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Brian Adkins Print Comment Top of page

Brian Dale "Pork Chop" Adkins, 36, of Ranger, died April 26, 2016. Service will be 1 p.m. Mon. May 2, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, W.V. Visiting hours will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sun. May 1, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin W.V.

Katherine Argento Print Comment Top of page

Katherine "Katie" Argento, 98, formerly of Boomer, passed away April 29, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel; six brothers; and one sister.

She was a member of St. Anthony's Shrine Catholic Church in Boomer, where she was a member of the Catholic Daughters and St. Anthony's Altar Society.

She is survived by her childen, Ben and his wife, Phyllis Argento, Patty Rodgers, Debra Cotcamp and her husband, Chris and Sammy and his wife, Tammy; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian burial will be 1 p.m. Mon. at St. Anthony's Shrine Catholic Church with Fr. Mark Gallipeau as celebrant. Burial will follow in Montgomery Memorial Park at London. Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. until time for mass on Mon. at the church. Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com.

Memorial donations can be sent in Katie's memory to Ironton-Ashland Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.

Helen Baxter Print Comment Top of page

Helen Faye Sunderland Baxter departed this life to spend eternity with God on April 27, 2016, from the Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston.

Helen was born on February 25, 1927, in Cabell County. She has been a resident of Putnam County since 1957.

Helen was the daughter of the late Goldie Sunderland Eggleston; and step-daughter of the late Tom Eggleston. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Baxter; and four sisters, Euda Robertson, Florence Cyrus, Helen Rowan and Angela Bond; and two brothers, Robert Eggleston and Harry Eggleston.

Helen was a member of the Teays Valley Presbyterian Church, serving the church in various positions including Moderator of Women. She also served as Past Matron of the Hurricane Order of Eastern Star and past Mother Advisor of the Hurricane Rainbow Girls.

Helen served faithfully in the operation of the Christian Community Cupboard beginning in 1982 and served as the Director of the Board for several years.

Helen is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins and a host of dear friends and neighbors including Joyce Moore, who was like a daughter to her, and Michael her husband.

Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Sun. May 1, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane with Dr. Kyle W. Key officiating. Burial will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes, WV. Friends may visit with the family on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, please make any memorial gifts in honor of Helen to Teays Valley Presbyterian Church, 5339 Teays Valley Rd., Scott Depot, WV 25560.

Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned, located at 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, WV is honored to serve the Baxter family.

Elizabeth Blankenship Print Comment Top of page

Elizabeth Jane Beaudway Blankenship, known to many as "Betty" or "Mrs. B," 83, of Leivasy, passed suddenly on Mon. April 25, 2016.

Originally from Beacon, N.Y., she was the daughter of Victor and Ethel Marshall Beaudway.

She proudly served her country, in the United States Air Force, as a Radio Operator. It was there that she met and married Robert "Bob" Blankenship, and spent with him 48 plus years. She was the Loving Sister of Lee Beaudway, and Delores Hope Holmes.

Her survivors include five children, Bob (Sheri) Blankenship, Brenda Brown, Peggy Blankenship (Skip), Bettylou (Delbert) Lewis, Victor Blankenship; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and many friends, loved ones and extra family.

She was a proud lifetime member of the Dan Leghorn Fire Dept, Ladies Auxillary-Newburgh, N.y.,where she also served as President in past years. She was a member of the American Legion and VFW.

She was a Catholic by faith, true Christian at heart. Devoted to God, family, friends, country, and community.

"We were all so blessed to have had her in Our Lives."

There is not one word "But Many" that best describes this "Extraordinary Woman." She had an enormous love for her fellow man, and a knowledgable, Lovable "Gift to Gab."

She was an Organ Donor. In death she is still helping others.

She will be cremated and laid to rest with her loved ones.

A memorial service will be held 6 p.m. Sat. May 14, at Elizabeth Chapel Methodist Church, in Leivasy, WV.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that you consider donating to your favorite charity, to mom's local community building or the Jam Room-at Leivasy Peoples Place.

Samuel Brown Sr. Print Comment Top of page

Mr. Samuel William Brown, Sr., 80, of Beckley, died Wed. April 27, 2016. Service will be 1 p.m. Mon. May 2, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 142 Mool Ave., Beckley. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral parlor. Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Victoria "Vicki" Burns Print Comment Top of page

Victoria "Vicki" Burns, 92, of Kanawha City, passed away peacefully on April 28, 2016, at the Good Living Assisted Living Center in Malden, after a long illness.

Victoria was preceded in death by her husband, Carl A. "Tag" Burns; and sisters, Margaret Pinson, Ann Russe, Mary Pacifico; and brothers, Joe, Sam and John Marshall. She is survived by one brother, Toney (Irene) Marshall of Belle; and a number of special nieces and nephews.

Victoria attended Capital City Commercial College, and was employed by the Sears Credit Department, and was later the secretary and perpetual control clerk for General Truck Sales, Inc. GMC for twenty-three years.

She volunteered at St. Francis Hospital, as was a past member of the St. Agnes Guild of St. Agnes Catholic Church and the Press Club of Charleston.

Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Mon. May 2, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden with Father Joseph M. Augustine officiating. Burial will follow at Montgomery Memorial Park, London.

A visitation with family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service on Mon. at the funeral home.

The family would like to gratefully thank the staff at the Good Loving Center for their loving kindness, and for the wonderful Hospice caregivers, who made Victoria's final days comfortable and dignified.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Good Living Assisted Living Center in Malden, St. Agnes Catholic Church or Kanawha Hospice.

The online guest book for Victoria "Vicki" Burns can be accessed at www.stevensandgrass.com.

William Campbell Print Comment Top of page

William Jordan Campbell, 82, of Charleston, died April 26, 2016. Service will be 1 p.m. Tues. May 3, at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to service on Tues. Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Elmie Chase Print Comment Top of page

Elmie Emmett Chase, 89, of Scott Depot, passed away on April 28, 2016.

He was born on February 1, 1927, to Emmett Milton and Fannie Florence Chase of Hurricane.

Preceding him in death were his loving wife, Anna Lou Lambert Chase; his parents; brothers, Williard, Harley, Ronald, Billy; and sister, Linda Riffle.

Elmie was a faithful Christian, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a dear friend to so many who loved him. Always putting others first, Elmie was a kind and loving man. He always had a story to tell and many of them were about the 33 years he was employed by Union Carbide. Elmie never met a stranger. He was a member of the Putnam Masonic Lodge #139 A.F. & A.M. and the Scottish Rite Bodies, Charleston.

Left to cherish his memory are his son, Elmie Randall Chase of Scott Depot; daughter, Karen and son-in-law, Donald Wilson of St. Albans; grandchildren, Sean and his wife, Melissa, Trevor Chase, Elizabeth and her husband, Matthew Bobbera, Ashley Wilson; great-grandchildren, Matthew, Cameron, Audrey, Hannah, Autumn, Thomas and Alex; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He loved them all and was quick to share that with everyone.

We would like to thank the staff at Teays Valley Center for their excellent and loving care.

Also special thanks to his angel here on earth, his caregiver, Clara Rhodes; her husband, Ed; and their family.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Mon. May 2, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane with the Reverend Richie McNiel officiating. Entombment will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sun. and one hour prior to the funeral service Mon. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Elmie and Anna Chase may be made to the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, 3100 Staunton Avenue, Huntington, WV 25702. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Elmie on his tribute page at www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com.

Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane is honored to serve the Chase family.

Phyllis Crago Print Comment Top of page

Phyllis Ann Barnett Bonnett Crago, of Winfield, went home to be with the Lord on April 29, 2016. She attended Riverside Baptist Church. Phyllis and G.B. Bonnett had one child, Patty Jo, whom they loved and adored.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, Randall Barnett and Martha Jeffries Barnett; brothers, Jack and E.H. Barnett; and great-grandson, Baby Jake.

She is survived by her only daughter, Patty Jo Bonnett LeMaster; granddaughter, Nicole Ann Lemaster; and grandson, Colton Wade LeMaster of Poca; sisters, Sharon and husband, Jack Garton, and Bessie Casto of Red House, Donna Workman of Hurricane; brother-in-law, Jim and wife, Nancy Bonnett of Winfield; and many nieces and nephews.

