Miscellaneous Kanawha County, West Virginia Obituaries

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Dorothy Baisden

LOGAN - Dorothy Baisden, 90, of Logan died Feb. 14, 1997, in Logan General Hospital.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving: daughters, Bunia Martin of Ranger, Mabel M. Dorada of Moriarty, N.M., Gladys Justice of Lorain, Ohio, Dot Marcum of Pecks Mill, Betty Collier of Verdunville, Anna Jo Killen of Mitchell Heights, Anna Ruth Owens of Ethel sons, George of Chapmanville, Robert L. of Sullivan, Ohio, John P. of Mount Gay, Greenway Jr. of Burnsville, Ronald "Buck" of Henlawson 39 grandchildren several great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at James Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Glenn White Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Baisden Cemetery, Mud Fork. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Helen V. Beekman

Helen V. Beekman, 80, of Charleston died Feb. 14, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

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

Albert R. Burke

HURRICANE - Albert R. Burke, 87, of Hurricane, formerly of Brewster, Neb., died Feb. 15, 1997, at Putnam General Hospital, Hurricane, after a long illness.

He was a lifetime rancher in the Nebraska sandhills and a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church, Brewster.

Surviving: wife, Dorris Burke daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Jim Hanson of Hurricane brother, Edward Burke of Answorth, Neb. sister, Elsie Burke of Answorth three grandchildren one great-grandchild.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Pastor Terry Yahr officiating. Burial will be in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Donald R. Carte

BEAVER - Donald Ray Carte, 59, of Beaver died Feb. 14, 1997, in Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital after a long illness.

He was a disabled employee of Fairchild International with 30 years' service. He was the former owner of Don's Drive-In, Beckley, a former member of Shady Spring Moose Lodge and an original member of Beaver Volunteer Fire Department. He was a Baptist.

Surviving: wife, Jane Lilly Carte daughters, Vicki Burgess of Beaver, Kathy Sweeney of Daniels sister, Nancy Sparks of Daniels grandchildren, Tara and Tiffany Burgess, Savanna Donn Sweeney 10 nephews five nieces.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Rose & Quesenberry Peace Chapel, Beckley, with the Rev. Bill Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Frances I. Crowder

Frances Irene Crowder, 57, of Belle died Feb. 15, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

She was a member of Belle Church of the Nazarene, a native of Ward, and a 34-year resident of Belle.

Surviving: husband, Dan Crowder daughters, Joanna Jalbert of Maryland, Sandra Mullins of Lizemores, Sally Hudson of Cabin Creek, Martha Young and Mary Litton, both of Belle brother, John Persinger of Lexington eight grandchildren.

Friends may call after 7 p.m. Monday at Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Clyde Daniel

BOLT - Clyde Daniel, 77, of Bolt, formerly of Saxon, died Feb. 15, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a long illness.

He was a farmer, miner and timber cutter, having last worked for J.P. Hamer Co. He was a gardener and a Christian.

Surviving: companion, Lou Jean Tolley son, Eddie of Beckley brothers, Raymond of Bolt, Kyle of Dameron sisters, Georgia Daniel of Beckley, Elsie Vanetta of Greensburg, Pa., Marie Henry of Hiltons, Va. stepsons, Johnny and Ernest Cozart stepdaughter, Lavina Daniel.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Cove Creek Community Church, Saxon, with the Rev. Juddy Hurst officiating. Burial will be in Daniel Family Cemetery, Saxon. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Melton Mortuary, Beckley, and one hour prior to service at the church.

James Dunlap

James "Garrett" Dunlap, 62, of Alum Creek died Feb. 15, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital from an apparent heart attack.

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

James R. Dunn

CARLISLE - James Richard Dunn, 64, of Carlisle, Fayette County, formerly of Youngstown, Ohio, died Feb. 14, 1997, in Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital after a short illness.

He was co-owner of Carlisle Carpet and a former employee of Youngstown Sheet and Tube Steel. He attended Apostolic Holiness Church, Oak Hill.

