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Donnie Adkins

STRANGE CREEK - Donnie "Rocks" Adkins, 43, of Strange Creek, Clay County, died Feb. 1, 1997, in Mission Memorial Hospital, Asheville, N.C.

He was a carpenter and attended Walnut Grove United Methodist Church, Strange Creek.

Surviving: mother, Esther Kyle Adkins of Strange Creek sisters, Patsy Workman of Shermans Dale, Pa., Judy Brown of Burnsville brothers, Albert of Vermillion, Ohio, Chilton "Buzzy" of Travelers Rest, S.C., Jimmy of Strange Creek.

Graveside service was Tuesday at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Strange Creek, with the Rev. Wilma Dobbins officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Walnut Grove United Methodist Church, Strange Creek, W.Va. 26639. Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home, Flatwoods, is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Genevieve Ashley

OKLAHOMA CITY - Margaret Genevieve Dice Ashley, 88, of Oklahoma City, formerly of Lookout, W.Va., died Feb. 3, 1997, in Oklahoma City after a short illness.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving: son, Charles of Oklahoma City daughter, Linda Smith of Austell, Ga. five grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday in High Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Oak Hill, W.Va., with Elder R. Leroy Pack officiating. Burial will be in the memorial park. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to either Beauty Mountain Baptist Church, Edmond, W.Va. 25837, or Westminster Manor, 4401 N. Shartel Ave., Oklahoma City, Okla. 73118.

Arliss Baisden

BALTIMORE, Ohio - Arliss Baisden, 81, of Baltimore, formerly of Verdunville, W.Va., died Feb. 2, 1997, in Mount Carmel East Hospital, Columbus.

He was a retired miner from Amherst Coal Co. and a member of Maryetta United Baptist Church and the UMW.

Surviving: wife, Lou Emma Williamson Baisden daughters, Joyce Marie Adkins of Galena, Juanita Welch of Baltimore brothers, Avon Baisden and Orville Tomblin, both of Verdunville, Everel Tomblin of Dingess, W.Va. four grandchildren five great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Honaker Funeral Home, Logan, W.Va., with the Rev. Lonnie Gore Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens, Godby, W.Va. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mary Barber

MADISONVILLE, Ky. - Mary Barber, 78, of Madisonville died Jan. 31, 1997, in Nashville, Tenn.

She was a retired teacher from West Virginia and Kentucky, a graduate of Marshall University and West Virginia University and a member of First Presbyterian Church, Madisonville.

Surviving: son, Lyle G. Jr. of Charleston, W.Va. daughter, Betsy Hatfield of Charleston four grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. today at First Presbyterian Church, Madisonville, with the Rev. Jack Pitzer officiating. Graveside service and burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Springhill Cemetery, Huntington, W.Va. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to First Presbyterian Church, Madisonville. Barnett-Strother Funeral Home, Madisonville, is in charge of arrangements.

C. Christine Barnes

C. Christine Barnes of Charleston died Feb. 2, 1997, at home after a short illness.

Scott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Willard Bess

GLADWIN, Mich. - Willard "Buck" Bess, 65, of Gladwin died Feb. 2, 1997, in Mid-Michigan Regional Medical Center after a short illness.

He was a veteran of the Korean War and a security guard for General Motors, Detroit.

Surviving: sons, John of Warren, Gary of Frankford, Ky. brothers, Clyde of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Boyd of Michigan City, Ind., Frank of Indianapolis eight grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, W.Va., with the Rev. Jerrold Lanham officiating. Burial will be in Taylor Cemetery, Fenwick Mountain, W.Va. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Waitman Brown

GLENVILLE - Waitman Brown, 79, of Glenville died Feb. 3, 1997, in West Virginia University Medical Center, Morgantown, after a short illness.

He was retired from West Virginia Plumbers and Steamfitters, a member of Gilmer County Masonic Lodge 118, Scottish Rite Bodies, Nemesis Shrine, Parkersburg, Gilmer County Farm Bureau and Dawson Baptist Church, and a former member of Gilmer County Volunteer Fire Department.

Surviving: son, John T. "Butch" of Clarksburg, Md. daughter, Peggy Brown Kight of McLean, Va. sister, Marlene B. Collins of Wardensville brother, Glendon "Brownie" of Glenville stepsons, Jimmy Matheny of Parkersburg, Joe Matheny of Ohio stepdaughters, Shirley Yost of North Carolina, Bonnie Helmick of Easton eight grandchildren nine stepgrandchildren three great-grandchildren four great-stepgrandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with the Rev. Wade Dawson and Clifford West officiating. Burial will be in Stalnaker Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Margaret Christine Burdett

POINT PLEASANT - Margaret Christine Hill Burdett, 90, of Point Pleasant died Feb. 4, 1997, in Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was a journalism graduate from Marshall College, a former schoolteacher in Hinton and Talcott, and a member of Delta Sigma Epsilon sorority and Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church.

Surviving: sister, Catharine Glass of Talcott nephew, Joe F. Burdett III of Charleston one additional nephew and one niece.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Sam Hobson officiating. Burial will be in Kirkland Memorial Gardens, near Point Pleasant. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, and one hour prior to service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations either to Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 415, Point Pleasant, W.Va. 25550 or Loyalty Permanent Endowment Fund, West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va. 26505.

Mary Luella O'Dell Burgess

NEWARK, Ohio - Mary Luella O'Dell Burgess, 85, of Newark, formerly of Oak Hill, W.Va., died Feb. 3, 1997, in LPN Health Care Facility.

