BRIAN KEITH MEREDITH, 54, of Kenova, W.Va. passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2021, in CabellHuntington Hospital. Funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, September 17, 2021, at the Kenova United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill DeMoss and Rev. Scott Byard officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. He was born June 3, 1967, in Huntington, a son of Berlin Ray Meredith Sr. and Carol Sue Hayton Meredith. He worked for DECCO Services. He was a 1985 graduate of C-K High School. He loved his family and spending time with them and had a penchant to be able to fix anything. Brian was kind and would do anything to help anyone and will be deeply missed by family and friends. In addition to his parents he is survived by a brother and sister-in-law Berlin Meredith II (Kathy); nephews Keenan Joseph, Joshua Tyler and Champ Meredith and a host of relatives and friends. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 16, 2021, at the Kenova United Methodist Church. Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.
Jack L. Ellis, 86, of Huntington, W.Va. passed away peacefully, Sunday, September 12, 2021, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House with his loving family at his side. Funeral service will be conducted 1:00 P.M. Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova with Pastor Jeff Canterbury officiating. Interment with military graveside rites by the American Legion Post 93 will be conducted following the service at White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Jack was born September 6, 1935 in Huntington, W.Va. son of the late Raymond Ellis and late Katherine Runyan. He was retired from the IBEW Local 317 in Huntington as an electrician. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ceredo and the American Legion Post 93. Jack served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean Conflict and was active in the Marine Corp League in Huntington. He coached Little League baseball at League One and was very active with the Vinson High School Athletic Boosters. Jack celebrated at one time as the YMCA Marble Champion. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Raymond “Pete” Ellis. Survivors include his wife of 28 years Joyce Ellis; two sons Barry Ellis (Jackie) and Jason Ellis and daughter Bridgette Moore (Larry); stepson Billy Barrett (Tina); grandson Jeremy Ellis (Robin); granddaughters Aimee Harrah (Todd), Autumn Ellis, Olivia Barrett and Leigha Barrett. He is also survived by five great-grandchildren; one brother John Ellis (Carol) and sister Marrylou Frassmann. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.
Thomas Lee “Gizmo” Rickman 48, of Huntington, W.Va. passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021 at CAMC Teays Valley Hospital. Funeral service will be conducted 12:00 P.M. Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Rollins Funeral Home with Rev. Mic Browning officiating. He was born December 3, 1972 in Huntington, W.Va. son of the late Thomas Lester and Brenda Lou Hale Rickman. He was a former Paramedic with the Ceredo Volunteer Fire Department, Duvall EMS and Boone County EMS. He was a member of the Route 60 Freewill Baptist Church and was a former Deacon at Charity Freewill Baptist Church and Beulah Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother Robert Rickman, maternal grandparents George and Elizabeth Hale and paternal grandparents Thomas and Lois Rickman. Survivors include his beloved wife Kathy Rickman; children Thomas Hildred Rickman and Brenda LeeAnn Rickman; brother Matthew Rickman; sister Christina Rickman and numerous other family and friends. Visitation will be 10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. A graveside committal service will be held at 3:30 P.M. at Browns Branch Road Cemetery in Danville, W.Va. following the funeral service. Memorial donations may be made to the funeral home to assist the family with final expenses. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.
