Miscellaneous Kanawha County, West Virginia Obituaries

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Londus B. Barnett

BUFFALO - Londus B. Barnett, 91, of Buffalo, Putnam County, died Dec. 6, 1997, at Americare-Putnam, Hurricane, after a short illness.

He was a farmer, railroader and owner-operator of Barnett's Personal Care Home for 20 years.

Surviving: daughters, Kathryn Kauff of Delaware, Ohio, Louise Jividen and Viola Dingess, both of Huntington, Audrey Schoolcraft of Poca; sons, William Brycil Barnett of Arbuckle, Belvin McKinley Barnett of Buffalo; half brother, Lambert Barnett of Scott Depot; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with the Rev. Ben Franklin officiating. Burial will be in Buffalo Memorial Park. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Bernard E. Beard Sr.

Bernard Eugene Beard Sr., 82, of Dunbar died Dec. 6, 1997, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston, after a short illness.

He was a retired bus driver in High Point, N.C., a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Charleston, and a 20-year resident of the Dunbar area.

Surviving: sons, Bernard Jr. of Lexington, Va., David C. of Oakland, Md.; daughter, Joanne Metz of Cumberland, Md.; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to St. Anthony Catholic Church, 1000 Sixth St. W., Charleston. Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

James R. Bird

NIMITZ - James R. "Jimmy" Bird, 44, of Nimitz, Summers County, died Dec. 6, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was a member of Jumping Branch Gospel Tabernacle, a lineman at Raleigh County Airport, and an Air Force and Navy veteran.

Surviving: wife, Terri Conner Bird; daughter, Mary Elizabeth Bird at home; sisters, Carol Wolfe of Indianapolis, Donna Meador of True, Jo Ann Cales of Columbus, Ohio, Nancy Scrogham of Tucson, Ariz., Martha Conner of Mount Airy, N.C.; brother, Wesley Bird of Columbus; several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Jumping Branch Gospel Tabernacle with Pastor Elmo Alderman officiating. Burial will be in Crews Cemetery, Nimitz. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlor, Hinton, and one hour prior to service at the tabernacle.

Tava Bryant

SPRING HILL, Fla. - Tava Bryant, 56, of Spring Hill, formerly of Harts, W.Va., died Dec. 5, 1997, at Columbia Regional Medical Center, Spring Hill.

She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving: husband, Leon; daughters, Cathy Girgis of Cleveland, Welthi McQuinn of Florida, Patricia Bryant at home; son, Daniel L. Bryant of Cleveland; sisters, Annie Hensley, Cindy Adams, Lois Adams, Sally Williams and Hollona Hensley, all of Harts; brothers, Garland Adams, Eustice Adams and Floyd Adams, all of Harts; one grandson.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mountaineer Missionary Baptist Church, Harts, with the Rev. Millard Hall and the Rev. Manasses Hensley Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Adams Family Cemetery, Trace Creek, at Harts. Friends may call after 1 p.m. today until service time at the church. Evans Funeral Home, Chapmanville, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements.

Estil Arnold Cox

HINTON - Estil Arnold Cox, 75, of Hinton died Dec. 7, 1997, at Summers County Appalachian Regional Hospital, Hinton, after a long illness.

He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II, a former miner, and a firefighter for the Hinton Fire Department with 14 years' service. He was a former bus driver for Summers County Mental Health, a former jailer and constable, and a member of Hinton Moose Lodge.

Surviving: wife, Shirley Doss Cox; daughters, Linda Sue Adkins of Keatley Springs, Elizabeth Ann Reliford and Brenda Lee Cox, both of Hinton; brother, Edward Charlton Cox of Hinton; sister, Lou Ellen Parker of Dayton, Ohio; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, with Elder Lee Roy Pack officiating. Burial will be in Hilltop Cemetery, Hinton. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jack S. Fox

MEADOW BRIDGE - Jack S. Fox, 72, of Meadow Bridge died Dec. 7, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Meadow Bridge, a member of Missionary Baptist Church and a retired miner.

Surviving: wife, Wilma Maxine Blagg Fox; daughter, June Efaw of Newton Falls, Ohio; sisters, Helen Phillips of Beckley, Betty Jo Shumate of Newton Falls; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle, with the Rev. Mike Whisman officiating. Burial will be in Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Pauline Dillon Haynes

SCOTT DEPOT - Pauline Dillon Haynes, 72, of Scott Depot, Putnam County, died Dec. 6, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a graduate of Dunbar High School and attended First Baptist Church, Dunbar. She was an employee of Union Carbide's South Charleston plant with 27 years' service.