Phyllis was a homemaker, Christian, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

The family would like to extend a thank you to the Hospice Nurses and Hubbard Hospice House for all the love, kindness and care they provided.

A tribute to the life of Ms. Phyllis Crago will be 3 p.m. Mon. May 2, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor David Panaro, Jr. Entombment will follow in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends 3 to 6 p.m. Sun. 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 Crago family.

Betty Dunlap Print Comment Top of page

Betty June Dunlap, 84, of Point Pleasant, died April 28, 2016. At her request, there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date and burial will be at the convenience of the family.

William Giacomo Print Comment Top of page

William Giacomo, 72, of Boomer, died April 28, 2016. O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery is in charge of arrangements.

Emery Harriston Print Comment Top of page

Emery D. Harriston, 92, of Charleston, passed away on April 23, 2016, at Quarry Manor.

Mr. Harriston was a veteran of the US Navy serving in the Philippine Liberation during WWII. He also attended First Baptist Church, was a graduate of West Virginia State University and was a past member of the Washington Lodge #4 F&AM of Prince Hall Jurisdiction.

Mr. Harriston was a retired Job Counselor for the WVDHHR. Emery also worked as Neighborhood Assistance Officer out of the Roosevelt Station and was a former insurance salesman. Additionally, he catered many events for governors Rockefeller, Moore, Caperton and Underwood and was an Usher at Power Park, where he was affectionately known as "Happy."

Mr. Harriston was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie; daughter, Mary Thompson; and parents, Jack and Louise (Tinsley) Harriston.

He is survived by his loving son, Emery D. Harriston, Jr. of Alexandria, Va.; grandchildren, Renee Thompson, Azel Thompson and April Thompson; and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Mon. May 2, at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home with Rev. James Ealy officiating. Burial with military honors provided by American Legion Post 61, Clendenin, will follow at Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.

The family will accept online condolences at: cpjfuneralhome.com. Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Harriston family.

Lawrence Huddleston Print Comment Top of page

Rev. Lawrence Huddleston, 92, of Charleston, died April 29, at Hubbard Hospice House. Service will be 1 p.m.Sat. June 11, at Calvary Church of the Nazarene, Sissonville. Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Jividen Print Comment Top of page

Betty M. Riffle Jividen, 85, of Eleanor, died April 28, 2016. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Mon. May 2, at Raynes Funeral Home (Eleanor Chapel). The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. A full obituary will be published in Sunday's edition. Raynes Funeral Home, Eleanor is charge of arrangements.

Mildred M. Lanham Print Comment Top of page

Mildred Maxine Lanham entered heaven to meet her Lord on April 26, 2016. She was born Feb. 4, 1932 to the late Eldridge and Martha Means. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Arland E. Lanham, Sr., and brothers, Michael Means, C. Herman Means and James Means.

Maxine was a member of St. Albans Church of the Nazarene for 55 years, where she served as Sunday school teacher, missionary president, church board member, church board secretary and nursery attendant. She was devoted to her children and loved them beyond measure. Maxine spent her life giving unselfishly of herself to others and was the most compassionate, kind-hearted, humble person. She was quiet and unassuming, but she was the center of the family. Maxine exemplified what it meant to be a Christian by living her faith every day.

Left to mourn her and to cherish her memory are son, A. Edward Lanham, Jr. of St. Albans; daughter, Marsha Lanham of St. Albans; niece (whom she raised as her second daughter), Kristen (Michael) Totten; great-nieces, Mackenzie Chapin and Makayla Totten; sister, Eva (Joseph) Williams; brothers, Douglas Means and George Means; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. George Stadler officiating. Burial will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Mary Legg Print Comment Top of page

Mary Joeline Legg, 82, of Tioga, W.Va., died Thurs. April 28, 2016. Graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Sat. April 30, in the Fairview Cemetery at Tioga. White Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Lovelace Print Comment Top of page

Dorothy Campbell Lovelace, 87, of Dunmore, died April 27, 2016. Service will be 1 p.m. Mon. May 2, at the Dunmore United Methodist Church. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Sun. May 1, at VanReenen Funeral Home, Marlinton.

