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Today's Obituaries

Elmer A. Easterling Print Comment Top of page

Mr. Elmer A. "Moe" Easterling, 93, of Smithers, passed from this life on Friday, July 25, 2014, at Montgomery General Elderly Care.

Elmer was born Nov. 6, 1920, in Grahn, Ky., and was the son of the late Earnest and Dolly Easterling.

He was the dearly beloved and appreciated brother of Earle Easterling of Kemah, Texas; sister, Irene White of Smithers; brother, Eugene Easterling of Smithers; sister, Adelene Pell of Asheville, N.C.; brother, the Rev. Chester D. Easterling of Smithers; and brother, the Rev. Orville E. Easterling and wife, Wilma, of Mount Sterling, Ky., all of whom survive him. Elmer is also survived by four nieces and 13 nephews.

Mr. Easterling was a retired employee of Semet-Solvan Division of Allied Chemical Co., Harewood.

Elmer served his country for approximately three years in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II as a radio operator and attained the rank of staff sergeant.

During his service, he was awarded the air medal and several other awards of involvement in various theatres of operations.

Elmer also, about four days before his passing, in the presence of one of his brothers, gave his heart to Jesus Christ and became a born-again Christian, a blessed answer to years of faithful prayers by his family.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with his two minister brothers, Orville and Chester, officiating. Burial will follow in Montgomery Memorial Park, London.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to

Wallace D. Fleshman Print Comment Top of page

Wallace Douglas "Wally" Fleshman, 71, of Mount Storm, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014, at his residence as a result of a farm tractor accident. He was born Nov. 7, 1942, in Tad, the son of Charles and Jewel (Craft) Fleshman of Charleston.

Mr. Fleshman attended Kanawha County Schools and was a member of the Fairhaven Missionary Baptist Church. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, gardening, cutting firewood and living off of the land. He was a construction worker as a dry wall installer for Maryland Applicators; he was also a farmer. Wally was veteran of the U.S. Army. He had many friends that loved him dearly and he will be missed by all.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Fleshman is survived by a daughter, Lisa AnnMarie Fleshman of Sunderland, Md.; a son, Clifford Wayne Fleshman of Arlington, Wash.; two sisters, Rose Holstine of Charleston and Mattie Wiseman of Coppers Cove, Texas; a brother, Charles Fleshman of Albion, Ind.; a special friend, Sam Lyons; and several nieces and nephews.

In respecting Wally's wishes, his body has been cremated and a private memorial service will be held Tuesday, July 29, at 1 p.m. at the Wallace D. "Wally" Fleshman farm.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, 1700 McCorkle Ave. SE, Third Floor, Charleston, WV 25304. Memories and words of comfort may be left at

Bonnie June Gunnoe Print Comment Top of page

Bonnie June Gunnoe, 83, of Charleston, went home to be with the Lord on July 25, 2014, at CAMC Memorial Hospital.

She was retired from Kanawha County Schools and was a member of Charleston Mountain Mission Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents, William Aultice and Della Florence Lanham Parsons; husband, James "Tom" Gunnoe; son, Richard Adrian Winell; seven brothers; and three sisters.

Survivors include her daughters, Deborah Lanham and Linda Stewart, both of Charleston, and Debbie Lynn Graham of Chelyan. Seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren are also left to mourn her passing.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. Fairley McCormick officiating. Entombment will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

The family will accept memorial online condolences at

Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth Ann Harvey Print Comment Top of page

Elizabeth Ann Harvey, 70, of Jodie, passed away at CAMC Memorial Hospital on July 25, 2014, after an extended illness surrounded by her family.

She was born July 7, 1944, in Bentree, and was a lifelong resident of the Jodie area. She was a former employee of Pizza Hut in Kanawha City and Charleston, a former EMT and a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Billy B. and Helen Dotson. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Don A. "Drew" Harvey of Jodie; her children, Tamala "Tammy" Johnson and John "Newy" Harvey of Jodie, Barva Queen and her husband, Tracy, of Charlton Heights and Anthony "Tony" Harvey and his companion, Becky, of Eleanor; foster brothers, Joe Fitzwater and his wife, Nancy, of Lima, Ohio, and Virgil Lacy of Lancaster, Ohio; foster sister, Judy Farnsworth of Buckhannon; grandchildren, Crystal Queen and Christopher "Chris" Queen of Charlton Heights and Liam Harvey and Keelyn Harvey of Gauley Bridge; step-grandchildren, Carmalena Harville and her husband, Greg, of Powellton and Scott Johnson and his wife, Christina, of Mount Olive; six step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many extended family members and friends.