Surviving: husband, Kenneth C.; several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. Thomas E. Stevens Jr. and the Rev. Orville White officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Peter David Holster

JANE LEW - Peter David Holster, 56, of Jane Lew, Lewis County, died Dec. 7, 1997, in Doddridge County after a short illness.

He was a supervisor and operator for Halliburton Services, Weston Camp, a Marine Corps veteran, and a member of Broad Run Baptist Church, Jane Lew.

Surviving: sons, Timothy Davis Holster Sr. of Beckley, Seth Ryan Holster of Jane Lew; daughters, Traci Margaret Cosner of Winchester, Va., Terri Sue Holster of Alameda, Calif., Erica Danielle Holster of Jane Lew; sisters, Barbara Glen Pinnow of Dewey, Ind., Margaret Gail Effenberger of Washington, Pa.; one grandson; several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Floyd Funeral Home, Weston, with the Rev. Raymond Butcher officiating. Burial will be in Bridgeport Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Margie Elizabeth King

BECKLEY - Margie Elizabeth King, 55, of Beckley died Dec. 7, 1997, at the home of her daughter, Cynthia Worley of Bradley, after a short illness.

She was a retired nurse's aide at Pinecrest Hospital, Beckley, with 24 years' service and a member of Bethel Freewill Baptist Church, MacArthur.

Also surviving: sons, Sherman Dwayne King of Surveyor, Kyle James King of MacArthur; brothers, Tommy McKinney of Pleasant Hills, Ronny McKinney of Crab Orchard, Donny McKinney of MacArthur, Jimmy McKinney of Georgia; sisters, Jean Worix of Beckley, Vina Stanley of Georgia; godson, Ricky McKinney of Georgia; five grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Prosperity, with the Rev. Bob Doan officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Freda Mae Lutton

POINT PLEASANT - Freda Mae Lutton, 91, of Point Pleasant died Dec. 7, 1997, at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio.

She was a homemaker and a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Flatrock.

Survivng: daughters, Sally Lou Workman, Nancy Jane Bowser and Ida Mae Milstead, all of Point Pleasant; son, Lewis E. Lutton of Charleston; half sister, Phyllis Jean Bowen of Point Pleasant; half brother, R. Roy Kincade of Indiana; 10 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren.

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

James Franklin Payne

James Franklin Payne, 57, of St. Albans died Dec. 6, 1997, at his home in Hillsboro after a long illness.

He was a retired construction worker and a member of American Legion Post, Charleston, VFW, Witcher, and Nitro Moose Lodge. He was a 15-year resident of St. Albans and a veteran of the Vietnam War.

Surviving: wife, Patricia Thomas Payne; daughters, Lisa LeAnn Olson of Columbus, Miss., Erika Dawn Trader of Dunbar; stepson, Larry Alan Green of Cincinnati; mother, Margaretta Smith of Charleston; brothers, H.B. Jerry Payne and Lyonal Payne, both of Charleston; one granddaughter.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. C.T. Bullington officiating. Burial will be in Teays Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Hettie Atkinson Roush

HAMLIN - Hettie Atkinson Roush, 78, of Hamlin died Dec. 6, 1997, at Putnam General Hospital, Hurricane.

She was a retired librarian and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Hamlin.

Surviving: daughters, Mary Richmond and Leah Plumley, both of Hamlin, Lucy Dailey of Milton; sons, John of Greenville, N.C., Homer Jr. of Milton, Paul of St. Albans; sister, Carroll Atkins of Milton; brother, William R. Atkinson of Leon; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

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

William S. Roush Jr.

William Stewart Roush Jr., 79, of St. Albans died Dec. 6, 1997, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston, after a short illness.

He was retired from Bell Atlantic with 44 years' service. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a Baptist and a member of Elks Club.

Surviving: wife, Joan Scohy Roush; sister, Winifred Simpson of Cedar Mountain, N.C.; several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston. Entombment will be in Cunningham Memorial Park Mausoleum, St. Albans. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Byron D. Schrader

FRAMETOWN - Byron D. Schrader, 85, of Frametown, Braxton County, died Dec. 7, 1997, at home after a short illness.

