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Granville William Ables

SUTTON - Granville William Ables, 89, of Sutton died Jan. 28, 1997, in Braxton Health Care Center after a long illness.

He was a retired fireman from a brick and tile plant in Ohio and a Catholic.

Surviving: sons, Dayton of Sutton, Harold of Palmyra, Ohio, Burl daughters, Bessie Steir of Warren, Ohio, Bonnie Pravdik of Orlando, Fla, Mary Strader of Buckhannon brother, James of Weston sisters, Ellie Shackleford of Lynn, Dollie of West Union 22 grandchildren several great-grandchildren.

The body will be cremated and returned to Ohio for burial. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Lewis County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice, P.O. Box 1750, Weston, W.Va. 26452. Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, is in charge of arrangements.

Charles F. Adkins

MELBOURNE, Fla. - Charles F. Adkins, 77, of Melbourne died Jan. 29, 1997, at Holmes Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Charleston, W.Va., and had lived in St. Albans, W.Va., until 1981. He was a clerk retired from Union Carbide. He was a member of Grace Baptist Temple, St. Albans, and Calvary Baptist Church in Melbourne.

Surviving: wife, Freda Eileen Adkins daughter, Janice Lynn Demarest of Loveland, Ohio two grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Florida Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Florida Memorial Funeral Home, Rockledge. Donations may be sent to Senior Citizens Fund, Calvary Baptist Church, Melbourne.

Andrew L. Anderson

NORTH EAST, Pa. - The Rev. Andrew L. "Andy" Anderson, 75, of North East, died Jan. 29, 1997, at his residence.

He formerly served as minister to a Baptist church in Madison, W.Va., and area minister for the West Virginia Baptist Convention when he retired in 1986. A veteran of World War II, he received his master's degree from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary and served as minister at a number of churches in Pennsylvania.

Surviving: wife, Eleanor Phillips Anderson daughters, Linda Ben-Ezra of Lawrence Park, Laurie Anderson of Pittsburgh sister, Ellen Lathrop of Falconer, N.Y. five grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Crossroad Community Baptist Church, Erie, with the Rev. Jack Cordell officiating. A private burial will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, Falconer. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at William D. Elkin Funeral Home, North East.

James Elvin Brown

BIG SPRINGS, Texas - James Elvin Brown, 66, of Big Springs, formerly of Campbells Creek, W.Va., died Jan. 12, 1997, in Akron, Ohio, after a long illness.

He was a retired mechanic from Sears, a member of Trinity Baptist Church, Big Springs, and an Air Force veteran.

Surviving: wife, Jean Brown sons, Gary and Tim, both of Akron daughters, Sharon Erhard of Akron, Lee Ann Albaugh of Midland sisters, Olive Tuttle, Kathaleen Holstine and Princess Bartley, all of Campbells Creek, Agnes Walker of Malden, W.Va., Rachel Walker of Nashville, Tenn. brothers, Roy of Detroit, Adam of Akron six grandchildren.

Service and burial were Jan. 15, 1997, in Akron.

Information provided by Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden.

Carrie White Buckalew

SETH - Carrie White Buckalew, 92, of Seth died Jan. 30, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a member of Healing Stream Baptist Church, Seth.

Surviving: son, Donald L. of Titusville, Fla. daughters, Gail Enyon of Grand Junction, Colo., Margaret Buckalew of Charleston sister, Courtney Page of Aiken, S.C. eight grandchildren six great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Healing Stream Baptist Church with the Rev. Phil Nicholas officiating. Burial will be in Pineview Cemetery, Orgas. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.

Sarah E. Burgess

BECKLEY - Sarah E. Burgess, 87, of Beckley died Jan. 30, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a short illness.

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

John Samuel Davis

MONTGOMERY - John Samuel Davis, 55, of Montgomery died Jan. 29, 1997, in Appalachian Regional Hospital, Beckley, after a long illness.

Surviving: brother, Okey of Florida sisters, Frances Roberts and Lucille Lively, both of Handley, Joyce Flint of Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with the Rev. Claude R. Miller officiating. There will be no visitation.

Clyde Dorton Sr.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Clyde Clinton Dorton Sr., 77, of Bridgeport, W.Va., died Jan. 29, 1997 at Good Samaritan Hospital, West Palm Beach, Fla. 

He was Navy veteran of WWII, a retired postal clerk from the Bridgeport Post Office with 28 years' service, a member of the New Hope Bible Church, and had served as a postal union steward.

Survivors: sons, William "Bill" of Munroe Falls, Ohio, David Wayne of Wadsworth, Ohio daughters, June Atchinson, of West Palm Beach, Judy Thompson, of Wadsworth, Ohio, Jean Vies, of Scottsdale, Pa. brother, James Elmo Dorton, of McAllister, Okla. 10 granchildren seven great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Allen Funeral Home, Bridgeport, with the Rev. Jesse Wagoner officiating. Burial will be in the Bridgeport Cemetery, Bridgeport. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Georgia Lee Dotson

Georgia Lee Dotson, 91, of Cross Lanes died Jan. 30, 1997, in Putnam General Hospital, Hurricane, after a short illness.

She attended Asbury Methodist Church, Charleston.

Surviving: husband, Kermit H. Dotson Sr. sons, Kermit H. Dotson of Pittsboro, N.C., James Buckhannon Dotson of Cross Lanes daughters, Rosemary Bozman of Leon, Erma Jeanne Bailey of Columbus, Ohio, Barbara Hall of Charleston nine grandchildren seven great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, with the Rev. Joe Wolfe officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Pearl Craghead Duppee

RHODELL - Pearl Craghead Duppee, 83, of Rhodell died Jan. 29, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a long illness.

