Gilkerson, Paula S

Paula Sue Gilkerson, 53, of Huntington, W.Va. passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Funeral service will be conducted 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova with Pastor Roy Akers officiating. Interment will follow in Wayne Cemetery in Wayne W.Va. Paula was born December 1, 1965 in Huntington, W.Va. daughter of Freda Brooks Gilkerson and Edward R. Gilkerson (Nellie). In addition to her mother and father she is survived by one brother James Edward Gilkerson; one sister Pamela Jewel Gilkerson and a special cousin Elizabeth Ann Marcum. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service Wednesday July 3, 2019 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.

Ellis, Dale M

Dale Marcum Ellis (Uncle Dale), 62, of Kenova, W.Va. passed away Sunday, June 23, 2019. Dale was born October 8, 1956 in Huntington, W.Va. son of the late John Ellis and late Barbara Ellen Perdue Fick. Dale enjoyed fishing with his Milwaukee Best at his side, and Monday night wrestling. He rooted for his favorite teams, the Alabama Roll-Tide, and the Marshall Thundering Herd. He also enjoyed spending time at the lake house tubing with friends and family. He was known as “Uncle Dale” to everyone, related or not, everyone loved his free spirited outlook on life, and he had a story for almost everything. He will be missed by everyone. He is survived by daughter Barbara Adel Bledsoe (Jason); two grandchildren Kyley and Eathan Bledsoe; two sisters Dixie Lilly (Russell) and Kathy Enterkin (Jay); nephews Floyd Lilly, Brady Gilkerson, Shawn Gilkerson, nieces Deserey Taylor and Ashley Lilly. And a host of friends and several great nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by grandparents John and Goldie Ellis, one brother Ronald Ellis and the three wise women (Granny Dixie Perdue, Aunt Ellen Ray and Aunt Erma Gillespie). Visitation will be 5-6 PM Monday July 1st, 2019 with a service performed by Rob Prichard starting at 6 PM at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.

Caudill, Reva

Reva Caudill, 95, of Kenova, WV. passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019 at her home. Funeral service will be conducted 1:30 P.M. Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Rollins Funeral Home with Rev. Ernest Pennington officiating. Interment will follow in Dock’s Creek Cemetery. Reva was born March 16, 1924 in Wolfe County, Ky. a daughter of the late James and Nannie Spencer Reynolds. She was a former orthopedic aide at St. Mary’s Hospital. Reva was a member of the Maple Street Church of God. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved husband Ernest W. Caudill; son Bill Caudill and seven siblings. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law Janice Milam (John); three grandchildren Chris Milam (Benita), Kim Cameron and Kellie Nunley (Ben); seven great-grandchildren Mason, Seth, Alex, Mary, Kasey, Amanda and Cody; four great-great-grandchildren Jaize, Kaiden, Jack and Harper and a host of other family members. A special thank goes to Seth for all his loving care. Visitation will be Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 12:00 – 1:30 P.M. at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.

 

Newman, Donald “Don”

Donald “Don” Virgil Newman, 83, of Prichard, WV. passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Funeral service will be conducted 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Rollins Funeral Home with Pastor Ron Paige officiating. Interment will follow in Cyrus Cemetery with the American Legion Post 93 Honor Guard rendering military rites. Don was born December 16, 1935 in Wayne County son of the late Willie Bill and Pauline Damron Newman. He was the owner and operator of Newman’s Automatic Transmission Clinic. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army and 9 years in the Army WV National Guard. Don was a 1955 graduate of Buffalo High School and a member of the Cyrus Baptist Church. He volunteered as videographer at Buffalo High School Wayne County for all sports. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister Doris McSorley; two brothers-in-law Bernard McSorley and Fred Michaels; one nephew Danny McSorley and mother and father-in-law Ben and Laura Drown. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years Betty Ann Drown Newman; two sons and daughters-in-law Don Alan Newman (Rose) and Don Mark Newman (Cindy); three granddaughters Jennifer, Madeline and Allison Newman; one sister Opal Michaels; four nephews Rick and Mike Adkins, Stevie and Gary Michaels; one special niece Vickie Clark and a host of other family and friends. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 18, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the BYFL 2497 Rt. 75 Kenova, WV. 25530. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.

McFann-Watts, Alberta J

Alberta Jane McFann Watts,67, of Prichard, WV. passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Funeral service will be conducted 2:00 P.M. Monday, June 10, 2019 at the Church of Christ in Kenova, of which she was a member, with Minister Joe Pratt officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery. Alberta was born October 3, 1951 in Kenova, WV. daughter of the late James Albert and Mary Elizabeth Thacker McFann. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister JoAnn Newton and two brothers Roy Lee Newton and James Albert McFann, II. Survivors include her beloved husband Joe C. Watts; one daughter Mary Reynolds; three sons and one daughter-in-law Jamie Watts (Christy), Doug Watts and Tim Watts; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; one sister Elizabeth Faye Robertson (Kenneth) and a host of other family and friends. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.

