Obituaries

Today's Obituaries

Mike Acord

Mike Acord, 66 years of age, of Summersville, passed away Thursday, evening, July 13, 2017, in the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington following a short illness. He was the son of Doris Marie Acord of Cowen and the late George Woodrow Acord and was born at Montgomery on December 29, 1950. His occupation was in the area of small engine mechanics.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are brother: George Wayne Acord and his wife Sandra of Summersville; and sister: Kathy Marie Leggett and her husband David of Manassas, Va.

Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, August 25, in the Waters Funeral Chapel at Summersville with Don Reynolds officiating. Friends may call at the funeral chapel one hour prior to the service on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the American Lung Association.

E-Condolences: watersfuneralchapel@frontier.com.

Barbara Jo Barlow

Barbara Jo Barlow, 72, of Clendenin, went home to be with the Lord Monday August 21, 2017, at home after a long illness. Graveside service will be noon Thursday August 24, 2017 at Clendenin Memorial Gardens, Clendenin. Matics Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Helen Boothe

Helen Maye Boothe, 77, passed peacefully from this life on August 20, 2017, at her home in Dawsonville, Ga.

She was born May 1, 1940, in Cabin Creek to John and Irene Houck, and was married to her high school sweetheart, Dallas Boothe, for 58 wonderful years.

Before moving to Dawsonville in 2016, Helen, Dallas, and their family lived in West Virginia, Florida, Mississippi, Kentucky, Ohio, New York and Maryland. Helen was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who died after a six-month battle with cancer. Her courageous fight with the disease was an inspiration to all who knew and loved her.

Helen was preceded in death by her two-year-old son, Jamie; both of her parents; her brother, Ronald Houck; and her sister, Mary Guskey.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by son Dallas Boothe II and his wife, Cheryl, of Mobile, Ala.; son, John Boothe, and his wife, Stephanie Allain, of Loganville, Ga.; her daughter, Karen Reed, and her husband, Bo, of Woodstock, Ga.; five grandsons, James, Paul and Jared Staples and Zachary and Ethan Boothe; her sister, Sondra Hill of Charleston; as well as a multitude of extended family and friends.

Family and friends are invited to gather from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 24, at Floral Hills Funeral Home, 3150 Lawrenceville Highway, Tucker, GA 30084, where funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, August 25. Burial will immediately follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens, Tucker, Ga.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to: American Cancer Society.

www.floralhillsfuneral.com

Hershel W. "Pete" Burdette

Hershel W. "Pete" Burdette, 76, of Sissonville, passed away August 21, 2017.

Pete was a mechanic and owned and operated several services stations in the Kanawha Valley for many years. He enjoyed hunting and was a member of Golgotha Church on Legg Fork, Sissonville.

Pete was preceded in death by his parents, Okey and Ruby Burdette; son, Clinton Burdette; sister, Violet Burdette; and brother, Monty Burdette.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Karen Sue Burdette; daughter, Gloria Sue Walker; son, Eric W. Burdette; two grandchildren, Kista Britton and Hannah Walker; two great-grandchildren, Tayton and Kynadee Britton; sister, Ilene Kidd and husband Oscar.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, August 24, at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Good officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Garden of Memories, Pocatalico. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to service, also on Thursday.

The family will accept online condolences at cpjfuneralhome.com.

Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Burdette Family.

George H. Daniels

George H Daniels, 95, of Charleston, passed away at Hubbard Hospice House, on August 19, 2017,of chronic kidney disease and other health-related issues. He was born on September 14, 1921.

He was a graduate of University of Illinois in Chemical Engineering and retired from Union Carbide. He worked at the New York headquarters, was the plant manager at the Luling, La. location, and finished his career at the Tech Center in South Charleston. After retiring in the early 1990's, he volunteered with SBA, and also served as a mentor for SCORE, a federal organization consulting with individuals and start-up businesses, a position he still enjoyed doing....at 95! After retiring, he enjoying building houses, landscaping, and any and all activities that involved being outdoors. He was an active participant in weekly exercise and meditation classes. He was fiercely independent, lived alone, and in control of every aspect of his life, even to the end. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Phyllis and two sons. George is survived by his daughter Kathy, sons David and his wife Pat of Florida, Lindsey and his wife Cheryl of Charleston, seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, one step-great-grandson.

A memorial service is pending.

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

French "Tinker" DeBord

French "Tinker" DeBord, 79, of Charleston, passed away Monday, August 21, 2017, at Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston.