Gravesides service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Rich Creek Cemetery, Jodie, with Minister Tom McClung officiating. Burial will immediately follow in the cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

The family would like to thank everyone at CAMC Memorial Hospital, especially the staff of Three North, Three East, MICU and the Emergency Department for the excellent care they provided their loved one throughout her illness. They would also like to give a very special thank you to Dr. Joe White and Dr. Ed Hamrick for the exemplary care and compassion for Mrs. Harvey. They also wish to thank A.J. Mullins, Jeff Nichols, Dave Sullivan and "Ottman" Craze and their many friends and spiritual brothers and sisters for all they have done for the family during their time of need not only now but throughout her illness, as well as nurses and physical therapy staff at Gentiva Home Health out of Summersville.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Harvey family.

Kathleen Ann Holmes Print Comment Top of page

Kay Holmes lost a battle but won the war with a long illness at home on Saturday, July 26, 2014. She passed from this world to her new home with her family and friends that preceded her and waits there watching over the rest of us.

Mrs. Holmes was born July 11, 1934 in Burnsville, WV and today is reunited with her daddy, Raymond Hall; mother, Hellen Hicks Hall (old gran); and baby brother, David Ray Hall.

Miss Dupont 1951 and a 1952 graduate of Dupont High School, Kay was named 2012 Dupont High School Alumna of the year. Over all her years she always maintained the Panther spirit, loved and served her community. It was her pleasure to serve many years on the Belle Town Council, Dupont High School Boosters Club, Belle Woman's Club and Belle Garden Club.

A retired school teacher from Dupont Jr. High School, her legacy lives on in the lives of the thousands of young people that shared a part of their lives with her. She remembered every one of her kids, where they sat, who their friends were, what grade they made, what time of day she had them in class from her blessed 23 years with them. She maintained a special place in her heart for the young ladies that were her privilege to share time with as the majorette sponsor for many years.

She loved her country, state, community and family to the very end. KK is survived by her husband of a short 62 years, Jack Holmes of Belle; her son and loving caretaker, Charles J. Holmes II, his wife, Kim Holmes and granddaughter, Emily Paige Holmes all of Belle; son, John A. Holmes, his wife, Debbie Holmes and grandson, John Tyler Holmes all of Cedar Grove. Special granddaughter, Becky Reiner of Minneapolis, Minn. and special sister, Dottie Dent Patton of Deltona, Fla.; sister-in-law, Fran Ingrahm of Blue Ridge, Ga. and sister-in-law, Ann Holmes of Huntington and the entire Holmes first cousins family group. Her family and community were the sunshine of her life, especially her grandchildren and her husband, Jack, the flame of her heart, who remained hand in hand to the very end.

Mrs. Holmes and her family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the Kanawha Hospice staff, the CAMC Cancer Center staff, CAMC Memorial Division 3 North Nurses and staff and all those people of the Dupont Panther Nation that shared their lives with Kay. Our community will miss her.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 29 at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle with the Rev. David Jones officiating. Entombment will follow in Tyler Mt. Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, July 28 at the funeral home.

Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle is serving the Holmes Family.

Eddie W. Javins Print Comment Top of page

Eddie William Javins, 34, of Big Ugly, died July 26, 2014.

He is survived by his children, Haley and Austin Javins; mother and stepfather, Connie and Freddie Harless of Big Ugly; father, Eulgene Javins of Ashford; maternal grandmother, Shirley Hager of Peytona; maternal grandfather, Eugene Hager of Ridgeview; sister, Carrie (Karl) Taylor of Florida; brothers, Patrick and David Javins of Big Ugly; stepdad, Tom Sutphin of Low Gap; stepsister, Christy (Tommy) Sing of North Carolina; stepbrothers, Dustin Harless of Big Ugly and Jr. Harless of Drawdy; and a host of family and friends who all loved him and will never stop missing him.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at Handley Funeral Home, Danville. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens, Madison.

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

You may express your condolences to the family at

Curtis Evan Kelley Print Comment Top of page

Curtis Evan Kelley, 30, of Greenview, was born July 30, 1983, and went to a better place on July 26, 2014.

Curtis was a coal miner for Black Castle Mining/Elite Coal. He loved his job and the people he worked with. He enjoyed four wheeling and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Amanda of Greenview, and two beautiful baby girls, Kristina and Kaitlyn; his father, Cecil "Butter," and mother, Linda Kelley, of Turtle Creek; his four brothers, Cecil "Bubbles" (Leann) of Peytona, James of Uneeda, Melvin of Turtle Creek and his baby brother, Chris (Heather) of Turtle Creek; his two sisters, Crystal (Bud) Elkins of Hewett and Rhonda Kelley Osborne of Chesapeake; mother-in-law he loved like a mom, Venita Fowler of Greenview; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles that he cared deeply about.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at Madison Funeral Chapel with Jeremy D. Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Danville Memorial Park, Danville.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Madison Funeral Chapel, Madison.

