EARL SCOTT WRIGHT II, 80, of Louisa, Ky., widower of Myrtle Marie Sturgill Wright, died Jun 24 at home. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. June 29 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be two hours before service at the funeral home.

KERMIT G. SHORT, 86, of Scott Depot, W.Va., widower of Mary Ruth Short, died June 22. He was a retired corporate pilot for Jackson Kelly Law Firm in Charleston. There will be a graveside service at Short Cemetery, with a procession leaving at 2 p.m. June 26 from Young Funeral Home, Louisa, K…

DANNY EARL RICHARDSON, 69, of Clarksville, Tenn., formerly of Wayne, widower of Kareen Finley Richardson, died June 21 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was a retired Postal Clerk. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. June 25 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne. Burial will follow in Community Me…

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WILLIAM HAROLD PACK, 73, of Lavalette, husband of Brenda Blower pack, died June 24 in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. He was a Heavy Equipment operator for Columbia Gas Transmission. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. June 30 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne. Burial will follow in Webb C…

TIMOTHY RAY O'BRYAN, 65, of Willard, Ky., died June 22 at home. Honoring his wishes, there will be no public services. The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to help offset funeral expenses. Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky., is in charge of arrangements.

SEAY HESS, 94 of Weldon Springs, Mo., and Seven Lakes, N.C., formerly of Wayne, widow of Harry Hess, died June 20 at Breeze Park Retirement Community in St. Charles, Mo. Graveside service will be conducted 11 a.m. June 29 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 2124 Enslow Ave., Huntington. Morris Fun…

ESTELLA DAWN FINLEY, 45, of Huntington, mother of Leslie Dawn Porter or Cornell, Wis., and Tyler David Dale Perdue of Barboursville, died June 17 in St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington. There will be a visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. June 24 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne.

FRANCES WHEELER CARTER, 91, of Rush, Ky., widow of Gorman Dee Carter, died June 25 in King's Daughters Medical Center. She and her husband were dairy farmers. Funeral service at 2 p.m., June 28 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, Ky. Burial in Yatesville Memorial Gardens. Visitation tw…

TIMOTHY E. BLUNT, 56, of Fort Gay died June 19 in St. Mary's Medical Center. He was a member of Carpenters Union Locals 302 and 439. Funeral service at 11 a.m. June 23 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, Ky. Burial in Doss Cemetery. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. June 22 at the funeral home. …

DALE EDWARD ASHWORTH, 72, of Milton, husband of Jeannie Napier Ashworth, died June 20. He retired from The Pullman Plaza Hotel. Military honors at 4 p.m. June 25 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne. Visitation will continue until 7 p.m. Donations are suggested to Little Victories, 3589 Wir…

JAMES H. WATTS, 73, of East Lynn, West Virginia, went to his heavenly home on June 16, 2022. He was born December 12, 1948, the son of the late Robert and Senia Belle Watts. James was a United States Navy Veteran, where he served in Vietnam. While serving on the Caddo Parish LST 515 and Ired…

HOMER SMITH, JR., 84, of East Lynn, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 19, 2022. He was born November 19, 1937, in Logan County, W.Va., a son of the late Homer and Dora Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Julie Smith, Shirley Lester, and…

CARLOS JAY MILLS, 80 of Beech Fork, W.Va., passed away on Friday, June 17, 2022. He was born August 8, 1941, a son of the late Jay and Gertrude "Pet" Mills. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Calos Jay "C.J." Mills, and a sister Loretta Mills.

SCOTT MARCUM, 40, of Louisa, Ky., died June 17. He was a truck driver for Eagle Transportation. Funeral service at 7 p.m. June 23 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Visitation two hours before service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests expressions of sympathy tak…

KEITH EDWIN JOHNSON, 70, of Louisa, Ky., husband of Lillian Johnson, died June 13 in King's Daughters Medical Center. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. June 16 at Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky. Graveside service at noon June 18 at Obetz Cemetery.

BETTY J. HAY, 97, of Louisa, Ky., widow of Robert Remmele and Arthur Hay, died June 18 at Three Rivers Medical Center. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. June 22 at Young Funeral Home; burial at Greenlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service.

