Miscellaneous Kanawha County, West Virginia Obituaries

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Peggy Riggs Anderson

MASON - Peggy Riggs Anderson, 73, of Mason died Feb. 21, 1997, in Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio.

She was retired from Foote Mineral Corp.

Surviving: husband, Paul R. Anderson son, Charles R. of Mason daughters, Peggy Dee Bumgardner of Reston, Va., Nancy E. Eads of Point Pleasant mother, Norma Martine Riggs of Mason five grandchildren eight great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, with the Rev. John Hart officiating. Burial will be in Ravenswood Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Ruth Ellen Anderson

Ruth Ellen Anderson, 68, of South Charleston died Feb. 20, 1997, in Valley Health Village after a long illness.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, South Charleston, a lifelong resident of the Kanawha Valley and attended Charleston High School.

Surviving: sons, Russell of Dayton, Ohio, Danny of Hurricane brothers, John Anderson and Gene "Pud" Anderson, both of South Charleston companion, Henry "Jack" Anderson five grandchildren.

There will be no service nor visitation. The body was donated to Human Gift Registry, West Virginia University, Morgantown.

Beverly J. Barker

Beverly Jean Barker, 47, of Dunbar died Feb. 20, 1997, from injuries received in an automobile accident on U.S. 119 near Elkview, said a spokesman for the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department.

She was a registered nurse and certified practitioner at Clendenin Family Medicine Center, Clendenin, formerly practiced at Bluestone Health Center, near Princeton, and was a captain in the Army Nurse Corps at Fort Benning, Ga., Fort Gordon, Ga., and Fort Sill, Okla. She was born and raised in South Charleston, attended South Charleston High School, graduated from Bexley High School in Columbus, Ohio and Ohio State University School of Nursing and earned an M.S. in nursing from Georgia Southern University. She was active in the American Nurses Association and West Virginia Nurses Association and was a member of Rock Lake Presbyterian Church.

Surviving: daughters, Lisa Branham of Huntington, Jennifer Branham of Hinesville, Ga., parents, Bernie Eugene and Virginia Barker of South Charleston brother, David Barker of Dunbar one grandson.

A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Rock Lake Presbyterian Church, South Charleston, with the Rev. Richard W. McGuire officiating. The body will be cremated. The family suggests memorial contributions to Rock Lake Presbyterian Church, 905 Village Drive, South Charleston, W.Va. 25309. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the church. Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

David Floyd Beals

OAK HILL - David Floyd Beals, 75, of Oak Hill died Feb. 20, 1997, in Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, after a long illness.

He was a retired miner from New River Co., Stanaford, a member of UMW, attended Loup Creek Baptist Church and was an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving: wife, Doris Tredway Beals son, David R. of Fayetteville daughters, Lois Ann Pettit of Cleves, Ohio, Margaret Jean Hooten of Batesville, Ind., Karen Dale Baird of Garden City, Mich., Rebecca Scherr of Landsdale, Pa. sisters, Gladys Blake of Cincinnati, Elsie Taylor of Fayetteville, Odella Pennington of Beards Fork, Evelyn Abbott and Edna Kincaid, both of Oak Hill brothers, Kenneth and Martin, both of Oak Hill 10 grandchildren seven great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Charles Webb officiating. Entombment will be in High Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Oak Hill. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ralph W. Bennett

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

He was a retired miner from Stephenson Coal Co. with 21 years' service, a former employee of Lucas Tire and Earehart AMC-Jeep, Beckley, a member of First Baptist Church, Mabscott, and an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving: wife, Dorothy Robinson Bennett daughter, Sharie Bennett of Beckley 10 stepchildren 26 grandchildren two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, Mabscott, with the Rev. Ronald Smith and the Rev. Abner Wright officiating. Entombment will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Prosperity. Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. at Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Belva M. Bowman

BECKLEY - Belva M. Bowman, 75, of Beckley died Feb. 20, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, received her B.A. from Concord College and her master's degree from West Virginia University, was a Navy WAVES veteran of World War II, a retired schoolteacher, last teaching at Stoco High School, was a member of St. Mary's United Methodist Church, serving on the Administrative Council, as financial secretary, chairperson of the finance committee, secretary of the Board of Trustees, and church historian, and was publicity chairman for the New River Area Concert Band.

Surviving: sisters, Elsie Bowman and Agnes Brunk, both of Beckley one niece and one nephew.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary's United Methodist Church, Beckley, with the Rev. Thomas E. Dunlap and the Rev. Paul Burke officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Dorsey Curtis Brown

HILLTOP - Dorsey Curtis "Buster" Brown, 74, of Hilltop, Fayette County, died Feb. 20, 1997, in Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, after a long illness.

He was retired from the Air Force, a retired corrections officer from the state of West Virginia, and a member of First Brethren Church, Oak Hill.

Surviving: wife, Nancy Argabright Brown daughter, Patricia Smith of Hilltop three grandchildren.

Service will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with the Rev. William Skeldon officiating. Burial, with military rites by VFW Post 3110, Oak Hill, will be in Hilltop Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Arnie E. Campbell

SOPHIA - Arnie "Granny" Emogene Campbell, 88, of Sophia, Raleigh County, died Feb. 19, 1997, in Pine Lodge after a long illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Sophia, a homemaker and a Freewill Baptist.

Surviving: sons, Archie Zane and Clyde Jackson, both of Beckley sister, Marjorie Farmer of Mountain City, Tenn. grandchildren, whom she raised, Brenda Williams of Dunbar, Iris Greer and Lois Ann Smith, both of Sophia 10 grandchildren 18 great-grandchildren.

Service was Friday at Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia, with the Rev. Dean Adams officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley.

Gathel Hughes Carter

FRAMETOWN - Gathel Hughes Carter, 86, of Frametown died Feb. 20, 1997, in Braxton County Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

She was a homemaker and a member of Charity Baptist Church, Wilsie.

