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Garnett Adkins

HARTS - Garnett Adkins, 88, of Harts, Lincoln County, died Dec. 4, 1997, at home.

She was a housewife and a member of Coal Branch Church, Harts.

Surviving: daughters, Martha J. Dalton of Chapmanville, Kathleen Dingess, with whom she made her home, Helen Farmer of Harts, Audrey Salmons of Barboursville; son, Golden "Johnny" of Harts; sisters, Bell Baldwin and Madge Sowards; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville, with Buck Harless and Greg Dalton officiating. Burial will be in the Golden Adkins family Cemetery, Harts. Friends may call from 6 to 11 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mira Anderson

HACKER VALLEY - Mira Anderson, 93, of Hacker Valley, Webster County, died Dec. 5, 1997, at the home of her daughter, Marie Carter of Hacker Valley, after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a member of Hacker Valley Senior Citizens.

Also surviving: sons, Harold Anderson of Tyler, Texas, Obet "Slick" Anderson of Cowen; daughters, Maxine Hines and Carol Bartha, both of Elyria, Ohio; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs, with the Rev. Linn Schiefer officiating. Burial will be in Hacker Valley Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jackson Barnette

Jackson Barnette, 90, of Dunbar died Dec. 2, 1997, in Americare of Dunbar after a long illness.

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

Lola Burke Belcher

SMITHTOWN, N.Y. - Lola Burke Belcher, 83, of Smithtown died Dec. 5, 1997, in Smithtown Health Care Facility.

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

Anna Mae Burdette

COTTAGEVILLE - Anna Mae Burdette, 65, of Cottageville, Jackson County, died Dec. 4, 1997, in Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, after a long illness.

She was a former custodian with the Jackson County Board of Education, Jackson General Hospital and Elder Care Nursing Home, a volunteer Gray Lady at the hospital and a Protestant.

Surviving: husband, Charles A. Burdette Jr.; son, Larry of Fostoria, Ohio; daughters, Kay Huddleston of Portland, Ohio, Missy Allen of Louisville, Ky., Wilma Surbaugh of Flint, Mich., Carolyn Baker of Fostoria, Shirley Burdette of Cottageville; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating. Burial will be in Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Clarence Canterbury

SCARBRO - Clarence Canterbury, 64, of Scarbro died Dec. 4, 1997, in a Richmond, Va., hospital after a short illness.

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

Chalmer L. Cantley

RACINE - Chalmer Lee Cantley, 78, of Racine, Boone County, died Dec. 4, 1997, in St. Francis Hospital after a long illness.

He was a miner, a member of the UMW and Knights of Pythias, Seth, and an Army veteran.

Surviving: wife, Christine Tincher Cantley; son, Danny of Racine; two grandchildren.

There will be no service or visitation. Entombment was Friday in Pineview Mausoleum, Orgas, with the Rev. Roger Tinnel officiating. Valley Funeral Home, Whitesville, was in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Racine Baptist Church.

George Freddie Carter

SPENCER - George Freddie Carter, 82, of Spencer died Dec. 3, 1997, in Roane General Hospital after a long illness.

He was a miner, a retired carpenter and a member of Apostolic Faith Chapel.

Surviving: daughter, Donna Starcher of Spencer; sons, David and Danny, both of Spencer, William of Geneva, Fla.; sisters, Lovie Gunn of Mount Zion, Stella Antell of Benwood, Nellie Grow of Peoria, Ill.; eight grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three great-stepgrandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Rev. Lawrence White officiating. Burial will be in Clover Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Clarissa Cashion

MALLORY - Clarissa Cashion, 89, of Mallory, Logan County, died Dec. 4, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church, Man.

Surviving: sons, Conrad of Chapin, S.C., Robert of Beckley; daughters, June Grimmett of Lake City, Fla., Anita Doss of Mallory; sisters, Elsie Brown of Beersheba Springs, Tenn., Lorraine Mullins of North Carolina; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home, Man, with the Rev. Dwight Stafford officiating. Burial will be in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today and one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Geneva A. Craddock

VALPARAISO, Ind. - Geneva A. Craddock, 95, of Valparaiso, formerly of Pax, W.Va., died Dec. 5, 1997, in a Valparaiso nursing home after a short illness.

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

Joel T. Creasy

PLANTATION, Fla. - Joel T. Creasy, 81, of Plantation, formerly of Summersville, W.Va., died Dec. 4, 1997, in Americare of Putnam Rehabilitation Center, Hurricane, W.Va., after a short illness.

He was a Baptist and an Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a graduate of Glen-ville (W.Va.) State College, received his master's degree from West Virginia University, was a former schoolteacher and a retired principal with 25 years' service.

Surviving: sister, Lorena Zwilling of St. Albans, W.Va.; brother, William D. of Fairmont, W.Va.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at White Funeral Home, Summersville, with the Rev. J. Phillip Smith officiating. Burial will be in Walker Memorial Park, Summersville. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Joel T. and Grace M. Creasy Scholarship Fund, c/o Glenville State College Foundation Inc., 200 High St., Glenville, W.Va. 26351.