Surviving: wife, June Coleman Dunn daughters, Sheila Lewis of Mount Hope, Marilyn Nolder of Lowellville, Ohio, Sue Anderson of Poland, Ohio, Laurie Brammer and Barbara Sevi, both of Struthers, Ohio sons, James and Jerry, both of Youngstown, Timothy of Hicksville, Ohio, Brian of New Springfield, Ohio mother, Muriel Powell Dunn Sivey of Scarbro sister, Sondra Wilson of Poland, Ohio 15 grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Carlos Lewis 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.

Bernadine C. Eads

POINT PLEASANT - Bernadine C. Eads, 87, of Point Pleasant died Feb. 14, 1997, in Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio.

She was a member of Heights United Methodist Church, Point Pleasant, where she belonged to United Methodist Women. She was a member of Charles Lewis Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, the state Farm Museum, the Mason County Farm Bureau, and the Point Pleasant Woman's Club.

Surviving: sons, David A. Eads of Point Pleasant, James W. Eads of Benton, Ky. grandchildren, Christine L. Riley, Debra D. Ray, Jan A. Eads and J.R. Eads six great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Ben Stevens and the Rev. Louis A. Hussell officiating. Burial will be in Suncrest Cemetery, Point Pleasant. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Heights United Methodist Church Building Fund, 2016 N. Main St., Point Pleasant, W.Va. 25550.

Robert D. Hamer

Robert D. Hamer, 75, of Nitro, formerly of Charleston, died Feb. 12, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston, after a long illness.

He was a retired employee of the former state Welfare Department and a graduate of Charleston High School. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in music from Marshall University and was a former band director at Summersville, Meadow Bridge and Elkview junior and senior high schools, a trumpet player for several local bands, including The Strawhatters, a Dixieland band, and a member of American Federation of Musicians Local 136. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a Protestant.

Surviving: wife, Emily C. Hamer of Charleston sons, Robert L. of Orlando, Fla., Gary P. of Charleston stepson, Alan D. Taylor of Dunbar brother, James T. one niece four nephews longtime companion, Kathy Sergent and family.

Memorial service will be 2 p.m. today at Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston. The body has been cremated. There will be no visitation.

Elizabeth S. Harvey

ROCK CAMP - Elizabeth S. Harvey, 75, of Rock Camp, Monroe County, died Feb. 14, 1997, in a Princeton hospital.

She was a member of Rock Camp United Methodist Church, where she served as a lay speaker and Sunday school teacher, United Methodist Women and Rock Camp-Wikel Ruritan. She volunteered for the American Red Cross and Springfield Comp. Care Center, Lindside. She was a former employee of Hoechst-Celanese Corp., Narrows, Va.

Surviving: husband, Jack D. Harvey of Rock Camp son, Jack D. Harvey Jr. of Lindside daughter, Betty Watson of Peterstown sister, Mary Jane Harvey of Rock Camp five grandchildren four great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel, Peterstown, with the Rev. Tommy Mounts and the Rev. Hertzel Mills officiating. Burial will be in Ellison Cemetery, Rock Camp. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Guy R. Hoffman

Guy R. Hoffman, 79, of Charleston died Feb. 14, 1997, in St. Francis Hospital after a long illness.

He was retired from International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 466 as an electrician and business manager. He was an Army veteran of World War II and attended Emmanuel Baptist Church. He was a member of Kanawha 20 Masonic Lodge.

Surviving: wife, Betty S. Hoffman sons, William E. "Bill" of Nitro, Larry of Washington, Frank of St. Albans stepson, David R. Burdette of Illinois stepdaughter, Beverly Portz of Charleston sisters, Alice Pauley, Bernice Rabel and Loretta Hoffman, all of South Charleston, Aretta Hissom of Elkview, June Lodge of New Jersey seven grandchildren seven stepgrandchildren four great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, with the Rev. Lawton Posey officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the mortuary.

James Lawrence King

James Lawrence King, 51, of Frame, formerly of Marion, Ohio, died Feb. 13, 1997, at home after a short illness. 

He was a 12-year resident of Frame, a 10-year employee of the state Consolidated Public Retirement System and a member of Nitro Moose Lodge and Goldwing Road Riders Association. He attended Elkview Baptist Church.

