Get Connected
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Sign In
  • Classifieds
  • Sections

Obituaries

Today's Obituaries

Kathie Jo Abshire Print Comment Top of page

Kathie Jo Abshire, 78, of Wake Forest, N.C., died Aug. 1, 2015 amongst her loved ones.

Born Nov. 21, 1936 in Scranton, Pa., she was preceded by her mother, Katherine and John Gulbin, and her father, Joseph Squillace. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Ashby Abshire; sister, Ruth Thompson; and brother, John Gulbin Jr.

Kathie graduated from Mount Hope High School in West Virginia. She and her husband resided in Cross Lanes, W.Va., to raise their children. Kathie retired UPS in human resources located in South Charleston, W.Va.

Surviving are her daughter, Deborah Abshire; son, Scott Abshire and his wife, Susan Abshire, and son, Randall Abshire and his wife, Sally Abshire; along with five grandchildren.

At the request of the family, graveside service will be held at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Foundation at support.woundedwarriorproject.org. Cards may be sent to 1104 Oakman Ridge, Wake Forest, NC 27587. You can also visit her memorial page at CremationSocietyNC.com.

Eloise Marie Allen Print Comment Top of page

Eloise Marie Allen, 32, of Elkview, passed away Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 at CAMC General Hospital, Charleston.

She was a member of Sandy Knob Community Church, and loved collecting toy frogs and making bracelets.

Eloise is survived by the love of her life, Buck Carnefix; parents, Dan and Sada Stover of Elkview; grandmother, Anna Mae (Papa Glenn) Smith; brothers and sisters, Sonny (Amanda) Runion, Becky (Danny) Rucker, Terry (Cassie) Allen, Billy Hanshaw and Patty Paxton; and special nieces and nephews, JJ Runion, Breanna Allen, Jacob and Willie Rucker. She is also survived by several loving aunt and uncles.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at Hafer Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Elkview, with Pastor Wayne Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Parker Family Cemetery, Frame.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at Hafer Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, 100 Verna Drive, Elkview.

Online condolences may be sent to www.haferfuneralhome.net.

Hafer Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, 100 Verna Drive, Elkview, is assisting the family.

Martha "Marty" Burke Print Comment Top of page

Martha "Marty" Burke, 66, of St. Albans, peacefully passed away in her sleep on Friday, July 31, after a short illness.

Anyone who knew Marty speaks of how she would light up a room with her smile and laughter. She was a devoted educator with a passion for teaching students and adults and was a shining example of what an educator should be. She brought happiness, hope and knowledge to her students, her colleagues and her family; she was an inspiration to all who came in contact with her.

During her 38-year tenure as an educator, Marty taught biology for 19 years at Stonewall Jackson High School and 19 years at Capital High School. During her exemplary teaching experience she was recognized as Kanawha Valley Teacher of the Year and served as the student council sponsor for both Stonewall Jackson High School and Capital High School. Students from both schools fondly tell stories of her leadership with the boy cheerleaders at both schools.

Following her classroom experience in Kanawha County, Marty served as assistant director of the West Virginia Department of Education Office of Curriculum and Instruction until her retirement in June 2013. As assistant director, she touched the lives of K-12 teachers across the state through the Teacher Leadership Institute and other statewide professional development opportunities. Her most noteworthy accomplishment at the state level was the development and implementation of a hands-on, kit-based science program for K-6 students. This program was a success due to her leadership and guidance as she shared her expertise and love of science with K-6 teachers across the state.

Marty was the daughter of James E. Dunlap and Vera J. Ellis, and her stepfather was Arleigh W. Ellis. She was happily married to Jack T. Burke, Sr. for 45 years. Together they had a daughter, Erika Leigh Burke of St. Albans. Also surviving are her son, Greg, and son-in-law, Louie Robinson, of Cross Lanes; stepson, Jack T. Burke, Jr. of Ohio; stepdaughter, Vickie Lynn Harris (David) of Poca; brother, Tom Dunlap (Jeannine) of Georgia; Sue Van Meers ("Van") of Maryland; and Jamie Cheney (Dave) of Pennsylvania.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans. The Rev. Sharletta Green will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m., prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, P.O. Box 3041, Charleston, WV 25331, with notation on memo section to read 'Dunlap/Ellis Scholarship Fund.'

Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.casdorphandcurry.com.

Inez G. Crow Print Comment Top of page

Inez G. Crow of Ravenswood died Aug. 4, 2015. Service will be 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with visitation beginning two hours prior.

Jimmie William Edens Print Comment Top of page

Jimmie William Edens, 78, of Elkview, passed away Aug. 3, 2015. He was born Nov. 14, 1936 to the late John and Josie Edens.

He was a successful business owner, owning Edens General Grocery Store and State Timber, Inc. Jimmie was member of Frame Advent Christian Church. He was also a member of the Elk Valley Coon Hunter's Association and the Nitro Antique Car Club. Jimmie was always there to lend a helping hand to those in need.

In addition to his parents, Jimmie was preceded in death by his loving wife, Barbara Edens; brother, Guy Edens; and sister, Jane Robertson.

Jimmie is survived by his sons, Jeff Edens of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Doug (Debbie) Edens of Frame; daughters, Sherry (Tim) Stuart of Acworth, Ga., and Ann (Stephane) Vandoit of Montpellier, France; brothers, John Edens of Frame, Sam Edens of Santa Ana, Calif., and Okey Edens of Coal River; and grandchildren, Kristen (Max) Bringe, Lauren and Matthew Stuart, Jordan and Clayton Edens and Madeline and Dorian Vandoit.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview, with Pastor Rick Samms officiating. Burial will follow in Edens Cemetery, Frame.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to www.haferfuneralhome.net.

Hafer Funeral Home, 50 N. Pinch Road, Elkview, is assisting the Edens family.

Deborah Lynn Georgi Print Comment Top of page

Deborah Lynn Georgi, 60, of Point Pleasant, died Aug. 3, 2015. Service will be 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Doug Green Print Comment Top of page

Doug Green, of Yulee, Fla., formerly of Dawes, W.Va., passed away Aug. 3, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Helen; daughters, Libby, Heidie and Stephanie; sons, Douglas, Todd and Roger; brother, Jerry of Fort Myers, Fla.; sisters, Naoma of North Ridgeville, Ohio, and Theresa and Brenda, both of Dawes, W.Va.; and 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by mother, Myrtle Browning; dad, Otis Green; and stepdad, Abel Browning.

Thelma W. Hall Print Comment Top of page

Thelma Wavoline Hall, 85, of Gassaway, died Aug. 3, 2015. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with visitation beginning two hours prior.

Amos George Harper Print Comment Top of page

Amos George Harper, 100, of Elkview, passed away Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 at his residence.

As a young man he started carving his niche out in life, working for Pennzoil Gas Company, The West Virginia Brickyard helping to design and build brick kilns, then started his own business as a saw miller. Many of the old homes in the area were built with lumber he sawed. In 1955, he moved his family to Florida and was then hired by Pan American World Airways and from there he was subleased to NASA as a missile mechanic and worked there until his retirement in 1972. During his years at NASA, he became friends with Dr. Wernher von Braun, helped put the first original seven astronauts into space. He also helped astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins get to the moon in 1969. He said of the original seven astronauts, John Glenn is his favorite. He accomplished many things, such as working on missiles for nuclear submarines. After retiring he spent many years traveling and seeing states such as Arizona and California. He was also very fortunate to travel the world and see many wondrous places. After many years of exploring the world, he always remained a West Virginian at heart and any chance he got he came back to his first love of timbering from his 70s to his 90s, taking every opportunity to cut a log. He was always willing to help someone in need. When not in the woods, he has always had a love of building things and challenging his mind, whether it be with wood, metal or anything mechanical. He also always shared a love of string and keyed instruments, being able to play the banjo at a very young age.

