Olive Jeanne Blevins, 87, of Catlettsburg, KY, passed away Monday, November 16, 2020 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. The funeral service will be conducted at 12:30 pm Saturday, November 21, 2020 at the Kenova Church of God where she was a member. Reverend Paul Cantrell of Kenova and Reverend Joe Wayman of Wayne will be officiating. Interment will follow at Spring Valley Memory Gardens. Jeanne was born December 18, 1932 in Logan, WV, and was the daughter of the late Brice and Della McCoy Hall. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three siblings; Juanita Sue Pennington, Anna Jo Golice and James Hall, 1 great grand-daughter, Hanna Stanley and her mother-in-law, Ova Blevins Plummer. Jeanne worked as a switchboard operator at Logan’s Mercy General Hospital where she met the love of her life and future husband, Alvin. She is survived by her beloved husband of nearly 71 years, Alvin Baxter Blevins, daughter Sherry Russell, and son, B. Ray Blevins (Ann). Two grandchildren from her daughter Sherry; Sherry Beth Copley (Jay) and Amanda Compton (Kyle); and 5 great-grandchildren; Justin Ellis (Autumn), Mallory Copley, Jaelyn Copley, Luke Durham, and Kylie Compton. Five grandchildren from her son B. Ray; Anisha Thomas, Shane Blevins (Dorothy), Cory Blevins, Amber Blevins, and Maggie Jean McDaniel (Cory); 11 great-grandchildren from her son, B. Ray; Coral McCaskey (Joseph), Logan Thomas, Wade Thomas, Leslie Terry, April DeLoach (Walt), Rowan Smyley, Michael Blevins (Jordan), Kelsie Blevins, Christopher Nettles , Vance Nettles and Bradley Nettles ; and 5 great-great grandchildren: Isaac and Emily McCaskey, Oliver Blevins, Lexy and Walton DeLoach. She is also survived by two brothers; Orison Hall, and David Hall (Melissa), and a host of nephews and nieces including beloved niece, Debbie Hall Phifer. Jeanne’s heart was one full of love and nurturing which was always felt, whether by word or deed, by those that were entrusted to her care. She is lovingly remembered for always singing around the house. We all can remember hearing her say so many times that “my arms just ache to hold a baby!” Her favorite bible scripture was Psalm 121, which she often quoted. She loved her Lord Jesus Christ and she loved her family. Definitely a unique combination of both Martha and Mary of the Bible, she will be greatly missed until we see her again in the Lord Jesus’ presence in Heaven. Continue reading “Blevins, Olive J”
Charles Anthony “Tony” Delpapa, 42, of Huntington, W.Va. passed away Monday, November 9, 2020. Graveside services will be conducted 2:15 P.M. Monday, November 16, 2020 at the Browning Cemetery on Goodwill Road with Pastor Gary Graves officiating. Tony was born January 29, 1978 in Huntington, W.Va. son of Charles Delpapa and Rebecca Lancaster Delpapa. Tony loved his children and family and he loved to fish. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Harry Lancaster and paternal grandparents Mildred and Lawrence Delpapa. In addition to his parents he is survived by his precious children, daughter, Addison Delpapa and son, Charles “Chas” Delpapa; sister and brother-in-law Meredith and Justin Fallon; niece Emily Fallon; nephews Colton and Lane Fallon; maternal grandmother Betty Lancaster; best friends Nick Angelo, Freddie McCoy and Jerrod Workman and many, many other friends and family members. In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to help with future needs of his children, C/O Rebecca Delpapa 1170 South Jefferson Drive Huntington, W.Va. 25701. Visitation will be Monday, November 16, 2020 from 1-2 P.M. at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. Social distancing and mask are required. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com. Continue reading “Delpapa, Charles A “Tony””
Shaunie Lou Sullivan, age 71 of Ona, West Virginia left this world on November 9, 2020. Shaunie loved her job as a nurse at Huntington Health and Rehab where she had worked for 26 years. Shaunie was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend. Her family and friends will miss her more than words can describe. In addition, Shaunie loved all the animals she has had a pleasure of caring for over the years and made her own children during that time. She was an amazing caregiver to anyone that had the pleasure of knowing her. She is preceded in death by her mother and stepfather Avis and Melvin Schaffer; father Joseph Hughes; and brother Samuel Hughes. She is survived by her sons Matthew (Kellie Collins) Sullivan and Patrick (Tami) Sullivan; grandchildren Kylie (Heather) Trimble, Allee (Hunter Allison) Sullivan, Brooke Sullivan, Joshua Sullivan, and Hunter (Clara Bernthold) Robbins; great-grandson Ethan Mitro; nephew Chris (Kara Gettman) Hughes and her large loving group of co-workers. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Cabell Huntington Hospital for all the love and care they put into taking care of this incredible woman. Due to Covid-19 the family has decided to hold a private visitation. Friends and family will meet at Dock’s Creek Cemetery at 12:15 Friday, November 13, 2020 for a graveside service. In lieu of flowers donations to One by One or The Humane Society would be appreciated. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family. Online condolences my be expressed at rollinsfh.com.