He was retired from Equitable Gas, Frametown. He was a Protestant and a Mason.

Surviving: several cousins.

Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway. Burial will be in Ford City, Pa., at a later date.

Cecil E. Shuck

NIMITZ - Cecil E. Shuck, 88, of Nimitz, Summers County, died Dec. 6, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was a retired timberman, a construction worker and a 48-year member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Hinton.

Surviving: daughters, Juanita McPhee of Seneca, S.C., Melba Amick of Nimitz, Betty Richine of Rochelle, Ill., Bonnie Hughart of Downers Grove, Ill.; brother, Jason Shuck of Eccles; foster brothers, Norman Wills of Beckley, Clenda Wills of Bowling Green, Ky.; foster sisters, Lucinda Upton of Jumping Branch, Louella Farley of Midway, Nellie Farley, Bertha Edwards and Orpha Young, all of Pipestem, Zella Barker of Williamsburg, Pa.; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, with minister Billy Lane officiating. Burial will be in Lilly Family Cemetery, Ellison Ridge. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ollie Jane Shull

HUNTINGTON - Ollie Jane Shull, 58 of Huntington died Dec. 2, 1997, at Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Fla.

She was a member of Fifth Avenue Freewill Baptist Church, Huntington, and VFW Post 9097, Teays Valley.

Surviving: mother, Arbutus Glover Wooten of Milton; sister, Rose Jackson of Hollywood; brother, Steve Wooten of Milton; three nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Milton Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Vance officiating. Burial will be in U.B. Cemetery, Milton. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Dennis Irvin Simmons

MABSCOTT - Dennis Irvin Simmons, 58, of Mabscott, Raleigh County, died Dec. 6, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a short illness.

He was retired owner of Simmons Mine Supply, Beckley, and a member of Bethel Freewill Baptist Church, MacArthur. He was a graduate of Stoco High School and a 35-year resident of Mabscott.

Surviving: wife, Norma Jean Cassity Simmons; daughter, Jeannie Simmons Cole of Beckley; sons, Dennis "Rusty" Jr. of Daniels, Mike of Mabsoctt, Brian of MacArthur; sister, Gail Lilly of MacArthur; stepfather, Grady Mitchem; two grandchildren.

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

Margie Wendell

CULLODEN - Margie Wendell, 59, of Culloden died Dec. 6, 1997, at home.

Surviving: husband, Eugene; sons, David E. of St. Albans, Bill M. of Fraziers Bottom; daughters, Becky Elliott and Brenda Bradley, both of Ona, Jennifer Vanater of Winfield; five sisters; four brothers; six grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Milton Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Gilfilen officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Burns Cemetery, near Culloden. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

ROLL, Virginia G. - 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. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Charleston Woman's Club, Virginia and Elizabeth streets, Charleston, W.Va. 25311. Roll, 84, of Charleston died Dec. 6, 1997, at Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, after a short illness. Additional background information: She was a member of the Easy Aces Club.

SPEARS, Russell W. - Service will be 11 a.m. today 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 charity of choice. Spears, 98, of Charleston, died Dec. 2, 1997, in Alexandria, Va. Additional background: He was a graduate of West Virginia State College, Institute. Anderson-Hairston Funeral Home, Montgomery, is in charge of arrangements.

Bradford Gay Adkins

ALKOL - Bradford Gay Adkins, 53, of Alkol, Lincoln County, died Dec. 7, 1997, at home.

He was a sawmill worker.

Surviving: wife, Pearl Mae Adkins; daughters, Dottie Lynn Terry of Branchland, Bonnie Ann Hager of Alkol; sons, Frenchie Allen Adkins of Cleveland, Scottie Junior Adkins of Alkol; sisters, Icylene White and Birdia Cooper, both of Alkol; brothers, Emsey Adkins of Alkol, Earl Adkins of Cleveland; five grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, with the Rev. K.D. Bragg officiating. Burial will be in Elkins Branch Cemetery, Alkol. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lee Burman Adkins

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - Lee Burman Adkins, 88, of Kannapolis, formerly of Beaver, W.Va., died Dec. 9, 1997, at the home of his son in Kannapolis after a long illness.

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

Eva Margaret Boley

Eva Margaret Boley, 69, of Sissonville died Dec. 8, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston.

She was a former state employee.

