Recia Virginia Ryan, age 92, formerly of Kenova, WV, went to be with the Lord on 8 July, 2019, at Glendale Nursing Home in Schenectady, NY. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, 22 July, at 1 p.m. at the Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova by Pastor Becky Lawson. Burial will follow at Spring Valley Memory Gardens, Kenova, WV. Recia was born in Wayne County, WV on 1 September 1926. She attended high schools in Belfry, KY and Wayne, WV, graduating from Wayne High School in 1944. Upon graduation Recia moved to Huntington, WV where she supported the war effort by working at the Sylvania plant, and she was later employed by Maidenform and Owen Illinois. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty three years, Leon Errol Ryan; two brothers, Carl E. Brown and Woodrow W. Brown; and one sister, Yula Blackburn. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Scott Ferguson of Lake Ridge, VA; son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Esther Ryan of Albuquerque, NM; a sister, Geraldine Coleman of Lancaster, CA; a brother and sister-in-law, Elman and Roberta Brown of Holiday, FL; four grandchildren, Caleb Ryan, Grace Ryan, Kory Ferguson, and Krystal Ferguson Bischoff; five great-grandchildren Gabriel Bischoff, Eliana Amati, and Bella, Lorenzo, and Everett Ferguson. Friends may call from 12 to 1 p.m. Monday, 22 July, at the Rollins Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.rollinsfh.com. Recia was a faithful member of the Popular Street Church of God in Kenova, now New Beginnings Church. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to New Beginnings Church or the Salvation Army of Huntington, WV.
Iona “Frances” Michael Dale, 92, of Kenova, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, July 7, 2019. She was born June 27, 1927, in Wayne County, WV, a daughter of the late Denver and Ethel Thompson Michael. Frances was a graduate of Buffalo High School and Marshall University. She was a school teacher in Wayne County, WV for thirty years. Frances was an avid sports fan, enjoyed reading, cooking, sewing, and making stained glass. She was a member of Kenova United Methodist Church. Frances’ greatest joy was doing for others. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Meredith Emily Dale; two sisters, Bertha Michael and Annabelle (Woody) Rayburn; five brothers, John (Mildred) Michael, Jack Michael, William Michael, Oscar (Ethel) Michael, and Donald Fred Michael. She is survived by her beloved husband of over seventy-one years, Harold “Had” Dale; one daughter, Terry Booth of Kenova; one son, Thomas (Holley) Dale of Huntington; three grandchildren, Olivia Friary, Danielle (Tracey) West, and Brittany Booth; seven great-grandchildren, Ella, Braeden, Maggie, Emma, Taliyah, Lucy, and Holden; two sisters-in-law, Janice Michael of Huntington, WV and Opal Michael of Columbus, OH. The family would like to thank, her daughter, Terry Booth, for providing her the best care possible by being so nurturing,loving, and selfless. Frances will be fondly remembered and greatly missed. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Rollins Funeral Home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the funeral to follow at 1 p.m., officiated by Rev. Jim Richards. Interment will follow at Davis Cemetery in Prichard, WV. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Kenova United Methodist Church, 503 15th St. Kenova, WV 25530. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.
Paula Sue Gilkerson, 53, of Huntington, W.Va. passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Funeral service will be conducted 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova with Pastor Roy Akers officiating. Interment will follow in Wayne Cemetery in Wayne W.Va. Paula was born December 1, 1965 in Huntington, W.Va. daughter of Freda Brooks Gilkerson and Edward R. Gilkerson (Nellie). In addition to her mother and father she is survived by one brother James Edward Gilkerson; one sister Pamela Jewel Gilkerson and a special cousin Elizabeth Ann Marcum. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service Wednesday July 3, 2019 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.
Dale Marcum Ellis (Uncle Dale), 62, of Kenova, W.Va. passed away Sunday, June 23, 2019. Dale was born October 8, 1956 in Huntington, W.Va. son of the late John Ellis and late Barbara Ellen Perdue Fick. Dale enjoyed fishing with his Milwaukee Best at his side, and Monday night wrestling. He rooted for his favorite teams, the Alabama Roll-Tide, and the Marshall Thundering Herd. He also enjoyed spending time at the lake house tubing with friends and family. He was known as “Uncle Dale” to everyone, related or not, everyone loved his free spirited outlook on life, and he had a story for almost everything. He will be missed by everyone. He is survived by daughter Barbara Adel Bledsoe (Jason); two grandchildren Kyley and Eathan Bledsoe; two sisters Dixie Lilly (Russell) and Kathy Enterkin (Jay); nephews Floyd Lilly, Brady Gilkerson, Shawn Gilkerson, nieces Deserey Taylor and Ashley Lilly. And a host of friends and several great nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by grandparents John and Goldie Ellis, one brother Ronald Ellis and the three wise women (Granny Dixie Perdue, Aunt Ellen Ray and Aunt Erma Gillespie). Visitation will be 5-6 PM Monday July 1st, 2019 with a service performed by Rob Prichard starting at 6 PM at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.
Reva Caudill, 95, of Kenova, WV. passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019 at her home. Funeral service will be conducted 1:30 P.M. Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Rollins Funeral Home with Rev. Ernest Pennington officiating. Interment will follow in Dock’s Creek Cemetery. Reva was born March 16, 1924 in Wolfe County, Ky. a daughter of the late James and Nannie Spencer Reynolds. She was a former orthopedic aide at St. Mary’s Hospital. Reva was a member of the Maple Street Church of God. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved husband Ernest W. Caudill; son Bill Caudill and seven siblings. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law Janice Milam (John); three grandchildren Chris Milam (Benita), Kim Cameron and Kellie Nunley (Ben); seven great-grandchildren Mason, Seth, Alex, Mary, Kasey, Amanda and Cody; four great-great-grandchildren Jaize, Kaiden, Jack and Harper and a host of other family members. A special thank goes to Seth for all his loving care. Visitation will be Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 12:00 – 1:30 P.M. at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.
