Miscellaneous Kanawha County, West Virginia Obituaries

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Tony Ryan Aliff

PINEVILLE - Tony Ryan Aliff, infant son of Anthony Aliff and Jessica Mullens, both of Pineville, was stillborn Dec. 2, 1997, in a Beckley hospital.

Also surviving: paternal grandparents, Tommy and Debbie Stewart of Pineville, Charles and Joan Aliff of Indiana; maternal grandparents, Oza Mullens Jr. and Joann Mullens, both of Kopperston; great-grandparents, June Aliff, Russell and Elsie Williams, all of Pineville, Oza Mullens Sr., Mason and Irene Duncan, all of Kopperston.

Graveside service will be 3 p.m. today in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity, with the Rev. Charles Tilley and the Rev. Timmy Brewster officiating. Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Prosperity, is in charge of arrangements.

Wanny Paul Arnold

BECKLEY - Wanny Paul Arnold, 54, of Beckley died Dec. 2, 1997, in V.A. Medical Center, Beckley, after a long illness.

He was a disabled draftsman, a Baptist and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

Surviving: sons, Kenneth Paul and Terry Allen, both of Middletown, Ohio; brother, Eugene of Beckley; sisters, Willa Dean Nidiffer of Glen Burnie, Md., Josephine Acton of Baltimore; one granddaughter.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley, with the Rev. Billy Watson officiating. Burial will be in Lilly Cemetery, near Jumping Branch. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Herbert A. Bee

NEWVILLE - Herbert A. Bee, 58, of Newville, Braxton County, died Dec. 3, 1997, in Braxton County Memorial Hospital, Gassaway, after a short illness.

He was a farmer.

Surviving: brothers, Charles L. Bee of Sutton, John L. Jones of Taylor, Mich.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home, Flatwoods. Friends may call two hours prior to service at the funeral home.

Viola M. Eggleton

Viola M. Eggleton, 73, of Marmet died Dec. 2, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a social worker for Upper Kanawha Valley Senior Services and attended God's Tabernacle, South Charleston.

Surviving: husband, John A.; sons, John C. "Jay" Eggleton of Daytona, Fla., Stephen A. Eggleton of Charlotte, N.C.; sisters, Violet Hutchison and Virginia Wilton, both of Elkton, Md., Jerry Stubbs of New Castle, Del., Billie Morris of Lumberport, Joan Null of Charleston; brothers, Robert and Franklin Arthur, both of Elkton; one granddaughter.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, with the Rev. Henry Bill Stanley officiating. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden.

Ruby Marie Freeman

BELLEVILLE - Ruby Marie Freeman, 83, of Belleville, Wood County, died Dec. 3, 1997, in Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, after a long illness.

She was a former employee of Freeman's Grocery Store, Belleville.

Surviving: son, Wayne of Ripley.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Vail Funeral Home, Ripley, with the Rev. Rodney Heckert officiating. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Roger Lee Greathouse Jr.

SPENCER - Roger Lee Greathouse Jr., 19, of Spencer died Dec. 2, 1997, from injuries received in an automobile accident near Pikeville, Ky.

He was a graduate of Roane County High School and an employee of American Energy.

Surviving: father, Roger Lee Greathouse Sr. of North Carolina; mother, Debra Longfellow Greathouse of Clover; sister, Marlena Dawn Greathouse of Clover; half sisters, Belinda King of North Carolina, Amanda Greathouse of Ripley; paternal grandparents, Roy and Madeline Greathouse of Coolville, Ohio; maternal grandparents, Paul and June Knopp of Clover.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Rev. Leon Strickland officiating. Burial will be in Spencer Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Inez L. Griffith

SOPHIA - Inez L. Griffith, 90, of Sophia, Raleigh County, died Dec. 2, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a retired nurse's aide and attended Bethel Freewill Baptist Church.

Surviving: sons, Roy "Sonny" Allen of Sophia, Timothy Griffith of Oklahoma City; daughters, Dot Graham of Sophia, Vangie Alexander of Las Vegas; sister, Zada Brooks of Oak Hill; 17 grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia, with the Rev. Billy Calhoun and Pastor Jim Leach officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley. Friends may call a half-hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Joyce Marie Hanks

BECKLEY - Joyce Marie "Susie" Hanks, 45, of Beckley died Dec. 2, 1997, in Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, after a long illness.

