Raleigh County Obits

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  • SCARBRO - Bonnie Sue Clyburn Cline, 41, of Scarbro Loop, died Wednesday, July 10, 2002, after a sudden illness. Born Feb. 9, 1961, in Beckley, she was the daughter of Phyllis Romine Clyburn of Mabscott and the late Clyde Edward Clyburn. Mrs. Cline was a homemaker and was formerly employed as a receptionist at the Crab Orchard Small Animal Hospital. She was a member of Scarbro Baptist Church and had been a resident of Scarbro Loop for the past 20 years, formerly living in Mabscott. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Alicia Rene Cline; her maternal grandmother, Nancy Virginia Kirk Romine; and her paternal grandparents, Henry Lewis and Susan Josephine Smith Clyburn. Survivors include her mother, Phyllis Romine Clyburn of Mabscott; her daughter, Aimee L. Cline of Scarbro; four brothers, Mark Wayne Clyburn and his wife, Julie, of Mount Tabor, Timothy Ray Clyburn and his wife, Patty, of Sweeneysburg, Kenneth Russell Clyburn and his wife, Becky, of Coal City, and Steven Edward Clyburn of Mabscott; and maternal grandfather, William Hestle Romine of Mabscott. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Calfee Funeral Home Cha-pel, Beckley, with Pastor How-ard Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be William T. Sloan, Charles J. Sloan II and her brothers, Mark Wayne, Timothy Ray, Kenneth Russell and Steven Edward Clyburn. Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

  • NIMITZ - Emma Jean Harvey, 77, went home to be with the Lord at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2002, from the Raleigh Center in Beaver following a long illness. Born March 10, 1925, in Hinton, she was the daughter of the late Eldridge and Oma Williams Ellison Sr. Jean was a lifelong resident of Summers County. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Nimitz, and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her sister, Eva Ellison Dobbins. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Lloyd E. Harvey; two daughters, Janey Angell and husband, Robert, of Jumping Branch and Janet Toney of Monroe County; a brother, Eldridge "Whitey" Ellison Jr. and wife, Wilma, of Hinton; a sister, Margie Allen of Nimitz; three grandchildren, Neta Angell Greenlief and husband, Travis, of Carolina Beach, N.C., Kevin Wykle of Hilldale and Greg Angell of Jumping Branch; and a great-granddaughter, Brittany Wykle. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel, Hinton, with Pastor Sonny Angell officiating. Burial will follow in Lilly-Crews Cemetery, Nimitz. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral parlors. Pallbearers will be Joe Willey, Eugene Stanley, Doug Epperly, Eric and Michael Cales, and Mike Brandon. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Vaughn and Edward Lilly Sr. Arrangements by Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors, Hinton.

  • SOUTH CHARLESTON - April Craddock Lester, 44, of Daniels Avenue, died Tuesday, July 2, 2002, in the University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, Va., following a short illness. Born Dec. 27, 1957, in Richwood, she was the daughter of the late Ted Craddock and Ruth Midkiff Craddock. Mrs. Lester was a waitress at Doug's Topside at South Charleston. She had lived in South Charleston for the past 30 years. Survivors include her companion of 15 years, Jack DeBolt; three brothers, Arthur Craddock and wife, Kizie, of Waverly Hall, Ga., Lonnie Craddock and wife, Sherrie, of Huntington and Kenneth Craddock and wife, Rose, of Beckley; two sisters, Nancy Blake and husband, Doug, of Beckley and Violet Marcum and husband, Harold, of Huntington; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel, Beckley, with Pastor Ken Overdorf officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your favorite charity. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

  • PALMDALE, Calif. - Bernice Louise Privett, 78, formerly of Beckley, passed away Monday, July 8, 2002, in Lancaster, Calif., after an extended illness. Born Dec. 19, 1923, in Eccles, Bernice and her family originally moved to Palmdale, Calif., in 1956 from Detroit. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Palmdale from 1957 until 1980, at which time she returned to Beckley. She was a member of Maxwell Hill Baptist Church while living in West Virginia. She was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having enlisted as a WAVE during World War II. Bernice had recently returned to California after living in Beckley for 22 years. She is survived by her children, Douglas Privett of Portland, Ore., Roger Privett (Patricia) of Burlington, Wash., and Elaine Knapp (Bob) of Palmdale; a sister, Janice Copus (Dick) of Sterling Heights, Mich.; grandchildren, Meredith Fox, Stephanie Hansen (Rodney), Griff, Jeff, Alan and Bradley Privett, and Jacob Sutton; great-grandchildren, Brittney and Alyssa Fox, Jacob and Jordan Hansen; and numerous nieces, nephews and countless friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Callie Lester; a sister, Ovella Phebus; and two brothers, Edward and Ronald Lester. Memorial service to celebrate her life will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Palmdale, 1051 E. Palmdale Blvd., with the Rev. John W. Schearer officiating. A luncheon will follow immediately after the service. Rest forever in God's loving arms, Mom. Your strong belief in and love for God provide those of us left behind with peace and courage knowing you are in heaven. Arrangements by Chapel of the Valley Mortuary, Palmdale.

  • MONTPELIER, Va. - Mi-chael Dandridge "Danny" Shumate Jr., 29, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at home. Survivors include his wife, Tanya Harris Shumate; two sons, Michael D. Shumate III and Jacob W. Shumate, both at home; his parents, Michael D. and Faye Tiller Shumate Sr. of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a brother, Peter Shumate of Myrtle Beach; his mother and father-in-law, Gary and Keitha Harris of Smoot; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the family cemetery in Montpelier. Friends may call 6 to 8:30 p.m. today at the West Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, Glen Allen, Va. Information submitted by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Rainelle.

  • PIPESTEM - Dempsey Willis Keaton Sr., 67, of Indian Ridge Road, died Thursday, July 11, 2002, in Summers County Appalachian Regional Hospital following a short illness. Born Nov. 18, 1934, in Pipestem, he was the son of the late Darius A. and Maggie Thompson Keaton. Mr. Keaton was retired from the West Virginia Department of Highways with 28 years of service. He was a member of Rocky Mount Community Church, Pipestem. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred "Homer" Keaton and Darius Keaton Jr.; and four sisters, Beulah Keaton Phillips, Maude Keaton Phillips, Sadie Jewell Keaton and Bonnie Keaton Lowe. Survivors include his wife, Emogene Lucas Keaton; a son, Dempsey Willis Keaton Jr. of Pipestem; two sisters, Genevieve Keaton Phillips and husband, Hershell, of Lerona and Kathleen Keaton Neely and husband, Arthur, of Princeton; and a brother-in-law, Kenneth Lowe of Roanoke, Va. Service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel, Hinton, with Pastor Randy Lilly and Brother Buck Goodwin officiating, with songs by the Rev. Bobby Hambrick and wife, Vera, and Glenna Keaton. Burial will follow in Keaton Cemetery, Pipestem. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Roger and Joe Lilly, Marvin and Kenny Murdock, Jerry and Scotty Pritt, Ernest Lucas, Eugene Fain, Mickey Wylick, Travis Shrewsbury, Doug Brooks and Josh Dixon. Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

  • ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Kathleen Cindusky Martin, 98, passed away at her home Wednesday, July 10, 2002, following a short illness. Born May 3, 1904, in Lockbridge, she was the daughter of the late Laben and Susan Wickline Gwinn. Mrs. Martin was a homemaker and of the Protestant faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Martin; two daughters, Gathalee McDougal and Glenna Martin; and an infant son, Novel Lee Martin. Survivors include a son, Burton "Burt" D. Martin and wife, Karen, of Cadiz, Ohio; two daughters, Lois Delaney of Alexandria and Olive Cervo of Fairmont; a stepdaughter, Charlene Crook Lockbridge; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. today at Smathers Funeral Chapel, Rainelle, with the Rev. Keith Shumaker officiating. Burial will follow in Wickline Cemetery, Meadow Bridge. Service will conclude with the release of the White Flights. Friends may call one hour before service at the funeral chapel. Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Rainelle.

  • Julia Shelton, 50, of the Masseyville area of Rock Creek, died Wednesday, July 10, 2002, in a Beckley hospital following a sudden illness. Born Sept. 20, 1951, in Floresville, Texas, she was a daughter of the late JosÚ C. and Oralia D. De La Zerda Montoya. Mrs. Shelton was a member of Arnett Chapel and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by a sister, Juliana Montoya; and three brothers, Juan Jose, Henry and Thomas Montoya. Survivors include her husband, Jerry D. Shelton; two daughters, Lori Williams and husband, Chris, of Beckley and Carrie Hodges and husband, Dallas, of Glen Daniel; two sons, Jody P. and Matthew, both of Masseyville; six sisters, Carrie DeHoyas of San Antonio, Texas, Genevive Gonzales of Rio Rancho, N.M., Evelyn Bentley and Mary Theresa Montoya, both of Floresville, Mary Ann Martinez of Karnes City, Texas, and Lucille Martinez of Barston, Calif.; mother-in-law, Emma Shelton of Masseyville; four grandchildren, Caleb Shelton, Hunter and Grace Williams and Emma Hodges; and many nieces, nephews, family, friends and loved ones. Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Arnett Chapel with the Rev. Larry Brown officiating. Singers will be The Turner Family. Interment will follow in Shelton Cemetery, Masseyville. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, and one hour before service Sunday at the church. Arrangements by Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.

