Lancaster, David L

David Lawrence Lancaster, 62, of Huntington, WV, passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Funeral service will be conducted 4:00 P.M. Monday, August 12, 2019 with Pastor Patrick Elliott officiating at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. Interment will follow in Browning Cemetery. He was born June 15, 1957 in Huntington, WV. a son of Betty Browning Lancaster and the late Samuel Harrison Lancaster. He is survived by his children Jamie Lancaster and Kelly West (Justin); grandchildren Rayson Lynn West and Rayleigh West; sisters Vikki Huff, Becky DelPapa (Charles) and Sherri Perdue; brother Samuel Lancaster and a host of nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Hoops Children’s Hospital 1340 Hal Greer Blvd. Huntington, W.Va. 25701. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at 

Little-Swan, Ruth P

Ruth Parsley Little Swan passed away on August 2, 2019.  She was born March 6, 1925 in Kenova, West Virginia, daughter of the late Lafe Parsley, Sr. and Agnes Roach Parsley.   She was preceded in death by husbands Bernard Little and Marvin Swan; a special sister, Avonelle Parsley Looney; brothers, Lyle and James Parsley; stepsisters, Dorthy Perrine and Margaret Bash; and half brothers, Bill and John Parsley.  She is survived by a son, Michael Little (Judy) of Ceredo, West Virginia; grandson, M. Bryan Little (Sara) and great granddaughter, Clare of Carmel, Indiana; brother, Lafe Parsley Jr. (Lavetta) of Fairhope, Alabama; stepson, Bill Swan of Sarasota, Florida and step granddaughter, Kristin Swan-Brown of Charlotte, North Carolina; stepdaughter, Marilyn Anderson (Tom) of Middleport, Ohio, and many nieces and nephews. She was a proud graduate of Ceredo-Kenova High School and  attended  the Huntington Business College and Marshall University.  She retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a Contract Specialist.  She faithfully attended the First Baptist Church of Kenova and the Ceredo Methodist Church and was devoted to her many friends and her beloved family.   Funeral services will be held at Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova, West Virginia, Sunday, August 11 with visitation at 1:00 pm and Funeral at 2:00 pm with Pastor Pat Collier officiating.  Burial service will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery immediately following.  In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of Huntington, Inc., P.O. Box 464, Huntington, WV 25709-0464.  The family wishes to thank and acknowledge the kindness of staff and caregivers from Wyngate Senior Living Community, Midland Meadow House Memory Care, and Hospice of Huntington.  She is at peace.  

Steppe-Mills, Roberta M

ROBERTA MAE STEPPE MILLS, 86, of Huntington, passed away Friday, August 2, 2019. Funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova, with Brother Jerry Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Vernon Cemetery. Roberta was born October 22, 1932 in Inez, Ky.; a daughter of the late Wade Hansford and Opal Mae Young Steppe. She was a member of the Garrett’s Creek Community Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Clovis R. Mills, and nine siblings. Survivors include one daughter, Beverly Perdue; two sons and daughters-in-law, John Mills (Debbie) and Robert (Bob) Mills (Sally); six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one brother, Ermel Steppe. Friends may call from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. Online condolences may be expressed at

Young, Julius E

Julius Edward Young, 87, of Catlettsburg, KY, passed away Monday, July 29, 2019 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, KY. He was born February 19, 1932 in Mingo County, WV a son of the late Julius and Alpha New Young. Also preceding him in death were his wife, Gladys Young; a son, Charlie Young; one brother, Charles Young and three sisters, Erma Lou Stephens, Lillian Kelly and Frances Alley. Julius had worked as a lab technician for AK Steel. He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Roger (Diane) Young of Ashland; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Jeris (Jimmy) Fry of Catlettsburg, Tammy (Michael) Wilson of Kenova and Lisa McFarland of Ashland; 12 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren; two special friends, Tim Wechsler and Buddy Russell; two special companions his dogs, Willie and Heidi, and a host of other family members and friends. In keeping with his wishes there will be no public services. Memorial donations may be made to the Boyd County Animal Shelter, 1025 Bob McCullough Drive, Ashland, KY 41102. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova, WV is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at

Sperry, Alice M (Mayo)