Fay Dunlap

FRAMETOWN - Fay Dunlap, 84, of Frametown died Dec. 4, 1997, in Grant Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, after a long illness.

He was a carpenter, an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Upper Sleith United Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge.

Surviving: daughter, Connie L. Goff of Grove City, Ohio; sisters, Grace Rollyson of Wilsie, Viola DeVaney of Akron, Ohio; brother, Bruce of Charleston; two grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren.

Service will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with the Rev. Larry Conrad officiating. Burial will be in Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Barbara Ann Durham

CARL - Barbara Ann Durham, 59, of Carl, Nicholas County, died Dec. 4, 1997, in a Rainelle medical center after a long illness.

She attended New Life Assembly Church, Summersville, and was a homemaker.

Surviving: husband, Norman Harold Durham; son, Mitchell Clay Durham of Carl; sisters, Helen Pittsenbarger of Reliance, Va., Louise Ash of Canvas, Jean White of Charleston.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle, with the Rev. Dave Butler officiating. Entombment will be in Wallace Memorial Mausoleum, Clintonville. There will be no visitation.

Leafie Irene Edwards

CORINNE - Leafie Irene Edwards, 77, of Corinne, Wyoming County, died Dec. 4, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a long illness.

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

Surviving: husband, Ray Edwards; son, Douglas Ray Edwards of Mullens; daughters, Barbara Martin of Beckley, Anita Shade of Fairfax, Va.; brothers, Shadric Whitt of Oceana, Hap Whitt of Corinne, Si Whitt of Maryland, Earl Whitt of Pennsylvania, Perry Whitt of South Carolina; sister, Naomi Fitzwater of Milwaukee; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter.

Service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Prosperity, with the Rev. Gilbert Dodson and the Rev. David Pollock officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Homer M. Fisher

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

He was a member of Pleasant View Church, Fisher Ridge, a Navy veteran of World War II, a former Ripley police officer, a former Jackson County chief deputy and two-term Jackson County Sheriff.

Surviving: brothers, Ronald of St. Albans, Howard Keith of Hamilton, Ohio; sisters, Irene Bumgardner of Pocatalico, Imogene Gandee of Summersville; two granddaughters; four great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant View Church with John Gunther officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Parsons-Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, and one hour prior to service at the church.

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.

She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Hope Baptist Temple.

Surviving: daughter, Paulette Sarvis of Parkersburg; stepsons, Patrick Garrett of Loveland, Ohio, Edward Garrett of Charleston, S.C.; sister, Virginia Lee Smith of Stanaford; five grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. today at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Prosperity, with Pastor Harold Canterbury officiating. Burial will be in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Friends may call two hours prior to service at the funeral home.

Nina J. Gill

CLAY - Nina J. Gill, 59, of Clay died Dec. 4, 1997, in General Division, CAMC, after an apparent heart attack.

She was retired from the Clay County Health Department with 33 years' service and was a former Clay County registrar.

Surviving: daughter, Angela Dawn Gill of Clay; stepmother, Clara Townsend of Clay; brother, Bernard Townsend of Charleston; sister, Reva Walker of Clay; stepbrothers, Carl Sanders of Columbus, Ind., Don Sanders of St. Louis; stepsister, Josephine Childers of Indore; one granddaughter.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with the Rev. Dennis Legg officiating. Burial will be in Clay Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Fulton Green

BALD KNOB - Fulton Green, 81, of Bald Knob, Boone County, died Dec. 4, 1997, in Appalachian Regional Hospital, Beckley, after a long illness.

He was a construction worker.

Surviving: wife, Edna Green; son, Damon Ray Green of Forest City, N.C.; brothers, Vernon Green and Charles White, both of Bald Knob; sisters, Dulsey Osborne of Lorado, Sadie Webb; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with the Rev. John Hager officiating. Burial will be in Jarrell Cemetery, Bald Knob. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

John A. Harvey

RICH CREEK, Va. - John A. Harvey, 77, of Rich Creek died Dec. 4, 1997, in a Salem hospital.

He was a retired employee from Celanese Corp., Narrows, a member of First Baptist Church, Rich Creek, and the Midway Ruritans, a member and past master of Masonic Lodge 79, Peterstown, W.Va., and was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.

Surviving: wife, Allene Harvey; son, John David of Christiansburg; brother, Howard Robert of Mankoto, Kan.; two grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown, with the Rev. Alan Wilder and the Rev. Mike Vest officiating. Burial will be in Sunrise Memorial Gardens, Rich Creek. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Kenna Harvey

CYCLONE - The Rev. Kenna Harvey, 92, of Cyclone died Dec. 4, 1997, in Appalachian Regional Hospital, Man, after a long illness.

Evans Funeral Home, Oceana, is in charge of arrangements.

Ora Irene Higgins

POINT PLEASANT - Ora Irene Higgins, 97, of Point Pleasant died Dec. 4, 1997.

She was a member of Heights United Methodist Church, Point Pleasant, the West Virginia Farm Museum and Daughters of America.

