Miscellaneous Kanawha County, West Virginia Obituaries

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The Charleston Gazzett, Sunday, November 10, 1946
Monroe "Buck" Bailey - 84, a lifelong resident of Putnam County, died yesterday in a local hospital. Surviving are five sons, Carl and Leslie, Heizer; Gallie, Dunbar; Herman, Middleport, Ohio; Bennett, Poca; and three daughters, Mrs. Mary Carney of Red House, Mrs. Alda Landers of Poca, and Mrs. Ida Holstead of Seth; 56 grandchildren and 68 great grandchildren. Service will be at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at the residence at Poca with Nat Cavender officiating. Gatens Mortuary of Poca will direct burial in Humphreys Cemetary, grandson's will act as pallbearers.

Isabel A. Baumgartner
MONTGOMERY - Isabel Arbaugh Baumgartner, 91, of Montgomery died Jan. 19, 1997, in Montgomery General Elderly Care after a long illness.

She was a retired Fayette County teacher with 44 years' service, a graduate of Glenville State College, a lifelong resident of Montgomery, and a member of Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, First Christian Church, Montgomery, and Montgomery Woman's Club.

Surviving: daughter, Wanda Godfrey of Vernon, Vt. two grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at First Christian Church, Montgomery, with the Rev. Jim Smith officiating. Entombment will be in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Glasgow. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at B.C. Hooper Funeral Home, Mo ntgomery, where an Alpha Delta Kappa memorial service will be at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Montgomery Public Library or to a charity of choice.

Beatrice Calloway

BECKLEY - Beatrice Calloway, 89, of Beckley died Jan. 20, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a long illness.

Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley, is in charge of arrangements.

Kathleen C. Carney

Kathleen Constance Carney, 92, of Charleston died Jan. 20, 1997, in St. Francis Hospital after a short illness.

She was a retired secretary from McJunkin Corp. and Charleston Electrical Supply with 40 years' service and a member of West Side Methodist Church.

Surviving relatives: Helen Chapman and Roger Chapman of South Charleston, Barry Kelly of Charleston.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home with the Rev. Martin Hallett officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to a charity of choice.

Paul Carpenter

Paul Carpenter, 94, of South Charleston died Jan. 21, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

He was a retired electrician, a native of Wetzel County and attended Fifth Avenue Church of God, South Charleston.

Surviving: wife, Lenora Mathews Carpenter several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, with the Rev. Rod Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call from 6 to 8:30 p.m. today at the mortuary.

Dora Dotson

SPURLOCKVILLE - Dora Dotson, 89, of Spurlockville, Lincoln County, died Jan. 21, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a housewife.

Surviving: sons, Dennis D. of Hamlin, Ralph, Freddy, Basil, Clifford and Larry, all of Cleveland daughters, Alma Miller and Joann Cooper, both of Hamlin, Rosa Miller of Cleveland, Lucille Adkins of Oberlin, Ohio, Iris Adkins of Spurlockville, Cora Tumbr y of North Ridge, Ohio sister, Rosetta Adkins of Dunbar 36 grandchildren 36 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin. Burial will be in Lovejoy Cemetery, Palermo. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jaitwon I. Judkins

Jaitwon Isaih Judkins, day-old son of James Judkins and Monica Hale, both of Charleston, died Jan. 20, 1997, in Women and Children's Hospital, CAMC.

Also surviving: brother, Rahmel Mills of Charleston maternal grandparents, Daphne Hale of Charleston, Curtis Hale of Charleston.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Preston Funeral Home. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. There will be no visitation.

Mary K. Mackowiak

CARTHAGE, Mo. - Mary Katherine Mackowiak, 63, of Carthage, formerly of Summersville, W.Va., died Jan. 21, 1997, at home after a short illness.

She was a homemaker and a former employee of Frame's Family Restaurant, Summersville.

Surviving: son, Joseph of Marmet, W.Va. daughters, Ann Walton and Melissa Mackowiak, both of Aurora, Ill., Melanie Persinger of Fort Belvoir, Va. stepmother, Betty Coffman of Gassaway, W.Va. sisters, Barbara Coffman of Gassaway, Helen Sigley and Evele na Dotson, both of Carthage three grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, W.Va. Burial will be in Barkers Ridge Cemetery, near Sutton. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Nicholas County Community Action Asso ciation, 909 Broad St., Summersville, W.Va. 26651.

Nancy W. Mitchell

Nancy W. Mitchell, 66, of South Charleston died Jan. 20, 1997, in Valley Health Village, South Charleston, after a long illness.

She was an employee of Union Carbide Tech Center.

