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Alice W. Bolt

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

She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving: sons, Ronald Walton of Whipple, Michael Walton of Taunton, Mass., John Walton of Providence, R.I. daughters, Brenda Traynham of Brookton, Mass., Juanita Knight of Dorchester, Mass., Glendora Brothers of Boston, Barbara Bell of Clarksville, Tenn., Donna Hudson and Patricia Brown, both of Plecentia, Calif. brothers, Leroy Allen of Morgantown, David Allen of Whipple, Robert Allen of Dayton, Ohio 27 grandchildren nine great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Carlisle, with the Rev. Clifford Riley, Elder Delbert Coles and the Rev. Bill Menafee officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity. Friends may call one hour prior to service Monday at the church. Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley, is in charge of arrangements.

William F. Bonham Sr.

William "Bill" Fox Bonham Sr., 80, of Charleston died Feb. 1, 1997, at home after a short illness.

He was retired from Rose City Press and a lifelong member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, Kanawha City.

Surviving: son, William Fox Jr. of Wisconsin daughter, Mary Jo Taylor of Ashland, Ky. brothers, Joseph M. of Charleston, James Gregory of Florence, S.C. sister, Mary Agnes Wood of Charleston six grandchildren.

Service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Kanawha City, with the Rev. John McDonnell officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Charleston. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at J.E. Johnson Funeral Home, Kanawha City , where a rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Kanawha Hospice, 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, W.Va. 25064, or Lawrence Gallagher Foundation, 4807 Staunton Ave. S.E., Charleston, W.Va. 25304.

Doris Mae Border

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Doris Mae Williams Border, 86, of Chesapeake died Jan. 31, 1997, in Chesapeake after a long illness.

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

Surviving: son, George F. of Chesapeake three grandchildren six great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston, W.Va., with the Rev. William L. Guthrie officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston, W.Va. Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Elbert L. Cadle

ASHLAND, Ky. - Elbert L. Cadle, 78, of Ashland, formerly of Dawes, W.Va., died Feb. 1, 1997, in Kings Daughters Hospital, Ashland, after a long illness.

He was a member of Rockdale Church of God, Ashland, an Army veteran of World War II and a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was retired from GM Corp., Cleveland.

Surviving: wife, Audrie Cadle daughters, Barbara Lee and Francis, both of Orlando, Fla. stepdaughters, Freda Montroso and Jean Pufnick, both of Cleveland, Ruth Holly of Ashland stepson, Bill Short of Cleveland brothers, George of Cleveland, Bill of M iddleport, Romey of Dawes sisters, Grace of Chelyan, W.Va., Rose of Baltimore.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Lazear Funeral Home, Ashland, with the Rev. Tom Jones officiating. Burial will be in Bellfont Memorial Gardens, Ashland. Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Christopher Carpenter

SPENCER - Christopher Douglas Carpenter, 3-month-old son of Craig and Catherine Criner Carpenter of Spencer, died Jan. 31, 1997, in Roane General Hospital, Spencer, after a short illness.

Additional survivors: maternal grandparents, Hubert and Thelma Criner of Spencer paternal grandparents, Charles and Nola Carpenter of Spencer paternal great-grandparents, Patrick and Martha Fieler of Parkersburg, Goldie Carpenter of Spencer.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Rev. Garry Bowen officiating. Burial will be in Keith Wolfe Cemetery, near Walton. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of service Monday at the funeral home.

Julia J. Craffey

BOOMER - Julia Juanita Craffey, 79, of Boomer, Fayette County, died Feb. 1, 1997, in Montgomery General Hospital.

She was a member of St. Anthony's Shrine Catholic Church, Boomer, Catholic Daughters of America, and St. Anthony's Society.

Surviving: sons, Joe E. of Boomer, John R. of Falls View four grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony's Shrine Catholic Church, Boomer, with the Rev. Tom Joyce officiating. Burial will be in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, where a rosary will be said at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to St. Anthony's Shrine Catholic Church, Boomer.

William Davis

GLENDORA, Calif. - William Davis, 84, of Glendora died Jan. 29, 1997, in Glendora Nursing Home.

He was a miner, a native of West Virginia and a member of Masonic Lodge 158, Chelyan, W.Va.

