GENEVINE COLLINS CARTER, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister, went to be with the Lord peacefully Wednesday, February 20, 2019. “Ginny” was born January 23, 1932 to Walter and Lennie Mae Collins. She retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Real Estate Division where she regularly wrote for the Castle Comments Newsletter. Ginny was an avid Marshall University football and basketball fan being a season ticket holder for many years and enjoyed traveling to away games. She was a long time member of the First Baptist Church of Kenova. In addition to her parents, Ginny was also preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Jesse P. “Sonny” Carter; one brother, Walter Collins and one sister, Jo Ann Hughes. She is survived by her children: Gale (Tony) Vencill of North Carolina, Thea (Roger) Cline of Kentucky, Greg (Starr) Carter, Neal Carter, all of Tennessee, and John (Jennifer) Carter of Florida. Her grandchildren: Alison Hill, Caleb, Leslie, and Maria Cline, Daniel Adkins, Zane and Kacey Carter, Sara Carter, and Bella and Olivia Carter; one great granddaughter, Hadley Hill; one brother, Jack Collins; two sisters, Nancy Moore and Mary Mack; and a host of dearly loved nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, February 25, 2019 at the First Baptist Church of Kenova with Pastors Dave Akers and Jack Ferguson officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the funeral at the church. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com. Rollins Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Doris Madeline McSorley of Lavalette, 86, joined her husband and son in the presence of our Lord, February 15, 2019 from Flagler Beach, Florida. Doris was the daughter of the late Willie and Pauline Newman, born September 23, 1932 in Wayne County, W.Va. She was preceded in death by her husband Bernard, son Danny McSorley, and brother-in-law Fred Michael. She is survived by her caring daughter Vickie Clark (Terry), beloved granddaughter Dr. Danielle Lowe Continue reading “McSorley, Doris M”
Donald T. Elkins, 61, of Kenova, WV passed away Sunday, February 17, 2019 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Donald T. was born September 16, 1957 in Huntington, WV, a son of Donald Elkins and the late Eldia Bowen Elkins. He was a truck driver for Fuchs Lubricants. In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by one sister Patricia Lynn Napier. In addition to his father he is survived by his beloved wife Robin See Elkins; two daughters Tara Elkins and Shelley McFeeley (Denny); one son and daughter-in-law Thomas Ryan Elkins (Andrea); one brother and sister-in-law Richard Elkins (Stephanie); two step-children James Burchette and Regina Myers; eight grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Friends may call from 6-8 PM Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.
John Chester Farley, 74, of Ceredo, WV. passed away Friday, February 15, 2019 in Cornerstone Hospital. Funeral service will be conducted 3:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova with Pastor Tom Baisden and Minister John Holland officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery. John was born May 20, 1944 in Bellwood, WV. son of the late William and Inez Smith Farley. He was a retired clerk from the N & W Railroad and was a veteran having served his country in the U.S. Navy. John loved the outdoors and was most at peace in the woods. He loved gardening and do-it-yourself projects, which many were started but finishing was always a problem. In addition to his parents he was preceded by two sisters Ruth Ramsey and Helen Mentz and a special brother-in-law Kyle Browning. John is survived by his beloved wife Norma Jean McFann Farley; two daughters and sons-in-law Melissia McDowell (Greg) and Melinda “Susie” Yates (Bill); two sisters Dorothy Lunsford and Kathy Thomas (Maynard) and two precious grandchildren Douglas and Laura Walker. The family wishes to thank the MICU and Pulmonary Unit staffs at St. Mary’s Medical Center for their care of John throughout his stay. The family also wishes to thank the staff at Cornerstone Hospital for all their care. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.
PAT CYRUS, 83, of Crestview, Fla., passed away February 10, 2019. Born October 15, 1935, in Ashland, Ky., to the late Joe and Sylvis Henry. She was an Air Force wife for 21 years, traveling all over with her husband. Pat loved serving others, enjoyed cooking, decorating and the Kentucky Wildcats! Pat loved to shop and was always helping at the First Baptist Church of Crestview, where she was a member. Most of all, Pat loved her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Cyrus; a son, Jack Jr.; a brother, Joe Henry Jr. She is survived by her daughters, Dana Hodge, Kelly (George) Gray; daughter- in-law Dia Cyrus; brother Robert (Sandy) Henry; grandchildren Alisia, Olivia, Colin, Matthew and Karlee; and great- grandchildren Trista and Jaden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Crestview Building Fund. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 17, 2019, at Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova, W.Va. Visitation will be one hour before the service. Burial will be in Cyrus Cemetery.