Surviving: wife, Barbara King daughters, Christine Watkins of Elkview, Samantha Stover of South Charleston sister, Carolyn Sue Dunn of Eleanor brother, Donald E. of Eleanor grandson, David Ray Watkins Jr.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Gatens Funeral Home Chapel, Poca, with the Rev. Bobby Sizemore officiating. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, Given. Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Sarah F. Petry Kirk

Sarah Frances Petry Kirk, 69, of Chesapeake died Feb. 15, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was an employee of Howell's Drive-In, Chesapeake, and a former employee of St. Francis Hospital. She was a member of Christ Temple Church, Winifrede.

Surviving: husband, Raymond of Chesapeake sons, Jackie and Ronald Lee, both of East Bank daughter, Wanda K. Ramsey of Kanawha City sister, Mary Petry of Little Creek six grandchildren.

The body was cremated. There will be no service. Burial will be at a later date in Green Cemetery, Winifrede. Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet, is in charge of arrangements.

Mathew D. Lagowski

GLEN MORGAN - Mathew David Lagowski, 18, of Glen Morgan died Feb. 14, 1997, at home of a gunshot wound. State Police in Beckley are investigating.

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

Ruth Lewis

DANIELS - Ruth Lewis, 71, of Daniels died Feb. 15, 1997, at home after a long illness.

Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley, is in charge of arrangements.

Lynnell H. May

SWITZER - Lynnell H. May, 74, of Switzer died Feb. 14, 1997, in Logan General Hospital.

She was a retired bookkeeper for Man Appalachian Regional Hospital and was employed by Singer Sewing Machine Co. She was a member of Faith Baptist Temple Church.

Surviving: daughter and son-in-law, Carl and Conni Blankenship of Switzer sister, Louise Birinyi of Carrollton, Texas three grandchildren five great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Collins-Slater Funeral Home Chapel, Switzer, with the Rev. C.D. Wolford and the Rev. Doug Young officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens, Godby. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Russell T. Meadows

HINTON - Russell T. Meadows, 58, of Hinton died Feb. 14, 1997, in Summers Appalachian Regional Hospital after a long illness.

He was a retired employee for the state of West Virginia and had worked as a truck driver. He was a former member of the Army National Guard.

Surviving: son, Bradley T. of Hinton brother, Oscar Meadows of Charlottesville, Va. sisters, Dorothy Marshall of Middletown, Ohio, Sally Brown of Richmond, Va., Marie Lester of Lewisburg grandson, Corey T. Meadows of Hinton several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlor Chapel, Hinton, with Pastor Sonny Angell officiating. Burial will be in Meadows Family Cemetery, Freezeland Mountain. Friends may call two hours prior to service at the funeral home.

Clarence Means

Clarence Means, 90, of South Charleston died Feb. 15, 1997, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston, after a short illness.

He was retired from Standard Oil Co., Charleston, as office manager with 44 years' service. He was a member of Alum Creek Independent Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving: daughters, Dohnna Ashworth of South Charleston, Sylvia McGee of Cooksville, Tenn. brothers, Hersel Means of South Charleston, Gomer Means of Naples, Fla., Bill of Bradenton, Fla. sisters, Olive Hamrick of Charleston, Fern Grant of Bradenton six grandchildren 14 great-grandchildren.

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

Vernie Fitzpatrick Miller

MELBOURNE, Fla. - Vernie Belle Fitzpatrick Miller, 80, of Melbourne, formerly of Crab Orchard, W.Va., died Feb. 13, 1997, at home.

She was a 38-year resident of Melbourne.

Surviving: sons, James, Howard and Ronald, all of Melbourne, Darrell of Phoenix daughters, Naomi Leitz and Nancy Richcreek, both of Melbourne sisters, Mary Meek of Crab Orchard, Betty French of Beckley, W.Va., Naomie Hughes of MacArthur, W.Va. 16 grandchildren 14 great-grandchildren several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Florida Memorial Gardens, U.S. 1, Rockledge. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the gardens. The family requests donations to Calvary Baptist Church, 2980 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, Fla. 32934. Information provided by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.

Noah L. Propst

LOGAN - Noah Lee Propst, 64, of Logan died Feb. 15, 1997, in Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington.

He was a retired electrician from Amherst Coal Co.

