Edwards, Charles B

Charles Bernard Edwards, 83, of Rush, Ky. passed away Monday, August 6, 2018 at Community Hospice in Ashland. Funeral service will be conducted 12:00 P.M. Friday, August 10, 2018 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova with Bishop Ray G. Sexton, Sr. officiating. Interment will follow in Ceredo Crescent Hill Cemetery. Charles was born November 16, 1931 in Ceredo, WV. a son of the late Charles and Arbutus Cyrus Edwards. He was a retired truck driver with Tri-state Motor Transit and was a veteran having served in the U.S. Navy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five sisters and four brothers. He is survived by his beloved wife Mary Ward Edwards; two daughters and son’s-in-law; four sons and three daughter’s-in-law; fifteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren and one sister Betty Pratt. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova, Friday, August 10, 2018. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at rollinsfh.com.

Smith, Charlotte M

Charlotte Mae Smith, 91, of Kenova, West Virginia passed away at 4:15 am, August 6th, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky. where she had moved to be closer to her brother, Vernon Smith. Charlotte was raised in Kenova, West Virginia, in a modest home on Poplar Street with her four brothers and parents. Her dad, James Lucien Smith, was Traffic Controller for Norfork & Western Railroads. Her mother, Ruth Hatten Smith, was a homemaker. Charlotte graduated from Ceredo Kenova High School and then Marshall University in 1945 with a degree in Education. She taught at Crum, Fort Gay, and then Vinson High School before moving to Washington D.C. and teaching for about 29 years in the Montgomery County School System in Silver Springs, Maryland. She retired and returned to Kenova to care for her mother in her final years. Following the passing of her mother, she was diagnosed with Acute Leukemia and was successfully treated in Texas at Houston Medical Center. Continue reading “Smith, Charlotte M”

Monk, John R., Jr.

John Richard Monk, Jr, 43, of Huntington, WV. passed away Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Graveside service will be conducted 1:45 P.M. Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Sparks Cemetery in Greenup Co., Ky., with Pastor Josh Leadingham officiating. Johnny was born March 16, 1975 in Ashland, Ky. a son of John Richard Monk, Sr. and Terry Leadingham Ball.  In addition to his parents he is survived by a cherished daughter Taylor Rose Monk; loving step-father Charles Ball, Sr, two brothers and one sister-in-law Chris Monk and Charles Ball, Jr. (Amber); one sister and brother-in-law Greta Marshall (Jerry) and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova, WV. Thursday, August 2, 2018. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at rollinsfh.com.

Bellomy, Roger D

Roger Dale Bellomy, 72, of Kenova, WV. was reunited with his wife, Lou, of 43 years, Friday, July 27, 2018. Graveside service will be conducted 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at Bean Cemetery off of Centerville Road in Prichard, with Pastor Scott Byard officiating.  Roger was born March 29, 1946 in Prichard, WV. a son of the late Clarence and Ruby Davis Bellomy.  He was a graduate of Fort Gay High School, retired from U.S. Airways and was a bus driver for the Wayne County School System.  Most importantly, he was a loving Gramps to his six grandchildren.  He is survived by his children Kyle and his wife Amy, Missy Continue reading “Bellomy, Roger D”

Billups, Hazel A

HAZEL ADELE McQUINN BILLUPS, 83, of Ceredo, W.Va., passed away Monday, July 23, 2018, at her residence. Funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m., Thursday, July 26, 2018, at First Baptist Church of Ceredo, of which she was a member, with Pastor Rodney Hale and Pastor Scott Byard officiating. Continue reading “Billups, Hazel A”

Hutchinson, Edna “Pinky” R

“Pinky” Edna Roxie Johnston Willis Hutchinson, 93, of Kenova, WV. passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Graveside funeral service will be conducted 11:00 A.M. Friday, July 20, 2018 at Dock’s Creek Cemetery with Pastor Scott Byard officiating. Edna was born July 20, 1924 in Fullerton, Ky. a daughter of the late Aubrey and Verna Marie Bamrick Johnston. Continue reading “Hutchinson, Edna “Pinky” R”

Rayburn, Larry D

Larry Denver Rayburn, 72, of Fort Thomas, KY passed away Monday July 9, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 PM Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Kenova United Methodist Church in Kenova, WV with Rev. Jim Richards officiating. Interment will follow the service at Dock’s Creek Cemetery in Kenova, WV. Larry was born March 5, 1946 in Louisa, KY, Continue reading “Rayburn, Larry D”

Kent, Ellora S.

Ellora S. Kent, 89, of Huntington, WV, passed away July 4, 2018, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington.  She was born November 17, 1928, in Minford, Ohio, daughter of the late Charles and Myrtle Cunningham Schuler.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Kent; a sister, Alice Gampp and a brother, Harry Continue reading “Kent, Ellora S.”