Miscellaneous Raleigh County, West Virginia Obituaries

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Woodrow W. Aliff
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Woodrow W. "Woody" Aliff, 81, formerly of Beckley, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, in Gainesville.
Born at Beckley, he was the son of the late Wilby Washington Aliff and Anna Bell Huffman Aliff.
Mr. Aliff was a 1936 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and served in the United States Army during World War II.
He was retired from the Publix Super Market in Jacksonville, after many years of service. He was a member of the Mayfair Baptist Church and the Elks Club.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy M. Aliff; his stepmother, Lula M. Aliff; and a stepbrother, Fredrick C. Aliff.
Survivors include a daughter, Jean A. Hudgins and her husband, Bob, of Gainesville, Fla.; a son, James R. "Bob" Aliff and his wife, of Snellville, Ga.; a sister, Louise Aliff Good of Daniels; three brothers, Wilby W. Aliff Jr. of Beckley, David H. Aliff of Wayne, Mich., and Kenneth T. Aliff of Beckley; and five grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Greenlawn Cemetery in Jacksonville, Fla., with the Rev. William D. West officiating.
Friends may call 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the George H. Hewell and Son Funeral Home, 4140 University Blvd. S., Jacksonville, Fla.
Donations of sympathy may be made to the Mayfair Baptist Church, 3405 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, Fla. 32207, or the Audubon Society of Duval County, 1275 Norwich Road, Jacksonville, Fla. 32207.
Arrangements by George H. Hewell and Son Funeral Home, Jacksonville, Fla.

Charles G. Booth Jr.
SMITHVILLE, Ohio -- Charles Guthrie Booth Jr., 60, formerly of Fenwick, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998.
Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Fields Cemetery, Nettie. Friends may call noon until 2 p.m. Saturday at the Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.
Arrangements by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.

Dama Bryant
SALEM, Va. -- Dama V. Bryant, 97, formerly of Sam Black, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg. Friends may call 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Leonard D. "Bob" Estep Sr.
JODIE -- Leonard D. "Bob" Estep Sr., 72, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Pennington Funeral Home Chapel. Friends may call noon until time of the services Saturday at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

William "Junior" Garten
WATERFORD, Mich. -- William H. "Junior" Garten, 58, formerly of Harper Heights, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998, in a Waterford hospital.
Born March 23, 1939, at Backus, he was the son of the late James Bill and Rachel Lee Smith Garten.
Mr. Garten was a member of the Harvest Baptist Church in Waterford. He enjoyed riding his bicycle and fishing.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Kermit.
Survivors include two brothers, Carl Garten and his wife, Shirley, of Waterford, and Billy Ray Garten of Beckley; two sisters, Dolores McKinney of Maryland and Loretta Furguson of Georgia; and several nieces and nephews.
Committal services and entombment will be noon Saturday at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, with the Rev. Dalmus Cox officiating.
Friends may call one hour before the services Saturday at the mausoleum.
Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.

Harry L. Gilbert
OAK HILL -- Harry Lee Gilbert, 83, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998.
There will be no visitation or services. The body was cremated.
Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Emma B. Huybert
Emma Betty Huybert, 77, of 106 Larew Ave., Beckley, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998, at her home following a short illness.
Born Feb. 2, 1920, in Kelayres, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Alex Huybert Sr. and Lydia Kish Huybert Zonta.
Miss. Huybert was a graduate of Stoco High School at Lego. In August 1946 she graduated from Dr. Brown's Clinic Laboratory in Columbus, Ohio. She began her X-ray technical training in 1949 at Raleigh General Hospital and was certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in November 1952.
She began employment at the Beckley Veterans Administration Medical Center in March 1953 and retired from the Radiology Service as supervisory diagnostic radiologic technologist in 1982.
Miss Huybert was a charter member and had life membership in the West Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists. She was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and American Society of Radiologic Technologists.
She was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Huybert Allen; a brother, Alex Huybert; and her stepfather, Angelo Zonta.
Survivors include four sisters, Irene Marcinko of Beckley, Ida Lydia Smothers of Lincoln Park, Mich., Elizabeth Davis of Hilliard, Ohio, and Deloris Williams of Columbus, Ohio; nephews, Franklin Mitchell of Roanoke, Va., Richard L. Williams of Hilliard, Ohio, J. Todd Davis of Hilliard, Ohio, Robert Allen of Taylor, Mich., and Ronnie, Michael, and Frank Huybert; nieces, Rose Sharon Thomas of Orlando, Fla., Kathryn Meade of Heath, Ohio, Paula Wood of North Carolina, and Janet Ray of North Carolina; and many friends.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley, with the Rev. Terry Yahr officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park.
There will be no visitation.
Donations of sympathy may be made to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 725 Dry Hill Road, Beckley.
Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

