Miscellaneous Kanawha County, West Virginia Obituaries

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Perry R. Allinder

BUFFALO - Perry R. Allinder, 85, of Buffalo, Putnam County, died Jan. 28, 1997, in Putnam General Hospital, Teays Valley, after a long illness.

He retired from True Temper Corp., Charleston, with 45 years of service, was a Navy veteran of World War II and a former member of Buffalo Fire Department. He attended the Church of God and was a member of Buffalo Sportsman Club.

Surviving: wife, Vivian Whittington Allinder daughters, Trudy Bowman of Grove City, Ohio, Sharon Flanagan of Harrisburg, Ohio sons, William P. of Gibsonburg, Ohio, Randy L. of Cross Lanes nine grandchildren 11 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with the Rev. Wayne Burch and the Rev. Mitchell Burch officiating. Burial will be in Whittington Family Cemetery, Buffalo. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Blanche Rawson Ballard

MARIETTA, Ohio - Blanche Rawson Ballard, 83, of Marietta died Jan. 25, 1997, in Mark Rest Center, McConnelsville.

She was a homemaker, a member of Putnam Congregational Church, and a former member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Charleston.

Surviving: daughters, Patricia Freeman of Akron, Beverley Cornwell of Lowell sisters, Mae Parrish of Charleston, Margaret Samples of Ocala, Fla. brothers, C.W. Rawson of Charleston, Joe Rawson of Indiana five grandchildren ten great-grandchildren.

Service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at McClure-Schafer Funeral Home, Marietta, with the Rev. Phillip Ross officiating. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes, W.Va. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Emily Megan Barton

RAVENSWOOD - Emily Megan Barton, 5-year-old daughter of Troy and Patricia Leedy Barton of Ravenswood, died Jan. 28, 1997, in Jackson General Hospital after a short illness.

She was a member of the Sunshine Choir at Second Baptist Church, Ravenswood.

Also surviving: sister, Katie Beth Barton at home maternal grandparents, Ken and Juanita Leedy of Ravenswood paternal grandparents, Bill and Pauline Barton of Ravenswood maternal great-grandparents, Isaac and Frences Leedy of Jackson, Ohio great-grandmothers, Nannie Rose of Grundy, Va., Jewel Wood of Ravenswood one aunt two uncles.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Second Baptist Church, Ravenswood, with the Pastor Jack Gwinn officiating. Burial will be in Ravenswood Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the church. Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, is in charge of arra ngements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Heritage Christian Academy Gym Fund, c/o Second Baptist Church, Ann and Elwood Streets, Ravenswood, W.Va. 26164.

Myrtle Berry

Myrtle Berry, 100, of South Charleston, formerly of Heaters died Jan. 28, 1997, at home after a long illness. 

She attended Heaters United Methodist Church and Christian Church, South Charleston, and was a member of Senior Nutrition Program, South Charleston, and RSVP.

Surviving: daughter, Yonda Camp Dodson of South Charleston several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home, Flatwoods, with the Rev. Lee Cook officiating. Burial will be in Heaters Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Alice Walton Bolt

SCARBRO - Alice Walton Bolt, 63, of Scarbro, Fayette County, died Jan. 29, 1997, at home after a long illness.

Surviving: brothers, Leroy, David, James, and Robert Allen.

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

Ruth Boyd

Ruth Boyd, 76, of St. Albans died Jan. 28, 1997, at home after a short illness.

She was a former employee of Dunbar Glass, a Navy veteran of World War II, a native of Dunbar, and a homemaker.

Surviving: brothers, Jack Robinson of Dunbar, Raymond Robinson of Orlando, Fla., Dick Robinson of South Charleston sister, Helen Mitchell of Dunbar.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar, with the Rev. Loretta D. Isaiah officiating. There will be no visitation. Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, is in charge of arrangements. 

