Obituaries

Today's Obituaries

Beverly Altano

Beverly Darlene Sedlock Blevins Altano, 52, passed away Friday, February 10, 2017. A celebration of Beverly's life will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, February 24, at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill. Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Wesley T. Bitzer

Wesley T. Bitzer, 88, of Malden, passed away February 22, 2017. The service information will be forthcoming. Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, is in charge of the arrangements.

Hubert Callison

Hubert Samuel Callison, 97, of Hillsboro, died February 17, 2017. Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, February 25, at the Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, Hillsboro. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the church. VanReenen Funeral Home is serving the family.

Sandra Daugherty

Sandra L. Daugherty, age 74, of Sissonville, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, the 22nd day of February, 2017 at Hubbard Hospice House West in South Charleston.

She attended Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Elkview and was a devoted wife and mother.

Sandra is survived by her loving husband, Leon of 56 years; three daughters, Annette Nelson of Salem, UT, Bonnie Proctor of Elkview, WV, and Crystal Burdette of Sissonville; six sons, Anthony of Wasilla, AK, Brad of Sissonville, Chad of Alpine, UT, Dale of Simpsonville, SC, Elvan of Mineral Wells, WV, and Freddy of Spanish Fork, UT; one sister, Barbara Dawson of Annapolis, MD; 34 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

A celebration of Sandra's life will be held 7 p.m. on Friday, the 24th of February, 2017, at Maranatha Baptist Church, Sissonville with Pastor Lee Swor officiating. The family will receive friends and guests for two hours prior to the service from 5 to 7 p.m.

Entombment will be in Floral Hills Garden of Memories, Pocatalico, on Monday, February 27, 2017, for immediate family and invited guests.

Condolences may be sent by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com.

Harding Funerals & Cremations at 514 50th St. SE, Kanawha City, is serving the Daugherty family.

In lieu of flowers, due to the length of illness and accumulated medical bills, the family requests that donations be made to Harding Funerals & Cremations to offset funeral expenses.

Howell Day

Howell Andrew Day, 92, passed away surrounded by family and friends February 17, 2017.

Howell was born December 30, 1924, in Gallagher, WV, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Alfred Day, one of six children. He was drafted into the U.S. Army and was a Word War II veteran, having served in the European and Pacific Theaters. He later re-enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served during the Korean War. He was a Mason, a trustee and a lifelong member of the First Missionary Baptist Church, Hansford, WV.

Howell, or "Big Daddy" as he was affectionately known, was educated in Kanawha County Schools and earned his electrician's certification from West Virginia State College. He retired from the Charleston Area Medical Center after 25 years of service and from the Kanawha Valley Senior Services.

His niece, Joyce Brown (Richard), and his nephew, Carl Day, held a special place in his heart and were diligent to take him to church when he was able. The family offers special thanks to Stephon Harris, his caregiver, and his roommates Elijah Keeney Jr. and Clyde the dog, as well as to his healthcare team from the Huntington VA Medical Center.

Howell was preceded in death by his mother and father, Jeannette Powell Day and Henry Alfred Day; son, Jeffrey Day; daughter, Cheryl Day; brothers, Alfred and William Day; and sisters, Roberta Day and Gertrude Minor.

He will be remembered and loved by those he leaves behind including daughters: Delores Chapman of Kimberly, WV; Mona Dues (Theodore, Jr.) of South Charleston, WV, and Christy Day Shavers (Gregory) of Charleston, WV; sister, Doris Yates of Charlottesville, VA; brother, Charles Day (Donna) of Cleveland, OH; grandsons, Billy Hartwell, Michael Terrell, Michael Chapman Jr., Theodore Dues III, Leonard Darrell Harris II (Meredith) and Maxwell Shavers; granddaughters, Lakisha White, Ryah Dues and Quinci Shavers; as well as five great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, loved ones and friends.

Funeral service will be noon, Friday, February 24, at First Missionary Baptist Church of Hansford, WV. The family will receive friends one hour to the service.

Callender Funeral Home, Charleston, has been entrusted with arrangements.

Mary Dues

Mary Dues, 107, formerly of Charleston, passed February 17, 2017, in Fayette Ga. Service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, February 25, at First Baptist Church, 432 Shrewsbury St., Charleston. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church. Preston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary "Peggy" Eberly

Mary "Peggy" Eberly, 72, of Charleston, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, on Monday, February 20, 2017, surrounded by her family at home.

She was born in South Charleston on September, 11, 1944, to the late Junior and Margaret McIntosh.

