Miscellaneous Kanawha County, West Virginia Obituaries

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David J. Arnold Sr.

SHEBORO, N.C. - David James Arnold Sr., 64, of Asheboro died Feb. 7, 1997, in VA Medical Center, Salisbury, Va.

He was born in Kanawha County and was a retired architect. He was a former member of the Asheboro Jaycees and Piedmont Diving and Rescue. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects and a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason. He was a Hospice volunteer and a member of Central United Methodist Church, where he was a former usher. He was an Army veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and a member of American Legion Post #45 and AmVets.

Surviving: daughter, Valerie Kennedy of Thomasville son, D.J. Arnold Jr. of Asheboro grandson, Alex Kennedy of Thomasville.

A memorial service will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Central United Methodist Church with the Rev. Chris Thore officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to service Wednesday at the church. Ridge Funeral Home, 908 Albemarle Road, Asheboro, N.C. 27203, is in charge of arrangements.

Johnnie R. Atkins

Johnnie R. Atkins, 87, of South Charleston died Feb. 8, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

He was retired from FMC, South Charleston, and was a member of East End Church of Christ, St. Albans.

Surviving: daughters, Francis Coleman of Winfield, Mary Spencer of St. Albans sons, Ervin "Buddy" of South Charleston, Steven and Michael, both of Scott Depot brother, Mose of Rock Creek sister, Susie Miller of Buckhannon 12 grandchildren 10 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston.

Leona J. Ball

TANNER - Leona Jane Lamb Ball, 72, of Tanner, Gilmer County, died Feb. 8, 1997, at the home of her son after a long illness.

She was a homemaker, a former employee of Glenville State College and a Protestant.

Surviving: sons, Paul L. Jr. of Salem, Wilbur Lee of Tanner brother, Lewis Glenn Lamb of Wilsonburg sister, Margie Dodd of Wilsonburg 15 grandchildren 12 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with the Rev. Kenny Kendall officiating. Burial will be in Elihue Stump Cemetery, Stumptown. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the mortuary.

Henrietta G. Bogert

SUMERCO - Henrietta G. Bogert, 61, of Sumerco, Lincoln County, died Feb. 5, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

She was a retired practical nurse.

Surviving: husband, Paul Bogert sons, David L. Howells of Kempton, Pa., Lewis Howells daughter, Patricia A. Howells sisters, Caldonia Cottrell of Charleston, Opal Miller of Sumerco brother, the Rev. Lee Graley three grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. today at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with the Rev. Paul DeBord officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, McCorkle.

Donald D. Brown

WESTON - Donald Duane "Brownie" Brown, 70, of Weston died Feb. 8, 1997, in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, after a short illness.

He was retired from Hope Natural Gas Company with more than 20 years' service, an Army veteran of World War II, a recipient of the Bronze Star, a life member and past commander of DAV Post 1976, a member of American Legion Post 184, Jane Lew, and Sperry-Davis VFW Post 9151, Salem, a former Lewis County constable, a lieutenant with Lewis County Rescue Squad, a first aid instructor, past member of Weston Volunteer Fire Department, flagman at the former Weston Raceway and a Protestant.

Surviving: wife, Vonda Vietta Glaspell Brown sons, Donald D. Jr., Billy Eugene Sr. and Charlie Robert Sr., all of Weston daughters, Glenda Brown Atchison and Betty Jo Brooks, both of Weston 10 grandchildren three great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Boyle Funeral Home Chapel, Weston, with the Rev. Ronnie Beeson officiating. Burial, with graveside rites conducted by American Legion Post 184, will be in Machpelah Cemetery, Jane Lew. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Wilbur A. Collins

GREENVILLE - Wilbur Allen Collins, 70, of Greenville, Monroe County, died Feb. 8, 1997, in Greenbrier Valley Hospital, Fairlea, after a short illness.

He was retired from SIFCO Industry with 37 years' service, having worked in the forging shop, was a member of Union Lighthouse Church of God, Union, and a Navy veteran, having served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ranger during World War II.

Surviving: wife, Marian O'Neill Collins sons, Gerald of Madison, Ohio, Wesley and Sidney, both of Perry, Ohio, Billy of Painesville, Ohio daughter, Candy Lucas of Greenville brothers, Ralph of Minnesota, Alfred of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., Russell of Greenville sister, Alma Ruth Garland of Huntington eight grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Union Lighthouse Church of God with the Rev. James Allen officiating. Burial will be in New Lebanon Cemetery, Pickaway. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Groves Funeral Home, Union, and one hour prior to service Monday at the church.

Meta E. Conard

WESTON - Meta E. Conard, 100, of Weston, died Feb. 8, 1997, in Holbrook Nursing Home, Buckhannon, after a long illness.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, Weston, where she served on the Finance Board, Trustees Board, and was past president of Ladies Circle. She was a member of Stonewall Extention Club, member and past worthy matron of Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter No. 40, Weston, where she also served as treasurer for 34 years. 