Surviving: daughter, Mary Crawford of Palm Bay, Fla.; sisters, Catherine Russell and Geraldine Greer, both of Point Pleasant; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Ben Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Lone Oak Cemetery, Point Pleasant. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Pearl Hughes Markham

Pearl Hughes Markham, 88, of Hansford, formerly of Burnwell, died Dec. 4, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC.

She was a member of Burnwell Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving: daughters, Arwannah Lloyd and Carolyn Campbell, both of Hansford; son, Marvin D. of Grand Island, Florida; sister, Virginia Legg of East Bank; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with the Rev. David Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

William H. McClanahan

POCA - William Howard "Billy" McClanahan, 57, of Poca died Dec. 5, 1997, in Heartland Nursing Home, Charleston, after a long illness.

He was a farmer and attended Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church.

Surviving: sisters, Barbara J. Smith, Juanita Burford and Ramona Hickman, all of Poca; brother, Frank of Poca; half sister, Christine Young of Dania, Fla.

Service will be 11 a.m. Sunday at Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, with the Rev. William Layne Jr. officiating. Burial will be in McClanahan Cemetery, Poca. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

David Allen McCray

WESTON - David Allen McCray, 46, of Weston died Dec. 4, 1997, at home.

A cause of death was not immediately available, but was under investigation Friday by the Weston City Police, a department spokesman said.

McCray was a psychology technician at the Louis A. Johnson V.A. Medical Center, Clarksburg, attended Haleville Union Mission Church and was a member of Moose Lodge 1376, Weston.

Surviving: sister, Dorothy Diane McCray of Weston.

Service will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Floyd Funeral Home, Weston, with the Rev. Robert Heater officiating. Burial will be in Peterson Cemetery, Weston. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Orville E. Meadows Jr.

BALTIMORE - Orville E. Meadows Jr., 62, of Baltimore, formerly of Beckley, W.Va., died Dec. 3, 1997, in Franklin Square Hospital after a long illness.

He was a retired Navy veteran with 20 years' service.

Surviving: brothers, James C. Meadows of Havelock, N.C., Charles Meadows of Houston; sisters, Ruth Elliott and Dorene Klevinsky, both of Baltimore.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley, with Pastor Edward Garten officiating. There will be no visitation. Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley, is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Nickoson Jr.

Charles Nickoson Jr., 61, of Charleston, formerly of Elkhart, Ind., died Dec. 5, 1997, in the VA Medical Center, Huntington, after a long illness.

He was a mobile home factory worker in Elkhart, a member of DAV and a Protestant.

Surviving: mother, Louanna Pauley Nickoson of Rand; sisters, Brenda Johnson and Debbie Elliott, both of Belle, AnnaBell Clark of Rand; brother, Jack of Elkhart.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with the Rev. Donald Lanham officiating. Burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

James Thomas Ord

BUCKHANNON - James Thomas Ord, 75, of Buckhannon, formerly of Ripley, died Dec. 5, 1997, in Holbrook Nursing Home.

He was a retired maintenance superintendent, an Army veteran of World War II and a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Ripley.

Surviving: daughter, Tia Harper of Buckhannon; stepson, William Alan McCoy of Bellbrook, Ohio; four grandchildren.

Memorial service will be at a later date in Oak Hill. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home, Buckhannon, is in charge of arrangements.

Donald Award Payne Jr.

FAYETTEVILLE - Donald Award Payne Jr., 68, of Fayetteville died Dec. 5, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was a retired accounting clerk from E.I. DuPont Co., Belle, a Christian and a graduate of Fayetteville High School and Concord College.

Surviving: wife, Jacqueline Meadows Payne; daughters, Beverly Payne Spangler and Cheryl Payne Jarvis, both of Fayetteville; brother, Charles F. of Fayetteville; two grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Sunday at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Robert Morey and the Rev. Leon Nunley officiating. Burial will be in Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Beulah D. Rigg

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Beulah Dickson Rigg, 98, of Chesapeake, formerly of Alderson, W.Va., died Dec. 3, 1997, at home after a short illness.

She was a homemaker, a graduate of Alderson High School and a member of Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church, Alderson, and Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 119, Alderson.

Surviving: son, James E. of Norfolk; daughter, Katherine G. "Kitty" Sheffer of Chesapeake; sister, Lura D. Rigsby of Chesapeake; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Alderson Cemetery with the Rev. Edward F. Rigg officiating. Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson, is in charge of arrangements.

Shellie L. Rigsby

Shellie L. Rigsby, 71, of Nitro died Dec. 4, 1997, in Putnam General Hospital, Hurricane, after a long illness.

She was a former employee of the Naval Ordnance Plant.

Surviving: daughters, Brenda Bishop of Greensboro, N.C., Sue Mosteller of Nitro, Deborah Linkenhoker of Putnam County; son, Larry of O'Brien, Fla.; sisters, Auline Donalson of Poca, Imogene McKinney of Nitro; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, with the Rev. Russ Nelson officiating. Burial will be in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Sadie Marie Robinson

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

She was a homemaker and a Freewill Baptist.

