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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.

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.


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