Surviving: sons, Tom of Kirkland, Wash., William Jr. of Michigan daughters, Jane Ann Davis and Betty Sue Davis, both of California sisters, Virginia McPhail of Belle, W.Va., Mae Raynes and Josephine Crawford, both of Charleston, W.Va. six grandchildren two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at White Funeral Home, Azusa.

James Douglas

POCA -James "Hank" Douglas, 48, of Poca died Jan. 30, 1997, at home after a short illness.

He was a carpenter and a member of the Air Force.

Surviving: parents, Z. Kenneth and Lena M. Byrom Douglas of Culloden son, Zachary of San Antonio daughter, Emily Douglas of San Antonio sister, Linda Hunter of Hurricane brother, Kenneth R. "Doug" of Winfield.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Milton Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Meadows officiating. Burial will be in Culloden Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Virginia L. Gleason

Virginia L. "Granny" Gleason, 90, of St. Albans died Jan. 31, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

She was a homemaker, a member of First Baptist Church of St. Albans and a 60-year resident of St. Albans.

Surviving: daughter, Mary Frances Combs of St. Albans sons, Robert S. of Owensboro, Ky., George T. of Tampa, Fla., William W. of South Charleston, Charles E. of Chicago 15 grandchildren 18 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of St. Albans with the Rev. Joel Harpold officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to First Baptist Church of St. Albans Renovation Fund, P.O. Box 350, St. Albans, W.Va. 25177, or to a charity of choice.

Paul J. Hackney

GAY - Paul Junior Hackney, 57, of Gay, Jackson County, died Jan. 31, 1997, in Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, after a short illness.

He was a painter, a former employee of the state Department of Highways and a Protestant.

Surviving: wife, Sudie Anna "Cottongin" Hackney sons, Donnie Frazier of Parkersburg, Darrell Frazier of Mount Alto, Larry Frazier of Marietta, Ohio, Charles Frazier of Ripley, William Frazier of Cottageville daughters, Linda Sue Frazier of Cottageville , Shirley Ann Scarberry of Gay, Debra Jane Conner of Durbin brothers, Donzie of Gay, Lovell of Belpre, Ohio sisters, Connie Thomas of New Philadelphia, Ohio, Linda Nichols of Ravenswood, Beulah Rhodes of Cottageville, Phyllis Edwards of Mars Hill, N.C. 21 grandchildren seven great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, with the Rev. Darrell Tackett officiating. Burial will be in Parsons Cemetery, Gay. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Leon Hudson

Leon Hudson, 70, of Sissonville died Jan. 30, 1997, at home after a short illness.

He was a retired surveyor and an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving: wife, Virginia Hudson daughters, Debbie Burdette of Beckley, Diane Criss of Kentucky, Dreama Domingues of Mount Hope sisters, Charlotte Cox of Charleston, Geraldine Allman of Sarasota, Fla. several grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. Clarence Edens officiating. Burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Donald Lee James

Donald Lee James, 66, of Elkview died Feb. 1, 1997, at home after a short illness.

He was employed by Pennzoil, attended Coopers Creek Advent Church, was a 15-year scoutmaster and Explorer Committee Chair Advisor, and a lifelong resident of Kanawha County.

Surviving: wife, Violet D. Parker James sons, George Lee of Elkview, Dana Lee of Clendenin daughters, Pamela Ann Hicks of Campbells Creek, Deborah Lynn Cunningham of Meadowbrook mother, Onie Marie James of Glasgow brother, Ronald Wesley of Clendenin sisters, Helen Marie Jarrett of Greensboro, N.C., Pansy Nicholas Newman of Harrison, Ohio eight grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Hafer Funeral Home Chapel, Elkview, with the Rev. Ted Tawney officiating. Burial will be in Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Manerva M. Jenkins

CANTON, Ohio - Manerva M. Jenkins, 85, of Canton, formerly of Bramwell, W.Va., died Jan. 27, 1997, in a Canton nursing home after a long illness.

She was retired from The Greenbrier hotel and was a member of Millcreek Baptist Church, Bramwell.

Surviving: sister, Nancy Hundley of Ashtabula nieces, Mary Jackson, Anna Wallace and Mary Hughes, all of Canton several great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Memorial Park, Beckley, W.Va. Friends may call one hour prior to service Tuesday at Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Lou Ann Johnson

CHESTERTON, Ind. - Lou Ann Coleman Johnson, 69, of Chesterton, formerly of Hurricane, W.Va., died Jan. 29, 1997, in St. Marys Medical Center, Hobart, after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Valparaiso.

