JAMES RAY DOTSON, 51, Blair, WV, died Mon., July 19, 2021, in Logan Reg. Med. Cntr.; born Jan. 23, 1970 in Columbus, OH, son of Dennie Dotson and Donna Watts. Predeceased by: grandparents, Conway & Sally Conley, Clyde & Alley Dotson; father in law, James Mosley.

DUANE graduated from this earthly “Vail of Tears” to his heavenly home. He is now with his Heavenly Father and all the relatives and friends who went on before. Duane Alan Midkiff, 71, of Branchland, WV passed away on Thursday July 15, 2021.

PANSY MARGARET BOOTH, 90, Culloden, WV, died Thur., July 15, 2021, in Teays Valley Center, Hurricane, WV; born Sept. 19, 1930, dau. of late Garland and Jewell Hinkley Hicks; widow of Charles R. Booth; predeceased by three sibs.; sis.-in-law; great-niece, Sarah Murphy.

LYLE THOMAS BROOKS, 63, Branchland, WV, died Sat., July 17, 2021, in St. Mary’s Med. Cntr.; born Sept. 4, 1957, in Huntington, son of late Odie Otho & Patricia Marie Cole Brooks; also predeceased by: two sisters.

DONNA IRENE BRAUM, 70, Harts, WV, died Mon., July 19, 2021 at Hillcrest, Danville; born Feb. 13, 1951, in Harts, dau. of late Howard & Virginia (Browning) Toppings; also predeceased by: one bro.

DAVID LEE MITCHELL, 64, Justice, WV, died Sun., July 18, 2021, at home, after a courageous battle with cancer; born Aug. 5, 1956, at Iaeger, WV, son of Robert (Barbara) Mitchell, Sr., of Harts, & late Winona Nadine Walls Mitchell; also predeceased by: in-laws, Donald “Peco” and Loretta S…

FRANCES ANN SMUTKO, 85, Alum Creek, WV, died Thur., July 15, 2021 at home; born Feb. 12, 1936, dau. of late Frank and Elizabeth Ball; widow of Jimmie Smutko; also predeceased by: one grandson.

DOROTHY A. WALDRON, 74, Sod, WV, died Fri., July 16, 2021, at home, after a long battle with cancer; dau. of late Betty Rabel; widow of Douglas Waldron; also predeceased by: one dau. Member of Forks of Coal Miss. Bapt. Ch., Alum Creek.

LINDA GAY WASHINGTON, 75, Cross Lanes, WV, died Sat., July 10, 2021, in Hubbard Hospice House; born in Lincoln Co. Feb. 24, 1946. Preceded in death by five children. Wife of James Washington.

BARBARA ANN GILLENWATER, 85, Peach Creek, WV, Wed., June 30, 2021, in Logan Reg. Med. Cntr. with family; born Nov. 17, 1935, in Lincoln Co., dau. of late Clerk & Marjorie Mullins Lucas; also predeceased by: children, Randy & Beverly Ann Gillenwater. A homemaker, devout Christian, bap…

DR. DAN L. JOHNSON, 72, Cross Lanes, WV died Thur., July 15, 2021; born Oct. 5, 1948, in West Hamlin, WV, son of I. Ray Johnson of Salt Rock and late Lilly Mae Sowards Johnson. Rec’d. Bachelor’s degree in Science from MU; grad. of Ohio College of Podiatric Med. with his DPM degree, practiced…

ELSIE LOFTIS McCORMICK, 95, Alkol, WV, died Fri., July 16, 2021; born Apr. 13, 1926, dau. of William Ira and Pearlie Missouri Hill Loftis; widow of James Clyde McCormick; also predeceased by: three sons; 10 sibs.

CLIFFORD PONCHO SCITES, 68, Branchland, WV, died Thur., July 8, 2021; father of Melinda Smith of Milton, Bobbi Arnold of Huntington.

JACKIE “JACK” LEE YEAGER, 80, Barboursville, WV, died Tue., July 6, 2021, after a short illness with a brain tumor; born Oct. 20, 1940, son of Minnis & Gladys Yeager; also predeceased by: bro., Chuck Yeager. Husband of Barbara Yeager Inco employee; owned Brady Hardware, Antique stores an…

CINDY DONNELA STEVENS, 50, Ravenna, KY, formerly of Salt Rock, WV, died Wed., July 7, 2021; born Dec. 11, 1970, in Huntington, dau. of Donna Mae Gue Stevens & late Clyde Stevens Jr.

