Miscellaneous Kanawha County, West Virginia Obituaries

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William Bench

HAMLIN - William "Bill" Bench, 71, of Hamlin died Feb. 16, 1997, in Putnam General Hospital after a short illness.

He was a retired gas and oil driller.

Surviving: wife, Susie Bench son, John W. of Florida daughter, Anna Gay Bench of Hamlin stepdaughters, Shirley Courts of Dunbar, Margaret Huard of Dearborn, Mich., Betty Mockler of Merrit Island, Fla. brothers, Ronnie of Houston, Edward of Pasadena, Texas three grandchildren six stepgrandchildren two great-grandchildren three great-stepgrandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, with the Rev. Lawrence Dailey officiating. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery, Hurricane. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lucille F. Blackshire

RAVENSWOOD - Lucille F. Blackshire, 64, of Ravenswood, formerly of Charleston, died Feb. 17, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a former employee of Ripley Apparel and Sewing Factory.

Surviving: companion, Charles Mahone sons, Cork of Aiken, S.C., Steve of Buffalo stepsons, Hugh Mahone of Sherman, Leroy Mahone of Point Pleasant, Marty McFee of Parkersburg stepdaughters, Freida Bourgeois of Santee, S.C., Marla Jackson and Charlene Asleson, both of Ravenswood brother, Ray Haid of Elkview sisters, Violet Bayes and Doris Akers, both of Charleston four grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. James H. Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Burris C. Blaker

Burris C. Blaker, 86, of South Charleston, formerly of Mount Morris, Pa., died Feb. 16, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital.

He was a member of Mount Morris Tabernacle Assembly of God, an Army medic veteran of World War II, a member of James T. Maxon American Legion Post 992, Mount Morris, a former miner and a former employee of Perry Township, Pa.

Surviving: son, Jon B. of Charleston two grandsons.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home, Mount Morris, with the Rev. Fred Tomlinson officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Mount Morris. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, where there will be an American Legion memorial service by Post 992, and one hour prior to service.

Geraldine Atkinson Bowles

ELEANOR - Geraldine Atkinson Bowles of Eleanor, formerly of Paradise, died Feb. 16, 1997, in General Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

She was a 7-year resident of Eleanor, a lifelong resident of Putnam County, a member of Putnam County Democratic Women's Club, Putnam County Democrat Club and Hometown and Eleanor Senior Citizens. She attended Red House United Brethren Independent Church, and was a former employee of Cox's Department Store, Nitro and St. Albans, and a former Paradise postmaster.

Surviving: daughter, Sharon L. Bowles of Eleanor sister, Olive M. Craig of Teays Valley brothers, Err G. Atkinson of Hometown.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, with the Rev. Jackie Clark officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

John R. Bowles

John R. Bowles, 80, of Campbells Creek died Feb. 17, 1997, at home after a short illness.

He was a native of Putney, a retired foreman from Union Carbide, Blue Creek, and a member of Salina Lodge 27, Scottish Rite Bodies and Springfork Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving: wife, Sarah White Bowles sons, John R. Jr. of Fairfax, Va., Fred A. of Somerset, Ohio daughter, Nancy Downey of Campbells Creek brothers, Russell L. of Campbells Creek, Charles E. of Clemson, S.C. seven grandchildren three great-grandchildren.

Service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with Pastor Mike Long officiating. Burial, with Masonic rites by Salina Lodge 27, will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, W.Va. 25064.

Eileen F. Bradley

RIPLEY - Eileen F. Bradley, 77, of Ripley died Feb. 16, 1997, in Eldercare of West Virginia after a long illness.

She was a member of Sandyville Methodist Church and a retired employee from Dairy Queen, Ripley.

Surviving: sisters, Eva Jones of Elizabeth, Reva Kibble of Parkersburg brothers, Clyde Bradley of Sandyville, Joe Bradley of New Haven.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Sandyville Methodist Church with the Rev. Tom Deane officiating. Burial will be in Fairplain Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the church. Vail Funeral Home, Ripley, is in charge of arrangements.

Timothy Wayne Darnell

MIDWAY - Timothy Wayne Darnell, 53, of Midway, Raleigh County, died Feb. 17, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a short illness.

