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Today's Obituaries

Mildred Boggess Print Comment Top of page

Mildred Jean Boggess, 85, of Charleston, passed away November 19, 2014, at her residence, just as she had wished. Mildred was a loving wife, mother and sister. She was a homemaker and the "Rock of the Family".

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Eugene Boggess; and her parents, Lomas Shuck, Sr. and Helen Conley Shuck.

Surviving her are sons, David Edward Boggess and wife, Linda of Dunbar, Gary Wayne Boggess of Charleston; brother, Lomas A. Shuck, Jr. of Ohio; sister, Glenna McDaniels of Wisc.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, November 24, at Floral Hills Garden of Memories Mausoleum Chapel Pocatalico, WV with Rev. Gerry White officiating. Burial will follow. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Alzheimer's Association, West Virginia Chapter 1601 2nd Avenue Charleston, WV 25387. The family will accept memorial online condolences at: Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Boggess Family.

Darrell Casdorph, Sr. Print Comment Top of page

Darrell Casdorph, Sr., 73, of Charleston, died Sat., Nov. 22, 2014. The full obituary for Mr. Casdorph will appear in Monday's papers. Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Crowder Print Comment Top of page

Robert Burl Crowder, 74, of Dunbar, died Nov. 22, 2014. Arrangements are in care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

LaDonna Dudley Print Comment Top of page

On November 19, 2014, LaDonna Frances Dudley, passed from this life to become an Angel for the Lord. LaDonna was born in Washington, D.C., in the year of 1953, on January 5, to John Walter Lackey, Sr., and Ursula Elaine Campbell. She was raised in Washington, D.C., and then transcended to West Virginia and completed high school. She continued her formal education and received a degree in Civil Engineering at West Virginia Institute of Technology.

On August 23, 1971, she married Richard Lee Houchins, Sr. From that union two children were born, Richard II and Kymberli. She was a member of New Birth Worship Center, where she volunteered with the food pantry and missionary committee; she also was part of the Inspirational Ministry choir for a moment. She loved movies, reading and her computer games, but her biggest love of all was her family!

She was preceded in death by her father and mother. Her family holds her near and dear in their hearts! She leaves behind her son, Richard Lee Houchins II and wife, Tia of Washington, D.C.; her daughter, Kymberli Rene Stover and husband, Dwayne of Winston-Salem; her grandchildren, Jalen, Morgan and Jordan; her brothers, John Walter Lackey Jr. of Woodbridge, Va., and Michael D. Lackey of Columbus, Ohio; her sister, Jada Watkins and husband, Anthony of Adina, Mich.; her aunts, Stella Isom of Flint, Mich., Betty Fullum of Columbus, Ohio, and Teresa Jordan of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and her uncle, Ralph Dudley of St. Albans.

A celebration of LaDonna's life will be held noon, Monday, November 24, at New Birth Worship Center, 1033 New Birth Lane, East Bend, NC 27018, with Rev. James Hunt officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 11 a.m. until noon. Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery.

LaDonna will be especially remembered for her kind heart, her quick wit, her spirit of adventure and her tireless works with her daycare, The Learning Place.

"You were a beautiful Christian…a special Angel you are. Jesus has chosen a very beautiful rose from His garden. So happy God shared you with us"…

Online condolences may be made to LaDonna's memorial page at

Deloris Fox Print Comment Top of page

Deloris Lee Kincaid Fox, 83, of Kincaid, passed away Friday, November 21, 2014, at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley.

Born February 8, 1931, at Kincaid, she was the daughter of Clyde Cardwell Kincaid and Lina Kincaid Vest.

Deloris was a retired accountant having worked for Island Creek Coal Co. and was a member of the Kincaid United Methodist Church, where she seved as secretary/treasurer for the Methodist Women and also as church historian. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Corp.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth B. Fox, Sr.; her son, Kenneth B. Fox, Jr. and his wife, Dollie Fox of Kincaid; granddaughter, Devon Fox-Dunham and husband, Kristopher Dunham of Charleston; also surviving is a brother, Clyde Cardwell Kincaid, Jr. and his wife, Jo Ann of Lorain, Ohio.

Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, November 24, at the Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with Pastor Joe Darlington and Rev. Arolette Stover officiating. Burial will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to service Monday, November 24. Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kincaid United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be sent to Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV.