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

Surviving: sons, Paul E. Jr. of St. Petersburg, Fla., Walter E. of Winfield, W.Va. daughter, Virginia L. Karch of Newark sister, Lindy G. Watts six grandchildren 13 great-grandchildren two great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Ralph Shupe officiating. Burial will be in High Lawn Memorial Gardens, Oak Hill. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at Tyree Funeral Home. Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home, Newark, is in charge of arrangments.

Harold L. Casto Sr.

Harold L. Casto Sr., 68, of Charleston died Feb. 4, 1997, at home after a short illness.

He was the founder of Casto Furniture Refinishing in 1958 and a lifelong resident of Charleston.

Surviving: wife, Flo V. Casto sons, Dr. Larry J. Casto of Big Chimney, Dr. Harold Lee Casto Jr. of Barboursville daughters, Theresa Lee Edens of Appleton, Wis., Cassandra Casto-Napier of Cross Lanes mother, Arbrie Casto of Charleston sister, Clevious LaBelle of Highland, Ind. eight grandchildren.

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

Merlyene Hill Colley

Merlyene Hill Colley, 75, of Charleston died Feb. 3, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

She was retired from Life of Virginia Insurance Co. and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Surviving: stepsisters, Louise Senter of Lewisburg, Betty Jo Stevens of Rupert stepbrother, Charles Anderson of Cincinnati cousin, Dorothy McClung McCoy of Vero Beach, Fla. three nieces two nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Burnsworth officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

James W. Cooper

SANDSTONE - James W. "Jim" Cooper, 70, of Sandstone, Summers County, died Feb. 3, 1997, in Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, after a long illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Sandstone, a retired carman from C&O Railroad with 42 years' service, a member of Brotherhood of Railway Carmen, a member, deacon, trustee and Sunday School superintendent at Sandstone Baptist Church and an Army veteran of W orld War II.

Surviving: wife, Billie M. Cales Cooper sons, James "Buddy" of Norman, Okla., Darrell of Flushing, Mich., Larry Dean of Sandstone daughters, Nancy Thomas of Flushing, Pam Shuck of Beckley brother, Jack of Hinton half sister, Gaye Whitehead of Dainels one granddaughter, whom he raised, Jeannie Elmore of Sandstone nine additional grandchildren two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlor, Hinton, with Pastor Eddie Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Cooper cemetery, Sandstone. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Pauline Virginia Dunlap

ULLODEN - Pauline Virginia Dunlap, 74, of Culloden died Feb. 3, 1997, at home.

She was a 10-year resident of Culloden and a Protestant.

Surviving: husband, Jack Dunlap sons, Wesley of San Antonio, Charles of New Martinsville sisters, Edith McCown of Springfield, Ohio, Ruth Stover of St. Albans five grandchildren three great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. William Davis 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.

Betty L. P. Ernest

WINFIELD - Betty Lee Pennington Ernest, 43, of Winfield died Feb. 3, 1997, in Putnam General Hospital, Hurricane, after a sudden illness.

She was a school bus driver for Putnam County Board of Education with six years' service, a supervisor for Kanawha County Summer Youth Program, attended United Methodist Church, St. Albans, was a member of WVEA, a graduate of Winfield High School and Wheeling Beauty College, attended Marshall University, and was a 32-year resident of Winfield.

Surviving: daughter, Amy Michelle Ernest at home son, Andrew Justin at home mother, Beulah Bloxton Pennington of Winfield sisters, Terry Eileen Pennington of Winfield, Sandra Pennington Higgins of Cross Lanes brother, Buck Pennington of Scott Depot.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with the Rev. Sidney Dent officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Betty Ernest Scholarship Fund, c/o City National Bank, Winfield, W.Va. 25213.

Rudolph Farmer

Rudolph Farmer, 76, of St. Albans died Feb. 2, 1997, in Thomas Memorial Hospital.

He was a retired material manager from Union Carbide Tech Center with 32 years' service, a member of Highlawn Baptist Church, St. Albans, and a disabled Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving: wife, Ruby Farmer son, David R. of St. Albans daughters, Nancy House of Ormond Beach, Fla., Ginger Forbes of Knoxville, Tenn. brothers, Camillus of Marmet, Warren of Summerville, S.C., Elliott of Fairfield, Ohio sisters, Juanita Hamby of Hurricane, Aurellia Dunlap of Teays Valley, Gloria Brewer of Nitro grandchildren, Jodi and J.R. House, Danielle and Kristen Farmer, Mandy and Mike Forbes.

Service will be 2 p.m. today at Highlawn Baptist Church with the Rev. Ron Lee and Dr. Leroy Keeney officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Highlawn Baptist Church, 2304 Jefferson Ave., St. Albans, W.Va. 25177. Casdorph-Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, is in charge of arrangements.

Mildred Luella Feazell

LONGWOOD, Fla. - Mildred Luella Feazell, 87, of Longwood died Feb. 3, 1997, in Florida Hospital, Orlando.

She was a homemaker, a native of Charleston, W.Va., and a member of Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving: sons, Paul J. of Lake Charles, La., Jonathan M. of Longwood seven grandchildren one great-granddaughter.

Service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Sanlando United Methodist Church, Longwood, with the Rev. Joseph Philbeck officiating. Entombment will be in Manasota Memorial Park, Bradenton. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gaines-Carey-Hand Garden Chapel Funeral Home, Longwood.

Donald W. Fink Sr.

GRANDVIEW - Donald W. Fink Sr., 73, of Grandview, Raleigh County, died Feb. 4, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a short illness.