French was preceded in death by his parents, Rhoda Mae and French DeBord; brothers, Talmadge DeBord, Jim DeBord, and Gene DeBord; sisters, Fay Bell, Sherry DeHart, Freda Eskew and Virginia Midkiff.

After serving in the U.S. Army he had a 35 year career with Verizon Communication as a building engineer.

He is survived by his loving and caring wife of 56 years, Sue; sister, Joyce Pauley of Florida; and nieces and nephews who have supported him throughout his illness with loving letters, cards and phone calls.

French loved working in their flower gardens. He would dig the hole and Sue would plant the flowers. He always enjoyed their travel and summer vacations at the beach.

French was a very spiritual person who loved God and wanted to do his will. He was a very kind and generous person who loved spending time with his family and friends. He was very well known for his heavenly homemade chocolate fudge which he personally delivered to special friends and family. He loved to play basketball, laugh and enjoy life.

The family would like to thank Hospice for the special care he received. In lieu of flowers a donation to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd., W., Charleston, WV 25387-2536 would be appreciated.

A celebration of life will be 11 a.m. Thursday, August 24, at the Bible Center Church in Charleston with Pastor Chad Cowan officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Curry Funeral Home is assisting the DeBord family.

Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.curryfuneralhome.org.

Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, W,V has been family owned and operated since 1950.

Ella Elliott

Ella Louise Stump Elliott, 90, of Parkersburg, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017, at The Willows Center, Parkersburg. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 23, at Stump Funeral Home & Cremation, Inc., Arnoldsburg, W.Va. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 22.

Mary C. Comer-Farmer

Mary C. Comer-Farmer, 79, of South Charleston and Vero Beach, Fla., passed away August 20, 2017. She was the daughter of CC "LUM" Comer and Mary Schwartz Comer Perry. She was preceded by a brother, Charles F. Comer.

"Chris" is survived by her husband Kenneth Farmer, nephews Stephen and Paul Comer and their families, step son, Eli Farmer and family, brother-in-law, Robert Slay and numerous cousins.

She was an educator with 39 years of service. Also, she was a member of Morris Memorial Methodist Church.

At her request, she will be cremated, and no service held. The families are grateful for the assistance from Kanawha Hospice.

Thomas "Whitey" Gore

Thomas "Whitey" Gore, 87, of Morgantown, formerly of Ripley, passed away August 20, 2017, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, following an extended illness.

He was born May 16, 1930, in Logan, the son of the late Thomas and Lucy (Hilton) Gore. His wife, Roberta, son, Dr. Timothy Joseph Gore, and his sister, Mary Elizabeth Perry also preceded him in death.

Whitey was National Guard veteran, a retired equipment operator from Pechiney Aluminum and member of the United Steelworkers Union, Local #5668. He was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church, Ripley, the Wesley United Methodist Church in Morgantown and Cottageville Lodge #54, AF & AM.

Survivors include his son, Mark Gore of Morgantown; grandchildren, Jennifer, Cameron, Erin, Emmy and Evergreen; brothers, Joseph Gore (Barbara) of Spencer, Ind., and Carl Gore of Colonial Heights, Va.; and sister, Becky Barr of Charleston.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, August 24, at the Calvary United Methodist Church, Ripley, with the Rev. Charles Hicks officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery, Ripley, with Masonic graveside rites. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, W.Va.

Condolences may be shared with the family at castofuneralhome.com.

Donald Lee Green Sr.

Donald Lee Green Sr., 81, of Webster Springs, passed away August 21, 2017. Service will be noon Thursday, August 24, at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.

Elisabeth Halstead

Elisabeth Halstead, 93, of Seth, passed away, Monday August 21, 2017, at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Halstead. She is survived by a nephew, John Howard Lovejoy. Mrs. Halstead's request was for cremation only. There will be no visitation or service. Armstrong Funeral Home is serving the family. Online condolences may be sent to www.armstrongfuneralhomewv.com.

Brian A. Hopkins

Brian A. Hopkins, 33, of Hurricane, passed away Monday, August 21, 2017, after a tragic accident. He was a graduate of Hurricane High, Hurricane youth Baseball Coach.

