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Lawrence Barlow Print Comment Top of page

Lawrence Robert "Bob" Barlow, 72, of Madison, died October 20, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, October 24, at VanReenen Funeral Home, Marlinton. Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

John Barron Print Comment Top of page

John Barron, 69, of Charleston, passed away at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 after a short illness.

He was a Vietnam veteran and served proudly with the United States Air Force and United States Army with the 5th and 19th Special Forces Group.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Opal Barron; brother, Robert Barron; son, Brian Barron; and granddaughter, Lauren Swann.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Sharon Barron; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Alice Barron and Bobby and Kelly Barron; grandchildren, Ashly Hardin, Christopher Jackson, Jacob Barron and Landon Swann; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Loudendale Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Burt Hall officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hubbard Hospice House, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387.

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the arrangements.

Tammy Browning Print Comment Top of page

Tammy Browning, 53, of Harts, died October 20, 2014. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, October 24, at Freeman Funeral Home. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, October 23, at the funeral home. Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville, is in charge of arrangements.

Deborah Cherry Print Comment Top of page

Debby Cherry, 60, of Sissonville, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Sunday, October 19, 2014, at Hospice House West.

She was a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High and Concord College. Debby is a retired Medical Technologist from CAMC. She was sharp of mind and wit until her last days, succumbing to a 30 year battle with cancer.

Debby was a member of Calvary Church of the Nazarene in Sissonville.

Preceding her in death, parents, Manuel and Wilma Harrison Legg; sister, Norema (Pete) Profitt; and nephew, Scotty Profitt.

Left to cherish and honor her memory, her husband of 34 years, Mike; children Emily, Justin and his fiancé, Whitney Howell; and granddaughter, Kaori Grace, who was most certainly the apple of Nana's eye. Her sister, Susie (Danny) Harper; brothers, Leroy (Cora), Danny (Linda), and Sam (Christy). There are also a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

We are thankful for the efforts of Dr. Justin Cohen and his staff at the DPL Cancer Center. We are in eternal gratitude to the angels of HospiceCare. The family strongly suggest that in lieu of flowers, a gift to HospiceCare in memory of Debby, will be a most fitting way to honor her and to further the organization that has been such a blessing to our family and so many others during difficult times, HospiceCare 1606 Kanawha Blvd W. Charleston, WV 25387-2535

The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 23, with a celebration of her life 2 p.m. Friday, October 24, at the Calvary Nazarene Church, 1113 Lakewood Drive Sissonville, with Pastor Kevin Walker officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Hills Garden of Memories.

Long & Fisher Funeral Home is serving the Cherry family. Online condolence can be left at www.longfisherfuneralhome.com.

Almeda Collins Print Comment Top of page

Almeda Collins, 62, of Mud River Road, Danville, got her wings and went to her heavenly home Saturday, October 18, 2014, after a long illness.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Collins; her dad, Elmer Bishop; and her brother, Dale Bishop.

Almeda was a member of The Fountain of Life Worship Center, Rock Creek Road.

Those left behind to cherish her memories are, mother, Pauline Bishop of Danville; two sons, Terry and Sabrina Collins of Alkol and Rocky and Vanessa Collins of Danville; eight grandkids, Shawna, Tierra, Tori and Cody Collins of Alkol, Jeremiah, Abigail, Alex and Abby Collins of Danville; three sisters, Linda (Steve) Michonski, Judy (Dennis) Stowers and Paula (Mark) Perry; two brothers, Jr. (Linda) Bishop and Dennis Bishop; and many more family members and friends who will miss her dearly.

The family would like to thank everyone.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, October 23, at Handley Funeral Home, Danville with Stevie Cox officiating. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Park, Turtle Creek. Immediately after burial, Fountain of Life Worship Center at Rock Creek is hosting a dinner in memory of Almeda. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

You may express your condolences to the family at www.handleyfh.com.