Surviving: sons, Harold D. and Michael R., both of Lake; sisters, Wavie White and Minnie Craddock, both of Lake; brothers, Melvin White of Charleston, Mason White of Mill Creek; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at James Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Woodrow Chambers and the Rev. Elmer Nelson Jr. officiating.

Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecs Mill.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Margaret Jewell Sharp

DAYTON, Ohio - Margaret Jewell Sharp, 60, of Dayton died Dec. 5, 1997, in Kettering Convalescent Center after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a Christian.

Surviving: daughter, Sherri Sharp Davis of Dayton; sons, Allen and John, both of Dayton; sisters, Elwanda Goodwin of Left Hand, W.Va., Joyce Bowers of Spencer, W.Va.; brothers, Gerald "Whitey" Justice of Akron; Neil Justice of Spencer, Eugene Justice of Hartville, James Justice of Amma, W.Va., Ross Justice of Riverside; two grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Taylor-Vandale Funeral home, Spencer, with the Rev. Gerald Justice officiating. Burial will be in Clover (W.Va.) Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

David Lee Smith

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - David Lee Smith, 50, of Newport News died Dec. 2, 1997.

He was a retired Army major.

Surviving: sons, David Lee Jr. of Richmond, Stephen of Citrus Heights, California; sister, Nancy Evans of Cross Lanes, W.Va.

Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday in Arlington National Cemetery. Umphlett Funeral Home, Newport News, is in charge of arrangements.

Chloe Surbaugh

BECKLEY - Chloe Surbaugh, 96, of Beckley died Dec. 5, 1997, in a Beckley nursing home after a long illness.

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

Martha A. Walker

Martha A. Walker, 73, of Charleston died Dec. 4, 1997, in St. Francis Hospital after a long illness.

She was an employee of the West Virginia Department of Administration with 19 years' service.

Surviving: sons, Earl Lee of Athens, Ga., Clarence, John and Edward, all of Charleston; daughters, Suzie Holstein of Alum Creek, Linda Barnhart of Beckley, Robin Westfall of Cross Lanes; sisters, Meredith Cobb of Sissonville, Norma Jean Wilder of Tornado, Ruby Harris of Charleston, Macel Ranson of Tornado; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

There will be no service or visitation. The body has been cremated. Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

Paul Virgel Watson

ROMNEY - Paul Virgel Watson, 93, of Romney died Nov. 23, 1997, in Hampshire County Health Care Center.

He was a former schoolteacher, a graduate of Shepherd College, a member of Pioneer Teachers Inc., the Emeritus Club, Senior Citizens of Romney, First United Methodist Church, Romney, and Masonic Lodge 86, Romney, a former Hampshire Circuit Court clerk, a former justice of the peace and a retired clerk, auditor and plant manager from Gulf Oil Corp.

Surviving: sons, Paul V. Jr. of Ocean Springs, Miss., James H. of Tampa, Fla.; foster brother, J. Brook Shanholtzer of Augusta; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was Nov. 29, 1997, in Indian Mound Cemetery, Romney, with the Rev. Calvin McCutcheon officiating. Shaffer Funeral Home, Romney, was in charge of arrangements.

Aden Webb Jr.

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

He was a disabled miner and a member of Free Methodist Church, Fairdale, and the UMW.

Surviving: wife, Judy Lynn Belcher Webb; daughter, Melissa Renee Webb of Fairdale; sisters, Betty Webb of Jackson, Tenn., Mary Frances Jarrell of Stickney, Shirley Stover of Clear Fork.

Service will be 11 a.m. today at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Prosperity, with the Rev. Carl Sellards officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Virgie Webb

BECKLEY - Virgie Webb, 86, of Beckley, formerly of Arnett, died Dec. 3, 1997, in Appalachian Regional Hospital after a long illness.

She was a member of Arnett Chapel and Willing Workers Club of Arnett.

Surviving: daughter, Jeanette Sarrett of Arnett; son, Barry of Beckley; sister, Georgia Lowe of Michigan; brother, Haven Pettry of Beckley; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Arnett Chapel with the Rev. Wade Webb and the Rev. Roger Landy officiating. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, Rock Creek. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.

PRICHARD, Helen M. - Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Midkiff Methodist Church with Paul Stevens and Jack Heidenreich officiating. McGhee-Handley Funeral Home, West Hamlin, is in charge of arrangements. Prichard, 73, of Midkiff died Nov. 21, 1997, in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, after a long illness.

Ada Mae Batten

SCARBRO - Ada Mae Batten, 93, of Scarbro died Dec. 5, 1997, in Hill Top Health Care Center after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and member of Apostolic Church, Scarbro.

Surviving: daughters, Myrtle Moses of Harvey, Freda Young of Oak Hill; son, Early T. Shrewsbury of Scarbro; sister, Laura Wilson of Daniels; brothers, Frank Snuffer of Mabscott, the Rev. Tom Snuffer of Marlinton; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Blue Ridge Memorial Garden Mausoleum No. 3, Prosperity, with the Rev. Dorothy Osborne officiating. Friends may call from 12:30 p.m. until time of service at the mausoleum. Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, is in charge of arrangements.