Surviving: husband, George O. Johnson daughters, Diana Blake and Karen Johnson, both of Portage, Paula Turley of Michigan City brother, James Coleman of Charleston, W.Va. sisters, Ruby Parsons of Charleston, Wynema Bailey of Red House, W.Va., Betty McCallister of South Charleston, W.Va. 20 grandchildren 12 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Teays Valley, W.Va., with Bishop Robert Suttles and Bishop Kevin Casto officiating. Entombment will be at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes.

Virgie N. Jones

GASSAWAY - Virgie N. Jones, 99, of Gassaway died Jan. 31, 1997, in Braxton County Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving: sons, Ernest of Gassaway, Donald of Clay, Buren "Tuffy" of Charleston daughters, Delcie Long of Gassaway, Gloria Baldwin of Charleston 14 grandchildren 20 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with the Rev. Bruce Richmond officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Wallback. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Pauline W. Kosnoski

BECKLEY - Pauline Wiseman Kosnoski, 83, of Beckley died Feb. 1, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a long illness.

She was a homemaker, a 45-year resident of Beckley and an active member of Memorial Baptist Church.

Surviving: daughters, Patsy Houck and Polly Legg, both of Beckley, Jackie Kosnoski Lafon of LaPorte, Texas son, Robert of Sweeneyburg sister, Nina Garcia of Detroit 10 grandchildren 14 great-grandchildren one great-great-grandson.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Memorial Baptist Church, Kosnoski Annex, Beckley, with Dr. Tim Miller officiating. Burial will be in Wallace Memorial Cemetery at 1 p.m. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Melton Mortuary, Beckley, and one hour prior to service Monday at the church.

Mildred L. McDermott

Mildred Louise McDermott, 92, of Malden died Feb. 1, 1997, in St. Francis Hospital after a short illness.

She was born in Dana, was a lifelong resident of Kanawha County, a retired Kanawha County schoolteacher with 47 years' service, a graduate of Marshall University, a member of Malden United Methodist Church, a 72-year member, past matron and 44-year secretary of Saline Chapter 81 Order of the Eastern Star. She served as mother of the grand family O.E.S. 1987 and 1988 and was a member of White Shrine of Jerusaleum 7, Charleston, and Beta Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma sorority.

Surviving: several distant cousins.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Cunningham Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, St. Albans, with the Rev. Warren G. Faulkner officiating. An Eastern Star memorial service by Saline Chapter 81 will be held at the mausoleum immediately following the main service. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. today at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden. A procession will leave from the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Monday.

Anna Claire Murphy

RED HOUSE - Anna Claire Joyce Murphy, 81, of Red House died Jan. 31, 1997, at Americare-Putnam Nursing Home, Hurricane, after a long illness.

She was a retired Putnam County deputy clerk with 26 years' service, a member of Putnam County Democrat Club, St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Bancroft, and Catholic Church of Ascension, Hurricane, and a resident of Red House since 1952.

Surviving: daughter, Joyce Murphy Kelley of Red House, with whom she made her home sons, J. Michael of Avon Park, Fla., J. Patrick of Hurricane, Philip A. of Nitro eight grandchildren one great-grandchild.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Catholic Church of Ascension with the Rev. Paul Wharton officiating. Burial will be in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House. Friends may call from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 9 p.m. today at Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, where a Christian wake service will be held at 4 p.m.

Arthur Nicholas Jr.

DAYTON, Ohio - Arthur "Shorty" Nicholas Jr., 43, of Dayton, formerly of Beckley, W.Va., died Jan. 28, 1997, in a Dayton hospital after a short illness.

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

Pearl M. Norris

RACINE, Ohio - Pearl M. Norris, 89, of Racine died Jan. 31, 1997, in Veterans Memorial Hospital, Pomeroy.

She was a homemaker, a former member of Apple Grove (W.Va.) United Methodist Church, and a member of East Letart United Methodist Church.

Surviving: daughter, Vera Peckey of Charleston, S.C. sisters, Cora Ferguson of Point Pleasant, W.Va., Flossie Kane of New Jersey daughter-in-law, Julia Norris of Racine grandchildren, Darrell Norris and Clarence Norris, both of Racine, Steve Norris of Portland, Sherry Lorenz of Charleston, S.C., Keith Craig of Alabama six great-grandchildren one great-great-grandchild.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Letart Falls Cemetery Chapel, Letart Falls, with the Rev. Brian Harkness officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, W.Va., and one hour prior to service Monday at the cemetery chapel.