David “Davey” Robertson, 50, passed away September 2, 2021. Davey was a lifelong resident of the Ceredo and Kenova communities and a proud graduate of C-K High School, Class of 1989. Davey is the son of Willie “Pete” and Phyllis Dillon Robertson Jr., the husband of Christie Adkins Robertson and the proud father of David Mason and Jayden Marie Robertson. He is the son-in-law of Loretta Adkins; the Brother-in-law to Mark and Bridgett Adkins and uncle to their son, Cody, of Kenova W.Va. and Michael and Debbie Adkins and uncle to their children, Caleb and Jenna of St. Charles, Missouri; Davey was also a friend and brother to so many others. He was a local business owner of Robertson’s Signs and Graphics and a proud Eagle Scout. Davey was a 30+ year member of the Ceredo and Kenova Volunteer Fire Departments and was a founding member of Fire and Iron Motorcycle Club Station 29. His kindness and generosity will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 6, 2021 at the First Baptist Church of Ceredo with Tim “Santa” Yaniko officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until service time on Monday at the church. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to, Fire & Iron Motorcycle Club Station 29, P.O. Box 132, Kenova, W.Va. 25530 or the Kenova Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O.Box 186, Kenova, W.Va. 25530 or the Ceredo Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 691, Ceredo, W.Va. 25507. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com. Rollins Funeral Home is assisting the Robertson Family with the arrangements. Continue reading “Robertson, David “Davey””
Michael E. Thompson, 71, of Wayne, W.Va. passed away peacefully with his children Paul and Jamie by his side Sunday, August 29, 2021 at the Wayne Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Graveside service will be conducted 12:30 Thursday, September 2, 2021 at Spring Valley Memory Gardens 2813 Goodwill Road, Huntington, W.Va. 25704, with Brother Rick Wellman officiating. He was born March 11, 1950 in Huntington, W.Va. son of Helen J. Smith Thompson and the late Julius Thompson. He was retired from the City of Huntington Sanitation Board. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by one sister Dianalynn Thompson, maternal grandparents William C. and Lula Smith and paternal grandparents Boyd & Viola Thompson. In addition to his mother he is survived by his children Paul Michael Thompson and daughter and son-in-law Jamie Noble (Dustin); six grandchildren Jacob, Josh, Jarrod, Emma, Claire and Ava; sister and brother-in-law Patricia “Patty” Wellman (Rick); brother and sister-in-law Tommy R. Thompson (Cathy); niece Marcie Iseli (Scott); nephews Wade Wellman, Randy Thompson and Justin Thompson (Brandi) and numerous other family and friends. Visitation will be 11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. Thursday, September 2, 2021 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.
Charles Franklin “Frank” Blake, 79, of Ceredo, W.Va. passed away on Monday, August 23, 2021 at his residence. He was born November 2, 1941 in Wayne County, W.Va. son of the late Benjamin Franklin and Nancy Margaret McKinney Blake. He was a retired crane operator from Special Metals. Frank was a veteran having served in the U.S. Navy and was a former member of the American Legion Post 93. He enjoyed bowling, the Cincinnati Reds and the Marshall Thundering Herd. Survivors include his beloved wife Beth Campioni Blake; sons Collis R. Blake (Shanna) and Jon Campioni (Tara); two brothers Jim and Bill Blake; two sisters Charlene Thompson and Anna Mae Butcher and two granddaughters Hannah and Emily Campioni. Private services will be held at a later date Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.
George Edward Smith, 85, of Kenova, W.Va, beloved husband, father, brother, friend and child of God, went home to be with the Lord, surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, August 22, 2021. George Ed was born on February 22, 1936 to the late Edward and Maxine Taylor Smith. He was a graduate of Buffalo High School. He retired from J.H. Fletcher & Company after 44 years of service. After retirement he worked for Griffith & Feil Drug Store and volunteered for the Good Samaritan Center in Kenova. George Ed was a proud veteran who served his country honorably in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the First Independent Missionary Baptist Church and he attended Heritage Freewill Baptist Church. He was a wonderful Christian man who loved to spread the love of Christ to everyone he met. He was kind, caring, and generous. He loved his entire family with all his heart and he was loved equally in return. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Zelda Hatten and Nadine Hughes; and his mother and father-in-law, Palma and Jay Workman. Survivors include his wife, Delores “Dody” Workman Smith, whom he loved and adored for 65 years; four children, George E. “Peewee” (Kathy Riley) Smith, II, Doug (Kim) Smith, Todd (Missy) Smith and Beth (John) Gover; grandchildren, Lakin (Zev) May, Kelsey (Cody) Wallace, Paige Smith, Tyler (Olivia) Smith, Brooke Smith, Harrison and Hamilton Gover; great grandchildren, Jaden May, Jemma May, Jorgi May and Maiara Smith; two sisters, Katherine Trivett and Peggy Ball; a special nephew, Matthew Workman; two special cousins, Marcella Canterbury and Wanda Wellman and many nieces and nephews and a host of friends; two special caregivers, Rocky and Evelyn Wolfe. The family would like to express a special thanks to the staff of the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House for their care of George Ed. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice at 3100 Staunton Road, Huntington, W.Va. 25702. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at Rollins Funeral Home with Pastor Ed Cook, Pastor Scott Byard and Pastor Zach Johnson officiating. Visitation will be two hours before the service. Burial will follow in Docks Creek Cemetery in Kenova. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.