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

Earl D. Fortney

Earl D. Fortney, 66, of Charleston, formerly of Elkview, died Feb. 3, 1997, in Cedar Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a long illness.

He was a former employee of the Kanawha County Board of Education, West Virginia Steel and Custom Carpets.

Surviving: wife, Vivian Lowe Fortney sons, Earl D. Jr. of Charleston, Danny of Salisbury, N.C. brother, Virgil of Nitro sisters, Emogene Taylor and Genevieve Davis, both of Elkview two grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Myers Funeral Home, Elkview. Burial will be in Coco Cemetery, Blue Creek Road, Elkview. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Truma Susan Goddard

RAINELLE - Truma Susan Goddard, 84, of Rainelle died Feb. 3, 1997, in a Fairlea hospital after a long illness.

She was a homemaker, a former employee of the Pioneer Hotel, Rainelle, a member and choir member of Sewell Valley Baptist Church, Rainelle.

Surviving: sons, Eddie Ray of Chattanooga, Tenn., Theodore of Lubbock, Texas daughter, Karen Forren of Rainelle sisters, Mildred Smith of Rand, Marcie Blackwell of Orlando, Fla. nine grandchildren 11 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Sewell Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Eddie Goddard and the Rev. James Yearego officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Smathers Funeral Chapel, Rainelle, and one hour prior to service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Sewell Valley Baptist Church, Rainelle, W.Va. 25962.

Louise D. Grishaber

Louise D. Grishaber, 94, of South Charleston died Feb. 3, 1997, in Americare of Dunbar after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a charter member of South Charleston Christian Church.

Surviving: stepdaughter, Louise Wiseman of Potomac, Md. brother, Herman S. Moses of Sun City, Ariz. niece and caregiver, Janet Durbin of South Charleston six grandchildren six great-grandchildren two great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, with the Rev. Tom Cook officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Harold Hale

LOGAN - Harold Hale, 65, of Logan died Feb. 4, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC.

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

Harry Helmick Jr.

Harry Helmick Jr., 70, of Mink Shoals died Feb. 3, 1997, at the home of his son, Roy A. Helmick of Charleston, after a long illness.

He was a retired member of Pipefitters Local 625 with 46 years' service and an Army veteran of World War II.

Also surviving: sons, Danny E. and James W. "Bodie," both of Charleston daughters, Linda E. Stanley of Ravenswood, Cynthia L. Engle of Left Hand, Sharon L. Anderson and Harriet Janie Oakes, both of Charleston, Shelia M. Oakes of Chelyan sister, Jean Kerns of West Palm Beach, Fla. 13 grandchildren three great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Cook and the Rev. Kathy Willoughby officiating. Entombment will be in Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Eliza Pearl Light Holcomb

GLEN JEAN - Eliza Pearl Light Holcomb, 94, of Glen Jean, Fayette County, died Feb. 3, 1997, in Plateau Medical Center, Oak Hill, after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a Methodist.

Surviving: daughter, Joan Walker of Glen Jean four grandchildren 12 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Dorothy Osborne officiating. Burial will be in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Junior B. Hutchison

Junior B. "Hutch" Hutchison, 69, of Pratt died Feb. 2, 1997, in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, after a short illness.

He was a retired machinist and shop foreman from C&O Railroad with 44 years' service, an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War and a member, deacon and Sunday school teacher at Old Kanawha Baptist Church.

Surviving: wife, Pauline E. Flemming Hutchison sons, Michael of Cross Lanes, James of Wilson, N.C. daughter, Twila Hall of Point Pleasant sisters, Dorothy Henson of Huntington, Judy Schroyer of Columbus, Ohio brothers, Leonard of Huntington, Elvan of Raleigh, N.C., Harvey of Anaheim, Calif. seven grandchildren.

Service will be 12:30 p.m. Friday at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, with the Rev. Richard Johnson and the Rev. Harry Scarberry officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Huntington. Memorial service will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Old Kanawha Baptist Church, Pratt.

Ricky Wayne Legg

BICKMORE - Ricky Wayne Legg, 37, of Bickmore, Clay County, died Feb. 3, 1997, from injuries received when he was hit by a pickup, police said.

He was a laborer.

Surviving: parents, A. Dale and Joann Elizabeth Legg of Bickmore sisters, Ruth Ann Hudson of Big Chimney, Ruby Jewel Legg of Bickmore brothers, Rocky Lee of Bickmore, Rodney Dale of Jacksonville, Fla.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Earl Kenneth Lucas Jr.

DENVER, N.C. - Earl Kenneth Lucas Jr., 61, of Denver, formerly of Lincoln County, W.Va., died Feb. 2, 1997, in Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte.

He was a retired driver from Trans-Con Lines, a member of Teamsters Local 71 and an Army veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving: wife, Kemmie "Sue" Harris Lucas daughters, Priscilla Keener of Gastonia, Kimberly "Kim" Harris of Belmont sons, Karl K. of Concord, N. Keith of Kannapolis brothers, Norman D. of Titusville, Fla., Gary E. Lucas of Akron, Ohio sisters, Brenda Patrick of Massillon, Ohio, Lenora Swango of Detroit, Teresa Heinman of Aurora, Colo. nine grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at McGhee-Handley Funeral Home, West Hamlin, W.Va. Burial will be in Lucas Cemetery, Hamlin. Friends may call two hours prior to service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donation to Hospice of Lincoln County, P.O. Box 1526, Lincolnton, N.C. 28092.

Madalene McCort

ERBACON - Madalene McCort, 69, of Erbacon, Webster County, died Feb. 4, 1997, in Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Lewisburg, after a long illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Erbacon, a homemaker and attended Arcola Community Church, Erbacon.

