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Clara R. Altice
OAK HILL - Clara Rollins Altice, 70, of 121 Trump Ave., died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at Hidden Valley Care Center following a short illness.
Born May 7, 1929, in Beards Fork, she was the daughter of the late Alexander Rollins and Adelene McKinney Rollins.
Mrs. Altice was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include a daughter, Connie S. Pate of Oak Hill; a granddaughter, Caitlin Pate; a sister, Geneva Kincaid of Newport, N.C.; and a brother, Lester Rollins of Fairmont, N.C.
Services will be 3 p.m. Friday at High Lawn Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Bill Menefee officiating. Burial will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.
Friends may call one hour before services Friday at the funeral home.
Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Hobert P. Bowles
RAINELLE - Hobert Preston Bowles, 74, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, in a Beckley hospital following a long illness.
Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Home, Rainelle.

Mamie M. Bragg
MOUNT NEBO - Mamie Marie Bragg, 76, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, in a Beckley hospital following a short illness.
Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.

Louisa M. Farley
Louisa "Maude" Farley, 84, of Cool Ridge, died at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, in a Beckley hospital following a long illness.
Born March 9, 1915, in Ellison Ridge, she was the daughter of the late James Farley and Ada Bolen Farley.
Mrs. Farley was a homemaker, a member of Cool Ridge Freewill Baptist Church and a lifelong resident of the Cool Ridge area.
She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Jason Farley and Ricky Bragg; two brothers, Ezra and Robert Thomas Farley, and four infant brothers; and a sister, Vennie Hatcher.
Her husband of 66 years, Ora Farley, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000.
Survivors include five sons, Lemuel Farley and his wife, Jean, of Appling, Ga., Leslie Farley and his wife, Lola, of China Grove, N.C., Alvin McRay Farley and his wife, Betty, of Cool Ridge, Chester Farley and his wife, Brenda, of Fairdale and Kenneth Farley and his wife, Gale, of Saulsville; five daughters, Melva Cales and her husband, Eddie, of Dimwittie, Va., Nadine Bragg and her husband, Pat, of Cool Ridge, Pauline Lilly of Cool Ridge, Thelma Simon and her husband, Ray, of China Grove, N.C., and Linda Nixon and her husband, Eli, of Cool Ridge; two brothers, Clifford Farley of Cool Ridge and Ray Farley of Batavia, Ohio; four sisters, Ora Brammer of Advance, N.C., Edna Farley of Cool Ridge, Ivory Farley of Oak Hill and Della Lively of Eccles; 30 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren.
Joint services with her husband, Ora Farley, will be 1 p.m. Friday at Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel, Beckley, with the Rev. George Speck and Pastor Roger Pauley officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.
Friends may call 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

Ora C. Farley
Ora C. Farley, 89, of Cool Ridge, died at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2000, in a Beckley hospital following an apparent heart attack.
Born Aug. 10, 1910, in Ellison Ridge, he was the son of the late Josiah Farley and Evelyn Lilly Farley.
Mr. Farley was a retired farmer and timberman. He was a member of Cool Ridge Freewill Baptist Church and a lifelong resident of the Cool Ridge area.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Louisa Farley, on Feb. 29, 2000; two sisters, Lemma Lilly and Glennis Smith, and an infant sister, Lennie Farley; a brother, Charles Farley; and two grandchildren, Jason Farley and Ricky Bragg.
Survivors include five sons, Lemuel Farley and his wife, Jean, of Appling, Ga., Leslie Farley and his wife, Lola, of China Grove, N.C., Alvin McRay Farley and his wife, Betty, of Cool Ridge, Chester Farley and his wife, Brenda, of Fairdale and Kenneth Farley and his wife, Gale, of Saulsville; five daughters, Melva Cales and her husband, Eddie, of Dimwittie, Va., Nadine Bragg and her husband, Pat, of Cool Ridge, Pauline Lilly of Cool Ridge, Thelma Simon and her husband, Ray, of China Grove, N.C., and Linda Nixon and her husband, Eli, of Cool Ridge; four brothers, Lake Farley and Eldon Farley, both of Cool Ridge, Ernest Farley of Chester, Va., and Emerson Farley of Baltimore, Md.; two sisters, Zenna Jones of Cool Ridge and Shirley Mills of Catlettsburg, Ky.; 30 grandchildren, and 40 great-grandchildren.
Joint services with his wife, Louisa Farley, will be 1 p.m. Friday at Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel, Beckley, with the Rev. George Speck and Pastor Roger Pauley officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.
Friends may call 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

L. Miller Gwinn
MOUNT HOPE - L. Miller Gwinn, 86, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at an Oak Hill health care center following a short illness.
Born March 11, 1913, in Lockbridge, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Martha Ellen Stickler Gwinn.
Mr. Gwinn was a retired teacher from Mount Hope High School and a member of Mount Hope United Methodist Church. He was an avid protector of West Virginia wildflowers.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Helen Duke Gwinn; three brothers, Ralph, Burke and Kermit Gwinn; and two sisters, Alma Collins and Margaret Rice.
Survivors include three daughters, Mary Miller Meighen and her husband, the Rev. D.D. Meighen, of Clarksburg, Rebecca Humphries of Oak Hill and Ann Steplowski of Sand Branch; a sister, Janie Carroll of Meadow Bridge; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Tyree Funeral Home Chapel, Mount Hope, with the Rev. D.D. Meighen officiating. Burial will follow in Gwinn Cemetery, Lockbridge.
Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Donations of sympathy may be made to the Mount Hope Library, 500 Main St., Mount Hope, WV 25880, or to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

Naomi R. Hill
MULLENS ­ Naomi Rebecca Hill, 83, of 506 Guyandotte Ave., died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, in a Beckley hospital following a long illness.
Arrangements by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

Michelle L. Joseph
WEST MILFORD - Michelle Lea Joseph, 11, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at West Milford Baptist Church. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Pine View Cemetery, Orgas.
Friends may call noon to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. today at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations of sympathy be made to West Milford Baptist Church for the Terry and Michelle Joseph Memorial Fund to be used for camp fees for the Wilds Christian Camp and Conference Center, P.O. Box 133, West Milford, WV 26451.
Arrangements by Greathouse-Gemondo Funeral Home, Nutter Fort.

Terry J. Joseph
WEST MILFORD - Terry Joe Joseph, 41, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at West Milford Baptist Church. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Pine View Cemetery, Orgas.
Friends may call noon to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. today at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations of sympathy be made to West Milford Baptist Church for the Terry and Michelle Joseph Memorial Fund to be used for camp fees for the Wilds Christian Camp and Conference Center, P.O. Box 133, West Milford, WV 26451.
Arrangements by Great-house-Gemondo Funeral Home, Nutter Fort.

Urvin C. Mills
Urvin C. Mills, 93, of 3016 Hinton Road, White Oak Mountain, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at a Beckley hospital following a short illness.
Born May 7, 1906, in Jumping Branch, he was the son of the late Amos Posey Mills and Cora Simmons Mills.
Mr. Mills was a retired farmer, timberman and coal miner, and was a former employee of the West Virginia Department of Highways. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Shady Spring, a member of the UMWA and a lifelong resident of the Jumping Branch and White Oak areas.
He was preceded in death by three daughters, Florence Richmond, Nora Walker and Ruby Mills; three sisters, Versie Mills, Ora Cochran and Myrtle Lilly; a brother, Lacy Mills; two grandsons; a great-granddaughter; and a great-great-grandson.
Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Virgie Smith Mills; three daughters, Mildred Adkins of White Oak, June Crawford of Sweet Water, Texas, and Ethel Phillips and her husband, Leslie, of White Oak; a sister, Macie Lilly of Beckley; many nephews, nieces and friends, including a special nephew, Lonnie Mills of White Oak; 19 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. today at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel with the Rev. Orville Setliff officiating. Burial will follow in Simmons Cemetery, Mount View.
Friends called 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Ronald Adkins, Brett, Mark and Brian Phillips, John Kincaid, Windell Farley and Billy Redden.
Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Shady Spring.

Nellie F. Moran
STERLING, Va. - Nellie Faye Conner Moran, 90, of 115 N. Kennedy Road, formerly of Windmill Gap, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at Glenwood Park Retirement Village.
Born Feb. 27, 1910, in Arlington, McDowell County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Costley Conner and Jurusha "Rosie" Elwick Conner.
Mrs. Morgan had been a resident of Sterling for 36 years and was a homemaker. She was a member of Sterling Park Baptist Church, Sterling.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey H. Morgan; a son, Elmer C. Moran; a grandson, Kenneth A. Moran; two brothers, Clyde Conner and Raymond Conner; two half brothers, William Sperry and Robert Sperry; and two half sisters, Mary Beggs and Josephine Graham.
Survivors include two daughters, Rheba Moran Jagers and Naomi L. Moran, both of Sterling; a son, Dewey D. Moran of Mullens; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home, Bluewell, with the Rev. Betty Shields officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Courthouse Road, Princeton.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and one hour before services Friday.
Arrangements by Cravens-Shires Funeral Home, Bluewell.

Kendal P. Ritchie
OAK HILL - Kendal Perry Ritchie, 73, of 120 Riner Ave., died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, in Oak Hill following a long illness.
Born Sept. 16, 1926, in Francis, he was the son of the late Leo Ritchie and Nancy Stovall Ritchie.
Mr. Ritchie was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, was employed as a roof bolter with Central Appalachian Coal Co. in Montgomery and was a member of the UMWA.
He was a member of Gentry Missionary Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Morton Ritchie.
Survivors include his children, Steve Ritchie of Circleville, Ohio, Vickie Miller of Oak Hill and Timothy Ritchie of Oak Hill; five grandchildren; two sisters, Neva Miller of Covington, Va., and Patricia Dickerson of Beckley; and two brothers, Frank Ritchie of Peterstown and Cline Ritchie of Rhodell.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Bill Drennen officiating. Entombment will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Oak Hill.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Clarence V. Rogers
OAK HILL - Clarence Vincent Rogers, 83, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at his home following a long illness.
Born Dec. 26, 1916, in Oak Hill, she was the daughter of the late L.C. and Edna Legg Rogers.
Mrs. Rogers was a retired maintenance worker for the Fayette County Board of Education, Fayetteville. He was a member of Fellowship Memorial Baptist Church, Oak Hill, a charter member of the West Virginia Boxing Hall of Fame and a national Golden Gloves champion.
He was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Ruth Dick Rogers, on Dec. 6, 1999.
Survivors include four sons, Richard C. Rogers of Oak Hill, Michael Rogers of Cleveland, Tenn., John Rogers of Oak Hill and Thomas Rogers of Dothan; two daughters, Barbara Dixon of Oak Hill and Virginia Futrell of Cary, N.C.; eight grandchlidren, Richard V. Rogers of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, John Dixon of Oak Hill, Christopher Rogers of Cleveland, Tenn., Vincent Parker of Raleigh, N.C., Timmy Parker of Raleigh, N.C., Stacy Cash of Cleveland, Tenn., Brian Dixon of Biloxi, Miss., and Thomas Rogers Jr. of Dothan; and a great-granddaughter, Micala Cash of Cleveland, Tenn.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Tyree Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, with the Revs. Bill Menefee and Darrell Fuller officiating. Burial will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be John Dixon, Brian Dixon, Rick Rogers, Chris Rogers, T.J. Rogers, Timmy Parker and Vincent Parker.
Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

John H. Scott
EVANS, Ga. - John Howard Scott, 63, formerly of Oak Hill, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, in Kentwood Nursing Home, Evans, following a long illness.
Born June 24, 1936, in Oak Hill, he was the son of the late John and Verna Sue Amole Scott.
Mr. Scott was a journalism graduate of Northwestern Unviersity. He received a master's degree in elementary education from American University and did additional graduate work in education at the University of Virginia and George Mason University.
He was a reporter at The Washington Post for a year before becoming a teacher.
Mr. Scott began his education career in Fairfax County, Va., Cedar Lane Elementary, in 1959 and later was assistant principal at Kings Glen Elementary and principal of Little Run Elementary. He helped pioneer the county's gifted and talented program for elementary students. When he retired in 1989 he was coordinator of special projects for Fairfax County elementary schools.
He served as president of the Fairfax Association of Elementary School Principals and was its executive director after he retired. He was also president of the Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals and a member of its national parent organization. He was newsletter editor of the Fairfax chapter of the Phi Delta Kappa educational society and a member of Fairlington United Methodist Church, Alexandria, Va.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Margaret Louise Maynard Scott; a son, Richard S. Scott of Augusta, Ga.; a daughter, Ellen Susanne Slater of Orlando, Fla.; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Scott Slaters, Jamie Clark Slater, Zachary James Slater and Aubry Jean Scott; and a great-granddaughter, Imalai Slater.
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Eva D. Bryson
TROUGH FORK - Eva D. Bryson, 79, died Thursday, April 20, 2000, in a Beckley hospital following a long illness.
Born July 29, 1920, in Wyoming County, she was the daughter of the late Johnson and Millie Byrd Brooks.
Mrs. Bryson was a homemaker and member of the Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church. She lived most of her life in Wyoming County.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harry H. Bailey; her second husband, James Bryson; an infant son, Clarence Bailey; a son, Harry Creeve Bailey; and a granddaughter, Malana Bailey.
Survivors include two sons, Danny R. Bailey of Trough Fork and Verne Bailey and his wife, Priscilla, of Ravencliff; three daughters, Jean Clark of Beckley, Bethel Toler and her husband, Carnell Toler of Shady Spring, and Judy Hornsby and her husband, Jimmy, of Joppa, Ala.; one brother, Vaughn Brooks of Hinton; 18 grandchildren, several great- and great-great-grandchildren and several nieces.
Services will be 1 p.m. today at the Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Dewayne Hurd officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Oceana.

Roxie Crane
LEWISBURG - Mrs. Roxie Crane died Sunday, April 23, 2000, at her home.
Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace Funeral Chapel, Rainelle.

Donald Wayne Heater
CRAIGSVILLE - Donald Wayne Heater, 65, of Nicholas County, died Saturday, April 22, 2000, in Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley following a long illness.
Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, in the WV Mem-orial Gardens at Calvin.There will be no visitation.
Arrangements by White Funeral Home, Craigsville.

Georgia June Huffman
MONTGOMERY - Georgia June Huffman, 84, died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at Fayette Continuous Care Center following a long illness.
Born Dec. 5, 1915, in Nicho-las County, she was a daughter of the late Ambrose Hawkins and Lillie Summers Hawkins.
Mrs. Huffman was a lifelong resident of Fayette County and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, A.O. Huffman, in November 1974; a daughter, Patty Darnell; and a son, Ken Philpott.
Survivors include one daughter, Colleen Crist of Oak Hill; one stepdaughter, Jeannie Dunlap of Jacksonville, Fla.; one stepson, Richard Huffman of Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister, Opal Dahlin of Twinsburg, Ohio; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be noon Tuesday at Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor, with the Rev. Freddie Parkins Sr. officiating.
Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace, Ansted.

Heber E. Moore
LEIVASY - Heber E. Moore, 82, of Nicholas County, died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at his home following a short illness.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Downtain Chapel United Methodist Church at Nettie. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today at White Funeral Home in Summersville.
Arrangements by White Funeral Home, Summersville.

Harry Henry Moran
OAK HILL - Harry Henry Moran, 80, died Sunday, April 23, 2000, at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley following a short illness.
Arrangements are incomplete at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Dora Mae Boone Moten
HINTON - Dora Mae Boone Moten, 95, passed away at 6:15 p.m. Friday, April 21, 2000, at the Greenbrier Valley Hospital in Fairlea.
Born March 25, 1905, she was the daughter of Andrew Robert and Madora Alice Gill Boone of Judson.
Mrs. Moten was married to the late Earl B. Moten, who passed away June 1, 1985. She had lived all of her married life in Hinton. She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church in Hinton.
In addition to her parents and husband of 58 years, she was preceded in death by eight brothers, Oscar Lee, Thomas Granvil, John Frances, Isac Allen, Freddy Cloah, Wilbur Ray, Beauford Andrew and Wilford Howard; four sisters, Maggie Jane Boone Brag, Amy Olive Boone Dodd, Gloria Fay Boone Pomeroy, and Erma Bell Boone Bailey; and two grandsons, James Earl Harris and Larry Joe Harris.
Survivors include one son, Earl Ray Moten and wife, Wanda, of Peterstown; a daughter, Alice Mae Moten Harris and husband, Hugh, of Alderson; two sisters, Wanie Cloe Boone Bowden of Cedar Grove and Hallie Pearl Boone McClung of Quinwood; one granddaughter, Sheila Ann Harris of Asbury; three grandsons, Garland Hugh Harris and wife, Sharon, Jerry Lee Harris and David Michael Harris and wife, Barbara, all of Alderson; eight great-grandchildren, Tracy Harris Allen and husband, Mike, of Alderson, Shawn Michael Harris and Larry James Harris, both of Charleston, Leslie Dawn Harris Reid and husband, Russell, of White Sulphur Springs, Laurel Hannah Alderson of Asbury, Caleb Michael Harris, Stacy Jo Harris and Holli Ann Harris, all of Alderson; four great-great-grandchildren, John Michael Allen and Ryan Lee Allen, both of Alderson, McGuire Reid and Noah Reid, both of White Sulphur Springs.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel in Hinton with Pastor D.D. Elwell officiating. Burial will follow in the Gwinn Cemetery, Alderson.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral parlors.
Special music will be provided by great-granddaughter Tracy Allen of Alderson. Pallbearers will be grandsons Garland Hugh Harris, Jerry Lee Harris, David Michael Harris and great-grandsons Shawn Michael Harris, Larry James Harris and Caleb Michael Harris.
Arrangements by Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors, Hinton.

Phillip E. Neal Sr.
OCEANA - Phillip E. Neal Sr., 71, went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 22, 2000, in Appalachian Regional Hospital in Beckley, following an extended illness.
Born July 8, 1928, in Matewan, he was the son of the late Homer and Vada Huffman Neal.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Neal and James A. Neal; and a sister, Sue Crum.
Mr. Neal was a retired coal miner of 34 years, a former Oceana chief of police, and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Ethelene Hensley Neal; four daughters, Donna Thacker and her husband, Roger, of Milford, Ohio, Joyce Neal of Charleston, Norma Harless and her husband, Larry, of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Debbie Cook and her husband, Larry, of Fairdale; one son, Phillip E. Neal Jr. and his wife, Mary, of North Wilkesboro, N.C.; one sister, Yvonne Mills of Circleville, Ohio; one brother, Jerry Neal of Hilltop; six grandchildren, Kristy Thacker, Lori Harless, Jessica and Jus-tin Neal, and Amy and Patrick Cook; and a host of loving relatives, friends and neighbors.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Evans Memorial Chapel with Pastors Jackie Grimmett and Randall Topping officiating. Entombment will follow in the Palm Memorial Gardens Mausoleum at Matheny.
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Larry Cook, Larry Harless, Earl Prichard, Benny Cook, Damon Green, and Ladd Jasper III.
Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Wyoming County Honor Guard.
Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Oceana.

Carlos C. Richmond
Carlos C. Richmond, 86, of Pluto, died at 2 a.m. Sunday, April 23, 2000, at the home of Noel Riffe of Daniels, from cancer.
Born Jan. 31, 1914, in Pluto, he was the son of the late Alfred and Ollie Mann Richmond.
Mr. Richmond was a retired farmer, a lifelong resident of Pluto, and the last surviving member of his immediate family.
He was preceded in death by nine brothers, Dean, Earl, Dorsey, Opie, Cody, Paul, Arlie, Ernest and Richard; and four sisters, Lottie, Hester, Lucille and Vella.
Survivors include nine nieces and nephews, Freda Meador, Dr. Richard Richmond, Lyn-ville Meador, Louise Gates, Jerry Richmond, Mary Grace Richmond, James Preston Richmond, Mary Ellen Willi-ams, and Billy Plumley.
There will be a private burial today at the Meador Cemetery in Pluto.
Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Shady Spring.

Leslie O. Skaggs
Mr. Leslie O. Skaggs, 81, of Ansted, died Saturday, April 22, 2000, in Plateau Medical Center, Oak Hill, following a long illness.
Born Aug. 31, 1918, in Ansted, he was the son of the late William Oscar and Leota Cole Skaggs.
Mr. Skaggs was a retired tow motor operator from Vulcan Materials aluminum plant in Sandusky, Ohio. He was also a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, a member of the Gum Springs Baptist Church of Chimney Corner, a member of the Ansted VFW, and a member of the National Rifle Association.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Skaggs, on June 21, 1995.
Survivors include one son, Randall Skaggs and his wife, Susan, of Woodbury, Ga., and their children, Travis and Gabrielle Skaggs; two sisters, Ella Skaggs of Charleston and Frances Fleshman of Ansted; and one brother, William R. Skaggs of Ansted.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Wallace and Wallace Funeral Chapel in Ansted with the Rev. Philip Dent officiating. Burial will follow in the Huse Memorial Park in Fayetteville.
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral chapel.
Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Ansted VFW and the Gauley Bridge VFW.
Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace Funeral Chapel, Ansted.