Surviving: husband, Edwin S. Mitchell son, Doran C. Mitchell of St. Albans sisters, Aileen Saunders of Cross Lanes, Eleanor Williams of Akron, Ohio, Gwynn Wiseman of Frost Proof, Fla. brothers, William Wiseman of Clearwater, Fla., Gerald Wiseman of Ci ncinnati, Jack Wiseman of Ravenswood, Don Wiseman of South Charleston two grandchildren.

Service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. Thomas N. Smith officiating. Burial will be in Legacy Memorial Gardens, Cross Lanes. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Irene Mulle

HURRICANE - Irene Mulle, 86, of Hurricane, formerly of Bay Shore, N.Y., died Jan. 19, 1997, in Americare-Putnam Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church, Brentwood, N.Y., and a 2-year resident of Hurricane.

Surviving: daughter, Mary Jane Turchiano of Port Richey, Fla. sister, Lorretta Angelo of Nyack, N.Y. brother, Richard Cuiffo of Bronxville, N.Y. grandson, with whom she made her home, Steven Brown of Hurricane seven additional grandchildren 13 great -grandchildren one great-great-granddaughter.

Mass of Christian burial will be 9:45 a.m. Thursday at St. Anne's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Queen of All Saints Cemetery, Central Islip, N.Y. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 10 p.m. today at Michael J. Grant Funeral Home, Brentw ood, Long Island, N.Y. Information provided by Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley.

Frank Payne Jr.

PENSACOLA, Fla. - Frank Payne Jr., 75, of Pensacola, formerly of West Virginia, died Jan. 21, 1997, in Pensacola after a long illness.

He was a member of UMW and Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 625.

Surviving: sons, Keith and Joe, both of Charleston, W.Va. daughters, Betty Paxton of Fraziers Bottom, W.Va., Eva Sue Ellard of Charleston several grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at a later date. The body was cremated. Eastern Gate Memorial Funeral Home, Pensacola, is in charge of arrangements.

Ovie E. Rucker Jr.

HUNTINGTON, Ind. - Ovie E. "Curly" Rucker Jr., 68, of Huntington died Dec. 31, 1996, at home.

He was a native of Charleston, W.Va., a former employee of Lock Steel, was retired from Noll Printing, Huntington, and a member of Bible Baptist Church, Huntington.

Surviving: sons, Danny Lee and Ralph F. Rucker, both of Huntington daughters, Marie Galliher of Toledo, Ohio, Debra Eddy of Jacksonville, Fla., Donna Rucker of Etna Green, Kathy Grimm of Huntington mother, Gladys Rucker of Dunbar, W.Va., sisters, Dolly McCormick of Hurricane, W.Va., Linda McCormick of Dunbar brother, Jettie of Nitro, W.Va. 17 grandchildren 14 great-grandchildren.

Service was Jan. 3 at Hart Funeral Home, Huntington, with the Rev. Elzie Spencer officiating. Burial was in Star of Hope Cemetery, Huntington County.

Phyllis J. Snodgrass

Phyllis Jean "Peggy" Snodgrass, 70, of Hernshaw died Jan. 20, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a member of Marmet Baptist Church and a homemaker.

Surviving: husband, Leonard R. Snodgrass son, Leonard "Lennie" Snodgrass of Taunton, Mass. daughter, Darlena Kinder of Hernshaw sister, Iris Flesher of Summersville brothers, Charles Green Jr. of Charleston, James Green of Marmet, Jerry Green of Hern shaw four granddaughters.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, with the Rev. Jeff Byrd and the Rev. Kent Lowther officiating. Entombment will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral hom e.

STYPE, Helen I. - Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. Robert Whitehouse officiating. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Temple Cemetery, Myersdale, Pa. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and one hour prior to graveside service Friday at the cemetery. Stype, 72, of Cross Lanes died Jan. 19, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a long illness. Correction on survivor: brother, Harold Mankamyer of Indiatlantic, Fla.

TERRY, Margaret A. - Service will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Preston Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. Reginald Hill officiating. Burial will be in Floral Hills Gardens of Memories, Sissonville. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Terry, 85, of Charleston died Jan. 19, 1997, in St. Francis Hospital after a long illness.

Robert Kyle Ballard

OWOSSO, Mich. - The Rev. Robert Kyle Ballard, 87, of Owosso died Jan. 7, 1997, in Shiawassee Medical Center Facility, Corunna, after a long illness.

He was a retired minister, having served for many years as pastor in Pilgrim Holiness and Methodist churches.

Surviving sons, Robert Kyle "Bob" Ballard Jr. of Los Angeles, Dr. Thomas D. Ballard of San Francisco, the Rev. Jerry A. Ballard of Lutz, Fla. two granddaughters.

Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Village Chapel Church of God, Chapmanville, W.Va., with the Rev. Herbert Lawson officiating.