Surviving: husband, Willis McCort sons, Steven of Cowen, Richard of Erbacon daughters, Loretta Harris, Connie Z. Sink, Lorraine Tharp and Felicia Harris, all of Erbacon, Linda Hardin of Cowen, Teresa Hickman of Camden on Gauley, Hilda Simmons of Hacker Valley brothers, Gene and Dillard Cogar, both of Erbacon 10 grandchildren one great-grandchild.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Adams Funeral Chapel, Cowen, with the Rev. Okey Wayne officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, Erbacon. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Edward H. McCreery

MONTVALE, Va. - Edward H. McCreery, 89, of Montvale, formerly of White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., died Feb. 4, 1997, at the home of his son, A.J. McCreery of Montvale, after a long illness.

He was a retired employee of The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs.

Also surviving: son, R.L. of Morgantown, W.Va. sisters, Elizabeth Feury and Mary Duffy, both of White Sulphur Springs, Edith Portner of Germantown, Md., Doris Fauntleroy of Sterling.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Hillcrest Cemetery, White Sulphur Springs, with the Rev. Joseph O'Reilly officiating. There will be no visitation. Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary A. McKerr

HURRICANE - Mary A. McKerr, 86, of Hurricane died Feb. 3, 1997, at home.

She was a member of Catholic Church of the Ascension, Hurricane, a former member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Butler, N.J., a native of County Armagh, Ireland, a former resident of Butler and Dumont, N.J., and a 17-year resident of Hurricane.

Surviving: son, Joseph P. of Hurricane grandsons, James P. and Matthew D. McKerr of Hurricane.

Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Catholic Church of the Ascension with the Rev. Paul Wharton as celebrant. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Butler. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley , where there will be a rosary service at 8:30.

Eber Eric Meadows

POINT PLEASANT - Eber Eric Meadows, 85, of Point Pleasant, formerly of Pipestem, died Feb. 3, 1997, in a Point Pleasant hospital after a long illness.

He was a disabled miner and a Baptist.

Surviving: stepsister, Lessie Pack Miller of Daniels half sister, Genevieve Ruth Meadows Farley of Cool Ridge half brothers, Burnice Meadows of Lerona, Charlie Lincoln Meadows of Athens.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley, with Elder Jason Farley officiating. Burial will be in Hill Cemetery, Pipestem. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

George Gilbert Meador

BECKLEY - George Gilbert "Gib" Meador, 92, of Beckley died Feb. 3, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a long illness.

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

Surviving: wife, Bulah Ford Meador sons, Gilbert of Fort Collins, Colo., Robert of Daniels daughters, Maxine Mann of Akron, Ohio, Retha Cray of Senecaville, Ohio, Jonell Cooper of Cambridge, Ohio, Judith Edwards of Florissant, Colo. 16 grandchildren 31 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley, with the Rev. Edward Garten officiating. Burial will be in Tom Lilly Cemetery, Ghent. Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Thomas Michael Meaige

HENDERSON - Thomas Michael Meaige, 48, of Henderson, Mason County, died Feb. 2, 1997, at home.

He was a riverboat captain for ACBL River Co., a member of American Legion Post 23, Point Pleasant, and Point Pleasant Moose Lodge, and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

Surviving: daughter, Micah Meaige of Falls Church, Va. mother, Ruth Reynolds Meaige of Gallipolis Ferry sisters, Garnet Black of Washington, Sharon Vealey of Cross Lanes, Patricia Dillard of San Antonio, Pamela Benes of Sarasota, Fla.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Ben Stevens and Evangelist L.H. "Sam" Gwinn officiating. Burial, with military rites by American Legion Post 23, will be in Suncrest Cemetery, Point Pleasant. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Frances Ann Melton

PALESTINE - Frances Ann Melton, 68, of Palestine, Wirt County, died Feb. 2, 1997, in St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg, after a long illness.

She was born in Charleston and was a 27-year resident of Wirt County. She was a retired school bus driver for the Wood County Board of Education and a former school bus driver for the Kanawha County Board of Education.

Surviving: husband, Delbert Melton Jr. son, George Keith Pauley of Sissonville grandchildren, George II, Phillip L. and Daniel G. Pauley, all of Sissonville, Tina Louise Boggess of Goldtown.

Private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, is in charge of arrangements.

Lenore Jane Minnick

Lenore Jane Minnick of Nitro died Feb. 3, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC.

She was a native of Barbour County, a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Nitro, and Nitro Woman's Club, and attended Alderson-Broaddus College and Glenville State College.

Surviving: daughters, Anna Jean Minnick of Elkins, Mary Lou Melton of St. Albans two grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul's United Methodist Church with the Rev. Okey B Harless officiating. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, St. Marys. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the church. Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro, is in charge of arrangements.

Katharine Rollins Mount

Katharine Rollins Mount, 92, of Dunbar died Feb. 2, 1997, in Valley Health Village, South Charleston, after a long illness.

She was a member of Thomas Memorial Hospital Auxiliary with 13 years' service, a member of Humphreys Memorial United Methodist Church and a member and past matron of Dunbar Chapter Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving: grandchildren, Norman M. Valz of Philadelphia, Todd A. Mount of Charleston, Bradley A. Mount, Lisa K. Cordes and Brian Mount, all of San Antonio, Beth R. Powell and Terry Jean Boelhauf, both of Pleasanton, Texas five great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, where an Eastern Star service will be held at 7 p.m. The family suggests memorial contributions to Humphreys Memorial United Methodist Church, 1400 Grosscup Ave., Dunbar, W.Va. 25064 or Alzheimer's Association, 400 Allen Drive, Charleston, W.Va. 25302.