Alice M. (Mayo) Sperry, 85, passed from this world to eternal life on July 27, 2019, in Anderson, S.C. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Alva (Fairchild) Mayo and a resident of Wayne County for 82 years. During her life, Alice was a cosmetologist, owning and operating beauty salons in the Kenova area for 50 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, C. Richard Sperry, and grandson, Jeremy Shoemaker, as well as three brothers and two sisters. She was a member of Buffalo Valley Missionary Baptist Church for more than 55 years. Alice is survived by her daughter, Cynthia (Sperry) Shoemaker, and her husband, William Jerald Shoemaker, of Anderson; granddaughter Bethany Shoemaker Hendricks of Destin, Fla.; four great-grandchildren, Emily, Adrienne, Owen and Lydia; two brothers and two sisters; numerous nieces and nephews; a life-long friend she dearly loved, Nona Maxine Tucker; and loyal, treasured clients she enjoyed over the years. She will long be remembered for her fierce independence and dedication to her work. A graveside service will be observed at 11 a.m., Friday, August 2, at Docks Creek Cemetery, Kenova, the Rev. Kim Stone officiating. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Buffalo Valley Missionary Baptist Church. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova, WV is assisting the family with the arrangements. The family wishes to express their gratitude to a host of family and friends who acted as caretakers during Alice’s extended illness, including the staff in the Memory Care Unit at Summit Place Assisted Living in Anderson, S.C.

“For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.” | 1 Corinthians 13:12

Kinser, Debra June Lyons

Debra June Lyons Kinser, 60, of Ceredo, WV, passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, WV. She was born April 29, 1959 in Huntington, a daughter of the late Charles and Jewel Adkins Lyons. Debbie attended Ceredo-Kenova High School. She was an account associate with Roche Biomedical Laboratories. Debbie was a lifetime member of AmVets Post 14 and the Ladies Auxiliary. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ceredo. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Lyons, Jr.  She is survived by her husband, Jonathan Kinser; two daughters, Kimberly White (Jeremy) Ferguson and Kaylee Ann; one son, Jeffery White; three granddaughters, her very special granddaughter, Maisen Grace Ferguson and Bailey and Claire Ferguson; one special niece, Serenity Rose Kinser; three brothers, Randy (Debbie) Lyons, Roger Lyons and David Lyons; one aunt; two uncles; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. The family would like to thank the Surgical Intensive Care Unit Nurses at Cabell Huntington Hospital for their care of Debbie. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova, WV. The family will greet friends one hour before the service on Sunday. Burial will follow in Ceredo Crescent Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made, in Debbie’s memory, to a kidney or cancer foundation of your choice. Online condolences may be expressed at

Alley, Stephen “Steve” J

Stephen “Steve” Joseph Alley, 63, of Kenova, WV passed away on Sunday July 21, 2019 at his home. Steve was born August 3, 1955 in Huntington, WV a son of the late Frances Holland Alley and his father, Joe (Helen) Alley of Ceredo, WV. He was a graduate of Buffalo High School and Marshall University. Steve was an assistant manager for Save A Lot Grocery. He was a member of the Kenova Church of Christ. In addition to his mother he was also preceded in death by one brother, John “Greg” Alley. Additional survivors include one brother and sister-in-law, Mike (Sharon) Alley; one sister and brother-in-law, Lisa (Chris) Hedrick; one niece, Mollie Shuman; three nephews, Eric Alley, Nathan and Samuel Hedrick; one step daughter, Rhonda Parker; one step granddaughter, Leona Parker and his faithful companion, Nadine Bowen along with a host of other family members and friends. Visitation will be Tuesday July 23, 2019 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova, WV. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Alley Family Cemetery. The family requests instead of flowers you make a contribution, in Steve’s memory, to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be expressed at

Nethercutt, Alice P

Alice Phyllis Nethercutt, 80, of Kenova, W.Va. formerly of McDowell Co. passed away Saturday, June 29, 2019 at her residence. Alice was born November 2, 1938 in War, W.Va. daughter of the late Ruben and Lillian Hicks. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers Bill and Joe Hicks and a sister Dorothy Cortellesi.  She is survived by two daughters Cathy Jones (Chris) and LaDonna Olanyk; three grandchildren Evan, Chris and Andrea; two great-grandchildren Jackxon and Dean and two sisters Carol Stough (Fred) and Mildred Todd (Raymond). There will be no public services at this time. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at Continue reading “Nethercutt, Alice P”

Ryan, Recia V

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  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.

Dale, Iona”Frances” D

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