Peggy was a loving mother, grandmother, caregiver and friend to all. She loved gardening and never met a stranger. Family was the most important thing to her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Arnold Jones Sr.; and her late husband, Laverne Eberly; son, Arnold Jones Jr.; and special friend, Frank Vance.

Peggy is survived by her sons, Wally Jones and wife, Robin, of Cross Lanes, Todd Jones and wife, Cindy, of Charleston and Arnold Jones III of Charleston; daughter, Jane Stoner and husband, Shane, of Charleston, 18 grandchildren, and 31 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, February 24, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar with Pastor Bert Hall officiating. Burial will be Saturday in Shultz Family Cemetery, South Charleston. A procession to the cemetery will leave Keller Funeral Home at 10 a.m.

Friends may visit one hour prior to the service at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Cecil Elliott Jr.

Cecil Elliott Jr., 90, of Kanawha City, died February 21, 2017. Service will be 5 p.m., Saturday, February 25, at Harding Funerals & Cremations, Kanawha City. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Betty Jo Shawver Gowen

Betty Jo Shawver Gowen, 83, of Scott Depot, passed away Tuesday February 21, 2017, at CAMC Teays Valley Hospital, Hurricane.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Gowen; mother Rosie Marie Shawver; brothers, Carl and Roy Shawver and her sister Maryann Shawver.

Betty was a member of Lakeview Christian Church, Hurricane where she made many lasting friendships that she held very dear to her. While her family was small, Betty's love for them was big and her memory will be forever remain in their hearts.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Judy Gowen and Johnnie DeWeese of Hurricane, sisters-in-law, Jean Carte of Cross Lanes and Lolida Melton of Summerville, SC; friends, Barbara Christee and Nancy Clark as well as her church family.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 25, 2017, at Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield, with Pastor Jeff Maynard officiating. Burial will follow in Center Point Cemetery, Liberty. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home.

In keeping with Betty's love for her Lord and her church, donations in lieu of flowers are greatly encouraged to the Lakeview Christian Church, 108 Lakeview Drive, Hurricane, WV 25526.

Visit Betty's tribute page at ChapmanFuneralHomes.com to share memories, stories and condolences with her family.

Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 12848 Winfield Road, Winfield, is honored to serve the Gowen family.

William Handley

William Clarke Handley, 70, of Huntington, died Monday February 20, 2017. Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Friday, February 24, at McGhee-Handley Funeral Home, West Hamlin. A visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home.

Connie Hanlin

Connie Louise Hanlin, 71, of Chloe, W.Va., passed away on Friday February 17, 2017.

She was born of the late Alva and Leota Gaither on September 11, 1945.

She was united in marriage to Glenn S. Hanlin and was married for 47 wonderful years. Connie is survived by her husband, Glenn Hanlin of Chloe; son, Michael Hanlin of Clarksburg, W.Va.; daughters, Pamela Bowen of Jonesboro, Ark., and Heather Hanlin-Grogg of Winston-Salem, N.C.

She was also loved dearly by her six grandchildren, Joshua Hanlin, Noah Hanlin, Chance Bowen, Chloe Bowen, Aden Grogg, Ella Grogg. She loved them every day. Also surviving are her brother, Larry Gaither, and her two sisters, Marlene Cash and Donna Bland.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by sister, Marilyn Gaither.

The visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, February 24, at the Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg, W.Va., The funeral service celebrating her life will follow at 11 a.m., Saturday, Febraury 25, at the funeral home, with Pastor Daniel Tanner officiating. Interment will be in Lamb Cemetery.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.stumpfuneralhomes.com.

"Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air; and so shall we ever be with the Lord."

Barbara Harold

Barbara C. Harold, 80, of Marietta, Ohio, passed on to eternal rest with God, her heavenly Father, on December 10, 2016, in Charleston, W.Va.

Barbara was born on November 8, 1936, in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter to the late Dominic and Irene Oliver.

She graduated from Jamaica High School then employed her secretarial skills working for Union Carbide Corp. in Manhattan, where she met and later married William H. Harold on September 14, 1957, who proceeded her in death in 1982. She graduated from Parkersburg Community College in 1985 and worked for several years at St. Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg. Following her career, she volunteered in her community. At Marietta Memorial Hospital she was a 19-year volunteer with over 1,100 volunteer hours recorded. She also gave her time to St. Mary School and The Daily Bread Kitchen. Her love of music and the arts would often lead her to local concerts and community events. She was a longtime member of the St. Mary Resurrection Choir. On Christmas Eve 1996, she received the gift of a kidney transplant, a blessing which enhanced her life for the next 20 years.

