Obituaries

Today's Obituaries

Anne Crawford Andrews

Anne Crawford Andrews, 81, of Scott Depot, passed away December 22, 2016. Service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, January 21, at First Baptist Church, St. Albans. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.

Clyde Casdorph

Clyde Casdorph, 80, of St. Albans, passed away January 15, 2017. Service will be noon, Thursday, January 19, at Faith Freewill Baptist Church, St. Albans. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Juanita Clay

Juanita Blake Clay of Burnsville passed away on January 14, 2017. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 18, at Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Roselee M. Cobb

On Sunday, January 15, 2017, a little piece of sunshine, Roselee M. Spradling Cobb, went home to be with her sweetheart, Shirley, and her Lord and Savior surrounded by her loving family.

Born December 4, 1930, in Charleston, she was a daughter of the late Charles Henry and Cynthia Scott Spradling.

She was also preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Shirley "Shud" Cobb Sr.; his parents, Ivan and Sylvia Cobb' and grandson and his wife, Shonn and Abigail Cobb.

Roselee enjoyed her little farm on Bowles Ridge Road. From gardening and farming through sewing and quilting, she exhibited the true essence of a "Country Woman." She enjoyed her flowers, her crafts, fishing and camping, as well as her chickens, both in the yard and on the table. She was also known to be a very good shot.

She was a Christian and attended Bowles Ridge Church, where she was active in many church programs. She finished her course, and she kept her faith.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Chuck and Kathy Cobb of Bowles Ridge, Charlotte and John Hilton of Red House, Diana and Bob Withrow of Cross Lanes, David and Kathy Cobb of Creola, Ohio, and her "Baby-Baby" Jimmy and Reba Cobb of Millwood; her sister, Cynthia McClanahan of Sissonville; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Her homegoing service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, January 19, at Bowles Ridge Church, Paradise, with Rev. Delbert Hawley officiating. She will be laid to rest at the Cobb Family Cemetery, located on her farm. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. until service time at the church.

Visit her tribute page at ChapmanFuneralHomes.com to share memories with the family.

Special thanks goes to Chuck and Kathy for the love and care given to her over the years.

Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 12848 Winfield Road, Winfield, is honored to serve the Cobb family.

Margaret Cole

Margaret Leigh Cole, 87, of St. Albans, passed away January 15, 2017.

She was born January 15, 1930, in Keith, Boone County, WV, to James Elmer and Mandy Mary Ball Gundy.

In addition to her parents and two siblings, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Ray Sr., and son, Harold Ray, Jr.

Margaret was the wife of a West Virginia coal miner, a mother of five children and an inveterate homemaker who would settle in her daily habit to make her family's home comfortable. She was truly a loving and caring mother and grandmother. She was attentive and persistent in doing anything, always constant in an effort to accomplish something good.

Margaret enjoyed her dog, Molly, Christmas in winter, Mountaineer football in the fall, crocuses in springtime and summer, so she could stay warm.

A West Virginia Mother is a blessed soul indeed –

She tends to every whimper, every cry and every need.

She knows the way to comfort and the way to dry a tear,

with smiles, big hugs and an understanding ear.

For a West Virginia Mother has a gentle heart and hand

to raise her precious children born on West Virginia land.

She is survived by sons, James (Diana) Cole of Hurricane, David Cole of Cross Lanes; daughters, Diedra (Vito) Randazzo of Rochester, Illinois, and Deborah (Timothy) Akers of St. Albans; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

A graveside memorial service will be held 1 p.m., Thursday, January 19, at Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston.

Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, 110 B Street, St. Albans, is assisting the Cole family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387.

Ruth Cornell

Ruth Ellen Williams Cornell, 84, of Alkol, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 15, 2017, at home, surrounded by her family. She had been ill for several months and passed away from renal failure.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Stanley; parents, Archie and Angie Williams; and sisters, Nellie McClure, Carrie Johnson and Cornia Loftis Tribble.

She was a Christian and a retired teacher from Kanawha County Schools. She helped to write the pilot program for the WV history curriculum.