Surviving: sons, Bailey Carter of Frametown, Freddie Carter of Spencer, Teddy Dunlap of Somerset, Ky. daughters, Barbara Miller of Frametown, Joan Sands of Akron, Ohio, Mary Sergent of Gassaway brother, Creston Hughes of Frametown sister, Bessie Frame of Gassaway 18 grandchildren 10 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with the Rev. William Griffin officiating. Burial will be in Sugar Creek Cemetery, near Gassaway. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Kermit C. Clark

Kermit C. Clark, 82, of St. Albans died Feb. 20, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

He was a member of Scary Freewill Baptist Church, Scott Depot, and Washington Masonic Lodge 58, St. Albans, a retired pipefitter from Union Carbide, Institute, with 30 years' service and a 53-year resident of St. Albans.

Surviving: wife, Mary Chapman Clark daughters, Delores Clark Koch of St. Albans, Linda Clark Skaff of Hurricane sons, Mark of Pittsburgh, Orville of Morris, Ill. sisters, Helen Clark and Ina May Morrison, both of Hurricane, Pansy Sowards of Poca brothers, Clifford and Norris, both of Culloden, Morris and Richard, both of Hurricane nine grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Robert Morris officiating. Burial, with Masonic rites by Lodge 58, 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 Scary Freewill Baptist Church, 4956 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot, W.Va. 25560.

Homer Eugene Clay

CRAB ORCHARD - Homer Eugene "Gene" Clay, 70, of Crab Orchard, Raleigh County, died Feb. 20, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a long illness.

He was a 40-year resident of Crab Orchard, an Army veteran of World War II, a retired foreman from Pittston Coal Co. and a member of Cove Creek Community Church.

Surviving: wife, Bonnie Lou Brock Clay sons, Homer Eugene Jr. of Bolt, Charles of Maiden, N.C. daughters, Pamela Peraldo of Crab Orchard, Nancy Webb of Saxon, Karen Meadows of Bolt, Lee Veid of Bowie, Md. sisters, Maxine Daniel of Saxon, Joy Wyatt of Cleveland, Emma Tulley of Hernshaw brothers, Douglas and Billy, both of Cleveland, James of Rupert 14 grandchildren four great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Melton Mortuary, Beckley, with the Rev. Ed Harris and the Rev. Garry Hall officiating. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, Rock Creek. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the mortuary.

Sallie Patterson Dunn

Sallie Patterson Dunn, 91, of Cross Lanes died Feb. 20, 1997, in Teays Valley Nursing Center after a long illness.

She was a retired secretary from Amherst Coal Co.

Surviving: stepdaughter, Athlyn June Mollohan of Louisville, Ky. sisters, Nelle M. Garlow and Helen M. Hopewell, both of Fairmont brother, John M. Patterson of Las Cruces, N.M. one stepgrandchild one stepgreat-grandchild.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home, Charleston.

Ronzil Facemire

SUGARLAND, Texas - Ronzil Facemire, 76, of Sugarland, formerly of West Virginia, died Feb. 20, 1997, in Texas.

He was an employee of Imperial Sugar Co. with 32 years' service, an Army veteran of World War II and a former member of Eldridge Road Church of Christ.

Surviving: wife, Juanita Facemire son, Brian Ray of Sugarland brothers, Mancil and Jerril, both of Richwood, W.Va., Harold of Pennsylvania sisters, Genive Long of Richwood, Reva Case of Arron, Ohio three grandchildren several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m. today at Garmany-Carden Funeral Home, Rosenberg, with the Rev. Woody Wood, the Rev. Milton Wilson and the Rev. Jim Deloney officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Rosenberg. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Cub Scout Pack 615, Tomahawk District. Information provided by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.

Lizzie E. Farley

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

She was a homemaker and a member of Church of God, Sophia.

Surviving: sons, Delbert of Sophia, Erskin, Gene and Addy C. Jr., all of Indianapolis, James R. of Grandview, W.Va., Larry of Beckley, W.Va. daughters, Vada McCary of Gadsden, Ala., Claudia Hanna of Bedford, Ind., Betty Cox of Sophia, Freda Walker of Corbin sister, Opal Shrewsbury of Beckley 25 grandchildren several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 3 p.m. today at Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia, with the Rev. Okey Cox officiating. Burial will be in Hot Coal Cemetery, Sophia. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

James C. Farry Sr.

James C. Farry Sr., 65, of South Charleston died Feb. 21, 1997, at home after a short illness.

He was a master electrician, a member of IBEW Local 466 and Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, South Charleston, and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving: wife, Patricia Dery Farry sons, James C. Jr. of South Charleston, Patrick M. of St. Albans, John L. of Charlotte, N.C. daughters, Sharon L. Wyant of Man, Kathleen L. Jordan of Charleston, Pamela S. Brotherton of Dunbar, Teresa A. Irwin of Hurricane brothers, John L. III of Lebanon, Pa., William K. of Austin, Texas 16 grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with the Rev. Leon Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Charleston. Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, W.Va. 25064. Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

Ernestine Hundley Gillespie

Ernestine Hundley Gillespie of South Charleston died Feb. 20, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of the Kanawha Valley.

Surviving: sister, Billie Jo Strain of South Charleston nieces, Lee Ann Kennedy and Tammy Shuff, both of South Charleston nephews, Richard Stone of St. Petersburg, Fla., Dwight Stone of Tampa, Fla.

Private family service will be 11 a.m. today at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, with the Rev. Harold Runyan officiating. There will be no visitation. Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

Beulah Mae Guthrie

Beulah Mae Guthrie, 92, of Charleston died Feb. 21, 1997, at home.

She was a homemaker and a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church.

Surviving: daughter, Anna Louise Guthrie of Charleston sister, Edith Colville of Pinellas Park, Fla. brothers, Edgar Kitchen of Summersville, Clyde Kitchen of Charleston, Paul Kitchen of Niceville, Fla., Harold Kitchen of Gauley Bridge one grandson one great-granddaughter.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. Richard Zelik officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Charleston. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

William H. Harless Sr.

BALTIMORE - William Harold Harless Sr., 61, of Baltimore died Feb. 17, 1997, in Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, after a long illness.

He was a reinforcer for Strescon Industries.

Surviving: son, William H. Jr. of Baltimore daughters, Dianna Lynn Harless of Baltimore, Tenie Cheeks Jr. of Princeton, W.Va., Judy Hepler of Deltona, Fla. brothers, Robert Harless of Coal City, W.Va., Maj. Jerry Harless of New Bloomfield, Pa. half brother, Nick Blackburn three grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. today at Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia, W.Va., with the Rev. Arnold Leach officiating. Burial will be in McVey Cemetery, Sullivan, W.Va.