William Edward Kalinoski, 79, of Huntington passed away on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Graveside service will be conducted 10:30 A.M. Saturday, August 28, 2021, with Pastor Robert Gillette and Pastor Greg Matney officiating, at Maple Hill Cemetery. He was born November 21, 1941 in Montcoal, W.Va. son of the late Ferdnand and Anne Weber Kalinoski. He was a schoolteacher and coach having taught and coached in various school systems in Ohio and W.Va. He was a retired coal miner working 30 years at the number 7 coal mine. After retirement he continued to work at Wal Mart in various capacities and leaving only after his heath would not allow him to continue. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Virginia Dickens and a brother Stanley Kalinoski. He is survived by his beloved wife Mary Ellen Brafford Kalinoski; children William Brad Kalinoski, Anita Ellen Kalinoski-Hatfield (Ron) and David Clarence Kalinoski (Marianne); grandchildren Emilee Elizabeth Hay (Louis Enriquez), Mary Olivia Kalinoski (Ashley Howell), Lauren Grace Hatfield and Lilly Kathryn Hatfield; brothers Ferdnand “Fred” Kalinoski, Jr. and Tommy Kalinoski; sister Peggy Kalinoski; friends of the family Tinatsu Wallace: Ling Chen and Angie Chen and numerous other family members and friends. There will be no visitation Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.
Albert L. “Lee” Jordan, 78, of Kenova passed away on Sunday, August 15, 2021 at his residence. Funeral service will be conducted 1:00 P.M. Thursday, August 19, 2021, with Pastor Rodney Dishman officiating, at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. Interment will follow in Dock’s Creek Cemetery with the American Legion Post 93 Honor Guard conducting military rites. Lee was born December 19, 1942 in Kenova W.Va. son of the late Albert W. and Mary Jane Conley Jordan. He was a retired social worker and was a member of the American Legion Post 93. Lee was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army and retired from the U.S. Army Reserves with 35 years of service. He is survived by his beloved wife Betty Jean Jordan; children Norman Romans, Kip Jordan and Heather Leigh Jordan; grandchildren Ashlee Willis, Brandon Romans, Conley Rosser, Savannah Dudley, Jack Jordan and Ansley Romans; great-grandchildren Annabelle Romans and Amelia Rosser; a very special family member Tina Turner Sarver and numerous other family members and friends. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 6-8 P.M. August 18, 2021 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.
Katherine I. Bowen, 92, passed away on Saturday, August 14, 2021 in the St. Mary’s Medical Center. She was born May 13, 1929 in Bristol, Va. a daughter of the late Bennie and Opal Hutton Musser. Katherine loved reading, traveling, antiquing and gardening. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved husband Earl M. Bowen; son Stephen Bowen and sister Wanda Chaffins. She is survived by a daughter Deborah Sue McGlone; grandsons Christopher McGlone (Kelley), Bryan McGlone and Nate McGlone; great-grandson Greyson McGlone; great-granddaughter Megan Hankins; brother-in-law Jerry Chaffins,; nieces and nephews John Farley, Cindy Hall, Greg McGlone, Teresa Wells, Jeff Chaffins and Mark Chaffins and two sisters Eleetha Farley and Priscilla McGlone. Friends may call from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 18, 2021at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. Graveside services will be private. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.