Betty L. Jackson
PINEVILLE -- Betty L. Jackson, 66, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, in a Princeton hospital following a short illness.
Born May 31, 1931, at Wolf Pen, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Martha England Workman.
Mrs. Jackson was retired from the Wyoming County Board of Education where she was employed as a cook and later as head cook at Pineville Junior High School.
She was a lifelong resident of Wyoming County and enjoyed flower gardening and yard sales.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Junior Jackson, on Oct. 27, 1982; a grandson, Brandon Beckelheimer; and two sisters, Iris and Ruth.
Survivors include two sons, Steven D. Jackson of Roanoke, Va., and Mike Jackson and his wife, Judy, of Princeton; five daughters, Peggy Epling and her husband, Don, of Pineville, Patricia Wiles of Beckley, Sheila Toler and her husband, Jeffrey, of Brenton, Debra K. Beckelheimer of Lynchburg, Va., and Rhonda McKinney and her husband, Brian, of Normal, Ill.; and ten grandchildren, Steven Jackson and his wife, Christa, of Huntington, Erika Jackson of Princeton, Don Epling and his wife, Teresa, of Lexington, N.C., Anthony R. Epling of Greensboro, N.C., Donald R. Davis Jr. of Beckley, Christopher Wiles of Beckley, Courtney and Jillian Beckelheimer of Lynchburg, Va., Amanda Jackson of Indian Creek, and Clay L. McKinney of Normal, Ill.
Services will be noon Saturday at the Pineville Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Leroy Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park, Princeton.
Friends may call one hour before the services Saturday at the church.
Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Service, Pineville.