Louverna Dale Print Comment Top of page

Louverna Trent Dale, 83, of Mill Creek, died Saturday, October 18, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 22, at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Arbovale. Visitation will be from noon until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home. Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale is in charge of arrangements.

Donna Drake-Gandee Print Comment Top of page

Donna Jean Drake-Gandee, 57, of Spencer, died October 20, 2014. There will be no visitation or funeral. John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, is in charge of arrangements.

Constance Erwin Print Comment Top of page

Constance Loraine Erwin, 85, of Hurricane, passed away October 20, 2014. She was born November 23, 1928.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Erwin; son, Larry W. Erwin; mother and father, Irene and Clay Carroll; brother, Leonard Carroll; and sister, Janice Carroll.

She is survived by her children, Gary Lee Erwin and wife, Denise Erwin of Hurricane, Paul Roger Erwin of Hurricane, Mary Beth Mills of Nitro, Carolyn Sue Mills and husband, Dave Mills of Lexington, Ala., David Allen Erwin and wife, Theresa Erwin of Winfield and Ruth Ann McCormick and husband, Charles P. McCormick of Red House; seventeen grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Kenneth Carroll; sister, Barbara Wallace.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

Visitation with family and friends will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 23, at Allen Funeral Home.

Service will be 11 a.m., Friday, October 24, at Allen Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mark Kilburn officiating. Burial to follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Hurricane, WV.

Visit www.allenfuneralhomewv.com to share condolences and memories.

Christina Fankhouser Print Comment Top of page

Christina Fankhouser, 91, of Dunbar, passed away October 21, 2014. She was born in Charleston, September 5, 1923, and was a Charleston resident until she moved to Dunbar in 1959, where she lived the remainder of her life.

Christina graduated in 1942 from Stonewall Jackson High School. After graduation, she worked for the local telephone company until she became a homemaker and caregiver to her mother. Christina also worked for several years at CAMC. She remained a caregiver off and on for many years. In addition to caring for her mother, she cared for her father-in-law, mother-in-law, and sister.

Christina was a 55 year member of the Dunbar Church of Christ, where she was an active participant until her health failed.

She loved homemaking, hand crafts, watching and feeding the birds, reading and word puzzles.

Christina was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 35 years, Herman (Frank); her brother; two sisters; and a grandson.

She is survived by her son, Shannon (Betty) of Teays Valley; daughter, Patricia Genzel (John) of Middletown, Del.; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

The family is extremely grateful for the friendship, care and concern of her long-time friend, Lucille Fierbaugh. Additionally, the family would like to thank all of the staff members at Dunbar Care Center who gave continuous and compassionate care to Christina over the past five years.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, October 23, at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home with Pastor Donnie Chapman officiating. Burial will follow at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.

The family will accept online condolences at: cpjfuneralhome.com. Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Fankhouser Family.

William Ferguson, Jr. Print Comment Top of page

William "Bill" Harvey Ferguson, Jr., 83, died Monday, October 20, 2014. Service will be 2:30 p.m., October 23, at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Prosperity. There will be no visitation. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901, South Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV 25801.

Jim Ferrise Print Comment Top of page

Jim Ferrise, 93, of Kanawha City, passed away peacefully Friday, October 17, 2014, in Quarry Manor.

He was born April 24, 1921, in Boomer, son of the late Antonia and Teresa Adamo Ferrise.

Jim was a member of the Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Sons of Italy and the Knights of Columbus.

He was the owner and operator of Capitol Tailor on Duffy Street from 1949 to 1970 until its closing due to the Capitol expansion. He then was a partner in Joe the Tailor in downtown Charleston from 1970 until his retirement in 1992. Jim enjoyed gardening and fishing.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Tressa "Daisy"; two sons, Felix J. (wife, Linda) of St. Louis, Mo., and James T., (wife, Paula), of Pittsburgh, Pa.; granddaughters, Lisa M. Perez, (husband, Richard), of St. Louis, Mo., Lauren M. Ferrise of Chicago, Ill., and Paige G. Ferrise of New York, N.Y.; great-grandson, Mason J. Perez; great-granddaughter, Addison Perez; sister, Mary Ann Hill of St. Petersburg, Fla.; sister-in-law, Carolyn Jones of Charleston; and many nieces and nephews.