Ruth is survived by her son, Andrew Buel Cornell, Fredericksburg, VA; daughter, Karen Cornell Raines, Savannah, GA; brother, John (Jean) Williams, Dayton, OH, and sister, Ann (Carl) Egnor, Sumerco, WV; and also survived by four grandchildren, Andrew Jr., Rebecca, Katie and Sandra; and one great-grandson, Benjamin.

Services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 18, at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with Pastors Chuck Adkins and Dwight McClure officiating. Burial will follow at the Pauley Cemetery, Woodville. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Stepping Stones Canine Fosters WV, 6918 Heritage Dr., Charleston, WV 25312. The family would like to thank the staff of CAMC - Charleston General Hospital and Dignity Hospice of Chapmanville.

Words cannot express our supreme gratitude to Mrs. Ann Egnor for her commitment and caregiving to her sister Ruth.

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.

Charles "Charlie" Courtney, Sr.

Mr. Charles (Charlie) Lee Courtney Sr., "Dozer Man," 89 of Hometown, WV, went home to be with the Lord January 14, 2017, at home with his family.

He was born February 9, 1927, in Looneyville, WV, Roane County, to the late Friend Thomas Courtney and Dixie Mae Miller Courtney Cottrell. Charlie is also preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Mrs. Jerry Lou Anderson Courtney; brothers, Herman Courtney, George Courtney and Friend Thomas Jr.; sisters, Audrey Courtney Cassell, Eleanor Courtney Cantrell and Francis Courtney Nielsen.

After retiring from the United Mine Workers Union and the Operators Engineers Union, Charlie worked for Clyde Raynes and Sons, which after years of being a dozer operator many knew him by "Dozer Man." Charlie and his wife enjoyed traveling and camping, spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends. He attended Wilkinson United Methodist Church in Hometown, WV.

The family extends a special thank you to Katy Moffet, dad's niece, for the additional care given at home, Hospice Care nurses and staff and the staff of 5th floor pavilion at Thomas Memorial Hospital this past week for his care. A special thanks to the staff of Tudors and Ginos in Nitro for always making Charlie feel at home.

Charlie is survived by his children, Carolyn Louann Casto and husband Kenneth of Mt. Sidney, VA, Cathy Lynn Finney of Hometown and Charles Lee "Chuck" Courtney Jr. and wife Lisa of Hometown; grandchildren, Tanya Jo Courtney Luikart and husband Dale of Red House, Kendra Lynn Casto Miller and husband Travis of King George, VA, Sarah Smith and boyfriend Rob Gibson of Poca, Stefanie Courtney McGuirl and husband Mark of Mesa, AZ, and Zach Smith of Bancroft; step-grandchildren, Ross Thornton and wife Ashley of Milton and Levi Thornton and girlfriend Laura of Medford, OR; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Courtney and Kasen Luikart, Gavin and Lucas Miller, Blakely McGuirl, Bella, Halee and Abigail Thornton and Whitney Bush; sister, Effie Courtney Cooper of Parkersburg; brother, Ervin Courtney of Charleston; brothers-in-law, Bill Hively and wife Phyllis of Red House and Tom Anderson of Ohio; sister-in-law, Carole Courtney of FL, and several nieces and nephews and beloved pet Rambo.

A tribute to the life of Charlie will be 1 p.m., Wednesday January 18, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ross Thornton and Dale Luikart officiating. Burial will follow in the family cemetery at Epling Chapel Church in Looneyville. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.

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

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

Nora Davis (Jackson)

Nora Davis, 101, went home to be with the lord on December 3, 2016, at her home in Loudendale. Nora was born in Pound, Va., daughter of the late Joe and Nancy Jackson on March 27,1915.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Davis; brothers and sisters, Elgie Stallard, Drucilla Varner, Laura Fletcher, Johnnie Jackson, Elvin Jackson, Cecil Jackson, Garrison Jackson, and Arlena Jackson.

Nora is survived by her sister, Carolyn Patton of Va.; daughter, Patsy Patton (Clyde) of Manassas, Va.; son, Eugene Jackson (Sue) of Rocky Mount, N.C.; daughter, Norma Picou of Morristown, Tenn.; adopted granddaughters, Sheri and Priscilla Johnson of Charleston, W.Va.; caring neighbor and friend for many years, Larry Johnson. Nora also had 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. She had many nieces and nephews including Mike Davis of Charleston, W.Va., Ted Davis (Shirley) of Austin, Texas, and Robert Davis (Kay) of Charleston, W.Va.

Nora was a member of the Loudendale Church of the Nazarene she was a member of the ladies LIFT group and Sunday school secretary. In addition to volunteering at her church, she also enjoyed working in her garden, helping others, baking cakes and making candy.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, neighbor and friend to many. She will be greatly loved and missed by all. Her courage and Christian values will be remembered.

A special thank you to her loving care takers, Sheri Johnson, Mary Cooper, Sarah Davis and Jenny Johnson.

A celebration of life will be 1 p.m., Saturday, January 21, at the Loudendale Church of the Nazarene. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Loudendale Church of the Nazarene 708 Cane Fork Rd Charleston, WV 25314.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com. Harding Funerals & Cremations, 514 50th St., SE Kanawha City is serving Davis family.

Pamela Dawson

Pamela Jo Dawson, 44, of Ravenswood, passed away January 14, 2017. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 18, at Roush Funeral Home in Ravenswood. Friends may visit the family from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, January 17, at the funeral home.

Patsy Dickerson

Patsy Diane Dickerson, age 63, of Stryker, Ohio, formerly of Wharton, W.Va., died peacefully Sunday, January 15, 2017, after a long courageous battle with lung disease. "I Have Fought A Good Fight, I Have Finished My Course, I Have Kept The Faith" 2nd Timothy Chapter 4

She was born on July 15, 1953, to Virginia (Cogar) Miller and the late Emil Miller.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, James "Jim Dick" Dickerson.

Left to carry on her memory are her children, Keith and wife Brandi of Stryker, Ohio, whom she made her home with, and Amanda and husband Robert Moore of Wharton; grandchildren, Haylee, Jalyn and Jenna Dickerson of Stryker, Emily, Bethany and Landon Moore, and Kayleigh White of Wharton; special nephew, Mike White and wife Dawn of Sumerco and their two sons, Colton (Shayla) and Dustin; brothers, Gene (Donna) Smith of Painesville, Ohio, and Emil (Carolyn) Miller of Euclid, Ohio; and sister, Sharon (Aaron) Johnson of Fredricksburg, Va.

Service will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, January 18, at Handley Funeral Home, Danville. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens, Madison. Friends may call from 12:30 p.m. until service time.

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

Lisa Fought

Lisa Dawn Fought, 49, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, formerly of Huntington, died, Sunday, January 8, 2017. Funeral services were private. Henson & Kitchen Mortuary, Huntington, is caring for the family.

Peggy Selvey (Gherke) Franklin

Peggy Ann Selvey Franklin (Gherke), 57, of Fayetteville, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017, at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley.

Born on September 19, 1959, she was the daughter of the late Charles Boyd Selvey Jr. (1986) and Mildred Selvey Vernon (2008).

Peggy was a lifetime member of Fayetteville Presbyterian Church. She was a 1977 graduate of Fayetteville High School, 1981 graduate of Fairmont State, and 1990 graduate of Marshall University. Peggy was a counselor and teacher for 35 years in WV and NC. For the last 15 years, she was employed by the Fayette County Board of Education. Teaching and counseling were her passion. She loved working and coaching children. She enjoyed all outdoor recreations and spending time with her family.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Bernard Franklin of Rupert in 1988.

Left to cherish many wonderful memories include her daughter, Whitney Ann Franklin of Fayetteville; three brothers, Charles B. Selvey III and wife Charlotte of Smoot, WV, David Selvey "The Favorite" and wife Lisa of Greensboro, NC, and Chris Selvey and wife Sherri of Fayetteville, WV; and six nephews; one niece; and one great-niece.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, February 4, at Fayetteville Presbyterian Church with Pastor Bob Wood officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from noon to 3 p.m., prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

For those wishing to express your condolences to the Franklin and Selvey family, you may do so by visiting our website at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com.

The family has entrusted arrangements to Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, WV.

Laura E. Freeman

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved and beautiful daughter, mother and sister. Laura Elizabeth Freeman, 20, of Charleston W.Va., passed away January 9, 2017. She was born March 28, 1996, in Louisville, Ky.

She is survived by her parents, James and Cherilyn Freeman of Charleston; brothers, Eric Smith of Dickinson, Texas, and Ian Freeman of Charleston; son, Kingston James Robert Fernandez of Charleston; birth mother, Amber Edgington of Ashland, Ky.; grandmother, Alice Freeman of Leesburg, Fla.; and an extended family who will always love her dearly.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Norman Freeman of Leesburg, Fla., and Weldon and Marilyn Walker of Abilene, Texas.

Laura loved her family, but especially Kingston, who was the light of her life.

A private family memorial service will celebrate her life.

In lieu of flowers, tributes may be made to The Pinnacle Schools, 500 Governors Drive SW, Huntsville, Alabama.

Messages may be left online for the family at http://laura-elizabeth-freeman.forevermissed.com/

Junior Graham

Junior Newton Graham, 87, of Craigsville, passed away Monday, January 16, 2017. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, January 19, at Alderson Missionary Baptist Church, Craigsville. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Inc., of Richwood, is in charge of all arrangements.

Carlos Gray

Carlos Lee Gray, 52, of Clay, entered into rest Monday, January 16, 2017.

Born April 15, 1964, in Summersville, he was the son, of the late Kenneth and Margie (Young) Gray.

Carlos is survived by his wife, Barbara Gray of Clay; son, Carlos L. Gray Jr. of Blue Knob; daughters, Samantha Gray of Maysel and Jessica Gray of Indore; sisters, Cindy Shaffer of Upper Glad and Lisa Taylor of Bridgeport; brother, Jeffery Gray of Flatwoods; and five grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

On-line condolences may be sent to www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com.

Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Gray family.

Willard Jeffers

Willard Earl Jeffers, 51, of West Hamlin, passed away January 12, 2017. Private ceremony will be held at a later date. Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, is assisting the Jeffers family.

Wesley A. King, Jr.

Wesley Andrew King Jr., 85, of Barboursville, passed away, Saturday, January 14, 2017. Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m., Wednesday, January 18, at Henson & Kitchen Mortuary, Huntington.

Jane Markins

Jane Markins, 55, of St. Albans, died January 15, 2017. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane. A private funeral service will be held. A full obituary will appear in Wednesday's edition.

Forrest B. McCroskey

Forrest B. McCroskey, 96, of South Charleston, died Saturday, January 14, 2017, at Hubbard Hospice West, South Charleston.

He was born at Amma, WV, and was a graduate of Spencer High School, where he was a member of the National Honor Society and an active and dedicated of the Future Farmer's of America (FFA). He was preceded in death by his parents, George W. and Stella Carper McCroskey; sisters, Imogene Walker and Bonnie Cook.

He was a loyal Christian and a member of the First Advent Christian Church and served his Lord in several capacities for over 60 years, during which time he taught Sunday School, was member of the choir, served as a Trustee, Deacon, Elder and Elder Emeritus.

Forrest proudly served his country for 3 1/2 years in the United States Army, stationed in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska, and his patriotism was shown by his desire to keep the American Flag displayed at his home at all times.

He was retired from Union Carbide with 41 years of service and was a member of the Carbide's Men's Chorus for 10 years. He was a lifetime member of the VFW, the Moose Lodge of St. Albans, and Fret and Fiddle, he loved to play his guitar and played with local bluegrass groups, but he also loved gospel and classical music.

Surviving, loving wife, Helen F. McCroskey; children, Donna Loges (Bob) of South Charleston, Jeff McCroskey (Kathie) of Amma, Tracy Lloyd of South Charleston, Larry Leedy (Bib); 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild.

Forrest will be remembered as a kind, gentle man, a very loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He lived his life by setting a wonderful example to his family, friends, neighbors and everyone whose life he touched.

Service will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, January 18, at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, with Rev. Carroll Jones officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at the mortuary.

The family would like to thank Dr. William Harris for the wonderful care that was given to Forrest of the years and to the staffs of Hubbard Hospice West and Thomas Memorial Hospital for the quality care he received.

Frederic McKinney

Frederic S. McKinney, 86, of Charleston, died Sunday, January 15, 2017. Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, is in charge of arrangements. Arrangements will be forthcoming.

June Kramer Metcalf

On January 16, 2017, Catherine June Kramer Metcalf, 94, of Metter, Ga., and formerly of Charleston, W.Va., went to join her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and her husband, Alan, after a long and fulfilling life of service to her family, friends, and community.

June, the daughter of Howard and Verda St. Coeur Kramer, was born August 26, 1922, in Cleveland, Ohio. She spent part of her childhood in Florida and later attended Moody Bible Institute, where she met her husband, Alan Clare Metcalf, and they were married in 1948. She joined Alan in his Christian ministry and later with the Moody Bible Institute.

One of her proudest accomplishments was when she earned her LPN license at the age of 46. After retirement, she volunteered for CAMC and Kanawha Hospice, and in 2005, she was named the CAMC/West Virginia Volunteer of the Year. She also enjoyed making her family and friends beautiful quilts.

In addition to her parents, June was preceded in death by her husband in 2005 and her sisters, Rose Marie Jones and Dorothy Nicholson.

June is survived by her son, Paul (Marilyn) Metcalf; daughters, JoAnne (Peter) Wallis and Miriam (Bill) Higginbotham; grandchildren, Patty Metcalf Sobczak (Scott), Kosh Wallis Gentry (Darin), Adam Wallis (Aimee), Amber Higginbotham (Nathan Good) and Alex Higginbotham (Paula Johnston); great-granddaughters, Kahley and Reagan Good; and her faithful canine companion and shadow, Roxie. It is comforting to know that June's love for and service to others lives on through her children.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, June would like her family and friends to love each other as much as she loved them.

Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview, will providing assistance to the family.

Marie (Lazare) Murad

Marie Lazare Murad, 100, of St. Albans, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2017.

Born May 3, 1916, in Jacksonville, Florida, she was the daughter of the late Dr. C.B. Lazare and Josephine Bell Lazare. A trained milliner and a retired business-woman, Marie and her husband owned and operated Murad's Furniture Store and Appliance Center, as well as, Murad's Mobile Home Park in St. Albans.

An active member of St. George Orthodox Cathedral and a member of the Ladies Guild, she was the first woman elected to serve as a member of the Board of Directors. She represented her church as a member of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Women of North America, for which she received a citation from His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Philip. She held office in Church Women United and also belonged to the Kanawha Valley Interfaith Council.

She was also active in her community, organizing the Adena District of the West Virginia State Garden Club and served as director. As a member of St. Alban's Women's Club, she chaired the Department of Fine Arts.

Marie developed an interest in art and took several classes to pursue that hobby. She has delighted her family with many beautiful paintings.

Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Andrew R. Murad; brothers, Morell V. Lazare and Marcel J. Lazare; son-in-law, P. David Ellison.

She is survived by daughters, Sonia (David) Webster of Teays Valley, Sylvia Ellison of Columbia, Maryland, and Sharon Morison (Thomas W. McDonald) of St. Albans; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A Service to Honor the Life of Marie will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, January 19, at St. George Orthodox Cathedral, Charleston, with Rev. Fr. Christopher Eid, Rev. Fr. Oloff Scott and Rev. Fr. Stephen De Young officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. A visitation for Family and Friends will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, January 18, at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, with Trisagion Prayers at 7:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations made to St. George Orthodox Cathedral, P.O. Box 2044, Charleston, WV 25327-2044.

Memories may be shared by visiting www.snodgrassfuneral.com and selecting the obituary. Snodgrass Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Harry Neal

Harry A. Neal, 74, of Leon, W.Va., passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017. Service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, January 19, at the Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. Friends may visit the family from noon to 2 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home.

Marilyn Sansom

Marilyn Sue Sansom, age 68, of Kanawha City, passed away Friday, January 13, 2017, at her residence.

Marilyn is survived by her life partner, Janet Ruge; mother, Mary Sansom of Hernshaw; siblings, Sandy Taylor, husband Preston, of Hernshaw, Kathy Dodd, Alvin Sansom and Alvie Sansom, his wife Martha, all of Charleston; several nieces and nephews; and her four beloved rescue cats.

A memorial gathering will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, at Harding Funerals & Cremations.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Kanawha-Charleston Human Association, 1248 Greenbrier St. Charleston, WV 25311.

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

Harding Funerals & Cremations, 514 50th St. SE, Kanawha City, is serving Marilyn's family.

Brandy Nichole Sheppard

Brandy Nichole Sheppard, 19, formerly of St. Albans, departed this life on January 8, 2017, in Toledo, Ohio. The full obituary and memorial service information is forthcoming.

Betty Jane Smith

Betty Jane Smith, 85, of Charleston, passed away January 15, 2017. Arrangements are in care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Phillip T. Smith, III

Phillip Thompson "Tommy" Smith, III, 34, of Kenova, died Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at home.

He was born March 26, 1982, in Charleston.

Tommy was a student at Mount West Community College.

Survivors include daughter, Shayla; and son, Elijah of Charleston; mother, Margaret Coleman Cash of Charleston; father, Phillip T. Smith, Jr., of Charleston; and brother, Danny McKee of Charleston.

Service will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, January 19, 2017, at Saint Christopher Episcopal Church, 821 Edgewood Drive, Charleston, WV (Enter from Somerset Drive) with Reverend Melissa Remington, Celebrant.

Charles David Stover

Charles David "Charlie" Stover, 68, of St. Albans, passed away January 12, 2017. Service will be 7 p.m., Thursday, January 19, at Bartlett Chapman Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers, family request donations to Kanawha Charleston Humane Association, 1248 Greenbrier St., Charleston, WV 25311 or adoptcharleston.com. Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned, located at 409 Sixth Avenue., St. Albans, is honored to serve the family.

Charlotte Frances Stricker

Charlotte Frances Stricker, 86, of Pinch, passed away Saturday, January 14, 2017, at Select Specialty Hospital, Charleston.

She was a homemaker and avid quilter. Frances attended Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Jolly Seniors and enjoyed taking bus trips.

Frances is preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Stricker; son, Timothy Stricker; sisters, Ruth Hawkins, Naomi Jones; and great granddaughter, Callie Sergent.

She is survived by her son, Ron (Diane) Stricker of Pinch; granddaughter, Jodi (Chris) Sergent; great-grandson, Noah; brother, Jim Hawkins of Elkview; and sister, Helen Hill of Phoenix.

Service will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, January 17, at Hafer Funeral Home with Pastor Lee Swor officiating. Burial will be at Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, January 16, at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to www.haferfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements are in the care of Hafer Funeral Home, 50 North Pinch Road, Elkview.

Johnny Tully

Johnny Tully, 78, of Hamlin, passed away January 15, 2017. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, January 19, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin. Visiting hours will be 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, January 18, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.

Gory Underwood

Gory Franklin Underwood, 90, of Fayetteville, passed away Saturday, January 14, 2017. Funeral service will be held at noon, Wednesday, January 18, at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of service on Wednesday. The family has entrusted arrangements to Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville.

Ralph Ward

Ralph Ward, 72, of Craigsville, passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2017. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, in the White Funeral Home at Summersville. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until time of service on Wednesday.

Funerals for: January 17, 2017

Bragg, Donald 10 a.m., Alex Williams Cemetery, Camden on Gauley.

Davis, Jack 11 a.m., Crooked Creed Church of Christ, Peach Creek.

Godby, Ruth 11 a.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Harrah, Mikki 7 p.m., Bollinger Funeral Home, Charleston.

Moore, Paul "Lobo" 1 p.m., Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

Mullins, Con "Tommy" 11 a.m., Mullins Cemetery at Buck Fork, Harts.

Newbell, Adell 5 p.m., First Missionary Baptist Church, Boomer.

Shamblen, Jackie Lee 1 p.m., Cunningham

Smith, Kenneth, Jr. 2 p.m., Riverside Baptist Church, Red House.

Sodaro, Vincent 10 a.m., Sacred Heart Co

Stricker, Charlotte Frances 2 p.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.

Van Horn, Mary Margaret Noon, Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Wolfe, Myna Ileta 11 a.m., Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.


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