Miscellaneous Kanawha County, West Virginia Obituaries

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Inez Orr Allen

RIPLEY - Inez Orr Allen, 96, of Ripley died Feb. 18, 1997, at home.

She was a member of Beech Grove United Methodist Church, former pianist for Sidneyville United Methodist Church, a Gold Star Mother, and a member of VFW Post 3488.

Surviving: daughter, Lucy Taylor of Ripley five grandchildren 10 great-grandchildren two stepgreat-grandchildren eight great-great-grandchildren six stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2:30 p.m. Friday at Vail Funeral Home, Ripley, with the Rev. Hubert Groves officiating. Burial will be in Ravenswood Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Selena Tianna Ayala

RIPLEY - Selena Tianna Ayala, infant daughter of Jamie Manuel and Sarah Barnett Ayala of Ripley, died Feb. 19, 1997, in Women and Children's Hospital, Charleston.

Also surviving: paternal grandparents, Margarito and Lula Ayala Aguero of Mexico maternal grandparents, Denise Barnett of Ripley, Michael Barnett of Hurricane maternal great-grandparents, George and Brenda Young of Sandyville.

Graveside service will be 2:30 p.m. Friday in Fairplain Cemetery, Ripley, with Minister Clifton McLawhorn officiating. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at Parsons-Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley.

Emma Mae Bowles

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION - Emma Mae Bowles, 78, of Shenandoah Junction, Jefferson County, died Feb. 18, 1997, in Jefferson Memorial Hospital.

She was a Baptist.

Surviving: sons, Charles of Shenandoah Junction, Billy, Walter, James, and Roger D., all of Charles Town, Danny of Hedgesville daughters, Martha J. Simon of Petersburg, Louise Bowers of Narrows, Va., Loretta Bowles of Shenandoah Junction sisters, Joyce Kirk Patton, Betty Kirk Tucker, Riccie Kirk Jenell, and Jean Kirk Morris, all of Charleston brothers, James, Gary, and Jack Kirk, all of Charleston 21 grandchildren 21 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, Ranson, with the Rev. Wyman E. Hall officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Timothy W. Darnell

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

He was a self-employed laborer.

Surviving: sons, Timothy Darnell of Manassas, Va., William Bill Darnell of Woodbridge, Va. daughters, Dawn Britton of Fairfax, Va., Christine Bailey of Herndon, Va. sisters, Drema Loria of Midway, Linda Murdock of Houston, Texas, Patricia Layman of Herndon, Va., Diana Johnstons of Manassas seven grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. today at Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia, with the Rev. Ronald Adkins officiating. Burial will be in Farley Hill Cemetery, Farley Hill.

David Adam Elswick

DANVILLE - David Adam Elswick, 18, of Danville, Boone County, died Feb. 17, 1997, in Danville.

Elswick's body was found in a storm drain line near the Big Coal River. The body was sent to the state medical examiner's office.

He was a native of Cleveland and a former student at Scott High School, Madison.

Surviving: stepfather and mother, Bill David and Cheryl Ann Dillon of Danville father, Randy J. Elswick of Charleston brothers, Jay Dewayne, Randy Junior, and Jeffrey Michael Elswick, all of Danville maternal grandmother, JoAnn Gibson of Cleveland paternal grandmother, Elsie Elswick of Charleston maternal great-grandmother, Mae Potter of Danville.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Stevens Funeral Home, Madison, with Pastor Billy Nelson officiating. Burial will be in Pauley Cemetery, Greenview. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Opal Slater Estep

Opal Slater Estep, 79, of Sissonville died Feb. 18, 1997, in Marmet Health Care Center after a long illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Kanawha County, a former employee of Fletcher Enamel, a homemaker, and a Sunday school teacher at churches in the Sissonville area.

Surviving: daughters, Opal Elaine Huskins of Sissonville, Melva Elizabeth Sweet of Union City, Calif. brother, John Allen Slater of Manassas, Va. five grandchildren five great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at West Virginia Memorial Mausoleum Chapel, Cross Lanes, with the Rev. Billy Joe Asbury officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Long & Fisher Funeral Home, Pocatalico, and one hour prior to service at the mausoleum chapel.

Walter Evans

LYNCHBURG, Va. - Walter Evans, 93, of Lynchburg, formerly of Charleston, W.Va., died Feb. 17, 1997, in Camelot Hall Nursing Home, Lynchburg.

He was a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church and retired from Purity Maid Bakery.

Surviving: son, Thomas Paul Evans of San Antonio caregiver, Sue P. Evans of Lynchburg grandchildren, Scott, Brittany, Chris and Eric Evans one great-grandchild.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Mount Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. David E. Mitchell, the Rev. John Cremeans and the Rev. Dave Click officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Elk Funeral Home, Charleston, and one hour prior to service at the church.

Mary T. Godby-Adkins

MIDKIFF - Mary Thelma Godby-Adkins, 88, of Midkiff, Lincoln County, died Feb. 18, 1997, at home.

