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David Baker Print Comment Top of page

David Hoy Baker, 47, of Given, died Thursday, August 28, 2014, at his home. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, August 31, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans. Visitation will be one hour prior to time of service.

Charles Carter Print Comment Top of page

Charles Allen Carter, 61, of Clendenin, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at CAMC General Hospital in Charleston, following a long illness.

Chuck was the son of the late A.C. Carter. He was also preceded in death by his stepson, J.D. Matheny; and brothers, Steve, Paul, and Jerry.

Chuck, a former employee of Paff and Smith, was a Sgt. in the Army National Guard and retired from the City of Charleston.

He is survived by his wife, Alice (Taylor) Matheny-Carter; mother, Ruth R. (Justice) Carter, of Clendenin; stepdaughter, Amy Witthohn, of Clendenin; brothers, Richard Carter, of Clendenin, Danny Carter, of Cleveland, Ohio; sisters, Beverly Ashley, and husband, Rick, of Clendenin, Barbara Schrader and husband, Bob, of Mogadore, Ohio; step-grandchildren, Kristen, Kailyn and Seth.

Chuck's funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday, August 31, at Matics Funeral Home in Clendenin with Rev. Jim Hill and Rev. Gary Blackwell officiating and American Legion Post #61 performing military rites at the funeral home. Burial will be at Clendenin Memorial Gardens in Clendenin. His family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed online at www.maticsfuneralhome.com.

Porter Chapman Print Comment Top of page

Porter E. Chapman, of Elkview, died Friday, August 29, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview, is in charge of arrangements.

Virginia Cochran Print Comment Top of page

Virginia Cochran, 88, of Marmet, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, August 28, 2014, at home, surrounded by her family.

She was a Christian and was a member of Marmet First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Cochran on July 19, 2007; parents, Edmond and Odie McCormick Griffith; sister, Evelyn Keleman; and brothers, Claude and Clarence Griffith.

Surviving are daughter, Karen Cochran of Charleston and sister, Edith Smith of Marmet,

Graveside service and burial will be 1 p.m. Saturday, August 30, at Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston with Pastor Rick Watson officiating.

Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Marmet First Baptist Church.

Hibbert Cummings Jr. Print Comment Top of page

Hibbert Daniel Cummings, Jr., 89, of Charleston, was escorted home by angels, Thursday, August 29, 2014, at CAMC Memorial Division, after a long illness. He was born July 16, 1925, to the late Hibbert Cummings, Sr. and Florence Ettie Willard Cummings. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Oral, Joe, Roy, Cecil and Blaine; sisters, Nellie Isabelle, Margaret, Genevieve; wife of 63 years, who was the love of his life, Erma Lee Harper Cummings, who passed away six years ago. They made their home on Chandler Drive, Charleston and was retired from Libby-Owens-Ford Glass Plant in 1977 with 33 years of service. He was a member of the Charleston Elk's, where he played golf and won several trophies, including silver at the National Elks Tournament at Southern Pines, N.C.

He also played on the L.O.F. Golf League for many years. He always took interest in his community and served as a member of the Mayor's Community Renewal Bd, a member of the Bd. Of Inter-City Council and the Chandler Dr. O.B.C.D. Community Club.

On May 7, 1987, he was saved, then baptized on May 24.

Surviving are son, Daniel Lee Cummings and wife, Mary; daughters, Trebbih L. Holstein and husband, Jack, Joy Hogan and husband, Fred; grandchildren, Dathum N. Cummings and wife, Lora, Angel Kincaid, Clark Daniel Holstein, Jessie Holstein Bowlin and husband, Luke, Randi Jo Hogan Jones and husband, Justin; great-grandchildren, Matthew Ryan and Jordan Thomas Holstein, Carter Thomas and Deacon Louis Jones, and Logan Alexander Bowlin; and a host of extended family and friends.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 2, at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston with Rev. William Berry officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the mortuary.

The family would like to say a special thank you to the nursing staff on 3 East at CAMC Memorial for the dignified and humble care during his last days. Also a special thank you to Dr. William Harris, Dr. Jacqueline Cole and Pulmonary Associates of Charleston.

Jack Dent Print Comment Top of page

Jack Lee Dent, 78, of South Charleston, died Thursday, August 28, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House, West. Snodgrass Funeral Home is South Charleston is handling the arrangements.

R. Jack Fish Print Comment Top of page

R. Jack Fish, 78, of St. Albans, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston.

He was born Oct. 29, 1935 in Montgomery to the late Harry Stanley and Susan Fannin Fish.

Jack retired from the state of West Virginia, Department of Highways. He also was formerly employed at A&P Tea Company and FMC Corporation. He was a Christian by faith and a graduate of East Bank High School, class of 1955. He enjoyed traveling on bus trips with his classmates and was an avid Cincinnati Reds fan.

Surviving are his loving wife of 59 years, Carol Moore Fish; daughters, Diana Lusk (Adrian) of Lewisburg and Pam Ligon of Dunbar; son, Gary Fish (Laura Mitchell) of Hurricane; and sister, Jean Estep of Wise, Va. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Brent Ligon, Melissa Lusk and April Drumheller (Jesse), who is expecting his great-granddaughter in January.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with Pastor John Duffy officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Hubbard Hospice House West, 4605-A MacCorkle Ave. SW, South Charleston, WV 25309.

