Martha Ann Whitt

Martha Ann Whitt, 84, of Lesage, W.Va. passed away Sunday, May 8, 2022 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Funeral service will be conducted 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova with Pastor Scott Byard officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. Martha was born September 11, 1937 in Timmonsville, S.C. a daughter of the late William and Edith Ford Vause. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her infant son Rogers; granddaughter Brittany Nicole Adkins and three brothers Calvin, Danny and George Vause. Survivors include her beloved husband Raymond Whitt; four daughters Pamela Tedder (Robert), Renee Price, Rosetta Atkins (Tom) and Pam Cobb; one son Johnny Whitt; two sisters Avis Jean Richburg and Sharon Weatherford; 8 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.

Ron Wilson

Ron Wilson, 65, of Kenova, W.Va. passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Funeral service will be conducted 1:00 P.M. Monday, May 9, 2022 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova with Pastor Scott Byard officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. Ron was born April 19, 1957 in Huntington a son of Jessie L. Bunyan and the late R. F. “Bob” Wilson. He was a graduate of Ceredo-Kenova High School Class of 1975 and was retired from the Plumbers & Pipefitters Local #521. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by a brother Timbo Wilson. In addition to his mother survivors include two sons Ronnie Wilson and Scottie Wilson; nephew Kris Wilson and grandchildren Jessie Wilson, Kaylee Wilson, Lexie Wilson and Ronnie Wilson, III. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 P.M. Sunday, May 8, 2022 at Rollins Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.

Eva Maxine Bean

EVA MAXINE BEAN was born April 14, 1929, in Wayne County, W.Va. She was the 7th and youngest child of the late Henry and Nellie Frasher Bean of Prichard, W.Va. Eva passed away Monday, April 25, 2022, at the Wayne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wayne, W.Va. She was preceded in death by siblings Bernice Bean Maynard, Harold Bean, Wm “Billie” Bean, Dorothy Bean Hooser, Hattie Bean and John Bean. She leaves behind her only daughter, Linda K. Green and one granddaughter, Julie D. Green, along with a host of nieces and nephews. Her services will be held at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova, on Friday, April 29, 2022, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Zach Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Bean Cemetery on Centerville Road in Prichard, W.Va. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Her family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at the Wayne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wayne, W.Va., for their loving kindness given her the last 6 weeks of her life here on earth. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.

James Dirk Blevins

James Dirk Blevins,50, of Kenova, W.Va. passed away Friday, April 22, 2022. Funeral service will be conducted 2:00 P.M. Thursday, April 28, 2022 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova with Minister Chris Stevens officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. Dirk was born May 8, 1971 in Huntington, W.Va. a son of Patsy Neace Blevins and the late Wilburn Darrell Blevins. He was a graduate of Ceredo-Kenova High School and a Courier for Valley Health Systems, Inc. Dirk was an avid guitarist. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his mother-in-law Emma Mae Plymale. In addition to his mother survivors include his beloved wife Heather Blevins; daughter Jade Spurlock; brothers Joseph “Joey” Blackburn (Donna), Terry Blackburn (Beverly) and Marc Blevins (Cathy); niece Kelsey Blevins; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Jorge and Cheryl Plymale and a special friend who was more like a brother Brad Carver. Visitation will be from noon – 2:00 P.M. on Thursday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.

Jan Eugene Endicott

Jan Eugene Endicott,86, of Kenova, W.Va. finished his course, Wednesday, April 20, 2022 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Funeral service will be conducted 1:00 P.M. Saturday, April 23, 2022 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova with Pastor Dan Priest officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery with the American Legion Post 93 conducting military rites. Jan was born August 9, 1935 in Louisa, Ky. a son of the late Lawrence and Mildred Atkins Endicott. He was a retired surgical tech from Cabell-Huntington Hospital and was a proud veteran having served in the U.S. Army. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his precious daughter Misty Dawn Endicott and a brother Lawrence “Larry” Endicott.  Survivors include his beloved wife Virginia Louise Wilson Endicott; one son and daughter-in-law Rick Endicott (Cinda); two grandchildren Adam Endicott (Eliza) and Lizzie Endicott. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff of SICU and Dr. Doug Henson for all their loving care they gave Jan. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com. Continue reading “Jan Eugene Endicott”

Tanner Cole Ekers

Tanner Cole Ekers, 28, of Kenova passed away, Thursday, April 14, 2022. Funeral service will be conducted 2:30 P.M. Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova, WV. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. Tanner was born June 18, 1993 in Huntington a son of Robert Conn and Robin McKeand Ekers. Tanner was a drywall finisher for Greg Wallace Construction. He was preceded in death by a special uncle Roger McKeand. In addition to his parents he is survived by his four children, who meant the world to him, MaKenna Kalae, Adrian Christine, Maddie June and Gaenns Cole; two sisters Crystal Rowe (Chuck) and Jessi Ekers (Annie); niece Brylee and nephews Skyler and Bryson. He is also survived by a special nana June Davis (John); special aunt and uncle Rhonda Cook (Barry); special cousins Lexi and Alli and two special life long friends who were more like brothers Sean Smith and James Smith. Tanner was taken from this world far to soon and he was so loved by many and will never be forgotten. Visitation will be from 1:00 – 2:30, Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova, WV. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.

