Obituaries

Today's Obituaries

Justin Allen "Weezy" Adkins

Justin Allen Adkins "Weezy", 38 of Christians- burg, VA, formerly of St. Albans passed away unexpectedly April 26, 2017.

Born October 1, 1978 in Charleston, he is one of four sons of Michael and Judy Childers Adkins. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Glen and Xenil Childers and Clarence "Rosie" and Margaret Adkins.

Justin was a 1997 graduate of St. Albans High School and was employed by James Hardie Manufacturing, Christiansburg. As many know, Justin, along with his dad and brothers, were avid fans of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

In addition to his parents, Justin is survived by his wife, Kristen Songer Adkins; his daughter, Kirian Belle who was his pride and joy; his brothers, Joel Adkins, his wife, Jill and their children, Gavin and Ava of Lake Orion, Mich., twin brother, Matthew Adkins and his fiance', Ashley Smith and Matthews' children, Maleijah and Ezeckial of Christiansburg, and brother, Marc Adkins, his wife, Kristin and their children Andrew, Jameson and Ryland of St. Albans. Also surviving many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 1pm Monday, May 1, 2017 at Washington Street Church of Christ, St. Albans with Minister Eddie Cooper officiating. Burial will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Visitation will be held from 2-4pm and 6-8pm Sunday at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home. You may visit his tribute page at ChapmanFuneralHomes.com to share memories with the family.

In lieu of flowers, a trust fund is being established for Kirian Belle's future needs. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

The family would like to offer special appreciation to Jackie Bledsoe for the hospitality she extended to them during this time of need.

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

Luther Basham

Luther Calvin Basham, 66, of Charleston, passed away April 27, 2017. Graveside service will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 2, at Sunset Memorial Park, Mausoleum Chapel, South Charleston. Snodgrass Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Ashley Blankenship

Ashley Elizabeth Blankenship, 36, of Mason County, formerly of Logan, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 2, at Akers-James Funeral Home in Logan. Friends and family may call from 6 to 9 p.m., Monday, May 1, also at the funeral home.

Larry "Mike" Boner

Larry "Mike" Boner, 51, of Pond Gap, went to be with the Lord, April 25, 2017.

He was preceded in death by his father, Pastor Larry Boner.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; son, Matthew in N.J.; two stepsons, David Wagner in N.J. and Anthony Fleury in Pond Gap; mother, Margaret (Whitesell) Boner of Pond Gap; sister, Carol Schoellman of Texas; two nephews, both in Texas; and five grandchildren.

Mike was born and raised in Bridgeton, N.J., attended Cumberland Regional High School, and moved to Pond Gap with his wife and son in 2006.

Memorial service in celebration of his life will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, May 6, at Mount Lewis Baptist Church, Kelly's Creek Road in Mammoth and officiated by Pastor Gary Frampton.

Thelma Brown

Thelma Dare Shafer Brown, 90, formerly of South Charleston, died April 19, 2017, after a short illness. She was a member of the First United Methodist in South Charleston and was active in its Altar Guild, United Methodist Women, and Fidelis Bible Class for many years. She worked as a legal secretary for D. Boone Dawson, attorney and former mayor of Charleston, W.Va., and she retired from Johnson Controls, Inc., after 21 years of service. She was a valedictorian graduate of Elkview High School and Capitol City Commercial College and attended WV State College.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Brown, and daughter, Barbara Ann Brown Pinnick, two sisters and one brother.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and William Bryant of Seabrook Island, S.C.; one grandson and his wife, Dale and Anna Bryant of Hollywood, Fla.; one granddaughter and her husband, Allison and Chris Turner of Noblesville, Ind.; and five great-grandchildren; one sister, Phyllis Hamrick of Elkview; one niece, Jeanne Ann Hamrick of Albuquerque, N.M.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10, at First United Methodist Church, South Charleston. A private burial will be held at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 905 Glendale Avenue, South Charleston, WV 25303.