Surviving: brother, Calvin Boley of St. Marys.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, St. Marys, with the Rev. Thomas Karachira officiating. Friends may call from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Ruttencutter Funeral Home, St. Marys.

James R. Cummings

James R. "Skeeter" Cummings, 70, of Elkview died Dec. 9, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was a retired mail handler in Charleston with 22 years' service, an Army veteran of World War II, a Purple Heart recipient, a member of VFW Post 8516, Elkview-Pinch, and DAV and was a Protestant.

Surviving: sons, Rick Cummings of Elkview, Randy Cummings of North Carolina; sister, Jean Howell of Oberlin, Ohio; four grandchildren; one stepgrandchild.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview, with the Rev. Mike McLaughlin officiating. Burial with military rites by VFW Post 8516 will be in Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Kanawha Hospice Care Inc., 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, W.Va. 25064.

Verlyn Jesse Cutright

Verlyn Jesse Cutright, 81, of South Charleston died Dec. 8, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

He was a retired painter from White Dodge and a member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church, South Charleston.

Surviving: wife, Christeen Garrett Cutright; son, Kenneth of Victorville, Calif.; daughter, Donna Cutright of South Charleston; mother, Margaret Cutright Williams of Elkins; brother, Dewey Neal Robinson of Belpre, Ohio.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. Richard G. Mahan officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston. Friends may call two hours prior to service at the funeral home.

Cecil R. Dempsey

COWEN - Cecil R. Dempsey, 89, of Cowen died Dec. 9, 1997, in Summersville after a long illness.

He was a retired miner.

Surviving: daughters, Cora Selman of Cleveland, Helen Williamson of Columbus, Ohio, Barbara Mathes of Upperglade, Mary and Thelma Sims, both of Cowen; sons, Darrous and Donzel Dempsey, both of Cleveland; 33 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Adams Funeral Home, Cowen, with the Rev. Okey Wayne officiating. Burial will be in Black's Chapel Cemetery, Camden on Gauley. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lotsie Ann Dye

GARRISON - Lotsie Ann Dye, 75, of Garrison, Boone County, died Dec. 8, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC.

Surviving: daughters, Edith Jones of Whitesville, Lottie Mae Cottrell of Eunice, Diana Duncan of Sylvester; sons, James A. of Glen Daniel, Eugene R. of Garrison, Carl E. of Charleston; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

Private service will be at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Pineview Cemetery, Orgas. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.

Robert Lee Gillispie

MARYSVILLE, Ohio - Robert Lee Gillispie, 67, of Marysville died Dec. 9, 1997.

He was a retired farmer.

Surviving: brothers, Gilbert of Marysville, Denzel of Charleston, W.Va., Frenchie of St. Albans, W.Va.; sisters, Wanda Napier of Plain City, Gladys Allen of Nitro, W.Va.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Ingram Funeral Home, Marysville, with Elder Robert Graham officiating. Burial will be in Union Township Cemetery, Milford Center. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

William E. Hager

MINERAL WELLS - William E. "Shorty" Hager, 70, of Mineral Wells died Dec. 9, 1997, at home.

He was an Army veteran of World War II, a millwright with Donn Products, West Lake, Ohio, with 15 years' service and a Protestant.

Surviving: wife, Betty Gunnoe Hager; son, Gene S. of Cleveland; daughters, Judy D. Oakes of Riverside, Calif., Betty J. Conley of Charleston, Darlene K. Deegan of Parkersburg; brother, Cecil H. of Parma Heights, Ohio; sister, Marlene Moran of Florida; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with the Rev. Walter Brown officiating. Burial with military rites by American Legion Post 15 will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Esta Harless

BOB WHITE - Esta Harless, 87, of Bob White, Boone County, died Dec. 9, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC.

She was a housewife and a Baptist.

Surviving: daughters, Delma Blackburn of Cleveland, Ga., Kimberly Davis of Cross Lanes, Audrey Smith of Beckley; son, Dallas of Bob White; sisters, Emma Hunter, Violet George, Hazel Brown and June Poore, all of Naoma; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with J.C. Skeens and Rodney Skeens officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens, Madison. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jimmie Stanley Holly

BLUE JAY - Jimmie Stanley Holly, 64, of Blue Jay, Raleigh County, died Dec. 7, 1997, in V.A. Medical Center, Beckley, after a long illness.

He was a disabled mechanic with Andy Earhart Honda, Beckley, and was a Methodist and an Air Force veteran.

