Gilkerson, Edward “Ed” R

Edward “Ed” Ray Gilkerson,78, of Prichard, W.V. passed away Friday, February 19, 2021 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Graveside service will be conducted 3:30 P.M. Thursday, February 25, 2021 at the Davis Cemetery on Davis Branch in Prichard with Brother Roy Akers officiating. He was born December 10, 1942 in Prichard a son of the late Standard and Mary Davis Gilkerson. Ed was a retired Foreman from ACF Industries and he was a member of the Buena Vista Masonic Lodge #60 AF & AM whose members will conduct graveside rites. He was a veteran having served his country in the U. S. Air Force. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother James Bernard Gilkerson; two daughters Paula Gilkerson and Susie Charles; one son Gary Dean and a grandson Matt Charles. Survivors include his beloved wife Nellie Dean Gilkerson; one daughter Pamela Gilkerson; three sons Jamie Gilkerson, Glendal Dean and Kevin Dean; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers Roger Gilkerson and Ike Gilkerson and a host of other family and friends. Friends may call from 2-3:00 P.M. Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. Mask and social distancing will be required. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.

Teach-Gillem, Sue E

Sue Ellen Teach Gillem, 80, of Kenova, W.V. passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. She was born October 31, 1940 in Springfield, OH. and grew up in Happy Hollow, Kenova, WV; daughter of the late Opal Riggs Plyburn and her late step-father Pearley Plyburn and the late Martin Teach. Sue was a 1958 graduate of C-K High School and a 1963 graduate of the King’s Daughters School of Nursing. She was a Registered Nurse for 43 years, having worked in Huntington, WV, Clearwater, FL, and Greenville, SC and retired from King’s Daughters Medical Center. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by a step-brother William “Bill” Plyburn. Survivors include a son Robert Travis and daughter Karen Teach. The family would like to thank CHH Home Care Medicine and St. Mary’s Home Health and all of their staff that cared for their mother. At her request there will be no public services. Private burial will be in Dock’s Creek Cemetery. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.

Donahoe-Dillon, Betty June

Betty left this world and all its physical pain and sorrows to claim her heavenly reward with her LORD Jesus on February 16, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.

Betty was born in October of 1929 to the late Everett and Birdie Noble in Wayne County WV. She was the salutatorian graduate of the 1946 class Buffalo (Wayne) High School. After high school Betty began to establish her life based on two simple principles faith and family. She was a cherished wife, mom, maw-maw, grandma, great-grandma, great-great grandma, sister, aunt, and friend. Continue reading “Donahoe-Dillon, Betty June”

Nelson, Lewis Jr.

Lewis Nelson, Jr.,71, of Huntington, W.V. passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at his residence. He was born June 25, 1949 in Cabell County son of the late Lewis Nelson Sr. and late Mary Eloise Marcum Nelson. Lewis was a mold maker with Owens-Illinois and retired from the Wayne County Board of Education. He was a member of the Prichard United Baptist Church and help coach Little League and Babe Ruth baseball. Survivors include his beloved wife of nearly 50 years Virginia Jenny McGown Nelson; three sons and daughters-in-law Darron Andrew Nelson (Kathy), Brad William Nelson (Julie) and Evan Lewis Nelson (Kyla); four grandchildren Andrea Riley Nelson, Garrett Cole Nelson, Parker Lewis Nelson and Piper Renee Nelson and four special care givers Sherman McGown, II, Burman Allen Nelson, Tanner Adkins and Sarah Jude. Due to the current pandemic all services will be private. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.

McKenzie, Timothy L

Timothy Lee McKenzie, 66 of Ceredo, WV passed away February 18, 2021. He was a son of the late Bob and Maxine McKenzie who lived in both the Ceredo and Kenova communities. Tim graduated from C-K High School. He is survived by his brother, Robert Jack Marks and his sister, AlyceLynn North. Due to the current COVID-19 conditions and restrictions there will be a private family service at a later date. The family thanks you for all the texts, calls and social media posts expressing your sympathy.

Rowe, Herman

Herman Rowe, 80, passed away at home surrounded by his family on February 13,2021. Born July 1, 1940 in Wayne County to the late Paris and Sabra Rowe. Herman spent his life working on his farm, hunting and building his successful excavating business, H. Rowe Excavating. Herman is survived by his wife of 60 years, Judith Osburn Rowe. He is survived by two children Teresa and Mel Smith of Ashland,KY; Matt and Nikki Rowe of Huntington, WV; three grandchildren Danielle and Seth Lewis of Ashland, KY, Caitlin Rowe of Lexington, KY and Alex Rowe of Camden, TN; one great grandchild Marcus Lewis of Ashland,KY; three brothers, Thurman Rowe, Carlos Rowe, Minis and Chris Rowe; one sister, Glenna and Larry Kress; sister in law Pat Jackson Titusville, FL; several neices and nephews including special nephew Eddie and Cathy Jackson of Mims, FL; nephew Jeremy and Melanie Kress. The family would like to thank Darcy and Amanda with Hopsice of Huntington for their compassionate care. Services will be held Saturday February 20, 2021 2pm at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova, WV with visitiation one hour prior. Burial will be completed at Haws and Rowe Family Cemetary with Herman taking one final trip on his tractor. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Huntington.