Carrie "Angie" Gaynor Print Comment Top of page

Carrie "Angie" Gaynor, 46, of Spring Hill, passed away at her home, November 17, 2014. She was preceded in death by her mother, Sandra King; and grandparents, Margaret and George Blackwell and Nan and Harry Gaynor.

Angie is survived by her son, Larry Wayne Means; daughter, Leah Michelle Eastburne; father, Larry Gaynor; step-mother, Linda; brother, Michael Gaynor; stepbrothers, Jerry and Jason Taylor; stepsister, Melissa Taylor. She is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends that loved her dearly.

Angie will be cremated and her family will gather in her memory at a later date. Arrangements are in care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Mary Gettman Print Comment Top of page

Mary Madeline Gettman, of Tampa, Fla., was born December 20, 1920, in Tioga, W.Va., to the late Millett H. Bailey and Servia Louise Bailey Nee Curry. She passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014, at the age of 93. Mary was an avid golfer and bridge player at Carrollwood Country Club. She won several club handicap championships during her playing days in two states with the most recent trophy being awarded at the age of 91. She was also very fortunate to have traveled all over the world with her husband, Alex. She will be fondly remembered as a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister.

In addition to her parents, Mary is preceded in death by her loving husband, Alex Gettman; and her sister, Merle Frey.

She is survived by her brother, Millett Bailey; son, David Gettman and wife, Marianne; daughter, Ann Zaharis and husband, Jim; grandchildren, Kim, Doug, Kara, Alissa and Julianne. Also surviving are nine great-grandchildren.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary's name to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting All arrangements are under the direction of Blount & Curry Funeral Home Carrollwood Chapel, 3207 W. Bearss Ave, Tampa, FL 33618.

Frank Guthrie Print Comment Top of page

Frank Guthrie, 57, of Charleston, died Fri., Nov. 21, 2014. Arrangements are forthcoming. Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Brittany Hatfield Print Comment Top of page

Brittany Megan Hatfield, 26, of Simon, W.Va., died Nov. 21, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Wed., Nov. 26, at Apostolic House of Faith, Simon. Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert is in charge of arrangements.

Gerald James Hendricks Print Comment Top of page

Gerald James Hendricks, 83, of Charleston, died peacefully on Nov. 8, 2014, in West Palm Beach, Florida, following a long illness. He was a gentle soul whom many described as "the best man I know."

Jerry was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 55 years, Patricia Siener Hendricks; their firstborn child, Mary; his parents, Anton and Dora Hendricks; his siblings, Elizabeth Hendricks Russell, William Hendricks, George Hendricks, Francis Hendricks, Benedict Hendricks and Rosemary Hendricks Guequierre; and Pat's mother, Aline Bailey Rogers, who was a second mother to her only child's husband.

Jerry is survived by the five children he raised with Pat and two sons-in-law: Susan Hendricks and Tom Odom of Lake Worth, Florida; Andy Hendricks of New York City; Michael Hendricks of Charleston; Marina Hendricks and John Heys of Columbia, Missouri; and John Hendricks of Cincinnati.

Additional survivors are daughter-in-law Brenda Goff Hendricks of Sissonville; grandchildren Kevin Hendricks of Brooklyn, New York, Ryan Rakower of New York City, Michael Hendricks Jr. of Sissonville, and Bailey Hendricks of Sissonville; great-granddaughter Jaylin Kay of Sissonville; sister Margaret Hendricks Schreiber and her husband, William Schreiber, of West Bend, Wisconsin; sister-in-law Vivian Hendricks of Ocala, Florida; and numerous nephews and nieces, including nephew/childhood playmate Clayton Russell of Dunedin, Florida.

The youngest of eight children, Jerry was born late in his parents' lives. He grew up in and around Tigerton, Wisconsin, graduating from Tigerton High School in 1950. Jerry found work in Milwaukee, where on a blind date he met Pat Siener, a Charleston native who was attending Marquette University. Their courtship was interrupted when Jerry was drafted into the Army during the Korean War.

After Jerry enrolled in Officer Candidate School in Fort Benning, Georgia, Pat withdrew from college and they were married in November 1952. The following month, Jerry received his 2nd lieutenant bars and was assigned to Camp Atterbury, Indiana, where he served as a training officer. Their first child, Mary, was born and died in Indiana. Jerry was honorably discharged in 1954 and the young couple then settled in Pat's hometown. Jerry lived in Charleston until 2013, when his health began to fail and he moved to Florida to be near his oldest child, Susan.

