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Ann Ashley Print Comment Top of page

Ann Brannon Ashley, 85, of Sissonville, passed away April 16, 2015, at home.

She was born in Barberton, Ohio on February 5, 1930, the daughter of Merrill Gates and Edna Brannon.

She graduated from Troy High School as valedictorian and third in her class at Glenville State College. She obtained a Masters Degree in Education from West Virginia University. She also did further work at C.O.G.S. During her work at Glenville State College, she taught seven months at a one-room school near Troy, W.Va.

She came to Sissonville in 1952 to teach math and science and retired from Sissonville Junior High School in 1984, where she served as head of the math department. She was an advisor and sponsor of the National Junior Honor Society for 25 years and the local chapter was named after her upon her retirement. She was honored as teacher of the year in 1974. She was a member of both the WVEA and the NEA. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, James Vernon Ashley.

She was a member of Humphreys Memorial United Methodist Church, where she was a lay speaker, Sunday School teacher, member of the choir and served in many positions with the United Methodist Women over the years. She was a certified lay speaker in the United Methodist Church. She was a Weight Watcher leader and speaker.

Surviving sons, Dr. Jeffrey Ashley (Gail) of Scott Depot, Randy Ashley (Kim) of Beaver; and stepdaughter, Betty Ashley of Charleston; grandchildren, Aaron Ashley of Bethel Park, Pa., Isaac Ashley of Charleston, Caleb Ashley of Scott Depot, Rachel Ashley at Alderson Broaddus, Tyler Ashley (Lindsey) of Saulsville, Maggie Ashley of Beaver, Stephanie White of Charleston, and Vanessa Goodwin of St. Albans; great-grandchildren, Madison and Evan White of Charleston and Elijah Goodwin of St. Albans; brother, Donald Brannon (Pat) of Charlton Heights; sister, Barbara Gass (Jerry) of Greenville, S.C.; along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday April 19, at Humphreys Memorial Church, Sissonville, under direction of the Rev. George Webb. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Garden of Memories, Sissonville. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday April 18, at Long and Fisher Funeral Home in Sissonville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Humphreys Memorial United Methodist Church, 8340 Sissonville Drive, Sissonville, WV 25320.

Christopher Bailey Print Comment Top of page

Christopher Hill Bailey, 55, of Dunbar, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2015.

He was born in South Charleston on August 6, 1959, to the late Glenn W. and Mary L. Bailey. He is survived by his daughter, Gillian Katherine of Dunbar; three siblings, Mark Wilson Bailey, Brian Patrick Bailey, Mary Janette Sigmon and their spouses.

He also leaves behind eight nieces and two nephews who loved him very much. Chris was a loving and devoted father, brother, uncle, son and friend to all who knew him. He enjoyed playing golf, video golf, music, and spending time with friends and family.

He had an encyclopedic knowledge of a wide range of topics. All who knew him recognized and appreciated his good nature and sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by many people.

Funeral service will be held 7 p.m. Tues. April 21, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar with Pastor John Mason officiating. Family and friends may call two hours prior to the service at Keller Funeral Home.

Alya Burgess Print Comment Top of page

Alya "Tom" Burgess, 69, of Holden, formerly of Blair, died Thurs. April 16, 2015. Service will be 11 a.m. Tues. April 21, at Freeman Funeral Home. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mon. April 20, at the funeral home. Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville is in charge of arrangements.

Thearl Clutter Print Comment Top of page

Thearl L. Clutter, 80, of Gassaway, died April 17, 2015. Service will be 1 p.m. Mon. April 20, at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service.

Dormal Cometti Print Comment Top of page

Dormal Eismon Cometti, 96, passed away at Arthur B. Hodges Center on March 30, 2015. She was born on July 27, 1918, in Minora, W.Va., to the late Charles and Ella Knotts Eismon.

In addition to her parents and six siblings, she was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Cometti; and son, Joseph Cometti.

Dormal was a graduate of Morris Harvey College. She was a painter and a member of Allied Artists. An aficionado of arts and culture, she was especially devoted to all things related to the opera. She belonged to several book clubs, attended yoga classes regularly, and in the warmer months enjoyed gardening and working in her yard.