  • Juanita Fern Stanley, 77, of Coal City, died Thursday, July 11, 2002, in a Beckley hospital following a long illness. Born April 11, 1925, in Glen Morgan, she was the daughter of Everette and Nova Ferguson Adkins. Mrs. Stanley was a homemaker and a member of Order of Eastern Star Chapter 136, Dogwood Garden Club and Homemaker's Club of Coal City. She was of the Baptist faith, an avid reader, and enjoyed birdwatching and working with flowers. She was preceded in death by her brother, Harold Adkins. She will be sadly missed by her husband of 62 years, Jess Willard Stanley; five children, Martha Jane Herron and husband, Kenneth, of Coal City, Jess Sanford Stanley and wife, Ruby, of Falls Church, Va., Linda F. Ellison and husband, Mike, of Coal City, Marilyn F. Pegram and husband, Randy, of Fireco, and Douglas Lee Stanley and wife, Margie, of Coal City; a brother, Jack Wyatt of Riverdale, Md.; two sisters, Donna Wood of Prosperity and Shirley Whiting of Riverdale; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, Beckley, with Elders Joe Blevins and Keith Mills officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home with an Order of Eastern Star service to begin at 7:30 p.m. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

  • Maye S. Adkins RAINELLE - Maye S. Adkins, 91, died Friday, July 12, 2002, at her home in Rainelle. Born March 2, 1911, at Neola, she was the daughter of the late James F. and Emma Kirkpatrick Brackman. Mrs. Adkins had been a member of the First Baptist Church of Rainelle, a homemaker and a resident of Rainelle for 65 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Adkins in 1964; a son, Arnold Lee Adkins; two sisters, Olive Carter and Helen Williams; and three brothers, Ray, Lester and Omer Brackman. Survivors include two daughters, Margaret E. Green and husband, James of Marmet, and Linda C. DiMascio and husband, Benny of Rupert; a son, Paul E. Adkins and wife, Elaine of Bloomington, Ill.; a sister, Genevieve Thornton of Rainelle; a brother, James F. Brackman Jr. of Alexandria, Va.; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle with the Pastor Keith Shumaker officiating. Burial will follow in the Sewell Valley Baptist Church Cemetery, Rainelle. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.

  • FAYETTEVILLE - Clayton Ray Redden, 70, died Saturday, July 13, 2002, at Plateau Medical Center, Oak Hill, following a short illness. Born April 6, 1932, at Royal, he was the son of the late Gordon and Verlie Redden. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marcella Lucille Redden and three grandchildren, Holly Mae Jeffries, Crissy Ann Jeffries and Jimmy Lee Redden. Survivors include four sons, Randall Redden and his wife, Lisa, of Fayetteville, Clayton Redden II and his wife, Kellen, of Fayetteville, Ronald Redden of Oak Hill and Gordon Redden; six daughters, Lucille Ames and her husband, Jimmy, of Bradley, Judy Salango and her husband, Joe, of Beckley, Rosie Lambert and her husband, Richard, of Pemberton, Janie Cromer and her husband, Micky of Crab Orchard, Marcella Williams and her husband, John of Beckley, Elaine Richards of Oak Hill; and 25 grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at High Lawn Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Richard Barker officiating. Burial will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral chapel. Pallbearers will be Terry McMillion, Edward Ewing, Randall Redden II, Lisa Redden, Eric Lanham, Andrew Ward, Johnny Worix and Shawn Ward. Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Chapel, Oak Hill.

  • Opal Marie Smith Opal Marie Smith, 79, of Woodland Dr., MacArthur, went to be with her Lord following a sudden illness on Saturday, July 13, 2002. Born on May 20, 1923, at Hotchkiss, she was the daughter of the late Emmitt W. and Elizabeth Jones Perdue. Mrs. Smith spent her childhood at Hotchkiss. She was a resident of MacArthur the past 57 years where she was a member of the Crab Orchard Baptist Church and an active member of the Fellowship Sunday School Class. She had been employed by the Raleigh County Board of Education as a cook, retiring from Central Elementary. Opal was preceded in death by her husband, Glen F. Smith, on May 12 of this year; two brothers, Emmitt and Ellis Perdue and two sisters, Mae Cook and Mamie Ferguson. Survivors include a daughter, Opal Jean Cooper and her husband, Gary of MacArthur; three grandsons, Steve Cooper and his wife, Alice of MacArthur, Randy Cooper and his wife, Joy of Roanoke, Va., and David Cooper and his wife, Lisa of Mooresville, N.C.; five great-grandchildren, Sara Cooper Williams and her husband, Josh of Artie, John, Zachary, Regan, and Cortney Cooper; and three sisters, Margie Meadows of Granite City, Ill., Irene Austin of Princeton and Mildred Bailey of Creal Springs, Ill.; a special niece, JoAnn Bowyer of Dayton, Ohio. A large extended family whom she held in deep affection also survive. Service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Melton Mortuary Chapel with the Revs. Phillip Shields and Robert Keaton officiating. Burial will follow 11 a.m. Wednesday at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Those wishing to attend the burial service are asked to meet at Melton Mortuary by 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Friends may call 4:30 p.m. until time of the service Tuesday at Melton Mortuary. Pallbearers will be family members. Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.

  • MORGANTON, N.C. - Roy Emmet Smith, 55, of Morganton, N.C., formerly of Oak Hill, died Saturday, July 13, 2002, at the Frye Medical Regional Center, Hickory following a long illness. Born May 25, 1947, at Oak Hill, he was the son of the late Arby and Elizabeth Darby Smith. Mr. Smith was a disabled laborer and was of the Pentecostal Holiness faith. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by one grandson, Brian Michael Bennett. Survivors include his wife, Beverly Smith of Morganton, N.C.; three stepsons, William Daniel Bennett of Morganton, NC, Douglas Eugene Bennett of Raleigh, N.C., and David Bennett of Morganton, N.C.; a stepdaughter, Pamela Lea Bennett of Morganton, N.C.; brothers, Archie Arby Smith and James Beverly Smith, both of Oak Hill; a sister, Helen L. Settle of Oak Hill; 4 nieces and five nephews; and five step-grandchildren. Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Tyree Funeral Home Chapel in Oak Hill with Minister Elder Moore officiating. Burial to follow in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Friends may call noon until 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

  • TRUE - Sanford T. Wills, 79, of True, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 13, 2002, at his home following a long illness. Born February 7, 1923, he was the son of the late Sylvanus and Dorothy Lilly Wills. Mr. Wills was a disabled coal miner, an avid farmer and member of Rich Creek Baptist Church, Spanishburg. He was a veteran, having proudly served his country, in the US Army. He was preceded in death by three brothers, five sisters, and a grandson. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 57 years, Icie Pegram Wills; stepson, James Adkins of Streetsboro, Ohio; three sons, Benny Wills and wife Jeanie of Pipestem, John Wills and wife LaVerne of True, and Keith Wills of Pipestem; a daughter, Loretta "Sissy" Neely and husband, Walter of True; four brothers, Golden Wills and wife Pauline of Farley Hill, Letis Wills and wife Debbie of Beaver, Jasper Wills and wife Velma of Orlando, Fla., and Lester Wills of Las Vegas, NV; three sisters, Bonnie Holland of Coal City, Gladys Patton and husband Lee of Huntington, and Geneva Ream and husband Eddie of Las Vegas, NV; 12 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild; and a host of friends. Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ralph Calfee officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Robert Wills, Vaughn Wills, Eugene Wills, Gary Wills, Harold Adkins and Darrell Adkins. Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

  • Claude Brown, 82, of Pine Knob area of Naoma, died Saturday, July 13, 2002, in a Beckley hospital following a long illness. Born March 2, 1920, at Pine Knob, he was the son of the late Prince Albert and Rahama Peters Brown. Mr. Brown was a former employee of Kopperston No. 1 and the Bethlehem Mines. He was a fire warden for the Department of Natural Resources. He was preceded in death by three sons, Virgil Lee, Harry Cody and Cisco Lee; a daughter, Linda Kay; a grandson, James Bailey; five brothers and one sister. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Virgie Pettry Brown; two daughters, Gladys Mae Bailey of Naoma and Ruth Jenkins of Fairdale; seven sons, Claude Jr. of Glen Daniel, Corbett Dale and Jimmy W., both of Naoma, Johnny Mack of Valdese, N.C., Dennis W. of Ravencliff, Theron Turner of Rock Creek and Donnie Turner of Ohio; three sisters, Faye Napper of Gallipolis Ferry, WV, Laffon Pettry of Naoma, and Vivian Turner of Whitesville; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; special friends, Sandy Lester, Ann Calloway and Bonnie Jarrell; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Union Chapel at Pine Knob, with the Revs. Danny Gilfilen and David Cook officiating. The singers will be Marvin Turner. Burial will follow in the Jarrell-Dickens Cemetery, Pauley Hill of Pine Knob. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the church. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Jenkins Jr., P.J. Lester, Justin Brown, Alan Daniel, Bobby Hoosier and Paul Lester. Arrangements by Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.