She was a former employee of Beckley Hospital, Americare Pine Lodge, Pinecrest Hospital and Home Health Service. She was a Baptist.

Surviving: daughter, Rose Davis of Midway.

Graveside service will be 3 p.m. today in Restwood Memorial Gardens, Madam Creek. There will be no visitation. Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley, is in charge of arrangements.

Virginia G. Harris

PHILIPPI - Virginia G. Harris, 83, of Philippi died Dec. 3, 1997, in Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins.

She was a registered nurse with 32 years' service and was a member of the College Club, All Seasons Garden Club, Philippi Baptist Church and American Baptist Women. She was a former Baptist Church choir director in Charleston and Parkersburg.

Surviving: husband, the Rev. Asa B. Harris Jr.; daughters, Judith Kay "Judy" Fowler of Philippi, Elizabeth "Bette" Keefer of Cross Lanes; brother, Edward Hickman of Fairmont; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Philippi Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Hapler and the Rev. James Fogg officiating. Burial will be in Broad Run Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 p.m. Friday to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Wright Funeral Home, Philippi. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Philippi Baptist Church.

Mary Aronia Hinkle

CAMDEN - Mary Aronia Hinkle, 49, of Camden, Lewis County, died Dec. 2, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and was a Protestant.

Surviving: husband, Charles; daughter, Charlotte Roller of Weston; son, Steven Kile of Jane Lew; brothers, James and Bud Weekley, both of Belpre, Ohio; sister, Edith Kile Pratt of Pennsboro; five grandchildren.

There will be no service or visitation. The body was cremated. Floyd Funeral Home, Weston, is in charge of arrangements.

Matthew Ross Hoffman

GLEN ALLEN, Va. - Matthew Ross Hoffman, 16, of Glen Allen, formerly of Charleston, W.Va., died Dec. 2, 1997, in Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, from injuries received in an automobile accident.

He was a student at Kiski Prep School for Boys, Saltsburg, Pa., and a member of the school's Forensic Society, soccer and baseball teams and Debate Team. He was a cartoonist for the school newspaper and art director for the school yearbook and attended St. Michael's Catholic Church, Glen Allen, and Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral, Charleston.

Surviving: parents, Randall J. and Leah J. Fisher Hoffman of Glen Allen; paternal grandmother, Rose Hoffman of Greensburg, Pa.; maternal grandmother, Betty Fisher of South Charleston, W.Va.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral, Charleston, with the Rev. P. Edward Sadie officiating. Burial will be in Floral Hills Garden of Memories, Pocatalico, W.Va. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Kiski School for Boys, 1888 Brett Lane, Saltsburg, Pa. 15681, or to Friends of NSICU, P.O. Box 985898, 401 N. 12th St., Richmond, Va. 23298.

Jennings Johnson

Jennings Johnson, 86, of Campbells Creek, Charleston, died Dec. 2, 1997, in Heartland of Charleston after a short illness.

He was a retired shop superintendent for Amherst Industries, a former employee of Hatfield-Campbells Creek Coal Co., and a member of Springfork Missionary Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge 27.

Surviving: wife, Inez Snidow Johnson; daughters, Faye Clark of Sneads Ferry, N.C., Reta Jo Williams of Lugoff, S.C.; stepson, Charles Stumbo of Charleston; stepdaughter, Patricia Duncan of Belle; sister, Maxine Noel of Anderson, Ind.; brother, Ed Johnson of Charleston; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with the Rev. Mike Long officiating. Graveside service with Masonic rites will be 2:30 p.m. Friday in Birchlawn Burial Park, Pearisburg, Va. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ruby Lee Barnhart Kees

Ruby Lee Barnhart Kees, 79, of Chelyan, formerly of Burnwell, died Dec. 2, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a member of Standard Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving: daughter, Brenda Leadmon of Chesapeake; sons, Eugene of Alexandria, Va., Harold of Nicholasville, Ky., Earl of Lincolnton, N.C., William and Keith, both of Winston-Salem, N.C.; sister, Hallie Cantley of Hansford; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with the Rev. Daniel Saylor officiating. Burial will be in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Gertrude S. Linger

FRIENDLY - Gertrude S. Linger, 95, of Friendly, Tyler County, died Dec. 2, 1997, in Sistersville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was a retired office manager from Western and Southern Life Insurance Co., Charleston, and was a member of Sistersville Baptist Church, Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 45, Charleston, and American Legion Auxiliary, Sistersville.