She is survived by her daughters, Catherine Samargo of Morgantown, and Lisa McIver of Wilmington, N.C.; grandchildren, Mary (Craig) Herring of Morgantown, Emily (Jason) Stolarski of Holden, Mass., Davis (Lissa) McIver of Wilmington, N.C., and Andrew (Lindsey) McIver of Durham, N.C.; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be held for Dormal at 11 a.m. Monday, April 20, at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association, for research, 1601 2nd Ave, Charleston, WV 25387.

You may send condolences to the family at: barlowbonsall.com. Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the arrangements.

Larry Cooper Print Comment Top of page

Memorial service for Larry Gene Cooper will be 8 p.m. Mon. April 20, at the Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville. Visitation will be two hours before.

Ruth Dail Print Comment Top of page

Ruth Areta Dail, 86, of Beckley, passed away at the Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley on Friday, April 17, 2015.

Born on April 27, 1928 in Ky., she was the daughter of the late Roscoe Estelle Leadingham and Lottie Mae Qualls Leadingham.

Mrs. Dail was a homemaker, and had been a resident of Beckley since 2003, having last made her home in Omaha, Neb. She enjoyed collecting different items, including plates and teddy bears.

Mrs. Dail was preceded in death by brothers, James and Cisco Leadingham; and sisters, Irene Wiseman and Eloise Thomas.

Those survivors left to cherish her memory include her husband of 50 years, David Dail; three children, Beverly Ann Danusis of Fla., Areta Carol Swire of Ariz., and Charles L. Toney of N.C.; grandchildren, Beth, Nathan, Bryan, Zackery, Felicity and Hannah; and numerous great-grandchildren also survive. Three brothers, Charles Leadingham of Kanawha City, Billy J. Leadingham of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, David Leadingham of Beckley; sisters, Patsy Rose of Concord, N.C., Edith Beeman of Springfield, Miss., and Jessie Adkins of Concord, N.C.

Funeral service will be conducted at noon Monday April 20, at Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley with Rev. Michael Rakes officiating. Burial will follow at the Adkins Cemetery at Naoma, W.Va. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the services at the funeral home on Monday. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry.net. Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV.

Carlyn Freeland Print Comment Top of page

Carlyn (Carl) Edward Freeland, died March 8, 2015, at the age of 96. He was living near his son in Chattanooga, Tenn., at the time of his death of natural causes.

He was the son of the late James Ezra Freeland and the late Lily Whytsell Freeland. He was born July 26, 1918, in Little Birch, W.Va.

Carl joined the US Marines on August 3, 1938, and served until August 24, 1945, most of that time in the Pacific during WWII. He loved spending time with family. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his son, Chris Edward Freeland (wife, Bonnie) of Chattanooga, Tenn.; son-in-law, Rick Wayland (living spouse of Kim) of Leonardtown, Md.; his grandchildren, Katrina Freeland of Loma Linda, Calif.; Robert Wayland of Leonardtown, Md.; Michael Wayland of Leonardtown, Md.; and his brother, Aaron Freeland of Charleston, W.Va.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred (Justice) Freeland of Cross Lanes; and his daughter, Kimberly (Freeland) Wayland of Leonardtown, Md.; and brother, James Truxton Freeland of Magoo, W.Va.

His memorial service was held at the Charleston SDA Church in Charleston, W.Va. at 3:30 p.m. on April 18, 2015. The internment service occurred at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens immediately after with military honors.

Lindsey Goff Print Comment Top of page

Lindsey Morgan Goff, 15, of Spencer, died April 18, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. April 19, at the Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer. Visiting will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Robert Hoffman Print Comment Top of page

Robert Lewis Hoffman, 87, a lifelong resident of Clendenin passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 in CAMC General Hospital, Charleston.