Arizona Mable Bradbury

AMHERSTDALE - Arizona Mable Bradbury, 80, of Amherstdale died Jan. 28, 1997, in St. Francis Hospital, Charleston, after a short illness.

She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving: sons, Gene of Madison, Bill of Brookpark, Ohio, Ronnie of Raleigh, N.C. daughters, Betty O'Dell of Parma, Ohio, Judy Bailey of Cleveland, Ohio, Nancy Goodman of Accoville sister, Mary Crabtree of Kennewick, Wash. 14 grandchildren 17 great- grandchildren two great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Highland Memory Gardens, Godby. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home, Man.

Sherri I. Brotherton

Sherri I. Brotherton, 41, of Dunbar died Jan. 28, 1997, General Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

She was a former marketing director for Capitol Cablevision and Bank of West Virginia, a member of First Baptist Church, Dunbar, a graduate of Dunbar High School and the School of Journalism at Marshall University, and a lifelong resident of Dunbar.

Surviving: parents, Kenneth and Peggy Brotherton of Dunbar.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens Mausoleum Chapel, Cross Lanes, with the Rev. Thomas E. Stevens Jr. officiating. There will be no visitation. Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to National Multiple Sclerosis Society - West Virginia Chapter, 4825 McCorkle Ave. S.W., South Charleston, W.Va. 25309.

Martha Ellen Burford

Martha Ellen Burford, 110, of Cross Lanes died Jan. 28, 1997, in Moss Golden Years Care, Cross Lanes, after a short illness.

She was a homemaker, a member of Naomi Primitive Baptist Church, Charleston, a native of Campbells Creek, and a lifelong resident of Kanawha County.

Surviving: daughter, Norma Casto of Cross Lanes six grandchildren eight great-grandchildren one great-great-grandchild.

Service will be 3 p.m. Friday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with Elder Monroe Hamons 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. 

Joshua Canterbury

WILKINSON - Joshua Canturbury, day-old son of Sherman and Kimberly Dawn Short Canterbury Jr. of Wilkinson, Logan County, died Jan. 28, 1997, in Cabell Hospital.

Also surviving: sister, Victoria Canterbury at home brother, Jacob Kyle Canterbury at home paternal grandparents, Sherman and Juanita Canterbury Sr. of Big Creek maternal grandfather and stepgrandmother, William "Bill" and Vicky Short of Accoville maternal great-grandparents, Sam and Naomi Short of Mallory several aunts and uncles.

Service will be noon Friday at Bright Star Freewill Baptist Church, Sunbeam, with the Rev. Basil Goodman officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today and one hour prior to service at the church. Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home, Man, is in charge of arrangements.

Tressie Dodd

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Tressie Dodd, 85, of Gainesville died Jan. 27, 1997, in Columbia North Florida Regional Medical Center.

Surviving: son, James Roy Dodd of Valrico daughters, Garnet Wilson of Pembroke Pines, Dean Stewart of Sunrise, Joyce Hoover of Gainesville, Jane Mooney of Liberty, W.Va. 28 grandchildren 19 great-grandchildren.

Service will be noon Friday at Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston, W.Va. Burial will be in Jim Hunt Cemetery, Long Ridge, W.Va. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Catherine Elizabeth Dunnett 

Catherine Elizabeth Dunnett, 86, of Charleston died Jan. 27, 1997, in Cedar Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a long illness.

Surviving: niece, Peggy Bradley of Advance, N.C. nephew, George Donald Dunnett of St. Albans.

Service will be 3 p.m. Friday at Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Pansy P. Duppee

RHODELL - Pansy P. Duppee, 83, of Rhodell, Raleigh County, died Jan. 29, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a long illness.

Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia, is in charge of arrangements.

Raymond N. Elmore

WHIPPLE - Raymond N. Elmore, 75, of Whipple died Jan. 29, 1997, in Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, after a long illness.