Preceded in death by grandfather, Clyde Richards; father-in-law, Tim Searls; sister-in-law, Leighann Dailey.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia; and two sons, Nathaniel and Colten; his parents, Mike and Brenda Hopkins of Hurricane; grandparents, Paul and Judy Blankenship, and Luvenia Richards; mother-in-law, Polly Searls; brother-in-law, T J Searls; sister-inlaw, Kathryn Searls; niece, Skyler Dailey; and nephew, Alexander Dailey; and a host of family and friends.

Visitation will be 6 until 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Allen Funeral Home, with a service beginning at 7:30 p.m. In memory of Brian, please were casual attire. Please visit AllenFuneralHomeWV.com to share memories and condolences.

Vickie Jeffrey

Vickie Lynn Jeffrey, age 60, of Valley View, Logan, departed this life on Monday, August 21, 2017, at Piedmont Hospital following a sudden illness. Her arrangements are incomplete.Honaker Funeral Home in Logan is in charge is in charge of her services.

Mary Phylis Kirk

Mary Phyllis Kirk, 101, of Bluefield, died Sunday August 20, 2017, at her home.

Born May 6, 1916, in Matewan, she was a daughter of the late James William Chambers and Martha Hoskins Chambers. She was of the Methodist faith and was a former member of Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church. Mrs. Kirk was loved by all who knew her. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Bluefield Chapter 66, for over 60 years. She loved flowers, reading, and she collected cookbooks, many that included her recipes. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Frederick Kirk, Sr.; sisters, Kate Mahon Ward and Agatha Jean Butcher; brothers, Hallie Chambers, James W. Chambers, Jr., Haskell H. Chambers, and an infant brother, Fred Chambers. Survivors include her children, Barbara Kirk Aguirre and husband Thomas, and son, Paul F. Kirk, Jr., both of Bluefield; one grandson, Thomas Kirk Aguirre and wife Angie of Logan; two great-grandchildren, Britta and Morgan Aguirre; one great-great grandchild, Camden Moore; and her beloved cat, Jojo. A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday August 24, at 2 p.m., from the Mercer Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Charles Wood officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 1 p.m., until the service hour.

Entombment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton where family members will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Order of Eastern Star, Bluefield Chapter 66, Walker-Butcher Cancer Fund, 639 Shenandoah Avenue, Bluefield, WV 24701 or to a charity of choice.

Those wishing to share memories or condolence messages with the family may do so by visiting www.MercerFuneralHome.com Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family of Mrs. Mary Phyllis Kirk.

David Marsh

David Earl Marsh, of Hurricane, went to be with the Lord peacefully in the finished work of Christ, on August 18, 2017.

He was born in Newport, Ky., and was a graduate of Campbell County High School and Morehead University. Dave worked for State Farm Insurance Company for 38 years, where he retired and earned his CPCU and CLU while working at State farm. He served in many capacities in his community. Dave was an avid Cincinnati Reds fan, enjoyed telling stores with a fun sense of humor. He was best known as an encourager and teacher to many as he leads by example.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Farrar Reising, and step-father, George Reising Sr.

Dave is survived by Janice, his wife of 33 years, and his children, Andrew of Highland Heights, Ky.; Erin of Birmingham, Ala.; Alex of Durham, N.C., and Anna of Hurricane; brothers, Dale Marsh of Cincinnati, Ohio, and George Reising of California, Ky., and many cousins, nieces and nephews. David loved his wife and children well and was always dedicated to their well-being.

A memorial celebration of life service will be held starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 26, at Redeemer PCA Church, 3965 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Redeemer Church, Deacons Fund.

Please visit allenfuneralhomewv.com to share memories and condolences.

Dorothy "Dottie" Meeker

Dorothy "Dottie" Ellison Meeker, 88, of Scott Depot, went to be with the Lord August 20, 2017, at home after a short illness.

Dottie was a retired school teacher, homemaker, and member of the Cross Lanes Baptist Church. Dottie was a Physical Education Teacher, and continued to be active enjoying sports, snow and water skiing, and playing tennis. Dottie was very active in her church, she enjoyed knitting, and her grandchildren were her focus, and brought her great joy.

Preceded in death by her husband, Marvin E. Meeker; and parents, John Floyd and Nina Cook Ellison; sisters, Margaret Koehn, and Jean Coombs; and step-son, Dwight Meeker.

Left to cherish her memory are loving children, Stephanie Crawford (Charles) of Piedmont, South Carolina, Jeanne Duncan (Dan) of Scott Depot, Nancy McClure (David) of Daniels, Pam Stump (Fred) of Charlottesville, Virginia; step-son, Mike Meeker (Pat) of Clermont, Florida; 18 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday August 25, at Cross Lanes Baptist Church, with Pastor Seth Polk officiating. Burial will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 24, at the Church.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to: Cross Lanes Baptist Church Missions, 108 Cadle Dr, Cross Lanes, WV 25313.

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

Tammy Moore

Tammy Lynn Vance Browning Moore, age 45, of Dingess, departed this life August 15, 2017. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 23, at Calvary Baptist Church at Dingess. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church at Dingesss. Honaker Funeral Home in Logan is in charge of her services.

Hilda Cagle Morris

Hilda Cagle Morris, 78, of Carthage, N.C., passed away Monday, August 21, 2017. Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 24, at Cross Hill Cemetery, Carthage. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 23, at Cox Memorial Funeral Home, Vass, N.C. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to FirstHealth Hospice, 150 Applecross, Pinehurst, NC 28374. The family has entrusted services to Cox Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory.

Ja'LiL Miguel Myers

Ja'LiL Miguel Myers, 20, of Charleston, passed away August 13, 2017. Funeral service will be 6 p.m. Friday, August 25, at Powerhouse of Deliverance Fellowship Church, 512 Carver Street, Dunbar. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are in the care of Callender Funeral Home, Charleston. Please visit our website to share memories and condolences.

Amy Nagy

Amy Nagy, age 35, of Logan, departed this life Monday, August 21, 2017, at CAMC-Memorial Hospital in Charleston following a sudden illness. Her arrangements are incomplete at this time. Honaker Funeral Home in Logan is in charge of her services.

Ralph Naumann Jr.

Ralph Edwin Naumann Jr., 52, of Scott Depot, passed away Monday, August 21, 2017.

Ralph was born September 7, 1964, in South Charleston, to Ralph E. Naumann Sr. and Barbara Naumann. He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Edwin Naumann Sr.; son, Nathanial Naumann; and brother, Cevin naumann.

Ralph is survived by his mother, Barbara Naumann (Fletcher) of Scott Depot; sisters, Brenda Naumann of Fairmont and Linda Naumann of Villa Rica, GA.

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

Elizabeth Nix

Elizabeth Borland Nix, 78, of Charleston, passed away surrounded by her three daughters on August 13, 2017, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. She fought a long battle with breast cancer.

Liz was a bookkeeper for the Women's Health Center of Charleston. She was also a co-owner of Roderick's Painting and Wallpaper Company. Liz volunteered in her retirement at HospiceCare until her illness. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church and served as a vestry member and Op Shop Treasurer. She served on the board of Kanawha Valley Village People.

Born, January 5, 1939, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to the late James Post and Eliza Stringham Morton Borland. She attended Shady Hill School and graduated as Valedictorian of her class at Belmont High School. She attended Radcliffe College and received her degree in social work. She married Gardner Murray Stultz on June 17, 1960, and had three daughters (Laura Katherine Stultz, Karen Stultz Connolly and Jan Stultz D'Arcy). On May 2, 1977, she married Andrew V. Roderick. She and Andy were married 29 years until his death in 2006. On July 12, 2008, she married Gaylen "Quentin" Nix. He remained lovingly by her side until her death. Liz had many interests and hobbies including woodworking, collecting and travelling the world. She visited all of the continents on the globe and enjoyed adventure.

Liz is survived by her husband, Gaylen "Quentin" Nix; daughters, Laura Stultz of Birmingham, Ala., Karen Stultz Connolly of Cork, Ireland, and Jan Stultz D'Arcy of Malvern, Pa.; stepchildren, Mary Roderick Allison, Stacy Roderick Berry, Michael Roderick, Daniel Roderick and Jane Nix; and her loving grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Andrew V. Roderick; her brother, Charles Randolph Borland; and her stepson, Lawrence "Larry" Roderick.

The family would like to give special thanks to her caregiver Delores Day, the supportive staff at the Arthur B. Hodges Center and the nurses and staff at Hubbard Hospice House.

Funeral service, followed by reception, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, September 3, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Charleston, with the Rev. Marquita L. Hutchens officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.Saturday, September 2, at Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Liz Nix to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387 (www.hospicecarewv.org).

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

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the arrangements.

Dorothy Parsons

Dorothy Parsons, 70, of Terra Alta, died Saturday August 19, 2017. There will be a graveside service 11 a.m. Thursday, August 24, at Parsons Cemetery, Trace Fork Road, Branchland. A visitation will be one hour prior to the service at McGhee-Handley Funeral Home, West Hamlin.

John Phillip Parsons

John Phillip Parsons, 51, of St. Albans, passed away August 20, 2017. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Glendell Pauley

Glendell Stewart Pauley, 94, of Bradenton, Fla., passed away July 18, 2017.

She was born in Akron, Ohio, on May 23, 1923, but she lived most of her life in Dunbar, Cross Lanes and Teays Valley. She was reared by Earl and Fannie Haught in Dunbar. She married Richard Pauley December 4, 1940. They had 70 wonderful years together. They were longtime residents of Teays Valley and attended Scott Depot Fellowship Church. She was a loving, devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a wonderful cook, loved to travel, quilt and do needlework.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, and two grandchildren.

Surviving are her children, Janet (Ron) Raether of Cross Lanes, Sandra (Darrell) Lewis of Burleson, Texas, Eugene (Sally) Pauley of Columbus, Ohio, Joyce (David) Good of Casper, Wyo., and David (Becky) Pauley of Sarasota, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial celebration of Glendell's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 26, at Cross Lanes United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238 or Alzheimer's Assoc., 1275 K Street NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20005.

Buddy L. Peaytt

Buddy Lee Peaytt, 71, of Point Pleasant, formerly of Buffalo, passed away Friday, August 18, 2017. He served his country in the United States Army, and was a decorated veteran of the Vietnam Conflict. He was an avid golfer who loved the game and his golfing buddies. He brought laughter and joy to all who knew him. He will be impossible to replace and greatly missed by all.

The son of Dola (Garrison, Peaytt) Liles, and the late Lee Ora Peaytt, he was also preceded in death by his beloved grandparents, Leo and Marvel Garrison.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Brenda (Skinner) Peaytt; son, Trevor Lee Peaytt of Sanford, Florida; daughter, Heather (Peaytt) Cottrill of Point Pleasant; grandchildren, Dustin Lee and Gage Peaytt, Devin (Cottrill) Young, and Regan, Elijah, and Michaela Cottrill; brothers, Wayne Peaytt of Rawson, Ohio, and Michael (Jeanne) Peaytt of Nitro; as well as multiple beloved extended family and friends.

Memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, August 25, 2017, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with Pastor Mike Tucker officiating. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m., at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215.

Online condolences may be sent to the Peaytt family and the online guestbook signed by visiting www.raynesfuneralhome.com. Raynes Funeral Home, 20072 Charleston Road, Buffalo is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Pesetsky

Mary Pesetsky of South Charleston died peacefully at home Tuesday, August 22, 2017, of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Pesetsky.

"Mikki" was born in 1936 in Scottsboro, Alabama to Colonel William O. and Mary Shrader, and grew up in Montgomery. She began medical school at the University of Alabama before graduating from UNC Chapel Hill with an MA in public health administration, a path which led to a lifelong career with the State of WV. After retirement, Mary worked to serve the community as a board member for non-profits, then at St. Agnes School and H&R Block, where she especially enjoyed helping elderly clients and was proud to gain enrolled agent status at the age of 80. Mary was fiercely smart, adored her grandsons, loved to travel, and will be remembered for her warmth, humor, generosity, and for her life-long passion for reading and education.

Mary is survived by daughters, Valerie Austin of Laurinburg, N.C., Lisa Austin of Charleston, and Lisa (James) Rivers, of Orlando, Fla.; sons, James (Penny) of Charleston and Samuel (Stephanie) Pesetsky of Columbus, Ohio; and grandsons, Benjamin and Dominic Pesetsky of Columbus, Ohio, James (Crystal) Pesetsky Jr. of Charleston; and several great-grandchildren. The family expresses their thanks to Kanawha Hospice.

Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. August 24, at B'nai Jacob Eternal Home Cemetery in South Charleston, (corner Oakmont and Hazel).

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research in Mary's name, https://www.jimmyv.org/ways-to-give/honor-memorial-gifts/

Arvil Richmond

Arvil Richmond, 88, of Twilight, passed away August 21, 2017. Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, August 24, at Handley Funeral Home, Danville. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Dorothy St. Clair

Dorothy Mae "Dot" Runyan St.Clair, age 84, passed away August 18, 2017, in Daytona Beach, Florida.

She is survived by two sons of whom she was extremely proud, Edwin, who lives in Merritt Island, Florida, and Alan, and his wife, Carol, who live in Charleston, South Carolina; one grandson, Joshua Pierce St.Clair; sisters, Louise Dunlap, Jean Hess (Vernon), Stella Adkinson (Alfred) and Saundra Goff; brothers, Claude Runyan and Wes Runyan (Patricia); sister-in-law, Doris Runyan; as well as numerous devoted nieces and nephews.

Dot was born in Davis Creek, West Virginia, on December 26, 1932, to the late Ulla L. and Mitchell E. Runyan. She grew up in Kanawha County, West Virginia, and was a founding member of Grace Church of the Nazarene. She married her husband, Charles D. St.Clair, in June of 1953, following his honorable discharge from the United States Navy. Dot and Charley raised their family in St. Albans while Charley worked at Union Carbide. Following his retirement, he and Dot moved to Daytona Beach, Florida, where she enjoyed visiting with friends and neighbors and walking on the beach. Dot spent a good part of her retirement years taking care of others. Anyone who was in need, could count on Dot to be there to help in any way she could. Her selflessness was evident to all who knew her.

Dot was preceded in death by her husband, Charley, and her brothers, Leo Runyan, the Reverend Harold Runyan and Doug Runyan.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the dedicated team of caregivers for the wonderful care that was given to Dot during her illness.

Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, August 25, at Grace Church of the Nazarene, 499 2nd Ave., South Charleston. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. A reception will be held for the family at the church following the burial at Graceland Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Grace Church of the Nazarene.

Shannon Maloney Funeral Home, Port Orange, FL, and Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, WV, have been entrusted with the arrangements.

Dorlene Cruey Walker

Dorlene Cruey Walker, a native of West Virginia, and a fifty-one-year resident of Baton Rouge, passed away from the St. Joseph's Carpenter House on Friday, August 19, 2017, at the age of 79. She was a 1955 graduate of East Bank High School in East Bank. Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs on Thursday, August 24, beginning at 5 p.m. Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. She is survived by her husband of sixty-one years, Charles R. Walker, Jr., son. Randy Walker and husband Mike Fahy, daughter, Tammy Broom and husband Marlon, two grandchildren, Ashley Broom, and Garrett Broom and fiancé Miranda Funck, and Tara Broom, three great-grandchildren, Avery Broom, Jackson Broom, and Annabelle Broom, brother, Tom Cruey, Jr. and wife Jeannie, nephew, Tom, III and husband Chris Cavender, niece, Carrie Morris and husband Eric, two great nephews Trevor and Austin Morris, and numerous cousins.

She is preceded in death by her parents Willie and Macky Cruey, two grandsons, Brian Broom, and Lance Broom. Please sign the online guestbook at www.sealefuneral.com

Paul Wehrle Sr.

Paul Wehrle Sr., 83, of St. Albans, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017, at home in the company of his family after a short illness.

He was preceded in death by his son, Paul Wehrle Jr.; his parents, Frank and Beulah Grass Wehrle; sister, Freda Priestley; and brothers, Frank, Jennings, Bernard and Leonard.

He was a 1952 graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School. He retired after 44 years of service from the trucking industry and belonged to Teamster's Local 175.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Wehrle; his two daughters, Lisa Miller (Joey) and Amy Wehrle; grandsons, Samuel and Andrew Miller; and brother, Arnold Wehrle.

At Paul's request, there will be no service.

You may share memories of Paul on his tribute page by visiting ChapmanFuneralHomes.com.

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

Carolyn Willis

Carolyn Willis, 74, of Institute, passed away August 21, 2017. Preston Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

John Woofter

John Woofter, 90, of Clay, entered into rest Monday, August 21, 2017. Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Funerals for: August 23, 2017

Andreason, Christopher 3 p.m., Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

Cottrill Edward 1 p.m., Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Dillon, Gary 11:30 a.m., Washington Street Church of Christ, St. Albans.

Elliott, Ella 11 a.m., Stump Funeral Home & Cremation, Inc., Arnoldsburg.

Marks, Robert 1 p.m., Deal Funeral Home, Pt. Pleasant.

McCallister, Echo 1 p.m., Casdorph & Curry Funeral, St. Albans.

McDonald, Naomi 1 p.m., Akers

Moore, Tammy 11 a.m., Calvary Baptist Church, Dingess.

Sayre, Leroy 1 p.m., Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans.

Steorts, Philip 3 p.m., Brown Funeral Home South Berkeley Chapel, Inwood.