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

James G. Dunlap

James Garrett Dunlap, 62, of Alum Creek died Feb. 15, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

He was retired from United Steel Workers Local 14614, Bridge Division, and was a lifelong resident of Lincoln County.

Surviving: sons, Carmel and James, both of Alum Creek brothers, Edward of Madison, Herman of Sumerco, Pete of MacCorkle sister, Mabel Dunlap of MacCorkle special friend, Florence "Topsi" Bear of South Charleston two grandchildren one great-grandchild.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with the Rev. Jackie Miller officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, MacCorkle. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Josephine Greenleaf

Josephine Greenleaf, 83, of Charleston, died Feb. 16, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

She was former co-owner and operator of Sid's Grill, a charter member of Capital City Church of Christ and a lifelong resident of Charleston.

Surviving: husband, Sidney Greenleaf son, Bob two grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeff Ranson officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to American Heart Association, 211 35th St. S.E., Charleston, W.Va. 25304.

William J. Hackworth

LETART FALLS, Ohio - William J. Hackworth, 66, of Letart Falls, formerly of Cedar Grove, W.Va., died Feb. 17, 1997, at home.

He was a member of Cedar Grove Church of God.

Surviving: sisters, Nancy Martin and Evelyn Bostic, both of Letart Falls two nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cremeens Funeral Home, Racine, with the Rev. Jesse Winegrove officiating. Burial will be in Letart Falls Cemetery. Friends may call from 6:30 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jessie Jewell Hiner

BERLIN, Md. - Jessie Jewell Hiner, 83, of Berlin, formerly of Marlinton, W.Va., died Feb. 14, 1997, in Berlin Nursing Home after a long illness.

She was retired from the U.S. State Department with 42 years' service.

Surviving: brother, John Hiner of Ocean Pines two nephews.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Oak Grove Cemetery, Hillsboro, W.Va., with the Rev. Jay Hicks officiating. There will be no visitation. VanReenen Funeral Home, Marlinton, is in charge of arrangements.

Lottie Lee Allen Horn

HUNTINGTON - Lottie Lee Allen Horn, 88, of Huntington, formerly of Malden, died Feb. 14, 1997, in Heartland of Riverview.

Service will be 1 p.m. today at White Chapel Memorial Gardens Chapel. Burial will be in White Chapel Cemetery. Milton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Bell Keenan

CLAY - Mary Bell Keenan, 67, of Clay died Feb. 16, 1997, in Laurel Rehabilitation and Nursing Center after a long illness.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving: daughters, Rose Buzzard of Newton, Debby Mullins of Clendenin, Connie Osborne of Dallas brother, Russell Legg of Clay six grandchildren five great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay.

Donald P. Kellar

BROHARD - Donald P. Kellar, 71, of Brohard, Wirt County, died Feb. 16, 1997, in Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center, Grantsville, after a long illness.

He was a retired employee from SIFCO Co., Cleveland, and attended Five Forks Community Church, Five Forks.

Surviving: wife, Elodene Crawford Kellar sons, Pete Kellar of Mount Zion, Leonard Cunningham of Grantsville daughter, Arlena Myer of Grantsville stepdaughters, Navene Ruble and Irene McVey, both of Parkersburg, Sherry Kellar of Lancaster, Ohio sister, Dorothy Lynch of Knightstown, Ind. 15 grandchildren 13 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with the Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial will be in Big Bend Cemetery, near Big Bend. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jack D. Martin

RIDGELAND, Miss. - Jack D. Martin, 62, of Ridgeland, formerly of Mahan, W.Va., died Feb. 10, 1997, in Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, Ridgeland, after an apparent heart attack.

He was retired from the bridge and highway construction business, a former alderman-at-large in Ridgeland, a member of First Baptist Church, Ridgeland, an Army veteran and a graduate of Kingston (W.Va.) High School.

Surviving: wife, Dee Hackney Martin son, David C. of Ridgeland daughters, Tere Marton of Brandon, Misi Bowman of Jackson sisters, Zelda Mullins of Oak Hill, W.Va., Joanne Sprouse of Canton, Ohio brothers, Billy Ray of Charleston, W.Va., James C. of Orlando, Fla. six grandchildren.

