JOEL PRESTON THACKER, 70, of Louisa, Ky., husband of Rachel Thacker, died July 26 in Three Rivers Medical Center. He was co-owner and operator of Wellman Hardware. Funeral service at 2 p.m. July 29 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, Ky. Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Visitation two hours b…

GLENDA RUNYON, 83, of Louisa, Ky., widow of Arthur B. Runyon, died July 30 at home. Funeral service at 1 p.m. Aug. 3 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, Ky. Burial in Warfield Cemetery. Visitation two hours before service at the funeral home.

NORMAN MANSFIELD LUCAS, 82, of Lavalette, W.Va., formerly of Parkersburg, W.Va., went to sing and dance with the angels Friday, July 29, 2022 at his home. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday, August 1, 2022 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, W.Va., with Bro. Danny Krantz offi…

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TIMOTHY GARY JAMES, 60, of Huntington, son of Janice James of Batesville, Ind., died July 24 in St. Mary's Medical Center. There will be no public services. Arrangements are under direction of Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne.

HOBERT M. HUNDLEY SR. "Hound Dog," 82 of Kitts Hill, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 29, 2022, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, W.Va., with Elders Rog…

LULA FAYE GLASS, 68, of Genoa, widow of Robert Glass, died July 28. Funeral service at noon July 31 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne. Burial in Preece Cemetery. Visitation one hour before service at the funeral home.

ROBERT CHAPMAN CHIARENZELLI, 41, of Huntington, son of Robert Chiarenzelli, died July 28. Graveside service at 2 p.m. July 31 at the Chiarenzelli Family Cemetery, Fort Gay. Arrangements are under the direction of Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky.

ELMO CANTRELL, 83, of Martha, Ky., husband of Myrtle Cantrell, died July 31 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Funeral service at 1 p.m. Aug. 4 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, Ky. Burial in Yatesville Memorial Gardens. Visitation two hours before service at the funeral home.

PHYLLIS LOUISE SIFFORD BLANKENSHIP, 89 of Lavalette, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Monday, July 25, 2022, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va. Funeral service at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 2022, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, W.Va., by Pastor Roger Smith and Pastor Ray Sto…

JUDY LYNN THOMPSON, 71, of Genoa, wife of Larry David Thompson Sr., died July 24 in St. Mary's Medical Center. Graveside service will be 3 p.m. July 27 at Thompson-Caynor Cemetery, Genoa. Visitation will be one hour prior to graveside services at the cemetery. Arrangements are being directed…

JACKIE L. SCITES, 75 of Wayne, W.Va., died Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Robertson-Cyrus Cemetery, Fort Gay, W.Va. He was born September 2, 1946…

GLEN RAY NAPIER, 63, of Ranger, W.Va., husband of Jacqueline Lynn Keyser Napier, died July 21 in Mon Health Center, Morgantown, W.Va. Funeral service at 1 p.m. July 26 at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne. Burial in Community Memorial Gardens, Wayne. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ass…

ROSA LEE MAYNARD, 92, of Dunlow, widow of Latt Maynard Jr., died July 24 in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. July 28 at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne. Burial will follow in the S.D. Copley Cemetery, Dunlow. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the fu…

GLEN GRAY, 61, of Louisa, Ky., father of Andre Gray and Nicholas Jackson Rice, died July 23 in Three Rivers Medical Center. The family will hold a private service at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky.

EARNEST BRADY BROOKS, 64, of Wayne, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 25, 2022. He was born March 25, 1958, in East Lynn, W.Va., a son of the late Ernie and Vicie Brooks. Also preceding him in death was one brother, Sam Brooks; two sister, Charlotte Clay and Ruthie Dyer; one br…

SALLY FAYE BRADSHAW, 77 of Wayne, wife of Charles R. Bradshaw, died July 20 at home. Funeral service at 2 p.m. July 23 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Mills-Vaughan Cemetery, Wayne. Visitation two hours before service at the funeral home.

RAYMOND LYNTON BLANKENSHIP, 58, of Wayne, husband of Patricia Blankenship, died July 19 in St. Mary's Medical Center. He was a supervisor at the WV State Tax Department. Funeral service at 1 p.m. July 22 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne. Burial in Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation at 11 a.m.…

BRANDON ALAN WOODS, 38 of Wayne, son of Pamela Woods Cervantes, died July 11 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Visitationfrom 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. July 16 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, with a procession leaving for the cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Graveside service at 2 p.m., Watson Cemetery, Br…

KASANDRA LEIGH WEST, 48, of Wayne died July 15 in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Funeral service at 3 p.m. July 18 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne. Burial in the Cove Gap Resting Place. Visitation one hour before service.

TAMMY WEBB, 61, of Fort Gay, wife of Walter Webb, died July 7 at home. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. July 15 at Webb Cemetery on Knotty Poplar Road. Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky., is directing arrangements.