Jessie A. Klosski
WRISTON -- Jessie A. Klosski, 89, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, in an Oak Hill hospital following a long illness.
Born March 11, 1908, at Wriston, she was the daughter of the late L.C. and Ida Arthur Phillips.
Mrs. Klosski was a homemaker and a member of the Loop Baptist Church, Wriston.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley M. Klosski; and five children.
Survivors include two daughters, Ruth Harvey Varner of Wriston and Chreda Smith of Oak Hill; six sons, Robert Harvey of Eskdale, William R. Bellew of Lake Mary, Fla., Herbert L. Bellew of Fayetteville, Cletis L. Bellew of Barberton, Ohio, Virgil M. Klosski of Lexington, N.C., and Daniel Klosski of Barberton, Ohio; a sister, Blanche Light of Wriston; a brother, Chandler Phillips of Page; 36 grandchildren; and 51 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Tyree Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, with the Rev. James Ballard officiating. Burial will follow in Arthur Cemetery, Wriston.
Friends may call 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.
Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Lena Lee Lilly
Lena Lee Lilly, 78, of Beckley, died 10:12 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998, in a Beckley hospital following a long illness.
Born Sept. 28, 1919, at Montgomery, she was the daughter of the late Marcella and Orlando Shavitodi Pollastrini.
Mrs. Lilly was a graduate of Montgomery High School and attended Beckley College. She was a medical technician and former assistant to Alan Susman. She was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Beckley, a member of Black Knight Country Club and an avid golfer at Black Knight.
She was an active member of the Raleigh County Medical Auxiliary and had been a resident of Beckley for the past 45 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Frederick Vivan Lilly, in February 1994.
Survivors include two sons, Fred Lilly II of Oakton, Va., and Eric Lilly of Greensboro, N.C.; a daughter, Sanda Lee Fitzmaurice of Stamford, Conn.; two sisters, Esther Hendricks of Montgomery and Frances Rappold of Baltimore, Md.; a brother, Gildo Pallastrini of Montgomery; five grandchildren, Frederick V. Lilly III, Tricia Lilly, Preston B. Lilly, E. Van Lilly and Scott Fitzmaurice.
Services will be noon Saturday at Calfee Funeral Home Chapel, Beckley, with the Rev. Samuel S. Sacus officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum B.
Friends may call one hour before the services Saturday at the funeral home.
Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Donations of sympathy may be made to St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 614 S. Oakwood Ave., Beckley, W.Va. 25801.
Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Bertha M. McBride
Bertha M. McBride, 81, of Shady Spring, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, at her home following a long illness.
Born Jan. 16, 1916, at Jonben, she was the daughter of the late Azel and Dora A. Cooper Greene.
Mrs. McBride was a sales clerk for Ammar Brothers Department Store with 18 years of service. She was a member of the Flat Top Missionary Baptist Church and a lifelong resident of Raleigh County.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Drewry O. McBride; a son, Thomas McBride; two sisters, Nellie Griffith and Virginia Greene; and three brothers, J. Carson, Earl and Homer Greene.
Survivors include a son, James McBride and his wife, Donna, of Prosperity; three daughters, Twila Jones and her husband, Charles, of Hampstead, N.C., Betty Meadows and her husband, Marvin, of Cool Ridge and Linda Williams and her husband, W. Cline, of Wilmington, N.C.; a sister, Ethel Fitzwater and her husband, Eli, of Crab Orchard; three brothers, Paris Greene and his wife, Glenna, of Ghent, John Greene and his wife, Jan, of Mabscott and Joseph Howard Greene and his wife, Ardis, of Beckley; three sisters-in-law, Mabel Greene of Cool Ridge, Ruth Greene of Beckley and Evelyn Atkins of Ohio; 14 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and five stepgreat-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Samuel Blaylock officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.
Friends may call 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

Evelyn I. Morgan
COAL MOUNTAIN -- Evelyn Irene Morgan, 39, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Evans Memorial Chapel. Friends may call 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Evans and Evans Funeral Directors, Oceana.

Helen S. Pate
ALTOONA, Pa. -- Helen S. Pate, 84, formerly of Oak Hill, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, in an Altoona hospital following an extended illness.
Born May 28, 1913, at Layland, she was the daughter of the late John Saul and Mittie McClung Wallen.
Mrs. Pate had worked 15 years as a key punch operator at ALCOA in Cleveland, Ohio, and retired as the owner and operator of Helen's Delicatessen, 1447 E. Main St., Oak Hill. She was a member of the Oak Hill Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman D. Pate, on Nov. 30, 1984.
Survivors include two daughters, Kathy R. McConville of Altoona, Pa., and Betty Campbell of Oak Hill; two sisters, Gladys King of Fayetteville and Pauline Taylor of Yucca Valley, Calif.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be noon Saturday at Tyree Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, with the Rev. David White officiating. Burial will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.
Friends may call 10 a.m. until time of the services Saturday at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Jesse C. Patton
Jesse Carl Patton, 57, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 1998, in Bothell, Wash.
Born June 30, 1940, at Pluto, he was the son of Pauline Surbaugh Bashaw of Leominster, Mass., and the late Carl Patton.
Mr. Patton was a graduate of Meadow Bridge High School, Marshall University and West Virginia University. He held a Ph.D. in chemistry.
He worked with Dupont Corporation, Bendix Corporation, Allied Signal, and the University of Washington as the professor of bioengineering. He then worked as the director of Micro Sensor Research at the Washington Technology Center before starting his own research and development firm, Patton Technologies Inc. in Bothell, Wash. Mr. Patton was a devout Christian.
Survivors include his wife of five years, Nancy Adair Patton; two sons, from his first marriage, Timothy Carl Patton of Charlotte, N.C., and James Bennett, from his second marriage; daughters, Cynthia Renee Patton of Bothell, Wash., from his first marriage, and Sarah Bauer and Kathleen Rademacher, from his second marriage; brother, Gary Withrow of Crescent Springs, Ky.; and five grandchildren, including Kelli Lynn Patton.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Smathers Funeral Home Chapel, 1109 Main St., Rainelle. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley.
Friends may call one hour before the services Saturday at Smathers Funeral Home.
Donations of sympathy may be made to your choice of local Hospice Associations.
Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Home, Rainelle.

