Mrs. Opal Acord, 101 of Logan died Tuesday, October 25, 2016. Arrangements are incomplete at this time, Honaker Funeral Home in Logan has been entrusted with her service.
Herald R. Baughman, of Winston Salem, N.C., formerly of Charleston, died Tuesday, October 25, 2016, after an extended battle with cancer at age 82. He was the youngest of seven children of Newman and Fanny Baughman of Braxton County, all now deceased.
Herald graduated from Clay County High School in 1952 and attended West Virginia State College. He was an accountant and then a banker over a career that spanned forty four years in the workplace. He was employed by the former Kanawha Banking & Trust Company as the bank Auditor in 1963 and over the next eighteen years worked through various management positions to Senior Vice President. In 1982, he was elected President and Chief Executive Officer of Farmers and Merchants Bank of Morgantown, which later became One Valley Bank by acquisition. He retired in 1998 as Senior Vice President of One Valley Bank in Charleston.
During the banking years, he was involved in the educational organizations of banking at the state and national levels. He graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin. He was President of the Progressive Bankers Association, an affiliation of banks that were influential in legalizing branch banking and mergers in West Virginia.
Service was a defining word in Herald's life and career and he was active in many community organizations. He had a compassion for the poor and served in ways that provided aid for basic human needs. He was a former member of the board, and treasurer of Union Mission and Highland Hospital in Charleston. He served many years on the board of United Way of Kanawha Valley, and two consecutive years as chairman of the United Way campaign. He was a former member of the board of trustees of Alderson-Broaddus College for thirteen years, the last eight years as chairman. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Business degree from the college in 2005. Herald was a member of the board of managers of Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board of American Baptist Churches USA, in New York, an organization that manages the pension funds of American Baptists worldwide. He was elected an Honorary Life Member of the board in November 2010. He was a fifty year member of Calvary Baptist Church in Charleston where he served on many boards and taught the Partners Sunday School class for seventeen years before moving to Winston Salem, where he joined the Ardmore Baptist Church.
The joy of his life was his walk of faith and the love of his family. He was an avid skier of the snow covered mountains of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Colorado and Utah. He loved feeding the birds and wildlife and had a reverence for life for all of God's creatures.
Herald is survived by his wife of 63 years, Patsy Spencer Baughman, who was his high school sweetheart; three daughters, Kimberly and her husband, Mark Solomon, of Columbus, Ohio, Cheryl and her husband, Rev. Daniel Kline, of West Grove, Pa., and Susan and her husband David Harrah, of High Point, N.C. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Christopher and Jennifer Solomon, Alicia and Joshua Kline and Nicole and Neil Harrah; along with many nephews, nieces and cousins.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, October 29, at Calvary Baptist Church, Maryland and Lee Streets in Charleston with Rev. Dr. Mike Hopkins and Rev. Dr. Archie Snedegar officiating. The family will receive visitors two hours prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to Calvary Baptist Church P.O. Box 6008 Charleston, WV 25362 or Hospice & Palliative Care Center 101 Hospice Lane Winston Salem, NC 27103. Burial will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, W.Va. Bollinger Funeral Home, Charleston, WV, is in charge of the arrangements.
Frankie Ray Belknap, 32, of Exchange, W.Va., passed away unexpectedly October 25, 2016. Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., October 28, at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home with the service following.
Joseph Lee Bias, a.k.a. "7 toe Joe," of Henlawson, W.Va., died Sunday, October 23, 2016. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, October 28, at Akers-James Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, October 27, also at the funeral home. Akers-James Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Reva Marie Blevins, 93, of Smithers, died October 24, 2016. She was born in Hellier, Ky. on May 8, 1923, to the late L.G. and Minnie Davis Patton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Homer Blevins.
She attended Campbell Memorial Baptist Church, Smithers and retired from G.C. Murphy Department Store.
She is survived by her children, Anna Lucas and husband, Larry of Kimberly, and Lucille Kendrick and companion, William Elswick of Smithers; brother, David Patton of Grayson, Ky.; and sister, Betty Joe Thomas of Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren, Anna Schinzler, John Kendrick III, and Steven Kendrick; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Service will be 1 p.m., Friday, October 28, at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery with Pastor Jon Dillion officiating. Burial will follow at Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
The family would like to thank the staff at Montgomery Rehab and Nursing for there love and care.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com.
Evelyn Agnes Boggs, 102, of Cowen, died October 22, 2016.Service will be 1 p.m., Friday, October 28, at Morris Funeral Home, Cowen. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of service Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Morris Funeral Home.
Jack Harold Campbell Jr., 40, of Charleston, passed away October 20, 2016.
He worked for Noel's Wildlife Removal and Construction Company.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Jack Sr. and Janice Campbell; and grandparents, George and Gladys Carr.
Surviving are his son, Brennon Tyler Legg of Charleston; daughter, Chloe Elizabeth Campbell; and her mother, Carrie Ann Igo, both of Campbells Creek; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bruce and Robin Campbell of Paint Creek, T.K. and Vicki Pennell of Campbells Creek, Robbie Wentz of Rand, Jeff and Kim Wentz of Witcher Creek, Jerry and Patty Wentz of S.C. and Curtis McVey of Charleston; sisters and brother-in-law, Kristie McVey and her boyfriend, James Calloway of Charleston and Kay and Terry Goff of Sissonville; and many loving nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, October 29, at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with Pastor Mike Long officiating. Interment will follow in Belcher Cemetery, Pinch. Visitation for the immediate family will be from 9 to 10 a.m. and visitation for extended family and friends will be from 10 a.m. to service time at the funeral home on Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, 1126 E. Dupont Avenue, Belle, West Virginia 25015 to assist with Jack's final expenses.
To send the family online condolences or sign the guest book, please visit our website at fidlerandframefuneralhome.com.
Drema Mae Carpenter, 74, of Sissonville, went home to be with the Lord on October 25, 2016.
She was born April 1, 1942, in Charleston, and was preceded in death by her late father and mother, Arthur and Thelma Mcderment of Charleston; sister, Rose Marie Means; brothers, Jack, Jerry and Garylee Mcderment. Drema was a long time employee of Straits Dry Cleaners in Kanawha City.
Drema was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. She had a kind and caring heart and was friendly to anyone she met. With an unselfish character, she often put others first and would help anyone in need. She was an amazing cook and loved to cook for her family and friends. She loved Gospel music and especially to sing in the church choir. She was a devoted Christian and faithfully attended and was a member of Union Valley Gospel Tabernacle Church.
She is survived by her son, Mike McCormick, wife, (Annette); daughters, Kelley Carpenter, husband, (Randy), Nichole Beary, husband, (Jeffrey); grandchildren, Drema Sue Tackett, Bambi Haynes, Randy Carpenter, Michelle Haynes, Mike Carpenter, Summer Jones, Canyon Beary, Willow Beary, Coral Beary, Oak Beary; 13 great- grandchildren, Jessie, Taylor, Tyler, Chase, Rhianna, Zoe, Dylan, Keelin, Kaylee, Lake, Odin, Valcon and Ronin; and a host of good friends.
Service will be conducted at 1 p.m., Saturday, October 29, at Union Valley Gospel Tabernacle Church in Sissonville, WV with visitation from noon until service time. Pastor Robert Legg and Rev. Roy Miles will be officiating. Burial service will follow at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. Tyler Mountain Funeral Home is assisting the Carpenter family, online condolences may be made by visiting www.tylermountainfuneralhome.com.
Long time St. Albans resident, James Allen Davidson, better known as "Coach Al" Davidson, died on October 25, 2016, at home from complications of heart disease and cancer. He was 91 years old.
Al was a revered teacher and coach in St. Albans having accepted a job in 1948 at St. Albans High School which at the time was combined with the Junior High. When the schools separated, he remained at St. Albans Junior High. His 35 year coaching career in St. Albans included many winning teams and championships in multiple sports and in 1966, he was voted Coach of the Year in Kanawha County. And for over 25 years he officiated high school basketball and football. The St. Albans Junior High Gymnasium was named in his honor in 1983 and he was inducted into the St. Albans High School Hall of Fame in 1996.
Al Davidson was born in Northfork, West Virginia in 1924, the eldest son of Zelphia and Allen Crockett Davidson. His academic career at West Virginia Tech was interrupted by World War II and he served as a ball turret gunner on a B-17 with the Eighth Air Force based in Nutt Hampstead, England. Active in the West Virginia Eight Air Force Historical Society, he was elected president in 1996.