You may share memories or condolences with the family at www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com.

Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 409 Sixth Ave., St. Albans, is honored to service the Fish family.

Abigayle Fleshman Print Comment Top of page

On March 4, 2012, we received a beautiful blue-eyed, brown haired little girl lent to us from our Father in Heaven. Her name means "Joy of the Father" and she brought so much joy to everyone that her grandma called her "Sunshine."

Who would have imagined how our Lord Jesus Christ could use a little girl that could not walk or talk to touch so many lives.

On Thursday, August 28, 2014, it was time to give her back to the Father, for she was only lent to us. We were so blessed and thankful for the time we had with her. "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord." Job 1:21.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Junior and Dorothy Ward and Ray and Alma Miller; and uncle, Daniel Miller.

Abigayle is survived by her loving mother and father, Angie and Brent Fleshman; brothers, Kyle and Ethan; sisters, Danielle and Brielle, all of Culloden; grandparents, Betty Fleshman of Barboursville, Shirley and Bob Connolly of Turtle Creek and Danny and Gail Miller of Spurlockville; great-grandparents, Victor and Opal Clark of Alkol; aunts, Carol Lee Miller and Wendy (Joey) Boardman of Alkol; also left to cherish her memory are her great-uncles, aunts, cousins and many friends.

Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, August 31, at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastor Mat Baldwin officiating. Burial will follow at Clark Cemetery, Bulger Road, Alkol. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions toward the funeral service. Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.curryfuneralhome.org.

Special thanks to family, friends, Birth-to-Three and Milestones' therapists, doctors, nurses, Culloden Volunteer Fire Department and Cabell County EMS. Your love and kindness will always be in our hearts.

Paul Hagerman Print Comment Top of page

Paul Edward Hagerman, 64, of Procious, entered into rest Thursday, August 28, 2014.

Born February 23, 1950, in McDowell County, he is the son of the late Charlotte and Ernest Bolt and the late David Hagerman. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by, brother-in-law, Jimmy Sparks; and brother, John Hagerman; sisters, Lou Tuckett and Ann Gullent.

He was a retired Supervisor from GM Motor Company. He loved the great outdoors, hunting, fishing and racing.

Paul is survived by his wife, Janice Hagerman of Procious; children, Deanna Hagerman of Deltona, Fla., Patricia and Johnny Kelley of Hamburg, Ark., Paula and Razz Sontos of Wallback, C.J. Stowers of Ky., Paul and Sherry Hagerman of Rockholt, Ky.; his legacy lives on in his grandchildren, Jessica Major, Brittany Stornelli, Brittany Mills, Amber Sontos, Austin Fearby, Steven Fearby, Paige Sontos, Heaven Stowers, Blake Sontos, Brianna Scott and Haley Kelley; great-granddaughter, Faith Coulter; brothers, Jimmy and Cathy Hagerman of N.Y., David "Pee Wee" Hagerman of Bland, Va., Ronnie and Sophia Sparks of Tazewell, Va., Ervin and Buffy Sparks of Ky.; sisters, Alice Faye and Howard Workman of W.Va., Sally and Sherif Mohammed of W.Va., Jan Sawma, N.Y., Ruth and George Berger of Ariz., Diane Sparks of Rocky Gap, Va., Elaine Sparks of Bland, Va.; and lifelong friends, John and Nancy Herold of Procious.

Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, August 31, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Rocky Boggs officiating. Burial will be in Herold Family Cemetery, Procious. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com.

Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Hagerman family.

Janet Hall Print Comment Top of page

Janet Harrison Hall, 76, of Ripley, passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014, at Eldercare of Ripley, following a long illness.

She was born February 27, 1938, at Kenna a daughter of the late Granville and Gertrude Boggess Harrison. She was a graduate of Sissonville High School and retired from Housekeeping with Golden Acres Care Home. She was a Christian.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Charles Hall; sons, Dirk Hall of Oberlin, Ohio and Curtis Hall of Ripley; two grandchildren, Tonya and Michael; and two great-grandchildren, A.J. and Caleb.

In honoring her wishes, she will be cremated and a family memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley is honored to serve the Hall family.

Memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.waybrightfuneralhome.com.

Annabelle Jones Print Comment Top of page

Annabelle Kerby-Jones, 61, of Big Bend, died August 27, 2014, at CAMC General Division. Service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, August 31, at the Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Friends may call from 2 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service. Stump Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jeff Lilly Print Comment Top of page

Jeff A. Lilly, 44, of Alum Creek, died Thursday, August 28, 2014, at home. Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 2, with visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, September 1, at the funeral home. Curry Funeral Home is caring for the family.

Joan Reed Print Comment Top of page

Joan Reed, 80, of Sissonville, died Wednesday, August 28, 2014. Memorial service will be held at a later date. Long & Fisher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wada Spaulding Print Comment Top of page

Wada Marie Spaulding, 62, of Gallagher, died Thursday, August 28, 2014. O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, is in charge of arrangements.