Luther Alonzo Barnhouse

WALTON - Luther Alonzo Barnhouse, 92, of Walton, Roane County, died Jan. 22, 1997, in St. Francis Hospital, Charleston.

He was a native of Speed, Roane County, and a member of Hardcamp Baptist Church.

Surviving: sons, Hershel of Charleston, Charles, Okey and Willard, all of Walton daughters, Effie Mae Carpenter of Walton, Nova Harper and Stella Bobbish, both of Canton, Ohio 11 grandchildren 21 great-grandchildren four great-great-grandchildren. 

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin, with the Rev. Clarence Hutton officiating. Burial will be in Barnhouse Cemetery, Cottontree Road, Walton. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jessie Brumfield

HARTS - Jessie Brumfield, 94, of Harts, Lincoln County, died Jan. 22, 1997, in Logan General Hospital after a long illness.

She was a retired schoolteacher. 

Surviving: several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Champman Memorial Tabernacle, Harts, with Minister Gregory Mullins officiating. Burial will be in Brumfield Cemetery, Harts. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, and two hours prior t o service at the church.

H. Drenna Carte

H. Drenna Carte, 58, of Charleston died Jan. 21, 1997, in General Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

She was a sales representative for Riser Foods Inc. with 10 years' service and a graduate of the former Stonewall Jackson High School.

Surviving: son, Fred Carte of Cross Lanes daughter, Debbie Fridley of Charleston stepmother, Anna VanBibber Ray of Charleston brother, Danny VanBibber of Columbus, Ohio four grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. Clarence Edens officiating. Burial will be in Hayzlett Cemetery, Sod. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m today at the funeral home.

Otha Vestal Chaffin

Otha Vestal Chaffin, 83, of Charleston died Jan. 22, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

He was a retired minister and member of Oakwood Road Church of Christ.

Surviving: sons, Ronald of Charleston, Guilford of Nashville, Tenn., Larry of Bolivar, Ohio daughters, Carolyn Linville of Charleston, Kathleen Paschall of Jackson, Ky. sisters, Nettie Carver of Gainesboro, Tenn., Niadia Wright of St. Clair Shores, Mic h. brother, Hollis of Gainesboro 16 grandchildren 20 great-grandchildren one great-great-grandchild.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home with Minister Ron Halbrook and Minister Shannon Shaffer officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Carol Bragg Covington

INDIANAPOLIS - Carol Bragg Covington, 59, of Indianapolis died Jan. 22, 1997.

She was a native of Whipple, W.Va., a retired assembler from Western Electric/AT&T with 25 years' service, and a member of Telephone Pioneers of America.

Surviving: husband, Sonny Covington daughter, Suzanne C. Vonderahe sisters, Mary Sears and Patricia Manuel brothers, Bill, Harold, Arlie and Jimmy Bragg.

Service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel, Indianapolis. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the chapel.

Justin Wayne Cremeans

ELEANOR - Justin Wayne Cremeans, infant son of Michael and Laura Clark Cremeans of Eleanor, was stillborn Jan. 21, 1997, at Women and Children's Hospital, CAMC.

Also surviving: brothers, Patrick and Preston, both at home maternal grandparents, Claude and Ruth Clark of St. Albans paternal grandparents, Raymond and Victoria Cremeans of Hillsborough, N.C. great-grandmother, Susan Cremeans of Ohio.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Friday in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes, with the Rev. Juanita Eads officiating. Funeral procession will leave Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, at 12:30 p.m.

Mabel Hall

Mabel Hall, 94, of Charleston died Jan. 21, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC.

Scott Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret V. Hatfield

GILBERT - Margaret V. Hatfield, 83, of Gilbert, Mingo County, died Jan. 21, 1997, in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington.

She was a retired Mingo County schoolteacher and a member of Missionary First Baptist Church, Gilbert.

Surviving: husband, Frank V. Hatfield son, the Rev. Pete Hatfield of Fanrock, daughter, Frankie Fortner of Charleston seven grandchildren 10 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. today at Missionary First Baptist Church, Gilbert, with the Rev. Pete Hatfield officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens, Godby. Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the fami ly suggests donations to the Margaret V. Hatfield Memorial Educational Fund, c/o Bank of Mingo, Account Number 153-576-0, P.O. Box 1066, Gilbert, W.Va. 25621.

Owen E. Holley

Owen E. Holley, 79, of Nitro, formerly of Winfield, died Jan. 21, 1997, in Americare-Dunbar Nursing Home after a long illness.

He was a six-month resident of Nitro and a former resident of Corning, Kan., for 38 years. He was a retired miner and a Baptist.