Jeannette N. Harris

Jeannette N. Harris, 85, of Dunbar died Feb. 21, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

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

Curtis P. Meadows

Curtis P. Meadows, 79, of Alkol, Lincoln County, died Feb. 21, 1997, in General Division, CAMC.

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

LaBelle Moss

NEW YORK - LaBelle Moss, 92, of New York City, formerly of Beckley, W.Va., died Feb. 21, 1997, in a New York hospital after a long illness.

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

Rozella Myers

Rozella "Boots" Myers, 79, of South Charleston died Feb. 20, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospita after a long illness.

She was a certified nurse's aide at MacMillan Hospital, Charleston, a former employee of Hilltop House, Kanawha City, and a member of Oak Ridge Bible Church.

Surviving: son, Ronald of Charleston daughters, Belva Simms of Charleston, Nina McClanahan of Clendenin sisters, Katherine Crowl of Barrett, Lola Brumfield of Harts, Barbara Brauer of Amityville, N.Y., Mary Kuzarvich of Dallas brothers, Robert Crowder of Kentucky, Cecil Crowder of Orlando, Fla. eight grandchildren 16 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, with the Rev. Bruce Young officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. Friends may call two hours prior to service at the funeral home.

Norma Jean Fitzwater Price

ORRVILLE, Ohio - Norma Jean Fitzwater Price, 59, of Orrville, formerly of Jodie, W.Va., died Feb. 20, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was an employee of J.M. Smuckers Co., Orrville, and a member of Orrville Baptist Church.

Surviving: son, Allen of Dalton mother, Bernice Gunning Fitzwater of Jodie sisters, Judy Dennis of Huntington, W.Va., Kay Gadd of Huber Heights, Diane Witt and Pam Dosier, both of Scott Depot, W.Va. two grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Auble Funeral Home, Orrville, with the Rev. Don Samples officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery, Orrville. Information provided by Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, W.Va.

Leon B. Rhodes

The Rev. Leon B. Rhodes, 71, of St. Albans, formerly of Nitro, died Feb. 20, 1997, in Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C., after a short illness.

He was a nine-year resident of Teays Point, a retired employee from Allied Signal with six years' service, a former employee of Monsanto Co., a former director of the West Virginia Safety Council, an Army veteran of World War II, instructor of OSHA safety classes at Marshall University and a United Methodist minister in various Kanawha Valley churches with 36 years' pastoral service.

Surviving: wife, Treca Shank Rhodes sons, Dennis and Victor of St. Albans, Roger of Biloxi, Miss. sister, Norma Gibson of Poca five grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Brown United Methodist Church, Charleston, with the Rev. Herman Jones, the Rev. Freddy Elliott and the Rev. Warren Dove officiating. Burial will be in New Antioch Cemetery, Red House. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, and one hour prior to service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Brown United Methodist Church, 4314 Woodrum Lane, Charleston, W.Va. 25313.

Richard Dewayne Riddle

RICHWOOD - Richard Dewayne Riddle, 28, of Richwood, Nicholas County, died Feb. 19, 1997, from injuries received in an automobile accident in Harrisonburg, Va.

He was a carpenter.

Surviving: fiancee, Renee Conard of Richwood daughter, Alexa Nicole Riddle at home stepdaughter, Ashley Conard at home stepfather and mother, Hilbert and Della Salisbury of Fenwick half brother, Charles Riddle of Elkins half sisters, Lucy Harlow of Nettie, Jenny Gale Taylor of Richwood stepsisters, Lisa McCourt of Erbacon, Debbie Holcomb and Angel Salisbury, both of Richmond, Va. four nieces four nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at White Funeral Home, Craigsville, with the Rev. Doug Beam officiating. Burial will be in West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jeffrey Don Rogers

Jeffrey Don Rogers, 19, of Chelyan died Feb. 20, 1997, from injuries received in an automobile accident on Interstate 77.

He was a graduate of East Bank High School, a member of Coalburg Church of Jesus Christ and an employee of McCurley Wholesale Co.

Surviving: parents, Larry and Linda Rogers of Chelyan fiancee, Kara Seaman of Chelyan daughter, Taylor Alexander Burton of Chelyan brothers, Scott Michael and Aaron Bruce, both of Chelyan grandparents, Norman Graley Sr. of Chelyan, Rachel Graley of Handley great-grandmothers, Ollie Thomas of Miami, Dorothy Graley of Chelyan.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank. Burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Evelyn May Sharp

SPENCER - Evelyn May Sharp, 49, of Spencer died Feb. 19, 1997, at home after a sudden illness.

She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving: son, Cecil of Spencer daughters, Bonnie Calhoun of Monterey, Ind., Lisa Barnes of Castalia, Ohio father, Ivan Hall of Ora, Ind. sister, Louise DesChamps of Ora six grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. today at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Rev. Sinnett Summers officiating. Burial will be in Mount Herman Cemetery, near Harmony. Friends may call two hours prior to service at the funeral home.

Anna M. Stricklen

WINFIELD - Anna M. "Granny Annie" Stricklen, 73, of Winfield, formerly of Dunbar, died Feb. 21, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

She was a buyer for Sloan's Department Store, Stone and Thomas, and Frankenbergers, a Red Cross volunteer, a graduate of Dunbar High School and a member of Order of the Eastern Star, Buffalo.

Surviving: husband, Clarence "Strick" Stricklen daughters, Debbie Booth of Dunbar, Terri Stricklen at home brothers, Wendell Wolfe of Michigan, Don Wolfe of Dunbar sister, Bea Tucker of Dunbar three grandchildren one great-granddaughter.

Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Donald Ray Templeton Sr.

JACKSON, Tenn. - Donald Ray Templeton Sr., 66, of Jackson died Feb. 19, 1997, in Jackson Madison County General Hospital.

He was a native of Tornado, W.Va., a 20-year resident of Jackson, a Baptist and was in the demolition business with a construction company.

Surviving: son, Donald Ray Jr. of Granite Stone, Wash. daughters, Rhonda Stone of Jackson, Garnette Dix of Anniston, Ala., Donita McElroy and Romona Johnson, both of Eastaboga, Ala. sisters, Rosalie Rutlege and Betty Holton, both of Tornado, Suzie McClain of North Carolina 11 grandchildren two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. today at Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home, Jackson, with the Rev. Walter Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery, Medina.