She was a homemaker and a charter member of the Nazarene Church, Hamlin.

Surviving: daughters, Yantus Gertrude Triplett of Pleasant View, Rosaleen Siders of King City, Calif., Doris Lee Begley of Midkiff, Joyce Jean Casto of Hamlin sisters, Edell N. Cook of Hewett, Ramona Adkins of Hurricane brother, Fred V. Godby of Man eight grandchildren 13 great-grandchildren two great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at McGhee-Handley Funeral Home, West Hamlin, with the Rev. Aaron Bess and the Rev. Richard Morrison officiating. Burial will be in Slone Cemetery, Pleasant View. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Hamlin Hospice.

Shirley Ann Green

MADISON - Shirley Ann Green, 51, of Madison, Boone County, died Feb. 19, 1997, in General Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

Surviving: husband, Charles Green sons, Charles of Danville, Kenneth and Joey, both of Madison daughters, Donna Green of Morrisvale, Beverly Green of Madison mother, Irene Doss of Prenter brothers, Lester, David, Freddie, and Robert Doss, all of Prenter, Lawrence Doss of Nellis, Osher Doss of Kentucky sisters, Thelma Burns of Prenter, Beatrice Canterbury of Danville seven grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Handley Funeral Home, Danville. Burial will be in Williams Mountain Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Pansy E. Grose

COOL RIDGE - Pansy E. Maraschillo Grose, 84, of Cool Ridge, Raleigh County, died Feb. 17, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a long illness.

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

James Ray Hailey

James Ray Hailey, 36, of DuPont City died Feb. 18, 1997, at General Division, CAMC, of a gunshot wound.

He attended Witcher Baptist Church, Belle, and was a longtime resident of Belle.

Surviving: wife, Teresa Hailey sons, James Ray Jr. at home, Jason Samuel of Shrewsbury stepdaughters, Christina Dawn Flowers at home, Melissa Renae Flowers of Logan parents, Guy and Viola Hailey of Belle brother, Larry Hailey of Charleston.

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

Ethel Lee Stewart Hancock

HOPEWELL, Va. - Ethel Lee Stewart Hancock, 53, of Hopewell died Feb. 19, 1997, at the home of her mother, Dorothy H. Stewart of South Charleston, W.Va., after a long illness.

She was a computer programmer for Computer Science Corp., a mathematics teacher at Hopewell High School, a member, deaconess, and choir member at First Baptist Church, Hopewell, a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Delta Zeta sorority and a former member of the Petersburg and Charleston symphonies in West Virginia.

Also surviving: husband, Clarence W. Hancock son, Charles W. of Hopewell daughter, Jennifer Hancock of Hopewell sister, Betty Ann Gannon of South Charleston brothers, Kenneth J. Stewart of Gambrills, Md.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, W.Va. 25064, or to Camp Kno Koma, c/o Connie Toler, P.O. Box 156, Athens, W.Va. 24712.

Pansy Francis Harrison

LEWISBURG - Pansy Francis Harrison, 83, of Lewisburg, formerly of Renick, died Feb. 18, 1997, in White Sulphur Springs Family Care Center.

She was a graduate of Renick High School, attended Greenbrier College for Women, Lewisburg, received her degree in elementary education from Concord College, taught in different schools in Greenbrier County, received her nursing degree from the University of Virginia, practiced nursing in Washington, D.C., Bristol, Tenn., Clifton Forge, Va., Norfolk, Va., Charleston, Lewisburg, and Hillsboro, retired from nursing with 39 years' service, was a member of the Republican Federation of Women's Clubs, and was a Baptist.

Surviving: sisters, Irene H. Hughes and Chloe H. Jewell, both of Lewisburg brothers, Joe Glenn Harrison of Renick, Harold K. Harrison of Lewisburg.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg, with the Rev. Arnold Morgan officiating. Burial will be in Morningside Cemetery, Renick. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Nell V. James

PROSPERITY - Nell V. James, 81, of Prosperity, Raleigh County, died Feb. 17, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a retired registered nurse from the Raleigh County Health Department, former co-owner/operator of James Dairy Farm, Prosperity, a member of First Baptist Church, Prosperity, Order of the Eastern Star and Raleigh County Nursing Association, a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and Concord College, and received her nursing degree from Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley.

Surviving: son, Frank of Louisville, Ky. daughters, Sue O'Neal of Beckley brother, Frank Dearing Jr. of Prosperity friend, with whom she made her home, Louise Houchins five grandchildren two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley, with the Rev. Bill Boblett officiating. Entombment will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel of Peace, Prosperity. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Nomenious Jones

CROWN - Nomenious Jones, 71, of Crown, Logan County, died Feb. 18, 1997, in General Division, CAMC, Charleston, after a short illness.

She was a member of Glorious Church of God in Christ, Taplin, assistant church mother, former Sunday school teacher, mission secretary, and a housewife.