After the war, Coach returned to Tech and when he graduated, he had earned 11 athletic letters. He was second in the nation in punting in his senior year with a 43.3 yard average. In 1977, he was voted into the Tech Hall of Fame as an Outstanding Athlete.
After posting a 28-2 record as a pitcher for the Golden Bears, Al was offered a contract by the Brooklyn Dodgers, but when he was offered fifty dollars more a month to coach, he passed up the chance at professional baseball and moved to St. Albans. He never regretted that decision and was proud of having taught and coached 22,500 students. He later earned his Master's Degree in Education at West Virginia University.
After retiring in 1983, Coach served on the St. Albans City Council for four years and spent six years as a dedicated volunteer for St. Mark's Food Pantry. Coach was a congregant at First Presbyterian Church in St. Albans for over 30 years and served as an Elder and Trustee.
His wife of thirty two years, the former Lucille Chittum predeceased him; as well as his sister, Libby Lyon of San Antonio, Texas.
Coach is survived by his daughter, Diann Williams of St. Albans; son, James and wife, Debra of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; son, Jerry and wife, Mary of New Providence, N.J.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and his sister, Janet Barbour of Huntington.
Funeral service will held 2 p.m., Friday, October 28, at First Presbyterian Church, 201 Kanawha Terrace, St. Albans with Rev. Paul Romine officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans and one hour prior to the service Friday at the church. Entombment with military honors will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, WV. You may visit his tribute page at ChapmanFuneralHomes.com to share memories with the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Alzheimer's Association, 1601 Second Avenue, Charleston, WV 25387.
Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 409 Sixth Avenue, St. Albans is honored to serve the Davidson family.
Tommy D. Dooley, 65, of Madison went to sleep and left this world on October 24, 2016, at home.
Born May 20, 1951, Tom was preceded in death by his beloved parents Cecil and Edith Dooley; and his daughter, Shereea.
Tom was a wonderful man and this world will be a far less good place without him. His love of fishing, golfing and softball filled his life with happiness, friends and love for him and all those around him. Tom was a man of great character who was old school in the way he lived and loved. Anyone who had the honor of sharing his life was better just for knowing him.
He leaves behind to honor his memory his wife, Lisa who will keep and love him for the rest of her life; his brother, Joe (Katy) of Hurricane; his sons, Josh (Nikki) of Madison, his namesake, Tommy in Morgantown; the apples of his eyes, his beautiful granddaughter, Ava Ruth; and grandson, J.O.; his niece, Susan (Scott) and their children; and niece, Natalie; and nephew, David (Anna) and their children; and nephew, Joey (Darby).
Tom was full of life and light and everyone who spent time with him heard a story of his childhood in Twilight or a story that would leave everyone laughing until tears streamed down your face. He has friends too many to name, but made each one feel like the most important person in his life.
Luke 6:45 - "The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good" and that is exactly how Tom Dooley lived his life, bringing forth all that was good.
His nephew, Pastor David Dooley will hold the service at Handley Funeral Home in Danville. The viewing will be at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday evening with the celebration of his life beginning at 11 a.m., Friday, October 28, 2016.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you pay forward and help someone who is a little less fortunate in Tom's honor. You may express your condolences to the family at www.handleyfh.com.
Catherine (Tina) Elkins, 81, of Charleston, died October 24, 2016. Service will be held at noon, Monday, October 31, at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston with visitation one our prior to the service at the funeral home. Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, is handling the arrangements.
Lowell David Fisher, 89, of Rocky Fork, left this world for his eternal life on October 25, 2016.
He was a proud Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He served in the Korean War, where he was wounded, captured and spent 37 months, 12 days and 2 hours as a prisoner of war.
He was a Christian and active member of Baber Agee United Methodist Church.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Lewis "Budge" Fisher and Artie Robinson Fisher; his five sisters; and an infant brother; his granddaughter, Melissa Ann Fisher, met him as Heaven's gates swung open.
Surviving him is his devoted wife of 62 years, Glendel Bailey Fisher; son, David Fisher and wife, Barbara; and his daughter, Sharon Britton and husband, Teddy. Lowell had seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He had many nieces and nephews whom he loved.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, October 28, at Baber Agee United Methodist Church on Rocky Fork Road, Charleston with the Rev. Paul E. Bailey officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday also at the church. Burial will follow at Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar with full military honors.
