Miscellaneous Raleigh County, West Virginia Obituaries

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Kenneth E. Barr
Kenneth Eugene Barr, 26, of Glen Daniel, died Monday, June 19, 2000, due to a drowning accident.
Arrangements by Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia.

Virginia I. Brown
RICHWOOD - Virginia Irene Brown, 76, died Tuesday, June 20, 2000, in Richwood Area Community Hospital following a long illness.
Survivors include five sons, Ray Brown Jr. of Raleigh, N.C., Larry Brown of Wake Forest, N.C., William "Bill" Brown of Beckley, Mike Brown of Hinton and Kenny Brown of Richwood; a brother, Jack Shaver of Richwood; two sisters, Ruth Harless and Tressie McCarley, both of Richwood; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, with Pastor Jim Hardman officiating. Burial will follow in Richwood Cemetery.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.

Sandra Kay Chan
NITRO - Sandra Kay Chan, 44, died Monday, June 19, 2000.
Graveside services and burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Mountain View Memorial Park, Richwood.
Arrangements by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.

Mennace P. Cisco Jr.
Mennace Perry Cisco Jr., 73, of Mount Tabor Circle, Beckley, died Monday, June 19, 2000, in a Beckley hospital following a short illness.
Born Jan. 10, 1927, in Matewan, he was the son of the late Mennace P. and Dixie Browning Cisco.
Mr. Cisco spent his childhood in Matewan. He had been a resident of Raleigh County for more than 40 years and a resident of Mount Tabor Circle since 1970.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a professional driver, having worked for Continental Bus Lines, Virginia Stage Lines, Greyhound Bus Lines, Continental Trailways Bus Line, and was most recently employed by Nicely Delivery Service.
He was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Denny and Marvin.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Nellie Barker Cisco; a daughter, Gwynn Bostic and her husband, Adrian, of Eccles; a brother, Scotty Cisco and his wife, Sarah, of Matewan; a sister, Hilda Harlan of Columbus, Ohio; a brother-in-law, Lonnie Barker and his wife, Cherly, of Beckley; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services and burial will be 2 p.m. today at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley, with the Rev. Garry Hall officiating.
Friends may call 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. today at Melton Mortuary, Beckley.
Those wishing to attend graveside services are asked to meet at the funeral home by 1:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Lonnie Baker, Adrian Bostic, Eugene Schuman, Gary Nicely, Jason Hackworth and Gary Wiseman.
Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.

Madeline S. Cook
CHICAGO - Madeline Street Cook, 85, formerly of Sophia, died Tuesday, June 20, 2000, following a long illness.
Arrangemens by Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia.

Martha E. Cox
ELLISON - Martha E. Cox, 83, died Saturday, June 17, 2000, at the home of her son in Franklin, Ohio, following a long illness.
Born Feb. 8, 1917, in Ellison, she was the daughter of the late Aaron and Mary Farley.
Mrs. Cox was of the Baptist faith, a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Summers County.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Josiah Fred Cox, to whom she was married in Pearisburg, Va., June 22, 1940; three brothers, Dewey, Earl and Lacy Farley; two sisters, Esther Kincaid and Etta Farley; and a granddaughter, Melissa Cox.
Survivors include six sons, Fred Lee Cox of Collegeville, Pa., Thomas E. and Richard A. Cox, both of Franklin, Ohio, Norris C. Cox of Bluefield and Robert C. and Randy N. Cox, both of Ellison; a daughter, Annie Johnson of Ellison; a sister, Gaynelle Bowman of Mount Airy, N.C.; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; her devoted friend, Lawrence Alexander; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel, Hinton, with the Rev. Clayton Lilly officiating. Burial will follow in Farley Cemetery, Ellison.
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral parlors.
Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Arrangements by Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors, Hinton.

Abner Jay Foster Jr.
EAST DETROIT, Mich. - Abner Jay Foster Jr., 72, formerly of Kincaid, died Saturday, June 17, 2000.
Services and burial were June 20 in Detroit.
Submitted by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Maria J. Motsko
Maria Jeffrey Griffy Motsko, 79, of 1310 Drews Creek Road, Naoma, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, in Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, after a long illness.
Born Aug. 9, 1920, in Orgas, she was the daughter of the late Albert W. and Hattie P. Hendricks Jeffrey.
Mrs. Motsko was a former waitress at several Whitesville restaurants in the 1950s.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve Motsko; a son, Larry Griffy; a daughter, Hattie Lou Griffy Bailey; two grandsons, George and Henry Bailey; a sister, Betty Sherman; and two brothers, Robert "Mutt" Jeffrey and Billy G. Jeffrey.
Survivors include two sons, Allen Wayne Griffy and his wife, Judy, of Naoma and Robert W. Barker, address unknown; four grandchildren, Beverly Griffy, Allen E. Griffy, Candi Boggs and Tina Haines; seven great-grandchildren, Felecia Cook, Zachary Cook, Joshua Griffy, Jeremy Cook, Kevin Cook, Jessica Cook and Shaun Bailey; a great-great-grandchild, Samantha Bailey; a sister-in-law, Kada Jeffrey of MacArthur; three nieces; and two nephews.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Armstrong Funeral Home Chapel, Whitesville, with the Revs. Danny Gilfilen and Ottie Tyler officiating. Singers will be The Brown Family. Burial will follow in Pineview Cemetery, Orgas.
Friends may call one hour before services today at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.

James Lee Newman I
James Lee "Jimmy" "Pockets" Newman I, 47, of Sandlick, died Sunday, June 18, 2000.
Born Feb. 11, 1953, in Beckley, he was the son of Russell and Peggy Daniel Newman of Sandlick.
Mr. Newman spent his childhood in Sandlick, where he had been a lifelong resident. He was a disabled coal miner, last working for Beckley Coal Co., and was of the Christian faith. In his leisure time he enjoyed shooting pool, ginseng hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Claude and Beulah Gem Newman; and his maternal grandparents, Clifford and Tamer Daniel.
Other survivors include his daughter, Angela Green and her husband, Michael, of Beckley, and their children, Michael and Tyler; a son, James Lee Newman II of Sandlick; six brothers, Neil Newman of Beckley, Jerry Newman of Glen Daniel, Larry Newman of Clear Creek, David Newman of Vanwitt, Ohio, and John Newman and Brian Newman, both of Sandlick; two sisters, Debbie Akers of Sandlick and Mary McGrady of Bolt; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Melton Mortuary Chapel, Beckley, with the Rev. Chelsey Noel Jr. officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum, Beckley.
Friends may call noon until time of services Thursday at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.

William A. Patteson
William A. Patteson, local businessman, of Mount Hope, died Saturday, June 17, 2000, at a local hospital in Beckley.
He was the son of the late Alexander M. and Virgie Lee Patteson.
He was a member of Mount Hope Methodist Church and a lifelong resident of Mount Hope. He was a World War II veteran, having served in Europe and Japan.
Mr. Patteson was active in West Virginia political circles during former Gov. Okey Patteson¹s tenure, a member of the Mount Hope Lions Club and an avid golfer and fisherman.
For some time after retirement, he was active in the family business known as Emporium Jewelry in the Raleigh Mall. For extra activities, each Wednesday at noon, he met with a group of businessmen, non-denominational, for lunch, Bible study, prayer and fellowship.
His admirable qualities were sincere friendship, honesty and integrity. His creed: "Love is the greatest of all the gifts of God." An extension of his life was to have a Godly friend.
He is survived by his wife, Julianne Buffa Patteson; a sister, Mary K. Danner of Mount Hope; two daughters and sons-in-law, respectively, Dr. Clay and Carolyn Church of Raleigh, N.C., and Dr. Michael and Susanne Tysowsky of Westchester, Pa.; several grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, July 2, at Mount Hope Methodist Church.
Following the ceremony, there will be a reception featuring buffet lunch in the dining hall, upstairs of the church.
Donations of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or charity of choice.
Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

Bettie Jean Ponder
CLEVELAND - Bettie Jean Ponder, 62, formerly of Beckley, died Monday, June 19, 2000, in a Cleveland hospital following a long illness.
Arrangements by Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

John M. Quesenberry
MIDDLEWAY - John Matthew Quesenberry, 67, formerly of Sprague, died Monday, June 19, 2000.
There will be no service at the family¹s request.
Arrangements by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.

Lacy P. Quick
LEWISBURG - Lacy Preston Quick, 75, died Monday, June 19, 2000.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Longanacre Funeral Home Chapel, Fairlea. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Longanacre Funeral Home, Fairlea.

Audrey Mae Rose
INDIAN CREEK - Audrey Mae Rose, 63, died Monday, June 19, 2000, at her residence following a long illness.
Born March 5, 1937, at Indian Creek, she was the daughter of the late Herbert Short and Delcie Trent Short.
Mrs. Rose was a retired employee of the Wyoming County Board of Education, serving as a cook at Baileysville Elementary School for 23 years. She was a member of Indian Creek Baptist Church and a lifelong resident of Wyoming County.
Survivors include her husband, Leonard Rose; three daughters, Patricia Rife of Abingdon, Va., Tammy Smith of Fanrock and Sharon Butcher of Beaver; a son, Leonard Ray Rose of Indian Creek; two sisters, Wilma Jean Adams of Fanrock and Helen Stafford of Beaver; two brothers, Ronnie Short of Indian Creek and Roger Short of Cleveland; and five grandchildren, Allen Ray Rife, Brandon Ratliff, Whitney Rose, Amanda Butcher and Emily Butcher.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Indian Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Sammy Lester officiating. Burial will follow in Short Cemetery, Indian Creek.
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at Calfee Funeral Service, Pineville, and one hour before services Thursday at the church.
Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Service, Pineville.

Rev. Ralph L. Smithson
LINDSIDE - The Rev. Ralph L. Smithson, 73, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 20, 2000.
Born Feb. 4, 1927, in Roanoke, Va., he was the son of the late Arthur L. and Annie Faidley Smithson.
Rev. Smithson cared deeply for his friends and family, and will be looking forward to seeing them in heaven.
He was pastor of the International Pentecostal Church of Christ, Rock Camp, for more than 30 years and was a faithful visitor to area hospitals.
He was also district overseer of the New River Conference for several years. He was a notary public who never charged anyone for his services.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Lewis.
Survivors include his wife, Florence B. Smithson; two sons, Danny Smithson and his wife, Shirley, and Timmy Smithson and his wife, Hazel, all of Lindside; three daughters, Martha Booth and her husband, Tommy, of Lindside, Ruth Highlander and her husband, Earnie, of Fairlea, and Judy Hanks and her husband, Earl, of Archdale, N.C.; a brother, Howard Smithson and his wife, Beverly, of Bellevue, Ohio; a sister, Elizabeth Miller and her husband, Sonny, of Roanoke; seven grandchildren, Adam, Tabitha and Jason Smithson, Krista and Phillip Hanks, Patricia Bragg and Jennifer Gibson; and a great-grandson, Dustin Bragg.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel, Peterstown, with the Revs. Clyde Hughes, Kermit Gardner, Jimmy Rogers, Ronald Morgan and Randy Lilly officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Memorial Gardens, Lindside.
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Adam Smithson, Phillip Hanks, Mike Lewis, David Lewis, Mervin Weikle and Tom Pyne.
Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

Martha F. Stanley
GALLIPOLIS, Ohio - Martha F. Stanley, 70, died Monday, June 19, 2000, at her residence.
Born Aug. 26, 1929, in Wellsburg, she was the daughter of the late John Charles Miller and Stella Bowery Miller.
Mrs. Stanley was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank H. Stanley Jr. on Nov. 24, 1995.
Survivors include two daughters, Kay Ross and her husband, Wayne, of Cleveland and Sharen Wamsley and her husband, Carl, of Gallipolis; two sons, Tommy Givens of Gallipolis and John R. Givens and his wife, Lana, of Port Orange, Fla.; a brother, Harold Miller of Wellsburg; her former husband, David T. Givens of Point Pleasant; a special friend, Okie Reitter and family of Bethesda, Ohio; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Willis Funeral Home, Gallipolis, with the Rev. Harold Tracewell officiating. Burial will follow in Gravel Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home, Gallipolis.

Gertrude D. Tincher
JACKSON, S.C. - Gertrude Dolin Tincher, 82, formerly of Rupert, died Monday, June 5, 2000.
Graveside rites were June 10 in Jackson.
Submitted by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Rainelle.

Donald Ray Toler
OCEANA - Donald Ray Toler, 61, died Monday, June 19, 2000, in a Beckley hospital following a sudden illness.
Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Oceana.

Dr. Paul E. Vaughan
Dr. Paul E. Vaughan, 90, of Skyline Drive, Beckley, died Tuesday, June 20, 2000, at his home following a short illness.
Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.

Forest W. Hall Jr.
SCARBRO - Forest Wayne Hall Jr., 32, of Route 1, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, in Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, following an apparent heart attack.
Born Dec. 19, 1967, in Beckley, he was the son of Sandra Rae Wriston Hall of Route 1, Scarbro, and the late Forest Wayne Hall.
Mr. Hall was disabled. He was a member of the Church of God and was a former student of the Oakvale Special Education School.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Herman R. Wriston; and paternal grandparents, Alfred Joe and Tinis Rinehart Hall.
Other survivors include a sister, Sherry Ann Armstrong and her husband, David, Route 1, Scarbro; maternal grandmother, Vida Wriston of Route 1, Scarbro; three nephews, David Jr., Danny and Zachary; and several aunts, uncles and family members.
Graveside rites and committal will be 2:30 p.m. Friday at Peters Cemetery, Dothan, with the Rev. Arolette Stover officiating. Burial will follow.
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.
Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Charles D. Lehmann
ALDERSON - Charles David Lehmann, 62, formerly of Waynesboro, Va., was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, at his home in Alderson following a short illness.
Born Jan. 14, 1938, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he was the son of the late Charles Albert and Dorothy Sperfslege Lehmann.
Mr. Lehmann was an electrical engineer and president and CEO of Phillips Enterprises Inc., Willis, Va. Prior to that, he was a maintenance plant engineer at Wayne Manufacturing Inc., Waynesboro, for 16 years.
He was a 1955 graduate of Waynesboro High School, attended West Virginia Tech and graduated from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., with a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering.
Mr. Lehmann was a member of Old Greenbrier Baptist Church, Alderson.
He was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Rodney Grimmett.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Grimmett Lehmann; a daughter, Susan L. Griffin and her husband, Russell, of Cary, N.C.; two grandchildren, William David Griffin and Hannah Morgan Griffin, both of Cary; his mother-in-law, Ruby Richmond of Alderson; a sister-in-law, Charlotte Grimmett of Alderson; two nieces; and one nephew.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Lobban Funeral Home Chapel, Alderson, with the Rev. Alvie Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in Fletcher Addition of Alderson Cemetery.
Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

Melba McGhee
SUMMERSVILLE - Melba McGhee, 79, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral chapel.
Arrangements by Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville.

Albertine H. Meador
Albertine Harvey Meador, 83, of Beckley, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, in a local hospital following a short illness.
Born Feb. 17, 1917, in Beckley, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Calvin and Rose Ceclia Malone Harvey.
Mrs. Meador was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, Marshall University and Bowling Green Commerce College in Bowling Green, Ky. She was a school teacher, having taught at Woodrow Wilson High School, Mark Twain High School and Sophia High School, and retired from Independence High School.
She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church, Beckley, where she was also a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class and Hinchman Circle.
She was a member of Bethlehem Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, Beckley Woman's Club and the Retired Teachers Association.
She was preceded in death by a son, Gary Harvey Meador; her husband, Basil Isaac Meador; a sister, Mildred Eloise Harvey Watts; and a brother, Oliver Wendell Harvey.
Mrs. Meador was a lifelong resident of Beckley.
Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Albertine Meador of Beckley; a son, Andrew Calvin Meador and his wife, Karen, of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and two grandchildren, Noah Andrew Meador and Grace Emily Meador, also of Murfreesboro.
Services will be 11 a.m. today at Calfee Funeral Home Chapel, Beckley, with Dr. David Carrico officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum B, Beckley.
Friends called 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Jason Price and the men of First Baptist Church, Beckley.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 422 Neville St., Beckley, WV 25801.
Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Sylvia H. Snuffer
OTSEGO - Sylvia Halsey Snuffer, 85, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, at her home following a long illness.
Born April 23, 1915, in Maben, she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Etta Taylor Halsey.
Mrs. Snuffer had been a resident of Otsego for 32 years, and was a member of Allen Junction Church of God and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bruce Ray; and her second husband, the Rev. William Sherman Snuffer, who died May 28, 1995.
Survivors include three daughters, Reda Pauley and her husband, Darrell, of Mullens, Shirley Ray of Otsego and Rachel Conti of Millington, Tenn.; three stepdaughters, Arbutus Lafferty of Ravencliff, Shirley Day of Glen Fork and Naomi Bailey and her husband, Stanley, of Charleston; a son, Darry Snuffer and his wife, Christine, of Bolt; four stepsons, Jerry Snuffer and his wife, Marjorie, of Brumfield, Colo., and Larry Snuffer and his wife, Pat, Harrold Snuffer and his wife, Connie, and Darrell Snuffer and his wife, Theresa, all of Arkansas; three sisters, Izora Nichols of Ballard and Rosella Milam and Geneva Halsey of Arlington, Va.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and 28 stepgrandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Hotchkiss Church of God with the Revs. Judy Farley and Clinton Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Snuffer Cemetery, Bolt.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens, and one hour before services Friday at the church.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Arrangements by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.


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