Surviving: husband, Delma Jones sons, Bobby Canada of Columbus, Ohio, Melvin Canada of Dallas, Donald Canada daughters, June M. Canada of Yonkers, N.Y. sister, Willie Mae Hairston of Yonkers brothers, Robert Davis of Yonkers, James Davis of Jamestown, N.Y., Thomas Davis of Columbus 12 grandchildren several great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Glorious Church of God in Christ with the Rev. Douglas Myers officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the church. Chatman Funeral Home, Logan, is in charge of arrangements.

Ruby T. Lowe

ORLANDO, Fla. - Ruby T. Lowe, 96, of Orlando, formerly of Beckley, W.Va., died Feb. 16, 1997, in Orlando Lutheran Towers Retirement Home after a long illness.

She was a retired sales manager from Embees, Beckley, and a member of Captain James Allen Chapter DAR, Easter Star Bethlehem Chapter 71, Judea White Shrine, and First Baptist Church, Beckley.

Surviving: several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Prosperity, W.Va., with the Rev. David Carrico officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Granville Kelly Martin

HINTON - Granville Kelly Martin, 78, of Hinton, Summers County, died Feb. 19, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was a disabled Army veteran of World War II, a member of the Holiness Church, and a former employee of O.R. Grimmett Motor Co. and Halloran's Garage.

Surviving: wife, Mildred Adkins Martin sons, Kelly, Granville Lee, and Billy Ray Martin, all of Hinton daughters, Glenna Anderson of Christiansburg, Va., Helen Lilly of Riner, Va. sisters, Ellen Adkins and Lillie Gill, both of Hinton 14 grandchildren five great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlor, Hinton, with the Rev. Ray Martin officiating. Burial will be in Hilltop Cemetery, near Hinton. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Delores Jean Monday

Delores Jean Monday, 56, of Charleston died Feb. 18, 1997, at home after a short illness.

She was a homemaker and lifelong resident of Kanawha County.

Surviving: sons, Michael R. Campbell of Logan, David Campbell of Sissonville, Earl Cobb of Bluefield, Va. daughter, Sandra Campbell of Nashville, Tenn. mother, Hazel Gibson of Cross Lanes sister, Marie Smith of Charleston seven grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. Vaughn Myers officiating. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Kenna. Friends may call two hours prior to service at the funeral home.

Richard L. Moore

PHOENIX - Richard L. Moore, 70, of Phoenix, formerly of Roane County, W.Va., died Jan. 26, 1997, in Sun Hill Health Nursing Home, Phoenix.

He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Nazarene Church.

Surviving: wife, Marilyn Johnson Moore sons, Gregory Moore and Richard Russell, both of Phoenix daughter, Sherrie Moore of Phoenix sister, Bertha Abbott of Amma, W.Va. brother, Clyde Moore of Left Hand, W.Va.

Service was held at Tucker Funeral Home, Phoenix. Burial was in National Memorial of Arizona. Information provided by Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin, W.Va.

Hubbard T. Plunkett Jr.

ROANOKE, Va. - Retired Army Col. Hubbard Thomas Plunkett Jr., 75, of Roanoke, formerly of West Virginia, died Feb. 17, 1997, in a Roanoke hospital.

He was a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He earned a master's degree in business administration from Harvard. He served as communications and procurement officer under Gen. Douglas MacArthur as part of the General Headquarters Command for occupied Japan before and during the Korean War. He earned the Legion of Merit with an Oak Leaf Cluster among awards received while in the Army. He retired from the Army in 1972. After his retirement, he served as Buena Vista's city manager for two years.

Surviving: wife, Frances Vivian Kash Plunkett of Lynchburg daughters, Lynn Nilsson of Roanoke, Gay Jensen of Fort Worth, Texas sisters, Glenna Neely and Dr. Jean Cavender, both of Charleston, W.Va., brother, John of Bangkok, Thailand four grandchildren.

There will not be a memorial service. Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Roanoke, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Corps of Cadets, c/o The Virginia Tech Foundation, 143 Brodie Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va. 24061-0213.

Wilson D. Pope Sr.

LEWISBURG - Wilson D. Pope Sr., 86, of Lewisburg died Feb. 19, 1997, in Columbia Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, after a long illness.

He was a member of Lewisburg United Methodist Church and retired manager of the Kroger store, Fairlea.

Surviving: daughters, Drema Tyree of Clifton Forge, Va., Shirley Workman and Sharon Howard, both of Lewisburg son, Jesse C. of Williamsburg brother, J. Murray Pope of Bluefield, Va. four grandchildren seven great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday in Morningside Cemetery, Renick. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the family residence at 319 Longview Ave., Lewisburg. Jack K. Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Lewisburg United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 69, Lewisburg, W.Va. 24901 or to the Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 110, Williamsburg, W.Va. 24991.

Lucille Bertie Ross

RAINELLE - Lucille Bertie Ross, 85, of Rainelle died Feb. 18, 1997, in Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, after a short illness.

