Obituaries

Today's Obituaries

Terry Beard

Terry Beard, age 57, of Kanawha City, passed away Satruday, April 22, 2017. Condolences may be made at www.hardingfamilygroup.com. Harding Funerals & Cremations, 514 50th St. SE, Kanawha City, W.Va., is serving Terry's family.

Larry Bradley

Larry Bradley, age 79, of Elkview, passed away Satruday, April 22, 2017. Condolences may be made at www.hardingfamilygroup.com. Harding Funerals & Cremations, 514 50th St. SE, Kanawha City, W.Va., is serving Larry's family.

Pamela Fay Chapman

Pamela Fay Chapman, 59, of Poca, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017, at home.

Born January 1, 1958, in Chicago, IL, she was a daughter of the late Dennis and Juanita Dawson. She was also preceded in death by her brother, David Joplin, and her husband, Robert Chapman.

Surviving are her daughters, Misty Chapman (Joe Shaffer) of Poca, Kimberly Chapman of South Charleston; sister, Peggy Matney (Clayton) of Poca; brother, Michael Joplin (Nancy) of Hurricane; companion, Jay Painter of Poca; four grandchildren, Joey, Cassidy, Eli and Cohen.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 26, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane. Burial will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

You may visit her tribute page at ChapmanFuneralHomes.com to share memories with the family.

Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, W.Va., is honored to serve the Chapman family.

Frederick "Ronald" Fisher

Ronald Fisher, 94, of St. Albans, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017.

He was born on September 28, 1922, in Jackson County to the late Roscoe and Minnie Fisher. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Harriet Fisher.

Ronald was the oldest living retiree who worked at the old Libby Owens Ford Glass Plant in Kanawha City.

He is survived by his son, Ronald Gene Fisher (Barbara) of Charlotte, NC; brother, Howard Fisher of Hamilton, OH; grandchildren, Kimberly Bentley and Jamie Carte; as well as five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 25, at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may visit with the family from 10 to 10:45 a.m., at Bartlett Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans.

You may share memories or condolences with the family on his tribute page at ChapmanFuneralHomes.com.

Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 409 Sixth Avenue, St. Albans, W.Va., is honored to serve the Fisher family.

Deloris Gearheart

Deloris Ann Gearheart, 80, of Cross Lanes, was unexpectedly called home by the Lord, to be reunited in heaven with her beloved daughters, Drema Lee Smith and Debbie Ann Brown, on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

She married the love of her life, Charles E. Gearheart in 1961 and raised three loving children. She was totally dedicated to Charlie, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Deloris was a caring individual who touched the lives of all who knew her.

Deloris is survived by her husband of 56 years, Charles Gearheart; son, Terry (Donna) Gearheart; grandchildren, Amanda Smith, Sarah (Chad) Berry, Emily Brown, Lee (Dawn) Gearheart, Josh and Zach Brewer; great-grandchildren, Michael Berry, KyleeAnn Berry, Adam and Aaron Gearheart; brother, Harry (Pat) Hill; and many other family members.

Funeral service will be noon, Wednesday, April 26, at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston. Burial will follow at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 25, at the funeral home.

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

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

Edith Holcomb

Edith A. Holcomb, 98, of Rupert, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017. Funeral service will be noon, Wednesday, April 26, at the Big Clear Creek Baptist Church, Rupert. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 25, at the church. Arrangements through Wallace & Wallace, Rupert, W.Va.

Esther Horvat

Esther (Hayes) Songer Horvat, 80, of Davis Creek, passed away Saturday April 22, 2017. Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements. Arrangements will be forthcoming.

Nicholas Kessel

Nicholas "Nick" Wayne Kessel, 31, of Elkview, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017.

Nick formerly worked for JWood Contracting and was a member of IUOE 132. He was the great outdoorsman. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and cook. He also loved boating, swimming, kayaking, camping, four wheeling and skiing. If you have ever been around a lake, river or creek you have probably seen Nick at some point and time. He had a heart of gold and enjoyed helping others. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He had attended Herbert Hoover High School and played on the football team.

Nick was preceded in death by his grandfather, William O. Kessel.

