Tom was a World War II veteran having joined the Navy before graduating from high school and serving with distinction in the South Pacific throughout World War II, receiving an honorable discharge in 1945. He served aboard the USS Simms and attended many Naval reunions over the years.
He returned from the war and earned his GED and then went on to graduate from Morris Harvey College, which he attended on the G.I. Bill. He was a standout football player and team captain under coach Eddie King from 1948 to 1949.
Tom went on to become a teacher and coach for nearly 40 years. During his career he coached basketball, track, wrestling and football. He ended his career as head football coach at DuPont High School, having taken the DuPont Panthers to the state championship game. Tom then went on to coach the DuPont wrestling team to multiple Kanawha Valley Conference championships and an undefeated season.
The family would especially like to thank the faculty, students and student athletes of DuPont High School for their many cards, letters and kind regards on the occasion of his 89th birthday on April 23 of this year. He was especially happy to have received so many heartfelt wishes.
Tom was preceded in death by his mother and father, Maud and Frank Bossie; sisters, Kathleen Hull and Frieda Wise; and brothers, George Bossie, Lawrence Bossie, James Bossie and Martin Bossie.
Tom is survived by his children, Suzanne Lazarow and Tom Bossie Jr.; siblings, Alice Walls and Dolores Conner; and grandchildren, Mark Lazarow, Amanda Hansard, Katie Bossie and Hannah Bossie.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 23, at the Basilica of Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart with Monsignor Edward Sadie officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Charleston.
Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church's gathering space prior to Mass.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a local children's charity.
The online guestbook may be accessed at www.bartlettburdettecox.com.
Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of the arrangements.
She was born December 15, 1916, at Campbells Creek to the late Joseph and Rosie Cline Hudson. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Allen Brown; son, Leon Ray Brown; grandson, Darren Wade Brown; brothers, Cokey, Jack and Luther Hudson; and sisters, Annie Ellis, Thasta Buckner, Tressie Ellis and Opal Fleck.
She was member of Judson Baptist Church, Belle, where she was a former choir director. Also during her years at Judson, she taught Sunday school, was the church secretary and was the Mission Society superintendent. Reba also held the Degree of Honor with the Chelyan Chapter No. 101, Order of the Eastern Star. She was also a mentor and former Mother Advisor to the Rainbow Girls Organization in Belle.
Reba is survived by her loving son, Norman Allen and his wife, Marjorie Herdman Brown, of Belle; grandchildren, Kim and Mike Zeitz of Mineral Wells, Chuck and Robin Brown of Belle, Bradley and Doris Brown of South Charleston and Sandy Brown of Charleston; great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Katie Jennings, Travis and Asia Jennings, Chad, Conner, Dakota, Braley, Brooke and Darrah Brown; great-great-grandchildren, Abigail, Hadley and Emery Jennings; niece, Beverly Thompson; and nephew, David Ellis.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with Pastor Charles Bolen officiating. Burial will follow in Montgomery Memorial Park, London.
Visitation will be one hour prior to service time Thursday at the funeral home.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the outstanding caregivers and staff at Heartland of Charleston for the wonderful care, compassion and love they showed Reba during her stay there.
Paul worked at Union Carbide in various accounting positions and in the West Virginia Child Advocate Office. He also served as pastor of Shrewsbury Community Church for many years, as an elder and Sunday school teacher at Oakridge Bible Church and as a Sunday school teacher and Men's Prayer Group leader at Fifth Avenue Church of God in South Charleston. He was a member of Gideon's Bible Society.
Paul was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Katherine; by his parents; and by his sister, Loraine Javins.
He is survived by his wife, Vicki; by his four children, Paul O. Clay Jr. and his wife, Linda Hall Clay, Priscilla K. Clay and her husband, Richard Costich, Jennifer Repass Kinder and her husband, Andy Kinder and Lisa Repass Tipton and her husband, Eric Tipton; by eight grandchildren, Christopher Paul Clay, Nathaniel James Clay, Katherine Page Klonis and Rachael Evelyn Jones, Alyssa Rene' Kinder, Laci Elizabeth Kinder, Ali Whitlatch and Max Tipton; by two great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Joanne Clay and Evelyn Michelle Clay; by his sister, Janette Jarvis; and his brothers, Ralph Clay and his wife, Phyllis Clay, Gary Clay and his wife, Donna Clay and Noel Clay and his wife, Sue Clay.
Paul's joyful and grateful attitude, love and prayfulness will be greatly missed by his friends and family.
A service to honor the life of Paul will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 24, at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, with the Rev. Guy Neddo officiating. Burial will follow in Donnally-Hunt Cemetery, Oakridge Drive, Charleston.
Family and Friends may visit from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Kanawha Senior Enrichment Center, P.O. Box 4574, Charleston, WV 25364 (304-925-2770) or Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387-2536.
Memories of Paul may be shared by visiting www.snodgrassfuneral.com and selecting the obituary. Snodgrass Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
His career includes working as a purchasing agent, insurance agent, chemical salesman and owner of Charco Sales. He was a graduate of Cedar Grove High School. Charlie was a Christian and attended and was very active in Grace Community Chapel in Eleanor.
He is survived by his loving wife, Mrs. Patricia Coleman; children, Greg and wife, Elaine Coleman, of Kanawha City, Brian and wife, Tonjua Coleman, of Winfield, Christy and husband, Shane Lively, of Culloden and David and wife, Shelia Turley, of Eleanor; and eight grandchildren, Anthony, Adam, Alex, Garrett and Chandler Coleman, Shelby Turley and Megan and Shane Lively.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Grace Community Chapel, P.O. Box 1292, Eleanor, WV 25070.
At his request, there will be no service and his body will be donated to Marshall University as they try to make life better for someone else.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com.
Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, 147 Main St., Poca, is serving the Coleman family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Neil Russell Bias and Nettie Long Bias; her brother, Neil William Bias; and a special Angel.
With a caring way and generous heart, Joan was a dedicated mother, companion to her family, friends and neighbors. It never mattered if you were related or not, once you met her you were family. She dedicated her life to the raising of her daughters, but her love and compassion in no way stopped there. She touched the lives of many people she came into contact with and made a lasting impression upon them. She was especially fond of Christmas and the time she shared at her daughters' homes, where all were welcome. Her love of gardening and cooking was well known throughout her circle of friends, family and neighbors. Joan was a Christian and reaffirmed her relationship with Jesus Christ before her passing. Joan now resides in Heaven; I'm sure Jesus has found a special place for her.
A special thanks to the Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit nurses at CAMC General: Lora, Lyndsay, Terri, Samantha, Michelle and Teresa.
Service will be held on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home on Thursday. Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com.
Pauline was a Christian. She was a devoted sister, mother, grandmother/mamaw and friend who loved everyone unconditionally. She had a passion for reading and, until recent years, enjoyed gardening and swimming. Her greatest joy was found spending time with her family, particularly her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Left to cherish her memory are her sister, Bettie Kimmel; sons, Roger (Sharon), Mark (Dreama) and Paul (Mary Jane); daughter, Janet Lauerman (Phil); grandchildren, Jerome (Autumn), Jaclyn (Scott), Natalie, Nathan, Daniel, Meredith, Kate and Angel; great-grandchildren, Isabella, Lilly and Isaiah; and her dear friend, Martha Newcomb and her family.
The family would like to thank the physician, nurses and staff at Thomas Hospital's ER who provided the utmost compassion and support with their care; we will be forever grateful.
In accordance to Pauline's wishes, her body has been donated to the Human Gift Registry.
A memorial service celebrating Pauline's life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 31, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Ann Lovejoy Johnson officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Research to Prevent Blindness (rpbusa.org) or Christ's Kitchen at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 405 B St., St. Albans, WV 25177.
Mr. Harkins was preceded in death by his wife, Inez Evelyn Harkins; and his parents, Hazel Fore Harkins and Daniel Bert Harkins.
He is survived by his daughters, Angela Harkins Hill and Cathy Harkins; sons, Brett Edward Harkins and Bart Kevin Harkins; brothers, Kermit and Paul Harkins; sister, Phyllis Dent; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Donald attended Wilson Junior High and Stonewall Jackson High School. He currently worked for the city of South Charleston.
He was preceded in death by his father, Donnie "Pete" Jarrell; and his loving wife, Trina.
Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Loretta Koch of Greenville, S.C.; his children, Leigh Ann Moffatt, Joseph Jarrell, "DJ" Jarrell and Chelsea Fore, all of Charleston; sisters, Donna Lacy of Charleston and Linda Walls of Orlando, Fla.; nephews, Danny Lacy and Stephen Walls; and grandchildren, Hunter, Shaffer and Chance Fore. Donald will also be greatly missed by his special Mom, Gloria.
A celebration of Donald's life will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 24, Hardinig Funerals & Cremations, Kanawha City. Graveside service will follow at approximately 5:30 p.m. in Walker Cemetery, Tuppers Creek.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387 or the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association Animal Shelter, 1248 Greenbrier St., Charleston, WV 25311.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com.
Harding Funerals & Cremations, 514 50th St. SE, Kanawha City, is serving the Jarrell family.
She was born January 12, 1929, and was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew Watson and Inez Lucille Mays; beloved husband, Phillip P. Keeney; and sister, Audrey Webb. She was a 1947 graduate of DuPont High School and retired from Verizon in 1994. She raised her family in Bethlehem Baptist Church, Witcher, and, after moving to Malden, she transferred her membership to Malden Baptist Church.
She is survived by her loving family: sons, David P. (Diana) Keeney of Rand, Rick (Carolynn) Keeney of Malden and Roger G. (Amanda) Keeney of Diamond; daughter, Teresa (Richard) Withrow of Dunbar; grandchildren, Christopher Keeney, Cynthia Negley, Sarah Withrow and Phillip Keeney; sisters, Eleanor Null and Rosalie Gravely; and brother, James Mays.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 22, at 3 p.m. at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with the Rev. Ron Lee officiating. Burial will follow at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.
The online guestbook for Helen E. Keeney can be accessed at www.stevensandgrass.com.
Born June 10, 1926, in Paterson, N.J., Jane was the daughter of the late Russell and Frieda Twist. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, David Lee McKinley and daughter, Janet Villalobos.
Jane was raised in Lakewood, Ohio. She received her bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin and her master's degree in biochemistry from the University of Illinois, where she met her husband, David. They were married in 1951 and moved to West Virginia, where David began working as a chemical engineer for Union Carbide Corp. They raised their daughters in Nitro and St. Albans and were long-time members of Riverlawn Presbyterian Church, where Jane sang in the choir and had many good friends. The last four years of Jane's life were spent at Regency Place, Scott Depot.
Jane is survived by her daughters, Betty and husband, Tom Griffith, of Scott Depot, Mary and husband, Montez McDuffie, of Sandusky, Ohio and Ann and husband, Phillip Bruce, of Rocky Mount, Va.; grandchildren, Melissa Adkins, Andrea Gregory, Jennifer Fisher, David Villalobos, Nicole Villalobos, Erin McDuffie, Daniel McDuffie, Kara Bernard and Kaitlyn Bruce; and nine great-grandchildren. Jane is also survived by brother-in-law, Keith L. Smith of Hendersonville, N.C.; nephews, Keith L. Smith Jr. of Avon, Ohio and Steven Smith of Zirconia, N.C.; and nieces, Kim Hogan of Arlington Heights, Ill. and Amy Horton of Chicago, Ill.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 23, at Riverlawn Presbyterian Church, 2008 Pennsylvania Ave., St. Albans, with the Rev. Chris Kilbert officiating. Burial will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Visit www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com to share memories or to express condolences.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans.
Mrs. Mynes leaves behind her husband of 52 years, Mr. Roy L. Mynes of Fernandina Beach; her parents, Okey and Priscilla DeRaimo of Charleston, W.Va.; her children, Mark Edward Mynes (Hazel) of Oak Island, N.C. and Angela Mynes Witt (Terry) of Blue Springs, Mo.; two brothers, John and Okey DeRaimo; two sisters, Carolyn Price and Rosemary Massey; and her grandchildren, Marcus, Jeremy and Hannah Mynes and Lauren Earhart.
Service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors with the Rev. Jackie Hayes officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. An additional memorial service will be held on in Sylvester, W.Va., at 1 p.m. on June 1 at Faith Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor Steve Akers officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in honor of Mrs. Mynes at 1430 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Please share her life story at www.oxleyheard.com.
Mrs. Peyton was born in Brookhaven on June 16, 1928. She attended Brookhaven High School and Ole Miss, where she was a Kappa Delta and graduated with a major in home economics. Her marriage to Thomas P. Peyton III lasted nearly 60 years.
Spending most of her married life in Charleston, Mrs. Peyton enjoyed sewing and needlepoint, cooking for her family and her many friends, serving on the altar guild of St. John's Episcopal Church, delivering Meals on Wheels and designing costumes for the Children's Theatre. Mr. and Mrs. Peyton's entertaining and parties were legendary.
When Mr. Peyton retired from the Columbia Gas Transmission Company, he took Mrs. Peyton back home to Brookhaven, where he died in 2010. In addition, Mrs. Peyton was preceded in death by a son, Jeremiah Becker Johnson Peyton; her parents, Junius and Alice Moreton Johnson; brother-in-law, Charles Cooke Peyton; brother-in-law, Ben Spearman; and sister-in-law, Jean Seeley.
She is survived by her daughters, Caroline Peyton and Suzette Peyton (Gus Alden) of Brentwood, Tenn. and Alice M. Sherwood (Rob) of St. Louis, Mo.; and her son, Thomas Pendleton Peyton IV of Charleston, W.Va. Also surviving are her seven grandchildren, Caitlin and Jamie Harkin, Peyton, Adelyn and Paige Sherwood and Sam and Lucia Cotten; two sisters, Phyllis Spearman and Jere Clark; a brother-in-law, Dr. Richard Clark; sister-in-law, Peggy Peyton of Pensacola, Fla.; and many devoted nieces and nephews. She will be missed by many more relatives and dear friends.
Visitation and service will be held at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Brookhaven, at 1 and 2 p.m., followed by private interment, on Wednesday, May 22. Riverwood Family Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, P.O Box 804, Brookhaven, MS 39602 or to the Mississippi School of the Arts, P.O. Box 229, Brookhaven, MS 39602.
Born November 6, 1948, in Clay, he was the son of the late Cornelius and Ruby Ramsey.
He was a retired coal miner/medic and an Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Delphia K. Ramsey of Bentree; children, John Edward Ramsey Jr. of Bentree, Annette Fitzwater of Lillington, N.C. and Edward Johnson Jr. of Indore; brothers, Benny Ramsey and Jeffrey Ramsey of Orlando, Fla. and Ronnie Neal of Salt Lake City, Utah; sister, Karen Ramsey of Orlando, Fla.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Per his request, there will be no services.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com.
Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, is honored to be serving the Ramsey family.
He was born December 8, 1951, in Port Huron to James and Audrey Shamblin.
James loved the outdoors and spending time with his dogs, Stormy and Sunny. He had a passion for wood carving and fishing. He will be missed by many.
He is survived by his son, Clifford (Amber) Shamblin of Charleston; grandsons, Mason, Gavin and Wyatt Shamblin of West Virginia; lifelong friend and ex-wife, Esther Shamblin; mother, Audrey Shamblin of Yale, Mich.; siblings, Linda (Bob) Warner of Grosse Pointe, Mich., Joy (Larry) Gross of Lakeport, Mich., Bobby Ray (Deborah) Holstine of Florida, Marsha Alloway of Port Huron and Lela (Norm) Rogner of Texas; best friend, Andy Ondrus; and many nieces and nephews he loved dearly.
James was preceded in death by his father, James Clifford Shamblin, on January 12, 1996.
Cremation has taken place and a private celebration will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. To send condolences, please visit www.pollockrandall.com.
He was preceded in death by twin grandsons, Jacob and Paul.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Mary L. Kincaid Stover; two sons, Randy Lee Stover of Fenwick and Jason Allen Stover of Mount Lookout; three grandchildren, Brittany Barnette and Alyssa and Samuel Stover; and five brothers, Jerry Lee and Harry, both of Ohio, Stewart of Mount Lookout, Eddie of Summersville and Stephen Stover of Zela.
In keeping with his wishes, his body will be cremated.
Friends may call at the family residence in Mount Lookout at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 24.
Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville, was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughter, Elizabeth Lashinsky (Gary); granddaughters, Tammy Morganroth (Kurt) and Brandi Girard (Randy); and great-grandchildren, Ethan, Alec, Genna, Brianna, Tristan and Jessie.
Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, May 24, at Good Shepherd Mortuary, 335 Fifth Ave., South Charleston, with Pastor Chris Shinn officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Inez Call Welker; his brother, Darrell; sister, Phyllis Ball; brothers-in-law, Carl Ball and Edward Lawson; and sisters-in-law, Shirley Welker and Suzanne Welker.
He graduated from Hurricane High School in 1959. He worked at Allen Funeral Home and Eloise Beauty Shop in Hurricane as a beautician for many years before moving to Florida. He enjoyed traveling, coming back home to visit family and friends and attending his class reunions. He also enjoyed researching his family history.
Jimmy is survived by his dear friend, Jim Penny of Florida; sisters, Eloise Guthrie of St. Albans, Clarice Ann Lawson of Ohio and Betty J. Cummings (Bob) of Hurricane; brothers, Howard Jr. of Indiana, Billy Joe (Sue) of Ohio, Jerry (Connie) of Culloden and Ronald (Cindy) of Florida; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
A visitation with family and friends will be held on Friday, May 24, from 6 to 8 p.m., with a memorial service starting at 8 p.m., at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, with the Rev. Jerry Losh officiating. Burial will be in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane.
Please visit allenfuneralhomewv.com to share memories and condolences.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl L. Williams; brother-in-law, Lawrence Fields; and parents, Noble and Evelyn Lomax.
Surviving are her daughter, Rhonda L. Jones and her husband, Tom, of Dunbar; sons, Keith Seal, Kevin Seal and his wife, Martha, Kenny Seal and Leland Seal; sister, Janet Fields of Charleston; grandchildren, Vivian and Tommy Jones of Dunbar; and step-granddaughter, Paula Aquile of North Carolina.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. Dr. Okey Harless officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Memorial Park.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Thursday.
Surviving are her children, Tammy Chamberlain of South Charleston, Lisa Cobb of Sissonville, Allen Wines of Dunbar, Robert Wines of Nitro, Loretta Daugherty of Sissonville and Scottie Wines of Charleston; mother, Minnie J, Morris of South Charleston; sisters, Helen Moss, Gladis Sampson, Francis Hamrick and Patricia Alford, all of South Charleston, Jean Rhodes of Eleanor and Norma Fleck of Dry Branch; brothers, Roger Morris, Tommy Morris and William Morris of South Charleston and Leonard Morris and Tenny Morris of St. Albans; grandchildren, Stevie Daugherty, Nicole Daugherty, Trey Cobb, Tyler Cobb, Austin Wines, Michael Wines and Emme Wines; and great-grandchildren, Mason Daugherty and Laila Jackson.
A tribute to the life of Anna M. Wines will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, with the Rev. Lee Hamrick officiating. Burial will be in Sissonville Memorial Gardens, Sissonville.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.
She was a homemaker and lifelong resident of the area. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Lee Wooten.
She is survived by her daughter, Reta Annon of Lexington, Ky.; sons, Darrell Wooten of Columbus, Ohio and Arlen Wooten of Hurricane; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, with the Rev. Jerry Losh officiating. Burial will follow in Valley View Memorial Park.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service at Allen Funeral Home.
Please visit allenfuneralhomewv.com to share memories and condolences.