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Clenn Clayton Casto

POCA - Clenn Clayton Casto, 71, of Poca, formerly of Ripley, died Jan. 26, 1997, at home after a short illness.

He was a retired employee from Union Carbide, Institute, with 33- years' service, and a member and deacon of Church of God Mission, Bancroft.

Surviving: wife, Nancy Casto son, Kenneth of Hometown daughters, Linda Scantlin and Patricia Hudnall, both of Eleanor sisters, Nada Williams of Statts Mills, Reba Hayes of Massillon, Ohio brothers, John and Clifton, both of Statts Mills six grandchildren two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Plainview Church, Belgrove, with Pastor John Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Casto Cemetery, Belgrove. Friends may call from 5 to 8 today at Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, and two hours prior to service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, W.Va. 25064.

Myrtle E. Casto

GOLDTOWN - Myrtle E. Casto, 81, of Goldtown, Jackson County, died Jan. 27, 1997, at home after a short illness.

She was a homemaker, a lifelong resident of Goldtown and attended Fisher Memorial Church, Goldtown.

Surviving: sons, James of Charleston, Darrell of Kenna daughters, Loretta Hall and Robin Kersey, both of Goldtown, Elizabeth Palmer of Cottageville sister, Bessie Hall of Goldtown eight grandchildren three great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Fisher Memorial Church with the Rev. Jerry Bonnett officiating. Burial will be in Duff Cemetery, Goldtown. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Long & Fisher Funeral Home, Pocatalico, and one hour prior to service at the church.

Carl Clinton Cooper

Carl Clinton Cooper, 83, of Campbells Creek died Jan. 26, 1997, in St. Francis Hospital after a short illness.

He was a retired carpenter from Ohio Valley Carpenters Union Local 698, a native of Beckley, an Army veteran of World War II and a former councilman for Silver Grove, Ky.

Surviving: wife, Iva Harper Cooper son, David Lawrence of Knoxville, Tenn. five grandchildren seven great-grandchildren.

Service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with the Rev. Warren Faulknier officiating. Burial, with military rites by VFW Post 8366, Gauley Bridge, will be in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Eva Dillon

LANARK - Eva Dillon, 88, of Lanark, Raleigh County, died Jan. 27, 1997, at home after a long illness.

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

Dolly Sue Darnell Duffey

BOMONT - Dolly Sue Darnell Duffey, 28, of Bomont, Clay County, died Jan. 26, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Clay County and a customer service representative at One Valley Bank, Charleston.

Surviving: husband, Christopher Duffey of Maysel father and stepmother, Thurman "Gene" and Deborah A. Darnell of Glen stepfather and mother, Rommie and Shirley Sue Dotson McCormick of Alum Creek sister, Sandra Jean Myers of Bomont brothers, Leonard D. Darnell of Glen, Travis J. Walker of Walton six nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin with the Rev. Roger Mullins officiating. Burial will be in Darnell cemetery, Glen. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Joseph S. Felix Jr.

Joseph S. Felix Jr., 90, of Charleston died Jan. 26, 1997, in Arthur B. Hodges Center after a short illness.

He was a welfare administrator for the State of West Virginia, a member of First Presbyterian Church, Charleston, and the Masonic Lodge, a corporator of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and a violinist.

Surviving: cousins, Mrs. A. Frank Stevens of Winston-Salem, N.C., Cora Ella Felix East of Huntington nephews, David Obenshain of Hillsborough, N.C., Page Obenshain of St. Petersburg, Fla.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston, with the Rev. Douglas Heidt officiating. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to First Presbyterian Church, 16 Broad St., Charleston, W.Va. 25301. Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

Vera Mae Freutel

UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio - Vera Mae Freutel, 71, of Upper Arlington died Jan. 25, 1997, in Riverside Methodist Hospital.

She was a native of Charleston, W.Va., received her bachelor's degree in education from Marshall University, was a former Kanawha County (W.Va.) teacher at Leewood Elementary School, a member of Eastern Star and Trinity United Methodist Church, Columbus, a site director for Meals On Wheels and a former employee of Auto Options Inc.

Surviving: husband, Howard Freutel son, Howard Seidel daughters, Patty Gaylord, Terry Pitchford and Sharon Records five grandchildren.

Service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. E. Eugene Frazer officiating. Entombment will be in Union Cemetery Mausoleum. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, Columbus. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Trinity United Methodist Church or to a charity of choice.

Lorena Gay Golden

RICHWOOD - Lorena Gay Golden, 91, of Richwood died Jan. 27, 1997, in Summersville Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving: daughters, Glenda Fisher of Webster Springs, Beulah Pugh of Gauley Bridge, Dorothy Pugh of Minerva, Ohio sister, Myrtle Anderson of Ohio brothers, Denzil and Vaughan Anderson, both of Ohio several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs, with the Rev. George Cochran officiating. Burial will be in Vance Cemtery, Hacker Valley. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Harold William Heaster

RAINELLE - Harold William Heaster, 83, of Rainelle died Jan. 26, 1997, in a Fairlea hospital after a long illness.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II, a member of John Page VFW Post 4484, a Mason, a retired miner, former Pineville chief of police and was of the Pentacostal faith.

Surviving: son, Gary of Rainelle daughter, Sherry Phipps of Rainelle sisters, Olive Murrow, Marge Heaster, Dama Murdock, Gloria Lee Small and Roberta Cunningham, all of Baltimore three grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle, with the Rev. Aaron Davidson 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.

Frank M. Hulbert

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - Frank M. Hulbert, 88, of Palm Beach County died Jan. 25, 1997, in Spanish Gardens Nursing Home.

He was a native of Charleston, W.Va., and a former employee of Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass, Charleston.

Surviving: several nieces and nephews.

American Burial and Cremation, Boynton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.

Arbuta Mae Jones

PINEY VIEW - Arbuta Mae Jones, 66, of Piney View, Raleigh County, died Jan. 26, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a 30-year resident of Piney View.

Surviving: husband, Calvin L. Jones sons, Denzil of Beckley, David of Piney View daughters, Drema Smoot of Bradley, Doris Underwood of Piney View, Darlene Meadows of Glen Daniel 10 grandchildren seven great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Prosperity, with Brother Phillip Lilly officiating. Burial will be in Bradley Cemetery, Bradley. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Kenneth Ray Jones

PROSPERITY - Kenneth Ray Jones, 65, of Prosperity, Raleigh County, died Jan. 27, 1997, in a Charleston hospital after a long illness.

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

Mary Leshkow Jones

Mary Leshkow Jones, 80, of Charleston died Jan. 26, 1997, in Charleston Area Medical Center after a short illness.

She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star and a Protestant.

Surviving: son, William of Charleston three grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home, Morgantown, with the Rev. Stacy Groscup officiating. Burial will be in East Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

William Harry Liles

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

He was a retired employee of the City of Charleston and a member of St. Paul AME Church, Charleston, 

Surviving: son, John Harry of Charleston brother, Philip Liles of Charleston two grandchildren.

Service will be 8 p.m. Thursday in New Covenant Baptist Church, Charleston, with the Rev. Yolanda Wright officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the church. Scott Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

Odus Lively

HEATERS - Odus Lively, 92, of Heaters, Braxton County, died Jan. 27, 1997, in Cedar Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Sissonville, after a long illness. 

He was a retired employee of B&O Railroad, a farmer and a member of Berry Fork United Methodist Church.

Surviving: sons, Robert of Charleston, Charles of Heaters daughters, Betty Steel of Rootstown, Ohio, Mary Nell Neal of Clarksburg, Helen Stewart of Heaters sister, Gay Owens of Renick brother, Harper of Walkersville five grandchildren three great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home, Flatwoods, with the Rev. Vaughn James officiating. Burial will be in Braxton County Cemetery, Sutton. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Claude M. Martin

BECKLEY - Claude M. "Mack" Martin, 71, of Beckley died Jan. 26, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a long illness.

He was a retired construction worker, a former employee of Songer Construction Co., a member of Open Bible Baptist Church, Beckley, and a Navy veteran of World War II.

Surviving: wife, Pauline E. Gravely Martin son, Willard of Huntington stepsons, Patrick K. Meadows of Beckley, Joseph "Mark" Meadows of Oak Hill stepdaughter, Mary E. Wright Chapman of Charlottesville, Va. sister, Mary Rowe three grandchildren.

Service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Prosperity, with the Rev. Bill Menefee officiating. Burial, with military rites by VFW, Midway, will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Park, Prosperity. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Donna S. McGraw

CHERAW, S.C. - Donna S. McGraw, 91, of Cheraw died Dec. 24, 1996, in Chesterfield Convalescent Center after a long illness.

She was a native of Wheeling, W.Va., a graduate of West Liberty College and Concord College, a retired teacher from the Wyoming County (W.Va) school system with 42 years' service a former member of Church of the Good Shepherd, Charleston, W.Va., and a member of St. David's Episcopal Church, Cheraw.

Surviving: daughter, Edith Robertson of Cheraw sisters, Nancy Arkle of Charlotte, N.C., Betty Ross of Springfield, Ohio, Jean Marsh of Long Beach, Calif., Martha Markowitz of Charleston, W.Va. 10 grandchildren nine great-grandchildren.

Service was Dec. 27, 1996, at Seaver Funeral Home, Princeton, W.Va., with the Rev. Paul Feider officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Park Cemetery, Princeton. 

Esther D. Milam

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

She was a homemaker.

Surviving: husband, Lacy "Buck" Milam son, James L. Cline Sr. of Union stepson, Lacy Milam Jr. of Cleveland stepdaughter, Nancy Mowdy of Pineville sister, Florence Perdue of Proctorville, Ohio nine grandchildren nine great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson, with the Rev. Luther Raines and the Rev. Randy Wimmer officiating. Burial will be in Fletcher Addition of Alderson Cemetery, Alderson. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Robert Lee Mullins

Robert Lee Mullins, 52, of Charleston died Jan. 26, 1997, at home after a short illness.

He was a former employee of Kanawha County Board of Education, an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a lifelong resident of Charleston.

Surviving: wife, Linda Darlene Williams Mullins sons, Robert Lee of Florida, Michael Joseph of Mississippi daughter, April Renee Mullins of Charleston stepsons, James Leroy and Lawrence Van Mullins Jr., both of Charleston stepdaughter, Melissa Ranee Mullins of Charleston father, Leroy Mullins of Charleston mother, Margaret Huffman Mullins of Charleston brother, Larry Allen of Belle one grandchild.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, with the Rev. Benjamin Pauley officiating. Burial, with military rites by VFW Post 4768, Alum Creek, will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the mortuary.

Lloyd D. Myers

GASSAWAY - Lloyd D. Myers, 70, of Gassaway died Jan. 26, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was a retired millwright with Coastal Lumber, a member of Elk River Baptist Church, and an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving: wife, Roxie Bragg Myers sons, Bruce of Gassaway, Larry and Bobby, both of Cleveland daughter, Doris of Cleveland brother, Naaman of Ravenna, Ohio sisters, Janice McKinney of Windham, Ohio, Ina Gray of North Carolina six grandchildren six great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with the Rev. Mark Stump officiating. Burial will be in Sugar Creek Cemetery, near Gassaway. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Josephine Smaha Nasser

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Josephine Smaha Nasser, 90, of Rochester and Charleston, W.Va., died Jan. 27, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors: daughter, Dolores Nasser Summers of Charleston son, Arthur Norman of Chicago six grandchildren.

