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova with Brother Ric Morrone officiating. Juanita was born June 26, 1933 in Genoa, WV., a daughter of the late Albert J. and Thelma Tipton Perry. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband Charles Staten; siblings Albert Perry, Jr., Barbara Morrone, David Perry, Jim Perry and Mabel Smith. Survivors include a brother Richard Perry; daughter Beverly Morrison; two sons Charles Richard Staten (Jackie) and Christopher Staten (Lori); 4 grandchildren Christian (Erin), Dawn (Holly), Jammie (Shane), and Angela (Joe); and several great grandchildren. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. In lieu of flowers Juanita has requested donations be made to https://www.scn2a.org/donate.html in honor of her great-granddaughter, Harper Jane Morrison. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.
Patricia Joyce Houchin Cornwell, 85, of Kenova, W.Va. widow of Robert “Tootles” Cornwell passed away Thursday, Januar 5, 2023 at her home. She was born April 10, 1937 in Ceredo, a daughter of the late, Vernon St. Elmo and Gladys Stewart Houchin. She was a graduate of C-K High School and later was a nurse at Huntington Hospital for many years. Pat leaves behind her four children, Dwayne (Diana) Cornwell of Proctorville, OH, Tim (Colleen) Cornwell, Steve (Elaine) Cornwell and Stephanie (Richard) Elkins all of Kenova, W. Va. Also surviving are her grandchildren, who called her Granny Pat, Brandon, Ashlee, Blayne, Eann, Timmy (Trish), Emmanuel, Brittany (Becka), and Nick (Allie); great grandchildren, Garrett, Madeline, Emelia, Jayla, Bryce, Evy, Barrett, Berkley and Mylah; and one brother, Jack Houchin of North Carolina. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Frank Houchin. Pat was an active member of Kenova United Methodist Church and was involved in many of the ministries of the church. She loved to cook and was part of the We Care Team, she liked quilting with the Busy Fingers quilting group, she sang in both the Chancel and Golden Chords Choirs, she enjoyed being part of the Mentor Program between KUMC and Kenova Elementary School and was a member of the Loyal Bible Sunday School Class. During the Fall Bazaar, we all enjoyed Pat’s famous apple dumplings. One of Pat’s many gifts was the gift of hospitality. Whenever she cooked for her own family she always made sure she also fed her widowed friends and anyone else who needed a hot meal. Pat will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Visitation will be from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 8, 2023 at Kenova United Methodist Church. The funeral service will begin at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Andrew Tennant officiating. Burial will follow in Ceredo Crescent Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Pat’s memory to: KUMC 503 15th Street, Kenova, W.Va. 25530. Rollins Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements and online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.