Surviving: son, Earl F. of Finleyville, Pa. daughters, Geraldine Hedges of Ashville, Ohio, Juanita Dawkins of Westminster, Md. sister, Lavina Margariolo of Huntington six grandchildren seven great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, Weston, with the Rev. John Simmons officiating. Burial will be in Weston Masonic Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where Weston Chapter No. 40 O.E.S. will hold a memorial service at 7:30 p.m.

William E. Cottrell

INDORE - William E. Cottrell, 56, of Indore died Feb. 6, 1997, in Montgomery Hospital from injuries received in an automobile accident.

He was a miner with Cannelton Coal Co.

Surviving: wife, Nadine "Peggy" Cottrell son, Matthew Cottrell of Indore daughter, Sherrie Waynt of Indore sisters, Freda Day of Oberlin, Ohio, Vada Jarrell of Williamsburg, Va., Mary O'Dell of York, S.C., Ruby Tanner of Indore two grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with the Rev. James Ellis officiating. Burial will be in Cottrell Cemetery, Indore. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Glenn G. Ertell

STONY BOTTOM - Glenn G. Ertell, 71, of Stony Bottom, Pocahontas County, formerly of Bennington, Vt., died Feb. 7, 1997, in Greystone Landing, Lewisburg, after a short illness.

He was a retired electrical engineer with a degree from Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, a former legal consultant, a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the American Legion, a former member of Durbin Lions Club and a Protestant.

Surviving: wife, Dorothy Gerken Ertell son, Seth of Abilene, Texas daughters, Christine Hume of Richmond, Va., Karin Martin of Delmar, N.Y. sister, Joyce Braun of Aiken, S.C. five grandchildren.

A family service will be held at a later date. McCraw Funeral Home, Lewisburg, is in charge of arrangements.

Nick Evanoff Jr.

Nick Evanoff Jr., 62, of Elkview died Feb. 7, 1997, after a short illness.

He was a self-employed building contractor, a member of Charleston Moose and an Army veteran.

Surviving: stepdaughters, Joanna Royster of Las Vegas, Mary Ann Peters of Dorchester, Mass. stepsons, Wayne Seckman of Huntington, James Seckman of Coosada, Ala. sister, Rose Marie Skaff of Van Nuys, Calif.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home, Charleston.

Madelon Cooper Gray

OAK HILL - Madelon Cooper Gray, 80, of Oak Hill died Feb. 7, 1997, in Hilltop Health Care Center after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a member of Oak Hill United Methodist Church.

Surviving: husband, John H. "Harry" Gray daughter, Harriett Saunders of Richmond, Va. son, John S. Gray of West Palm Beach, Fla. brother, Joe Cooper of Hinton.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Oak Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Shepherd officiating. Burial will be in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Addie M. James

NETTIE - Addie Mildred James, 88, of Nettie, Nicholas County, died Feb. 6, 1997, in a Summersville nursing home after a long illness.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving: daughters, Dorothy McKenna of St. Albans, Ada Francis Ingram of Douglasville, Ga. sons, Louis D. Sr. of Nettie, Charles of Sandyville, Ohio, Wayne of Canton, Ohio 17 grandchildren 25 great-grandchildren three great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar, with the Rev. Troy George officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.

J. Robert Jones

J. Robert Jones, 82, of Coopers Creek died Feb. 8, 1997, in General Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

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

Mary M. Kennedy

Mary Marks Kennedy, 44, of Charleston, formerly of Wheeling and Zanesville, Ohio, died Feb. 6, 1997, in St. Francis Hospital after a long illness.

She was vice president and manager of First National Bank Personal Trust Department, Zanesville, a case administrator for U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Ohio, a fiduciary supervisor for Kanawha County and a public relations account executive with Charles Ryan Associates, Charleston. She was a member of the West Virginia State Bar, West Virginia State Bar Association, Ohio County Bar Association, and Beaux Arts, Zanesville. She was a Catholic, a board associate for Retarded Citizens of West Virginia and a board of directors member of Heart of Ohio Girl Scout Council, Zanesville.

Surviving: mother, Mary C. Marks of Charleston brothers, Frank and Tony, both of Charleston, John of Teays Valley, Chesley of Richmond, Va. sisters, Patricia Marks of Zanesville, Elizabeth McClure of Belmont, Ohio, Kate Marks of Charleston several nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral Church, Charleston, with the Rev. John McConnell officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Snodgrass Funeral Home, Charleston, where a prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Heart of Ohio Girl Scout Council, 1215 Newark Road, Zanesville, Ohio 43701 or Black Diamond Girl Scout Council, 210 Hale St., Charleston, W.Va. 25322.