The family would like to thank the caring nurses and staff of the Hubbard Hospice House West, 4605 MacCorkle Avenue SW, South Charleston, WV 25309, and ask in lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation in his honor.
The family will accept online condolences at: cpjfuneralhome.com. Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Fisher family.
Margery Elizabeth Goode, 87, of Wellsburg, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Wheeling.
She was born September 30, 1929, in Buckhannon, a daughter of the late Edmond and Margery (Rohrbough) Hilborn. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her loving husband, Harry Goode who died in 1978; and her sister, Eleanor Ames.
Margery graduated from Beverly High School in 1947 and retired from Wesbanco Bank, where she worked in Bookkeeping. She was a member of the Wellsburg United Methodist Church in Wellsburg, W.Va. and the Alph Phi Sigma Sorority.
She is survived by three sons, Steve Goode of Follansbee, W.Va., Mark (Kim) Goode of Wellsburg, W.Va., and Jeffrey (Kim) Goode of St. Albans; four grandchildren, Christopher Goode, Shayna (Joe) Pettini, Audrey Goode and Anthony Goode.
Visitation will be held 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, October 28, and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mullenbach Funeral Home, 669 Main St., Follansbee, WV, where funeral services will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, October 29, with Rev. Carl Tribett officiating.
Interment will follow in Franklin Cemetery in Wellsburg, WV. Condolences may be sent to www.mullenbachfh.com.
Courdis Kay Grimes, 74, of Nitro, died October 24, 2016.Funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, October 29, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. A full notice will be published in the next days edition. (chapmanfuneralhomes.com).
Roger Ellison Grose, 87, of Charleston, peacefully passed away October 26, 2016.
He was born in Nicholas County to the late Burke and Mary (Young) Grose. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Darrell Grose, Robert Hamilton (Bob) Grose; and sister, Betty Morris Burroughs.
Roger enjoyed telling stories especially about Mike and Ted, the horses that he took care of. Roger was a happy man and enjoyed life and his family.
He is survived by his sister, Freda Grose Cutlip of St. Albans; and many nieces and nephews. Roger's family would also like to thank his caregiver, John, for many years of dedicated service. We are blessed that you came into Roger's life and became part of his family.
A celebration of Roger's life will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, October 29, in the White Funeral Home at Summersville with Rev. Travis Wedekind officiating. Interment will follow in the Grose Family Cemetery at Summersville.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, at Calvary Holiness Chapel in Charleston.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.whitefuneralhomewv.com.
Imogene Gullian, 88, of Charleston, died October 9, 2016. A full obituary will appear in Friday's edition of the Charleston Gazette-Mail. Elk Funeral Home, Charleston is in charge of arrangements.
Wilma Houchins Hall, of St. Albans, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on October 25, 2016, surrounded by her family.
She was born on Christmas Eve, 1925, in Lookout (Fayette County), the oldest child of William Charles (Bill) and Jessie Virginia (Bostic) Houchins.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister and aunt. She was a wonderful mother and role model who was the heart of our family, and was always the anchor and the wind beneath our wings. She made the Hall home a loving place. She also worked in the family business of Hall & Hall CPA's for many years and was loved by all of their clients. She was a Cub Scout leader for many years with Pack 146 at St. Andrew, and also a lifetime member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union and St. Albans Woman's Club. She was an original member of the current St. Andrew United Methodist Church in St. Albans for over 61 years, where she taught two and three year olds in Sunday school for many years and also held other positions within the church and The United Methodist Women. She loved her church family as her own.
She was preceded in death by her husband whom she called the love of her life for 61 years, Calvin N. Hall, Jr.; her children, Emily Hope Hall and Mark Stephen Hall; and her grandchildren, Parker Evan VanTassel and Benjamin Seton Hall.
She is survived by her brother and sister, Stephen B. Houchins and Billie Jo Krawsczyn; her daughters, Abigail Faith VanTassel and Jane Andrea Foster; sons, Calvin N. Hall, III (Rhodanna) and John Andrew Hall; grandchildren, Calvin N. Hall, IV, Jared N. Hall, Megan F. Clarkson (Joe), Andrew D. VanTassel (Christina) and Elizabeth J. Foster; great-grandchildren, Titan Evan and Bella Faith Clarkson, Annaka McCune.
A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, October 29, at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 815 Kanawha Terrace, St. Albans with the Rev. Dr. Ed Grant, Rev. Krysta Rexrode Wolfe and Rev. Ross Harrison officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.
The family will receive friends and family from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, October 28, at St. Andrew United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Andrew United Methodist Church Maintenance Fund, 815 Kanawha Terrace, St. Albans, WV 25177, or to Kanawha Hospice Care of WV, Inc., 1606 Kanawha Blvd., West, Charleston, WV 25387.
Proverbs 31:10-31 King James Version
10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.14 She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. 20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. 21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. 22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. 23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. 24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. 25 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. 26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. 27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. 28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. 29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. 30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. 31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.curryfuneralhome.org.
Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek is caring for the family and has been family owned and operated since 1950.
Clarice Gillispie Hatfield, 94, of Hurricane, died Tuesday, October 25, 2016. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, October 29, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane. Friends may visit the family from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane is honored to serve the Hatfield family.
Alice Faye Higginbotham, 72, of Eleanor, passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, following a long illness. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She was a homemaker most of her life, but traveled for 6 years with her husband, Ronnie, with the NASCAR Terry LaBonte Racing Sponsorship Team.
Born May 28, 1944, she was the daughter of the late James F. King and Vergie Hedrick King. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother; and three sisters.
She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Ronnie Higginbotham; son, Ronald (Deirdre) Higginbotham of Eleanor; daughter, Ronaka (Tracy) Davis of Milton; sisters, Ruth Hawley of Cross Lanes, and Doris Barr of Poca; brothers, Tommy King, Charles King, and Donald King, all of Poca; grandsons, Nathan Higginbotham, and Ryan Higginbotham; step-grandson, Daniel Davis; and special friend who she loved like a daughter, Carolyn (Robbie) Smith of Red House.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kennawa Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, October 28, at Raynes Funeral Home (Eleanor Chapel) with Pastor David Panaro, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House. The family will receive friends Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service at the Eleanor Chapel.
Daniel Eugene Hudson, 80, of South Charleston, went home to the Lord Tuesday, October 25, 2016.
He was a retired truck driver for Carbide, Rhone Poulenc, Aventis and Bayer Corporation; and also a member of the Davis Creek Church of the Nazarene.
Dan was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Goldie Hudson; and siblings, Phyllis, Robert and Paul.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Doris; son, Darrick (Deborah); brothers, Leon (Freda) Hudson and Harold Hudson; and two grandchildren, Morgan and Robert (Ashley) Hudson.
Service will be 1 p.m., Friday, October 28, at the Davis Creek Church of the Nazarene, 102 Nazarene Drive, South Charleston, with Pastors Greg Hudson, Kelli Frazier and Sandy Burdette officiating. Burial will follow at Graceland Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387-2536.
Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.curryfuneralhome.org. Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek has been family owned and operated since 1950.
Fredrick "Fred" Dale King, 53, of Gandeeville, formally of Charleston, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at home. He was born November 10, 1962, son of Darlene and the late Jerrold King. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Victor "Vic" King.
Survivors include his mother, Darlene; sisters, Brenda King and Dianne Bartley and husband, Chuck; nephews, Richard Adams, Anthony and Nicholas Bartley; and his love, Joann Pauley.
Fred would also want us to thank all our extended family and friends for all their love and support during his short illness.
His final wish for medical research donation was honored through WVU.
No service is planned at this time.
If you wish to honor Fred, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.
The family will accept online condolences at: cpjfuneralhome.com. Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the King family.
Maureen Elizabeth Chambers Lyons, 75, of Front Royal, Va., died on Sunday, October 23, 2016. Graveside rites and committal service will be noon, Saturday, October 29, at High Lawn Memorial Park in Oak Hill. There will be no visitation. Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV.
Judith E. Hinkle Mock, 69, of Ocala, Fla., died Sunday, October 16, 2016. Graveside rites and committal service will be 3 p.m., Friday, October 28, at the Dock Lively Cemetery in Pax. There will be no visitation. Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope, WV.
Martha A. Newcomer, 83, of Cross Lanes, passed away October 25, 2016, at her home, following a long illness.
She was born on March 2, 1933, in Charleston, a daughter of the late Elmer and Charlotte Tanner Webb. She was a member of the North Charleston Baptist Church. She loved her church and the church family.
Martha is survived by five daughters, Charlotte Ann Lacy and her husband, Gary, Phyllis Kiser and her husband, Lonnie Dale, Donna Simpson, Rosalie Maze, Joyce Kay Femrite; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Richard Webb and his wife, Ellen; two sisters, Patty Frail and Cherie Trout and her husband, Norman; several nieces and nephews; her special neighbor and friend, Pat Long; and her beloved dogs, Sheeba and Paris.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by first husband, James Ellis Smith; her second husband, William Newcomer; and three sisters, Betty Hughes, Janice Kidd, and Nancy Darlington.
Service will be held 2 p.m., Sunday, October 30, at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, 5233 Rocky Fork Rd., Cross Lanes, with Pastor Tim Marr officiating. Burial will follow at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Kanawha Hospice and her exceptional caregiver, Holly Clark.
Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.tylermountainfuneralhome.com.
Helen Phillips, 86, of Pinch, passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.
She was retired from the Department of Highways for the State of WV; and after retirement worked for the State of WV during Legislation session proof reading.
Helen is preceded in death by her parents, Luther B. Harless and Mable Hughes Harless; daughter, Kay Ann Harrison; sister, Mary Harless Childress.
She is survived by her sons, Randy (Debbie) Buckner of Pinch, Steve Buckner of Florida; sister, Peggy (Ted) Melton of Elkview; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m., Friday, October 28, at the Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes with Pastor Jeff Moales officiating. No visitation will be held. Burial will follow in the cemetery.
The funeral procession will leave Hafer Funeral Home at 1:15pm for the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Curtis Priceway, Charleston, WV 25311.
Online condolences may be sent to www.haferfuneralhome.net. Arrangements are in the care of Hafer Funeral Home, 50 North Pinch, Rd., Elkview.
Virginia Quillin, 97, of Godby Heights, died Tuesday, October 25, 2016. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, October 29, at Akers-James Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday also at the funeral home. Akers-James Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mary Beth Garcia Reynolds, went to be with the Lord at 8:43 p.m., on October 23, 2016, in her home, surrounded by her family, at the age of 56.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Garcia I, Edith Johnson Garcia; and father-in-law, Harold Reynolds.
She is lovingly remembered by her husband, H. Richard Reynolds M.D.; children, Kathleen Reynolds Dodson (Josh), Marcus Reynolds D.P.T (Laura), Sarah Reynolds Carper (Zach); grandchildren, Addison and Carson Dodson; brother, Joseph Garcia II, (Melody); mother-in-law, Betty A. Reynolds; as well as several loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Beth, the daughter of Joseph Garcia and Edith Johnson Garcia, was born February 16, 1960, in Charleston, West Virginia. She was united into holy matrimony to H. Richard Reynolds M.D. in June of 1981, whom she met while working at the Family Practice Center at Thomas Memorial Hospital. Together they were blessed with three children. Beth graduated from Saint Albans High School in 1978, attended Marshall University from 1978-1980, and graduated from West Virginia University in 1982, with a degree in Business and a minor in Accounting. At an early age, Beth professed her faith in Jesus Christ, and she was a dedicated member of Gateway Christian Church. There, she worked with the youth group and volunteered many hours toward mission trips and support for the community. Beth was a joy to everyone who knew her. She was passionate about her faith, cooking, gardening, helping others, and spending time with her family and friends. Her generous spirit and bright smile were loved by many. Her Christian faith and love will forever remain an influence on the lives of all who knew her.
The visitation and funeral are scheduled for Sunday, October 30, at Gateway Christian Church. The visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. with the service following. Pastor Dave Stauffer and Reverend Holley Faulkner will officiate the service. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Beth's life.
Flowers may be sent to Gateway Christian Church in Saint Albans or; in lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to be made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd W. Charleston, WV 25387.
The family would like to thank friends, neighbors, family members, and hospice workers for their care and support.
Visit Beth's tribute page at ChapmanFuneralHomes.com to share memories with the family.
Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 409 Sixth Avenue, St. Albans, is honored to serve the Reynolds family.