Donald “Don” Virgil Newman, 83, of Prichard, WV. passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Funeral service will be conducted 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Rollins Funeral Home with Pastor Ron Paige officiating. Interment will follow in Cyrus Cemetery with the American Legion Post 93 Honor Guard rendering military rites. Don was born December 16, 1935 in Wayne County son of the late Willie Bill and Pauline Damron Newman. He was the owner and operator of Newman’s Automatic Transmission Clinic. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army and 9 years in the Army WV National Guard. Don was a 1955 graduate of Buffalo High School and a member of the Cyrus Baptist Church. He volunteered as videographer at Buffalo High School Wayne County for all sports. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister Doris McSorley; two brothers-in-law Bernard McSorley and Fred Michaels; one nephew Danny McSorley and mother and father-in-law Ben and Laura Drown. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years Betty Ann Drown Newman; two sons and daughters-in-law Don Alan Newman (Rose) and Don Mark Newman (Cindy); three granddaughters Jennifer, Madeline and Allison Newman; one sister Opal Michaels; four nephews Rick and Mike Adkins, Stevie and Gary Michaels; one special niece Vickie Clark and a host of other family and friends. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 18, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the BYFL 2497 Rt. 75 Kenova, WV. 25530. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.
Alberta Jane McFann Watts,67, of Prichard, WV. passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Funeral service will be conducted 2:00 P.M. Monday, June 10, 2019 at the Church of Christ in Kenova, of which she was a member, with Minister Joe Pratt officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery. Alberta was born October 3, 1951 in Kenova, WV. daughter of the late James Albert and Mary Elizabeth Thacker McFann. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister JoAnn Newton and two brothers Roy Lee Newton and James Albert McFann, II. Survivors include her beloved husband Joe C. Watts; one daughter Mary Reynolds; three sons and one daughter-in-law Jamie Watts (Christy), Doug Watts and Tim Watts; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; one sister Elizabeth Faye Robertson (Kenneth) and a host of other family and friends. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.
Michael Wayne Jarrett,60, of Kenova, WV. was united with, the one who gave his life for him, his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Saturday, June 8, 2019. Funeral service will be conducted 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the 20th Street Baptist Church in Kenova, of which he was a member and loved deeply, with Pastor Matthew Christian officiating. Interment will follow in Dock’s Creek Cemetery. Mike was born February 3, 1959 in Madison, WV. son of Joann Jarrett Harris and the late Herschel G. Jarrett. He was an outside sales contractor with the 84 Lumber Company. Mike loved his family, friends and his God, he was the kind of man you would like your son to be. He was a kind and humble man with a huge heart and will be deeply missed by all who were blessed to know him. In addition to his mother he is survived by his beloved wife Jan McGlone Jarrett; children Tyler Jarrett (Jami) and Jana Jarrett; grandchildren Malli, Izzy and Cruz; sisters Patty Saunders, Kim Adkins and Tina Rice; God daughter Morgan Napier and numerous other family and friends. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Mary’s MICU for all their care and love bestowed on Mike. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully request donations be made to Child Evangelistic Fellowship 1249 Madison Ave. Huntington, WV. 25704. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 6:00 -8:00 P.M. at the 20th Street Baptist Church in Kenova. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.
Gus Poff, Jr.,72, of Nashville, TN., formerly of Huntington, WV. passed away Monday, June 3, 2019. Funeral service will be conducted 1:00 P.M. Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova with Minister Chris Stevens officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery. He was born February 22, 1947 in Wayne Co., WV. a son of the late Augustus and Josie Meador Poff. He was a former welder for CSX, L&N and C&O railroads. He retired as a tool crib manager at Greer Stop Nut. He was also a carpenter & an electrician. He was a veteran having served in the US Army. Gus was a member of the Maple Street Church of God and he loved to write and sing songs. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers Roy Price Poff and Howard Poff and one sister Lorraine Felix. Survivors include his beloved wife Pamela J. Leslie Poff; one daughter and son-in-law Missy Christian (Jeff); two sons and a daughter-in-law Greg Poff (Angie) and Brian Poff; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters Josephine Moore, Tina Crabtree, Wilma Jean Richard; three Brothers Bernard Poff, Norman Jack Poff and James Poff and a host of other family and friends. Visitation will be from 11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.
Elza Lee Snyder, Jr.,74, of Kenova, WV., passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Funeral service will be conducted 1:00 P.M. Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova with Rev. Joe Wayman officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. He was born September 2, 1944 in Huntington, WV. son of the late Elza Lee Snyder Sr. and the late Sylvia Mae Altic Snyder. He was a retired janitor from St. Mary’s Hospital. He was a veteran having served in the US Navy. Elza was a member of the American Legion Post 93 whose Honor Guard will conduct military graveside rites. He was a lifetime member of the VFW 1064, DAV, Vietnam Veterans of America and a past member of the Honor Guard at Post 93. He is survived by his beloved wife Judy Thompson Snyder; one daughter and son-in-law Alberta “Toodie” Gue (Greg); two sons and one daughter-in-law Tom “Goose” Snyder and Zeek Snyder (Leann); nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 12-1:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.