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We accept obituaries only from the funeral home in charge. For information on submitting an obituary, please contact HD Media by phone at 304-526-2793 or email at hdobits@HDMediaLLC.com. Obituaries for the Wayne County News, which publishes on Wednesdays, must be submitted by 2 p.m. Tuesday.

ROY H. TUCKER, 95, of Big Hurricane Creek Road, Fort Gay, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on July 19, 2021, at the UK Medical Center following a brief illness.

JOSEPH ANDREW WARD, 72, of Wayne, went home to be with the Lord after a brave battle with cancer, caused by exposure to Agent Orange, on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. 

JUANITA WELLMAN, 90, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Thursday, July 15, 2021, in Maiden, N.C. She was born July 30, 1930, in Logan, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Homer and Mary Ward. Her husband, Billy Jo Wellman, also preceded her in death along with four siblings, Betty Terry, Jo…

FRANKLIN S. SNOW, 80, of Genoa, W.Va., widower of Dorseen Snow, died July 16. Funeral service was 1 p.m. July 19 at Young Funeral Home Chapel; burial at Snow Cemetery. Visitation was 2 to 6 p.m. July 18 at the funeral home. 

DIANA LYNN KITTS SALMONS, 60, of Fort Gay, W.Va., wife of Kenny Salmons, died July 15. Funeral service was 1 p.m. July 19 at Webb Church; burial at Webb Church Cemetery. Visitation was 6 to 9 p.m. July 18 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel.

NENNIE IRENE FERGUSON JARRELL, 88, of Dunlow, W.Va., widow of William Jarrell, died July 16 at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Funeral service was noon July 20 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel; burial at Twin Oaks Cemetery. Visitation was one hour prior to the service.

SKYLAR JO BAKER, 5, of Huntington, the daughter of Meghan and Zach Wells of Ceredo, died July 9. Funeral service was 1 p.m. July 18 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne. Burial in the Muncy Family Cemetery, Wayne. Visitation was two hours before service Sunday. Donations to assist the famil…

DONNA K. McGRANAHAN, 56, of Louisa, Ky., wife of Jackie McGranhan, died July 14. Graveside service took place at 11 a.m. July 19 at Bolt Cemetery, Catlettsburg, Ky. Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky., is in charge of arrangements.

BARBARA ANN SMITH fell asleep at home on July 10, 2021, and woke up in her new home with Jesus where she was reunited with Paul, her childhood sweetheart and husband of almost 59 years.

FRANKIE QUEEN, 86, of Huntington died July 9. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. July 14 at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne; burial will follow in Community Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

ANNA J. ATKINSON, 89, of Louisa, Ky., widow of Bennie Atkinson, died July 10. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. July 14 at First United Methodist Church; burial following in Greenlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be two hours before service at the church. Arrangements are directed by Young Funeral…

RICHARD JORDAN, 49, of Fort Gay, son of Jerry Jordan and Willie Jordan, died July 11 at home. Funeral service will be noon July 15 at Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky.; burial following in Jordan Cemetery, Fort Gay. Visitation will be two hours before service at the funeral home. 

ROBERT LEE MELTON, 58, of Louisa, Ky., son of Lane and Judy Blocker Melton, died June 27 in Pikeville Medical Center. 

ROGER LEE THOMPSON SR., of North Cape May, N.J., passed away shortly before 9:30 p.m. June 30, 2021. He was 77 years old. Roger was born July 1, 1943, in Logan, West Virginia. He was raised on Whitman Creek and attended Logan High School. His fondest school memories all revolved around being…

RONALD LEE ATKINS, 65, of Wayne, father of Jo Ann Atkins of Lexington, Ky., died July 8 in St. Mary’s Medical Center.

JAMES WATTS, 84, of Dunlow, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. He was born January 22, 1937, at Dunlow, a son of the late Jessie and Millie Watts. His loving wife, June Watts, also preceded him in death, along with sisters, Mary Robertson and Hazel Dingess; brothers…

SARA FRANCES MORGAN, 80, of Proctorville, Ohio, widow of Frederick Morgan, died June 29 in St. Mary’s Medical Center. A private celebration of life will be held at a later date. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne, is in charge of arrangements. 

DIANNA MAYNARD POINDEXTER, of Bossier City, La., formerly of Wayne, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in Shreveport, La. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, July 2, 2021, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, with Pastor Jody Lucas officiating. Burial will follow in …

MARIA MARTINEZ, 90, of Fort Gay, mother of Diane Smith, Paul Martinez and Christopher Beltran, died June 27 in Wayne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. 

SALLY KAY REEVES, 81 of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord with her family by her side, on Sunday, June 13, 2021, at Huntington Health and Rehab.

On Monday, June 14, 2021, JACK LEE BLACK, husband, father, son and brother, passed away suddenly at the age of 68. Jack was born June 30, 1952, in Huntington, W.Va., a son of the late Ty Bertias Black and Sylvia Chinn Black. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Alannia Cooper and Ma…