  • OAK HILL - Alice Spitler Burgess, 82, died Sunday, June 14, 2002, at Genesis Eldercare in Salisbury, N.C., following an apparent heart attack. Born Jan. 15, 1920, in Staunton, Va., she was the daughter of the late Edward P. Spitler Sr. and Florence Schaeffer Spitler. Mrs. Burgess was a retired secretary for Fayette County Board of Education, having worked for Oak Hill Elementary School, Fayette County Health Service and the Central Board Office. She was a member of the Oak Hill United Methodist Church, Challengers Circle and the Ladies Bible Class. She was also a member and Past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star Oak Hill Chapter No. 107, a 50-year member and past state recording secretary for the United Daughters of the Confederacy, West Virginia Secretary of General Federation of Women's Clubs, Fayette Study Club, past president of the Oak Hill Civic League and also a member and past president of the Oak Hill Garden Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil W. Burgess and a brother, Edward Paul Spitler Jr. Survivors include two sons, Dr. Thomas P. Burgess and wife, Gloria, of Bridgewater, Va. and Dr. Phillip E. Burgess of Salisbury, N.C.; a daughter, Beverly Conner and her husband, Dr. R. Kim Conner of Birmingham, Ala.; and two grandchildren, Shawn Patrick and Katherine Elizabeth Conner of Birmingham, Ala. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Oak Hill United Methodist Church with the Revs. James Shepherd and the Rev. William Slates officiating. Burial will follow 1 p.m. on Thursday at Thornrose Cemetery in Staunton, Va. Donations of sympathy may be made to Fayette Plateau Ministerial Association Food Pantry, 250 Main St. East, Oak Hill, WV 25901. Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

  • FIRECO - Bertha Mae Davis, 76, of Fireco, died Saturday, July 13, 2002, at Raleigh General Hospital following a short illness. Born May 12, 1926, in Wytheville, Va., she was the daughter of Mamie Stovall Akers Shrewsbury of Stephenson and the late Emmett Akers. Mrs. Davis was a homemaker and had lived the past 30 years at Fireco. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oakley Davis; and three sons, Eddie Davis, John Wane Davis and Dickie Davis. Survivors include six sons, William Davis and wife, Maria of Scarbro, Arthur Davis and wife, Wanda of Pennsylvania, Davie Davis of Pennsylvania, Arnold Davis of Long Branch, Claude Davis and wife, Elizabeth of Fireco, and Roger Davis of Fireco; nine daughters, Mary Puffenbarger and husband, Rick of Ghent, Ann Davis and husband, James of Basin, Elizabeth Mitchem of Long Branch, Nora Thomas and husband, Rick of Long Branch, Lou Daughtery and husband, Roger of Long Branch Connie Akers and husband, Fred of Flat Top, Martha Hylton and husband, Lewis of Fireco, Sue West of Whitby and Lisa Farley and husband, Kenny of Fairdale; two brothers, Kelly Akers and wife, Clair of Ury and Jack Akers of Layland; a sister, Jo Mae Whitt and husband, Garrett of North Carolina; 46 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel. Burial will follow in the Hanna Lilly Cemetery at Odd. 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 at Shady Spring.

  • LEWISBURG - Frances McMillan Jordan, 95, formerly of Spencer, died Saturday, July 13, 2002, at the Greenbrier Manor in Lewisburg. Born April 10, 1907, at Otto, WV, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Alma Brannon McMillan. Mrs. Jordan was a homemaker and mother, having lived most of her life on Charles Fork, farming with her husband. She was a founding member of the Otto Advent Christian Church and a member of the Methodist Church on Charles Fork and the Methodist Women of Christian Service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paris Guy Jordan in 1985; a son, Walter C. Jordan; a sister, Kate Weltner of Parkersburg; and three brothers, Hal and Leon, both of Otto and Dean McMillan of Akroin, Ohio. Survivors include a son, Arthur Brice Jordan of Spartanburg, Pa.; two daughters, Peggy Heeter of Spencer and Wanda J. Blake of Lewisburg; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and several stepgrandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, 206 Beauty St., Spencer with the Rev. Mike King officiating. Burial will follow in Spencer Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Arrangements by Taylor-Vandale-Funeral Home, Spencer.

  • MOUNT HOPE - Edward E. Owens, 43, of Mount Hope, died Saturday, July 13, 2002. Born March 13, 1959, in Buchanan County, Va., he was the son of Lovis Keene Owens of Mount Hope and the late Sidney A. Owens. Mr. Owens was a restaurant cook and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by a brother, Terry Owens; and a sister, Gerlene Owens. He will be sadly missed by a daughter, Emily Lovis; two sons, Cody Tyler and his mother, Shelia and Edward Zachary; two brothers, Ronnie Owens and wife, Pam and Charles Owens; and four sisters, Freda Sisk and friend, Clay Walker, Phyllis Gray and husband, Mike, Connie Davenport and husband, C.J., and Patricia Fitzwater and companion, Tom Neff. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, Beckley, with Pastor Frank Pittman officiating. Entombment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Friends may call noon until time of the services at the funeral home. Tommy Biggs, C.J. Davenport, John Mandeville, Dick Barnes, Ray Bolt and Clay Walker will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

  • BASIN - Gladys Shrewsberry, 94, died Sunday, July 14, 2002, in Princeton Community Hospital following a long illness. Born July 12, 1908, at Basin, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Henry and Louannie McKinney Basham. Mrs. Shrewsberry was a homemaker, an avid reader, and of the Methodist faith. She excelled in crewel work, having won many awards in national needlework exhibits at Woodlawn Plantation in Mt. Vernon, Va. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Blackburn Shrewsberry; an infant daughter, Eva Dian Shrewsberry; four brothers, Odie, Albert, Elmer and Ralph Basham; and five sisters, Brady and Zida Shrewsberry, Rouvatie Haynes, Esther and Dossie Basham; and sons-in-law, Luis G. Zambrana, Robert J. Dame and Allen Greathouse. Survivors include eight daughters, Alma E. Lusk and husband, Tollison Lusk Jr. of Bud, Imarie Zambrana of St. Louis, Mo., Lela Fern Dame, Reva R. Shrewsberry and Nola L. Shrewsberry, all of Ghent, Zelma J. Greathouse of St. Louis, Mo., S. Ferrel Goes and husband, Jim R. of Bourbon, Mo., and Karen S. Marsh and husband, James of Arlington, Va.; two sons, Reynard C. Shrewsberry and wife, Eva F. of Paducah, Ky., and Reynold Connie Shrewsbury and wife, Violet C. of Basin; two sisters, Havery Shrewsberry of Flat Top and Gretsel Whitt of Atlanta, Ga.; a brother, Hansel Basham of Shady Spring; 17 grandchildren, Gary, Stephen, and Byron Shrewsberry, Pamela Bishop, Greg Lusk, Luis A. and Michael Zambrana, Nanette Lennartz, Lisa Tobar, Valerie L. McKendree, Robert J. Dame, Jennifer May, Gladys Jewell, Yvette Jackson, Jonathan and Jeremy Shrewsberry and J. Lawrence Marsh; and 23 great-grandchildren. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Hugh McKinney officiating. Burial will follow in Shrewsberry Family Cemetery at Barkers Creek. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Grandsons and sons-in-law will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

  • James L. Bowling, 77, died Monday, July 15, 2002, in Birch Tree, Mo., following a long illness. Jim formerly lived on North Western Avenue in Beckley. He was a World War II Navy veteran and retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Beckley. He was well known and loved by many friends. He was a longtime Boy Scout leader and a lifetime member of the Loyal Order of the Moose. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Della Walker Bowling. He is survived by a son, James Jr. and family of Las Vegas, Nev.; and a daughter, Jane Leigh and family of Birch Tree, Mo. Jim is survived by a brother, E.M. "Buzzy" Bowling of Waynesboro, Va.; and extended family members. Jimmy will be missed. The body was cremated at Jim's request.Pam Payne 7/16/2002 has pic

  • William Wilson Clinton Sr., 58, of Maple Fork, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 13, 2002, in a Virginia VAMC hospital following an extended illness. Born June 10, 1944, at Winding Gulf, he was the son of the late Herbert C. and Leora Mae Carr Clinton. Mr. Clinton was a retired vocational evaluator for the State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation for 19 years and was of the Baptist faith. He was an avid hunter although he mostly enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He proudly served his country for eight years in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Clinton; and a nephew, Archie Wilson Clinton. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 34 years, Barbara Quesenberry Clinton; a son, William Wilson Clinton Jr. of Maple Fork; a daughter, Michelle Lynn Clinton of Crab Orchard; a sister, Phyllis Howerton of Sophia; and a grandson, Matthew Steven Clinton of Ripley. Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, Beckley, with Pastor Gary Williams Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley, with military rites being conducted by the Oak Hill VFW Post 3110. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Carmen Joseph Carter, Roger Nipper, Joseph Huffman, Larry Nipper, Thomas Rapp, and Richard Deulley will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

  • OAK HILL - James Clay Crowe, 90, of 303 Midway, Oak Hill, died Saturday, July 13, 2002, at Nicholas County Health Care Center, following a long illness. Born Dec. 16, 1911, at Canvas, Ni-cholas County, he was the son of the late Joseph and Laura Rotan Crowe. Mr. Crowe was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church at Harper Park. He was preceded in death by a sister, Daisy Poore and her husband, Clinton; a brother, Alonzo Crowe; and a niece, Elizabeth Wright. Survivors include five nieces, Gail Staunton and husband, Milton, of Garten, Lena Lewis and husband, Wilbur, of An-sted, Marion Jackson of Fayette-ville, Clara Poore of Pittsburgh, Pa., and his caregivers, Claudia Davis and her husband, Ben, of Oak Hill; two nephews, Clarence Poore and wife, Danita, of Virginia Beach, Va., and William Poore and wife, Sarah, of Charlotte, N.C.; and a host of great-nieces, cousins, relatives and friends. Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Garten with the Rev. A.L. Simms and the Rev. Keith Walker officiating. Burial will follow in Rotan Family Cemetery, Fayetteville. Friends may call one hour before service Thursday at the church. Arrangements by Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

  • ANSTED - Elizabeth Elea-nor "Granny" Herbert, 88, of Ansted, passed away Monday, July 15, 2002, at her home with her family by her side following a long illness. Mrs. Herbert was born Aug. 12, 1913, in Washington, D.C., and was the daughter of the late Robert Leaman and Ca-therine Fuller Scott. Mrs. Herbert attended the St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Ansted, was a lifetime member of Naomi News Eastern Star in Maryland and was a retired bookkeeper for F&W Woolworth Company in Laurel, Md., where she had worked for 45 years. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Perry Lee Herbert, on Jan. 5, 1959; a son, Walter Lee Herbert; and a sister, Catherine Willis. Surviving are two sisters, Pat Padgett and her husband, Benny, of Fairfax, Va., and Emily Houchins and her husband, Johnny, of Capitol Heights, Md.; a daughter-in-law, JoElla Herbert of Ansted; a brother-in-law, Russell Willis of Maryland; three grandchildren, Pam Shrewsbury and husband, Everette, of Ansted, Patricia Gray and husband, Dennis, of Concord, N.C., and Sandy Samples and husband, Phillip, of Fayetteville; four great-grandchildren, Kristina and Jennifer Shrewsbury of Ansted, Lauren and Hannah Samples of Fayetteville; and a host of nieces and nephews. Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted, with the Rev. Phillip Dent and the Rev. Roy Gene Crist officiating. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Fort Lincoln Cemetery in Brentwood. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home in Ansted, where Eastern Star Service will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. She was very much loved by her family and will be sadly missed. Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted.