Jerry was a hardworking, self-made man who attended West Virginia State College at night to study business. He had a successful and lengthy career in advertising, printing and direct-mail sales and management, beginning at the Charleston Daily Mail and WCHS radio, and continuing subsequently at Addressograph-Multigraph, Advertising Inc./Direct Mail Service Co. (later known as Aim Communications and Jarrett/Aim) and The Printing Press. He so enjoyed working with his clients that he repeatedly postponed retirement, finally stopping at age 79.

A lifelong Roman Catholic, Jerry joined the Third Order of St. Francis as a young man. Throughout his life, he was faithful to the Franciscan principles of peace, tolerance and concern for the poor and the environment. He embraced environmental causes years before others awoke to the dangers posed by pollution and climate change. Jerry was also active in the Charleston-area United Way and served for many years on its board of directors. He regularly donated blood to the American Red Cross and in 2005 was recognized by the Central West Virginia Chapter as a 21-gallon donor.

Jerry's charitable work included lay ministries within the Catholic church. He served as elected president of the parish council at St. Anthony Church on Charleston's West Side between 1968 and 1974. After the family moved to Fort Hill, he found a spiritual home at Blessed Sacrament Church in South Charleston. There, he again was elected to the parish council and remained active in church ministries until prevented from serving by failing health.

Jerry was much more involved in child-rearing than other fathers of his era and shared household chores with Pat throughout their marriage. He was taught to cook by his mother-in-law and had a flair for it. His holiday dinners in particular were greatly anticipated by his children, even when he woke them up before dawn banging pots and pans while prepping the turkey for the oven.

Jerry loved his adopted home of West Virginia, especially its beautiful mountains. In the early years of their marriage, he and Pat frequently packed picnic lunches and took their children on long drives, introducing them to the state's scenic areas, parks and historic sites. He also enjoyed fishing in the Mountain State's lakes and rivers. However, he never forgot his Wisconsin roots, maintaining a lifelong allegiance to the Green Bay Packers and displaying with pride a photo of Brett Favre personally labeled "To Jerry" and signed by the quarterback.

Jerry's keen interest in baseball gave him an egalitarian appreciation for the National League, enabling him to sustain hope for a Chicago Cubs World Series title while rooting for the Milwaukee Brewers, the Cincinnati Reds, the Atlanta Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals. He particularly enjoyed sharing the memory of the time he and Pat attended a game featuring Stan "The Man" Musial. With a rotating lineup of companions that included Pat and their children, grandchildren and family friends, he cheered on Charleston's minor-league teams over the years at Watt Powell Park. In 2005, he made a pilgrimage to Cooperstown with his daughter Susan and her sons. At various times in his life he participated actively in sports, from playing basketball in high school to running and walking the streets of his Fort Hill neighborhood.

Jerry's life will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Church, 305 E St., South Charleston, on Monday, Nov. 24. His family will receive visitors beginning at 10 a.m. Mass will be said at 11 a.m., with a luncheon afterward in the parish hall. The graveside service will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Jerry's memory to the loving spiritual community where he spent his last days: Lourdes Noreen McKeen Residence, 315 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Alternatively, a blood or other donation to the American Red Cross in Jerry's name would honor his memory.

Robert and Frances Hudnall Print Comment Top of page

Robert and Frances Hudnall, better known as the (Old Man and Sally) Hudnall of Holly Grove, Paint Creek. Robert was born May 25, 1930, in Pratt, to the late Arch and Minnie Moore Hudnall, and died November 20, 2014, and Sally Rush Hudnall born in Gallagher, to the late John and Mary Hughes Rush of Paint Creek died August 22, 2007.

Preceded in death are a son, Charles Hudnall; grandsons, Brian Rush of Charleston and Michael Spencer of Livingston.

Robert was a construction worker and a avid mandolin player of the Holly Grove Grass Band. Robert played in the Charleston Vandalia under the same shade tree at the Capital lawn for 26 years. Better known as the (Old Man) and Frances better known (Sally). Sally was a devoted and hard working contractor for the United States Postal Service with 30 years of service.

