Obituaries

Today's Obituaries

Joe Adams

Joe Adams, 60, of Logan, passed away Friday, February 24, 2017. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday March 2, at Honaker Funeral Home. Friends may call on the family from 9 to 11 a.m., Thursday. Honaker Funeral Home of Logan is in charge of arrangements.

Harry Balley

Harry Balley, 55, of Southside, W.Va., passed away Saturday, February 25, 2017. A graveside service will be held at noon, Wednesday March 1, at the Henderson Cemetery in Henderson, W.Va. Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant is serving the family.

Marion K. Bartlett

Marion Kathryn Bartlett, 88, of Nitro, was reunited with her husband February 26, 2017. She passed away at the Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Campus. She was born August 26, 1928, in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Arnold A. Agey and Nellie L. (Snyder) Holler.

Mrs. Bartlett was a homemaker and a graduate of Parkersburg High. She was a longtime volunteer at Thomas Memorial Hospital in Charleston and was past President of the Hospital's Volunteer Auxiliary. Marion was a former member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church where she served at Sunday School Teacher.

Surviving is her daughter, Matina Parsons and her husband Mike of Scott Depot; her son, Mark Jay Bartlett and his wife Becky of Lexington, Ky.; grandson, Jason Bartlett of Lexington; brother, Harold "Butch" Holler of Parkersburg; and two sisters, Judy Weber (Chuck) of Indiana and Carolyn Sprouse of Walker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Herman Bartlett who died February 22, 2017, and daughter, Malinda Jo Bartlett.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, at Evergreen North Cemetery with Pastor Bob May officiating.

Leavitt Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

The family would like to thank the Doctors and staff at CAMC, especially 4 West, for the care and compassion shown to Mrs. Bartlett in her final days.

Online guests may send condolences to the family by visiting www.LeavittFuneralHome.com.

Evelyn Blankenship

Evelyn Lorene (Elkins) Blankenship, 79, of Ravenswood, passed away February 23, 2017. Private family service were held at 1 p.m., Sunday, February 26, at the Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood. Visitation was held prior to the service Sunday at the funeral home.

David Bourgeois

David Bourgeois, 59, of Ripley, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family after a valiant year-long fight with cancer.

He was born May 3, 1957, at Ripley, a son of Cora Stewart Bourgeois of Ripley and the late William Henry Bourgeois Jr. He was 1975 graduate of Ripley High School and a 1980 graduate of West Virginia University. He taught at the Arch Moore Vo-Tech Center for eight years and 24 years at Ripley High School as a Vocational Agriculture Instructor where he touched and help form many lives. He retired in 2012 but continued to teach as a substitute doing what he loved to do.

He was the current President of the Cedar Lakes Foundation and the Jackson County Association of Retired School Employees. He served on the Board of the Jackson County Jr. Fair Association and the Jackson County Commission on Aging.

David loved spending time with his family, farming and helping others.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 36 years, Sandra McCracken Bourgeois; sons, Brandon (Annette) Bourgeois, Caleb and Andrew Bourgeois; grandsons, Carson and Tyler; sisters, Bonnie (John) Curry, Rachel Bourgeois and Jennifer Marshall) Gandee; nieces and nephews, Glen Jr. (Bridget) Hunter, Ben (Missy) Hunter, Rebecca (David) Sinclair, Jacob Hunter, John William (Bobbie) Curry, Jeff (Susan) Curry and Justin Curry.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his sister, Linda Hunter.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, at the Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, with Pastor Danny Cummings officiating. Burial will be in the Bourgeois Family Cemetery on the family farm on Ravenswood Pike, Ripley. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, February 28, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations in to The David Bourgeois Memorial Scholarship c/o the Jackson County Community Foundation or Hospice Care of Charleston, 1606 Kanawha Blvd., Charleston, WV 25387.

David's family would like to thank the community for their continued support through David's illness.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.waybrightfuneralhome.com.

Edna Brown

Edna Gaye Brown, age 82, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2017. On Tuesday, February 28, friends may call at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, 378 Flatwoods Corner Road, Flatwoods, WV 26621, from 1 to 2 p.m. Words of comfort and fond memories can be shared with the family at stockert-paletti.com.

Helen Brown

Helen Katherine Brown, 93, of Charleston, passed away Saturday, February 25, 2017. Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Thursday, March 2, at Bream Memorial Presbyterian Church, Charleston. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the church. Bollinger Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of the arrangements.

Sylvia Chadwell

Sylvia Blanche Elizabeth Mesher Chadwell, 83, of Charleston, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2107. Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the arrangements.

Ronald Durst

Ronald Durst, 78, of Point Pleasant, passed away Saturday, February 25, 2017. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, March 2, at Forest Hills Cemetery in Flatrock, W.Va. Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant is serving the family.

Martha Ellis

Martha Ellen Ellis, 89 of Logan, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday March 1, at Honaker Funeral Home in Logan. Friends may call on the family from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, at Honaker Funeral Home. Honaker Funeral Home of Logan is in charge of arrangements.

Susan Hanson

Susan Elizabeth Hanson, 76, of Tad, passed away February 27, 2017, at CAMC Memorial Division following a short illness.

She was born April 3, 1940, and lived most of her life on Campbell's Creek. Susan retired to Floral City, Florida, in 2001 and return to Tad in 2015. She was a longtime member of the Big Bottom Missionary Baptist Church of Tad, having attended the Fort Cooper Baptist Church of Inverness, Florida, while residing there.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Randall Hanson; parents, Thomas and Beatrice Perry; sisters, Phyllis Campbell, Barbara Ann Perry, Mary Thompson; and brothers, Thomas R. Perry II and Edward Perry.

Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Susan Hanson of Tad and Todd and Leandra Hanson of Rockcastle; sisters, Ruth Gibson of Vincent, Ohio, and Paula Rudder of Crystal River, Florida; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at the Big Bottom Missionary Baptist Church, Tad. Interment will be held in Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, Florida, at a later date.

Due to traveling to Florida for interment, the family suggest in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Big Bottom Missionary Baptist Church, 3456 Tower Drive, Tad, WV 25306.

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

Oscar "Frank" Harper

Oscar "Frank" Harper, 72, of South Charleston, beloved husband of Donna Marie (Scarberry) Harper, went to be with the Lord on February 23, 2017, after a long illness.

He is survived by daughter, Tina Heck (Tod) of Cape Coral, Fla.; son, James Harper (Helena) of Fletcher, Ohio; son, Jimmy Edens (Rachel) of Charleston; sister, Geneva Howell (Buddy) of Charleston; two brothers, Charles Harper (Donna Sue) of Clendenin and Denzil Harper (Angel) of Charleston; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 2, at Elk Funeral Home, 2001 Pennsylvania Ave., Charleston. Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Thursday, at the funeral home with Pastor Rick Tobia and James Patton II officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston.

The family would like to thank Dr. Michael Dewitt, Dr. Abdul Zanabli and Dr. Shadi J. Abu-Halimah, to the entire staff at Fresenius Kidney Care of Dunbar and to KCEAA Transport of Charleston for their loving kindness and care.

Online condolences may be left at www.elkfuneralhome.com. Elk Funeral Home is honored to serve the Harper family.

Clinton Hickman

Clinton Elliot Hickman, age 78, of Heaters, W.Va., passed away on February 25, 2017. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, in the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, February 28, at Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, 378 Flatwoods Corner, Flatwoods, WV 26621.

George Hildebrand

George "Corky" Hildebrand, 73, of St. Albans, passed away February 25, 2017. Service will be noon, Thursday, March 2, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, 409 Sixth Ave. St. Albans, WV 25177. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service.

Loetta Faye Jeffers

Loetta Faye Jeffers, 80, of Buffalo, passed away Monday, February 27, 2017, at Elder Care of Ripley following a long illness. Born May 29, 1936, in Putnam County, she was the daughter of the late Allen Tucker and Felicia E. Hayes Tucker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Lester Jeffers; son, Lester Eugene Herdman; granddaughter, Bethany Tucker; great-granddaughter, Haley Rigsby; brother, Warren Tucker; sisters, Isabelle Saad and Martha Miller; daughter-in-law, Tammy Tucker; son-in-law, Melvin Miller; as well as several infant brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her sons, Rev. Kenneth "Bob" (Carman) Herdman of Dayton, Ohio, Charles "Bill" (Karla) Herdman of Robertsburg, Steve Tucker of Leon, Oliver "Popeye" (Betty) Herdman of Robertsburg, Ronnie (Julie) Herdman of Midway, Donnie (Lisa) Herdman of Robertsburg, and Tim Jeffers of Leon; her daughters, Linda Cantrell of Arbuckle, Jeanie Miller of Buffalo, and Kathy L. ("Binky") Pauley of Marion, Ohio; brother, James A. Tucker of Galion, Ohio; 26 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren; special friend, Verda Davis, in addition to extended family and friends.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Elder Care of Ripley for their compassionate and professional care.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, March 2, at Oma Chapel Church, Grimms Landing, with Rev. Bob Herdman and Elmer Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Craig Cemetery, Grimms Landing. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo.

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

Bryan "Ashton" Jones

Bryan "Ashton" Jones, 26, of Point Pleasant, passed away February 25, 2017. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, March 2, at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Gary King

Gary Lee King, 76, of Oak Hill, died on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Service will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Fbruary 28, at the funeral home. Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

George Lilley

George C. Lilley, 69, of Dunbar, went to be with the Lord February 25, 2017, at home after a long illness.

George was a retired Automotive Glass Installer, and was a member of the AF&AM Lodge in North Carolina and the Scottish / York Rite.

He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Dessie Lilley; and a son, David F. Lilley.

Left to cherish his memory are loving wife, Laura Lea Lilley at home; son, Jeff K. Lilley of Dunbar; adopted son, James L. Holley of Charleston.

Service will be private. Burial will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens.

Condolences may be sent by visiting www.tylermountainfu neralhome.com.

Lloyd McMillion

Lloyd L. McMillion, age 87, of Nettie, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, in the White Funeral Home at Summersville, with visitation one hour prior to service.

Paul Jack Mobley

Paul Jack Mobley, 55, of Charleston, passed away February 27, 2017. Arrangements are in care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Robert H. Moss Jr.

Robert H. Moss Jr., 69, of South Charleston, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017. A memorial service will be held in the near future. Cremation services are being provided by Affordable Cremations of WV, South Charleston.

Marie Alice Ramsey

Marie Alice Hamric Ramsey, 96, of New Port Richey, Fla., formerly of Braxton County, passed away peacefully February 25, 2017 at St. Mark Village, Palm Harbor, Fla.

She was born November 13, 1920, at Servia, W.Va., a daughter of the late Ira David and Eva Reip Hamric.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, William S. Ramsey on March 28, 2000; brother, Glen Hamric on October 21, 2005; sister, Beatrice Hart on June 28, 2006; brother, Spencer Hamric on October 23, 2006.

She is survived by nieces, Phyllis Hart Grove (Snooks) of Auburn, Dottie Hart Pisapia of Charleston and New Port Richey, Fla., Virginia Hart Yeager (Scotty) of Glenville, Janet Hamric Hodge of Smithville; and nephew, Timothy Hamric of Cumberland Furnace, Md.

Bill and Marie were married on April 24, 1943. They worked for Hawthorne State Hospital in Ohio before retiring and moving to New Port Richey in 1981.

She always had a smile on her face.

Service will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with the Rev. Allen Donaldson officiating. Burial will be in the David Hamric Memorial Cemetery, Glendon. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to WV Caring, PO Box 323, Burnsville, WV 26335.

Condolences may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome. com.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Wilda M. Schultze

Wilda M. Schultze, 92, of Point Pleasant, passed away February 24, 2017. Funeral services will be held st 1 p.m., Tuesday, February 28, at the Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service.

Huntington Smith Jr.

Huntington Frank Smith Jr., age 85, of Berkeley Springs, passed away February 24, 2017, of complications from Pneumonia and Parkinson's disease.

Born March 22, 1931, in Kingston, Pa., he was the son of the late Huntington Frank Sr. and Mabel Pugh Smith.

He was a member of Trinity Asbury United Methodist Church in Berkeley Springs. He graduated from Forty Fort High School in Forty Fort, Pa. Huntington served in the United States Navy (1948-1954) during the Korean War. Huntington was a Federal Law Enforcement Officer in Washington, D.C., with the Metropolitan Police Department, U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Park Police (ret. 1970) which included protecting three U.S. Presidents. He served as Morgan County Magistrate (1978-1988) and later appointed Senior Magistrate of W.Va. He was a member of the Adlerton Dawson American Legion Post #60 in Berkeley Springs, Deford Lodge #88 A.F. & A.M., and Eastern Star. He was a Past President of Berkeley Springs Rotary Club and the Morgan County Counseling Services. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Potentate of Ali Ghan Shrine (1994) of Cumberland, Md. Huntington transported children to Philadelphia's Shriner's Hospital for numerous years. He was also a member of The Boy Scouts of America and a past Scout Master who helped establish a BSA troop in Berkeley Springs. Huntington coached youth league softball and baseball. In addition, he was an avid hunter, fisherman, enjoyed metal detecting and managing his Christmas Tree Farm.

Huntington is survived by one daughter, Cynthia Ann Smith Waugh of Sykesville, Md.; two sons, Matthew Huntington Smith of Manchester, Md., Andrew Moss Smith of Keedysville, Md.; four grandchildren, Eric Stephen Waugh of Charleston, W.Va., Steffan David Waugh of Sykesville, Luke Huntington Smith of Townson, Md., and Kelsey Fanslau Smith of Manchester.

In addition to his parents, Huntington is preceded in death by his wife, Ann Moss Smith, on July 6, 2011.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, at Trinity Asbury United Methodist Church, 108 Wilkes Street, Berkeley Springs, with Pastor Chuck Bergen officiating. Interment with graveside military honors will be provided by the Tri-State Honor Guard will be in Friendship Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m and from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, February 28, at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 36 S. Green Street, Berkeley Springs, and one hour prior to service at the church on Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The Shriner's Hospital, http://www/shrinershospitalsforchil dren.org, PO Box 1525, Ranson, WV 25438, or to The Michael J. Fox Foundation (Parkinson's Research), http://www/michaeljfox.org, PO Box 5014, Hagerstown, ND 21741-5014.

Arrangements by Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 36 S. Green Street, Berkeley Springs,W.Va.

Adam Spencer

Adam Lee Spencer, 32, of South Point, Ohio, formerly of Hardy, Ky., died Saturday, February 25, 2017. Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 1, at Henson and Kitchen Mortuary, Huntington. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, February 28, at Henson and Kitchen Mortuary, Huntington.

Edward Wayne

Edward Ray Wayne, 66, of Cowen, died Saturday, February 25, 2017. Service will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, at Morris Funeral Home, Cowen. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday evening, at the funeral home. Arrangements by Morris Funeral Home.

Catherine Wilkinson

Catherine Rose Nicely Wilkinson, 85, of Barboursville, died Thursday, February 23, 2017. Funeral service will be conducted at noon, Friday, March 3, at the Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church in Williamsburg, Greenbrier County. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, at the Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, and after 11:30 a.m. Friday at the church.

Joey Winkler

Joey Winkler, 15, passed away February 25, 2017. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Redmon Funeral Home, Stow, Ohio.

Mary Wolfram

Mary Joyce Runyon Wolfram, 75, of Hamlin, passed away February 25, 2017. Graveside service will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, at WV National Cemetery, Grafton. Viewing will be 9:30 to 10 a.m., Wednesday, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.

Reba Fern Woodrum

Reba Fern Woodrum, 84, of Sumerco, was born December 21, 1932, and went home to be with the Lord Saturday, February 25, 2017.

She was the daughter of the late Earl and Nola Loftis of Sumerco and wife of the late Boyd Woodrum. She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Dorothy Lovejoy and Betty Tyler.

Fern was a homemaker, mother and a Christian.

She is survived by sons, Bobby, Joey (Pam), Keith (Carla), Jeff and Chris (Angie) Woodrum; daughter, Barbara (Jimmy) Armstrong; 29 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m., Thursday, March 2, 2017, at Curry Funeral Home in Alum Creek with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating. Burial will follow at the Moore Cemetery in Sumerco. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank everyone for their love and support during this difficult time.

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

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

Funerals for: February 28, 2017

Brown, Edna 1 p.m., Stockert

Copson, Kyle A. 6 p.m., Nitro High School Auditorium.

Gibson, Charles 1 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Hayes, Brenda Kay Noon, Wilson

Hughart, Neil 1 p.m., Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley.

Legg, James 1 p.m., Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville.

Richmond, Shirley 5 p.m., Harding Funerals and Cremations, Kanawha City.

Rose, Sylvia 2 p.m., Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin.

Schultze, Wilda Mae 1 p.m., Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant

Skeens, Ralph 2 p.m., Seth Church of Christ, Seth.