Service was Feb. 12, 1997, at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Madison, Miss. Burial was in Jessamine Cemetery. Information provided by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Reba Escue McAllister

Reba Escue McAllister, 86, of St. Albans died Feb. 17, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a retired Kanawha County schoolteacher with 43 years' service at Highlawn Elementary School, a Protestant, a B.A. graduate of Marshall College, a member of WVEA and Kanawha County Education Association and a lifelong resident of St. Albans.

Surviving: sister and brother-in-law, Gladys and Howard Meadows of St. Albans two nieces two nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. William M. Hoyle officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Pearl V. McCormick

Pearl V. McCormick, 84, of Charleston died Feb. 17, 1997, in Americare-Putnam Nursing Home, Hurricane, after a long illness. 

She was a housewife and a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Charleston.

Surviving: sons, James E. Sr. of Port Orange, Fla., Frank of Hurricane, Jim of Charleston daughter, Wanda Carney of Cross Lanes 10 grandchildren 11 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. David E. Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Floral Hills Gardens of Memories, Sissonville. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Elk Funeral Home and one hour prior to service at the church.

Grace Lowe McMillion

MAXWELTON - Grace Lowe McMillion, 80, of Maxwelton died Feb. 17, 1997, at home after a short illness.

She was a homemaker and a member of Band of Hope Baptist Church, Renick.

Surviving: daughters, Frances Taylor of White Sulphur Springs, Joyce Roberts of Asbury son, Glen of Toledo, Ohio sisters, Nina McMillion of Fairlea, Edith Smith of North Carolina 12 grandchildren 15 great-grandchildren eight great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Jack Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg, with the Rev. Leroy Crane officiating. Burial will be in Ellis Chapel, Esty. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Margaret I. O'Dell

MENTOR, Ohio - Margaret I. O'Dell, 85, of Mentor, formerly of Cedar Grove, W.Va., died Feb. 15, 1997, in Lake County Memorial Hospital, Painesville.

She was a native of Kayford, W.Va., a retired dietary supervisor from Lake Hospital Systems, Lake County, a 44-year resident of the Mentor and Willoughby area, a Protestant and a member of Loyal Order of Foresters.

Surviving: sons, James H. of Mentor, John M. of Beaver Falls, Pa. eight grandchildren five great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Montgomery Memorial Park Chapel, London, W.Va., with the Rev. Kenneth Neiderhiser officiating. Burial will be in the memorial park. There will be no visitation. Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove, is in charge of arrangements.

William E. Patchell

William E. "Bill" Patchell, 75, of Chelyan died Feb. 16, 1997, at home after a short illness.

He was a retired miner from Bethlehem Mines and Imperial Coal Co., a barber, an Army veteran of World War II and a survivor of Pearl Harbor.

Surviving: wife, Hallie "Peggy" Hastings Patchell son, William E. "Rusty" II of Lakeland, Fla. daughter, Kathy Massey of Chelyan sister, Maxine Spearman of Chelyan three grandchildren.

Memorial service will be 7 p.m. Thursday at Chelyan Nazarene Church with the Rev. Daniel Saylor and the Rev. Stan Hunt officiating. There will be no visitation. Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, W.Va. 25064.

Carl C. Pennington

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

He was a retired master mechanic from Libby Owens Ford, a member and elder of South Park Presbyterian Church, a member and former local president of AFL-CIO, and a member of Libby Owens Retirement Club and American Legion Post 20.

Surviving: wife, Ruby Pennington daughters, Constance McClure and Carolyn Cantley, both of Charleston sisters, Irma Cicero, Reba Dunlap, Elsie Nary and Myrtle Stinnett, all of Charleston, Lorena Dunlap and Frankie McCune, both of Durham, N.C., Lula B. McCutcheon of Millwood brothers, Ralph, Kenneth, Robert D. and Loren, all of Charleston, Jesse of Fairlea five grandchildren five great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at J.E. Johnson Funeral Home, Kanawha City, with the Rev. Jim McGee officiating. Burial will be in Pennington cemetery, Charleston. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Helen Kunsman Plum

Helen "Dutch" Kunsman Plum, 60, of Chelyan died Feb. 16, 1997, at the home of her parents, Robert W. and Frances S. Kunsman of Cabin Creek, after a long illness.

She was a former senior accounting clerk for Blue Cross Insurance Co., attended First Baptist Church, Chelyan, and was a lifelong resident of Chelyan.