  • Chester Dean Lilly, 55, of Cool Ridge, died Sunday, July 14, 2002, at Raleigh General Hospital following a long illness. Born July 27, 1946, at Cool Ridge, he was the son of the late Patrick Chester Lilly, who died Dec. 10, 1945, and Vernal Maude Hall Lilly, who died June 28, 2000. Mr. Lilly was a disabled maintenance worker. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Wanda Mae Lilly, on May 8, 1983. Survivors include a sister, Loretta Lilly of Cool Ridge. Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Rose and Quesenberry Shady Spring Chapel with the Rev. Orville Setliff officiating. Burial will follow in the Lilly Family Cemetery at Cool Ridge. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry, Shady Spring.

  • BRENTON - Freddy Joe Miller, 61, died Saturday, July 13, 2002, in a Charleston hospital following a short illness. Born Oct. 8, 1940, at Logan, he was the son of James E. "Sony" Miller of Brenton and the late Grethel Leona Anderson Miller. Mr. Miller was a resident of the Brenton area and of the Baptist faith. He was a former coal miner. In addition to his father, survivors include his girlfriend, Nancy Delp of Panther; a son, Jody Christopher Miller of Taylorsville, N.C.; two daughters, Terri Joe Runkle and her husband, Todd, of Missoula, Mont., and Crystal Mullins and her fiancÚ, Allan, of Princeton; his former wife, Cletis Ann Miller of Oceana; two brothers, Roger Miller of Virginia and Ronnie Miller of Charleston; five sisters, Lisa Morgan and her husband, Hansel, of Brenton, Ka-thy Miller of Ohio, Imogene Blaney of Beckley, Patty Miller of Brenton, and Gail Woolum and husband, Marty, of Ocea-na; eight grandchildren, Hea-ther and Joseph Green of Montana, Alyssa Houchins of Princeton, Tiffany Tomblin of Logan, Cassie Pentisuglia of Princeton, Austin Thomas of Princeton, Thomas Eller of North Carolina and Christopher Allan of North Carolina. Service will be 1 p.m. today at Calfee Funeral Service Cha-pel in Pineville with the Rev. Lee Fischer officiating. Burial will follow in the Miller Family Cemetery, Mill Creek. Friends may call 11 a.m. until time of the service today at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Allan Lawrence, Lynn Miller, Hansel Morgan, Harold Riffe, Chris Miller and Eddie Miller. Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Service, Pineville.

  • John Lee "Leroy" Mobley, 43, of Maple Fork Road, died Sunday, July 14, 2002, at Raleigh General Hospital following a short illness. Born April 19, 1959, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Gene and Charlotte Evans-Evans of North Sand Branch Road. Mr. Mobley formerly worked with Hare Pipeline as a pipefitter in Raleigh, N.C., and he was of the Protestant faith. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Aaron Steely; and his paternal grandparents, Carl and Cindy Evans. Other survivors, besides his parents, include two daughters, Jennifer Mobley of Maple Fork Road and Priscilla "P.J." Stover of Pax; two grandsons, Caleb Mobley of North Sand Branch Road and Derek Stover of Pax; a sister, Mary Bailey of Sweeneysburg Road; a brother, Jerry Mobley of Andrews, N.C.; one nephew, Matthew Bailey; and one niece, Stacy Mobley. Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope, with the Rev. Robert Barley officiating. Burial will follow in the Pax Community Cemetery, Pax. Friends may call 10 a.m. until time of the services Thursday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Gene Evans, Kenny James, Gary Moore, Jeff Bailey, Danny Stover and Bob Lafon. Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

  • Velma J. Richards, 58, of 5307 Cook-Stewart Road, formerly of Hinton, died Friday evening, July 5, 2002, at Moses Cone Hospital, in Greensboro, N.C. Born in Hinton, she was the daughter of the late Samuel G. and Leva Smith. Velma was employed by Ramtex of Ramseur, N.C., and attended One Way Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, James R. Richards at home; two daughters, Brenda Osborne and husband, Larry, of Greensboro and Becky Hicks and husband, Ted, of Liberty, N.C.; a son, James Richards Jr. of Whitsett, N.C.; four grandchildren, Courtney and Andrew Richards and Wesley and Anthony Hicks; five brothers, Willard Smith and wife, Garnett, and Charles Smith and wife, Nancy, both of McLeansville, N.C., Roy Smith, Ronnie Smith and wife, Bonnie, and Smuel Smith and wife, Darlene, all of Hinton; five sisters, twin sister Zelma Koury and husband, Emo, and Juanita Wills and husband, Bobby, of McLeansville, N.C., Armenta Richmond and husband, Terry, of Shinnston, Janet Smith and husband, Dan, of Columbus, Ohio, and Marie Ratliff and husband, Ken, of Beckley. Service was Monday, July 8, at One Way Baptist Church in McLeansville, N.C., with burial following in the Gilmore Memorial Park in Julian, N.C. Arrangements by Loflin Funeral Home in Liberty, N.C. This information was submitted by Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors, Hinton.Pam Payne 7/16/2002 has pic

  • Warren Wintford Shrewsberry, 79, of Odd Road, Ghent, died Sunday, July 14, 2002, in a Charles-ton hospital following a long illness. Born June 30, 1923, at Basin, he was the son of the late Paris Cal-laway and Lulie Farley Shrewsberry. Mr. Shrews-berry spent his early childhood in Basin, moving to Ghent in 1938. He was a 1942 graduate of Shady Spring High School. From February 1943 until December 1945 he served as a corporal with B Battery, 255th Field Artillery, 3rd Army, and participated in battles in Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. Before becoming disabled, he worked for 21 years in the mining industry in the Gulf area of Raleigh County. He was a member of the UMWA, the VFW Post at Midway and was an ordained deacon and member of the West View Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Jasper, Gilmer and Bennette Shrewsberry; and a sister, Pauline Shrewsberry. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Molly Naoma Reedy Shrewsberry; three sons, Har-old Shrewsberry and wife, Kwang, of Springfield, Va., Warren Shrewsberry and wife, Shirley, of Ghent and Randy Shrewsberry and wife, Vickie, of Josephine; three daughters, Trilla Wills and husband, Da-vid, of Ghent, Kathy Royster and husband, Bob, of Beckley and Stacy Holt and husband, Gary, of Flat Top; 14 grandchildren: Harold Shrewsberry Jr., Da'Anna Shrewsberry, Nathan and Joseph Hanson, Amanda Wills, Anthony, Andrew and Adam Shrewsberry, Crystal Turner, Lee Ann Shrewsberry, Crissy Royster and Jeremy, Bubba and Shane Holt; eight great-grandchildren; four brothers, Thomas Shrewsberry and wife, Alma, of Odd, Garland Shrewsberry of Glen Morgan, Harry Shrewsberry and wife, Charlene, of Chicago, Ill., and Basil Shrewsberry and wife, Bee Bee, of Ghent; and five sisters, Helen Waddell and husband, Riley, of Cool Ridge, Gaye Fuller and husband, Joe, of Chicago, Icy Mae Greene of Hendersonville, N.C., Ola Cole of Lerona and Aretta Peters and husband, Sonny, of Grandview. Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Melton Mortuary Cha-pel with the Rev. Bud Israel and the Rev. Paul Holstein officiating. Burial will follow in the Paris Shrewsberry Cemetery at Ghent. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be grandsons, and flower girls will be granddaughters. Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.

  • WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS - Kathleen "Kathie" Tincher Reed Sutton, 62, formerly of Alderson, died Sunday, July 14, 2002, at her home in White Sulphur Springs. Born March 10, 1940, at Eagle Branch, near Alderson, she was the daughter of the late Ethel Tincher. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a son, Gary Wayne Coleman, and a daughter, Rita Faye Coleman. Ms. Sutton was a retired certified nursing assistant, retiring after 25 years of service; she was a graduate of Alderson High School, Alderson, and was a member of the Griffith Creek Baptist Church at Alderson. Survivors include her aunt who raised her, Lucy Wenger of Alderson; two daughters, Joye Wilson and companion, Kemble Legg of White Sulphur Springs, and Valerie Davis and husband, Dennis, of White Sulphur Springs; a sister, Rosie Alderson and husband, James, of Alderson; four grandchildren, James Wilson of Alderson, Ashley Wilson of White Sulphur Springs, Christopher Coleman of White Sulphur Springs, and Taylor Lowe of White Sulphur Springs; three great-grandchildren, Devin, Katlyn and Destiny Wilson; and several nieces and nephews. Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Lobban Funeral Home Chapel, Alderson, with the Rev. Frank Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Alderson Cemetery, Alderson. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson. Pallbearers will be Dennis Davis, Fred Wilson Jr., James Wilson, Christopher Coleman, Darrell Alderson, and Robert Holcomb. Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

  • ST. ALBANS - Ruth Jean Parsons Black, 83, died Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at home after losing her nine year battle with cancer. Born Dec. 12, 1918, at Kincaid, she was the daughter of the late Gillie and Minnie Parsons. Mrs. Black was a wife and homemaker. She was a member of Kings River Worship Center of St. Albans. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, James E. Black; a daughter, Mary E. Milam; sons, James E., Charles Patrick and Baby Boy; brothers, Gilbert Lee and Howard. Survivors include six sons, Jerry A. and Kenneth W. of St. Albans, Richard of Buffalo, Bernard S., Ronald L. and Stevie, all of New Hampshire; seven daughters, Connie Mahoney of Illinois, Lucy Brammer, Sandra Black, Debbie Osborne and Angela Searls of St. Albans, Patsy Abbott and Susan Ward of Florida; four sisters, Shirley Fox of Princeton, Velma Ilene of Ohio, Emma Weiss and Hazel Jackson of Florida; five brothers, Bill of Boomer, Jimmy and John of Michigan, Lloyd of Rhode Island and Fred of Massachusetts; 47 grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and lots of cousins, nieces and nephews. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, was surely loved and will be greatly missed by all. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Norwood Webb officiating. Burial will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Arrangements by Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans.