Mary Parcell

RICH CREEK, Va. - Mary Parcell, 102, of Rich Creek died Jan. 29, 1997, at the home of her niece, Margaret Monroe of Charleston, W.Va.

Rife Funeral Home, Narrows, is in charge of arrangements. Information provided by Elk Funeral Home, Charleston.

Kenneth W. Reed

NEW RICHMOND - Kenneth Wayne Reed, 41, of New Richmond, Wyoming County, died Jan. 30, 1997, at home after a short illness.

He was a disabled miner.

Surviving: brother, Ronnie Lee of New Richmond sister, Mary Alice Reed of Beckley.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity, with Pastor Roger Pauley officiating. There will be no visitation. Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Prosperity, is in charge of arrangements.

Vannie G. Scott

MANASSAS PARK, Va. - Vannie G. Scott, 87, of Manassas Park, formerly of Frame, W.Va., died Jan. 31, 1997, in a Manassas care center after a long illness.

She was a homemaker, a former employee of Pauley's Dry Cleaning Company, Charleston, W.Va., and was of the Pentacostal Holiness faith.

Surviving: sister, Naomi E. Kelley of South Weymouth, Mass. five grandchildren eight great-grandchildren five great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Withrow Family Cemetery, Frame, with the Rev. Clarence E. Turley officiating. There will be no visitation. Smathers Funeral Home, Rainelle, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements.

Oreda K. Snodgress

HURRICANE - Oreda K. Douglas Snodgress, 79, of Hurricane died Jan. 31, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

She was retired owner of Oreda's House of Beauty, Hurricane, a 40-year resident of Hurricane, and a member of Teays Valley Missionary Baptist Church, Hurricane.

Surviving: daughters, Donna S. Moore of Richmond, Va., Anna F. Jack of Clendenin, Betty L. Marion of Hurricane sister, Thelma Drake of Hurricane brother, James Elbert Douglas of Elkview six grandchildren six great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Teays Valley Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. John Smith officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley.

Pinkney B. Totten

ELKINS - Pinkney B. Totten, 90, of Elkins died Jan. 16 1997, at home after a short illness.

She was a cook at Central School in Monroe County for 18 years, a member of Delphia Rebekah Lodge 62, where she was a past noble grand, Pythian Sisters 77, where she was a past chief, H.W. Daniels Unit 29, American Legion Auxiliary, Tygarts Valley Post 3 647, VFW Auxiliary, and First Baptist Church.

Surviving: son, Carl of Elkins daughter, Eleanor Kimble of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. grandsons, Bryan Totten of Elkins, Curtis Kimble of Fort Lauderdale two great-grandchildren.

Service was Jan. 19, 1997, in John W. Lohr-Barb-Vance Funeral Home, Elkins, with the Rev. Dr. Marvin L. Parll officiating. Burial was in Little Arlington Cemetery, Elkins. The family suggests donations to Vision 2000 Building, c/o First Baptist Church, 4 12 Randolph Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241.

Delma E. Trogdon

ROANOKE, Va. - Delma E. Trogdon, 86, of Roanoke died Jan. 31, 1997, in Roanoke.

She was a homemaker, a member of Man (W.Va.) Church of the Nazarene, and attended First Church of the Nazarene, Roanoke.

Surviving: daughters, Betty Lawhun of Hudson, Ohio, Janice Lowe of Jacksonville, Fla., Joyce Clark of Cleveland, Mary Atkins of Olmsted Township, Ohio, Linda Polatakis of Summersville, W.Va. sons, Ivan Jr. of South Amherst, Ohio, Johnny of Roanoke, Charles of Kistler, W.Va., Larry of Hurricane, W.Va. 27 grandchildren 31 great-grandchildren.

Service will be noon Tuesday at Kranzt-McNeely Funeral Home Chapel, Man, with the Rev. Richard Chambers officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens, Godby, W.Va. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, and one hour prior to service Tuesday at the funeral home.

William J. Turley Sr.

William J. Turley Sr., 70, of South Charleston died Feb. 1, 1997, in General Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

He was retired from Union Carbide's South Charleston plant, was a Navy veteran of World War II, served in the 20th Engineers Marine Corps in Korea and received the Purple Heart.

Surviving: wife, Virginia C. Turley sons, William Jr. of Ann Arbor, Mich., Kenneth of Johnson City, Tenn. sister, Mary Gribble of Walton two granddaughters two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, with the Rev. Tom Cook officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Grace Loloa Ward

GLENVILLE - Grace Loloa Ward, 77, of Glenville died Jan. 31, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a graduate of Emerson High School and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, a former teacher at Clintonville (Wis.) High School, the only girl in Stevens Point to earn the Golden Eagle Award in scouting, a former scout master in Glenville and a member of Glenville Women's Club.

Surviving: husband, Max Ward daughters, Marjorie Ward Mabler of Oxford, Miss., Barbara Ward Grubb of Philadelphia sisters, Jeanette Nelson of Seattle, Margaret Witkowski of Stevens Point, Sulvia Miller of Eau Claire, Wis. brothers, Norbert Winarksi of Waukesha, Wis., George Winarski of Eau Claire, Ray Winarski of Potter, Wis. three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville.

Ruth M. Withrow

Ruth M. "Bootsie" Withrow, 59, of Charleston died Jan. 31, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a housekeeper at Charleston Town Center, a Christian and a member of Church of the Living Word, Clay County.

Surviving: husband, Ernest A. Withrow son, Ernest A. Jr. of Middletown, Ohio daughters, Penny Yvonna Barnette and Tammy Withrow, both of Charleston sister, Stella Bradshaw of Racine brothers, Charles Kidd of Cleveland, William Kidd of St. Albans, Frankie Kidd of South Charleston, David Kidd of Ashford, Jackie Kidd of Charleston six grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet, with the Rev. Richard Justice and the Rev. Leroy Blevins officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Slaughters Creek. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

SMITH, Ruby Carol - 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. today at the funeral home. Additional survivor: mothe r, Ocie Radcliff of Richwood. Smith, 44, of Richwood died Jan. 31, 1997, in Richwood Area Community Hospital after a short illness.

Arliss Baisden

VERDUNVILLE - Arliss Baisden, 81, of Verdunville, Logan County, died Feb. 2, 1997, in Mount Carmel East Bank Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

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

Evans Barton

LAYLAND - Evans Barton, 74, of Layland, Fayette County, formerly of Berwind, died Feb. 2, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a long illness.

He was a retired miner and member of Freewill Baptist Church.

Surviving: wife, Glorris June Avis Barton sons, Gerry E. and Donald R., both of Vallscreek daughters, Betty Mullins of Hurley, Va., Deborah Tramel of Draper, Va., Dedorah Conte of Roanoke, Va. brothers, Johnny and Luther, both of Honaker, Va., Lewis, Jeff and Clarence, all of Davenport, Va. sisters, Ella Alderman of Beckley, Madie Blevins of Princewick, Ida Street of Abingdon, Va., Eula Stump, Alice Hess and Millie Bostic, all of Honaker, Betty O'Quinn and Betty Hess, both of Davenport six grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Prosperity, with the Rev. William Lilly officiating. Burial will be in Hartwell Cemetery, Vallscreek. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Santa M. Brown

MABSCOTT - Santa M. Brown, 76, of Mabscott, Raleigh County, died Jan. 31, 1997, at home.

She was a homemaker, a member of New Life Pentacostal Holiness Church and a longtime employee of Beckley Manufacturing.

Surviving: husband, Willard Forest "Brownie" Brown sons, Dwight Brown of Phoenix, Alley Smith of Lithia Springs, Ga. daughters, Kay Riazzi of Tucson, Ariz., Frances Corry of Sterling, Va. brothers, Joseph Italiano of Beckley, John Italiano of Los Angeles sisters, Frances Owens of Beckley, Janie Terreo of Ashland, Ky., Mary Rettburg of Statesville, N.C. five grandchildren six great-grandchildren.

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

Pearl A. Buck

RICHWOOD - Pearl Adams Buck, 92, of Richwood died Feb. 1, 1997, in Greenbrier Valley Hospital, Fairlea, after a long illness.

She was retired from Cherry River National Bank, Richwood, a past worthy matron of Order of the Eastern Star and Rhododendron Garden Club, both of Richwood. She was a member of Richwood Presbyterian Church, where she sang with the choir for more than 70 years, and also sang with Richwood Community Choir.

Surviving: daughters, Caroline Bailes of Abindgon, Va., Edith Renner of Bozeman, Mont., Barbara Stenger of Shepherdstown son, Ellsworth of Lewisburg brothers, Harry Adams of Nettie, John Adams of Craigsville 11 grandchildren 13 great-grandchildren several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Richwood Presbyterian Church, Richwood. Burial will be in Mountain View Memorial Park, Richwood. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Richwood Presbyterian Church or Richwood Volunteer Fire Department.

Mabel L. Chafin

HOLDEN - Mabel L. Chafin, 76, of Holden died Feb. 2, 1997, in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington.

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

Surviving: daughter, Drema Chafin of Holden sons, Josh David and Michael, both of Holden eight grandchildren four great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at James Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Glenn White Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens, Godby. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Dessie E. Cornell

RAVENSWOOD - Dessie E. Pierce Cornell, 88, of Ravenswood died Feb. 2, 1997, in Virginia Manor, Ravenswood, after a short illness.

She was a cook and janitor at Reynoldsville Grade School, Reynoldsville, and a member of Second Baptist Church, Ravenswood.

Surviving: son, Randall Carl Pierce of Clarksburg daughters, Alice Greathouse of Ravenswood, Helen Louise O'Dell of Reedsville sister, Gladys Winans of Salem nine grandchildren 10 great-grandchildren one great-great-grandchild several stepchildren and great-stepgrandchildren.

Service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Second Baptist Church, Ravenswood, with Pastor Jack Gwinn officiating. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in Knights of Pythias Memorial Park, Salem. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

William Davis

GLENDORA, Calif. - William Davis, 84, of Glendora died Jan. 29, 1997, in Glendora Nursing Home.

He was a miner, a native of West Virginia and a member of Masonic Lodge 158, Chelyan, W.Va.

Surviving: wife, Jean Davis sons, Tom of Kirkland, Wash., William Jr. of Michigan daughters, Jane Ann Singleton and Betty Sue Davis, both of California sisters, Virginia McPhail of Belle, W.Va., Mae Raines and Josephine Crawford, both of Charleston, W.Va. six grandchildren two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at White Funeral Home, Azusa.

Anna M. Fisher

GASSAWAY - Anna Margaret Fisher, 84, of Gassaway died Feb. 1, 1997, at home.

She was a homemaker, a former schoolteacher, a member of Gassaway United Methodist Church, Women's Club of Gassaway, Judy's Garden Club, Braxton County Hospital Auxililary and West Virginia Medical Society Auxiliary, and a former town council member. She served on the Gassaway Library Board and attended Fairmont State College.

Surviving: daughters, Aleece Smith and Becky Woodward, both of Flatwoods six grandchildren seven great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Gassaway United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bruce Richmond officiating. Burial will be in Fisher family cemetery, Flatwoods. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Gassaway United Methodist Church.

Mary R. Flowers

HUNTINGTON - Mary Rose Flowers, 65, of Huntington, formerly of Holden, died Feb. 1, 1997, in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington.

She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving: daughter, Sheree F. Moser of Charlotte, N.C. mother, Molly Elkins Eplin of Streator, Ill. brothers, Charles Eplin and Vermal Eplin, both of Streator, Roger Eplin of Winter Park, Fla., Clyde Eplin of Glendale, Ariz.

Private graveside service and burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens, Godby, with the Rev. Joe Mahone officiating. There will be no visitation. Evans Funeral Home, Chapmanville, is in charge of arrangements.

Vernon F. Hardy

OAK HILL - Vernon F. Hardy, 73, of Oak Hill died Feb. 1, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was retired from Union Carbide's Alloy plant and Stone & Thomas, Beckley, was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Oak Hill, where he was a former men's Bible class teacher, and a decorated combat veteran of World War II.

Surviving: wife, Betty Lea Hardy daughters, Sharon Taylor of Beckley, Kathy Plumley and Cynthia Coleman, both of Crab Orchard, Mary Peck of Ansted son, Larry V. of Huntington sisters, Virginia Jarvis of Scarbro, Hazel Blackburn of Ansted, Macel Pridemore of Charleston brothers, Gordon of Nimitz, Reginald of Beckley 11 grandchildren three great-grandchildren seven step-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Calvary Baptist Church, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Ray French officiating. Burial will be in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill. 

Mabel E. Hutchinson

Mabel E. Hutchinson, 68, of Charleston died Feb. 1, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She attended Temple Baptist Church and Charleston Mountain Mission, was retired from Capitol Cablevision with 13 years' service and from Stone & Thomas. 

Surviving: husband, Archie L. Hutchinson son, Robert "Bob" of Scott Depot, daughters, Linda Gaynor of Dunbar, Elizabeth Ann Williams of Sacramento, Calif. brother, Cecil Currence of St. Albans sister, Mary E. Smalley of St. Albans eight grandchildren one great-grandchild.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home Chapel, Charleston, with Minister N.E. "Pete" Hedrick and the Rev. Gerald Ray officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family requests donations to Kanawha Hospice, 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, W.Va. 25064.

Burl Jarvis

TIOGA - Burl "Mug" Jarvis, 84, of Tioga, Nicholas County, died Feb. 2, 1997, in Summersville Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

He was a retired miner and carpenter and a member of the UMW.

Surviving: brother, Kurt of Columbus, Ohio several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at White Funeral Home, Craigsville, with the Rev. Gary Gordon officiating. Burial will be in Lambert Cemetery, Tioga. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Charles R. McCray

SUMMERSVILLE - Charles Robert McCray, 83, of Summersville died Feb. 1, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was a retired truck driver for Smith Transfer Company, Charleston, and a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Bahamas.

Surviving: wife, Marie J. Hardman McCray son, Michael D. of Summersville sisters, Velma DeVault of Weston, Marietta Hartman of Kimberly, Dot Wingfield of Greenbelt, Md. two grandsons one great-granddaughter.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville, with the Rev. Lee Drennen officiating. Burial will be West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Leta E. McDaniel

EAST LAKE, Ohio - Leta E. McDaniel, 62, of East Lake died Feb. 2, 1997, in Western Reserve Health Care, East Lake.

She was a homemaker and member of American Legion Post 214 Auxiliary, Willoughby.

Surviving: husband, Thomas F. McDaniel son, Fred of Wickliffe daughters, Debbie Ricci of Mentor, Cindy McDaniel of East Lake brothers, Kenneth L. Stanley and Martin L. "Buddy" Stanley, both of Mason, W.Va. one grandchild three great-grandchildren.

Service will be 4 p.m. Tuesday at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, with the Rev. Rankin Roach officiating. Burial will be in Graham Cemetery. Friends may call from one hour prior to service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Ida Lucille Morrison

Ida Lucille Morrison, 91, of Charleston died Feb. 1, 1997, in Huntington.

She was a graduate of Capitol Business College, a former employee of Kanawha Cash and a member of Elizabeth Memorial United Methodist Church.

Surviving: husband, the Rev. Walden Hall Morrison daughter, Mary Elizabeth DeMoss of Wheeling grandsons, Dr. Mark DeMoss of Kingsport, Tenn., Michael DeMoss of Barboursville granddaughter, Michelle Michael of Chesapeake, Ohio five great-grandchildren.

Service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Elizabeth Memorial United Methodist Church, Charleston, with the Rev. Frank Shomo and Dr. Frank L. Shaffer Jr. officiating. Entombment will be in Rosewood Cemetery, Lewisburg, at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. J. William DeMoss officiating. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, and one hour prior to service Tuesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Elizabeth Memorial United Methodist Church, 108 Oakwood Road, Charleston, W.Va. 25314.

Helen F. Myers

Helen Fay Myers, 77, of Charleston died Feb. 1, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was retired from the Daniel Boone Hotel and was a Baptist.

Surviving: daughter, Nancy Herold of Clay County sisters, Dorothy Facemyer, Lilliam Stompanato, Joetta Miller and Ann Myers, all of Charleston brother, John R. Myers of Charleston granddaughter, Melissa Duffield of Clay County great-granddaughter, Summer Dawn of Clay County.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home, Charleston. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mattie I. Nelson

ELKINS - Mattie Irene Nelson, 77, of Elkins died Jan. 31, 1997, in Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins, after a long illness.

She had been a resident of Elkins Regional Convalescent Center since 1985.

Surviving: sister, Ruby Gaujot of Haymarket, Va. brother, Gayle Nelson of Baltimore.

A private family service will be held at a later date. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Arbovale, is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Pridemore

CHAPMANVILLE - Dorothy Pridemore, 65, of Chapmanville died Feb. 1, 1997, in Logan General Hospital.

She was a homemaker and a member of Browns Run Freewill Baptist Church.

Surviving: daughters, Easter Adkins and Beverly Duty, both of Shively, Betty Adams of Crawley, Glenna Curry of Tennessee sons, Roy Lamb, Norman Dingess and Lyndon Baines Dingess, all of Shively, Stanley Dingess of Harts sister, Arabha Mullins of Latrobe brothers, Curtis Farley, Freeman Farley and Columbus Farley, all of Harts 10 grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Evans Funeral Home, Chapmanville, with the Rev. Arson Tackett officiating. Burial will be in Dingess Cemetery, Shively. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Orval L. Rogers

DUCK - Orval L. "Budge" Rogers, 88, of Duck, Clay County, died Feb. 1, 1997, in General Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

He was a retired farmer.

Surviving: wife, Lena Legg Rogers daughter, Kay Jarvis of Jefferson City, Tenn. son, Errol F. of Akron, Ohio sister, Margie Sirk of O'Brion brother, Earl of Waynesboro, Va. seven grandchildren 12 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home, Flatwoods, with the Rev. Dennis Legg officiating. Burial will be in Moore Fork Cemetery, Duck. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Dwight Keith Sayre

NEW HAVEN - Dwight Keith "Pistol" Sayre, 73, of New Haven, Mason County, died Feb. 1, 1997, in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington.

He was retired from Kaiser Aluminum, a member of Father's House Church, Hartford, a Navy veteran of World War II, a member of Smith-Capehart American Legion 140, New Haven, and Steelworkers Local 5568, Ravenswood, and a lifetime member of Stewart-Johnson VFW Post 9926, Mason.

Surviving: wife, Sylvia Blake Sayre sons, Dwight Keith II of New Haven, Stephen Kurtis of Mason, Dwane Kreig of Meadville, Pa. daughter, Kandi L. Preston of Cheshire, Ohio brothers, Darrell Layton of Alva, Fla., Ralph M. of New Haven sisters, Wavie Leone Jaques of New Haven, Beryl I. Lawton of New Tazwell, Tenn., Dora Margaret Bailey of Portland, Mich. seven grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, with the Rev. Mike Finnicum officiating. Burial, with military graveside rites by American Legion Post 140 and VFW Post 9926, will be in Otterbein Cemetery, Evans. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Angela G. Shirey

Angela Gaye Shirey, 43, of South Charleston died Feb. 1, 1997, in St. Francis Hospital after a short illness.

She was a medical transcriptionist at St. Francis Hospital, a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, South Charleston, and a graduate of West Virginia State College. 

Surviving: mother, Nell Jean Cavender of Dunbar sisters, Carol Walker of Red House, Tina Hill of Yawkey, Tammy Haynes of Kenna grandfather, Frank Robbins of Sissonville.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with the Rev. Leon Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Teays Valley Memorial Gardens, Winfield. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Blind Service Unit Fund, WVRC Foundation, c/o Chuck Huss, P.O. Box 1004, Institute, W.Va. 25112.

Neva May Starks

DROOP MOUNTAIN - Neva May Starks, 84, of Droop Mountain, Pocahontas County, died Feb. 2, 1997, in Pocahontas Continuous Care Center.

She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Olivet Methodist Church.

Surviving: sons, Gail Cutlip of Marlinton, Jerry Starks of Essex, Md., Doug Starks and Charles Starks, both of Northeast, Md. daughters, Sharon Reid of Trenton, Ky., Linda Dean of Northeast, Md., Brenda Rohrer of Bel Air, Md., Judy Baker of Droop Mountain, June Sura of Conowingo, Md. 27 grandchildren 20 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Olivet Methodist Church, Droop Mountain, with the Rev. Dan Arbogast officiating. Burial will be in Whiting Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today at VanReenen Funeral Home Chapel, Marlinton. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Whiting Cemetery or Mount Olivet Methodist Church.

Arnett E. Straley

WESTON - Arnett E. Straley, 94, of Weston died Feb. 1, 1997, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, after a short illness.

He was retired from Chrysler Corp., Twinburg, Ohio, a Protestant and a member of the UAW.

Service will be 4 p.m. today at Boyle Funeral Home Chapel, Weston, with the Rev. Hugh Murphy officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Friendship Cemetery, Berlin. Friends may call from 2 p.m. until the time of service today at the funeral home.


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