Michael Jerome Boshell

Michael Jerome Boshell, 74, of Ceredo, W.Va. beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend and child of God, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at his home. A graveside service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, 2022 at Docks Creek Cemetery with Rev. Randy Maynard officiating. The family requests you honor Mike’s wishes and dress casually for his service. MIke was born August, 6, 1947 in Kopperstone, W.Va. to Willis Jerome and Geraldine Manning Boshell. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and a Sergeant during the Vietnam War. Mike was a member of American Legion Post #93 Kenova whose Honor Guard will conduct military rites. He worked for Armco Steel where he was a shear man. Mike loved the Lord and was a member of Kenova United Methodist Church where he enjoyed singing in the Chancel Choir. He was a talented artist and enjoyed helping with making backdrops and painting characters for the annual VBS programs. You could always find him serving on various committees and working on projects and programs around his church. Mike loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them, especially his sons and grandchildren. He was very proud of his grandchildren and would gladly talk to you about any and all of their activities. He also liked antique cars. He married the love of his life, Linda Kay Billups Boshell who will miss him always. They also shared time with a large extended family. Mike was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Linda; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael David “Mic” Boshell, his wife Kristi of Kenova, W.Va. and Dr. Bill Hunter Boshell, his wife Amy of Cincinnati, Ohio; his adored grandchildren, Gavin Michael and Mikayla Jordan Boshell of Kenova and Hunter Grace Boshell of Cincinnati; and brothers, Jay Boshell and Mark Boshell. He is also survived by his chosen sister, Sharon Sparks and special friends, Aaron Christian, Stanley Woods, and John Turner. Mike never met a stranger and he will be greatly missed by his family, church family and friends. Mike loved the children of the church and if you desire, you may honor him by making a donation to the Children’s Ministry at KUMC, 503 15th St., Kenova, WV, 25530. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.

Lowell “Big Dad” Bowen

Lowell “Big Dad” Bowen, 78, of Huntington, W.Va. passed away Saturday, April 9, 2022 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Funeral service will be conducted 1:00 PM Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova with Brother Bobby Branham officiating. Interment will follow in Spring Valley Memory Gardens. Lowell was born January 24, 1944 in Job, Ky. a son of the late Everett and Virgie Bowen. Lowell was a former employee of the Hamer Lumber Company. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son Steve Bowen; grandson Troy Bowen; two brothers Vernon and Gary Bowen and his mother-in-law Ruby Norris. He leaves his beloved wife Jeannette Bowen; daughter Bonnie Lynn Adkins (Ronnie); son Brian Bowen (Barbara); two brothers Jay Bowen (Judy) and Lloyd Bowen (Eilenne) and four sisters Geneva Whitt, Emma Jean Branham, Bonnie Crum (Lawrence) and Janette Bowen (Ron). He also leaves grandchildren Curtis, Nikki, Erich, Samantha, Chris, Brian, Jr, and Catilina and great-grandchildren Genny, Ellie, Aizen and Adrien. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rollinsfh.com.

Barbara Ann Shingleton Riddle

Barbara Ann Shingleton Riddle, of Huntington, W.Va. passed away Friday, April 8, 2022. Funeral service will be conducted 1:00 PM Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church of which she was a member. Interment will follow in Dock’s Creek Cemetery. Barbara was born January 16, 1934 in Ashland, Ky. a daughter of the late Donald and Jennie Shingleton. She was a 1952 graduate of Ashland High School and worked for the Ashland Telephone Company for five years. She married Lawrence D. Riddle in 1956. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother Jimmy Shingleton and three sisters and a brother-in-law Shirley Clark, Mary Lyons and Donna Tackett (Fred). She leaves her beloved husband Lawrence D. Riddle; two children Gregory Riddle (Leeann), Holly Kelley (James); one grandson Blaine Kelley and a brother-in-law Jerry Clark. She also leaves many wonderful nieces, nephews and friends. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to a church or charity of your choice. 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 www.rollinsfh.com.

Janice Mae Ross Blevins

Janice Mae Ross Blevins, 80, of Kenova, W.Va. passed away Saturday, April 2nd at St. Mary’s Hospital. Funeral service will be conducted at 2:30pm Sunday, April 10th at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova with Pastor Zachary Johnson officiating.  Janice was born December 23, 1941, in Kenova, W.Va., a daughter of the late Helen Pauline Cantrell Ross Helms and Taylor “T-Bones” Ross. After their divorce, Janice was raised by Taylor’s parents, William J. Ross, and Mary Elizabeth Frasher Ross and Taylor’s sister, Vicy Jane Ross who was more like a mother to her. They all preceded her in death. Janice was also preceded in death by her husband, Billy George Blevins, daughter Kimberly Ann Blevins, and a special cousin, Sandra Davis, who was more like a sister to her.  Janice graduated from Ceredo-Kenova High School and was a member of First Independent Missionary Baptist Church of Kenova. She delivered newspapers for the Herald Dispatch for many years and worked for WCCSO. Janice enjoyed cooking, making candy, sewing, and making crafts. She was very creative. She also enjoyed plants and growing flowers.  Janice is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Cathy and Kendrick (Marc) Blevins, her beloved granddaughter Kelsey Blevins, and her constant companion, her lovingly spoiled cat, Boy. Also surviving are sisters Sharon Spears (Lenny), Brenda Daniels (Ernie), Joyce Ekers (Walter), Vanessa “Neacie” Marks (Harry), Connie Poston (Tony), Debbie (Nelson) Roller, Bobby Dale Helms (Lora), Daryl Helms (Connie), Bernie Helms, Barron “Dutchie” Helms, Brian Helms (Cathy), several nieces and nephews, and many special friends.  Janice loved her family, friends, and neighbors. She enjoyed talking and visiting with them. She had faith in The Lord and although we miss her very much, we know she is in a better place.  Friends may come one hour before the service Sunday, April 10th, 2022, at Rollins Funeral Home.