The Lord blessed him with a good wife, Madeline, the mother of his sons, who preceded him in death, and his second wife, Virginia, his traveling companion, who also preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Jasper W. Harper and Louisa Perdue Harper; son, James W. Harper; grandson, Steve Harper; and sister, Hazel Hoffman.

Amos is survived by his sons, George E. (Evelyn) Harper, Harold A. Harper and Gary W. (Sue) Harper; brother, W. Gerald (Alice) Harper; sister, Irene Runyon; companion, Myrtle Brown; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; eight step-great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney, with Chaplain Mike Jarret officiating. Entombment will follow the graveside service.

The family would like to thank Kanawha County Ambulance, Dr. John Lewis and our family at Hafer Funeral Home for the support they gave the family.

Online condolences may be shared at www.haferfuneralhome.net.

Hafer Funeral Home, 50 N. Pinch Road, Elkview, is assisting the family.

Stanley R. Hughes Print Comment Top of page

Stanley R. Hughes, 85, of Belle, passed away at Eastbrook Center on July 29, 2015. Per his wishes, his body has been cremated and there will be no service. Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, is in charge of arrangements.

Wanda L. Kiser Print Comment Top of page

Wanda Lorraine Kincer Kiser, 81, of Stanaford Acres, died Aug. 3, 2015. Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at Rose & Quesenberry Peace Chapel, Beckley, with visitation beginning two hours prior.

Ella Braley Legg Print Comment Top of page

Ella Braley Legg passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015 after a short battle with cancer. She was the daughter of the late Elvin and Tillie Dobbins Jarvis. She was born in Clay County on Jan. 21, 1929. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by husbands, Earl Braley and Elmer Legg; daughter, Deloris Ann; son, Joe; and nine brothers and sisters.

She is survived by grandchildren, Nikki Bowman, Sara Kate Bodkins and John Amos Morris; great-grandchildren, James, Abby, Josie and Ethan; brother, Donvil; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway.

Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville, is in charge of arrangements.

The family would like to thank Amy, Angie and Marilyn with Hospice and niece, Dottie Mae, for their help during her final days.

E-condolences: watersfuneralchapel@frontier.com.

Kelly Lucas Print Comment Top of page

Kelly Lucas, 53, of Charleston, gained her wings Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 after a hard-fought battle with cancer. She has joined hands with her mother in the sky.

Kelly graduated from East Bank High School in 1979, where she was an avid softball player. She spent many years traveling the country in an 18-wheeler, taking every opportunity to stop and enjoy the scenery and especially the wildlife. She later shifted gears into pet grooming, where she dedicated 13 years of service to PetSmart and touched the lives of many animals, from simply styling their hair to finding new forever homes. Her illness forced her to stop work, but she loved her own animals, past and present, very much.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Barbara, and ex-husband, Les.

Kelly is survived by her daughter, Courtney, 24, of Charleston; father, Bill of Hernshaw; brother, Jeff of Winifrede; along with an endless list of family and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden. Burial will follow at Lucas Cemetery, Mill Creek.

A visitation with family and friends will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank all involved with her care at CAMC, especially Dr. Cotes.

Don't cry for the loss of her weak body, but rejoice for the entering of her soul into Heaven's gates. Just remember she's watching us from above.

The online guestbook for Kelly Lucas can be accessed at www.stevensandgrass.com.

Kermit R. Monk Print Comment Top of page

Kermit Roosevelt Monk, 95, of Hurricane, passed away peacefully Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 at CAMC Teays Valley, surrounded by his loving family.

Born March 18, 1920 in Sissonville, he was the son of the late Evertte James Monk and Willa Jackson Monk.

Kermit served his country in the United States Army during Worl War II. He continued his life as a businessman with North Charleston Lumber and home builder with Monk Brothers Builders and F&K Monk builders.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Friedel Margaretha Monk; his brothers, Arnold, Basil and Vernon; and sisters, Emma Hall and Edith Pickens.