Jarrett, Michael W

Michael Wayne Jarrett,60, of Kenova, WV. was united with, the one who gave his life for him, his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Saturday, June 8, 2019. Funeral service will be conducted 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the 20th Street Baptist Church in Kenova, of which he was a member and loved deeply, with Pastor Matthew Christian officiating. Interment will follow in Dock’s Creek Cemetery. Mike was born February 3, 1959 in Madison, WV. son of Joann Jarrett Harris and the late Herschel G. Jarrett. He was an outside sales contractor with the 84 Lumber Company. Mike loved his family, friends and his God, he was the kind of man you would like your son to be. He was a kind and humble man with a huge heart and will be deeply missed by all who were blessed to know him. In addition to his mother he is survived by his beloved wife Jan McGlone Jarrett; children Tyler Jarrett (Jami) and Jana Jarrett; grandchildren Malli, Izzy and Cruz; sisters Patty Saunders, Kim Adkins and Tina Rice; God daughter Morgan Napier and numerous other family and friends. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Mary’s MICU for all their care and love bestowed on Mike. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully request donations be made to Child Evangelistic Fellowship 1249 Madison Ave. Huntington, WV. 25704. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 6:00 -8:00 P.M. at the 20th Street Baptist Church in Kenova. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.

Poff, Gus, Jr.

Gus Poff, Jr.,72, of Nashville, TN., formerly of Huntington, WV. passed away Monday, June 3, 2019. Funeral service will be conducted 1:00 P.M. Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova with Minister Chris Stevens officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery. He was born February 22, 1947 in Wayne Co., WV. a son of the late Augustus and Josie Meador Poff. He was a former welder for CSX, L&N and C&O railroads. He retired as a tool crib manager at Greer Stop Nut. He was also a carpenter & an electrician.  He was a veteran having served in the US Army. Gus was a member of the Maple Street Church of God and he loved to write and sing songs. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers Roy Price Poff and Howard Poff and one sister Lorraine Felix. Survivors include his beloved wife Pamela J. Leslie Poff; one daughter and son-in-law Missy Christian (Jeff); two sons and a daughter-in-law Greg Poff (Angie) and Brian Poff; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters Josephine Moore, Tina Crabtree, Wilma Jean Richard; three Brothers Bernard Poff, Norman Jack Poff and James Poff and a host of other family and friends. Visitation will be from 11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.

Snyder, Jr., Elza L

Elza Lee Snyder, Jr.,74, of Kenova, WV., passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Funeral service will be conducted 1:00 P.M. Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova with Rev. Joe Wayman officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. He was born September 2, 1944 in Huntington, WV. son of the late Elza Lee Snyder Sr. and the late Sylvia Mae Altic Snyder. He was a retired janitor from St. Mary’s Hospital. He was a veteran having served in the US Navy. Elza was a member of the American Legion Post 93 whose Honor Guard will conduct military graveside rites. He was a lifetime member of the VFW 1064, DAV, Vietnam Veterans of America and a past member of the Honor Guard at Post 93. He is survived by his beloved wife Judy Thompson Snyder; one daughter and son-in-law Alberta “Toodie” Gue (Greg); two sons and one daughter-in-law Tom “Goose” Snyder and Zeek Snyder (Leann); nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 12-1:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.

Porter-Rhodes, Pamela S

Pamela Sue Porter Rhodes, 60, of Huntington, WV., passed away Saturday, June 1, 2019 at St. Mary’s Medical Center.  Funeral service will be conducted 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova with Pastor Roger Perry officiating. Interment will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. She was born December 5, 1958 in Huntington, WV., daughter of the late Palmer and Phyllis Ann Noel Porter. She worked in payroll and billing at the former Corbin Ltd. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved husband Michael Clinton Rhodes and grandmother Mae Noel. She is survived by three precious daughters Heather Rhodes Staley (J.R.), Tamara Rhodes (Jennifer Lipscomb) and Sarah Rhodes Adams (Brandon); five cherished grandchildren Hannah Staley, McKenzie Adams, Paislea Adams, Madilynn Adams and Michael Adams; two sisters Cinda Lucas (Gary) and Ann Preston (Jerry ); one brother Craig Porter; three sisters-in-law Karen Bernhardt, Rosie Shiels and Angela Rhodes; longtime family friend Nancy Holley and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 12-1:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.

 

McAlister-Hatten, Billie Jo

Billie McAlister Hatten, 89, of Anderson, SC, widow of John Wilson Hatten passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019. She was born February 8, 1930 in Kenova, WV a daughter of the late, Robert B. McAlister and Ruby Hitchcock Gorst. Billie was a 1948 graduate of C-K High School. She was a homemaker who cared for her husband and children. Billie was also preceded in death by one brother-in-law, Claude Gilkerson.   She is survived by one son, John Hatten and his wife, Dara and their children, Christopher and Austin Hatten; one daughter, Rene’ McElveen and her children, Nicholas and Alexis McElveen. Other survivors include her brother and his wife, Robert D. and Rebecca McAlister; two sisters, Betty Gilkerson and Emma May Hurst and her husband, Gale; two brothers-in-law, Carl D. Hatten and Frank Hatten and his wife, Tiny; one sister-in-law, Eleanor Meadows and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be conducted from Noon to 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2019 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova, W.Va. Funeral services will begin immediately following the visitation at 2:00p.m. Burial will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer Association. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.