Surviving: wife, Janet Holley son, Jon Holley of Topeka, Kan. daughters, Elizabeth Ellis of Channelview, Texas, Lois Lynn O'Shea of Holton, Kan. stepsons, Don, Larry and Bob Jordan, all of Killeen, Texas, Shirley E. Jordan of Wellsburg stepdaughters, Brenda Melane of Sanford, Fla., Nina Stowe and Judy Dow, both of Middleburg, Vt. sisters, Eva Summers of Nitro, Claudette Estep of Winifrede, Loretta Reiman of Homosassa, Fla. five grandchildren one great-grandchild.

Service will be held in Holton, Kan. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Gatens Funeral Home, Poca.

Shawn E. Jones

SILER CITY, N.C. - Shawn E. Jones, 24, of Siler City, formerly of Cowen, W.Va., died Jan. 20, 1997, in Raleigh from injuries received in a construction accident.

He was a graduate of Webster County (W.Va.) High School, a construction worker and a member of the Moose Lodge, Siler City.

Surviving: wife, Stephanie Miller Jones parents, Jim and Debbie Davis Jones of Siler City brothers, Jeremy and Steven Jones, both of Siler City sister, Michelle Hayhurst of Siler City paternal grandparents, Jimmy and Forrest Jones of Charleston, W.Va . maternal grandparents, Buck and Georgia Davis of Upper Glade, W.Va.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Adams Funeral Chapel, Cowen, with the Rev. Keith Williams officiating. Burial will be in West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin, W.Va. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ann Carver King

Ann Carver King, 83, of Charleston, formerly of Belle and Montgomery and Miami, Fla., died Jan. 21, 1997, in General Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

She was a retired apartment manager in Miami, a member of Montgomery Presbyterian Church, and a native of Ohio.

Surviving: nephews, Larry Phillips of Jacksonville, Fla., Norman Nelson of Columbus, Ohio.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Montgomery Memorial Park Mausoleum, London, with the Rev. Shirley Hutchins officiating. Burial will be in the park. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the mausoleum. Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle, is in ch arge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Montgomery Presbyterian Church, Montgomery, W.Va. 25136.

Hubert Lake Jr.

WILLIAMSBURG - Hubert "Skip" Lake Jr., 48, of Williamsburg, Greenbrier County, died Jan. 22, 1997, in Columbia Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, after a short illness.

Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg, is in charge of arrangements.

Generene Lopez

Generene "Gene" Lopez, 80, of Charleston died Jan. 22, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was a self-employed businessman, having owned Lopez Grill, Kanawha City, and Big Pete's, Charleston. He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, Kanawha City, and an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving: wife, Gloria Chilberti Lopez son, Pete F. of Charleston daughter, Filomena Kirk of Charleston sisters, Mary Tabit of St. Albans, Lucille Romeo of Charleston, Rosie Williams and Katherine Ritter, both of Cleveland, Ohio, Freda Serbio of Tamp a, Fla. brother, John of Boomer three grandchildren two great-grandchildren. 

Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Kanawha City, with the Rev. John McDonnell officiating. Burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Ho me, where there will be a scriptural reading at 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Heart Association, 211 35th St., Charleston, W.Va. 25304.

Zelda Marguerite Milam

Zelda Marguerite Milam, 80, of Charleston died Jan. 21, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

She was a homemaker, a member of Baber Agee United Methodist Church, Rocky Fork Road, and a lifelong resident of the Rocky Fork area.

Surviving: husband, David Franklin Milam daughters, Carol de la Riva of Huntington, Joella Knopp of Leon, Barbara Young of Xenia, Ohio, Joyce Watson of Winfield, Susan Gandy of Nitro 10 grandchildren 10 great-grandchildren one great-great-grandchild. 

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Baber Agee United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Hill and the Rev. Leon Rhodes officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Casdorph & Curry Funera l Home, St. Albans, and one hour prior to service at the church.

Muriel Ripley Moore

WEST CHESTER, Ohio - Muriel Ripley Moore, 79, of West Chester died Jan. 20, 1997, at home after a short illness.

She retired from the West Virginia Public Service Commission with 27 years of service and was a member of Christ Church United Methodist, Charleston, W.Va. She moved to Cincinnati in 1992.

Surviving: husband, Robert A. Moore son, Robert K. "Arky" Moore of Tampa, Fla. daughter, Nola Jean White of West Chester sisters, Lorene Harvey and Frances McClure, both of Greenville, S.C., Jean Thrift of Locust Hill, Va. brothers, Kenneth Ripley of Decatur, Ga., Ed Ripley of San Jose, Calif. grandchildren, Christy Piper, Jonathan Moore and Stacey Castro one great-granddaughter.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes, W.Va. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mary M. Nida

SCOTT DEPOT - Mary M. Nida, 76, of Scott Depot, formerly of Pinch, died Jan. 22, 1997, in Americare-Putnam, Hurricane.