She is survived by her children, Dennis Harold (Deborah), of Republic, Mich., Kevin Harold (Terri), of Pleasant Prairie, Wic., Alyce Corish (Robert), of New Zealand, Nancy McLaughlin (Daniel), of Charleston, W.Va., and Stephen Harold of Janesville, Wis. Barbara is survived by two sisters, Gloria Halloran of New York and Bonnie Osipiak, (Tony) of Connecticut, and several nieces and nephews.

Barbara was blessed with eight grandchildren, William and Alyssa Harold, Patrick and Caitlan Corish, Ian and Kate McLaughlin and Cecilia and Jack Harold; and two great-grandchildren, Zachary and Benjamin Harold. Affectionately known as "Gramma Bongo" among the grand kids, Barbara was a dedicated mother and loving wife. She shared her love for cooking with her family, was a tough competitor when it came to card playing and loved to be serenaded with ballads by Frank Sinatra or Perry Como.

Two memorial services will be held in her memory: Saturday, February 25, at Blessed Sacrament Parish, 305 E. St., South Charleston, W.Va., with visitation at 11 a.m. and mass at noon, and Monday, February 27, at The Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption, 506 4th St., Marietta, with service at 10 a.m., followed by visitation in the Social Hall.

Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to Manna Meal, 1105 Quarrier St., Charleston, W.Va. or The Daily Bread Kitchen, 312 Franklin St., Marietta, Ohio.

Eva Harris

Ms. Eva Mae Harris, 91, of Beckley, formerly of Amigo and Rhodell, died Thursday, February 16, 2017. Service will be 1:30 p.m., Saturday, February 25, at Rhodell Church of God, 7287 Coal City Road, Rhodell.Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Beaulah Harris

Beaulah Marie Harris, 94, of Frametown, passed away February 20, 2017. Graveside service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, March 4, at Beall's Mill Cemetery, Gassaway. Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

William B. Hatcher

William B. "Bill" Burhl Hatcher, 75, of Milwaukee, Wis., passed away on January 20, 2017, of a massive heart attack. Bill was born on September 22, 1941, in Kenna, Jackson County.

Bill graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School, class of 1959, and entered the United States Army the next day, and retired from the Army in 1979. He then entered the cemetery industry as a salesman.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Burhl and Biddie Hatcher, and two daughters, Beth and Alyssa Hatcher.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 44 years, Candy Hatcher; sons, Warren Hatcher and wife Fran of Gilbert, S.C., and William D. "Bill" Hatcher of Charleston; daughters, Karen Douglas and husband Wayne of Seattle, Wash., Melissa Robinson and husband Raymond of Ohio, Sarah, Katie and Erica, all of Milwaukee; 11 grandchildren, two great-granddaughters and one great-grandson; sisters, Kay Hatcher Hanshaw and Barbara Hatcher Goff, both of Charleston; and several nieces and nephews who are also left to mourn his passing.

Per his request, Bill was cremated. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 25, at the Sugar Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Charleston, with the Rev. Arthur Morrison officiating.

Information provided by Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston.

Orval Hunt

Orval Hunt, 91, of South Charleston, was reunited in Heaven with Ruth, his wife of 68 years. He died on President's Day, February 20, 2017. There he is also reunited with his older son, Orval Jr., who died on President's day 2007.

He was born in Clendenin on March 2, 1925.

Also preceding him in death were his parents, Orval N. Hunt and Roxie Samples Hunt; and all of his siblings, Grace Gandee, Hobart Hunt, Oleta Stiltner, Effie Lacy and Johnny Hunt.

He was a member of Fifth Avenue Church of God, South Charleston, where he served as Head Usher for close to 40 years. He was also a proud member of the Men's prayer breakfast and the visitation team.

He retired from Union Carbide where he was a machine operator for over 40 years.

He also coached Little League baseball as well as volunteered with the Boy Scouts.

He was a proud United States Marine, serving during both World War II and the Korean War. He received the Purple Heart after being wounded in Okinawa.

A special thank you to the entire staff at CAMC Memorial division 3rd Floor West, for treating dad with such compassion and dignity in his final days.