RICHARD ROYALL SAYRE, 71, of Leon, WV, passed away July 13, 2021 in Cabell Huntington Hospital of injuries sustained in an accident on his property.

On Monday, July 12, 2021, PATSY ANN WINGO (née Christian) died at the age of 85 in her WV home in Lewisburg. She is survived by her four sisters, Juanita, Virginia, Betty, and Charlotte, and her brother, Darius.

GLENDA C. YOUNGER, died Tue., July 13, 2021, mother of Sherry (Younger) Wilkins, Gregory & Ronald Younger II.

LARRY ALLEN WALKER, 78, Alum Creek, WV, died Tue., July 13, 2021, in Hubbard Hospice House; son of late William & Lora Walker; also predeceased by: one grandson; three bros. Verizon retiree with 30 yrs. service; USAF, VN vet.; Kanawha Ski Club.

BRIAN SCOT LIKENS 54, died Tue., July 13, 2021; born Sept. 8, 1966, son of late Teddy L. Likens & Cuba Irene Vance Thomas; surviving step mother, Towanna Likens; step father, Paul Thomas.

LARRY MICHAEL WILKERSON 83, Griffithsville, WV, died Wed., July 7, 2021; born in Griffithsville, Apr. 18, 1938, son of late Percy W. & Dorothy c. McCallister Wilkerson. Husband of Syble Browning Wilkerson. A Christian, attended Alum Creek Ch. of Christ. Duval High School 1956 & MU 19…

DELORAS ANN STEELE, 81, Ocala, FL/Huntington, WV, died at her cousin, Shirley Wilson’s home, Fri., July 2, 2021; born Dec. 21, 1939, in Narrows, VA, dau. of late Lewis & Virginia Browning Mullins. Widow of J.G. Steele; also predeceased by: sibs., Maxine Porter, James A. & Robert Mullins.

ANITA PAULINE WEBB CONN, 90, Tornado, WV, died Tue., July 6, 2021, after a long illness. Dau. of late Mary & Guy Webb; widow of Eugene W. Comm; also predeceased by sibliings. Member of Pleasant Hill Bapt. Ch. 1955 to 1995 Kanawha Co. Schools educator; Webb School grades 1-6 one-room scho…

DESMEL “EBO” EDWARD ADKINS, 85, Branchland, WV, died Sun., July 11, 2021; born March 3, 1936, in Branchland, WV, son of late William & Rosie Watts Adkins; widower of Donna Lee Hagley Adkins; also predeceased by: son, Charles Adkins; son-in-law, Keith Keesee. ACF Ind. retiree after 29 yea…

RONNIE FRANK LAWRENCE, of Griffithsville, WV. Born: January 30, 1951. Passed away: July 9, 2021 at the age of Seventy Years, Five months and Nine days. He is preceded in death by his mother Helen Faye Stowers Lawrence. He was a member of the United Steel Workers and Eden Baptist Church.

LARRY MICHAEL WILKERSON. Beloved husband, father and Gramps Tree Farm left this earth for his heavenly home on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at the age of 83.

CLIFFORD PONCHO SCITES 68, of Branchland, WV. Born: July 22, 1952. Passed away: July 8, 2021.He was a USMC Sergent E5 Veteran and a member of the American Legion Post #111, Hamli

EDNA MAE VANCE, 67, Harts, WV, died Sun., July 4, 2021 at home; born June 23, 1954 in West Hamlin, dau. of late Lloyd & Lois Runyon; father- & mother-in-law, Billy & Sadie Vance. Wife of Larry Vance.

EULA INEZ ADAMS, 63, Proctorville, OH, died Thur., July 1, 2021, in St. Mary’s Med. Cntr., Huntington; born Feb. 23, 1958 in Lincoln Co., dau. of late Collie & Bertha Porter Lucas; also predeceased by: bros., Clarence Lucas, Bob, Butch, Pete & Wilkie Hiat.  Attended Guyan Bapt. Ch.

BETTY LOU HIGHTOWER CARROLL, 89, Salt Rock, WV, died Thur., July 1, 2021; born May 29, 1932 in Logan, dau. of late, George Lee & Annie Opal Kuhn Hightower; widow of Andrew Edward Carroll.

BETTY LOU HIGHTOWER CARROLL, 89, Salt Rock, WV, died Thur., July 1, 2021; born May 29, 1932 in Logan, dau. of late, George Lee & Annie Opal Kuhn Hightower; widow of Andrew Edward Carroll.

BARBARA ANN GILLENWATER, 85, Peach Creek, WV, Wed., June 30, 2021, in Logan Reg. Med. Cntr. with family; born Nov. 17, 1935, in Lincoln Co., dau. of late Clerk & Marjorie Mullins Lucas; also predeceased by: children, Randy & Beverly Ann Gillenwater. A homemaker, devout Christian, bap…

CLINTON WENDELL LUCAS, 85 of West Hamlin. passed away Friday, July 2, 2021. Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, WV. Interment will follow at Lucas Cemetery, West Hamlin, WV.

DARYLE G. ELKINS, 86, Alkol, WV, died Mon., July 5, 2021, son of late Arb and Bernice Elkins. Duval HS, Morris Harvey College and WVU grad.; L. C. Schools principal, coach, and Voc. School Dir. 40+ yrs. service retiree; six-yr, member of WV ANG, 58-yr. member of Griffithsville Lodge No. 71, …

MYRTLE LUCILLE SHIRLEY ROBERTS, 99, Culloden, WV, died Sat., July 3, 2021, after a short illness. Widow of Lloyd; also predeceased by: three each sons & grandchildren. Christian; Harveys Crk.. Ch. Member.

TIMOTHY PAUL McCALLISTER, 31, Sod, WV, died Sun., July 4, 2021; son of  Vanieca (Nisa) Holbrook; Robert (Yvonne) McCallister. Predeceased by: grandparents, Phyllis Ann Holbrook and Emma Jean McCallister.

GEORGE “NICK” KISER, 91, Kenova, WV, died Wed., June 30, 2021, at home; born Feb. 10, 1931, in Hubball, Lincoln Co., son of late George & May Pellman Kiser; widower of Edna Faye Burns Kiser; also predeceased by: son, Melvin Dewayne Kiser; grandson, Michael Dewayne Kiser; sibs., baby sist…

DALLAS MEEKS, 86, Harts, WV, died Fri., July 2, 2021, in Logan Reg. Med. Cntr., Logan; born Feb. 18, 1935, in Wilsondale, son of late Alonzo and Mary Vance Meeks; widower of Geneva “Peanuts”; Husband of Sharol Maynard Meeks. A retired coal miner, member of U.M.W.A.; Christian, minister, and …

B. CLEE EGNOR, 91, Culloden, WV, died Mon. June 28, 2021, in St. Mary's Med. Cntr.; born Mar. 16, 1930 in Lincoln, Co., son of late Earl & Nina Stowers Egnor also preceded in death by: three sibs.; three sons. Pastored churches in northern OH and PA & Crossroads Bapt., Huntington. Hu…

ROBERTA JANE EPLION, 88, Huntington, WV, died Fri., June 25, 2021, in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice; born March 29, 1933, in Lincoln Co., dau. of late Albert & Iva Jaynes Smith; widow of Audie Eplion Jr.; also predeceased by five sibs.

JUNIOR ASTER ADKINS 82, of Ranger, WV passed away Thursday June 17, 2021. He was born November 30, 1938 a son of the late Aster and Mollie Tipton Adkins. He is survived by his son Dennis Adkins of Ranger; daughter Santana Napier (Chuck) of Ironton, OH.

CLIFFORD RAY PAULEY, 79, Yawkey, WV, husband of Vivian; died Thur., June 24, 2021, in Hubbard Hospice House W., S. Charleston; born Aug. 12, 1941, son of late Clayton Dean & Edna Pauley; also predeceased by: bro., Clayton. Fountain of Life Church, Foster, member; US Army VN War vet; Alum…