She was a member of Good Shepherd Baptist Church, Scott Depot, and a former member of Sandy Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Elkview.

Surviving: sons, David Perry Nida of Rio Grande, Ohio, James Herbert Nida Jr. of Gallipolis, Ohio daughters, Connie Woodard of Hurricane, Beaulah Baker of Elkview, Virginia Slate of Belle, Boniea Harper of Pinch, Rebecca Stover of Vinton, Ohio brothers , Emerson Johnson of Circleville, Ohio, David Johnson of Hurricane sisters, Myrtle Ray of Scott Depot, Ora Arbaugh of Culloden, Blanche Smith of Nitro 16 grandchildren 18 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Good Shepherd Baptist Church, Scott Depot, with Pastor Ken Stidham officiating. Burial will be in Smith Cemetery, Scott Depot. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, and one hour prior t o service at the church.

Laura B. Pritt Prescott

PHOENIX - Laura B. "Tillie" Pritt Prescott, 75, of Phoenix, formerly of Braxton and Gilmer counties, W.Va., died Jan. 11, 1997, after a short illness.

She was a homemaker and a graduate of Glenville (W.Va.) State College.

Surviving: husband, Adrain Prescott sons, Dr. Leon B. Reed II of Phoenix, Roger Reed of Charles Town, W.Va., Mike Reed of St. Albans, W.Va. daughters, Libby Edwards and Jane Bentley, both of Phoenix sisters, Edith Whitman of Port Richey, Fla., Norma P ritt of Phoenix brothers, William Pritt of Ireland, W.Va., Dennis Pritt of Port Richey, Bob Pritt of Weston, W.Va. 11 grandchildren two great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Ireland Methodist Church, Ireland. A.L. Moore & Sons Inc. Mortuaries, Phoenix, is in charge of arrangements.

Nelle C. Rugeley

Nelle C. Rugeley, 96, of Charleston died Jan. 21, 1997, at home after a short illness.

She was a graduate of Northwestern University, a member of Kanawha United Presbyterian Church and a board member of the Girl Scout Council. She was a member of CAMC Memorial Division Auxiliary and Silver Cross Circle of Kings' Daughters.

Surviving: son, Edward W. Rugeley Jr. of Charleston daughter, Maria R. Dobbins of Charleston sister, Grace C. Hawley of Joppa, Md. six grandchildren eight great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Kanawha United Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Todd Baucum officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston. In lieu of f lowers, the family suggests donations to Kanawha United Presbyterian Church.

Ann H. Stump Samples

SOUTHSIDE - Ann Hardway Stump Samples, 63, of Southside, Mason County, died Jan. 22, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a secretary-clerk for Orders & Haynes Paving Co. with 19 years' service and a member of Harmony Baptist Church, ABW Ministries, St. Albans, the Eastern Star, St. Albans, and White Shrine of Jerusalem, Charleston.

Surviving: husband, Robert G. Samples sons, David Paul Stump of Dunbar, Don Lee Stump of Charleston, Harold E. "Hal" Stump of Alum Creek daughters, Carol Doughty of Portland, Maine, Elaine Douglas of Ivydale stepson, Gary Samples of Cottageville step daughter, Renee Samples of Cottageville sister, Avis Johnson of Harrison brothers, Roger and Earl "Cork" Hardway, both of South Charleston nine grandchildren two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with the Rev. Stephen Carter and the Rev. Fred MacCallister officiating. Burial will be in Clover Ridge Cemetery, Spencer. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

A.A. Thewes

DANIELS - A.A. "Honey" Thewes, 78, of Daniels and Beckley died Jan. 17, 1997, in a local hospital.

He was a self-employed coal operator, owner/operator of Regent Machinery and former president of Gould Mines Inc. He was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Beckley, Beckley Elks Lodge and Beckley Moose Lodge and a Navy veteran of World War II.

Surviving: wife, Mary Alice Thewes daughter, Elizabeth A. Thewes sisters, Elsa Deck, Mary Raver and Cecilia Griffith, all of Charleston brothers, Richard and Jack, both of Charleston.

Memorial Mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Beckley, with the Rev. Samuel S. Sacus as celebrant. Friends may call after the service at 610 Club Circle Drive, Glade Springs. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donat ions to St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 614 S. Oakwood Ave., Beckley, W.Va. 25801.

Baby Walls

GOLD HILL, N.C. - Baby Walls, infant child of Paul and Terri Lasure Walls of Gold Hill, was stillborn Jan. 21, 1997, in Rowan Regional Medical Center, Salisbury.

