Obituaries — 3/9/15

Published 9:59 am Monday, March 9, 2015

Reba Cade

Reba Ellen Cade, 83, of Patriot, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at the Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis. The Carter County, Kentucky, native was born April 25, 1931, a daughter of the late Emmitt Knipp and Ida Barker Knipp. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Cade, who passed away March 10, 2008.

Mrs. Cade attended Decatur School, was a homemaker and attended Forrest Ridge Community Church.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Freddie Cade and Melvin Cade; three brothers, Sairsarce Knipp, Albert Knipp and Herbert Knipp; two sisters, Arlene Bryant and Avanelle Knipp; three grandchildren, Billy Cade, Russell Malone and Angel Nicole Cade; and two great-grandchildren, Jonathan Jenkins and Baby Nance.

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She is survived by five daughters, Elizabeth Cade Sharp (Phil Drummond), Joyce Ann Jenkins, of Patriot, Mayme (Ed) Friend, of Pedro, Hazel Ann Stanley, of Gallipolis, and Tammy Nance, of Scottown; three sons, Ronnie (Debbie) Cade, Kenneth (Tammy) Cade, both of Pedro, and Ricky (Kim) Cade, of Gallipolis; a brother, Merle Knipp, of Dayton; two sisters, Lorene McFann, of Pedro, and Dyne May Bryant, of Oklahoma; 37 grandchildren; 83 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday in Buckhorn Cemetery with preacher Willard Blankenship officiating. There will be no visitation and Phillips Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. To offer condolences to the family, please visit



Destin Sark

Destin Levi Sark, 19, of Pedro, passed away Friday, March 6, 2015. The Huntington native was born Nov. 15, 1995, a son of Michael Lee and Paula Gaye Cox Sark, of Pedro.

Destin was a 2014 graduate of Sugar Creek Christian Academy and a member of Winchester Community Church in Winchester. He began serving and evangelizing for the Lord at age 17. He was a tree trimmer for Sark Logging Company. Destin enjoyed drawing, writing poems for the Lord, rock crawling and off-roading.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Forrest Gene Sark.

In addition to his parents he is survived by brother, Mike Sark Jr., of Coal Grove; maternal grandparents, Willie and Joanne Cox, of Pedro; paternal grandmother, Rosalie Sark, of Ironton; cousin, Cody Cox, of Pedro; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Brian Long officiating. Burial will follow in Destin Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday at the church. Phillips Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. To offer condolences to the family please visit