She was a homemaker, a member of Rhodell Methodist Church, and a 67-year resident of Rhodell.

Surviving: son, Gilbert of Burton, Ohio daughters, June of Painesville, Linda of Marietta, Ga. eight grandchildren nine great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia, with the Rev. Lewis Higginbotham officiating. Burial will be in Athens Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Stanley Eskew

MELBOURNE, Fla. - Stanley Eskew, 94, of Melbourne died Dec. 15, 1996, in Florida.

He was born in Lucas, Fayette County, W.Va., and was a retired lay Methodist minister. He was an Army veteran, amphibious engineer, worked in the construction and hardware business and was a cabinet maker. He taught woodshop at Fayetteville High School.

Surviving: daughter, Myra L. Moss of Fairlea, W.Va. sister, Thelma Queen of Melbourne four granddaughters one great-grandson several nieces and nephews.

Burial was in Florida Memorial Gardens, Rockledge.

Jimmy Farris

HENLAWSON - Jimmy Farris, 40, of Henlawson died Jan. 29, 1997, in Logan General Hospital.

He was a former automobile factory worker.

Surviving: son, Jimmy H. Farris II of Henlawson father, Howard Farris of Detroit sisters, Barbara Farley of Chapmanville, Loretta Robinson of Ruckerville, Va. brother, Richard of Detroit several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at James Funeral Home, Logan. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens, Godby. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Oather T. Finney

Oather T. Finney, 69, of Nitro died Jan. 30, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was a retired construction laborer, a former employee of Libbey-Owens-Ford, Charleston, a member of Nitro Church of God, Masonic Lodge 153, Dunbar, Scottish Rite Bodies, Charleston, Kanawha Commandery 4, Tyrian Chapter 13, Charleston, Beni Kedem Shrine, Charleston, Laborers union Local 1353, VFW, Hurricane, and an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving: wife, Mabel Finney stepson, Ivan Dean Meadows of Nitro stepdaughter, Karen L. Hartney of Scott Depot four grandchildren one great-grandchild.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Nitro Church of God with the Rev. Harold Goodpaster officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Shriners Childrens Hospitals or to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, W.Va. 26064.

Marguerite Luciano Ford

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

She was a Roman Catholic.

Surviving: husband, John W. Ford son, Robert M. of Fairfield, Conn. daughter, Marguerite Malus of Blue Sulphur Springs five grandchildren one great-grandchild.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson, with the Rev. Stewart McMurray officiating. Burial will be in McElhenney Church cemetery, Grassy Meadows. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Lung Association, 1740 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10019, or to the American Heart Association, 7320 Greenville Ave., Dallas, Texas 75231.

Iva Elma Jones Foster

DRENNEN - Iva Elma Jones Foster, 78, of Drennen died Jan. 30, 1997, in Appalachian Regional Hospital, Beckley, after a long illness.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving: sons, Howard Hinkle of Mount Nebo, John Foster of Morristown, Tenn., James Foster of Backus Branch, Roger Foster of Whitewater daughters, Sophia Reynolds of Summersville, Goldie Crites and Toni Richmond, both of Whitewater, Bonna Deal of Salem Branch 59 grandchildren 88 great-grandchildren several great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville, with the Rev. Melba Vandall officiating. Burial will be in West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral chapel.

Don O. Green

Don O. Green, 85, of South Charleston died Jan. 28, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

He was a retired chemical operator at Union Carbide, South Charleston, and an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving: wife, Margaret K. Green sister, Wilma Pierce of Tucson, Ariz. several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. today at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes, with the Rev. James Thomas officiating. Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

Jerry D. Green

BEAVER - Jerry D. Green, 73, of Beaver died Jan. 28, 1997, in a Cape Coral, Fla., hospital after an apparent heart attack.

He was a retired Marine Corps veteran of World War II and the Korean War with 20 years' service, was retired from Valbro Business Forms, Winter Garden, Fla., with 20 years' service, and was a Protestant.

Surviving: wife, Viola "Annabelle" Lilly Green sons, John Earl of Houston, Jerry D. Jr. of Apopka, Fla., William D. of Bullshead City, Ariz. brothers, Donald T. Green of Chicago, Norman Heckenkamp of Kansas City, Mo. several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Service will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley, with the Rev. Glenn Bragg officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Erma Clara Gregory

CEDARVILLE - Erma Clara Gregory, 85, of Cedarville died Jan. 29, 1997, in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a member of Rhoades Chapel Methodist, and Cedar Creek Senior Citizens.

Surviving: sons, William of LaGrange, Ohio, Kenneth and Charley, both of Cedarville daughters, Marie Wilfong and Mary Dewley, both of Cedarville sister, Alice Smarr of Glenville 24 grandchildren 30 great-grandchildren six great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with Pastor Ronnie Beeson officiating. Burial will be in Cedarville Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the mortuary.

Elsie Hatfield

DELBARTON - Elsie Hatfield, 69, of Delbarton died Jan. 30, 1997, in Williamson Memorial Hospital.

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

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, both 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, both of South Charleston, Robert of San Antonio, Glen of Reading, N.J. six grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. today at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, with the Rev. Moses Selvaraj and the Rev. Skye Allison officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

Mary Jane Jackson

Mary Jane Jackson, 68, of Mile Fork, Charleston, died Jan. 27, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

She was a member of Mile Fork Gospel Tabernacle.

Surviving: daughter, Marilyne 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.