Surviving: daughter, Trudy Madden of Friendly; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville, with the Rev. Robert Burdette officiating. Burial will be in Friendly Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where there will be an Eastern Star service at 7:30.

Charles C. Meadows

BROOKS - Charles C. "Charlie" Meadows, 72, of Brooks, Summers County, died Dec. 2, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

He was a rural mail carrier with 20 years' service and was a member of Brooks Baptist Church.

Surviving: sons, Danny of Jumping Branch, Jay of Brooks; daughter, Phyllis Meadows of Beaver; three grandsons.

Service will be 3 p.m. Friday at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlor, Hinton, with Pastor Robbie Merritt and Pastor Darrell Hamm officiating. Burial will be in Greenbrier Burial Park, Hinton. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral parlor.

Clyde Nelson

VIENNA - Clyde "Jim" Nelson, 72, of Vienna died Dec. 2, 1997, at home.

He was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II and was a member of the DAV and VFW.

Surviving: wife, Stella V. Miller Nelson; sons, David of Bradenton, Fla., Chet of Charleston; daughter, Sharon Farmer of Summerville, S.C.; stepsons, Rollen Miller of Guysville, Ohio, Roger Miller of Belpre, Ohio; stepdaughters, Virginia Hinson of Monroe, N.C., Linda Shields of Cairo; brothers, Henderson, Scott and Gerald, all of Belle, Thomas of St. Albans; sister, Ruth Milan of Dunbar; five grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Lambert Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with the Rev. Tim Farmer and the Rev. Don Cunningham officiating. Burial will be in Witcher Creek Cemetery, Belle.

Cora Frances Price

GALLIPOLIS FERRY - Cora Frances Price, 85, of Gallipolis Ferry, Mason County, died Dec. 3, 1997, in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant.

She was a homemaker and a member of Millstone Church, Apple Grove.

Surviving: son, Worthy "Gene," Douglas and John "Willie" Jr., all of Point Pleasant, Kenneth of Glenwood, Harvey and Marlin, both of Apple Grove; daughters, Dorothy Watson of Point Pleasant, Betty Simpkins of Gallipolis Ferry, Mary "Sis" Edmonds of Apple Grove; brothers, Marshall Nibert of Point Pleasant, Jack Nibert of Ohio; 39 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Millstone Church with the Rev. Bud Hatfield and the Rev. Lee Baird officiating. Burial will be in Beale Chapel Cemetery, Apple Grove. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Deal & Brown Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, and one hour prior to service at the church.

Marguriete Runnion

Marguriete Runnion, 80, of St. Albans, formerly of Spencer, died Dec. 3, 1997, in Cedar Ridge Nursing Home after a long illness.

She was retired from nursing with 40 years' service.

Surviving: sisters, Thelma Bartlett of Spencer, Martha Ramsey of St. Albans, Sylvia Hudkins of Luling, La., Ramona Kaufman of Niwot, Colo.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Kanawha Hospice Care Inc., 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, W.Va. 25064.

Elvin Smith Jr.

CHAPMANVILLE - Elvin Smith Jr., 41, of Chapmanville died Dec. 3, 1997, in Logan General Hospital.

He was disabled and was a Freewill Baptist.