Russell E. Testerman

ROCK CAMP - Russell E. Testerman, 70, of Rock Camp, Monroe County, died Feb. 20, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was a retired miner from Semet-Solvay Coal Co., Wyoming County, a farmer, an Army veteran of World War II, a Protestant, a member of the American Legion and a former member of UMW.

Surviving: wife, Gladys Triplett Testerman son, Russell "Rusty" Testerman Jr. of Charleston daughters, Linda "Pinky" Testerman of Rock Camp, Peggy Hall of Tazewell, Va. sister, Juanita Gagnon of Rockport, Texas two grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown, with the Rev. Omar Burns officiating. Burial will be in the Testerman family cemetery, Rock Camp. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to a charity of choice.

June Thurmond

GORDON - June Thurmond, 72, of Gordon, Boone County, died Feb. 20, 1997, in Boone Memorial Hospital, Madison.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving: husband, John H. Thurmond sons, Paul D. of Bob White, Robert E. of Gordon, Johnny Lee of Danville daughters, Rebecca L. Thurmond of Chapmanville, Beverly Stull of Mount Lookout, Alice Nunley of Charlotte, N.C. brother, Gaylord Craddock of Canton, Ohio 15 grandchildren nine great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Handley Funeral Home, Danville. Burial will be in Allen Cemetery, Low Gap. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mary Jane Vance

NEWPORT, Tenn. - Mary Jane Vance, 74, of Newport died Feb. 19, 1997, in Baptist Hospital, Cooke County.

Surviving: sons, Ernie and Tom, both of Newport, Larry of Indiana daughters, Bonnie Dominguez of Newport, Geraldine Caudill of Ohio sisters, Betty Damron and Jossie Marcum, both of West Virginia brothers, Charlie and John Wesley Vance, both of West Virginia 17 grandchildren 24 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Mount Moriah United Baptist Church, Logan, W.Va. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Saturday at the church. James Funeral Home, Logan, is in charge of arrangements.

Park C. Woodyard

SHOCK - Park C. Woodyard, 87, of Shock, Gilmer County, died Feb. 20, 1997, in Braxton County Memorial Hospital, Gassaway, after a long illness.

He was an Army veteran and a retired farmer and construction worker.

Surviving: wife, Garnet Wilson Woodyard son, Wayne of Cedarville daughter, Helen Woodyard of Clarksburg two granddaughters.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Evangelist Vernon Kerns and Evangelist Richard Vanhorn officiating. Burial will be in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to a charity of choice.

WENDELL, Kathleen E. - Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with the Rev. Paul DeBord officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations to the Alzheimer's Association. Wendell, 83, of Nitro died Feb. 20, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

Goldie Armstrong

FAYETTEVILLE - Goldie Armstrong, 71, of Fayetteville died Feb. 22, 1997, in a Charleston hospital after a short illness.

Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, is in charge of arrangements.

French Lee Beverage

RONCEVERTE - French Lee Beverage, 68, of Ronceverte died Feb. 20, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

He was a retired purchasing agent, a Methodist, a member of VFW Post 4595 and the Moose and an Army veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving: sons, Bob of Maxwelton, Rick of Lewisburg daughter, Charlotte Stout of Ronceverte mother, Alice Beverage of Marlinton six grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at VanReenen Funeral Home, Marlinton, with the Rev. Edward Stout officiating. Burial will be in Cochran Cemetery, near Marlinton. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Dale Bostic

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Dale Bostic, 70, of Fort Myers died Feb. 8, 1997, from injuries received in a car accident.

Surviving: wife, Ann Bostic son, Bob of Montgomery, W.Va. sisters, Marie and Tootie Bostic, both of Fort Myers, Betty Bostic of Cedar Grove, W.Va. brother, Jim Paul of Indianapolis.

Memorial service was held in Fort Myers. Information provided by Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove.

Helen M. Cline

ROMNEY - Helen Marguerite Blosser Cline, 90, of Romney, formerly of Gans, Pa., died Feb. 21, 1997, in Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown.

She was a member of First Methodist Church, Romney, and a teacher in Monongalia County, Kanawha County and Prince George's (Md.) County school systems.

Surviving: husband, William F. Cline daughter, Libbie Cline Dumaine grandchildren, Carol Dumaine Kortlang, Mark A. Dumaine, Andrew D. Dumaine and Beverly Jean Stapler four great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at Hastings Funeral Home, Morgantown, with the Rev. Jennifer Johns-Gooding officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Point Marion, Pa. Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. until time of service Monday at the funeral home.

Bessie M. Cogar

ROCK CAVE - Bessie Mae Cowger Cogar, 88, of Rock Cave, Upshur County, died Feb. 21, 1997, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Buckhannon. 

She was a homemaker and a Methodist.

Surviving: son, Cecil Delbert of Hacker Valley daughters, Ruth Lake Hubbard of Hacker Valley, Hettie Sears of Rock Cave sisters, Clara Ammons of Reevesville, Va., Van Gilder of Pricketts Creek brothers, Lemon and Floyd Cowger, both of Fairmont six grandchildren seven great-grandchildren two great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Robert M. Vincent Funeral Home, French Creek, with the Rev. Conrad Tenney officiating. Burial will be in Hacker Valley Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Clayton Leon Collins

Clayton Leon Collins, 71, of Charleston died Feb. 21, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

He was retired from American Car Foundry, was an Army veteran of World War II and a Baptist.

Surviving: wife, Evelyn Louise of Charleston son, Gary L. of Huntington brother, Junior Collins of Rock Cave sister, Mae Young of Vermillion, Ohio grandchildren, Angela Vance and William R. Collins, both of Charleston.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at J.E. Johnson Funeral Home Chapel, Kanawha City, with the Rev. Wayne Chambers officiating. Entombment with veterans' service will be in Tyler Mountain Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Frederick J. Cutlip

BARRON, Wis. - Frederick Jackson Cutlip, 45, of Barron, formerly of Clay County, W.Va., died Feb. 12, 1997, in Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, after a long illness.

Surviving: daughter, Tammy Fisher of Elyria, Ohio sisters, Evelyn Cook of Litchfield, Ohio, Wavie Cottrell of Wallback, W.Va., Avis Smith of Lansing, Iowa, Dollie Blankenship of Procious, W.Va., Freda Coad of Lodi, Ohio brothers, Delmar of Grafton, Ohio, James of La Crosse granddaughter, Brittany Fisher of Elyria.

Memorial service will be 7 p.m. Saturday at Otter Lick Community Church with the Rev. Darius Arnold officiating. The body has been cremated. Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, is in charge of arrangements.

Mabel E. DiFabrizio

Mabel Eleanor DiFabrizio, 69, of Belle died Feb. 21, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

She was a homemaker, a member of St. John's Catholic Church, Belle, and a 50-year resident of Belle.

Surviving: daughter, Toni Renee Wiley of Belle sons, Dennis Michael of Slidell, La., Kevin Bradley of Belle mother, Pauline Bibb of Belle three grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Catholic Church, Belle, with the Rev. Albert Alexandrunas officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Charleston. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Monday at Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, where a scriptural wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m.

Elizabeth P. Douglass

HUNTINGTON - Elizabeth Pearl Douglass, 73, of Huntington died Feb. 22, 1997, in Riverside Nursing Home, St. Albans, after a long illness.

Surviving: son, Gregg of Portland, Ore. daughter, Barbara Ellis of Charleston sisters, Charlene Kitts of South Point, Ohio, Ruth La Pole of Kenova, Gladys Rakes of Ceredo brother, Charles Combs of North Carolina two grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Cunningham Memorial Park Lower Chapel, St. Albans, with the Rev. Jerry Alderson officiating. There will no visitation. Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, is in charge of arrangements.

Maynard Hardy Fruit

CULLODEN - Maynard L. "Mae" Hardy Fruit, 52, of Culloden, formerly of Charleston, died Feb. 21, 1997, in Putnam General Hospital, Hurricane, after a short illness.

Anderson-Hairston Funeral Home, Montgomery, is in charge of arrangements.

Richard Paul Gerke

Richard Paul Gerke, 75, of South Charleston died Feb. 20, 1997, in Toledo, Ohio, at the home of his son, Paul Gerke, after a long illness.

He was a retired chemical engineer from Union Carbide and the West Virginia Public Service Commission. He was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University and a master's degree from the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies, and was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

Also surviving: wife, Phyllis Wells Gerke of South Charleston daughters, Jane Clair Park of Martinsburg, Elaine Gerke of Gainesville, Ga., Teresa Chappell of Treasure Island, Fla. brother, Walter E. of Charleston six grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church with Pastor Cassell and Pastor Fondrliak officiating. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston. The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

Ruby L. Truette Gibson

Ruby Landers Truette Gibson, 83, of Nitro died Feb. 22, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston, after a long illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Putnam County, a former employee of the U.S. Postal Service with 20 years' service, a Christian and a member of Bancroft Church of God Mission and Forest Rose Rebekah Lodge.

Surviving: husband, Jerry Leonard Gibson son, Jack M. Truette of Nitro stepson, Rocky Gibson of Bancroft stepdaughters, Marietta Workman, Jeri Bailey and Barbara McClanahan, all of Poca sisters, Maxine Workman of Teays Valley, Louise Ferrell of Gallipolis, Ohio, Mary Mathes of Nitro brothers, Chester Landers of Nitro, Glen Landers of Poca two grandchildren eight stepgrandchildren three great-grandchildren five stepgreat-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Bancroft Church of God Mission with Pastor John Taylor and Pastor Ralph Workman officiating. Burial will be in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the church. Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, is in charge of arrangements.

Macel M. Gillespie

HURRICANE - Macel Marie Gillespie, 76, of Hurricane died Feb. 21, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

She attended Teays Valley Presbyterian Church, was retired from Mann Jewelers with 20 years' service and was a 25-year resident of Putnam County.

Surviving: daughter, Susan Marie Gillespie at home sister, Ruby Paulson of Atlanta eight nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with Dr. J.D. Harrah officiating. Burial will be in Restlawn Memory Gardens, Ansted. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Emory V. Griffith Sr.

TAMPA, Fla. - Emory V. Griffith Sr., 81, of Tampa, formerly of Charleston, W.Va., died Feb. 21, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was a retired sergeant from the Charleston Police Department with 22 years' service and an eight-year veteran of the Kanawha County (W.Va.) Sheriff's Department. He managed youth baseball teams for 51 years and was a member of Kanawha City (W.Va.) Church of Christ.

Surviving: wife, Marjorie Griffith sons, Robert of Brentwood, Tenn., Emory Jr. of Tampa daughter, Beverly Ann Meadows of Oklahoma City six grandchildren four great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Bay Area Church of Christ, Mango. The body will be cremated. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hillsborough Funeral Home, Brandon.

Jeannette Harris

Jeannette Harris, 85, of Dunbar died Feb. 21, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston, after a long illness.

She was a retired office secretary for Kanawha Steel and Equipment, a member of Roxalana Gospel Tabernacle and a lifelong Kanawha Valley resident.

Surviving: sons, Jerry A. of Fairhope, Ala., Jimmy of San Antonio brothers, John Spence of Pittsburgh, Walter Spence of Dunbar sister, Dorcas Evelyn Meeks of Dunbar two grandchildren one great-grandchild.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. Billy Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Preston Cemetery, Lock 6. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Welden W. Holton

MILTON - Welden Wendell Holton, 83, of Milton died Feb. 21, 1997, in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, after a short illness.

He was a retired farmer, an Army veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post 139, Milton.

Surviving: wife, Hazel Flowers Holton of Milton daughter, Carolyn Basenback of Lavalette sisters, Sadie Roberts of Sweetland, Donna Lawson of Hamlin, Margaret McMillan of South Charleston brothers, James, Ralph and Dewey, all of Hamlin, Lonnie of Milton two grandchildren two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with the Rev. Calvin Akers and the Rev. Pete Payne officiating. Burial will be in Portersville Baptist Church, West Hamlin. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Robert A. Hope

HOLLY GROVE - Robert A. Hope, 50, of Holly Grove, Upshur County, died Feb. 21, 1997, at home.