WILEY HATTEN, 80, of Kenova, passed away on Friday, June 17, 2022 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was born on July 15, 1941 in Cabell County son of the late Claude and Susie Hunt Hatten. He attended Buffalo High School in Wayne, W.Va. Wiley was a farmer. He was a member of Upper Gragston B…

ROY KENNETH FORTNER, 84, formerly of Fort Gay, widower of Gertrude Carroll Fortner, died June 10 at home in Lawrenceville, Ga. Funeral service will be 12:30 p.m. June 15 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne. Burial will follow in Nemeth Cemetery, South Point, Ohio. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m.

DAVID LEE DANIELS, 46, of Huntington, died June 17 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral service at 2 p.m. June 21at Young funeral Home; burial at Childers Cemetery. Visitation two hours prior to the service. Donations can be made to the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses.

NATASHA N. MARCUM, 37, of Louisa, Ky., died June 17. Funeral service at 7 p.m. June 23 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Visitation two hours before service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to help offset fune…

BARBARA ANN PERRY, 67, of Washington Courthouse, Ohio, widow of Arthur Gary Perry, died June 9 in the OSU James Cancer Center, Columbus. Graveside service at 1 p.m. June 11 at Myrtle Chapel Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church, Louisa, Ky. Young Funera…

PAUL DAVID McPEEK of Catlettsburg, Ky., husband of Joyce McPeek, died June 10. Funeral service at 2 p.m. June 15 at Durbin Church of the Nazarene. Burial in Harmon Cemetery. Visitation two hours before service at the church. Arrangements are directed by Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky.

ROY LEWIS, 53, of Wayne, son of Roy Lewis of Wayne, died June 11 in King's Daughters Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. June 15 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne. Burial will follow in the Vaughan-Mills Cemetery, Wayne. Visitation will be one hour before service at …

ROY KENNETH FORTNER, age 84, formerly of Fort Gay, W.Va., passed away at home in Lawrenceville, Ga., on June 10, 2022. He was born August 23, 1938, in Huntington, W.Va., to the late Thomas and Millie Watts Fortner. Also preceding him in death were his wife Gertrude Carroll Fortner and daught…

SUSAN ANN BOWEN, 53, of Louisa, Ky., daughter of Delmar and Gloria Hammond, died June 9. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are directed by Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky.

ELLOUISE R. PATTON, 90, of Louisa, Ky., widow of Sam G. Patton, Jr., died Jun 1 in Woodland Oaks, Ashland. Funeral service at 1 p.m. June 5 at Riverside Free Will Baptist Church. Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. June 4 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, Ky.

ANNA JEAN O'BRIEN, 83, of Fort Gay, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord and her beloved husband Billy Joe, on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at her home surrounded by her children.

LORETTA ANN NICELY, 75, of Wayne, West Virginia, went to be with the Lord in her home Wednesday, June 2, 2022. Born on June 20, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Vernon and Corma Stephens Berry, also of Wayne, and sister of Teresa Tamblyn and Doug Berry. Preceded in death by beloved son…

JAMES EDWARD MARCUM, 79, of Louisa, Ky., died June 5 at home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. June 10 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial will follow in Marcum Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. June 9 at the funeral home.

WILMA RUTH BRANHAM, 84, of Fort Gay, widow of Dan Branham, died June 1 at home. Funeral service at noon June 6 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, Ky. Burial will follow in Wellman Cemetery. Visitation one hour before service at the funeral home.

MARGARET ELAINE ALBRIGHT, 74, of Scott Depot, W.Va., passed away Tuesday June 7, 2022. She was born August 13, 1947, a daughter of the late Earl and Verna Frazier Albright. She was a medical coder for the VA Medical Center. She is survived by a host of family and friends. There will be a gra…

CHARLES E. "SAMBO" ADKINS of Beech Fork went home to be with the Lord on June 3, 2022, at the age of 77-years-old. He was a faithful member of Bethlehem United Baptist Church on Raccoon Creek Road. He was a Vietnam veteran. He was the son of the late Harlan G. Adkins and Geneva Collins Adkin…

LYNWOOD "WOODY" ADKINS, 75, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away June 3, 2022, in St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at noon Thursday, June 9, 2022, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Minister Danny Evans. Burial will be in Baylous Cemetery. H…

LOIS Y. "BONNIE" TONEY, 85, formerly of East Lynn, widow of Carl Toney, died Feb. 23 in Ohio. Private graveside services were held on May 28 at Elmwood Cemetery. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home assisted the family.

