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 southernwvobits@HDMediaLLC.com. Obituaries for the Williamson Daily News, which publishes on Wednesdays, must be submitted by noon Monday, two days before publication.

KATHY LOU BAIZE, 70, of Varney, W.Va., wife of Danny Ray Baize, died Jan. 19 in Cabell Huntington Hospital. She was a homemaker. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Jan. 25, Chafin Funeral Home Chapel, Delbarton, W.Va.; burial in Mountain View Memory Gardens. Visitation will be two hours before s…

EDWARD WATTS, 77, of Justice, W.Va., died Jan. 4 at home. Funeral service will take place 1 p.m. Jan. 9 at Mounts Funeral Home Chapel, Gilbert, W.Va.; burial in Davis Cemetery, Justice. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 8 at the funeral home.

EMMITT GENE JEFFREY JR., 71, of Gilbert, W.Va., died Jan. 1 in CAMC Memorial Division, Charleston, W.Va. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Jan. 8, Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert, W.Va.; burial in the Donel C. Kinnard State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar, W.Va. Visitation will be one hour before service. 

RALPH GLEN PREECE, 76, of Mingo County, W.Va., husband of Bonnie Preece, died Jan. 3 in Logan Regional Medical Center. He was career U.S. Air Force. Graveside service took place 1 p.m. Jan. 7, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill, W.Va. Chafin Funeral Home, Delbarton, W.Va., is in charge of arra…

NANCY ANN PILKINS, 60, of Elk Creek, W.Va., wife of Frankie Pilkins, died Jan. 5 in Appalachian Regional Hospital, South Williamson, Ky. She was a homemaker. There will be a memorial service at a later date. At her request, her remains were cremated. Chafin Funeral Home, Delbarton, W.Va., is…

BETTY BARGER of Louisville, Ky., passed peacefully Monday, December 14, 2020. Betty was preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years, Robert Glen "Bob" Barger in 2004; one grandchild and one great-great-grandchild. She is survived by her four children, Georgia L. Gerren of Okeechobee,…

ANNA LOIS STATON FRANCIS, age 81, of Williamson, W.Va., passed away Saturday, December 5, 2020, in Hubbard Hospice House in South Charleston, W.Va. Anna was born August 24, 1939, at Wolf Creek, Ky., to the late Jeff Staton and Sadie Lowe Staton. Anna is preceded in death by her husband, Rufu…

WATSON CANTERBURY JR. 62, of Elk Creek, W.Va., husband of Debrah Vernatter Canterbury, died Dec. 3 at home. He retired from the N&S Railroad. Graveside service 1 p.m. Dec. 8, White Cemetery, Elk Creek. Chafin Funeral Home, Delbarton, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements. 

SHERMAN LESTER, 66, of Hardy, Ky., husband of Nita Lockard Lester, died Nov. 23. Private service limited to 25 people. Burial in the family cemetery at Hardy, Ky. Hatfield Funeral Chapel, Toler, Ky., is in charge of arrangements.