He was a retired miner from New River Co., Summerlee, a retired manager from Roy's Loans, Oak Hill, with 22 years' service, a member of Scarbro Baptist Church, Oak Hill Masonic Lodge 120, and a Navy veteran of World War II, receiving several medals.

Surviving: wife, Genevieve "Jenny" Naylor Elmore sons, Jeffrey of Oak Hill, Danny Ray of St. Petersburg, Fla., Michael of Tucson, Ariz. daughters, Lynn Neuman of Concord, N.C., Rebeco Veno of Dahlgren, Va. sister, Edna Nichols of Scarbro eight grandchildren three great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Howard Miller officiating. Entombment, with Masonic rites by Lodge 120 and military rites by VFW Post 3110, Oak Hill, will be in High Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Oak Hill. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Marguerite Luciano Ford

ALDERSON - Marguerite Luciano Ford, 75, of Alderson, formerly of Stanford, Conn., and Dade City, Fla., died Jan. 28, 1997, at home after a short illness.

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

Jerry D. Green

BEAVER - Jerry D. Green, 73, of Beaver, Raleigh County, died Jan. 28, 1997, in a Cape Coral, Fla., hospital after a short illness.

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

Michael Andrew Hall

SUMMERSVILLE - Michael Andrew Hall, 38, of Summersville died Jan. 29, 1997, in Summersville Memorial Hospital after a sudden illness.

He was an employee of Western Steer, Summersville, and a member of and usher at Southern Baptist Fellowship, Summersville.

Surviving: parents, Fred and Mildred Hall of Summersville sister, Martha Ann Hall of Summersville.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Southern Baptist Fellowship with Pastor Mark McClung officiating. Burial will be in Walker-Legg Cemetery, Tipton. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Southern Baptist Fellowship Building Fund, 201 Irish St., Summersville, W.Va. 26651.

Donna J. Helmick

ORMA - Donna J. Helmick, 33, of Orma died Jan. 28, 1997, at home after a long illness.

Surviving: mother, Jessie M. Helmick brothers, Dennis, Denver, and James Helmick, all of Orma.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with the Rev. Carl Marks officiating. Burial will be in Metz Cemetery, Nicut. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jeffery L. Hess

Jeffery Lynn Hess, 41, of South Charleston died Jan. 27, 1997, at home after a short illness.

He was a general contractor and an Army veteran. He was a lifelong resident of Kanawha County, attended West Virginia State College and was a former volunteer for St. Francis Hospital.

Surviving: companion, Donna Haas of Dunbar daughter, Stephanie Hess of Dunbar stepdaughter, Victoria Haas of Dunbar brothers, H. Wayne and Roger L. of Charleston, Alvin R. and C. Darrell of Cleveland sisters, Peggy Robinson, Velma Hunter and Betty Lou Stiltner of Charleston, Loretta Lucas of Tad, Alice Shearer of Cleveland, Ohio, Martha Webb of St. Albans.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Stevens-Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with the Rev. Jack Gregory officiating. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Donald E. Hill

Donald E. "Bunker" Hill, 74, of South Charleston died Jan. 28, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

He was a retired distribution clerk from Union Carbide, South Charleston, an Army veteran of World War II, a lifelong resident of the area, and a member of Darlington United Methodist Church, South Charleston.

Surviving: wife, Ruth Ann Hill daughters, Margie Spence and Ruth Ann Goins of South Charleston, Judy Slack-Lore of Nitro sisters, Fae Johnston of Smyrna, Ga., Olive Matheny of Charleston brothers, Cyrus of Charleston, Cecil of Winfield, Charles and Lee of South Charleston, Robert of San Antonio, Texas, Glen of Reading, N.J. six grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, with the Rev. Moses Selvaraj officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lee Knotts of Chick-a-dee, Va. sister, Rebecca Ann Newhouse of Mile Fork brother, Virgil R. Teel Sr. of Mile Fork three grandchildren three great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Mile Fork Gospel Tabernacle with the Rev. Don Burdette officiating.