WILLIAM THOMPSON, 75, of Fort Gay, W.Va., died May 27 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. June 1 at Young Funeral Home; burial at Thompson Cemetery. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. May 31 at the funeral home.

FARRELL STURGILL, 81, of Ashland, Ky., husband of Bonnie Sturgill, died May 27 at King's Daughters Medical Center. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Buchanan Chapel United Methodist Church; burial at Patty Flat Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday at the church. In lieu of f…

MARGARET ETTA JEAN HALL QUEEN, 89, of Wayne, W.Va., formerly of Dunlow, W.Va., passed away on Friday, May 27, 2022. She was born February 3, 1933, at Cinderella, W.Va., to the late John and Jerushia "Ruth" Hall. Also preceding her in death was the father of her children, Thomas Queen; a son,…

RICHARD LEWIS, 67, of Louisa, Ky., father of Kyle Nicole Ward, died May 28. He retired from Kentucky Power as a plant operator. Funeral service at 1 p.m. June 2 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Visitation two hours before service at the funeral home.

DANIEL PAUL HALL, 63, of Louisa, Ky., brother of Tammy Robertson, died May 14 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Memorial service at 11 a.m. June 4 at Spurlock Cemetery. Arrangements are being directed by Young Funeral Home. Louisa, Ky.

ROSE MARY McREYNOLDS, 86, of Clifford, Ky., widow of Elijah McReynolds, died May 17 at her daughter's home in Huntington. Funeral service 11 a.m. May 21 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, Ky.; burial in the McReynolds Family Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. May 20 at the fune…

AARON "IRON" McCOMAS, 80 of East Lynn, husband of Dootsie McComas, died May 20 at his birth home. Graveside service at 1 p.m. May 24 at Elmwood Cemetery Annex, Wayne. Morris Funeral Home, Wayne is assisting the family with arrangements.

ELIZABETH THOMPSON MATHIS, 91, of Wheelersburg, Ohio, widow of Wayne Mathis, died May 22 in Southern Ohio Medical Center. Hospice, Portsmouth, Ohio. Funeral service at 1 p.m. May 26 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne; burial in Thompson Cemetery, Genoa. Visitation two hours before service …

CONNIE MARIE BROWNING BOWEN JONES, 73, of Fort Gay died May 15 at home. She retired from Labcorp as a data entry processor. Arrangements are directed by Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky.

JOHN D. WEBB, age 82, of Wadsworth, Ohio, passed away on Thursday evening, April 21, 2022, surrounded by his family at the Cleveland Clinic, following a sudden illness.

DELLA VANOVER, 61, of Blaine, Ky., widow of James Ace Vanover, died May 14. Arrangements are directed by Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky.

NANCY CAROL CHADWICK, 86, of Wayne, W.Va., went to her heavenly home on May 10, 2022. Nancy was born a coal miner's daughter in Roderfield, W.Va., on March 30, 1936, to the late William Clarence and Opal Wells Quesenberry. After graduating from Welch High School, she attended nursing school …

ROBERT TRAVIS CARTER, 24 of Genoa, husband of Hope Louiza Finley Carter, died May 7 at home. He was an electrical inspector for Vantage Point. Funeral service at 2 p.m. May 15 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne. Burial in Sanders Cemetery, Ranger, W.Va. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. May 14 a…

CHARLES EDWARD BLANKENSHIP, 51 of Wayne, father of Elizabeth Ann Blankenship and Emily Sue Blankenship, both of Wayne, died May 9 in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington. Funeral service at noon May 14 at Morris Funeral Home. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. V…

ROBERT JARRELL ADKINS, 76 of Branchland, W.Va., passed away Friday, May 13, 2022, at his home. Funeral service at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, W.Va., with Rev. Allen Fry and Rev. Tim Davis officiating. Burial in Elmwood Cemetery, Wayne. He was born Janu…

HUBERT CASTLE JR., 90 of Fort Gay, widower of Marybelle Christian Castle, died May 5 in St. Mary’s Medical Center.