Glen Charles Houck

MABSCOTT - Glen Charles Houck, 83, of Mabscott died Jan. 29, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was a former construction worker for Crysel Construction Co.

Surviving: sisters, Ruth Barrett of Chester, Va., Nancy Murdock and Mary Kinsley, both of Midway, Betty Jon Miklovic of Homasassa, Fla. brother, Baxter M. Houck of Mabscott.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with the Rev. Ronald Adkins officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Athalene C. Koone

OAK HILL - Athalene Cooke Koone, 87, of Oak Hill, Fayette County, died Jan. 27, 1997, in Appalachian Regional Hospital, Beckley, after a short illness.

She was a native of Long Branch, a homemaker and a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving: sons, Gayle of Oak Hill, Charles of Buffalo, N.Y., David of Lexington, Ky. daughters, Barbara Hickman Toombs and Ginny Cracraft 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. today at High Lawn Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Bill Menefee officiating. Entombment will be in High Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Elmer Richard Lancaster

Elmer Richard Lancaster, 84, of Belle died Jan. 29, 1997, in General Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

He was a retired machinist from Union Concrete and Pipe Co., a native of Atwood and a 37-year resident of Belle.

Surviving: wife, Hazel Lancaster son, Harry of Kenova daughter, Margaret Adkins of Oak Hill stepdaughter, Carol Stamper of Charleston sisters, Amanda Mercer and Lydia, both of Wellsburg brother, Friend Lancaster of Wellsburg 11 grandchildren 28 great-grandchildren three great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with the Rev. Denny Dodson officiating. Burial will be in Kanawha Valley Memory Gardens, Glasgow. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Shawna Jean Landy

SUTTON - Shawna Jean Landy, day-old daughter of John and Pamela Landy of Sutton, died Jan. 29, 1997, in Women and Children's Hospital, CAMC, Charleston.

Also surviving: maternal grandmother, Jean Bright of Sutton paternal grandmother, Joanne Landy of Sutton maternal great-grandmother, Goldie Moats of Sutton several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Saturday in Mount Hebron Cemetery, Sutton. There will be no visitation. Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home, Flatwoods, is in charge of arrangements.

Roy E. Lanham

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

He was retired from Ravenswood Aluminum, an Air Force veteran of the Korean War, a lifelong resident of Sissonville and a member of Odd Fellows Lodge 25, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 519, Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 144, Charleston, and Masonic Lodge 159, Dunbar.

Surviving: wife, Urita Lanham son, Lonny B. of Myrtle Beach, S.C. sisters, Opal Siders of Romance, Sybil Simmons of Kenna brothers, Henry and Bill, both of Romance, Denver of Myrtle Beach.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Long & Fisher Funeral Home, Pocatalico, with the Rev. Orville Walker officiating. Burial will be in Floral Hills Gardens of Memories, Sissonville. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Esta F. Lovejoy

HAMLIN - Esta F. Lovejoy, 92, of Hamlin died Jan. 29, 1997, in Putnam General Hospital, Hurricane.

Surviving: daughters, Jocelyn Vanover of Manassas, Va., Corena Stowers of Sweetland brothers, Sescoe Hill of Myra, Retvel Hill of Hurricane, Roscoe Hill of Columbus, Ohio sister, Lennie Hooser of Hamlin seven grandchildren six great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, with the Rev. J.W. Burch officiating. Burial will be in Lovejoy Cemetery, Palermo. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Laucie Ilene Mann

CRAB ORCHARD - Laucie Ilene Mann, 80, of Crab Orchard, formerly of Odd and Mercer County, died Jan. 30, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a short illness.

She was a homemaker, a member of Midway Missionary Baptist Church, and a 17-year resident of Crab Orchard.

Surviving: sons, Fred Hatcher of Spanishburg, Ray Hatcher of Cleveland, Ohio, Toy Lee Hatcher of Grafton, Ohio, Roy Glenn Hatcher of Middletown, Del., James Hatcher of Fairland, Ind., Terry Richardson of Crab Orchard daughters, Myrtle Mills of Princeton , Elsie Graham of Pittsboro, Ind., Betty Clarke of Beckley, Evelyn Hatcher of Brownsboro, Ind. sisters, Elvia Hubbard and Sylvia Lusk, both of Spanishburg, Anna Polk of Princeton 26 grandchildren 21 great-grandchildren one great-great-grandchild.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Rose-Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley, with the Rev. Dorothy Osborne officiating. Burial will be in Cline Cemetery, Spanishburg. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Carrie Branch Martin

HANAHAN, S.C. - Carrie Branch Martin, 98, of Hanahan, formerly of Crab Orchard, W.Va., died Jan. 29, 1997, in a Charleston, S.C., medical center after a long illness.

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

Ruth Massey

LORADO - Ruth Massey, 76, of Lorado, Logan County, died Jan. 29, 1997, in Logan General Hospital after a long illness.

She was a native of North Carolina and a member and evangelist of Holy Tabernacle Church of God, Becco.

Surviving: son, George of New Jersey two grandsons.

Pond Funeral Home, Logan, is in charge of arrangements.

Nancy Imhoff Matheny

PRINCETON - Nancy Imhoff Matheny, 73, of Princeton died Jan. 29, 1997, in Princeton Community Hospital.

She was a retired accounting secretary from H.C. Arnold Accounting with 29 years' service, a graduate of Beaver High School and McClain Business College, and a member of First Baptist Church, Princeton.

