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Mary Ann Adkins Print Comment Top of page

Mary Ann Adkins, 70, of Ashton, died Nov. 22, 2014. Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with visitation beginning one hour prior.

Mildred P. Adkins Print Comment Top of page

Mildred Pauline Holfield Adkins, 87, of Handley, died Nov. 25, 2014. She was born Feb. 27, 1927 in West Virginia and was the daughter of the late Arthur and Nellie Fish Holfield. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sherley Adkins, and daughter, Shirley Marie Pecora.

Heaven received the best mother and grandmother, who loved and cared for her family until the Lord called her home.

She was a retired telephone operator from Montgomery General Hospital, Montgomery.

Left to cherish her memories are son, David Adkins and wife, Betty; daughters, Connie Turley and husband, Mike, Linda Gray, Jane Branovich and Mary Brown and husband, Toney; grandchildren, Ray, Keith, Michael, Amy, Larry, Paula, Maggie, Amanda, Tiffany, Shanty and David; 14 great-grandchildren; brothers, Jimmy Holfield of Ohio and Buddy Holfield and his wife, Mary Ruth; and sister, Drema "Dee Dee."

Per her request, there will be no service or visitation. O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, is in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com.

William "Bill" Asbury Print Comment Top of page

William "Bill" Asbury, 55, of Bloomingrose, died Nov. 23, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet, with visitation beginning two hours prior.

Candace Drennen Print Comment Top of page

Candace Jean Hamer Drennen, 62, of Charleston, passed away at the home of her brothers on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.

Candace worked as a child psychologist part of her life and was also a successful businesswoman in Charleston and Florida.

She was a member of Hissom Tabernacle Church of Emmanuel, Charleston.

Candace was a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School, the University of Charleston and she received her PhD in child psychology from Oxford University in Kentucky.

She was also a member of the Charleston Moose.

She was preceded in death by her father, James T. Hamer Sr.; son, Matthew Drennen; and her son's father, Duane Drennen.

She is survived by her mother, Roxalena Hissom Hamer of Charleston; brothers, James "Tom" Hamer Jr. of Charleston, Rick (Peggy) Hamer of Elkview, Terry Hamer of Charleston and Rock Hamer of Nitro; granddaughter, Luna; nephews, Benjamin, Colby and Jamie Hamer; niece, Crystal Hamer; grandniece, Kaleigh Hamer; grandnephew, Kaden Tincher; and many loving cousins.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Linda Sovine, Lorrie Harman and Grace Knapp for all of their loving care given to Candace.

Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 28, at Hissom Tabernacle Church of Emmanuel at the corners of Pennsylvania Avenue and Spring Street in Charleston.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387-2536.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.barlowbonsall.com.

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Frank H. Dunlap Print Comment Top of page

Frank H. Dunlap, 56, of Holland, Ky., formerly of Dunbar, passed away Nov. 24, 2014.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Reta Dunlap.

Frank is survived by his sister, Denise Riley and husband, Mike, of South Charleston; two nieces, Addison and Sarah Riley; and several cousins and their families.

Service will be held at noon Friday, Nov. 28, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with Mr. Bob Newman officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar.

Family and friends may call one hour prior to the service at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Nellie Lou Edelman Print Comment Top of page

Nellie Lou Edelman, 93, of Charleston, passed away Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at the home of her daughter, Sarah, with both of her daughters by her side.

She was born in Charleston to the late Raymond and Berenice Schoolfield in 1921.

Nellie Lou graduated from Charleston High School and graduated summa cum laude from George Washington University.

She married the late Clyde Edelman Jr. in 1949.

Nellie Lou worked for the Red Cross and served in the United States Navy during World War II. She was a very talented musician who played the organ for several churches in Charleston. She was a longtime active member of the First Presbyterian Church, Charleston, where she taught Sunday school and Bible study for many years.

Nellie Lou was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. She was also an active member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, William Morris Chapter and served as Chapter Regent from 1995-2001.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Peter Edelman, M.D., and brother, Rand Schoolfield.

She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Edelman of Haddonfield, N.J., and Sarah Wishon and her husband, Rod, of South Charleston; brother, George Schoolfield and his wife, Gloria; grandchildren, Matt, Lauren, Laura, Brian, Kristen and Greg; and step-granddaughter, Gretchen.

Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, at First Presbyterian Church Chapel, Charleston, with Dr. William G. McCoy officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church chapel.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.barlowbonsall.com.

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Betty Louise Fluharty Print Comment Top of page

Mrs. Betty Louise (Haught) Fluharty, 79, of Elkins, formerly of Clarksburg, passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 at Thomas Memorial Hospital with her family by her side.

