November 12, 2018

Melissa Effingham

MELISSA DAWNEFFING-HAM, 53, of Kenova, wife of William “Charlie” Effingham, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2018, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. She was born September 10, 1965, in Huntington, daughter of Raleigh Joe and Janet Davis Sowder. Missy finished her courageous battle with cancer on this earth and is now with her first-born daughter, Hanna Marie, alongside their Heavenly Father. She was a member of the First Independent Missionary Baptist Church of Kenova and the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 159 of Whites Creek. In addition to a daughter, she was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Roy and Frances Ray Davis; and her paternal grandparents, Barnett and Suse Sowder. Survivors in addition to her parents and her husband include her loving daughter, Abigail Grace Effingham and fiance Brendan Gozowsky and the rest of her family whom she loved dearly; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mendy and Chuck Bays, Michelle and Eric Adkins; a niece, Morgan Adkins; nephews include Willie and Paige Bays, Cody and Arianna Bays, D.J. and Savannah Bays; nine great-nieces and-nephews; and an uncle and aunt, Donald and Paula Davis. Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Scott Byard at 2 p.m. Monday, November 12, 2018, at the Reger Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Kenova. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until service time on Monday at the Reger Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.regerfh.com.

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