Surviving are sons, Robert Hudnall, Jr., of Pratt, Edward (Leon) Hudnall of Montgomery; brother-in-law, Greg Rush and his wife, Meredith of Campbells Creek; daughter, Rebecca (Becky) White and Paul Shaw of Pratt; grandchildren, Robert Aaron Hudnall and Ashley Jett of Holly Grove, David and Niki White of Holly Grove, Crystal White and Bart Thompson of Holly Grove, Tony and Mandy Rush Fish of North Charleston; great-grandchildren, David White II and Robert (Bruce) White of Fla., Tiara and Seth Thompson of Holly Grove, Anden Rush of N.C., Zackery Kimble of Holly Grove and Alexander Fish of North Charleston.

A very special thank you to a very special loving and caring friend Garnet Bailey Melvin of Montgomery.

Service to remember Robert and Sally will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, November 26, at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery with Deacon William "Bill" Lively officiating. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to

Mrs. Betty Hughes Print Comment Top of page

Mrs. Betty Yates Hughes, 84, of Frankford, died Sat., Nov. 22, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Tues., Nov. 25, at Emmanuel Open Bible Church, Maxwelton. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Mon., Nov. 24, at McCraw Funeral Home, Lewisburg. McCraw Funeral Home, Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.

Jessie Mae Jones Print Comment Top of page

Jessie Mae Jones, 77, of Ripley, died Wed., Nov. 19, 2014. Arrangements are pending and will be released by Casto Funeral Home, Evans.

Crystie Kaiser Print Comment Top of page

Crystie Ellen Kaiser, 44, of Dunbar, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend who was cherished by all. She was a beloved member of Dunbar United Methodist Church.

Her memory will be one of love and care for her family, kindness to others, and her ability to make people laugh and put a smile on anyone's face. She was a friend to all and never hesitated to help someone in need. Crystie always pushed her children to strive for excellence and was so proud of them, and was truly in love with and deeply loved by her husband of 20 years.

Crystie is survived by her husband, John Kaiser; daughters, Alison E., Abbie E., Arden E., Ava E. and Annah E.; parents, Mitchell and Charlotte Hudson; and sister, Jeanie Toal (Charles) of Fort Worth, Texas.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, November 24, at Dunbar United Methodist Church with Reverend Dr. Okey B. Harless officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Crystie's memory to your favorite charity. Arrangements are in the care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Daniel Kovaleski Print Comment Top of page

Daniel Lee Kovaleski, 63, of Webster Springs, formerly of Summersville, died Thurs., Nov. 20, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Mon., Nov. 24, in the Waters Funeral Chapel at Summersville. Friends may call one hour prior to the service Mon. at the funeral home.

Samuel Luedke Print Comment Top of page

Samuel P. Luedke, 66, of Poca, formerly of Utica, Mich., passed away November 20, 2014, at his residence.

He was born July 19, 1948, in Flint, Mich., a son of Jessie Leona Snyder. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his wife, Fabienne Luedke.

Samuel was a Army Vietnam veteran, GM retiree, VFW and Southern Cruisers riding club member.

He is survived by his daughter, Lora and her husband, Taylor Alsobrook; granddaughter and grandson, Tannous and Anthony Alsobrook; sisters, Kay Witzman and Shelley Vallier; brother-in-law, Michael Steiner.

Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, 110 B St., St. Albans, is in charge of arrangements.

Deborah Mahood Print Comment Top of page

Deborah Lynn (Hill) Mahood, 55, of Cottageville, died Nov. 20, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Sun., Nov. 23, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans with visitation one hour prior to time of service.

Herbert Lee Monk Print Comment Top of page

Herbert Lee Monk, 61, formerly of Falling Rock, was found dead at home on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 at his residence in Huntington. He was born to the late Herbert Monk and Gloria June Moore.

Herbert liked being outside and was drawn to nature. He collected many Indian artifacts. He loved the area of Laurel Fork Road, Dutch Ridge, and the Falling Rock area. He also enjoyed drawing and drafting, and during his life wrote poems that have been published. Herbert worked for Amherst Coal Company as a deck hand on a coal barge, and later worked in his self-owned siding business before he suffered a disabling brain injury in 1980.

Herbert was also preceded in death by his grandparents, James and Ida Monk and Burley and Daisy Osborne; brother, James Edward Monk; and nephew, James Monk.