Surviving: son, Jason of South Carolina; parents, Elvin and Madgie Elkins Smith of Chapmanville; sisters, Linda Lewis of Big Creek, Virginia Taylor of Maryland, Dixie Sturgell of Delbarton, Wanda Foley of Florida, Patty Smith of Michigan; brothers, Elwood of Huntington, Bobby of Big Creek, Donnie Lee of Holden, Tommy of Delbarton.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Evans Funeral Home, Chapmanville, with the Rev. Gene Goodman officiating. Burial will be in Smith-Home Cemetery, Big Creek. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Russell Spears

Russell Spears, 98, of Charleston died Dec. 3, 1997, in Hermitage Health Care Center, Alexandria, Va.

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

Johnie A. Tinsley

Johnie A. Tinsley, 79, of Charleston died Dec. 3, 1997, in Dunbar Health Care Center after a long illness.

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

James Amos Vannatta

LEXINGTON, Ky. - James Amos Vannatta, 67, of Lexington died Dec. 2, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was a native of Irvine, a veteran of the Korean War and a retired truck driver for Metec Inc.

Surviving: daughters, Lany White of Lexington, Lory Bolton of Nashville, Tenn., Lois Henderson of Nace, Va.; son, Tony Vannatta of Lexington; five grandchiildren; nine great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday in King Family Cemetery, Liberty, W.Va., with the Rev. Tim Thompson officiating. Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, W.Va., is in charge of local arrangements.

Margaret I. Walls

CANTON, Ohio - Margaret I. Walls, 84, of Canton, formerly of Charleston, W.Va., died Dec. 1, 1997.

Surviving: sisters, Ada Clay of Orgas, W.Va., Helma Davis of West Virginia; brothers, Dewayne Tudor of Flint, Mich., Earl Tudor of Florida, Walter Tudor of Ohio.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, W.Va. Burial will be in Fairview Memory Gardens, Hamlin. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Aden Webb Jr.

FAIRDALE - Aden Webb Jr., 47, of Fairdale, Raleigh County, died Dec. 3, 1997, in a Beckley hospital.

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

Rex R. White

Rex R. White, 84, of Nitro died Dec. 3, 1997, at home after a short illness.

He was a retired employee of American Viscose, Nitro, an Army veteran of World War II and a Protestant.

Surviving: daughter, Olga Williams of Cross Lanes; sisters, Geneva Neeley of Clay, Lula Anderson of Charleston; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro, with the Rev. Bruce Young 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.

Betty Ann Martin Winchell

CLIO - Betty Ann Martin Winchell, 56, of Clio, Roane County, died Dec. 2, 1997, at home after a short illness.

She was a printer, a homemaker and a member of Women of the Moose, Nitro.

Surviving: husband, William H.; sons, Mike and Mark Riggs, both of Columbus, Ohio, Thomas Riggs of Richmond, Va.; daughter, Kimberly Wade of Austin, Texas; stepson, William J. Winchell of Hanover, Mich.; stepdaughter, Vicki L. Mayo of Parma, Mich.; sister, Sue McCullen of Dumfries, Va.; seven grandchildren.

Memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. Randy Osborne officiating. Friends may call from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society.

BALSER, Hattie - Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove, with the Rev. Clifford Ramsey officiating. Burial will be in Mount Lewis Cemetery, Mammoth. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Balser, 84, of Mantua, Ohio, died Dec. 1, 1997, in Bedford (Ohio) Hospital after a short illness.

Frank Arcudia

OAK HILL - Frank Arcudia, 73, of Oak Hill died Dec. 3, 1997, in Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, after a long illness.

He was a retired miner from New River Co., a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Oak Hill, UMW and was an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving: wife, Faye Gunnoe Arcudia; daughter, Josephine Schwarz of Denver; son, Tommy of Oak Hill; stepsons, Gary Thompson of Mousie, Ky., Johnny Thompson of Delaware, Ohio; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Bill Menefee officiating. Burial will be in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Oak Hill. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Collett Frederick Bailey

NORFOLK, Va. - Collett Frederick Bailey, 73, of Norfolk, formerly of Charleston, W.Va., died Dec. 3, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was a retired Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War with 20 years' service and was retired from civil service at the Naval Air Rework Facility.