Kermit will be missed by his children, Gary Monk and his wife, Camille, Jimmy Monk and his wife, Donna, and and Susan Moore; a brother, Dale E. Monk and his wife, Sally; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at Long & Fisher Funeral Home, Sissonville, with visitation two hours prior to the service. Entombment will immediately follow at Floral Hills Garden of Memories with military honors.

Online condolence can be left at www.longfisherfuneralhome.com.

Evelyn R. Patterson Print Comment Top of page

Evelyn Rosalie Patterson, 85, of Mount Alto, passed away Aug. 3, 2015. Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, with visitation beginning two hours prior.

Norma Payne Print Comment Top of page

Norma Payne, 81, of Charleston, passed away Aug. 3, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, with visitation beginning one hour prior. Interment will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens.

Jodie L. Perry Print Comment Top of page

Jodie L. Perry, 88, of Artie, died Aug. 2, 2015. Service will be noon Thursday, Aug. 6, at Artie Church of God. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.

Johnnie C. Poe Print Comment Top of page

Johnnie C. Poe, 86, of Madison, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Aug. 3, 2015. He was the son of the late Carl Poe and Brady White Poe of Bim. Johnnie was also preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Pauley Poe, and his second wife, Ethel Cook Poe.

He is survived by his four daughters and families, Regina (Ken) Baldwin of Johnson City, Tenn., Sandra (Tim) Dunbar of Albuquerque, N.M., Phyllis (Shawn) Anderson of Virginia Beach, Va., and Mary (Mark) Linville of Madison. He also leaves behind four grandchildren, Treavor and Maxwell Dunbar of Albuquerque, N.M., Nicholas Anderson of Virginia Beach, Va., and Nathaniel Linville of Morgantown.

Johnnie was retired from the United States Navy as a storekeeper first class with 25 years of active and reserve duty. He had also retired from Central Supply Company of Westmoreland Coal and Eastern States Mine Supply.

He graduated from Van High School before joining the Navy. Being proud of his military service, he often spoke of the service to his country and the ports he served throughout his military life.

Most people in the community knew Johnnie as the "candy man," as he handed out butterscotch candy to everyone and anyone he met and always said to them, "Here, have a vitamin." This was only part of the generosity he showed to others.

Special thanks to the doctors, physician extenders, nurses and the staff of Boone Memorial Hospital. Also, thanks to Aaron and Jennifer Moore for the care, love and compassion shown over these past few years.

Johnnie was a member of the West Madison Baptist Church and served in various capacities within the church since 1991.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with the funeral service beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. James Browning officiating. Burial will be at Memory Gardens with military graveside rites performed by Daniel Boone VFW Post 5578, Madison.

You may express your condolences to the family at www.handleyfh.com.

Belva Ann Powers Print Comment Top of page

Belva Ann Powers, 92, born Dec. 22, 1922 to Silas and Hannah Raney, died Aug. 2, 2015.

She was a loving mother and wife. As one of Jehovah's Witnesses she enjoyed spending many hours teaching the Bible to people of all walks of life, helping them to better their lives. She enjoyed a wonderful relationship with her Creator and looked forward to the resurrection, where she will enjoy life on a paradise earth with her family and friends.

Belva was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert Buchanan and Paul Powers; brothers, Henry, Audrey and Shelby Raney; and sisters, Nevada Raney, Frances Hughes, Stella Faulkner and Etta Little.

She is survived by her daughters, Lynn Bryan (husband, Harry), Terri Sothard (husband, Fred) and Patricia Roncaglione (husband, J); sisters, Mary Sons and Nell Farnsley; eight grandchildren, H.P. Bryan (wife, Melanie), Wesley Flores (husband, Adrian), Jessica Shafer (husband, Kevin), Christopher Bryan (wife, Janera), Thomas Sothard (wife, Samantha), Michael Sothard, Jeremy Roncaglione (wife, Sarah) and Joseph "Alex" Roncaglione; eight great-grandchildren, Mesha, Graeme, Sebastian, Nicholas, Taylor, Emma, Eli and Dashel; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

A memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 606 King St., Dunbar, on Saturday, Aug. 8, at 2 p.m. with Todd R. Perry officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387.