Paul A. Mullins

Paul A. "Bubby" Mullins, 29, of Charleston died Feb. 3, 1997, in General Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

He had attended Marmet Elementary School and Marmet Junior High School.

Surviving: mother, Barbara Rhodes of Charleston sisters, Tammy Kay Rhodes of Charleston, Reba "Sissy" Mullins of Hernshaw brother, Allen Rhodes of Charleston.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet, with the Rev. Vernon Price officiating. Burial will be in Gillespie Cemetery, Emmons. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Bernard G. Nadal

SPENCER - Bernard G. Nadal, 83, of Spencer died Jan. 30, 1997, in Roane General Hospital after a short illness.

He was a retired engraver from the New York News and a Methodist.

Surviving: sister, Ruth J. Forrester of Winter Haven, Fla. brother, Donald S. of Cleveland.

There will be no visitation or service. The body was cremated. Burial will be at a later date in Chandler Cemetery, Rock Creek, near Walton. Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, is in charge of arrangements.

William D. Null

KIMBERLY - William D. Null, 90, of Kimberly, Fayette County, died Feb. 3, 1997, at home.

He was a retired miner from Cannelton Industries and a member of UMW Local 1843 and Kimberly Church of God.

Surviving: wife, Effie Young Null sons, Darrell of West Branch, Mich., Donnie Dee of Powellton sisters, Polly Kennison of Grapevine, Gail Null of Ravenswood brother, Jack of Kimberly five grandchildren six great-grandchildren one great-great-grandchild.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with the Rev. Bill Smith officiating. Burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ruth Curtis Deck Perdue

DANIELS - Ruth Curtis Deck Perdue, 86, of Daniels, Raleigh County, died Feb. 4, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a long illness.

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

Melba Webb Phillips

WEST MELBOURNE, Fla. - Melba Webb Phillips, 78, of West Melbourne, formerly of Peterstown, W.Va., died Feb. 2, 1997, at home.

She was a homemaker, a native of Hinton, W.Va., and a member of Bethany Baptist Church, West Melbourne.

Surviving: husband, James H. Phillips son, Frank M. Webb of Cincinnati brother, Bobby Bear of Shawnee, Kan. sister, Athleen Cox of Altamonte Springs, Fla.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Bethany Baptist Church. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home, Melbourne. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Bethany Baptist Church, 1100 W. Dorchester Ave., West Melbourne, Fla. 32904. Information provided by Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlor, Hinton, W.Va.

E. Harold Poff

POINT PLEASANT - E. Harold Poff, 82, of Point Pleasant died Feb. 4, 1997, in Pleasant Valley Hospital.

He was a retired carpenter and construction foreman and a member of United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 1159, Point Pleasant, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Point Pleasant, Minturn Lodge 19, Scottish Rite Bodies, and Beni Kedem Shrine, Charleston.

Surviving: wife, Elizabeth Copenhaver Poff sons, Burnis H. of Letart, Donald of Arnold, Mo. sisters, Hazel Miller of Arlington, Va., Mozelle Poff, Helen Powers, Frances Hudson and Shirley Houseman, all of Wytheville, Va., Ethel Capps of Brecksville, Ohio, Jean Argyle of Morongo Valley, Calif. brother, Vance of Jamesburg, N.J. four grandchildren four great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. John Casto officiating. Burial, with Masonic rites by Minturn Lodge 19, will be in Kirkland Memorial Gardens, near Point Pleasant. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Betty Rush

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Betty Rush, 85, of Columbus, formerly of Charleston, W.Va., died Feb. 3, 1997, in Columbus after a long illness.

She was a Baptist and a former employee of Frankenberger's, Charleston, and Shepherd and Shepherd law firm.

Surviving: eight grandchildren.

Preston Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn Jean Newell Saum

TRENTON, S.C. - Evelyn Jean Newell Saum, 78, of Trenton died Feb. 3, 1997, in Aiken Regional Medical Center.

She was a housewife, a Baptist and a native of Clay County, W.Va.

Surviving: husband, Edward LeRoy Saum sons, Richard Lee and David Allen, both of Trenton daughters, Shirley Jean Aumock of Frametown, W.Va., Sherry June Christensen of Aiken sisters, Betty Lou Bar of Phoenix, Zell Perkins of Harrisville, W.Va., June Decker of Shalimar, Fla. brother, G.R. Newell of Shelbeyville, Ky. 15 grandchildren 18 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Shellhouse Funeral Home, Aiken, with the Rev. George S. Duffie and the Rev. Kenneth Nelson officiating. Burial will be in Southlawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Helping Hands, 306-B Laurens St., Aiken, S.C. 29801.

Ollie Mae Simmons

SHADY SPRING - Ollie Mae Simmons, 70, of Shady Spring, formerly of Quinwood, died Feb. 1, 1997, at the home of her caregiver, Ruth Miller, after a short illness.

She was a retired beautician and a member of Beaver Church of God.

Surviving: sister, Opel Marie Ward of Hix brother, Underwood "Bud" Adkins of Quinwood several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Prosperity, with the Rev. Edward Garten officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ruth Snell Slate

THE WOODLANDS, Texas - Ruth Snell Slate, 74, of The Woodlands, formerly of Charleston, W.Va., died Feb. 1, 1997.

She was a graduate of Poca (W.Va.) High School, a bookkeeper/proof operator, and a former employee of the American Red Cross.

