Obituaries

Today's Obituaries

Diane Black

Diane Sue Black, 68, of Charleston, died Friday, July 29, 2016. Per her wishes, she will be cremated and there will be no service. Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden is assisting the Black family.

Delores Brown

Delores J. Brown, 82, formerly of Apple Grove, of Point Pleasant, died Friday, July 29, 2016. Service will be 11 a.m. Monday, August 1, at Beale Chapel Church, Apple Grove. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Nancy Craft

Nancy Jane "Miss Nancy" Craft, 71, of Logan, died Thursday, July 28, 2016. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 2, at the Logan Church of the Nazarene. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, August 1, at the Logan Church of the Nazarene. Honaker Funeral Home is entrusted with services for Miss Nancy and the care of her family.

Anita Davis

Anita Davis, 24, died July 23, 2016. Service will be noon Monday, August 1, at Levi Missionary Baptist Church, Charleston. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church. Preston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Polly Dodson

Mary (Polly) Guerrant Dodson, died July 28, 2016, at CAMC, after a short illness. She was born Nov. 5, 1922, in Algoma, Franklin Co. Va., the daughter of Harriet Denison and Samuel Saunders Guerrant. She was the youngest of ten children. Polly was raised in Va. and graduated from Mary Baldwin College in 1942. She received credits for her Masters in Social Work from the University of Richmond and spent some time in Richmond working in that field.

In Charleston, she worked many years as a Personal Shopper for Stone and Thomas. She also worked for the Charleston Union Mission with the unwed mothers' home and the Hilltop personal care home. She used her social work skills further as a volunteer for many years with the union mission and with the volunteer program at CAMC. Polly's greatest joy was working with and worshiping at the Village Chapel Presbyterian Church of which she and her husband, Elmer were charter members.

Polly was preceded in death by her husband, former Mayor Elmer Helsley Dodson.

Surviving are her children, Mary Dodson Knight (John), Raymond Guerrant Dodson (Nancy), Elmer Denison Dodson (Patti), and Nelle Dodson Howard (Jeff). Her seven grandchildren are Raymond Scott Dodson (Kara), Elizabeth Suzanne Montgomery, Jesse Spencer Howard (Kerry), Mary Nelle Howard, Sophia Patricia Dodson, Sarah Denison Dodson, and Shaena Hope Dodson; and two great-grandchildren, Amelia Montgomery and Josephine Dodson.

Polly donated her body to the West Virginia Medical School's Gift Registry Program.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at the Village Chapel Presbyterian Church, 39th St. and Venable Ave. Kanawha City. The Rev. Todd Wright will lead the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Village Chapel.

Denise Dotson

Denise Marie Dotson, 37, of Summersville, died Thursday, July 28, 2016. It was her wish to be cremated and a memorial service will be held later. White Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Nicholas Graley

Nicholas "Nick" Graley, 3, of Shrewsbury, passed away on July 25, 2016.

Nick is survived by his father Kelvin Graley, his mother Nicole Patten Hall, sister Katlyn Renea Graley, brothers, Jason Michael Graley and Donavan Scott Patten.

Services for Nick will be held on Monday, August 1, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Cooke Funeral Home, 600 Old Fort Street, Cedar Grove with Pastor Roger Goodwin officiating. Burial will follow in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow, WV. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions to gofundme.com for Nicholas Kelvin Graley.

Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove is assisting the Graley family and you may express on-line condolences at www.cookefuneralhome.com.

Freda Handley

Freda M. Handley, 88, of Hurricane, passed away, Thursday, July 28, 2016. Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane is honored to serve the Handley family.

Barry Hodges

Barry Lloyd Hodges, 74, of Hurricane, passed away on July 27, 2016, at his home.

He was a Graduate of Trottwood High near Dayton Ohio, attended Cedarville College and was a veteran of the U.S. Airforce. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after with more than 30 years of service. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hurricane and a longtime fan of the Cincinnati Reds.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Ruth Hodges; and sister, Dreama Yeoman.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Judy McKenna Hodges; brother-in-law, Trevor Yeoman; niece, Janelle Niedermyer; nephews, Jeremy, Jared and Josh Yeoman; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, August 1, at Allen Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Losh officiating. Burial will follow in Valley View Memorial Park. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Allen Funeral Home. Please visit allenfuneralhomewv.com to share memories and condolences.

Hilda Johnson

Hilda Johnson, 86, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Service will be 11 a.m. Monday, August 1, at the First Baptist Church, Fairlea. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at the Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

John Nichols

John Smith Nichols, 77, of Looneyville, died July 29, 2016. Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer. The visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Ocie Parsons

Ocie Mae Hill Parsons, 100, peacefully stepped into eternity and into the loving arms of Jesus on Friday, July 29, 2016.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Parsons; and son, David Parsons of Greensboro, N.C. She was a member of Kanawha Presbyterian Church. For the last three years she lived in Greensboro where she was cared for by her family.

She is survived by her son, Steve Parsons of Charleston; and her grandchildren, Mary Gutheil, Christy Peeler, and Davy Parsons of Greensboro; and grandson, Bryan Parsons of Salem, Va.; and eight great-grandchildren.

At her request, there will be a private family celebration of her life and she will be laid to rest in Charleston, W.Va.

Ida Mae Sampson

Ida Mae Sampson, 91, of Wheeling, died Thursday, July 28, 2016, at The Welty Home, Wheeling.