Surviving: wife, Eunice Bailey; son, Lance F. Bailey and Mark A. Bailey; daughters, Pamela Bailey Wobken and Angela Denise Bailey; sisters, Louise Boggess and Mattie Prescott; four grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Kellum Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, Va. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Chester Arthur Blankenship

PINEVILLE - Chester Arthur Blankenship, 94, of Pineville died Dec. 3, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He received his bachelor's degree from Concord College and his master's from West Virginia University. He was a former teacher in McDowell and Wyoming counties, a Wyoming County principal, and former Wyoming County school superintendent. He was a former member of the House of Delegates, twice served as clerk of the House, was a member of the state Democratic Executive Committee, and former delegate-at-large for the Democratic National Convention.

Surviving: wife, Inez Perry Blankenship; daughters, Carolyn Norman of Jupiter, Fla., Patty Perry Wells of Elizabethton, Tenn., Mary Sue Adams of Charleston; sisters, Grace Fender of Pineville, Beulah Spears of Huntsville, Ala; brother, Charlie of Moneta, Va.; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Calfee Funeral Service, Pineville, with the Rev. C.J. Wells officiating. Entombment will be in Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum, Beckley. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Cook Memorial Baptist Church, Pineville.

Zola A. Milam Bowles

Zola A. Milam Bowles, 66, of St. Albans died Dec. 4, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, St. Albans.

Surviving: daughters, Beverly A. Kelly of Painesville, Ohio, Linda Edmonds of St. Albans; sons, Phillip of Hurricane, Michael B. of St. Albans; brothers, Frank Milam of Cross Lanes, Clint Milam of St. Albans, Bruce Milam of Washington state; sisters, Velma Roncaglione and Jean Hughes, both of St. Albans; 13 grandchildren.

Memorial service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, St. Albans, with John Poindexter officiating. Private burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the Kingdom Hall. Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, W.Va. 25064.

Freeling Dalton

HARTS - Freeling Dalton, 65, of Harts, Lincoln County, died Dec. 3, 1997, at home.

He was an Army veteran, a disabled miner and a deacon at Hoover Church of Christ, Harts.

Surviving: wife, Eva Fillinger Dalton; sons, Stanley and Ronnie, both of North Carolina; daughters, Kathy Berry and Avanell Kirk, both of Harts, Tammy Kviz of Perry Point, Md.; brothers, Ossie "Buck" of Harts, Sidney "Jack" of Elyria, Ohio; sister, Helene Hensley of Elyria; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Evans Funeral Home, Chapmanville, with the Rev. Lawrence Amburgey and the Rev. Jimmy Carter officiating. Burial, with military rites, will be in the Freeling Dalton Cemetery, Harts. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mellie Iona Edenfield

CHARMCO - Mellie Iona Edenfield, 55, of Charmco died Dec. 2, 1997, in a Fairlea hospital after a sudden illness.

She was a disabled licensed practical nurse and attended Gordon Freewill Baptist Church, Charmco.

Surviving: sons, Shawn of Lincolnton, N.C., Mike of Rupert, Shane of Charmco; mother, Charlotte Watson Sheppard of Charmco; sister, Linda Guss of Baldwin City, Kansas; brother, Robert Sheppard of Alderson; six grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Gordon Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Darrell McNeely officiating. Burial will be in Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle, and one hour prior to service at the church.

Frank C. Edwards

Frank C. Edwards, 49, of Charleston died Dec. 3, 1997, in General Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

He was a former member of Riverside Baptist Church, a graduate of Charleston High School, an employee of Rick's Janitorial Service and an Army veteran.

Surviving: son, Frank Jr. of Detroit; mother, Ada Edwards of Charleston; sister, Joyce Barnhill of New York City; brothers, Calvin of Detroit, Terry and Donald, both of Charleston.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Greater Emmanuel Church, Charleston, with Bishop James Carter officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Friend may call one hour prior to service at the church. Scott Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

Wilma Lawanna Vance Fell

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Wilma Lawanna Vance Fell, 60, of Columbus died Dec. 3, 1997, at home.

She was a coordinator at Columbus Cancer Clinic.