Allen D. Jeffrey

INDORE - Allen D. Jeffrey, 70, of Indore, Clay County, died Jan. 27, 1997, in Montgomery General Hospital after a long illness.

He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving: wife, Bessie Marie Jeffrey of Oxford, Pa. son, Zane Allen Jeffrey of Nottingham, Pa. daughter, Ramona Lee Bear of Oxford five grandchildren three grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday in Sanders Cemetery, Indore, with the Rev. Lee W. Myers officiating. There will be no visitation. Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, is in charge of arrangements.

Manerva Jenkins

CANTON, Ohio - Manerva Jenkins, 85, of Canton, formerly of Bramwell, W.Va., died Jan. 28, 1997, in a Cleveland nursing home after a long illness.

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

Roberta H. Johnson

Roberta H. Johnson, 84, of Charleston died Jan. 27, 1997, in Messiah Village, Mechanicsburg, Pa.

She was a retired mathematics teacher from Roosevelt Junior High School, an organist accompanying silent movies, a former choir director at Humphreys Memorial Methodist Church, a former choir member at First Presbyterian Church, a graduate of West Chester (Pa.) State Teachers College, and recieved her master's degree in music from Marshall University.

Surviving: husband, David Dale Johnson sons, Dr. David Dale II of Redding, Calif., Michael B. of York, Pa., Richard H. of Charlottesville, Va. daughter, Patricia K. Armstrong of Murray, Ky. sister, Caroline Miller of Allentown, Pa. brother, Benjamin F. Hunt Jr. of Mechanicsburg 14 grandchildren seven great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Chapel of Messiah Village with the Rev. Charles R. Burgard officiating. Burial will be in Mechanicsburg Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests do nations to Messiah Village Endowment Fund, 100 Mount Allen Dr., Mechanicsburg, Pa. 17055, or to First Presbyterian Church Music Fund, 16 Broad St., Charleston, W.Va. 25301. Myers Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg, is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth Ray Jones

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

He was a retired miner, a member of Freewill Baptist Church, Skelton, and an Army veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving: wife, Elizabeth "Betty Ann" Jones sons, Kenneth Ray Jr. of South Carolina, Jeffrey Alan of Prosperity daughter, Kelli Ann Miller of Glen Morgan sister, Wandalene Wells of Mount Hope three grandsons.

Service will be 3 p.m. Friday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with the Pastor Ralph J. Wells and Pastor Jardan West officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Athalene Cooke Koone

LONG BRANCH - Athalene Cooke Koone, 87, of Long Branch, Fayette County, died Jan. 27, 1997, in Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital after a short illness. 

She was a homemaker and a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving: sons, Gayle of Oak Hill, Charles of Buffalo, David of Lexington, Ky. daughters, Barbara Hickman Toombs and Ginny Cracraft both of Oak Hill, Betty Renew of Barnwell, S.C., Audrey Smith of Churchton, Md., Kathy Howell of Morton, Wash. sister, Drema Shiver of Charleston brother, Seibert Cooke of Tavares, Fla. 24 grandchildren 21 great-grandchildren two great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at High Lawn Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Bill Menefee officiating. Entombment will be in High Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Caring Hands, Box 360, Oak Hill, W.Va. 25901, or to the Oak Hill Public Library.

Roy E. Lanham

Roy E. Lanham, 65, of Sissonville, died Jan. 29, 1997, in General Division, CAMC, after a sudden illness.

Long and Fisher Funeral Home, Pocatalico, is in charge of arrangements.

