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Velma Blankenship Print Comment Top of page

Velma Blankenship, 72, of Frankford, died Thurs. July 30, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Sun. Aug. 2, at Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Otis Clark Print Comment Top of page

Otis James Clark, 72, died July 29, 2015. Service will be noon Sun. Aug. 2, at the Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sat. Aug. 1, at the funeral home. All arrangements were made by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.

Tressie Coffey Print Comment Top of page

Tressie Kathryn Starcher Coffey, 88, of Clendenin, went home to be with the Lord Friday July 30, 2015, at Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston, after a short illness.

She was the daughter of the late Humphrey Howard Starcher and Nellie Edna Seabolt Starcher. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Monroe Coffey; children, Don Coffey, Larry Coffey and Kim Coffey; sister, Leatha Baker.

Tressie was a nursing assistant at Statts Hospital in Charleston.

She is survived by daughter, Edna Kay Friend of Clendenin; son, James Wayne Coffey of Clendenin; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great- grandchildren.

There will be a memorial service at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donation be made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Curtis Price Way Charleston, WV 25311. Matics Funeral Home is assisting the Coffey family.

Sharon Doss Print Comment Top of page

Sharon Lynn (Caudill) Doss, 72, of Henderson, died Fri. July 31, 2015. Service will be 1 p.m. Mon. August 3, at Concord Baptist Church, in Henderson. Visitation will also be held at the church on Mon. from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Anthony "Tony" Erwin Print Comment Top of page

Anthony "Tony" Erwin, 45, of Nitro, passed away July 23, 2015. He was born December 3, 1969, in South Charleston.

Tony loved the outdoors and nature. His hobbies were hunting, fishing, reading and gardening.

He is survived by his father, Jerry Erwin of Nitro; four brothers, Timothy of Greensboro, N.C., Mark of Deltona, Fla., Kevin of South Charleston, Joshua of Columbia, S.C.; and a sister. Cindy Spears of Alum Creek.

Also survived by his extended family, Bill and Connie James of Milton, Dennis, Donna and Cody Boggs of Nitro, Joe, Pam, Ryan and Travis Slack of Nitro, and Dwayne, Jennifer and Megan Rollins of St. Albans.

A private celebration of life for Tony will be held August 16, 2015.

In one of the stars I shall be living, in one of the stars l will be laughing, Look at the sky and be happy for me.

Kyle Garretson Print Comment Top of page

Kyle Gordon Garretson, 82, of Branchland, died July 31, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Sun. Aug. 2, at McGhee Handley Funeral Home, West Hamlin. Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Robert "Bob" Grim Print Comment Top of page

Robert "Bob" Noel Grim, 80, of Poca, received his eternal reward on July 29, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Bob was born on August 17, 1934 in Grantsville, W.Va. He proudly served his country as a member of the US Coast Guard during the Korean War. He retired from Union Carbide/Rhone-Poulenc in 1995, after 38 plus years.

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Glenna Lawson Grim. He is also survived by his three children, Richard Grim (Gail), Vickie Grim Harper (Bob), and Charles Grim (Susan); four grandchildren, Robert Harper (Amy), Lori Harper Vovk (Brandon), James Grim (Missy), and Jennifer Grim Jividen (Shannon); and two great- granddaughters, (Rylee Grim and Lilliann Vovk); two more on the way; and two step-great-grandsons, (Caleb and Lucas Shelton). Also surviving is his sister, Rose Grim Campbell (Dana); and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Bob's life will be held 11 a.m. Mon. August 3, at Cooke Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Pete Thompson officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Cooke Funeral Home, 2002 20th St., Nitro.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to an organization of your choice. You may express online condolences at www.cookefuneralhome.com.

Mrs. Bonnie Jones Print Comment Top of page

Mrs. Bonnie Michelle Jones, 65, of Harts, died on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at Harts. She was born on May 8, 1950, at Huntington, the daughter of the late Dr. William and Julia Darling Lewis.

Mrs. Jones was a business owner for many years in Harts, a graduate of SWVCTC, and a member of High Adventure Church.

Mrs. Jones is survived by her husband, Lucian T. "Bud" Jones Jr., of Harts; brother, Billy Lewis of Alexandria, Va.; sister, Sandra Smith of Alice, Texas; step-children, Lucian T. (Sabrina) Jones III of Dayton, Nev. and Sandra Lynn Jones of Calif.; step-grandchildren, Brittany, Lucian T. IV, Justin, Amanda, and Lilly; niece, Julia Rose Moran; and a host of family and friends.

Service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Mon. August 3, at High Adventure Church at Harts, WV with Rev. Billy Mitchell officiating. Entombment will follow at Woodmere Cemetery at Huntington, WV. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Sun. August 2, at High Adventure Church at Harts, WV.

Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services at Chapmanville, WV are in charge of the arrangements.

Thomas Mechling Print Comment Top of page

Thomas Mechling, 63, of Sutton, died Thurs. July 30, 2015. Viewing will be held 1 to 2 p.m. Sun. Aug. 2, at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, there will be no service.

Edsel Null Print Comment Top of page

Edsel K. Null, 57, of Navarre, Fla., formerly of Cross Lanes, passed away July 29, 2015, after a long, hard-fought battle with cancer.

