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Marlene Taylor Bess Print Comment Top of page

Marlene Taylor Bess, 74, of Tornado and Clearwater, Fla., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015 at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater, Fla.

Born Sept. 15, 1940 in Duck to the late Joe and Nettie Bragg Taylor.

She was a retired floral designer and a member of Gateway Christian Church, St. Albans. She was a graduate of St. Albans High School, class of 1959.

Marlene leaves behind to cherish wonderful memories her husband, Burl E. Bess; daughter and son-in-law, Jacqueline and Mike Lekas; step-grandson and wife, Corey and Jessica Lekas; step-granddaughters, Gracie and Taylor Lekas, the loves of her life; sister, Charlotte Templeton of Tornado; and brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Glenda Taylor of Indian Head, Md. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews and cousins.

Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with Pastor David Bragg officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Gateway Christian Church, 422 B St., St. Albans, WV 25177.

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 serve the Bess family.

Katherine Ann Bowling Print Comment Top of page

Katherine Ann Erwin Bowling, 71, of Austin, Texas, was called to her Heavenly home on Jan. 27, 2015 surrounded by her family in Midland, Texas, after a hard-fought battle with brain cancer.

Katherine was born Feb. 19, 1943 in Charleston, W.Va., to Arling H. "Bud" and Melva Erwin. She was a 1961 graduate of St. Albans High School and a graduate of Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va. She married William "Ed" Bowling in 1965 and they began their life together in Huntsville, Ala., later welcoming a daughter, Karen. The family moved to Austin, Texas, in 1977.

Kathy launched and developed the Westwood Community School in Northwest Austin, offering continuing education to adults and children in the area. Her success with continuing education allowed her to also open and direct campuses for Austin Community College and Texas State University at Westwood High School. She enriched the lives of many with the educational programs she provided.

As successful as she was in her career, she was even better at being a lovely person. Kathy was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She had a contagious smile, a caring heart and a great sense of fun that will be dearly missed and fondly remembered.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 49 years, William "Ed" Bowling; daughter, Karen Ann Bowling Sparks and husband, Todd, of Midland, Texas; grandchildren, Will, Laura Kate and Libby Ann Sparks, of Midland, Texas; sister, Constance S. Erwin of Midland, Texas; brother, Dwight Randal Erwin and wife, Terri, and daughter, Samantha, of Villa Hills, Ky.; sister-in law, Dianne Bellomy and husband, Lacy, of Winston-Salem, N.C.; sister-in-law, Gloria Tribou and husband, Dick, of Satellite Beach, Fla.; and four nieces and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arling H. "Bud" and Melva Erwin, and infant daughter, Elizabeth Bowling.

The family will be accepting guests from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home in Midland, Texas. Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Resthaven Memorial Park, Midland, Texas. A memorial service will be held at Hyde Park Baptist Church in Austin on Friday, Feb. 13, at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Midland Fair Havens, 2400 Whitmire Blvd. #100, Midland, TX 79705 or Hospice of Midland, 911 West Texas Ave., Midland, TX 79701.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory. Online condolences can be made at www.npwelch.com.

William M. Bryant Print Comment Top of page

William McKinley "Bill" Bryant, 85, of Alderson, died Jan. 27, 2015. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Old Greenbrier Baptist Church, Alderson, with visitation beginning one hour prior. Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

Cleo Elizabeth Burns Print Comment Top of page

Cleo Elizabeth Jordan Burns, 88, of St. Albans, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 at her residence with her family by her side.

Born Jan. 29, 1926 in St. Albans to the late Raymond and Anna Oxley Jordan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd Cecil Burns, and her infant son, Herbert David Burns, along with three sisters and one brother.

She was a homemaker and a faithful servant of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church for over 50 years, where she taught Sunday school and touched many children's lives.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Doris and Gary Dunlap of Scott Depot and Mitzi and Bob Peters of Hurricane; sons- and daughters-in-law, Cecil R. and Betty Burns of Dunbar, Rex A. and Annette Burns and Warren and Annette Burns, all of Tornado; and brother, Ronald Jordan of Scott Depot. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at noon Saturday, Jan. 31, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 7398 Smith Creek Road, St. Albans, with the Rev. Fred Connery and the Rev. Benny Bess officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, St. Albans.

Friends may call two hours prior to the funeral service at the church.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Joan, Sharon and Melinda with Kanawha Hospice for all of their help and loving care they showed to their mother over the last few months.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387.

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 serve the Burns family.

Lillian Marie Comer Print Comment Top of page

Lillian Marie Comer, 91, of St. Albans, met our Lord in heaven on Jan. 28, 2015 at Valley Center, South Charleston.