Surviving: daughter, Gypsie Ann Hufnagle of The Woodlands two grandchildren.

Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Green Lawn Memorial Funeral Home, The Woodlands.

Rosemary Y. Smith

HURRICANE - Rosemary Y. Smith, 77, of Hurricane died Feb. 3, 1997, at home.

She was a graduate of Huntington High School, a retired employee from Union Carbide with 32 years' service and a member of First Baptist Church, Hurricane, and Order of the Eastern Star 116, Hurricane.

Surviving: husband, Robert L. Smith daughter, Judith Youngblood of Annapolis, Md. brother, retired Navy Capt. Lloyd Yeich of Santa Fe, N.M. sisters, Eileen Yeich of Huntington two grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, with the Rev. Allen Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Barboursville. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to American Cancer Society.

Betty J. Strickland

Betty J. Strickland, 72, of Charleston died Feb. 3, 1997, in Arthur B. Hodges Center after a short illness.

She was a retired secretary from Columbia Gas Co. and a Protestant.

Surviving: husband, Don L. Strickland daughter, Cindy K. Reed of Charleston sisters, Garnetta Hill of Florida, Delores Weaver of Arkansas, Barbara Cambpell of Kentucky brother, Jerry Hively of St. Albans two grandsons.

Service will be 1:30 p.m. today at Elk Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. Phil T. Dunn officiating. Burial will be in Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney.

Evelyn G. Swecker

GASSAWAY - Evelyn G. Swecker, 77, of Gassaway died Feb. 3, 1997, in Braxton County Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a member of First Southern Baptist Church, Sutton.

Surviving: sons, Charles Keith of Monterville, Howard N. II of Cowen daughters, Helena Warnack of McComb, Miss., Hilda Gardner of Janesville, Wis., Marlene Lucke of Grand Forks, N.D., Sandra Goodwin of Vienna, Collene Jarvis of Sutton brothers, Victor and Bill Hewitt, both of Elkins 18 grandchildren 22 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, with the Rev. Robey Godfrey officiating. Burial will be in West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Martha L. Taylor

Martha L. Taylor, 68, of Charleston died Feb. 3, 1997, in St. Francis Hospital after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a member of McKinnon Presbyterian Church.

Surviving: husband, John P. Taylor Jr. sons, John P. III of Charleston, Robert of Winfield, Bryan L. of Dunbar three grandsons.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. Warren Dove 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.

William Binns Thomas

CLINTON, S.C. - William Binns Thomas, 70, of Clinton, formerly of Oak Hill, W.Va., died Feb. 3, 1997, in Clinton after a long illness.

He was a Presbyterian.

Surviving: sisters, Doris Latham and Marguerite Taylor, both of Greenville, Ann Belote of Orlando, Fla., Kathleen Ragsdale of Redlands, Calif. brother, Edward of Point Pleasant, W.Va.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. today in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Frederick Beck officiating. There will be no visitation. Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Whitten Center, Unit 303, P.O. Box 239, Clinton, S.C. 29325.

Emil C. Wiseman

Emil C. Wiseman, 83, of Winifrede died Feb. 3, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was a retired miner from Carbon Fuel with 46 years' service and a member of Winifrede Presbyterian Church and UMW.

Surviving: wife, Effie Wiseman son, Terrance Lee of St. Augustine, Fla. daughters, Shirley Jean Hess of Niles, Ohio, Carol Sue Thompson of Ashburn, Va. brothers, Gordon and Eddie, both of Whitesville, Farris of Orrville, Ohio eight grandchildren 11 great-grandchildren one great-great-grandchild.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet, with the Rev. Timothy Deal officiating. Burial will be in Pineview Cemetery, Orgas. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

MASSEY, Ruth - Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Holy Tabernacle Church of God, Becco, with Bishop John Duff officiating. Burial will be in Guyan Memorial Gardens, Godby. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the church. Pond Funeral Home, Logan, is in charge of arrangements. Massey, 76, of Lorado died Jan. 29, 1997, in Logan General Hospital after a long illness.

Herbert Watson Bailey

BRUNSWICK, Ohio - Herbert Watson Bailey of Brunswick died Feb. 2, 1997, in Cleveland.

He was a native of Cedar Grove, W.Va.

Surviving: son, Francis of Maryland daughters, Sheila Falkowski of Cleveland, Sharon Massie of Brunswick brother, Freeman of Florida three grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Brunswick. Mallow Memorial Service, Cleveland, is in charge of arrangements.

C. Christine Barnes

C. Christine Barnes, 81, of Charleston died Feb. 2, 1997, at home after a short illness.

She was a homemaker, a member of Simpson Memorial United Methodist Church, and a volunteer worker with the Women of Jacob Arbors.

Surviving: niece, Sylvia Christine House of Washington.

Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Scott Funeral Home with the Rev. Rupert Evans officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Arthur Willis Burdette

MOUNT HOPE - Arthur Willia Burdette, 82, of Mount Hope, formerly of Big Chimney, died Feb. 4, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a sudden illness.

He was a retired miner and a member of UMW, a member of United Steel Workers, a Christian, and a Navy veteran of World War II.

Surviving: wife, Margaret Cozette Reed Burdette sons, Leonard and Michael, both of Beckley daughter, Sandra Nolley of Mullens sisters, Lillian Parsons of Cross Lanes, Irene Davis of Dunbar, Allie Shinn of Charleston five grandchildren.

Service will be 3 p.m. Friday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Prosperity, with the Rev. John H. Roller officiating. Entombment will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lillie Mae Boggs Diamond

MILTON - Lillie Mae Boggs Diamond, 95, of Milton died Feb. 4, 1997, in Clark's Personal Care Home, Milton.

She was a homemaker and a member of Union Baptist Church, Milton.

Surviving: son, Tillman Diamond of Milton daughters, Kathleen McCoy and Gracie Lewis, both of Milton, Caroline Cupp of Eden, N.C., Dora Ann Cyrus of Hampton, Va. 14 grandchildren 28 great-grandchildren ten great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with the Rev. Paul DeBord officiating. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Pearl Edwards

Pearl Edwards, 79, of Charleston died Feb. 3, 1997, in Capital City Nursing Home after a long illness.

Surviving: sister, Melzena Page.

There will be no service. The body was donated to the Human Gift Registry at West Virginia University. Information provided by Scott Funeral Home, Charleston.

John Wayne Fouts

John Wayne Fouts, 55, of South Charleston died Feb. 4, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was a retired bus driver from the Kanawha County Board of Education with 24 years' service and a member of Alum Creek Volunteer Fire Department.

Surviving: wife, Sharon Fouts son, Timothy of Alum Creek daughters, Tina Fouts Sneed and Lori Fouts, both of Alum Creek sisters, Rose Marie Chaffin and Alma Stone, both of Charleston brother, James Jr. of Charleston three grandsons.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with Pastor Frank Chapman and Pastor Mayford Witt officiating. Burial will be in Forks of Coal Cemetery, Alum Creek. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Harold D. Gaston

NORMANTOWN - Harold D. "Toots" Gaston, 79, of Normantown died Feb. 4, 1997, in Americare of Glenville Nursing Home after a long illness.

He was a retired carpenter, electrician and painter, a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, an Army veteran of World War II, and an ex-prisoner of war.

Surviving: wife, Pearl Turner Gaston brothers, Lyle B. of Pratt, Earnest Dale of Akron, Ohio several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with the Rev. Robert Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Meadows Cemetery, Normantown. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.

Lucinda Goode

BECKLEY - Lucinda Goode, 95, of Beckley died Feb. 5, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a long illness.

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

Kathryn McMillan

Kathryn McMillan, 84, of Charleston died Feb. 4, 1997, in Marmet Health Care Center after a long illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Charleston, a member of Kanawha United Presbyterian Church, and a former volunteer for, among others, the church, memorial auxiliary of CAMC, the Charleston Junior League, and Women Builders of the University of Charleston .
Surviving: sons, Dr. William O. McMillan of Wilmington, N.C., Thomas Guthrie McMillan of Charleston, Robert Andrew McMillan of Martinsburg sister, Frances Guthrie of Charleston 10 grandchildren four great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at Kanawha United Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Todd Baucum officiating. Friends may call at the church after the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to either CAMC Foundation, Kanawha United Presbyterian Church, Kanawha Hospice, or to Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation. Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

John Edward Mitchem

BECKLEY - John Edgar Mitchem, 78, of Beckley died Feb. 5, 1997, in a Richmond, Va., Hospital after a short illness.

Melton Mortuary, Beckley, is in charge of arrangements.

Jermaine Joseph Pope

Jermaine Joseph Pope, 16, of Charleston was found dead Feb. 3, 1997.

He was a student at Stonewall Jackson Junior High School and attended First Baptist Church. He was in the school band and played basketball for St. Anthony's Church.

Surviving: mother, Alease Pope of Charleston father, John A. Pope of Charleston stepfather, Michael Jones of Charleston sister, Jamika Pope of Dunbar brothers, David A. Pope of Charleston, Chris Robinson of Charleston paternal grandparents, Virginia Pope of Charleston maternal grandfather, Clarence Smith of Charleston maternal grandmother, Evangelist Caffay Terry of Charleston mathernal great-grandmother, Mary Barnhart of Rand.

Preston Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

Thelma Lane Prichard

ASHLAND, Ky. - Thelma Lane Yates Prichard, 70, of Ashland died Feb. 4, 1997, in Kings Daughters Medical Center.

She was a native of Kayford, W.Va., a former baker at Mae's Donut Shop, and attended United Christian Holiness Church, Route 5.

Surviving: husband, Leonard Prichard son, James H. Yates of Ashland daughters, Ann Hereford and Bonnie Jean Gibbs, both of Ashland sister, Delphine Church of Ashland 10 grandchildren two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Lazear Funeral Home, Ashland, with the Rev. Roger DeVore officiating. Burial will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Earl R. Reed

Earl R. Reed, 73, of Sissonville died Feb. 5, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was a retired welder from Voyager Companies, Cross Lanes, with 18 years' service, and was a lifelong resident of Kanawha County.

Surviving: wife, Delphia Landers Reed daughter, Crystal Reed at home stepsons, Jim Hill of Liberty, Bill Flowers of Sissonville stepdaughters, Barbara Palmer and Violet Flowers, both of Sissonville sister, Helen Payne of Pomeroy, Ohio brothers, Robert and Windell Reed, both of Sissonville, Odrey Reed of Pomeroy, Leo Reed of Sparta, N.C. six grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Long & Fisher Funeral Home, Pocatalico, with the Rev. Jack Comer 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.

Shelba Jean Robinson

APPLE GROVE - Shelba Jean Robinson, 57, of Apple Grove, Mason County, died Feb. 5, 1997, in Cabell Huntington Hospital after a long illness.

She was a former employee of Scarberry Personal Care Home, Huntington, and was a member of Mount Carmel Church, Gallipolis Ferry.

