Arella Leap of Huntington
Arella Leap, 77, of Huntington , W.Va. went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 21, 2011. She was born December 21, 1933 in Weeksbury , Ky. , a daughter of the late William “Bill” Lett and Florence Thompson Lett. Her husband, Ivan Wandle Leap also preceded her in death along with two sons, Gregory Scott Leap, and infant Jimmy Leap, two sisters, Florie Maynard and Trudy Stevens, and one brother Billy Joe Lett. Before she became ill, Arella enjoyed attending Barboursville Church of Christ. Survivors include one daughter, Lola Collins and husband Robert of Huntington; three sons, Wetzel Lawhon of Lesage , W.Va. , Mike Lawhon and wife Georgiann of Prichard, W.Va., Ivan Leap Jr. and wife Kristy of Lavalette, W.Va. ; one step-son, Richard A. Leap of Mich.; nine grandchildren, Josh, Jess, Mandy, Kim, Susan, Tonya, Jenny, Elizabeth, and Tommy; 14 great grandchildren, Aley, Lexi, Aiden, Katie, Erin, Tiffany, Cindy, Kalli, Todd, Brit, Darren, Zack, Britany, and Brycon; and one great-great grandchild, Bentley. Also surviving are two brothers, John Lett and his wife Betty of Prichard, and Glenn Lett of Barboursville , W.Va. ; two sisters, Nancy Donahoe and husband Kenny of Huntington, and Virgie Lett of Prichard . Funeral services were conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Dave Gladwell officiating. Burial followed in the Harmon Cemetery , Mt. Vernon Ridge.