Arrangements are in the care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Elizabeth "Libby" Quinet Print Comment Top of page

Elizabeth "Libby" Quinet changed her address from Earth to Heaven on Aug. 2, 2015 to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

She was born Jan. 3, 1917 in Charleston to the late Grant and Nora Edens.

In addition to her parents, Libby was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Quinet; her companion, William "Bill" Graham; four brothers; and one sister.

She is survived by her daughter, Terri Wilson and husband, David, of Monroe, N.C.; two grandchildren, Steven L. Richardson and wife, Mary, and Emily Wilson Kirchner and husband, Matthew; and two great-grandchildren.

Libby was a spunky little 4-foot 10-inch delight. She kept a youthful spirit and was so witty even at 98 years old. It was amazing how she could adapt to any circumstance. She loved life and was so thankful for everything.

Her friends and the many people she met can only smile when they think of Libby. She had a magnetic personality. As someone described her, she was one of a kind.

Libby loved to reminisce about her life when there were gaslights, her first boyfriend and she got a job by telling a "white lie." Her many recollections were entertainment.

In her later years, after her husband Leon died, she started dating Bill Graham. Little did she know that they would travel to China, Hawaii, Alaska and walk all over Europe. They went on many cruises and she was the life of the party. She and Bill often cleared the floor when they were dancing. If you know Libby, you are not surprised. They dated for 13 years before he died.

Libby was a hospital volunteer for many years, and worked for the Kanawha County Board of Education until she retired. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the Widow's Club.

She was multi-talented and extremely creative. She could arrange flowers, embroider, knit and was an expert in sewing. Whatever was the current trend with crafts, she would do it.

Libby loved, loved, loved Christmas. Her house to her nursing home room was always beautifully decorated.

She was a resident of Dunbar for 31 years, a member of Humphreys United Methodist Church and Dunbar United Methodist Church.

During the whole time Bill and Libby courted she gained a second family, Bill's son, Tony, and his family. She greatly enriched their lives and became grandma to five children. She loved being part of many, many birthdays and holidays that they celebrated together. Libby continued to be a member of the family even after Bill's death in 1998. They always loved her and saw that her needs were taken care of.

Her family cannot thank Anita McCormick enough for all of the time, love, care and attention she gave Libby. She was a true friend in the deepest sense.

The family is so very thankful for the extraordinary and wonderful care Libby had at Valley Nursing Home and from Dr. Chris Kennedy. Libby was more than a resident or patient. The staff loved her and she loved them. They became family too. Their care and kindness, professionalism and medical care reassured us that she was in good hands.

Libby would want you to throw a party, tell stories about her and celebrate her life.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at Dunbar United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Okey B. Harless officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park.

Family and friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Dunbar United Methodist Church, 1401 Myers Ave., Dunbar, WV 25064.

Arrangements are in the care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Jack Reynolds Print Comment Top of page

Jack Reynolds, 82, of St. Albans, passed away Aug. 3, 2015. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, is in charge of arrangements.

Craig Allen Rogers Print Comment Top of page

Craig Allen Rogers, 35, passed away Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015 at CAMC General Hospital.

He was a family man who took good care of his children. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and other sports. He enjoyed being around people and making them laugh. He was a member of Lucy Wilson Baptist Church, Wills Creek.

Craig was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Robert L. Sampson, and paternal grandparents, Carl and Milidean Rogers.

He is survived by his grandmother, Norma Sampson; mother, Drema Huffman and her husband, Raymond; father, Steven Pauley; sons, Isaak and Leo Rogers; daughters, Isabell Rogers and Baylee Payne; nieces, Presley, Peyton and Paisley; sister, Carrie Pauley; uncle, Dana and Marie; cousins, Emilee, Savannah J., Savanna, Natalie and Cash Matthew; many family and friends; and Barry Rogers and Callie Payne.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at Hafer Funeral Home with Pastor Rodney Good officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Scott Depot.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared at www.haferfuneralhome.net.