HARRY LEON SELLARDS JR. of Orange City, Florida passed into his heavenly home Tuesday, July 13th, 2022. Harry "HL" was born in Wayne, West Virginia, on September 11, 1930, to Harry Leon Sellards and Edith Jackson Sellards. He is survived by his four children Harry Leon Sellards III and wife …

KAREN SCARBERRY, 63, of Louisa, Ky., wife of Daniel Scarberry, died July 16. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the funeral home to offset funeral expenses. Funeral service at 1 p.m. July 21 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial will follow in Preston Cemetery. Visit…

JOHN DOUGLAS "PETEY" PETERS, 60 of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Monday, July 18, 2022. He is the son of John Jarrett and Mary N. Bartram Peters, born in Warner Robins, Ga., July 6, 1962. He is also survived by sisters, Lisa (Jack) Diamond and Sherra (Steve) Landry and brother, Rodney (Mary…

JACKIE LEE PERRY, 61 of Dunlow, husband of Della Mae Hall Perry, died July 9 at home. He was a self-employed carpenter. Funeral service 3 p.m. July 15 at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne. Burial following in Damron Cemetery, Dunlow. Visitation one hour before service at the funeral home.

KENNY DALE HAMM II, 29 of Wayne, son of Belle Ferguson of Wayne and Kenneth Dale Hamm of Morehead, Ky., died April 15. Friends and family gather from noon to 1:30 p.m. July 17 at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne, with a procession leaving at 1:30 p.m. for Ferguson Cemetery, Dunlow. Graveside servi…

JANNIVEE ESLICK-COPLEY, 89, of Dunlow, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2022. She was born on September 2, 1932, in Perryridge, Dunlow, W.Va., a daughter of the late Nathan and Sarah Perry, and was a member of the Echo United Baptist Church.

ROGER DAVID CYRUS, 51, of Fort Gay, son of John B. Cyrus Jr., died July 18 at home. He was a retired truck driver. Funeral service at 2 p.m. July 24 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, Ky. Burial in the Cyrus Cemetery. Visitation two hours before service at the funeral home. In lieu of flo…

DORIS ANN WELLMAN, 87, of Campbellsville, KY, formerly of Huntington, wife of Samuel Wellman, died June 11 in Bluegrass Way Senior Living Community, Campbellsville. She retired from Marshall University in the Department of Home Economics. Funeral services will be at noon July 14 at Young Fun…

U.S. veteran and great patriot, JERRY ALBERT TIGHE, 72, of Ona, W.Va., passed away on Independence Day, at the Chillicothe VA Medical Center. He was born February 2, 1950, in Wheeling, W.Va., a son of the late Dr. Albert Joseph Tighe and Dr. Katherine Tighe. Jerry was a disabled military vet…

FERN LOUISE NAPIER, 76 of Genoa, W.Va., died Friday, July 8, 2022 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. She was born March 13, 1946 in Dunlow, W.Va., a daughter of the late Albert and Mae Adkins Cyrus. Also preceding her in death were two sisters, June Fortner, Annie May, and a brother, Bill Selbee…

RONALD KIMBERLIN SR. of Prichard, husband of Linda Sue Kimberlin, died June 30 at home. He retired as head maintenance for Penn Coal. Funeral service at 2 p.m. July 7 at Dock's Creek Community Church. Burial in Dock's Creek Cemetery. Visitation after 6 p.m. July 6 at the church. Young Funera…

MATTHEW COX, 51, of Genoa, brother of Joseph Cox of Wayne, died July 9 in Genesis Healthcare Putnam Center. Funeral service at 2 p.m. July 13 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home. Burial in Sycamore Creek Memorial Cemetery. Visitation at noon July 9 at the funeral home.

GLORIA GEE SHORT BILLUPS, 91, of Louisa, Ky., widow of James W. Billups, died July 6. She retired from Kraft Foods in Huntington, and Barboursville. Flowers are appreciated or donations may be made to Louisa Free Will Baptist Church Youth Ministry, 62 S Side Loop Road, Louisa, KY 4123. Funer…

HELEN JUSTICE ADKINS, passed away at home in Barboursville, W.Va., on July 9, 2022, at the age of 75, surrounded by her family. Helen was born on October 6, 1946, in East Lynn, W.Va., a daughter of the late Geneva and Arnold Justice.

DAVID ALAN ADKINS, 28 of Wayne, W.Va., died Friday, July 8, 2022, at his residence. He was born January 28, 1994, in Huntington, W.Va., a son of Robert Keith Adkins and Chrystal Marie Ekers Adkins. David was a self-employed lawn technician and mechanic. His brother, Matthew Allen Maynard, pr…

DANNY RAY THOMPSON, born September 14, 1944, went home to be with the Lord on July 2, 2022. He was the son of the late Melvin Thompson and Gladys Ross. Danny retired from Owens-Illinois and was the plant manager for Jefferson-Smurfitt in Louisville, Ky. He was a member of Philadelphia United…

On June 27, 2022, GEORGIA FAYE RICE, 52, of Wayne, W.Va., sadly departed this life. She was born on December 15, 1969, in West Hamlin, W.Va., to Arbie and Ida Rice of Wayne. Preceding her in death were both paternal and maternal grandparents, John and Mary Rice and Melvin and Georgia Moore.

SUSIE STEVENS NORTH, 78, of Huntington, husband of Frank North, died July 1. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. July 6 at Kenova Church of Christ; burial at Spring Valley Memory Gardens. Visitation will begin at noon. Arrangements entrusted to Johnson Tiller Funeral Home.

DEVIN DEWAYNE BLOCK, 47, of Genoa died July 4 in the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Funeral service at 1 p.m. July 7 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home, Wayne. Visitation two hours before service at the funeral home.

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…

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…