She was born Aug. 23, 1935 in Pine Grove, a daughter of the late Woodrow Wilson and Agnes Streets Haught. Betty was a Methodist by faith and a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl D. Fluharty, who passed away July 26, 1997.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Brad "Rusty" and Donna Fluharty of Elkins and Kevin and Berri Fluharty of Poca; six grandchildren, Brandi, Ashley and Cody Fluharty, all of Poca, Ryan White of Shinnston and Tony Romano and Charla Romano Williams, formerly of Bridgeport; five great-grandchildren, Jaydon, Reagan, Emilee, Parker and Natalie; two brothers, Fred Haught of Brandenburg, Ky., Rudy Haught of Atlanta, Ga.; sister, Sue Baker of Paden City; several nieces and nephews also survive.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, at Davis Funeral Home on Route 98, Clarksburg/Nutter Fort, where funeral services will be held from the chapel with Pastor Kelly Clevenger presiding.

Entombment will follow at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at DavisFuneralHomeWV.com.

Davis Funeral Home, Clarksburg/Nutter Fort, in charge of arrangements.

Jewell Greene Hager Print Comment Top of page

Jewell Greene Hager died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston. Born April 28, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Maude Pauley Greene.

She leaves behind a son, Paul Hager (Karen Wyle) of Bloomingrose, Ind.; daughter, Karen (Alan) Black of Bellevue, Wash.; grandson, Eric Black; three granddaughters, Liana and Alisa Hager and Megan Black; brothers, Clark (Judy) of Hurricane and Dale (Laura) Greene of South Charleston; and sister, Reba (Herman) Guehr of South Charleston.

Jewell was one of 10 children. Those siblings who predeceased her were: brothers, Edward in infancy and Henry Greene; sisters, Sylvia in infancy, Goldie Hager, Jo Adkins and June Childress.

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home is serving the family during this time of loss, as Jewell requested to be cremated. No memorial service has been planned at present.

Brian "Tim" Halstead Print Comment Top of page

Brian Timothy "Tim" Halstead, 54, of Letart, W.Va., passed away Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Celebration of life will be held Saturday, Nov. 29, at 2 p.m. at Soul Harvest Church, Mason, W.Va. The family will receive friends and family from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the church.

Howard Lee James Print Comment Top of page

Howard Lee James, 63, of Frametown, passed away Nov. 24, 2014 at Braxton Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, Flatwoods.

Howard was born Nov. 29, 1950 in Gassaway, a son of the late Howard and Ruth Bail James.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Vernon James of Parkersburg and Roy James of Frametown, and sister, Blanche James of Frametown.

He is survived by sister, Rita Campbell of Pennsylvania, and brother, John Edward James of Parkersburg.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with the Rev. Mark Stump officiating. Burial will be in William James Cemetery on Leatherwood.

Friends may call two hours prior to service.

Condolences may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Louis D. James Jr. Print Comment Top of page

Louis D, James Jr., 60, of Nettie, died Oct. 31, 2014. Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at Olive Branch Baptist Church, Nettie. Arrangements by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.

Olivia Marie McCormick Print Comment Top of page

God blessed this world and made life sweeter on March 11, 1998 when He blessed this earth with a beautiful bright eyed baby girl named Olivia Marie McCormick.

On Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 her life ended with a terrible tragedy on Heizer Creek in Putnam County. Her life was filled with loving family, caring friends and lots of sweet memories! She loved the outdoors, fishing, playing with her kitten, Kiki, concerts and most of all spending time with her family and friends.

She was in her junior year at LCHS and on the honor roll; she had a life full of dreams and aspirations for the future. Olivia spent her life lifting others up and because of her sweet heart and contagious smile, her spirit will forever live on. She LOVED God, CHERISHED her mom, LOOKED UP TO her daddy, ADORED her brothers, and THOUGHT THE WORLD of her stepdad. Now, they, along with many others, are facing the most difficult time of their lives.

Olivia was preceded in death by her brother, Christopher Todd McCormick, and grandmothers, Gladys McCormick and Debra Rowe.

She is survived by her mother and stepdad, Melanie and John Burchell; dad, Leonard McCormick; twin brother, Cole McCormick and brothers, Christian, and Mark McCormick; sister, Karrah Coy; stepbrother, Wade Burchell; stepsister, Makenzie Burchell; grandfather, David L. Rowe; uncle, Davy L. Rowe II; aunts, Breanna Rowe, Sharon Marker and Teresa McCallister; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews who will greatly miss her.

Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, with Pastor Richard McCallister officiating. Burial will follow at Orchard Hills Memory Gardens, Yawkey.

The family will receive friends from noon to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all who have reached out with financial help, food, visits and calls of loving concern.

Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.curryfuneralhome.org.

Virginia McCourt Print Comment Top of page

Virginia McCourt, 92, of Webster Springs, died Nov. 24, 2014. Service will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, at the funeral home.

Robin Murphy Print Comment Top of page

Robin Donell Roberts Murphy, 54, of Charleston, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 at her residence. She was a retired nurse.

She was the daughter of Clifford Roberts and the late Lillian Mae Jackson Brown, both of Summersville.

Surviving are her husband of 35 years, Rick Murphy, and daughter, Kristina Rose Murphy, of Charleston; grandchildren, Tirany, Tanessa, Madison and Mason of Charleston; sisters, Rose Dale Belcher of Springfield, Ohio, and Angela Roberts of Akron, Ohio; and brothers, Ron Roberts and Ralph Roberts of Summersville, Rick Roberts of Webster Springs and Richard Roberts and Scott Roberts of Lincoln County.

"You will be forever loved and missed by us all." - R.L.M.

Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, is handling the arrangements.

Betty Carol Raines Print Comment Top of page

Betty Carol Raines, 68, of Elkview, passed away Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 at CAMC Memorial Hospital.

She was a homemaker and loved spending time with her family. Betty liked going to yard sales, working with flowers and spending time outdoors. She had attended Blue Creek Advent Christian Church.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey and Lora Ray Harper; brothers, Darris and Billy Harper; and sisters, Lessie Harper, Judy Harper and Elsie Jones.

Surviving are her loving husband of 51 years, Warren Raines; daughters, Tammy Raines of Elkview and Becky Veltri and Tony of Big Chimney; brothers, the Rev. Woody Harper of Big Chimney, Edward Harper of Big Chimney and Roger Harper and Ruth Ann of Big Chimney; sister, Lucy Teel and husband, Richard, of Big Chimney; grandson, Trevor Veltri; beloved grand-dog, Jackson; and many nieces and nephews.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview, with Pastor David Keeney officiating. Burial will be in Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney.

Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.haferfuneralhome.net.

Hafer Funeral Home, 50 N. Pinch Road, Elkview, is assisting the family.

Darrell L. Reynolds Print Comment Top of page

Darrell L. Reynolds, 53, of Ronceverte, died Nov. 24, 2014. Service will be 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ronceverte, with visitation beginning two hours prior.

Archie A. Starcher Print Comment Top of page

Archie A. Starcher, 83, of Gallipolis, Ohio, died Nov. 21, 2014. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at Centenary Cemetery, Gallipolis, Ohio. There will be no visitation. Arrangements by Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Ruth M. Woods Print Comment Top of page

Ruth M. Woods, 80, of Point Pleasant, died Nov. 24, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with visitation beginning two hours prior.

Crystal R. Workman Print Comment Top of page

Crystal Regina Workman, 39, of Pax, died Nov. 15, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Willis Branch Community Church, Willis Branch, with visitation beginning at 11:30 a.m. Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

Funerals for: November 26, 2014

Adkins, Mary A. 11 a.m., Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Aliff, Milton, Jr. 1 p.m., Church of God Prophecy, Sylvester.

Blevins, David E. 1 p.m., Mount Hope Christian Church, Mount Hope.

Bowen, Rebecca S. Noon, Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans.

Byers, Julia L. 2 p.m., Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston.

Carden, Virginia Noon, Simons

Crowder, Robert 11 a.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Dalton, Mollie 11 a.m., Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville.

Edelman, Nellie L. 11 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, Charleston.

Edwards, Robert B. Sr. 1 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Fitzpatrick, James R. 11 a.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield.

Fleshman, David 2 p.m., Lobban Funeral Home Chapel, Anderson.

Greenleaf, Emma A. 11 a.m., Taylor

Hall, Hettie M. 1 p.m., Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin.

Hatfield, Brittany 1 p.m., Apostolic House of Faith, Simon.

Hudnall, Robert and Frances 3 p.m., O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Raines, Betty C. 1 p.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.

Ramsey, Elmer A. 2 p.m., Alex

Smith, Constance 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Wilfong, George K. Sr. 1 p.m., VanReenen Funeral Home, Marlinton.

Winter, Mary E. 2 p.m., Covenant Baptist Church, Shepherdstown.

Workman, Crystal R. 1 p.m., Willis Branch Community Church, Willis Branch.