Obituaries for 05-18-2013
Reba has lived all of her life in W.Va. In 1954, she opened Reba's Restaurant, located in Dixie, W.Va., where she was in business until she had to close the doors due to health reasons in 1972. Reba was well known for her chili dogs and hamburgers, as well as many other home-made recipes/meals.
She is a member of the Ida Missionary Baptist Church and was active in the Rebekah Lodge #79 until the illness of her husband, Charles forced her to remain home with him. God called her husband, Charles home in 1997; and due to her declining health, she has since sold the building that she used to call Reba's Restaurant. She has been residing in Montgomery General Hospital until her passing.
As for her family, she has a sister living still, Jean Winfree (husband, Fritz Winfree) of Nags Head, N.C.; son, Elmer Byrne (wife, Kay Byrne) of Wellington, Ala.; step-son, Charles O. Ball, Jr. (wife, Cathy Ball) of Orange City, Fla.; step-daughter, Barbara Bragg of Daytona Beach, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Terri Wilson, Thomas Byrne, Peggy Jo Byrne, Gregory Byrne, Michael Bragg, Meghan Bragg, Jeff Ball, Robbie Ball and Casey Ball; nine great-grandchildren, William Paris III, Joshua Paris, Kyle Wilson, Ryan Wilson, Alexandra Byrne, Emily Byrne, Colson Byrne, Dylan Bragg and Jayden Bragg; and one great-great-grandchild, Kay Paris.
Sadly, Reba has seen the passing of her father, her mother, three brothers, and four sisters, along with her husband, Charles.
Service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, May 20, at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge with the Reverend Larry Skaggs and the Reverend Jeff Floyd officiating.
Burial will follow at the Huse Memorial Park in Fayetteville.Friends may call on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com. Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Ball family.
A 1970 graduate of Nitro High School and a 1975 graduate of WVU with masters in sociology, he was employed with WV Housing and later Charleston Housing. Dale was preceded in death by both grandparents, Otis and Iva Sigman Cunningham and Othie and Cardie Null Withrow.
Survived by parents, Eugene and Betty Cunningham; two sisters, his caregivers, Barbara Hart and husband, Jeff, Deborah Cunningham and friend, Clayton Willis; one nephew, Owen Keffer; his wife, Staci; and son, Riley; two nieces, Ashley Vaughan and husband, Frank and two sons, Jacob and Hunter, Samantha Keffer and friend Jamie and several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
After many bad choices, Dale finally while all alone watching Billy Graham realized his lost condition and asked and received forgiveness and gave his life to the Lord. His special request was for baptism by Reverend William Lane and Richard Parr at his favorite spot "the old fishing hole" in Poca River at Rocky Fork, where he and his friends had fished for years. He later joined and attended the Disciples Sunday School Class at Community Chapel for a short time until his condition prevented him from going, but he continued to read and study his Bible and said many prayers.
Thank you Richard Parr for your support and encouragement.
Heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all who helped by word or deed, by family and friends. Thanks for the many churches from Alabama to Spencer, W.Va. and many in between who carried his name in prayer for the past year. Doctor and staff from Teays Valley Genesis, Dr. Elizabeth Cole and staff of the David Lee Cancer Center and the kind and loving nurses of Hospice Care.
A special thank you to Dale's sister's, Barbara and Debbie, who devoted the last year caring for their brother. May God bless you all!
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home with Reverend John "Tom" Hayes officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Online condolences may be sent to www.tylermountainfuneralhome.com.
She was born August 4, 1939, in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Smith and Orva Siers Bailey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hal Dixon; two brothers, Seldon and Shade; and a sister, Gracie.
Susie was a retired 44 year employee of Kellwood Corp., Spencer. She was formerly employed by "Meals on Wheels," Jack Garrett Ford and City Cleaners. Her hobbies included gardening and sewing.
Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Carper of Spencer and Diane Pabst of LeRoy; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two brothers, John of Vincent, Ohio and Shelby of Newton Falls, Ohio; five sisters, Jeannie of Marietta, Ohio, Lois of Little Hocking, Ohio, Sandra of Canton, Ohio, Madge of Fleming, Ohio and Bernice of Newton Falls, Ohio.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 19 in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Rev. Michael F. "Mike" King officiating.
Burial will be in the Clover Cemetery, Clover. Friends may call two hours before the funeral.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com.
He retired from Charleston Tile and Marble and was a member of Dartmont Freewill Baptist Church.
He is survived by son, Charles Eddie Gillispie; daughter, Penny Gillispie; grandchildren, Amber, Trevor and Marissa; two great-grandsons, Charlie and Caden; brother, Harry Gillispie; and sister, Ruth Owen.