Dewey B. Short, 72, of Madison, Ohio, died Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, October 29, at Cloverfork Church, 71 Meadow Run Road, Orlando, WV 26412. The family will receive friends at the church for two hours prior to the service from 10 a.m. until noon. The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River Street, Madison, Ohio 44057 is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Alice Summerfield, 86, of Dunbar, passed from this life at home, October 24, 2016, after a short illness.
She was born in Charleston, March 4, 1930, and was the daughter of James and Pauline Sheeran.
A woman of considerable accomplishment, and great charm, she held high offices in several national organizations, including the General Federation of Women's Clubs and National Association of Parliamentarians. She retired from Virginia Welding Supply as the corporate Executive Vice President.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, H. W. Summerfield.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Terri Summerfield of Cross Lanes; granddaughters, Jennifer Summerfield of Huntington and Amanda McNealy of Louisville, Ky.; and great-grandchildren, Summer McNealy, Hattie Faye McNealy and Jonathan McNealy, all of Louisville.
A memorial mass will be celebrated 10 a.m., Friday, October 28, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, St. Albans, with Father Patrick McDonough as celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, she requested donations to HospiceCare, Apartment Earth Gallery or the Charleston Animal Shelter.
Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, 110 B Street, St. Albans is assisting the Summerfield family.
Gerald Dames White, Sr., 82, passed away Monday, October 24, 2016, at his residence, with his family by his side.
Gerald was born September 16, 1934, in Bickmore, W.Va., son of the late, James W. and Maggie Beatrice Walker White.
Gerald retired from the USMC as a Master Sergeant.
He was preceded in death by son, Gerald Dames White, Jr.; brothers, James and Robert White; sister, Magalene Weiss.
He is survived by wife, Janet Pitt White, of the home; sons, James Edward White of Hubert and William Lonnie White (Tammy) of Hubert; daughters, Margaret Nelson White Taylor (Michael) of Hubert, Marilyn Byrd (Lee) of Hubert, Brandi Jo White Alexander (Joshua) of Hubert, Theresa Faye White of the home; ten grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; brother, Willie J. White of W.Va.; sisters, Ernestine Alderman, Lorene Kinder, both of W.Va., and Emagene Coakley of Md.; special caregiver, Lisa Kennedy; and his special companion, Biscuit.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, October 29, at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens Chapel in Glasgow, WV with Pastor Frank Brown officiating with full USMC military honors.
O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.odellfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers. memorials may be made to the House of Prayer c/o Mary Waller 1109 Chinquapin Chapel Rd., Trenton, NC 28585.
Kimberly Jewel Williams, 52, of Whitesville, went home to be with the Lord on October 21, 2016, at home.
She was preceded in death by father, George Inzer; and sister, Candy Kordick.
Surviving are companion, Roger Austin of Whitesville; daughter, Jenna Williams of Whitesville; sons, Ryan Williams of Point Pleasant, Jamar Bills of Elgin, Ill.; mother, Janet Buzzard (Paul) Holstein of Racine; sister, Tammy (Porky) Runion of Hernshaw; brother, George (Rose) Inzer of Aurora, Ill.; grandchildren, Sklyar Dalton and Trinity Alexis Hudnall, Miles Scott and Peyton Marie Workman, Dominic Bills and Noah Scott Williams; special nephew and niece, Christopher John Carney and Megan Alyce Taylor Holstein.
Funeral will be 1 p.m., Friday, October 28, at Sylvester Baptist Church with Rev. Roger Halstead officiating. Burial will follow in Estep Cemetery, Ameagle. Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the church. Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at leonardjohnsonfuneralhome.com.
Eldred Williamson, 81, of Bruno, died October 25, 2016. Graveside service will be 1 p.m., Thursday, October 27, at Highland Memory Gardens at Godby. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Mounts Funeral Home of Gilbert.
Dunlap, Terry — 2 p.m., Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek.
Grimes, Courdis — 11 a.m., Bartlett
Jurkovich, Barbara — 11 a.m., Taylor
Lambey, Ted — 11 a.m., Wilson
McCune, William — 6 p.m., Harding Funeral Home, Kanawha City.
Peal, Jewell — 11 a.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.
Tomblin, Dennis, Sr. — 3 p.m., Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville.
Williams, Wayne — 6 p.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.
Williamson, Eldred — 1 p.m., Highland Memory Gardens, Godby.