  • Vanessa Sue Ferguson, 24, of Josephine, died Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at the Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley, as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident. Born Nov. 29, 1977, at Beckley, she was the daughter of Charles Wallace and Charlotte Vandall Wallace of Josephine. She was a homemaker and a 1996 graduate of Independence High School. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, James Wallace; and by her maternal grandfather, Raymond Vandall. Survivors include her husband, Keith Ferguson; a son, Harvey Ferguson and a daughter, Laura Ferguson, both at home; a brother, Charles R. Wallace and wife, Sabrina of Josephine; a sister, Carrie Ritchie and her husband, Brad of Josephine; paternal grandparents, Covey and Nellie Mullens of Beaver; maternal grandmother, Ruby Vandall of Mead; a niece, Megan Wallace of Josephine and many aunts and uncles. Graveside rites and burial will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Thompson Cemetery at Coal City with the Rev. Dan Coalson officiating. There will be no visitation. Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Shady Spring.

  • RAINELLE - Guy Thomas Franklin, 43, died Monday, July 15, 2002, at Rainelle, following a short illness. Born July 31, 1958, at Rainelle, he was the son of the late Harry Stockton Franklin and Eugenia Lee Legg Franklin of Rainelle. Mr. Franklin was a graduate of Greenbrier West High School, a disabled contruction worker, and of the Baptist faith. Besides his father, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Guy and Elizabeth Legg. Survivors include his wife, Dorma Lee Wickline Franklin of Rainelle; a son, Ryan Franklin at home, Rainelle; his mother, Eugenia Legg Franklin of Rainelle; four sisters, Alicia Wright and husband, Frank of Spring City, Tenn., Dren St. Clair and husband, Ray of Hico, Myra Franklin of Rainelle and Tracy Franklin of Rainelle; a niece, Andrea St. Clair of Hico and a nephew, Aaron St. Clair of Hico. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Wallace & Wallace Chapel, Rainelle, with the Revs. Shirley Hellms and Lee Harris officiating. Burial will follow in the Legg Cemetery at Hico. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.

  • Gertrude E. Goddard, 93, of Beckley, died Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at home following a lengthy illness. Born May 10, 1909, in Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Ida Miller Morris. Mrs. Goddard was a member of the Terry Christian Church of Terry, and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Baker; her second husband, Orval Goddard; two stepdaughters, Sadie Baker and Mildred Adkins; two stepsons, Ellis Baker and Billy Goddard; a sister, Goldie Hayes; and four brothers, Claude, Roy, Dave and Harvey Morris. Survivors include six daughters, Shirley Culp of Renick, Hazel Crawford of Shady Spring, Millie DuPre of Daniels, Betty Baker of Cocoa, Fla., Dreama Baker Polk of Daniels, and Patricia Meddings of Kenova; four stepdaughters, Gladys Baker of Narrows, Va., Goldie Gabbert of Frankford, Evelyn Wendell of Piney View and Dorothy Ferguson of Beckley; four sons, George Baker of Copperas Cove, Texas, Alfred Baker of Cool Ridge, Walter Baker of Renick and Arnold Baker of Piney View; a sister, Gladys Ragajo of Phoenix, Ariz.; 18 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle, with the Pastor Gene Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Patton Cemetery at Meadow Bridge. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.

  • PRINCETON - Denzil Ray Jones, 48, formerly of Beckley, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 15, 2002, at his home following a short illness. Born Aug. 26, 1953, at Hinton, he was the son of Calvin Leslie Jones of Beckley and the late Arbuta Burnette Jones. Mr. Jones was a retired carpenter and a member of Chilhowie Faith Mission. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing and camping. Along with his father, he will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Rachiel Irene Legg Jones; a son, Daniel Ray Jones of Beckley; a daughter, Alice Renee Jones Dawson of Beckley; a stepson, Shawn Edward Legg, stationed in the U.S. Army in Germany; two stepdaughters, Tammy Lynn Hamrick of Beckley, Melissa Dawn Hilliard of Thomasville, N.C.; a brother, David Jones of Beckley; three sisters, Darlene Meadows of Fairdale, Doris Underwood and Drema Harris, both of Beckley; and 11 grandchildren. Services will be 3 p.m. Friday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, Beckley, with Pastor Bill Hamm 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 Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

  • LINDSIDE - Virgil J. Lawson, 81, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at Princeton Community Hospital. Born May 28, 1921, at Ellison, he was the son of the late Samuel J. and Romanza Lilly Lawson. Mr. Lawson was a member of the Full Gospel Assembly Church in Peterstown, formerly employed by DNR, had worked in the coal mines, was an ordained minister and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps veteran and had worked for the Mercer Anglers Club for 23 years. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Bragg Lawson; two sons, Ronald Waddell and his wife, Patty of Peterstown and Gary Derfun of Lindside; two daughters, Nellie Grimmett of Cashmere and Vera Bennett and her husband, P.J. of Peterstown; a brother, Clowney Hatcher of Princeton; two sisters, Myrtle Bragg and her husband, Melby of Shady Spring and Sylvia Clyburn of Stanaford Acres; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Full Gospel Assembly Church with the Rev. Don Lucas officiating. Burial will follow in the Restwood Memorial Gardens, Hinton. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel, Peterstown, and one hour before the service Friday at the church. Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

  • BOSTWICK, Fla. - William John Adkins Sr., 85, formerly of Hinton, died Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at his residence in Bostwick. He was born in Hinton to the late Hunter and Pearl Gill Adkins. Mr. Adkins was a farmer and enjoyed spending time with his family, and horse trading. He was of the Pentecostal faith. Mr. Adkins proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, serving a tour of duty in World War II. Survivors include his wife, Betty Adkins; two sons, Rich-ard Adkins of Bostwick, Fla., and William J. Adkins Jr. of Leesburg, Fla.; a stepson, Johnny Bolt of New York; four brothers, Henry, Melvin, Ever-ett and Eugene Adkins, all of Hinton; two sisters, Ethel Gross of Hinton and Ella Mae Owens of Elizabethton, Tenn.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services and burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hilltop Cemetery, Hinton, with the Rev. Ray Martin officiating. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton. Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.Pam Payne 7/18/2002 has pic

  • ALDERSON - Oliver Earl Bennett, 72, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, following a short illness. Born Jan. 22, 1930, at Charleston, he was the son of the late Emma Bennett Parker. Mr. Bennett retired from White Sulphur Springs Nursery, White Sulphur Springs, after 30 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean Conflict. Survivors include his wife of 50 years minus three months, Mary P. Cooper Bennett of Alderson; two sons, James E. Bennett and wife, Aleasa, of Talcott and Charles Ray Bennett and wife, Sue, of Alderson; a daughter, Barbara E. Bennett of Arlington, Va.; two grandchildren, Lori B. Bennett of Alderson and Aaron C. Bennett, also of Alderson; two brothers, James Campbell Bennett of Fairlea and Raymond W. Parker and wife, Grace, of Dawson; a sister, Margaret Hambrick and husband, Verl, of Springdale; and several nieces and nephews. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Griffith Creek Baptist Church, Alderson, with Pastor Ron Cole and Pastor Eddie Harris officiating. Burial will follow in the Maude Cha-pel Cemetery at Dawson. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson, and one hour before the service Saturday at the church. Pallbearers will be Carson Turner, Bill Lightner, Melvin Ryan, Hobert Dalton, Perry Utterback and Aaron Bennett. Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

  • MOUNT AIRY, N.C. - Carolyn Sue Lilly Boggs, 61, formerly of Beckley and Shady Spring, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at the Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C., following a two-year battle with breast cancer. Born May 9, 1941, at Lilly, she was the daughter of Edith G. Ware Lilly of Mount Airy, and the late Darrell C. Lilly. Mrs. Boggs was a homemaker and a member of the Victory Baptist Church in Mount Airy, N.C. She had made her home in Mount Airy for the past 20 years, having lived in Shady Spring and Beckley the former years of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Boggs; and her mother and father-in-law, Pauline and Paul Boggs. Survivors include two sons, Michael Boggs and wife, "Cookie," of Mount Airy, N.C., and Clinton Boggs and wife, Melissa, of King, N.C.; two daughters, Mary Ann Miller and husband, Robert, of Mount Airy, N.C., and Sherri Manuel and husband, Buddy, of Mount Airy, N.C.; a brother, Bill Lilly and wife, Maria, of Cordele, Ga.; three sisters, June Semenske of Stanaford, Shelby Liddle and husband, Everett, of Covel, and Pat Tolliver and husband, Dave, of Beckley; and six grandchildren, Kristy, Kayla, Michael, Kara, David and Scotty. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel with Pastor Garland Hall and the Rev. Hank Rob-ertson officiating. Burial will follow in the Lilly-Crews Cemetery at Nimitz. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Kevin Tolliver, Charles Semenske, Johnny Liddle, Josh Wills, Mark Hylton and Brian Semenske. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Shady Spring Chapel.Pam Payne 7/18/2002 with e pic

  • MEADOW BRIDGE - Les-ter Bruce Bragg, 58, departed this life Wednesday, July 17, 2002, in the McGuire Veterans Hospital in Richmond, Va., following a short illness. He was born Nov. 11, 1943, at Meadow Bridge, the son of Naomi Halsey Bragg of Mechanicsville, Va., and the late Lester Cline Bragg. Mr. Bragg was a heavy equipment operator, a graduate of Meadow Bridge High School, a U.S. Army veteran and of the Baptist faith. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Albert, in 2001. Other survivors besides his mother include two sisters, Zetty Tibbs and Sue Tolbert, both of Mechanicsville, Va.; two nephews, Jim Harless and Jeff Bragg; four nieces, Pamela Beggs, Marcia Chong, Barbara Jones and Nicole Call; four great-nieces and one great-nephew. A special note of gratitude to his nephew Jim Harless. Graveside service and burial will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Wickline Cemetery at Meadow Bridge. Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Rainelle.

