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Betty Jane Archer Print Comment Top of page

Mrs. Betty Jane Archer, 77, of Nitro, passed away Feb. 7, 2016 after a long illness.

She was born in Charleston on Oct. 31, 1938. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George M. Archer; parents, Guy B. Sizemore and Gracie M. Carter; and stepmother, Elsie M. Sizemore.

Betty is survived by her only child, Mary C. Archer and boyfriend, Vic Honaker, of Nitro; grandchildren, Michael A. Mobley of Nitro, Tyler A. Dingess of Nitro, AB Guy E. Mobley, USAF and wife, Brenna, of Denver, Colo., and Gracie M. McKinney and husband, Mike, and great-grandchild, Terence, of Eleanor; brother, Robert Sizemore and wife, Patricia, of Lady Lake, Fla.; half-sister, Gwen Sizemore of Nitro; and ex-son-in-law, Tommy Dingess of St. Albans.

Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro, is in charge of arrangements and you may express online condolences at www.cookefuneralhome.com.

Wane C. Ashworth Print Comment Top of page

Wane C. Ashworth of Ona went to live with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 following a brief illness.

He was born Oct. 23, 1941 in Lincoln County to the late James Clay and Lona Rice Ashworth. Wane was a 1959 graduate of Hamlin High School, a retiree of M&G Polymers in Apple Grove, a believer and a regular attendee of Beulah Ann Baptist Church, Ona, and First Baptist Church of Frostproof, Fla.

Predeceasing him were Rod's mother, Zenith; his brother, Denny; and a sister-in-law, Phyllis.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Willoe Messinger Ashworth; son, Rodney L. Ashworth (Cheryl) of Barboursville; stepson, K.Todd Clagg (Stephanie) of Milton; five grandchildren, Mollie Ashworth, Collin and Breann Clagg, Rocky and Jenna Floyd; two brothers, Calvin of Hamlin and Barry (Rosilee) of Culloden; sister-in-law, Cindy of Scott Depot; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Wane was an avid angler, both here in the tri-state and in the Lakemont Ridge RV Park at Frostproof, Fla., where he and his first mate, John Blondina, could be found regularly on the lakes.

Special thanks to the MICU and IR departments of CHH for their exemplary care, compassion and professionalism. Deepest appreciation to Dr. Marc Hettlinger for providing care above and beyond his profession.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, and after noon on Friday, Feb. 12, at Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville.

Service will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. at Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel with Danny Ford, Pastor Pete Davidson and Pastor Paul Meadows officiating. Entombment will be in Forest Memorial Park Mausoleum, Milton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, 3100 Staunton Road, Huntington, WV 25702.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

Erma Faye Bays Print Comment Top of page

Erma Faye McCallister Bays, 79, of South Charleston, passed away at home on Feb. 7, 2016.

She was the daughter of the late John and Virginia (Hayes) McCallister.

In addition to her parents, Erma was preceded in death by her sisters, Mildred Cantley and Carol Griffiths, and her infant son, Robert Blaine Gillispie, Jr.

She retired from Columbia Gas after 22 years of service.

Erma enjoyed being outside working in her flowers. She was full of love for her family, and had a deep faith in the Lord. She will be missed so much on this earth.

She is survived by her husband, Jack L. Bays; daughter, Brenda Fernatt; grandchildren, Christina Roop and Erin Cook; great-grandchildren, Nathan Roop, Brooklyn Roop, Renesmee "Nessie" Roop and Christian Roop; brother, Joe McCallister; sisters, Naomi Frame of Ohio, Joyce Smith of Alabama, Jean Henderson of Alabama and Rita Amenta of Martinsburg; and special nieces, Pam Brown and Joyce Lett.

Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with Pastor Craig Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Graceland Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Robert L. Bell Print Comment Top of page

Robert "Bob" L. Bell, 91, of Charlton Heights, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 at Kobacker House in Columbus, Ohio.

Born June 5, 1924 in Carbondale, he was the son of Clay and Nola Bell. In addition to his parents, Bob was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Eunice, and nine siblings.