Stella Fay McNeely

ST. PETERS, Mo. - Stella Fay McNeely, 56, of St. Peters, formerly of Logan County, W.Va., died Jan. 24, 1997, at home.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving: husband, Jerry Edwin McNeely sons, Byron J. and Darin E. McNeely, both of St. Peters, Timothy H. Smith of O'Fallon daughter, Jeri E. McNeely of St. Peters sisters, Betty Lucas and Nancy Bowen, both of Norwalk, Calif., Louan Scazzi and Kathy Street, both of Logan, W.Va., Sue Hatfield of Charlotte, N.C., Peggy Patton of Norman, Okla. brother, Pat Stevens of Choctaw, Okla. three grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at James Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. John T. Vance officiating. Burial will be in Whitman Cemetery, Crooked Creek, W.Va. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Raymond N. Miller

Raymond N. Miller, 74, of South Charleston died Jan. 27, 1997, in General Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

He retired from Charleston Transit Authority, was a veteran of World War II, a member of Masonic Lodge Kanawha 20, Scottish and York Rite bodies, Beni Kedem Shrine Temple, Tiskelwah Chapter 45 Order of the Eastern Star and was past commander of John Brawley Post 20 of the American Legion.

Surviving: daughters, Victoria Ann Miller Higginbotham of Oregon, Ohio, Vonda Rae Miller Willitt of Waldorf, Md. sisters, Virginia Lee Harrison of St. Albans, Thelma Lee Sizemore of Bluefield brothers, Jerry Wayne of Centerville, Md., Donald of South C harleston, Archie Gene and Dale J. of St. Albans, James Edward of St. Petersburg, Fla., Harry M. of Sanford, Fla. four grandchildren.

Service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. Ronald Burnsworth officiating. Entombment will be in Cunningham Memorial Park Mausoleum, 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 the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

Roy L. Mitchell

GREENVIEW - Roy L. Mitchell, 89, of Greenview, Boone County, died Jan. 28, 1997, in Boone Memorial Hospital, Madison, after a short illness.

He was a retired supervisor for C&O Railway and was a Christian.

Surviving: wife, Myrl E. Mitchell daughter, Betty Jane Casto of Arbuckle sisters, Pearl Bunting of Danville, Inez Green of Salisbury, N.C. two grandchildren three great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Stevens Funeral Home, Madison, with Minister Donald R. Keffer officiating. Burial will be in Green Cemetery, Greenview. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Maysel B. Moore

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Maysel B. Moore, 80 of Clearwater, formerly of Charleston, W.Va., died Jan. 28, 1997, in IHS of Clearwater.

She was a retired teacher from Kanawha County, W.Va., a member of Bethel Baptist Church, South Charleston, attended Countyside Baptist Church, Clearwater, and was a member of the Women's Club of South Charleston.

Surviving: husband, John B. Moore daughters, Sharon E. Ludlam of Minneapolis, Kay Goetz of South Charleston brothers, Roy Ed Bright of Portland, Ore., Carl Bright of Cincinnati, Reed Bright of Chesapeake, Ohio, Clyde Bright of Florida, Eldon Bright of Hilton Head, S.C. sisters, Maxine Ankrum of Christiansburg, Va., Nell Hartzel of Bridgeport, W.Va., Mary Lou Hickman of Upper Marlboro, Md. five grandchildren three great-grandchildren.

Abbye Parklawn Funeral Home, Palm Harbor, is in charge of arrangements.

Ethel A. Caldwell Parker

RONCEVERTE - Ethel A. Caldwell Parker, 80, of Ronceverte died Jan. 29, 1997, in Columbia Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, after a long illness.

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

Surviving: husband, Homer C. Parker son, the Rev. Kenneth E. Parker of Richfield, Minn. daughter, Sally K. Parker of Ronceverte sister, Edna Arnott of Beckley five grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Ronceverte Baptist Church with the Rev. Houston Boothe officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ronceverte.

Anne Hoover Patton

LOGAN, Utah - Anne Hoover Patton, 69, of Logan died Jan. 27, 1997, in Logan Regional Hospital after a long illness.

She was a homemaker, a native of Widen, W.Va. and an Avon representative for 16 years. She was a former member of Cross Lanes Bible Church, Charleston, W.Va., and Lakeside Baptist Church, Roanoke, Va., and attended Grace Baptist Church, Logan.

Surviving: daughters, Pam Tolman of Smithfield, Jeanne L. Patton of Franklin, Idaho sister, Irelene Salisbury of Nitro, W.Va. brothers, James and Frederick Bryce Hoover, both of Nitro, David and Conrad Hoover, both of Lorain, Ohio, Herbert Hoover of Pratt, W.Va., Ronald Hoover of St. Albans, W.Va., Glenn Hoover of Beckley, W.Va. eight grandchildren five great-grandchildren.

Service will be 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Grace Baptist Church with Pastor Jerry Stonehouse officiating. Burial will be in Smithfield City Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Cranney Mortuary, Logan.

Opal M. Perrine

COWEN - Opal M. Perrine, 74, of Cowen, Webster County, died Jan. 28, 1997, in Webster County Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

She was a 45-year resident of Cowen, a Protestant, a homemaker and former store manager.

Surviving: son, Alfred W. of St. Albans daughter, Dorothea Robertson of Cowen brother, Charles Malcomb of Heaters sisters, Dolly Carpenter of Cowen, Rita Ware of Chippewa Lake, Ohio, Ruth Villers of Heaters, Melba Wise of Fitchburg, Mass. three grand children five great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Adams Funeral Home, Cowen, with the Rev. Okey Wayne officiating. Burial will be in West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Dossie Smolsky

BECKLEY - Dossie Smolsky died Jan. 29, 1997, in a Beckley hospital.

Melton Mortuary, Beckley, is in charge of arrangements.

Sylvian C. Spainhour

Sylvian C. Spainhour, 80, of Marmet died Jan. 29, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

He was a retired employee from Libbey-Owens-Ford, Charleston, with 42 years' service, a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, Kanawha City, a graduate of Mason Art College, Charleston, a member of Allied Artists, a Navy veteran of World War II, and a mem ber of American Legion Post 1916.

Surviving: wife, Maxine L. Spainhour sons, Richard J. of Nitro, Patrick G. of Dunbar daughter, Constance L. Jones of Marmet sister, Josephine Coleman of Cincinnati eight grandchildren six great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Agnes Catholic Church with the Rev. John McDonnell and the Rev. Frank Thomas officiating. Burial, with military rites by VFW Post 4768, Alum Creek, will be in Graceland Memorial Park, Ruthdale. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet, where a Christian wake service will be held at 7 p.m.

Robert L. Swick

MORGANTOWN - Robert L. Swick, 76, of Morgantown, formerly of Coxs Mills, died Jan. 28, 1997, in Sundale Nursing Home, Morgantown.

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

Surviving: sister, Myrtle Ann Lynch of Parkersburg several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with the Rev. Robert Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Horn Creek Baptist Cemetery, Coxs Mills. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ellen L. Thompson

VERDUNVILLE - Ellen L. "Tootle" Thompson, 70, of Verdunville, Logan County, died Jan. 27, 1997, in Logan General Hospital after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a member of Chapmanville United Baptist Church.

Surviving: husband, Wayne Thompson Sr. sons, Wayne Jr. of Santa Rosa, Calif., Rick and Ron of Verdunville daughter, Ellen McCloud of Sarah Ann brother, Ed Nelson of Godby five grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. today at Chapmanville United Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Napier officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens, Godby. Honaker Funeral Home, Logan, is in charge of arrangements.

Linda L. Hager Timberlake

THOMASTON, Ga. - Linda Lew Hager Timberlake, 58, of Thomaston died Jan. 28, 1997, in Upson Regional Medical Center, Thomaston.

She was a native of Welch, W.Va., author of several books, former editor of the Jefferson Journal, Charlottesville, Va., former public relations director for University of Virginia Hospitals, Rush Memorial Hospital, York, Va., and Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, and public relations coordinator for Flint River Technical Institute, Thomaston. She was an award-winning photographer, author of several books, member of East Thomaston Baptist Church, Thomaston-Upson Historical Society, and Thomaston-Upston Arts Council, and past chairman of Thomaston Tree Board. 