Service will be Thursday at St. Stanislav Church, Rochester, with the Rev. William Young officiating. Charlie Harris Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donation to Holy Childhood School, 100 Groton Parkway, Rochester, N.Y. 14623-4589.

Orval E. O'Quinn

Orval E. O'Quinn, 84, of Smithers died Jan. 27, 1997, in Montgomery General Hospital after a long illness.

He was a retired employee of Union Carbide, Alloy, with 35 years' service and attended Campbell Memorial Baptist Church, Smithers.

Surviving: son, Lester Vernon of Bear, Del. daughter, June Fragale of Vienna sisters, Daisy Fugate of Calvin, Dola Jenkins of Nettie brother, Rev. Rufus O'Quinn of Broadway, Va. six grandchildren nine great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at B.C. Hooper Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Pastor Wallace York officiating. Burial will be in Little Union Cemetery, Calvin. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Paul Edwin Parsons

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

He was a retired employee of West Virginia Department of Highways, an Army Air Force veteran of World War II and attended Turkey Branch Community Church, Buffalo.

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

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with the Rev. Arliss Blackshire and the Rev. Ivan Cobb officiating. Burial will be in Walker Chapel Cemetery, Robertsburg. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Ona J. Pettit

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

She was a homemaker.

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

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

James B. Pruett

James Benjamin Pruett, 71, of Charleston died Jan. 26, 1997, at home.

He was retired from IUOE Local 132 as assistant business manager, a member of Rock Lake Presbyterian Church and the VFW and a Navy veteran of World War II.

Surviving: wife, Sharon Conklin Pruett sons, John of Durham, N.C., Mark of South Charleston brother, Clarence of Pliny sisters, Gertrude Elder of Charleston, Ada McCormick of Dunbar two grandchildren two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. Richard W. McGuire officiating. Burial, with military rites by ROTC, South Charleston, will be in Graceland Memorial Park, Ruthdale. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, W.Va. 25064.

Alma Louise Richmond

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

She was a homemaker, a member of Women of the Moose 822, Beckley, and a Baptist.

Surviving: sons, John W. of True, Allen R. of Sandstone, Darrell W. of Hinton daughters, Ann Margaret Richmond of Glen Morgan, Lawanda Lynn Richmond and Tammy Wynette Bragg, both of Hinton six grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, with the Rev. Roy Lee Honaker Jr. and the Rev. Bobby Holcomb officiating. Burial will be in Pack family Cemetery, True. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Melba I. Rooper

HURRICANE - Melba I. Rooper, 72, of Hurricane died Jan. 27, 1997, in Americare of Putnam after a long illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Hurricane and a member of Church of God.

Surviving: sons, Joseph Baker of Texas, Jerry Rooper and Greg Rooper, both of Hurricane daughters, Phyllis Miller, Linda Plumley and Brenda Berry, all of Hurricane sister, Virginia Sumner of Hurricane brother, Raymond Thomas of Hurricane 17 grandchildren several great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, with the Rev. Sonny Sovine officiating. Burial will be in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Erthelee Siders

Erthelee Siders, 72, of Clendenin died Jan. 26, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving: son, Gary Hayes of Charleston sister, Thelma Dearman of Procious brothers, Orville Siders of Clendenin, Robert and Glen Siders, both of Cedar Grove five grandchildren 11 great-grandchildren two great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin, with Virgil Ross officiating. Burial will be in Mullins Cemetery, Clendenin. Friend may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ruth Marie Simpkins

COAL CITY - Ruth Marie Simpkins, 79, of Coal City, Raleigh County, died Jan. 26, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a short illness.

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

Tyler David Slone

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Tyler David Slone, infant son of Lawrence and Cynthia Slone of Winston-Salem, formerly of Cabin Creek, W.Va., was stillborn Jan. 25, 1997, in Forsyth Memorial Hospital, Winston-Salem.

Also surviving: sisters, Renee and Leh Slone, both of Winston-Salem grandparents, Joanne Hearst and Nancy Slone, both of Cabin Creek.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow, W.Va. Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements.

Eddie Stark

John Eddie Stark, 88, of South Charleston died Jan. 26, 1997, in Valley Health Village, South Charleston, after a long illness.

He was a lifelong resident of the area, a retired supervisor from Union Carbide, South Charleston, a retired bus driver from the Kanawha County Board of Education, a member of Oakhurst Presbyterian Church and South Charleston Masonic Lodge, and a Shriner.

Surviving: sisters-in-law who took care of him, Geka S. Burdette of Charleston, Gail White and Mabel Stover, both of Scott Depot.

Service will be 2 p.m. today at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, with the Rev. Elaine Rhodes officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Shawn Edward Stone

SOUTHSIDE - Shawn Edward Stone, 19, of Southside, Mason County, died Jan. 26, 1997, in Putnam County from injuries received with his car was struck by a train.

He was an employee of Mountaineer Transport Service, had attended Winfield Middle School and Winfield High School, and graduated from Point Pleasant High School.

Surviving: parents, Larry and Karen Stone of Southside sisters, Heather Stone of Southside, Joyce Porter of West Hamlin brother, Allen of West Hamlin paternal grandparents, Charles R. and Kate Stone of New Haven maternal grandparents, Jackson E. and Ann Martin of St. Albans.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Bert Flora officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations to a charity of choice.

Frank Stotler

Frank Stotler, 82, of Charleston died Jan. 24, 1997, in Heartland of Charleston after a long illness.