James Michael Blankenship, 68, of Ceredo, W.Va. passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at the Herschel “Woody” Williams VAMC. Funeral services will be conducted 3:15 P.M. Sunday, November 8, 2020 at the Ceredo Crescent Hill Cemetery with the American Legion Post 93 Honor Guard conducting military rites. James was born February 13, 1952 in Huntington, W.Va. son of Eldred Handy Lloyd and the late Jennings Blankenship. He was a veteran having served his country in the U.S. Army. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by a sister Carolyn Blankenship Thompson. In addition to his mother he is survived by his love and lifetime friend Jettie Adkins; sister Linda Lloyd Eastham; nieces Leslie Ann Eastham and Laura Beth Eastham and several other nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 1:00-3:00 P.M. Sunday, November 8, 2020 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. The family respectfully requests the observance of facemasks and social distancing. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.
ROBERT L. “BOB” BRYANT of Ceredo, WV. passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2020. Bob was the husband of Garnet Holland Bryant of Ceredo. He was born October 15th, 1930, the son of the late Aubrey C. Bryant and the late Georgia Davis Bryant of Huntington, WV, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Charles E. Bryant of Melbourne, FL. and Paul C. Bryant of Chicago, IL., also his first wife, Betty Meadows Bryant of Huntington. Bob is survived by his wife, Garnet Bryant of Ceredo; two sons, Steve (Beth) Bryant of Mount Pleasant, SC; Roger (Ellie) Bryant of Lexington, KY.; one brother, Richard (Sherry) Bryant of Ashland, OH., one sister, Dolores Ashworth, of Huntington, WV.; several nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren and many friends. He was retired from The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington, with 43 yrs. of service. Bob was a Mason and a member of Crescent Lodge No. 32 in Ceredo, WV. Where he served as a Past Master of that Lodge, and also served as a past District Deputy Grand Master of the Fifth Masonic District of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of WV. He was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a member of Marcum Chapter No. 32, OES., and was a Past Patron of that chapter, and also was a Grand Representative of FL. in WV, from that chapter. Bob also loved old cars, and was the owner of a Brittany Blue 1966 Mustang Convertible that he took to a lot of cruise-ins and car shows in the Tri-State area. Visitation and funeral services will be private for the family, with Pastor C.J. Adkins presiding. The Masonic Lodge and Pastor C.J. Adkins will conduct a public graveside funeral services at 1:30 P.M. Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Docks Creek Cemetery.