Also surviving: sister, Daisy L. Lasure at home grandparents, Harold and Doris Walls of Gold Hill, Gary and Cathy Highley of Boone County, W.Va. great-grandparents, Charles and Ellen Highley of Wetzel County, W.Va. great-great-grandmother, Esty Basset t of Wetzel County.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Hissom Tabernacle, Church of Emmanuel, Charleston, W.Va., with the Rev. Earl Hissom officiating. Burial will be in Payne Cemetery, Clio, W.Va. Myers Funeral Home, Elkview, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements.

Glen H. Walton

Glen H. Walton, 71, of Charleston died Jan. 21, 1997, at home after a short illness.

He was a retired employee of the state Department of Employment Security, a 40-year resident of the Kanawha Valley, an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Masons, Scottish Rites Bodies, Beni Kedem Shrine and Legion of Honor.

Surviving: wife, Jean Walton stepdaughter, Susan O'Brien of Cross Lanes sisters, Eula Mae Cravens and Mary Hixson, both of Paris, Ark. two grandchildren.

The body has been cremated. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, W.Va. 25064. Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

BAILEY, Vera Jane - Graveside service will be 1 p.m. today at Cummings Cemetery, Procious, with the Rev. Fred Patterson officiating. Bailey, 48, of Newton, Roane County, died Jan. 18, 1997, at General Division, CAMC, after a long illness. Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, is in charge of arrangements. Also surviving: half brothers, Dale Starcher of Spencer, Joe Starcher of Fort Worth, Texas half sisters, Cathline Cash of Mount Zion, Idice Conway of Reno, Nev., Mary Durfee and Jane Parker, both of Leakesville, Miss., Junita McCumbers of West Virginia.

JUDKINS, Jaitwon I. - Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Preston Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. Richardo Flippin officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Judkins, 1-day-old son of James Judkins and Monica Hale, both of Charles ton, died Jan. 20, 1997, in Women and Children's Hospital, CAMC.

Henry A. Adkinson

FOUNTAIN CITY, Tenn. - Henry A. Adkinson, 86, of Fountain City died Jan. 21, 1997, in Knoxville.

He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and a retired representative of the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers International Union.

Surviving: daughters, Betty Sue Adkinson and Patricia Adkinson, both of Knoxville, Carol Rambo of Gladwin, Mich. sons, Victor Lee of Lakeland, Fla., Paul H. of Ocala, Fla., Larry G. of Charleston, W.Va., Thomas of Durham, N.C., Gary of St. Petersburg, F la. 10 grandchildren 15 great-grandchildren.

Service was Thursday at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Garden Drive. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. today at Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Meals On Wheels. Information provided by Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, W.Va.

Cecil W. Carte Jr.

Cecil W. Carte Jr., 69, of Charleston died Jan. 22, 1997, at home.

He was a retired operator from Owens-Illinois glass plant. He attended Weekley Memorial United Methodist Church and was an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving: son, Richard of Charleston daughters, Janet McClung of Atlanta, Joyce Huffstutler of Milton mother, Myrtle Carte of Charleston sister, Karen Slaughter of Charleston four grandchildren two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home with the Rev. John Tenney officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

H. Drena Carte

H. Drena Carte, 58, of Charleston died Jan. 21, 1997, in General Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

She was a sales representative for Riser Foods Inc. with 10 years' service and a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School.

Surviving: son, Fred of Cross Lanes daughter, Debbie Fridley of Charleston stepmother, Anna VanBibber Ray of Charleston brother, Danny VanBibber of Columbus, Ohio four grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. today at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. Clarence Edens officiating. Burial will be in Hayzlett Cemetery, Sod.

Margaret J. Conway

INGLIS, Fla. - Margaret J. Conway, 74, of Inglis, formerly of St. Albans, W.Va., died Jan. 22, 1997, in Elderly Home Care Center, Homosassa.

She was a native of Winfield, W.Va., a homemaker and a member of Eastside Baptist Church.

Surviving: sisters, Rosalee Wright of Inglis, Kathryn Withrow, Alice Kyle and Susan Staats, all of Nitro, W.Va. brothers, Charlie Janey of Green Bank, W.Va., Dallas Janey of Langsville, Ohio.

Service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Turner Funeral Home, Brooksville, with the Rev. Larry Lashley officiating. Burial will be in Florida Hills Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Citrus County Hospice.

Helen Louise Dunn

BUFFALO - Helen Louise Dunn, 62, of Buffalo, Putnam County, died Jan. 22, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a member of Midway United Methodist Church and the Eastern Star 150, Buffalo.