Surviving son Mike (Gale) Hunt of Hernshaw, grandchildren Mendy (Steve) Radyshewsky of Woodbridge, Va., Jack (Heather) Hunt of Accokeek, Md., Jim (Carla) Hunt of Marmet, Marcy (Evan) Duff of Clayton, N.C., Joe (Amanda) Hunt of Anderson, S.C., Molly (Adam) Wald of Marquette, Ill.; 15 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m., Friday, February 24, at the Fifth Avenue Church of God with Rev. Rod Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, at the church.

Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston is in charge of the arrangements.

James H. Jones

James H. "Jim" Jones, 78, of Winfield, passed away Monday, February 20, 2017, unexpectedly at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston.

Born April 13, 1938, in Pocatalico, he was a son of the late Byron C. and Mabel Jordan Jones. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Betty Jones and his brother, C. Kermit Jones; sister-in-law, Macel Jones.

Jim was a man who simply loved life. From working in his garden and yard to boating in the river to meeting friends in the grocery store aisle, he filled his time with family and friends. His career as a truck driver spanned 10 years with Union Carbide, South Charleston, 28 years with Kroger through 14 years with the WVDOH, Hurricane department. He was also passionate about baseball and the Cincinnati Reds as well as WVU sports. He absolutely adored his cats throughout the years as well.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara Jones; his daughters, Regina Jones of Barboursville, Jill Cannon (Brody) of Charlotte, NC; sons, J.D. McClure of Jacksonville, FL, Jim McClure (Robyn) of Charleston; brothers, Cody Jones (Connie) of Sissonville, Stafford Jones of Kansaas City, MO; sister-in-law, Mary Beth Wertz of Hurricane; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 25, 2017, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Jerry Losh officiating. Friends and family may gather from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home. You may also visit his tribute page at ChapmanFuneralHomes.com to share memories with the family.

The family would like to offer their sincere thanks to the many friends of Jim including J.R. and Connie Marshall.

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

James Loftus

James Michael Loftus, age 23, passed away suddenly on Monday February 20, 2017. He was preceded in death by his mother Elizabeth "Diane" Loftus and father David Taylor.

James was a graduate of South Charleston High School class of 2011. He was recently employed at the Mardi Gras Casino as a chef and also worked at various small restaurants on the East End.

James was a lifetime member of USA Martial Arts in St. Albans, where he practiced Aikido.

James enjoyed cooking, playing guitar, and possessed an innate ability to make everyone laugh. A caring and deeply generous soul, James will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by fiancée, Shawna Adkins; aunts and uncles, Karen and Bruce Gresham and Angie and Walley Preston. He was the baby of a slew of cousins.

A visitation to honor the life of James will be held on Friday, February 24, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Snodgrass Funeral Home in South Charleston.

Condolences and memories may be shared by visiting www.snodgrassfuneral.com and selecting the obituary.

Snodgrass Funeral Home of South Charleston is assisting the family with arrangements.

Wanda L. Marple

Wanda L. Marple, 79, of Ravenswood, passed away on February 21, 2017, at Eldercare of Ripley.

She was born on January 5, 1938, in Sandyville, daughter of the late Albert and Sylvia Morris Snyder. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles William Marple; sisters, Beulah Randolph and Muriel Cochran; and brothers, Emerson Snyder and Carl Ray Snyder.

Wanda was a member of the North United Methodist Church in Ravenswood and a former member of the Red Hats. She was a devoted mother who loved her family and she loved to travel.

She is survived by her sons, Mike (Elaine) Bradley and Jeff (Ellen) Marple; stepson, Charles David (Karen) Marple; stepdaughter, Debbie Hubbard; grandchildren, Ashlee, Brandy, Eric, Shannon, Tonya, Reno, Alison and Tyler; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Juanita Harpold; stepsister, Diane Stedley; and longtime companion, James Kammerer.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, February 24, at Roush Funeral Home in Ravenswood with Pastor Don Maxson officiating. Burial will follow in Independence Cemetery in Sandyville. Friends may visit the family 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at roush94@yahoo.com; www.facebook.com/roushfuneralhome; or on our website at www.roushfuneralhome.net.

Delbert Mathews

Delbert Dale Mathews, age 77, of Dixie, died February 22, 2017. He was born in Smithers on January 22, 1940, to the late Samuel and Minnie Maud Lanham Mathews.

He was preceded in death by sisters, Doris Petry, Norma Smith and Berniece Riling.

He was a former employee of Elkem Metals, Alloy.

He is survived by his brother Delph and his wife Lillian Mathews of Smithers, and brother-in-law John Eugene Riling of Orange, TX, three nephews and one niece.