Surviving: husband, Donald Fell; sons, Larry A. and Jerry L. Vance; daughter, Diana Gail Vance; stepdaughters, Valerie Pike and Vicki Owens; sisters, Ann Hager, Nora Carroll, Edna Piggman; brothers, Douglas and Vernon Keeney; six grandchildren.

Service will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Schoedinger Hilltop Chapel, Columbus. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Hospice at Riverside and Grant, 3536 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214.

Homer M. Fisher

RIPLEY - Homer M. Fisher, 80, of Ripley died Dec. 4, 1997, at home after a short illness.

Parsons-Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, is in charge of arrangements.

Anna Belle Garrett

MOUNT HOPE - Anna Belle Richmond Garrett, 75, of Mount Hope died Dec. 4, 1997, in a Marietta, Ohio, nursing home after a short illness.

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

Della Slater Hancock

Della Slater Hancock, 77, of Sissonville died Dec. 3, 1997, in General Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

She was a homemaker, a member of Allen Fork Community Church, Sissonville, and a member and former president of Sissonville Senior Citizens.

Surviving: daughters, Laura M. Tignor and Leona F. Garbett, both of Sissonville; son, Richard Andrew Hancock of Bluefield, Va.; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Long & Fisher Funeral Home, Sissonville, with the Rev. Jerry Bonnett officiating. Burial will be in Floral Hills Garden of Memories, Pocatalico. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Estelle Howard

SUMMERSVILLE - Estelle Howard, 67, of Summersville died Dec. 3, 1997, at home after a short illness.

Surviving: husband, H. Wayne Howard; son, H. Wayne "Tom" Howard Jr. of Cecil, Pa.; daughter, Deborah E. Hale of Roanoke, Va.; sister, Vernell Condrey of Powhatan, Va.; four grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Clark Chapel of Bauer Funeral Home, Elderton, Pa., with the Rev. Richard D. Sweeney officiating. Burial will be in Elderton Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at White Funeral Home, Summersville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Summersville Public Library, 85 Scenic Highway, Summersville, W.Va. 26651.

Catherine Kate Kapp

LAKELAND, Fla. - Catherine Kate Kapp, 91, of Lakeland, formerly of Nitro, W.Va., died Dec. 3, 1997, in Lakeland Regional Medical Center.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church, Poca, W.Va.

Surviving: sons, William J. of Lakeland, David of St. Albans, W.Va.; daughter, Rosemary Smith of Lakeland; sisters, Della Young and Mary Arch, both of South Bend, Ind., Elizabeth Cartwright of Columbus, Ind., Helen Brooks of Charleston, Dorothy Riggans of Tavares; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

The body will be cremated. Lanier Funeral Home, Lakeland, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to a charity of choice.

Pauline E. Langford

BUCKHANNON - Pauline E. Langford, 75, of Buckhannon died Dec. 3, 1997, at the home of her niece after a long illness.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving: several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Floyd Funeral Home, Weston, with the Rev. Roy Jones officiating. Burial will be in Peterson Cemetery, Weston. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Gusta M. Pauley

Gusta M. Pauley, 84, of Shrewsbury died Dec. 4, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a Protestant.

Surviving: son, Steve Pauley at home; daughters, Karen Sigman of Shrewsbury, Carol Thomas of Springfield, Va.; sisters, Norma Harpole and Opal McCormick, both of Cooksville, Tenn.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove, with the Rev. Lloyd Daubenspeck officiating. Burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

David Clarence Perry

OAK HILL - David Clarence Perry, 43, of Oak Hill died Dec. 3, 1997, at Litwar, McDowell County, from injuries received in a bridge collapse.

He was a carpenter foreman with Battle Ridge Co., Charleston, and a member of United Steel Workers.

Surviving: fiancee, Barbara J. Luke of Oak Hill; daughters, Elizabeth Ann Pelkey and Irene Michelle Poff, both of Oak Hill, Jennifer Aileen Perry of Stuarts Draft, Va.; son, David Edward Perry of Waynesboro, Pa.; mother, Wanda Hicks Perry of Oak Hill; sisters, Sherry Lynn Murphy of Morganton, N.C., Denise Price of Oak Hill; brothers, Mark Anthony and Mathew Ray Perry, both of Oak Hill; paternal grandmother, Mildred Perry of Crown Hill; one grandchild.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Virgil Martin officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Gertrude D. Rhodes

Gertrude D. Rhodes, 73, of St. Albans, formerly of Nitro, died Dec. 3, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston, after a short illness.