Surviving: wife, Marie Browning Okes Holly; daughter, Kim Bartula of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; sons, James Holly, Brian Okes of Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D.; sisters, Audrey Armstrong of Kingston, Frankie Bolyard of Ravenswood, Beverly Colvin of Beckley, Judy Stover of North Carolina, Faye Jones of Palm Bay, Fla., Nancy Hahn of Columbus, Ohio; brother, Coy W. Holley Jr. of Kingston; seven grandchildren.

Graveside service, with military rites by VFW Post 3110, Oak Hill, will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Holley family cemetery, Plum Orchard, with the Rev. Roger Browning officiating. Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Gladys Areena Hudnall

Gladys Areena Hudnall, 82, of Campbells Creek died Dec. 8, 1997, in Marmet Health Care after a long illness.

She was a member of Liberty Methodist Church, Campbells Creek.

Surviving: husband, Henry J. Hudnall; daughters, Rose Snodgrass of Williamstown, Betty H. Taylor of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Theda S. Casdorph of Dunbar; sons, McHenry J. "Mickey" Hudnall of Blount, James Ronald Hudnall of Charleston; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with the Rev. John Young and the Rev. Fred Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Myrtle F. James

HURRICANE - Myrtle F. James, 80, of Hurricane, formerly of Clendenin, died Dec. 7, 1997, at home after a short illness.

She was a homemaker and a member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God, Hurricane.

Surviving: sisters, Jane Caruthers, Phyllis Jarvis and Garnet Milbee, all of Crystal River, Fla.; brother, Frank Campbell of Crystal River; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. James L. Dennis officiating. Burial will be in Koontz Cemetery, Clendenin. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Delcie Knipp

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Delcie Knipp, 73, of Columbus died Dec. 9, 1997, at home.

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

Marvin Cecil Lavender

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Marvin Cecil Lavender, 81, of Gainesville died Dec. 6, 1997, in a Gainesville hospital.

He was an employee of Carbon Fuel Coal Co. with over 30 years' service, and a member of DAV Chapter 136 and the UMW. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a native of Cabin Creek, W.Va.

Surviving: wife, Cynthia Auxier Lavender of Paintsville, Ky.; daughter, Carolyn Linville of Gainesville; sisters, Lena Brooks of Red Warrior, W.Va., Vera Spaulding of Leewood, W.Va., Atherine Spurlin of Quarrier, W.Va., Myrtle Gilmer of South Charleston, W.Va.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank, W.Va., with the Rev. Herman Freeman officiating. Burial will be in Dry Branch Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Vincent Legg Jr.

Vincent "Turk" Legg Jr., 80, of Charleston died Dec. 9, 1997, at home.

He was a graduate of Charleston High School and West Virginia Wesleyan College, attended Hampden-Syndey, was a member of Ruffner Memorial Presbyterian Church and Charleston Rotary Club, was a retired office manager from Kuhn Construction Co. and was a member of the East End Association Meals on Wheels.

Surviving: wife, Eleanor Legg; son, Donald Conley Legg of Columbus, Ohio; daughter, Carolyn Moser of Winston-Salem, N.C.; four grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. Robert Osborne officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to either Kanawha Hospice Care, 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, W.Va. 25064, or to Ruffner Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1698 Quarrier St., Charleston, W.Va. 25311.

Gladie Little

Gladie Little, 82, of Cross Lanes died Dec. 9, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston, after a long illness.

She was a native of Jackson County.

Surviving: sons, Cecil, Earl and David, all of Cross Lanes, Lewis of Nitro, Paul of Sharples; daughters, Lena Withrow of Dunbar, Linda Cole and Vera Little, both of Cross Lanes; brothers, Monid Good of Long Bottom, Ohio, Arnold Good of Charleston; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston, with Ron Fisher officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mary Akers Meadows

BECKLEY - Mary Akers Meadows, 89, of Beckley died Dec. 9, 1997, at home after a long illness.

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

Warner Parsons

MELROSE, Fla. - Warner Parsons, 77, of Melrose, formerly of Jackson County, W.Va., died Nov. 20, 1997, in Shands Hospital, Starke, after a short illness.

