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Collins Funeral Home
Thursday April 16th, 2015
11:00am - 12:00pm

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Collins Funeral Home
Thursday April 16th, 2015

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Ernest Ray Thomas Kennedy

Ernest Ray (Thomas) Kennedy, 68 of Holden, WV departed this life Monday April 13, 2015 in CAMC General Division Hospital in Charleston.  He was born in Holden, WV to the late Henry and Goldie (Adkins) Thomas.  He was a retired Coal Miner and a member of the UMWA and NRA. In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by his grandparents, one son; Ernest Ray Kennedy Jr., a wife Donna Noe Kennedy, one sister; Betty Frye, and eight brothers; Kenneth, Earl, Gilbert “Whitey”, Johnny, Steve, Jimmy, Frank and Walter Kennedy. Those left to cherish his memories are his daughter; Terri Kennedy, a companion; Cathy J. Dingess, three brothers; Bill and Charlie Thomas and Roger Kennedy, two sisters; Polly Pack and Mary Southers, and four grandchildren; Rondale Kennedy, Ryan Busick, Austin Ray Kennedy and Bailey Rae Kennedy. Services will be held Noon Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Collins Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Layton Lockhart officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens at Godby. Visitation will be the same day one hour prior at the funeral home.  Pallbearers will family and friends.  Collins Funeral Home in Switzer is in charge of the arrangements.  Condolences may left at www.collinsfuneralhomewv.com/.  

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Codolences to family and of course Cathy. Will miss his usual sitting place in church with Cathy

annette cooper and family Apr 18 2015 12:00 AM

Sincere sympathy to the family of Ray Thomas Kennedy.
Ray was a childhood friend and neighbor of the Messer family.
Remembering many happy times so long ago, playing together, walking to school together, going to the Church of God at Ferrellsburg. May God walk with you as you go through this sad time.

Brenda (Messer) Shelton Apr 17 2015 12:00 AM

The Thomas & Kennedy Family,
I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Ray he was a childhood friend and neighbor our families were close and I have many great memories of the Thomas family. Please know that your family is in our prayers as you go through this trying time. I had a conversation with Ray just days before he became ill on our facebook pages, he gave me his phone number and made me promise to call and talk after Easter. I am very sorry that never happened. sending Blessings to the whole family.

Mary Joyce Messer Adkins Apr 16 2015 12:00 AM

I am Kenneth's daughter. Larry, Judy and I just found out funeral was today, Larry wanted to come but not enough time to make it. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. We were very close growing up. Love and prayers Wanda

Wanda Adkins Holley Apr 16 2015 12:00 AM

Condolences to the family, A Angel went to Heaven.

Mary F Messer Ramsey Apr 16 2015 12:00 AM

Our thought and prayers are with you. I pray that God gives you peace and strength through these days ahead. Thinking of you.

Doug and Sandy (Thomas) Simmons Apr 15 2015 12:00 AM

With deepest sympathy

Logan wv Apr 15 2015 12:00 AM

My friend you will be missed

Logan wv Apr 15 2015 12:00 AM

Terri, We are so sorry I pray that God will comfort you during your time of loss and the days after. Rest in peace Uncle Ray love you!!

Robin Rakes Apr 15 2015 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to Terri, keeping you and the boys in my prayers and thoughts today and in the days ahead. Ray was a great dad, grandfather, companion and very dear friend to our family! He was a great person to my kids and they will forever remember him! We will miss him dearly but one day will see him again!

Tessa eggers Apr 15 2015 12:00 AM

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