Kathy Lynn Pomeroy Print Comment Top of page

Kathy Lynn Pomeroy, 64, of Cabin Creek, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at home.

She was retired as a CNA from Arthur B. Hodges.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Lee Pomeroy; her parents; and four siblings.

She is survived by her children, Kathy (Dusty) Adkins, Patricia (Steven) Kessler, Bobbie (David) Balser and Lisa Pomeroy; stepsons, Bobby Pomeroy and Eric Pomeroy; companion, Wayne Harper; sisters, Sue Rodman, Regina Bright and Debbie Bright; brothers, Tom Bright, Jerry Bright and Jeff Bright; 20 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday, May 2, at Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, 600 Old Fort St., Cedar Grove, with Pastor James Balser officiating. Burial will follow the service at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove, is assisting the Pomeroy family.

Dewayne Ramsey Print Comment Top of page

Dewayne Russell Ramsey, 53, of Prenter, died April 29, 2016. Per his wishes, he will be cremated and no service is planned at this time. Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet is in charge of arrangements.

Glendon Sprouse Print Comment Top of page

Glendon P. "Bud" Sprouse, died Fri. April 29, 2016.Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Mon. May 2, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane. Graveside service with military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Tues. May 3, at the Fairmount Cemetery, Jackson, Ohio. The full obituary will be in Sunday's edition of the Gazette-Mail.

Carol Stanton Print Comment Top of page

Carol Stanton, 55, of Warsaw, Ind., passed away Wed. April 27, 2016. There is no service planned at this time.Arrangements are entrusted to McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw.

Erma Yoho Print Comment Top of page

Erma Kathleen Yoho, 90, of Pomeroy, Ohio, died April 29, 2016. Service will be 2 p.m. Sun. May 1, 2016, at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.

Funerals for: April 30, 2016

Ballengee, Shirley A. 10 a.m., Wallace Memorial Mausoleum, Clintonville.

Barnett, Richard L. 2 p.m., Highlawn Baptist Church, St. Albans.

Burkhamer, John W. 1 p.m., O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Courts, Jan L. 1 p.m., Levi Missionary Baptist Church, Rand.

Craigo, Denzil L. Noon, Gatens

Cunningham, Sherry 11 a.m., St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Pinch.

Dodson, Dorothy H. 2 p.m., Big Clear Creek Baptist Church, Rupert.

Dolan, Alethia H. 1 p.m., Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.

Glenn, William L. 2 p.m., Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston.

Green, Loretta 2 p.m., Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville.

Heywood, Elijah R. 2 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter

Hogan, Lillian 3 p.m., Preston Funeral Home, Charleston.

Holestine, Renee 1 p.m., Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek.

Hudnall, Wanda L. 11 a.m., Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, Cedar Grove.

Lanham, Lilly F. 2 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, Point Pleasant.

Legg, Mary 11 a.m., Fairview Cemetery, Tioga.

Mallory, Burl A. 1 p.m., Twin City Bible Church, Nitro.

Massey, Janet 1 p.m., Keith Full Gospel Church, Keith.

Mecum, Rachel 1 p.m., St. Andrews United Methodist Church, St. Albans.

Parsley, John D. 2 p.m., Original Glorious Church, Huntington.

Ramsey, Clifford D. 11 a.m., Oak Hill United Methodist Church, Oak Hill.

Rawlings, Florence A. 1 p.m., St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Nitro.

Rolston, Eleanor V. 3 p.m., Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys.

Sammons, Dorothy 1 p.m., Guyandotte Church of Christ, Huntington.

Spears, Carlos E. 11 a.m., Spears Cemetery, Midkiff.

Sullivan, April L. 6 p.m., Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

Todaro, Alice 11 a.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Oak Hill.

Wolfe, Betty J. 2 p.m., Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg.

Wriston, Edgar W. Noon, Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Oak Hill.

Young, Billie M. 11 a.m., Emmanuel Baptist Church, Charleston.