A mass of Christian burial will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, October 25, at the Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart with Monsignor Edward Sadie officiating. Entombment will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The American Heart Association, 162 Court St., Charleston, WV 25301.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com. Harding Funerals & Cremations 514 50th St. SE, Kanawha City, is serving the Ferrise family.

Doyle Fitzwater Print Comment Top of page

Doyle Fitzwater, 67, of Bickmore, died Monday, October 21, 2014. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 22, at Fitzwater Family Cemtery, Bickmore. Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Carol Lee Flenner Print Comment Top of page

Carol Lee Flenner, 76, of Craigsville, died October 20, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 22, at Morris Funeral Home, Cowen. Friends may call from noon until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Morris Funeral Home.

Wendell Lee Goard, Sr. Print Comment Top of page

Wendell Lee Goard, Sr., 71, of Page, passed away. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

A celebration of his life will be held 1 p.m., Friday, October 24, 2014 at First Baptist Church, of Greentown. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service.

The Goard family thank you in their time of sorrow.

E. Leon Harpold, Jr. Print Comment Top of page

E. Leon Harpold, Jr., 85, of Charleston, passed away October 18, 2014, at Eastbrook Heartland of Charleston.

He was retired from the warehouse at Libbey Owens Ford Glass.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Everett Leon and Mary L. Casto Harpold.

Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Carzella B. Harpold; son, Jeffrey L. Harpold of Arlington, Va.; special cousin, Lolita Harding of Sissonville; and several nieces and nephews who are also left to mourn his passing.

Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, October 23, at Floral Hills Garden of Memories Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. Al Mendez officiating.

Inurnment will immediately follow service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the American Cancer Society, 301 R H L Blvd. #6, South Charleston, WV 25309.

The family will accept memorial online condolences at: cpjfuneralhome.com. Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Harpold family.

Ida Holdren Print Comment Top of page

Ida Bell Holdren, 81, of Daniels, went to be with the Lord Sunday, October 19, 2014, at Bowers Hospice House in Prosperity. Ida was born in Caperton, W.Va., February 22, 1933, to the late Ernest and Emma Asbury. Ida was married to the late Thomas Holdren on June 28, 1952, at Glen Ferris.

Ida was employed at Faber Nursing Home in Cortland, Ohio for several years. She was also a caregiver for the elderly over a span of 35 years. She enjoyed cooking, singing, nursing plants back to health, traveling and caring for her family.

Ida was a member of Spoken Word Tabernacle in Beaver, for 23 years. She was preceded in death by both parents; her husband; a sister, Ruby Henry from Wheeling; son-in-law, Michael Reedy of Apple Creek, Ohio; grandson, Joey Price of Grandview; and granddaughter, Julia Harding of Shady Spring.

Those left to cherish her memories include son, Thomas Holdren and wife, Linda of Apple Creek, Ohio; daughter, Norma Reedy of Daniels, daughter, Marceline Price of Shady Spring, daughter, Vickie Bair and husband, John of Shady Spring; son, David Holdren and wife, Sharon of Shady Spring; and daughter, Ida Cook and husband, Jeff of Pinch. Also surviving are her brothers, Lloyd Asbury of Odd, W.Va. and Deward Asbury of Lanark, W.Va.; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews; and her dog, Peaches.

Service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, October 24, at Spoken Work Tabernacle Church in Beaver. Burial will follow at the Montgomery Memorial Park in London. Friends may gather with the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at wwws.blueridgefuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Dr. Beckley, WV.