He was born June 17, 1927 to the late Lewis "Bud" Hoffman and Gladys Selby Hoffman in Clendenin. Robert was graduate from Clendenin High School and later Morris Harvey College (now University of Charleston). He was an military veteran, worked at the Elk Refinery in Falling Rock, and then became a car sales representative, retiring from Bob Peden Chevrolet in Clendenin. He was a member of Clendenin Masonic Lodge 126 AF&AM; Scottish Rite in Valley of Charleston, Beni Kedem Shriners of Charleston. Robert is survived by his daughter, Susan Hoffman of San Francisco, Calif.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent to www.haferfuneralhome.net. Hafer Funeral Home, 50 North Pinch Rd, Elkview is assisting the family.

Julian Huffman Print Comment Top of page

Julian Robert "Jule" Huffman, 91, of Huntington, died Thurs. April 16, 2015. Service will be 1 p.m. Thurs. April 23, at First Presbyterian Church, Huntington. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wed. April 22, at the church.

Jerry Humphreys Print Comment Top of page

Jerry Ray Humphreys, 76, of Elkview, died Sunday, April 12, 2015, at his residence. He was a mechanic supervisor for the US Postal Service.

He is survived by his wife, Jeannette Humphreys; sons, Gordon Ray Humphreys of Memphis, Tenn., David Lee Humphreys; daughters, Angela Lynn Perry of Hurricane, and Melody Jean Humphreys of Elkview.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston is in charge of arrangements.

Marshall Jones Print Comment Top of page

Marshall Manuel Jones, 68, of St. Albans, passed away on Friday, April 10, 2015, at Putnam General Hospital, after a long illness.

He was born in Fayetteville, to Florence Calloway Jones and Thomas Jones Jr., both deceased.

Mark graduated from Nuttall High School in Winona, W.Va., and servced the military for six years. He was a graduate of Marshall University. He was a retiree of Occidental Chemical Company in Belle.

Marshall married Barbara Byrd in 1970, in Santa Rosa, Calif. Mark along with Barbara nurtured many children in their daycare for over forty years. He received much joy from gardening and he loved fishing.

He leaves behind his beloved of 45 years, his devoted caregiver, Barbara Ann "Bobbie" Jones.

Surviving him are his daughters, Florence, Michelle and Marcia Jones, all of Charleston. Also his grandchildren, Kayleb, Marshall, Kiran, and Leela!

He is preceded in death by his sister, Mary Alice Teague of Columbus, Ohio. Surviving siblings are Thomas Jones III, of Charleston, Brenda Smith of Ga., Barbara Lindsey of Cross Lanes, Shelia Minor of Rand, and Jaylynn Jones of N.C.

Marks legacy rests on his loyal love as a family man. His future rests on Jesus promise at John 11:23.

At Marshall's request, there will be no memorial service. Final arrangements are being made by Casdorph and Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans.

Evelyn Kallmerten Print Comment Top of page

Evelyn K. Kallmerten, 67, of Nitro, died Fri. April 17, 2015. Cooke Funeral Home and Crematorium, Nitro is serving the Kallmerten family.

John Kessler Print Comment Top of page

A celebration of life for John David Kessler will be 1 p.m. Sun. April 19, at Morris Funeral Home, Cowen. Friends may gather from noon until time of service Sun. at the funeral home. Services entrusted to Morris Funeral Home.

Lucy Lynch Print Comment Top of page

Lucy Iola Lynch, 83, of Wharton, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015, at her home.

She was born May 15, 1931, and was a daughter of the late George and Stella Williams Quisenberry. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jim Lynch; son, Larry Lynch; three sisters; and two brothers.

She was a homemaker. She was a volunteer for Senior Citizens Community Center and a volunteer at area schools.

She is survived by children, Bill (Sherry) Lynch of Richland, Washington, Debbie (Bobby) Crawford of Wharton, Bob (Stephanie) Lynch of Carlsbad, New Mexico and Betty Brown of Wharton; daughter-in-law, Denise Messinger; sisters, Sylvia Sturtz, Joan Banks and Linda Pfleiderer; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

A family graveside will be held 11 a.m. Monday, April 20, 2015 at Montgomery Memorial Park, Montgomery with Nathaniel Messinger officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

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

Emma Marshall Print Comment Top of page

Emma Jean Marshall, 77, of Charleston, passed away April 17, 2015, at CAMC Memorial Division following a long illness.

She was born in Carbondale, was a graduate of Dupont High School and was a longtime waitress for many local area restaurants including the former Top of the Inn and last worked for the Gold Dome in Kanawha City.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Robert Lester Marshall; longtime companion, Russell Kieth; parents, Harry Nelson and Ines Mae Kessler Mitchell; brothers, Harry Jr., Alfred, Darrell and James Mitchell; and sisters, Phyllis Hizer and Carolyn Kniceley.

Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Glen and Janice Marshall of Lancaster, S.C. and Michael Ray and Cathy Marshall of Cross Lanes; daughter, Karen Renee Hill of Rand; sisters and brother-in-law, Dotty Hancock of Belle, Glenna Lindsey of Davis Creek, Brenda and Gary McKown of Excelsior Springs, Miss.; brothers -and-sister-in-law, Jack Mitchell of Canton, Ohio and Jerry and Teenie Mitchell of Winifrede; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held noon, Monday, April 20, at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with Pastor Jonathan Eubank officiating. Interment will follow in Witcher Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time at the funeral home on Monday.

Shirley McClung Print Comment Top of page

Shirley H. McClung, 84, of Summersville, died Friday, April 17, 2015, in the Summersville Regional Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Christopher G. and Juanita O'Dell Hughes and was born at Summersville December 17, 1930. Shirley was an administrative assistant for Farmers & Merchants Bank in Summersville for more than thirty years. She was a Methodist by faith, a member of the NCHS class of 1947 and a graduate of the Mt. State Business College.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, William E. McClung; son, Mike McClung; grandson John Altano; and sisters, Ruth Symes and Donna Childers.

Surviving are two sons, Williams E. McClung Jr., Mark McClung, both of Summersville; two daughters, Virginia Cvetan of York, Pa. and Elizabeth Reynolds of Summersville; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, April 23, in the Waters Funeral Chapel at Summersville with Pastor David Lancaster officiating. Burial will follow in the Walker Memorial Park at Summersville. Friends may call at the funeral chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening.

E-Condolences: watersfuneralchapel@frontier.com.

Ruby Ann Moore Print Comment Top of page

Ruby Ann Moore, 71, of Spencer, died April 14, 2015, at the CAMC-Memorial Hospital, Charleston.

She was born February 4, 1944, at Hinton, a daughter of the late George Eugene and Nellie Naomi Atwell Gravely. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie L. Moore; four brothers, Teddy, Edward, Frank and Bill Gravely.

Ruby was a retired caregiver for Braley & Thompson and a former employee of the Farm Table Restaurant, South Charleston. She loved yard work and her seven horses.

Survivors include her children, Brenda Kidd of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Sammy Cobb and Misty Shumate, both of Spencer; four sisters, Mary Alice Cole of South Charleston, Mary Lou Carpenter and Betty Withrow, both of St. Albans, Joann Baire of Charleston; one brother, George Gravely of Charleston; seven grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.

There will be no visitation or funeral. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com.

Tony Murphy Print Comment Top of page

Loved by all who knew him, William Anthony Murphy, Jr. passed away in Huntington on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The son of Mary Rose Flaherty and William Anthony Murphy, Tony was born on June 13, 1946 in Charleston. He graduated in 1964 from Charleston Catholic High School, where he excelled in entertaining his friends with his wit and superior knowledge of all things current and cultural. Full of promise, he was always at least the class vice-president, if not the president.

Tony attended Wheeling Jesuit University and graduated from West Virginia University. He possessed a gift for languages and for reaching out to people who needed to laugh, especially when they felt like crying. Tony worked as a teacher and guidance counselor at various area schools. He broadened the horizons of many students even as his own horizons were shrinking. He will be sorely missed.

At Tony's request, there will be no service. Donations may be made 'In Memory of Tony Murphy' to Charleston Catholic High School, 1033 Virginia St. East, Charleston, WV 25301.

