Obituaries for 12-05-2013
She was a supervisor for the laundry department at Charleston Area Medical Center and a homemaker.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Robert C. "Bob" Bostic; parents, Harry C. and Lessie Adkins Totten; and brother, Robert "Bobby" Totten.
Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Charles "Dutch" and Debbie Bostic of Marmet, Harry C. and Linda Bostic and Curtis Bostic, all of Dry Branch; brother and sister-in-law, Irvin and Shirley Totten of Wapokeneta, Ohio; grandchildren, Michael, Shaun, Brandi and Miranda; and great-grandchildren, Korbin, Mason, Timmy and Grayson.
Funeral service will be held at noon Friday, Dec. 6, at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with Pastor Louie Jeffery officiating. Burial will follow in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Friday at the funeral home.
The family wishes to thank all of the nurses and caregivers from Hubbard Hospice House for their care of our mother.
She was member of Hurricane First Baptist Church, a graduate of Hurricane High School, class of 1945, and had worked at Jo Ann Fabrics.
She is survived by her husband, Cameron Chaney; sons, Tom Chaney (Jackie) of Hurricane, Alan Chaney (Robin) of Culloden and John Chaney of Eleanor; daughter, Robin Chaney of Georgetown, Ky.; sister, Peggy Cadman of Williamsport, Pa.; brother, Bob Ellis of Hurricane; grandchildren, Lori Wyatt, Cara Chaney, Odana Chaney, Ric Forbes and Kate Von Herrmann; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane. Burial will follow in Valley View Memorial Park.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Allen Funeral Home.
Please visit allenfuneralhomewv.com to share memories and condolences.
Danny was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ann Eskew Chapman; his daughter, Terri Lee Chapman, who also fought a courageous battle with cancer; his parents, Scott and Alma Chapman; and his brother, Duane Keith Chapman.
Those left to mourn Danny's passing are his wife, Beverly; his son, Scott Robert Chapman (fiancee, Kristina Smith), and his grandaughter, Shelby Chapman, of Morgantown; his stepchildren, Chuck Mallory, Cindy Thomas and Dianna Faso of Naples, Fla.; brother-in-law, Robert Eskew (Donna) of Illinois; and nieces, Vicky Berghorst and Cheryl Jackson.
He was born and continued to make his home in West Virginia, the state that he loved so much. From an early age he loved all things with an engine; repairing, washing, waxing and polishing to perfection. He felt extremely lucky to have been able to make his living doing what he loved. He loved fast cars, motorcycles and NASCAR. Danny and his first wife, Mary Ann, owned and operated Danny's Service Center in Kanawha City for many years before moving to Scott Depot and opening Danny Chapman's Select Cars, from which he retired in 2001.
Danny loved his home in Beechwood Estates and all of his wonderful and supportive neighbors who helped with their many acts of kindness and prayers. He loved his family, his many friends, his pets and all the neighborhood pets, especially Joanne Twohig's cat, Izzy!
Although he fought his battles with cancer since 1996, he enjoyed meeting his soul brother, Roger Randolph, and many friends each morning at Tudor's, where special waitresses and Karen, the manager, became his good friends. He also enjoyed many great meals at Tammy's Country Kitchen with his buddy, Johnnie Morris.
The family would like to offer a special thanks to Dr. William Harris for 43 years of wonderful care and also to Dr. James Tierney and staff for their constant care.
Thank you to the wonderful staff of doctors, surgeons, nurses and caregivers at CAMC Memorial Hospital and to the great nurses and staff for the tender care he received at Hospice House West and at home during his final days. They are the most competent group of dedicated people our family has had the privilege of knowing. Thank you to Pastor Martin Hallett at St. John United Methodist Church and to the church family for constantly keeping him in their prayers.
A special thanks to his "adopted family," Roger and Grace Randolph, without whose love and support he could not have endured his final battle.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at St. John United Methodist Church, 4013 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot, WV 25560, with Dr. Martin Hallet officiating. Burial will follow at Elk Hills Memorial Park, 4705 Pennsylvania Ave., Big Chimney.
A gathering of family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service.
You may share sympathies with the family by visiting www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com.
The family suggests donations of sympathy can be made to the following, but flowers are also welcome: Hospice House West, 4605-A MacCorkle Ave. SW, South Charleston, WV 25309; St. John United Methodist Church Building Fund, 4013 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot, WV 25560; David Lee Cancer Center, 3100 MacCorkle Avenue SE, Charleston, WV 25304.
Chapman Funeral Home, your family-owned funeral home, located at 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane is honored to serve the Chapman family.
She was born July 17, 1934, in United, the daughter of the late Harvey and Grova Jones.
Gloria resided with her husband of 63 years, Hollis, in Virginia Beach, Va., for over 50 years prior to relocating in Parkersburg. Gloria was a member of Beachlawn Baptist Church, Virginia Beach. She retired as a civilian employee of the U.S. Army, and Hollis retired military. They were deployed for a total of six years, on two separate occasions in Germany.
She is survived by a brother and sister-in-law and one niece, along with other relatives. Gloria was preceded in death by her husband, Hollis, by less than three months.
Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Grace Baptist Church, Parkersburg, with the Rev. Todd Hill officiating. Burial will be in Ravenswood Cemetery. No graveside service will be conducted.
Friends may visit the family at the church on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 1:30 p.m. until 2 p.m., the service time.
Condolences may be shared with the family at firstname.lastname@example.org or on the website at www.roushfuneralhome.com.
David William Graham, my brother, my hero, died after many years battling PTSD. He passed away Dec. 1, 2013, at the Cincinnati VA Hospital.
David was a U.S. Army veteran, where he served as chopper pilot in Vietnam and received the Commendation Medal, which is the bronze cross, honoring him for over 25 aerial missions over hostile territory. After leaving the military, he received his degree in engineering from West Virginia Tech and was employed by the state of Florida.
Surviving are his father, Robert J. Graham; sister, Paula Blackshire; and nieces, Ashley Sasher and Jessie Blackshire.
Service will be noon Friday at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, with the Rev. Ollie Parsons officiating. Burial will be in Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Institute.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The Fisher House, 3200 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45220, which is directly behind the VA Hospital and is a refuge where families may stay, free of charge, while visiting their veteran in the hospital.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He had worked as a carpenter and truck driver, most notably for Curtis Young Builders and Duke Linzy. Bud was a kind, gentle person to all who knew him and will be missed.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Janice; parents, Gobel A. and Ruby Harrison; brother, Thomas Ray; sisters, Gwen Grady and Evon Young; and brother-in-law, Curtis Young.
Survivors include his loving sons, Greg (Janet), Marlon and Terry (Judy); daughters, Rene (Michael) McComas and Tina (Buck) Allen; brother, Gary (Gale); sisters, Delores (Garland) Jones, Edna (Shelby) Withrow and Barbara (Jim) Barrett; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and very special friend, Louise Covert.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. William K. Berry officiating. Burial will follow at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.
Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service time at the funeral home.
Memorials in his name are suggested to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
The family will accept memorial online condolences at cpjfuneralhome.com.
Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Harrison family.
William was born at Dry Branch on Feb. 14, 1924, to William S. and Margaret Louise Slack Hodges. He was a member of the UMWA and retired from Bethlehem Energy. William was a decorated veteran of World War II and served in the 23rd Regiment of the U.S. Army's 2nd Infantry Division from March 1943 to October 1945. He landed at Normandy, France, on June 7, 1944, and served in four campaigns, including the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944. William was discharged from the U.S. Army in 1945 with the rank of staff sergeant and was awarded two Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart. William was a dedicated member of the community and a member of Miami Church of the Nazarene for more than 60 years.
William was preceded in death by Irene France, his beloved wife of 57 years.
He is survived by son, William P. "Bill" Hodges II and wife, Becky, of Pinch; daughter, Tammy and husband, Charles Smith, of Dunbar; sisters, Mary Lou Hastings of Dry Branch and JoAnn Lane of Ona; brother, Jack Hodges and wife, Janet, of Little River, S.C.; sisters-in-law, Clorenia Hodges and Gloria Hodges of Dry Branch; grandchildren, Paul Hodges, Melissa Hodges and Josh Hodges of Pinch; and great-grandchildren, Jordan, Jonah and MaKayla Hodges.
The family will receive friends on Friday, Dec. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank.
Funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 11 a.m. at Miami Church of the Nazarene, Miami, with the Rev. Thomas Holstein presiding. Interment service with full military honors will follow at Montgomery Memorial Park, London.
Condolences may be sent by visiting www.pryorfh.com.
Surviving are his loving sister, Debra Huffman Dunlap; loving brother, James Dunlap; best friend, Sherri Eastwood King; the love of his life, Judy Meadows; and nephews, Donald and David. We will meet him in the clearing at the end of the path.
There will be no service or visitation.
Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.
He was retired from Raleigh Junk Company with over 20 years of service.
Surviving are his brothers and sisters-in-law, Roger and Vickie Jeffery of Cannelton, Roy and Susie Jeffery, Gary and Joyce Jeffery and Jimmy Martin, all of Simmons Creek; sister, Sheila Metz of Kimberly; and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Simmons Creek Community Cemetery with Pastor Joey Campbell officiating. There will be no visitation.
Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, is in charge of the arrangements.
Ronnie was a longtime employee at Malden Public Service, a longtime coach for Northeast Little League and was an avid outdoorsman.
He was preceded in death by his father, George Ronald Kinison, and his mother, Barbara Jean Counts Kinison.
Survived by his wife, Trena Wilmoth Kinison; daughters, Tessa Smith (Deke) and Bobbi Jeffrey (Josh); five grandchildren, Morgan, Bailey, Riley, Elijah and Ellie, that he loved very much; sister, Judy "Cricket" Young; uncles, Tag, Jerry and Kenny; and aunts, Norma Lee Hill and Janet Naylor.
The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with the Rev. Mike Long officiating. The burial will follow the service in Montgomery Memorial Park, London.
Family and friends will gather for the visitation on Friday, Dec. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.
The online guestbook for Ronnie Lee Kinison may be accessed at www.stevensandgrass.com.
Born Jan. 22, 1935, in Seth, Clark was a son of the late Denzal L. and Irene Abbott Lamp. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Larry Lamp, and great-grandson, Aiden James Urban.
He was a retired plant manager from Kanawha Manufacturing. He was a former member of the Rotary Club, active in the Boy Scouts for 50 years and a member of St. Peter's United Methodist Church.
Clark is survived by his wife, Carolyn Sue Bowling Lamp; son, Clark G. (Barbara) Lamp II of Hurricane; daughters, Sarah L. (Jeff) Urban of South Carolina and Elizabeth A. (John) Thompson of St. Albans; sister, Mary F. (Doug) Moore of Tennessee; grandchildren, Paul, Brian and Christopher Urban, Christa Hodges, Stephanie Morrison, Ashley Tomasek and Matthew and Kelsey Thompson; and great-grandchildren, Blake and Chloe Hodges, Claire and Emma Morrison, Kylah, Ethan, Elijah, Everett and Isabella Urban and Nora Tomasek.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at St. Peter's United Methodist Church, 2601 Forrestal Ave., St. Albans, with the Rev. Barry Moll officiating. Burial will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.
Friends may visit from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, and one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Hubbard Hospice House.
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 Lamp family.
She was an insurance agent for Liberty Mutual in Teays Valley and a graduate of Hurricane High School.
She is survived by her daughter, Amy Lewis, and son, Scott Russell, both of Hurricane; companion, Jeff Stafford of Milton; sister, Sherry Lindmark of Hurricane; brothers, Rick of Ohio and Joe of Kentucky; mother, Jean Hall of Winfield; and grandchildren, Austin, Dustin and Breeanna Russell and Jayden, Jenna and Sophia Lewis.
Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane. Friends may gather one hour prior to the service.
She leaves behind her daughter, Angie Jackson of Charleston; her father, Edmond Goop Jones of North Carolina; grandmother, Levonia Jones of North Carolina; brother, Randall Jones of Charleston; sister, Joya Jones of Charleston; twins, sister and brother, Audrey Jones Davis and Arthur Ray Jones of Charleston; brother, Derek Jones of St. Petersburg, Fla.; brother, Taj Jones of Lawrenceville, Ga.; brother, Greg Jones of Charleston; sister, Xiomara Singleton of Newport News, Va.; and a host of relatives and friends.
Service will be held at noon Friday, Dec. 6, at First Baptist Church, 432 Shrewsbury St., Charleston. Friends may call at 11 a.m.
Preston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He graduated from Charleston Catholic High School in 1960. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Marquette University in 1964, followed by his juris doctorate degree from Marquette University School of Law in 1967. He married Patricia Kathleen Raredon on Aug. 19, 1967. Michael joined the law firm of Stone, Bowles, Kauffelt & McDavid in 1967 and became a partner in 1971. He retired from Bowles Rice on Dec. 31, 2011. Michael was very active in the community, including serving for 22 years as chairman of the Board of Zoning Appeals for the city of Charleston and serving as campaign and finance chairman for multiple municipal and county political candidates. While Michael served two terms as chairman of the board of directors of the United Way of Central West Virginia (1995 and 1996), his involvement in the organization was lifelong and very dear to his heart. He was an avid world traveler as well as a historical enthusiast.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Cecelia Pleska; his wife, Patricia; and sister, Suzanne.
He is survived by sisters, Mary Katherine and husband, John McIsaac, and Anne Marie and husband, Luc Cayet; daughters, Christine Pleska, Denise Pleska and partner, Gretchen Sutton, Theresa and husband, Darrin Leist, and Victoria and husband, Oscar Verduzco; son, Michael Pleska; and grandchildren, Aidan and Colin Leist and Miguel Verduzco.
Memorial Mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Charleston. Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the United Way of Central West Virginia, One United Way Square, Charleston, WV 25301.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.barlowbonsall.com.
Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the arrangements.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Roach; mother, Alice Atkins; and granddaughter, April Means.
Surviving are her eight children; her sister, Tilda Atkins; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Private funeral service for the family will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are in the care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.
He was a retired jeweler and watchmaker from B&B Loan in Charleston and also a World War II veteran.
Smitty is survived by his wife, Marceline; sons, Barry (Dottie) Smith and Kevin Smith of Charleston; daughter, Robin (Corky) Mann of Richmond, Va.; brothers, Ray (Florence) Smith and Larry Gene (Chloe) Booth; three grandchildren, Melissia, Trevor and Rick; one step-grandson, Bryan; and one great-granddaughter, Sydney.
Service will be 2:30 p.m. Friday, December 6, at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, with Pastor Dwight McClure officiating. Burial will follow at Orchard Hills Memory Gardens, Yawkey.
Family and friends will gather one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made toward funeral services.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.curryfuneralhome.org.
Michael was born July 31, 1944, son of the late Perry Kelcy Spencer and Sarah Gribble Spencer. He was also preceded in death by Linda, his wife of 27 years.
Michael was a member of Mount Olivet Baptist Church. He was known as the "Midnight Cowboy" while he worked as a broadcaster and disc jockey at WCAW/V100. Michael also served as club house manager for the Charleston Wheelers. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Michael is survived by his son, David (Cynthia) Royse of Charleston; grandchildren, Elizabeth and Emily; sister, Marcia Spencer of Niles, Ohio; two brothers, Greg Spencer of Clarksdale, Miss., and Ted Spencer of Santa Fe, N.M.; and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Michael's life will be held at noon Thursday, Dec. 5, at Harding Funerals & Cremations Chapel with Pastor Gary Hall officiating. Interment will follow in Donel C. Kinnard State Veterans Cemetery, Institute.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at 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 Spencer family.
She was born in Whitesville and graduated from Sherman High School in 1946. She retired from Rite Aid Pharmacy in Spring Hill as manager. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and was an active member of ABW, as well as "The Famous Kitchen Crew" at the church. She loved to travel and enjoyed bowling and was on several different bowling leagues over the years. Most of all, she loved her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Debora Murry Adkins; brothers, Omer Adkins, Buster Adkins, Robert Adkins and Eugene Adkins; and sister, Mildred Lipford.
Christine is survived by her loving husband, Drexel Tomlinson; sons, Drexel Jerry Tomlinson Jr. and Terry Tomlinson; grandson, Adam Tomlinson; granddaughter, Lynsey Tomlinson; great-grandson, Skyler Tomlinson; brothers, George Lawrence Adkins of Albuquerque, N.M., and Joe Eddie Adkins of Freeport, Fla.; sisters, Helen Payne of Little Rock, Ark., and Joan Howard of Green Valley, Ariz.; and best friend, Cotton Boone.
A service to honor the life of Christine will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, with Pastor Randy Bratka and Pastor Charles Rhodes officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston.
Family and friends may visit one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memories of Christine may be shared by visiting www.snodgrassfuneral.com and selecting the obituary.
Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, is handling the arrangements.
Born March 5, 1944, Al was the middle of three children of Alfred Jones Walker Sr. and Elizabeth Hill Walker. He spent most of his younger years in Slab Fork, later moving to Beckley and graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School. Al then attended Hampden-Sydney College, graduated from Morris Harvey College and received a master's degree in hospital administration from the Medical College of Virginia.
In 1974 Al moved to Lewisburg and was employed by Seneca Mental Health. He later held positions as administrator at Greenbrier Clinic, assistant administrator at Plateau Medical Center and program specialist with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources until his retirement in 2009.
Al served as an elder of Old Stone Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Lewisburg Elks Club and past member of the Greenbrier County Planning Commission. Al found great joy and pride participating in activities such as the Shanghai Parade and the Polar Bear Plunge, where he was bestowed lifetime membership.
Al is survived by his wife of 38 years, Ann Hayne Walker, and his three children, Mary Ingles Sievers and husband, John, of Garden City, N.Y., Alfred Jones "Trip" Walker III and wife, Ashley, of Crozet, Va., and Katherine Caskie Walker of Mount Airy, N.C. Also surviving are six grandchildren, as well as his sister, Katharine Walker Fernback of St. Albans, England. He was preceded in death by his brother, Palmer Hill Walker.
The service will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, at 11 a.m. at Old Stone Presbyterian Church, 100 Church St., Lewisburg, with the Rev. J. Dexter Taylor officiating. The family will greet friends during the hour prior to the service and during the reception following the service in the fellowship hall.
The family suggests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research Fund, c/o Dr. Christopher A. Moskaluk, UVA Health System P.O. Box 800214, Charlottesville, VA 22908-0214 or Old Stone Presbyterian Church, 200 Church St., Lewisburg, WV 24901.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.
Please send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.
After a short illness she died early Monday in Potomac, Md., where she had moved to be near her son and family in recent years.
Raised in Amma, Dorothy attended Morris Harvey College and played basketball for the city leagues in Charleston, W.Va. She went to work for the Charleston telephone company at age 16 and stayed there for 45 years, rising through the ranks to a management role at a time when few women achieved such a level of professional success. A lifelong Methodist, she was a longtime member of Jarrett United Methodist Church in Elkview and South Charleston United Methodist and was active in the Telephone Pioneers of America and the West Virginia Republican Women's Association.
She married Calvin R. Young in February 1950. Together they shared a love for the game of golf and long road trips across the United States, and never passed up the chance to play a competitive hand of rook. Widowed in 1982, Dorothy continued to travel extensively, visiting much of the nation and Europe with her three grandsons. To this day, each of them remains convinced that he was her favorite, and in different ways, each one was right.
Dorothy Young was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Young; her sister, Betty Sutherland Fish; and her brother, James Cook.
She is survived by her son, David Michael Young and wife, Alice; a brother, Jack Cook of Tampa, Fla.; grandsons, David Michael II (Maria), Gregory Adam (Amy) and Jonathan Matthew (Rebekah); great-grandchildren, Jackie, Calvin, Katie and Grace; and countless other relatives, friends and neighbors.
Visitation will be held at Harding Funerals & Cremations, Kanawha City, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, with a memorial service immediately following.
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