Dorothy Eileen Gilkerson Lycan of Prichard
Dorothy Eileen Gilkerson Lycan, 91, of Prichard, passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. She was born in Prichard, WV on April 28, 1921, the daughter of the late Frank and Minnie Michael Gilkerson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Austin Lycan and her brothers James H. “Dick” Gilkerson, Walter Claude Gilkerson, Charles H. “Chalk” Gilkerson, and Herbert F. Gilkerson. She is survived by her children Donna (Larry) Stark of Louisiana, David (Jackie Hayden) Lycan of Huntington and Barbara (Darrell) Pratt of Prichard; and her grandchildren, Rachel and Hunter Stark, Evan (Barrett) Pratt Lynch and Austin Pratt, and Jessie and Seaton Lycan; her great granddaughter Maya Stark Beatty; her sister Jean McComas of Ohio; and her sisters-in-law Pauline Gilkerson of Ceredo, Betty Gilkerson of Docks Creek, and Betty Gilkerson of Prichard; and many nieces and nephews. She was a retired secretary of Prichard Elementary, a lifelong member of the Smith Memorial Methodist Church in Prichard, a member of the Inner Circle at United Bank, a former member of the Ceredo Bowling League; a former PTA President; and a 4-H All Star. The family wishes to thank Hospice nurses Dennis and Debbie and the Hospice House team for all of their support; caretakers Edna “Duke” Robertson and Amy Carter; and Bonnie Matovich, Gloria “Cricket” McKenzie, Maxine Richmond, Connie and Donny Wallen, and our family members for their visits and special treats. Visitation will be Sunday, May 13th from 4 to 6 p.m. at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. The funeral service will be Monday, May 14th 11 a.m. at the Smith Memorial Methodist Church in Prichard with Pastor Dennis C. Ashworth assisting the family with the service. Burial will be at the Davis Cemetery. Donations may be made to Smith Memorial Methodist Church, P.O. Box 15, Prichard, WV 25555 or to Hospice of Huntington, P.O. Box 464, Huntington, WV 25709.