She was a retired employee of Crane Communications and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rainelle.

Surviving: sister, Kathleen Lesnick brothers, John Ross of Bellwood, Albert Ross of Rainelle, Sam Ross.

The body was cremated. Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Harry Dunn as celebrant. Burial will be in the church Cemetery, Springdale. Smathers Funeral Chapel, Rainelle, is in charge of arrangements.

Maude D. Rudolph

CLAYTON, N.C. - Maude D. Rudolph, 84, of Clayton, formerly of Lewisburg, W.Va., died Feb. 18, 1997, in Johnston Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

She was a member of Sharon Baptist Church, Smithfield, and a seamstress.

Surviving: daughters, Karen Brown of Clayton, Rebecca Thorpe of Warrenton, Va. brothers, Howard Dawson of Miami, Fred Dawson of West Palm Beach, Fla. five grandchildren four great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be 7:30 p.m. today at Sharon Baptist Church with the Rev. Norman Band officiating. Service will be 3 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Fairlea, W.Va., with the Rev. Alvie Edward officiating. Burial will be in Greenbrier Memorial Gardens, Lewisburg. McCraw Funeral Home, Lewisburg, is in charge of local arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Sharon Baptist Church, 116 Britt St., Smithfield, N.C. 27577.

Freddie Donzil Runnion

SPENCER - Freddie Donzil "Don" Runnion, 88, of Spencer died Feb. 18, 1997, in Roane County Hospital after a short illness.

He was retired from Monarch Rubber Co., Spencer, a former employee of Quaker Oats, Akron, Ohio, and attended Gandee Chapel Church, near Spencer.

Surviving: wife, Eleanor Palmer Runnion daughter, Loretta Bryant of Greenville, S.C. sister, Kathleen "Katy" Hackett of Kansas City, Mo. brothers, Albert Jerome "Abe" and Robert Glenn Runnion, both of Spencer two grandsons four stepgrandchildren four great-grandchildren seven stepgreat-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Rev. Stanley Epling officiating. Burial will be in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Billie R. Shrewsbury

BLUEFIELD - Billie Ruth Shrewsbury, 67, of Bluefield died Feb. 17, 1997, in a Bluefield hospital.

She attended Bluefield schools, was a 1947 graduate of Beaver High School, a secretary in the principal's office at Beaver High School for eight years, secretary for Magistrate C.J. Harvey and a Baptist.

Surviving: husband, Perry S. Shrewsbury daughters, Abby Donchatz of Bluefield, Sherry Cunningham of Ripley sons, Allen Shrewsbury at home, Capt. John Shrewsbury with the Navy in Hawaii sister, Thelma Wilson of Beckley brother, L.B. Wilson of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. five grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. today at Grandview Memory Gardens Chapel Mausoleum, Bluefield, Va., with the Rev. Robert C. Wilson officiating. Mercer Funeral Home, Bluefield, is in charge of arrangements.

Russell R. Stollings II

CHAPMANVILLE - Russell Raymond Stollings II, 23, of Chapmanville died Feb. 18, 1997, in Cabell Huntington Hospital.

Stollings died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, a Logan County sheriff's deputy said. The department is investigating whether the shooting was accidental.

Surviving: parents, Lloyd R. "Jesse" and Evelyn Berry Stollings of Chapmanville brother, Jesse Lee Stollings of Chapmanville grandparents, Raymond Berry of Big Creek, Mary Bryant of Chapmanville.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Evans Funeral Home, Chapmanville. Burial will be in the Stollings family Cemetery, Chapmanville. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mary L. Weaver

GRANTSVILLE - Mary L. Weaver, 67, of Grantsville, Calhoun County, died Feb. 18, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a former supervisor at the U.S. Navy Exchange, Virginia Beach, Va., and a member of the Chapel in the Woods, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and Order of the Eastern Star, all of Virginia Beach.

Surviving: daughter, Charlotte Rider of Grantsville sister, Virginia Crislip of Laurel, Md. three grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Grantsville. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

GARDNER, Howard H. Sr. - Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with the Rev. Albert Alexandrunas officiating. Burial will be in the Gardner family Cemetery, Belle. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Gardner, 71, of Belle died Feb. 18, 1997, at home after a short illness. Additional survivor: one granddaughter.

Evie L. Persinger Adkins

CULLODEN - Evie L. Persinger Adkins, 81, of Culloden died Feb. 20, 1997, in Teays Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Hurricane.

She was a homemaker and a member of Sunrise Temple Baptist Church, Ona.

Surviving: son, Woodrow F. of Southern Pines, N.C. daughter, Anna Burger-Wallace of Culloden stepson, Ronald "Nick" Adkins of California stepdaughters, JoAnn Thacker and Barbara Jarvis, both of Huntington seven grandchildren nine great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with the Rev. Mark Finley officiating. Burial will be in Maupin Cemetery, Ona. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Donald E. Baldock

Donald E. Baldock, 81, of Charleston died Feb. 20, 1997, at home after a short illness.