She was a homemaker and member of Cross Lanes Bible Church.

Surviving: daughters, Kay F. Gowen and Rose M. Harrison, both of Nitro; sons, Gilbert W. Rhodes Sr. and James Rhodes, both of St. Albans; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro, with Pastor Timothy Valentine and Pastor Daniel Berger officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Leon. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Emory Richards Jr.

Emory Richards Jr., 71, of St. Albans died Dec. 4, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

He was a retired valve mechanic from Union Carbide Corp. with 32 years' service and a member of Nitro Church of God.

Surviving: wife, Margaret Richards; daughters, Marie Whitt of Zanesville, Ohio, Sherri Horner of Dallas, Tresa DeSautel of Nitro; brother, James Everett Richards of Charleston; sisters, Lena May Young of Hurricane, JoAnn Mallory of South Charleston; six grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Harold Goodpaster and the Rev. H.G. Terry officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Sadie Robinson

LAKE - Sadie Robinson, 75, of Lake, Logan County, died Dec. 4, 1997, in Guyan Valley Hospital, Logan.

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

Deborah S. Spruce

Deborah S. Spruce, 48, of Charleston died Nov. 29, 1997.

She was founder of Spruce School of Real Estate, was a broker for West Virginia Properties, a regional training director for Excel Telecommunications and a certified instructor in the West Virginia college and university system. She helped develop and found the Achievers Program, was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Charleston, and of the church's vestry, did volunteer work for cancer research, the Heart Fund and the March of Dimes and was a former member of the Charleston Republican Executive Committee and the board of Capital City Little League.

Surviving: husband, George W. Spruce III; son, Erick Todd Dickerson; daughter, Jill Louise Dickerson; stepson, George W. Spruce IV; brother, William Meadows of Kissimmee, Fla.; sisters, Nancy Stanley of South Charleston, Carolyn Sue Johnson of Charlton Heights, Carolyn Nell Duncan of Dublin, Va.; one grandson.

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

Orley Thomas

LANHAM - Orley "Pete" Thomas, 93, of Lanham, Putnam County, died Dec. 3, 1997, in General Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

She was a native of Jackson County and attended Harmons Creek Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving: son, D. Henry Thomas of Lanham; sister, Gladia McLean of Cutler, Ohio.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, with the Rev. Kathleen Sherman and the Rev. O.R. Gunno 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.

Johnie A. Tinsley

Johnie A. Tinsley, 79, of Charleston died Dec. 3, 1997, in Americare of Dunbar after a long illness.

He was a retired mechanic from the Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority and attended Harper Memorial Church.

Surviving: wife, Opal Francisco Tinsley; brother, Burton of Tyler Mountain; sister, Annie Wolfe of Sandyville.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. William Layne Jr. and the Rev. Mark Hess officiating. Burial will be in Bowen Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Violet Mitchell Wisnewski

Violet Mitchell Wisnewski, 76, of Malden died Dec. 3, 1997, in General Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

She was retired from Charleston Area Medical Center and was a member of Moose Lodge 1441, Charleston.

Surviving: companion, William A. Jarrett; son, Jerry Wisnewski of Denver; brothers, Murl Mitchell of Elkview, Renvell Mitchell of Big Chimney; four grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with the Rev. James G. Coleman 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.

LINGER, Gertrude S. - Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville, with the Rev. Robert Burdette officiating. Burial will be in Friendly Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, where an Eastern Star service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Linger, 95, of Friendly, Tyler County, died Dec. 2, 1997, in Sistersville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

NELSON, Clyde - Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Witcher Baptist Church with the Rev. Benard Toppings officiating. Burial will be in Witcher Creek Cemetery, Belle., Lambert Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, is in charge of arrangements. Nelson, 72, of Vienna died Dec. 2, 1997, at home.


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