He is survived by daughters, Melissa (Andre) Celmer of Indiana and Melinda (Jeff) Jackson of Elkview; brothers, Timothy Smith of Charleston and Kevin Smith of Elkview; sisters, Daisy Mullins of Sanderson and Drema Flowers of Sanderson; sister-in-law, Sheila Monk of Prince George, Va.; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nephew and nieces.

The Monk family will hold a memorial service at a later date.

Online condolences and memories may be shared at

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

Mary Ann Mullins Print Comment Top of page

Mary Ann Mullins, 49, of Elkview passed away unexpectedly at home, Friday, November 21, 2014.

She had formerly worked at Charter communications and enjoyed gardening and going shopping. Mary was preceded in death by her father, Roy Ernest Matthews; siblings, Michael David Merkley, Mitchell Allen Merkley and Norma Jean Merkley.

She is survived by her husband, Brian Keith Mullins; son, Matthew Mullins at home; mother, Melba "Dot" Melton Matthews of Elkview.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 25, at the Hafer Funeral Home with Pastor Nahum Balser officiating. Burial will be in Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, November 24, at the funeral home.

Online condolences and memories may be shared at Hafer Funeral Home, 50 North Pinch Road, Elkview is assisting the family.

Wilma Scarberry Neal Print Comment Top of page

One year ago today, November 23, 2013, Wilma passed away at the age of 75. She had a long, hard and courageous battle with RA. Wilma was born December 28, 1937 to Lawrence and Lucy Scarberry in Spring Hill, WV. Wilma was extremely active in her young life, dancing, swimming, softball and coaching. She loved life and the people that surrounded her.

Wilma graduated from SCHS in 1955. She lived in California for a short while. When she returned she met and married Ralph "Rabbit" Neal and had three children.

Wilma was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Melvin Scarberry and Lawrence Jr.; two sisters, Edna Scarberry and Beulah Burns; and one son, Richard Neal.

Surviving Wilma are two brothers, William "Bill" Scarberry and Kenny (Nancy) Scarberry; two sisters, Phyllis Johnson and Brenda Edwards; children, Sherri Neal Fraser (Belleview, WA), David Neal (Julie) (South Charleston); one grandchild, Tyler Jack Fraser (Belleview, WA); many nieces and nephews.

Special people in her life include Sandy Reed, Nancy Scarberry, Texas Scarberry girls, Jim Dement and her many wonderful caretakers over the years.

She was laid to rest at the Winfield Cemetery next to her husband and son.

Wilma made each and everyone feel special. She was everyone's personal cheerleader and had the great gift of listening. Wilma is and will always be loved and missed.

Gelene "Gene" Newhouse Print Comment Top of page

Gelene "Gene" P. Newhouse, 96, of Silver Spring, MD, formerly of Charleston, passed away of natural causes on November 16, 2014. Gene was preceded in death (1967) by her husband, Dr. Newman H. Newhouse. She was a former and founding member of the Village Chapel Presbyterian Church in Kanawha City, was active in WV Medical Auxiliary and many other community organizations there.

She is survived by her son, Dr. Richard H. (Anne) of Atlanta, GA; daughter, Julia E. (Dennis Jay) of Annapolis, MD; grandsons, R. Barry, (Tara), great-granddaughter, Leela of Bangkok, Thailand; Brian A. of Chiang Mai, Thailand; McKendre N. Jay of Annapolis, MD; and a sister, along with many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Linda Norvell Print Comment Top of page

Mrs. Linda Marie Norvell, 65, of Pt. Pleasant, passed away November 19, 2014, in Pleasant Valley Hospital. Linda is preceded in death by her husband, Larry R. Norvell; daughter, Maggie Jean Norvell; father, Charles Keith Jones; and sister, Constance Ann Jones.

She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Mary M. "Maggie" Jones of Nitro; and two sons, Brian Mathew Norvell of Liberty, N.C. and Benjamin David Norvell of Pt. Pleasant.

A tribute to the life of Mrs. Linda Marie Norvell will be 1 p.m. Monday, November 24, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dr. Mark Stauffer officiating. Burial will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Monday. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Funeral Home, 147 Main St., Poca is serving the Norvell family.

Pauline Proctor Print Comment Top of page

Pauline Jackson Proctor, 72, of Loudendale, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston.