She was born May 30, 1923 in Jackson County, the daughter of Carless and Hazel Presley Kiser. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, Jonathan "Jay" Comer; son, Harold Richard "Rick" Comer; brothers, Herbert, Joseph and James Kiser; and sisters, Bonnie Fisher and Phyllis Shugg.

She is survived by her son, Jeremiah Jay "Jerry" Comer Sr. and his wife, Linda, of St. Albans; daughter-in-law, Vickey Comer of San Jose, Calif.; brother, Neal Kiser, of Pomeroy, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Lillian was a member of Grace Baptist Church, St. Albans, and was a witness to others about Christ, even in her last days. A loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister who will be missed by all who knew her.

Celebration of Lillian's life will be at noon Saturday, Jan. 31, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, with Pastor Bradley Goodwin officiating. Burial will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

Gathering of family and friends will be Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of service.

Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.casdorphandcurry.com.

Jim "Papa" Ferguson Print Comment Top of page

Jim "Papa" Ferguson, 67, of Delbarton, died Jan. 28, 2015. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at the funeral home.

Brenda Kay Francis Print Comment Top of page

Brenda Kay Francis, 55, of South Charleston, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 at CAMC Memorial Hospital. She was retired from the Rite-Aid warehouse with 21 years of service and was a former employee of Kroger in South Charleston. Brenda attended Landmark Church of God, Nitro, and was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister and friend.

Surviving are her husband, Donald Francis; son, Jesse Reed; stepsister, Samantha Francis; mother, Mary Jane Kersey; brother, Robert Childress; and twin sisters, Susie and Sharon Smith.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, with the Rev. B.J. Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Childress Cemetery, South Charleston.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.

Carletta Sue Harper Print Comment Top of page

Carletta Sue Harper, 71, of East Bank, passed away Jan. 28, 2015 at CAMC General after a long illness.

Carletta retired from Appalachian Regional Hospital and was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 73, St. Albans. She was a member of the Gold Star Wives of America and attended the First Baptist Church of Chesapeake.

Preceded in death by parents, John and Mary Jane Key; husband, Ira Eugene Harper; brothers, John William Key Jr. and James Howard Key; nephews, James Key II and Logan Key; niece, Kimberly Evans; brothers-in-law, Lawrence Via and Randy Lambert; and sister-in-law, Sharon Key.

Left to cherish her memory are sons, Ralph Allen Harper (Kay Millsaps Harper) of Taylorsville, N.C., and Leslie Wayne Harper (fiancee, Michelle Wills) of East Bank; granddaughters, Morgan Leigh Church of Man and Greenlee Marie Harper of East Bank; sisters, Gloria Frye (Roger) of St. Albans and Damaris Lynn Lambert of Charleston; and brothers, Donald Key (Sheree) of Shady Spring and Samuel Key (Diane) of Princeton.

Service will be 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, at the First Baptist Church of Chesapeake with Pastor John Reed officiating. Burial will follow in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.

A gathering of family and friends will be 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Condolences may be sent by visiting www.pryorfh.com.

Juanita Harriman Print Comment Top of page

Juanita Harriman, 74, of Caldwell, Ohio, died Jan. 26, 2015. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at the funeral home.

Walter Harold Henson Print Comment Top of page

Walter Harold Henson had a meeting to go to and he wasn't late. Waldo, or Water Barrel, as he was known to his family, met with God on January 28, 2015, decided he liked what he saw and he stayed. In order for him to stay, there must have been some dogs to pet, plenty of garden space, a pouting shed, and a comfy chair to sit in. In his new Home he can watch all of the Matlock and NCIS he wants and there won't be anyone that dares grumble at him.

Walt started life on September 8, 1942, in Dunbar, West Virginia. He is the oldest son of Harold and Eloise Henson. His parents, sister, Loretta Jones, and granddaughter, Lucy Smith were part of the Welcoming Committee.

After graduating from Dunbar High School in 1960, he gave college a try at West Virginia Tech. They asked him not to come back. So it was off to the US Air Force where he was stationed in Spokane, Washington. That is where he met and married Carolyn Dahlberg, the mother of his three girls, known by him as Thelma, Fester, and Toad, but to others as Gwen (Smith), Leslie (Ventura) and Karen (Henson-Bibbee). Although they may not have said it often, his girls loved him very much. He was told prior to his meeting that he did a great job raising his girls. He often said he must have done something right since they never caused him a sleepless night.

After the Air Force and upon returning to Dunbar, Walt spent 40 years working for NCR. It was 20 years ago through that job that he met and married Linda Workman, who was by his side as he went to his meeting. She brought along her own children, Erica and Jeremy, who Waldo proceeded to dub Erkle and Germ. He initiated them into the family with his signature air horn and "firecrackers-in-a-trash-can" wake-up calls. Linda complimented his sense of humor, shared many of his non-Matlock related interests, and encouraged him to fight on for another day. The daughters are thankful for her.

Waldo's silly side, which was every side of him, rubbed off on his precious daughters and even some of his friends. He could often be seen dressed in his tuxedo t-shirt, conductors hat, and multicolored Converse high tops, riding on his Allis-Chalmers tractor, at his home in Goldtown. Some days you could find him in the pouting shed creating something out of wood. Other days you could find him pickin' on his guitar and banjo. He liked roses and growing a garden.

Grandpa Waldo left a bunch of important people behind to carry on the "Henson Humor" including his grandchildren, in order of appearance: Morgan Henson, Garrett Smith, Mickey Smith, Abigail Ventura, Tristan Bibbee, Nathan Ventura, and Lucas Smith, his sister, Ann Webb, and brother, Kevin Henson. Another dude that had a special space in Waldo's heart is honorary grandson, Michael Saunders.

As he went to his meeting, one daughter heard a buzzard sing as it carried him on The Journey. The world will continue to go on without him but it won't be as fun. And as another daughter said, "Damn, I'm going to miss him."

The fine folks at Keller Funeral Home in Dunbar are helping the family with funeral arrangements. Visitation with Linda and the kids will be Saturday, January 31, from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Services will begin at 2 p.m. immediately following visitation. Burial with military honors will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 2, at Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar, WV.

The family would like to thank the Doctors and Nurses at CAMC Memorial Hospital 5 East MICU for their help in making the trip to the meeting a little more comfortable.

The daughters would like to thank their "meathead" husbands, Tim Smith, Andy Ventura and Jason Bibbee, for their compassion, bravery, unwavering support and big shoulders. Thank you for loving our daddy and helping him rest easy knowing that you would be here to take care of his babies.

This isn't the end of the story as his memory will carry on and the family will surely have lots of funny stories to tell. That is just what he would have wanted. Rest easy now Pop. We will see you in due time. We love you.

Richard L. Jones Jr. Print Comment Top of page

Richard "Eric" Lynn Jones Jr., 40, of Clendenin, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 after a sudden illness.

Eric, a former employee of Chapman Engineering and CAMC Memorial Hospital, loved music, poetry, riding his Harley-Davidson and coaching Clendenin Little League Baseball. He was a 1993 graduate of Walton High School, where he participated in football and basketball and graduated from Bridge Valley Community and Technical College in 2014.

Eric is survived by his father, Richard Lynn Jones Sr. and his wife, Teresa, of Patriot, Ohio; mother, Susan Renee Kyle Green and her husband, Rodney, of Clendenin; sisters, Lisa Stephenson of San Anselmo, Calif., Chasity Baker of Patriot, Ohio, and Christina Jones of Rio Grande, Ohio; and brothers, Paul Green of Clendenin and Jeremy Green of Edgewater, Fla.

Eric's funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin, with the Rev. Randy Ledsome officiating. Burial will be at Rocky Branch Cemetery, Walton.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.maticsfuneralhome.com.

Robert Kidd Jr. Print Comment Top of page

Robert Kidd Jr., 89, of Dry Branch, died Jan. 28, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Betty Lee Pack Lycan Print Comment Top of page

Betty Lee Pack Lycan, 79, of Huntington, died Jan. 28, 2015. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Henson & Kitchen Mortuary, Barboursville, with visitation beginning one hour prior.

Lester V. McCumbers Print Comment Top of page

Lester Virgil McCumbers, 93, of Rosedale, died Jan. 26, 2015. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m.

Patricia Parker Print Comment Top of page

Patricia Martin Parker, 80, of Mount Hope, died Jan. 17, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Fayetteville United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

Joseph F. Patchell Print Comment Top of page

Joseph Francis Patchell of Chelyan went to be home with the Lord on Jan. 28, 2015 after a short illness.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harvey Clements Patchell, and his loving mother, Lilly Madeline Rhodes Patchell.

He leaves behind his wife of over 40 years, Sally Jean Trimble Patchell, and two children: son, Joseph Harvey Patchell of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and daughter, Holly Jean Mitchell, and son-in-law, Barry Mitchell, of Charleston.

Joe, as he liked to be called, was a lifelong member of Chelyan United Methodist Church. He graduated from East Bank High School in 1956. Joe began service in the United States Army in 1959. He served in California for over two years. A self proclaimed "car nut," Joe was often found in a garage tinkering. He worked for Appalachian Power for over 32 years. First, Joe worked at the Cabin Creek plant as a technician overseeing the transformer yard, and then as a mechanic at the AEP North Charleston service station ensuring all of the fleet trucks were maintained. Joe will be missed by his loving family and many friends. A man of few words, his kindness and genuine personality spoke volumes.

Services will be arranged by Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, for the viewing at Chelyan United Methodist Church. Ice cream will be served in remembrance of Joe.

Funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, also at the church. He will be laid to rest near his parents and other family members with military honors at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, P.O. Box 9431, South Charleston, WV 25309, www.vfw.org, or by calling 304-768-7514, in Joe's honor. Joe always helped out his fellow veterans. He wore his buddy poppy proudly and "never forgot the veterans."

Joe's family would like to thank the staff at CAMC General and Select Specialty at St. Francis for the compassionate care he received.

Joyce Pennington Print Comment Top of page

Joyce Pennington, 82, of Lake, died Jan. 28, 2015. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Church of God of Prophecy, Logan, with visitation beginning two hours prior. Arrangements by James Funeral Home, Logan.

Brian Puffenbarger Print Comment Top of page

Brian Kelly Puffenbarger, 42, of Hillsboro, died Jan. 27, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at VanReenen Funeral Home, Marlinton, with visitation beginning one hour prior.

Darrell V. Robinson Print Comment Top of page

Darrell V. Robinson, 84, of Gauley Mills, died Jan. 28, 2015. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin. Arrangements by Morris Funeral Home, Cowen.

Susan L. Robinson Print Comment Top of page

Susan Lynn "Susie" Robinson, 62, of Charleston, passed into the arms of her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 surrounded by her loving family.

Susie was born May 26, 1952 in Charleston, daughter of the late Ray and Delores Odell Lively. She was also preceded in death by her stepmother, Lola Lively, and father-in-law, William "Bill" Robinson.

Susie grew up in the Charleston Seventh-day Adventist Church and had been attending Southeast Church of the Nazarene since 2002. She was a 1970 graduate of Charleston High School. She retired as an accounting tech for the West Virginia State DEP.

Susie is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Jim; children, Billy Robinson of Norfolk, Va., and Kelly Robinson Hawkins of Charleston; mother-in-law, Annette Robinson of Kanawha City; grandchildren, Samantha Robinson and Emma Hawkins; sisters, Martha Pierson and Barbara Spangler and husband, Jerry, both of Charleston; brothers, Dr. John Lively and companion, Katie Littrel, of Charleston and Stephen Lively and wife, Elizabeth, of Chicago, Ill.; sister-in-law, Suzette Southern and husband, Bob, of Charlotte, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Susie's life will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Harding Funerals & Cremations Chapel with Pastor Ollie Parsons officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2, at the chapel in Floral Hills Garden of Memories, Pocatalico.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Hubbard Hospice House for the loving care they provided to Susie. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hubbard Hospice House, c/o HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387. Envelopes will be provided by the funeral home.

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

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

Warden B. Samms Print Comment Top of page

Warden B. Samms, 90, of Marmet, died Jan. 29, 2015 at Genesis Putnam Center, Hurricane.

She retired from Lynn Jewelers in Marmet and attended both Reynolds Memorial United Methodist Church and Living Faith Church in Marmet. She was a member of the Malden Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Marmet Women's Club. She was also a former "Rosie the Riveter" during World War II.

She was preceded in death by husband, Vernon J. Samms Sr., on May 7, 2000; parents, James E. Sr.and Minnie Meadows Jacobs; brothers, Forrest, James Jr. and Aloysius Jacobs; and sisters, Edna B. Smith, Kathleen Haynes and Virginia Clatworthy.

Surviving are her son, Vernon "Jack" (Kay) Samms Jr. of Buffalo; grandchildren, Vernon J. (Gwen) Samms III of Eleanor and Michelle (Brian) Null of Eleanor; and great-grandchildren, Kaylyn Elizabeth and Jeffrey Connor Brannon and Rowen S., Rebecca Grace and Marek Jackson Samms, all of Eleanor.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet, with Pastor Frank Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Marmet Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004.

Condolences may be sent to the family at leonardjohnsonfuneralhome.com.

EB Smith Print Comment Top of page

Elbert Cecil "EB" Smith, 72, of Sissonville, passed away Jan. 17, 2015 at Hubbard Hospice House.

Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey D. and Virdeen Jackson Smith, and brothers, Jacki and Mark Smith.

He is survived by his daughters, Tammy Patton of St. Albans and Becky Disciullo and her husband, James, of Ravenswood; grandchildren, Nicalos and Kasara Disciullo; brother, Tommy of Sissonville; sisters, Etta (Jean) Parsons of Liberty, Edna Shamblin of Kenna and Teresa Thaxton of Gandeeville; three nephews; eight nieces; a host of family and friends; and the mother of his children, Dona Louise Smith.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Victory Advent Church, Sissonville, with the Rev. Roger Hammons officiating. Burial will be in Beane Cemetery.

Arrangements are in the care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Louis F. Staton Print Comment Top of page

Louis "Bodie" F. Staton, 87, of Grantsville, died Jan. 25, 2015. Burial will be at noon Saturday, Feb. 14, at Goodnight Cemetery, Calhoun County. Celebration of his life will immediately follow the burial at the Grantsville firehouse. Conolences may be shared at www.stumpfuneralhomes.com.

James Robert Stone Print Comment Top of page

James Robert "Poppa" Stone, 79, of Charleston, passed away Jan. 27, 2015 at CAMC Memorial Hospital following a long illness.

He was a retired mail handler for the United States Post Office and a faithful member of Rensford Missionary Baptist Church. James loved to read the Bible, cruise around on his scooter, swing on the porch and, most of all, spoil his grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Sandra "Sue" Stone; son and daughter-in-law, Robert K. and Stacy Stone of Charleston; daughter and son-in-law, Gayla and Jim Hardway of Charleston; brothers, Richard Stone of Poca and Steve Stone of Tad; sisters, Emma Johnson and Devonna Jarrett, both of Charleston, and Mary Miller of North Charleston; grandchildren and their spouses, Chase Hardway, Laken Stone, Sam Stone, Chris and Maria Wood and Chris and Natalie Hardway; and great-grandchildren, Haley Wood, Jacob Wood and Trenton Hardway.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with Pastor Ed Jarrett officiating. Interment will follow in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar.

Visitation will be two hours prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the nurses of CAMC Memorial Hospital SICU and 2 West and a special thank you to Missy Cook for her love and attention to Poppa.

Fred Topping Jr. Print Comment Top of page

Fred Topping Jr., 69, of Piqua, Ohio, died Jan. 28, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Handley Funeral Home, Hamlin, with visitation beginning one hour prior.

Billie Jane Waugh Print Comment Top of page

Billie Jane Waugh, 84, of Cross Lanes, peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 27, 2015, surrounded by family and friends, after a two-year battle with lung cancer.

She was born July 9, 1930 in Glenville, a daughter of the late Hannibal and Effie Mae Brannon. Billie worked for JCPenney, was a nurse's aide at St. Francis Hospital and worked for a short time at Go Mart.

She married George Waugh on March 19, 1949. They were married until his death on Dec. 14, 2010. They enjoyed cooking, camping and traveling. A friendly game of cards could often be found at their campsite or home. Billie was known around the neighborhood as a person who helped others. Several children could often be found playing in the yard. She was a Christian.

In addition to her parents and husband, Billie was preceded in death by her sisters, Tinsy Brannon, Cozette Burdette and Jinny Asbury, and sister-in-law, Louise Brannon.

She is survived by her son, Rodney and Judy Waugh; daughter, Penny and Allen Gamber; brother, Eddie of Maryland; grandchildren, Alanna Gamber, Melissa Waugh and Joey Gamber; and great-grandchildren, Kira Pilloud and Kaylie Pilloud.

Funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar. Friends may call one hour prior to the service Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like to encourage donations to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387.

Funerals for: January 30, 2015

Adams, Chauncey Jr. 1 p.m., House of Prayer, Dingess.

Casto, Anna D. 2:30 p.m., Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

Cox, Mildred 1 p.m., Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Edwards, Glenna J. 1 p.m., Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, Cedar Grove.

Fritz, Martha 12:30 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, Huntington.

Kinder, Robert L. 11 a.m., Cunningham

King, Parthenia L. 1 p.m., Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo.

Legg, Rickie C. 11 a.m., Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

McCumbers, Lester V. 1 p.m., Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg.

Morrison, Barbara 11 a.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Pleasant, Eugene Sr. 11 a.m., Ebenezer Baptist Church, Charleston.

Polin, Esther J. 1 p.m., Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Reedy.

Robinson, Darrell V. 1 p.m., West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin.

Rose, Janet L. 11 a.m., Stockert

Taylor, Johnnie D. 2 p.m., Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Waugh, Billie J. 6 p.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Welling, Florence I. 1 p.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

White, Rev. Ernest L. Sr. 2 p.m., Spring Fork Missionary Baptist Church, Charleston.