Surviving: husband, Robert H. "Bob" Matheny.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. today in Monte Vista Park Cemetery, Green Valley, with the Rev. David Dockery officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to service at George W. Seaver Funeral Home, Beckley. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to First Baptist Church, 1116 Mercer St., Princeton, W.Va. 24740.

Gary Preston Miller

WINIFREDE - Gary Preston Miller, 45, of Winifrede died Jan. 30, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was a former employee of Carbon Fuel and U.S. Steel, and a member of Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, Little Creek.

Surviving: wife, Tina Miller sons, Gary Preston II and Michael Shaun, both at home mother, Katie "Topsie" Miller of Winifrede sister, Sherry Greene of Winifrede brothers, Ralph of Cross Lanes, Manuel and Ronald, both of Winifrede.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Massey Cemetery, Winifrede, with the Rev. Henry Oakes officiating. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.

Maude F. Parolari

WADSWORTH, Ill. - Maude Farley Parolari, 84, of Wadsworth, formerly of Rock Creek, Raleigh County, W.Va., died Jan. 27, 1997, in Illinois.

She was born in Horse Creek, Boone County, W.Va., graduated in 1938 from Concord College, Athens, W.Va., with a bachelor of arts degree and from Marshall College in 1956 with a master's degree. She was a reporter for the Raleigh Register, Beckley, W.Va., in the 1960s, taught school at Edwight and Mount View elementary schools in Raleigh County, W.Va., retiring in 1970, taught in Waukegan. She was past president of Marsh Fork District Women's Club, past Worthy Matron of Order of the Eastern Star, Whitesv ille, W.Va., and a member of Chapter 121 Order of the Eastern Star, Madison, W.Va. She was a member of the national, Illinois and Lake County retired teachers associations and West Virginia and Raleigh County retired school employees associations.

Surviving: daughters, Gail Miller of Orient, Ohio, Brenda Reeves of Wadsworth four grandchildren three great-grandsons.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Rebecca Chapel, with the Rev. Virgil Cook officiating. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, Rock Creek. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, W.Va.

Mabel E. Peters

VAN - Mabel E. Peters, 83, of Van, Boone County, died Jan. 30, 1997, in Logan General Hospital after a long illness.

She was a retired Boone County schoolteacher with 28 years' service, a member of Boone County Retired Teachers Association, WVEA, and the Bald Knob United Methodist Church.

Surviving: sons, Dearl R. of Jenison, Mich., Phillip P. of Aurora, Colo., Richard W. of Twilight daughter, Nadine Gibson of Bald Knob sisters, Elizabeth Bellamy of Gallipolis, Ohio, Minerva Bartram of Huntington 15 grandchildren 15 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Bald Knob United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Boone Memorial Park, Madison. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Moses B. Ray

HARMONY - Moses B. "Bunt" Ray, 89, of Harmony died Jan. 30, 1997, in Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, after a long illness.

He was a farmer.

Surviving: wife, Deltie Shouldis Ray sons, Kenneth of Pinkerton, Ohio, Billy of Gay, Foster of Harmony daughters, Mabel Burdette of Charleston, Eunice Hennen of Dunbar, Ilene Shamblin of Ravenswood brother, Rossie of Charleston 18 grandchildren several great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer. Burial will be in Ferrell Cemetery, near Harmony. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Macile Sayre

Macile Sayre, 87, of Charleston died Jan. 29, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and member of First Church of the Nazarene of Charleston. She was a lifelong resident of Charleston.

Surviving: husband, Howard Sayre sons, Dennis and Richard Sayre of Charleston, Stephen Sayre of Pittsburgh daughter, Mary Ann Middleton of Charleston 10 grandchildren 17 great-grandchildren.

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

Arthur Smith

WILKINSON - Arthur Smith, 90, of Wilkinson died Jan. 30, 1997, in Logan General Hospital after a short illness.

He was a retired electrician for the state of West Virginia and a former employee of Rossmore Coal Co. and Omar Mining.

Surviving: wife, Emma Ball Smith daughter, Doris Smith Barbour of Wilkinson three grandchildren six great-grandchildren.

Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Central United Baptist Church, Logan, with the Rev. Glenn White officiating. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Huntington. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Honaker Funeral Home, Logan.

Neva Irene Smith

MEADOW BRIDGE - Neva Irene Smith, 80, of Meadow Bridge died Jan. 29, 1997, in Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, after a long illness.

She was a member of Loops Road Holiness Church of Jesus Christ and was a homemaker.

Surviving: daughters, Louverta Cox of Meadow Bridge, Alverta Fox of Danese sisters, Ada Ramsey of Piney View, Lena Fox Crickmer and Delores Adkins, both of Meadow Bridge four grandchildren six great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle, with Bishop Clarence Toney officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Louis J. Smith

BERLIN - Louis J. Smith, 92, of Berlin, Lewis County, formerly of Gassaway, died Jan. 30, 1997, in the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was a graduate of Glenville Normal School, a Braxton County schoolteacher, a former Braxton County assessor, a farmer, dealt in oil and gas properties, an Army veteran of World War II, a member of Berlin United Methodist Church and a former member of Gassaway Lions Club.

Surviving: brother, Homer Lee of Charleston sisters, Nellie Carr of Cedarville, Marie Bailey of Berlin.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with the Rev. Roger McKee officiating. Burial will be in Sugar Creek Cemetery, near Gassaway. Friends may call three hours prior to service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center.

Dossie Smolsky

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

She was a lifelong resident of Beckley, was a homemaker, and attended St. Francis deSales Catholic Church.

