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Ruby M. Adkins

AMHERSTDALE - Ruby M. Adkins, 80, of Amherstdale, Logan County, died Jan. 23, 1997, in Appalachian Regional Hospital, Man, after a sudden illness.

She was a homemaker and a member of Becco United Baptist Church, Amherstdale.

Surviving: sons, Jackie Pete of Lorain, Ohio, Jay of Amherstdale, Ray of Morrisville, Pa., Thomas F. of Holden daughter, Barbara Ferguson of Kistler sister, Marie Stafford of Blair 12 grandchildren 20 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Becco United Baptist Church with the Rev. Denver McClellan Jr. and the Rev. Donald Atkins officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home, Man, and one hour prior to service at the church.

C.E. Elton Byron

BECKLEY - C.E. Elton Byron, 86, of Beckley died Jan. 24, 1997 in a Beckley hospital after a short illness.

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

Tina M. Campbell

SERVIA - Tina M. Campbell, 96, of Servia, Braxton County, died Jan. 23, 1997, in Braxton County Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Missionary Baptist Church, Servia.

Surviving: sons, Denton of Elmira, Donald of Canvas, Stanley of Servia, Carl Jr. of Alkol, Leon Dell of Bomont, James E. of Hinkley, Ohio daughters, Maxine Downing and Dolly Buckles, both of Mount Pulaski, Ill. 29 grandchildren 40 great-grandchildren six great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with the Rev. J.R. Mullins officiating. Burial will be in Campbell family cemtery, Servia. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Earnest O. Carpenter

SUTTON - Earnest O. Carpenter, 89, of Sutton died Jan. 23, 1997, in Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, Clarksburg, after a long illness.

He was retired from Pittsburgh Plate and Glass Co., Clarksburg, an Army veteran, an award-winning old-time fiddle player, recipient of the 1988 Vandalia award, and a member of Heather United Methodist Church and the Eagles and Moose lodges, Clarksburg.

Surviving: sisters, Virginia Cogar of Salem, Daisy Rollins and Goldie Aiello, both of Clarksburg, Myrtle Westfall of Pinellas Park, Fla. several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, with the Rev. Vaughn James officiating. Burial will be in Braxton County Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ruth Cox

Ruth Cox, 93, of Charleston died Jan. 24, 1997, in St. Francis Hospital after a long illness.

She was a housewife and a Christian.

Surviving: daughters, Devonah Brown of Charleston, Phyllis Kapp of St. Albans brother, Paul B. Jarrett of Willits, Calif. granddaughters, who took care of her, Virginia Breedlove of Charleston, Robin Runnion of Amma five grandchildren.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Manna Meal.

George Nelo Creger

WEST HAMLIN - George Nelo Creger, 54, of West Hamlin died Jan. 24, 1997, in Cabell Huntington Hospital after a short illness.

He was a retired custodian from Charles Yeager Career Center.

Surviving: mother, Easter Creger of West Hamlin sister, Glenna Creger of Huntington one nephew.

Service will be 11 a.m. Sunday at McGhee-Handley Funeral Home, West Hamlin, with the Rev. William Hughes Jr. and the Rev. Bobby Burns officiating. Burial will be in Gill Cemetery, Salt Rock. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Melvin Aaron Crowe

RAINELLE - Melvin Aaron "Casey" Crowe, 38, of Rainelle died Jan. 22, 1997, at home after a long illness.

Surviving: mother, Betty Schiller Crowe sister, Betty Lou Goddard of Siler City, N.C. brothers, Roger of Danese, James of Bear Creek, N.C., Gary of Lumberton, N.C. maternal grandparents, Carl and Lucy Schiller of Danese paternal grandparents, Ralph and Alma Crowe of Danese companion, Trecia Gwinn of Backus Mountain several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle, with the Rev. Sherman McCombs and the Rev. Gene Hall officiating. Burial will be in Layland Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ronald L. Davis

Ronald L. Davis, 85, of St. Albans died Jan. 23, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

He was retired from Union Carbide's Institute plant with 43 years' service, a member of First Baptist Church, St. Albans, and Junior Mechanics and a lifelong resident of St. Albans.

Surviving: sons, Ronald Byron of Huntington, Jeffry of Barboursville sisters, Madeline Smith of Warner Robins, Ga., Gladys Jarrell of Ocala, Fla. brother, Herbert G. Jr. of Brownsville, Texas four grandchildren one great-grandson.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Joel Harpold officiating. Burial will be in Teays Hill Cemetery, St. Albans. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

James L. Dennis

ELIZABETH - James L. Dennis, 87, of Elizabeth, Wirt County, died Jan. 24, 1997, in St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg, after a long illness.

He was a retired employee from West Virginia Department of Highways, a heavy equipment operator on construction sites, a former employee of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio, a lifelong resident of Wirt County and a member of Guthrie United Methodist Church.

Surviving: grandchildren, whom he raised, James L. Dennis III, Karen S. Tichnell and Robin J. Fleek, all of Elizabeth, Alice L. McNeil of Dunbar, April M. Atkinson of Scott Depot several great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with the Rev. Charlene Spaur officiating. Burial will be in Guthrie Cemetery, Wirt County. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today and until service time Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Guthrie Cemetery, c/o Busch Funeral Home, P.O. Box 43, Elizabeth, W.Va. 26143.

Luther Dolin

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - Luther Dolin, 75, of Springfield, formerly of Camp Creek, W.Va., died Jan. 23, 1997, in Community Hospital, Springfield, after a long illness.

He was a member of Cross Ross Baptist Church, Springfield, and a retired ironworker from Local 172 with 42 years' service.

Surviving: wife, Clara Dolin three grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Woodsallgeir Funeral Home, Springfield. Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Information provided by Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet, W.Va.

Orville E. Edens

THOMAS - Orville E. "Chuck" Edens, 79, of Thomas, Tucker County, formerly of Philippi, died Jan. 23, 1997, in Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins.

He was a retired Army veteran, former advertising manager for Barbour Publishing Co., a member of Laurel Mountain VFW Post 410, Belington, and a Protestant.

Surviving: sons, John O. of Philippi, Calvin D. of Green Bay, Wis. daughters, Mary Edens Phillips of Buckhannon, Catherine Edens of Lewisburg sister, Marie Brandenburg of Vancouver, Wash. three half sisters four half brothers three granddaughters, two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Wright Funeral Home, Philippi. Burial, with military rites, will be in West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral Home.

Irene Freeman

Irene Freeman, 65, of Miami, Kanawha County, died Jan. 24, 1997, at home after a short illness.