He is survived by his mother, Janet Prouse, father, William D. Kessel, stepdad, Greg Dent; grandfather, John "Wes" Prouse; grandmother, Dorothy Cummings; grandmother, Freda Kessel; aunt, Kathy Moles, nieces, Callie and Amber; aunt, Wanda Bullard; brothers, Travis Kessel, Zak Kessel (Bethany Kessel), Caleb Kessel and Cameron Smith; cousin who was like a brother, John Hodge, and Brandi, and Lele. Also surviving are many other uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

Online condolences can be sent to haferfuneralhome.net.

Hafer Funeral Home of 50 N. Pinch Rd., Elkview, W.Va., is assisting the Kessel family.

Lee Mollohan

Lee Mollohan, 91, of Winfield, passed away Friday, April 22, 2017, at Putnam Center, Hurricane.

Born November 22, 1925, he was a son of the late Herbert and Perdie Tinnell Mollohan. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Forrest and Herman; sisters, Elsie and Ann Lee, as well as his wife, Nellie.

Lee was a member of Winfield United Methodist Church and was retired from C&P Telephone / Verizon.

Surviving are his sons, Allen Mollohan of Winfield, Randall Mollohan (Jaunice) of South Charleston; brother, Joe Mollohan of Louisville, KY; grandchildren, Whitney Leach (Dennie) of Winfield, Heather Hunt (Jeremy) of Ormand Beach, FL, Travis Mollohan (Crystal Withrow) of Scott Depot; great-grandchildren, Sophia and Chaney Hunt, Syrus Withrow and Sebastian Poole.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 25, at Winfield United Methodist Church with Rev. H. Thomas Hill officiating. Burial will follow in Winfield Cemetery, Winfield. There will be no formal visitation, but family and friends may visit his tribute page at ChapmanFuneralHomes.com to share memories of Lee.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Winfield United Methodist Church, 20 Radwin Drive, Winfield, WV 25213.

Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 12848 Winfield Road, Winfield, W.Va., is honored to serve the Mollohan family.

Guy Winston Price

Guy Winston Price, 95, of Charleston, son of the late Obe Vanderbilt Price and Macil Bee Lowe Price, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Kanawha Place, Charleston.

He was retired from Union Carbide as a lab supervisor with 39 years of service and had served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Guy was a faithful and an active member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Charleston. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed yard work, gardening and was a member of the Gideon's International.

He was also preceded in death by his first wife, who passed away in 1981, Virginia Lee Thompson Price, whom he married in 1941, and also his second wife, who passed away in 2009, Ada Louise Simmons Price, whom he married in 1959; sister, Eleanor Pearl Knight, and a brother, Carroll David Price.

Surviving, sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Jerry David Price and his wife, Carolyn Sue Wildridge Price, Joseph Daniel "Joe" Price and his wife, Teresa "Terri" Robin West Price, Frederick Randall "Randy" Price and his wife, Patricia Ann "Patty" Pietrantozzi Price; brother, William Homer "Hick" Price; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

Service will be noon, Tuesday, at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 1509 Bigley Avenue, Charleston, WV 25302, with Pastor Dr. Jesse Waggoner officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time at the church.

Bollinger Funeral Home, Charleston, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The Gideons International, PO Box 2723, Charleston, WV 25330-2723.

Gail Wattie

Gail Singleton Wattie, 63, of Chadds Ford, Pa., passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, April 28, at St. Paul's Baptist Church, 1 Haggerty Blvd., West Chester, Pa., with viewing 9 to 11 a.m., prior to the service. DeBaptiste Funeral Homes, Inc., of West Chester, Pa., telephone 610-696-4812.

Funerals for: April 24, 2017

Barr, Virginia 2 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield.

Blankenbeckler, Juanita 1 p.m., New Prospect Baptist Church, Sweeneysburg.

Bouldin, Suzanne 1 p.m., Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek.

Brown, Billie 7 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Burger, James Noon, Welcome Baptist Church, Beckley.

Collins, William 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Combs, Patricia 2 p.m., Simons

Dickens, Robert Lee 1 p.m., Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank.

Erwin, Mary "Sue" Noon, Gatens

Gwinn, Teresa 2 p.m., Simons

Harvey, Paul 1 p.m., Henson and Kitchen Mortuary, Huntington.

King, Nelson 1 p.m., Wilson

Litton, D. Keith 11 a.m., Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

Oldham Bonner, Dorothy

Rucker, Larry 2 p.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.

Stalnaker, Neva Noon, Hebron Memorial Church, Spencer.

Tabor, Edna Rose 11 a.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.