Raleigh Co, WV

Obituaries for the Canterbury Family

Chandler I. Canterbury

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. -- Chandler "Colorado" Isaac Canterbury, 23, formerly of Ames Heights, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999, following a short illness. Born Feb. 11, 1976, at Beckley, he was the son of Edward Eugene Canterbury Jr. of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Gina Rose Fritz Stilwell of Colorado Springs, Colo. Mr. Canterbury was a four year resident of Florida, and a construction worker for Andron Construction Company. Other survivors include his wife, Heather D. Canterbury of Fort Walton Beach; two sons, James Dalton Canterbury and Nathaniel Cole Canterbury, both of Fort Walton Beach; his stepfather, James Stilwell of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two sisters, Jessica Canterbury of Camp Casey, Korea, and Nicole A. Canterbury of Milden Hall, England; his maternal grandmother, Joan Osborne of Lansing; and his paternal grandparents, Bethel and Jerry Hamrick of Dixie. Services will be 10 a.m. Sunday at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel, Ansted, with the Rev. Franklin Castello officiating. Burial will follow in the McKinney Cemetery, Victor. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel. Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted.


Garnet E Canterbury

Garnet Evelyn Canterbury, 80, of Blue Jay, died of natural causes Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at her home. Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley. Glynn Cook Edwin Glynn Cook, 73, of Patteson Street, Prosperity, died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, in a Beckley hospital following a long illness. Born Sept. 26, 1926, in Mabscott, he was the son of the late Andrew Rufus and Ila Warden Cook. Mr. Cook spent his childhood in Mabscott and Stanaford. He was a 1944 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and attended West Virginia University, where he played football. He entered the U.S. Army in January 1945 and was discharged in December 1946 with the rank of staff sergeant, serving as a provost sergeant. While he was in the service he served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and was a prisoner of war at Luzon. Following his service he graduated from Marshall University with a degree in zoology. He worked for many years in surface mine reclamation for Mountaineer Inc. and enjoyed working all his life. Mr. Cook had been a resident of Prosperity for the past 35 years and was a member of United Methodist Temple, Beckley, and American Legion Post No. 32. He was preceded in death by an infant brother. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Mary Yeager Cook; a son, Andrew Kevin Cook and his wife, Beverly, of Gastonia, N.C.; a daughter, Pamela Cook of Beckley; two grandsons, Christopher Kevin and Andrew Glynn Cook; and a brother, Raben H. Cook and his wife, Ava Lee, of Ormond Beach, Fla. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Melton Mortuary Chapel, Beckley, with the Revs. Dan Johnson, Marcy Taylor and Ellen File officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum, Building A, Beckley. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family members and friends, and honorary pallbearer will be James Woolwine. Donations of sympathy may be made to United Methodist Temple, 3971 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, WV 25801 or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 111 Hale St., Charleston, WV 25301. Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.


Versie R. Canterbury

Versie Rebecca Canterbury, 83, of Sophia, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, at a Beckley hospital following a long illness. Born March 25, 1917, in Ollie, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Leamon and Myrtle Brooks Elmore. Mrs. Canterbury was a homemaker, a volunteer at Columbia Raleigh General Hospital for five years and a member of West View Missionary Baptist Church, Odd. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hobert F. Canterbury; a son, Ervin L. Canterbury; two brothers, Ervin and Edward Elmore; and a sister, Dora May. Survivors include three sons, Hobert F. Canterbury Jr. of Charleston, Jerry W. Canterbury and his wife, Maryann, of Spokane, Wash., and Army Sgt. Robert A. Canterbury and his wife, Cindy, of Acworth, Ga.; a daughter, Sharon F. Howerton and her husband, Ronald, of Fairdale; two brothers, James K. Elmore of Tucson, Ariz., and Leamon Elmore Jr. of Clarkson, Ky.; a special dear friend, Janet Daniel of Prosperity; 17 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, Sophia, with Pastor Roger Tolliver officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Doug Canterbury, James, Kelly, Michael Howerton, Robert Daniel, Garland Daniel and Don Kelly. Arrangements by Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia.


Nancy Jo Canterbury

KIMBERLY - Nancy Jo Canterbury, 70, died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, in Hidden Valley Health Care Center, Oak Hill, following a long illness. Born Sept. 8, 1930, in Montgomery, she was the daughter of the late Chafin B. and Virginia Cale Canterbury. Mrs. Canterbury was a retired school teacher, having worked in Upshur County, and was last employed by the Kanawha County Board of Education. She was a graduate of Concord College and was on the Board of Directors of the Concord College Alumni Association. Ms. Canterbury was an active member of the K Club of the University of Kentucky where she obtained her master's degree and was a member of the WVEA. Survivors include an uncle and several cousins. Graveside rites and committal service will be 2:30 p.m. Friday at High Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Lloyd Higginbotham officiating. Burial will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette County Library, 611 Main St., Oak Hill, WV 25901. Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.


Howard "Dutch" Canterbury

PATTERSON, N.C. - Howard "Dutch" Canterbury, 72, formerly of Summers County, died Friday, July 6, 2001, following a long illness. Born April 23, 1929, at Ingram Branch, Raleigh County, he was the son of the late Roy and Faye Wickline Canterbury of Lowell. He was of the Baptist faith, and retired from Great Lakes Carbon Co. in Morganton, N.C., and was a U.S. Army veteran, having served his country in the Korean War. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Canterbury and an infant brother, Paul Canterbury. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Jane Bower Erskine Canterbury; three sons, Richard, Robert and Darrell Canterbury of Granite Falls, N.C.; three stepsons, William Erskine Jr. of Morganton, N.C., Roger Erskine of Jumping Branch and Jackie Erskine of Nebo, N.C.; three step granddaughters, Carol Wencel of Roxboro, N.C., and Lola Cowick and Patsy Erskine, both of Patterson; a brother, Kenneth Canterbury of Rainelle; a sister, Oma May Lyall of Pence Springs; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Service will be 2 p.m. today at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel, Hinton, with Pastor Bill Fox officiating. Burial will follow in Keller Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Lowell. Friends may call noon until time of service today at the funeral parlors. Arrangements by Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors, Hinton.


Robert L Canterbury, Jr.

AKRON, Ohio - Robert L. Canterbury Jr., 42, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, following a lengthy illness. He was born Sept. 8, 1959, in Barberton, Ohio, and had served as an assistant manager at Rockne's in Fairlawn, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, William and Josephine Collins and J.W. "Bud" and Ruth Canterbury. He was a beloved son of Kathryn (Eric) Ellis and Robert L. Canterbury Sr.; loving brother of Barbara Stemple and Deborah (Rick) Copfer; devoted uncle of Lisa, John, Kurt and Jodi; and nephew to many aunts and uncles. Family and friends may be received at Newcomer-Farley Funeral Home, 131 N. Canton Road, Akron, from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, where funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Local service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel, Peterstown, where the family will receive friends one hour before service. Burial will follow in Peterstown Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to www.funeralvalue.com. Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown


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