Surviving: husband, Alva Ray Dunn Sr. sons, James "Bimbo" of Point Pleasant, Robert Lee of Cross Lanes, Alva Ray Jr. of Buffalo daughters, Nancy Dunn Moore of Buffalo, Sue Dunn Kosa of Eleanor father, Charlie Kay of Charleston sisters, Goldie Howell of Ohley, Gennie Clark of Point Pleasant, Hattie Randolph of Buffalo 11 grandchildren two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with the Rev. Earl Cochran and the Rev. Roy Stanley officiating. Burial will be in Buffalo Memorial Park. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, where there will be an Eastern Star service at 7:30 p.m.

Howard C. Flynn

HAMLIN - Howard C. Flynn, 67, of Hamlin died Jan. 22, 1997, in Lincoln County Continuous Care Center after a long illness.

He was a retired automotive mechanic and a member of Central Big Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Hamlin.

Surviving: wife, Barbara Sue Johnson Flynn sons, Jerry A. of Eleanor, Donald K. of Myra, Timothy F. and Shawn H., both of Hamlin daughter, Charlotte A. Coiner of Myra sisters, Earlene Bledsoe of Ona, Mozelle Wallace of Hurricane, Lorine Moore of Gray, La., Wanda Chaney of Houma, La., Helen Porter of West Hamlin 10 grandchildren two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Milton Funeral Home with the Rev. Russell Adkins and the Rev. Lionel Mees officiating. Burial will be in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Hurricane. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Alfred Hackley

Alfred "Bo" Hackley, 77, of Charleston died Jan. 22, 1997, in Heartland of Charleston Nursing Home after a long illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Charleston.

Surviving: two nieces one grandniece.

The body has been cremated. Private memorial service will be held at a later date. Scott Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrnagements.

Kenneth Lewis Hern

HURRICANE - Kenneth Lewis Hern, 92, of Hurricane died Jan. 23, 1997, in Putnam General Hospital, Teays Valley, after a short illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Hurricane and a retired farmer.

Surviving: nieces, Margaret Nance and Lucille Taylor, both of Hurricane, Lois Carter of Huntington nephew, James Clendenin of Melbourne, Fla. 

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane. Burial will be in Hurricane Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Dorothy K. Jarrett

Dorothy K. Jarrett, 93, of Charleston died Jan. 22, 1997, in General Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

She was a housewife, a Lutheran, a member of Riverroad Garden Club and West Virginia Chrysanthemum Society and an award-winning gardener.

Surviving: sons, Walter Lee of Charleston, William O. of Winter Park, Fla. daughters, Mary Crookshanks of Charleston, Elizabeth Roberts of Summersville eight grandchildren two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Dotson officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Clifford C. Johnson

Clifford C. Johnson, 72, of St. Albans, formerly of Eleanor, died Jan. 22, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC.

He was retired from the city of St. Albans. He was a member of Full Gospel Church, St. Albans, and a veteran of the Marine Reserves.

Surviving: wife, Edith L. Johnson sons, James Clifford, Mark Wayne and Jody Ray, all of St. Albans daughters, Katherine Elaine Fink and Vanessa June McCallister, both of St. Albans, Doris Adams of Thacker brother, Donald of St. Albans sisters, Jewel Garton of Tornado, Julia Sowards of Hurricane, Phyllis Sowards of St. Albans 11 grandchildren three great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. Jerry Cantley officiating. Burial will be in Fox Hill Cemetery, Spring Hill Mountain. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Paul M. Marker

Paul M. Marker, 71, of Charleston died Jan. 23, 1997, in St. Francis Hospital after a long illness.

He was a former veterinary assistant at Avalon Dog and Cat Hospital, a lifelong resident of Kanawha County and a Navy veteran of World War II.

Surviving: wife, Margaret Marker sons, Paul Jr., Bobby and Gary, all of Cleveland, Stanley of Summersville, Billy and Lannie, both of Charleston daughter, Mary Elkins of Charleston sister, Betty Cossin of Charleston brothers, Danny Marker of Grove City, Ohio, Phillip Crowder of Ohio 20 grandchildren three great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with Pastor Gene Pauley officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Trinity Baptist Church, P.O. Box 9553, South Charleston, W.Va. 25309.

Frank Stanley Melesky

SCARBRO - Frank Stanley Melesky, 80, of Scarbro, Fayette County, died Jan. 22, 1997, in Plateau Medical Center, Oak Hill, after a long illness.

He was a retired cost accountant from New River Co. with 44 years' service, a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Oak Hill, and a graduate of Oak Hill High School and Mountain State Business College.

Surviving: wife, LaBelle Decker Melesky son, Frank Shannon of Manteca, Calif. daughters, Claudia Layman of Dufur, Ore., Jennifer McCauley of Madison three grandchildren.

Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Harold Moore as celebrant. Burial will be in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to OHHS/CHS Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 462, Oak Hill, W.Va. 25901.

Kathleen G. Mullen

PARKERSBURG - Kathleen G. "Peggy" Mullen, 75, of Parkersburg died Jan. 20, 1997, at home.

She was a member of Beechwood Presbyterian Church, Parkersburg, and a former employee of S.S. Kresge. She was a member of Professional Women's Business Club, a former member of Beechwood Garden Club and a retired employee of Dils Brothers department store, Parkersburg.

Surviving: cousins, Karen Winter of Charleston, Pamela Edman of Dallas, Kenneth Haas of Fairfield, Ohio.

Service will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor John Koerner officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen North Cemetery, Parkersburg. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Beulah M. Phillips

Beulah M. Phillips, 74, of Riverside died Jan. 22, 1997, in Montgomery General Hospital after a long illness.

Surviving: sister, Helen Mullins of Cedar Grove brother, Lloyd Atkinson of Crown Hill two nephews.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. today at Lincoln Memorial Chapel of Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow, with the Rev. Alfred Bowe officiating. There will be no visitation. O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, is in charge of arrangements.

Ralph Queen

LOGAN - Ralph Queen, 70, of Logan died Jan. 23, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC.

He was owner and operator of Ralph's Barber Shop for more than 46 years, a Navy veteran of World War II, a member of Nighbert United Memorial Methodist Church, Logan, Royal Court Jesters, Lions Club and Logan Water Board, a Mason and a Shriner.

Surviving: wife, Mildred Djurisich Queen son, Joseph Michael of Birmingham, Ala. daughter, Karen Lynn Queen Cook of Charleston sister, Cledith Toth of Holden brothers, Frank of Holden, Joe of Dallas six grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Nighbert United Memorial Methodist Church with the Rev. Bruce Reed officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens, Godby. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Honaker Funeral Home, Logan. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Ralph Queen Memorial Trust Fund, c/o Nighbert United Memorial Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1467, Logan, W.Va. 25601.

Elsie M. Sharp

GASSAWAY - Elsie M. Sharp, 79, of Gassaway died Jan. 22, 1997, in General Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

She was a Protestant and former waitress.

Surviving: brother, Arco Paul Sharp of Charleston several nieces and nephews. 

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with the Rev. Ted A. Tawney officiating. Burial will be in Sugar Creek Cemetery, near Gassaway. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Olevia Justice Spurlock

Olevia Justice Spurlock, 76, of St. Albans died Jan. 22, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston, after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a Protestant.

Surviving: daughters, Brenda Pennington, Wyona Lowry and Drema Gail Arthur, all of St. Albans, Geraldine Gillispie of Tornado, Sue Higginbotham of Poca, Joyce Hodges of Huntington sons, Howard Justice of Leon, Raymond Carl Justice of St. Albans sister, Freda Bostic of Charleston several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. today at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. David Sigmon officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Joe Vallina

Joe Vallina, 79, of Belle, formerly of Mount Hope, died Jan. 23, 1997, in Arthur B. Hodges Center, Charleston, after a long illness.

He was a retired apprentice director for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and a member of Mount Hope Christian Church. He was a past master of MacDonald Warren Lodge 103, Mount Hope, and an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving: wife, Mary E. Nutter son, Joe Jr. of Oak Hill daughters, Bonnie Gillespie of Charleston, Tomasa Applby of Belle four grandchildren.

Service will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope, with Minister Roy Seaux officiating. Burial will be in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Alzheimer's research.

James Roy Welch

James Roy Welch, 92, of Charleston died Jan. 22, 1997, in General Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

He was a retired miner with 40 years' service and a member of Loudendale Freewill Baptist Church, Charleston. 

Surviving: sons, James Eugene of Beckley, Samuel Lee of St. Albans, David Sharl of Illinois, George Allen of Mineral Wells daughters, Pauline Marie Thewlis of Polk, Ohio, Roselee Lilly of Green Sea, S.C., Sylvia Hartwell of Charleston sister, Tressie Hall of Bunker Hill 21 grandchildren 30 great-grandchildren five great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, with the Rev. Roy Roach officiating. Burial will be in Ward Cemetery, Kellys Creek. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Loudendale Freewill Baptist Church Memorial Fund, Route 2, Box 275-B, Charleston, W.Va. 25314.

Laura June Willis

BECKLEY - Laura June Willis, 20, of Beckley was dead on arrival Jan. 23, 1997, at a Beckley hospital from injuries received in an automobile accident.

Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Prosperity, is in charge of arrangements.

PRESCOTT, Laura B. - Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Ireland Methodist Church. A.L. Moore & Sons Inc. Mortuaries, Phoenix, is in charge of arrangements. Prescott, 75, of Phoenix, formerly of Braxton and Gilmer counties, died Jan. 11, 1997, in Arizona after a short illness.


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