Henry D. Kellam

APOPKA, Fla. - Henry D. Kellam, 83, of Apopka, formerly of Cannelton and Charleston, W.Va., died Feb. 7, 1997, in a St. Petersburg care center.

He was a retired driver for Greyhound Bus Co. and was a member of the United Methodist Church of Apopka.

Surviving: wife, Theda Bess Kellam sons, H.D. "Hank" of Arizona, the Rev. Harry Kellam of DeLeon Springs sisters, Margaret Stevens of Cannelton, Loleta Scholl of Taylorsville, Ky., Lillian Melton of Beckley, W.Va. half brothers, Bill Kellam of Bellevue, Wash., John "Ed" Kellam of Englewood, Howard Kellam of Melbourne.

The body has been cremated. A memorial service will be conducted at the United Methodist Church of Apopka. Information submitted by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.

Sharon Annette Lewis

Sharon Annette Lewis, 37, of Charleston died Jan. 30, 1997, from injuries received in an East End apartment fire.

Surviving: father, Keith Lewis of Ripley mother, Dorothy Joplin Mathews of Ripley sister, Alice Mathews of Ripley.

The body has been cremated. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Parsons-Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, with Fairley Halstead officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Joseph Lively

Joseph Lively, 62, of South Charleston died Feb. 8, 1997, at home after a short illness.

Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, is in charge of arrangements.

Celiene Mayes

LAKE WORTH, Fla. - Celiene Mayes, 59, of Lake Worth, formerly of St. Albans, W.Va., died Feb. 5, 1997, in Good Samaritan Hospital, West Palm Beach, after a short illness.

She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, St. Albans, where she was a former secretary.

Surviving: son, Michael Reitano of West Palm Beach mother, Mary Mays of St. Albans brother, Butch Mays of St. Albans granddaughter, Andrea Reitano of West Palm Beach.

Private graveside service will be today in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Scott Depot, with the Rev. Patrick McDonough officiating. Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, is in charge of arrangements.

Charlie V. McGraw

PRINCEWICK - Charlie V. "Luke" McGraw, 92, of Princewick died Feb. 7, 1997, in a Beckley hopsital after a short illness.

Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia, is in charge of arrangements.

Dillard Osborne

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - Dillard "Dick" Osborne, 72, of Springfield died Feb. 7, 1997, at home.

He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, was retired from Cooper Energy, and was a member of VFW 1031, Springfield.

Surviving: wife, Louise Osborne daughter, Sandra Sigman of Sutton sons, Steve Snyder of North Hampton, Ohio, John Osborne of Urbana, Ohio brother, James of Springfield sisters, Janet Castle of Springfield eight grandchildren one great-grandson several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Southside Christian Fellowship Church, Springfield. Trostel, Chapman, and Christmas Funeral Home, New Carlisle, is in charge of arrangements.

Virginia F. Pullin

TESLA - Virginia Florence Pullin, 60, of Tesla, Braxton County, died Feb. 7, 1997, in Braxton County Memorial Hospital, Sutton, after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a member of Long Run Baptist Church.

Surviving: husband, Elden Lee Pullin Sr. sons, Elden Lee Jr. of Flatwoods, John David of Tesla daughters, Loretta Hudkins and Elsa Clowser Harris, both of Sutton, Bonnie Lane Carr of Gassaway, Nancy Ellen Evans of Tesla, Debbie Adams of Burnsville brothers, Delbert Williams of Glenville, Charles Edward Williams of Sutton, Paul Williams of Summersville sisters, Leona Malcomb of Sutton, Mavadell McDivitt of Summersville, Charlotte Demastus of Orlando, W.Va., Elouise Workman of Birch River, Edith Garrison of Ohio 23 grandchildren two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, with the Rev. Raymond Butcher officiating. Burial will be in Stone Run Cemetery, near Flatwoods. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Hilda Jeffers Ramsey

WARREN, Mich. - Hilda Jeffers Ramsey, 83, of Warren died Feb. 4, 1997, in Meadowland Nursing Center after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and former member of Fola Baptist Church, Bickmore, W.Va.

Surviving: daughters, Mavis Olenick of Cocoa, Fla., Judy D. Oleson of Warren sons, Bobby Joe Ramsey of Livonia, Jerry J. Ramsey of Raymond, Mo., Larry Dean Ramsey of Liberty, Mo. sisters, Dorothy Brown of Summersville, W.Va., Mildred Holcomb of Bickmore, Radie Osborne of Cleveland brother, Denver Jeffers of Bickmore 12 grandchildren eight great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Fola Baptist Church with the Rev. Wallace Hamrick officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, W.Va.

Edna E. Richardson

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Edna Evelyn Richardson, 68, of Columbus, formerly of Beckley, W.Va., died Feb. 6, 1997, in a Columbus hospital after a long illness.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving: daughters, Rosa Hairston and Thelma Mitchell, both of Columbus sons, James Freeman of New York City, Clarence Richardson and Joseph Richardson, both of Columbus brother, Nathaniel Jones sister, May Hollis aunt, Lillian Harris special friend, Lillie Mae Hickman six grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Beckley, with the Rev. Nelson Staples Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Beckley. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the church. Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley, is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret A. Rife

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - Margaret A. Brooks Rife, 73, of Bonita Springs, formerly of Charleston, W.Va. and Athens, Ohio, died Feb. 6, 1997.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving: husband, Charles A. "Jack" Rife daughters, Charlotte Carper of Atlanta, Judith Singleton of Charleston, Shirley McElwee of St. Albans, W.Va., Linda Jane Sanson of Nitro, W.Va. seven grandchildren five great-grandchildren.

Service will be private. Choice Cremation and Funeral Care, Bonita Springs, is in charge of arrangements.

A.E. Schivelier

SETH - A.E. "Nappy" Schivelier, 89, of Seth, Boone County, died Feb. 7, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was a member of Hopkins Fork Community Church, Seth, a retired employee of C&O Railroad and an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving: daughter, Donna L. Schivelier of Seth sister, Nancy Walker of Seth several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, with the Rev. Alonzo Meadows officiating. Burial will be in Pineview Cemetery, Orgas. Friends may call two hours prior to service Monday at the funeral home.

Evelyn M. Sheaves

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Evelyn Morris Sheaves, 72, of Colorado Springs died Feb. 6, 1997, in Pikes Peak Hospice, Colorado Springs, after a long illness.

Surviving: husband, William B. Sheaves Jr. sons, William B. III of Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., Robert Preston of Suffolk, Va. sisters, Charlotte Anderson of Normal, Ill., Betty Spivak of Skokie, Ill., Barbara Price of Danville, W.Va., Marjorie Butcher of Dunbar, W.Va., Patricia McIntire of St. Albans, W.Va. brothers, Thomas Morris of Winchester, Va., David Morris of Oak Hill, W.Va. four grandchildren.

Service will be Tuesday at Shrine of Remembrance, Colorado Springs.

Wanda Ruth Short

Wanda Ruth Toothman Short, 66, of Witcher died Feb. 6, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a rural mail carrier, a member of Marmet Rebekah Lodge, a native of Clendenin, a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church, Witcher, and a resident of the Belle area for most of her life.

Surviving: husband, Hershel Short of Belle sons, Hershel Lee of Georges Creek, Kenneth Wayne of Belle daughters, Patsy Ann Seabolt of Rand, Drema Kay Eskew of South Charleston, Marilyn Sue Tompa of Belle sister, Iris McGuire of Cleveland brothers, Ernerst Gifford Toothman of Kenosha, Wis., Richard Toothman of Granada Hills, Calif. 10 grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with the Rev. Paul Jameson officiating. Burial will be in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Bobby G. Simmons

Bobby G. Simmons, 59, of Dunbar, formerly of Charleston, died Feb. 7, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

He was a former truck driver and a Marine Corps veteran.

Surviving: wife, Louise Simmons sons, Bobby Ray of Charleston, Joseph L. and Joshua E., both of Dunbar daughter, Michelle Simmons of Charleston stepdaughters, Tammy Sue Smith of Charleston, Rebecca Lynn Smith of Sissonville sister, Nina R. Cypert of Sod three grandchildren.

There will be no service. The body has been cremated. Myers Funeral Home, Elkview, is in charge of arrangements.

Ralph Smoot

ACCOVILLE - Ralph Smoot, 87, of Accoville, Logan County, died Feb. 7, 1997, in Man Appalachian Regional Hospital after a long illness.

He was a miner with 44 years' service as a motorman for Amherst Coal Co., a 20-year member of Accoville United Methodist Church and a member of UMW Local 5851.

Surviving: wife, Lula Robinson Smoot daughters, Anna Lee Koefoed of New Lenox, Ill., Joyce Atkins of Amherstdale, Linda Gilbert of Strongsville, Ohio, Jean Blankenship of Brunswick, Ohio, Vickie Elkins of North Ridgeville, Ohio sons, Ronald "Ronnie" of Cleveland, Roger of Brunswick, Richard and Otis, both of Accoville sisters, May Underwood of Florida, Doris Vaughan of North Carolina brothers, Jimmy and Charles, both of Florida 25 grandchildren 34 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Accoville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Milan Klipa officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens, Godby. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home, Man, and one hour prior to service Monday at the church.

Elva Moss Spears

CRAB ORCHARD - Elva Moss Spears, 85, of Crab Orchard, formerly of Charleston, died Feb. 8, 1997, in a Beckley hospital.

She was a registered nurse, a member of the Church of Brethren, a former member of Ratcliff Methodist Church in Arizona, and a member of the West Virginia Nursing Association. She last worked at Beckley Hospital and was employed by Mountain State Hospital and Charleston Memorial. She was a resident of Crab Orchard for 31 years.

Surviving: daughter, Dr. Patra E. Janney of Crab Orchard stepdaughter, Kaye Cline of Mount Pleasant, S.C. stepson, Roger Spears of Charleston grandson, William "Butch" Janney granddaughter, DeAnn Janney six stepgrandchildren four great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, Prosperity, with Pastor Maynard Baker officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Bertha Gynith Starks

Bertha Gynith Starks, 73, of Dunbar, formerly of Cedar Grove, died Feb. 6, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a native of Swiss, a homemaker and a Protestant.

Surviving: sister, Anna Berry of Dunbar stepsons, John Allen Starks III and Donald Starks, both of Blakeley, Gary Starks of Dayton, Ohio, John Albert Starks of Ohio stepdaughter, Quindola Gore of Cedar Grove.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, Cedar Grove, with the Rev. Kenneth Neiderhiser officiating. Burial will be in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Billie M. Thompson

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Billie M. Thompson, 65, of Columbus, formerly of Charleston, W.Va., died Feb. 8, 1997. 

She was a graduate of Nitro (W.Va.) High School.

Surviving: daughter, Barbara J. McElhaney of South Charleston, W.Va. grandchildren, Trisha Stickland and Rick McElhaney sisters-in-law, Joyce Evilizer and Bea Lewis.

Graveside service will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, W.Va. A separate service will be held in Columbus.

Katie G. Turley

Katie Geraldine Brick Turley, 91, of Dunbar died Feb. 7, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

She was a member of Humphreys Memorial United Methodist Church and a 40-year resident of Dunbar.

Surviving: son, Raymond L. of Charleston daughter, Eloise Murray of Salem, Va. sister, Rosalynd Lamb of Nitro four grandchildren six great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. Loretta D. Isaiah officiating. Burial will be in Brick Cemetery, Cross Lanes. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

John G. Varney

HUNTINGTON - John G. Varney, 33, of Huntington, formerly of Crooked Creek, died Feb. 6, 1997, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. His body was sent to the state medical examiner's office in South Charleston to determine the cause of death.

He was a security systems installation technician and an Army veteran.

Surviving: wife, Mary Beth Henritze Varney son, Shane Michael at home sister, Deanna Evans of Switzer several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at James Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. John T. Vance officiating. Burial will be in Whitman Cemetery, Crooked Creek. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ruth Ann Walden

BRANCHLAND - Ruth Ann Dolin Walden, 62, of Branchland died Feb. 8, 1997, at home.

Surviving: husband, Veroy Walden daughters, Rita George of Sylvester, Teressa Hyatt of Palermo sons, Byron and Bobby Dolin of Branchland, Michael Dolin of Georgetown, Ky., Tommy Dolin of Michigan sisters, Edna Mae Griffy and Jean Kuhn, both of Sylvester, Gracie Massey of Cleveland brothers, Fredie McClure of Sycamore, Bobby McClure of Cleveland stepdaughters, Patty Watson of Branchland, Judy Thompson of Ravenswood stepson, Dan Walden 19 grandchildren three great-grandchildren six stepgrandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, with the Rev. Bobby Burns officiating. Burial will be in Pineview Cemetery, Orgas. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Eulah Shank Young

BUFFALO - Eulah Shank Young, 92, of Buffalo, Putnam County, died Feb. 7, 1997, in Putnam General Hospital, Hurricane, after an apparent heart attack.

She was a retired cook from Putnam County Schools with 20 years' service and a Methodist.

Surviving: daughter, Gladys Bailey of Buffalo son, Robert Lee of Yorktown, Ind. 18 grandchildren 28 great-grandchildren one great-great-grandchild.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with the Rev. Rex A. Young officiating. Burial will be in Cross Creek Cemetery, Buffalo. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Dora F. Adkins

MEADOW CREEK - Dora Frances Adkins, 89, of Meadow Creek, Summers County, died Feb. 9, 1997, in Summers County Appalachian Regional Hospital, Hinton, after a long illness.

She was a homemaker, a member of New Salem Baptist Church, Abraham, and a longtime resident of Summers County.

Surviving: sons, Theo and Hobert, both of Meadow Creek sisters, Pansy Plumley and Ruby Plumley, both of Beckley, Clara Pinnell of Deland, Fla. four grandchildren four great-grandchildren one great-great-grandchild.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel, Hinton, with the Rev. Hubert Williams officiating. Burial will be in New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Effie J. Cart

Effie J. Cart, 87, of Charleston died Feb. 9, 1997, in General Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

She was a lifelong resident of the Elk area, a former employee of Frankenburgers, and a member of Elk Valley Advent Christian Church, Big Chimney, and the Elk Valley Quartet.

Surviving: son, Ralph C. of Charleston daughters, Claryce J. Cantley of Charleston, Betty Frances Hauldren of Winfield brothers, Edison Parker of Chesapeake, Ben Parker of Woodstock, Ill. sister, Ethel Smith of London, Ohio 14 grandchildren 16 great-grandchildren four great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Elk Valley Advent Christian Church with the Rev. Ted Tawney officiating. Burial will be in Cart cemetery, Charleston. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Myers Funeral Home, Elkview.

Beatrice Dotson Cavender

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Beatrice Dotson Cavender, 89, of Memphis died Feb. 4, 1997, in Bayfront Hospital, St. Petersburg, Fla., after a long illness.

She was a member of Richland Baptist Church.

Surviving: daughters, Emily Trusler of Morristown, Betty Stone of St. Petersburg son, James of Memphis sisters, Louise Owens of Charleston, W.Va., Lois Jean Robinson of Princeton, W.Va. brothers, John of South Charleston, W.Va., Charles of Charleston eight grandchildren six great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Richland Baptist Church or charity of choice. Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements.

Jamie D. Coche

WILSIE - Jamie D. Coche, 73, of Wilsie, Braxton County, died Feb. 7, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a short illness. 

He was a Coast Guard veteran with 30 years' service, retiring as a master chief petty officer. He was a member of the DAV and a Protestant.

Surviving: wife, Maggie Wood Coche son, Jimmie D. of Cross Lanes daughter, Connie F. Neely of Highland, N.C. eight grandchildren seven great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with the Rev. Larry Conrad officiating. Burial with military graveside rites will be in Sugar Creek Cemetery, near Gassaway. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Clydia Comer

ELBERT - Clydia "Clyde" Comer, 96, of Elbert, McDowell County, formerly of Beckley, died Feb. 8, 1997, in a Bluefield hospital.

She was a licensed Church of God Minister.

Surviving: daughters, Athalene Oaks of Converse, Ind. Madelyn Gross of Elbert sons, Thurman Meadows of Troutdale, Ore., the Rev. Glen Meadows of Umatilla, Fla. sister, Nina Nicely of Slab Fork grandson, whom she raised, Bill Mutter of Granite City, Ill. 14 additional grandchildren 24 great-grandchildren three great-great-grandchildren several nieces and nephews.

Service will be noon Wednesday at First Church of God, Lester, with the Rev. Dale Birchfield officiating. Burial will be in Calfee Cemetery, Mount Tabor. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley, and one hour prior to service Wednesday at the church.

Roscoe I. Darlington

LEWISBURG - Roscoe Irving Darlington, 79, of Lewisburg died Feb. 8, 1997, at home after an apparent heart attack.

He was an Army veteran of World War II, a life member of the American Legion and was retired from the state Department of Highways with 39 years' service.

Surviving: wife, Nellie Campbell Darlington stepsons, Melvin of Martinsburg, John of Baltimore stepdaughters, Janet Sampson of Baltimore, Joyce Fahey of Delray Beach, Fla.

Service will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Jack K. Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg, with the Rev. Leroy Crane officiating. Burial will be in Enon Baptist Church Cemetery, Frankfort. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Gay R. Dean

LEWISBURG - Gay R. Dean, 86, of Lewisburg died Feb. 9, 1997, in Greenbrier Manor Nursing Home, Fairlea, after a long illness.

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

Mable Edith Duffy

Mable Edith Duffy, 86, of Nitro died Feb. 8, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

She was a native of Clay County, a former nurse at Thomas Memorial Hospital and Shepherd Hospital, and a member of First Baptist Church of Nitro.

Surviving: son, Michael T. of St. Albans daughters, Jean Duffy and Jacquie Reynolds, both of Nitro sisters, Geneva LaDore of Palatine, Ill., Mary O'Dell of Frametown brother, Donlie Tanner of Wichita, Kan. three grandchildren one great-grandchild.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Nitro with the Rev. Lawrence Hoptry officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro, and one hour prior to service Tuesday at the church.

Helen E. Fellhauer

Helen Elizabeth Fellhauer, 82, of Charleston died Feb. 8, 1997, at home after a short illness.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving: sons, Joseph C. of Durham, N.C., Charles Henry of Youngstown, Ohio, Terry Lee of Charleston five grandchildren four great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 3 p.m. today at Yosemite Cemetery, Lima, Ohio. Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

Grace S. Galloway

JUMPING BRANCH - Grace S. Galloway, 87, of Jumping Branch, Summers County, died Feb. 8, 1997, in Summers County Continuous Care Center, Hilldale, after a short illness.

She was a schoolteacher in Summers and Raleigh counties for 20 years, superintendent of West Virginia Prison for Women, Pence Springs, for four years, a past member of Nimitz-Jumping Branch Public Service District, operator of L.C. Smith Lumber Company, Jumping Branch, for 64 years, and a member of Order of the Eastern Star, Hinton, and Burks Garden United Methodist Church.

Surviving: daughters, Hilah S. Moore of Fayetteville, Lionel S. Addington of Bluff City, Tenn. sister, Essie May Cox of Emory, Va. half brother, Bobby Short of Orlando, Fla. half sister, Lloyd Meeks of Orange, Calif. five grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Restwood Memorial Gardens, Hinton, with the Rev. Elmo Alderman Sr. officiating. Friends may call from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

Macel L. Crowder Hornsby

Macel L. Crowder Hornsby, 74, of Charleston died Feb. 8, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Charleston and attended Liberty Methodist Church, Cinco.

Surviving: special friend, Fred Ulbrich of Blount daughters, Terry Buttler and Connie Patton, both of Charleston, Diana Calvert of Crestwood, Ky. sister, Fay Hopkins of Charleston brother, H.D. "Buster" Jackson of Charleston eight grandchildren nine great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with the Rev. Billy Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Spruce Cemetery, Campbells Creek. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Emily Adrion Humphreys

Emily Adrion Humphreys, 69, of St. Albans died Feb. 9, 1997, at home after a short illness.

She was a member of Riverlawn Presbyterian Church, St. Albans, a retired registered nurse, a member of West Virginia Nurses Association and a 40-year resident of St. Albans.

Surviving: husband, Queue J. Humphreys daughter, Gwyn Page Dean of New Market, Md. son, Dr. Eric Martin Humphreys of Vincennes, Ind. sister, Mary Love of Crown Point, Ind. four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Riverlawn Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Felicia Stewart Hoyle officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call one hour prior to service Tuesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Kanawha Hospice, 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, W.Va. 25064. Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, is in charge of arrangements.

J. Robert Jones Jr.

J. Robert "Bob" Jones Jr., 82, of Coopers Creek died Feb. 8, 1997, in General Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

He was a retired millwright from Union Carbide, South Charleston, with 30 years' service and a deacon and bellringer for Mount Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, Coopers Creek.

Surviving: wife, Juanita M. Jones daughter, Lottie F. Songer of Coopers Creek son, Jerry L. of Coopers Creek brother, James Peter "Pete" of St. Albans eight grandchildren seven great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. O.L. Shepherd, the Rev. Raymond Cobb and the Rev. Art Morrison officiating. Burial will be in Rob Jones Cemetery, Coopers Creek. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Elk Funeral Home, and one hour prior to service Tuesday at the church.

Estella Lain

Estella Lain, 84, of Charleston died Feb. 6, 1997, in General Divsion, CAMC.

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

O.R. Lilly

ELLISON - O.R. "Rover" Lilly, 74, of Ellison, Summers County, died Feb. 8, 1997, at home after a short illness.

He was a lifelong member of Shady Spring Baptist Church and Ellison Missionary Baptist Church and was retired from Raleigh County Board of Education, Lowe Brothers Electric and Summers County Board of Education, where he was a bus driver.

Surviving: wife, Stella Matherly Lilly sons, Don of MacArthur, Lafon of Beaver, Steve of Mechanicsville, Md. daughter, Brenda Reed of Mechanicsville, Va. sister, Gaye Basham of Ellison brother, Dempsey of Ellison eight grandchildren one great-granddaughter.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel, Hinton, with Pastor Joe Pizzino officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Prosperity. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Joseph S. Lively

Joseph S. Lively, 62, of South Charleston died Feb. 8, 1997, at home after a short illness.

He was a brickmason and a lifelong resident of Kanawha County.

Surviving: wife, Elma Lively daughter, Sharon Rumore of Tampa, Fla. sons, Joseph, Marion and Keith, all of South Charleston, Everett of Tampa, Fla. brother, Theodore of South Charleston sisters, Rachael Hager of Cincinnati, Eula Howerton of South Charleston, Linda Johnson of Tampa, Fla. six grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with Pastor Gene Pauley officiating. Burial will be in Lively Family Cemetery, South Charleston. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Charlie V. McGraw

PRINCEWICK - Charlie V. McGraw, 92, of Princewick, Raleigh County, died Feb. 7, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a short illness.

He was a retired miner, a member of Sunset Hills Missionary Baptist Church, Coal City, and a member of UMW Local 6105.