Surviving: wife, Jessie Louise Propst sons, Michael Lee of Huntington, Steven Noah of North Mitchell Heights daughter, Lynn Chapman of Midkiff sister, Della Baldwin of Wapakoneta, Ohio brothers, William Ralph and Henry Ray Jr., both of Wapakoneta four grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Honaker Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. John McClung officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

William D. Rader

AVON LAKE, Ohio - William D. Rader, 64, of Avon Lake, formerly of Hominy Falls, W.Va., died Feb. 11, 1997, in Westlake after a long illness.

He was a retired financial analyst for M.A. Hanna Co. He was a member of American Legion Post 211 and worked at Avon Lake boat ramp.

Surviving: wife, Kathleen Rader son, Dwayne of Columbus daughter, Betsy Cantleberry of Avon Lake father, William Earl of Hominy Falls one grandson.

Service was Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Avon Lake, with the Rev. Timothy J. O'Connor officiating. Burial was in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Avon Lake. Burmeister-Busch Family Chapel, Avon Lake, was in charge of arrangements.

Louise V. Rousseaux

Louise V. Rousseaux, 84, of South Charleston died Feb. 14, 1997, in Valley Health Care Village, South Charleston, after a long illness.

She was a retired supervisor for the U.S. Treasury Department, Washington, D.C., and a memebr of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, St. Albans. 

Surviving: sisters, Margaret Thomas of St. Albans, Eunice Walker of South Charleston several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home Chapel, St. Albans, with the Rev. Leon Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Arnold H. Russell Jr.

RAINELLE - Arnold H. Russell Jr., 43, of Rainelle died Feb. 13, 1997, in Montgomery General Hospital after an apparent heart attack.

He was a painter.

Surviving: father, Arnold Russell Sr. of Rainelle sisters, Sharon Bragg of Sandstone, Brenda Dicus of Eastern Shores, Md. brothers, Michael and James, both of North Carolina, Ronald of Rainelle.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel, Rainelle, with the Rev. Ray Atkins officiating. Burial will be in Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Anna Smith

Anna Smith of Charleston died Feb. 14, 1997, in Heartland of Charleston after a long illness.

Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

Betty J. Tillery

Betty J. Tillery, 68, of Charleston, formerly of Bluefield, died Feb. 14, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a former employee of Donut Connection, Kanawha City, and a 36-year resident of Charleston.

Surviving: son, William Mark Tillery of Huntington mother, Lucille Myles of Dunbar sister, Phyllis Orr of Pensacola, Fla. brothers, Bob and Jim Myles, both of St. Albans, Bill Myles of Akron, Ohio two grandchildren.

Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

William S. Waldron

SCARBRO - William S. "Bill" Waldron, 72, of Scarbro died Feb. 14, 1997, in a Charleston hospital after a short illness.

He was a retired heavy equipment operator for Perry & Hylton Coal Co., an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, and a Methodist. He was a member of Elks Lodge, the 8th Air Force Historical Society, VFW Post 8287 and the UMW.

Surviving: wife, Louvada Rinehart Waldron daughters, Treatha Sexton and Rhonda McGuffin, both of Oak Hill, Becky Legg of Scarbro brothers, Richard of Manchester, Ohio, Ron of Cincinnati, Henry of Bangor, Maine sisters, Gwen Lane and Judy Parks, both of Manchester, Agnes Bigelow of West Union, Ohio six grandchildren two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Prosperity. Entombment will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Prosperity. Military graveside rites will be conducted by Sophia-Midway VFW Post 4326. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Virginia Washington

Virginia A. "Jenny" Brown Washington, 68, of Cedar Grove died Feb. 15, 1997, in Beverly Health Care Center, Glasgow, after a short illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Kanawha County, a homemaker and attended Hughes Creek Church of God.

Surviving: husband, Floyd Washington sons, Junior Brown and Calvin Brown, both of Hugheston, Ron Brown of Hansford, Darrell Brown of London, Michael Brown of Ohio daughter, Delphia Bowling of Biloxi, Miss. brother, James "Poo" Proctor of Ohio sisters, Edith Sutton of Edmond, Francis Bess of Chelyan, Deloris Jean Adkins of Clendenin 12 grandchildren seven great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove.

Helen V. Beekman

Helen V. Beekman, 80, of Charleston died Feb. 14, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

She was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles.

Surviving: nephews, W.T. Jackson of Locust Grove, Va., Bob Jackson of Zanesville, Ohio.