Surviving: husband, Glenn Robinson daughters, Glenna Slayton of Gallipolis Ferry, Brenda K. Casto of Buffalo, Linda Chapman of Apple Grove son, David of Apple Grove sister, Mary Ann Frazier of Huntington brothers, Worthy, Dolas, Coa and Clayton Jeffers, all of Glenwood, Millard Jeffers of Ashton, James "Blackie" Jeffers of Huntington, Sammie Jeffers of Apple Grove one grandson.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Ray Sovine, the Rev. Lee Baird, and the Rev. Lue Wroten officiating. Burial will be in Apple Grove Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Goldie Pearl Robson

DEEP WATER - Goldie Pearl Robson, 89, of Deep Water died Feb. 4, 1997, in Montgomery General Hospital.

She was a member of Deep Water United Methodist Church.

Surviving: son, Ronald of Scott Depot daughters, Norma Jean Freimuth of Plainfield, Ill., Brenda Wade of Kearny, Ariz., Carole Blanchard of Oak Grove, Ill. sister, Bertie Backus of Deep Water four grandchildren three great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with the Rev. Claude R. Miller officiating. Burial will be in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Norma Emily Thomas

DANESE - Norma Emily Thomas, 58, of Danese died Feb. 4, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a lifetime resident of Danese, a member of White Oak United Methodist Church, Danese, and a former clerk at Roger's Bestway, Danese.

Surviving: husband, Jessie William Thomas son, Jeffrey William of Atlanta sister, Lillian Lea Fink of Charleston brothers, Larry Gorden Shuck of Cincinnati, David Ervin Shuck of Uniontown, Pa., Roger Dale Shuck of Danese.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at White Oak Methodist Church with the Rev. Betty Lusk officiating. Burial will be in Shuck-Zickafoose cemetery, Danese. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the church. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle, is in charge of arrangements.

Narlis Watts Sr.

CHAPMANVILLE - Narlis Watts Sr., 76, of Chapmanville died Feb. 4, 1997, in Logan General Hospital.

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

Surviving: daughters, Peggy Watts Lambert of Harts, Patricia Watts of Clendenin, Betty Scaggs and Judy Kinser, both of Branchland, Linda Mesler of Texas, Pauline Tinkham of Columbus, Ohio, Patsy Chambers of Michigan sons, Don, Wayne and Paul, all of Cha pmanville, Narlis Jr. of Cleveland sister, Ollie Gilpen of Florida 24 grandchildren 13 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Evans Funeral Home, Chapmanville, with the Rev. John Wiley officiating. Burial will be in Watts Cemetery, Kitchen. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Edith Waycaster

MIDWAY - Edith Waycaster, 74, of Midway died Feb. 5, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a long illness.

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

James Edgar Withrow

RAVENSWOOD - James Edgar Withrow, 50, of Ravenswood, formerly of Charleston, died Feb. 4, 1997, in General Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

He lived most of his life in the Kanawha Valley.

Surviving: companion, Lucille Burdette sisters, Barbara Spry of Winter Park, Fla., Juda McLane, Nancy Burdette, and Sue McCalvin, all of Charleston, Jo Ann Kalinoski of Pennsylvania brother, Earl Lee Withrow of Clio, S.C.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, with the Rev. Kay Lowther officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the mortuary.

Haskell Erwin Worf

MCCONNELL - Haskell Erwin Worf, 85, of McConnell died Feb. 5, 1997, in Logan General Hospital.

He was a retired miner from Amherst Coal Co., a veteran of World War II, and a member of McConnell Tabernacle and the Odd Fellows.

Surviving: son, Charles E. Austin of South Charleston daughters, Bobbie J. Humphrey of Omaha, Neb., Myla M. Witten and Mary L. Poro, both of Hampton, Va. sister, Pauline Green of Logan brother, J.C. of Chapmanville eight grandchildren 13 great-grand children. 

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Honaker Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Elzie Burgess officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mary A. Workman

COAL CITY - Mary A. Workman, 43, of Coal City died Feb. 5, 1997, in a Charleston hospital after a short illness.

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

Oley Freeman Workman

CLOTHIER - Oley Freeman "Chick" Workman, 87, of Clothier died Feb. 4, 1997, in Boone Memorial Hospital, Madison, after a long illness.

He was a miner and a member of UMW.

Surviving: son, Gary of Clothier foster son, Dennis Miser of Virginia brothers, Leon and Herman, both of Clothier, Hershel of South Charleston sister, Marie Elkins of Winter Haven, Fla. one grandchild.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with the Rev. David May officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens, Madison. Friends may call from 6 to 9 today at the funeral home. 

CASTO, Harold L. Sr. - Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. Fairley McCormick officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Casto, 68 , of Charleston died Feb. 4, 1997, at home after a short illness.

HUTCHINSON, Junior B. - Service will be 12:30 p.m. Friday at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, with the Rev. Richard Johnson and the Rev. Harry Scarberry officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Huntington. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home . Memorial service will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Old Kanawha Baptist Church, Pratt. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Deacons Fund, Old Kanawha Baptist Church, Pratt, W.Va. 25162. Hutchison, 69, of Pratt died Feb. 2, 1997, in St. Mary 's Hospital, Huntington, after a short illness.

MOUNT, Katharine - Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. Loretta D. Isaiah officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home where an Eastern Star service wil l be 7 p.m. The family suggests memorial contributions to Humphreys Memorial United Methodist Church, 1400 Grosscup Ave., Dunbar, W.Va. 25064, or Alzheimer's Association, 400 Allen Drive, Charleston, W.Va. 25302. Mount, 92, of Dunbar died Feb. 2, 1997, in Valley Health Village, South Charleston, after a long illness.


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