Also surviving: son, H.E. "Willy" Barton of South Charleston one grandchild one great-grandchild.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank, with the Rev. David Hancock and the Rev. Stanley Hunt officiating. Burial will be in Bowling Pet Cemetery, Winfield. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Orville W. Adkins

RANGER - Orville W. Adkins, 80, of Ranger, Lincoln County, died Feb. 17, 1997, in VA Medical Center, Huntington.

He was a member of Ranger United Baptist Church and a disabled Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving: wife, Dorothy Adkins daughters, Sandra Burton of West Hamlin, Reda McComas and Denna McCallister, both of Ranger sisters, Freda McCoy and Iris Harless brother, Dorsey six grandchildren two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Ranger United Methodist Church with Terry Cyfers officiating. Burial, with military rites by American Legion Post 111, Hamlin, will be in Fairview Memory Gardens, Hamlin. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at McGhee-Handley Funeral Home, West Hamlin. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Ranger United Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Larry Adkins, 110 Sulphur Spring Road, Ranger, W.Va. 25557.

Myrlie Williamson Altizer

RENICK - Myrlie Williamson Altizer, 93, of Renick died Feb. 17, 1997, in Columbia Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, after a short illness.

She was a homemaker and a member of Advent Christian Church.

Surviving: sons, Louie F. of Federalsburg, Md., Asa C. of Renick daughters, Thelma Harrison of Lakewales, Fla., Shirley Hare of Freeland, Md. brother, Delbert Williamson of Richlands, Va., Joseph Williamson of Cedar Bluff, Va. 19 grandchildren 24 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Jack Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg, with the Rev. Lula Collins officiating. Burial will be in Rosewood Cemetery, Lewisburg. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Thelma Fern Bickley

BEARDS FORK - Thelma Fern Bickley, 88, of Beards Fork, Fayette County, died Feb. 17, 1997, in General Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

She was a member of Beards Fork United Methodist Church and a former resident of Mount Carbon.

Surviving: sons, Donald of Charleston, Raymond of Fayetteville daughters, Betty Hess of Southgate, Mich., Shirley Rucker of Powellton sisters, Opal Smith of Kimberly, Rosemond Turner of Ridgeview, Emaline DeMark of Boomer 16 grandchildren 21 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at B.C. Hooper Funeral Home, Montgomery, with the Rev. Joe Darlington officiating. Burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ethel A. Buford

BECKLEY - Ethel A. Buford, 84, of Beckley, formerly of Dupont City, died Feb. 17, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

She was a registered nurse, was retired from the restaurant business with more than 40 years' service and was a member of Bradley Community Church.

Surviving: daughter, Sue Maynard of Ferndale, Calif. stepdaughters, Dottie Mease of Dupont City, Patty Latta of Placentia, Calif. stepson, James W. Buford of Myrtle Beach, S.C. brother, Alfred Hutchinson of North Carolina sisters, Virginia Nunley, Joyce Pendra and Mabel Browning, all of Beckley six grandchildren.

There will be no service. The body was donated to Human Gift Registry, West Virginia University, Morgantown.

William H. Callison Sr.

RENICK - William H. Callison Sr., 89, of Renick died Feb. 17, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was retired from the milling business, was operator of Electric Milling Co., Renick, for 20 years and Callison Mills for 17 years, and was a member of Spring Creek Presbyterian Church, Renick and Greenbrier Lodge 42, Lewisburg.

Surviving: sons, William H. Jr. and Cecli G., both of Renick daughters, Ella Jane Montgomery of Renick, Margaret Ann Bower of Mount Joy, Pa. 13 grandchildren nine great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at McCraw Funeral Home, Frankford, with the Rev. Jim Anderson and the Rev. Leroy Crane officiating. Burial will be in Morningside Cemetery, Renick. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Renick Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 55, Renick, W.Va. 24966.

James Clatworthy

MIDDLEPORT, Ohio - James Clatworthy, 79, of Middleport died Feb. 17, 1997, in Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis.

He was a member and board member of Heath United Methodist Church, Middleport, a veteran of World War II, a member of Feeney-Bennett American Legion Post, Middleport, Masonic Lodge 363, Middleport, York Rite Bodies Chapter 80, Bosworth Council 46, Ohio Valley Commandery 24, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rites, Valley of Columbus and Aladdin Temple Shrine, Columbus, and a former salesman for Felber, Strietman, Keebler Biscuit Co. for 20 years. He was retired from Christian & Company Food Brokers, Huntington, W.Va., with 19 years' service, was a former member of Middleport Village Council, a member of Evangeline Chapter Order of the Eastern Star 172, an honorary member of Lodge 550, Proctorville, and a graduate of Middleport High School.

