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Madeline E. Atkins

Madeline Ethel Atkins, 84, of Dupont City died Feb. 23, 1997, in Integrated Health Service, Sarasota, Fla., after a long illness.

She was a native of Fayette County and a member of Dupont City Presbyterian Church.

Surviving: daughters, Jacqueline S. Ward and Sheila Kay Harman, of Sarasota, Judith Ann Listopad of Mineral Wells, Cheryl Lyn Crowder and Connie Jo Long, of Jacksonville, Fla. son, David Eugene Crowder of Dupont City six grandchildren 16 great-grandchildren one great-great-grandchild.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Stevens-Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with the Rev. Ken Abel 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.

Leonard R. Burgess

McCONNELL - Leonard R. Burgess, 84, of McConnell, Logan County, died Feb. 25, 1997, in Logan General Hospital.

He was a retired steelworker from Kaiser Aluminum, Ravenswood, and a member, former deacon and board member of McConnell Tabernacle.

Surviving: sons, Melvin E. of Charleston, Richard R. of McConnell, Bruce C. of Gilbert, Leonard Guy of Little Harts daughters, Dixie J. Clevenger and Kathy Keyser, both of McConnell sister, Ruby Jimison of McConnell 12 grandchildren four great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at McConnell Tabernacle with the Rev. Henry Damron Jr. and the Rev. Orville Syner officiating. Burial will be in Hinchman Cemetery, McConnell. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Honaker Funeral Home, Logan, and one hour prior to service at the church.

Maxine M. Canterbury

FAYETTEVILLE - Maxine Marcella Canterbury, 67, of Fayetteville died Feb. 25, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and member of Cotton Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving: husband, Vernon Andrew Canterbury daughter, Belinda Canterbury-Counts of Lakeworth, Fla. sisters, Myrtle Solomon of Youngstown, Ohio, Mable Coleman of Scarbro, Opal S. Testa, Hazel Bartholomew, and Doris and Rosemary Chapman, all of West Palm Beach, Fla., Ada Lou Chapman of Pax brother, Ernest Chapman of Youngstown one grandchild.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with the Rev. A.J. Logan officiating. Burial will be in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Friends may call from 7 to 9 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 Seepert, Jeffrey L. of Belle, Michael L. of Carrboro, N.C. daughters, Susan C. Johnson of Arlington, Va., Cynthia L. Bragg of Charleston six grandchildren one great-grandchild.

There will be no service or visitation. The body was donated to the West Virginia University Human Gift Registry. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 1250 Hylan Blvd., Suite 4B, Staten Island, N.Y. 10305. Information provided by Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden.

Huley Ray Collins

Huley Ray Collins, 76, of Charleston died Feb. 20, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was a self-employed laborer and an Army veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving: brothers, Woodrow of Constantine, Mich., Arthur and John, both of Kalamazoo, Mich.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. today in Floral Hills Gardens of Memories, Pocatalico, with the Rev. Joseph Hubbard officiating. There will be no visitation. Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

Henry Clay Crews Jr.

PRINCETON - Henry Clay "H.C." Crews Jr., 77, of Princeton died Feb. 23, 1997, in Veterans Regional Hospital, Beckley.

He was a graduate of Bluefield High School, a former employee of Georgia Lumber Co., Bluefield, co-founder, owner and operator of H.C. Crews Millwork Co., Bluefield, a member of Carr Memorial United Methodist Church, Princeton, where he served as treasurer, member of the administrative council and board of trustees, and a member of Masonic Lodge 134, Princeton, Bluefield Shrine Club, Beni Kedem Temple, Charleston, Knights Templar Commandery 19, Bluefield, and Giles County Shrine Club.

Surviving: wife, Mary Lee Skinnell Crews son, Dr. Michael Crews of Logan daughters, Elaine C. Harper of Princeton, Cornelia Anne Alexander of Hurricane sisters, Betty Ray Nester of Bluefield, Va., Lucille Stevenson of Potsdam, N.Y. brothers, Earl, Ira and Albert Crews, all of Bluefield five grandchildren five great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Thursday in Monte Vista Park Cemetery, Ceres, with the Rev. Robert Shields officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Directory, Princeton. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Carr Memorial United Methodist Church, R.R. 06, Box 107, Princeton, W.Va. 24740.

Mary Crystal H. Davis

Mary Crystal Houchins Davis, 78, of South Charleston died Feb. 24, 1997, in General Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

She was a bookkeeper and 40-year resident of South Charleston.

Surviving: daughters, Ann Gardner of Marietta, Ga., Jane Davis of North Fort Myers, Fla. sisters, Dolly Milam of Virginia Beach, Va., Ruby Phillips of Berryville, Va. brothers, Tom Houchins of Summersville two grandchildren.

Private service will be held at a later date. There will be no visitation. Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

Arthur Willard France

MADISON, Tenn. - Arthur Willard France, 73, of Madison died Feb. 21, 1997, in Johnson City.

He was a native of Acme, W.Va., a retired industrial arts teacher from the Madison school system, a member of Ryker's Ridge Baptist Church and the Gideons of Jefferson County, and an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving: wife, Ova Hicks France.

Service was Tuesday at Lytle-Gans-Andrew Funeral Home, Madison. Burial was in Ryker's Ridge New Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Gideons or to Ryker's Ridge Baptist Church.