Patricia Call

Patricia Jane Call departed peacefully to her Heavenly Reward on the morning of April 27, 2017. She was 83 years old.

She was a lifelong resident of Hurricane and was employed for more than 30 years by the Putnam County Board of Education as a cook at Hurricane High School, where she followed in the footsteps of her beloved mother. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hurricane.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Daisy Baker; and her husband, Clifford Call.

Left to cherish her memory are her dear sister, Maxine Hunt; her children, Becky Hunt, Beverly Haycraft and Gary Call; her grandchildren, Courtney Haycraft, Rachel Haycraft, Jeremy Hunt and Jonathan (Megan) Hunt; her nephew, Bruce Hunt; and many, many others.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Monday, May 1, at Allen Funeral Home with Rev. Ellis Conley officiating. Burial will follow in Valley View Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to the Senior Lunch Program sponsored by the Putnam Aging, Inc., 2558 Winfield Rd., St. Albans, WV 25177. Please visit allenfuneralhomewv.com to share memories and condolences.

Floyd Campbell

Floyd "PeeWee" L. Campbell, 76, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at his home in Soddy Daisy, Tenn., after a short illness.

Floyd is retired from Kanawha Stone after 25 years as equipment superintent. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Born September 27, 1940, Floyd is preceded in death by his son, David Bruce Campbell; parents, Creed Campbell and Nellie Nash; sisters, Mary Houck and Sylvia Taylor; and brother, Samuel Campbell.

Floyd is survived by is loving wife of 49 years, Mary Beth Campbell; daughter, Sherrie Ward; grandson, (his hero and champ) Brandon (Haleigh) Ward; and as well as numerous neices, nephews and good friends.

A celebration of life will be Saturday, May 6, at the Tyler Mountain Memorial Gardens Chapel in Cross Lanes. Friends may visit family from noon to 2 p.m. Memorial will be at 2 p.m., where friends will be speaking.

Tyler Mountain Memorial Gardens will be assisting with the arrangements.

Joshua Keith Casto

Joshua Keith Casto, 33, of Buffalo, passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Memorial service will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 2, at Raynes Funeral Home Buffalo, with visitation one hour prior. Raynes Funeral Home Buffalo is in charge of arrangements. www.raynesfuneralhome.com.

Roberta "Robin" Mae Chesney

Roberta Mae Chesney, age 71, passed away unexpectedly on April 11, 2017, of natural causes.

She was born in Norfolk, Va., the daughter of Paul A. Chesney, and Virginia R. Chesney. At the age of 9, Robin and her family moved to Charleston, and with the exception of college, Robin lived in the city for the remainder of her life.

She was a graduate of Charleston High School, Maryville College, and had a graduate degree in Library Sciences from UNC, Chapel Hill. While she began her work at what is now the University of Charleston, the majority of her career was spent with the West Virginia Library Commission, from which she retired at the age of 65.

Robin was active in her church, singing in the choir, working with the church archives, and helping with Trinity's Table on Sunday evenings.

Her quiet nature could sometimes fool people, causing them to miss her intelligence. She was a bit of a dreamer, and had an interest in Arthurian legend, writing her Master's thesis on the topic.

Robin is survived by her brother, Paul A. Chesney Jr. (Jeannette) of Neptune Beach, Fla., and her sister, Beth Chesney Frampton of Charleston, W.Va., along with her nephews, Alex Chesney, Joshua Frampton, Alex Frampton, and nieces, Tyler Chesney, and Chesney Frampton.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Virginia Chesney.

A memorial service in Robin's memory will be held May 6, at Trinity Lutheran Church at 1600 Kanawha Blvd, East. The service will begin at 2 p.m., with a light reception afterwards. Family members will be at the church beginning at 1:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Trinity's Table, at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Raymond Epling

Raymond Eugene Epling, 76, of Lewisburg, passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in Canaan Valley.

Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m., Monday, May 1, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel by Pastor Patricia Jarvis Sulgit. Burial will follow at Community Memorial Gardens, Wayne, W.Va. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne.