Helen Musser Print Comment Top of page

On Sunday, April 12, 2015, Helen W. Musser died peacefully at home, at age 90, predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Harry P. Musser, Jr.

She was mother of David W. (Deborah) Musser, John (Kerry) Musser, Mark (Joyce) Musser, and Mary Beth (Mickey) Moore. She was also survived by five grandchildren. Helen was born in Suffolk, Va., on Dec. 23, 1924, and was a 1947 alumna of Randolph Macon Woman's College. She moved to Charleston upon marrying Harry P. Musser Jr. on April 9, 1949. She deeply loved her many friends, her family and especially her Savior Jesus Christ. She was a member of the Charleston Tennis Club for many years. She loved music and played the organ for her church for over 50 years.

Memorial service will be 3 p.m. Monday April 20, at Bream Memorial Presbyterian Church, Charleston, WV, with a reception immediately following.

Memorial gifts can be donated to Union Mission - South Park, PO Box 112, Charleston, WV 25321.

The online guestbook may be accessed at www.wilsonfuneralandcremation.com. Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston is serving the Musser family.

Loretta Putillion Print Comment Top of page

Loretta Mae Putillion, 74, of Glasgow, died April 13, 2015. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Mon. April 20, at Emma Chapel Cemetery, Liberty. Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jim Saulters Print Comment Top of page

Join Jim Saulter's family and friends as we gather to remember him in Ohiopyle, Pa., Saturday April 25, 1:30 p.m. Gathering in picnic area behin Wilderness Voyageurs store in Ohiopyle.

Eugenia Sevy Print Comment Top of page

Eugenia Sevy, 82, of Beckley, died Fri. April 17, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted.

Jacqueline Stemple Print Comment Top of page

Doctor Jacqueline Sue Stemple of Bahama, North Carolina passed away at her home on Sunday, January 11, 2015. Dr. Stemple, a West Virginia native, was born in Chelyan and grew up in East Bank. She and her husband moved from their home in Morgantown, W.Va., to Bahama, N.C. in 2012.

She is survived by her loving husband, Dr. Larry Jack Stemple of Bahama, N.C.; and four children, Derek Lyle Stemple (Catherine Balliet Stemple) of Cambridge, England, Catherine René Trehy (Jerome Paul Trehy, Jr.) of Bahama, N.C., Brett Alan Stemple (Jenny Kim Jisu Stemple) of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Alicia Anne Carden (Kevin Boyd Carden) of Youngsville, N.C. She is survived by her grandchildren, Lloyd Preston Stemple, Eleanor Perry Stemple, Adela Morgan Stemple, Emily Catherine Ellis, Jacqueline Kendyl Carden, Kourtney René Carden and Kameron Jack Carden; and her step-grandchildren, Jerome Paul Trehy, III, Nolan Kendall Trehy, Rose Oh MinJoo, Marianna Oh HaEun, and John Oh YoHan. She is survived by her brother, Benton Jackson Gates, and his wife Maxine.

She is predeceased by her father, Lloyd Preston Gates; her mother Opal Toler Gates; and her stepmother, Eleanor Sapp Gates; as well as her brother, Alexander Ross Gates.

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m., Saturday April 25, at First Baptist Church, 432 High Street, Morgantown, WV with Rev. Richard Hepler officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the Chestnut Hotel, 345 Chestnut Street.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org. Alzheimer's Association National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601. The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc., in Durham, N.C. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.

Dorothy Thomas Print Comment Top of page

Dorothy M. "Dotti" Thomas, 74, of Charleston, passed away on Monday, April 13, 2015, at the Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, after complications from cancer.

Dotti was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church of Charleston.

She was a graduate of Cornell University.

Dotti in her younger years was an avid tennis player and participated in the management of the Sweet Sixteen Tennis Tournament.

More recently, she turned her attention to stained glass, creating several windows for St. John's Episcopal Church of Charleston children's chapel.

Additionally, Dotti was a member of the St. John's Hand Bell Choir and also organized the church bridge club.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Stephen Thomas; sons, Evan (Michelle) Thomas of Charleston and William (Melony) Thomas of Columbus, Ohio; sister, Carolyn (Ralph) Lodders of Yarmouth Port, Mass.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 2015 at St. John's Episcopal Church of Charleston with Rev. Marquita L. Hutchens officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, Charleston. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made in honor of Dotti to: St. John's Episcopal Church of Charleston, Foley Fund (for the repair of stained glass windows),1105 Quarrier Street, Charleston, WV 25301.

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

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

Annabelle Tucker Print Comment Top of page

Annabelle L. Tucker, 86, of Charleston, went to be with the Lord Friday, April 17, 2015, after a short illness.

She was born July 26, 1928, in Charleston a daughter of the late Leondias and Artie Harper. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Tucker.

Annabelle was a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School. She was school bus driver for Kanawha County Schools, a member of Bible Center Church, and she was an active member of the Senior Citizens Olympic Games, where she excelled at shuffleboard.

Surviving include her daughter, Carol Saunders (Mike) of Glen; one son, William "Bill" Fulton Tucker of Kanawha City; four grandchildren, Jonathon Stolman, Jennifer Dennison, Joy Burford, and Lori Crist; three great-grandchildren, Michael and Nicholas Hartwell, and Holley Dennison.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday April 21, at Wilson Funeral Home, 420 Lee St. West, with Pastor Bob Jett officiating. Burial will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston. Visitation will be two hours prior to the services at the funeral home.

The family would like to say thank you to the Angels Touch Personal Care Home and Charleston Gardens for their thoughtful care shown towards Annabelle.

The online guestbook may be accessed at www.wilsonfuneralandcremations.com. Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston is serving the Tucker family.

Carl Ward Print Comment Top of page

Carl Kenneth Ward, 87, of Chapmanville, died April 16, 2015. Service will be 11 a.m. Mon. April 20, at Freeman Funeral Home. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Sun. April 19, at the funeral home. Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville is in charge of arrangements.

David White Print Comment Top of page

David DeWayne White, 51, of Charleston, passed away at Hubbard Hospice Hospice-West, South Charleston, WV.

David worked in construction for several years. His passion was hunting.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carroll White and Glenna Campbell; and a brother, James Meadows, Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth J. White; three children, Glenna Jean, Candace and Kasey; sisters, Tina Kessinger and Lorie White; brothers, Michael and Donny White; stepmother, Rose White; and four grandchildren, Elijah, MacKenzi, Gavin and Gage.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston, WV.

The family will receive family and friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Special thanks go to his sister, Tina for caring for him during his recent illness.

You may send condolences to the family at: www.barlowbonsall.com. Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the arrangements.

Lucinda White Print Comment Top of page

With a farewell kiss and loving caress from her devoted husband of 71 1/2 years Lucy slipped from his embrace into the arms of our heavenly father Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Lucy Maxine Brooks White was the loving wife of Elmer Clayton White. Lucy was born in Lincoln County, W.Va., to Thomas Brooks and Nola Payne Brooks on Aug. 30,1920.

Lucy was the mother of two sons and a daughter, Thomas White (Pamela) of Aiken, S.C., Sandra Sue White Brubaker (Bob) of Medford, N.J. and David Allen (Corky) White that sadly passed away Oct. 2013. She had three beloved grandchildren, Erin Anne White Heydorn (Russ), Derek Tyler White and Leigh Ann Brubaker. She also had a new great-grandson, Charles Brock Heydorn. Lucy had five brothers and one sister, James Ballard (Henrietta), Royce (Ginny), Calvin (Dani), Glen (Betty), Bob Brooks (Jeanie); and sister, Mona Brooks.

Lucy attended Marshall University for two years and recieved her BA degree in elementary education from Rio Grande College. She had a long teaching career in both Meigs and Hocking Counties. She encouraged her students to strive for excellence. After retiring to Ormond Beach, Fla., in 1989, Lucy became actively involved at the Riverview United Methodist Church, where she worked at the church thrift store, set up communion and was always ready to lend a helping hand. She enjoyed long walks on the beach, swimming and exercise classes at the YMCA. Lucy lived a long Christian life serving the Lord in her own quiet spiritual way. She will be forever missed by her family and friends.

A celebration of Lucy's life will be Sunday April 26, at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens Cross Lanes, WV 25313. Viewing and visitation will be 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and service will begin at 2:30 p.m. followed by interment. Donations can be made in Lucy's memory to Haven Hospice, 157611 Woodland Blvd. Deland, FL 32720.

Ralph Whitten Print Comment Top of page

Ralph Whitten, 84, of Oceana, passed away Friday April 17, 2015, in Charleston from a sudden illness. Born October 24, 1930, in Red Jacket, he was the son of the late Frank and Rachael Webb Whitten. Ralph worked as a General Mine Foreman for Eastern Associated Coal Company at the Kopperston Number 1 and Number 2 mines. He served in the ministry for over 50 years. Ralph was a member of the Masonic Lodge 138, Pineville for over 50 years. He loved the outdoors, camping, fishing, and gardening.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ann; and his second wife, Nona "Tiny"Whitten. Also preceding him were his brother, James Whitten; and his sister, Mildred Paynter Cook.

Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Rick Whitten and his wife, Joyce of Hurricane; two daughters, Debbie Sheets and her husband, Ron of Hurricane and Pati Harrison and her husband, Michael of Atlanta, Ga.; stepsons, Leonard Thomas and his wife, Barbara of Newport News, Va. and Lloyd Thomas of Virginia Beach, Va.; sisters, Jewell Lusk and her husband, Raymond, Sadie Tolley and her husband, Gene, Barbara Stone and her husband, Mike; brothers, Lindsey Whitten and his wife, Pat, and Jack Whitten and his wife, Mamie; grandchildren, Aaron Whitten, Elisabeth Arthur, Drew Whitten, Sara Cook; step-grandchildren, Natalie Hartman, Justin Ramsey, TJ Thomas, Curtis Thomas, John Thomas, Courtney Pate, and Erin Hicks; six great-grandchildren; and numerous step great-grandchildren; and a multitude of friends.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday April 20, at the Evans Memorial Chapel with Dr. Mervin Smith and Rev. Ronnie Acord officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Entombment will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny 25311. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennawa Drive, Charleston WV 25311.

Friends may share condolences online at evans-funeralhome.com. Evans Funeral Home of Oceana is serving the Whitten family.

Frances Williams Print Comment Top of page

Frances Williams, 91, of St. Albans, passed away April 5, 2015, at Valley Center in South Charleston.

Frances was retired from Capitol Van Lines in Charleston, where she had worked for many years. She attended Highlawn Baptist Church in St. Albans.

She is survived by nephews, Duane McCallister and his wife, Joyce of Cramerton, N.C., Jerald McCallister and his wife, Delores of Williamstown, Roger Williams and his wife, Rita of Naples, Fla., and Larry Williams and his wife, Pat of Fla.; and several great and great-great nephews and nieces. All of them loved her very much and thought she was a terrific aunt. She will be greatly missed.

Frances was preceded in death by her parents, Homer and Willa Williams of Hurricane; her sister, Elma and her husband, Frank of St. Albans; her brother, Lon and his wife, Pat of Charleston.

A graveside service will be held at a later date. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.casdorphandcurry.com.

Funerals for: April 19, 2015

Ashley, Ann 2 p.m., Humphreys Memorial Church, Sissonville.

Butcher, Louise B. 2 p.m., Liberty Presbyterian Church, Green Bank.

Elliott, Jimmy Noon, Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank.

Goff, Lindsey 2 p.m., Taylor

Graham, Kenneth 4 p.m., John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer.

Gwinn, Mary 2 p.m., Wallace and Wallace Funeral Chapel, Rainelle.

Kessler, John 1 p.m., Morris Funeral Home, Cowen.

Kincaid, Walter 2 p.m., Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

Malcomb, Richard Jr. 2 p.m., Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville.

Meadows, Joshua 2 p.m., Gatens

Short, Coy 2 p.m., Charity Baptist Church, Wilsie.

Stevenson, Marcella 2 p.m., Spencer Chapel Church, Hewett.