  • James L. Covey, 66, of Eccles, died 10:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at his home following a short illness. Born June 24, 1936, at Beckley, he was the son of the late Lonnie and Ruby Covey. Mr. Covey was a general laborer. He lived most of his life in Beckley. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Darlene Covey; two brothers, William and Jess Covey; and a sister, Linda Covey. Survivors include three sons, James Covey of Dame-ron, Roy Covey of Eccles and Dairen Covey and wife, Vicki, of Glen Daniel; two brothers, John Covey of Mabscott and Thomas Covey and wife, Becky, of Lancaster, Ky.; two sisters, Gaynell Pack and husband, Dale, of Utica, Ill., and Mable Louise Nicely and husband, Bill, of Mabscott; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. He leaves behind many friends and acquaintances. Service will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel with the Rev. Ronald Adkins officiating. Burial will follow in Canaday Cemetery at Glen View. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Friends will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

  • Erselle Aurelia League, 90, of Lester, died Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at her home following a long illness. Born June 31, 1911, at Alta Vista, Va., she was the daughter of the late Harry Tucker and Nancy Katherine Payne Trent. Mrs. League spent her childhood in Glen White and had been a resident of Lester since 1944. She was of the Christian faith, and in her spare time she enjoyed cooking and gardening, and working with flowers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton Orville League; a son, Oakie A. League; a daughter-in-law, Anita Ash League; four brothers, Harold, Bernard, Cyrus and Junior Trent; a sister, Ada Tate; a grandson, Douglas League; and a granddaughter, Delinda League. Survivors include five sons, Billy G. League of Blanco, Texas, Bernard League and wife, Karen, of Springfield, Va., Roger League and wife, Marcia Jane, of Knoxville, Tenn., Clinton League Jr. and wife, Pame-la, of Rising Sun, Md., and Darrell League and wife, Alice, of Lester; two daughters, Joan C. Morgan and husband, Vernon, of Lester and Jewel E. Workman and husband, Okey, of Lester; 24 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; two brothers, Edmund Trent and wife, Tavie, of Lester and James Trent and wife, Josie, of Newark, Del.; a sister, Hetty O. Bell of Craigs-ville; and many nieces and ne-phews. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Melton Mortuary Cha-pel with the Rev. Dale Birchfield 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 grandsons and nephews. Contributions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of Southern WV, P.O. Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802-1472. Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley. Pam Payne 7/18/2002 e pic

  • PRINCETON - Pastor Charles H. Martin Jr., 69, of 166 Windy Hill Drive, departed this life Wednesday evening, July 17, 2002, peacefully and quietly with his loving family surrounding him at the Princeton Community Hospital. Born May 11, 1933, at Enon, he was the son of the late Charles Heber and Gladys Via Martin Sr. Pastor Martin graduated from Bob Jones Academy and received his bachelor's degree in Bible as well from Bob Jones University, both in Greenville, S.C. This Saturday, July 20, 2002, he was to receive an honorary doctoral from a Bible college in Virginia. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving with the U.S. Army. Pastor Martin was called to the ministry and began serving churches in 1961 in Ohio. He has served many congregations throughout Virginia, Mississippi, Tennessee and in West Virginia. He had served the Liberty Baptist Church near Glenwood Park in Princeton since January of 1991 until his death. For many years, Pastor Martin served as moderator for the Southern West Virginia Fundamental Baptist Preachers Fellowship meeting from the Maranatha Baptist Church on the Oakvale Road in Princeton. While in Tennessee, he served as the Eastern representative for the Tennessee Association of Christian Schools. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Joel David Martin. Left to cherish his memory, his loving and devoted wife of 43 years, Betty J. Kendrick Martin of Princeton; three daughters, Tammy Lynn Ring and her husband, Missionary Michael, of Porto Alegre, Brazil, Teresa Kay Taylor and her husband, Michael, of Olive Branch, Miss., and Tanya Joy Morris and her husband, Gregory, of Chester, Va.; and seven grandchildren. The family wishes to acknowledge the love, care and attention given to Pastor Martin by Doctors Rowena Chambers, David Hopper and Faisal Bukierat. A service to celebrate the life of Pastor Charles H. Martin will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at the Liberty Baptist Church, Windy Hill Drive, Princeton, with Missionary Michael Ring officiating, assisted by Pastor Michael Hager and Pastor Greg Kinzer. Burial will follow in the Greenbrier Burial Park near Hinton. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the church. Pallbearers will be Billy Mills, Jerry Stanley, John Ross, Denver Riffe, John Taylor Jr. and Donald Murray. Honorary pallbearers will be the Southern WV Fundamental Preachers Fellowship. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts of love can be made to the Building Fund for Churches in Brazil, c/o Liberty Baptist Church, 260 Windy Hill Drive, Princeton, WV 24740. Arrangements by Memorial Funeral Directory, Princeton.

  • HENRICO, Va. - Darrell G. Price, 54, formerly of Beckley, departed this life Tuesday, July 16, 2002. He is survived by three daughters, Patricia Price, Mr. and Mrs. Michelle Bessant, Mr. and Mrs. Jessica Guibert; four grandchildren, Victoria, Darrell, Matthew and Shelbi, and expected grandson, Na-than Scott; five brothers, Ray, David, Delbert, Donnie and Ronnie Price; six sisters, Virginia Polk, Shirley Maxey, Elizabeth Whemple, Carol Tyree, Louise Edwards and Judy Lee; other devoted family and friends. Darrell worked for Nabisco for more than 25 years. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, Va. Burial will follow in Washington Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Home, Richmond, Va.

  • Charles "Waymon Stanley Jr., 79, of Mount Tabor, died Wednesday, July 17, 2002, in a Beckley hospital following an extended illness. Born June 24, 1923, at Eccles, he was the son of the late Charles "Waymon" and Madge Ramsey Stanley. Mr. Stanley spent his childhood in the Beckley area and was a 1940 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a private first class and received the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, European, French and Belgium Victory Medals, European Medal with two Battle Stars, the Normandy Medal and the Purple Heart for wounds received in France on Aug. 20, 1944. After service he returned to Beckley, where he graduated from Beckley College in 1948 and WV Tech in 1950; he also attended the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies. He worked for National Mine and the Borden Co. and retired from the Department of Agriculture, where he worked in the Food Stamp program. After retirement, he did volunteer work for 20 years with VITA helping people complete their income tax. He was an active member of the Mount Tabor Baptist Church, where he served as church treasurer for many years. He was also a member of Military Order of the Purple Heart, where he served on the National Executive Committee for many years and two years as a national officer, the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. He was preceded in death by a son, Charles L. Stanley; and by an infant sister. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Evelyn Anne Thompson Stanley; a daughter, Elizabeth Anne "Beth" Stanley of Beckley; three sons, Chester W. Stanley of Bedford, Va., Aaron Patrick "Pat" Stanley and wife, Cathy, of Lexington, N.C., and Timothy "Tim" R. Stanley and wife, Hazel "Sissy," of Fairdale; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Tabor Baptist Church with the Rev. Edward Garten and the Rev. Michael King officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Tabor Cemetery, Beckley. Post 3110, Veterans of Foreign Wars of Oak Hill will conduct military graveside rites. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today at Melton Mortuary, Beckley. Pallbearers will be Waymon Lewis Stanley, Richard Baker, Mike Parkulo, Jerry Stanley, Everett Reece, Dawson Davis and Timmy Canady. Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.

  • MEADOW BRIDGE - Lester Bruce Bragg, 58, departed this life Wednesday, July 17, 2002, in the McGuire Veterans Hospital in Richmond, Va., following a short illness. He was born Nov. 11, 1943, at Meadow Bridge, the son of Naomi Halsey Bragg of Mechanicsville, Va., and the late Lester Cline Bragg. Mr. Bragg was a heavy equipment operator, a graduate of Meadow Bridge High School, a U.S. Army veteran and of the Baptist faith. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Albert, in 2001. Other survivors besides his mother include two sisters, Zetty Tibbs and Sue Tolbert, both of Mechanicsville, Va.; two nephews, Jim Harless and Jeff Bragg; four nieces, Pamela Beggs, Marcia Chong, Barbara Jones and Nicole Call; four great-nieces and one great-nephew. A special note of gratitude to his nephew, Jim Harless. Service will be 1 p.m. today at the Smathers Funeral Chapel, Rainelle, with the Rev. Mike Whisman officiating. Burial will follow in Wickline Cemetery at Meadow Bridge. Friends may call one hour before the service today at the funeral home. Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Rainelle.

  • David Harden Cochran, 64, of Shady Spring, died Thursday, July 18, 2002, at the Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley following a short illness. Born Dec. 17, 1937, at Beckley, he was the son of the late Walter and Ethel Williams Cochran. Mr. Cochran was a long distance truck driver for many years and was the owner and operator of his own business, D. Cochran Trucking, for 14 years. He was preceded in death by a son, Tennis Dean; a daughter, Davida Cochran Lilly; a grandson, Kevin Lilly; a sister, Trela Chernutan; and a brother, Dovis Eugene. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Anna Mills Cochran; two daughters, Vicki Kidwell and husband, Cliff, of Glen Morgan and Irene Baxter and husband, Jim, of Shady Spring; four grandsons, Noel and Jeffrey Kidwell, Joshua Davis and Jeremy Davis and wife, Kelly; a brother, Carl Cochran and wife, Kathy, of Cool Ridge; a sister, Verna McGhee of Beckley; and several nieces and nephews. According to Mr. Cochran's wishes, there will be no visitation or graveside rites. In honor of our classmate, the class of 1956 from Shady Spring High School invites all classmates, friends and family of David to a memorial service at the Rose and Quesenberry Shady Spring Funeral Home on Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. Come celebrate David's life with his family, friends and classmates. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Class of 1956 of Shady Spring High School, c/o Sherman Shumate, P.O. Box 994, Shady Spring, WV 25918. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Shady Spring.

  • DANESE - Ernie Gene McGuire, 54, died Thursday evening, July 18, 2002, at his home following a short illness. Born July 7, 1948, he was the son of the late Clyde McGuire and Bessie Fitzpatrick McGuire of Meadow Bridge. Mr. McGuire was an auto mechanic and had worked for Montgomery Ward and Center Chevrolet. He attended Green Valley United Methodist Church at Danese, and had lived most of his life in Fayette County. Besides his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Arnold McGuire. Survivors include his wife, Shirley F. Hedrick McGuire of Danese; two daughters, Sandra Huffines and husband, Chris, of Danese and Robin "Sis" Sifers and husband, Jeff, of Ft. Campbell, Ky.; a foster daughter, Debbie Duncan of Maplewood; a son, Shaun Goddard and wife, Amanda, of Layland; his mother, Bessie McGuire of Meadow Bridge; two sisters, Nila Weese of Lansing, Mich., and Helen McGuire of Lockbridge; three brothers, Melvin McGuire of Hinton, Donald McGuire of Hinton and Calvin McGuire of Meadow Bridge; and seven grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle with the Rev. Jesse Pope and the Rev. Allen Whitt officiating. Burial will follow in the Anderson Cemetery, Maplewood. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Jeff Sifers, Shaun Goddard, Ryan Goddard, Chris Huffines, Buford Martin, Garlin Fox and Russell Atkins. Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.

  • TOLEDO, Ohio - James A. Melvin, 35, departed this life peacefully in his sleep Sunday, July 7, 2002. Born Aug. 23, 1966, in Toledo, he was the son of Joe L. Melvin Sr. and Marilyn Dooms Scott. James was a longtime employee at Diamond Crystal and Arby's Restaurant. He enjoyed music, skating, restoring cars and traveling. He was a 1985 graduate of Macomber Whitney Vocational High School. Other survivors include his wife, Jennifer L. Brown Melvin; a son, James Melvin Jr.; four daughters, DeMisha, DeMetria, Lara and Jamie; two brothers, Joe Jr. and Kevin; two sisters, Denise and Evette Miller; his grandmothers, Bertha Jackson of Toledo and Hazel Dooms of Beckley; aunts, Shirley Dooms of Toledo and Terry V. Cooper of Charlotte, N.C.; special cousin, Bonita Dooms of Washington, D.C.; in-laws; and a host of special, loving relatives and many friends. Service was 1 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2002, at the House of Day Funeral Service Chapel, 2550 Nebraska Ave., Toledo, with Elder Wilbur C. Harris officiating. Burial followed in Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo. Pallbearers were David McCord, James Norris, Edward Colbert, Charles Mallett, Sidney Harris and Anthony Miller. Special friends served as flowerbearers. This information was submitted by Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

  • ALDERSON - Mabel Gwinn Pittenger, 96, died Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, following a short illness. Born Feb. 12, 1906, at Wolf Creek, she was the daughter of the late George E. and Minnie Hughes Gwinn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred D. Pittenger, in 1980; two brothers, Robert H. Gwinn and Addison Gwinn; and two sisters, Paul-ine Gwinn Foster and Shirley Gwinn Morgan. Mrs. Pittenger was a lifelong resident of Alderson and Wolf Creek, and was a homemaker. She was a former member of the Trinity Methodist Church at Wolf Creek and was a current member of the Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church at Alderson. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Pittenger Loudermilk and husband, Roy, of Alderson; a granddaughter, Sara Loudermilk of Follansbee; a sister, Kathleen Gwinn Morgan of Covington, Va.; two sisters-in-law, Jean Gwinn of Alderson and Vera Pittenger Koontz of Sun City, Ariz.; special friends, Mary Lee Clay of Alderson and Mary Catherine Hopkins of Alderson; and several nieces and nephews. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church, Alderson, with the Rev. Dan Stemple officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Greenbrier Memorial Cemetery, Alderson. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today at Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson, and one hour before the service Sunday at the church. Pallbearers will be Bill Simmons, Echols Houchins, Lewis Merritt, Bob Holliday, Tom Housby and Roy H. "Buzzy" Kincaid Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles L. Lobban III, Robert Lobban and Jason Lobban. Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

  • ALDERSON - Theodore W. Arbaugh, 72, of Muddy Creek Mountain, passed away on Friday, July 19, 2002, at his home in Alderson, following a short illness. Born Oct. 20, 1929, at Alderson, he was the son of the late Price and Mary Ball Arbaugh. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Phillips Arbaugh; two brothers, Preston Arbaugh and Kenneth Arbaugh; and two sisters, Virginia Rider and Joyce Phillips. Mr. Arbaugh was the owner and operator of Arbaugh Industrial Engine, Fort Spring, from 1983 to present. He was also a mechanic at the former H. Frazier Company in Fort Spring for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Alderson Church of the Nazarene, Alderson, a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Tri County Memorial VFW Post 6723, Alderson. Mr. Arbaugh was a very dedicated grandfather. Survivors include three sons, William Phillips and wife, Alice, Jack Arbaugh and wife, Kathy, and Jeffrey W. Arbaugh, all of Alderson; two daughters, Libby Harvey and husband, John, of Alderson and Carol Varney and husband, John, of Surveyor; a brother, Lloyd Arbaugh and wife, Alma, of Moses Lake, Wash.; two sisters, Louise Highlander of Fort Spring and Melissa Richmond and husband, Melvin, of Oak Hill; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Alderson Church of the Nazarene, Muddy Creek Mountain, Alderson, with the Rev. Ed Midcap officiating. Burial will follow in the Phillips Family Cemetery on Muddy Creek Mountain, Alderson. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Alderson Church of the Nazarene, and also one hour before the service Monday at the church. Pallbearers will be Lucky Richmond, John Henry Cooper, Ray Cutlip, Henry Carter, B.J. Phillips, Cotton Walker and James Carter. Serving as honorary pallbearers and conducting military graveside rites will be the members of the Tri County Memorial VFW Post 6723 of Alderson. Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

  • Narda Banett Carroll, 34, of Sandlick, went to be with the Lord Thursday, July 18, 2002, at the University Hospital in Charlottesville, Va., after a long illness. Born Oct. 15, 1967, at Beckley, she was the beloved daughter of Ronald and Betty McGinnis of Sandlick. Narda was a homemaker and a member of the Mattsville Community Church. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Benjamin E. Taylor; her paternal grandfather, Wirt McGinnis; two uncles, Ralph McGinnis and Nicky Taylor. Other survivors besides her parents include her husband, Ronald Carroll of Sandlick; a daughter, Brittany Carroll of Sandlick; her best friend, Carol Scarbrough; three brothers, Ronnie McGinnis and wife, Sylvia, and Richard and Shane McGinnis, all of Sandlick; a nephew, Ronnie McGinnis; a niece, Olivia McGinnis; her grandmothers, Ella Taylor of Clear Creek and Dora McGinnis of Fairdale. Service will be 1 p.m. Monday, at the Mattsville Community Church, with the Revs. Gary Maynor, Rocky Molidor, Jerry Tyree and Darrell McNeely officiating. Burial will follow in the Wirt-McGinnis Cemetery at Sandlick. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the church. Friends will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Valley Funeral Home, Whitesville.

  • David Harden Cochran, 64, of Shady Spring, died Thursday, July 18, 2002, at the Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley following a short illness. Born Dec. 17, 1937, at Beckley, he was the son of the late Walter and Ethel Williams Cochran. Mr. Cochran was a long distance truck driver for many years and was the owner and operator of his own business, D. Cochran Trucking, for 14 years. He was preceded in death by a son, Tennis Dean; a daughter, Davida Cochran Lilly; a grandson, Kevin Lilly; a sister, Trela Chernutan; and a brother, Dovis Eugene. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Anna Mills Cochran; two daughters, Vickie Kidwell and husband, Cliff, of Glen Morgan and Irena Baxter and husband, Jim, of Shady Spring; four grandsons, Noel and Jeffrey Kidwell, Joshua Davis, Jeremy Davis and wife, Kelly; a brother, Carl Cochran and wife, Kathy, of Cool Ridge; a sister, Verna McGhee of Beckley; and several nieces and nephews. According to Mr. Cochran's wishes, there will be no visitation or graveside rites. In honor of our classmate, the class of 1956 from Shady Spring High School invites all classmates, friends and family of David to a memorial service at the Rose and Quesenberry Shady Spring Funeral Home today from 2 to 3 p.m. Come celebrate David's life with his family, friends and classmates. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Class of 1956 of Shady Spring High School, c/o Sherman Shumate, P.O. Box 994, Shady Spring, WV 25918. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Shady Spring.