He was retired from DuPont with 45 years' service, a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church and West Side Lions Club where he was a past eyesight chairman.

Surviving: daughter, Patricia Martion of South Charleston nieces, Sherry Stump of Sissonville, Peggy Winck of Charleston.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. Frank L. Shaffer Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to St. Mark's United Methodist Church.

Thelma L. Ayers Baldry

MINDEN - Thelma Leona Ayers Baldry, 74, of Minden, Fayette County, died Feb. 19, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a member of Minden Methodist Church.

Surviving: daughters, Linda "Susie" Webb of Fayetteville, Patty McCutcheon of Minden sisters, Clara Hamilton of Ocala, Fla., Willie Mae Dixon of Long Island, N.Y. brothers, Kenneth Ayers of Ravenswood, Howard Ayers of Endicott, N.Y. five grandchildren three great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Bill Menefee officiating. Burial will be in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Friends may call from 6 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Minden Community Church Building, c/o Paquita Sarver, P.O. Box 359, Oak Hill, W.Va. 25901.

Ralph W. Bennett

BECKLEY - Ralph W. Bennett, 86, of Beckley died Feb. 19, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a long illness. 

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

Beulah Buskirk

LOGAN - Beulah Buskirk, 87, of Logan, formerly of Whitman and Huntington, died Feb. 20, 1997, in Logan Park Care Center.

She was a homemaker and a 12-year resident of Logan Park Care Center.

Surviving: daughter, Betty Buskirk Frye of Huntington brother, Earl E. Hedrick Jr. of Clearwater, Fla. three grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Saturday in Highland Memory Gardens, Godby. There will be no visitation. Honaker Funeral Home, Logan, is in charge of arrangements.

Phyllis Cash

SCOTT DEPOT - Phyllis Cash, 60, of Scott Depot died Feb. 19, 1997, at home after a short illness.

She was a retired secretary, 26-year resident of Scott Depot, attended Scary Creek Church of God, was a member of Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 3066, Sissonville, and Rebekah Lodge, Charleston.

Surviving: husband, Charles E. Cash son, Edward L. Cash of Scott Depot sisters, Maxine Jones of Central, S.C., Frances Mayhew of Nitro, Doris Sharp of Sod, Norma Giovinazzi of Long Island, N.Y. two grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with the Rev. Robert Underwood and the Rev. Earl Cochran officiating. Burial will be in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Robert Florent Cawthon

DICKINSON, Texas - Robert Florent Cawthon, 73, of Dickinson, formerly of Rand, W.Va., died Feb. 18, 1997, in Columbia Bayshore Hospital, Pasadena, after a long illness.

He was a native of Weston, W.Va., a former employee of the Kanawha County (W.Va.) Board of Education and Stone & Thomas department store, Charleston, W.Va., a member of Farrah Memorial Baptist Church, Rand, and an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving: wife, Ruby Kerns Cawthon daughter, Robin Holmes of Dickinson sister, Lynn Woodell of Elyria, Ohio brother, Earl Cawthon of South Charleston, W.Va. one grandchild.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, W.Va., with the Rev. Omar Rucker officiating. Burial will be in Rocky Branch Cemetery, Roane County, W.Va. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Carole McClure Christian

Carole McClure Christian, 63, of St. Albans died Feb. 20, 1997, in Riverside Nursing Home after short illness.

She was a former employee of River's Edge Restaurant, St. Albans, a Protestant, a member of Moose Lodge 868, St. Albans, and a lifelong resident of St. Albans.

Surviving: son, Terry A. of South Charleston brother, Richard McClure of St. Albans one grandchild.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. David M. Bowen officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Lung Association, 415 Dickinson St., Charleston, W.Va. 25301.

Pearl Virginia Corkhill

GASSAWAY - Pearl Virginia Corkhill, 80, of Gassaway died Feb. 19, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston.

She was a homemaker and a member of Gassaway United Methodist Church.

Surviving: son, Stanley of Gassaway daughter, Carolyn Arbaugh of San Benito, Texas brother, Charles Thompson of St. Albans sister, Ileen Plumbley of St. Albans two grandchildren one great-grandchild.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with the Rev. Bruce N. Richmond officiating. Burial will be in Sugar Creek Cemetery, near Gassaway. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Geneva L. DeFio

RICH CREEK, Va. - Geneva L. DeFio, 71, of Rich Creek died Feb. 20, 1997, at Salem.

She was a former data entry clerk at Motorola and was an Army veteran.

Surviving: daughter, Margaret McKinnon of Hanover Park, Ill. sisters, Hazel Williams of Atlanta, Pauline "Polly" Fox of Ansted, W.Va., Mary Buckland of Rich Creek brother, Benjamin "Benny" Morrison of Rich Creek.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown, W.Va., with the Rev. Jonathan Jennings officiating. Burial will be in Sunrise Memorial Gardens, Rich Creek. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ida L. Facemire

RICHWOOD - Ida L. Facemire, 71, of Richwood died Feb. 19, 1997, in Richwood Area Community Hospital after a short illness.