Lola B. Belcher

SMITHTOWN, N.Y. - Lola Burke Belcher, 83, of Smithtown died Dec. 5, 1997, in Smithtown Health Care Facility.

She attended Highlawn Baptist Church, St. Albans, W.Va., and a former resident of Gallagher, Chelyan, and Nitro, all in West Virginia.

Surviving: daughter, Betty Jo Pizza of Bohemia; sister, Opal Adkins of Nitro; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar. Burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Park, London, W.Va. Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Clarence C. Canterbury

SCARBRO - Clarence Calvin "Cannonball" Canterbury, 64, of Scarbro died Dec. 4, 1997, in VA Medical Center, Richmond, Va., after a short illness.

He was a disabled miner, a member of Bradley Church of God and a Marine veteran.

Surviving: wife, Helen Charles Canterbury; son, Clarence Calvin Jr. of Scarbro; daughter, Nora Faye Greene of Flat Top; brothers, Dayton and Hughie, both of Maple Fork, Clayton of Cranberry; sisters, Katherine Bostic of Crab Orchard, Frances Williams of Mount Hope, Ruth Ann Worchal of Maple Fork; four grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Prosperity, with the Rev. James "Jim" Bostic and the Rev. Ruford Abner officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Fannie M. Cartwright

YORK, S.C.- Fannie May Davis Cartwright, 88, of York, formerly of Seth, W.Va., died Dec. 5, 1997, at Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill, after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving: sons, Thomas of Seth, Arthur of Iva, Leroy of York, Kenneth and Bobbie, both of Rock Hill; daughter, Jeanette Allen of York; brothers, Johnny and Harold Osborne, both of Toledo, Ohio, Bobby Osborne of Virginia; sisters, Elsie Powers of California, Priscilla DeRamio of Charleston, W.Va.; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at White Oak Freewill Baptist Church, Orgas, W.Va., with Evangelist David Cook officiating. Burial will be in Pineview Cemetery, Orgas. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Valley Funeral Home, Whitesville, W.Va.

Geneva A. Craddock

VALPARAISO, Ind. - Geneva A. Craddock, 95, of Valparaiso, formerly of Pax, W.Va., died Dec. 5, 1997, in a Valparaiso nursing home.

She was a homemaker, attended Church of Christ and lived most of her life in Pax.

Surviving: brother, Isom Hamilton of Georgia; sister, Zelda Songer of Florida; granddaughters and caregivers, Phyllis Jones and Joyce York, both of Indiana; seven additional grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Pax Community Cemetery with the Rev. Fred Dinkler officiating. There will be no visitation. Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements.

Lois Bell Elkins

MADISON - Lois Bell "Billie" Elkins, 75, of Madison died Dec. 5, 1997, at home.

She was a homemaker and a VFW Auxiliary member.

Surviving: daughter, Linda Sue King of Uneeda; sisters, Myrtle Gartin of Brooksville, Fla., Juanita Johnson of Las Vegas; brother, Bill Patrick of Van; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday in Family Gardens, Madison. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Della A. Harbert

Della A. Harbert, 67, of Charleston died Dec. 5, 1997, at home after a short illness.

She was a 39-year resident of Kellys Creek and attended Kellys Creek Community Church.

Surviving: husband, Delbert D. Harbert Sr.; daughters, D. Gail Alford of Cross Lanes, Diana Sue Harbert of Annapolis, Md.; son, Delbert D. Jr. of Cross Lanes; brother, Curtis Asbury of Kanawha City; three grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, with the Rev. Cletus Price and the Rev. Bill Huddleston 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. Memorial contributions may be made to Kanawha Hospice Inc., 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, W.Va. 25064.

Alice Prica Hardman

RIPLEY - Alice Prica Hardman, 84, of Ripley died Dec. 5, 1997, in Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, after a long illness.

She was a former employee of Wolfe's Butchering, Ripley, and was a Baptist.

Surviving: sons, Kenneth Hardman of Petersburg, Va., Jerry Hardman of Bowling Green, Ohio, Larry Hardman of Toledo, Ohio; daughters, Helen Brown of Kentuck, Bonnie Skeen of Wayne, Mich., Mary Smith and Loretta Harper, both of Ripley, Doris Good of Sandyville; brothers, Clifford Randolph of Ripley, Odie Randolph of Millersburg, Ind., Dennis Randolph of Charleston, Cody Randolph of Staats Mills; 22 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, with the Rev. Orville Walker officiating. Burial will be in Kiser Cemetery, Kentuck. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Myra K. Harris

Myra K. Harris, 39, of Charleston, formerly of Bim, died Dec. 5, 1997, at home from metastatic breast cancer.

She was a health service specialist and worked at the American Red Cross, Central West Virginia Chapter, for 17 years. She was a graduate of Van High School, Van.

Surviving: mother, Sonja Harris of Bim; sister, Marla Harris of Beckley; brother, Stacy Harris of Bim; half sisters, Linda Warren of Barboursville, Ky., Gretchen Smith of Norwood, Ohio; half brother, Joel of Barboursville, Ky.; maternal grandmother, Ruby Harris of Barrett; three nephews.

Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Handley Funeral Home, Danville. The body has been cremated. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Myra Harris Memorial Swim-a-Cross, American Red Cross Central Chapter, 1605 Virginia St. East, Charleston, W.Va. 25311, or Kanawha Hospice Inc., 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, W.Va. 25064. Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

Paul Franklin Harris

LAYLAND - Paul Franklin Harris, 82, of Layland, Fayette County, died Dec. 5, 1997, in VA Medical Center, Beckley, after a long illness.

He was a former miner and timber cutter and an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving: wife, Dorothy Lee Goddard Harris; four nieces; two nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle, with the Rev. Bill Lilly officiating. Burial will be in Walker Cemetery, Crickmer. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Kenna Harvey

CYCLONE - The Rev. Kenna Harvey, 92, of Cyclone, Wyoming County, died Dec. 5, 1997, in a Man hospital after a long illness.

He was a retired miner from Eastern Coal Co. with 35 years' service, a timberman, a farmer, a lifelong resident of Wyoming County, an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Local Union 7604. He was an ordained Baptist minister for 39 years, former pastor of Craney Missionary Baptist Church with 25 years' service, former pastor of Bright Prospect Missionary Baptist Church and the oldest pastor in the Rock Castle Baptist Association.

Surviving: wife, Opal Lusk Harvey; sons, the Rev. Henry Harvey of Van, the Rev. Jimmy Harvey of Frankfort, Allen Haryey of Bald Knob, Jerry Harvey and Donnie Harvey, both of Cyclone, Michael Harvey of Glen Fork; daughters, Edna Turner of Naoma, Betty Rock of Columbia, S.C., Bonnie Pendry of Matheny; brothers, Alfred and Marvin, both of Bald Knob; sisters, Florence Osborne of Cyclone, Erna Hash of Uneeda, Delma Toler of Fairdale; 28 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Bright Prospect Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Seldon Gibson and the Rev. Lucian Brown officiating. Burial will be in Harvey Toler Cemetery, Bald Knob. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Evans Memorial Chapel, Oceana, and one hour prior to service at the church.

Adah F. Jones

SPENCER - Adah Frances Jones, 85, of Spencer died Dec. 6, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a graduate of Walton High School, Walton.

Surviving: brother, Dr. James G. Jones of Glenville; six nephews; several grandnephews and nieces; five great-grandnephews and nieces.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Eventide Cemetery, Spencer. There will be no visitation. Funeral procession will leave at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday from John Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer.

Chester W. Jones

LEWISBURG - Chester Woodrow Jones, 74, of Lewisburg died Dec. 5, 1997, in Greenbrier Manor, Fairlea, after a short illness.

He was employed in the sawmill and timber business and was also a truck driver.

Surviving: daughters, Linda L. Jones and Barbara Goins, both of Lewisburg; brothers, Bradley of Baltimore, Lloyd of Enon, Ohio, Ronnie of Alderson; sisters, Maggie Moles of Oak Hill, Virginia Weikle of Sulphur, Okla., Elsie Adkins of Van Buren, Ark., Frankie Ash of Mooresville, N.C., Betty Terry of Rockville, Md., Lauretta McGowan of Foster; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson, with the Rev. Billy Hoylman officiating. Burial will be in McElhenney Church Cemetery, Grassy Meadows. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Katherine B. Lemley

PARKERSBURG - Katherine B. Lemley, 85, of Parkersburg died Dec. 5, 1997, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was retired from Pennzoil, Vienna, with 31 years' service, and was a 50-year member of Clara Edna Chapter of the Eastern Star and a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Parkersburg.

Surviving: brother, Ray Boso of Summersville; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. today at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg, with the Rev. Paul M. Stadelman officiating. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. today at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

Mary Ethel Lewis

WILLIAMSBURG - Mary Ethel Lewis, 86, of Williamsburg, Greenbrier County, died Dec. 5, 1997, in Columbia Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, after a short illness.

She was a homemaker and a member of Thinking Creek Baptist Church, Clintonville.

Surviving: daughters, Mary Walton of Hillsboro, Wanda Blankenship of Williamsburg, Bethleen McCoy of Renick; sons, Robert, at home, Bradford of Hillsboro, Harrison of Seven Valleys, Pa., Orville of York, Pa., Sydney of Dallastown, Pa.; sisters, Ruby, Margie Linebox and Ora Osborne, all of Pennsylvania; brothers, Sam Crane, Stanford Crane, Walter Crane and Wilford Crane, all of Pennsylvania; 40 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg, with the Rev. Leroy Crane and the Rev. Marshall Cochran officiating. Burial will be in Ellis Chapel Cemetery, near Renick. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Armand J. Vande Linde

SEDONA, Ariz. - Armand J. Vande Linde, 45, of Sedona, formerly of Charleston, W.Va., died Dec. 3, 1997, in Eckstein Center, Hospice of the Valley, Scottsdale, from injuries received in a motorcycle accident on Nov. 22, 1997.

