Encil Bailey, age 94, of Kanawha City, passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Harding Funerals & Cremations, 514 50th St. SE, Kanawha City, are in charge of the arrangements.
Joyce Roberts Burdette, of St. Albans, went home to be the Lord after a short illness.
She was born September 12, 1941, in Charleston, the daughter of the late Arnold and Ruth Roberts.
She was actively involved in her church community and was retired from the Department of Highways. Joyce was a lifelong resident of St. Albans and a graduate of St. Albans High School, class of 1958.
She is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Roger Burdette, and her three children, Tim Mooney (Jamie Mooney) of Elkview, Lisa Charlton (Bill Charlton) of Norfolk, Va., and Cara McWhorter (Jim McWhorter) of St. Albans. She is also survived by her three step-daughters, Deanna Priddy, Kathy Rhodes and Melissa Brode; 22 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth Hatfield (Herb) of Aberdeen, Miss., Joan Harless (Ernie) of St. Albans, David Roberts (Pat) of St. Albans, Paul Roberts of St. Albans.
Celebration of Joyce's life will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 28, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home with Dr. James Wright Jr. Burial will follow in Glendale Cemetery, South Charleston. Gathering of family and friends will be 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, at the funeral home.
Joyce's favorite color was blue. Please feel free and honoring her by wearing blue and that includes denim.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wright Way Ministries, 93 Joy Lane, Culloden, WV 25510.
Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.casdorphandcurry.com.
Brenda J. Buzzard of Seth, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on March 26, 2017, at 4:25 p.m. She was born March 13, 1947. to Noah and Myrtle Buzzard.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters: Bonnie Halstead, Crystal Boggs and Linda Austin; brothers: Noah Linville Buzzard, Rex Buzzard and Elbert Dean Buzzard.
She graduated from Sherman High School in 1964. She immediately started her nursing career. Brenda graduated from Garnet with her LPN License and worked as an LPN thereafter. She graduated from WV Tech with an RN Degree and started working as a nurse in 1981. She retired from CAMC in 1999 with 30 years of service. After retiring, she worked as a care giver. Brenda was an avid WVU, Marshall and Steelers fan. Brenda was a member of Sylvester Baptist Church that she loved very much.
Survivors are special niece and nephew, Beth Kirk (Dean), David Austin (Ethel), their children that she took on as grandma when her sister Linda past away, Brittany Bryant, Michael Kirk, David Austin III, Halie Austin, Piper Austin, Keira Austin, Aeryn Austin and Aidyn Bryant. They all called her Nanny. She is also survived by a sister, Janet Holstein; sisters-in-law: Alice Buzzard, Martha Buzzard and Juanita Buzzard, and many special friends and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins that she loved.
Special thanks to Dr. John Kelly, Dr. Todd Witsberger, Dr. James Frame, Dodi and Dr. Mear, Stephanie with Hospice Care and 5 South Oncology at CAMC. Thank you to a special friend Teresa Snodgrass at Dr. Witsberger's office, Paula Maxson, Kathy Bowling "AKA Sissy" and a host of others.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday afternoon, March 30, in the Sylvester Baptist Church, Sylvester, W.Va., with Pastor David Minturn, Pastor Anthony Pratt and Pastor Jr. Perdue officiating. Interment will follow in Pineview Cemetery, Orgas. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, at the church.
Online condolences may be sent to www.armstrongfuneralhomewv.com.
Armstrong Funeral Home is serving the family.
Maggie Fay Caudill, 86, of Dunbar, passed away March 25, 2017, at her home.
She was born April 30, 1930, in Paintsville, Kentucky, to the late Lycander and Ellen Blair. Maggie is the last surviving member of her family. She was the last of eight brothers and sisters.
She was preceded in death by husband, Duel Caudill; and daughter, Karen Taylor.
Maggie is survived by her son, Roger Caudill of Dunbar; granddaughters, Valerie Mullins and husband Tim of Wardensville, WV, and Michele Smith and husband Eric of San Diego, CA.
Maggie was one of the Rosie the Riveters that built B-29 bombers in Detroit, MI, during World War II. She also worked 13 years for Millers Drug Store in Dunbar. Maggie also received her Real Estate License. She worked at Crown Realty for eight years and was one of the top salespersons in the Kanawha Valley for the first five years.
People who came in contact with Maggie always enjoyed her stories about her childhood in Paintsville and her sense of humor. Maggie was a member of Dunbar Church of the Nazarene.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 29, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with Rev. Greg Hudson officiating. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd., Charleston, WV 25387 or Dunbar Nazarene Church, 1334 Lightner Ave., Dunbar, WV 25064.
Kira L. Chapman, 65, of Point Pleasant, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017. Arrangements will be announced by the Deal Funeral Home.
Eliza Coats, 95, of Charleston, passed away March 25, 2017. Funeral service will be noon, Saturday, April 1, at New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to service, also at the church. Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mildred E. Collins, 97, of Ripley, passed away March 26, 2017. Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Thursday, March 30, at Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until time of service.
Jeffrey Lynne Dunlap, 49, of Charleston, passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2017, peacefully in his sleep at home.
He was formerly employed by CAMC Memorial and America's Back office Midwest.
Jeff was preceded in death by his stepfather, Charles Hager and maternal grandparents, Ronsford and Emma Dunlap.
He is survived by his loving mother, Anna Hager; son, Jeffrey Dunlap; grandson, Ean of Salisbury, NC; along with aunts and many cousins who will miss him greatly.
Family and friends may visit from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, at Snodgrass Funeral Home in South Charleston with a committal service to follow at Graceland Memorial Park in South Charleston with Pastor Steve White officiating.
Memories of Jeff may be shared by visiting www.snodgrassfuneral.com and selecting the obituary.
Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, is handling the arrangements.
On Saturday, March 25, 2017, Heaven gained another precious Angel when Ann Louise Dunn, 71, of Buffalo, departed this life at Hubbard Hospice House West at Thomas Memorial Hospital following a long illness. She was cared for at Genesis Health Care for several years. Ann was a graduate of Buffalo High School and attended the Buffalo Church of God and Walker Chapel Church.
Born April 12, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence Edward Dunn Sr. and Margaret Sarah (Haer) Dunn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Arthur Gail Dunn and Lawrence Edward Dunn Jr. and nephew, Jerry Morris.
She is survived by her sister and best friend, Doris Jeanette Dunn Dameron; nephews, David Ray Campbell of Winfield, and Matthew Edward Dunn of Hurricane, and niece, Carmen Morris of Hurricane; great-nieces, Kirsten, Kassi, and Krissi Campbell, of Winfield; sister-in-law, Carla Dunn of Hurricane, as well as several cousins and friends.
The family would like to extend special heartfelt thanks to Brenda Casto of Putnam Aging for her care; Genesis Health Care nurses and staff, including Rayleena and Angela, for their exceptional care; Joy Kimble and Dr. Rick Houdersheldt of C.A.M.C. Teays Valley; the staff of Hubbard Hospice House, including Toni, Tori, Nichole, Peggy, Pat, Carrie and Fran. The family would also like to thank, Jennifer Hodges, Donnie and Melissa Campbell, and the Chaplain; Tom and Sandy Brown, Brandon McClure, and Frank Stover and wife for coming to pray with us, dear friend, Barbara Taylor and all those who sent special prayers for Ann.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with Pastor Mike Tucker officiating. Burial will follow in Walker Chapel Cemetery, Robertsburg. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the Dunn family and the online guestbook signed by visiting http://www.raynesfuneralhome.com.
Raynes Funeral Home, 20072 Charleston Road, Buffalo, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements.
David Duaine Fitzwater, 73, of Pinch, went home to be with the Lord March 26, 2017.
He was born December 27, 1943, to the late Rev. Eldon and Katie Backus Fitzwater.
David was in the U.S. Army and served his country honorably in Vietnam. He retired from Hooten Equipment as a refrigeration installer and formally worked for Montgomery Wards. His greatest achievement in life was accepting Christ as his Savior on February 3, 2017.
In addition to his parents, David is preceded in death by his brothers, Don, Bob, Johnnie and Jackie Fitzwater; sisters Pauline Boyles, and Eunice Wheeler.
David is survived by his wife of 50 loving years, Wanda Sue Welch Fitzwater; son, David Scott Fitzwater; daughter Melissa (Mark) Lesher; brothers, Eldon (Ella Rae) Fitzwater, Bill (Carol) Fitzwater of Oak Hill, Tom (Beverly) Fitzwater of South Charleston; sister, Audrey (Tom) Meikle; and granddaughter, Savanna Lesher who was a special gift from God.
The family would like to give special thanks to Joe and Angie from Gentiva Home Healthcare Services and Janet from Hospice Care.
A graveside service will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, at Elk Hills Memorial Park with Brother Marvin Welch officiating. Visitation will be from 1:30 to 2 p.m. at the cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 61.
In lieu of flowers, the Fitzwater family requests memorial donations be made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Curtis Price Way, Charleston, WV 25311. "If you never needed there services you have no idea the wonderful work they do."
Online condolences may be sent to www.haferfuneralhome.net
Arrangements are in the care of Hafer Funeral Home, 50 North Pinch Road, Elkview, WV 25071.
Dorothy Thomas Fox, 89, of DuPont City, died peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, March 26.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Walter C. Fox; daughter, Sue Cox; and parents, Ray and Agatha Thomas.
Dottie was born near Richwood and grew up in Cowen. Throughout her life, she loved spending time on the farm where she was raised, gardening and observing the surrounding nature. She graduated from Cowen High School and attended West Virginia Wesleyan where she met her husband. Together they enjoyed being surrounded by family for holidays, vacations, and random get-togethers. Dottie initiated a loving tradition many years ago of gifting the entire family Hallmark Christmas ornament series at Thanksgiving. She worked as a secretary for Belle Elementary School for almost 25 years. She was also a member of the Brooks Bird Club and enjoyed observing her backyard birds. Dottie was loved for her sassy sense of humor, sharp wit, delicious meals, and her devotion to her family.
Surviving are her son, Thomas R. Fox (Dawn) of Millstone; daughter, Lou Ann Fauber (Ed) of DuPont City; grandsons, Russ (Alicia) of Barboursville, Matt (Jutima) of Cincinnati, OH, and Jay (Jess) of Huntington; granddaughters, Anna Swecker (Casey) of Cincinnati, Amy Fauber (Matt) of Charleston, and Megan Branch (Jeshua) of Williamsburg, VA; and eight great-grandchildren, Adria, Owen, Josie, Prim, Chloe, Chase, Elena, and Elora.
We would like to thank her family physician, Dr. Richard Hayes, Thomas Memorial Hospital, CAMC Memorial Division ED, and 5 South nursing staff and hospitalist, and the wonderful staff of Eastbrook. The family would also like to extend a sincere thank you to Myra Stevens for her devotion in caring for our mother.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with Pastor Denny Dodson officiating. Interment and committal will be at 4 p.m. in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Cowen. Visitation will be two hours prior to service time at the funeral home on Wednesday.
To send the family online condolences or sign the guest book, please visit our website at fidlerandframefuneralhome.com.
John Gardner, 60, of Pax, W.Va., passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017. Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, at Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel, Beckley. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley, W.Va., 304-253-4461.
Violet Evalena Garnes, 77, of Ripley, passed away March 25, 2017. Service will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 29, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, W.Va. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.
A man of infinite patience. A man, who of necessity, learned to communicate with the deaf at an early age, a man whose talking hands spell understanding and trust and hope for those who cannot hear. A soft spoken Christian whose philosophy is that there is no limit to the good that can be done.
Keith C. Hamilton Jr., 95, passed away after short illness March 24, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Keith Sr. and Demaris, who were deaf; and his loving wife of 48 years, Mary W. Hamilton.
Surviving, son, Lawrence Hamilton (Lynne); grandson and caregiver for the last three years, Joshua Hamilton (Tiffany); great-granddaughter, Kamryn.
Keith, with the help of the West Side Kiwanis Club, were successful in convincing WCHS-TV to allow him air time for a program for the deaf, named "Talking Hands." This was in the early 60's. He served the Charleston area by teaching sign language classes, helping in weddings, funerals, court proceedings, emergency room visits, all at no charge. Keith worked for 19 years at WV Vocational Rehab with job placement for the deaf. He was a member of Kings Way Christian Church, Nitro.
Service will be 1 p.m., Friday, at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston with Gene Brooks, minister at Kings Way Church, officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, at the mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to, Deaf Missions, 21199 Greenview Rd., Council Bluffs, IA 51503 or Kings Way Christian Church, PO Box 307 Nitro, WV 25143.
Phillip Hannah, 64, of Milton, formerly of Dingess, W.Va., passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017. Service will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, at the Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville, W.Va. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., Wednesday, at the Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services at Chapmanville.
Phyllis Ann Hunter, 76, of Hernshaw, passed away peacefully on March 26, 2017, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.
She was a longtime member of Lens Creek Wesleyan Church where her passion was working with the children.
She was preceded in death by husband: James Harley Hunter and son: Mike Hunter.
She will be greatly missed by her: daughter and main caregiver: Debbie (Mike) Rosenbaum; son: Danny (Lisa) Hunter; grandchildren: Eric (Hope) Snead, Chad Snead, Emily (Tyler) Hudnall and Katie Hunter; great-grandsons: Cameron Chenault and Drew Snead. She also leaves behind several brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews as well as countless friends.
The family would like to thank Dr. William Harris and the staffs of Marmet Health Care Center and Hubbard Hospice House for their loving care and support.
Funeral will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet, with Rev. Roger Gogus officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery, Left Hand Fork, Lens Creek. Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the Funeral Home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at http://leonardjohnsonfuneralhome.com.
Walter Lynn Hutchison, 66, of Flatwoods, passed away March 24, 2017. The calling hours and funeral service will be held at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, 308 Flatwoods Corner Road, Flatwoods, W.Va., on April 1 at 2 p.m.
Maxine Flint Justice, 91, of Charleston, passed away on March 26, 2017, at home surrounded by her children.
Born in Alderson, on June 15, 1925, Maxine was the middle daughter of Emery Elbert Flint and Florence Elizabeth Gwinn, formerly of Rainelle.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father; her two sisters, Wenona Paulette Mitchell of Rainelle and Euela Mae Stewart of Waverly, Ohio; and her loving husband, Charles Paul "Curley" Justice Sr., a longtime pharmacist in Montgomery.
Maxine is survived by her son, Col. (R) John Justice (Karen) of Frederick, Md.; daughters, Sandra Elizabeth Justice of Las Vegas, Nev., and Paulette Susan Justice of Charleston; and grandson, Charles Bryan Frye (Jessica) of Spokane, Wash.
Maxine was a proud member of the International Order of the Eastern Star for over 63 years, serving as Worthy Matron of Guiding Star Chapter of Gauley Bridge in 1963, Worthy Grand Matron of W.Va. in 1970 and Most Worthy Grand Matron of the international organization in 1994. She will be fondly remembered by her O.E.S. Sisters and Brothers she met in each of the 50 states and 91 overseas chapters she visited during her three year MWGM term.
Service will be 1 p.m., Saturday, April 1, at Bollinger Funeral Home, 420 Lee St. W., Charleston, W.Va., with Dale Wood officiating. Burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Park in London, W.Va. Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
The family wishes, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Kanawha Valley Senior Services located at 2428 Kanawha Blvd., Charleston, WV 25311.
Mr. Bernard Jerome "Stogie" Owens Sr., 92, of Mt. Hope, died Thursday, March 23, 2017. Funeral service will be noon, Thursday, March 30, at United Missionary Baptist Church, 205 South Fayette Ave., Mt. Hope, W.Va. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley, W.Va.
Clyde D. Putnam, 70, of Frametown, passed away March 25, 2017. Graveside service will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 29, at Braxton Memorial Cemetery, Sutton.Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.
Sam Silverstein Jr., 93, of Charleston, passed quietly in his sleep at Hubbard Hospice House while surrounded by his family on March 26, 2017.
Sam is survived by his wife of 10 years, Phyllis; two children, Sam Silverstein III (Dora) of Charleston, Mary Hamilton (Tim) of Boca Raton, Fla.; grandchildren, Taylor (Inna), Megan and Meredith, Nicole and Samara.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert; first wife, Sara; and daughter, Susie.
Sam was a kind and loving son, husband, brother, father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with family and friends. His personal generosity was exceeded only by his saucy and witty sense of humor. A lifelong Charleston resident, Sam's interests included tennis, golf, swimming, and constantly working to make his yard "weed free."
Sam's educational stories started at Lincoln Jr. High, where he excelled in academics and mischievousness. True to form, this trend continued through military school(s), and Washington and Lee College. After serving his country in the Air Force during WWII, Sam finished school at W & L, where he earned his law degree, then one year of post graduate education in Switzerland studying International Law. After returning to Charleston where he briefly practiced law, he then joined the family business that he would eventually build into a Fortune 500 company, before his semi-retirement while in his early 80's.
Throughout his lifelong residency in Charleston, Sam was active in multiple community activities and leadership positions on local boards, including the National Bank of Commerce, Junior Achievement, the Import Export Council, Temple Israel, and the United Way, to name a few.
Our family would like to give special thanks to all the staff at Hospice House for their compassion and care, as well as the many caregivers he had while at home during his long illness.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, at Temple B'nai Israel in Charleston. Funeral service will immediately follow visitation, with internment at Spring Hill Cemetery in Charleston. The family will then welcome family and friends for a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at their home in Kanawha City.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to Temple Israel, 2312 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV 25311 and / or Kanawha Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387 or your favorite charity of choice.
Condolences may also be left online at BarlowBonsall.com
Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Dana Carol Spencer, 79, of Tioga, W.Va., passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Funeral service will be held on at 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, at the Beaver Freewill Baptist Church in Craigsville. Friends may call at the White Funeral Home at Summersville from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28.
Dorothy Javins Sublette, 90, of Nitro, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.
Dorothy was a lifelong resident of Nitro, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and a member of Nitro First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents Ray and Lora Lewis, her husbands Joe Javins and Bill Sublette, one sister, four brothers, and a great-grandson.
Dorothy is survived by two daughters Marie Null and Terri Snodgrass both of Nitro, two sons Jack Javins and Stacy and Bill "BJ" Javins both of Nitro, nine grandsons, 11 great-grandsons and four great-granddaughters.
A celebration of Dorothy's life will be held at 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, at Cooke Funeral Home, 2002 20th St., Nitro, with Pastor Tim Gilfillen officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Private burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.
You may express on-line condolences at www.cookefuneralhome.com.
Asbury I. "Bud" Wilson, 87, of Hurricane, passed away March 24, 2017. A private service will be held by the family. Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, WV 25526.
Isaac Fenton Withrow, 90, of South Charleston, passed away March 25, 2017. Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Thursday, March 30, at North Charleston Apostolic Church. Visitation with the family will be two hours prior to service, also at the church. Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Bryan Allen Young, 54, of Charleston died March 26, 2017. Funeral is 1 p.m., Thursday, March 30, at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet, with visitation two hours prior. Details at leonardjohnsonfuneralhome.com.
Burdette, Joyce Roberts — 11 a.m., Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans.
Doak, Juanita — 2 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.
Foster, Nowana — 3 p.m., White Funeral Home, Summersville.
Gray, Clementene — 11 a.m., United Missionary Baptist Church, Mt. Hope.
Harless, Larry — 7 p.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.
Holley, Randy, II — 7 p.m., Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.
Lynch, Lewis — 1 p.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.
Silverstein, Sam, Jr. — 12:30 p.m., Temple B'nai Israel, Charleston.
Stanley, Delinda — 6 p.m., Giles Church of God of Prophecy, Dawes.
Thompson, Debra Ann — 1 p.m., Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.
Young, Sonny — 11 a.m., Gilgal United Methodist Church, Mt. Nebo.