He was owner and operator of Firestone Radio and Electric for 15 years, a pipefitter for Dupont with 18 years' service, a former miner, a Christian and a lifelong resident of the Kanawha Valley.

Surviving: daughter, Barbara Huffman of Charleston sister, Pauline Stotler of Lima, Ohio brothers, Calvin of Lansing Bill of Florida four grandchildren.

There will be no service or visitation. The body has been cremated. Burial will be at a later date in Spring Hill Cemetery. Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

Clinton Paul Stover

BIDWELL, Ohio - Clinton Paul Stover, 65, of Bidwell died Jan. 26, 1997, in University Hospital, Columbus.

He was a native of Charleston, W.Va., a retired pipeline worker, a member of Union Local 798 and an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving: son, Daniel Scott of Gallipolis brothers, Melvin of Bidwell, Noel of Patriot sisters, Janice Ford of Anderson, Ind., Irene Wiseman of Marmet, W.Va.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, Gallipolis. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to American Lung Association of Mid-Ohio, 1950 Arlingate Lane, Columbus, Ohio 43228.

Charles W. Thomas

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

He was a former construction foreman for Ace Outdoor Advertising, Florida, and Cabot Gas Co., West Virginia, a Coast Guard veteran of World War II and a member of Glasgow United Methodist Church.

Surviving: wife, Goldie M. Tawney Thomas daughter, Ann Fernandez of St. Petersburg mother, Helen Skaggs Thomas of Glasgow brother, Keith of Glasgow sister, June Hager of St. Petersburg two granddaughters two great-grandchildren. 

Service will be noon Wednesday at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel, Glasgow, with the Rev. George Bramble officiating. Burial will be in the memorial gardens. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations to American Cancer Society or American Heart Association. Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements.

Ephriam Vance

HOLDEN - Ephriam Vance, 79, of Holden, Logan County, died Jan. 26, 1997, at home.

He was a member, deacon and Sunday school superintendent of Mount Gay Freewill Baptist Church and an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving: wife, Elizabeth Frankum Vance sons, Leonard, Lawrence and David, all of Whitman, Jerry of White's Addition daughters, Linda Browning of Cow Creek, Mary Sexton of Mount Gay, Dorothy Day of Whitman stepdaughters, Judy Perry of Breeden, Bernice Adkins of Whitman, Faye Hughes of Oak Hill half sisters, Maudie Marcum of Huntington, Jean Martin of Holden half brothers, Noah Vance of Ohio, Levi Vance of Michigan 26 grandchildren nine great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Gay Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Layton Lockhart officiating. Burial will be in Vance cemetery, Holden. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at James Funeral Home, Logan.

Starling Amick Wells

SAND FORK - Starling Amick Wells, 82, of Sand Fork, Gilmer County, died Jan. 26, 1997, after a long illness.

She was a graduate of Sand Fork High School and Glenville State College, a retired Gilmer County teacher, a member of Order of the Eastern Star, Gilmer County Association of Retired Teachers, Glenville Garden Club and Trinity United Methodist Church, Glenville. 

Surviving: husband, Nelson L. Wells sister, Anne Keith of San Diego one niece one nephew.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Anderson officiating. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Masonic Cemtery, Weston. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, and one hour prior to service at the church.

Sidney C. White

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

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

Service will be 11 a.m. today at James Funeral Home, Logan, W.Va. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens.

Glenn David Williams

Glenn David Williams, 50, of Cabin Creek died Jan. 26, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

He was a former employee of Bethlehem Mines, a member and former deacon of Old Kanawha Baptist Church, Pratt, and a lifelong resident of the area.

Surviving: wife, Nancy Williams son, David L. of Atlanta daughter, Misty D. Wojciechowicy of Belle sister, Charlotte Warner of Nitro brothers, Robert of Mims, Fla., Kenneth of Shadyside, Ohio, Ron of Atlanta two grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Old Kanawha Baptist Church with Pastor Harold Coe and the Rev. Richard Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Park, Glasgow. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank, and one hour prior to service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Boomer Christian Academy.

Samuel Winston Jr.

ECCLES - Samuel Winston Jr., 71, of Eccles, Raleigh County, died Jan. 27, 1997, at home after a long illness.

Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Home, Beckley, is in charge of arrangements.

Frances M. Wood

Frances M. Wood, 69, of St. Albans died Jan. 27, 1997, in St. Francis Hospital after a long illness.

She was a homemaker, attended Highlawn Church of God, St. Albans, and was a lifelong resident of St. Albans.

Surviving: husband, Paul Wood stepson, Jack Wood of St. Albans brother, Everett Adkins of St. Albans two granddaughters.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Roy Young officiating. Burial will be in Wood Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Frederick Lynn Woofter

LAWRENCEVILLE, Va. - Frederick Lynn Woofter, 67, of Lawrenceville died Jan. 26, 1997.

Surviving: wife, Betty O. Woofter sons, Victor of Roanoke Rapids, Stephen of Lawrenceville, Christopher of Jacksonville, Fla. daughters, Twila Woofter and Alecia Dohnal of Richmond, Eva Davenport of Chesapeake, Va. five grandchildren three stepgrandchildren.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. today at Oakwood Park Cemetery, Lawrenceville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Brunswick (Va.) Volunteer Rescue Squad or Lawrenceville United Methodist Church. Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, is in charge of arrangements.

Frances Thompson Young

VERO BEACH, Fla. - Frances Thompson Young, 65, of Vero Beach, formerly of Charleston, W.Va., died Jan. 26, 1997, in Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, N.C., after a short illness.

