Barbara Ellen Hay Rayburn

Barbara Ellen Hay Rayburn, 80, of Kenova, WV., passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Funeral service will be conducted 4:00 P.M. Friday May 24, 2024 at the Kenova United Methodist Church, of which she was a member, with Pastor Andrew Tennant officiating. Interment will follow in Dock’s Creek Cemetery. Barbara was born July 11, 1943 in Kenova, WV. a daughter of the late Kenneth and Geneva Thornhill Hay. Barbara was a longtime loved and respected Real Estate Agent in Ceredo and Kenova and the surrounding area. She was the owner and broker for 42 years of Rayburn Realty. Barbara was instrumental in starting the first Laura League Girls Softball in C-K. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband John Rayburn, Sr. and three siblings Emmons Hay, Kenny Hay and Judy Bess. She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law Debby Moore and Deidre (Scott) Farley; a son and daughter-in-law John R. (Ann) Rayburn, Jr.; grandchildren Jenny (Jared) Stephens, Monica Rayburn, Zachary Moore, Zane Moore (Liz Auvil), John R. Rayburn, III and Beau Farley; great-grandchildren Ty Stephens, Marley Moore, Jaxon Stephens, Clark Moore and Willow Moore. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law Joyce Davis and Linda Hay and numerous other family and friends. The family would like to offer a special thank you to her caregivers Marla Bonecutter and Sheila Mayo. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to KUMC or Hospice of Huntington. Friends may call from 2:00 P.M. until service time on Friday at the church.  Rollins Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at