Raleigh County Obits

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  • Raymond Merrill Atwell, 82, of Beckley, died Monday, April 29, 2002, in an Oak Hill hospital following a long illness. Born June 21, 1919, in Pikeville, Ky., he was the son of the late Howard David and Maggie Mae Hatfield Atwell. Mr. Atwell spent his childhood in Beachfork and Bradshaw and attended Big Creek High School in War. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the coastal artillery during the African campaign where he received a Purple Heart. He was a resident of Baileysville for 15 years, moving to Pineville where he resided for 25 years before moving to the Mount Tabor community on Jessup Lane in 1994. He was a retired salesman for Tidewater Mining Supply Co. in Pineville and was of the Church of God faith. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Thelma Louise Atwell, on Aug. 4, 1994. Survivors include a son, David Raymond Atwell and his wife, Sharon, of Beckley; three daughters, Olivia Ann Matthews and her husband, Bill, of Charleston, Rayetta Sue Dameron and her husband, Doug, of Daniels and Deborah Lynn DeBurchio and her husband, Mike, of Knoxville, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Heath Atwell, David Lee Atwell, Jamie Michele Matthews, Douglas Scott Dameron, Kelli Greco and Enrico DeBurchio; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Arlene Atwell and Betty Ruth McGuire and her husband, Doug, all of Baltimore. Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Melton Mortuary Chapel, Beckley, with the Rev. Dewey Lowe officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley with military graveside rites conducted by Post 3110, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Oak Hill. Friends may call one before to service Thursday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.

  • ATHENS, Ga. - Douglas Irvin Garrett, 59, of 190 Jane Circle, died Monday, April 29, 2002. A native of West Virginia, Mr. Garrett was the son of Harry I. and Evelyn Reid Garrett of Hinton. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a retired sales associate with Belk. He was a member of St. James United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Ann Brewster Garrett; two daughters and sons-in-law, Dawn Elizabeth and Mark Newton of Atlanta and Haley Garrett and Russell Skinner of Colbert, Ga.; five grandchildren, Sam Skinner, Ariana Sojo, Alex Sojo, Carl Newton and Clark Newton; and his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Brewster of Athens. Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Bernstein Funeral Home Chapel, 3195 Atlanta Highway, Athens, with the Rev. John Brewster of Tennessee officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Flowers are optional or memorials may be made to St. James United Methodist Church, 111 W. Lake Drive, Athens, GA 30606 or Athens Regional Auxiliary Nurses Scholarship Fund, 1199 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606. Arrangements by Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens.

  • MARIETTA, Ga. - Lowell B. Huffman, 74, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, April 27, 2002. Mr. Huffman was a longtime resident of the Atlanta area and a retired sales executive. As a master mechanic, he enjoyed a lengthy and prosperous sales career in the Southeast and was a member of the Automotive Booster Club for many years. He graduated in 1945 from Oak Hill High School. He was an active and honorary member of the Boy Scouts of America. He served as assistant scoutmaster of Troop 117 of Oak Hill. Mr. Huffman had the distinction of being the 301st scout in the United States to earn the honor of the Eagle Scout award. He was a celebrated veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving during World War II. Additionally, Mr. Huffman was a lifelong Mason and a 32nd Degree Shriner. He was an avid fisherman and also enjoyed restoring and showing antique automobiles. He will be greatly missed by many. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 15 years, Mary Lou Huffman; children, Lowell C. and Nadine Huffman of Dacula, Ga., R. Douglas and Libby Huffman of Lawrenceville, Ga., Vaughna and Stan Bailey of Carrollton, Ga., Vance and Dixie Huffman of Lilburn, Ga., S. Craig Huffman of McDonough, Ga., Phillip and Maritza Pittman of Marietta, Pamela and W. Mark Shaw of Cartersville, Ga., and Louis M. Phillips of Atlanta; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Michael L. and Kay Huffman of Sarasota, Fla.; a godson, James Moye of Orlando, Fla., and nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Carmichael Funeral Home, 1130 Whitlock Ave., Marietta. Friends may call one hour before service Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1825 Barrett Lakes Boulevard, N.W., Suite 280, Kennesaw, GA 30144 in memory of Lowell B. Huffman. Arrangements by Carmichael Funeral Home, Marietta.

  • Genevieve Eanes Noble, 85, of Beckley, formerly of Pineville, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 29, 2002, at Bayberry Retirement Inn. Born in Raleigh County, she was the daughter of the late David and Lula Farley Eanes. Mrs. Noble was owner and operator of the Gift Shop in Pineville. She was a member of Cook Memorial Baptist Church, Pineville, and was very active in the church while she lived there. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene McDonald Noble on Feb. 28, 1995; two brothers, Golen and Arnold Eanes; and two sisters, Trusby Neely and Mabel Meadows. Survivors include her sister, Orpha Hatcher and her husband, Fred, of Bluefield; three nephews, Hall Williams of Charleston, Ralph Eanes and Buddy Eanes; three nieces, Sarah Lilly of Hinton, Joy Hatcher Cheeks of Bluefield and Mary Franes Burnett of Charleston; and a host of other nephews and nieces. Service will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, Beckley, with the Rev. Glen A. Kuhn officiating. Entombment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum of Serenity, Beckley. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

  • CYCLONE - Peggy Euvaughn Osborne, 66, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 28, 2002, following a long illness. Born March 16, 1936, in Nicholas County, she was the daughter of the late Owen and Eva Bragg Duffy. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Carl Osborne. Those left to mourn her loss include her husband of 50 years, Wannie Osborne; two sons, Willie Gene Osborne and his wife, Brady, of Cyclone and Johnny Lee Osborne and his wife, Crystal, of Asheboro, N.C.; two daughters, Gloria Lusk and her husband, Earl, of Kopperston and Kathy Gunnoe and her husband, Teddy, of Cyclone; two brothers, Johnny Duffy and Owen Duffy; three sisters, Betty Gibson, Frankie Blankenship and Deloris Osborne; 12 grandchildren, Tammy Toler, Peggy Cobb, Curtis Gunnoe, Marty Toler, Amanda Blankenship, Murhl Osborne, Amy Toler, Beatrice Workman, Beecher Osborne, Willie Osborne, Jeff Lusk and Tonya Lusk; 17 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of friends. Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Bright Prospect Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Jackie Lusk officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the church. Pallbearers will be Jeff Lusk, Willie Osborne, Johnny Lee Osborne, Curtis Gunnoe, Darrren Blankenship, Mike Toler, Bill Adkins, Murhl Osborne and Byron Cobb. Arrangements by Adam Toler Memorial Funeral Home, Oceana.

  • HEMET, Calif. - Burah "Be be" Foster Pack, 57, formerly of Beckley, died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at the home of her daughter. Born Dec. 26, 1944, in Prosperity, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Mae Creed Foster. Mrs. Pack had lived most of her life in Maryland where she finished her education in hospitality and hotel management. She worked many years in the restaurant and hotel profession. Prior to going to California she worked at Wal-Mart in Beckley. She was preceded in death by a sister, Sherry Diane Foster. Burah was of the Protestant faith. Her family and friends will miss Burah. All who knew her loved her. Survivors include a daughter, Sherry Phillips of Hemet; a granddaughter, Caitlin Phillips; a brother, James T. Foster and his wife, Vanda, of Maple Fork; five sisters, Carole and her husband, Bob Gravely, Tammie Jean and her husband, Roger Butterworth, Ginger and her husband, Larry Jones, and Betty and her husband, Ralph Warner, all of Beckley, and Alice and her husband, Gerald Scarafino, of Charlotte, N.C.; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and also lots of cousins. We will never forget her wonderful caregiver, Pam Haas. Service will be 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, at McWayne Funeral Home, Hemet. Arrangements by McWayne Funeral Home, Hemet.

  • Mary Etta Pettry, 80, of Beckley, formerly of Eunice, died April 29, 2002,, at Raleigh General Hospital following a long illness. Born Sept. 25, 1921, in Naoma, she was the daughter of the late Hillie Jarrell and Maggie Pettry Jarrell. Mrs. Pettry was a housewife. She was preceded in death by her husband, Haven Walter Pettry; and four brothers, John Quincy, Archie Ray, Azel Clyde and Harry Joe Jarrell. Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Brown and Gail Mills and her husband, Ronnie, all of Beckley; two brothers, Stan Pettry and Gary Pettry, both of Beckley; five grandchildren, David Pettry, Melissa Cox and her husband, Gary, Larry Mize and his wife, Christi, Ronnie Mills and Shelley Mills; five great-grandchildren, Austin Pettry, Dakota Cox, Haley Cox, Haven Mize and Kayla Ann Marie Mills, and four sisters, Hester Pauley of Augusta, Wavie Green of Naoma, Eileen Vogler of Baltimore and Charlotte Burns of Dover, Del. Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Valley Funeral Home Chapel, Whitesville, with Evangelist David Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Jacob Jarrell Cemetery, Naoma. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Friends and family will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Valley Funeral Home, Whitesville.

  • BRENTON - Ola Randall Blankenship, 80, died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, in a Beckley hospital following a long illness. Born Feb. 23, 1922, in Simon, he was the son of the late Eli Blankenship Sr. and Bertha Blankenship. Mr. Blankenship was a member of Glover Church of Jesus Name and a lifelong resident of Wyoming County. He worked for Island Creek Coal Co. at Coal Mountain with 20-plus years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Bessie B. Blankenship, on Sept. 3, 1998; five brothers, Kermit Blankenship and Eli Blankenship Jr. and three infant brothers; and four sisters, Macy Blankenship, Juanita Cook, Truby Brown and Norma Shepherd. Survivors include a son, the Rev. Fred Blankenship and his wife, Wilma, of Xenia, Ohio; a daughter, Caroline Cook and her husband, Carl, of Brenton; a brother, Gene T. Blankenship and his wife, Irene, of Cool Ridge; two sisters, Edith Cline and Edna Cline, both of Lynco; two grandsons, Mark Cook and his wife, Jennifer, of Beckley and Scott Blankenship and his wife, Jennifer, of Bellbrook, Ohio; and a great-granddaughter, Jessica Blankenship of Bellbrook. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Glover Church of Jesus Name with the Rev. Elmer Dunlap and other ministers officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the church. Friends and family will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Oceana.

  • CHARLESTON - Juanita Josephine Jackson Brown, 89, departed this life on Saturday, April 27, 2002, in Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division, following a short illness. Born Oct. 3, 1913, in Lewisburg, she was the daughter of the late Terrance and Joseph-ine Cooley Jackson. Mrs. Brown was married to Willard L. Brown and to this loving union was born a son, Anderson Hunt 'Butch" Brown, both of whom preceded her in death. Juanita was also preceded in death by four brothers, Charles and Terrance 'Buddy" Jackson and Julian and Van Cooley; and a sister, Myrtle Dunn. Juanita accepted Christ at an early age at Mount Tabor Baptist Church, Lewisburg. She later united with First Baptist Church of Charleston, where she remained a faithful member until she was called from labor to reward. She graduated from West Virginia State College and taught in the public school system of Kanawha County for more than 37 years. She was a very dedicated member of the Parsonage Club, Delta Sigma Theta sorority, the National Retired Teachers Association of Kanawha County, Retired School Employees and the NAACP. She leaves to mourn her home-going two sisters, Neva Jo Gordon of Lewisburg and Marie Leftwich of White Sulphur Springs; two brothers, Paul and Lawrence Cooley, both of Lewisburg; a sister-in-law, Della B. Hardman of Oak Bluffs, Mass.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends to cherish her span of life. Service will be 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church, Charleston, with the Revs. Ronald English and Paul Dunn officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston. Friends may call two hours before service today at the church. Arrangements by Preston Funeral Home, Charleston.

  • HIGH POINT, N.C. - Ella Louise Wood Faught, 86, formerly of Beckley, passed away Monday, April 29, 2002, at High Point Regional Hospital following a long illness. Born Jan. 12, 1916, in Colric, she was the daughter of the late John Andy Wood and Sara Size-more Wood. Mrs. Faught was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She had lived in High Point for the past seven years. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Lawrence, Estil and Roman Wood. Survivors include her husband, Wiley M. Faught; a daughter, Onedia W. Pyle, and son-in-law, Richard S. Pyle, with whom she made her home; a granddaughter, Sacheen H. Weston, and great-granddaughter, Courtney Rose West, of Tampa, Fla.; three sisters, Anna Straton of Unico, Tenn., Josephine McMullin of Kissimmee, Fla., and Beatrice Tank-ersley of Coal City; and she was the honorary mother of Charles K. Robbins and Faye Lamonanco of North Carolina. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel, Beckley, with the Rev. Ronald Adkins officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

  • FORT SPRING - Marguerite Hunter McClung, 89, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2002, at her home following a long illness. Born Jan. 16, 1913, at Second Creek, she was the daughter of the late Charles Clayton and Helen Campbell Hunter. Mrs. McClung spent most of her early life in Monroe County, graduating from Union High School in 1930. She began teaching in one-room schools when she was 18. She taught for five years at the following schools: Curry, Hylton, Sunset and Sugar Stump. In 1936, she married Thomas H. McClung from near Ronceverte, and they moved to his farm near Fort Spring, where she resided until her death. She attended Alderson Junior College and received her degree from Concord College. She taught at Greenbrier High School, White Sulphur, Organ Cave and Lewisburg. She was a very active member of Grace United Methodist Church, Fort Spring. She taught the Young Adult Sunday School Class for about 45 years and was church organist for 35 years. She served as a church trustee and was a member of the United Methodist Women for 60 years. She was the first president of the Fort Spring Extension Homemakers' Club (now CEOS) and was a member for 60 years. She was the Greenbrier County Belle for the Homemakers in 1985. She served as a 4-H Club leader and belonged to the Union Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, serving a term as worthy matron. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas H. McClung, in 1955; and four brothers, Durward Hunter, Lee Hunter, Roscoe Hunter and Frank Hunter. Survivors include a daughter, Mary McClung Fullen and her husband, Floyd, of Fort Spring; two grandchildren, John Fullen and his wife, Amy, and Elizabeth Reynolds and her husband, Keith, all of Fort Spring; and five great-granddaughters, Katlyn, Rebecca and Sarah Fullen and Abigail and Molly Reynolds, all of Fort Spring. Service will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church, Fort Spring, with the Rev. Gary Gourley officiating. Burial will follow in New Lebanon Cemetery, Pickaway. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Longanacre Funeral Home, Fairlea, and one hour before service Saturday at the church. Pallbearers will be Troy Forren, Tim McCoy, Mike Baker, David Miller, Doug LaFon and Rodney Weikle. Honorary pallbearers will be John Perry, Dorsey Wilson, Gordon Stanley and John Forren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Building Fund, Grace United Methodist Church, c/o Floyd Fullen, Route 1, Box 312, Fort Spring, WV 24936. Arrangements by Longanacre Funeral Home, Fairlea.

  • ALDERSON - Elaine Kesinger Patton, 79, formerly of Charleston, died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at her home in Alderson following a short illness. Born April 30, 1923, at Wolf Creek, she was the daughter of the late Earl V. and Roxie Louise Sarver Kesinger. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Vernon Patton. Mrs. Patton was a retired Internal Revenue Service agent in Charleston, having retired after 25 years of service. Survivors include a sister, Marian Light and her husband, Robert, of Dunbar; two sisters-in-law, Marie Patton Coleman of Alderson and Hilda Patton of Charleston; and several nieces and nephews. Service will be 11 a.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. Pallbearers will be Mike Light, Jim Hommen, Fred Patton, Rusty Hunter, H.L. Sarver, Sam Groves and Jim Croy. Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

  • WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS - Clarence Thomas "Chappy" Allen, 76, died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at his residence following an extended illness. Born July 4, 1925, in Ronceverte, he was the son of the late Lucille Cousins. Mr. Allen was a retired employee of The Greenbrier hotel in White Sulphur Springs. He was a member of St. James United Methodist Church, White Sulphur Springs, and a World War II and Korean Conflict U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Hazel Robinson Allen; two sons, Thomas Allen of Scarbro and Keith Allen of Greenville, N.C.; a daughter, Annette Rogers of Mount Hope; two stepdaughters, Valerie H. Damon and Mary Alice Beverly of White Sulphur Springs; two brothers, Carl Haynes of Ronceverte and Donald Haynes of Silver Spring, Md.; five sisters, Cornelia Bush of Dayton, Ohio, Doris Fitts of Columbus, Ohio, Joyce Rhodes and Mary Ann Cousins of Ronceverte and Wanda Boggs of White Sulphur Springs; 21 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at St. James United Me-thodist Church, White Sulphur Springs, with the Rev. Emory Hanna officiating. Burial will follow in Greenhill Cemetery, White Sulphur Springs. Friends may call one hour before service Saturday at the church. Arrangements by Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs.

  • John Carlos Huffman II, 66, of Fairview Avenue, Beckley, died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, in a Beckley hospital following a long illness. Born April 15, 1936, in Red Star, he was the son of the late Ruth DeViese Huffman and John Carlos Huffman of Beckley. John spent his childhood on Dexter Avenue in Beckley and was a 1954 graduate of Wood-row Wilson High School. He attended Concord College and West Virginia Tech. John was a former service manager at Chrysler Corp. and a former technical representative for Rinault. He retired from Beckley Vending Co., of which he was the owner and operator. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Korean Conflict, and a member of United Me-thodist Temple. John will always be remembered as being devoted to his family and as a good neighbor. In addition to his father, survivors include his wife of 27 years, Carol Miller Huffman; a daughter, Debby Huffman of Bowie, Md.; a son, John Huffman III of Florence, S.C.; two brothers, James M. Huffman and his wife, Patricia, of Beaver and David D. Huffman and his wife, Linda, of Summerfield, N.C.; a sister, Ruth Ann Moore and her husband, Tom, of Charlotte, N.C.; and his stepmother, Viola Huffman. Service will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Melton Mortuary Chapel, Beckley, with the Rev. Dan Johnson 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 Mel Hancock, Frank Meadows, Bob Bower, Bob Rogers, Tom Pachuta and Skip Marcum. Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.

  • SANDSTONE - On Thursday, May 2, 2002, the Lord took Annie Lee Johnson, 82, of Sandstone into his loving arms. Born Oct. 16, 1916, at Glade, she was the daughter of the late Vincent C. and Nora Alice Vance Cox. Mrs. Johnson was a homemaker and an active member of Sandstone Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Truman E. Johnson; a daughter, Dixie Lee Gunter; and a grandson, Michael Wayne Ward. Survivors include a daughter, Doris Marie Johnson of Sandstone, with whom she made her home; a son, Jackie Lee Ward and his wife, Shelma, of Meadow Creek; three grandchildren, Becky Sue Sovine and her husband, Larry, of Rainelle, Kim Campbell and her husband, Ricky, of Palm Bay, Fla., and Scott Monroe Ward and his wife, Cathy, of Hudson, N.Y.; eight great-grandchildren, Christy Furrow and her husband, Jeff, Joni Fitzpatrick and her husband, Danny, Heath Ward and his wife, Brandy, Katy and Becky Ward, Michael Ward, Yvette Dunn and Ricky Campbell; three great-great-grandchildren, Karlee Nicole Furrow, Kasey Lee Fitzpatrick and Bobby Fitzpatrick; and a special friend, Amanda Beth Cales. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel, Hinton, with Pastors Joe Brown, Don Hannah, Larry Sovine and George Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Richmond Cemetery, Sandstone. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Jeff Furrow, Heath Ward, Danny Fitzpatrick, Eugene Holland, Harry Thompson and Mike Spade. Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

  • MALLORY - Pauline Kessler, 82, formerly of Glen Fork, died Thursday, May 2, 2002, in a Charleston hospital following a long illness. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Oceana. Cleo O. McCutcheon LOOKOUT - Cleo O. McCutcheon, 96, died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at Fayette Continuous Care Center, Fayetteville, following a long illness. Born May 2, 1905, in Lookout, she was the daughter of the late Oscar Wellington Blume and the late Eliza Florence Flanagan Blume. Mrs. McCutcheon was a homemaker and a member of Lookout Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Jason McCutcheon, on Aug. 17, 1993; a daughter, Othello Marguerite McCutcheon; and a son, Arnet Lee McCutcheon. Survivors include a daughter, Loretta McCabe and her husband, Larry, of Toledo, Ohio; two sons, Arthur Dennis McCutcheon and his wife, Ann, and Garland W. McCutcheon and his wife, Dolores, all of Lookout; eight grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; 15 stepgreat-grandchildren; and five stepgreat-great-grandchildren. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Lookout Baptist Church with Pastor David Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in Jeanette Cemetery, Lookout. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to the Florence Blume Children's Playground Fund, HC 65, Box 19A, Lookout, WV 25868. Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, An-sted.

  • ST. ALBANS - Glenna Helen Adams, 66, died Thursday, May 2, 2002, at home. Mrs. Adams was a homemaker and a Christian by faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry P. Adams; and her sister, Phyllis. Survivors include her daughter, Martha Sansom of St. Albans; her sons, Mark Adams of Logan, Mike Adams of Bradley and Art Adams of Logan; her sisters, Barbara Childers of Lebanon, Ind., and Archlean "Tootsie" Lambert of Ocala, Fla.; her brothers, Kimper Simpkins of Huntington and Tillman Simpkins of Ferrellsburg; and nine grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Sunday at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Paul Lambert officiating. Burial will follow in Clark Family Cemetery, Greenbrier County. There will be no graveside committal service. Friends may call one hour before service Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, WV 25064. Arrangements by Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans.

  • Eleanor Louise McQuade Cole, 84, of Beckley, died Friday, May 3, 2002, at her residence following a long illness. Born Dec. 4, 1917, in Grindstone, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Andrew Patrick and Mary L. Brown McQuade. Mrs. Cole was a homemaker and a member of Beckley Presbyterian Church and the Raleigh County Humane Society. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Agnes K. Hall, Mavis E. Arnold and Loretta P. Hambric. Survivors include her husband, Lee B. Cole, whom she married Nov. 1, 1947; a son, Jerry Lee Cole of Beckley; and two sisters, Rosemary McQuade Walter of Pittsburgh and Margaret McQuade Hambric of Beckley. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Calfee Funeral Home Chapel, Beckley, with the Rev. Robin Debnam officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Raleigh County Humane Society, P.O. Box 5128, Beckley, WV 25802, or to Hospice of Southern West Virginia, P.O. Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802. Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

  • MALLORY - Pauline Acord Hughes Kesler, 82, formerly of Glen Fork, died Thursday, May 2, 2002, in Charleston Area Medical Center. Born March 25, 1920, at Glen Fork, she was the daughter of the late Denny and Dollie Cook Acord. Mrs. Kesler was a previous member of Gilman Bottom Baptist Church, Dehue Community Church, Yolyn Community Church and Davis Baptist Church. She was a current member of Greenbranch Free-will Baptist Church, Man. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Hughes; her second husband, the Rev. Jobie Kesler; two brothers, Lacy Acord and Junior Acord Jr.; and two sisters, Macie Roles and Gladys Phillips. Survivors include three sons, Gerald Hughes and his wife, Sharon, of New Jersey, Sammy Hughes of Rock Cave and Kenneth Hughes and his wife, Chuckie, of Ohio; two daughters, Margaret Rabinowitz and her husband, Paul, of Washington, D.C., and Janice Schlager of Peterstown; a stepson, Eugene Kesler of Ohio; a brother, David Acord of Charleston; two sisters, Ruby Whitt of Pineville and Ramona Blankenship of Glen Fork; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Greenbranch Freewill Baptist Church, Man, with the Rev. Roland Cook and Deacon Robert Perry officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at Evans Memorial Chapel, Oceana, and one hour before service Sunday at the church. Friends of Greenbranch Freewill Baptist Church will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Oceana.

  • HEMET, Calif. - Burah "Be be" Foster Pack, 57, formerly of Beckley, died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at the home of her daughter. Born Dec. 26, 1944, in Prosperity, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Mae Creed Foster. Burah had lived most of her life in Maryland, where she finished her education in hospitality and hotel management. She worked many years in the restaurant and hotel profession. Prior to going to California, she worked at Wal-Mart in Beckley. She was preceded in death by a sister, Sherry Diane Foster. Burah was of the Protestant faith. Her family and friends will miss Burah. All who knew her loved her. Survivors include a daughter, Sherry Phillips of Hemet; a granddaughter, Caitlin Phillips; a brother, James T. Foster and his wife, Vanda, of Maple Fork; five sisters, Carole and her husband, Bob Gravely, Tammie Jean and her husband, Roger Butterworth, Ginger and her husband, Larry Jones, and Betty and her husband, Ralph Warner, all of Beckley, and Alice and her husband, Gerald Scarafino, of Charlotte, N.C.; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and lots of cousins. We will never forget her wonderful caregiver, Pam Haas. Service will be 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, at McWayne Funeral Home, Hemet. Arrangements by McWayne Funeral Home, Hemet.

  • Richard D. Perkins, 54, of 300 Old Grove Road, Crab Orchard, died Thursday, May 2, 2002, at the Beckley Veterans Administration Medical Center following a short illness. Born July 1, 1947, in Crab Orchard, he was the son of the late Hayden Perkins and Glida Sneed Perkins. Mr. Perkins was a member of the U.S. Army, a retired veteran with two tours of duty in Vietnam, 101st Airborne Division. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Billie Ray Perkins, Otis Charles Perkins and Jerry Lee Perkins. Survivors include four brothers, Frank Perkins, Hayden "Pete" Perkins and James Perkins, all of Crab Orchard, and John Perkins of Beckley; two sisters, Shelby Jean Perkins Tipton and Betty Perkins Simcox, both of Downingtown, Pa.; his dog, Missy; and several nieces and nephews. Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel, Beckley, with the Rev. Billie Waddell Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Military graveside rites will be conducted by Sophia-Midway VFW Post 4326. Friends may call one hour before service Sunday at the funeral home. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

  • NORTH SPRING - Cleve McClellan Porter, 63, went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, May 2, 2002, in Bluefield Regional Medical Center. Born June 4, 1938, at North Spring, he was the son of the late Charlie and Tessie Thornsbury Porter. Mr. Porter was a member of Spratsville Freewill Baptist Church, Gilbert. He was preceded in death by a son, Cleve McClellan Porter Jr. Survivors include his wife, Alma Trent Porter; a son, Frank Porter and his wife, Carmella, of Verner; three daughters, Julia Hatfield and her husband, Rex, of Coal Mountain, Kathy Walls and her husband, Jeffery, of Verner and Pamela Cline and her husband, Leon, of Brenton; six brothers, Steve Porter and his wife, Robin, of Brenton, Charles Porter Jr. and his wife, Mary, of Woodbridge, Va., and Douglas Porter and his wife, Janet, Edgar Porter and his wife, Donna, Joey Porter and Timmy Dean Porter, all of Vermillion, Ohio; three sisters, Juanita Trent of Vermillion, Ellamae Lester and her husband, Hassel, of Hanover and Barbara Shupe of Florida; eight grandchildren, Heather Rose, Cindy Hatfield, Katie Brown, Tabitha Walls, Courtney Porter, Trevor Porter, Alexandra Cline and Austin Cline; and a great-grandson, Blake Brown. Service will be noon Sunday at Spratsville Freewill Baptist Church with the Revs. James Ellis and Walter Grimmett officiating. Burial will follow in Cline Cemetery, North Spring. Friends may call 6 to 11 p.m. today at the church. Arrangements by Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert.

  • TALCOTT - James L. Walton, 77, died Thursday, May 2, 2002, at the Beckley VA Medical Center following a long illness. Born Feb. 10, 1925, in Alleghany, Va., he was the son of the late John Letcher and Annie Blue Warren Walton. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Clara Virginia Wickline Walton, on July 14, 2001; a sister, Fronna Feury; and three brothers, John Lewis Walton, Delbert Walton and Julian Walton. Mr. Walton was a civil service employee, having retired from Andrew S. Rowan Memorial Home, Sweet Springs, after 22 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II, and was the recipient of the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Combat Infantry Badge. He was a member of Tri County Memorial VFW Post 6723, Alderson. Survivors include a daughter, Susie Huffman and her husband, Donnie, of Oceana; four sons, Roger Walton of Talcott, Larry "Squeekie" Walton and his companion, Lorry, of Hilldale, Richard Walton and his wife, Judy, of Hollywood and Randy Walton and his wife, Cathy, of Taylorsville, N.C.; two sisters, Florence Huffman of Creamery and Geneva Ellis of Oak Hill; three brothers, Berman Walton of Charleston, Charlie Walton of Covington, Va., and Leslie Walton of Winston-Salem, N.C.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Graveside service and interment will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Campground Cemetery, Creamery, with the Rev. Alvie Edwards officiating. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today at Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson. Pallbearers will be Roger Walton, Larry "Squeekie" Walton, Richard Walton, Randy Walton, Bobby Walton and Doug Walton. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Tri County Memorial VFW Post 6723, Alderson. Military graveside rites will be conducted by Gauley Bridge VFW Post 8366 and Tri County Memorial VFW Post 6723. Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

  • LAYLAND - Hershel Lee Adkins, 59, died Thursday, May 2, 2002, at his home following a long illness. Born Oct. 27, 1942, in Prosperity, he was the son of the late Clark and Laura Adkins. Mr. Adkins had lived most of his life in Raleigh and Fayette counties. Survivors include three daughters, Kathy McCoy of Layland, Bernice Williams of Charlotte, N.C., and Sharon McCloud of Snow Plains, Tenn.; two sons, Perry Adkins and Alan Adkins of Macfarlan; eight grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; two brothers, Joe Adkins of Cleveland and Richard Adkins of Scarbro; a sister, Joyce Adkins of Mount Hope; and three sisters-in-law, Gerdie Adkins, Shirley Adkins and Vivian Adkins. Graveside service and burial will be 2 p.m. Monday at Adkins Family Cemetery, Long Bottom, with Pastor Robert Burnett officiating. Friends may call noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors, Hinton. Arrangements by Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors, Hinton.

  • BELLWOOD - Sylvia A. Fox Austin, 81, died Friday, May 3, 2002, at Heartland of Rainelle following a long illness. Born March 16, 1921, in Crickmer, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Lilly Goddard Fox. Mrs. Austin was the widow of the late Walter W. Fox Sr. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Leah Ann Fox; a stepdaughter, Judy Fury; and two sons-in-law, Butch and Cobert Lively. She was a homemaker and a member of Sewell Valley Baptist Church, Rainelle. Survivors include husband, William Lee Austin; six daughters, Shelby J. Churchwell of White Sulphur Springs, Barbara S. Orsini and her husband, Fred, of Annapolis, Md., Jane M. Lively of Rainelle, Gaye F. Lively of Annapolis, Millie E. Lively and her husband, Buck, of Flat Top Lake, Ghent, and Donna A. Tincher and husband, Hermon, of Unionville, Tenn., and a granddaughter she raised as a daughter, Regina Cadle and her husband, Denzil, of Bedford, Va.; two sons, Walter W. Fox Jr. and wife, Eileen, of Statesville, N.C., and Michael D. Fox and his wife, Gabriele, of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and a grandson she raised as a son, Wayne Straw and his wife, Brenda, of Beckley; two stepdaughters, Marsha Richmond and her husband, Dave, of Bellwood and Rosalee Gillespie and her husband, Kevin, of Lincoln, Del.; four sisters, Elsie Lane of Layland, Alifair Black of Princeton, Retha Lively and her husband, Darrel, of Crystal River, Fla., and Edna French of Grafton, Ohio; two brothers, Dave Fox and his wife, Dorothy, of Amherst, Ohio, and Kenneth Fox and his wife, Velma, of Bellwood; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Sewell Valley Baptist Church, Rainelle, with the Rev. Jim Yearego and Pastor Bob Hodges officiating. Burial will follow in Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel, Rainelle. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.

  • Buren R. Kidd Buren R. Kidd, 76, of Beckley, died Friday, May 3, 2002, in a Beckley area hospital following a short illness. Born March 26, 1926, at Willis Branch, he was the son of the late John E. and Myrtle Dotson Kidd. Mr. Kidd was a 1944 graduate of Pax High School. He served in the airborne division of the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired in 1985 from Westmoreland Coal Co., having worked 41 years as a coal miner with the UMWA. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and working in his yard. He was preceded in death by a brother, Franklin E. Kidd; and a sister, Bonnie A. Kidd. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Betty J. Hall Kidd; two sons, Larry W. Kidd and his wife, Connie, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and David R. Kidd and Karen of Beckley; two daughters, Beverly L. Mourad and her husband, Elias, and Renee Bennett and her husband, Kenneth, all of Beckley; seven grandchildren, Larry W. Kidd Jr., Buren W. Kidd, Justin E. Mourad, Ashlea N. Bennett, Matthew D. Kidd, Keeley J. Kidd and Jared L. Bennett; and a brother, Raymond E. Kidd and his wife, Ann, of Beckley. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father and a good friend and neighbor to all. Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, Beckley, with Pastor Brian Pope 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 Larry W. Kidd Jr., Buren W. Kidd, Elias N. Mourad, Justin E. Mourad, Matthew D. Kidd, L.B. Aliff Jr. and John M. Schulte. Memorial contributions may be made to First Church of the Nazarene, Building Fund, 607 Johnstown Road, Beckley, WV 25801. Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

  • Nelsie Gwendolyn Rorabaugh, 75, of West Wickham, died Friday, May 3, 2002, in a Beckley hospital following a long illness. Born Aug. 5, 1926, in Beckley, she was the daughter of the late Charles Francis and Viva Gladys Grimmett Burdette. Mrs. Rorabaugh spent most of her life in Fayette County and had been a resident of West Wickham since 1970. She was a homemaker and a member of Crab Orchard Gospel Tabernacle. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jesse Griffith; her second husband, Howard Rorabaugh; and a daughter, Gladys Chandler. Survivors include three sons, David Griffith and his wife, Gladys, of Hilltop, Tim Griffith of Beckley and Lyle Griffith and his wife, Vonda, of Charlotte, N.C.; two daughters, Jessie Griffith of Beckley and Charlene Dalrymple and her husband, Dennis, of Mullens; and two cousins, Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Young of Sarasota, Fla., and Alma Miller of Vero Beach, Fla. Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Crab Orchard Gospel Tabernacle with the Revs. Billy and Freda Waddell and Elder Lyle "Benny" Griffith officiating. Burial will follow in Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville. Friends may call 11 a.m. until time of service Monday at the church. Pallbearers will be Michael Griffith, B.J. Griffith, Don Snead, Billy Hall Jr., Chris Waddell and Gene Tilley. Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.

  • RUPERT - Krista Nicole Walton, infant daughter of Stephanie Haas and Robert Walton Jr. of Rupert, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2002, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea. Survivors include two sisters, Tierra and Orenda at home; her grandparents, Gaye and Robert Walton Sr. of Rupert, Ruth Ann Bennett of Asbury and James Burdette Jr. of Canton, Ohio; her great-grandparents, Violet Fleshman of Rainelle, Glenna and Neal Osborne of Canton, Ohio, and James Burdette Sr. of Crawley; a great-uncle, Dean Fleshman of Rainelle; and an aunt, Holly Burdette of Lewisburg. She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Harold Fleshman and George and Emzie Walton; and her great-great-grandmother, Mildred McCormick. Graveside service will be 2:30 p.m. today at End of the Trail Cemetery, Clintonville, with the Rev. Aaron Davidson officiating. There will be no visitation. Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.

  • GLEN FORK - Hiram M. Acord, 74, of Glen Fork, died Friday, May 3, 2002 in a Charleston hospital following a long illness. Born August 10, 1927, at Clear Fork, he was the son of the late Valentine and Margie Wright Acord. Mr. Acord was an electrician at Eastern Associated Coal Corporation's Kopperston mine with 35 years of service. He was a member of Local Union 7604 and a member of the Russell Missionary Baptist Church at Glen Fork, where he was a deacon, Sunday school superintendent and church clerk. Mr. Acord was a US Army veteran of the Korean War. He was known as "Paw Paw" to many in the children of the community. He was preceded in death by a brother, Clint Acord; a sister, Emma Jasper; and a grandson, Ronnie Lafferty, Jr. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Daphine Day Acord of Glen Fork; two daughters, Carol Lafferty and husband Ronnie of Glen Fork and Jeanette Fish and husband Frank of Riverdale, Ga.; three brothers, Raymond Acord and wife Frances of Daily, Charles Acord and wife Flossie of Lynco, and Dean Acord and wife Wilma of Roanoke Rapids, N.C.; five sisters, Carrie Acord of Oceana, Josephine Morgan of Clear Fork, Sue Vint and husband Rondell of Lynco, Mae Dalton and husband Roger of Smith Mountain Lake, Va., Irene Reid and husband Donald of Berea, Ky.; three brothers-in-law, Verner Day of Glen Fork, Elmer Day and wife Hope of Mocksville, N.C., and Robert Day and wife Mary Ellen of South Hills, Va.; two sisters-in-law, Pauline Bailey of Glen Fork and Blanche Powers of Glen Fork; 10 grandchildren and six great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Evans Memorial Chapel, Oceana with the Rev. Lucian Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens. Matheny. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Oceana.

  • George "Bill" Ashley, 81, of Amigo, went to be with our Lord and Savior on May 4, 2002 after a short illness. Born May 3, 1920 in North Carolina, he was the son of the late Rev. Joseph T. and Elizabeth Allia Bower Ashley. Mr. Ashley was a WWII veteran. He was a former employee of VA Railroad Yard Breakman. He operated a teen center in Amigo. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl and Herman Ashley. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Annie Ashley; a son, George Ashley, Jr. of Midway; five daughters, Paula Jean Webb and husband Charles of Orlando, Fla., Carolyn Sigmon and husband Sonny of Beckley, Mary Quesenberry and husband Pete of Shady Spring, Ella Bowman and husband Mack of Helen, and Shirley Minton and husband Stanley of Arizona; four brothers, Joseph Wade Ashley of Mullens, Walter Ashley of Chesapeake, Va., Italy Ashley of Charleston, and Darrell Ashley of Christiansburg, Va.; a sister, Ruth Sabongan of Maryland; 15 grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren (two of which are expected in two months). Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, Beckley. Burial will follow in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Family will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

  • Bonnie Estelle Quesenberry, 90, of 111 Jeferson Street, Beckley, died at 5:35 a.m. Sunday, May 5, 2002 at the Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital following a long illness. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley. Gwendolyn Rorabaugh Nelsie Gwendolyn Rorabaugh, 75, of West Wickham, died Friday, May 3, 2002, in a Beckley hospital following a long illness. Born Aug. 5, 1926 at Caperton, she was the daughter of the late Charles Fra-ncis and Viva Gladys Grimmett Burdette. Mrs. Rorabaugh spent most of her life in Fayette County and had been a resident since 1970. She was a homemaker and a member of the Crab Orchard Gospel Tabernacle. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jesse Griffith; her second husband, Howard Rorabaugh and a daughter, Gladys Chandler. Survivors include three sons, David Griffith and his wife, Gladys of Hilltop, Tim Griffith of Beckley and Lyle Griffith and his wife, Vonda of Charlotte, N.C.; two daughters, Jessie Griffith of Beckley and Charlene Dalrymple and her husband, Dennis of Mullens; five grandchildren, Micheal Griffith, B.J. Griffith, Kathy Chandler, Mark Griffith, Melissa Griffith; and two cousins, Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Young of Sarasota, Fla. and Alma Miller of Vero Beach, Fla. Service will be 1 p.m. today at the Crab Orchard Gospel Tabernacle with the Revs. Billy and Freda Waddell and Elder Lyle "Benny" Griffith officiating. Burial will follow in the Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville. Friends may call 11 a.m. until time of the service today at the church. Pallbearers will be Michael Griffith, B.J. Griffith, Don Snead, Billy Hall Jr., Chris Waddell and Gene Tilley. Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.

  • OAK HILL - Nancy M. Zink, 74, of Oak Hill, died Saturday, May 3, 2002 at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley following a short illness. Born November 17, 1927 at Concho, she was the daughter of the late John and Pearl Stevens. Mrs. Zink was a former businesswoman and owner of Bunker Hill Grocery and J&N Market. She was also a member of the Thursday and Friday Bowling Leagues at White Oak Lanes in Oak Hill. Preceded in death by her first husband, Frederick Hitchcock; her second husband, John M. Zink, Sr.; a step-son, Robert Zink; a grandson, Craig Zink; and a brother, Thomas Stevens. Survivors include two sons, Stephen Hitchcock and wife Annette of Mooresville, NC and Michael Hitchcock of Oak Hill; a daughter, Jeane Ann Goins and husband Danny of Ashland, Ky.; a step-son, John Zink, Jr. of Oak Hill; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren; one sister, Doris Jeane Botsford of Washington, DC; two brothers, George Stevens of Phoenix, AZ and C.R. Stevens of Nashville, Tenn. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Jones Avenue Church of God with Pastors Ralph and Tonya Shupe officiating. Burial will follow in the High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

  • Rose Marie Adkins Halsey, 73, of Beckley, went to be with the Lord Sunday, May 5, 2002, at Raleigh General Hospital following an extended illness. Born Oct. 31, 1928, at Keyrock, she was the daughter of the late Jasper Adkins and Laura Pendry Adkins. Mrs. Halsey was retired from Coca-Cola Bottling Company and was a former employee of the Wyoming County Board of Education. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother for 54 years. She was preceded in death by a sister, Edna Phillips and a brother, Aulda Adkins. Survivors inclue her husband, Harry Halsey; two daughters, Anice Hatfield and husband, Greg of Ballard and Juanita Dooley and husband, Joe of Summersville; a son, Bill Halsey and wife, Neil of North Carolina; two brothers, Clyde Adkins of Michigan and Harold Adkins of Fairfax, Va.; grandchildren, Geoff Hatfield and wife, Tammi of Lashmeet, Josh Hatfield of Ballard, Jodie Teaters and husband, Houston of Galax, Va., Mindy, Nikki, and Aaron Dooley and wife, Melinda, all of Lynchburg, Va. and Christopher Halsey of Tennessee; and great-grandchildren, Katie, Matt, Lauryn and Lyndsay Hatfield of Lashmeet. Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel with Dr. Phil Smith and the Rev. Larry Bolen officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum, Beckley. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

  • SPEEDWAY - Nelsie Gunter Hicks, 87, formerly of Sandstone, went home to be with the Lord at 11:40 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2002 in Princeton Community Hospitasl. Born March 25, 1915, at Sandstone, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Sara E. Willis Ayers. Ms. Hicks was a homemaker and attended the Speedway Community Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, John L. Gunter; her second husband, Howard Hicks; a son, Lemley E. Gunter; seven brothers and five sisters. Survivors include four sons, James L. Gunter and wife, Hariett of Sandstone, Dallas "Forest" Gunter of Hinton, Bobby G. Gunter and wife, Norma of Hinton and Johnny D. Gunter of Speedway, a very special and loving son who was the inspiration and the light of her life; four daughters, Betty "Richmond" Davis and husband, Albert of Sandstone, Maggie "Maxine" Maxwell and husband, Jack of Speedway, Lucille A. Williams and husband, Charles of Green Sulphur Springs nad Patricia C. Osborne and husband, Tommy of Shady Spring; a daughter-in-law, Anne Gunter of Narrows, Va.; a sister, Myrtle Holland of Hinton; 24 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel, Hinton with Pastor John Mabe officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery, Sandstone. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

  • DUBLIN, Ohio - William H. Moore, 47, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at Riverside Hospital. He was born March 19, 1955, in Raleigh County, Beckley, the son of Woodrow and Jean Moore. Mr. Moore graduated from Raleigh County Vocational Technical Center and was employed as a real estate representative for Family Dollar. He was a member of the Mt. Auburn Methodist Church. He will always be rememberd as a wonderful husband and dedicated father with a tremendous sense of humor. He was always willing to help other and always had a friendly handshake or smile to share. He was preceded in death by his father, Wodrow H. Moore and father-in-law, John F. Teets. He is survived by his wife, Carol of 15 years; a son, Aaron; a daughter, Kristin; his mother, Jean Moore; a sister, Kathy Pittman a brother, Danny Joe Moore; his mother-in-law, Carolyn Brickner; father-in-law, Robert Brickner; two nephews; three nieces; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at O.R. Woodyard Co. Chapel, 2990 Bethel Rd., Columbus, Ohio. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 4:30 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Arrangements by O.R. Woodyard Co. Chapel, Columbus, Ohio.

  • FRANKFORD - Karen A. Cooke Pritt, 47, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at Alleghany Regional Hospital in Low Moor, Va., following a three-year battle with cancer. Born Dec. 31, 1954, at Ronceverte, she was the daughter of Mrs. Katherine Yates Cooke of Anthony and the late Ted Cooke. Mrs. Pritt was a member of the Anthony Baptist Church and a seven-year employee of B.F. Goodrich Airospace Plant in Union. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Lacy and Bertha Yates and Ted and Helen Cooke. Other survivors besides her mother include her husband, Robert Pritt of Frankford and a brother, Walter Cooke of Anthony. Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the McCraw Funeral Home Chapel, Frankford, with the Rev. Clarence Griffith officiating. Burial will follow in Frankford Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour before the service Wednesday at the funeral home. Arrangements by McCraw Funeral Home, Frankford.

  • Alice Ormandy Reed Alice Marie Ormandy Reed, 58, of Soak Creek, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2002, at her residence following a long illness. Born March 15, 1944, at Soak Creek, she was the daughter of the late Miley and Jessie Ormandy. Mrs. Reed was a hairdresser and a member of the Bible Baptist Church in Sophia. She was preceded in death by a brother, William Ormandy. Survivors include her husband, Dorsey R. Reed; two daughters, Sandra Marie Reed and Rebekah Louise Reed, both living at home; two brothers, Robert Ormandy and wife, Nell of Odum, Ga. and James Ormandy and wife, Shirley of Jesup, Ga.; three sisters, Nellie Martin and husband, Edgar of Princeton, Lillian Moneymaker and husband, Marshall of Frederick, Md., Virginia Goings and husband, Howard of San Antonio, Texas; two sisters-in-law, Irene Mitchell and husband, Arnold of Beckley and Audrey Ormandy of Kentucky. Other survivors include many nieces, nephews, friends and cousins. The family would like to extend special thanks to the caregivers from Mountain State Home Health Care. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. G. Elmo Renegar, Th.D., and Pastor Wayne Holder officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Friends may call one hour before the service Wednesday at the funeral home. Family will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia.

  • PINEVILLE - James Reece Stanley, 84, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, in a Charleston hospital following a long illness. Born Feb. 8, 1918, at Crumpler, he was the son of the late James Q. and Tessie Workman Stanley. Mr. Stanley was a member of the Baptist faith and formerly attended the Sweet Divine Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Stanley; three brothers, Harry Stanley, James Kelly Stanley and Billy Jack Stanley and four sisters, Lucy Hinkle, Ruth Faultner, Mable Reid and Ethel Cook. Survivors include a sister, Hazel Cook and her husband, Arlis, of Mullensville; and several nieces and nephews. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Calfee Funeral Service Chapel, Pineville, with the Rev. Alfred Laxton officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson Cemetery, New Richmond. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Calvin Willard, Nelson Cook, Eugene Hall, Tim Mitchell, Clyde Green and Jim Dale Caudill. Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Service, Pineville.

  • JUMPING BRANCH - Eleanr Sue Foryst Trivett, 54, died Saturday, May 4, 2002, at her home following a long illness. Born Aug. 9, 1948, at Jumping Branch, she was the daughter of the late Fitzpatrick and the late Mary Smith. Mrs. Trivett had lived most of her life in Summers County. She had worked for many years as a home nurse and was a member of the Freedom Baptist Church on Powley's Creek. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Maston Trivett Sr. in February of 2001 and a brother, John Thomas Cook in 1980. Survivors include a son, Leroy Maston Trivett Jr. and wife, Loretta of Meadow Creek; two daughters, Stephanie Summers and husband, Charles of Forest Hill and Bernice Fleshman and family of Sandstone; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; a sister, Elizabeth Smith and husband, Lee, of Sandstone; two brothers, Robert Smith and wife, Nancy of Fort Myers, Fla. and Willard Cook of Fort Myers, Fla. Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel, Hinton with Pastor Pete Cook officiating. Burial will follow in the Trivett Family Cemetery at Jumping Branch, officiated by Nora Keaton. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral parlros. Pallbearers will be Gary Pack, Bill Trivett, Bill Trivett Jr., Ray Keaton, Earl Parker, Dennis Bragg and Danny Foster. Arrangements by Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors, Hinton.

  • James Charles Walker, 43, of Loflin St., Mabscott, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, in a Beckley hospital following a long illness. Born Feb. 11, 1959, at Beckley, he was the son of the late Loris and Barbara Ann Sullivan Walker. James was a lifelong resident of Mabscott and was a 1977 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School. James worked for Raleigh Hardware, he was an office manager for Geupel Construction and Mining for 12 years, and then he began working as an office manager for Mari Sullivan Walker Inc. He loved his family and friends and loved working with the children and their parents from the PTO at Mabscott Elementary. James was a member of the Mabscott United Methodist Church. Survivors include his loving wife of 15 years, Donna Huffman Walker; his wonderful daughter, Amy Walker at home; a brother, John Walker and his wife, Merry of Wesley Chapel, Fla.; a sister, Mari Sullivan Walker of Beckley; his nephews, Ryan Stone and his wife, Angell of Huntington, Kevin James Walker of Wesley Chapel, Fla., Chris Huffman and his wife, Kala, of Crab Orchard, Bryan Sheeler, Brad Sheeler and Scotty Sheeler, all of Ohio; his nieces, Erin Stone, Tara Huffman, both of Beckley and Amber Dingess of Seth; an uncle, Victor Sullivan and his wife, Carole of Seattle, Wash.; his cousins, Kelli Sullivan of Moss, Matthew and Sydney Moss, both of White Stone, Va. and David Souder of Pax; three great aunts, Estelle Beasley of Beckley, Erma Beasley and her children of St. Albans and Margaret Sullivan of Beckley. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Mabscott United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Lawson officaiting. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at Melton Mortuary Chapel. Pallbearers will be Kevin Bowling, Jim Bob Minor, David Souder, Larry Weidensall, Rusty Simmons, Al Gray, Jack Via and William Denny. Honorary pallbearers will be Phillip Oliver and Jerry and Tim Beasley. Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.

  • RAEFORD, N.C. - Angelia Dawn Walls Darnell, 28, formerly of Brier Creek (Baileysville), died Thursday, May 2, 2002, in McDowell County following a flooding accident. Born Jan. 9, 1974, in Mullens, she was the daughter of Malcolm and Teresa L. Walls of Brier Creek Road (Fanrock) and Teresa Brooks Walls and Harry Godwin of Beckley. Mrs. Darnell was manager of Michael's Arts & Crafts in Fayetteville, N.C. She was a 1992 graduate of Baileysville High School, attended Marshall University and was of the Protestant faith. She was joined in death by a daughter, Logan Paige Darnell; and her paternal grandfather, Jay H. Walls. Other survivors include her husband, Danny Paul Darnell; a son, Hunter Darnell at home; a brother, Basil Walls of Brier Creek Road (Fanrock); a sister, Amanda "Mandi" Walls of Beckley; a stepbrother, Tony Ross of Matewan; paternal grandmother, Milka Walls of Brier Creek Road (Fanrock); maternal grandparents, Clarence and Wanda Brooks of Brenton; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Danny and Mila Darnell of Coal Mountain; grandparents-in-law, Clarence and Ethel Fortner of Verner; special great aunt, Justine Walls of Simon; a sister-in-law, Brandi Darnell of Oceana; a niece, McKenzee England of Oceana; a nephew, Dakoda Darnell of Oceana; a special aunt and uncle-in-law, Carl and Barbara Mounts of Raeford; and a host of relatives and friends. Service will be 1 p.m. today at Coal Mountain Freewill Baptist Church with the Revs. James Ellis and Louis Collings officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny. Friends called 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Pallbearers will be Basil Walls, Danny Hatfield, Nick Mounts, Marty Fortner, Brian Hartman and Tommy Fortner. Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Ross, Heath Barlett, Phillip Cook, David Cook and John Simpson. Arrangements by Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert.

  • RAEFORD, N.C. - Logan Paige Darnell, 14 months old, died Thursday, May 2, 2002, in McDowell County, following a flooding accident. Born Feb. 28, 2001, in Fayetteville, N.C., he was the son of Danny Paul Darnell of Raeford. He was joined in death by his mother, Angelia Dawn Walls Darnell. He was also preceded in death by his paternal great-grandfather, Jay H. Walls. Other survivors include his maternal grandfather, Malcolm Walls and Teresa L. Walls of Brier Creek Road (Fanrock); maternal grandmother, Teresa Brooks Walls and Harry Godwin of Beckley; a brother, Hunter Darnell at home; an uncle, Basil Walls of Brier Creek Road (Fanrock), an aunt, Amanda "Mandi" Walls of Beckley; a stepuncle, Tony Ross of Matewan; paternal great-grandmother, Milka Walls of Brier Creek Road (Fanrock); maternal great grandparents, Clarence and Wanda Brooks of Brenton; paternal grandparents, Danny and Mila Darnell of Coal Mountain; paternal great-grandparents, Clarence and Ethel Fortner of Verner; great-great aunt, Justine Walls of Simon; an aunt, Brandi Darnell of Oceana; first cousins, McKenzee England and Dakoda Darnell, both of Oceana; a great-uncle and aunt, Carl and Barbara Mounts of Raeford; and a host of relative and friends. Service will be 1 p.m. today at Coal Mountain Freewill Baptist Church with the Revs. James Ellis and Louis Collings officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny. Friends called 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Arrangements by Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert.

  • RONCEVERTE - Chloe B. Littlepage, 86, passed away Monday, May 6, 2002, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, Va., following complications from a car accident. Born Feb. 12, 1916, in Ronceverte, she was the daughter of the late Granville and Cynthia Pauley Morgan. Mrs. Littlepage was a very active member of Greenbrier Regular Baptist Church, former Sunday school teacher, a member of the Ladies Circle and a retired laborer from Greenbrier Laundry once located in Ronceverte. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Littlepage; a sister, Relda Massey; three brothers, Robert Morgan, Emory Morgan and Alfred Morgan, and a stepbrother, Dewey Morgan. Survivors include a daughter, Betty L. Masters of Organ Cave; three granddaughters, Beverly Traino and her husband, Scott, Dianne Beale and her husband, Tim, and Jennifer Young and her husband, Roy; six great-grandchildren, Nathan Traino, Nicole Young, Dustin Young, Matthew Beale, Michael Beale and Sarah Beale; a sister, Alice Wykle of Ronceverte; a sister-in-law, Garna Morgan of Watertown, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Greenbrier Regular Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Dillon officiating. Burial will follow in Greenbrier Regular Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the church. Pallbearers will be nephews Wayne Morgan, Allen Wykle, Bruce Wykle and Merle Wykle, a grandson-in-law, Roy Young, and good friend Dale Morgan. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Seneca Trail Christian Academy, Route 2, Box 269, Ronceverte, WV 24970. Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ronceverte.

  • BLACKSBURG, Va. - Annie Dunlap Ellison Maddy, 93, died Monday, May 6, 2002, in Kroontje Health Care Center, Blacksburg. Born Aug. 8, 1908, in the Ellison residence of Greenville, she was the eldest daughter of the late Addison Dunlap and Emma Kyle Ellison. A lifelong Presbyterian, she was a member of Blacksburg Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, William Richard Maddy; a brother, J.Z. Ellison; and a sister, Harriett Dobbs Trippy. Mrs. Maddy was a graduate of Greenville High School and Stonewall Jackson Junior College of Abingdon, Va., in 1927 with highest honors. During World War II, she worked in the Washington, D.C., office of the FBI under J. Edgar Hoover. She lived in Huntington, then in Silver Spring, Md., where for 18 years she worked for the Naval Ordinance Laboratory, retiring in 1972. She and her husband spent their retirement years in Warm Hearth Village, Blacksburg. Survivors include two sisters, Catherine Ellison Showalter of Covington, Va., and Julia Ellison Rolling of Ilion, N.Y.; two brothers, R. Warren Ellison of Greenville and the Rev. A.D. Ellison Jr. of Charleston; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Service and committal will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Centerville Presbyterian Church, Greenville, with the Rev. Mikel Pugh, pastor of Centerville Presbtyerian Church, and the Rev. Dr. Alexander W. Evans, pastor of Blacksburg Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hills Cemetery, Union. Friends may call 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Thursday at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Centerville Presbyterian Church, Greenville, WV 24945, Blacksburg Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 144, Blacksburg, VA 24063 or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Broyles-McGuire Funeral Home, Union.

  • DUBLIN, Ohio - Bill Moore, 47, died early Sunday morning, May 5, 2002, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, of complications from injuries received in an accident at his home in Dublin. Born March 19, 1955, in Beckley, he was the son of Jean Gardner Moore and the late Woodrow H. "Woody" Moore. Bill was a 1973 honor graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School. He spent most of his professional life as a corporate real estate developer, working for Family Dollar General Stores at the time of his death. Bill was also an avid NASCAR fan. He was also preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Charles Walter Gardner and Peggy Gardner Adkins; his paternal grandparents, George "Marley" Moore and Myrtle Deal Moore, and a special neighbor, Mrs. Janet Smedley, who was like a second mother to the Moore family. Other survivors include his wife, Carol Parton Moore, and their children, Aaron and Kristin Moore, both at home; his brother, Danny Joe and his wife, Sheri Gray Moore, and their daughters, Amanda and Sarah, of Beckley; his sister, Kathy Moore Pittman and her husband, Ron, and their children, Daniel, Josh and Katie Rose, of Athens, Ohio; and special family friends, Doug and Teresa Cox of Mount Tabor. Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Woodyard Funeral Home, Dublin, with the Rev. Norman Coleman officiating. Friends may call 2 to 4:30 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pallbearers will include Danny Joe Moore, Doug Cox, Ron, Daniel and Josh Pittman, and Harry Hardin. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bill's memory to the United Methodist Temple's building fund for its new Christian Living Center.