He was a disabled Army veteran who served in Germany and a member of the American Legion, East Bank, and Lions Club, Chelyan.

Surviving: companion, Mary Hope sons, Larry and Anthony, both of Cleveland daughters, Susan Hope and Sherry Hobbs, both of Cleveland brother, Danny of Mount Storm eight grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with the Rev. Ervin Woodrum officiating. Burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Ross Albert Kirk

Ross Albert Kirk, 62, of St. Albans died Feb. 21, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston, after a long illness.

He was a member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church, St. Albans, a retired salesman, a lifelong resident of St. Albans, a graduate of St. Albans High School and West Virginia Tech and a member of Washington Masonic Lodge 58.

Surviving: wife, Shirley Cafego Kirk daughter, Kyra Anne Kirk of Atlanta sons, Ross Clinton II of Sissonville, Matthew Albert of St. Albans sister, Nancy Thomas of St. Albans grandson, Ross Clinton Kirk III.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Ed Tutweiler officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 815 Kanawha Terrace, St. Albans, W.Va. 25177 or to American Heart Association, 211 35th St. S.E., Charleston, W.Va. 25304.

Clayton Kouns

STICKNEY - Clayton Kouns, 90, of Stickney, Raleigh County, died Feb. 20, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was a member of Stickney Community Church and the UMW and was a retired employee of Armco Mines, Montcoal.

Surviving: wife, Iona Broome Kouns daughters, Wilma Workman of North Ridgefield, Ohio, Belva Kiser of Point Pleasant, Pam Daniel of Whitesville sons, Boyd and J.R., both of Stickney, Charles of Talcott, J.P. of Cleveland sisters, Beulah Honeycut, Elsie Stidham and Lea Easterling, all of Grayson, Ky. brothers, Ford, Charles and Gaylord, all of Grayson 23 grandchildren 27 great-grandchildren one great-great-grandchild.

Service will be noon Monday at Stickney Community Church with the Rev. Ernest Rowe, the Rev. Danny Gilfilen and the Rev. Regina Snodgrass officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, and one hour prior to service at the church.

Gilbert Legg

INDORE - Gilbert "Gib" Legg, 90, of Indore, Clay County, died Feb. 21, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was a clerk for Leggs Store, an Army veteran of World War II who served in the Battle of the Bulge and in the Rhineland campaign, and was a member, deacon and trustee of Indore Baptist Church.

Surviving: wife, Reba M. Legg brothers, Homer and R. Brooks Sr., both of Indore, Willy of Bradford, Ga. sisters, Grace Osborne of Bickmore, Pauline Pratt of Montgomery.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Pastor Leroy Pack officiating. Burial with military graveside rites by Clay VFW Post 4419 will be in Cline Cemetery, Indore. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Irene M. Linville

WEST HAMLIN - Irene M. Linville, 77, of West Hamlin died Feb. 22, 1997, in Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, after a short illness.

Surviving: sons, Rusty and Doug, both of Hamlin daughters, Joan Adkins of Alkol, Jane Jeffers of Milton brother, Ronald C. Hill of East Liverpool, Ohio six grandchildren.

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

Anna M. Lorea

BOOMER - Anna Marie Lorea, 88, of Boomer, Fayette County, died Feb. 22, 1997, in Montgomery General Hospital after a short illness.

She was a member of St. Anthony's Shrine Catholic Church, Boomer.

Surviving: daughters, Mary Lorea Lopez of Powellton, Genevieve Graves of Boomer, Angie Lorea, Marguerite Lorea and Mafalda Lorea, all at home sons, Sammy of Smithers, Johnny and Frank, both of Boomer sisters, Loretta Cooper and Mary Leonard, both of Detroit, Rose Petrella of Belle, Nell Petrella of Rand brothers, Virgil Pedro of Boomer, John Petrella of South Charleston, Fred Petrella of St. Albans eight grandchildren 10 great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony's Shrine Catholic Church, Boomer, with the Rev. Tom Joyce officiating. Burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, where a rosary will be said at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to St. Anthony's Shrine Catholic Church, Boomer.

Raymond D. Lynch

GARRISON - Raymond D. Lynch, 59, of Garrison, Boone County, died Feb. 21, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

He was a member of Valley Christian Assembly Church, an Air Force veteran and a car salesman.

Surviving: daughter, Gwendolyn Lynch of Philadelphia son, Richard of Charleston mother, Hattie Lynch of Garrison brothers, John of Garrison, James of St. Albans, Jeffrey of Cross Lanes two grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. John Baptist Church, Garrison, with the Rev. Samuel Jackson and the Rev. Phil T. Dunn officiating. Burial will be in Pineview Cemetery, Orgas. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Valley Funeral Home, Whitesville.

Elsie B. Mace

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. - Elsie B. Mace, 62, of Jamestown died Feb. 21, 1997, at home.

She was born in Charleston, W.Va., and was a member of the New Life Christian Center, Jamestown.

Surviving: husband, Harry C. Mace daughters, Diana Paul of Kiantone, Linda K. Haney of Jamestown son, Larry of Russell, Pa. brothers, William, Peter, Richard, John and Donald Shirkey, all of Charleston sisters, Wanda Wilson of Charleston, Mary Kaufmann of Michigan, Carolyn Knight of Mississippi, Anna Mae Callgren of Tennessee 10 grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Lind Funeral Home, Jamestown, with the Rev. Daniel J. Gibbons officiating. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.

Henry Lee Marcum

LAUREL CREEK - Henry Lee Marcum, 66, of Laurel Creek, Fayette County, died Feb. 21, 1997, at home.

He was a former miner and factory worker, an Army veteran and a Christian.

Surviving: son, Thurman Vance of Ethel brothers, the Rev. A.W. "Buddy" Jr. of Verdunville, Harold R. of Huntington, the Rev. Everette E. of Chelsey, Mich., Clifton E. of Talladega, Ala., the Rev. Billy of Holden, Robert D. of Kermit, the Rev. Paul V. of Ecorse, Mich. two grandchildren several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at James Funeral Home Chapel, Logan, with the Rev. Carlton Cook officiating. Burial will be in Vance Cemetery, Sulphur Springs, Holden. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Rosie Mae McCarthy

MARIETTA, Ohio - Rosie Mae McCarthy, 77, of Marietta, formerly of Hurricane, W.Va., died Feb. 20, 1997, in Heartland Rehabilitation Center after a long illness.