He was a graduate of George Washington High School, West Virginia University and the University of Vermont Law School. He was the owner and operator of Armand's Espresso Bar in Sedona.

Surviving: mother, Dorothy Vande Linde of Sedona; father and stepmother, O.V. and Alice Vande Linde of Charleston; brother, David of Dunbar, W.Va.; sisters, Barbara Farudi of Martinsburg, W.Va., Dr. Wanda Mouser of Clifton, Va.; stepbrother, Sean Rhodes of West Hollywood, Calif.; stepsister, Melissa Shamblin of Cary, N.C.; several nieces and nephews

Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Elk Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. Robert Newman officiating. The family suggests that donations be sent to the Eckstein Center, Hospice of the Valley, 9494 E. Baker Lane, Scottsdale, Ariz. 85260.

Donald Award Payne Jr.

FAYETTEVILLE - Donald Award Payne Jr., 68, of Fayetteville died Dec. 5, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was a retired accounting clerk from DuPont, Belle, a Christian and a graduate of Fayetteville High School and Concord College.

Surviving: wife, Jacqueline Meadows Payne; daughters, Beverly Payne Spangler and Cheryl Payne Jarvis, both of Fayetteville; mother, Velma Dodd Payne of Fayetteville; brother, Charles F. of Fayetteville; two grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. today at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Robert Morey and the Rev. Leon Nunley officiating. Burial will be in Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Louis Raymond Rabel

HURRICANE - Louis Raymond Rabel, 87, of Hurricane died Dec. 5, 1997, in Americare-Putnam after a long illness.

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

Denzel B. Rogers

FLATWOODS - Denzel B. Rogers, 90, of Flatwoods died Dec. 6, 1997, in Braxton County Memorial Hospital, near Gassaway, after a short illness.

He was a retired petroleum products salesmen and a member of Flatwoods United Methodist Church.

Surviving: wife, Janice Hacker Rogers; son, James E. of Flatwoods; one grandson; one great-granddaughter.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home, Flatwoods, with the Rev. Vaughn James officiating. Burial will be in Ross Cemetery, near Sutton. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Virginia Goff Roll

Virginia Goff Roll, 84, of Charleston died Dec. 6, 1997, in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, after a short illness.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Charleston, where she was a member of the Women's Circle. She was a lifelong resident of Charleston and a member of Charleston Women's Club.

Surviving: son, W. Dan Roll of Point Pleasant; sister, Alberta Shea of Charleston; one grandson.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. Douglas Heidt officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Mary C. Scalise

Mary Catherine LeRose Scalise, 80, of Smithers died Dec. 6, 1997, at home after a long illness.

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

Surviving: husband, Frank Scalise; sons, Sam L. Scalise of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Dan F. Scalise of East Bank; daughter, Tresa A. Scalise of Myrtle Beach; brothers, Frank LeRose of Boomer, Anthony LeRose of Falmouth, Va., James LeRose of Columbus, Ohio, Sam LeRose and Mike LeRose, both of St. Albans; sisters, Fannie LeRose of Boomer, Rose Franciose of St. Albans; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony's Shrine Catholic Church with the Rev. Richard Ulam officiating. Burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, where a Christian Wake Service will be held at 8:30 p.m.

George W. Schimmel

BECKLEY - George W. Schimmel, 67, of Beckley died Dec. 5, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was a retired chief engineer from Vecellio and Grogan Inc. with 20 years' service, a graduate of Glenville High School and Glenville State College and a member of Professional Engineers Association of West Virginia, Gilmer County Masonic Lodge and Glenville Presbyterian Church.

Surviving: wife, Cathalene "Catty" Davis Schimmel; sons, H. Scott of Glenville, William "Bill" of Mineral Wells; brother, Mike of Glenville; four grandsons; several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with the Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Burial will be in Stalnaker Cemetery, Glenville. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the mortuary.

James C. Shearer

CHARLTON HEIGHTS - James C. "Jim" Shearer, 78, of Charlton Heights, Fayette County, died Dec. 4, 1997, in Oak Hill after a short illness.

He was retired owner of Buff Lick Coal Co. and S & S Oil Co. and a member of Boomer Baptist Church, and the UMW.

Surviving: wife, Hazel Gill Shearer; daughters, Agatha Lee Joseph and Vonnah Lett, both of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at B.C. Hooper Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Pastor Wallace York officiating. Burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

David Lee Smith

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - David Lee Smith, 50, of Newport News died Dec. 2, 1997.

He was a retired Army major.

Surviving: sons, David Lee Jr. of Richmond, Stephen of Citrus Heights, Calif.; mother, Phyllis Smith of Nitro, W.Va.; sister, Nancy Evans of Cross Lanes, W.Va.

Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday in Arlington National Cemetery. Umphlett Funeral Home, Newport News, is in charge of arrangements.

Zelpha M. Sparks

UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio - Zelpha M. Sparks, 73, of Upper Arlington, formerly of Fayetteville, W.Va., died Dec. 6, 1997, at the home of her daughter, Patricia Cincinnati of Columbus, after a long illness.