Richard R. Smith
Mr. Richard R. "Smitty" Smith, 73, of 355 Mankin Ave., Beckley, died Thursday, March 20, 2000, in Orlando, Fla., following an apparent heart attack.
Born Feb. 17, 1927, at Sullivan, he was the son of the late Hugh Percy and Lela Runyon Smith.
At various times during the past 50 years, Mr. Smith was a member of the American Legion. He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the Methodist Men's group, served as a Methodist Youth Fellowship leader, and had also served on various committees of the church. He was a former instructor at Beckley College, and had taught Red Cross classes in Raleigh County. He also aided in the establishment of the Lilly Family Reunion Association.
Mr. Smith was a graduate of the Milwaukee School of Engineering, and also Morris Harvey College. He was a former part-time employee at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home in Beckley.
Mr. Smith was a retired employee of Appalachian Power Co. (now AEP) with 38 years of service in the engineering department. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during WWII, and had been a Beckley resident most of his life.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Ethel McGraw.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 50 years, Juanita Workman Smith; a daughter, Pame-la Bengier and husband, John, of Orlando, Fla.; two grandchildren, Kelly Bengier of Ocala, Fla., and John Patrick Bengier of Clemson, S.C.; two brothers, Melvin Smith and wife, Sue, of Beaver, and James Smith and wife, Janet, of Elyria, Ohio; two sisters, Myrtle Yates and husband, Robert, of Newport News, Va., and Virginia Pershern of Cleveland, Ohio.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church in Beckley with Dr. Gregory Hayes officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley.
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home in Beckley and one hour before services at the church.
Pallbearers will be John Cuthbert, Bill Hartling, Louis Criss, Barry McGraw, John Bengier, and John Patrick Bengier.
Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

Cecil E. Tabor
Cecil E. Tabor, 77, of Beckley, died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at the VA Medical Center following a long illness.
Born Sept. 26, 1922, at Bramwell, he was the son of the late Chester M. and Ana Tabor.
Cecil was a member of the Eccles Community Church, where he served as a Sunday school superintendent for several years.
He was a highly decorated World War II veteran, 32nd Infantry Division, and received two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star for bravery, the Presidential Unit Citation, a South Pacific Campaign Medal with three Battle Stars and a Beach Head, the Combat Infantry Badge, and the World War II Victory Medal. He was also a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans and a member of the American Legion.
After being discharged from the Army, Cecil married Edna Mae Patton May 20, 1950, and worked in Beckley as an auto mechanic. Later he worked at the Beckley Veterans Hospital as the food service supervisor, and retired there after 11 years of service.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Chester "Fuzz" Tabor, Stanley Tabor and Joseph Tabor.
Survivors include his loving wife of 50 years, Edna Mae Patton Tabor of Beckley; a son, Michael E. Tabor of Beckley; two grandsons, Daniel J. Tabor and wife, Cindy, of Beckley, and David J. Tabor of Charleston; three sisters, Mary James and husband, Bill, of Beckley, Ethel Beattie and Annalee Hofenbrdel, both of Eugene, Ore.
Services will be 1 p.m. today at Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, Beckley, with Pastors Merle Browse and Earl Lightfoot officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.
The Oak Hill VFW Post No. 3110 will conduct military graveside honors.
Friends called 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

Zenith Marie Young
Zenith Marie Young, 96, of Beckley died April 19, 2000, of natural causes.
Born Dec. 3, 1903, at Stanaford, she was the daughter of the late John Logan Bratton and Bessie Kelly Bratton Carrow.
She was a member of Stanaford Missionary Baptist Church. Mrs. Young also served as state treasurer of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union for 12 years, and served as president of Stanaford WCTU.
Mrs. Young was preceded in death by her husband, Basil Young; a brother, Kelly Bratton; and a sister, Beulah Bratton.
Survivors include two nephews, Kelly Bratton Jr. and Robert Bratton, both of Charleston; and a niece, JoAnn Bratton Fields of South Charleston.
Services will be 6 p.m. today at the Stanaford Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Phillip A. Lilly officiating. Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Stanaford Cemetery.
Friends may call 4 to 6 p.m. today at the church prior to services.
In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to Stanaford Missionary Baptist Church, Box 294, Stanaford, WV 25927.
Members of the church will be serving as pallbearers.
Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.


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