A private family service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. William McCallister officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston.

Mae Bongalis

NAOMA - Mae Bongalis, 80, of Naoma, Raleigh County, died Feb. 12, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

She attended Freewill Baptist Church, Naoma.

Surviving: daughters, Bessie Klimas of Clinton Township, Mich., Lula Grace Marks of Cleveland sons, Shorty of Naoma, James of Brunswick, Ohio, George of Beckley, Harry of Sullivan, Ohio half brothers, Ray Charles of Whitesville, Chris Charles of Richmond, Va. half sisters, Phyllis Scarbro of Conover, N.C., Alice Romine of Lockhart, Texas, Irene Ghiz of Hurricane 12 grandchildren five great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Armstrong Funeral Home Chapel, Whitesville, with the Rev. Charles Tilley officiating. Burial will be in Pineview Cemetery, Orgas. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Orville R. Browder

QUINLAND - Orville R. Browder, 69, of Quinland, Boone County, died Feb. 15, 1997, in Boone Memorial Hospital, Madison, after a long illness.

He was an Army veteran with 23 years' service, serving in both the Korean and Vietnam wars.

Surviving: wife, Phyllis Browder stepsons, Donald Ray Jarrell of Prenter, Teddy Jarrell of Charleston stepdaughters, Brenda Moore of Ridgeview, Bonnie Jarrell of Bim, Rhonda Jarrell of Danville sister, Lucille Robertson of Ripley brothers, Andy and John, both of Ripley, Charlie of Quinland, Ernie of Sheffield Lake, Ohio several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with the Rev. Tom Price and the Rev. Larry Sigmon officiating. Burial with military graveside rites performed by Daniel Boone VFW Post 5578 will be in Memory Gardens, Madison. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Rose M. Comer

Rose Mullins Comer, 99, of Charleston died Feb. 16, 1997, in St. Francis Hospital.

She was a member of Oakwood Church of Christ.

Surviving: son, Fred of Charleston sisters, Clara Mullins and Mary Ives, both of Charleston three grandchildren four great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. Shannon Shaffer officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Carnie Lee Davis

SUTTON - Carnie Lee Davis, 78, of Sutton died Feb. 16, 1997, in Eldercare, Ripley, after a long illness.

He was retired from the Department of Highways and was a miner, an Army veteran and a Christian.

Surviving: wife, Dola Mae Jenkins Davis son, Roger Lee of Sutton daughter, Glenda Ann Williams of Sutton brothers, Oliver and Estel, both of Virginia sisters, Hazel Shaw and Creda Cutlip, both of Sutton four grandchildren six great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, with the Rev. William Griffin officiating. Burial will be in Barnett Cemetery, near Sutton. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

William E. Detamore

JANE LEW - William E. Detamore, 72, of Jane Lew died Feb. 16, 1997, at the home of his brother after a long illness.

He was retired from Del Monte Can Co., Tampa, Fla., and was a former employee of Weston Sanitary Board and Louie Glass Factory, and a Baptist.

Surviving: son, Fred E. of Weston stepson, James Matthew Heater of Holland brothers, Charles of Berlin, James of Jane Lew, with whom he made his home two grandchildren two stepgrandchildren one great-stepgrandchild.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Boyle Funeral Home Chapel, Weston, with the Rev. John Simmons officiating. Burial will be in Machpelah Cemetery. Friends may call from from 11 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the church.

Frank J. Forzetting

FRESNO, Calif. - Frank J. Forzetting, 69, of Fresno, formerly of Thomas, W.Va., died Feb. 14, 1997, in Fresno.

He was a retired electrician with Pacific Gas & Electric.

Surviving: sons, John of Florida, David M. of West Virginia, Robert of Fresno daughters, Sharon Lee Fisher of Santa Maria, Calif., Karen Rose Forzetting and Debra Shash, both of Fresno, Kathleen Murray and Tamara Jordan, both of San Luis Obispo, Calif. 13 grandchildren five great-grandchildren.

The service will be private. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 1495 W. Shaw Ave., Fresno, Calif. 93711-3608. Buchheim Family Palm-Colonial Funeral Chapel, Fresno, is in charge of arrangements.