Bulter, Tony M. “Moose”

Tony Marshall Butler (“Moose”) 54, of Catlettsburg, passed away suddenly February 11, 2021. Moose was born June 3, 1966 in Ashland, to James Marshall Butler and Pansy Eileen (Boyd) Butler. Moose was a 1984 graduate of Boyd County High School in Ashland. He loved any, and all animals, muscle-cars, movies, and spending time with family and friends. Moose is survived by 3 children: Tiffany Butler and Anthony Butler (Miranda) of Catlettsburg, and Logan Weaver, of Gastonia, North Carolina, also 7 grandchildren: Kyleigh Butler, Bryson Butler, Jaedyn White, Gavyne White, and Gage Butler, of Catlettsburg, and Rhylen Weaver and Annistyn Weaver, of Gastonia, North Carolina. Moose is also survived by his brother, Tim Butler (Barb) and his sister Melinda Rakes (John) of Catlettsburg. Along with a neice, several nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles. Moose was preceded in death by his parents, James Marshall Butler and Pansy Eileen (Boyd) Butler, both of Catlettsburg. A “Celebration Of Life” memorial service will be held on Wednesday February 24, 2021, from 5PM-7PM at Rollins Funeral Home, located at 1822 Chestnut Street Kenova, West Virginia. To share a memory of Moose, or to express a condolence to the family, please visit www.rollinsfh.com.

McGlone, Clyde I

Clyde Ivan McGlone, 82, of Kenova, W.V. passed away Friday, February 5, 2021 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Funeral service will be conducted 3:00 P.M. Saturday, February 13, 2021 at the Russell High School Gymnasium. Ivan was born May 3, 1938 in Kenova, W.Va. a son of the late Wilford and Pricy Parsley McGlone. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Marine Corp. Ivan was a Huntington police officer then coached at Vinson and at Russell for 38 years. He was a member of the Kentucky High School Hall of Fame, Russell Hall of Fame and Russell Athletic Hall of Fame. He attended the Kenova United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his first wife Gloria Jeffers McGlone; grandson Kevin McGlone, three sisters Alfreda McGlone, Fannie McGlone and Annie Taylor and three brothers Jack Moore, Fred McGlone and Walt McGlone Survivors include his wife Jill Hatfield McGlone; son, Ivan Randall McGlone (Susie); daughter, Tonya Wells; grandchildren Kristina McGlone, Mallory Watts (Jeremy), Anthony Wells (Nicole), Ashley Thompson (Morgan); great-grandchildren Kevin Payton, Clay Payton, Fiona Watts, Emmy Watts and Rhett Watts, three step sons Mickey Benton (Barb), Ron Benton (Matt) and David Benton (Travis) and sister-in-law Priscilla McGlone. Visitation will be noon-3:00 P.M. Saturday, February 13, 2021 at the Russell High School Gymnasium. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ivan and Gloria McGlone Scholarship Fund at Russell High School 709 Red Devil Lane Russell, Ky. 41169. CDC guidelines will be observed with mask and social distancing required. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com. Continue reading “McGlone, Clyde I”

Pauley, Tony L

Tony Lane Pauley, 54, of Huntington, W.V. passed away Sunday, February 7, 2021 at the Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center.  Tony was born December 2, 1966 a son of the late Gary Pauley and late Ivory Hunt. Tony was a retired general laborer. He attended Buffalo High School. Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law James Hunt (Terri); and three nephews Shane and Brittany Hunt and Jeremy Watts and one great nephew Makhi Martin. Memorial services will be planned a a later date. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.

Rakes, Matthew S

Matthew Scott Rakes, 38, of Catlettsburg, Ky. passed away Saturday, February 6, 2021 at the St. Mary’s Medical Center. Scott was born July 9, 1982 in Ashland, Ky. a son of the late Charles Edward Rakes, Jr. and the late Barbara Ann O’Brien Rakes. He was a graduate of Boyd County High School. Scott loved to fish and hunt and be out in the great outdoors. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by paternal grandparents Charles Edward Rakes, Sr. and Janice Rose Combs Rakes and maternal grandparents Charles Harmon and Betty Maye O’Brien. Survivors include his brother Charles Grant Rakes (Tina Beth); two nephews Bryant Edward Ace Rakes, Derek Waylon Rakes and one niece Lydia Ann Rakes and numerous other family members. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com. Continue reading “Rakes, Matthew S”