Philip Hudson Print Comment Top of page

Philip Emerson Hudson, 85, of Ravenswood, died October 20, 2014. Graveside service will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday, October 23, at Ravenswood Cemetery, Ravenswood. Friends may visit the family from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday, at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

Ellen Long Print Comment Top of page

Ellen Carper Miller Long, 98, of Peterstown, died October 21, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

Estel Lynch Print Comment Top of page

Etsel Lee Lynch, 60 of Belle, passed away October 20, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, following a long illness.

He was of the Protestant faith, a former meat cutter and a general laborer.

Preceding him in death were his parents, John Jink and Maryetta Hodge Lynch; and a sister, Maryland Sheldon.

Surviving are his daughters, Jo Etta Lynch and Lee Lynch; brothers, Gerald Lynch, Carroll Lynch, John Jink Lynch, John Roy Lynch and Charles Clay Lynch; and sisters, Virginia Legg and Carylon Holley.

In keeping with Etsel's wishes, his body has been cremated and there will be no service.

Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, is assisting the Lynch family.

John T. O'Brien Print Comment Top of page

John T. O'Brien (Jack) ascended into heaven Friday, October 17, 2014.

Jack lived a full and very interesting life. He graduated from St. John's High School in Washington, DC in 1956 and Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, WV in 1963. His early working career included time at Bechtel Corporation and Lummus Corporation. The majority of his working life, from 1973 to 1997, was spent with Union Carbide Corporation. His years of employment included multiple moves around the country and the globe. His last few years of work allowed him to reside in Kuwait where he assisted in the creation of Equate which was a joint venture between Union Carbide and the Kuwaiti government.

He retired to The Villages in Florida in 2000 where he enjoyed playing golf 3 days a week and spending time with his various friends and acquaintances. Jack loved life and he was a devoted son, brother, uncle, father and grandfather. He was committed to his family and he created great memories for all of them.

Jack was preceded in death by his daughter Erin Kathleen, his parents Jack and Helen O'Brien, a sister Pat Mohun and brother in-law Buddy Mohun and his granddaughter Darby Adair O'Brien. He is survived by his sister Jean John of Lakeville, MN, and his daughter Shauna O'Brien Pearson of Charleston, WV, his son John T. O'Brien III and his wife Kelly of Greer, SC and his grandchildren Alley Pearson and Taylor Pearson of Lexington, KY and Delaney O'Brien, Brooks O'Brien and Brody O'Brien of Greer, SC. Jack is also survived by his niece Sue Osendorf (Dan) of Apple Valley, MN and nephews Tom John (Sandra) and Mark O'Brien of New Port Richey, FL.

A special service celebrating his life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church Chapel in Charleston, WV on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family will receive donations to the Darby O'Brien Charity Foundation in Jack's name. Donations can be sent to Wells Fargo Bank, 461 The Parkway, Greer, SC 29650 or call 864-968-0014.

Margaret Osborne Print Comment Top of page

Margaret Givens Osborne, born June 7, 1931, to Fred and Dorothy Givens, closed her eyes to this life and woke up in heaven, October 20, 2014.

Marg was a long time member of Clay First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Forest; and her son, Ricky Forest; sister, Virginia McClung; and brothers, Orin and Orville Givens.

She is survived by sister, Eva Williams; daughter, Lucindia Toon; son, Rocky Osborne (Rachel); and by her grandchildren, Adam Osborne (Natalie), Amanda Souder (Stanley), Andrew Osborne (Charity), Anthony Osborne (Karrie), Abraham Osborne (Holly), Avery Osborne and Jessica Toon; great-grandchildren, Hailey, Adrian, Layton, Colton, and Issabella.

A private burial will take place October 22, at the Markle Cemetery.

A public memorial service celebrating her life will be held 6 p.m. Saturday, October 25, at Clay First Baptist Church, Clay, WV.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Curtis Price Way, Charleston, WV 25311.

Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home in Clay is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com.

Joan Payne Print Comment Top of page

Joan Payne, 84, of Chelyan, passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at CAMC General Hospital, Charleston, after a short illness.

Joan was retired from Verizon.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Payne.

Survived by her son, David Payne of Chelyan; brother, Gary Wegmiller of Texas; and sister-in-law, Peggy Wegmiller.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, 600 Old Fort St., Cedar Grove, with David Wolfe officiating. Burial will follow the service in Montgomery Memorial Park, London.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Thursday, Oct. 23, at the funeral home.

Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove, is in charge of arrangements.

Goldie Pickens Print Comment Top of page

Goldie Carter Pickens passed away October 15, 2014, at home surrounded by family. Born May 29, 1915, in Dunbar WV to James and Bessie Taylor. Goldie grew up in Dunbar and moved to Institute WV after a number of years caring for her grandparents James and Louvenia Carter. She worked in a number of positions before going to work for West Virginia State College now West Virginia State University. She retired after 23 years as custodian for the ROTC Department. She stayed in Institute after retiring until moving to Maryland in 1986 to be near her family.

She is survived by her eight children Margaret Jones (St. Albans WV), Harold "Sonny" Pickens (Yreka CA), Janet Greene (San Antonio TX), Jeanine Kee (Tampa FL), Jo-Anne Pickens (Adelphi MD), Karen Pickens wife Jade Lin (Knoxville TN), James "Buddy" Pickens wife Michelle (Bowie MD), William "Bill" Pickens (Bowie MD), twenty-two grandchildren, twenty-nine great grandchildren and twelve great great grandchildren. Preceded in death by two grandchildren, one great and one great great grandchild.

A celebration of our Mother's life will be held on her 100th birthday, May 29, 2015.

Anthony Serreno Print Comment Top of page

Anthony Felix Serreno, 58, of Dunbar, died Sunday, October 19, 2014. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.

Kenneth A. Shaw Print Comment Top of page

Colonel Kenneth "Ken" Alden Shaw (Ret.) passed away Oct. 19, 2014 following a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 80 years old. Ken is survived by his wife, Gayle Twigger-Shaw; his sisters, Katherine Bowns of Tampa, Fla., and Nancy Burns of Ashville, N.C.; his children: daughters, Janie Frist (Moe) of Morgantown, Juli Seaman (Steve) of Leesburg, Va., and Carolyn Yost (Brian) of Clarksburg; and sons, Jim Spano (Beverly) of Ravenswood, Joe Spano (Donna) of Charleston and Mike Twigger of Charleston. Ken had six grandchildren, Joseph Spano Jr., Samantha Spano, Jessica Spano, Ian Frist, Jillian Frist and Hunter Yost.

Ken was a native of Charleston and he graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Kansas State University in 1957. Following graduating from Kansas State, he moved to Ravenswood and was employed by Kaiser Aluminum as a chemical engineer. Ken worked for Kaiser for 28 years, including his role as Carbon Plant Superintendent with his final post as Environmental Services Superintendent. In this role, he managed the air, water, solid and hazardous waste environmental systems and procedures at the aluminum plant. Ken also served as Carbon Plant Superintendent for the Kaiser Aluminum Smelter in Ghana, Africa, in 1976.

Ken had a long and distinguished military career in the West Virginia Army National Guard. He served in various line, staff and command positons with the Engineer Units of the State, which includes Battalion Commander of the 1092nd Engineer Battalion. He further served as the Operations Officer and Commander of the 111th Engineer Group. In 1963 he completed flight training, thereby becoming a fixed wing, rotary wing and instrument qualified pilot. He served on continuous flight status until 1980 and was awarded the Master Aviator badge. Colonel Shaw's military training included 34 specialty schools, including the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Colonel Shaw was placed on active duty in 1986 and appointed the United States Property and Fiscal Officer for West Virginia in Buckhannon.

Ken was an active member of the community and held positions on many organizations in Jackson County, as well as national organizations such as Rotary International, Toastmasters International and Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Ken was a longtime member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Ravenswood.

Funeral home visitation will be held at Wilson Funeral Home, 420 Lee St. W., Charleston, on Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 3 to 5 p.m.

The family wishes that donations to the following organizations be given, in lieu of flowers: National Parkinson Foundation, Hubbard Hospice House and The Michael J. Fox Foundation; www.parkinson.org, www.hospicecarewv.org, www.michaeljfox.org.

The online guestbook may be accessed at www.wilsonfuneralandcremation.com.

Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston, is serving the Shaw family.

Lillie Mae Sheets Print Comment Top of page

Lillie Mae Sheets, 87, of Coal City, died October 20, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, October 25, at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel. Friends may visit from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel.

Lisa Slater Print Comment Top of page

Lisa Lynn Slater, 53, of Holly, died October 20, 2014. O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, is in charge of arrangements.

Malcolm Steele Print Comment Top of page

Malcolm Ray Steele, 65, of Gahanna, Ohio, died October 18, 2014. Service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, October 22, at Morning Star Freewill Baptist Church. Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. at the church. Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville, is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Sturgeon Print Comment Top of page

Dorothy Sturgeon, 90, of Ashton, Ky., died October 20, 2014. Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, October 23, at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Virginia Thompson Print Comment Top of page

Virginia Lee Hinkle Terry Thompson, 93, of Ronceverte, died October 20, 2014. Service will be 3 p.m., Thursday, October 24, at the Ronceverte Christian Church on Gypsy Heights Road. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time Thursday at the Ronceverte Christian Church. Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale is in charge of arrangements.

Donna Tolbert Print Comment Top of page

Mrs. Donna Marie Tolbert, 54, of St. Albans, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2014.

She is gone, but not forgotten.

Donna is preceded in death by her parents, James and Zelda Clapham; and daughter, Katrina Clapham.

She is survived by her loving husband Ronald "Jake" Tolbert; children, Margene and Michelle Clapham of St. Albans, and George Hager of Fla., sisters, Sherie Tolbert, Robin Marsh, Wilnora Hager; brothers, James and Robert Clapham; seven grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

At her request, no service is scheduled at this time. The family requests donations to the funeral home in her honor.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com.

Gatens–Harding Funeral Home, 147 Main Street, Poca is serving the Tolbert family.

Cindy Watkins Print Comment Top of page

Cindy Lou Toney Watkins, 39, of Scarbro, died October 9, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. October 23, at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Funerals for: October 22, 2014

Allen, Frances M. — 2 p.m., Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes.

Barron, John — 6 p.m., Loudendale Freewill Baptist Church, Charleston.

Campbell, James R. — 1 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Coleman, Vesta — 11 a.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Dale, Louverna — 2 p.m., Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Arbovale.

Fitzwater, Doyle — 10 a.m., Fitzwater Family Cemetery, Bickmore.

Flenner, Carol — 1 p.m., Morris Funeral Home, Cowen.

George, Sara A. — 11:30 a.m., Ronceverte Presbyterian Church, Ronceverte.

Harte, Brenda L. — 1 p.m., Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.

Hayes, Martha M. — 1 p.m., Raynes Funeral Home Chapel, Eleanor.

Moore, Lillian M. — 11 a.m., Broyles

Mullins, Cleve — 11 a.m., Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, Cedar Grove.

Payne, Mary F. — 11 a.m., Barker Cemetery, Ashford.

Reed, McKinley B. — 1 p.m., Cunningham

Sheets, Charles M. Sr. — 2 p.m., Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Sites, Debra S. — 7 p.m., Open Door Apostolic Church, Charleston.

Sizemore, Nancy M. — 6:30 p.m., Wilson

Steele Malcolm R. — 3 p.m., Morning Star Freewill Baptist Church, Harts.

Steele, Malcolm — 3 p.m., Morning Star Freewill Baptist Church, Chapmanville.

Stone, Bettie L. — 2 p.m., Gatens

Webb, Norwood M. — 1 p.m., Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank.