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Ruth Adkins
WEST HAMLIN - Ruth Adkins, 83, of West Hamlin died Feb. 22, 1997, at home after a short illness.

Surviving: several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, with the Rev. Russell Gue officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Hamlin. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Opal G. Armstrong

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

She was a homemaker and a member of Cunard Baptist Church.

Surviving: daughters, Norma Grubbs of Amherst, Va., Carolyn Detraz of Lynchburg, Va., Nancy Harris and Olivia Bowyer, both of Vineland, N.J., Golden Armstrong of Fayetteville, Mary Francis Lane of Hurricane, Shirley Rutledge of Belle, Geraldine Cook of Lewisburg sisters, Anna Short, Bertie Beckett and Gladys Hammons 27 grandchildren several great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Cunard Baptist Church with the Rev. Carlos Perry officiating. Burial will be in Blacks Chapel Cemetery, Camden on Gauley. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville.

Jeroma R. Arthur

MIDWAY - Jeroma R. "Bunny" Arthur, 82, of Midway, Putnam County, died Feb. 22, 1997, in St. Francis Hospital after a short illness.

He was retired from Viscose Corporation, Nitro, with 32 years' service, was a cattleman and attended Buffalo Church of God.

Surviving: wife, Garnett Goff Arthur daughters, Carolyn Casto of Midway, Donna Craig of Buffalo sons, Michael R. of Eleanor, Roger D. of Midway nine grandchildren three great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with the Rev. Virginia Russ and the Rev. Tom Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Buffalo Memorial Park, Buffalo. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Clifton E. Bryant

Clifton Earl Bryant, 87, of Campbells Creek died Feb. 23, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was a lifelong area resident, was retired from C&O Railroad and was a former member of Church of God, Charleston.

Surviving: wife, Mary Bryant daughters, Helen Yvonne Bryant of St. Albans, Eunice Deborah Martin of Elizabeth City, N.C. brother, Chester of Charleston grandson, John Philip Patterson of Campbells Creek 12 additional grandchildren 15 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank. Burial will be in Holly Grove Cemetery, Holly Grove. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Maxine D. Burns

GASSAWAY - Maxine D. Burns, 65, of Gassaway died Feb. 22, 1997, in Braxton County Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving: husband, Carrell L. Burns sons, David "Jake" at home, John of Gassaway daughters, Carol Elaine George of Sutton, Karen Fleming of Creston, Ohio, Connie Burns of Gassaway, Mary Moyers of Frametown, Drema Burns at home brothers, Darrell Hashman of Mount Zion, Norman "Sonny" of Elyria, Ohio sisters, Ilene Allen of Gassaway, Joy Livermore of Williamsport, Pa. eight grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, with Elder Charles Fisher officiating. Burial will be in Crooked Fork Church Cemetery, near Perkins. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Clara Cleveland

HUNTINGTON - Clara Cleveland, 92, of Huntington died Feb. 22, 1997, in Americare Putnam, Hurricane.

She was retired from Watts Realty with 60 years' service. She was the last surviving charter member of Norway Avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving: daughters, Freda Handley of Hurricane, Betty Burns of Norcross, Ga. son, Karl of Morganton, N.C. six grandchildren 10 great-grandchildren two great-great-grandchildren several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. today at Woodmere Memorial Park with Minister Eddie Tackett officiating. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Midwestern Childrens Home, Box 48, Pleasant Plain, Ohio, 45162. Beard Mortuary, Huntington, is in charge of arrangements.

Connie L. Coleman

VIENNA - Connie Louise Coleman, 47, of Vienna died Feb. 23, 1997, in Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, after a short illness.

She was a personal caregiver and attended First United Methodist Church, McDavid, Fla.

Surviving: husband, Joe Allen Coleman sister, Doris Eileen Kelly of Parkersburg several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with the Rev. Donald Ramsey officiating. Burial will be in Drift Run Cemetery, Sandyville. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday 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 and was a Navy veteran of World War II and a Baptist.

Surviving: wife, Evelyn Louise of Charleston son, Gary L. of Huntington brother, Junior 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. today at J.E. Johnson Funeral Home Chapel, Kanawha City, with the Rev. Wayne Chambers officiating. Entombment with veteran's service will be in Tyler Mountain Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. 

Cecil Fred Davis

Cecil Fred Davis, 73, of Cross Lanes died Feb. 23, 1997, in General Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

Forest E. Dodson

Forest Edison Dodson of Charleston died Feb. 23, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was founder and owner of Dodson Tire Service and a member of Kanawha City Baptist Church.

Surviving: wife, Sylvia Gandee Dodson daughter, Patty Darnell of Middleburg, Fla., Carol Teel of Ripley, Julia Dodson of Charleston son, James of Charleston brother, Jay C. of Ferrum, Va. six grandchildren four great-grandchildren.

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

Joseph Foster

NEWTON FALLS, Ohio - Joseph Foster, 79, of Newton Falls, formerly of Sandstone, W.Va., died Feb. 21, 1997, in University Hospital, Cleveland.

He was a retired welder from Falls Steel and Tube Co., a life member of the American Legion, Columbus, a member of Sandstone Baptist Church and an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving: wife, Joy Hicks Foster daughter, Phoebe Smith of Newton Falls sister, Josephine Cales of Sandstone granddaughter, Melissa great-granddaughter, Maria.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel, Hinton, W.Va., with Pastor Eddie Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Richmond Cemetery, Sandstone. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral parlors.

Lillian F. Fox

SOPHIA - Lillian Faye Fox, 74, of Sophia, Raleigh County, died Feb. 22, 1997, in a Charleston hospital after a short illness.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving: sons, Francis Dale "Bud" of Sophia, Jerry L. of Colonial Heights, Va. sisters, Myrtle Lares and Doris Foley, both of Beckley six grandchildren five great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. today at Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, Sophia, with the Rev. Okey Cox officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley. Friends may call one-half hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Jay Buckley Graham

BUCKEYE - Jay Buckley Graham, 77, of Buckeye, Pocahontas County, died Feb. 22, 1997, in Pocahontas Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

He was a retired Buckeye postmaster, an Army veteran of World War II, a member of the VFW and a charter member of 82nd Airborne Division Association, Gen. Matthew B. Ridgeway Chapter.

Surviving: wife, Frances Cunningham Graham son, William E. of Buckeye daughters, Jaynell G. Tibbs of Buckeye, Elizabeth G. Nickels of Danville, Ky. four grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at VanReenen Funeral Home, Marlinton, with Dr. David Nash officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Marlinton. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Pocahontas Memorial Hospital Respiratory Department.

Ruth A. Guthrie

Ruth A. Guthrie, 55, of Charleston died Feb. 23, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC.

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

Betty L. Hicks

Betty L. Hicks, 60, of Campbells Creek died Feb. 23, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

She was a retired schoolteacher from Kanawha County Board of Education with 29 years' service, primarily as a reading specialist. She was a graduate of Morris Harvey College with an elementary education degree and West Virginia College of Graduate Studies with a master's degree in reading education. She was a member of West Virginia Education Association and Point Lick Gospel Tabernacle.

Surviving: husband, Carroll Hicks daughter, Marsha Beach of Campbells Creek son, Dr. Michael Hicks of Irving, Texas mother, Anna Belle Robinson of Charleston sisters, Marjorie Morris Pearson of North Webster, Ind., Sue Robinson of Charleston brothers, R. Roger Robinson of Athens, Ga., Curtis Robinson of Charleston five grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with the Rev. Larry Campbell and the Rev. John Young officiating. Burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Robert A. Hope

Robert A. Hope, 50, of Holly Grove, Kanawha County, died Feb. 21, 1997, at home.

He was a disabled Army veteran who served in Germany and was 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, Mongtomery, with the Rev. Ervin Woodrum and the Rev. James Spaulding officiating. Burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Nellie A. Kesling

GASSAWAY - Nellie A. Kesling, 91, of Gassaway died Feb. 22, 1997, in Braxton County Health Care Center, Sutton, after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a Protestant.

Surviving: sons, Curtis L. of Windham, Ohio, Gilbert Kenny of Gassaway daughter, Velma Frame of Middleburg, Va. sister, Exie Frame of Jane Lew 11 grandchildren 14 great-grandchildren three great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with Pastor Robert Meadows officiating. Burial will be in Bealls Mill Cemetery, near Gassaway. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Gary R. Kessler

LESLIE - Gary R. Kessler, 49, of Leslie, Greenbrier County, died Feb. 22, 1997, in Columbia Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, after a short illness.

He was a miner and an Army veteran.

Surviving: wife, Lynn Kessler mother, Ruth Nelson Kessler of Leslie sons, James H. at home, Troy Finlen of Rand, Gary of Meadville, Pa., Doug of Lantana, Fla. brothers, Hames G. of Leslie, Clarence E. of Raleigh, N.C., Johnny D. of Haleyville, Ala., Danny L. of Cottondale, Ala., Dwayne B. of Bellburn, Robert E. of Belle three grandchildren.

There will be no service. The body will be cremated. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel, Rainelle, is in charge of arrangements.

Rosie Mae McCarty

MARIETTA, Ohio - Rosie Mae McCarty, 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, W.Va. brother, Charles Schoolcraft of Clendenin, W.Va. 10 grandchildren two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. today at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery, Hurricane.

Beatrice E. McClary

ANSTED - Beatrice Edna McClary, 99, of Ansted died Feb. 23, 1997, in an Oak Hill hospital after a short illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Ansted, a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Ansted, and a homemaker.

Surviving: daughters, Ruth Echols of Charleston, Lois Fitchett of Fayetteville, Jean Ellison of Edmond six grandchildren 17 great-grandchildren one great-great-grandchild.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's Methodist Church, Ansted, with the Rev. Scott Sears officiating. Burial will be in Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted, and one hour prior to service Tuesday at the church.

Madge McCune

GASSAWAY - Madge McCune, 84, of Gassaway died Feb. 22, 1997, in Braxton County Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

She was an Army veteran, a nurse and lab technician in Ashford General Hospital during World War II, a former employee of Gassaway hospital and a Baptist.

Surviving: brother, Jennings O. McCune of Heaters sisters, Ida Lee Stout of Gassaway, Betty Jean Barker of Sutton several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with the Rev. Barbara Accord officiating. Burial will be in Bealls Mill Cemetery, near Gassaway. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ruth E. Morse

Ruth E. Morse of Charleston, formerly of Pittsburgh, died Feb. 22, 1997, in Heartland of Charleston.

She was a member of Christ Church United Methodist, Charleston, a 35-year resident of Charleston and a 4,500-hour volunteer at CAMC Memorial Division Gift Shop.

Surviving: husband, George Morse daughter, Judy Owen of Neenah, Wis. sister, Mildred Grimes of Dunbar grandchildren, Jeff and Julie Owen.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Christ Church United Methodist Chapel with Dr. Keith Clarke and the Rev. Tom McDowell officiating. Private family entombment will be in Graceland Memorial Park Mausoleum, South Charleston. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, and one hour prior to service Wednesday at the church.

Gladys G. Osborne

FAYETTEVILLE - Gladys Gertrude Osborne, 90, of Fayetteville died Feb. 23, 1997, in Fayette Continuous Care after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a member of Fayetteville Baptist Church and the AARP.

Surviving: daughter, Margie Rakes of Fayetteville sons, Lonnie Wheeler of Norwood, Ga., Carmen Wheeler of Tampa, Fla. brother, Earl Feazell of Wilmington, Del. 10 grandchildren 10 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home Chapel, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Bill Withers officiating. Burial will be in Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Walter P. Perdue

MABSCOTT - Walter Paul Perdue, 52, of Mabscott died Feb. 22, 1997, at home after a short illness.

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

Retha M. Persinger

Retha M. Persinger, 87, of Nitro died Feb. 22, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a 49-year resident of Nitro, a 43-year member of West Virginia Home Mission, Nitro, and the church choir, and was church secretary.

Surviving: daughter, Virginia M. Persinger at home sons, Charles E. and Paul E., both at home sister, Maxine V. Casto of Cross Lanes brother, Harold Slater of Nitro.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at West Virginia Home Mission, Nitro, with Pastor Ray Humphrey and Pastor Joe Scarberry officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Tyler Mountain. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Gatens Funeral Home, Poca.

Lily Bell Richardson

SUMMERSVILLE - Lily Bell Richardson, 80, of Summersville, formerly of Richwood, died Feb. 21, 1997, in Stonewall Jackson Hospital, Weston, after a long illness.

She was a member of Summersville Baptist Church and a homemaker.

Surviving: sons, Philip J. Ables, Jessie W. Overbaugh and Jerry C. Wright, all of Richwood, James E. Overbaugh of Mount Zion daughters, Martha E. Buckley of Vienna, Ruby Mae Hamric of Richwood, Bertha F. Hinkle of Glenville 24 grandchildren 16 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at White Funeral Home, Richwood, with the Rev. J. Philip Smith officiating. Burial will be in Taylor-Garrett Cemetery, Fenwick. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Harry E. Robertson

Harry E. Robertson, 73, of Charleston died Feb. 23, 1997, in General Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

He was a retired KRT driver with 33 years' service, a member of Central United Methodist Church and the DAV, a lifelong resident of Charleston and an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving: wife, Maxine McNeal Robertston son, Larry E. of Charleston daughter, Beverly A. Stevens of Scott Depot five grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Central United Methodist Church with the Rev. Eddie Keeney officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Joe R. Roseberry

Joe Robert Roseberry, 70, of South Charleston died Feb. 22, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

He was a retired manager from West Chevrolet, Mogadore, Ohio, and a member of Charleston Lodge 153, AF&AM, Scottish Rite Bodies and Beni Kedem Shrine Temple.

Surviving: daughters, Debbie Kitchen of Poca, Karen White-Panetta of South Charleston son, J.R. II of Charleston sister, Nell Jean Ziruolo of Akron, Ohio six grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. Tom Smith officiating. Burial will be in VA National Cemetery, Pruntytown. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Aretta M. Seay

TROUT - Aretta M. Seay, 85, of Trout, Greenbrier County, died Feb. 22, 1997, in Greenbrier Manor Nursing Home, Fairlea, after a long illness.

She was a store clerk and attended Trout Baptist Church.

Surviving: brother, Herbert D. Seay Sr. of Williamsburg nephews, Herb Jr. and Rosco, both of Barboursville niece, Carol Ann Skaggs of Barboursville five grandnieces and grandnephews one great-grandniece one great-grandnephew.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg, with the Rev. Maynard Kessler officiating. Burial will be in End of the Trail Cemetery, Clintonville. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Trout Baptist Church, Trout, W.Va. 24982.

Robert D. Simmons

MAYSEL - Robert Donald Simmons, 5-month-old son of Robert Wayne Simmons and Misty Gail Mullins of Maysel, died Feb. 23, 1997, at home after a short illness.

Additional survivors: paternal stepgrandfather, Glen D. King of Maysel paternal grandmother, Helen May King of Maysel paternal great-grandmother, Nera Lucille Seabolt of Falling Rock maternal grandfather, Harley Daniel Mullins of Clendenin maternal grandmother, Brenda Lou Mullins of Clendenin maternal great-grandmother, Georgia L. Roush of Clendenin.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin, with the Rev. Elbert Davis Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Holbert Cemetery, Falling Rock. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Lenora VanMeter

MASON - Lenora VanMeter, 83, of Mason died Feb. 22, 1997, in Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Point Pleasant.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving: daughter, Norma Lowell Greer of Vinton, Ohio son, Jackie Lee of New Haven brothers, Ray Thomas VanMeter of Mason, Harold VanMeter of Point Pleasant 16 grandchildren 22 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, with the Rev. Charles Hargraves officiating. Burial will be in Letart Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to service Tuesday at the funeral home.

DIFABRIZIO, Mabel E. - 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. today at Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle. Additional survivor: sister, Mary Margaret Bibb of Belle. DiFabrizio, 69, of Belle died Feb. 21, 1997, at Memorial Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

Gladys Mirel Beegle

COTTAGEVILLE - Gladys Mirel Beegle, 71, of Cottageville died Feb. 23, 1997, at the home of her daughter, Lena "Padge" Beegle of Mineral Wells, after a long illness.

She was a homemaker.

Also surviving: sister, Betty Durst of Ripley brothers, Jed, Brownie and Clair Beegle, all of Ripley, Jennings Beegle of Racine, Ohio three grandchildren four great-grandchildren.

There will be no service or visitation. Burial will be in Fairplain Cemetery, Ripley. Casto Funeral Home, Evans, is in charge of arrangements.

Ora Helena Bird

Ora Helena Bird, 85, of Diamond, Kanawha County, died Feb. 23, 1997, in Laurel Nursing Center, Ivydale, after a long illness.

She attended Fairview Baptist Temple, Clay, and was a native of Clay County and a longtime resident of the Belle area.

Surviving: son, John of Ypsilanti, Mich. daughters, Joann Smith of Nelsonville, Ohio, Eva Lee Abbott of Massillon, Ohio, Donna Osborne of Melbourne, Fla., Betty Rogers of Newton, Verna Dawson of Bartow, Fla., Vera Williams of Diamond, Shirley Braley of Duck sisters, Evalena Bird of Lizemores, Dimple Larkins of Kingsport, Tenn., Ruby Mitchell of Gassaway brothers, Russell Truman of Lizemores, Curtis Truman of Tennessee, Delford Truman of New York 36 grandchildren 39 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with the Rev. Dennis Legg officiating. Burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Frank Alfred Carver Jr.

Frank Alfred Carver Jr., 81, of Charleston died Feb. 24, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was a native of Montgomery, a 71-year resident of Charleston, a retired driver from Eskew-Smith & Cannon Wholesale Co., a former employee of Amherst Coal Co. and an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving: wife, Mary Russell Carver sons, Frank David of Seebert, Jeffrey L. of Belle, Michael L. of Carrboro, N.C. six grandchildren one great-grandchild.

There will be no service or visitation. The body was donated to West Virginia University Human Gift Registry. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to American Parkinson Disease Association, 1250 Hylan Blvd., Suite 4B, Staten Island, N.Y. 103 05. Information provided by Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden.

Cecil Fred Davis

Cecil Fred Davis, 73, of Cross Lanes, formerly of Dayton, Ohio, died Feb. 23, 1997, in General Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

He was a courier for Quest Diagnostic Laboratories, former owner of Arcade Coin Shop, a Navy veteran of World War II and a Christian.

Surviving: wife, Mildred Levy Davis daughters, Barbara Mumma and Gayle McMann, both of Dayton stepson, Mike Levy of Charleston sisters, Helen Widdows and Doris McDaniel, both of Elkton, Md., Betty O'Dell of Treasure Island, Fla., Lois Hager of St. Alb ans, Peggy Young and Sue Haysley, both of Louisville, Ky., Juanita Barnette of Florida brothers, Jim and Frank, both of Louisville, Bill of Harvey, Ill., Ray of Florida eight grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Willowview Cemetery, Dayton. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home, Charleston. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, W.Va. 25064.

Maynard L. Hardy Fruit

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

She was a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Huntington, owner of Mae's Barber Shop, Charleston, and a member of West Virginia State Board of Barbers and Beauticians.

Surviving: son, Jeffery of Charleston sisters, Doretha Smith of Montgomery, Lynne Hardy of Beards Fork brother, Grover Hardy of Beards Fork.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Emmanuel Tabernacle, North Page, with the Rev. Franklin Murphy and Elder Delbert Coles officiating. Burial will be in Meadow Haven Memorial Park, Ingram Branch. Friends may call from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Anderson -Hairston Funeral Home, Montgomery, and one hour prior to service at the church.

Laura Elizabeth Green

VIENNA - Laura Elizabeth Green, 81, of Vienna, formerly of St. Albans, died Feb. 22, 1997, in The Willows Nursing Home, Parkersburg, after a long illness.

She was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, Vienna, and a former member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church, St. Albans.

Surviving: daughter, Martha Atkinson of Vienna son, Roy C. of St. Albans sister, Genevieve Burchett and Alice Hawley, both of St. Albans, Emma Marcum of West Carrollton, Ohio brothers, Arthur Woodard of Hawthorne, Fla., Robert Woodard of St. Albans t wo grandchildren.

Service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Andrew United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ed Tutwiler officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Bartlett-Chapman Funera l Home, St. Albans. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to St. Andrew United Methodist Church Organ Fund, 815 Kanawha Terrace, St. Albans, W.Va. 25177.

Ruth Guthrie

Ruth Guthrie, 55, of Charleston died Feb. 23, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Charleston.

Surviving: husband, David Guthrie son, William Finton Ransom II of Charleston sister, Havalen Turley of Nitro brother, Bill Silman of Austin, Texas three grandchildren.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston.

Denzile Otmar Hawkins

Denzile Otmar Hawkins, 71, of Clendenin died Feb. 23, 1997, at home.

He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of VFW Post 8516.

Surviving: wife, Larna Hawkins sons, David E. of Tallmadge, Ohio, D. Steven of Akron, Ohio, Daniel S. of Clendenin, D. Timothy of Charleston daughters, Rhoda L. Helems Pharr of Texas, Peggy D. Shaffer of Cambridge, Ohio brothers, William of Okeechobee , Fla., Paul of Clendenin sisters, Geraldine Eisenhower of Clay, Sarah Lyons, Madge White and Velma Hayes, all of Clendenin 12 grandchildren.

Service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Matick Funeral Home, Clendenin, with the Rev. Donald Blackwell officiating. Burial will be in Hawkins family cemetery, Clendenin. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Sadie Vinson Littleton

Sadie Vinson Littleton, 94, of Charleston, formerly of Huntington, died Feb. 24, 1997, in Cedar Ridge Nursing Home.

She was a former C&O Railway ticket agent with 35 years' service, a member of Church of Christ, Charleston, and a former member of DAR, Eastern Star and United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Surviving: daughter, Ruth Charlene Wagner of Charleston three grandchildren three great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Springhill Cemetery, Huntington, with the Rev. Frank Webb officiating. Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary, Huntington, is in charge of arrangements.

James Richard McCormick

James Richard McCormick of Kanawha City died Feb. 24, 1997, at home after a long illness.

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

Marvin R. Meadows

GLENWOOD - Marvin R. Meadows, 91, of Glenwood, Mason County, died Feb. 24, 1997, in Americare-Putnam Nursing Center.

He was retired from INCO Alloys with 41 years' service.

Surviving: wife, Agnes "Dot" McWhorter Meadows son, Billy of Glenwood daughter, Betty Jo Finley of Milton sisters, Neva Scott of Florida, Mary Ann Wells of Huntington several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Milton Funeral Home with the Rev. George Sturgeon officiating. Burial will be in Bias Chapel cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Thomas Neal Meadows

DIXIE - Thomas Neal Meadows, 44, of Dixie, Nicholas County, died Feb. 23, 1997, of injuries received in an automobile accident on U.S. 60, Fayette County.

He was manager of packing and shipping at Elkem Metals, Alloy, with 24 years' service, a member of Falls View Presbyterian Church, president of the Hawks Nest Country Club board of directors and a graduate of West Virginia Institute of Technology.

Surviving: wife, Judith Arthur Meadows son, Michael at home daughter, Cindy Meadows at home parents, Sylvan and Helen Wright Meadows of Summersville brothers, James of Cross Lanes, Randy of Chattanooga, Tenn., Donald of Marion, Va.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with the Rev. Denise Hall officiating. Burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the famil y suggests donations to Thomas Meadows Memorial Trust Fund for the Education of Michael Meadows and Cynthia Meadows, c/o United National Bank, Box 1379, Montgomery, W.Va. 25136.

Florence Emmajean Pettry

Florence Emmajean Pettry, 67, of Belle died Feb. 24, 1997, at home after a short illness.

She was a retired custodian from Walker Machinery Co., Belle, a native of Raleigh County and a 35-year resident of Belle.

Surviving: sons, Danny, Roger, James Leslie and Robert "Bill," all of Belle sisters, Alice Price and Alva Vickers, both of Whitesville seven grandchildren.

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

Abdul R. Rana

POCA - Abdul R. "Ray" Rana of Poca died Feb. 23, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

He was a native of Pakistan, a 17-year resident of Poca, received a doctorate in nuclear physics from the University of Saskatchewan, was a retired professor from West Virginia Institute of Technology, a former professor at Iowa State University, Michiga n Technological University and North Dakota State University, a former research physicist for the space shuttle with Convair Corp., Los Angeles, worked on the International Commission for Atoms for Peace sponsored by President Eisenhower, and was former president of Appalachian Region Physics Teachers Association.

Surviving: wife, Arlene Rana sons, Fazale R. of Cincinnati, Habeeb R. of South Charleston.

A private memorial service will be at a later date. There will be no visitation. Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, is in charge of arrangements.

Catherine Kauffelt Rhodes

LEWISBURG - Catherine Kauffelt Rhodes, 89, of Lewisburg died Feb. 23, 1997, in Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Big Otter, after a long illness.

She was a member of Old Stone Presbyterian Church, Lewisburg, and a former employee of the state Department of Health and Human Services.

Surviving: daughter, Julia Rhodes Lynch of Clendenin two grandchildren three great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg, with Pastor Nahum Balser officiating. Entombment will be in Rosewood Cemetery Mausoleum, Lewisburg. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of fl owers, the family suggests donations to the Lewisburg Volunteer Fire Department or the Frankford Volunteer Fire Department.

Andrew W. Richards

UPLAND, Calif. - Andrew W. "Drew" Richards, 16, of Upland died Feb. 5, 1997, in Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center of injuries received in an automobile accident.

He was an honors student at Damien High School, LaVerne.

Surviving: parents, Dan and Judy 

Service was Feb. 8 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Burial was in Bellevue Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Damien High School Golf Team, 2280 Damien Ave., LaVerne, Calif. 91750. Draper Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Reno Richmond

JUMPING BRANCH - The Rev. Reno Richmond, 79, of Jumping Branch, Summers County, died Feb. 24, 1997, at home after a long illness.

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

Harry E. Robertson

Harry E. Robertson, 73, of Charleston died Feb. 23, 1997, in General Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

He was a retired KRT driver with 33 years' service, a member of Central United Methodist Church, a lifelong resident of Charleston, an Army veteran of World War II and a member of DAV.

Surviving: wife, Maxine McNeal Robertston son, Larry E. of Charleston daughter, Beverly A. Stevens of Scott Depot five grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. today at Central United Methodist Church with the Rev. Eddie Keeney officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston. Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Edward Lee Roy

Edward Lee Roy, 73, of Charleston died Feb. 23, 1997, in General Division, CAMC.

He was a carpenter and an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving: sisters, Inez Crump of Mount Lookout, Molly Stuck of Charleston brothers, Earnest Givens and Lewis "P.J." Truman, both of Charleston.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay. Burial will be in Clay Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Paul Junior Skaggs

SUMMERSVILLE - The Rev. Paul Junior Skaggs, 66, of Summersville died Feb. 23, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was a member of Jodie Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge, Summersville, and was a retired minister with 34 years' service in evangelism and pastoral work.

Surviving: wife, Betty Simms Skaggs son, Paul Wayne of St. Albans daughters, Lois "Sissy" Postalwait and Barbara Johnson, both of South Charleston, Sharon Wheeler of St. Cloud, Fla., Debbie Hypes of Lynchburg, Va. sisters, Vera Murad, Pat Carden and S hirley Sturgill, all of St. Albans, Betty Hamrick of Summersville, June Worlledge of Mount Lookout brother, James E. of Jodie eight grandchildren four stepgrandchildren.

Service will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Jodie Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Shaffer and the Rev. Mike Long officiating. Burial will be in Sims United Methodist Church Cemetery, Swiss. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at White Funeral Home, Summersville.

Alice C. Wells

ELKHART, Ind. - Alice C. Wells, 73, of Elkhart died Feb. 24, 1997, in Elkhart General Hospital after a long illness.

She was a homemaker, a former cook and waitress at Cedar Top Restaurant, Cedar Grove, W.Va., and a member of Elk hart County Community Baptist Church.

Surviving: sons, Frank F. Wells and Erick J. Kidd, both of Mottville, Mich., Mike R. Wells of Campbells Creek, W.Va., Hugh E. Wells and Tracey A. Kidd, both of Elkhart daughters, Drenda S. Coleman of Elkhart, Brenda J. Miller of Mammoth, Ky. brothers, Hugh E. Stephenson of North Carolina, George W. Stephenson of Charleston, W.Va., Burnell Stephenson of Rainelle, W.Va. 16 grandchildren nine great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Elkhart County Community Baptist Church with the Rev. Clyde P. Conley officiating. Burial will be in Rice Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Billings Funeral Home, Elkhart, and one hour prior to serv ice at the church.

HOPE, Robert A. - Service will be 11 a.m. today at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with the Rev. Ervin Woodrum and the Rev. James Spaulding officiating. Burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Hope, 58, of Holly Grove, Kanawha County, died Feb. 21, 1997, at home.

BLUME - Basil E., 60, of Harper, Feb. 22, 1997, Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

BROWNING - Dorothy, 83, of Man, Feb. 23, 1997, Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home, Man.

CASEY - Virginia B., 93, of Orangeburg, S.C., Feb. 21, 1997, Morris Funeral Home, Jane Lew.

DAWSON - William D., 71, of Jane Lew, Feb. 22, 1997, Boyle Funeral Home, Weston.

DONNALLY - Woodrow W., 84, of Portland, Ind., Feb. 24, 1997, Baird-Freeman Funeral Home, Portland.

EDMUNDS - Mary C., 88, of White Sulphur Springs, Feb. 23, 1997, Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs.

FOWLER - Mattie E., 84, of Julian, Feb. 24, 1997, Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

GOODMAN - Leroy, 55, of Ballard, Feb. 23, 1997, Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

HARVEY - Donald R., 54, of Peach Creek, Feb. 24, 1997, Evans Funeral Home, Chapmanville.

KESLING - Nellie A., 91, of Gassaway, Feb. 22, 1997, Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

MATHENY - Van, 89, of Richwood, Feb. 21, 1997, White Funeral Home, Richwood.

MAZEY - Paul L., 76, of White Sulphur Springs, Feb. 23, 1997, Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs.

MONGENI - Mae, 72, of Beechwood, Feb. 24, 1997, Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

PERDUE - Walter P., 52, of Mabscott, Feb. 23, 1997, Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Prosperity.

RIFFLE - Gilbert R., 86, of Marlinton, Feb. 23, 1997, VanReenen Funeral Home, Marlinton.

SMITH - Juanita D., 71, of Brenton, Feb. 23, 1997, Boyle Funeral Home, Weston.

TACY - John, 74, of Cass, Feb. 24, 1997, Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Arbovale.

VASS - Clara, 95, of Hinton, Feb. 22, 1997, Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlor, Hinton.

WALTON - Marion E., 84, of Hinton, Feb. 23, 1997, Donahue Funeral Home, Downingtown, Pa.

WOODS - Egbert E., 89, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, Feb. 22, 1997, Schoedinger Funeral Home, Grove City, Ohio.


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