Surviving: son, Charles Anthony Smolsky of Urbana, Ohio daughter, with whom she made her home, Victoria Anne Smolsky of Beckley sisters, Dora Collins of Mabscott, Amelia Mullens of Coal City, Eva Hall of Roanoke, Va. five grandchildren four great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be noon Saturday in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley, with the Rev. Samuel S. Sacus officiating. There will be no visitation. Melton Mortuary, Beckley, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to St. Jude's Memorial Program for Children, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

Delbert Andrew Stokes

MARFRANCE - Delbert Andrew Stokes, 66, of Marfrance, Greenbrier County, died Jan. 29, 1997.

He was a carpenter.

Surviving: sisters, Margie Smith and Mary Gibson, both of Marfrance brother, Alex Francis Stokes of Marfrance.

Service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle, with the Rev. Aaron Davidson officiating. Burial will be in Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Barbara E. Strange

WEST COLUMBIA - Barbara E. Strange, 71, of West Columbia died Jan. 29, 1997, at home.

She was a native of Pike County, Ky.

Surviving: husband, Robert Strange son, John of Letart daughters, Joyce Shirley of South Point, Ohio, Rita Knapp of Letart, Rhonda Boswell of West Columbia sister, Hazel Johnson of Virgie, Ky. brother, William Bentley of Eubanks, Ky. seven grandchildren two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with Minister Vernon Henton officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Letart. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Bertha Elizabeth Taylor

PINEY VIEW - Bertha Elizabeth Taylor, 91, of Piney View died Jan. 30, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a long illness.

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

Alex Vasvary

BEVINSVILLE, Ky. - Alex Vasvary, 81, of Bevinsville died Jan. 21, 1997, in McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital.

He was a retired coal miner, a member of UMW and a Mason.

Surviving: wife, Edna Cleo Rainey Vasvary sons, Howard of Dayton, Ohio, Bill of Willisbury daughters, Mary Ann Isaacs of Lexington, Margaret Sue Wrey of Willisbury, Carol Ruth Vasvary of Springfield brother, Louie of Bluewell, W.Va. sister, Pearl Formica of Bluefield, W.Va. 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Service will be Saturday at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home, Martin, with the Rev. Louis Ferrari officiating. Burial will be in Buckingham Cemetery, Buckingham.

Boyd Walls

KISTLER - Boyd "Jibby" Walls, 80, of Kistler died Jan. 29, 1997, in Williamson after a long illness.

He was a retired carpenter, formerly employed by McDonald Land Co.

Surviving: sisters, Ruby Farr of Bruno, Maxine Creech of Kentucky brother, John B. Jr. of Bruno friends, with whom he made his home, Donald, Debbie, Courtney, and Elizabeth Johnston.

Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home, Man, with the Rev. Paul Ellis officiating. Burial will be in Robinette Community Cemetery, Robinette. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Alvin Dale Weiss

EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Alvin Dale Weiss, 50, of Evansville, formerly of Gap Mills, W.Va., died Jan. 29, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was a heavy equipment operator, a member of Operating Engineers Local 181 and the Order of the Owls, and an Army veteran.

Surviving: wife, Jo Ann Walden Weiss brother, Melvin Weiss of Delran, N.J.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Broyles-McGuire Funeral Home, Union, W.Va., with the Rev. Steve Runnion officiating. Burial will be in Carmel Cemetery, Gap Mills. Friends may call two hours prior to service at the funeral home.

JEFFREY, Allen D. - Graveside service will be 11 a.m. today at Sanders Cemetery, Indore, with the Rev. Lee W. Myers officiating. Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, is in charge of arrangements. Jeffrey, 70, of Indore, Clay County, died Monday, Jan. 27, 1997, in Montgomery General Hospital after a long illness. Correction on survivor: daughter, Romona Lee Bear of Oxford, Pa.

Charles F. Adkins

MELBOURNE, Fla. - Charles F. Adkins, 77, of Melbourne died Jan. 29, 1997, in Holmes Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Charleston, W.Va., lived in St. Albans, W.Va., until 1981 and was a retired clerk from Union Carbide. He was a member of Grace Baptist Temple, St. Albans, and Calvary Baptist Church, Melbourne.

Surviving: wife, Freda Eileen Adkins daughter, Janice Lynn Demarest of Loveland, Ohio two grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Florida Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Florida Memorial Funeral Home, Rockledge. The family suggests memorial contributions to Senior Citizens Fund, Calvary Baptist Church, Melbourne, Fla.

Swanney Lou Casto Ashley

Swanney Lou Casto Ashley, 59, of Nitro, formerly of Clendenin, died Jan. 31, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

She was a waitress for Holiday Inn, Charleston, Kanawha Country Club and Tri-State Greyhound Park, a member of Winfield Baptist Church and Women of the Moose, Nitro, and a graduate of Clendenin High School.

Surviving: sons, Timothy R. of Dunbar, Jeffrey R. of Cross Lanes daughter, Tonya F. Cooper of Buffalo brother, Benjamin W. Casto of McCormick, S.C. seven grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Winfield Baptist Church with the Rev. Doug McComas officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Sojourners of Charleston. Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

Goldie M. Bender

FRAMETOWN - Goldie M. Bender, 66, of Frametown died Jan. 31, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was an employee of Braxton County Memorial Hospital with 14 years' service and a Baptist.

Surviving: husband, Homer L. Bender sons, Robert and Rondle, both of Frametown daughter, Rosalea Hickson of Flatwoods sisters, Ethel Hacker and Freda Helmick, both of Exchange brother, Gerald Hacker of Honey Brook, Pa. eight grandchildren one great -grandchild.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton. Burial will be in Mart Boggs Cemetery, near Sutton. Friens may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Sybil B. Billups

HARRISONBURG, Va. - Sybil B. Billups, 87, of Harrisonburg, formerly of Beckley, W.Va., died Jan. 30, 1997, in a Harrisonburg nursing home after a long illness.

She was a retired teacher from Rockingham County and a former Raleigh County, W.Va., teacher.

Surviving: foster son, Randolph Lee Smith of Herndon, W.Va. foster grandson, Derek Smith of Herndon.

Service will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Prosperity, with Pastor Russell Smith officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Sarah E. Burgess

BECKLEY - Sarah E. Burgess, 87, of Beckley died Jan. 30, 1997, after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a former cook at several area restaurants.

Surviving daughter, Edith Greene Ballard of Mabscott brother, Bobby Recco of Ohio two grandchildren five great-grandchildren eight great-great-grandchildren.

Private service will be 11 a.m. today at Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley, with the Rev. E.G. "Buzz" Keller officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to a charity of choice.

Oval Bush

Oval Bush, 79, of Nitro died Jan. 30, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston, after a long illness.

He was a 41-year resident of Nitro, a former employee of Point Express and General Truck Sales and a member of Teamsters Union Local 175, Charleston, and Mount Zion EUB Church.

Surviving: sons, O.D. "Bud" of Cross Lanes, Gary L. of South Charleston daughter, Shelia Bell of Nitro sisters, Luvada Mitchell of Gallipolis, Ohio, Edra Burgess of North Charleston brother, Orvalle of Daytona Beach, Fla. six grandchildren 11 great -grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, with Pastor Tim Valentine and the Rev. David Bryan officiating. Burial will be in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Clyde A. Carpenter

SPENCER - Clyde A. Carpenter, 69, of Spencer died Jan. 30, 1997, in Roane General Hospital after a long illness.

He was a former employee of Spencer State Hospital and a member of Church of the Living God, Spencer.

Surviving: wife, Freda Ashby Carpenter sons, Ronnie of Spencer, Randle of Cloma, Mich., Johnnie and Jimmie, both of Elkin, N.C. daughters, Carolyn Drennen of Spencer, Barbara Cross of Apple Creek, Ohio sisters, Emily Mitchell of Columbus, Ohio, Tressie McIntyer of Marietta, Ohio, Lucy Nichols of Ravenswood brothers, Harry Carpenter of Florida, Jim Carpenter of Columbus, Jackie Plumley of Marietta 15 grandchildren three great-grandchildren one great-great-grandchild.

Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with the Rev. Clarence McKown officiating. Burial will be in Mount Herman Cemetery, Harmony. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lucille Jordan Crislip

WESTON - Lucille Jordan Crislip, 60, of Weston died Jan. 31, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was owner/operator of the Bridgeway Club and a former employee of Precision Services, Gassaway.

Surviving: son, Ronald of Weston sisters, Freda Waggonner of Jackson's Mill, Virginia Posey, Mary Patrone and Helen Palmer, all of Weston brothers, Charles and Michael Jordan, both of Weston, Jerry Jordan of Canton, Ohio, James Jordan of Akron, Ohio, Jack Evans of Abilene, Texas one granddaughter.

Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Floyd Funeral Home, Weston, with the Rev. Ronald C. Brown officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Lewis County Hospice or to Lewis County Senior Citizens.

Larrie V. Dearing

Larrie Vernon Dearing, 47, of Sissonville died Jan. 29, 1997, in Cedar Ridge Health Care Center after a long illness.

He was a swimming pool technician, a Marine Corps veteran, a Protestant, a nine-year resident of Sissonville and a former resident of Ohio.

Surviving: son, John of Mentor, Ohio daughter, Tonya Dearing of Painesville, Ohio brothers, Lawrence, John and William, all of Sissonville sisters, Charlotte Dearing of Mentor, Anna Louise Zaberowski of Painesville two grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. Butch Thompson and the Rev. Billy Joe Asbury officiating. Burial will be in Smith Cemetery, Derricks Creek. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Orphy Pauline Frymier

TANNER - Orphy Pauline Frymier, 61, of Tanner, Gilmer County, died Jan. 30, 1997, at the home of her daughter, Marthina Byrd of Cox's Mills, after a long illness.

She was a native of Morgantown, a homemaker, and a Methodist.

Also surviving: sons, James of Troy, Russell of Cox's Mills daughter, Darla Bailey of Cox's Mills sisters, Geraldina and Joann brother, Robert Cutlip of Ohio seven grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with Brother Benny McCune officiating. Burial will be in Mount Liberty Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary.

John Cecil Gibson

MILTON - John Cecil Gibson, 93, of Milton died Jan. 30, 1997, at home.

He was retired from Union Carbide and was a member of Union Baptist Church, Milton.

Surviving: daughters, Alzana Taylor and Mildred Wells, both of Milton two grandsons three great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with the Rev. James Jobe and the Rev. Virgil Courts officiating. Burial will be in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

William Grabowski

OAK HILL - William "Bill" Grabowski, 79, of Oak Hill, formerly of Mount Hope, died Jan. 30, 1997, in Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, after a long illness.

He was a retired miner from Eastern Associated Coal and a member of Mount Hope Christian Church and the UMW.

Surviving: wife, Evelyn Hayes Grabowski sons, William Lee of Greenville, S.C., Phillip David of Huntersville, N.C. daughter, Jackie Sue Powers of Oak Hill five grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with the Rev. George Smith officiating. Burial will be in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Elsie Myrtle Hatfield

DELBARTON - Elsie Myrtle Hatfield, 69, of Delbarton died Jan. 30, 1997, in Williamson Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving: sons, Raymond of Gilbert, Kenneth of Whitman, Ralph of Pineville, Amos of Bellvue, Mich. daughter, Chiquita Jean Davis of Delbarton sisters, Beaureda Schaffer of Kenniwick, Wash., Grace Osbourne of Everett, Pa. brother, Ralph Mitchell of Bruno six grandchildren 10 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Honaker Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Lewis Hall officiating. Burial will be in Lenore Memory Gardens, Lenore. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

William Hudson

William "Bill" Hudson, 91, of Malden died Jan. 31, 1997, in General Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

He was a retired boiler technician from Pure Oil Co., a former employee of Memorial Division, CAMC, and Thomas Memorial Hospital and a member of Masonic Lodge 158, Chelyan.

Surviving: brother, James "Bus" of Chelyan granddaughters, Joyce W. Older of Charleston, Sandra W. Ambler of St. Petersburg, Fla. three great-grandchildren one great-great-grandchild.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. Karl Ruttan officiating. Burial, with Masonic rites by Lodge 158, will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sund ay at the funeral home.

Herbert D. Kennedy Sr.

Herbert Davis Kennedy Sr., 87, of Clendenin died Jan. 30, 1997, in St. Francis Hospital.

He was a retired employee from Columbia Gas Transmission, Clendenin, a Protestant and a lifelong resident of Clendenin.

Surviving: daughters, Gloria Ashley and Roberta Kennedy, both of Clendenin, Janet Young of Cross Lanes, Carole Parsons of Mooresville, N.C., Marcha Spencer of Salem, Va. sister, Gerthia Lane of Clendenin seven grandchildren two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin, with the Rev. William D. Layne Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Clendenin Memorial Gardens, Clendenin. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Carrie Branch Martin

HANAHAN, S.C. - Carrie Branch Martin, 98, of Hanahan, formerly of Crab Orchard, W.Va., died Jan. 29, 1997, in Trident Medical Center, Charleston, S.C., after a long illness.

She was a Baptist and a homemaker.

Surviving: son, Herman of Slab Fork, W.Va. daughters, Pauline Murphy of Winston-Salem, N.C., Frieda Eller of Hanahan 10 grandchildren 14 great-grandchildren three great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley, W.Va. Burial will be in Shumate Cemetery, Maple Meadow, W.Va. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Louise Morris

BEECH GLEN - Louise Morris, 71, of Beech Glen, Nicholas County, died Jan. 30, 1997, at home after a short illness.

She was a retired employee from Montgomery National Bank, a member of Bell Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Dixie, and a member and past worthy matron of Guiding Star Chapter 72 Order of the Eastern Star, Gauley Bridge.

Surviving: son, Mike of Swiss daughter, Sheila Burnette of Beech Glen brother, Austin Bowles of Jodie sisters, Nina Kennan of Alta, Carol Preast of Jodie four grandchildren one great-grandson.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with the Rev. Fred Christian and the Rev. Lee Swor officiating. Burial will be in Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Michael Murphy

DANIELS - Michael Murphy, 55, of Daniels, Raleigh County, died Jan. 30, 1997, in a Welch hospital after a sudden illness.

He was a mine foreman for Bluestone Industries and a member of Herndon Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge 151, Mullens.

Surviving: wife, Joan Miller Murphy daughter, Shelli Wood of Beckley sisters, Carol McQuain and Pat Hedgecock, both of Beckley brother, Louis of Princeton three nieces two nephews.

Service and entombment will be 2 p.m. Sunday in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Prosperity, with Pastor Roger Pauley officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Prosperity.

Rosalie D. Pickens

Rosalie Duff Pickens, 67, of Dunbar died Jan. 30, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

She was retired from Catherine's Dress Shop and was a member of Roxalana Gospel Tabernacle. She was a native of Plymouth.

Surviving: sons, Michael E., Douglas L. and R. Scott, all of Dunbar daughters, Marshal A. Dadisman of Kanawha City, Debra D. Pickens of Dunbar brother, Leonard Ray Duff of Indiana sisters, Ruby M. Hackworth of Ohio, Ella Jean Mullens of Indiana seven grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Roxalana Gospel Tabernacle, Dunbar, with the Rev. Billy Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Mary Mildred Quick

SCARBRO - Mary Mildred Sedlock Quick, 75, of Scarbro, Fayette County, died Jan. 31, 1997, in Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, after a short illness.

She was a homemaker and a member of Full Gospel Church, Scarbro.

Surviving: daughters, Kitty Sue Graley of Oak Hill, Mary Tilley of Mount Airy, N.C. stepdaughter, Shirley Morgan of Cleveland brother, Otis Sedlock of Hico three grandchildren three stepgrandchildren four great-stepgrandchildren.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Sunday in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Dorothy Osborne officiating. Friends may call from noon to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to American Cancer Society, 129 Main St., Beckley, W.Va. 25801.

Robert J. Roush

MASON - Robert J. "R.J." Roush, 70, of Mason died Jan. 31, 1997, in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington. 

He was a retired brickmason from Ravenswood Aluminum, a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of Bricklayers Local 32, Pomeroy, Ohio, American Legion Smith-Caphart Post 140, New Haven, VFW Stewart-Johnson Post 9926, Mason, and Steelworkers Local 5668 , Ravenswood.