She was born in Charleston, March 9, 1942, to the late Elmer and Julia George Young. Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by her first husband, Leon Jackson; son, Brian Jackson; stepdaughter, Pamela Jo Phillips; sister, Delores Williams; and brothers, Charles and Larry Young.

Pauline was a homemaker, a member of Loudendale Church of the Nazarene and a 1960 graduate of DuPont High School.

She is survived by her husband, Giles Proctor; sons, Jeff Jackson of Goshen, Ind., Eric Jackson of Bristol, Ind., and Terry Jackson of Charleston; daughter, Dawn Taylor of Charleston; stepchildren, Giles Richard King of Richwood, Vickie Bostic and Scott Proctor of Charleston, Terry Proctor of Elkhart, Ind.; and granddaughter whom she raised, Tara Jackson of Charleston; sister, Freda Garten of Oak Hill; brother, Lyle Young of Rand; grandchildren, Joey and Bryanne Taylor of Charleston and Brad, Brandy, Sara, Heather, and Austin Jackson of Ind.; and seven great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, November 24, at Loudendale Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Frank Goff officiating. The burial will follow the service in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Family and friends will gather for the visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, November 23, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Pauline's memory to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Boulevard W., Charleston, West Virginia 25312-2536. The online guest book for Pauline Jackson Proctor can be accessed at

Phyllis Raines Print Comment Top of page

Phyllis Naomi Raines, 83, of St. Albans, passed away Friday, November 21, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House.

She was born October 10, 1931, in Charleston, a daughter of Jesse and Mae Wilson Healbert. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Dorothy Hart Becker, Annalee Miller; and half sister, Catherine Burchard.

Phyllis was retired from CAMC General Hospital. She was formerly employed with Owens Illinois Bottling Plant. Phyllis was an outgoing person and never met a stranger. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her children, Ronald "Ronnie" Raines, of St. Albans, Lois Stone, of Charleston, and David L. Raines, of Charleston; granddaughter, Annalee Raines, of Scott Depot; and nephew, Jesse Wayne Hart, of St. Albans.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 25, at Mount Zion Cemetery, Leon with Chaplain Pete Thompson officiating. Gathering of family and friends will be Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be to Hubbard Hospice House, Curtis Price Way, Charleston, WV 25311. Online condolences can be sent to the family at

John Richmond Print Comment Top of page

John (Jack) Edward Richmond, of Arvada, Colorado, passed away November 16, 2014, at the age of 88. He was born in Akron, Ohio, November 3, 1926.

Jack served in the Army during WWII, after which he worked with his father at the Richmond & Son Grocery in Hayesville, Ohio. He then became a professional with the Boy Scouts of America, serving councils in four states, including as Assistant Scout Executive for the Buckskin Council in West Virginia. Jack retired in 1987 as National Director of Scouting for the Handicapped and Education Relationships at BSA Headquarters in Irving, Texas, after almost 30 years service.

In addition to his deep love and pride in his family and pleasure in traveling after retiring, Jack thoroughly enjoyed his lifetime hobby of singing with Barbershop Choruses and Quartets in five states. Jack was a member of Masonic Lodge #151 in Ashland, Ohio and of the Lions Club. He was proud to be a descendant of Pilgrim Thomas Rogers and a member of the Mayflower Society.

Jack is survived by his loving wife of nearly 67 years, Eleanor; and four children, Douglas (Katie) of Fredericksburg, Va., John (Karen) of St. Albans, Daniel (Laurey) of Frederick, Md. and Elaine (Robert) Campbell of Littleton, Colo.; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandsons; sister, Marian Burr of Ashland; and many special nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside service will be held in late spring at Hayesville-Vermillion Cemetery, Ashland County, Ohio.

Mrs. Delcie Steele Print Comment Top of page

Mrs. Delcie Kathalee Deal Steele, 89, of Poca, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, November 20, 2014. Delcie has been a resident of Poca since 1985. She was a member of Raymond City Community Church. She is preceded in death by her children Ray and Zelma Francis Deal.

Delcie is survived by her children, Kathy and husband, Danny Hughes of Red House, Gene and wife, Phyllis Deal of Butler, Ohio, Charles and wife, Shirley Deal of Lucas, Ohio, Paul and wife, Eileen Deal of Poca, and Danny and wife, Fay Deal of Poca; sisters, Edra Russell of Spring Hill, and Maxine Randolph of Va.; brother, Linzy Higginbotham of Nitro; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 9 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

A tribute to the life of Delcie will be 2 p.m. Sunday, November 23, at Gatens – Harding Chapel with Pastor Arliss Blackshire and Jeff Hughes officiating. Burial will follow in New Antioch Cemetery, Red House. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 12 to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting Gatens – Harding Funeral Home, 147 Main Street, Poca, WV is honored to be serving the family.

Daniel Stevens Print Comment Top of page

Daniel Lee "Dan" Stevens, Sr., 63, of Cedar Grove, died November 20, 2014. There will be no service at this time. O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery is in charge of arrangements.

Heather Stewart Print Comment Top of page

Heather (White) Stewart, of Poca, departed this life November 22, 2014. She was born August 18, 1977, in Charleston, daughter of Chuck White and Connie White. Heather was a beautician at House of Dimitri in St. Albans, she was a devoted member of the Charleston, Park Avenue Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband, Christopher Joe Stewart ; her daughters, Juliana Karnas and Amelia Karnas; her son, Devon Stewart; her sisters, Bethany Lovejoy (Billy Lovejoy) and Tanette White (Joey Stuckey); In-Laws, Pops, Cindy Stewart, Erica Pompie; four nephews and five nieces.

Flowers can be sent to 214 Winfield Rd. St. Albans, WV 25177.

Visitation with family will be 1 p.m. and memorial service will be 3 p.m., Monday, November 24, at 404 Park Avenue, Church of Christ, Charleston, 25302.

Minnie Taylor Print Comment Top of page

Minnie Lee Evans Taylor, 79, of Lindside, died Fri., Nov. 21, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Mon., Nov. 24, at the Broyles-Shrewbury Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sun., Nov. 23, at the funeral home. Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

Dorothy Thaxton Print Comment Top of page

Dorothy Meickles Thaxton, loving wife of Robert Thaxton, of Charleston, departed this earth Thursday, November 20, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House-West.

Dorothy and Bob, who attended Bible Center Church, were happily married 59 years ago, December 9. Dorothy led an active life as a devoted wife, mother, sister and in service to others. Dorothy had many accomplishments in her life, but cooking and nursing were her loves. She cared deeply for others and gave tirelessly of herself. Dorothy graduated from Garnet Career Center and Morris Harvey College with LPN and RN degrees. After working in several positions throughout the Kanawha Valley, she retired from Thomas Hospital.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, Wilmer and Catherine Harrison Meickles; son-in-law, Edward Smith; sisters, Mona Jean Barnhart and Vada Mooney; brother, Glenvil "Tommy" Meickles; sister-in-law, Dena Huffman; brothers-in-law, Charles Phipps, Kenny Griffith, and Charles Mooney; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Dorothy is leaving a loving family consisting of her children, Robert Thaxton, Kathy Smith, and Angela (Tim) Weaver; along with five grandchildren, Allison Smith, Chad Smith, Joshua Weaver, Alexandra Weaver, and Andrea Weaver. Dorothy is also survived by siblings, Delores (Robert) Hill, Lenzy (Brenda) Meickles, Virginia Harless, Rebecca Phipps, Ella Rae Myers; sisters-in-law, Anita Griffith and Jean Meickles; and brother-in-law, William Huffman; along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins who have shared her life and enjoyed her generous hospitality. Any relative or friend in need knew they could depend on Dorothy for help.

The family would like to thank Hubbard Hospice House-West for the kind and thoughtful care of their wife and mother. The staff support of the family through the sad loss of their loved one is greatly appreciated.

A service to honor the life of Dorothy will be held 2 p.m., Monday, November 24, at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston with Pastor Chad Cowan officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston. Family and friends may visit one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd W, Charleston, WV 25378-2536. Memories of Dorothy may be shared by visiting and selecting the obituary. Snodgrass Funeral Home in South Charleston is in charge of the arrangements.

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Alice Carol Nottingham Vaughan, of Duck, formerly of Quick, went to be with the Lord, her husband and sons, Thursday, November 20, 2014, her 75th birthday.

Her parents along with two sisters welcomed Carol into this life on November 20, 1939. She and Roger Vaughan of Ivydale married on June 22, 1957. They bought a home in Quick in 1966 and raised three sons there. She attended Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church until moving to Duck in 2013. Carol had many friends and acquaintances in Quick/Clendenin/Elkview having lived in the same house for 47 years.