Surviving: wife, Emma Kathryn Ebersbach Clatworthy dauther, Twila S. Childs of Middleport sisters, Virginia Neutzling and Dorothy Long, both of Middleport brother, Henry of Middleport one grandchild.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Heath United Methodist Church with the Rev. Vernagaye Sullivan officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Middleport. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Fisher Funeral Home, Middleport, where there will be an Eastern Star service and Masonic rites at 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Shrine Hospital for Crippled Children, c/o Steve Houchins, 366 Broadway St., Middleport, Ohio 45760.

Phyllis C. B. Clendenin

Phyllis C. Butcher Clendenin, 46, of Charleston died Feb. 17, 1997, at home after a short illness.

She was an employee of Kanawha County Public Library with 19 years' service and a former employee of S. Spencer Moore.

Surviving: husband, Randy Clendenin son, Jason E. Jordan of Beckley stepson, Stephen Clendenin at home parents, Dennis D. and Margie A. Butcher of Charleston brothers, Keith Butcher of Sheffield Lake, Ohio, Randall Butcher of Charleston sister, Lisa M. Butcher of Charleston two grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Myers Funeral Home, Elkview, with the Rev. Donald Burdette officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jackie L. Cottrell

PARKERSBURG - Jackie L. Cottrell, 58, of Parkersburg died Feb. 16, 1997, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was a retired furnace operator in the casting department of Ravenswood Aluminum, a graduate of Fayetteville High School, a member of Masonic Lodge 16, Ripley, and United Steelworkers Local 5668, attended Meadowdale Baptist Church, Sandyville, and was involved with Ripley youth athletics.

Surviving: wife, Esta Cole Cottrell sons, Donald of Pembroke Pines, Fla., Ronald of Chillicothe, Ohio daughter, Melissa Davis of Parkersburg stepson, Bryan Hall of Allen, Ky. stepdaughters, Rhonda Goble of Willis, Mich., Sherri Kinzer of Allen mother, Margaret Hypes Cottrell of Richwood stepmother, Ada Cottrell of Smithers sisters, Mary Margaret Jones of Nettie, Deanna Sue Montgomery of St. Petersburg, Fla., Agnes Marie Bond of Merritt Island, Fla. brother, Harry David of Smithers stepsisters, Vera Craigo of Cincinnati, Pauline Gonzales of Alexandria, Va., Barbara Lucas of Smithers stepbrother, Paul David Halsey of Dale City, Va. 14 grandchildren.

Service was Tuesday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with the Rev. James Epling and Pastor Mike Norris officiating. Burial with Masonic rites by Masonic Lodge 16 was in Jackson County Memorial Gardens, Cottageville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Housecalls/Hospice, 914 Market St., Suite 301, Parkersburg, W.Va. 26101.

Linnie J. Dean

OAK HILL - Linnie J. Dean, 92, of Oak Hill died Feb. 17, 1997, in Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, after a short illness.

She was a homemaker and a member of Oak Hill Gospel Tabernacle.

Surviving: daughter, with whom she made her home, Alene Minnich of Oak Hill granddaughter, Martha Mason of Roanoke, Va. one great-grandson.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Gospel Tabernacle with the Rev. Gary Heimbach and the Rev. Allen Gallimore officiating. Burial will be in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at High Lawn Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Edna Dickens

ORGAS - Ivory Edna Dickens, 98, of Orgas, Boone County, died Feb. 17, 1997, at home after a short illness.

She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving: daughters, Madeline Ferrell and Dorothy Hall, both of Orgas, Gladys Snodgrass and Geneva Mitchell, both of Seth 35 grandchildren 54 great-grandchildren 17 great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Valley Funeral Home, Whitesville, with the Rev. David Cook officiating. Burial will be in Pineview Cemetery, Orgas. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Derek L. Dixon

BECKLEY - Derek L. Dixon, 27, of Wildwood House, Beckley, died Feb. 17, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was a laborer, a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, attended College of West Virginia, and was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church, Skelton.