She was a homemaker.

Also surviving: daughter, Joetta Reeder of Columbus; son, Dewain Howard of Seminole, Fla.; sisters, Frances Vance of Oak Hill, W.Va., Lola Keglor of Clearwater, Fla., Drema Walton of St. Petersburg, Fla., Mary Lou Hurt of Roanoke, Va., Bessie Leftwich of Pratt, W.Va.; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Tony Cincinnati 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.

Russell W. Spears

Russell Wellington Spears, 98, of Charleston died Dec. 2, 1997, in Alexandria, Va.

He was a member of Simpson United Methodist Church, a graduate and former employee of West Virginia State College and a member of Washington Lodge 4.

Surviving: daughters, Betty Telesford of Porterville, Calif., Elaine Hill of Signal Mountain, Tenn., Eleanor Calloway of Burke, Va.; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Tyler Mountain Memorial Mausoleum, Cross Lanes, with the Rev. Homer Davis and the Rev. Rupert Evans officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to a charity of choice.

John Sturgell

LENORE - John Sturgell, 63, of Lenore, Mingo County, died Dec. 6, 1997, in Logan General Hospital.

He was born in Parsley, Mingo County, and was a member of Lily of the Valley Freewill Baptist Church.

Surviving: sisters, Nora Workman of Switzer, Brookie Workman of Holden; brother, Isaac Sturgell of Davin.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at James Funeral Home, Logan. The service will be held during visitation, with the Rev. Sidney Moore and the Rev. Gene Goodman officiating. Burial will be in Vance Cemetery, Holden.

Chloe Surbaugh

BECKLEY - Chloe Surbaugh, 96, of Beckley died Dec. 5, 1997, in Heartland of Beckley after a long illness.

She was a retired cook for the Raleigh County Board of Education and a member of First Christian Church, Beckley, where she was a member of the Anchor Class.

Surviving: sons, Jim of Beckley, Robert of White Sulphur Springs; daughter, Betty Surbaugh Egich of Beckley; three grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.

There will be no service or visitation. Donations of sympathy may be made to First Christian Church, P.O. Box 1305, Beckley, W.Va. 25801. Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley, is in charge of arrangements.

James B. Tolbert

BECKLEY - James Burdette Tolbert, 86, of Beckley died Dec. 5, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a long illness.

He was a retired truck driver from Ashland Oil Co. and a member of Oak Grove Christian Church, where he was a former elder, deacon and choir member.

Surviving: wife, Dorothy Underwood Tolbert; daughters, Joyce Phipps of Crab Orchard, June Gross of Johnson City, Tenn.; sister, Mary Snyder of Cleveland; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Oak Grove Christian Church with Dave Mullins and Tim Grasham officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 5:30 to 9 p.m. today and one hour prior to service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Oak Grove Christian Church, Oak Grove Road, Beckley, W.Va. 25801. Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley, is in charge of arrangements.

Clarice R. Toney

BECKLEY - Clarice R. Toney, 88, of Beckley died Dec. 6, 1997, in Raleigh General Hospital after a long illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Beckley, a member of First Church of God, Beckley, and a former cook at several Beckley restaurants, most recently the Beckley Moose Lodge.

Surviving: sister, Mildred Alley of Houston; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Monday at Mount Tabor Cemetery with the Rev. Vondie Cook officiating. There will be no visitation. Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley, is in charge of arrangements.

Hazel W. Wade

PIKEVILLE, Ky. - Hazel W. Wade, 75, of Pikeville, formerly of Neola, W.Va., died Dec. 5, 1997, in a Pikeville nursing home after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a member of May Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving: daughter, Elizabeth Tackett of Pikeville, with whom she made her home; sons, William Kenneth and Alfred J., both of Neola; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., with the Rev. Paul Suttle officiating. Burial will be in Hefner Cemetery, Neola. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Otho Howard Whited

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. - Otho "O.H." Howard Whited, 86, of Catlettsburg, formerly of Wayne, W.Va., died Dec. 6, 1997, in Catlettsburg.

Surviving: wife, Helen Cartwright Whited; son, Earl of Wayne; daughters, Carolyn Shephard of Wayne, Ruth Campbell of Grand Isle, Neb., Catherine Whited; stepdaughters, Dixie Wilson Vanover of Rush, Bonnie Wilson Ashworth of Gallipolis, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, W.Va. Burial will be in Arix Cemetery, Branchland, W.Va. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Alice Louise Wilson

Alice Louise Williams Wilson, 70, of Davis Creek died Dec. 6, 1997, at home after a short illness.

She was a homemaker, member of Valley Christian Church, Charleston, and a lifelong resident of Davis Creek.

Surviving: husband, Ernest S. Wilson; daughters, Gale Yvonne Williams of Willis, Va., Pamela Sue Blizzard of Davis Creek; sister, Dorothy Miller of North Charleston; brother, Roy F. Williams of Cross Lanes; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Snodgrass Funeral Home Chapel, South Charleston, with the Rev. Phillip Dunn officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Memorial Park. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.


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