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

Richard F. Gainer

PRINCETON - Richard F. "Dick" Gainer, 71, of Princeton, formerly of Beckley, died Jan. 22, 1997, at home.

He was a retired insurance agent with 43 years' service, having worked for Murphy Insurance Agency, Princeton, and Continental Insurance Agency, a graduate of Morris Harvey College, Charleston, a member of Elks Lodge 1459, Princeton, and a Navy veteran of World War II.

Surviving: wife, Allene Graham Gainer sons, Richard T. and William F., both of Beckley daughters, Linda Ward of Beckley, Nancy Gainer of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. sister, Margaret Anne Bordas of Cape Canaveral, Fla. five grandchildren.

Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Princeton, with the Rev. Larry Wrenn officiating. Entombment will be in Resthaven Park Cemetery Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society, 214-215 Law & Commerce Building, Bluefield, W.Va. 24701.

Elsie Mae Garner

SKELTON - Elsie Mae Garner, 80, of Skelton, Raleigh County, died Jan. 23, 1997, in Beckley Hospital after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a resident of Skelton for more than 60 years.

Surviving: sons, Carl Edward of Mabscott, Estil of Lebanon, Ind., George of Beckley daughters, Frances Wilson of Whitby, Carol Bennett of Manassas, Va., Patricia Goodson of Shady Spring, Sherry Putzulu of Beckley 17 grandchildren 26 great-grandchildren two great-great-grandchildren.

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

Joseph Andrew Gibson

DAVIN - Joseph Andrew "Joe" Gibson, 81, of Davin, Logan County, died Jan. 24, 1997, in Logan General Hospital after a long illness.

He was a disabled miner formerly employed by Island Creek Coal Co., a member of UMW District 17 and a member and trustee of Mallory Church of God.

Surviving: wife, Dorothy Lea Lacy Gibson sons, Raymond Gibson of Pickerington, Ohio, Rev. J. David Gibson of Woodbridge, Va., Danny and James L. Gibson, both of Davin daughters, Helen Jo Nielsen of Johnstown, Ohio, Joann Brown of Cyclone, Naomi Helmond ollar of Seffner, Fla., Parthena Cook of Mallory, Flora Lafferty of Davin sisters, Bertie Bailey of Hazelgreen, Betty Ann Dolan of Harrisville half brother, Audie Gibson of Cyclone 28 grandchildren 18 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Mallory Church of God with the Rev. James E. Compton and the Rev. Harless Cook officiating. Burial will be in Cook Cemetery, Cyclone. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home, Man, and one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Willie R. Johnson

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - Willie R. "Bill" Johnson, 64, of Greeneville died Jan. 24, 1997, at home.

He was a retired quality assurance specialist from Ball Chemical, Greeneville, a member of Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church, an Army veteran and a member of Roby Senior Center.

Surviving: sons, David of Oxford, Miss., Jimmy of Washington, Andy of Dunlap, Robert Dale of South Charleston, W.Va. sisters, Maxie Culverton of Lebanon, Va., Betty Lois Mays of Nicholville, Va. brothers, Winfred of Wytheville, Va., Earl, John Henry and Roger, all of Virginia, Blaine and Bobby Joe, both of Detroit four grandchildren.

Service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Kiser Funeral Home, Greeneville, with the Rev. Karen Albers officiating. Burial will be in Andrew Johnson National Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Dewitt W. Johnson

Dewitt W. Johnson, 82, of Cross Lanes died Jan. 24, 1997, at home after a short illness.

He was a retired chemical operator from Union Carbide, South Charleston, with 32 years' service and attended West Side Mountain Mission, Charleston.

Survivors: wife, Beulah C. Johnson daughter, Deborah Sue Alvis of Cross Lanes mother, Hattie Legg Johnson of Cross Lanes sister, Ruby Rustmeyer of Cross Lanes brother, Robert B. of Cross Lanes two grandchildren.

Memorial service will be at a later date. There will be no visitation. Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, is in charge of arrangements.

Lucille G. Kay

MARIETTA, Ga. - Lucille G. Kay, 72, of Marietta, formerly of Charleston and Beckley, W.Va., died Jan. 23, 1997, in Promina Cobb Hospital after a short illness.

She was a homemaker and an Episcopalian.

Surviving: son, Samuel L. of Charleston daughters, Marilyn J. McGowen of Wellsburg, W.Va., Janis Kay Via of Charleston, Patricia K. Lacy of Marietta, Carol Ann Lipman of Atlanta sisters, Pauline Walters of Cleveland, Ohio, Charlotte Hackett of Alpharetta, Phyllis Clark of Roswell six grandchildren.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home, Charleston.

Bobby Lee Keeney

HOWELL, Mich. - Bobby Lee Keeney, 64, of Howell, formerly of McRoss, W.Va., died Jan. 1, 1997, in an Ann Arbor hospital after a long illness.

He was a retired police officer and school maintenance supervisor in Michigan.

Surviving: wife, Mary Ann Barrett Keeney son, Bobby Keeney of Howell mother, Lala Ratliff Keeney of Rainelle, W.Va. brothers, Billy W. of Corliss, W.Va., and Tommy one grandson.

The body was cremated. Information provided by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.

Vivian L. Lett

Vivian L. Lett, 81, of Sissonville, formerly of Poca, died Jan. 23, 1997, in General Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, is in charge of arrangements.

Lola Mae Logsdon

AMIGO - Lola Mae Logsdon, 89, of Amigo, Wyoming County, died Jan. 24, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a long illness.

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

Sterling Long

Sterling "Pipe" Long, 88, of Charleston died Jan. 22, 1997, in Lutheran Village, Columbus, Ohio, after a short illness.

He was a retired employee of the city of Charleston and a member of First Baptist Church, Vandalia.

Surviving: sons, Robert Jackson, James Jackson and Sterling Long Jr., all of Columbus, Nathan Long of Baltimore, Paul Jackson of St. Albans daughter, Jacqueline Long Burton of Charleston sisters, Cornelia Madison, Genevieve Lee and Stella Cooper, all of Virginia, Ella Smith of Pennsylvania brother, Edison of Virginia 28 grandchildren 41 great-grandchildren four great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Ebenezer Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul J. Gilmer and the Rev. James Mosely officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Scott Funeral Home.

Karen Sue McDonald

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Karen Sue McDonald, 51, of Myrtle Beach, formerly of Rand, W.Va., died Jan. 23, 1997, in Grand Strand Hospital, Myrtle Beach, after a long illness.

She was a former employee of Weight Watchers and H&R Block and was a member of Church of God.