John Spencer Print Comment Top of page

John Franklin Spencer, 73, of Smithers, passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014, at home.

John was a retired master electrician, working mostly in the coal mines.

He is survived by two sons, Johnathan F. Spencer of Dunbar, and Joe Spencer of Smithers; one daughter, Tina Marie Spencer of Ironton, Ohio; two sisters of Va.; and seven grandchildren.

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

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com.

Harding Funerals & Cremations 514 50th St. SE Kanawha City is serving the Spencer family.

Joseph Townson, Sr. Print Comment Top of page

Joseph Glenn Townson, Sr., 83, of Charleston, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, August 28, 2014. He was born November 18, 1930, the son of the late Joe and Bertha Townson. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Reba; and sister, Peggy Reedy.

He is survived by his daughter, Cindy (Doug) Humphrey; son, Joseph Jr. (Lynn) Townson; sister, Nancy Keys; four grandchildren, Terry, RJ Humphrey, Joey Lynn and Zachary Townson; four great-grandchildren, Joseph, Hunter, Hailey Humphrey, Mikala Higginbotham. His favorite and constant companion, his dog, Dixie, who never left his side.

He worked as a foreman at the Gravely Tractor Plant in Dunbar until 1968 when he relocated to Clemmons, N.C. In 1982, he opened his own Gravely Dealership which he ran until 1999. He moved back to West Virginia to retire and spent his time here (of course) working on Gravely's. He was a avid bingo player and loved the game.

Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, August 31, at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Internment will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Kanawha Hospice Care Inc., 1606 Kanawha Blvd, W Charleston, WV 25312. Online condolences may be made at tylermountainfuneralhome.com.

Tyler Mountain Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Mobra Ullman Print Comment Top of page

Mobra Ann Ullman, 78, of Marmet, died Friday, August 29, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 3, at Marmet First Baptist Church. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home.

Nina K. Zornes Print Comment Top of page

Nina Kathryn Smith Zornes, 83, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. Nina was a resident of Haw River, N.C., formerly of St. Albans. She was born Oct. 23, 1930 in Fayette County and was the daughter of John Henry Smith and Ora Belle Hamilton Smith. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elwood; sister, Virginia Neff; and brother, Olan Smith.

Surviving Nina are her children, Debbie Zornes Ruch (Jim) of Powder Springs, Ga., Kenneth Zornes (Sherrie) of Mebane, N.C., and Terry Zornes of Mebane, N.C.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; as well as her sisters, Edith Dempsey of Oak Hill and Donna Williams of Charleston. Nina was a full-time wife, mother and homemaker. She enjoyed all aspects of homemaking and usually had a freshly-baked cake ready to serve. Nina enjoyed a hidden talent of painting with oils and created some very nice works. Nina was a lifelong Christian who enjoyed gospel music and being of service to those in need.

Friends may gather with the family at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

A celebration of life funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at High Lawn Memorial Park, also in Oak Hill.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Duke Hoke Family Pavilion Hospice, Durham, N.C., and The Lamb's Chapel Church, Mebane, N.C.

Online condolences and other forms of tribute are available at www.highlawnfuneralhomechapel.com.

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home, 1435 E. Main St., Oak Hill.

Funerals for: August 30, 2014

Boggs, Betty I. 1:30 p.m., Taylor

Bragg, Ruth R. 11 a.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Brewster, Melodee 7:30 p.m., James Funeral Home Chapel, Aracoma.

Brown, Lee A. 1 p.m., James Funeral Home Chapel, Aracoma.

Cochran, Virginia 1 p.m., Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston.

Crouse, Charles A. 2 p.m., Lobban Funeral Home Chapel, Alderson.

Dalton, Loris E. Noon, Wince Chapel Methodist Church, Pike.

Deitz, Jonathan N. 2 p.m., Beaver Creek Baptist Church, Kieffer.

Dixon, Larry J. 11 a.m., Ridenour Lake Gazebo, Nitro.

Dodd, Audry E. Noon, Leatherwood Primitive Advent Christian Church, Elkview.

Dunn, Kenneth E. 11 a.m., Groves Funeral Home Chapel, Union.

Floyd, Jerry 1 p.m., Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Grimm, Rebecca 11 a.m., Village Chapel Presbyterian Church, Charleston.

Hale, Madeline Noon, Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.

Handley, Delores M. 2 p.m., Bartlett

Holley, Phyllis J. 11 a.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Hull, Virginia L. 2 p.m., Alvon United Methodist Church, Alvon.

Moore, Michael E. 1 p.m., Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Ramey, William B. Noon, Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum No. 3, Prosperity.

Robinson, Edith 2 p.m., Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs.

Skotnicki, William 11:30 a.m., Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley.

Thorne, Linda L. 2 p.m., Daystar Worship Center, Kilsyth.

Toney, Darrell R. 2 p.m., Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Vaughan, Irma L. 1 p.m., Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, Hillsboro.

Wears, Becky S. 11 a.m., Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Wiant, Tammy G. 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Wills, Jean 1 p.m., Broyles

Wilson, Michael L. Noon, St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Charleston.

Zornes, Nina K. 2 p.m., High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.