Surviving: son, Mason Edward of Marietta sister, Ethel Arthur of Sycamore brother, Charles Schoolcraft of Clendenin, W.Va. 10 grandchildren two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery, Hurricane. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ruby E. McNemar

COPEN - Ruby E. McNemar, 89, of Copen, Braxton County, died Feb. 21, 1997, at Americare, Glenville, after a long illness.

She was a member of Providence Baptist Church, Copen.

Surviving: daughters, Margie Beam and Veda Cottrill, both of Copen sons, Forrest D. of Mineral Wells, Gary E. of Glenville, S. Ray of Newton Falls, Ohio sisters, Nellie Pulliam of Copen, Mavadell "Peggy" Barker of Baltimore brothers, Worley Nicholson of Copen, Donzell Nicholson of Little Rock, Ark. 18 grandchildren 24 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Providence Baptist Church, Copen, with the Rev. Cofer "Bud" Cochran officiating. Burial will be in Copen Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home, Flatwoods.

Curtis P. Meadows

ALKOL - Curtis P. "Slim" Meadows, 79, of Alkol, Lincoln County, died Feb. 21, 1997, in General Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

He was a retired miner from Westmoreland Coal Co. with 32 years' service, a member of Sycamore Grove Baptist Church, Alkol, an Army veteran of World War II, serving with Company L, 34th Infantry, and a member of the VFW and UMW.

Surviving: wife, Izola Meadows: sons, the Rev. Paul R. Meadows of Ona, Master Sgt. Robert R. Meadows of Charles Town daughters, Sandra Richmond of Alkol, Rhonda "Susie" Gibson of Alum Creek, Kathy Byrd of Sod sisters, Crete Ferrell of Yawkey, Arminta Antill and Jackie Stowers, both of Alkol brothers, Jake of Madison, Bernard "Shorty" and Charles, both of Alkol 12 grandchildren seven great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with the Rev. Paul Meadows and the Rev. Darrell Searls officiating. Burial will be in Meadows Family Cemetery, Alkol, with graveside rites by VFW Post 4768, Alum Creek. Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Edith C. Merritt

BECKLEY - Edith C. Merritt, 71, of Beckley died Feb. 21, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a bank employee in California for 20 years, a Baptist and a graduate of Welch High School.

Surviving: husband, Charles E. Merritt son, David J. of Sacramento, Calif. sister, Betty Howard of Princeton grandchildren, William Merritt of Bellflower, Calif., Megan, Michael, Robert and Hayden Merritt, all of Sunnyvale, Calif.

Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Rose & Quesenberry Peace Chapel, Beckley, with Dr. Elmo Renegar officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Clifftop Missionary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 678, Beaver, W.Va. 25813.

Elva L. Kendall Miller

FALLS VIEW - Elva Lucille Kendall Miller, 88, of Falls View, Fayette County, died Feb. 21, 1997, in Montgomery General Hospital after a long illness.

She was a retired employee of J.F. White and Son department store, Montgomery, and former manager of the Gauley Theater. She was a member of Gauley Bridge Baptist Church, where she was an honorary member of Gauley Garden Club, a member of Kanuga Club and Guiding Star Chapter 72 of the Eastern Star, Gauley Bridge, and a native of Richwood.

Surviving: sons, Charles E. Miller of Detroit, the Rev. James C. Miller of Bristol, R.I. sister, Leone Morton of Glen Ferris six grandchildren four great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Gauley Bridge Baptist Church with the Rev. James Seddon officiating. Burial will be in Richwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

Laura V. Miller

NETTIE - Laura V. Miller, 72, of Nettie, Nicholas County, died Feb. 20, 1997, in Princeton Community Hospital after a long illness.

She was a former restaurant cook.

Surviving: daughter, Drema Mae McKinney of Farmland, Ind. sons, Gerald H. of Grottoes, Va., Lyone F. of Quinwood sisters, Ina McQuain of Hacker Valley, Juanita Wilson of Summersville, Lorena Walton of Snow Hill, Loretta Young of Nettie, Rosella Houser of Altamonte Springs, Fla. brothers, Frank Neff and Harold Neff, both of Pool, W.D. Neff of Snow Hill nine grandchildren six great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel, Rainelle, with the Rev. Garlin Groves officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Nettie. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Bahieh Montakhab

Bahieh Montakhab, 73, of Charleston died Feb. 21, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

Surviving: daughter and son-in-law, Leila and Dr. F. Zangeneh of Charleston brothers, Dr. Taghi Montakhab of California, Dr. Naghi Montakhab of Canada grandchildren, Farhad Zangeneh and Houman Zangeneh, both of Charleston.

Service will be noon today at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston.

James Victor Morris

James Victor Morris, 78, of Campbells Creek died Feb. 22, 1997, at home after a short illness.

He was born in Mammoth and was a retired miner with 40 years' service, having last worked for the former Union Carbide Mines at Sanderson. He was a member of the UMW and a Marine veteran of World War II.

Surviving: brothers, Charles "Jack" of Shrewsbury, Hugh "Bill" and Shirley E., both of Campbells Creek several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Stevens & Grass Funeral Chapel, Malden, with the Rev. Donald Lanham officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Dwayne Myers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Dwayne Myers, 39, of Charlotte, formerly of Charleston, W.Va., died Feb. 21, 1997, in Charlotte after a short illness.

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

Theresa Patrick

HINTON - Theresa Warwick Patrick, 91, of Hinton died Feb. 22, 1997, in Summers County Appalachian Regional Hospital, Hinton, after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving: sons, Fred of East Taunton, Mass., Alvin of Crown City, Ohio, Ira of Jumping Branch, Kenneth of Gloversville, N.Y., Danny of Jacksonville, Fla. daughters, Audrey Young, Eva Graham and Vivian Ballengee, all of Hinton, Jean Clemmer of Leesburg, Fla., Mrs. Clarence Seldomridge of Arlington, Va., Judy Crook of Stanaford 31 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren nine great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel, Hinton, with the Rev. Don Hannah and the Rev. Larry Lilly officiating. Burial will be in Restwood Memorial Gardens, Hinton. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Eunice Cox Polk

Eunice Cox Polk, 83, of Charleston died Feb. 22, 1997, in Arthur B. Hodges Nursing Center after a long illness.