He was preceded in death by his father, Thurman D. Null.

Edsel is survived by his mother, Wanda J. Null of Cross Lanes; two brothers, Roger D. Null of Poca and Michael D. Null of Cross Lanes; his special aunt, Doris Landers and her family; and close friends, Ray Dunn and his son, Nick and Cindy, all of Navarre, Fla. Also surviving are many other relatives and friends.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sun. at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, 5233 Rocky Fork Road, Cross Lanes, WV. Friends may call on Sun. from noon until the time of service. Interment will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tylermountainfuneralhome.com.

Eva Quintrell Print Comment Top of page

Eva Virginia Quintrell, 97, of Hamlinl, died July 30, 2015. Service will be 3 p.m. Sun. Aug. 2, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin. Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Sun. Aug. 2, at the funeral home.

Phillip Roberts Print Comment Top of page

Phillip D. Roberts, 54, of Middleburgh Hgts., Ohio, died Thur. July 23, 2015. Viewing will be 10 a.m. until noon. Service was 11:30 a.m. Wed. July 29, at Toman & Sons Funeral Home, Midleburgh Hgts., OH.

Clarine Smith Print Comment Top of page

Mrs. Clarine Esther Smith, 90, of Beckley, died Wed. July 29, 2015. Service will be 1 p.m. Sat. at Free and Independent Holiness Church, Beckley. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements by Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Home Parlor, Beckley.

Billy Lee Spade Print Comment Top of page

Billy Lee Spade, 54, of Lewisburg, formerly of Alderson, died Fri. July 24, 2015. Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson, W.Va.

Joseph Tucker Print Comment Top of page

Joseph Paul Tucker, 86, of Lima, Ohio, formerly of Hugheston, W.Va., died Wed. July 29, 2015, at Burton's Ridge Assisted Living Center, Lima.

Joseph Paul worked as a coal miner at the Valley Camp Coal Co. He also served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War.

He was born July 9, 1929, in Ward, W.Va., the son of Charlie and Lorena (Dangerfield) Tucker, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death his siblings, Charles E. Tucker, Jr., Kenneth E. Tucker, James Henry Tucker, Billy Tucker, Lola Hayes, Abbie Young and Phyllis Brown.

On Feb. 28, 1955, he married Barbara A. Hudnall, and she died Aug. 21, 2004. He is survived by children, Pamela (Brent) Anderson, Hugheston, Paul (Lori) Tucker, Lima; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Kelly (Jeff) Freels and their children, Ethan and Andrew, Erin (Josh) Sturgill and their children, Hunter and Ryleigh, Shay (Cyrus) Inanloo, and their child, Sasha, Kyle (Devon) Tucker, and their children, Nikka and Landyn; siblings, Carolyn Sue Hudnall, Elkhart, Ind., Nellie Bess, Cedar Grove; Barbara Mann, Shrewsbury, Fred Tucker, Malden, and Dorothy Spearen, Fayetteville.

Funeral services will be noon Mon. Aug. 3, at the Hughes Creek Community Church, Hugheston, WV with the Pastor Gary Tucker officiating. Burial is to follow in the Ward Cemetery, Kanawha Co., WV. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Mon. at the church. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.cookefuneralhome.com. Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove is serving the Tucker family.

Nettie Whittington Print Comment Top of page

Nettie McVicker Whittington, 42, of St. Albans, passed away July 25, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with visitation beginning one hour prior.

Funerals for: August 01, 2015

Bays, Olive M. 2 p.m., Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Mount Lookout.

Boley, Euvenia 11 a.m., Hinkle Chapel Church, Craigsville.

Caudill, Larry G. 11 a.m., Wilson

Channell, Earl J. 1 p.m., Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs.

Costello, Shelly 10:30 a.m., Cross Lanes United Methodist Church, Cross Lanes.

Duffield, Betty L. 1 p.m., Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Geiger, Mothie 6 p.m., Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Hileman, Anda 11 a.m., McCullough Funeral Home, Pennsboro.

Hobbs, Robert H. 11 a.m., Montgomery Memoriak Park Mausoleum Chapel, London.

Hornsby, Erin M. 1 p.m., Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Hypes, Kathleen M. 2 p.m., Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home Chapel, Ansted.

Jarrell, Joseph Sr. 1 p.m., Jarrell Cemetery, Dry Creek.

Lambert, Avonell 1 p.m., Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville.

Lanham, Emogene 11 a.m., Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley.

Liberatore, Anthony E. 1 p.m., St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, White Sulphur Springs.

Martin, William C. 5 p.m., Greene

McCourt, Joe 1 p.m., Little Kanawha Memorial Gardens, Heaters.

Paintiff, Jedediah K. 2 p.m., Wilson

Rose, Eris 1 p.m., Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.

Smith, Clarine 1 p.m., Free and Independent Holiness Church, Beckley.

Smith, Janis G. 4 p.m., Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Elizabeth.

Stickler, James 11 a.m., White Funeral Home, Summersville.

Taylor, Sharon 11 a.m., Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville.

Tulloh, John C. 3 p.m., Gilgal United Methodist Church, Mount Nebo.

Wagner, Norman 11 a.m., Gatens

Williams, Carrie A. 11 a.m., Taylor

Withrow, Charles Jr. 1 p.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.