Surviving: father, James Dixon of Quitman, Ga. stepfather and mother, Reginald and Anna D. Whitlow Coleman of Harper Heights maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Whitlow Jr. of Skelton paternal stepgrandmother, Mattie Coleman of Beckley.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Morning Star Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Gore Jr. and the Rev. David Allen officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the church. Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley, is in charge of arrangements.

Harry G. Enyart

SWITZER - Harry G. Enyart, 67, of Switzer, Logan County, died Feb. 18, 1997, in Logan General Hospital.

He was a retired laborer from General Motors and a veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving: son, Donald Ray of Switzer daughters, Donetta Madden of Flint, Mich., Rebecca Welch of Burton, Mich. sister, Freda Horvath of Chapmanville eight grandchildren two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Collins-Slater Funeral Home, Switzer, with the Rev. Gary Starr officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens, Godby. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Howard Hall Gardner

Howard Hall Gardner, 71, of Belle died Feb. 18, 1997, at home after a short illness.

He was a retired mechanic and route manager from Belle Amusement Co. and a lifelong resident of the Belle area.

Surviving: wife, Deloris Holland Gardner sons, Howard "Corky" Jr. of Stone Mountain, Ga., Timothy "E.A." of Travis Air Force Base, Calif. brothers, Charles W. Jr. of Belle, Robert of Daytona Beach, Fla.

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

Freda O. High

Freda Olive High, 77, of Charleston died Feb. 16, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

She was retired as the head recovery nurse from Memorial Division and was a member of Bream Memorial Presbyterian Church.

Surviving: husband, Hugh C. High daughter, Connie High McCallister of Towson, Md. grandchildren, Carleston Blake McCallister and Brent Hall McCallister.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. Robert Wood officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ethel Mae Hinkle

COWEN - Ethel Mae Hinkle, 80, of Cowen, Webster County, died Feb. 17, 1997, in Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, after a short illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Webster County, a homemaker and attended Little Glade Baptist Church, near Cowen.

Surviving: daughters, Betty Miller of Mantua, Ohio, Ellamae Dukes of New Castle, Pa., Jan Burgess of Streetsboro, Ohio, Linda Mills of Northfield, Ohio, Joy Bean and Mona Clay, both of Cowen, Kathy Cobb of Buckhannon sons, Vernon of Buckhannon, Jimmy of Weston sisters, Marjorie Barnette and Rhudell Williams, both of Cowen 29 grandchildren 38 great-grandchildren one great-great-granddaughter.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Adams Funeral Chapel, Cowen, with the Rev. Okey Wayne officiating. Burial will be in Woods Cemetery, near Cowen. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Samuel E. Hoston

BECKLEY - Samuel E. Hoston, 72, of Beckley died Feb. 16, 1997, in Beckley Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

He was a retired miner, a member, Sunday school and Bible class teacher at Central Baptist Church, Beckley, a member of Masonic Lodge 27, Beckley, and American Legion Post 70 and an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving: wife, Hilda V. Hoston brothers, Herman Williams of Dayton, Ohio, Herbert Goings of Mullens.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Central Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert I. Brown officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity. Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the church. Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley, is in charge of arrangements.

Nell James

BLUE JAY - Nell James, 81, of Blue Jay, Raleigh County, died Feb. 17, 1997, at home after a long illness.

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

Mary Elizabeth Knipp

WATERLOO, Ohio - Mary Elizabeth Knipp, 82, of Waterloo, formerly of Accoville, W.Va., died Feb. 17, 1997, in Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, after a short illness.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving: sons, James of Sussex, N.J., George and Tommy, both of Huntington, W.Va. daughters, Tina McComas and Sharon Knipp, both of Huntington, Doris Smith of Robinette, W.Va., Linda Hipshire of Yolyn, W.Va. sister, Velva Gay Marcum of Davin, W.Va. 15 grandchildren 17 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home, Man, W.Va., with the Rev. Eddie Maynard officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill, W.Va. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today and one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Martha Lucille Law

LUBECK - Martha Lucille Law, 76, of Lubeck, Wood County, formerly of Reedy, died Feb. 17, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, Washington, Wood County.

Surviving: son, Kermit David Ellison of Ripley daughter, Dixie L. Elmore of Washington sister, Wilma Ruth Smith of Louisa, Va. five grandchildren three great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Rev. Paul Morrison and the Rev. Randy Kochersperger officiating. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery, near Reedy. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

James D. Lively

BECKLEY - James D. Lively, 77, of Beckley died Feb. 17, 1997, in a Charleston hospital.

He was retired from Peabody Coal Co. and was a member of Glen White Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving: wife, Kathleen Parrish Lively son, Charles of Harper daughter, Sandra O'Toole of Marriotsville, Md. sisters, Clora Wall and Daphene Covey, both of Glen Daniel three grandchildren nine great-grandchildren.

Service will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Melton Mortuary, Beckley, with the Rev. Kenneth Parent officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the mortuary.

Leonard Ray McNulty

BECKLEY - Leonard Ray McNulty, 56, of Beckley died Feb. 17, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a long illness.

He was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, an Army veteran, a former employee of Melton Mortuary, Beckley, a policeman for the cities of Beckley and Clearwater, Fla., attended St. Frances deSales Church, Beckley, and was a Fraternal Order of Police member.

Surviving: wife, Mary Ellen Davis McNulty daughters, Patty Dacus of Odessa, Texas, Brenda Graham and Carmen Hensley, both of Beckley, Deby McLachlan of Arnold, Mo. stepsons, Larry Spence of Kannapolis, N.C., Samuel Foley of Atlanta stepdaughters, Ruth Kamensky of Beckley, Connie Hurlocker of Kannapolis, Eva Wood of Carthage, N.C., Melanie Dolman of Sanford, N.C. sisters, Lillian McCollum of Ashford, Mary Louise Pachuta of Beckley 10 grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Melton Mortuary with the Rev. Sam Sacus and the Rev. Travis White officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the mortuary.

Harvey L. Postlethwait

Harvey L. Postlethwait, 78, of Charleston died Feb. 18, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

He was a retired machinist from Libbey-Owens-Ford and a member of South Park Presbyterian Church, Charleston Elks Lodge 202, the American Legion and the AFL-CIO.

Surviving: wife, Wandagay Postlethwait daughters, Lora Lee Taylor of Procious, Vicki Ann Jarvis of Hurricane, Deena Kay Postlethwait of Morgantown sister, Jean Fithian of Canton, Ohio three grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at J.E. Johnson Funeral Home, Kanawha City, with the Rev. Jim McGee officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, where there will be an Elks service at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to South Park Presbyterian Church Building Fund.

Dalphon O. Riffle

ST. CLOUD, Fla. - Dalphon O. Riffle, 76, of St. Cloud died Feb. 16, 1997.

He was an operating engineer in Clarksburg, W.Va., a member of Masonic Lodge 81, Rock Cave, W.Va., Nemesis Temple, Parkersburg, W.Va., and Order of the Eastern Star, Rock Cave, and was a Methodist.

Surviving: sons, Leonard J. of Alexandria, Va., Edward C. of Weston, W.Va., Kenneth H. of Clarksburg, Robert N. of Jasper, Ala., David G. of Woodbridge, Va., T. Scott of St. Cloud daughters, Patricia Weasel of Leesburg, Va., Rebecca Riffle of Orlando sisters, Ona Harris of Springdale, N.C., Clara Bell Rose of St. Cloud 16 grandchildren 10 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, Jane Lew, W.Va., with the Rev. Robert F. Heavner and the Rev. Ronald Brown officiating. Burial will be in Weston Masonic Cemetery, Weston. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Morris Funeral Home, Jane Lew.

Rosezella E. Roberts

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio - Rosezella E. Roberts, 68, of East Liverpool, formerly of Lincoln County, W.Va., died Feb. 16, 1997, in University Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Surviving: husband, Ravenell Lorne Roberts Jr. son, Steven D. of Akron daughter, Sharon McKinnon of Elkhart, Ind. stepmother, Victoria Sowards of Hamlin, W.Va. sisters, Arminta Smith and Sylvia Woodall, both of Hamlin brother, George Sowards of Hamlin stepbrothers, Conard and Roy Lee Lambert, both of Hamlin five grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, with the Rev. Brian Barrett officiating. Burial will be in Powell Cemetery, Hamlin. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Donna Aker Russell

BECKLEY - Donna Aker Russell, 88, of Beckley died Feb. 17, 1997, in Pine Lodge after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a member of First Christian Church, Beckley.

Surviving: daughter, Kathryn Lee Kincaid of Norfolk, Va. sisters, Chloe Stover of Prosperity, Claudia Cooper of Silver Spring, Md. one grandson.

Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Prosperity, with the Rev. Russell Smith officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Alzheimer's Association, 400 Allen Drive, Suite 20, Charleston, W.Va. 25302.

Kyle Lee Skaggs

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Kyle Lee Skaggs, 32, of Fayetteville, formerly of Ansted, W.Va., died Feb 17, 1997, in a Chapel Hill hospital after a short illness. 

He was a disabled restaurant worker, a member of Antioch Baptist Church, Sugar Creek, Ansted, and a 10-year resident of Fayetteville.

Surviving: mother, Frances Withrow Skaggs of Ansted brother, David of Dixie, W.Va.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. Timothy Skaggs and the Rev. Melvin Nottingham officiating. Burial will be in Sugar Creek Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted, and one hour prior to service at the church.

Mabel Marie Stull

MOUNT LOOKOUT - Mabel Marie Stull, 80, of Mount Lookout, Nicholas County, died Feb. 17, 1997, at home after a short illness.

She was a Jehovah's Witness.

Surviving: sons, Eldred "Pop" of Mount Lookout, Don of Oakland, Md. daughters, Maxine Zamora of Charleston, Charlotte Zamora of Belleview, Fla. sisters, Wilma Bennett of Parkersburg, Elizabeth Stull of Brooksville, Fla., Helen Ellison of Ansted 13 grandchildren 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be 7 p.m. Friday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Mount Lookout, with Louis McClung officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Church Cemetery, Mount Lookout. There will be no visitation. White Funeral Home, Summersville, is in charge of arrangements.

Ethel Louise Taylor

COOL RIDGE - Ethel Louise Taylor, 72, of Cool Ridge, Raleigh County, died Feb. 17, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a member of Cool Ridge Freewill Baptist Church.

Surviving: husband, Bernard H. Taylor sons, Roger of Jodie, Harold of Shady Spring, David of Cool Ridge 11 grandchildren 13 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Cool Ridge Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. George Speck and the Rev. Opie Lilly officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Prosperity, and one hour prior to service at the church.

Vernon H. Turnes

COOL RIDGE - Vernon H. Turnes, 65, of Cool Ridge, Raleigh County, formerly of Charleston, died Feb. 17, 1997, in Appalachian Regional Hospital, Beckley, after a long illness.

He was a retired self-employed carpenter, a former exterminator and a 30-year resident of Cool Ridge.

Surviving: wife, Loretta Rhodes Turnes sons, Harold and Michael of Cool Ridge, Jeff of Winfield sisters, Mazie Kleiman of Fairfield, Ohio, Velma Dunlap and Ilva McComas, both of St. Louis, Wilda Hanna of St. Albans, Erma Foster of Greensboro, N.C.stepsister, Thelma Akers of Dunns stepbrothers, Fred Turnes of Charleston, Junior Turnes of Fredericksburg, Va. one stepgrandson.

Service will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley, with the Rev. Oppie Lilly officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Maxine M. Zingo

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Maxine M. Zingo, 76, of Rochester, formerly of MacArthur, W.Va., died Feb. 16, in Rochester.

She was a former clerk at Cassata Bakery, Rochester, a Baptist and a 37-year resident of Rochester.

Surviving: son, John Jr. of Rochester daughters, Anna "Midge" Bihrle of West Bloomfield, Roberta Bianchi of Batavia brothers, Robert Wood of Beckley, W.Va., Charles Wood of Norfolk, Va., Lewis Wood of Scottsdale, Ariz. seven grandchildren seven great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley, with the Rev. Otis T. Clyburn officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity, W.Va. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Ontario-Yates Hospice, 756 Pre-Emption Road, Geneva, N.Y. 14456.

PATCHELL, William E. - Memorial service will be 7 p.m. Thursday at Chelyan Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Daniel Saylor and the Rev. Stan Hunt officiating. There will be no visitation. The body was donated to Human Gift Registry. Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle, is in charge of arrangements. Patchell, 75, of Chelyan died Feb. 16, 1997, at home after a short illness.


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