Miscellaneous Raleigh County, West Virginia Obituaries

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Norma J. Bailey
MOUNT HOPE - Norma Jean Bailey, 63, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at a Beckley hospital following a long illness.
Born Jan. 22, 1938, at Freeman, she was the daughter of the late Glacial Clay and Willie Blankenship Byrd.
Mrs. Bailey was a homemaker and of the Christian faith.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Randy Byrd; and a sister, Betty Sullivan.
Survivors include her former husband and friend, Bob Bailey of Mount Hope; two daughters, Theresa Martin and husband, Steve, and Bobbie Pruitt and husband, Rocky, both of Mill Creek; six granddaughters, Christy Martin, Sarah Martin, Kellie Martin, Heather Martin, Rebecca Pruitt and Marissa Pruitt; two brothers, Billy Byrd and Bobby Byrd, both of Minden; and several nieces and nephews.
Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope, with the Rev. David Brooks officiating. Burial will follow in Pax Community Cemetery, Pax.
Friends may call noon until time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

Agnes Brunk
Agnes Brunk, 87, of Beckley, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at a local hospital of natural causes.
Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Linda L. Butcher
CRAIGSVILLE - Linda Lou Butcher, 56, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001.
Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Beaver Freewill Baptist Church. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville.
Arrangements by Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville.

Chief Master Sgt. Doug Earls
PRINCETON - Chief Master Sgt. Douglas Carl "Doug" Earls, 69, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001.
Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Burns-Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory, Athens Road, Princeton.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Memorial Funeral Directory, Princeton.

Gladys B. Fox
HINTON - Gladys B. Fox, 64, of 1016 Terrace St., died 6:04 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, in CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston, following a short illness.
Born April 25, 1936, at Tommy Creek, she was the daughter of the late Simon P. and Lillie Mae Simmons Bennett.
Mrs. Fox was an employee of Fox Photographics, and FoxPrint, Inc., in Hinton. She was a 52-year member of the Bellepoint Baptist Church at Hinton and had lived most of her life in Hinton.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Erskine and Arnold Bennett; two sisters, Reva Smith and Cleo Overbay; and a nephew whom she raised, Richard E. Bennett.
Survivors include her husband, whom she was happily married 4612 years, Douglas H. Fox; a son, Larry Fox and his wife, Kathy, of Hinton; a daughter, Mrs. Farrell (Susie) Adkins of Princeton; two brothers, Billy Bennett and his wife, Betty, of Fayetteville, N.C., and Simon P. Bennett Jr. and his wife, Edith, of Wayne; a sister, Juanita Sneed of Rhodell; two grandchildren, Farrell Christopher Adkins, a student at West Virginia Wesleyan College, and Nicholas E. Adkins, a student at Concord College.
Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Bellepoint Baptist Church, Hinton, with Pastor Chris Brown and the Rev. Bruce Creswell officiating. Entombment will follow in Greenbrier Burial Park Mausoleum, Hinton.
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the church and one hour before the service Wednesday at the church.
Pallbearers will be Robbie and R.W. Turner, Jason Gore, Roy Carter, Dickie Cook and Butch Woodrum.
Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

Omer 'Hoot' Gibson
PRINCETON, Ind. - Omer A. "Hoot" Gibson, 85, formerly of Beckley, died 11 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, in Gibson General Hospital, Princeton, Ind.
He was born May 19, 1915, in Pennington Gap, Va.
Mr. Gibson was a retired coal miner and had been a resident of Princeton, Ind., since August 2000, coming from Beckley.
He was a member of the Moose Lodge No. 1606 of Beckley and the UMWA.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Marie (Meade) Gibson.
Survivors include three daughters, Delores Lee Lester of Lester, Carol Jean Wriston of Bluefield, W.Va., and Linda S. Settle of Princeton, Ind.; four grandchildren, Donna Watson, Teresa Wriston, Ronnie Allen Wriston and Sean Settle; six great-grandchildren; and a halfsister, Virginia Short of Franklin, Ohio.
Graveside service will be noon Wednesday at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley, with the Rev. Tony Reed officiating.
There will be no visitation.
Arrangements by Colvin Funeral Home, 425 N. Main St., Princeton, Ind.

Boyd Graham
HERNDON - Boyd Graham, 75, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, in a Princeton hospital.
Born April 28, 1925, at Basin, he was the son of the late Robert Lee Graham and Martha Ann McKinney Graham.
Mr. Graham was retired from N&W Railroad, where he was employed as a brakeman and was a member of the United Transit Unit Union. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in World War II, where he recieved the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Garwood Church of God at Garwood.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby I. Eastridge Graham, in 1998; a brother, Noah Graham; and a sister, Meda Shrewsbury.
Survivors include three daughters, Brenda Lentz and husband, Mike, of Cottage Grove, Minn., Linda Graham of Mullens and Connie Thompson and husband, Jody, of Bluefield; a son, David Graham and wife, Shelby, of Princeton; two sisters, Thelma Reece of Beckley and Haley Whitt of Roanoke, Va.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home, Princeton, with the Rev. Charles Bullins officiating. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park, Princeton.
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Arrangaements by Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home, Princeton.

Charles Gruenberg
OAK HILL - Charles Gruenberg, 88, formerly of Glen White, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, following a long illness.
Born Nov. 29, 1912, at Clifftop, he was the son of the late Allen Gruenberg and Bertha Gruenberg.
Mr. Gruenberg was a member of Fellowship Memorial Baptist and the UMWA. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in World War II.
He was preceded in death by a sister and a brother.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Armstrong Gruenberg of Oak Hill; two brothers, one living in California, and Raymond Gruenberg of Virginia.
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, Beckley, with the Rev. Bill Menefee officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Members of the Fellowship Memorial Baptist Church will serve as pallbearers.
Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

Robert J. Haston
RONCEVERTE - Robert John Haston, 76, passed away Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, in Alleghany Regional Hospital, Low Moor, Va., after a short illness.
Born June 5, 1924, at Ronceverte, he was the son of the late Robert C. and Ida Griffith Haston.
Mr. Haston was a lifelong resident of Organ Cave, a member of the Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church of Organ Cave, where he was treasurer for more than 40 yeears, member of the United Methodist Men, member of the Organ Cave Ruritan Club, was a retired postal clerk for the U.S. Postal Service and after retirement worked for the Greenbrier County Assessor's Office as field assessor and was a faithful election worker.
Survivors include his wife, Velva Haston of Ronceverte; two daughters, Yvonne Sutherland and husband, Phil, of Hurricane, and Jean Brewer and husband, Pete, of Red House; a son, Bill Handley and wife, Karen, of Ronceverte; nine grandchildren, Misty Fleck, Bryan Morris, David Morris, Leslie Allen, Lee Dillon, Diana Bryan, Bobby Bryan, C.J. Handley and Shelby Handley; and eight great-grandchildren, Gary Drewayne Fleck, Tyler Allen, Levi Morris, Katie Allen, Courtney Allen, Nikki Bruns, Austin Morris and Eddie Adkins.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church, Organ Cave, with the Rev. Mike Estep officiating. Burial will follow in the Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery, Organ Cave.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Longanacre Funeral Home, Fairlea, and one hour before the services Wednesday at the church.
Arrangements by Longanacre Funeral Home, Fairlea.

Lillian M. Holstein
Lillian M. Holstein of Crab Orchard, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, in a Morgantown hospital following a short illness.
Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.

Ray Jenkins
PINEVILLE - Ray Jenkins, 81, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at his residence following a long illness.
Born Aug. 13, 1919, at Bomont, he was the son of the late Ira and Ollie Shafer Jenkins.
Mr. Jenkins was a disabled coal miner having last worked for Consolidated Coal Company, Itmann. He was a member of the Pineville Church of the Nazarene and a resident of Pineville since 1952.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Glenna G. Jenkins, in May 1998; a grandson, Wesley Ray Jenkins; four brothers, and four sisters, one of which was his twin.
Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Jenkins and his wife, Vivian, of Princeton, and Bobby R. Jenkins and his wife, Lillian, of Pineville; two daughters, Barbara Phillips and her husband, Jim, of Pineville, and Betty England and her husband, Woody, also of Pineville; two sisters, Pearl Ray and husband, Jack, of Pocatalico, and Alta Samples of Procious; special caregivers, Bobbie Day, Barbara England, and Linda Stewart; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Pineville Church of the Nazarene with the Revs. Franklin Goff and Donald Lohr officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at Calfee Funeral Service Chapel, and one hour before the service Wednesday at the church.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Service, Pineville.

Edward S. Kamensky
NIMITZ - Edward S. Kamensky, 86, formerly of Crab Orchard, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, in a Beckley hospital following a short illness.
Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

Herman D. Martin
Herman D. Martin, 83, of Slab Fork, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at Sunbridge Pine Lodge Extended Care Center.
Born Feb. 23, 1917, at Slab Fork, he was the son of the late Frank and Carrie Branch Martin.
Mr. Martin was a retired butcher and assistant store manager for Slab Fork Coal Co. Store.
He was a 1936 graduate of Mark Twain High School, had been a resident of Slab Fork all his life, and was of the Primitive Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Lois Ring, Ruby Moye, and Mildred Hurlocker.
Survivors incude his wife, Mildred Lane Martin; two sons, Franklin Martin and his wife, Dawn, of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Warren Martin of Winston-Salem; two daughters, Janice Neal of Winston-Salem, and Vickie Pachuta and husband, John, of Maxwell Hill, Beckley; two sisters, Pauline Murphy of Winston-Salem, and Freda Eller of Hanahan, S.C.; grandchildren, Jodi Manuel, Jay Neal, Laura Pachuta and Christopher Martin; and great-grandchildren, Keegan Neal and Aaron Manuel.
Service will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel with Elder Charles Browning and Elder Jerry McGrady officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be John Pachuta, Robert Pachuta, Chris Martin, Douglas Eller, Gene Buckland, and Justin Buckland.
Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

Billy P. Meadows
GREEN SULPHUR SPRINGS - Billy Porter Meadows, 65, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, in Ephrata, Pa., from a sudden heart attack.
Born May 14, 1935, at Green Sulphur Springs, he was the son of the late George Porter and Blanche Rose Rice Meadows.
Mr. Meadows was a member of the W.Va. Draft Horse and Mule Association, an annual participant of the State Fair Draft Horse Shows, and was actively involved in the draft horse industry along the Eastern Coast of the USA.
He was a member of the Sandstone Baptist Church, and an active horse trader and farmer.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Maria Fox and Pansy Meadows; and five brothers, Basil, Carl, Charles, Jimmy and Jackie Meadows.
Survivors include his wife, Joledia A. Gwinn Meadows of Green Sulphur Springs; three sons, Randy Dale Meadows and wife, Ramona, Ricky Lee Meadows and his wife, Debbie, and Billy Joe Meadows and his wife, Liz, all of Green Sulphur Springs; three sisters, Margie Meadows Holland of Fayetteville, Frankie Meadows Cales of Hinton, and Ruby Meadows Gwinn of Circleville, Ohio; a brother, Earl Meadows of Lewisburg; and five grandchildren, Kimberly, Kristen, Porter and Nicholas Meadows, all of Green Sulphur Springs, and Stephanie Meadows of New Jersey.
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel, Rainelle, with the Rev. George Cook and the Rev. J.E. Johnson, both of Hinton, officiating. Burial will follow in Wallace Memorial Cemetery, with David Daniels leading the funeral procession with his percheron horse team from Sam Black to the cemetery.
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be James Withrow, Richie Rodes, Jason Troyer, Joe Rhodes, Travis Simons, and Paul Martin.
Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.

Charles G. Moore
Charles Gary Moore, 64, of Pax, fell asleep in the Lord at the home of his wife at Anniston, Ala., at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, following an extended illness.
Born April 6, 1936, at Packs Branch, he was the son of the late James Enoch and Essie Ellison Moore.
Mr. Moore was an EMT for Mountaineer Family Health Plan, was a retired truck driver for Cooke-Wilson Electric and had served two terms as mayor of the town of Pax. He was a member of the Pax Advent Christian Church at Pax, a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, and had served during the Cuban Crisis in the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife, Alice C. Moore of Anniston, Ala.; two sons, Gary Wayne Moore and Sandy Hunter of Pax, and David Lee Moore of Pax; a daughter, Melanie Billups and Ricky of Norfolk, Va.; an uncle, Luther Jack Moore and his wife, Marguerite; an aunt, Ines Mullins and her husband, Grady, of Okeechobie, Fla.; two nephews, John Wesley Worley and his wife, Debi, of Princeton, and James Moore Worley and his wife, Allison, of Princeton; a sister, Martha Worley and her husband, John J., of Princeton; five grandchildren, Kathleen, Serenity, and Amanda Jo Moore, Christopher and Ashley Billups; and also one grandson who preceded him in death, Shaun Hunter.
Service will be 1 p.m. today at the Pax Advent Christian Church with Orville Harvey officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.
Friends called 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and may call at the church one hour before the service today.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

Helena F. Samples
MOUNT HOPE ­ Helena Faulconer Samples passed away Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, in Swananne Valley Nursing Center, Jasper, Fla.
She was born June 19, 1908, at Elkins.
Mrs. Samples resided in Mount Hope, where she owned Helena's Beauty Shop until she retired and moved to Largo, Fla. in 1970.
She was a member of the Mount Hope Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father; two sisters and a halfbrother; her first husband, Roy A. Faulconer Sr.; second husband, John Samples; a son, Roy A. Faulconer Jr.; and a grandson, Donald Williams.
Survivors include three daughters, Nancy Sands and her husband, John, Jean Williams and her husband, Ted, who was preceded; Carolyn "Tiny" Halbon and her husband, Robert; a daughter-in-law, Joan Faulconer; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
This information was submitted by the National Cremation Society, Jacksonville, Fla.

Woodrow 'Doug' Starks
NORTH EAST, Md. - Woodrow "Doug" Starks, 58, passed away Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, in North East, Md.
Born July 8, 1942, at Droop, he was the son of the late Woodrow W. and Neva Mae Starks.
Mr. Starks had worked 26 years for the Dupont Company, Glasgow, Del., as a lab technician. He was a member of the Hart's United Methodist Church, North East, Md.
He was an avid sports fan, and for many years, he coached for North East Little League.
Survivors include two daughters, Dana M. Starks of North East, Md., and Kelly Beth Starks of High Point, N.C.; five daughters, Gail W. Cutlip of Droop, Judith A. Baker of Droop, Linda M. Dean of North East, Md., Sharon G. Reid of Gracey, Ky., and Brenda S. Rohrer of Stuart, Va.; and three brothers, Jerry S. Starks of Essex, Md., Charles C. Starks of North East, Md., and June Sura, Conowingo, Md.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Whiting Cemetery, Droop Mountain.
There will be no visitation.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Whiting Cemetery, c/o Faye Pritt, HC 64, Box 22, Droop, WV 24933.
Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.


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