Hafer Funeral Home, 50 N. Pinch Road, Elkview, is assisting the Rogers family.

Aileen Ruth Sanders Print Comment Top of page

Aileen Ruth Sanders, 86, of Midkiff, died Aug. 4, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at McGhee-Handley Funeral Home, West Hamlin, with visitation beginning one hour prior.

Rodney Sloan Print Comment Top of page

Rodney Sloan, 59, of South Charleston, passed away Monday, Aug. 3, 2015.

He was a chief investigator for the West Virginia Medical Examiner's Office.

Rodney was preceded in death by his father, Frederick J. Sloan, and his brother, Robert Wayne Sloan.

He is survived by his son, Rodney Eden and his wife, Chandra; grandchildren, Josh, Trevor, Cody, Lauren, John, Kaylee and Emmalee; mother, Billie Ann Whittington Turley; brother, Doug Sloan of North Carolina; nephew, Adam Sloan and his wife, Wendy, and their son, Liam Sloan; and niece, Felicia Sloan Woorel and her husband, Clay, and their daughter, Felicity.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

Arrangements are in the care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Sandra Miller Speck Print Comment Top of page

Sandra Miller Speck, 68, of South Charleston, passed away Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 at Thomas Memorial Hospital.

She was born Dec. 11, 1946 in Jackson, Mich. She was a 1964 graduate of South Charleston High School. In her senior year she was first runner-up in the Kanawha County Majorette Festival. She worked for the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office and Assessor's Office before she opened her "Specktacular Nails" business. Her later years were consumed with being a loving wife and mother.

She was preceded in death by her father, Charles E. Miller Jr.; sister, Brenda Miller; brother, Charles "Chuck" Miller; and daughter, Tamara Jean Tucker.

Sandra is survived by mother, Jean Miller; loving husband, Carl Speck; daughter, Melissa McDaniel; son, Curtis Wilson; grandchildren, Devan McDaniel, Britney McDaniel, Peyton McDaniel, Jeffrey Tucker, Lexi Tucker, Alex Hayes, Curtis Zachary Wilson and Jacob Wilson; and great-grandchildren, Rylee McDaniel, Gavin Boley, Knoah Boley and Silas Salisbury.

A service to honor the life of Sandra will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, South Charleston.

Family and friends may visit from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, as well as one hour prior to the service at the cemetery.

Memories of Sandra may be shared by visiting www.snodgrassfuneral.com and selecting the obituary.

Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, is handling the arrangements.

Everette Ray Stover Print Comment Top of page

Everette Ray Stover, 85, of Hometown, passed away Aug. 3, 2015. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at the funeral home. A full obituary will be published in Thursday's edition.

Kenneth R. Tyler Print Comment Top of page

Kenneth Ronald Tyler, 70, of South Charleston, son of the late Charles and Martha Armstrong Tyler, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015 at home.

He was a retired mechanic for the Kanawha County Board of Education and was a Christian. Kenneth was a loving husband, father and brother and will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Surviving are his loving wife, Diane Tyler; son, Jason Tyler of South Charleston; daughter, Deana Taylor of Cross Lanes; brothers, Ed and Chuck Tyler of Portsmouth, Ohio; half-brother, George Tyler; half-sisters, Roxanne Greenawalt, Eloise Tyler and Susan Bassett, all of Moundsville; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Service will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston. Entombment will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, Upper Mausoleum, St. Albans.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the mortuary.

Jesse Nolan Ward Print Comment Top of page

Mr. Jesse Nolan Ward, 64, of Elkins, formerly of Logan, died Aug. 3, 2015. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville, with visitation beginning one hour prior.

George "Dick" Whitman Print Comment Top of page

George Richard "Dick" Whitman, 69, of St. Albans, passed away peacefully Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015 at home with his wife by his side.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Lucy Whitman of St. Albans.

Dick was a 1964 graduate of St. Albans High School, where he earned All-State honors in baseball, basketball, football and track. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Arts degree from West Virginia University. He played football all four years at WVU as defensive back.

Dick had a long career with the Kanawha County school system as a teacher and coach. He coached at DuPont High School, where he won consecutive state championships and retired from Riverside High School. He is the most successful football coach in Kanawha County. Recently the St. Albans Little League season was dedicated to the Whitmans.

Dick spent his summers doing construction with lifelong friend, Donnie Lerose.

Dick was an avid golfer and loved spending time with his family on the Greenbrier River.

He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Sharon; son, Rick, and daughter-in-law, Jessica, and their children, Drew, Avery and Jackson, and son, Jeff, and daughter-in-law, Mandy, and their children, Kaylee and Maci. Also surviving are his brother, Gordon Lee and wife, Christina, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He will be greatly missed by family, friends and former players he was privileged to coach.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at St. Peter's United Methodist Church, 2601 Forrestal Ave., St. Albans. Entombment will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

Visit www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com to share memories or to express condolences.

Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 409 Sixth Ave., St. Albans, is honored to serve the Whitman family.

Betty L. Williams Print Comment Top of page

Betty Louise Williams, 81, of South Charleston, passed away Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 at home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Ohley on Cabin Creek, she was the daughter of the late Garland and Louise Loveday of Marmet. Betty grew up as the third of four children in Marmet, and graduated from East Bank High School. She worked at the Kanawha County Voters Registration Office and alongside her beloved husband as a housemaker and caregiver of loved ones.

Betty is survived by her husband of 60 years, Bob Williams; her loving daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Roger Crawford of South Charleston; her two granddaughters, whom she unconditionally loved, Kellie Crawford of South Charleston and Erica (Andrew) Gunnoe of Charleston; and her great-granddaughter, Maryn Gunnoe. Betty is also survived by her brothers, David Loveday of Houston, Texas, and Homer Loveday of Marmet, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Rosemary Shearer of Chesapeake.

At Betty's request, no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Betty's name to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387. Memories of Betty may be shared by visiting www.snodgrassfuneral.com and selecting the obituary.

Snodgrass Funeral Home of South Charleston is handling arrangements.

"The Days End"

Somewhere a new day is dawning

In a peaceful place I will rest

Many years I lived always knowing

My Savior knew what was best.

He asked me to believe in Him

He said His path was straight

He asked me to labor in His vineyard

For me, at my end, He would wait.

Trouble and toiling have come to an end

I learned to trust and obey

Shadows are lifting, I now can see

A beautiful land of perfect day.

Jettie Rawlings

Robert Lee Wolfe Print Comment Top of page

Robert Lee Wolfe, 74, of St. Albans, passed away Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and three brothers.

Bob attended Scott Depot Bible Church and was formerly employed by Mason Dixon Tanklines. He was a member of Teamsters Local No. 175, Charleston.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Jo Ann Wolfe; his sons and their wives, Robbie and Vickie, Mark and Charitie and Daniel and Sara; as well as five grandchildren whom he loved dearly. All live in St. Albans.

Funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

You may also visit www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com to share sympathies with the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Lung Association, 2102 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV 25311.

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

Barbara N. Workman Print Comment Top of page

Mrs. Barbara N. Workman, 72, of Crooked Creek, died Aug. 3, 2015. A memorial service will be held at Central United Baptist Church at a later date. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville.

Funerals for: August 05, 2015

Dale, Crystal D. 11 a.m., Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Freshour, Cecelia 2 p.m., Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans.

Harper, Amos G. 2 p.m., Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney.

Markham, Thomas E. 1 p.m., Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.

Moss, Wanda L. 1 p.m., Cunningham

Persinger, Virgil H. Noon, Simons

Tyler, Kenneth R. 7 p.m., Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston.

Vaught, Rev. Royal D. 1 p.m., Rose & Quesenberry Peace Chapel, Beckley.