Service will be 1 p.m. on Friday, February 24, at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Rev. Eddie Withrow officiating. Burial will follow at Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Expressions of sympathy may be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com.

Phyllis A. Melton

Phyllis A. Melton, 89, of Charleston, formerly of Dunbar, passed away February 22, 2017. A complete obituary will be in Thursday Gazette Mail. Elk Funeral Home, Charleston, is honored to serve the Melton family.

Zada Miller

Zada Fay Miller, 90, of Springfield, VA, formerly of Russellville, WV, went to be with her Lord Friday February 17, 2017, at Greenspring Retirement Community, where she resided.

She was born July 25, 1926, at Russellville, daughter of the late Andy I. and Dana Wright Miller. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Zada was a member of the Trinity Community Wesleyan Church, Annandale, VA, where she faithfully served as secretary for 25 plus years for the local church board of administration. She was retired secretary for the Federal Bureau of Investigations in Washington, DC, and was a member of the F.B.I Alumni.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack R. Miller, May 26, 2002.

Those left to cherish her memory are two nephews, one niece and many dear friends.

Graveside service will be held 11 a.m., Friday February 24, at The End of the Trail Cemetery, Clintonville, WV with Pastor Youel Altizer officiating. There will be no visitation.

Donations may be made to: Greenspring Hospice, 7410 Spring Village Drive, Springfield, VA 22150.

Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.

Please send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.

Bob Miller

Bob E. Miller, 84, resident of 126 King's Grant Lane, Greenwood, S.C., husband of Mary Jane Goff Miller, passed away February 20, 2017, at Self Regional Medical Center.

Born and educated in South Charleston, W.Va., he lived in the Charleston, S.C., area and in Duluth, Ga., before becoming a resident of Greenwood 15 years ago.

Visitation will be 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, February 25, at Blyth Funeral Home, Greenwood, with the funeral to follow in the Funeral Home Chapel at noon.

For online condolences and a full obituary please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com.

Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Miller family.

Kenneth "Mike" Osborne

Kenneth Michael "Mike" Osborne, 65, of Clendenin, a loving husband, father and grandfather, died Thursday, February 9, 2017. Mike was born on April 21, 1951, to the late Kenneth Marvin Osborne and Emilee Hope (Potts) Osborne.

In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by brothers, John and Joseph.

Survivors include his wife, Lynda; son, Kenneth, and his wife, Amber; and four grandchildren, Brianna, Abby, Korey and Danielle; brothers, James "Hoot" Osborne, and his wife, Judy, Edward Osborne and Bill Osborne; sister, Brenda Smith, and her husband, Sam; and numerous other relatives.

A celebration of Mike's life will be held 2 p.m., Sunday, February 26, at the Amma Community Center, 3401 Amma Road, Amma, WV 25005.

In lieu of flowers, the family is encouraging attendees to bring any photos of Mike that they may have to share with everyone at the service.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.barlowbonsall.com.

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Kermit Parker

Kermit Moreland Parker, 97, of Charleston, W.Va., passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017, in Huntington Health and Rehabilitation. He was born December 19, 1919, in Huntington a son of the late Ellen Camp and John and Fannie Parker. His wife, Anne Parker; and two special friends, Kathleen Short and Pat Adkins, also preceded him in death.

He was the District Claims Manager for Nationwide Insurance and had formerly worked at INCO. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II having earned the Bronze Star Medal. He was a member of Morris Memorial United Methodist Church, Charleston; Beni Kedem Temple Shrine, Charleston; Charleston Elk Lodge #202; Western Star Lodge #11 AF & AM; and American Legion Post 20, Charleston.

Survivors include two sons, David (Susan) Parker of Lake City, Fla., and Tom (Carolyn) Parker of Huntington; three grandchildren, Kris Parker of Palm Harbor, Fla.; and John Carrico and Sarah (Richie) Kalich, all of Lake City, Fla.; a great-grandchild, Andrew Anderson of Lake City; a good neighbor and friend, Julia Dooley; and good friend, Peggy Miller.

Graveside services will be conducted 2 p.m., Friday, February 24, at Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington, with Pastor Pete Davidson officiating and Veterans Honor Guard Post 16 conducting Military Graveside Rites. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

Zachary "Zach" Pauley

Zachary Wayne Pauley, 27, of Eleanor, passed away at home.