  • OTTAWA - John T. (Earl Jr.) Dillon, 73, of Ottawa, Boone County, died Friday, July 19, 2002, at his home after an extended illness. Born March 3, 1929, at Colcord, he was the son of the late Earl and Elsie Marie Thompson Dillon. Mr. Dillon was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Fulton Dillon. He was a retired coal miner, a member of the UMWA, and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include two sons, John H. Dillon of Ramseur, N.C., and Clayton Dillon of Danville; three daughters, Ma-ry Williams of Clothier, Nina Dillon of Jeffrey and Christina Dillon of Ottawa; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Stevens Funeral Home, 1 Official Plaza, Madison, with the Rev. Tim Wil-liams officiating. Burial will follow in the Family Gardens at Madison. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Madison VFW Post 5578. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Madison.

  • Donald Mark Griffin, 42, of Midway, died Friday, July 19, 2002, at the Raleigh General Hospital at 8:20 p.m., following a short illness. Born in Lake City, Fla., on June 29, 1960, he was the son of the late Ernest and Nancy Griffin. Mr. Griffin was a disabled carpenter and attended the Hilltop Baptist Church at Crab Orchard. Surviving are his wife, Peggy McKinney Maxwell Griffin; a son, Donald Mark Griffin Jr. of Lake City, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Jessica Lee Maxwell at home; two brothers, Wayne Griffin of Lake City, Fla., and Dale Griffin and wife, Shawna, of Lake City, Fla.; two sisters, Brenda Whitslar and husband, Frank, of Lake City, Fla., and Nancy Winkler and husband, Mike, of Lake City, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel, Beckley, with the Rev. Frankie Lyons officiating. Burial will follow in the Charles Lilly Cemetery at Mitchell's Ridge. Friends may call one hour before the service Monday at the funeral home. Friends and family will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

  • ALDERSON - R. Eugene Hanger, 85, died Thursday, July 18, 2002, at White Sulphur Springs Family Care Center, White Sulphur Springs, following a short illness. Born May 12, 1917, at McKendree, he was the son of the late Charles Dana and Margaret Virginia Lively Hanger. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, E. Sterling Hanger. Mr. Hanger was the former owner and operator of Hanger Radio and TV Sales and Services in Alderson. From 1968 to 1988 he was a research technician at Appalachian Electronic Instruments in Ronceverte and retired after 20 years of service. He was a 1934 graduate of Alderson High School, Alderson, and was a member of the Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church, Alderson. Mr. Hanger's hobbies included playing the violin, astronomy, photography, electronics, and radio controlled model aircrafts. Survivors include a sister, Dorothy E. Hanger of Alderson; a sister-in-law, Mary Frances Hanger of Alderson; a niece, Kimberlee Hanger White of Alderson; a nephew, E. Sterling Hanger Jr. of Alderson; a great-niece, Lacey Dana White of Alderson; and several cousins. Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Lobban Funeral Home Chapel, Alderson, with the Rev. Dan Stemple officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Greenbrier Memorial Cemetery, Alderson. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

  • BLUEFIELD, Va. - Raymond A. Harman, 75, of 103 Montvale Ave., died Friday, July 19, 2002, in the Veterans Hospital in Beckley. He was born in Jenkin Jones, and was the son of the late William R. Harman and Martha Hagy Harman. Mr. Harman served in the U.S. Army, was a former employee of Bluefield Hardware, Bluefield Supply Company, and retired from the Noland Company. He was of the Protestant faith. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Edna Iris Harman and Lenore Harman. Survivors include his former wife and best friend, Lois Peery Harman of Bluefield, W.Va.; a son, Russell Wayne Harman of South Charleston; two daughters, Anna Pardue and husband, Roger, of North Tazewell, Va., and Carolyn Hicks and husband, Steve, of Prestonsburg, Ky.; a brother, Harold Harman of Tazewell, Va.; a sister, Janet Keith of Sebastian, Fla.; and grandchildren: Shannon Elizabeth Hicks of Prestonsburg, Ky., David John Hicks of Prestonsburg, Ky., and Daphne R. Brooks of Virginia Beach, Va. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Dudley Memorial Chapel, 729 Virginia Ave., Bluefield, Va., with Minister Dan Webb officiating. Entombment will follow in the Grandview Mausoleum, Bluefield, Va. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Bill Harman, Brad Harman, Gary Pardue, Ron Maxfield, Bill Joe Pruett and Charlie Pruett. Donations may be made to the Beckley VA Medical Center, 200 Veterans Ave., Beckley, WV 25801. Arrangements by Dudley Memorial Chapel, Bluefield, Va.

  • BRADENTON, Fla. - Angela L. Jordan, 37, died Monday, July 15, 2002, at Blake Medical Center, Bradenton, Fla. Born July 23, 1964, in Prince George's County, Md., she was the daughter of Thomas and stepmother Marlene Daniels of Front Royal, Va., and the late Elsie Thacker. Angela was of the Baptist faith and had resided in Florida for more than 15 years. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Carl William Daniels Sr. of Oceana. Survivors include her husband, Terry L. Jordan of Bradenton, Fla.; a daughter, Christine Daniels of Front Royal, Va.; a brother, David Daniels and his wife, Vicki, of Oceana; her grandmother, Amia Daniels of Dorcas, W.Va., formerly of Oceana; and a niece and nephew, Rebecca and Houston, both of Oceana. Family and friends may call 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the Evans Funeral Home Chapel, Oceana. Service will follow in the chapel at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Oceana.

  • ALDERSON - Rev. Kermit Leslie Newberry, 85, died Friday, July 19, 2002, at his home in Alderson following a short illness. Born July 28, 1916, at Wolf Creek, he was the son of the late Floyd Jackson and Katherine Smith Newberry. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Travis Newberry; and a grandson, Marvin Andrew "Andy" Newberry. Mr. Newberry was a retired steamfitter, having retired from the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Alderson, retiring after 23 years of service. He was also a former employee of the Goodyear Aircraft Plant in Akron, Ohio. In 1978 he became an ordained minister and pastored at the Sinks Grove Baptist Church, Sinks Grove, and at the Bethel Methodist Church at Creamery. Mr. Newberry was a member of the Flint Chapel Baptist Church, Creamery, and was a 50-plus-year member of the Alderson Masonic Lodge No. 70 AF and AM, Alderson. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Ethel Faye Bowyer Newberry of Alderson; a son, Marvin Newberry and wife, Nancy, of Akron, Ohio; a daughter, Hazel Burns and husband, Rick, of Alderson; two brothers, Roy J. "Back" Newberry and wife, Freda, of Akron, Ohio, and Joe Dale Newberry and wife, Judy, of Akron; two sisters, Marjorie Bostick of Akron and Margaret McCaulley of Crossville, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Jill Bennett and fiance, Todd Trent, of Maxwelton and Zachary Burns of Alderson; and many nieces and nephews. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Lobban Funeral Home Chapel, Alderson, with the Rev. Nathan Adkins and Pastor Charlie Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Alderson Cemetery, Alderson. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be members of the Alderson Masonic Lodge No. 70 AF and AM of Alderson. Honorary pallbearers will be Buddy Thompson, Ed Thompson, Bill Banton, Tom Farren, Clyde Barker and Charles Arbaugh. Masonic graveside rites will be conducted by the Alderson Masonic Lodge No. 70 AF and AM, Alderson. Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Genevieve Bowling Richardson, formerly of Beckley, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 8, 2002, at her home following a long illness. Born July 31, 1920, at Matoaka, she was the daughter of the late Elbert Anderson Bowling and Esma Francis Ritchie Bowling. Mrs. Richardson was a homemaker who enjoyed her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed life, her little collections and short trips to enjoy the outdoors. She will be sadly missed by her family, friends, and those people whose lives she touched. Mrs. Richardson had been a resident of Albuquerque, N.M., since 1969. She was a former employee of Kyle Cleaners and a 1939 graduate of WWHS. She was preceded in death by her first husband, William W. "Billy" Curtis; two brothers, Carlton "Pete" Bowling of Beckley and Carmen Bowling of Blacksburg, Va. She is survived by two daughters, Connie of Marion, N.C., and Susan of Albuquerque, N.M.; three sons, Steve Curtis and wife, Elizabeth, of Clemmons, N.C., John Curtis and wife, Linda, of Virginia Beach, Va., and Devin Richardson of Albuquerque, N.M.; a sister, Yvonne Harrigan of El Paso, Texas; a special friend, Thomas Palladini of Albuquerque, N.M.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Service was held Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at 2:30 p.m. at the French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel in Albuquerque, N.M., with the Rev. Clyde Stanfield officiating. The body was cremated after the funeral service. Arrangements by French Mortuary, Albuquerque, N.M.

  • BUCKHORN - Lester "Buster" Bailes, of Buckhorn, died Friday, July 19, 2002, in Greenbrier Valley Medical Center following a short illness. Born September 21, 1918, at Grassy Creek, he was the son of the late John and Katherine McGraw Bailes. Buster was a member of Buckhorn United Methodist Church at Buckhorn, a member of the UMWA and a retired coal miner. He had been a lifetime resident of Nicholas County. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Bonnie Gwinn and five brothers, Roy, Billy, Harold, Charles and Calvin Bailes. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Lillian Lee Huffman Bailes of Buckhorn; five daughters, Patricia Gibson of Mt. Nebo, Bonnie Jean McQuerry of Mt. Nebo, Gina Bailes of Manassas, Va., Cynthia Hellems of China Grove, N.C., and Lisa Bailes of Mt. Nebo; two sons, Charles Bailes of Mt. Nebo and Ronald Bailes of Mt. Lookout; 17 grandchildren, Tina, Angie, Jason, Johnny, Billy, Benji, Kevin, Bobby, Chris, Michael, Brad, Rita, Daniel, Jennifer, Jessica, Summer and little Frankie; five great-grandchildren, Jesse Lee, Dakota, Kendra, Nicholas and Dillon. Service will be 11 a.m. Wed-nesday at the Wallace and Wallace Chapel in Rainelle with the Rev. Jim Daily officiating. Burial will follow at Fields Cemetery at Nettie. Friends may call Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace of Rainelle.