Hershel L. Harrison, 80, of Kenova, W.Va. passed away Sunday, November 1, 2020 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova with Pastor Kim Stone officiating. Interment will follow in Dock’s Creek Cemetery. Herschel was born June 25, 1940 in Charleston, W.Va. a son of the late Herman Harrison and the late Reba and King Junior Garnes. He was a former truck mechanic. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Jean Stutler. He is survived by two daughters, Jennifer (Roy) Marcum and Jeanette Jewell; step –daughter Angela Perry step-sons Gordon Humphreys and David Humphreys; sisters Norma Rice, Greta Cochran and Kay Harrison and grandchildren Nathan & Chassidy Marcum and Anna Janelle and Jacob Jewell: two great-grandchildren; the mother of Jennifer, Bonnie and special friends Sarah, Marceline and Joan. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. The family respectfully requests the observance of face masks and social distancing. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com
LARRY J. HECK left this world on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, after a struggle with lymphoma and its complications. He was the youngest child of Ivan Glen and May Midkiff Heck born in June 1944 in Park Circle, Kenova, W.Va. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Jennings, Bill and Frank; and two sisters, Rose Hatten and Lois Treadway. He is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Jo Bradley Heck; beloved son Bradley Glen Heck (Heather); one sister-in-law, Betty Heck and numerous loving nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind two special friends, David Pennington and Bill Bailey. Larry graduated from Ceredo-Kenova High School, West Virginia Tech and Marshall University. During his career, he was a teacher, coached at Raceland, Ky., High School, Vinson High School and finally returned to his alma mater Ceredo-Kenova High School to coach for a few years. He developed and was the administrator of the Northern Wayne County Vocational School, then retired as an Assistant Superintendent. He proudly represented Wayne County in the WV House of Delegates for three terms. Due to the current pandemic, services will be graveside, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, October 25, at Spring Valley Memory Gardens with Pastor Scott Byard officiating. Those attending are ask to mask, social distance and are invited to bring their own lawn chairs. There will be no visitation and no procession to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Raceland Touchdown Club, P.O. Box 85, Worthington, KY 41183 or the Spring Valley High School Athletic Boosters, P.O. Box 1222, Ceredo, WV 25507. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com
Jennings Cornwell, 88, of Kenova, WV, husband of Violet Cornwell for 63 years passed away on Monday, October 12, 2020 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington, WV. Jennings was preceded in death by his parents, Jennings and Wilma Cornwell; his brother, Dan Cornwell and his twin sister, Jeanette Dorsey. In addition to his wife he is survived by his three children, Brenda McClain, Richard Cornwell and Ron Cornwell; four grandchildren, Richie Cornwell, Katie Davis (Matthew), Kennedy McClain, and Cameron Cornwell. He was very proud to be the great-grandfather of Brayden, Austin and Raelynn. Jennings is also survived by a host of loving nieces and nephews. He served in the US Navy in the Korean Conflict aboard the USS Gwinn and was a member of American Legion Post 93 of Kenova. He had a fierce love for his country, the Lord, his family and The Thundering Herd. Jennings was known for his service cooking at the Kenova United Methodist Church for several years, serving delicious meals and lots of love and laughter. He was known for his love for the church choir and could always be heard singing hymns. Those calling on the family are asked to follow CDC guidelines and state mandates of social distancing and wearing a face mask. A small gathering will be held Thursday October 15, 2020 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Rollins Funeral Home for those who wish to celebrate his life and memory. Please contact Rollins Funeral Home if you need more information regarding the gathering. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to Hospice of Huntington. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.
Carla Ann Price, 53, of Huntington, W.Va. passed away Sunday, October 11, 2020 at Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at Dock’s Creek Cemetery. Carla was born November 26, 1966 in Huntington, W.Va. a daughter of the late Charles Flora, Sr. and the late Patricia Jeffers Chapman. She was a homemaker that loved her grandchildren and loved to give out orders. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother Charles Flora, Jr. and her boyfriend Danny Ray Sellards. She is survived by two sons Daniel Price, Jr. (Desiree) and Corey Price (Samantha); two brothers Billy Spurlock (Alicia) and Jay Flora (Rhonda); one sister Rhonda Price (Danny) and seven grandchildren Junior, Tommy, C.J., Caitlyn, Dakota, Colton and Cayden and great-grandson baby Daniel. The family respectfully request the observance of face mask and social distancing. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the cemetery. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com. Continue reading “Price, Carla A”
Lonnie E. Miller, 76, of Prichard, W.Va. passed away Saturday, October 10, 2020 at his residence. Graveside services will be conducted 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at Sloas Cemetery in Lucasville, Ohio with Brother Darrell Brewer officiating. Lonnie was born January 30, 1944 in Wayne County, W.Va. a son of the late Erastus and Lillie Mae Mills Miller. He was a former auto mechanic and attended the Prichard Freewill Baptist Church. Lonnie enjoyed fishing and camping and loved his farm. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by five siblings, Delores Marshall, Dorcas Hale, Lillie Raines, Mary Agnes Miller and Raymond Miller and two nephews Ron Marshall and Jimmie McGinnis. He is survived by his beloved wife Judy Harris Miller; one sister and brother-in-law Jennie McGinnis (James); eight nephews Terry, Carl, David and Jeff Hale, Mike and Danny Raines, Greg Marshall and Rick Miller and three nieces Sandy Smith, Lisa McGinnis and Tammy Wells. There will be no visitation and no procession to the cemetery. The physical address for GPS coordinates to the cemetery is 8984 Camp Creek Road Lucasville, Ohio 45648. The family respectfully request the observance of face mask and social distancing. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.