Zach was born April 16, 1989, in Charleston to Eric Pauley of Winfield and Missy Chamberlin of Buffalo. He is also survived by his girlfriend, Leighann Adkins of Huntington; sisters, Samantha Kinnamon of Winfield and Brittany Pauley (Michael) of Eleanor; grandmothers, Mary Kinnamon of Winfield and Maxine "Granny" Pauley of Hurricane; nephew, Ethan Eads of Eleanor; and many other extended family and friends.

Zachary was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Sam Kinnamon and Basil Pauley; grandmother, Joann Pauley; and like a mother, Debbie Rosiek.

Zach loved his sports, including WVU football, hunting, and NASCAR racing. He was a fun-loving guy with a quick smile. He was also a carpenter. He will be missed by all who knew him.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, February 24, at Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane.

Chapman Funeral Home, family owned and located a 12848 Winfield Road, Winfield, is honored to serve the Pauley family.

Kathy Seacrist

Kathy Aynn Miller Seacrist, age 54, of Murfrees-boro, Tenn., passed away February 2, 2017.

She was born in Montgomery, W.Va., on April 2, 1962. She is the youngest of the four "K's." She was employed with Community Health Systems in their Materials Management Department.

She was preceded in death by husband, Thomas "T.G." Seacrist, and father, Claude R. "Toad" Miller.

Survived by sons, Auston (Lauryn) Seacrist and Caleb (Acacia Kettrey) Seacrist; mother, Learease Miller; brothers, Kevin (Eva) Miller and Keith (Pam) Miller; sister, Kira (Rick) Barker; grandchildren, Jaynasyn Hadley, Nickolas Reed and soon to be baby Kendralyn Aynn Seacrist.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 25, at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Pastor Jeff Floyd officiating.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com.

Helen Sharp

Helen J. Sharp, 82, of Marlinton, died February 19, 2017. Funeral will be 2:30 p.m., Saturday, February 25, at Central Union United Methodist Church. Freinds may call from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, February 24, at VanReenen Funeral Home, Marlinton.

Charles Smith

Charles Edward Smith, 85, of Stollings, Logan County, W.Va., passed away September 30, 2016, at Boone Memorial Hospital, Madison, W.Va.

He was a longtime car salesman and owner of Aracoma Motors, Logan, a Past Master of Aracoma Lodge 99 AF&AM, past High Priest of Logan Chapter No 4l, Royal Arch Masons, Past Commander of Logan, Commandery No. 26, 33 Degree Scottish Rite Mason and a member of Beni Kedem Shrine, a Navy veteran, and a past member of American Legion.

He is survived by daughter /granddaughter, Dr. Courtney (K. Brian) Adkins of South Charleston, W.Va.; granddaughter, Adrienne Goodwin of Proctorville, Ohio; son-in-law, Grant Goodwin of Proctorville; brother, David (Betty) Smith of Lewisburg, Tenn.; great-grandchildren, his namesake, Charles Adkins, William Adkins, Kate Adkins and Phoebe Adkins.

A special thank you to Boone Memorial Hospital and Logan Regional Medical Center for their care.

In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to Shriners Hospital or your favorite charity.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Glenna Peck Smith; a son, Charles E. "Eddie" Smith; and a grandson, Grant Austin Goodwin II. Since his death in September 2016, his daughter, Cathy Goodwin, passed December 31, 2016; and his wife, Vivian, passed February 12, 2017.

A joint memorial service for Vivian and Charles will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 25, at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with Pastor Jeff Mosteller officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Logan, with Masonic graveside rites for Charles E. Smith. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.

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

Vivian Smith

Vivian Lee Smith, 87, of Logan, W.Va., passed away February 12, 2017, at Boone Memorial Hospital, Madison, W.Va.

She was a graduate of Logan High School in 1947 and Marshall Teacher College. She taught at Earling Grade School and attended First Christian Church, Stollings.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Smith; daughter, Cathy Goodwin; son, Charles "Eddie" Smith; grandson, Grant "Austin" Goodwin; parents, Phillip and Myrtle Nicely Stone; sisters, Phyllis Conner and Marlene Rennie; and a brother, Phillip Stone.

She is survived by her daughter / granddaughter, Dr. Courtney (K. Brian) Adkins of Charleston, W.Va.; granddaughter, Adrienne Goodwin of Proctorville, Ohio; son-in-law, Grant Goodwin of Proctorville; a sister, Sue Ann Hiatt of Peterstown, W.Va.; great-grandchildren, Charles Adkins, William Adkins, Kate Adkins and Phoebe Adkins.

A joint memorial service for Vivian and Charles will be 2 p.m., Saturday, February 25, at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with Pastor Jeff Mosteller officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Logan, with Masonic graveside rites for Charles E. Smith. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.

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

Arthur Clinton Stover

Arthur "Jake" Clinton Stover, 66, of Charleston, ended his fight Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

Jake was born in Charleston, to the late Seth and Louise Bailey. He was a loving father, and grandfather, whom everyone knew as "Paw Paw Jake." He was an honored Army veteran, whom served in the Vietnam War and was a great outdoorsman that loved hunting and fishing.

Jake is survived by daughters, Ella (Donnie) Noski and Sarah Stover; sons, Jason Stover and Steven Stover; granddaughters, Brittany, Brianna, and Johie "Scooter"; brothers, John Bailey; sisters, Sue (Gary) Harper and Josephine Olive; and special friends, Mickey (Dawna) Nelson, Dave (Sue) Rastle, Jacob and Tanner Clark, Danny Campbell and Tammy (Jeff) Tittle.

Service will be 11 a.m., Friday, February 24, at Hafer Funeral Home Chapel with military rites being conducted by American Legion Post 61. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Entombment will be observed at the Donnel C. Kinnard Memorial State Cemetery, Dunbar, at a future date.

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

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

Lisa Stover

Lisa Ann Stover, 51, of Charleston, WV, took her last earthly breath on February 16, 2017, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA, and Heaven gates were opened wide to welcome her!

She was a graduate of the West Virginia State Police Academy and a retired Charleston Police Officer. After retiring, Lisa began her second career in Nuclear Medicine at St. Mary's Hospital.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Carl and Hazel Johnson.

Surviving are her husband, Gary Stover; sons and daughters-in-law, Bryan and Ashley Stover of South Charleston; Christopher and Juliana Stover of Charleston; step-son and his wife, Scott and Jessica Stover of Nashville, Tennessee; grandchildren, Adelynn and Ariana, brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Linda Johnson of Loxahatchee, Florida, Carl and Jean Johnson of Louisville, Texas, Mike Johnson of Dunbar and his late wife, Debbie; sister, Linda Johnson of Charleston; very special niece, Christy Bennett; great niece, Raider Bennett; and many other nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, February 25, 2017, at the West Virginia Mission, 1109 Benamati Avenue, Nitro, West Virginia, with Pastor Joey Scarberry officiating. In keeping with Lisa's wishes her body has been cremated. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to service time at the church on Saturday.

Lisa was a vibrant light and a huge presence in her family and friends lives. Her time on earth was so brief but her life was always an adventure. If you knew her, you loved her. She never met a stranger and she loved everyone she came in contact with. A special thanks to the nurses and doctors who gave her the best medical care possible.

And another special thank you to the Charleston FOP Lodge #74 and South Charleston Police Department for all the support. Thank you to all the friends who visited her or prayed for her when she needed it the most. She appreciated every single person. She will be forever missed.

To send the family online condolences or sign the guest book, please visit our website at fidlerandframefuneralhome.com.

Jean Mackley Sword

Jean Mackley Sword, 90, of Campbells Creek, passed away February 21, 2017. The service information will be forthcoming. Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, is in charge of the arrangements.

Josephine M. Trail

Josephine M. Trail, 91, of Charleston, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at the Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston, WV, after a short illness.

She was born on May 27, 1925 in Ikes Fork, WV.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Jack Trail; parents, Jay Morgan and Amanda Lockhart Morgan Thornton; sister, Joy Morgan; brother, Jay C. Morgan; sister, Bernice M. Long; sister, Ernestine Thornton; niece, Crystal Justice Redding; her two best friends, Norma Conner and Agness Peyatte.

She is survived by her daughter, Jackie Kinder and husband, Ron of Pinch, WV; grandsons, Randy Kinder of Pinch and Andrew Kinder of Charleston; brother, Frank Morgan and wife, Kathy of Richmond Hill, Ga; sister-in-law, Helena Morgan of South Charleston, WV; brother, Raymond Thornton and wife, Candy of Winston-Salem, NC; sister, Peggy Justice of Iager, WV; as well as many nieces and nephews.

When she was 17, she and her cousin, Thelma Olyer, went to Akron, Ohio, and were Rosie Riveter's during World War II. She married Jack Trail on June 2, 1945, and they were married for 65 years. They moved to Charleston, WV, in 1970. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church for 47 years. She was a member of the Partners Class and helped with several church boards. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends.

Josephine was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be sadly missed by family and friends.

Her family would like to extend their deepest thanks to the Oakridge Center and Hubbard House for the care they provided to Josephine.

Service will be 11 a.m., Friday, February 24, at the Calvary Baptist Church, 510 Maryland Avenue, Charleston, with Pastor Archie Snedegar officiating. Burial will be in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton. The visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Calvary Baptist Church.

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

Arrangements are in the care of Hafer Funeral Home, 50 North Pinch Rd., Elkview.

Elsie Vance

Elsie Lou Vance, 84, of Lizemores, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

Born February 14, 1933, in Lizemores, she was the daughter of the late Sebert and Reba (Morton) Dorsey. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brothers, Charles and Bobby Dorsey.

Elsie Lou is survived by her husband of 65 years, Herb Vance of Lizemores; son, Hebert Emil Vance of Lizemores; daughters, Vicky (Eric) Perdue of Ovapa, Tammy Hardy of Lizemores; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brothers, Sebert (Jean) Dorsey Jr. of Lizemores and Jerry (Patty) Dorsey of Deerfield, Ohio; sisters, Shelba Jean Donley of Mineral Ridge, Ohio, Rosa Lea (Ed) Bird of Niles, Ohio, Carolyn Sites of Oakland, Md., Eva June (Marvin) Cottrell of Deerfield, Ohio, Lorena (Don) Snell of Lynchburg, Va., Berneze Lynn (Frank) Lewis of Niles, Ohio, and Mary Elaine (Tim) Wilson of Belle, W.Va. Elsie had a "Prayer Warrior" that was her very best friend, Elva Jean Brown.

Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, February 25, at Lizemores Methodist Church, Lizemores, with Minister Herb Vance officiating. Burial will be in Luther Morton Cemetery, Lizemores. Friends may gather with family from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, February 24, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.

On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneral home.com.

Wilson-Shamblin-Smith funeral home is honored to be serving the Vance family.

Peggy Williams

Peggy Sue Williams, 59, of Dawes, passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday February 21, 2017.

Peggy was preceded in death by her father, Hewitt E. Williams Sr., and her sister, Yasmin A. (Rita) Williams Schivelier.

Peggy was a graduate of East bank High School, she was employed by CAMC.

She is survived by her Love & Partner of 40 years, Frank Howie Jr.; mother, Patsy L. Williams of Leewood; brothers, Hewitt E Jr. and Kay Williams of Cabin Creek, Jack Schivelier of Acme, WV; sisters, Patricia and David Skeens of Leewood, Chess and George Stover of Acme; nieces Kimberly Gayton, Melinda Embrey, Michelle Igo, Tennile Cooper and Angie Williams and her reason for being - her grandniece and nephews, Jacob and Adam Embry, Jackson Gayton, Eli and Lucas Cooper and Ava Williams.

She was a special aunt and (mother Hen) to her nieces. She tirelessly helped others and fiercely Loved her Family. The baby of the family Peggy, was the glue and the backbone - the doer, the fixer, the boss, but most importantly- the Heart. She meant so much to so many.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to the Sharon Dawes Elementary Backpacks of Love Program, PO Box 149, Cabin Creek Road, Miami WV 25314.

Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, at Pryor Funeral Home with Funeral to be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Febuary 25, at Pryor Funeral Home with The Rev Marvin Horan officiating, Burial will follow in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens.

Pryor Funeral Home is honored to serve the Williams family.

Condolences may be sent to www. Pryorfh.com.

Funerals for: February 23, 2017

Darnall, Ray O. 1 p.m., River Ridge

Furrow, Kenneth, Jr. 7 p.m., Central United Baptist Church, Holden Road.

Harpold, Susan 12:30 p.m., Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes.

Harvey, Amber Lee 7:30 p.m., Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

Lee, Gordon Blair 2 p.m., St. Christopher's Episcopal Church Charleston.

McClanahan, James "Harold" 1 p.m., Gatens

McKinney, Don E. 1 p.m., Cunningham

Myers, James Robert "Bob" 2 p.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.

Robinson, Albert Lee, Sr. 1 p.m., Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar.

Stambaugh, Harold 11 a.m., McConnell Tabernacle.

Steven, Jo Ann 1 p.m., Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville.

Tackett, Bryan 7 p.m., Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.

Walters, Robert A. 11 a.m., Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans.

Waskey, Gary A. 1 p.m.,Ripley Baptist Temple, Ripley.

Watson, Novella 1 p.m., McGhee