She was a member of the Bethlehem United Presbyterian Church, Wheeling and a retired cook. Ida was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Sampson; parents, Delbert and Myrtle Jones; and children, Brenda Howe, Mary Cunningham, and Jimmy Sampson.

Surviving are her daughters, Ruth (Darrell) Carr and Kathy (Bill) Syphers; and brother-in-law, Larry Cunningham. Also left to cherish Ida's memory are her grandchildren Tammy, Josh, Elizabeth, Garrett, Amanda, Angela, and Leslie; great-grandchildren, Jamal, Michael, Katelyn, Kansas, Orion, Christian, and Katelyn; and great-great grandchildren, Preston and Korey.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday, August 1, at Good Shepherd Mortuary with Rev. Leslie Gallian officiating. Burial will follow at Cunningham Memorial Park. Friends may call on Monday one hour prior to the service.

Charles Shirkey

Charles F. Shirkey, 76, of Hurricane, passed away July 28, 2016, at home, after a long illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Edith Shirkey; sister, Mary Shirkey; and brother, John Shirkey. Charles was a member of the Culloden Fire Department. He worked for Continental Can and retired from Sonoco Fibre Drum.

He is survived by his wife, Juanita Faulkner Shirkey of 54 years; sons, Michael and his wife, Tausha Shirkey, Tony and his wife, Sarah Shirkey; one daughter, Elizabeth McCloud, all of Hurricane; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Carolyn Myhrwold of Huntington, Dottie Arbaugh of Barboursville, Sharon Clagg of Culloden, Nancy Meadows of Milton, and Flossy Adkins of Barboursville; brothers, George, Frank and David Shirkey, all of Culloden and Bud Shirkey of Ky.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at Allen Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Losh officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Moriah cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at Allen Funeral Home. Please visit allenfuneralhomewv.com to share memories and condolences.

Lucy Stover

Lucy Marie Stover , 69, of Robson, died Thursday, July 28, 2016. Graveside rites and committal service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at Settle Cemetery in Mulberry. There will be no visitation.Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV.

Justin Tucker

Justin Allen Tucker, 31, of Florence, formally of Flemings-burg, passed away Tuesday July 26, 2016, unexpectedly at his home.

Justin was born January 28, 1985, in Charleston, to Gregory and Lenora Slater Tucker.

Justin has proudly served his country in the KY National Guard since 2003 attaining the rank of Staff Sargent. He served 2 tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom, supporting the freedom of our nation and many others. Justin was a Kentucky Colonel and had been awarded NCO of the year in 2014. Justin was a 2003 graduate of Fleming County High School and had attended Morehead State and Northern KY University. Justin was an avid outdoorsman and hunter and he also loved sports. Justin attended Seven Hills Church and worked for Bullet Line Inc. in Florence.

Justin is survived by his parents, Greg and Lenora; brother, Eric (Soleil) Tucker of Japan; grandmother, Joyce Ann (Eugene) Fowler; aunts, Gloria (Jim) Lawrence, Della Marie Wilson and Ruth Ann Slater; uncles, Johnnie Francis Tucker Jr., Mike (Barbara) Tucker, Thomas Anthony (Linda) and William F. Slater Jr.; and a host of extended family members and friends.

Justin was preceded in death by his grandparents, William F. Slater Sr., Johnnie Francis Tucker and Margaret Jane Tucker; uncle, Donald Lee Tucker.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, August 1, at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home in Cross Lanes, WV with Rev. Roy E. Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens with full military honors provided by the National Guard.

Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Boone – Nickell Funeral Home in Flemingsburg, KY and 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home in Cross Lanes, WV.

Boone – Nickell Funeral Home is caring for all arrangements for the Tucker family. Friends may sign the guestbook at www.boonenickellfuneralhome.com.

Glenna Williamson

Glenna F. Williamson, 70, of Southside, died July 28, 2016. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Funerals for: July 30, 2016

Barker, C. "Pete" 2 p.m., Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans.

Brewer, Shirley E. 1 p.m., Calvary Assembly of God, Beckley.

Brown, Dorothy M. 6 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Chapman, Bernice M. 1 p.m., Jordan Chapel United Methodist Church, Canvas.

Coots, Fred W. 1 p.m., Sycamore Free Pentecostal Church of God, Colcord.

Fisher, Norman 1 p.m., Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston.

Flint, Kathy 2 p.m., Lookout Baptist Church, Lookout.

Gibson, Anna J. 11 a.m., Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, Cedar Grove.

Good, Barbara E. Noon, Pine Grove Baptist Church, Sumerco.

Keeney, Charles 5 p.m., Teays Valley Church of the Nazarene, Hurricane.

Keller, Charles R. 2 p.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Lewis, Daniel A. Noon, Heart of God Ministries, Beckley.

Malcomb, Monnie B. 2 p.m., Morris Funeral Home, Cowen.

McCormick, Mae C. 11 a.m., Bartlett

McHenry, Junior L. 2 p.m., Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes.

Nelson, Gregory S. 2 p.m., Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville.

O'Brien, Rodney D. 2 p.m., Taylor

Oldaker, Steven L. 11 a.m., Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason.

Parker, Connie L. 11 a.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Richards, Steven R. 2 p.m., Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville.

Thomas, Jimmy R. Jr. 11 a.m., White Funeral Home, Summersville.

Whitlock, Albert M. 11 a.m., O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Wood, Macel L. Noon, Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Hurricane.


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