Surviving: husband, Robert McDonald son, Phillip Andrew Coleman of Myrtle Beach daughter, Rebecca Dawn Coleman of Charleston, W.Va. stepdaughter, Barbara J. McDonald of Nitro, W.Va. sister, Tina Johns of Lima, Ohio brothers, Gary Neil of Marengo, Ohio, Richard and Roger Neil, both of Columbus, Ohio one grandson.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, W.Va., with Pastor Robert Underwood officiating. Burial will be in Ortin Heights Cemetery, Nitro. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

H.H. Mohler

UNION - H.H. "Harry" Mohler, 64, of Union died Jan. 23, 1997, in a Roanoke, Va., hospital after a short illness.

Groves Funeral Home, Union, is in charge of arrangements.

Shannon Danielle Nelson

CHAPMANVILLE - Shannon Danielle Nelson, 3-day-old daughter of Joyce Nelson of Chapmanville, Logan County, died Jan. 23, 1997, in Women and Children's Hospital, CAMC, Charleston.

Also surviving: brother, Darian Browning at home.

Service will be 11 a.m. today at Evans Funeral Home, Chapmanville, with the Rev. Jackie Sargent officiating. Burial will be in Frye Cemetery, Verdunville. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Nannie Bias Pack

BARBOURSVILLE - Nannie Bias Pack, 67, of Barboursville died Jan. 23, 1997, at home.

She was an LPN, a member of Ceredo Baptist Church, and attended Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, Huntington.

Surviving: daughters, Deborah Pack of Barboursville, Michelle Pullen of Charleston sisters, Peggy Thompson of Huntington, Betty Crabtree of Defiance, Ohio, Patricia Frazer of Tuscaloosa, Ala. one grandchild.

Service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with the Rev. Craig Coster officiating. Burial will be in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Ceredo. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Gladys L. Quinn

HACKER VALLEY - Gladys L. Quinn, 83, of Hacker Valley, Webster County, died Jan. 24, 1997, in United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, after a short illness.

She was a homemaker and a longtime resident of Webster County.

Surviving: sons, Harley, Robert James and Joe, all of Hacker Valley, Carl of Massillon, Ohio daughters, Emogene Bennett of Webster Springs, Verna McKissic of Hacker Valley several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs, 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.

Geraldine Lyall Rutherford

RONCEVERTE - Geraldine Lyall Rutherford, 72, of Ronceverte, Greenbrier County, died Jan. 23, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a 25-year resident of Ronceverte.

Surviving: sons, Thomas of Lewisburg, Wallace of Rupert, David, James, and Tim, all of Ronceverte daughters, Nancy Gabbert, Connie Stone, Amy Morrison, and Judy Withrow, all of Ronceverte, Catherine Sacca of Tampa, Fla., Janie Woolsey of Newark, Del. sisters, Hazel McMillion of Quinwood, Lala Yates of Renick, Lesie Fristo of Baltimore brother, Junior Lyall of Newark 12 grandchildren four great-grandchildren.

Service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Graystone Baptist Church, Fairlea, with the Rev. Youel Altizer officiating. Burial will be in Rosewood Cemetery, Lewisburg. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Longanacre Funeral Home, Fairlea, and one hour prior to service at the church.

Imogene Sowards

HAMLIN - Imogene Sowards, 72, of Hamlin died Jan. 23, 1997, in Cabell Huntington Hospital after a short illness.

She was a housewife.

Surviving: husband, James V. "J.V." Sowards daughters, Iris Hager of Hamlin, Debbie Ainsworth of Treasure Island, Fla. three grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, with the Rev. J.W. Burch officiating. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Park, Hamlin. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Dalton E. Street

Dalton E. Street, 77, of Nitro died Jan. 22, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC.

He was an Army veteran, a retired employee from Kroger Warehouse and a member of Church of Christ, Nitro.

Surviving: son, Eugene Wright of Colorado daughters, Becky Mallett and Debra Smallridge, both of Nitro sisters, Maxine Houston of Ohio, Masel Smith of Elkview brothers, Kermit and Dennis, both of Elkview, Noble of Alabama, Clyde of South Carolina 10 grandchildren two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview, with Minister Craig Culbertson and Minister Marvin Greene officiating. Burial will be in Woody Cemetery.

William H. Taylor

BUCKEYE - William H. Taylor, 74, of Buckeye, Pocahontas County, died Jan. 23, 1997, in Alleghany Regional Hospital, Low Moor, Va., after a long illness.

He was a welder, a Methodist and an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving: son, David L. of Marlinton daughter, Brenda L. Nelson of Marlinton brothers, Zed of Florida, Charles of Arbovale sisters, Mildred Carpenter of Covington, Va., Margaret of North Carolina, Mary Alice Peck of Ohio, Grace of Bartow, Helen of Morgantown, Mabel Cross of Maryland four grandchildren two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at VanReenen Funeral Home, Marlinton, with Dave Rittenhouse officiating. Burial will be in Sharp Cemetery, Frost. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Laura June Willis

BECKLEY - Laura June Willis, 20, of Beckley was dead on arrival Jan. 23, 1997, at a Beckley hospital from injuries received in an automobile accident.

She was a teller at One Valley Bank and a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School.

Surviving: parents, Wayne W. and Alma Lois Prunesti Willis of Beckley sister, Lisa Renee Willis of Beckley maternal grandfather, Jimmie Prunesti of Beckley paternal grandmother, Oredia June Willis of Crab Orchard fiance, Sammy Brown of Beckley.

Service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Prosperity, with the Rev. Russell Smith officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley. Friends may call two hours prior to service at the funeral home.

Robert Lee Wilson

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS - Robert Lee Wilson, 66, of White Sulphur Springs died Jan. 23, 1997, in Greenbrier Valley Hospital, Fairlea, after a short illness.

He attended Faith Gospel Church, White Sulphur Springs.

Surviving: wife, Juanita Wilson sons, Robert Lee Jr. of Lancaster, Ohio, Randy of Canton, Ohio daughters, Raelene Tolbert, Marlene Barth, Jane Wilson and Jeannie Wilson, all of Canton stepson, William R. Bennett of Canton stepdaughter, Bonnie Bennett of Canton brothers, Jim of Canton, David of Marlinton six grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs, with the Rev. Bill Ballard officiating. Burial will be in Mapledale Cemetery, White Sulphur Springs. Friends may call two hours prior to service at the funeral home.

Freed Woody

ACCOVILLE - Freed Woody, 76, of Accoville, Logan County, died Jan. 24, 1997, in Logan General Hospital.

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

Floyd F. Barnett

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Floyd F. "Jack" Barnett, 60, of Columbia, formerly of Liberty, W.Va., died Jan. 24, 1997.