John R. Sturgill
OCEANA -- John Robert Sturgill, 83, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, at a South Charleston hospital following surgery complications.
Born Sept. 15, 1914, at Appalachia, Va., he was the son of the late John R. and Maggie Sturgill.
Mr. Sturgill was a retired store manager for Island Creek Coal Company and Raleigh-Wyoming Mining Company at Edwight and Glen Rogers. He was a 34-year resident of Oceana.
Survivors include a son, John Robert Sturgill Jr. of St. Albans; two daughters, Pat North of St. Albans and Sandy Huddleston of Kimberly; a sister, Edith Couch of Bean Station, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. William M. Hoyle officiating. Burial will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.
Friends may call two hours before the services Saturday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to be made to the Sturgill-Reed Athletic Scholarship Fund, 65 Dogwood Road, St. Albans, W.Va. 25177. The fund will be administered by the West Virginia University Institute of Technology Golden Bear Athletic Club.
Arrangements by Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans.

Curtis Tatum
Curtis Tatum, 75, of Beckley, formerly of Cunard, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, in a Huntington hospital following a long illness.
Arrangements by Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Roy E. Thomas
SUMMERSVILLE -- Roy Edward Thomas, 72, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Waters Funeral Home Chapel, Summersville. Friends may call 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Waters Funeral Home, Summersville.

Mamie L. Toler
KOPPERSTON -- Mamie L. Toler, 73, was dead on arrival Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998, at a Man hospital following a short illness.
Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

Dorothy White
YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Dorothy White, 56, died Monday, Jan. 5, 1998, at the home of her son.
Born Jan. 10, 1941, at Whitby, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Frieda O'Keith Saye.
Mrs. White was a 1958 graduate of Stoco High School and was employed by Willow Run High School as a paraprofessional, having 17 years of service. She enjoyed her grandchildren.
Survivors include two sons, Anthony (Kelly) of Ypsilanti, and Scotty (Karen) of Belleville; a grandson, Nicholas; three granddaughters, Kelcie, Kayla and Kimberly; two brothers, Robert Saye Jr. and his wife, Eva, of West Virginia, and James Saye and his wife, Rosalie, of Ypsilanti; two sisters, Gloria Lilly and her husband, Clayton, of West Virginia, and Edna Saye of Ypsilanti; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 10 a.m. today at Stark Funeral Service Moore Memorial Chapel with Pastor John Dambacher of Chelsea Christian Fellowship Church officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery.
Friends called 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Stark Funeral Home, Moore Memorial Chapel, 101 S. Washington St., Ypsilanti, Mich.

Letha Foley Wickline
Letha Lettie Foley Wickline, 84, of Crab Orchard, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998.
Committal services and burial will be 2 p.m. today at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens with Elder Herby Hutchens officiating.
Friends may call 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. today at Melton Mortuary.
Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.

Lorna (Cubby) Wickline
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS -- Lorna (Cubby) W. Wickline, 63, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Shanklin Funeral Home Chapel.
Arrangements by Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs.

Linda M. Withrow
BLACK MOUNTAIN, N.C. -- Linda Marie Elswick Withrow, 48, formerly of Page, died Monday, Jan. 5, 1998.
Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Tyree Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill. Friends may call 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.


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