She is preceded by her husband of 53 years Roger L. Vaughn; sons, Robert, Brian and Lawrence "Pete", Earl and Lena Paintiff Nottingham of Duck.

Survived by granddaughter, Sarah Buckland; two great granddaughters, Callie Carte and Khloe Mullins; and a great-grandson, Evan Carte; sisters, Marian Nicholas (Rupert) of Duck and Eva Schmidlin (Don) of Maiden, N.C.; brothers, Ralph Nottingham (Dianne) of Duck, Roy Nottingham of Camp Hill, Pa. and Rodney Nottingham (Fran) of Elkview.

A memorial service will be later in the spring.

Online condolences and memories may be shared at Hafer Funeral Home, 50 North Pinch Road, Elkview is assisting the family.

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William E. "Big Apple" Wiggins, 86, of Dunbar, W.Va, passed away November 20, 2014.

Mr. Wiggins was born in Charleston, June 6, 1928.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Frances Hankins Wiggins; and his children, Ezra, Gary, Timmy, and Wendy Chambers, Reggie, Angela and Tammy Wiggins, Sandra Green, Carolyn Faucett, William Wiggins, Jr., Kathy Thornton, Christy Wesley, Larry Wiggins, Vonda Freshour, Ethel Hall, Viola Johnson; 28 grandkids; and 27 great-grandkids.

Service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 25, at First Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Dunn officiating. Burial will follow the service at Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar. Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 25, at the church.

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Edna Ella Carder Zakaski was a beautiful, sweetheart of an angel, who scampered across our West Virginia world for 96 years, spreading Heaven on Earth to her family and friends. On November 20, she was called back to Heaven. Although our hearts are broken to lose her, there are no words to express the delightful and precious impact that Edna left upon all of us.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George Harding Carder and Ella Belle Rice Carder; brothers, Herman, Howard, Clifford and George Carder; and sister, Senna Carder Rogers. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Roman (Romie) Zakaski. She and Romie worked together to build a well-known Charleston appliance business which was named Romie's Appliance Repair.

Edna is survived by her daughter, Sandra Zakaski Cook, wife of Archie Cook of Charleston; and her son, Stephen Zakaski of Dunbar. Furthermore, she is survived by two grandchildren, Debbie Cook Rogers of Hurricane and Brian Cook of Palm Beach, Fla. She is also survived by four great-grand children.

Visitation service for Edna will be held 11 a.m. November 25, at Long and Fisher Funeral Home in Sissonville and funeral rites will begin at noon. Interment will follow across from Long and Fisher at the Floral Hills Mausoleum.

For years, Edna bravely fought the ravages of Alzheimer's Disease. Her family will never forget each of you who courageously helped her fight this fierce battle. In closing, we remind all of you who knew and loved Edna, that whenever you feel down and out to simply close your eyes and picture that adorable, ornery smile that Edna always wore. A happy feeling is guaranteed. Thanks, everybody who was so kind to our Edna! All of us will miss her.

Funerals for: November 23, 2014

Brown, Ira E. 2 p.m., Chestnut Grove United Methodist Church, Nallen.

Chandler, Anna 2 p.m., Fountain of Life Worship Center, Foster.

Chapman, Raymond 3 p.m., Temple Baptist Church, Craigsville.

Cohenour, William 2 p.m., Cadle Farm, Grassy Meadows.

Cunningham, Eugene 2 p.m., Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes.

Dunlap, Debbie 2 p.m., Toney 's Branch Freewill Baptist Church, Comfort.

Furrow, John M. 1 p.m., Carmel Church, Gap Mills.

Hager, Freddie 2 p.m., Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.

Harris, John 1 p.m., Stockert

Humphreys, Early 2 p.m., Broyles

Keaton, Galena 1 p.m., Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Kidder, Alva Mae 3 p.m., Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

Laurent, Ronald W. 3 p.m., First United Methodist Church, South Charleston.

Mahood, Deborah 2 p.m., Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans.

O'Dell, Claudett 1 p.m., Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel, Rainelle.

Payne, Margie 2 p.m., Chapman Cemetery, Harrison.

Porter, Sharon J. 2 p.m., McGhee

Steele, Delcie 2 p.m., Gatens

Woodall, Larry 1 p.m., Orchard Hills Memory Gardens, Yawkey.