Mary R. Gilkerson

COALWOOD - Mary R. Gilkerson, 77, of Coalwood, McDowell County, died Feb. 23, 1997, in Welch Emergency Hospital.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving: husband, James Gilkerson sons, Don of Gettysburg, Pa., Jim of Riverside, Calif. daughter, Vickie Wagner of Iaeger sisters, Frances Goins of Seville, Ohio, Pauline Waddell of Beckley four grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church, Coalwood, with the Rev. Gerald Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the church. Douglas Mortuary, Welch, is in charge of arrangements.

Johnie C. Graham

CRAIGSVILLE - Johnie C. Graham, 84, of Craigsville, Nicholas County, died Feb. 24, 1997, in Richwood Area Medical Center after a long illness.

He was a member and deacon of Craigsville United Methodist Church, a retired miner and a member of UMW.

Surviving: wife, Geneva Miller Graham son, David of Altamonte Springs, Fla. daughter, Nelle Jackson of Sarasota, Fla. seven grandchildren one great-grandson.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at White Funeral Home, Craigsville, with the Rev. Jeffrey Nichols officiating. Burial will be in West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to American Lung Association, P.O. Box 3980, Charleston, W.Va. 25339.

Emma Genevieve Guthrie

CLARKSBURG - Emma Genevieve "Pat" Guthrie, 86, of Clarksburg, formerly of Charleston, died Feb. 25, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

She was a retired clerk from Kahns Department Store, Washington, and a 21-year resident of Clarksburg.

Surviving: sons, Robert L. of Pembroke Pines, Fla., Thomas E. of Mineral Wells daughters, Carolyn J. Facemyre of Sissonville, Nancy L. Brandel of Bryans Road, Md. sister, Lucille Koerner of Mount Clare 11 grandchildren 19 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Long & Fisher Funeral Home, Pocatalico, with the Rev. Clarence Edens officiating. Burial will be in Floral Hills Gardens of Memories, Sissonville. Friends may call from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Dan Harper

Dan Harper, 32, of Bloomingrose died Feb. 24, 1997, at the Hog Trough bar, Seth, of gunshot wounds.

He was owner and operator of Harper's Roofing Co. and a member of Lone Riders motorcycle club.

Surviving: companion, Belinda Kazee daughter, Danielle Harper of Bloomingrose sons, Jon Paul and Izsac Kazee, both of Bloomingrose father and stepmother, Daniel G. and Linda Harper of Bloomingrose stepfather and mother, Bob and Betty Coleman of Bloomingrose sisters, Denise Halstead and Lisa McIntyre, both of Bloomingrose, Denise Dotson of Racine brothers, Bryan Harper of Racine, Daniel and Shane Dotson and Milford Gordon, all of Bloomingrose stepbrothers, Louis and Timmy Coleman, both of Florida, Joey Coleman of Elkview nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet, with the Rev. Forest Cooper officiating. Burial will be in Fauber Cemetery, Bloomingrose. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the home of Daniel Harper, Toneys Branch Road, Bloomingrose.

Ethel Alma Hill

Ethel Alma Hill, 78, of Charleston died Feb. 24, 1997, in Appalachian Regional Hospital, Beckley, after a short illness.

Surviving: sons, David and Robert Hill of Pensacola, Fla. daughters, Nannette Kenney of Granbury, Texas, Patricia Wright of Arlington, Texas sister, Carmella White of Charleston brother, Burress Field of St. Albans four grandchildren three great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday in Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney, with the Rev. Keith Clarke officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to PineCrest Hospital, 105 S. Eisenhower Drive, Beckley, W.Va. 25801.

Roscoe Earl Hitt

LINN - Roscoe Earl Hitt, 82, of Linn, Gilmer County, died Feb. 24, 1997, in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, after a long illness.

He was retired from Fossil Fuel Co.

Surviving: sons, Estel, Greg and Danny Hitt, all of Linn daughters, Helen Lovett of Linn, Jaren Jolliff of Glenville 12 grandchildren one great-granddaughter.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Floyd Funeral Home, Weston, with the Rev. Russell Furr officiating. Burial will be in Rock Grove Cemetery, Linn. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Helen Elizabeth Holsteine

FAYETTEVILLE - Helen Elizabeth Dummitt Holsteine, 86, of Fayetteville died Feb. 24, 1997, in an Oak Hill health-care facility after a long illness.

She was a retired schoolteacher from West Virginia and Ohio and a member of Fayetteville Presbyterian Church, NEA and WVEA.

Surviving: sister, Grace D. Harrah of Scarbro several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Adrian Pratt officiating. Burial will be in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Freda Kathleen Houchins

RAINELLE - Freda Kathleen Houchins, 65, of Rainelle died Feb. 23, 1997, at home after a short illness.

She was a homemaker and a member of Little Sewell Baptist Church, Craig.

Surviving: sons, Curtis Houchins of Simpsonville, S.C., Craig Houchins of Franklin, Ohio sister, Frances Brammer Callison of Rainelle brother, Thomas "Bud" Martin of Rainelle three grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Smathers Funeral Chapel, Rainelle, with the Rev. Joe Collins officiating. Burial will be in Burns Cemetery, Clintonville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral chapel.

Paul M. King

Paul M. King, 79, of Kanawha City died Feb. 24, 1997, after a long illness.

He was retired from DuPont, Belle, with 40 years' service, a member of Village United Presbyterian Church, Kanawha City, an Army veteran of World War II, and a graduate of Virginia Tech.

Surviving: wife, Jane Silling King sons, John McConihay King of Burnt Hills, N.Y., George Norvell King of Victoria, Texas sister, Margaret "Peggy" King Vandewoghe of Tulsa, Okla. brother, Edwin King of Charleston four grandchildren one great-grandchild.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. Frank Mansell Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston. Friends may call two hours prior to service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Village Chapel Memorial Fund, 3818 Venable Ave. S.E., Charleston, W.Va. 25304.

Mary Winifred Linger

WESTON - Mary Winifred Cullen Linger, 89, of Weston died Feb. 25, 1997, in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

She was retired from Colonial Glass Co. and was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Weston, and Pricetown Volunteer Fire Department auxiliary.

Surviving: son, Matthew Clark Linger of Weston daughters, Mary Jo Markley, Patricia Moody and Rose Ann Determan, all of Weston 15 grandchildren several great-grandchildren.

Service will be 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick Catholic Church with the Rev. James Murphy officiating. Burial will be in Weston Masonic Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Boyle Funeral Home, Weston, where a rosary service will be held at 8 p.m.

Thomas Neal Meadows

DIXIE - Thomas Neal Meadows, 44, of Dixie died Feb. 23, 1997, of injuries received in an automobile accident on U.S. 60 near Gauley Bridge, according to the Fayette County Sheriff's Department.

He was manager of packing and shipping at Elkem Metals, Alloy, with 24 years' service. He was a member of Falls View Presbyterian Church, president of the board of directors at Hawks Nest Country Club 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, Wayne of Summersville, 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. today at the funeral home.

LaBelle E. Moss

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - LaBelle E. Moss, 92, of Brooklyn, formerly of Beckley, W.Va., died Feb. 21, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Beckley.

Surviving: daughters, Rebecca Delaney and Viven Moss, both of Brooklyn five grandchildren five great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Ebeneezer Baptist Church with the Rev. William C. Butts officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Beckley. Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Rena Queen

JANE LEW - Rena Queen, 98, of Jane Lew, Lewis County, formerly of Weston, died Feb. 24, 1997, in Crestview Manor Nursing Home after a long illness.

She was a decorator with West Virginia Glass Specialty Co., Weston, a cook for Taylor's Restaurant, Weston, and a member of United Methodist Church, Heaters.

Surviving: brother, Richard Queen of Buckhannon several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Floyd Funeral Home, Weston, with the Rev. Clifford West officiating. Burial will be in Weston Masonic Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Emmett Reynolds

RIPLEY - Emmett Reynolds, 89, of Ripley died Feb. 25, 1997, in St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg, after a long illness.

He was owner of Reynolds Dry Cleaning, Ripley, and a member of Calvary United Methodist Church.

Surviving: wife, Marie Casto Reynolds brother, the Rev. Orland Reynolds of Ripley several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Parsons-Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, with the Rev. Hubert Groves officiating. Burial will be in Fairplain Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Calvary United Methodist Church Building Fund, 205 Court St., Ripley, W.Va. 25271.

Reno Howard Richmond

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

He was a retired postal carrier with 57 years' service, a farmer and former pastor of Mary Jane Memorial Methodist Church, Jumping Branch.

Surviving: wife, Orva Mae Meadows Richmond sons, Reno Glenn of Nimitz, Maxie Gene of Freezeland Mountain, Robert David of Hopewell, Va., Warren Fuller of Covington, Va., Rolfe Ashley of Beckley, Ralph Fulton of Buck, Audie Phil of Jumping Branch, Michael Gregory of Daniels daughters, Shirley Richmond Keaton of White Oak, Rita Mae Edens of Shady Spring, Patricia Gail Rothe of Westmont, Ill. brother, Billy E. of Beckley sisters, Macie Kubas of Annapolis, Md., Byeanna Akers and Allie G. Bragg, both of Beaver, Lovella Hall, Dorothy F. Meisel and Norma L. Smith, all of Beckley 21 grandchildren five stepgrandchildren five stepgreat-grandchildren one stepgreat-great-grandchild.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley, with the Rev. Elmo Alderman and Lyle Hudson officiating. Burial will be in Restwood Memorial Gardens, Hinton. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Verlie Frances Hager Turley

LEWISBURG - Verlie Frances Hager Turley, 90, of Lewisburg died Feb. 25, 1997, in Columbia Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea.

Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg, is in charge of arrangements.

BIRD, Ora Helena - Service will be 1 p.m. today at Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with the Rev. Dennis Legg officiating. Burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Bird, 85, of Diamond died Feb. 23, 1997, in Laurel Nursing Center, Ivydale, after a long illness. Additional survivor: daughter, Sharon Hannigan of Shrewsbury.

DAWSON, William D. - Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Mount Hebron United Methodist Church, Jane Lew, with the Rev. Ronald C. Brown and the Rev. William K. Dawson officiating. Burial with Masonic rites conducted by Lodge 10, Weston, will be in Rockford United Methodist Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Boyle Funeral Home, Weston. Dawson, 71, of Jane Lew, Lewis County, died Feb. 22, 1997, at home after a long illness.

DODSON, Forest E. - Service will be 1 p.m. today at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home with the Rev. Alvin R. Cox officiating. Burial will be in Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney. Dodson, 87, of Charleston died Feb. 23, 1997, at home after a long illness.

PETTRY, Florence Emogene - Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Witcher Memorial Gardens, Witcher, with the Rev. Boyd C. Purcell officiating. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle. Pettry, 67, of Belle died Feb. 24, 1997, at home after a short illness.

Darlena Jean Anderson

SCOTT DEPOT - Darlena Jean Anderson, 47, of Scott Depot died Feb. 26, 1997, in General Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

She was a clerical worker at Bell Atlantic, a member of Poca Baptist Church, and a member of C&P Chorale.

Surviving: son, Terry D. Sayre II of Greenville, S.C. mother, Julia Ann Wall Butler of Scott Depot brother, David Lee Butler of Scott Depot sister, Cindy Burdette of Elgin, S.C..

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. Harold B. White Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Poca Baptist Church, Poca, W.Va. 25159.

Madeline Ethel Atkins

Madeline Ethel Atkins, 84, of Dupont City died Feb. 23, 1997, in Integrated Health Service, Sarasota, Fla., after a long illness.

She was a native of Fayette County and a member of Dupont City Presbyterian Church.

Surviving: son, David Eugene Crowder of Dupont City daughters, Jacqueline S. Ward and Sheila Kay Harman, both of Sarasota, Judith Ann Listopad of Mineral Wells, Charyl Lyn Crowder and Connie Jo Long, both of Jacksonville, Fla. six grandchildren 16 great-grandchildren one great-great-grandchild.

Service will be 2 p.m. today at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with the Rev. Ken Abel officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

Lloyd J. Atkinson Sr.

Lloyd James Atkinson Sr., 71, of Pratt died Feb. 26, 1997, at General Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank, is in charge of arrangements.

Maudie M. Glover Black

FRAZIERS BOTTOM - Maudie Mae Glover Black, 75, of Fraziers Bottom, Putnam County, died Feb. 26, 1997, in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, after a short illness.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving: son, Melvin of Fraziers Bottom one grandchild.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with the Rev. Junior Smith and the Rev. Ray Sovine officiating. Burial will be in Staten Chapel Cemetery, Milton. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Alta L. Boram

WESTON - Alta L. Boram, 88, of Weston died Feb. 25, 1997, after a short illness.

She was a homemaker and a member of Lost Creek Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Surviving: son, Donald L. of Weston daughters, Vera M. Boram and Elaine Hitt, both of Weston two grandchildren three great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Floyd Funeral Home, Weston, with the Rev. Steve Osborn officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Jane Lew. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Barbara Hazel Bostick

WAITEVILLE - Barbara Hazel Bostick, 68, of Waiteville, Monroe County, died Feb. 25, 1997, in a Lindside nursing home after a long illness.

She was a retired chemist from Pittsburgh Plate Glass, a graduate of Concord College with a bachelor's of science in chemistry, and a member of New Zion Union Church, Waiteville.

Surviving: brother, George H. Guy of Union three nieces and two nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at New Zion Union Church with Jim Irwin officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Groves Funeral Home, Union. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation.

John Riley Brady

AUGUSTA, Ga. - John Riley Brady, 81, of Augusta, formerly of Mount Hope, W.Va., died Feb. 23, 1997, at VA Medical Center, Augusta.

He was a retired mathematics teacher from Mount Hope High School with 16 years' service, a former teacher in Montgomery, W.Va., and in Wisconsin, a veteran of World War II, and a member of Mount Hope Presbyterian Church, Mount Hope Lions Club, and the Elks. He earned his undergraduate degree from Central State Teachers College, Stevens Point, Wis., and his master's from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Surviving: daughter, Mary Brady Greenawalt of Summerville, S.C. brothers, Wallace of Elroy, Wis., Hugh of Milwaukee, Tom of Montello, Wis. two grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Hope Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Robert Greenawalt officiating. Burial will be in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill, W.Va. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to a scholarship fund for Mount Hope High School students in memory of John Riley and Margaret Darnall Brady.

Emma Mae Brown

LIBERTY - Emma Mae Brown, 84, of Liberty, Putnam County, died Feb. 25, 1997, in Putnam General Hospital, Hurricane, after a long illness.

She was a native of Boone County, a 50-year resident of Liberty, and a member of Center Point Community Church.

Surviving: sons, Robert of St. Albans, David of Poca, Ray, Gene, John, Dennis, Joe and Alan, all of Liberty daughters, Thelma Larrabee of Teays Valley, Mary Kessell of Liberty 29 grandchildren several great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Friday in Brown Cemetery, Liberty, with the Rev. Sam Kinser officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Gatens Funeral Home, Poca.

Janet Louise Buzzard

PRENTER - Janet Louise Buzzard, 36, of Prenter, Boone County, died Feb. 24, 1997, from a gunshot wound received at the Hog Trough Bar & Grill, Seth.

Surviving: husband, Robbie Buzzard daughters, Tabbatha Messinger and Tiffany Adkins, both at home sons, Robert Messinger of Mud River, Eddie Adkins at home mother, Violet Green of Prenter stepmother, Gladys Green of Hewett sisters, Connie and Debbie Green, both of Seth, Jennifer and Misty Green and Ann Jarrell, both of Prenter, Judith Thompson of Wharton brothers, Kenneth Green of Seth, Clifford Green of Racine stepbrother, Marvin Dent of St. Louis one grandchild.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with the Rev. Phil Rowe officiating. Burial will be in Hatfield Cemetery, Barrett. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Orion G. Callison Sr.

SPRINGDALE, Ohio - Orion G. Callison Sr., 95, of Springdale, formerly of Mount Hope, W.Va., died Feb. 24, 1997, in Woodridge Retirement Center, Fairfield, after a long illness.

He was a former store manager for Slab Fork Coal Co., a member of Masonic Lodge 95, Beckley, W.Va., and a former member of Mount Hope Presbyterian Church.

Surviving: son, Orion G. Callison Jr. of Bristol, Tenn. daughter, Patricia C. Callison of Springdale two grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at High Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Oak Hill, W.Va., with the Rev. Charlie Moore officiating. Burial will be in the memorial park. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the mausoleum. Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley, is in charge of arrangements.

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. daughters, Susan C. Johnson of Arlington, Va., Cynthia L. Bragg of Charleston six grandchildren one great-grandchild.

There will be no service or visitation. The body has been donated to the Human Gift Registry at West Virginia University. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Parkinson's Disease Association, 1250 Hylan Blvd., Suite 4B, Staten Island, N.Y. 10305. Information provided by Stevens and Grass Funeral Home, Malden.

Bonnie Clark

Bonnie Clark, 89, of Charleston died Feb. 25, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a Christian and a retired lunch supervisor from F.W. Woolworth Co. with 23 years' service.

Surviving sons, Thomas of Charleston, Robert H. of Twinsburg, Ohio daughter, Virginia Pauline Craft of Charleston brother, Ralph Brogan of Charleston, Dewey Brogan of Point Pleasant nine grandchildren 16 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at J.E. Johnson Funeral Home, Kanawha City, with the Rev. Roy Roach officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Elsie A. Coleman

PLINY - Elsie A. Coleman, 95, of Pliny, Mason County, died Feb. 26, 1997, in Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Point Pleasant.

She was a member of Mount Union United Methodist Church, Pliny, and was a homemaker.

Surviving: daughters, Olevia Kidd of Pineville, Alta Cutright of Charleston sons, Boyd Coleman of Pliny, Johnnie Coleman of Henderson, Odell, Warren and Roy Coleman, all of Troy, Ohio, Ray Coleman of Carroll, Ohio, Paul Coleman of Grove City, Ohio brother, Stuart Saxton of Ohio several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. Burial will be in Mount Union church cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Huley Ray Collins

Huley Ray Collins, 76, of Charleston died Feb. 20, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was a self-employed laborer and an Army veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving: brothers, Woodrow of Constantine, Mich., Arthur and John, both of Kalamazoo, Mich.

Graveside service was 11 a.m. Wednesday at Floral Hills Gardens of Memories, Pocatalico, with the Rev. Joseph Hubbard officiating. Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Harold C. Conner

Harold C. Conner, 78, of Charleston died Feb. 25, 1997, in St. Francis Hospital after a long illness.

He was a retired driver from Smith Transfer and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a lifelong resident of the Kanawha Valley and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Kanawha Lodge 20, Scottish Rite, and Royal Order of Scotland.

Surviving: wife, Myrtle Harpold Conner daughters, Donna Conner and Jean Miller, both of Charleston brothers, Claude Conner of Nitro, Lawrence and Ralph Conner, both of Charleston one grandson.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. Harold Dotson officiating. Burial, with Masonic rites by Kanawha Lodge 20, will be in Conner Cemetery, Mink Shoals. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Julia S. Crookshanks

Julia S. Crookshanks, 81, of St. Albans died Feb. 26, 1997, in St. Francis Hospital, Charleston, after a long illness.

She was a lifelong resident of the Kanawha Valley, a homemaker, a Baptist, a 40-year volunteer for the Red Cross Central West Virginia Chapter and was instrumental in starting the Bookmobile service in the St. Albans area.

Surviving: husband, Harvey M. Crookshanks son, George "Skip" Yoakum of Tuscaloosa, Ala daughters, Maria Yoakum and Judy Williams, both of St. Albans Frances Newman of Collinsville, Ill., Betty Naylor of Charlotte, N.C. sisters, Betty Jo Hansen of Sullivan, Ill., Merle Hattleburg of Huntington Beach, Calif., Byrna Lou Johnston of Orlando, Fla. nine grandsons.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, with the Rev. Charles LaRue officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Red Cross Central West Virginia Chapter, 1605 Virginia St. E., Charleston, W.Va. 25311.

Ruth A. Davis

ARLINGTON, Texas - Ruth A. Davis, 60, of Arlington died Feb. 22, 1997, at Arlington Memorial Hospital of complications from surgery.

She was a native of Hurricane, W.Va., a member of Advent Lutheran Church, a retired realtor, and a former director of the athletic department at the University of Texas, Arlington.

Surviving: husband, Jack daughters, Jody Wood and Kelly Davis sisters, Eula Frances Hood of West Virginia, Betty Altimus of Pennsylvania, Kay Tillman of Florida brothers, Howard, Jimmy and Alvin Forth, all of Hurricane three grandchildren.

Memorial service will be 6 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, Hurricane. Moore Funeral Home, Arlington, is in charge of arrangements.

W.N. Desrosiers

SARASOTA, Fla. - W.N. "Bill" Desrosiers, 64, of Sarasota, formerly of Charleston and Madison, W.Va., died Feb. 25, 1997.

He was a native of Cranston, R.I., a 22-year resident of Sarasota, an investor, a land developer, and a partner in Derosiers Brothers, a graduate of Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colo., receiving a degree in geophysical engineering. He was an Army veteran and a member of St. Martha's Catholic Church.

Surviving: wife, Joann Desrosiers sons, John C. and David P., both of Sarasota daughters, Jacqueline Russell and Danielle Kanter, both of Sarasota, Caroline Daher of Charlotte, N.C., Jeanne Desrosiers of Atlanta sister, Lorraine Lacalade of Manchester, N.H. brothers, Raymond C. and Leo, both of Punta Gorda, Fla., Albert of Sarasota nine grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Martha's Catholic Church, Sarasota. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to St. Martha's Catholic Church, 200 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota, Fla., or to a favorite youth charity. Toale Brothers Funeral Home, Sarasota, is in charge of arrangements.

Deloris J. Donaldson

COWEN - Deloris J. Donaldson, 88, of Cowen died Feb. 25, 1997, at home after a short illness.

She was a homemaker, a lifelong resident of Webster County and a Methodist.

Surviving: daughters, Camilla Dyer, Alice Mullens and Barbara Keen, all of Cowen, Pauline Stanley of Cottle brothers, Charles "Spike" Green of Cowen, Lewis Green of Craigsville sisters, Ruie Coakley of Bergoo, Maxine Perrine of Cowen, Iva Yeager of Glenville 11 grandchildren 25 great-grandchildren seven great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Adams Funeral Chapel, Cowen, with the Rev. Okey Wayne officiating. Burial will be in Donaldson Cemetery, Cowen. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Melvin Fowler

McCONNELL - Melvin Fowler, 75, of McConnell, Logan County, died Feb. 26, 1997, in Logan General Hospital.

Honaker Funeral Home, Logan, is in charge of arrangements.

Junior Lewis Frame

BIRCH RIVER - Junior Lewis Frame, 70, of Birch River, Nicholas County, died Feb. 25, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was an Army veteran of World War II, a miner, owner-operator of Jr.'s Place, Birch River, a member of UMW, and attended Walnut Grove United Methodist Church.

Surviving: wife, Lucille Ramsey Frame sons, James E. and James L., both of Birch River, Gene L. of Strange Creek daughters, Trudy Wright of Collins, Ohio, Patricia Grant of Elkhart, Ind., Paula Pfahler of Manchester, Ohio stepdaughter, Sandra Sigman of Sutton sisters, Rosalea Hardway of Dille, Dorothy Loving of Mount Lookout, Martha Sigman of Birch River brothers, Bill and Paul, both of Strange Creek nine grandchildren one great-grandchild.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Walnut Grove United Methodist Church, near Widen, with the Rev. Richard Nicholas officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, and one hour prior to service at the church.

Michael Ray Gandee Sr.

Michael Ray Gandee Sr., 51, of South Charleston died Feb. 24, 1997, at home after a short illness.

He was a lifelong resident of South Charleston, a former employee of FMC Corp., South Charleston, and a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.

Surviving: wife, Susan Lang Gandee sons, Michael "Chip" Gandee Jr. and David Gandee, both at home brother, Lewis A. Gandee of Teays Valley one grandson.

Service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Warren Dove officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Effie Stanley Gulley

BECKLEY - Effie Stanley Gulley, 84, of Beckley died Feb. 25, 1997, in a Hilltop care center after a long illness.

She was a graduate of Mount Hope High School, a department head and clothing buyer for E.M. Payne Co. with more than 28 years' service, a 60-year resident of Beckley and a member of Mount Tabor Baptist Church.

Surviving: sons, Jack Gulley of Beckley Paul and Tom Gulley and Fred Hileman, all of Cleveland daughter, Barb Grimner of New Jersey brother, Danny Stanley of Akron, Ohio 13 grandchildren 19 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Melton Mortuary, Beckley, with the Rev. Michael King officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the mortuary.

Kenneth Larkin Harvey

NIMITZ - Kenneth Larkin "Buck" Harvey, 75, of Nimitz, Summers County, died Feb. 26, 1997, in Summers County Appalachian Regional Hospital, Hinton, after a long illness.

He attended Riverview Chapel, Hinton, was a retired chief warrant officer 4 from the Army, a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, and was the first master diver in the Army. He was a member of the Hinton High School Football Hall of Fame, a member of the Army team in the Orange Bowl and a former professional prizefighter, having fought in Madison Square Garden. He was a former Summers County sheriff's deputy, former Hinton police chief, and a former chief of security for Valley Camp Coal Company.

Surviving: wife, Louise Bennett Harvey daughters, Rebecca H. Casto of Inverness, Fla., Jenny Lee Harvey of Hinton several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlor, Hinton, with Harry Pilkington and Pastor Andrew McClung officiating. Burial will be in Richmond Cemetery, Beech Run. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral parlor.

Helen E. Dummitt Holsteine

FAYETTEVILLE - Helen Elizabeth Dummitt Holsteine, 86, of Fayetteville died Feb. 24, 1997, in an Oak Hill health-care facility after a long illness.