Betty Lorene Gallion Swann, 87, of Huntington, WV. passed away Monday, February 11, 2019. Funeral service will be conducted 11:00 A.M. Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova with Pastor Debra Winters and Pastor Willard Nolen officiating. Interment will follow in Cyrus Cemetery. Betty was born June 17, 1931 in Chillicothe, OH. a daughter of the late Terrell S. Gallion and Margie Echols Keller. She retired from CSX where she was a clerk in the engineering department with 31 years and 6 days of service. She was also a member of the Madison Avenue Church of God. She loved many things especially her grandchildren and many friends and acquaintances. She loved working in her church and singing with the Saints Alive. In addition to her parents she was preceded by her beloved husband James E. Swann, two brothers T.S. Gallion , II and Donald L. Gallion and one great-grandchild Khristian Richard Sperry. Betty is survived by one son and daughter-in-law Rick Sperry (Libby); special son James Eric Swann; two grandsons T. R. Sperry, II and Nathan Sperry; two great grandsons Gunnar Sperry and Quentin Blackburn; one brother James Allen Stewart (Lorrie) and special friend John Dial. The family wishes to thank the Wayne Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for their love and care of Betty throughout her stay. Friends may call from 6-8 PM Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.
Mary Ruth “Sissy” (Holley) Pelfrey, 71, of Barboursville, WV. passed into eternal rest on Friday, February 8, 2019 after a long battle with cancer. Funeral service will be conducted 1:00 P.M. Monday, February 11, 2019 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova with Minister John Holland officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery. Mary was born August 3, 1947 in Huntington, WV. a daughter of the late Opal Steele Holley. She lived in Kenova most of her life working at Tradewell, Corbins and Inco Alloys. In addition to her mother she was preceded in death by a brother Michael Holley and her husband Roger Joe Pelfrey. Mary is survived by a brother John Holley; sister Sandra Holley; a very special nephew Chris Moore whom she considered and loved like a son along with his wife Minetta and their daughters Kelli Moore Continue reading “Pelfrey, Mary Ruth “Sissy””
MARY ANN LEWIS LYKINS, 79, of Kenova, W.Va., a loving, faithful wife of 62 years to her husband, Richard L. “Buck” Lykins; wonderful mother and grandmother, peacefully passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born August 17, 1939, a daughter of the late Henry and Marie Booth Lewis. Mary Ann is a graduate of Ceredo Kenova High School and was a dedicated homemaker, taking care of her family. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kenova, was saved at Camp Cowen and loved Jesus for more than 60 years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Norma Bartram and Clara Mae Rice; and three brothers, Curt, Charles and Tom Lewis. She is survived by Continue reading “Lewis-Lykins, Mary A”
OTIS E. ADKINS age 75 went home to be with the Lord on February 3, 2019. Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Thursday February 7, 2019 by Rev. Rodney Hale at First Baptist Church, Ceredo. Interment will be at Spring Valley Memorial Gardens. Husband of Carole Brown Hayner Adkins. He was the youngest child of 10 children of the late Oscar and Vicie Ferguson Adkins. He was proceeded in death by his late wife Tannis Lane Frazier Adkins, one son Mark Adkins, one step-son Anthony Frazier and two precious grandsons James Arthur II and Chase Adkins, three brothers Ervin, Oscar Jr., and Shirley Ray Adkins, three sisters Jettie Lee Adkins, June (Mose) Napier and Jewell Sunderlin. He is survived by his wife, three sons James (Gail) of Kenova, Oscar Stephen (Tammy) of Ceredo and Patrick (Dawna) of Huntington, four step-children Timmy (Angela) Frazier of Kenova, Aaron (Tiffany) Frazier of Huntington, Michael Hayner of Singapore and Timothy (Jessica) Hayner of Nashville, TN. Two brothers Gene and Fred Adkins and one sister Cleo Harger of Springfield, MO. Thirteen precious grandchildren Christopher, Kayla, Ashlee, Taylor Nicole, Brandon,Timmy, Hayden, Mckenzie, Hannah, Drew, Taylor Michelle, Madison and Case whom he loved dearly. He is survived by several nieces and nephews a life-long friend David Pennington and many friends. He attended Ceredo-Kenova High School class of 1962. Continue reading “Adkins, Otis E.”
Jerry Allen Stewart, 72, of Chesapeake, OH. passed away Saturday, February 2, 2019 at his residence. Funeral service will be conducted 2:00 P.M. Friday, February 8, 2019 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova with Pastor Jason Adams officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery with military rites being administered by the American Legion Post 93 Honor Guard. Jerry was born June 22, 1946 in Kenova, WV. a son of the late Harvey Allen and Kathleen Wood Stewart. He was a former truck driver for the Keebler Company, member of the Poplar Street Church of God and a veteran having served in the U.S. Army. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters Sharon Martin and Debbie Davis and one precious grandson Chad Allen Stewart. Survivors include his beloved wife Carolyn Virginia Hodge Stewart; one son and daughter-in-law Jerry A. Stewart, Jr. (Tammy); one daughter and son-in-law Shelley Sexton (Michael); five grandchildren Brittany Thompson (Jeremy), Ashley Hastings (Justin), Justin Sexton (Wei), Nathan Stewart and Joshua Sexton. He is also survived by five great-grandchildren; one sister Sue Davis; three brothers Steve Stewart, Randy Stewart and Bryant Stewart; mother-in-law Nora Hodge and a host of other family and friends. Friends may call from 12-2 PM Friday, February 8, 2019 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova . Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.