She was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church, Richwood, and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Richwood.

Surviving: husband, Manciel Facemire sons, Larry of Fenwick, Gary of Craigsville, Henry of Richwood daughter, Diana Spencer of Richwood sister, Cora McClung of Canvas brother, Raymond Whitman of Canvas five grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, with the Rev. Brent Franco officiating. Burial will be in Richwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lizzie Ellen Farley

CORBIN, Ky. - Lizzie Ellen Farley, 92, of Corbin, formerly of Rhodell, Raleigh County, W.Va., died Feb. 19, 1997, after a long illness.

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

Sarah Hopkins Frazier

MONTGOMERY - Sarah Hopkins Frazier, 82, of Montgomery died Jan. 31, 1997, at the home of her daughter, Barbara Campbell of Montgomery, Ala., after a short illness.

She was a member of Montgomery (W.Va.) Baptist Church, a retired schoolteacher from Fayette County with 25 years' service, and a member of Alpha Delta Kappa teachers sorority.

Also surviving: son, Robert of Baton Rouge, La. four grandchildren two great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Montgomery Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Mathis officiating. Burial was in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. B.C. Hooper Funeral Home, Montgomery, is in charge of local arrangements.

Pansy E. Maraschillo Grose

COOL RIDGE - Pansy E. Maraschillo Grose, 84, of Cool Ridge, Raleigh County, died Feb. 17, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and member of Freewill Baptist Church in Ury.

Surviving: daughters, Vivian Bentley of Chesapeake, Ohio, Elva Halsey of Heath, Ohio sons, Wesley of Cool Ridge, John C. of Augusta, Myrle C. of Ridgeley sisters, Sadie Sizemore of McGraw, Esther Halsey of Glen Rogers, Hilda Hutchison of Pineville brother, Tony Maraschillo of Baltimore 19 grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. today at Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia, with the Rev. Ronald Adkins and the Rev. George Speck officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley.

Edna G. Hinzman Gibson

Edna G. Hinzman Gibson, 91, of Charleston died Feb. 19, 1997, at home from complications due to cancer.

She was a lifelong resident of Kanawha County, a homemaker and a member of Utah Mission Church.

Surviving: sons, Edward "Bub" Gibson and Guy Gibson, both of Charleston, James Gibson of Nitro daughters, Oletta Gibson Richardson and Sally Bowyer, all of Charleston, Loretta McCormick of Stuart, Fla. brother, George Hinzman of Kentuck sisters, Ruby Harrison and Luda Dooley, both of Charleston, Edith Cumpston of Dunbar 16 grandchildren 24 great-grandchildren one great-great-grandchild.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, with the Rev. Ray Humphrey and Pastor Ralph Workman officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

George A. Groves

BUCKHANNON - George A. Groves, 72, of Buckhannon died Feb. 20, 1997, at home.

He was a native of Roanoke, W.Va., a retired meat cutter from A&P with 36 years' service, an Army veteran of World War II, and a member of Franklin Masonic Lodge 7 and VFW Post 3663.

Surviving: son, Kenneth G. Groves of Ireland, W.Va. brother, Dale F. Groves of Nacogdoches, Texas two grandsons.

There will be no service or visitation. The body was cremated. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home, Buckhannon, is in charge of arrangements.

Clarence W. Haid

Clarence W. Haid, 80, of Charleston died Feb. 19, 1997, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston, after a short illness.

He was a retired security guard from Union Carbide, South Charleston, with 32 years' service, a Catholic, a lifelong resident of Kanawha County, and an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving: wife, Gladys M. Haid sisters, Edith Summers of Charleston, Thelma Frazier of Cross Lanes brother, Kenneth Haid of Scott Depot six nephews three nieces.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with the Rev. Leon Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Orchard Hills Memory Gardens, Yawkey. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ina M. Hanson Hartsook

LEWISBURG - Ina Margaret Hanson Hartsook, 86, of Lewisburg died Feb. 18, 1997, at home.

She was a lifelong resident of Lewisburg, former owner/operator of The Valley Co. furniture store, and a member of Lewisburg United Methodist Church.

Surviving: sisters, Irene Anderson of Roanoke, Va., Evelyn Albright of Leesburg, Fla.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at McCraw Funeral Home, Lewisburg, with the Rev. Ross Evans officiating. Burial will be in Rosewood Cemetery, Lewisburg. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Joseph Edward Henderson

FAIRDALE - Joseph Edward "Joey" Henderson, 32, of Fairdale, Raleigh County, formerly of Packsville, died Feb. 18, 1997.

He was a graduate of Marsh Fork High School, Montcoal.

