Today's Obituaries

Richard Adkins

Richard Wayne Adkins, 50, of Procious, died Monday, September 26, 2016. Memorial service will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, October 1, at Ramsey Cemetery, Dog Run. Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay is in charge of arrangements.

Paul W. Daugherty Sr.

Paul W. Daugherty Sr., 88, of Charleston, WV, died September 21, 2016. Our Father called a wonderful Angel to his Heavenly home.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Georgia Daugherty Robinson; sister, Shirley Killion; wife, Almeda Daugherty Charlton; second wife, Irene Daugherty; daughter, Angela Daugherty.

Leaving to mourn brother, Charles (Sonny) Daugherty, Norma; son, Paul Daughtery Jr., (Elaine) of South Charleston; special grandchildren, Joey Daugherty, Natasha Daugherty, and Shawn Daughtery; three great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 1, at VanReenen Funeral Home, Marlinton.

Warren Ellis

Warren H. Ellis, 63, of Belle, passed away September 30, 2016, at CAMC General Hospital, following a short illness.

He was retired from the Labor Union.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Hardia and Marian Delaurier Ellis; brother, Darien Ellis; great-niece, Elizabeth Johnson; and great-nephew, Brooks Johnson.

Surviving are his wife, Joyce Allen Ellis; step-son, Brian Elswick of Braxton County; step-daughter, Wendy Elswick Ellis of Belle; sisters and brothers-in-law, June and Bob Batten of Belle, Gayla and Brian Johnson of Chesapeake; grandson, Scott Elswick of Belle.

Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Monday, October 3, at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time at the funeral home on Monday.

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Phyllis Facemire

Phyllis Ann Facemire, 83, of Richwood, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 29, 2016, at Summersville Regional Medical Center, Summersville, WV, after a short illness.

Phyllis was born in Richwood on December 18, 1932, to the late Edgar Vera and Bertha Mable Wills Allen. She was a loving and very precious mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. She was beautiful inside and out and lived her life accordingly. She was the best mommy and became a mother to her sons and daughters-in-law. Her hobby was taking care of everyone; she was always making sure that everyone had something to eat. Her family was her life. She was a hard worker and cleaned houses for over 50 years. She enjoyed cross stitch, gardening and her flowers; and helping take care of her great-granddaughter, Jakara.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jerrill; two sisters, Frances and Geneva Grose; and son-in-law, Richard Bullion.

She is survived by her five children, Cindy and husband, Steve Holcomb, of Richwood, Debbie Bullion, of Craigsville, BJ and husband, Mike Keeney, of Corliss, Roland Facemire and wife, Barbara, of Summersville, and Randy Facemire and wife, Tammy, of Strasburg, Va.; brother, Russell Allen and wife, Retha, of Amissville, Va.; sister, Betty and husband, Don White, of Calvin; two sisters-in-law, Elminia Facemire, of Butler, Pa. and Reva Case, of Akron, Ohio; nine grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Sunday, October 2, at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, WV with Pastor Jerry Simms officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, October 1, at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, WV. Interment will be at Richwood Cemetery, Richwood, WV.

All arrangements were made by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Inc., Richwood, WV.

Barbara Fletcher

Barbara Louise Athey Fletcher, 77 of Milton, died, Thursday, September 29, 2016. Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Sunday, October 2, at Henson & Kitchen Mortuary, Huntington, W.Va. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, October 1, at Henson & Kitchen Mortuary, Huntington.

James Harmon

James Lee Harmon, 88, of Campbells Creek, went to be with his Lord on September 28, 2016, at CAMC Memorial Hospital, following a long illness.

James was a retired coal miner from Cannelton Coal Company and was a member of the U.M.W.A.

Preceding him in death were his first wife; and mother of his children, Louella Belcher Harmon; along with his mother, father, sister, and a brother.

Surviving are his wife, Connie; daughters, Debbie Morgan of Charleston and Diana Egnor of St. Albans; three grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and one step-son; his special aunt, Loraine George. His best little buddy "Bo Bo" sadly awaits his arrival back home.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, October 3, at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with Pastor Randy Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in Tyler Mt. Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. There will be no visitation.

James, a friend to all, will be greatly and sadly missed. Please pray for the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to a charity of your choice.

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Evelyn Harris

Evelyn Lee Bowling Harris, 84, of Oak Hill, died Thursday, September 29, 2016. Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, October 4, at the Jones Avenue First Church of God in Oak Hill. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m., at the Jones Avenue First Church of God on Monday, October 3, 2016. Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV.

William Harter, Sr.

William D. Harter Sr., 81 of Ravenswood, died Thursday, September 29, 2016. Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Saturday, October 1, at the Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley. Friends may call on the family from 11 a.m. until the time of service, (1 p.m.) at the funeral home.

Sherry Henry

Sherry Caroline Henry, 54, of Uniontown, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 29, 2016, after a courageous battle with brain cancer.

Born July 31, 1962, in Gassaway, she was the daughter of John Canfield of Harrison and the late Agusta May (Graham) Canfield.

Sherry spent her childhood and teenage years exploring the hills of Harrison; she excelled as a basketball player at Clay County High School where she graduated in 1980. After graduating from high school, she moved to Ohio where achieved her greatest accomplishment; becoming a loving and devoted mother and homemaker. Sherry had an infectious smile and had a heart full of love and compassion; she made it look effortless as she was able to make friends wherever she would go.

In addition to her father, Sherry is survived by husband, Roger Burkhamer of Uniontown, Ohio; sons, Joseph Henry of Uniontown, Ohio, Andrew (Kristin) Henry of Norton, Ohio, and Alexander Henry of Uniontown, Ohio; daughter, Heather (Steve) Henry - Raptis of Akron, Ohio; brothers, Franklin (Kathie) Canfield, Jerrell (Patty) Canfield, all of Webster Springs, Jackie (Joyce) Canfield of Dille; sisters, Sheila Canfield of Harrison, Sharon (Charlie) Tinney of Bedford, Ky., Melody (Jim) Golden of Weirton; three grandchildren, Brendan Henry, Cohen Henry and Gracie Mae Schillinger; as well as many beloved nieces, nephews and friends.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Akron General VNS hospice center in Fairlawn, Ohio, for the care, compassion, and consideration given during our time of need. We would also like to thank BJ and the rest of the staff at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home for arranging her services from afar and also to Minister Wayne Litton for performing her service. May God Bless You All.

Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Sunday, October 2, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Wayne Litton officiating. Burial will be in the Canfield Cemetery, Harrison. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Henry family.

Gary Humphreys

Gary Wayne Humphreys 71, of Scott Depot, died Wednesday, September 28, 2016. No service is scheduled at this time. A full obituary will be placed at a later date.

Priscilla Jones

Mrs. Priscilla JoAnne Jones, 76, of Loudendale, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 29, 2016.

Priscilla lived for her family. She was a member of Loudendale Freewill Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Mary Gamble; husband, James "Jim" Jones; and brothers, Ronnie and Rickey Gamble.

Priscilla is survived by her children, Mary and husband, John Murphy of Nitro, Jimmy and Doug Jones, both of Loudendale, and Steve of Davis Creek; twin sister, Patricia and husband, Glenn Chivers of Wellsburg; and sister, Linda and husband, Larry Lemasters of Wellsburg; four grandchildren, Cody, Joel, Logan, and Jordan.

A tribute to the life of Priscilla JoAnne Jones will be 11 a.m., Monday, October 3, at Loudendale Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor Burt Hall officiating. Burial will follow at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens in Cross Lanes. Visitation will be Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting Harding Funerals and Cremations, 514 50th St. SE, Charleston is honored to be serving the Jones family.

Alvie Kimble

Alvie Delmas "Joe" Kimble, 70, of Elkins, died Thursday, September 29, 2016. His request is to be cremated. A memorial graveside service in his honor will be held at a later date. Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton in charge of arrangements.

Terry Kinder

Terry W. Kinder, 59, of TrinityHealthcare of Logan died Friday, September 30, 2016. Any further arrangements are incomplete at this time, Honaker Funeral Home in Logan is in charge of his arrangements.

Arbutus Lambert

Arbutus Lambert, 87, of Gassaway, died September 30, 2016. Mrs. Lambert was cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Matthew Lanham

Matthew "Matt" Clark Lanham, 27, of Dunbar passed away on September 27, 2016.

Matt was very gifted in the arts such as tattoos, painting, and drawing. He was also a vocalist in several bands and enjoyed gaming, comics and Gundam models.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Oma Hall; uncle, Jeffrey Hall; grandparents, Gary and Sue Hall; and grandfather, Claude Lanham.

Matt is survived by his father, Brian C. Lanham; mother, Sandy Christ and her husband, Fritz; sister, Jessica S. Lanham; grandmother, June Lanham; step-sister, Greta Christ; four uncles; two aunts; ten cousins; girlfriend, Alex Whitley; and many friends.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, October 3, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar with the Rev. Dr. Okey Harless officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, October 2, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Lorraine Lunceford

Lorraine Y. Lunceford, 79, of Sutton, died September 29, 2016. Family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m.Monday, October 3, at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home with the service following in the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel.

Lon Pauley

Lon Rodney Pauley, 43, of West Hamlin, died September 28, 2016. Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Sunday, October 2, at Koontz Funeral Home.Visiting hours will be noon to 1 p.m., Sunday, October 2, 2016 at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, W.V.

Deacon Ross

Deacon Sherman Lee Ross, 75, of Beckley, died Saturday, September 24, 2016. Funeral service will be noon, Monday, October 3, at Heart of God Ministries, 1703 South Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV.Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Harold Shook, Jr.

Harold Lloyd Shook, Jr., 68, of Grass Run Road, Normantown, died Thursday, September 29, 2016. Graveside service will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, October 5, at the Floral Hills Cemetery in Mt. Claire, WV; full Military Honors provided by the United States Navy and the Lewis County Honor Guard. Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Mr. Harold Shook with arrangements.

Ralph Smithson

Ralph Carter "Mousie" Smithson, 73, of Nitro, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 24, 2016, from complications following a stroke and pancreatic cancer.

Mousie, as he was known to all who knew him, was a "good ole boy" from Davis Creek. He worked hard to make a good life for his family. Mousie attended South Charleston High School and was a paratrooper in the US Army. He was self-employed for most of his life. In the 70's, he opened Mousies' Car Wash and successfully owned and operated several locations. He was also part owner of St. Albans and Teays Valley Pennzoil's. Mousie had many business ventures over the years as he loved a challenge. He was successful in most everything he touched. He had many, many friends and no matter where we traveled he always ran into a friend. He was also very close to his family and in-laws and he will be sorely missed.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Annis (Tyler) Smithson; his brother, Carl Smithson; and father, Walter B. Smithson.

Left behind to cherish his memories are his loving wife of 36 years, Lucy (Dolin) Smithson; daughter and grandson, whom he loved both dearly, Sarah Elisabeth Smithson and Carter Ryan Nisbet; step-son, Shawn Camp (Emily); brother, Kenneth Smithson; sisters, Doris Monday (Darrell), Virginia Gillenwater.

The family would like to especially thank the many friends and family that visited, helped and prayed with, and for us, during Mousies' short illness. We also thank Hospice for their care and compassion, especially Nurse Lori Carpenter. Memorial contributions may be made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. West, Charleston, WV 25387.

There was a short and beautiful graveside service Tuesday morning at Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston. Thank you Pastor James Wright for a great job of officiating on such a short notice.

Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston was in charge of arrangements.

"Rest in peace Mousie until we meet again. We love you!"

Ralph Tabor

Ralph Tabor, of Foster, W.Va., departed this life following a short illness on Tuesday, September 27, 2016.

Ralph was born in Logan, W.Va., on July 29, 1952, son of the late Gilbert Tabor and Madeline Lovejoy Tabor.

He was preceded in death by brother-in-law, Arlie Asbury; and granddaughter, Kristen; and grandson, Blake.

Ralph spent 43 years working in the coal mines of West Virginia, Virginia, Illinois, and Arkansas, retiring in 2014 and was also a member of the Madison Moose Lodge.

Ralph is survived by his wife, Nancy, of Foster; and his four legged baby, Shamia; two sisters, Bonnie of Six Mile and Connie of Bastian, Va.; sons, Darren (Christen) of Marmet, David (Lisa) of Madison, Dereck (Sarah) of Okinawa, Japan, and Dustin (Stacie) of Madison; and very special friend, Chris Martin.

Ralph's grandchildren, Austin, Marshall, Carrie, Lucille, Evelyn and Emmett were his pride and joy and were the loves of his life.

Ralph was a devoted husband and father and friend to many. He enjoyed his time with his grandchildren, woodworking, hunting and fishing.

We would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses and all others, too many to mention, of the MICU unit at CAMC Memorial Hospital that gave Ralph such wonderful and devoted care.

An outdoor service in Ralph's memory, will be held 3 p.m., Sunday, October 2, at 2755 Rock Creek Road in Foster, W.Va. Anyone attending, feel free to bring a chair. Pastors Danny Williams, Chuck Ballard, and Steve Cox will officiate.

Any donations of sympathy may be sent to: Boone Animal Coalition, PO Box 536, Danville, WV 25053, in Ralph's memory.

Online condolences may be sent to Elk Funeral Home, Charleston, WV is honored to serve the Tabor family.

Funerals for: October 01, 2016

Adkins, Richard 1 p.m., Ramsey Cemetery, Dog Run.

Austin, Maurine Noon, St. Paul Baptist Temple, Beckley.

Booth, Mickey D. 6 p.m., Harding Funerals & Cremations, Kanawha City.

Datillo, Mary 1:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Co

Daugherty, Paul W. Sr. 1 p.m., VanReenen Funeral Home, Marlinton.

Davis, A. "Brandi" Noon, Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum, South Charleston.

Fleming, Rowena S. 1 p.m., First United Presbyterian Church, Ravenswood.

Forren, Kenneth T. 4 p.m., Groves Funeral Home Chapel, Union.

Harper, Charles Sr. 1 p.m., Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

Harter, William, Sr. 1 p.m., Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley.

Higginbotham, Edna Noon, Liberty Baptist Church, Charleston.

Hoylman, Marceline 1 p.m., Elk Hill Presbyterian Church, Charleston.

Jones, Doris A. 1 p.m., Beale Chapel Church, Apple Grove.

Kerns, Altha V. 11 a.m., Christ Church United Methodist, Charleston.

McCallister, Wilda L. 11 a.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Miller, Donald R. 11:30 a.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Mullins, Gilbert L. 3 p.m., Mount Juliet United Methodist Church, Belle.

Newman, Michelle 2 p.m., Dodd

Paxton, Paul D. 1 p.m., Bancroft Church of God Mission, Bancroft.

Rollyson, Charles 3 p.m., Lionheart Chateau/Crist Castle in Hurricane.

Sabatino, Anthony J. 7 p.m., Bollinger Funeral Home, Charleston.

Shreve, Eugene P. 2 p.m., Poling

Spurlock, Betty J. 2 p.m., Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.

Summers, C. Harold 2 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield.

Vance, Delight 1 p.m., Enon United Baptist Church, Matewan.

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