He was a native of Charleston, W.Va., and was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving: daughters, Sue Harper of Charleston, Janice Robinette of Tennessee, Diana Casto, Connie Speece and Sunnie Parsons, all of Ravenswood, W.Va., Mary Ford of Bunnell, Deborah Gibson of Florahome; son, David of Melrose; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Service was Nov. 24 at Masters Funeral Home, Palatka, with Pastor Ted Rodna Jr. officiating.

Helen Ruth Fox Phillips

BECKLEY - Helen Ruth Fox Phillips, 70, of Beckley, formerly of Meadow Bridge, died Dec. 8, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a long illness.

She was a member of Mill Brook Baptist Church, Crickmer, and was a homemaker.

Surviving: husband, Floyd Phillips of Rainelle; sister, Betty Shumate of Newton Falls, Ohio.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle, with the Rev. Mike Whisman officiating. Burial will be in End of the Trail Cemetery, Clintonville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mary Elizabeth Roberts

Mary Elizabeth Roberts, 76, of Standard died Dec. 9, 1997, in Montgomery General Hospital.

She was a member of Standard Baptist Church.

Surviving: daughters, Wanda May Massey of Oak Hill; Mary Ellen Pell and Charlotte Hagan, both of Danielsville, Ga.; sisters, Catherine Speranga of Rochester, N.Y., Alma Brannon of Baltimore; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Standard Baptist Church with the Rev. Ernest White officiating. Burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Oneta Robinson

RAINELLE - Oneta Robinson, 87, of Rainelle, formerly of Lewisburg and Kieffer, died Dec. 9, 1997, in Heartland of Rainelle after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a member of Beaver Creek Baptist Church, Kieffer.

Surviving: daughter, Shirley Fleshman of Rainelle; sons, Lawrence E. and Carl S., both of Aiken, S.C.; sister, Catherine Neff of Aiken; brother, Carl Scruggs of Nitro; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle, with the Rev. Vondie Cook and the Rev. Leroy Crance officiating. Burial will be in Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Golden Youth Ministry, Highland First Church of God, P.O. Box 703, Rainelle, W.Va. 25962.

Mabel Scaggs

CHAPMANVILLE - Mabel Scaggs, 68, of Chapmanville died Dec. 9, 1997, in Logan General Hospital.

She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving: sisters, Lucille Deason of Griffith, Ind., Jeannette Hale of Logan, Dorothy Scaggs of Taylor, Mich.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Evans Funeral Home, Chapmanville, with the Rev. Douglas R. Young officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens, Godby. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Janie Marie Sutler

Janie Marie Sutler, 82, of Charleston died Dec. 5, 1997, in St. Francis Hospital after a long illness.

She was co-founder of J.M. Sutler Building & Supply Co. and was a member of Ruffner Memorial Presbyterian Church.

Surviving: husband, Robert G. Sutler; sons, Richard and Robert Sutler, both of Charleston; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

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

Richard R. Tenney

Richard R. Tenney, 60, of St. Albans died Dec. 8, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

He was retired from Rhone-Poulenc, Institute, was a member of Masonic Lodge 168, South Charleston, Davis Memorial Chapel, Charleston, Bison Hunting and Fishing Club, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 656.

Surviving: son, Richard R. II of Poca; daughter, Lynn Tenney Atkins of Charleston; brother, Paul of Charleston; sister, Marie Ratliff of Bradenton, Fla.; two grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. Omar Rucker officiating. Burial, with Masonic rites, will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

John F. Thabet

MASON - John F. "Freddie" Thabet, 81, of Mason died Dec. 9, 1997, in Overbrook Care Center, Middleport, Ohio.

He was co-owner of ABC Dry Cleaners, Mason, and a member of Mason United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge 19, Point Pleasant, Moose Lodge 731, Point Pleasant, DAV Chapter 14, American Legion Post 14, New Haven, and VFW Post 9926, Mason.

Surviving; wife, Mary R. Thabet; daughters, Joy Faye Thabet of Tyrone, Okla., Susan Kay Thabet of Gallipolis, Ohio, Jenny Lou Thabet Clendenen of Point Pleasant; son, John Farris Thabet of Mason.

There will be no service or visitation. Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, is in charge of arrangements.

John Dyer Vaughan

John Dyer Vaughan, 75, of Rand died Dec. 9, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was a retired miner from Carbon Fuel Co., a member of Farrar Memorial Baptist Church, Rand, and UMW and was a Navy veteran of World War II.