Surviving: son, Kevin J. of Mason daughters, Karen L. Johnson and Pamela J. Simkins, both of Mason stepbrothers, Danny F. and Ralph T. Roush, both of New Haven foster brothers, Nelson R., Eldon R. and Glen A. Roush, all of New Haven, Robert D. and Gary O. Roush, both of Mason seven grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, with the Rev. Damon Rhodes officiating. Burial, with military rites by VFW Post 9926 and American Legion Post 140, will be in Graham Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 

Lorrain M. Skaggs

ANSTED - Lorrain M. Skaggs, 77, of Ansted, Fayette County, died Jan. 30, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Ansted, a member and deacon of Antioch Baptist Church, an Army veteran of World War II and a retired miner.

Surviving: brother, Robert D. of Ansted five nieces five nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted, with the Rev. Melvin Nottingham, the Rev. Robert Newman and the Rev. Timothy Skaggs officiating. Burial will be in Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Ruby Carol Radcliff Smith

RICHWOOD - Ruby Carol Radcliff Smith, 44, of Richwood died Jan. 31, 1997, in Richwood Area Community Hospital after a short illness.

She was a teller for First Community Bank, Richwood.

Surviving: husband, Ken Smith sons, Ken and David, both of Richwood sisters, Elizabeth Radcliff of Richwood, Charlotte Partain of Athens, Texas, Charlene Bennett of Monticello, Va. brothers, Max Radcliff of Grottoes, Va., Gene Radcliff of Eastlake, Ohio, Dan Radcliff of Craigsville, Jerry Radcliff of Richwood, Robert Radcliff of Greensburg, Pa., Bill Radcliff of Green Bank, David Radcliff of Charleston, Steve Radcliff of Athens, Texas.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, with the Rev. Mike Ford officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Memorial Park, Richwood. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Bertha E. Taylor

PINEY VIEW - Bertha E. Taylor, 91, of Piney View died Jan. 30, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a short illness.

She was a homemaker and a member of First Church of God, Beckley.

Surviving: sons, Edward of Newport News, Va., Loyd and Roger, both of Piney View daughters, Gertrude Cawley of Willoughby, Ohio, Juanita Jones of Lake Villa, Ill. 12 grandchildren 20 great-grandchildren two great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley, with the Rev. Vondie Cook officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Nancy Virginia Vandall

FLATWOODS, Ky. - Nancy Virginia Vandall, 73, of Flatwoods, formerly of Layland, W.Va., died Jan. 31, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a retired car parts inspector from Metal Forge Co. and a Baptist.

Surviving: sons, Charles Wilburn of Columbus, Ohio, James Edward of Marango, Ohio daughter, Patricia Evans of Flatwoods brother, Owen Pugh of Danese, W.Va. six grandchildren 11 great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel, Prosperity, W.Va. Burial will be in the memorial gardens. There will be no visitation. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements .

Dennis Webb

NAOMA - Dennis Webb, 64, of Naoma, Raleigh County, died Jan. 31, 1997, in Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, after an apparent heart attack.

He was a retired employee of J.P. Hamer Lumber Co.

Surviving: wife, Sally L. Jarrell Webb daughters, Crystal Kincaid of Lansing, Ethel Cole and Kay Dickens, both of Naoma 10 grandchildren one great-grandchild.

Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, with the Rev. Clinton Dickens officiating. Burial will be in Webb family cemetery, Naoma. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Bertha C. Wooddell

WESTON - Bertha Catherine Wooddell, 85, of Weston died Jan. 29, 1997, at her daughter's home in Maryland after a long illness.

She was a licensed practical nurse at Weston Hospital and a founding and lifelong member of Clark Chapel United Methodist Church of Deanville.

Surviving: daughters, Vivian Land of Richmond, Va., Carol Jean Glaspell of Middletown, Md., Judith Ann Tomb of Merrillville, Ind., Karen Sue Nathman of San Diego son, Charles Ed of Sanford, N.C. sisters, Isabelle Mackey of Santa Ana, Calif., Mildred Poole of Cayce, S.C. 15 grandchildren 21 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. today at Clark Chapel United Methodist Church of Deanville with the Rev. Carl W. Mouser and the Rev. Conrad Tenney officiating. Burial will be in Peterson Cemetery, Weston. Floyd Funeral Home, Weston, is in charge of arrangements.

JOHNSON, Roberta H. - Service will be 11 a.m. today at Chapel of Mesiah Village, Mechanicsburg, Pa., with the Rev. Charles R. Burgard officiating. Burial will be in Mechanicsburg Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the chapel. Myers Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg, is in charge of arrangements.

SAYRE, Macile - Service will be 1 p.m. today at First Church of the Nazarene, Charleston, with the Rev. Randy Lanhan, the Rev. Phillip Bowles and the Rev. C. Harold Smith officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Sayre, 87, of Charlesto n died Jan. 29, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a long illness. Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.
 

Jan's Flowers ex-owner dies
Jannes Lyle Christian, the former owner of Jan's Flowers in Charleston, died Thursday in Memorial Division, CAMC. He was 77.

He attended the Bible Center Church, was a former member of the state Board of Veterinary Medicine, the Lions Club, Masonic Lodge 106, Scottish Rite, Bene Kedem Shrine Temple and Eastern Star, and former president of West Virginia Teleflora.

Surviving: wife, Rae Christian son, Richard of Hurst, Texas daughter, Susan Bliss of Charleston sisters, Phyllis Presley of Beckley, Daylen Stautamyer of Toledo, Ohio, Shirley Gentry of Berea, Ky. one grandson four stepgrandchildren three great-stepgrandchildren.

Service will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Bible Center Church, Charleston, with the Rev. Jimmy Jones officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home.


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