She was a retired schoolteacher from West Virginia and Ohio. She was a member of Fayetteville Presbyterian Church, the Fayette County Historical Society, the NEA and WVEA.

Surviving: sister, Grace D. Harrah of Scarbro several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m. today at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Adrian Pratt officiating. Burial will be in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Letha A. King

Letha A. King, 75, of St. Albans died Feb. 26, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston, after a short illness.

She was retired from Fletcher Enamel, Dunbar, and a lifelong resident of Kanawha County.

Surviving: daughter, Ruth Ann Knoke of Sissonville brother, Dayton Boling of Nitro sisters, Lee Wilkinson and Gladys Campbell, both of Dunbar four grandchildren.

Memorial service will be 7 p.m. Friday at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. Raymond Anderson officiating. There will be no visitation.

John Mathias Long

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - John Mathias Long, 70, of Waynesboro died Feb. 23, 1997, in Waynesboro Hospital after a short illness.

He was a former dairy farmer and farmer. He was an owner and trainer of race horses at Charles Town (W.Va.) Race Track and was a blacksmith. He attended St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Thurmont, Md., and was a member of the West Virginia Racing Commission and the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association.

Surviving: companion, Ethel Mae Green of Waynesboro sons, Celius M. of Charles Town, Johnnie M. of Vinton, La. daughters, Lola M. Bittner of Rouzerville, Betty Irene Long of Finksburg, Md., Carol Ann Wantz of Ranson, W.Va. sisters, Shirley Claybaugh of Rocky Ridge, Md., N. Catherine Culler of Gulfport, Fla., Virginia Ann Fleming of Woodbine, Md., Naomi L. Cassaday of Fort Worth, Texas brother, Robert B. of Thurmont, Md. eight grandchildren three great-grandchildren.

Service was Wednesday at Grove Funeral Home, Waynesboro, with Pastor Janet I. Comings officiating. Burial was in Creagerstown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8619 Blacks Mill Road, Thurmont, Md. 21788.

William Mann

PONTIAC, Mich. - William Mann, 63, of Pontiac, formerly of Sprague, Raleigh County, W.Va., died Feb. 25, 1997, in North Oakland Medical Center, Pontiac, after a long illness.

He was a coordinator for an automobile manufacturing company.

Surviving: wife, Donnie Lilly Mann sons, Mitchell of Waterford, Ronnie of Pontiac, Jerry of Pidgeon sisters, Edna Blake of Cranberry, W.Va., Dolly Syner of Edmond, W.Va., Maxine Smith of Grandview, W.Va., Jean Smith of Creamery, W.Va. brother, Carl of Creamery four grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Creamery Community Church with the Rev. Kermit Newberry officiating. Burial will be in Camp Ground Cemetery, Creamery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley, W.Va., and one hour prior to service at the church.

Rose B. Marcum

LYBURN - Rose B. Marcum, 70, of Lyburn, Logan County, died Feb. 25, 1997, in Logan General Hospital after a long illness.

She was a housewife.

Surviving: husband, Walter Marcum Sr. sons, Earnest S. of Portsmouth, Ohio, John L. and Walter Jr., both of Lyburn daughters, Maggie L. Maynard and Rose Nelson, both of Lyburn 12 grandchildren 10 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Honaker Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Jim Belcher officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill. Friends may call from 6:30 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Edna Jarrett Morgan

DAVY - Edna Jarrett Morgan, 89, of Davy, McDowell County, died Feb. 23, 1997, in Princeton Community Hospital.

She was an employee of the state Department of Employment Security.

There are no known survivors.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Douglas Mortuary, Welch, with the Rev. Brian Long officiating. Burial will be in Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Dwayne T. Myers

CONCORD, N.C. - Dwayne T. "Wayne" Myers, 39, of Concord, formerly of Charleston, W.Va., died Feb. 21, 1997, in Carolinas Medical Center after a short illness.

He was a former employee of Shawnee Hills, Charleston, and was a disabled Navy veteran. He was a longtime resident of Charleston, having recently moved to North Carolina, and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and the Male Chorus of the church.

Surviving: mother, Anne K. Myers of North Carolina brothers, Keith, Larry and Steve Myers, all of Charlotte, Douglas Myers of Richmond, Va. sisters, Sylvia Davis of Concord, Stacey Myers of Charleston.

Service will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at Liberty Baptist Church with the Rev. L. Allan Hill and the Rev. C.B. Blackmon officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston. Friends may call two hours prior to service Friday at the church. Scott Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

Melba Madalyn Orndorff

HICO - Melba Madalyn Orndorff, 89, of Hico, Fayette County, died Feb. 25, 1997, in Summersville Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Fayette County, a member of Lookout Baptist church, a Fayette County school teacher and a homemaker.

Surviving: husband, Robert Wilson Orndorff son, Robert Franklin Orndorff of Leslie daughters, Annabelle Cavendish of Rainelle, Norma Underwood of Hico, Margaret Madden of Huntington sister, Margie Barber of Beckley brothers, Curtis Ellison of Hico, Donald Ellison of Virginia, Clarence Ellison of Pennsylvania 10 grandchildren five great-grandchildren two great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted, with the Rev. Jack Barber officiating. Burial will be in Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jenny L. Pitsonberger

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Jenny L. Pitsonberger, 69, of Myrtle Beach died Feb. 24, 1997, in Conway Hospital.

She was born in West Virginia and was a homemaker.

Surviving: son, Jeffrey Plants of Fort Worth, Texas daughters, Sara Worley of Surfside Beach, Rebecca Pitsonberger of Greenville, brothers, David Lawrence of Seth, W.Va., Larry Lawrence of South Charleston, W.Va., P.J. "Skip" Lawrence of Princeton, W.Va. one grandson.

Service will be 4 p.m. today at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel. Burial will be private. Friends may call two hours prior to service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Heart Association, 1927 Candy Lane, Surfside Beach, S.C. 29575 or the Arthritis Foundation, S.C. Chapter, Building 7, Suite 217, Charlotte, N.C. 29217.

Willard Roberts

LOGAN - Willard Roberts, 68, of Logan Park Care Center, formerly of Big Creek, died Feb. 24, 1997, at Logan General Hospital.

He was a former construction worker and a Catholic.

Surviving: sisters, Marie Roberts of Big Creek, Faye Workman of Mansfield, Ohio, Lilly Stollings of Verdunville brother, Mervil Roberts of Mallory several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m. today at James Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Dave Schmitt officiating. Burial will be in Lucas Cemetery, Big Creek.

Wilbur H. Rockwell

ARCADIA, Calif. - Wilbur H. "Rocky" Rockwell, 100, of Arcadia, formerly of Charleston, W.Va., died Feb. 24, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was an Army veteran of World War I and a self-employed business owner.

Surviving: niece, Mary June Rockwell of South Charleston, W.Va. nephew, William E. Rockwell of Pensacola, Fla. several grandnieces grandnephews great-grandnieces and nephews and great-great-grandnieces and nephews.

Service will be 9:30 a.m. Friday at Forest Lawn Mortuary, Glendale, with the Rev. Douglas Beyer and the Rev. Joseph Blair officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Glendale. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to local churches or to a charity of choice. Information provided by Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston.

Myrtle White Smith

HURRICANE - Myrtle White Smith, 88, of Hurricane, formerly of Diamond, died Feb. 26, 1997, at home after a short illness.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, Hurricane, and attended John Henson Senior Citizens Center, Hurricane.

Surviving: sons, John E. and Charles K. Smith Jr., both of Hurricane, David D. Smith of Zolfo Springs, Fla., Robert K. Smith of Scott Depot sisters, Cecil Jordan of Nitro, Edna Jordan of Milton, Carrie Gay of Diamond brothers, Ralph White of Diamond, Ray White of Reed City, Mich. 10 grandchildren 11 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, with the Rev. Michael Derry officiating. Burial will be in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Friends may call one and one-half hours prior to service at the funeral home.

William Sperry Tamplin

William Sperry Tamplin, 82, of South Charleston died Feb. 21, 1997, in Teays Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a long illness.

He was a lifelong resident of the Kanawha Valley and was a retired research chemist for physical properties at Union Carbide with 41 years of service. He was a graduate of New River State College, Montgomery, and was a member of ACS and AES. He was an Episcopalian.

Surviving: wife, Alice Jane Tamplin daughter, Jean Peterson of Scott Depot sons, Dewey Allen Lynch of Statts Mills, William O. Tamplin of Athens, Ohio four grandchildren one great-grandson.

Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, with the Rev. William Kirkland officiating. Friends may call hour prior to service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Alzheimer's Association, 400 Allen Drive, Charleston, W.Va. 25302.

Verlie F. Hager Turley

LEWISBURG - Verlie Frances Hager Turley, 90, of Lewisburg died Feb. 25, 1997, at Columbia Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea.

She was a 70-year resident of Lewisburg, active in local and state garden clubs, and attended Morris Harvey College, Charleston. She was a member of Old Stone Presbyterian Church, Lewisburg, and a homemaker.

Surviving: sisters, Lew J. Hatfield of Charleston, Eva Bailey of Wichita, Kan., Lillian Chafin of Lewisburg, Stewart Way of Huntington several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Old Stone Presbyterian Church, Lewisburg, with the Rev. Dexter Taylor officiating. Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Boone Memorial Park, Madison. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Old Stone Presbyterian Church.

Pearl Evelyn Webb Underwood

CRAB ORCHARD - Pearl Evelyn Webb Underwood, 82, of Crab Orchard, Raleigh County, died Feb. 25, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a long illness.

She was a member of Crab Orchard Baptist Church, a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Raleigh County.

Surviving: daughter, Linda Klopp of Crab Orchard sister, Juanita Toney of Posey two grandchildren one great-granddaughter.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Melton Mortuary, Beckley, with the Rev. Juddy Hurst and the Rev. John Lares officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the mortuary.

Naomi Gay Vied

MORGANTON, N.C. - Naomi Gay Vied, 64, of Morganton, formerly of Beards Fork, Fayette County, W.Va., died Feb. 25, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and attended Walker Road Baptist Church, Morganton.

Surviving: sons, Joseph of Bridgeport, W.Va., Tom of West Palm Beach, Fla., Shawn of Morganton daughters, Vicki Raimondi of Middletown, Del., Brenda Fitzgerald of Fayetteville, N.C. brother, R.T. Shuff of Covington, Va. nine grandchildren.

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


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