Funeral service will be 3 p.m., Sunday, May 19, at Dartmont Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor Brian Sowards officiating.
Burial will follow in Charles Gillispie Family Cemetery, Emmons. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.curryfuneralhome.org.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Francis J. Kincaid.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Melvin J. Gritt of Surfside Beach, S.C.; daughters, Teresa G. Eastep and husband, Robert, of Richmond, Va. and Kelly G. Fields and husband, Leland, of Summerville, S.C.; granddaughter, Ashley Eastep; grandson, Andrew Eastep; and step-grandsons, Austin and Andy Fields.
She was born in Charleston, W.Va. and graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School. She attended Capital City Business College and worked as a dental assistant prior to raising her daughters. She was active for many years with Spring Hill Midget Football, South Charleston Western Little League Girls Softball, Charleston Jaycettes and the Richmond Elementary School PTA. After retiring as head cook at Richmond Elementary, Spring Hill, she and her husband moved to Myrtle Beach, S.C.
She enjoyed playing Bunco and Wii bowling, dining out with friends and spending time with her grandchildren, who were the joy of her life.
She attended church services at Lakewood Campground Ministries in Surfside Beach, S.C.
Friends and family may call from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 20, at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, with Pastor Delbert Hawley officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations in Bobbie's name to Mercy Care Hospice, 8216 Devon Court, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572 or Lakewood Campground Ministries, 5901 S. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29575.
Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.snodgrassfuneral.com and selecting the obituary.
Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, is handling the arrangements.
Punkie was a member of Judson Baptist Church in Belle and the UMW.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Albert F. Sr. and Macel Shepard Hanning; and a sister, Rebecca Hanning.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Vickers Hanning; sons, Michael Hanning and his wife, Sandra, and Matthew Hannning, all of Belle. A brother, James R. Hanning and his wife, Debbie of Cinncinnati, Ohio; grandchildren and their wives, Dustin and Amanda Hanning, Brandon and Shina Hanning and Seth Hanning; and three great-granchildren.
Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home in Belle, W.Va. with the Rev. Charles Bolen officiating.
Friends may call at the funeral home one hour before service Sunday.
Herkey was a retired foreman from Dupont with 42 years of service.
He was a member of the Church of God on the West Side of Charleston.
Herkey was a lifelong resident of Charleston, a graduate of Charleston High School and a U.S. Army World War II veteran who received two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star for his service.
He was a member of the Charleston Eagles Club and the Charleston Moose.
Herkey's favorite place to eat every Sunday was Harding's Family Restaurant, Mink Shoals.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carmell.
He is survived by his sons, John Sherman Holcomb III, Bert Scott and "Dickie" Holcomb, all of Charleston; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday, May 20, at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes, with full military rites. The procession will leave Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, at 10:30 a.m. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.barlowbonsall.com.
Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Born September 19, 1952 in Montgomery, he attended Montgomery High School before moving to the Tidewater, Va. area.
He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Rhonda Browning Huddleston; his son, Brad Huddleston of Poquoson, Va.; and a daughter, Leah Huddleston of Hampton, Va.; and daughter-in-law, Danetta Huddleston of Poquoson, Va.; grandchildren that he cherished, Kelsey Huddleston, Chase Huddleston of Hampton, Va. and Skylar Huddleston of Poquoson, Va.; brothers, Clarence "Boogie" Huddleston and wife, Louann of Dierks, Ark., Terry Huddleston of Montgomery, Billy Huddleston and wife, Rita of Montgomery; sister, Rosie Shanks and husband, David of Valparaiso, Ind.; he will also be sadly missed by his brothers and sisters-in-law; a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Service will be 2 p.m., Sunday, May 19, at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery with Rev. Jerry Pauley and Rev. David Manly officiating.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.odellfuneralhome.com.
He was preceded in death by his parents, T.J. and Pauline Jones.
Bubby, loved to make people laugh, never met a stranger and was loved by everybody. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren.
Surviving are sons, Matt Jones and Melea, Lucas Jones and wife, Stacey, all of Sissonville; brothers, Jack Jones and wife, Julie of South Charleston, Butch Jones and wife, Angie of Alum Creek, Adrain Jones and wife, Cindy of Winfield; sisters, Linda Edens and Carolyn Jones of Charleston, and Vonda Middleton and husband, Ted of Sissonville; grandchildren, Taylor Jones, Kaylee Jones, Makayla Jones and Maddy Jones; companion, Dreama Anderson of Ivydale; step-sons, Matthew and Stephen Anderson of Ivydale; also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers the family requests Donations in Lester's name to Let's Go Fishin' for a Cure, 2486 Highway 16, Marion, VA 24354.
Memorial service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston, with Pastor John Fowler, and Pastor Chris Stout officiating.
Visitation with the family will be one prior to the service Sunday at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent to the family at cpjfuneralhome.com.
Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Jones family.
He was a retired coal miner from Carbon Fuel and U.S. Steel at Winifrede and was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War, where he received the Purple Heart. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved spending time with his friends and family.
He was preceded in death by parents, Clyde and Stella Mae Price McCormick; brothers, Derado Lee and Clayton McCormick; sisters, Minnie Jewell and Christine McCormick, Phyllis Petry, Allie Alderman, Janice Young, Donna Alderman and Arlene Faye Long.
Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Daisy Perdue McCormick of Winifrede; daughters, Kelly (David) Cunningham of Pinch, Janie (Tim) Carrico of Winifrede; grandchildren, Melody (Jeff) Prouse of Barboursville, Miranda (Justin) Rinck of Stafford, Va., Hannah and Morgan Carrico of Winifrede; great-grandchildren, Cohen and Brogan Prouse and Jackson Rinck; brothers, Pastor Fairley (Lou) McCormick of Ashford, Jarold Ray (Delores) Knapp of Winifrede and Larry (Sonja) Knapp of Winifrede.
The family would like to thank the many friends and caregivers for all of their love and support.
Graveside service and burial will be 1 p.m. Monday, May 20, in the Chapel at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow with Pastor Brad Chittendom offiating. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday May 19, at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.
Flowers are appreciated but donations may also be made to Kanawha Hospice Care 1143 Dunbar Ave. Dunbar, WV 25064.
Condolences may be sent to the family at leonardjohnsonfuneralhome.com.
Steve was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and a friend to many. He was a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School, Class of 1969 and served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He had been self-employed.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Alford and Bobby Jean McLaughlin.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 40 years, JoAnn; his daughter, Bobbie Jo and her companion, Tommy Pauley of Elkview; son, Mark McLaughlin of Tennessee; grandchildren, Whitney, Daniel and Cameron; brothers, Eddie and his wife, Lynn, Larry and David; sisters, Jean Ann Hoke and her husband, Brent, Pam Pettry and her husband, Fred. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews; brothers; and sisters-in-law.
Funeral service will be noon Monday, May 20, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. Dr. Larry McCallister officiating.
Burial will follow in the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery. Friends may call at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday evening.
The family would like to express their thanks to all of Steve's family and friends for the support, love and prayers during his illness.
Thanks also to Carla Zielinski, the Hospice nurse, for his wonderful care.
Robert retired as Director of Veterans Education for the State of West Virginia and was a member of Christ Church United Methodist, Charleston.
He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran, serving as an infantry sergeant in Okinawa.
Robert was also past president of the Kiwanis, a member of the Cherry River Navy, Charleston and was a former high school teacher and principal in Augusta, Ky.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Thomas Siler; and son, Robert L. Siler, II.
He is survived by his sons, Richard (Bette) of Nyack, N.Y., and Roderick (Kristy) of Charleston. He also is survived by three granddaughters, Danielle, Laurette and Chelsea; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be noon, Monday, May 20, at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, with Dr. Randall Flanagan officiating.
Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.barlowbonsall.com/.
Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Just a few days before her passing, Naomi was waving to and inviting in all who passed by her room at the nursing home. Just a few hours before her passing, she was sitting in the courtyard with her daughter enjoying the feel of the sun on her face, and making plans for the next day.
Naomi always said the secret to a long life was discovered by her own mother, who lived to be into her nineties as well. Never stop making plans. Throughout a long, strong and virtuous life spanning 17 presidents, 7 wars, 14 recessions and a Great Depression, Naomi, indeed, never stopped making plans, Nor did she lose her sense of humor.
Just a few months before her passing, she was explaining her wheelchair movements to her granddaughter. "I try not to get this into tight spaces. I have hydrophobia." Laughing, her granddaughter replied, "Hydrophobia?" Naomi asked, "What did I say?" Her granddaughter repeated, "Hydrophobia." Naomi asked her, "What's that?" To which her granddaughter replied, "Fear of water, I suppose." Naomi laughed out loud and exclaimed, "Well, my goodness. Everything's falling apart... Even me."
Naomi never met a stranger. She was more than happy to share her plans, as well as the remarkable stories of her life, in her easy going and humorous style, with anyone who had a moment to share some chicken and conversation. These stories, along with her witticisms and her wisdom, have been paid forward to hundreds of people - who only knew her as "Gramma" - by her granddaughter through a blog and Facebook postings. Just a week before her passing, she was using her granddaughter's phone to take her own picture for her Facebook posts.
Naomi loved people, loved God, loved the warmth of sunshine, loved the mountains and loved music. Just a few days before she passed, she was singing along with a Nat King Cole recording at the nursing home, and telling them her plans of going home. She told them, "It doesn't cost any more to be happy than it does to be sad. So I'm just going to be happy."
Just a single moment before she passed, Naomi breathed one final, peaceful and easy breath. Then, she went home.
Naomi Starkey was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Starkey; and a son, Gene Starkey; her parents, Shannon and Dora Moore; and two younger brothers, Gale Moore and Edison Moore.
She is survived by her youngest brother and his wife, Haskell and Sarah Moore of Cincinnati; five nieces and nephews; her daughter, Bonnie Hissom of Charleston; and grandchildren, Eric Hissom and his wife, Angel, Phil Hissom and his wife, Jennie of Fla., and Yvonne Donlon of Charleston; a son and daughter-in-law, Wayne Starkey and Carla Reinhardt; and grandchildren, Eric Goodrich and his wife, Danielle, and Zachary Starkey of Connecticut and Shannon Starkey of Calif.
A celebration of Naomi's life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19 at Hissom Tabernacle Church of the Nazarene.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Hissom Inter-City Mission, 1305 Pennsylvania Ave, Charleston, WV 25302.
The family will accept memorial online condolences at: cpjfuneralhome.com.
Cunningham, Parker and Johnson Funeral Home is serving the family of Naomi Starkey.
He was the son of the late Phillip Sheridan and Eliza Jane Thacker.
He was retired from Union Carbide Corporation with 33 years of service and served his country with the United States Army. His passions were bluegrass music and coon hunting, but most of all, his family.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Jane Stricklin Thacker; his children and their spouses, Peggy and Jimmy Carey, Vickie and Jerry Medley, John and Wanda Thacker, all of Hurricane and Greg and Cherri Thacker of Newport News, Va.; his sister, Violet Leadmon of St. Albans; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Chapman Funeral Home, 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane with Rev. Gail Medley officiating.
Burial will follow in Lawrence Cemetery, Scott Depot. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday at the funeral home. Online condolences may also be made by visiting www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to One Accord Community Church, Rt. 3 Box 204-C, Hurricane, WV 25526.
She leaves to cherish fond memories of her, her only son, Jeremiah Wiley; sisters, Sissy and Brenda Wiley, Rowena (James) Porter and Roberta Sanders; brothers, Core and Man Wiley and Robert Sanders; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many great friends.
A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, May 18, at New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, 1404 1st Ave., Charleston, where the family will receive friends at noon and the service will commence at 1 p.m.
Walton's Chapel of Faith Funeral Home, Charleston, is humbly serving the Wiley family.
Born December 20, 1926, at Dunmore and was a son of the late Charles and Orpha Lindsay Wilfong. He was also preceded in death by an infant brother, Charles William Wilfong.
Albert was a life-long livestock farmer who truly enjoyed the hard work that was involved with farming. He was also an avid turkey hunter throughout his life. He served on the Pocahontas County Commission 1984-1990. He was a 70 year member of Farm Bureau. He was also a long time member of the WV Cattlemens, WV Shepherds Federation, and National Wild Turkey Federation. He has served several terms as a board member of the Pocahontas Producers Livestock Market. Over the years, Albert received many honors for his farming work 1947 WV FFA Star Farmer, 1960 WV FFA Established Farmer, 1965 Statewide Winner of Farming for Better Living Award, 1974 National Efficiency Award for Sheep Production, 1979 Master Farmer Award, 1995 Inducted into WV Ag & Forestry Hall of Fame, and 2001 WV Farm Bureau Distinguished Service Award.
Albert's religious faith has always been his foundation and he regularly attended the New Hope Church of the Brethern.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Jackson Wilfong; sister, Ruth Horner; three children, Shirley Wilkins and husband, Jack of Hillsboro, Charles Wilfong and wife, Linda, and Patricia Wilfong, all of Dunmore; six grandchildren, Susan Wilkins, Jonathan Wilkins of Hillsboro, Sarah (Wilkins) Brown and husband, Lee of Woodrow, Nicole (Wilfong) Sattler and husband, Silas, Kristine (Wilfong) Sharp and husband, Arthur, and Charles Albert Wilfong II, all of Dunmore; two great- grandchildren, Trey Sattler and Noah Sharp.
Funeral service will be 3 p.m., Sunday, May 19, at the New Hope Church of the Brethren in Dunmore with Rev. David Rittenhouse officiating.
Burial will follow in the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery on Wesley Chapel Road.
Viewing will be from 1 to 3 p.m. at the church prior to the funeral.
Arrangements by Lantz Funeral Home in Buckeye.
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