He was an Army veteran who served in Vietnam, a Protestant and a member of VFW Post 641. He was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Purple Heart and Bronze Star with Clusters.

Surviving: wife, Faye Barnette son, Lloyd of Red Bank daughters, Linda Brazel and Pamela Brazel, both of Columbia mother, Martha Jeffries Barnett of Red House, W.Va. sisters, Phyllis Crago, Sharon Garton and Bessie Casto, all of Red House, Donna Work man of Hurricane, W.Va. two grandchildren.

Graveside service with military graveside rites will be noon Monday at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, Columbia.

Ocie Faye Carper

RED HOUSE - Ocie Faye Jarrell Carper, 79, of Red House, Putnam County, died Jan. 24, 1997, in Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, after a long illness.

She was born in Kester and attended United Brethren Church, Red House.

Surviving: sisters, Mae Tyree of Gay, Dorothy Jett of Clendenin, Opal Strickland of Skelton several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m. today at Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin, with the Rev. F.D. Sexton officiating. Burial will be in Clendenin Memorial Gardens, Clendenin. Friends may call one hour prior to service today at the funeral home.

Orville Ellis Sr.

CHAPMANVILLE - Orville Ellis Sr., 83, of Chapmanville died Jan. 25, 1997, in Guyan Valley Hospital, Logan.

He was retired from Logan County Board of Education and was a carpenter and an ordained Church of God minister.

Surviving: wife, Daphney Ferrell Ellis daughters, Anita Hagerty, Betty Thompson, Karen Newsome and Lanis Mathis, all of Chapmanville, Della Peyton of Hurricane, Joretta Pierpoint and Lynn Bower, both of Tennessee sons, Ted, Orville Jr. and Danny, all of Chapmanville sisters, Ruth Smith of Michigan, Ruby Bryant and Colleen Covelli, both of Ohio, Rose Adams of Florida brothers, William O. "Giggs", Robert "Bob" and Paul, all of Chapmanville, Frank of Maryland, Joe of Ohio, Dutch of Virginia 27 grandchildren 13 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Evans Funeral Home, Chapmanville, with the Rev. Wade Peyton and the Rev. James Sprouse officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Darrell E. Ferrari

HENDERSON, Nev. - Darrell E. Ferrari, 73, of Henderson died Jan. 25, 1997, in Henderson after a long illness.

He was formerly of Poca, W.Va.

Surviving: wife, Marie Ferrari two children four stepchildren sister, Wanda Parrish of Las Vegas brother, Tony of Savannah, Ga. eight grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Desert Memorial Crematory, Las Vegas, is in charge of arrangements. Information provided by Gatens Funeral Home, Poca.

Irene Freeman

Irene Freeman, 65, of Miami, Kanawha County, died Jan. 24, 1997, at home after a short illness.

She was a homemaker, attended Acme Pentacostal Church of God and was a lifelong resident of Cabin Creek.

Surviving: sons, Herman Edward of Ohley, James Robert "Bobby" of Miami, Daniel "Danny" of Acme daughters, Sara Jones of Rand, Beverly Green of Miami half brother, Woodrow Hall of Racine, Ohio 12 grandchildren three great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel, East Bank, with the Rev. Kenneth Knotts and the Rev. Ernest Perry officiating. Burial will be in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Gordon C. Gibson

HURRICANE - Gordon Calvin Gibson, 76, of Hurricane died Jan. 24, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving aboard the USS Samarr in the Pacific Theater, a retired supervisor of operations at Union Carbide's Institute plant with 34 years' service and a member of First Baptist Church, Hurricane.

Surviving: wife, Lula Gillispie Gibson sons, Darwin V. and Rickie D., both of Hurricane daughter, Wanna Barrett of Hurricane five grandchildren seven great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, Hurricane, with the Rev. Michael Derry officiating. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, and one hour prior to service Monday at the church.

Phyllis J. Halstead

Phyllis Jean Halstead, 67, of St. Albans died Jan. 25, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a homemaker, a member of South Charleston Christian Church and a lifelong resident of the area.

Surviving: husband, Basil Keith Halstead sons, Joe and Gerry, both of Dunbar, Jeff of Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. mother, Mary Hartley of South Charleston sister, Judy Rosen of California five grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. Luther L. "Tom" Cook officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Kanawha Hospice, 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, W.Va. 25064.

Kenneth E. Hollar

SUMMERSVILLE - Kenneth Eugene Hollar, 58, of Summersville died Jan. 22, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC after a short illness.

He attended Summersville Church of God and was a retired city employee of York, Pa.

Surviving: daughters, Sharon Hollar of York, Carol Wilderson of Spring Grove, Pa. stepdaughter, Ruby Short of Ansted stepsons, Terry White of Cleveland, Howard Few of St. Albans, Ben White of Taneytown, Md. brothers, Carl Key, John Hollar of Helm, Pa. sister, Dorothy Cantu of Glen Rock, Pa. three grandchildren 11 stepgrandchildren.

Service will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fowler's Knob Baptist Church, Mount Nebo, with the Rev. John Conard officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to service Tuesday at the church. White Funeral Home, Summersville, is in charge of arrangements.

John William Joseph

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - John William "Bill" Joseph, 62, of Myrtle Beach died Jan. 23, 1997, in Conway Hospital after a long illness.

He was a retired vice president of finances for Montgomery (W.Va.) General Hospital, past president of Montgomery Rotary Club, an Army veteran of the 82nd Airborne Division, a member of Grand Strand Baptist Church and a former resident of Pratt, W.Va., where he served as a councilman.

Surviving: wife, Agatha Lee Shearer Joseph daughter, Jill Hunter of Houston sister, Debbie Abbott of Mount Carbon, W.Va.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at B.C. Hooper Funeral Home, Montgomery, with the Rev. Freddie Young officiating. Burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Park, London, W.Va. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Family suggests memorial contributions to Grand Strand Baptist Church Building Fund, 2280 Glory Blvd., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.

Lucille G. Kay

MARIETTA, Ga. - Lucille G. Kay, 72, of Marietta, formerly of Charleston and Beckley, W.Va., died Jan. 23, 1997, in Promina Cobb Hospital after a short illness.

She was a homemaker and an Episcopalian.

