Emzy Lovell Kerns, 81, of Ripley, passed away Aug. 16, 2014 at Eldercare of Ripley following a long illness.
He was born March 10, 1933 in Kentuck, a son of the late Kenneth C. and Cordelia Southall Kerns. He was a welder for FMC and also served as a welder in coal mines. He was a member of the Prayer and Faith Church, where he served as an assistant pastor.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred Crihfield Kerns; sisters, Nellie M. Kerns Ingram and Sherry J. Kerns Sheppard; and a brother, Dale R. Kerns.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Hansford L. Kerns, Eurada Kerns, Clyde A. Kerns, Okey Francis Kerns, Richard L. Kerns, Otho A. Kerns, Denver W. Kerns, Izetta M. Kerns and Sue E. Kerns.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, with Pastor Bill Riddle officiating. Burial will be in Kerns Cemetery, Kentuck.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Kerns Cemetery Fund, 17315 Parkersburg Road, Elizabeth, WV 26143.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.waybrightfuneralhome.com.