Surviving: wife, Hattie Mae Cree McGraw sons, Charles V. and Rocky R., both of Princewick, James P. of Cool Ridge, Larry L. of Melvindale, Mich. daughters, Mabel I. Brooks of Taylor, Mich., Colleen V. Bragg of Fayetteville, Shirley Farley of Midway, Nelda J. Sposaro of Algonae, Mich., Sheila L. Jones of Hagerstown, Md., Serina C. Hall of Berkeley Springs, Mitzi M. Bowyer of Crisville brother, Whitley Eugene of Firco sister, Loraine "Sis" Whitt of Kopperston 23 grandchildren 26 great-grandchildren one great-great-grandchild.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Sunset Hills Missionary Baptist Church, Coal City, with Pastor Larry Pinnex officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia, and one hour prior to service Tuesday at the church.

Jessie V. Mermoud

Jessie V. Mermoud, 82, of South Charleston died Feb. 8, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

She was a retired buyer for The Diamond department store.

Surviving: husband, Stephen B. Mermoud.

There will be no service or visitation. Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, is in charge of arrangements.

Mildred R. Moore

FAYETTEVILLE - Mildred Ruth Moore, 79, of Fayetteville died Feb. 7, 1997, in an Ohio hospital after a long illness.

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

Edith M. Pauley

SCOTT DEPOT - Edith M. Pauley, 72, of Scott Depot died Feb. 9, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston, after a long illness.

Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, is in charge of arrangements.

Mackie Hernshaw Perry

Mackie Hernshaw Perry, 44, of Kellys Creek died Feb. 8, 1997, at home after a short illness.

She was a Baptist, a secretary for Nafe Inc., and a member of American Quarter Horse Association. 

Surviving: husband, Tim Perry daughter, Amy Diane Craft mother, Margaret Nafe of Charleston sister, L. Jean Shaffer of Charleston brother, William Hernshaw of Kentucky.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Elk Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. Lloyd Humphreys officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mildred Thompson Plymale

LANDVILLE - Mildred Lorraine Thompson Plymale, 74, of Landville, Logan County, died Feb. 8, 1997, in Logan General Hospital after a long illness.

She was a retired administrative assistant with Community Health Foundation, Man, and a member of Landville Freewill Baptist Church, where she also served as Sunday school teacher.

Surviving: sisters, Carmel Flannery of Mallory, Phyllis Barrett of Cocoa, Fla., Carol Chillemi of Landville brothers, the Rev. William A. "Billy" Thompson and Bob Thompson, both of Landville 10 nieces and nephews.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Landville Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Clarence Campbell and the Rev. David Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens, Godby. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home, Man, and one hour prior to service Tuesday at the church.

Jack E. Pruden

Jack E. Pruden, 65, of Dunbar died Feb. 8, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

He was retired from Union Carbide, South Charleston, with 40 years' service as a weigh master, a member of Dunbar Mountain Mission, an Air Force veteran and a native of Dunbar.

Surviving: wife, Delma Whitt Pruden sons, Danny M. of Florida, Rodney P. of Dunbar daughters, Kimberly Russell of Elkview, Lisa J. Carter of Dunbar brothers, Harold F. and Ralph, both of Dunbar sister, Kathleen Suttle of Tyler Mountain nine grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Dunbar Mountain Mission with the Rev. Ronald W. Fisher officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Leonard A. Shamblin

Leonard A. Shamblin, 67, of Clendenin died Feb. 9, 1997, in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, after a long illness.

Surviving: father, William B. "Bill" Shamblin of Clendenin sister, Nona Bird of Clendenin brother, Ervin of Clendenin stepbrother, George Martin of Columbus, Ohio seven nephews one niece nine great-nephews one great-niece.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin, with the Rev. James Davis officiating. Burial will be in Clendenin Memorial Gardens, Clendenin. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Averil Buster Vickers

Averil Buster Vickers, 94, of Montgomery died Feb. 8, 1997, in Montgomery General Elderly Care after a long illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Montgomery and a member of Montgomery Baptist Church.

Surviving: daughter, Emmalene King of Madison, Miss. sons, Oscar "Buddy" Jr. of Chicago, Hubert of Chicago Heights, Ill. sisters, Norma Hannigan of Charlton Heights, Theo Holmes of Rogue River, Ore. seven grandchildren eight great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at B.C. Hooper Funeral Home, Montgomery, with the Rev. Joe Mathis officiating. Burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

ATKINS, Johnnie R. - Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, with the Rev. Rodney King officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Atkins, 87, of South Charleston died Feb. 8, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

EVANOFF, Nick Jr. - Service will 2 p.m. at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home, Charleston. Burial will be in Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Evanoff, 62, of Elkview died Feb. 7, 1997, after a short illness.

KENNEDY, Mary M. - Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral Church, Charleston, with the Rev. John McConnell officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Kennedy, 44, of Charleston, formerly of Wheeling and Zanesville, Ohio, died Feb. 6, 1997, in St. Francis Hospital after a long illness. She was a board member for West Virginia Advocates.


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