She was a Christian and a retired bookkeeper for 25 years with Gulf Oil.

Surviving: sister, Freda Cox Leadman of Martinsburg.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home, Charleston. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Olive Hodge Roop

Olive Hodge Roop, 90, of Glasgow, formerly of Gauley Bridge, died Feb. 22, 1997, in Montgomery General Hospital after a short illness.

She was a homemaker and attended Scrabble Creek Church of God, Gauley Bridge. 

Surviving: sons, the Rev. Clyde E. Roop of Pound, Va., Harold R. Roop of Gauley Bridge daughters, Kitty Waugh of Gauley Bridge, Junie Hardesty of Middletown, Ohio, Gail Thigpen of Glasgow, Joanne Peterson Fraley of Catlettsburg, Ky., Arlene Hoover of Boomer 25 grandchildren 35 great-grandchildren six great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Pennington Funeral Home Chapel, Gauley Bridge, with the Rev. J.W. Hill and the Rev. Elza Cooper Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Erna Belle Rowley

MADISON - Erna Belle Rowley, 93, of Madison died Feb. 21, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving: daughters, Mary Ann Clifton of LaVale, Md., Erma Gay Miller of Jacksonville, Fla., Esta K. Damron of Madison sons, Raymond Leroy of Dalles, Wash., Frank Wesley of Foster, Paul Edward, Charles Wardley and William Howard, all of Madison sister, Georgia McKinney of Turtle Creek 27 grandchildren 30 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with the Rev. Ed Hardman officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens, Madison. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

William E. Skaggs

William Edward Skaggs, 66, of Handley died Feb. 22, 1997, in Montgomery General Hospital after a long illness.

He was a member of Handley Church of the Nazarene and the UMW and was retired from Central Appalachian Coal Co., Montgomery.

Surviving: wife, Virginia Skaggs daughters, Bina Skaggs of Handley, Mary Lou Woods of New York mother, Beatrice Skaggs of Montgomery sister, Goldie Myers of Columbus, Ohio brother, Gordon of Montgomery two grandchildren several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Handley Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Mike Summers officiating. Burial will be in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the church. O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, is in charge of arrangements.

Rae Paulette Smith

MOREHEAD, Ky. - Rae Paulette Smith, 47, of Morehead, formerly of Charleston, W.Va., died Feb. 21, 1997, at St. Claire Medical Center, Morehead.

She was assistant professor of radiologic technology at Morehead State University with 14 years' service, a graduate of Alderson-Broaddus College, and received her master's degree from Morehead State.

Service will be 2 p.m. today at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals with Dr. James Quisenberry officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions to Morehead State University Scholarship Fund.

Jerry Lee Surbaugh

DAWSON - Jerry Lee Surbaugh, 50, of Dawson, Greenbrier County, died Feb. 21, 1997, at home after a short illness.

He was a self-employed auto mechanic, an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Dawson United Methodist Church.

Surviving: son, Jerry Kirschner of Dawson stepdaughter, Allison Kirschner of Dawson mother, Frankie Knapp Surbaugh of Dawson sisters, Alice Godfrey of Reva, Va., Kate McGraw of Arlington, Va., Becky Goolsby of Sterling, Va. brother, Curtis of Flushing, Mich. three nieces two great-nieces three great-nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Smathers Funeral Chapel, Rainelle, with the Rev. Clyde Gum and the Rev. Roland Armstrong officiating. Burial will be in Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Kay Sweeney

BOSSIER CITY, La. - Kay Sweeney, 36, of Bossier City, formerly of Glasgow, W.Va., died Feb. 21, 1997, in a Bossier City hospital after a long illness.

She was a registered nurse for Bossier City Hospital, a member of the Eastern Star and a Catholic.

Surviving: father, James W. Sweeney of Shreveport: mother, Jane Sweeney of Bossier City sister, Melony Roffler of Aberdeen, Wash. grandmother, Madeline "Matt" Sweeney of Glasgow.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Hillcrest Funeral Home, Bossier City. Burial will be held in Bossier City. Information provided by Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove, W.Va.

Donald H. Williams

CHAPMANVILLE - Dr. Donald H. Williams, 63, of Chapmanville died Feb. 22, 1997, at Logan General Hospital.

He was retired from the Air Force, was a graduate of Logan High School and Logan (Mo.) Chiropractic School and held a bachelor's degree from Hillsborough College. He was owner of Logan Specialist Clinic and Chapmanville TV, a member of American Chiropractic Association, Aracoma Lodge 99 and Beni Kedem Shrine Temple, Charleston, and was a 32nd-degree Mason.

Surviving: wife, Thelma Franklin Williams daughters, Shelia Holmes of Orlando, Fla., Patty Cantrell of Atlanta, Debbie Williams of Nebraska sons, Dean Williams of Chapmanville, Sherill Cooper of Florida four grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Evans Funeral Home, Chapmanville, with the Rev. Sherman Smith officiating. Burial with Masonic graveside rites will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

DUNN, Sallie P. - Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. Joseph Mollohan officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Dunn, 91, of Cross Lanes died Feb. 20, 1997, in Teays Valley Nursing Center after a long illness.

HARMON, Stanley W. - Service will be 1 p.m. today at Smathers Funeral Chapel, Rainelle, with the Rev. James Yeargo officiating. Burial will be in Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville. Correction on survivors: son, Stanley Glespie Willard Harmon of Riner mother, Mary Scudder of Canvas. Harmon, 38, of Willis, Va., died Feb. 15, 1997, from a gunshot wound.

PRICE, Norma J. - Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Auble Funeral Home, Orrville, Ohio, with the Rev. Don Samples officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery, Orrville. Correction on survivors: mother, Beatrice Gunning Fitzwater of Jodie. Price, 59, of Orrville died Feb. 20, 1997, at home after a long illness.

STRICKLEN, Anna M. - Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. Rochie C. Stricklen officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar. Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Shriners Children Hospital, c/o Beni Kedem Shrine, 300 Quarrier St., Charleston, W.Va. 25301. Stricklen, 73, of Winfield, formerly of Dunbar, died Feb. 21, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston, after a short illness.


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