Surviving: husband, Donald M. Timberlake son, Jon Stephen Kessler of Roanoke, Va. daughter, Leslie Hager Rublo of Richmond, Va. sister, Jean Kay Hager of Auburn, N.Y. one granddaughter.

Service will be 10 a.m. today at East Thomaston Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Darnell officiating. Burial will be 4:30 p.m. today in Stevenson City Cemetery, Stevenson, Ala. Pasley-Fletcher Funeral Home, Thomaston, is in charge of arrangements. High Lawn Funeral Home, Oak Hill, W.Va., is in charge of local arrangements.

Mary M. Harmon West

OAK HILL - Mary M. Wheeler Harmon West, 83, of Oak Hill died Jan. 29, 1997, in an Oak Hill hospital after a long illness.

She was retired owner of Harmon's Market, Scarbro, and a member of Gentry Baptist Church.

Surviving: son, Jerry L. Harmon Sr. of Lincoln Park, Mich. stepson, James Harmon of Fulton, Ohio stepdaughter, Virginia Epperly of Zolfo Springs, Fla. sister, Lizzie Smith of Oak Hill brother, Frank Wheeler of Oak Hill three grandchildren five great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Bill L. Drennen officiating. Burial will be in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Oak Hill. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mary Ada Williams

LEWISBURG - Mary Ada Williams, 94, of Lewisburg died Jan. 28, 1997, in Springfield Nursing Home, Lindside, after a long illness.

She was a member of Highland Batist Church and a homemaker.

Surviving: daughters, Charlotte Huffman of Lewisburg, Althea McDaniel of Mountain Grove, Va., Drema Amos of Rock Camp stepdaughter, Mildred Williams of Charles Town sister, Pearl Price of Ronceverte six grandchildren three stepgrandchildren 13 great -grandchildren four great-stepgrandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Highland Baptist Church, Muddy Creek Mountain, with the Rev. Otis Cales and the Rev. Jay Talbott officiating. Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Samuel Winston Jr.

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

He was a laborer and an Army veteran.

Surviving: wife, Arlena "Penney" Wright Winston sons, Michael Wright of Blacksburg, Va., Stephen Winston of Buffalo, N.Y., Wayne Winston of Bridgeport, Conn. daughters, Pam Blackwell and Rose Green, both of Naugatuck, Conn. sisters, Thelma Swindell of New York City, Yvette Brown of Stanaford several grandchildren one great-grandchild.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at St. Paul Baptist Temple, Beckley, with the Rev. Walter Leach and the Rev. Michael Bratton officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Russell Okey Young

WEST COLUMBIA - Russell Okey Young, 86, of West Columbia, Mason County, died Jan. 28, 1987, at home.

He was a boilermaker and a member of Boilermaker Local 667, Winfield, and West Columbia United Methodist Church.

Surviving: wife, Martha E. Foley Young sons, Russell J. and William H., both of West Columbia sister, Lera Vanmeter of Mason brother, Gordon of Clifton five grandchildren five great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, with the Rev. Terry Alvarez officiating. Burial will be in Graham Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

KENNA, Lee M. - Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, Charleston, with the Rev. Douglas Heidt and Dean K. Thompson officiating. Private family burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston. Friends may call after the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Sunrise Foundation Development Department, 746 Myrtle Road, Charleston, W.Va. 25314, or to Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va. Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of a rrangements.

PEELE, Robert E. - Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Cross Lanes Baptist Church with the Rev. David Smith officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, W.Va. 25064, or to Cross Lanes Baptist Church, 102 Knollwood Drive, Cross Lanes, W.Va. 25413. Peele, 70, of Winfield died Jan. 28, 1997, at home after a long illness.

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.


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