Surviving: son, Samuel L. of Charleston daughters, Marilyn McGowan of Wellsburg, W.Va., Janis Kay Via of Charleston, Patricia K. Lacy of Marietta, Carol Ann Lipman of Atlanta sisters, Pauline Walters of Cleveland, Charlotte Hackett of Alpharetta, Phyll is Clark of Roswell six grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Kanawha City, W.Va., with the Rev. Esher Tweel officiating. Entombment will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, W.Va. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jean C. Legg

ELYRIA, Ohio - Jean C. Legg, 56, of Elyria died Jan. 23, 1997, in EMH Regional Medical Center, Elyria, after a long illness.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving: husband, Stanley Legg foster daughters, Amanda Combs of Elyria, Brenda McGuire of Arlington, Texas, Tina Perez of Lorain foster son, David Combs of Tennessee brothers, John Combs Jr. of Tennessee, Kenneth Combs of Vermillion sisters, Veronica Perkins of Nicholasville, Ky., Patricia Stowers of Vermillion.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Legg Cemetery, Harrison, W.Va., with the Rev. Dennis Legg officiating. There will be no visitation. Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements.

Vivian L. Lett

Vivian L. Lett, 81, of Sissonville, formerly of Poca, died Jan. 23, 1997, in General Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

She was a nine-year resident of Sissonville, a 72-year resident of Poca and a member of Corner Stone Assembly of God, Cross Lanes.

Surviving: daughter, Mary Cremeans of Sissonville sons, Rev. Leonard Franklin Lett, Shirley Lett and Gene Lett, all of Poca sister, Juanita Cobb of Liberty brothers, Alonzo Higginbotham of Eskdale, Elmer Higginbotham of Nitro, Kermit Higginbotham of Minerva, Ohio, Robert Higginbotham of Black Betsy seven grandchildren 12 great-grandchildren one great-great-grandchild.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Gatens Funeral Home Chapel, Poca, with Pastor Jim Davis officiating. Entombment will be in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Red House. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

William H. Lyles

William Harry Lyles, 88, of Charleston died Jan. 24, 1997, at home after a short illness.

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

Pearl M. Moats

Pearl M. Moats, 83, of Dunbar died Jan. 25, 1997, in St. Francis Hospital after a short illness.

She was retired from West Virginia Department of Employment Security and was a member of Dunbar First Baptist Church and Dunbar Garden Club, past president of American Women's Business Association, and a native of Gassaway.

Surviving: husband, Raymond "Ray" Moats daughter, Sonia Richards of St. Albans sister, Bertha Chapman of North Carolina five grandchildren two great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Frances M. Roberts

Frances May Roberts, 98, of St. Albans died Jan. 25, 1997, in Riverside Nursing Home, St. Albans, after a short illness.

She was a life member of the Red Cross and a member of Order of the Eastern Star 45, Charleston.

Surviving: daughter, Mary Frances Cooper of St. Albans three grandchildren five great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at Cunningham Memorial Park, Lower Mausoleum, St. Albans. There will be no visitation. Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, is in charge of arrangements.

Edna Robeson

HOLLY HILL, Fla. - Edna Robeson, 84, of Holly Hill died Jan. 24, 1997, in Bowman's Nursing Center, Ormond Beach, after a long illness.

She was a Baptist, a retired packer for a glass factory and was born in Charleston, W.Va.

Surviving: son, Mayford Myers of Holly Hill daughters, Glada Whittington and Betty J. Cook, both of Holly Hill, Juanita Stumpf of Gallion, Ohio brothers, Harry Wiseman of Utah, Leonard Wiseman of Virginia, Millard Wiseman of California sisters, Irene Bailey, Hazel Fields and Clara Simon, all of California, Edith Syracuse of Ohio 13 grandchildren 39 great-grandchildren six great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, 555 W. Granada Blvd., Suite A1, Ormond Beach, Fla. 32174. New Life Cremation and Funeral Chapel, Ormond Beach, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert M. Underwood

GRAYSON, Ky. - Robert M. Underwood, 32, of Grayson died Jan. 24, 1997, in a Chillicothe, Ohio, hospital.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Roberson Funeral Home, South Shore, with Minister Tim Stamper officiating. Burial will be in Chaffin Cemetery, Load. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lucy B. Wade

Lucy B. Wade, 80, of Charleston died Jan. 24, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a homemaker, a member of Victory Primitive Advent Christian Church and a native of Lincoln County.

Surviving: son, Harry J. of Poca daughter, Ruth Ann Myers of Charleston sister, Ada Searls of Hamlin three grandchildren six great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday at John Beane Cemetery, Sissonville, with Dr. John H. Roller officiating. There will be no visitation. Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

Edith M. Williams

Edith M. Williams, 67, of Charleston died Jan. 25, 1997, in Heartland of Charleston Nursing Home after a short illness.

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

Glen Harlan Wooten

Glen Harlan Wooten, 56, of Charleston died Jan. 24, 1997, in St. Francis Hospital after a short illness.

He was a retired cook from Rose City Cafeteria with 20 years' service and a lifelong resident of Kanawha County.

Surviving: sons, Joey of Charleston, Clinton of Florida mother, Pearl Wooten of Charleston brothers, Walter of Lenoir, N.C., Everett of Charleston sister, Diana Kidd of Charleston.

Service and burial will be 1 p.m. Monday at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens Mausoleum Chapel, Cross Lanes, with the Rev. Thomas E. Williams officiating. Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charle ston. Funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 12:30 p.m., one half-hour prior to service.

COX, Ruth - Service will be 1 p.m. at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. Ron Bucklew officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home. Cox, 93, of Charleston died Jan. 24, 1997, in St. Francis Hospital after a short illness. Additional survivors: 11 great-grandchildren five great-great-grandchildren.

GIBSON, Joseph A. - Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Mallory Church of God with the Rev. James E. Compton and the Rev. Harless Cook officiating. Burial will be in Cook Cemetery, Cyclone. Correction on visitation: Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home, Man, and one hour prior to service Monday at the funeral home. Gibson, 81, of Davin, Logan County, died Jan. 24, 1997, in Logan General Hospital after a long illness.

Margaret J. Abbott

AMMA - Margaret Jane Abbott, 69, of Amma, Roane County, died Jan. 26, 1997, at the home of her sister, Sybil Cogar of Procious.

Also surviving: brother, Warren White of Procious sister, Ruby Goodwin of Procious several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin, with the Rev. Darrell Buck Mollohan and the Rev. Herbert Vance officiating. Burial will be in White Cemetery, Bomont. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ovie Adkins

HINTON - Ovie Adkins, 91, of Hinton died Jan. 26, 1997, at the home of his son after a short illness.

He was a former employee of Hinton Builders and Supply Co., a retired employee of Cabot Gas Co. and a 55-year member of Community Christian Church, Hinton.

Surviving: son, Glenn Ennis of Hinton, with whom he made his home for the last seven months.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. today at Hilltop Cemetery, Hinton. There will be no visitation. Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, is in charge of arrangements.

Luther H. Baumberger

HUNTINGTON - Luther H. "Luke" Baumberger, 78, of Huntington died Jan. 23, 1997, in St. Mary's Hospital.

He was a former plant manager for Polan Industries and was co-founder of Commercial Optical Manufacturing Inc.

Surviving: ex-wife, Ruth M. Baumberger son, James S.

Service will be 2 p.m. today at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary, Huntington, with Pastor Charles Vance officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until time of service at the mortuary.

Lillian P. Beard

HUNTINGTON - Lillian Pauline Beard, 87, of Huntington died Jan. 25, 1997, in Mariner Health Care Center.

She was retired from Charleston Area Medical Center business office with 30 years' service and a member of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church.

Surviving: nieces, Joan Sarver Hinds of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Margaret "Peggy" Sarver Wills of Huntington nephew, William A. Sarver of Pontiac, Mich. several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary, Huntington, with the Rev. Robert Harvey officiating. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Memorial Park. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lewis E. Bird

HURRICANE - Lewis E. Bird, 85, of Hurricane died Jan. 25, 1997, in Pinecrest Hospital, Beckley, after a long illness.

He was retired from from FMC, South Charleston, and was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, Tornado.

Surviving: sons, Robert E. of Ravenswood, Jack R. of Palm City, Fla. daughters, Opal Bias of Melbourne, Fla., Mitzi Searls of Hurricane sisters, Agnes Bryant of St. Albans, Edith Hillary of Cross Lanes, Gladys Brandenburg of Cape Coral, Fla. eight grandchildren five great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Dan Hogan officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

William R. Browning

HUNTINGTON - William Riley Browning, 82, of Huntington, formerly of Dempsey Branch, died Jan. 25, 1997.

He was a retired owner and operator of Browning's Service Station, a mechanic and a Marine Corps veteran.

Surviving: son, Lynwood of California daughter, Deborah Bocook of Huntington brothers, Bob Browning of Switzer, the Rev. Roy Browning of Dempsey Branch, Fred Browning of Montana sister, Deloris Mullins of Duluth, Ga. seven grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at James Funeral Home Chapel, Logan, with the Rev. T.F. Burchett officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Robert J. Bryant

CRAWLEY - Robert James Bryant, 72, of Crawley, Greenbrier County, died Jan. 26, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a long illness.

He was an Army veteran of World War II, a member of the VFW and a retired carpenter.

Surviving: wife, Marie Walkup Bryant brothers, Carl of Clintonville, Paul of Colorado, Lester of Fairlea, Roy of Ronceverte.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home Chapel, Rainelle, with the Rev. Leroy Crane officiating. Burial will be in Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Moleta E. Burton

LITTLE BIRCH - Moleta E. Flint Burton, 74, of Little Birch, Braxton County, died Jan. 25, 1997, in Braxton County Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

She was a homemaker, a former employee at IMC Corp., Sutton, and a member of Birch River Baptist Church.

Surviving: husband, Harry E. "Jake" Burton of Little Birch daughter, Loretta Jackson of Little Birch brothers, Junior, Jackie and Steve Flint, all of Little Birch, Lewis Flint of Sutton sisters, Eliose Woodall of Medina, Ohio, Helen Moore of Wharton four granddaughters.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, with the Rev. Thomas Propst officiating. Burial will be in Braxton County Cemetery, near Sutton. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Opal A. Butler

BOZOO - Opal A. Butler, 81, of Bozoo, Monroe County, died Jan. 26, 1997, in a Lindside care center.

He was a farmer and a member of Thompson Chapel Church, Indian Mills. 

Surviving: brothers, Ernest of Bozoo, Woodrow "Woody" of Narrows, Va. grandsons, Ronald Butler of Narros, Michael Butler of Bozoo granddaughters, Donna Moulder of Princeton, Michelle Via of Dublin, Va. five great-grandchildren three great-stepgrandchildren.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ballard Baptist Church Cemetery, Ballard, with the Rev. Hertzel Mills officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown. 

Paul Gillespie

Paul Gillespie, 74, of Charleston, formerly of Chesapeake, died Jan. 25, 1997, in St. Francis Hospital after a long illness.

He was retired from Union Carbide, was a retired miner and state mine inspector, an Army veteran of World War II and a member of VFW, Kanawha City, and Pearl Harbor Survivors Association.

Surviving: sons, John of Greenwood, S.C., Bill of Chesapeake sister, Myrtle McClure of Kanawha City niece, Wanda Crouch of Chesapeake nine grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Montgomery Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, London, where military graveside rites will be conducted by VFW Post 8366, Gauley Bridge. Entombment will follow. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.

Orville M. Harper

RIPLEY - Orville M. Harper, 82, of Ripley, formerly of Charleston, died Jan. 25, 1997, in Jackson General Hospital after a short illness.

He was a retired carpenter and home builder.

Surviving: nephews, John Comer of Kenna, Don Harper of Massillon, Ohio.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Long and Fisher Funeral Home, Pocatalico, with the Rev. Perry Brown officiating. Burial will be in Jenkins family cemetery, Sissonville. Friends may call two hours prior to service at the funeral home.

Lou Vina Hill

MONTGOMERY - Lou Vina Hill, 91, of Montgomery, formerly of Powellton, died Jan. 26, 1997, in Montgomery General Elderly Care after a long illness.

She was a member of Powellton United Methodist Church and Eden Rebekah Lodge 142, Montgomery, and was a lifelong resident of Powellton.

Surviving: daughters, Ruby Mae Hill of Montgomery, Marguerite Groscup of Morgantown, Phyllis Zimmerman of Clifton Forge, Va. son, Moses Raymond Jr. of Kimberly sisters, Dolores Hartwell of Glen, Katie Grounds of Scott Depot seven grandchildren eight great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at B.C. Hooper Funeral Home, Montgomery, with the Rev. Joe Darlington, the Rev. Stacy Groscup and the Rev. John Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

H. David Hughes

H. David Hughes, 70, of Elkview died Jan. 26, 1997, in General Divsion, CAMC, after a short illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Elkview and a member of Church of Christ.

Surviving: sister, Wilma Lea Warner of Proctorville, Ohio nephews, Roy Hughes Jr. of Oviedo, Fla., Carl Hughes II and Bobby Hughes, both of Elkview, James Warner III of Cincinnati, Michael Warner, Joseph Warner of Sandusky, Ohio nieces, Carol J. Wendt of Baltimore, Joyce Clark of Syracuse, N.Y., Sandra K. Myers of Blue Creek, Beverly Ann Faulkner of Elkview, C. LouEllen Hensley of Savannah, Ga., Victoria Lynn Britten of Texas.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Myers Funeral Home, Elkview, with the Rev. Steve Fox officiating. Burial will be in Osbourne Cemetery, Clendenin. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Anna Treasa Husk

GLEN JEAN - Anna Treasa Husk, 84, of Glen Jean, Fayette County, died Jan. 24, 1997, in Raleigh General Hospital after a long illness.

She was a homemaker, a seamstress, a Red Cross volunteer and a Protestant.

Surviving: caregiver, Carolyn Cain Williams of Glen Jean sister, Ida McNurland of Somerville, Mass. two nieces one nephew.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Janice Florence officiating. Burial will be in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

James F. Landcraft

ALDERSON - James F. Landcraft, 80, of Alderson, formerly of Cleveland, died Jan. 13, 1997, at home after a short illness.

He was a retired certified mechanic from Firestone Corp., Cleveland, and an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving: sisters-in-law, Evelyn L. Johnson of Van Nuys, Calif., Louise Penick of Gallipolis, Ohio, Myrtle P. Johnson of California, Bessie T. Penick of Long Beach, Calif. several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson, with the Rev. Billy Galloway officiating. Burial will be in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Alderson. Friends may call one hour prior to service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Allajean G. Lett

WINFIELD - Allajean Gibeaut Lett, 72, of Winfield died Jan. 25, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

She was a member of Winfield Baptist Church and Kate Dudding Society, a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Putnam County.

Surviving: husband, B.Y. Lett sons, Richard M. "Butch" Gibeaut of Nitro, James C. Lett of Winfield, William S. "Bud" Lett of Columbia, S.C. sisters, Mary Spears of Bancroft, Josie Warner of Red House brothers, Charles "Shark" Gibeaut of Poca, Frank Gibeaut of Nitro four grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with the Rev. Doug McComas and the Rev. E. Ted Wall officiating. Burial will be in Winfield Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Brittany Nykol Lilly

Brittany Nykol Lilly, infant daughter of Terry Alan Lilly and Wanda Lee Hall of Marmet, was stillborn Jan. 26, 1997, in Women and Children's Hospital, CAMC.

Also surviving: grandparents, Lewis and Iva Lee Petty of Marmet, Betty Hall of Chesapeake brother, Terry Alan II of Marmet stepbrother, Daniel King of Hernshaw sisters, Angela Dawn Mannon of Marmet, Cynthia Naony Lilly of Charleston stepsister, Jennifer King of Hernshaw.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. today at Mitchell Cemetery, Lens Creek, with Pastor Rick McCracken officiating. There will be no visitation. J.E. Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

Earl G. Lowe Sr.

SPENCER - Earl G. Lowe Sr., 86, of Spencer died Jan. 24, 1997, in Roane General Hospital, Spencer, after a long illness.

He was a retired plant superintendant with Burnette Farms Packing Company, Hartford, Mich., and a member of First Methodist Church, Keeler, Mich.

Surviving: wife, Emma Walker Lowe daughters, Dorothy Lowe of Spencer, Shirley Reed and Carolyn Adams, both of Watervliet, Mich., Marilyn Pagel of Ypsilanti, Mich. brother, Harry of Carson City, Mich. 15 grandchildren 19 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Rev. Leon Strickland officiating. Burial will be in Droddy-Canterbury Cemetery, Walton. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mary McCoy

BELPRE, Ohio - Mary McCoy, 85, of Belpre died Jan. 25, 1997, in the Arbors of Marietta.

She was retired from Rubber Fabrication of Grantsville, W.Va., and was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving: husband, Glen McCoy daughter, Jane Baird of Ivydale, W.Va. stepdaughter, Norma Kemp of Belpre three grandchildren three stepgrandchildren two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Grantsville, with the Rev. James Pierson officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Spencer Funeral Home, Belpre, and one hour prior to service at the church.

Esther D. Milam

FAIRLEA - Esther D. Thomas Milam, 77, of Fairlea died Jan. 25, 1997, in Columbia Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, after a long illness.

Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson, is in charge of arrangements.

Perry B. Mollohan

Perry B. Mollohan, 53, of Charleston, formerly of Clendenin, died Jan. 25, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

He was a former employee of Coca-Cola Company.

Surviving: wife, Corrine Smith Mollohan daughter, Aundria Jenkins of Lexington, S.C. stepson, Brian Hunt of Castle, Ind. stepdaughters, Michelle Spencer of Sebring, Fla., Christine Arthur of Arcadia, Fla. brother, Roy of Charleston sisters, Ellen Richard of Clendenin, Linda Fizer of South Carolina four grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Myers Funeral Home, Elkview, with the Rev. Charles Simmons officiating. Burial will be in Midkiff Cemetery, Sumerco. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Virginia R. Moon

RICHWOOD - Virginia Ruth Moon, 75, of Richwood, formerly of Findley, Ohio, died Jan. 25, 1997, in General Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

She was a former employee of Firestone of Akron, Ohio, and a 16-year resident of Richwood.

Surviving: brothers, Alfred Hagy, Lacy Hagy and John Hagy, all of Richwood, David Hagy of Citrus Heights, Calif. sisters, Maxine Edgington of Osceola, Iowa, Beulah Edwards of Indianola, Iowa.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, with the Rev. Brent Franco officiating. Burial will be in Richwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Paul E. Parsons

BUFFALO - Paul Edward Parsons, 74, of Buffalo, Putnam County, died Jan. 26, 1997, in Putnam General Hospital, Hurricane, after a short illness.

He was retired from the state Department of Highways and was an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving: wife, Velva Ethel Parsons daughters, Sharon Davis of Kingsland, Ga., Phillis Rees of Racine, Ohio sons, Paul Jr. and Robert, both of Buffalo sister, Martha Stover of Buffalo 16 grandchildren two great-grandchildren.

Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, is in charge of arrangements.

Ona J. Pettit

DUCK - Ona J. Pettit, 96, of Duck, Clay County, died Jan. 25, 1997, in Braxton Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving: sons, Bill of Suffield, Ohio, Elkins of Mogadore, Ohio, George of Swannanoa, N.C. daughters, Ruth Pugh of Akron, Ohio, Clara "Toots" Stonestreet of Burnsville 12 grandchildren 22 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with the Rev. Darius Arnold officiating. Burial will be in Duffield Cemetery, Duck. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

William G. Ratliff

HUNTINGTON - William G. Ratliff, 83, of Huntington died Jan. 24, 1997, in Cabell Huntington Hospital.

He was a retired assistant distribution manager for Island Creek Coal Co., an Army veteran of World War II, where he served as an engineer, and a member of Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church, Spring Valley Country Club and Elks Lodge 313.

Surviving: wife, Margaret A. Ratliff of Huntington many nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary, Huntington, with the Rev. John Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Woodmere Memorial Burial Park. Friends may call from 4 to 5 p.m. today at the mortuary. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.

Bonny J. Redden

RAINELLE - Bonny Jean Redden, 70, of Rainelle died Jan. 25, 1997, in a White Sulphur Springs care center.

She was of the Church of Christ faith, a homemaker and a 23-year resident of Rainelle.

Surviving: daughters, Bonnie Jewel Nichols of Mead, Wash., Janice Smith of Union, Charlotte Wiseman of Rupert, Patricia Surbaugh of Elton, Brenda Redden of Rainelle sister, Grace Hale of Yorktown, Va. brothers, Raymond Dudding of Huntington, Ralph Dudding of Barboursville, Bob Dudding of Wheeling 14 grandchildren 14 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home Chapel, Rainelle, with the Rev. George Deitz officiating. Burial will be in Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Alma L. Richmond

TRUE - Alma Louise Richmond, 51, of True, Summers County, died Jan. 26, 1997, in Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital after a long illness.

Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, is in charge of arrangements.

Levy P. Summers Sr.

Levy Price Summers Sr., 70, of Charleston died Jan. 26, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

He was a 54-year resident of Charleston, a retired truck driver for the former Smith's Transfer Corporation with 36 years' service, an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Charleston Lodge 1444 Loyal Order of the Moose and Teamsters Local 175.

Surviving: wife, Juanita Marie Summers daughters, Deborah S. May of Richmond, Va., Denise Igo of Belle son, Price Jr. of Charleston sisters, Beatrice Tawney and Opal Moore, both of Wallback, Miriam Sizemore of Maysel, Janice Boggess of Melbourne, Fla. five grandchildren two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home Chapel, Malden, with the Rev. Warren G. Faulkner officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Wallback. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Charles C. Tallman Jr. 

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Charles C. "Chuck" Tallman Jr., 58, of Savannah died Jan. 26, 1997, in Savannah.

He was born in Charleston, W.Va, was a partner in the Cunningham, Tallman and Pennington advertising firm in Savannah and was owner and director of Camp Marchard in France.

Surviving: sons, William B. and Smithy McIntosh, both of Columbia, S.C. mother, Jane Tallman Heath of Augusta sister, Martha T. Vance of Jacksonville, Fla. brother, Dr. James Tallman of Marietta.

A memorial service will be noon Saturday in St. John's Episcopal Chapel, Savannah. Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel, Savannah, is in charge of arrangements.

Charles W. Thomas

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Charles William "Bill" Thomas, 75, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Glasgow, W.Va., died Jan. 26, 1997, in Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, after a long illness.

Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements.

Ruby Turner

NAOMA - Ruby Turner, 73, of Naoma, Raleigh County, died Jan. 24, 1997, in Beckley Hospital after a long illness.

She attended Freewill Baptist Church, Naoma.

Surviving: sisters, Linda Cantley of Naoma, Lucy Kincaid of Dayton, Ohio, Ruth Ann Dalton of Willis, Va. brothers, Denny Clay of Sundial, Roger Clay of Naoma, Clarence Clay of Kenova several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Armstrong Funeral Home Chapel, Whitesville, with the Rev. Ottie Tyler officiating. Burial will be in Cook Cemetery, Drews Creek, Naoma. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Almeda G. Varchetto

CRYSTAL SPRINGS - Almeda George Varchetto, 79, of Crystal Springs, formerly of Elkins, died Jan. 25, 1997, in Nella's Incorporated, Crystal Springs, after a long illness.

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

Surviving: sons, Dr. A.P. "Butch" of Vienna, Russell Roy of Charleston daughters, Julie Tilson of Clarksburg, Madonna Bonner and Patti Varchetto, both of Elkins, Martha Blosser of Kerens brother, Burton George of Atlanta sisters, Amy "Toots" Arbogast of Elkins, Elnora Woodford of Oak Hill, Georgia Pope of New Bern, N.C., Frances "Sis" Coberly of Montrose three grandchildren.

Service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Brendan Catholic Church with the Rev. William Anderson officiating. Burial will be in St. Brendan Cemetery, Elkins. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at John W. Lohr-Barb-Vance Funeral Home, Elkins, where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. 

Tyler W. Vaught

KILLEEN, Texas - Tyler William Vaught, 4-month old son of David Alan and Stephanie Daniels Vaught of Killeen, died Jan. 23, 1997, in Darnell Community Army Hospital.

Additional survivors: sister, Ashlee Vaught at home paternal grandparents, Ron and Brenda Vaught of Sophia, W.Va. maternal grandparents, Pam Newman of North Carolina, Walter Daniels of Fairmont, W.Va. maternal great-grandmother, Virgie Parks of Midway, W.Va. paternal great-grandparents, Charles and Edith Poe of Beckley, W.Va.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church, Sophia, with the Rev. Sterling Morgan officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Prosperity, W.Va., and one hour prior to service at the church.

Helen Walton

HILLSBORO - Helen Walton, 86, of Hillsboro died Jan. 18, 1997, at home in a fire.

Police think the fire started from a kerosene heater, said a spokesman with the Pocahontas County Sheriff's Department.

Walton lived alone and was dead at the scene, police said. Foul play was not suspected.

She was a farmer and a Methodist.

Surviving: several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at VanReenen Funeral Home, Marlinton, with the Rev. Lee Dean officiating. 

Sidney C. White

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Sidney C. White, 66, of Cleveland died Jan. 24, 1997.

Surviving: wife, Margaret Evans White daughters, Donetta Kalezka, Debra Plyraski, Sidney O. White II and Stephanie L. White, all of Cleveland sister, Iris Chauncy eight grandchildren three great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at James Funeral Home, Logan. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens.

Edith M. Williams

Edith M. Williams, 67, of Charleston died Jan. 25, 1997, in Heartland of Charleston Nursing Home after a short illness.

She was retired from the dietary department of Memorial Division, CAMC.

Surviving: husband, John R. Williams son, Bill Bennington of Prestonburg, Ky. stepson, Buddy Williams of Clendenin stepmother, Thelma Stricker of Charleston sister, Ruth S. Hammack of Charleston brother, Denver Stricker of Belle stepbrother, Walt Stricker of Charleston five grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Elk Funeral Home, Charleston, with Dr. John D. Harlan Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

MOATS, Pearl M. - Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Dunbar First Baptist Church with the Rev. George R. Pauley and the Rev. Thomas E. Stevens Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar. Moats, 83, of Dunbar died Jan. 25, 1997, in St. Francis Hospital after a short illness.


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