Today's Obituaries

Ruby Asbury

Ruby Marilyn Asbury, 94, of Danville, Boone County, peacefully passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, after a sudden illness. She was surrounded by her family.

She was born March 2, 1923, to the late James and Vinnie Sexton. She grew up in Coal Valley and married Arlie J. Asbury on February 7, 1942, who preceded her in death in 2010. They moved to Six Mile in 1955, where they made their home.

She was also preceded in death by her oldest son, Arlie P. Asbury, who passed in 2011; three brothers, Woodrow Sexton, James Sexton and Curtis Sexton; and three sisters, Mary Virginia Zornes, Betty King and Patty Gilliam.

After raising her children, she worked as a cook at Ramage Elementary. After retirement, she enjoyed a simple life of spending time with her family, gardening, and cooking. She loved keeping beautiful baskets of flowers on her porch for all to enjoy. She especially loved tending to her bountiful marigolds and her little rose bushes. She took great pride in her flowers and vegetable gardens and shared with friends and family. Her family has fond memories of stringing beans with her on her front porch and enjoying biscuits and gravy every Saturday morning. She was a member of Six Mile United Methodist Church and spoke often of her love for her church family. She made everyone feel welcome in her home and made sure no one ever left hungry. People who came in contact with her will never forget the way she made them feel. She was a kind, loving, God fearing woman who touched the hearts of anyone she met.

Left to cherish her memory are her two sons and their wives, Curtis and Vonda, and Jimbo and Becky; two daughters, Connie Dean and Debbie Waters, all of Six Mile; seven grandchildren, Cindy Ball (David), Amy Bender (Doug), Curtis Asbury II (Brooke), Arlie P. Asbury II (Brenda), Adam Ferrell, Cassie Asbury and Rachel Waters; 14 great-grandchildren, Nick and AbiGail Ball, Owen and Annie Bender, Carson, Jackson, Gunner and Parker Asbury, Madi, Sadie and Heidi Asbury, Gracie Ferrell, Asher Akers and Josie Walker; one brother, Donald Sexton of Charleston; and one sister, Peggy Adkins of Michigan.

The family would like to thank her caregiver and friend, Leda White for her loving care for many years.

The family will accept visitors at 1 p.m., Sunday, March 26, at Handley Funeral Home, Danville with funeral service immediately following at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Roger McCauley officiating. Burial will be in Boone Memorial Park, Madison.

You may express your condolences to the family at

Brenda Blankenship

Brenda Sue Blankenship, 73 years of age, of Summersville, formerly of Swiss, W.Va., passed away peacefully on March 20, 2017, in CAMC Memorial Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Howard and Delsie Gregory Hickman and was born at Montgomery on May 21, 1943.

She retired from the Nicholas County Board of Education and attended the Simms Methodist Church and the Swiss Baptist Church, both of Swiss.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one brother, Jack Hickman.

Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Woody, daughter Carlene Adams and her husband Warren; son Brian Blankenship and his wife Jan, all of Summersville; one grandson, Travis Miller, who is in school at WVU in Morgantown.

Memorial service will be conducted 1 p.m., Saturday, April 1, in the New Beginnings Worship Center at Summersville with Pastor Stacy Dingess officiating.

In keeping with her wishes, her body was cremated.

Waters Funeral Chapel in Summersville was in charge of arrangements.


Timothy Brown

Timothy Wayne Brown, 55, of St. Albans, died Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Thomas Memorial Hospital.

He was a produce manager, having worked for Parkway and IGA supermarkets, St. Albans.

In his early life, he attended the Abney St. Church of God. Timothy enjoyed the beach and also enjoyed camping at Watoga State Park, Pocahontas County.

He was preceded in death by his father, Hansel Brown; and nephew, Jeremy.

Surviving, mother, Betty Lou Brown; brother, Hansel Everett (Debbie) Brown, Charlie (Gail) Brown; sister, Brenda Brown; nieces, April Brown, Lauren Camper; great-nieces, Katelyn Brown and Alexis Slaughter; great-nephew, Zachary Brown.

The family asks that donations be made on behalf of Tim Brown, to St. Marks Episcopal Church, Christ Kitchen, 405 B Street, St. Albans, WV 25177.

The body has been cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

Jerry Campbell

Jerry Campbell, 74, of Monroe, Mich., formerly of Charleston, passed away March 23, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Peggy Casto

Peggy Jane Fischer Casto, 89, of South Charleston, died March 22, 2017, at Meadowbrook Assisted Living, Charleston. Memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, is handling the arrangements.

Linda Chan

Linda Elaine Chan, 54, of St. Johns, FL, died suddenly on Friday morning, March 17, 2017, at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, with her family close by.

Linda and her husband, E. Michael Kienlen, were married in 1988, and in 2001 became adoptive parents to their daughter, Melanie Kienlen, now 16 years old.

Linda was the daughter of Wanda Wilson Chan, Daytona Beach, FL, and the late Dr. Narciso Carag Chan.

She is survived by her sister, Melanie Chan; and brothers, Christopher Chan and Laurence Chan, all living in Florida.

Linda was born in Charleston, WV, in 1962, lived in St. Albans, WV, and graduated from St. Albans High School in 1980 when she went to West Virginia University (WVU) to study accounting. Upon completion of a B.S. from WVU, she entered a summer internship program with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at the John F. Kennedy Center, where she fell in love with husband Mike. She soon graduated with an MBA from the University of Central Florida. Mike transferred to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center so that Linda could complete studies for a Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law. Linda joined the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Office of Chief Counsel in Baltimore, MD, as a criminal tax attorney immediately after graduation. She eventually wanted to live close to her family again, so in 2009 she transferred to the IRS office in Jacksonville, FL, as Senior Counsel.

Linda was committed to physical fitness and was an active member of the vast Bailey's Health and Fitness community, who has confided that she will remain an inspiration to everyone who knew her. She shared her many skills with family and friends, organizing accounting systems for friends who were establishing various types of private firms, serving in the Guardian ad Litem Program for child advocacy, and recently as a volunteer at the Clara White Mission in Jacksonville, FL.

To celebrate Linda's life, a funeral mass will he held on Friday, March 31, 11 a.m., in the historic St. Joseph's Catholic Church (, Jacksonville, FL. The church will open at 10 a.m. to receive guests. Memorial donations may be sent to Heart of Mary, a shelter for women in the Phillippines (

Craig Funeral Home ( of St. Augustine, FL, is in charge of arrangements.

Dave Crowder 1956-2017

David Lee Crowder, 60, of Forest, Va., passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 23, 2017. He was born August 18, 1956, in Charleston, W.Va., to William and Muriel Crowder. He married Dina Crowder on May 20, 1978, and she survives.

Also surviving are his mother, Muriel Crowder; his children, Brian Crowder, Sarah Snow and Michael Crowder of Lynchburg, Va.; one granddaughter, Abigail Snow; three grandsons, Jackson Snow, Oliver Crowder and William Wyatt Crowder; his sisters, Linda Gunnoe of Lynchburg, Carole Beals of West Virginia, Kathy Anderson of North Carolina; his brothers, William Crowder Jr. of Michigan, Robert Crowder of South Carolina, Scott Crowder of Ohio; his many beloved nieces and nephews.

David's father, William Earl Crowder, preceded him in death.

David Crowder lived a life of unparalleled generosity. For those most in need, his support meant survival -- whether by building homes in Nicaragua, teaching HIV-affected youth in South Africa, or providing safe transportation for missionaries in Russia. His leadership and morality were constants for both colleagues and strangers. His warmth, time and resources were ever-present gifts to family and friends. 

After his 1978 graduation from Liberty University, David permanently moved to the Lynchburg area from his hometown of St. Albans, W.Va. In Lynchburg, for 40 years, he shared his love for the game of baseball, coaching and mentoring scores of young players, and instilling in them the truths he learned from the game. David was a relentless competitor, on and off the field, and found his greatest joy when challenging himself and others to succeed. This drive led him to success in business and life, allowing for the employment of hundreds of people, providing stability and opportunity for his family and theirs.

As a faithful husband to Dina and loving father to Brian, Sarah and Michael, David was most fulfilled. For his children and grandchildren, he was available, present and attentive. For his wife and best friend, he was home. He sacrificed himself for them, and with overflowing pride, he held his family up as his greatest achievement.

The example David set as a husband, father and as a man of faith serves as a source of ongoing inspiration for all who knew him. He will be forever missed.

In celebration of his great life, David's family will hold an open visitation ceremony at noon, with a memorial service to follow at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 1, in the Pate Chapel at Thomas Road Baptist Church, Lynchburg.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to VMI Keydet Club, ATTN: Peter Presley Thornton Memorial Athletic Scholarship, or Global Camps Africa,

Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory, 427 Graves Mill Road, Lynchburg, Virginia, telephone 434-239-2405, is assisting the family.

Memories and thoughts may be shared with the family at www.heritagefuneralandcremat

Deanna Dee Dorsey

Deanna Dee Dorsey, 70, of Nallen, W.Va., passed away on Friday, March 24, 2017. Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, in the White Funeral Home in Summersville. Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

Edward Erby

Edward Louis Erby went to be with the Lord on Sunday March 19, 2017.

Celebrating the life of Edward Louis Erby on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Viewing will be at noon, the service will begin at 1 p.m. at First Missionary Baptist Church of Vandalia, 1500 Mountain Road, Charleston, West Virginia 25303, where the Pastor is Reverend Cornell D. Byers. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Park in South Charleston, WV.

Edward Louis Erby was born in Powelton, West Virginia, on July 18, 1935, to the parentage of Louise Coleman Erby and Edgar Erby. He was the oldest of eight children born from this union. Edward accepted Christ at an early age as his Lord and Savior.

Edward attended Garnett High School in Charleston, West Virginia. After graduation, he attended West Virginia State College. Edward later joined the United States Air Force, where he served as a Medical Services Specialist in the 1711th USAF Hospital Military Air Transportation Service (MATS). Edward's rank was Airman Basic. Edward earned the National Defense Service Medal and a Good Conduct Medal.  

Edward met Betty Lou Wiseman while attending Garnet High School and they later married. To this union six children were born; Edward Louis Jr., Rene Antoinette, Barbara Jean, Diana Lynn, Vicky Louise, and Gregory Allen. Edward worked for Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone company until he retired. Edward was a faithful member of the Men's Choir and a Deacon at First Missionary Baptist Church of Vandalia under the leadership of Dr. Paul J. Gilmer, and First Lady Anna Evans Gilmer. The church is currently under the leadership of Reverend Cornell D. Byers, and First Lady Vondalere M. Byers. Edward loved playing golf, and spending time with his friends and family.

Edward was preceded in death by his beloved wives, Betty L. Erby and Carrie Erby.

He leaves behind to cherish his memories his children, Edward L. Erby (Susan), Rene A. Green, Barbara J. Burge (Jay), Diana Lynn Cage (Willie), Vicky L. Erby, Gregory A. Erby (Rose), James Davis (Melinda) and Marcus Davis.

He also leaves behind 21 grandchildren, James Green III (Ashley), Shalaine Colbert, Anetra Clark (Thomas), Edward Erby III (April), Jamie Green (Sarah), Jamia Chislom (Nickolas), Aaron Nicks Jr. (Olivia), Tiffany Figueroi (Pedro), Brandon Burge, Cameron Burge, Meagan Cage, William Cage, Brooke Erby, Gregory Erby Jr, Jirald Davis, Makayla Davis, Kaiden Davis, Gregory Keels, Amanda Keels, Maria Cribbs (Joshua), and Marcell Dockery. He also leaves behind 13 great-grand-children, Jaden Lyles, Dorian Colbert (deceased), Dane Colbert, Ameera Clark, Thomas Clark III, Harper Green, Justin Chaney, Lilly Chaney, Bradley Nicks, Ariana Nicks, Edward Erby IV, Aaliyah Erby, and Nickolas Chislom Jr. And brothers Alphonso, David, and Paul; sisters, Delores, Jean, Sonia, and Phyllis, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Carmello Fortuna

Carmello "Mello" Fortuna, 90, of Henlawson, W.Va., passed away Friday, March 24, 2017. Funeral will be at 4 p.m., Sunday, March 26, at the Akers-James Funeral Home Chapel in West Logan, W.Va., with visitation from 2 to 4 p.m., also Sunday at the funeral home. Per his request, his remains are to cremated following the service. Akers-James Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Patricia Hoskinson

Patricia Ann Hoskinson, 70, of Branchland, W.Va., passed away March 24, 2017. Visiting hours will be 11 a.m. to noon, Monday, March 27, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin. Graveside Committal service at Franklin Cemetery in Branchland will immediately follow visitation on Monday, March 27.

Edward Walter Lunceford

Edward Walter Lunceford, 86, of Floral City, FL, passed away March 20, 2017. Service will be 1 p.m., Monday, March 27, at Mt. Zion Methodist Church, Hacker Valley, WV. Visitation will be one hour prior to service.

Lewis Lynch

Lewis Allen Lynch, 83, of Titusville, FL, formerly of Dunbar and Cross Lanes, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017.

He was born in Charleston on September 30, 1933, to the late Rome E. and Edna Mae Gillespie Lynch.

He proudly served his country from 1953 to 1955 in the U. S. Army. He was in the 82nd Airborne Division, attended Jumpmaster and Leadership Schools and attained the rank of Platoon Sergeant E-5.

Lewis Allen worked for C&P Telephone / Bell Atlantic / Verizon for 40 years. He started as a repairman, and later advanced to Central Office Supervisor for the Kanawha, Boone and Logan areas. He was a lifetime member of the Telephone Pioneers organization. He worked on many projects in Kanawha Valley, such as the Regatta Circus on the Walkway and repairing audiobooks for the blind.

Lewis Allen was a kind, loving, generous, loyal and industrious man. He will be greatly missed by his family.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Lynch of Titusville, FL; sons, Michael A. Lynch of Titusville, FL, and James M. Lynch of Port Orange, FL; daughters, Gina Ann Walker of Cross Lanes, Sheri Barnett Williams of Lewisville, TX, Vicki Barnett Horn of Cross Lanes; sister, Ruth Ann Kinney of Orlando, FL; 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Service will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with Frank Tettenburn officiating. Burial will follow in Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 27, and one hour prior to the service at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Gracan Jane Monk

Gracan Jane Monk, nine months old, of Charleston, passed away March 23, 2017. Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 29, at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m, Tuesday, also at the funeral home. Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Darren Pritt

Darren W. Pritt, age 49, of Troy, W.Va., passed away on March 22, 2017. Funeral service will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc., 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, WV 26351, at 4 p.m., Sunday March 26. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday afternoon, at the mortuary. Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is honored to assist the family of Darren W. Pritt with arrangements.

Billy Rhodes

Billy Wayne Rhodes, 56, of Clendenin, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, March 23, 2017, at CAMC General, after a long illness.

He was the son of the late Billy Edward Rhodes and Lilly Iris Jones Rhodes.

Billy was a disabled oil field worker and attended Ed's Fork Community Church Clendenin.

He is survived by wife, Angela Gail Rhodes; daughters, Amanda Baldwin (Bill), Rachel Adkins (Wayne) and Ashley Campbell (Trevor); sisters, Connie Carr (Mark) and Kathy Domico (Dan); brother, Doug Rhodes (Lisa); step-father, Tom Woods; step-sister, Peggy Todd; grandchildren, Timmy, Taite, Trent, Brody and Eli.

Funeral service will be 7 p.m., Monday, March 27, at Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin, with Pastor Bob Paintiff officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior to the funeral from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, March 27, at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Arnold Smith

Mr. Arnold Vernon Smith, 97, of Cross Lanes, went home to be with the Lord March 24, 2017, in the Hubbard Hospice House West.

Mr. Smith is retired from the WV Department of Natural Resources; member and former elder of Emmanuel Baptist Church and an Army Air Corps veteran of WWII. Arnold loved WVU sports and enjoyed bowling and golf.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Catherine M. Smith, and grandson, Daniel Jennings.

He is survived by his four daughters, Winona and husband Ted Kester, Sandy and husband David Jennings, Susie and husband Ralph Buzzee and Sheri and husband Ken Sayre; 10 grandchildren Teddy, Cheryl, Ginger, Jeff, Phillip, Patrick, Adam, Jeremy, Nathan and Mandi; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff at Sweetbrier Assisted Living Center and the Hubbard Hospice House West for the wonderful care given to our father.

A tribute to the life of Mr. Arnold Smith will be 3 p.m., Sunday, March 26, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1401 W. Washington St., Charleston, WV, with Rev. Ron Stoner officiating. Burial will follow in the Jarrett Cemetery, Elkview. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Sunday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Hubbard Hospice House West, 4605 MacCorkle Ave. SW, South Charleston, WV 25309.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, 147 Main St., Poca, is serving the Smith family.

Delinda Stanley

Delinda Evelina Stanley, 52, of Belle, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, March 23, 2017, at home.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Hilda Coleman and her brother, William Coleman.

Delinda was a devoted wife, daughter and mother. She was a fearless free-spirit who brought a smile to the face of everyone she met. She loved the ocean, music but most of all, she loved her family. She will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends.

Surviving are her husband, Darrell; her father, Clyde Coleman and step-mother, "Boots" Coleman; her sons, Brandon, Keith and Jeff; daughter, Rachel; brother, Jerry; six grandchildren all who are living in the Kanawha county area.

Memorial service will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, at the Giles Church of God of Prophecy, Dawes, WV. You may visit to share sympathies with the family.

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

Marie A. Timoney

Marie A. Timoney, passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, Friday, March 24, 2017, at the Hubbard Hospice House, West, South Charleston.

She was born on September 27, 1926, in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Marie was preceded in death by her infant son, Joel; husband, Joseph M. Timoney; sister, Jeannette S. Zegar; brother, Howard P. Hipple; and son-in-law, Miles Lee Monroe.

She is survived by her children, Carol A. Monroe, Martha, Mark and Lois Timoney; sister, Lorraine Van Horne; several nieces, nephews and step-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank her caregivers from hospice; Erin Cornell and Tiffany Leslie; as well as her friends and neighbors from her Mill Creek Crossing Community, who made her last years so pleasant.

A private interment will be held at a later date in Pittsburgh.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

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

June Withrow

June Carol Anderson Withrow, our dear Mother won her long battle with Alzheimer's disease and went to be with her loved ones that have gone on before. She was born December 5, 1929, to Roy and Opal Jones Anderson in Boomer, W.Va. She was a resident at Montgomery Elderly Care.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father; her beloved husband, Ray Withrow; and her "Sissy," Sarah Ruth Anderson Jarrett.

She was Director of Medical Records at Montgomery General Hospital for over 30 years and, when she retired, she went to work at Charleston Cardiology Group for six more years.

"God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be,

"So he put his arms around you and whispered 'Come to Me.'

"A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest.

"God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best."

She is survived by her daughter, Diana K. (Skip) Holstein of Parkersbury; her sons, David R. (Shawn) Withrow of Falls View, Donald R. (Valerie) Withrow of Astor, Fla., and Douglas W. (Michele) Withrow of Wingate, N.C. She was also survived by her grandchildren, Tim Jackson, Kelli Jackson, Trisha Withrow, Steven Withrow, Nathan Withrow, Celena Withrow, Melissa Arthur and Cody Evans; and seven great-grandchildren.

We would like to thank the wonderful staff at Montgomery Elderly Care for their loving care of our dear mother. We would also like to express our love and gratitude to David and Shawn for being there when we couldn't.

Service will be at 2 p.m., Monday, March 27, 2017, at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Rev. Jeff Floyd officiating. Entombment will follow in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens Mausoleum at Glasgow. Friends may call on Monday two hours prior to service at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at

Sherman Withrow

Sherman C. Withrow, 80, of Nitro, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

He was born on March 18, 1937, in Poca, to the late Jessie and Nora Withrow.

Sherman retired from Raleigh Junk in 1991, where he worked as a truck driver and a mechanic. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a devout Christian. He attended Faith Baptist Church in St. Albans.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Betty Louise Withrow.

He is survived by his son, Brady Withrow of St. Albans; daughters, Mary Ann Byrd (Kelly) of Kanawha City, Linda E. Gunnoe (Ricky) of Poca, Susan Rae Stewart (Robert) of Tad, Samantha Dawn Withrow of Nitro; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, March 27, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with Pastor Fitzwater officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston. Friends may visit one hour prior to the service at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Warren "Muscles" Workman

Warren Workman, 90, of Daytona Beach, Fla., formerly of Charleston W.Va., passed away on March 23, 2017, at home surrounded by his loved ones. Born in Nellis, W.Va., on June 21, 1926, he was the son of the late Frank Workman and Hattie DeWess Workman.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, L. Jeanette Saunders Workman; daughter, Melia Lewis and husband Joe of Daytona Beach; son, Doak Workman and his wife, Pamela, of Houston, Texas; sisters, Margaret Workman, Debbie Walker of Charleston, W.Va.; brother, Tim Workman of Tuscon, Ariz.; grandsons, Duran Workman and Dexx Workman, and grandaughter, Megan Workman, all of Houston; neice, Renee Chevalier of Elkview, W.Va.; nephews, David and wife Kandra Chevalier of Inverness, Fla., and Steven Chevalier and wife Cathy of Ridgeway, Colo.; goddaughter, Molly Frizzell and husband Dan of Westerville, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Reva Chevalier, and brother, Tim Workman.

He was a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School. Warren was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II. He was employed by Woodrums home outfitting for 36 years. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. He loved to play golf after his retirement in 1985. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, and loved his family very much. He will be deeply missed.

Funeral service will be held 3 p.m., Monday, March 27, at Bollinger Funeral Home, Charleston, W.Va., with visitation at 1 p.m., also Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park in South Charleston, W.Va., at 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

The family wishes, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church Building Fund, located at 1401 Washington St. West, Charleston, WV 25312-2313.

Funerals for: March 26, 2017

Asbury, Ruby 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Dorsey, Deanna Dee 3 p.m., White Funeral Home, Summersville.

Fortuna, Carmello 4 p.m., Akers

Pritt, Darren 4 p.m., Ellyson Mortuary Inc., Glenville.

Richards, Hobert 1 p.m., Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.

Sarver, Robert 1 p.m., Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Smith, Arnold 3 p.m., Emmanuel Baptist Church, Charleston.

Taylor, Elizabeth "Jeanette" 3 p.m., River Ridge Church, Hurricane.

Weigand, Gerald "Tink" 2 p.m., Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.