Arrangements by Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

You may express your condolences to the family at

Judith Mitchell Print Comment Top of page

Judith Mitchell, 79, passed away July 17, 2014, in Hendersonville, N.C. Service will be 4 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor. Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Mitchell family.

Judy Kay Nicholas Print Comment Top of page

Judy Kay Nicholas, 63, of Powellton, died July 26, 2014. She was born Oct. 20, 1950, in Fayette County, and was the daughter of the late Ray George and Irene Holcomb Parsons.

Judy was a member of Glen Ferris Apostolic Church, Glen Ferris, and she was director of Infection Control and Employee Health at Montgomery General Hospital with 29 years of service. She was an instructor at Bridge Valley Community and Technology College in Montgomery in the department of business and health management.

She was a very special lady who touched many lives and had a giving and generous spirit, always putting others above herself.

Surviving are her husband, Lee Nicholas; children, Christy Jarrett and her husband, Jamie, of Gauley Bridge, Timmy Nicholas of Kimberly and Rebecca Pauley and her husband, Kevin, of Montgomery; grandchildren, Eli, Caleb and Sailey Beth; and sisters, Sybil Taylor of Robson, Sharon Syner of Powellton and Barbara Davis of Powellton.

Friends may call from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at Glen Ferris Apostolic Church, where a celebration of Judy's life will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. with Pastor David Bounds officiating.

O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy can be sent at

Eunice J. Goff Shuff Print Comment Top of page

Eunice Jeanette Goff Shuff, 81, of Hilltop, died July 25, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at LifeBridge Assembly of God, Oak Hill, with visitation beginning one hour prior. Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Calvin D. Westfall Print Comment Top of page

Calvin D. Westfall, 69, of Spencer, died July 26, 2014. Per his request, a graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, July 28, at Fairview Cemetery, Reedy. Arrangements by Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer. There will be no service or visitation at the funeral home.

Bernard "Bub" Wymer Print Comment Top of page

Bernard "Bub" Keith Wymer, 59, of Nitro, passed away July 23, 2014, at CAMC Teays Valley Hospital.

Bub was born Feb. 16, 1955, in South Charleston, and was a son of Earl B. Wymer and the late Elsie Pathetta Bowles Wymer. Bub served his country as a member of the Army National Guard and also served as a volunteer firefighter. He was the "Beer-Man" of Dew Drop Inn and a member of the Avengers Motorcycle Club. In addition to his mother, Bub was preceded in death by his brother, Dennis Wymer; his uncle, Wesley "Lee" Call; and his son-in-law, David Armstead Jr.

Bub is survived by his wife, Mary Catherine Tolbert Wymer; his children, Keith Wymer (Michelle) of Hurricane, Melanie Wymer of Winfield, Nathan Wymer (Rachel) of Buffalo and Christy Armstead of Buffalo; his father, Earl B. Wymer; his grandchildren, Alex, Aarron, Makayla, Emmalee, Damion, Connor, Dominic, Brody, Elizabeth and Braxton; his sister, Cindy Higginbotham (Joe) of Nitro; and his brother, Mark Wymer (Jackie) of Reinco, Ga.

A memorial service for Bub will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service.

To share a memory of Bub or to express condolences, please visit

Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 3624 Winfield Road, Winfield, is honored to serve the Wymer family.

Funerals for: July 28, 2014

Bird, Clarence G. 11 a.m., Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin.

Campbell, Carl H. Jr 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Chancey, Glen Roy 11 a.m., Gatens

Coffman, Zenola I. 1 p.m., Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston.

Gwinn, Elizabeth J. 2 p.m., Patton Memorial Cemetery, Meadow Bridge.

Hagen, Lona B. 1 p.m., James Funeral Home Chapel, Logan.

Halverson, Dennis J. 2 p.m., Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Institute.

Harless, Sigal 2 p.m., Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood.

Jennings, Alma L. 1 p.m., Cunard Cemetery, Cunard.

Jett, Ola Myrtle 7:30 p.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.

Joyce, Connie J. 11 a.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Lewis, Thomas L. Noon, Pilgrim Home Baptist Church, St. Albans.

McCullough, Barbara 11 a.m., Camden Flats Baptist Church, Glenville.

Meyer, Janie 11 a.m., Elizabeth Memorial United Methodist Church, Charleston.

Miller, Denzil G. 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Hamlin.

Moore, Gary S. 1 p.m., Dotson

Payne, Icy M. 2 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Poindexter, Dennis 1 p.m., First Baptist Church, Charleston.

Pridemore, Shirley 11 a.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Toliver, Benjamin Jr 11 a.m., Grace Bible Church, Charleston.

Wagner, Philip R. 3 p.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Westfall, Calvin D. 3 p.m., Fairview Cemetery, Reedy.