He was born December 16, 1940, in Wayne, a son of the late Theodore Epling and Anna Watts Epling. Raymond was a retired Civil Engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as well as a member of the Lewisburg United Methodist Church.

A sister, Carol Holland also preceded him in death, along with a sister-in-law, Gayle Harless.

Survivors include his loving wife of 46 years, Sandy Elaine Harless Epling; a daughter, Sarah Epling of Morgantown; a sister, Juanita Adkins of Wayne; a brother-in-law, Herb Harless of Lavalette; his daily helper, Juanita Hamrick; and a host of additional family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Canaan Valley Fire Department or Local Emergency Responder.

Walter Harpold

Walter Clark Harpold, 92, formerly of St. Albans, passed away at Cabell Health Care Center on April 28th.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marge Pierce Harpold; grandson, Nicholas Harpold; parents, Elias Clark and Bertha Bumgarner Harpold; sister, Hattie Harpold Parsons and brother, Ray Harpold.

Walter grew up in Gay, West Virginia and joined the United State Air Force during WWII. He was a staff sergeant and flew in a B-17 as the ball turret gunner. He was a member of "Pappy's Crew" and they flew 35 missions out of England with the 388th Bomb Group. He was also active in the West Virginia Eighth Air Force Historical Society. After the war, he earned his engineering degree from West Virginia Tech and retired from Union Carbide Corporation in 1985 after 38 years of service.

Walter loved God, his family, WVU, and the Cincinnati Reds. His love of sports kept him active for many years coaching baseball in St. Albans. He was also known to call in to many of the local sports talk radio shows as he was very versed in sports history. He loved going to WVU football games with his neighborhood buddies and they got season tickets together for many years. He and wife Marge were very active members of St. Luke United Methodist Church, St. Albans. In his latter years, he also loved going to Hansford Community Center for their senior luncheons. Walter will always be remembered for his great sense of humor, wit, gentle demeanor and kind disposition towards everyone.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Cherie Harpold of Winfield and daughter Cheri Harpold of St. Albans; granddaughter, Megan Harpold and great-granddaughter, Gracie.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00pm Tuesday May 2, 2017 at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans with the Rev. Joel M. Harpold officiating. Burial will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

Visitation will be held from 6-8pm Monday at the funeral home.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of the Cabell Health Care Center for the excellent care and love they showed to their father.

In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (envelopes will be available at the funeral home).

Share memories of Walter on his tribute page at ChapmanFuneralHomes.com

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

Loreta Mae Hughes

Loreta Mae Hughes, 78, of Apple Grove, passed away April 28, 2017. Service will be at 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 2, at the Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. Friends may visit the family from 11 to 1 p.m. at the funeral home Tuesday.

Russell Isaacs

Russell Lowell Isaacs of Cottageville, West Virginia, passed away April 14, 2017.

He was born June 15, 1932, in Warwood, West Virginia, the fifth child and youngest son of Rose Mae Burton, a teacher and poet, and William McKinley Isaacs, a Welsh coal miner.

In 1952, he joined the Marines and served in Korea. He used the GI Bill to enroll in West Virginia University, finishing a four-year accounting course in less than three years. Upon graduation, he joined a Charleston accounting firm. Among his clients was Heck's, Inc., a fledgling chain of three discount department stores. In 1962, Heck's offered him a job as a comptroller and treasurer. The following year, he was named to the company's board of directors. In 1969, he was responsible for Heck's becoming the first Charleston-based firm to be traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

Isaacs became president of Heck's in 1973 and held that position until 1979. He then joined a brokerage house as an executive vice president. In 1982, he formed his own investment banking firm. He also served as chairman of the board of Heck's for the next five years.

Isaacs served on numerous boards and executive committees for companies involved in manufacturing, distribution, construction, and banking. An avid supporter of his native West Virginia, Isaacs worked in several capacities throughout his life to improve West Virginia. He was the first chairman of the West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council, a panel designated to distribute state grants and loans for water, sewer, and infrastructure for economic development. In addition, he was a key figure in securing development projects for West Virginia, such as Cabela's and Toyota.

He served as chairman of the West Virginia Board of Regents and the West Virginia Housing Development Fund, a billion-dollar operation, and was a close advisor and confidant to several West Virginia governors. He also served as a financial advisor to the College Board, a national educational organization best known for administering the SAT and advanced course curriculum.

Isaacs was a member of the Horatio Alger Association, an honor bestowed on only six West Virginians, including Robert C. Byrd, Pearl S. Buck, and Chuck Yeager.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Jill Wilson, five children, and 10 grandchildren. Children: Gregory Burton Isaacs (Stephanie) and Clifton Hayes Isaacs, both of Charleston, West Virginia; Russell Lowell Isaacs Jr., of Magnolia, Delaware; Stephanie Ann Isaacs (Joseph Dobson) of Louisville, Kentucky; and Stacy Eileen Deickman (Rob) of Stevensville, Maryland. He is also survived by sister Tacy Eileen Hubp of San Antonio, Texas, and brother Leslie Elwood Isaacs of Alexandria, Virginia.

He was predeceased by his parents, brother William McKinley Isaacs Jr., and sisters Maxine Elizabeth Isaacs and Dorothy Rose Johns.

A reception to Honor the Life of Isaacs will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, May 5, at the Clay Center Founders Lounge in Charleston. Memories may be shared by visiting www.snodgrassfuneral.com and selecting the obituary.

Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, is handling arrangements.

William McKown

William Glenn McKown, 84, of Harmony, W.Va., passed away Friday, April 28, 2017. Graveside service will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 2, at the McKown/Mt. Herman Cemetery in Harmony. There will be no viewing or service at the funeralhome. Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home in Spencer is in charge of the arrangements.

Clay Franklin Norris

Clay Franklin Norris was well known for his locks and a radiant smile. A professional musician, he worked for more than 30 years with many artists. He served in the U.S. Army, was a cab driver in D.C. and retired from Charleston Newspapers.

A Memorial Celebration of Life will be held 4:30 to 7 p.m., Sunday, April 30, at Universalist Unitarian Congregation, West Charleston, W.Va.

Stephen Price

Stephen E. Price, 65, of Oak Hill, passed away April 26, 2017. Service will be 11 a.m., Monday, May 1, at Handley Funeral Home, Danville. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Joseph Reed

Joseph Earl Martin Reed, 85, of St. Albans, passed away April 25, 2017, at Hubbard Hospice House West.

He was born in Vienna, W.Va., on February 29, 1932, and was a son of James Harvey and Pansy Opal Greathouse Reed. They both preceded him in death along with his wife, Rosalee; and two of his sons, Jeffrey and Joseph; and sisters, June Workman, Annabelle Briscoe and Jeanine Embree.

Joe was the owner of Lorobi's pizza in St. Albans. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean conflict.

He is survived by his son, James (Barbara) Reed of St. Albans; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Joe's life will be noon, Monday, May 1, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, 110 B Street, St. Albans with Pastor David Workman officiating. Entombment will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Military Rites will be conducted by St. Albans VFW Post 6418 and American Legion Post 73. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

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

Jennifer Marie Rodgers

Jennifer Marie Rodgers, 26, passed away April 26, 2017.

She leaves behind her beautiful son, Bryson Jace; parents, Richard and Anna; brother, Jon Christian; and her grandmother, Faye Perdue.

She will be always be loved and remembered.

Judge D. Snyder

Judge D. Mark Snyder, 64, of Charleston, passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017. He served as Kanawha County's juvenile referee from 1994-2000. In 2000, Governor Bob Wise appointed him to serve as a family court judge for the 11th Circuit Family Court, Kanawha County (2000-2016).

He was born in Monongalia County (May 15, 1952) and grew up in Kingwood (Preston County). Proceeding him in death were his mother, Marilyn Snyder of Kingwood, his father, Harold Snyder of Morgantown, and his brother Andrew Snyder of Jacksonville, Texas. Surviving him are his wife of 36 years, Mary J. Huntley of Charleston; his daughter, Erin Kay Huntley Snyder of Charleston; his sister, Kelly Beth Jenkins of Kingwood; his nephews, Logan Jenkins of Kingwood; Patrick Dorian (wife, Sarah and grandniece Ramona) of Delaware, OH and his nieces Katie Snyder Martin (husband Sam) of Jacksonville, Texas, Maggie Huntley and Katie Huntley of Ypsilanti, MI.

Judge Snyder graduated from West Virginia University in 1974 with a degree in political science and from Antioch School of Law in 1980 (Washington, D.C.). He worked as a summer boardwalk carny at Seaside Heights in New Jersey. He worked for Hopemont State Hospital, U.S. Forest Service, Kanawha County Recycling Council, West Virginia Human Rights Commission, Legal Aid Society of Charleston, West Virginia Legal Services Plan and the West Virginia Supreme Court. He served as a public defender in Nicholas, Kanawha (chief), and Mingo counties. He was the first paralegal hired by the Legal Aid Society of Charleston and was the first public defender in the state of West Virginia (1983).

Raised in rural West Virginia, Mark enjoyed outdoor activities including fishing and golf. He came in first place at the 1989 Kanawha River Carp Rodeo. He had an interest in ancient history and aliens. He loved animals, politics, music (he had a beautiful singing voice), fountain pens, bridge, travel, buckwheat pancakes, and of course, his family and many friends. He was an environmental activist and staunch defender of legal, consumer, and human rights. He was proud to have performed several marriages including same sex unions. Mark was a member of the West Virginia State Bar Association and the Anvil Club. During his college years, he was a member of the young Republicans. Before law school, he became an active, life-long member of the Democratic Party.

A memorial service celebrating Judge Snyder's life will be held Sunday, May 7, 2017 starting at 3 p.m. at Little Creek Country/Golf Club in South Charleston, WV. In addition, Judge Snyder will be remembered at a memorial hosted by the Kanawha County Family Bench Bar committee in the Kanawha County Ceremonial Courtroom on Thursday, June 1, 2017 from noon to 1 p.m.

Donations in memory of Judge Snyder can be made online at www.youcaring.com/marksnydermemorialfund Funds will go to Legal Aid Society of West Virginia and to Disability Rights of West Virginia.

Online condolences may be sent to Snodgrass Funeral Home at www.snodgrassfuneral.com .

Eula Mae Strickland

Eula Mae Strickland, 75, of Elkview, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, April 27, 2017, at Hubbard Hospice House, after a short illness.

She was the daughter of the late Ray and Eva Marine Smith Seabolt. She was also preceded in death by her son, Johnny Dye; and daughter, Debbie Ross.

Eula was a former cook for various area restaurants.

She is survived by sisters, Diana K. Schoolcraft and Charlene Young; brother, Sammy Seabolt; half sisters, Tena Seabolt and Janet Seabolt; half brother, Pat Seabolt; grandchildren, Jeffrey Allan Dye, John Harvey Dye, Brian Dye and Mark Dye.

Funeral service will be 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 1, at Matics Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Todorovich officiating. Burial will be in Hayes Cemetery Elkview. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 1, at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be expressed at maticsfuneralhome.com.

Rose Mary Turley

Rose Mary Turley, 63, of Cedar Grove, passed away April 26, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m., Monday, May 1, at the Chelyan Church of the Nazarene.

Steven "Steve" Wood

Steven Allen "Steve" Wood, 61, of Hernshaw, gained his wings on Thursday, April 27, 2017, after a short illness.

Steve was born January 4, 1956, in Charleston to Eldion "Dude" and Clara Ann Pauley Wood.

He loved Southern Gospel music and sang many years with his wife, Linda; brother, Randy; and his dad, Dude, who made up the Songsmen and Linda Gospel Singers.

Steve was a member of Lens Creek Church of the Nazarene, where he was the Praise and Worship/song Leader.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Meadows Wood; daughter, Stephanie Pettry; granddaughter, Josie Wood; parents, Eldion and Clara Wood; brothers, Robert "Bobby" and Randy Wood; and sister, Sandi Wymer.

Steve is survived by son, Christopher Wood; grandsons, Joshua Wood and Jaxson Bowles; along with his mother, Amy Bowles, all of Charleston; brother, Jerry (Linda) Wood of Hanahan, South Carolina; sisters, Connie (Donnie) Robinson of Ligonier, Ind., Rita (Bud) Devins of Rand and Kaye Tyler of Chelyan; former son-in-law, Chuck Pettry of Whitesville; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins whom he adored.

He was an avid fan of the Minnesota Vikings, WVU and NASCAR racing. He loved bowling and he bowled on many leagues throughout Kanawha Valley.

Steve never met a stranger and could bring a smile to anyone's face with his corny jokes and crazy sayings. He loved being the Master of Ceremony's at various events and family functions.

The funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Monday, May 1, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with Pastor Tom Burnside and the Rev. Eddie Withrow officiating. The burial will follow the service at Pineview Cemetery, Orgas.

Family and friends will gather for the visitation from 6 to 9 p.m., Sunday, April 30, at the funeral home as well as one hour prior to the service Monday.

The online guest book for Steven Allen "Steve" Wood can be accessed at www.stevensandgrass.com.

Jo Ann Holley Zirkle

On April 27, 2017 the world became a little less bright and Heaven a little more crowded due to the passing of Jo Ann Zirkle.

Jo was born on February 4, 1952. She lived the majority of her life in the Dunbar and Cross Lanes area. She graduated from Dunbar High School in 1970 where she acquired many precious and life-long friends.

Jo never met a stranger; she was very outgoing and a blast to be around. When you were with Jo there was never a dull moment. She loved to be with family and friends, playing cards (Rook), out on the dance floor dancing the night away, singing Karaoke, playing penny games at the casino, or relaxing on the beach. Trips with her were very memorable.

Jo worked at the YWCA Resolve Family Abuse Program at the Domestic Violence Shelter to ensure that battered women and their families were safe, a true passion of Jo Ann's. She later transferred to Mt. Olive Correctional Facility as a Case Manager. Several of her co-workers became valuable friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Milton and Betty Holley.

Jo leaves behind her loving family, daughter and husband Geri Ann and Jim Parsons; son, and wife James "Buddy" and Tina Zirkle; grandchildren, James (Taylor) Parsons, Alexis Parsons, Ashley Bryan, Tyler Hayes, Britney Zirkle; great-grandchildren, Aaliyah, Sophia and Grayson; brothers, Garland and wife Debbie Holley (she was more like a sister than sister-in-law), Benny Holley and girlfriend, Crystal; sister, Hazel and husband Thomas Bowen; nieces, Stephanie, Michelle and Chelsea and nephew, Chad. Jo Ann had MANY friends that she loved very much, too many to name, but know that her family appreciates them very much for sticking with her till the end.

The family would like to thank Hubbard Hospice House West for her final care. Dr. Cox and Dr. Hess for care provided throughout her illness. Also, special thanks to Kathy Shaffer for going above and beyond the bounds of friendship.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, May 1, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Friends may call 2 hours prior to the service on Monday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Funerals for: April 30, 2017

Bailey, Rebecca Haught 11 a.m., Nitro Church of Christ, Nitro.

Bishop, Leona 1 p.m., Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.

Estep, Wilmer Paul 3 p.m., Wilson

Norris, Clay Franklin 4:30 p.m., Universalist Unitarian Congregation, West Charleston.

Parsons, Eva 2:30 p.m., Spencer Church of the Nazarene, Spencer.