Surviving: wife, Debbie Lynn Doss Henderson daughter, Jessica Nicole Henderson at home son, Joseph Edward Jr. at home parents, James Ezra and Catherine Reed Henderson of Glen Daniel brothers, Denny Ray and Michael, both of Lake Station, Ind., Roger of Portage, Ind., Lester of Conover, N.C., Robert of Eunice maternal grandmother, Elgie Reed of Glen Daniel. 

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, with the Rev. W. Howard Gwinn Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Pineview Cemetery, Orgas. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Robert William Hussell Sr.

POINT PLEASANT - Robert William Hussell Sr., 64, of Point Pleasant died Feb. 19, 1997, in Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio.

He was an employee of Peoples Bank, Point Pleasant, a former employee of West Virginia Malleable Iron Co., Point Pleasant, and attended the Evangelical Christian Union Church, Point Pleasant.

Surviving: sons, Robert W. and Harry A., both of Point Pleasant parents, Andrew J. and Sylvia Love Hussell of Point Pleasant sister, Ruth Y. Hussell of Point Pleasant brothers, Edward J. "Eddie," Warren K., and Louis A. Sr., all of Point Pleasant, M. Boone of Prairie Grove, Ark. three grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Dennis Weaver officiating. Burial will be in Graham Station Cemetery, New Haven. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Leona Umstot Lopez

CONCORD, Calif. - Leona Umstot Lopez, 79, of Concord died Feb. 19, 1997, at Hillhaven Convalescent Center, Concord.

She was a native of Williamstown, W.Va., an 11-year resident of Concord, a former Texas resident and a graduate of Charleston (W.Va.) High School. She attended Greenbrier Seminary in West Virginia and was a retired bookkeeper from Hacienda Appraisal Service with 18 years' service.

Surviving: son, Joseph of Houston daughter, Lee Muller of Concord six grandchildren two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Bonaventure's Church, Concord. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Williamstown. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to St. Bonaventure's Prison Ministry, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord, Calif. 94521. Ouimet Brothers Funeral Chapel, Concord, is in charge of arrangements.

Nellie Richmond Magruder

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Nellie Richmond Magruder, 74, of Greensboro, formerly of Summers County, W.Va., died Feb. 19, 1997, in Moses-Cone Hospital, Greensboro, after a short illness.

She was a homemaker and a member of Elk Knob Baptist Church, Summers County.

Surviving: foster daughter, with whom she made her home, Rita Bailey of Greensboro sister, Eva Lively of Hebron, Ohio brother, James W. Richmond of Canton, Ohio four grandchildren one great-grandchild.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlor, Hinton, W.Va., with Pastor Tim Spencer officiating. Burial will be in Elk Knob Baptist Church Cemetery, near Hinton. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mabel Lessie Mooney

COOPERSTON - Mabel Lessie Mooney, 95, of Cooperston, Boone County, formerly of Foster, died Feb. 20, 1997, at Marmet Health Care Center after a long illness.

She was a member of Foster Church of Christ.

Surviving: son, Paul Sr. of Plymouth, Mich. brothers, Cecil Miller of Peytona, Harry Miller of Cross Lanes, Elba Miller of Kissimmee, Fla. sister, Elsa Arrowood of Marmet two grandchildren one great-grandchild.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with Evangelist Denver Hill officiating. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, Foster. Friends may call from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

James Puffenbarger

BARTOW - James "Puffy" Puffenbarger, 62, of Bartow, Pocahontas County, died Feb. 19, 1997, at home after a short illness.

He was a mechanic at Interstate Hardwood and was a Methodist.

Surviving: wife, Betty Rexrode Puffenbarger daughters, Judy Miles and Tammy Jo Puffenbarger, both of Bartow, Debbie Maxwell f Daytona Beach, Fla. mother, Lula Carrol Puffenbarger of Edinburg, Va. sister, Georgia Cutlip of Edinburg two grandsons.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Arbovale, with the Rev. David Rittenhouse and the Rev. Donnie Curry officiating. Burial will be in Arbovale Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Amon W. Shrewsbury

BUD - Amon W. Shrewsbury, 37, of Bud, Wyoming County, died Feb. 19, 1997, in Princeton Community Hospital after a short illness.

He was a general laborer, a Baptist and a 14-year resident of Bud.

Surviving: wife, Anna L. Perry Shrewsbury son, Ward at home daughter, Bonnie Shrewsbury at home stepson, Alvis Ray Shrewsbury of Bud stepdaughters, Nancy Sizemore of Bud, Judy Blanchard of Barkers Ridge, Angela King of Iroquois sister, Donna Caldwell of Statesville, N.C. brothers, William D. of Beechwood, Willie A. of Barkers Ridge, Manley J., Kenneth L. and Nathaniel N., all of Iroquois, Dennis C. and Surbert R., both of Stephenson, Herman J. of Richfield, N.C. six stepgrandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Mountaineer Baptist Church, Barkers Ridge, with the Rev. Gary Eskins officiating. Burial will be in William Thomas Shrewsberry Cemetery, Barkers Ridge. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today and one hour prior to service at the church. Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley, is in charge of arrangements.

Cecil W. Smith

Cecil W. Smith, 73, of Charleston died Feb. 19, 1997, in Cedar Ridge Nursing Center after a long illness.

He was a welder with Union Carbide, a maintenance superintendent with YWCA and an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving: sons, David M. and Vernon Dywane, both of Charleston stepmother, Dollie Smith of Charleston sisters, Maxine Hicks of Eunice, La., Delores Burdette, Hattie Shamblin, and Lessie Hackney, all of Charleston, Betty Jean Harding of Belle two grandchildren.

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

Arden D. Tharp

BEREA, Ohio - Arden D. Tharp, 59, of Berea, formerly of Cowen, W.Va., died Feb. 17, 1997, in Middleburg Heights after a short illness.

He was machine operator at B&B Paper Co. and a 30-year resident of Ohio.

Surviving: daughter, Kathy Tharp of Ohio brother, Adrian Tharp of Cleveland sisters, Edria Tharp of Sarasota, Fla., Beulah Selman of Cowen, Frances Wiley of North Port, Fla. several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Adams Funeral Home, Cowen, with the Rev. Cofer Cochran officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, Erbacon. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Clara Lee Wall

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio - Clara Lee Wall, 77, of Gallipolis, formerly of Glen Daniel, Raleigh County, W.Va., died Feb. 13, 1997, in Gallipolis after a long illness.

She was a homemaker, a member of Coal Marsh Missionary Baptist Church, Glen Daniel, and a former member of the Rebekah Lodge.

Surviving: son, John of New York City daughter, Patricia Ann Daniels of Scottown brothers, Donald Shrewsbury of Cullman, Ala., Jack Shrewsbury of Aurora, Colo. four grandsons four great-granddaughters.

Service will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Melton Mortuary, Beckley, W.Va., with the Rev. John Rollins and the Rev. Bruce Brown officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity, W.Va. Friends may call two hours prior to service at the mortuary.

Paul Adrian Walton

Paul Adrian Walton, 69, of Campbells Creek died Feb. 20, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

He was a native of Malden, a lifelong resident of Kanawha County, a retired engineer from Amherst Industries, a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of United Steelworkers Local 14614.

Surviving: wife, Loretta Pegram Walton sons, Timothy and Joel Walton, both of Campbells Creek daughters, Martha Mitchell of Martinsburg, Elizabeth Walton of Valley Head six grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston, with the Rev. Dana Clay officiating. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden.

Kathleen E. Wendell

Kathleen E. Wendell, 83, of Nitro died Feb. 20, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston, after a short illness.

She was a member of Farrah Memorial Baptist Church, Rand, and a former resident of Malden and Belle.

Surviving: sons, Louis Wendell of Nitro, Forrest Bailey of Charleston sister, Anna Belle Bailey brothers, Gene and Burton Bailey, both of Charleston four grandchildren.

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

Kathleen B. Wilder

CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. - Kathleen B. Wilder, 92, of Crystal River died Feb. 20, 1997, in Cypress Cove Care Center.

She was a native of Summersville, W.Va., a homemaker and a Protestant.

Surviving: sons, Burl of Crystal River, Kendall of Spokane, Wash. seven grandchildren seven great-grandchildren.

Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River, is in charge of arrangements.

E.R. Ray Wills

E.R. Ray Wills, 75, of Nitro died Feb. 20, 1997, in Americare of Dunbar after a long illness.

He was a retired weighmaster from Union Carbide with 37 years' service, a Marine Corps veteran of World War II, a member of Cross Lanes Church of Christ, and a lifelong resident of Kanawha County.

Surviving: wife, Joyce Johnson Wills daughters, Geraldine Mace of Given, Gloria Johnston of Cross Lanes, Gail Sacco of Houston sister, Dorothy McMillian of South Charleston brother, Johnny of St. Albans five grandchildren two great-grandchildren.

Private service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Cunningham Memorial Park Upper Mausoleum, St. Albans, with Minister Jeff Parsons and Bernard Turley officiating. Burial will be in the memorial park. There will be no visitation. Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, is in charge of arrangements.

HAILEY, James R. - Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with the Rev. Kay Lowther officiating. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Hailey, 36, of DuPont City died Feb. 18, 1997, in General Division, CAMC, from a gunshot wound.

HANCOCK, Ethel L. - Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Hopewell, Va. Burial will be in Southlawn Cemetery, Prince George County, Va. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at J.T. Morris Funeral Home, Hopewell. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Camp Kno Koma, c/o Connie Toler, P.O. Box 156, Athens, W.Va. 24712 or to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, W.Va. 25064. Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, is in charge of local arrangements. Hancock, 53, of Hopewell died Feb. 19, 1997, at the home of her mother, Dorothy H. Stewart of South Charleston, after a long illness.


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