Surviving: wife, Pearl Cline Vaughan; daughter, Phyllis Pilewski of Bristol; son, Shelby McNeal of Newton Grove, N.C.; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Hollis R. Westfall

Hollis R. Westfall, 54, of Dunbar died Dec. 8, 1997, at home after a short illness.

He was a retired shift mechanic from DuPont, a member and trustee of Dunbar First Baptist Church and an Army veteran.

Surviving: sons, Warren of St. Albans, Shannon of Fort Polk, La., Dwayne at home; parents, Glen and Maxine Westfall of Byesville, Ohio; half brothers, Jim and Arden Westfall, both of California; half sister, Sue Moulton of California.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. Thomas Stevens Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Fields Cemetery, Summersville. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Kerm Woods

CLAY - Kerm Woods, 73, of Clay died Dec. 9, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

He was an employee of the West Virginia Division of Highways.

Surviving: wife, Ruby Mae Woods; daughters, Shirley Pearl Gray and Fannie F. Woods, both of Lizemores, Barbara Woods of Charleston, Wilma McMorrow of Elkins, Bonnie Lou Woods of Elkview, Jone Kincaid of Lockwood; sons, Arthur Wayne of Bickmore, Carsel Gene of Gilboa, Roger Zane, Richard and William Samuel, all of Clay; sisters, Phyllis Gould of Summersville, Burnia Adkins of Oceana; brothers, Howard of Maysel, Carl and Larry, both of Summersville, Marshall of Crawley; 15 grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with the Rev. Robert Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Woods Cemetery, near Clay. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Latricia Woodson-Tolliver

Latricia Woodson-Tolliver, 47, of St. Albans died Dec. 8, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, Charleston, and was an employee of the law firm of Flaherty, Sensabaugh and Bonasso.

Surviving: husband, Michael A. Tolliver; sons, Kevin Lee Hale of Charleston, James and Antoine Harris, both of St. Albans; daughter, Shaanda Hale of Nitro; stepsons, Michael and Krhistopher Tolliver, both of Charleston; parents, Harry P. and Marian Woodson of Charleston; brothers, Ronald Woodson of Houston, Harry Woodson III of Bloomington, Ill.; sisters, Florance Washington of Charleston, Seretha Saunders of Hurricane, Sharon Brown and Judy Hilliard, both of Philadelphia.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Phil Dillard and the Rev. Ronald English officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the church. Powell-Jarrett Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

James Edward Workman

TURTLE CREEK - James Edward Workman, 27, of Turtle Creek, Boone County, died Dec. 8, 1997, in General Division, CAMC.

Boone County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Rodney Miller said police were still investigating, but believe Workman died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

He was an employee of Schwan's.

Surviving: wife, Bonnie Faye Workman; daughter, Chelsey Marie Workman at home; son, James Curtis Workman at home; father and stepmother, James and Inez Workman of Pullman; mother and stepfather, Maggie and James Smith of Madison; sisters, Eileen White of Wharton, Deloris Workman, Brenda Lusk, Sharon Harrison and Karen Cook, all of Cyclone, Carlene Holstein and Loretta Lynn Workman, both of Pullman; brothers, James Avery, Bennie and James Kemper Workman Jr, all of Pullman, Ronald Workman of Cyclone, Timmy Workman of Harrisville, Randy Workman of Wayne County, Tony Lusk of West Union, Paul Dwayne Workman and Mark Edward Smith, both of Madison.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with the Rev. Ronnie Gibson officiating. Burial will be in VanBuren Cemetery, Van. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

DODSON, Thurmond Edward - Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Valley View Baptist Chapel, Cross Lanes, with the Rev. Mike Elder officiating. Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, is in charge of arrangements. Dodson, 74, of Nitro died Dec. 5, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston, after a long illness.

HINDSON, John F. - Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at High Lawn Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Melvin Jamison officiating. Burial will be in High Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Hindson, 88, of Mount Hope died Dec. 7, 1997, in Cabell Huntington Hospital after a short illness. Additional survivors: sister, Susan VanPelt of Corona, Calif.; brothers, Charles and Thomas Hindson, both of Van Nuys, Calif., George Hindson of Rocklyn, Calif.

SPRUCE, Deborah S. - Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Church of the Good Shepherd, Charleston, with the Rev. Esber Tweel officiating. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, and after the service at the church. Spruce, 48, of Charleston died Nov. 29, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a long illness.


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