She was a graduate of Charleston High School, attended West Virginia University and graduated from the University of Georgia. She was an elder of Myers Park Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, a Bible teacher, Sunday school teacher, youth director, Pastoral Care committee member and Girl Scout leader. She was a board member of the Junior League, YWCA, Speech and Hearing Center, Garden Group and First Presbyterian Church, Vero Beach.

Surviving: husband, W. Terry Young four children brother, Hugh Thompson of Vero Beach five grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Myers Park Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, the family sugests donations to the Frances Thompson Young Memorial Fund, c/o The Presbyterian Foundation, 200 E. 12th St., Jeffersonville, Ind. 47130.

Auderia Arden

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Auderia "Billie" Arden, 77, of Youngstown died Jan. 27, 1997, in St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

She was a former seamstress for McKelvey's and Thornton's Dry Cleaners.

Surviving: husband, James E. Arden son, Jack Kirk of Youngstown stepson James E. Arden Jr. of Austintown stepdaughters, Brenda Peter of San Diego, Sharon Volchko of Parma sisters, Helen Jarrell and Marie Harvey, both of Austintown, Jean Waugh of Dixie, W.Va. eight granchildren 11 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Lane Funeral Home, Austintown, with the Rev. David Murphy officiating. Burial will be in Brunstetter Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Eunice Clarine Brewer

CEREDO - Eunice Clarine Adkins Brewer, 75, of Ceredo, Wayne County, died Jan. 25, 1997, in University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, Ky.

She was a retired self-employed beautician, a member of First Baptist Church, Ceredo, and a Marine Corps veteran of World War II.

Surviving: husband, John Brewer Sr. sons, Jack and John Jr., both of Ceredo sisters, Nina Hazelett of West Hamlin, Ouida Sansom of Barboursville brothers, Bethel and William Adkins, both of Huntington, Earl Adkins of Ravenswood, Rev. Emmitt Adkins of Cottageville, Hurbert Adkins Jr. of Alcoa, Tenn., Larry, Lawrence, Darrell and Donald Adkins, all of West Hamlin four grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. today at Ceredo Mortuary with Pastor Ed Rape officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Kenova.

Frances Chapman

RAINELLE - Mary Frances Chapman, 88, of Rainelle, formerly of McRoss, died Jan. 27, 1997, in Columbia Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, after a long illness.

She was a homemaker, a member of McRoss Baptist Church and a 48-year resident of McRoss.

Surviving: son, N. Keith of Miamisburg, Ohio daughter, Wanda F. Milam of Rainelle five grandchildren nine great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at McRoss Baptist Church. Burial will be in Wallace Memorial Cemtery, Clintonville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle, and one hour prior to service at the church.

Bessie Clendenin

FORT PIERCE, Fla. - Bessie Clendenin, 81, of Fort Pierce, formerly of Olcott, W.Va., died Jan. 27, 1997 in a local hospital.

She was a former nurse's aide.

Surviving: sons, David of Fort Pierce, Jerry of Florence, Ky. daughters, Lola Estep, Carolyn Sue Thomas and M. Ann Clendenin, all of Fort Pierce, Shirley Kemplin of Cincinnati, Judith Nichols of Port St. Lucie sister, Pauline Terry of Charleston, W.Va. brothers, Paris Webb of Dayton, Ohio, Paul Webb of Pittsburgh, Rev. James Webb of Charleston, Archie Webb of Naples.

Service will be noon Thursday at Haisley-Hobbs Funeral Home, Fort Pierce, with the Rev. Betty Fredricks and the Rev. Robert Estep officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Memorial Park. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Carl Clinton Cooper

Carl Clinton Cooper, 83, of Campbells Creek died Jan. 26, 1997, in St. Francis Hospital after a short illness.

He was a retired carpenter from Ohio Valley Carpenters Union Local 698, a native of Beckley, an Army veteran of World War II and a former councilman for Silver Grove, Ky.

Surviving: wife, Iva Harper Cooper son, David Lawrence of Knoxville daughter, Cathy Hastings of Belle five grandchildren seven great-grandchildren.

Service will be 3 p.m. today at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with the Rev. Warren Faulknier officiating. Burial, with military rites by VFW Post 8366, Gauley Bridge, will be in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. 

Scott Alan Crouch

Scott Alan Crouch, 39, of St. Albans died Jan. 27, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

He was a former construction employee of Union Carbide and Rhone Poulenc, Institute, a graduate of St. Albans High School, and attended West Virginia State College and Miami-Dade (Fla.) Junior College.

Surviving: daughter, Kelly Nichole Crouch of St. Albans parents, Ted and Shirley Crouch of St. Albans.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Ronald Naylor officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to American Cancer Society, 2428 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, W.Va. 25311.

Eva May Dillon

LANARK - Eva May Dillon, 88, of Lanark, Raleigh County, died Jan. 27, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a homemaker, a member of God's Tabernacle, Lanark, and a longtime resident of Lanark.

Surviving: sons, Jack A. of Margate, Fla., Charles R. of Beckley daughter, Marlene Mays of Beckley sisters, Alice Bragg of Orlando, Fla., Nina Webb of Beckley eight grandchildren three great-grandchildren one great-great-grandchild.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley, with the Rev. Gene Terry and the Rev. David Smith officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Rebecca J. Cavender Edens

PEYTONA - Rebecca J. "Sis" Cavender Edens, 76, of Peytona, Boone County, formerly of Charleston, died Jan. 28, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

She was a homemaker, a member of Church of Christ, Peytona, and a former Sunday school teacher.

Surviving: sons, Lewis V. of Charleston, Arthur L. of Jamestown, N.Y., Garrett W. of Escondido, Calif. daughters, Deborah Harrison of Peytona, Mary Jo Parasiliti of Jamestown sisters, Tressie Taylor of Coopers Creek, Rev. Estill Taylor of Big Chimney, Ruby Gramelspacher of Midland, Texas brother, Virgil Cavender of Frame 13 grandchildren seven great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Elk Funeral Home, Charleston, with Minister John Duty officiating. Burial will be in Cavender Cemetery, Coopers Creek. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Albert Ford Jr.

PALM COAST, Fla. - Albert Ford Jr., 74, of Palm Coast, formerly of Charleston, W.Va., died Jan. 16, 1997, in Florida.

He was a retired machinist from Norfolk (Va.) Navy Yard and an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving: wife, Mary J. Vowell Ford daughters, Mary Ann Knowles of Matoaca, Va., Barbara Smith of Lake City sons, Donald A. of Baltimore, Robert A. of Gainesville, Va. brothers, Charles Jack of Clarion, Pa., James R. of Charleston 10 grandchildren one great-grandchild.

A memorial mass was held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Palm Coast.

Lorena Gay Golden

RICHWOOD - Lorena Gay Anderson Golden, 91, of Richwood died Jan. 27, 1997, in Summersville Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving: husband, Leonard Golden of Buckhannon daughters, Glenda Fisher of Webster Springs, Beulah Pugh of Minerva, Ohio sister, Myrtle Anderson of Ohio brothers, Denzil and Vaughan Anderson, both of Ohio several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. today at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs, with the Rev. George Cochran officiating. Burial will be in Vance Cemetery, Hacker Valley.

Mildred Fletcher Griffiths

Mildred Fletcher Griffiths, 82, of Dunbar died Jan. 27, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a retired employee from Rice and Rice Accountants, a member of Humphreys Memorial United Methodist Church and Dunbar Women's Club, and a 53-year resident of Dunbar.

Surviving: son, James E. Jr. of Dunbar daughters, Sarah Griffiths of Richmond, Va., Dorothy Hawkins of Toano, Va. sister, Dorothy Taylor of Dunbar one granddaughter one great-grandson.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. Loretta D. Isaiah officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Humphreys Memorial United Methodist Church, 1400 Grosscup Ave., Dunbar, W.Va. 25064.

Darrel Harden

BEREA, Ohio - Darrel "Buck" Harden, 76, of Berea, formerly of Whitesville, W.Va., died Jan. 26, 1997, in a nursing home near Berea after a long illness.

He was a veteran of World War II, a semi-pro baseball player in the Kanawha Industrial League and a member of Whitesville Moose Lodge.

Surviving: wife, Mary Lou Shingle Harden daughter, S. Sue Wetzel of Olmsted Falls brothers, Lloyd of Wakeman, Vernon of Comfort, W.Va. one granddaughter.

Private service will be 10 a.m. today at Baker Funeral Home, Berea. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, Olmsted Falls. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to a local Alzheimer's foundation. Information provided by Valley Funeral Home, Whitesville.

Mayford Asberry Harris

LONG BOTTOM, Ohio - Mayford Asberry "Pappy" Harris, 76, of Long Bottom died Jan. 28, 1997, at home.

He was a native of Spencer, W.Va., and a lifelong farmer.

Surviving: wife, Wilma C. Suck Harris sons, Mayford Jr. of Xenia, Ronald of Germantown, N.C., Robert of Long Bottom, Thomas of Mendenhall, England, James of Latrobe, Pa. daughters, Mary Houck of Parkersburg, W.Va., Alice Sharp of Belpre, Laura Hawley of Long Bottom, Nita White of San Antonio, Bonnie Nunn of Springfield, Ga., Sheila Connolly of Tupper Plains sister, Emogene Allen of New Knoxville brothers, Charles R. of Portland, Dale D. of Grove Hill, Ala., Paul E. of Racine 32 grandchildren 13 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, W.Va., with the Rev. Sharon Hausman, the Rev. Doug Quinn and the Rev. Howard Allen officiating. Burial will be in Rainbow Ridge Cemetery, Long Bottom. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

John Darrell Houchins

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio - John Darrell Houchins, 67, of Middletown, formerly of Rainelle, W.Va., died Jan. 26, 1997, at home after a short illness.

He was a retired body repairman for Heber-Jones Co., Middletown, an Air Force veteran and a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Surviving: sons, Curtis Dale of Simpsonville, S.C., Craig Arlen of Franklin sisters, Ann Holliday, June Patton and Sue Tasker, all of Dawson, W.Va., Merlene Thompson of Rainelle, Irene Ross of Bellwood, W.Va. brother, Charles E. of Rainelle three grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Smathers Funeral Chapel, Rainelle, with the Rev. Joe Collins officiating. Burial will be in Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville, W.Va. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral chapel.

Mary Marguerite Jenkins

Mary Marguerite Jenkins, 96, of Charleston died Jan. 27, 1997, in Valley Health Care Center, South Charleston, after a long illness.

She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church.

Surviving: daughters, Patricia Jarrett of Charleston, Betty Jane McConnell of Alpharetta, Ga. sister, Eunice Stalnaker of Parkersburg five grandchildren nine great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. Richard Zelik officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Anne Wood Kemp

Anne Wood Kemp, 99, of Charleston, formerly of Huntington, died Jan. 27, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She taught at Oley Elementary School, Huntington, was a member of Baptist Temple, Charleston, a 63-year resident of Charleston, a member of Tillikum Garden Club and a former member of Womens Club of Charleston.

Surviving: daughters, Lesley Slaughter of Savannah, Ga., Allison Perkins and Julianne Kemp, both of Charleston seven grandchildren eight great-grandchildren two great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. John Elliott officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Manna Meal, c/o St. Johns Episcopal Church, 1105 Quarrier St. E., Charleston, W.Va. 25301.

Troy H. Kincaid

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Troy Howard Kincaid, 80, of St. Petersburg died Jan. 27, 1997, at home.

He was formerly of Belle and Milton, W.Va.

Surviving: wife, Doris Samples Kincaid daughter, Sherry Colborn of Princeton, Ind. son, Larry of St. Petersburg sisters, Maris Ward and Arlene Nelson, both of Belle, Geraldine Meadows and Alma Lee Hitchcox, both of Milton two grandchildren.

Williams Funeral Home, St. Petersburg, is in charge of arrangements.

William H. Lyles

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

He was a retired employee of the city of Charleston and a member of St. Paul AME Church, Charleston, 

Surviving: son, John Harry of Charleston brother, Philip of Charleston two grandchildren.

Service will be at 8 p.m. Thursday at New Covenant Baptist Church, Charleston, with the Rev. Yolanda Wright officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call one hour prior to service at the church. Scott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ollie Myrtle May

NAOMA - Ollie Myrtle May, 78, of Naoma, Raleigh County, died Jan. 28, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

She was born in Moorefield and was a member of Horse Creek Freewill Baptist Church.

Surviving: daughters, Opal A. Williams of Chesterville, Va., Ruth C. McCauley of Timberville, Va. sons, Elmer Lee and David Luther, both of Naoma sisters, Oddie Mongold of Petersburg, Faye Ratliff of Timberville, Lonia Ratliff of Mozer, Betty Evans of Arthur, Susie Evans of Mount Jackson, Va. brothers, Harvey Whetzel of Franklin, Acie Whetzel of Mathias six grandchildren two great-grandchildren.

Service will held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, with the Rev. Bobby Carter officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Jewell Lee McCoy

WEST HAMLIN - Jewell Lee McCoy, 72, of West Hamlin, Lincoln County, died Jan. 26, 1997, in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, after a long illness.

She was a member of West Hamlin United Methodist Church.

Surviving: daughters, Janice Krikorian of Oak Park, Mich., Gail Adkins of Kenova, Hallena Hinkle of Ferndale, Mich. sons, Larry of Huntington, James Rick of Warren, Mich., Floyd of West Hamlin 18 grandchildren eight great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at McGhee-Handley Funeral Home, West Hamlin, with the Rev. Kerry Lilly officiating. Burial will be in Adkins Cemetery, Ranger. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Glennis P. McNair Sr.

WESTON - Glennis Paul McNair Sr., 72, of Weston died Jan. 26, 1997, at home after a short illness.

He was born in Kingwood, retired from Hope Gas Co. with 29 years' service, was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Valley Chapel United Methodist Church, where he served as Sunday school superintendent for many years and was chairman of the Pastor Parish Relations Committee. He was a member of Weston Masonic Lodge 10 and a retired member of Jacksons Mill Volunteer Fire Department.

Surviving: sons, Paul of Pineville, Gary of Topeka, Kan. brother, Howard of Kingwood sisters, Maxine Wotring and Thelma Calvert, both of Albright four grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. today at Floyd Funeral Home, Weston, with the Rev. Russell Furr officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Weston.

Carl Lee Nelson

LEWISBURG - Carl Lee Nelson, 73, of Lewisburg died Jan. 28, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was a Protestant, an Army veteran of World War II and a retired employee from Union Carbide, South Charleston, with 30 years' service.

Surviving wife, Brucie Dixon Nelson son, Donald of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. daughters, Joyce Staats of Charleston, Phyllis Haggerty of Scott Depot sisters, Ruth Lowe of Acworth, Ga., Opal Zuckerman of Columbus, Ohio brothers, Mervel of Maxwelton, Orval of Columbus, Raymond of Cary, N.C. six grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at McCraw Funeral Home, Lewisburg, with the Rev. Leroy Crane and the Rev. Jim Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Rosewood Cemetery, Lewisburg. Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Earl W. Nichols

SWISS - Earl W. Nichols, 63, of Swiss, Nicholas County, died Jan. 27, 1997, in McGuire VA Medical Center, Richmond, Va., after a short illness.

He was an employee of Lens Repair Shop, Jodie, a former employee of Roseville Charcoal and Manufacturing Co., Bentree, a member of Brownsville Holiness Church and an Army veteran.

Surviving: wife, Marshalene Johnson Nichols sons, Daniel "Whitey" of Jodie, Todd of Rock Camp, Glenn and Steve, both of Swiss daughters, Christine Holstein of Swiss, Rita Estep of Jodie, Lisa Spaulding of Alta brothers, Michael and Lambert C. Jr., both of Bloomington, Ill. sister, Wanda Jean Simms of Bloomington seven grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Brownsville Holiness Church with the Rev. Charles Blankenship and the Rev. Billy Conn officiating. Burial, with military rites by VFW Post 8366, Gauley Bridge, will be in Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor. Friends may cal l from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge. 

Robert Eugene Peele

Robert Eugene Peele, 70, of Winfield died Jan. 28, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was a retired industrial hygienist from Union Carbide, a member of Cross Lanes Baptist Church and American Industrial Hygienists Association, an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War and a 33-year resident of Winfield.

Surviving: wife, Jacqueline L. Peele sons, Elmo of Eldersburg, Md., Gregory of Winston-Salem, N.C. daughter, Nancy Collar of Centreville, Va. brother, John Elmo of Clarkrange, Tenn. three grandchildren.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Kanawha Hospice, 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, W.Va. 25064, or Cross Lanes Baptist Church, 102 Knollwood Drive, Cross Lanes, W.Va. 25413.

Eugene D. Ratliff

LUSBY, Md. - Eugene D. Ratliff, 77, of Lusby died Nov. 26, 1996, in Calvert County Hospital, Prince Frederick, of pneumonia and cardiac arrest.

He was a native of West Virginia, a retired Navy veteran of World War II, recipient of several medals, a retired employee of the Federal Aviation Administration and a member of Middleham St. Peter's Parish.

Surviving: wife, Mary L. Ratliff son, Dale E. of Lusby daughter, Peggy Stinnett of Laytonsville five grandchildren.

Memorial service was Dec. 11, 1996, at Middleham Church, Lusby. Burial was private. Rausch Funeral Home, Port Republic, was in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Maryland Chapter, 1055 Taylor Ave., Suite 201, Towson, Md. 21286.

Glesnor M. Bunn Ray

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. - Glesnor M. Bunn Ray, 83, of Englewood, formerly of Huntington, W.Va., died Jan. 26, 1997, at the home of her daughter, Gaynor Chandler of Parker City, Ind.

She was a member of Scott Depot Christ Fellowship, Scott Depot, W.Va., and a charter member, president and former pianist of the Ladies Auxiliary of the United Transportation Union, Lodge 968, Huntington.

Also surviving husband, Carl Ray stepsons, James Ray of West Palm Beach, Carl Ray Jr. of Jacksonville, Ark., John Ray of Englewood, Bob Ray of Raleigh, N.C. sister, Essel Harvey of Huntington brothers, Lloyd Bunn of Ona, W.Va., O'Neil Bunn of Jacksonville five grandchildren 13 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, with the Rev. Rodney Taylor and the Rev. David Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington. Friends may call from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.

Jerry Jordan Richmond

GREENVILLE - Jerry Jordan Richmond, 57, of Greenville, Monroe County, died Jan. 27, 1997, at the home of his son after an apparent heart attack.

He was a Baptist, an employee of Sweet Springs Valley Water Co. and a construction worker in North Carolina for 23 years.

Surviving: wife, Louise Ward Richmond sons, Jerry Dale and Steven Douglas, both of Greenville sisters, Jean Deeds of Hinton, Glenna Petrey of Pipestem, Gladys "Pat" Humphrey of Cleveland, Margie Cales of Greensboro, N.C. half sisters, Macil Fox and Anna Graham, both of Hinton, Nellie Bragg of Lanark brother, Johnny of Elk Knob three granddaughters.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlor, Hinton, with Pastor Benny Allen officiating. Burial will be in Upland Cemetery, near Hinton. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

James W. Riser Sr.

SCARBRO - James W. "Webb" Riser Sr., 76, of Scarbro, Fayette County died Jan. 27, 1997, in Appalachian Regional Hospital, Beckley, after a long illness.

He was a retired miner from New River Co. at Carlisle and Summerlee with 34 years' service, a member of UMW District 17, Local 6047, Summerlee, and a Protestant.

Surviving: wife, Louise Riser sons, Charles E. and James W. Jr., both of Oak Hill daughter, Nancy Stover of Bradley sisters, Icie Toney of Union City, Ohio, Ruth Ann Light of Oak Hill brothers, Robert of Oak Hill, Jennings of Beckley, Franklin D. of Lodi, Ohio six grandchildren three stepgrandchildren five great-grandchildren seven great-stepgrandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Howard Miller officiating. Entombment will be in High Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Oak Hill. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Quentin S. Rooper Sr.

HURRICANE - Quentin S. Rooper Sr., 78, of Hurricane died Jan. 28, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was a retired employee from Union Carbide, South Charleston, with 23 years' service, owner of Rooper Heating and Cooling, a former Putnam County clerk with 10 years' service, a graduate of Winfield High School and Charleston School of Business, an Air Force veteran of World War II and a lifelong resident of Putnam County.

Surviving: wife, Wanda J. Rooper son, Quentin S. Jr. of Hurricane brother, Dallas of Teays two grandchildren one great-granddaughter.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with Evangelist Jeff Maynard and the Rev. Homer Estes officiating. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery, Hurricane. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Ruth Marie Simpkins

COAL CITY - Ruth Marie Simpkins, 79, of Coal City, Raleigh County, died Jan. 26, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a short illness.

She was a homemaker and attended Mabscott Holiness Church.

Surviving: son, William Noah of Elkhorn City, Ky. sisters, Jean Lambeth of Brevard, N.C., Ann Lipps of Williamson brothers, James M. May of Laramie, Wyo., John W. May of Martinsville, Va., Samuel Bruce May of Rutland, Ohio two grandchildren four great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Prosperity, with the Rev. E.G. Keller and the Rev. Richard Wilcox officiating. Entombment will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Prosperity. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Marie B. Smith

SUTTON - Marie B. Smith, 89, of Sutton, formerly of Vienna, died Jan. 25, 1997, in Braxton County Health Care Center.

She was a native of Ivydale, a Wood County schoolteacher for 46 years and a member of 36th Street Church of Christ, Vienna.

Surviving: sisters, Eloise Lowe of Plantation, Fla., Nelle Sine of Atlanta, Helen Burch of Greensboro, N.C. brother, Billy J. Boggs of Ivydale.

Service will be 1 p.m. today at Vaughan Funeral Home, Vienna, with Tom Butterfield officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery. Friends may call after 9 a.m. today at the funeral home.

Ida Mae Thomas

BUD - Ida Mae Thomas, 92, of Bud, Wyoming County, died Jan. 27, 1997, in a Princeton hospital after a long illness.

She was a homemaker, a lifelong resident of Bud and a Baptist.

Surviving: sons, Daniel E. of Washington, Jack V. of Orange, Texas.


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