Pauline G. Golden

BUCKHANNON - Pauline Gay Golden, 63, of Buckhannon died Feb. 15, 1997, in St. Joseph Hospital, Buckhannon.

She was a homemaker, a retired waitress and attended Church of God, Buckhannon.

Surviving: daughter, Charmaria Sue Butcher of Walkersville sons, William Ray of Philippi, Charles Raymond of Clarksburg sisters, Maxine Kelley of Weston, Geraldine Nicholson and Freda Swick, both of Geneva, Ohio, Bonnie Dotson of Abingdon, Va., Bernice Keesucker of Jane Lew, Linda Cunningham of Clay brothers, Denzil Runyon of Lockney, Darrell Runyon of Lost Creek seven grandchildren several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Morris Funeral Home, Jane Lew, with the Rev. Jeffrey Williamson officiating. Burial will be in Collins Cemetery, Stumptown. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Geneva Graham

Geneva "Tommy" Graham, 86, of Charleston died Feb. 15, 1997, in Putnam General Hospital after a long illness.

She was a private duty nurse, a graduate of Charleston General School of Nursing, a former spelunker, a Baptist and a first-place winner in the Rose Society.

Surviving: stepson, William L. Graham of St. Albans stepdaughter, Susan Redmond of Delmar, N.Y. nephews, David Thompson, Harry Thompson and Thomas Graham niece, Nancy Thompson five grandchildren 14 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston, with Dr. John D. Elliott officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Charleston. Friends may call one hour prior to service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Loring L. Hines Sr.

MOOREFIELD - Loring L. Hines Sr., 89, of Moorefield died Feb. 13, 1997, in Nella's Nursing Home, Elkins, after a long illness.

He was a Hardy County schoolteacher and a member of Moorefield Presbyterian Church.

Surviving: wife, Ruth Funkhouser son, Loring L. "Pete" Jr. of Elkins one sister.

The body has been donated to Human Gift Registry, West Virginia University, Morgantown. The family suggests donations to Moorefield Volunteer Fire Department, 118 Kuykendoll St., Moorefield, W.Va. 26836 or Moorefield Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 653, Moorefield, W.Va. 26836. John W. Lohr-Barb-Vance Funeral Home, Elkins, is in charge of arrangements.

Charles L. Hinzman

RIPLEY - Charles L. "Chuck" Hinzman, 37, of Ripley died Feb. 15, 1997, in Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, after a short illness.

He was a graduate of Ripley High School, a custodian for the Jackson County Board of Education and a member of Ripley Tabernacle Church.

Surviving: wife, Janet Mitchell Hinzman daughter, Candace Brooke Hinzman, at home father, James A. Hinzman of Ripley, brothers, Wayne L. of Ripley, James A. of Given sister, Cathy L. Patterson of Ripley grandson, Kyle Brandon Hinzman at home.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ripley Tabernacle Church with Pastor Mark Siers officiating. Burial will be in Independence Cemetery, Sandyville. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Ripley Tabernacle Church Building Fund, 330 Third Ave., Ripley, W.Va. 25271. Parsons-Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, is in charge of arrangements.

Samuel Hoston

BECKLEY - Samuel Hoston of Beckley died Feb. 16, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a long illness. 

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

Rosa B. Keeney

Rosa B. Keeney, 101, of Belle died Feb. 16, 1997, in Beverly Health Care Center, Glasgow, after a long illness.

She was the oldest member of Witcher Baptist Church, Belle, a native of Nicholas County and a longtime resident of Kanawha County.

Surviving: daughters, Rosalie Burris of Belle, Lenora K. Beals of Clearwater, Fla. sons, John Edward of Walton, Floyd William of Green Cove Springs, Fla. sister, Fannie Celia Pittman of Columbia, Md. 13 grandchildren 17 great-grandchildren two great-great-grandchildren.

Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle, is in charge of arrangements.

Matthew D. Lagowski

GLEN MORGAN - Matthew David Lagowski, 18, of Glen Morgan, Raleigh County, died Feb. 14, 1997, in a Beckley hospital.

He was pronounced dead at Raleigh General Hospital of a gunshot wound, police said. The Raleigh County Sheriff's Department is continuing the investigation.

Lagowski was a student at Shady Spring High School.

Surviving: parents, Joseph V. and Jo Ellen DellaMea Lagowski of Glen Morgan brother, Randall Corbett of Beckley paternal grandparents, Joseph V. and Elanor Lagowski of Mabscott maternal grandfather, Joseph DellaMea of Belsir, Md. maternal grandparents, Jack and Mary Klaus of Blue Jay maternal great-grandmother, Mabel Freeman of Blue Jay niece, Courtney Lagowski of Beckley.

Memorial service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Prosperity, with Pastor Michael Atkinson officiating. Friends may call one-half hour prior to service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Ruth E. Lewis

DANIELS - Ruth Earlene Lewis, 71, of Daniels, Raleigh County, died Feb. 15, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a homemaker, a member of Glen Morgan Missionary Baptist Church and a 29-year resident of Daniels.

Surviving: husband, Paul C. Lewis son, Robert S. McDowell of Gurnee, Ill. daughters, Cynthia Kay Farley of Huntington, Kathy J. Shannon of Cool Ridge brother, Robert L. McDowell of Mabscott sisters, Nancy Fowler of Cadiz, Ky., Dixie J. Farmer of Daniels seven grandchildren one great-grandson.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Glen Morgan Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Grayson Lilly officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley, and one hour prior to service Tuesday at the church. 

Carl C. Pennington

Carl "Skip" C. Pennington, 75, of Charleston died Feb. 16, 1997, in General Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

J.E. Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

Lula Mary Perry

ARTIE - Lula Mary Perry, 78, of Artie, Raleigh County, died Feb. 15, 1997, in Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley after a long illness.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving: husband, Jodie Leon Perry stepsons, Timothy and Phillip Perry, both of Artie stepdaughter, Linda Pack of Manassas, Va. 10 grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Advent Christian Church, Artie, with the Rev. Johnny Burgess and Leon Stover officiating. Burial will be in White Oak Cemetery, Artie. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Valley Funeral Home, Whitesville.

Anna G. Smith

Anna G. Smith, 69, of Charleston died Feb. 14, 1997, in Heartland of Charleston after a long illness.

She was a homemaker, a Seventh-day Adventist and a lifelong resident of Charleston.

Surviving: sons, Collett of Charleston, Terry of Dayton, Ohio daughters, Sharon Lindsey of Dayton, Kathryn Ann Smith and Sue Smith, both of Canton, N.Y. 11 grandchildren one great-grandchild.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, with Elder Gerald Darth officiating. Burial will be in Garnett Cemetery, Rocky Fork. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Leonard J. Stearns Sr.

POINT PLEASANT - Leonard J. "Coots" Stearns Sr., 83, of Point Pleasant died Feb. 15, 1997, in Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Point Pleasant.

He was a welder, a member of Boilermakers Local 667 and First Church of God, Point Pleasant, and an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving: wife, Emogene N. Stearns sons, Jim of Point Pleasant, Leonard Jr. of Lyndora, Pa. daughters, Eva Robbins and Patricia Thomas, both of Point Pleasant, Phyllis Abshire of Kissimmee, Fla., Clara Costa of Cranberry Township, Pa., Barbara Stearns of Columbus, Ohio brother, Leo of Ripley sisters, Margaret Holcomb, Magdline Cottrell and Eleta Roach, all of Point Pleasant 13 grandchildren 18 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Church of God with the Rev. Dale Vollmar officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery, Flat Rock. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Deal & Brown Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Lottie Mae Stewart

NAOMA - Lottie Mae Stewart, 86, of Naoma, Raleigh County, died Feb. 16, 1997, in Appalachian Regional Hospital, Beckley, after a long illness.

Surviving: husband, Troy Stewart daughters, Alma Weaver of Lorain, Ohio, Loretta Richards of Arnett, Vera Zornes of Naoma sons, Eddie of Bolt, James of Glen Daniel sister, Sarah Dickens of Sundial 15 grandchildren 18 great-grandchildren four great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, with the Rev. David Cook and the Rev. Harless Peters Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Adkins Cemetery, Naoma. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

William E. Summers

POCA - William E. "Pokie" Summers, 63, of Poca died Feb. 15, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, is in charge of arrangements.

John M. Sweeney

MAPLE FORK - John Michael Sweeney, 45, of Maple Fork died Feb. 16, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a short illness.

He was a disabled abstract artist.

Surviving: father, John Roy Sweeney of Maple Fork sister, Debra Vincent of Augusta.

The body has been cremated. There will be no service. Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope, is in charge of arrangements.

Daisy Rose Taylor

LEWISBURG - Daisy Rose Taylor, 88, of Lewisburg died Feb. 15, 1997, at the home of her daughter, Kay Driggs of Paradise Valley, Ariz., after a short illness.

She was a one-room schoolhouse teacher in Kentucky and a former owner and operator of Ben Franklin Store in Bypro, Ky., and Federated Store in Lewisburg. She was an active member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, White Sulphur Springs, and a member of Valley Trail Garden Club, Homemakers Club, AARP and Pearl S. Buck Foundation.

Also surviving: sister, Julia Hurst of Campton, Ky. brother-in-law, Warren Risner of Bypro four grandchildren four great-grandchildren.

Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, White Sulphur Springs, with Bishop James Harvey officiating. Entombment will be in Rosewood Mausoleum, Lewisburg. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel, Lewisburg. Donations may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Missionary Fund.

Cleo F. Todd

STANAFORD - Cleo Flossie Todd, 80, of Stanaford, Raleigh County, died Feb. 11, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a long illness.

She was a beautician.

Surviving: husband, Sherard Todd daughter, Frances Nellie Slavery of Beckley nephew, Johnny Bailey of Alexandria, Va.

There will be no visitation. The body has been cremated. Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Prosperity, is in charge of arrangements.

Tony R. Wade

Tony R. Wade, 79, of St. Albans died Feb. 15, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

He was retired from West Virginia Steel Corporation with 30 years' service, a member of Washington Street Church of Christ, an Army veteran of World War II and a 40-year resident of St. Albans.

Surviving: wife, Pearl L. Wade daughter, Ada Carol Wade of St. Albans sisters, Beulah Chaney of Hurricane, Doshia McClure of Griffithsville, Ruth Adkins of Scott Depot brother, Luther E. of St. Albans.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with Minister Ken Chumbley and Minister Randy Matheny officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Earl Whittington

RAVENNA, Ohio - Earl Whittington, 73, of Ravenna, formerly of Ghent, W.Va., died Feb. 15, 1997, in a Cuyahoga County hospital after a long illness.

He was a conductor for Conrail and a Navy veteran.

Surviving: wife, Delma Hawley Whittington sons, Earl Jr. and Richard, both of Ravenna daughters, Shirley Pless of Columbus, Jessie Beard of Cleveland, Tenn., Patsy Hacker of Newton Falls, Stella Ellison of Mantua brother, John of Winston-Salem, N.C. sister, Dessie Roberts of North Wilkesboro, N.C. 16 grandchildren 11 great-grandchildren one great-great-grandchild.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Prosperity, W.Va., with the Rev. Curtis Monk officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

James E. Williams

TEAYS VALLEY - James E. Williams, 80, of Teays Valley died Feb. 16, 1997, in Putnam General Hospital, Hurricane, after a long illness.

He was a native of Ohley, W.Va., a 16-year resident of Teays Valley, a former 40-year resident of Nitro, a retired school bus driver for the Kanawha County Board of Education, a former miner and a Christian.

Surviving: daughter, Vella Lilly of Teays Valley sisters, Wilma Moles of Campbells Creek, Ellen Jones of Black Betsy brother, Samuel of Nitro three grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at West Virginia Home Mission Church, Nitro, with Pastor Ray Humphrey officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Gatens Funeral Home, Poca.

King T. Wood

CRAB ORCHARD - King Turner Wood, 81, of Crab Orchard died Feb. 16, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a long illness.

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

CROWDER, Frances I. - Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with the Rev. Norman Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Crowder, 57, of Belle died Feb. 15, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

MEANS, Clarence - Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with Pastor Wallace York and Pastor Frank Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Means family cemetery, South Charleston. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Means, 90, of South Charleston died Feb. 15, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

WASHINGTON, Virginia A. - Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, Cedar Grove, with the Rev. Phyllis Bowling officiating. Burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Washington, 68, of Cedar Grove died Feb. 15, 1997, in Beverly Health Care Center, Glasgow, after a short illness.


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