He was a proud veteran, serving in World War II as a navigator in the United States Army/Air Force. A resident of Charlton Heights, Bob served as president of the Gauley National Bank in Gauley Bridge for many years, until retiring in 1987.

Bob is survived by his sons, Robert Bell and Julian Bell (wife, Robin); granddaughter, Mackenzie Bell; and many beloved nieces, nephews and family members from the Derrick and Bell families and friends.

The family will receive friends and family from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at Pennington Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Gauley Bridge. A service to celebrate his life will immediately follow visitation.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations for cancer research be made in Bob's honor to The Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, 460 W. 10th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210, or online at cancer.osu.edu/giving-back.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com.

Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Bell family.

Renata G. Berger Print Comment Top of page

Renata Geneva Berger, 53, of Cross Lanes, passed away Feb. 8, 2016. Service will be noon Saturday, Feb. 13, at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, with visitation one hour prior to the service.

Ingfrid K. Canfield Print Comment Top of page

Ingfrid Karin Canfield, 74, of Ivydale, a beloved mother and grandmother, entered into rest on Feb. 7, 2016 at her home after a short illness.

Born March 10, 1941 in Mandal, Norway, she was the daughter of the late Karsten Agathon and Alma M. (Loen) Hansen. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Varis Lee Canfield Sr.

She was a homemaker and businesswoman.

Ingfrid is survived by her daughters, Darlene Caban of Ocala, Fla., and Arlene (David) Tucker of Ivydale; son, Varis Lee (Rita Anderson) Canfield Jr. of Ivydale; grandchildren, Greta M. (Caban) Owen, Jason D. Tucker, M.D., Nathan D. Caban, Lindsay J. (Caban) Meredith, Christian Lee Caban, Natalie R. (Caban) Abrams, Kevin Lee Canfield and Amy M. Caban; and great-grandchildren, Seth, Gage and Grace Owens, Silas and Isaac Caban, Braylen Canfield and Violet Abrams.

Funeral service will be held at noon Thursday, Feb. 11, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Wayne Litton officiating. Burial will be in Canfield Cemetery, Ivydale.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Online condolence may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com.

Emery W. Casdorph Print Comment Top of page

Emery Wesley "Red Bird" Casdorph, 68, of Charleston, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 after a long illness.

He was the son of Anna Mae Taylor of Racine, Ohio, where she makes her home with her daughter, Cathy Thaxton.

Mr. Casdorph was a Vietnam veteran, having served in the Army from May 8, 1968 to Jan. 9, 1970. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service.

Wes sang with the Esquires for several years and got to experience traveling to Russia to sing with them. He loved to sing and perform.

Survivors include his loving mother, Anna Mae Taylor; sisters, Cathy Thaxton, Roberta Coffman and husband, Sheldon, Delores Haynes and husband, Willis, and Loretta Marcum; brothers, Donald Casdorph, Rick Taylor and wife, Brenda, Pat Bumgardner, David Taylor and wife, Carol, and Harrison Taylor and wife, Delores; special uncle, Junior Casdorph; and special aunt, Olive Lucille Whittington.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. Jody Pauley officiating. Burial with military honors accorded by American Legion Post 61, Clendenin, will follow at Floral Hills Garden of Memories, Pocatalico.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Special thanks to good friends, Joyce Harding, Jimmy Lotts, Tom Harrison and Butch Gibson.

The family also wishes to thank Jimmy Lotts for the wonderful care he selflessly gave to Wes every day.

The family will accept online condolences at cpjfuneralhome.com.

Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Casdorph family.

Joseph C. Cassell Print Comment Top of page

Joseph Charles Cassell, 55, of Beckley, died Feb. 8, 2016. Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at Riverside Baptist Church, Richwood, with visitation one hour prior. He will be cremated after the service under the direction of White Funeral Home, Summersville.

Charles L. Clark Print Comment Top of page

Charles L. "Chuck" Clark of Charleston passed away Jan. 28, 2016.

He was a longtime employee of CASCI and was a very proud Veteran of the United States Navy. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Chuck was preceded in death by his father, LeRoy Charles Clark.

He survived by his mother, Mary Washburn of Colorado; children, Charlie Clark and wife, Laura, of North Carolina, Matt Clark and wife, Melissa, of North Carolina, Joel Clark of Virginia, along with their mother, Susan Clark of North Carolina; brothers, Jeff Clark and wife, Lisa, of Texas, Tim Clark and wife, Tracy, of Pennsylvania and Scott Clark of Pennsylvania; sisters, Debbie Reddy and husband, Kevin, of Wyoming and LeAnne Clark of Colorado; along with three grandchildren, Andrew, Emma and Piper.  

A service to honor Chuck's life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at Keller Funeral Home, 1236 Myers Ave., Dunbar.

A fellowship gathering with refreshments will be held immediately following the service at Dunbar First Church of God, 1234 Payne Ave., Dunbar.

Brady Clendenin Jr. Print Comment Top of page

CMSgt. Brady Odell Clendenin Jr. (USAF Ret.), 77, of Jacksonville, Ark., passed away Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. He was born Feb. 20, 1938 in Charleston, W.Va., to the late Brady Odell Clendenin Sr. and Goldie Smith Clendenin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Travis Clendenin.

Mr. Clendenin retired from the United States Air Force in 1984 after 24 years of service, serving in Vietnam, Korea, Hawaii, Taiwan, England, Michigan, Virginia, Missouri, California and finally retiring in Arkansas. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, VFW and the Air Force Sergeants Association.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Colleen; three sons, Michael Clendenin and his wife, Diane, of Jacksonville, Mitch Clendenin of Las Vegas, Nev., and Matt Clendenin of Little Rock, Ark.; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Rockie and Hewitt, and one sister, Nellie, of Ohio, and eight sisters of West Virginia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Park with military honors.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home, 501-982-2136.

Sign online guestbook at www.mooresjacksonvillefuneralhome.com.

David Cunningham Print Comment Top of page

David York Cunningham of St. Albans died Feb. 8, 2016.

He was born June 23, 1945 in South Charleston to the late John and Frankie Cunningham. He worked for the city of St Albans as the director of Parks and Recreation.

David is survived by his children: daughters, Kacey Cunningham and Wendy Clarke, and stepson, Jason Creamer; and grandchildren, Lauren Clarke and Jadyn Creamer. He is also survived by his two brothers, John T. Cunningham (Terry) and William E. Cunningham (Debbie).

David loved coaching girls' basketball, which he did for several years. He also enjoyed spending time at the farm and in the woods hunting and fishing. David was also a member of the Stickmen along with his brothers, doing hand-crafted items and attending shows.

Harding Funeral Home, 514 50th St. SE, Charleston, WV 25304, is assisting the family. There will be no service at this time.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com.

Lyle W. Dizmang Print Comment Top of page

Lyle William Dizmang, 79, of St. Albans, passed away Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family.

Born July 27, 1936 in Wallace County, Kan., Lyle was son of the late Henry Christy and Gladys Pearl Akers Dizmang. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Harold, Carl, Mildred, Irene and Hazel, as well as his son, Christopher Kent.

A graduate of Goodland High School in Kansas, Lyle went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Rollins College, Winter Park, Fla. Lyle served in the United States Air Force prior to his employement with Pan American and Boeing Industries in conjunction with the Kennedy Space Center/NASA Program, he was also awarded the Boeing Manned Flight Awareness Award during his tenure with the Apollo Mission Series. Later, Lyle assisted with the development of the city Palm Coast, Fla., as well as serving as a financial administrator with Pickand's Mather/Cleveland Cliffs Company. During his administration with Pickands Mather/Cleveland Cliffs, Lyle was inducted into the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.

Lyle enjoyed fishing as a young man and developed an affinity for golf later in life, all the while becoming a crossword puzzle enthusiast.

Surviving are his wife, Patsy Ruth Dorsey, whom he continued to lovingly refer to as his bride even after 56 years of marriage; his children, Charles Isaac (Melissa) of St. Albans, Kimberly Kay (Charlotte) of Jacksonville, Fla., and Deanna Lynn of South Charleston; his siblings, Vera, Darlene, Katie, Dick, Darrell and Duane; as well as his grandchildren, Charles (Sarah) expecting new arrival, Lesley, Craig, Jessica and Randy; great-grandchildren, Corey, Clemente and Shelby. Extended family includes Beckie and Pat, Mark and Lera, Mia, Aly, Linda, and Matthew.

Lyle always said "Patsy Ruth was the love of his life."

The family will hold a private celebration of his life at a later date. You may share sympathies and condolences by visiting AffordableCremationsofWV.com.

Flowers should be omitted and memorial contributions be directed to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387.

Cremation services are being provided by Affordable Cremations of WV, 413 D St., South Charleston.

Mabel Hill Ferrell Print Comment Top of page

Mabel Hill Ferrell, 101, of Manila, passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 at Logan Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness.

She was born Jan. 11, 1915 in Manila, a daughter of the late Hubert and Julia Miller Hill. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Basil Ferrell; four brothers, Clarence, Basil, Delmer and Elmer; two sisters Lena Lucas and Arizona Barker; and special nephew, Michael H. Hill.

Mabel is survived by special family and friend "helpers," Marian June Willis, Terri and Donnie Chapman, Sheridan Hill, Allyn Sue and George Barker, Sidney and Patty Barker, Alice McClure and Lyle and Alice Adams. Survivors include several nephews and nieces whom she loved and a host of friends and loved ones.

Mabel was a Christian, being baptized at the age of 12, and a longtime member of Danville Church of Christ. Mabel read her Bible every day, was a dedicated wife and homemaker and loved genealogy. She was also an avid and accomplished gardener of beautiful vegetable and flower gardens, raising her last garden at the age of 97. Mabel was retired from Barker Dairy.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with Minister Kenneth Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow in Hill Cemetery, Manila. Pallbearers will be great-nephews, Donnie Lee and Tyler Chapman, Michael Ferrell, James, Michael and Russell Hill. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews, Jerry and Ralph Hill, Sidney and John Barker, Jimmy Willis, Donnie Chapman and Buddy Ferrell.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

Ruth N. Harkins Print Comment Top of page

Ruth N. Harkins, 93, of London, Ohio, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 at London Health and Rehab.

Born Jan. 24, 1923 in Barnesboro, Pa., she was a daughter of Francis and Nora (Tampt) Thiel.

Ruth is survived by her children, Marilyn Pritt and Paul Harkins; granddaughters, Amy (Clayton) Burke and Sara Pritt; great-granddaughters, Savanna, Sabrina and Sara Burke; numerous nieces and nephews; and dear friends, Jim and Kristi Pritt.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Harkins, in 1994.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church, 380 Keny Blvd., London, with Pastor Orinda Hawkins-Brinkley officiating. Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service.

The family suggests donations to Loving Care Hospice, P.O. Box 445, London, OH 43140.

The family is being served by Eberle-Fisher Funeral Home and Crematory, 103 N. Main St., London.

Online condolences for the family may be sent at www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

Danny Joe Hartwell Print Comment Top of page

Danny Joe Hartwell, 68, of Grafton, formerly of Fairmont, passed away Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 at Rosewood Center after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Charleston on Jan. 29, 1948, a son of the late Denny Joe and Anna Mildred Moore Hartwell.

Dan graduated from George Washington High School and went on to serve his country in the Vietnam War. He retired from the West Virginia DHHR as a program manager for the Bureau for Children and Families. Dan loved to golf and spend time with his family, especially his four special grandsons.

He is survived by two daughters, Anna Stallings and husband, Ryan, of Grafton and Jennifer Shay and husband, Luke, of England; four grandsons, Beckett Stallings, Sawyer Stallings, Benjamin Shay and Jackson Shay; four brothers, Walter E. Hartwell, Charlie Hartwell, Paul Hartwell and Roger Hartwell; six sisters, Judy Taylor, Brenda Robling, Debbie Long, Beth Myers, Rose Hartwell and Joani Fitz; and several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Ann VanLiew.

At Dan's request, the funeral and burial will be private for the family.

Bartlett Funeral Home is honored to handle the arrangements for the Hartwell family.

Online condolences can be sent to the Hartwell family at www.bartlettfuneralhomewv.com.

John V. Hightower Print Comment Top of page

John Venable Hightower passed away peacefully at his home in Belle, WV on Feb. 5, 2016 after a long illness.

John was born Dec. 29, 1942 to the late Charles Hightower Sr. and Minnie Wiseman Hightower.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Sr. and Minnie; his sister, Donna Hightower Moore; and beloved grandmother, Gertrude Wiseman.

He is survived by his three children, Bonnie Hightower, Cherie Hightower Summers (Alan) of Charleston, WV, and Shawn Hightower of Atlanta, GA; his brother, Charles (Sonny) Hightower and his wife, Lucy, of Charleston, WV; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

There will be a memorial service to celebrate his life on Friday, Feb. 12, at the New First Missionary Baptist Church, located at 4524 Washington Ave., Kanawha City. Family and friends can come and eat and fellowship from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The service will begin at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Ivan K. Hawkins officiating.

Crystal D. Holliday Print Comment Top of page

Crystal Dawn Holliday, 40, of Hilltop, died Feb. 7, 2016. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill. In accordance with her wishes, she will be cremated following the visitation.

Evon Jarvis Print Comment Top of page

Evon Jarvis, 53, of Chloe, formerly of Caldwell, Ohio, died Feb. 2, 2016. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg.

Michael R. Keyes Print Comment Top of page

Michael Raymond Keyes, 28, of Dorothy, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016.

He was born Nov. 24, 1987 in Charleston, a son of the late Donald Ray Keyes Jr.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandfather, Donald Ray Keyes Sr.

Those left to cherish his memory include his grandmother, Louise Jones Keyes of Dorothy; brother, Jarrod Peters and children, Stephen, Dawson and Scotty Peters, of Clear Creek; sisters, Christine Keyes and children, Maygen and Calee Harless and Nick Foster, of Horse Creek, and Sherri Bowman and husband, Marky, and children, Zachary, Kristopher, Alexis and Trevor Bowman, of Dorothy; cousins, Nick, Ashley and Nixon Bratcher, Ben, Liz, Jacob and Emariah Massey and Erik Massey; and aunts, Vickie and husband, Craig Bratcher, and Peggy Massey. Michael had many more family and friends, and we ask that everyone remember him for who he was. He had a heart of gold and loved his family and friends very much.

Service will be 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Dorothy Assembly of God Church. We will be celebrating his life and all he touched. Michael will be cremated.

Armstrong Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Louise Keyes, P.O. Box 172, Dorothy, WV 25060.

Mayzella Mahan Print Comment Top of page

Mayzella Cooper Mahan, 96, of Spanish Fort, Ala., formerly of Oak Hill, died Feb. 6, 2016. Service will be 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Church of Christ, Oak Hill. Information submitted by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Jean W. May Print Comment Top of page

Jean W. May, 81, of Gassaway, passed away Feb. 9, 2016 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

Jean was born May 24, 1934 in Braxton County, a daughter of the late Carl G. and Marvel Rollyson Westfall.

She was a secretary for the West Virginia Department of Highways and for J.C. Baker and Sons. She was a member of Gassaway United Methodist Church. She taught at a one-room school and also taught adult classes. Jean enjoyed yard sales, reading, cooking and going to the beach. She loved her cat, George.

Jean was preceded in death by son, Greg May; daughter, Joni Kay May; and brother, Jim Westfall.

She is survived by two sons, John May and Jimmy Gene May, both of Gassaway; daughter, Jeanne Harris and husband, Dale, of Gassaway; brothers, Robert Westfall of Bloomingdale, Ohio, and Steve Westfall of Ripley; three sisters, Mary Ann Taffer and Karen Sue Smith, both of Gassaway, and Sharon Sands of South Port, N.C.; grandchildren, Eric, Jason and Ryan Harris, Nyssa Carroll, Christa Lanagan, Joni May and Moriah James; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Per Jean's request, her body was cremated.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Anita B. McCoy Print Comment Top of page

Anita Beebe Sir McCoy, 89, of Logan, died Feb. 8, 2016. Service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at Nighbert Memorial United Methodist Church, Logan. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, and one hour prior to the service Friday at the church. Arrangements by Honaker Funeral Home, Logan.

Richard C. Miller Print Comment Top of page

Richard Carl Miller, 89, of Hurricane, died Feb. 8, 2016. Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at St. John United Methodist Church, Scott Depot. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at the church. Arrangements by Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Anna Mae Mitchell Print Comment Top of page

Anna Mae Mitchell, 86, of Riverview, Fla., formerly of Charleston, passed away Monday, Feb. 1, 2016.

A native and lifelong resident of Charleston, she had resided in Florida since September 2015.

She was a homemaker, a Presbyterian and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Mitchell, and son, Thomas Mitchell.

Anna is survived by children, Scott and his wife, Kelly, and James and his wife, Carol; daughter-in-law, Nancy Alexander; grandchildren, Brian and his wife, Brittany, Matthew and his wife, Sarah, Lissette Alzamora and her husband, Jason, Sheri Simpson and her husband, Brian, Andrew and Kasey; and great-grandchildren, Campbell, Barrett, Annastyn, Adalaide, Piper, Maddax, Phoebe, Eliana, Taliah, Jason Lee, Keegan and Hayden.

Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Bollinger Funeral Home, 420 Lee St. W., Charleston.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to LifePath Hospice.

Bollinger Funeral Home, Charleston, is serving the Mitchell family.

Sarah K. Mullenax Print Comment Top of page

Sarah K. Mullenax, 88, of Durbin, died Feb. 9, 2016. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Arbovale Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Arbovale.

Donald C. Owens Print Comment Top of page

Mr. Donald C. "The General" Owens, 72, of Fayetteville, died Feb. 5, 2016. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Garten, with visitation one hour prior. Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Theresa M. Oxley Print Comment Top of page

Theresa M. Oxley, 82, of Nitro, passed away Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 at Hubbard Hospice House West after a short illness. Theresa was born Feb. 1, 1934 in McKees Rocks, Pa. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Anna Silvat, and her sister, Florence Typek.

Theresa is survived by her husband, Jack Oxley; daughter, Kathleen Brothers and husband, Riley, of Charleston; son, Ronald Emerson of Holland, Mich.; brother, George Silvat and wife, Helen, of McKees Rocks, Pa.; three grandchildren, who she loved and spoke about with tremendous pride, and who lovingly referred to her as "Apple T": granddaughter, Loren Lodge and husband, Jon, and grandsons, Christopher and Ryan Edwards; and the newest joy in her life, great-grandson Grayson Lodge. She is also survived by three stepchildren, Lanny Oxley and wife, Connie, of South Charleston, Vicki Saunders of Charleston and Gina Miller of Clayton, N.C.; six step-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.

Theresa was retired from the West Virginia Rehabilitation Center. She was previously employed by the West Virginia Research and Training Center and the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies. She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Nitro, where she was very active with the Food Pantry and the Friendship Class, was a member of Circle #3 of the United Methodist Women and served as an officer in the United Methodist Women.

A service to celebrate Theresa's life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church. The Rev. Mark Smith and the Rev. Nancy White will officiate. Entombment will follow at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Christ's Kitchen, P.O. Box 248, St. Albans, WV 25177.

Cooke Funeral Home is assisting the Oxley family, and you may express online condolences at www.cookefuneralhome.com.

Erma L. Pickens Print Comment Top of page

Erma L. Pickens, 83, of Charleston, died Feb. 8, 2016. Full obituary will appear in Thursday's edition. Arrangements are in the care of Elk Funeral Home, Charleston.

Evelyn Ramsey Print Comment Top of page

Evelyn Ramsey, 77, of Smithers, died Feb. 7, 2016. She was born May 10, 1938 and she was the daughter of the late Harry Holdren and Clara Ramsey.

Surviving are her children, Decora Carter of Boomer, James Ramsey of Charleston, Marvin Ramsey of Charleston, David Ramsey of Sissonsville and Elizabeth Pulido of El Paso, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with the Rev. Freddie Davenport officiating. Burial will follow in Montgomery Memorial Park, London.

Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

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

Billy J. Redding Print Comment Top of page

Mr. Billy J. Redding, 87, of Scott Depot, passed away Feb. 8, 2016. Service will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Pine Grove Church of Christ, Scott Depot, with visitation one hour prior. Arrangements by Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca.

Genevieve Redman Print Comment Top of page

Genevieve Redman, 81, of Sod, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.

She was a member of the Vision of Harvest Baptist Church.

Genevieve was preceded in death by her husband, Howard, and son, Sam Redman.

She is survived by sons, Howard J. (Cheryl) Redman and Joe (Cindy) Redman, both of Sumerco; daughters, Ann (Danny) Justice of Sod, Kathy (Gary) Kersey of Sissonville and Grace (Dallas) Morgan of Sod; sister, Vada Hughes of Milton; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with Pastor Billy Silva officiating. Burial will follow at Lively Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at Hospice for their support and care.

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.

Joan E. "Jo" Sprouse Print Comment Top of page

Joan E. "Jo" Sprouse, 83, of Charleston, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Feb. 6, 2016 at Suncoast Hospice Care Center, Palm Harbor, Fla.

She was a member of Elizabeth Memorial United Methodist Church of Charleston and attended North Bay Community Church in Clearwater, Fla. She graduated from Ohio University, where she was a lifelong member of Alpha Delta Pi. An avid golfer, she was a member of the former Kanawha Country Club and the St. Andrews Lassies Golf League in Dunedin, Fla.

Joan was the daughter of Frank L. and Mildred L. Bisel. She is survived by two sons, Richard Sprouse of Cross Lanes and Scott Sprouse of Stafford, Va.; daughter-in-law, Teresa Sprouse of Stafford, Va.; and two grandsons, Zachary and Zayden.

A graveside service and burial will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Suncoast Hospice Care Center North Pinellas, 2675 Tampa Road, Palm Harbor, FL 34684.

Memories of Jo may be shared by visiting www.snodgrassfuneral.com and selecting the obituary.

Snodgrass Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Doris Stevens, 58, of Point Pleasant, passed away at her home on Feb. 5, 2016. There will be no visitation. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, is serving the family.

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George Davis "Dave" Tucker Jr., 64, of Glasgow, passed away Feb. 9, 2016 at home after a long illness. Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove, is serving the Tucker family.

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Ella K. "Monk" Walkup, 84, of Victor, died Feb. 8, 2016. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Ramsey. Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Ansted.

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Vaughn Darwin Williams, 60, of Spencer, formerly of Charleston, died Feb. 8, 2016. The body was cremated, and burial of ashes will take place at a later date. There will be no service or visitation. Arrangements by Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer.

Funerals for: February 10, 2016

Bane, Leroy D. 1 p.m., Raynes Funeral Home Chapel, Eleanor.

Boley, Nathaniel 2 p.m., HIgh Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

Casto, Mary C. 1 p.m., Bartlett Burdette Cox Funeral Home, Charleston.

Dickens, Robert S. Sr. 1 p.m., Gracepointe Fellowship, Harper.

Mallett, Jessie D. 2 p.m., Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo.

Mallett, Opal L. 2 p.m., Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes.

McCune, Melodie K. 2 p.m., Wilson

Roush, Thomas M. 11 a.m., Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason.

Vance, Betty E. 2 p.m., Honaker Funeral Home, Logan.

Young, Shirley 2 p.m., Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek.