Obituaries

Today's Obituaries

Patricia Sue Bias

Patricia Sue Bias, 82, of West Hamlin, died Aug. 27, 2016. Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at McGhee-Handley Funeral Home, West Hamlin. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, at the funeral home.

Tommie Butcher Sr.

Tommie Lee Butcher Sr., 76, of Powellton, died August 26, 2016.

He was born at Sharon on June 5, 1940, to the late Carlos and Naomi Abshire Butcher.

Tommie was a retired coal miner and a member of the UMWA. He was also a veteran of the United States Army. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and ginsenger.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Brenda Kay Huckoby Butcher; children, Tabitha Auxier (Grady) of Mt. Olive, and Tommie Lee Butcher II of Charleston; brother, Eddie Butcher (Shirley) of Danese; grandchildren, Taylor Auxier and Christian Auxier; and great-granddaughter, Willow Grace Bird and his fishing buddy, Morris "Doody" Bounds of Falls View.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday, August 29, at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery with Rev. Freddie Schoolcraft officiating. Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com. The family suggest that everyone attending please wear casual clothing.

Wanda Gay Criner

Wanda Gay Criner, 79, of St. Albans, passed away Saturday, Aug. 27, at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston. Her sister, Verna McCallister Holstein, passed away 12 hours earlier.

Born April 21, 1937 in Burnside, she was a daughter of the late Danner and Opal Blankenship McCallister. She was also preceded in death by her other siblings, Ray McCallister, Ruffner McCallister, Beulah Frame and Helen LaFave.

Surviving are her husband, Elden Criner; her daughter, Tonya Lynn Criner of North Dakota; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans. Burial will follow in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

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

Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 409 Sixth Ave., St. Albans, is honored to serve the Criner family.

Steven D. Dickerson

Steven Dewayne Dickerson, 56, of Miami, W.Va., passed away Aug. 27, 2016 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. Arrangements will be forthcoming under the direction of Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden.

Jennifer Eddins

Mrs. Jennifer Arthur Eddins, 43, of Scott Depot, passed away August 26, 2016, in the Hubbard Hospice House.

Jennifer attended South Charleston High School. She was employed by Old Colony Realty for 19 years and was very active with her daughter in Challenger League Sports of Nitro and Teays Valley.

She is preceded in death by her brother, Charlie Arthur.

Jennifer is survived by her husband, Robert Eddins; daughter, Victoria Leigh "Tori" Eddins; mother, Nancy Ball; father, Roger Arthur; grandmother, Emogene Santrock; brother, Patrick Ball and his children, Elizabeth and Blaine Ball; aunt, Ruth Anderson; special aunt, Linda Jordan and uncles, Larry Arthur and Dave Arthur.

A tribute to the life of Mrs. Jennifer Arthur Eddins will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 30, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Rob Van Fossen officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Joan C. Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, Patient Support Group, 1400 Hal Greer Blvd. Huntington, WV 25701. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, 147 Main St., Poca is serving the Eddins family.

Verna McCallister Holstein

Verna McCallister Holstein, 75, of St. Albans, passed away Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston. Her sister, Wanda Gay Criner, passed away 12 hours later.

Born May 7, 1941 in Burnside, she was a daughter of the late Danner and Opal Blankenship McCallister. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James F. Holstein, Jr., and her siblings, Ray McCallister, Ruffner McCallister, Beulah Frame and Helen LaFave.

She was a loving and doting mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Surviving are her children, Janet Phillips of St. Albans and Karen Richardson (D.J.) of St. Albans; her grandchildren, Kyra "Tootle-Bug" Phillips, Jason "Jake" Phillips, Krista "Krissy" Holstein, Jonathon "Bubby" Richardson and Zachary "Zach" Richardson; and great-granddaughter, Hannah "Miss B."

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans. Burial will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

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

Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 409 Sixth Ave., St. Albans, is honored to serve the Holstein family.

George Johnson, Sr.

George Henry "Peanut" Johnson, Sr., 84, of Elkridge, died Aug. 28, 2016. O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, is in charge of arrangements.

Lucille Bernice Jones

Born in the mining town of Lerona, West Virginia: the place is gone now—and sadly, so is she.

Lucille Bernice Jones "Lucy, Mom, Gramma, Noni" has now gone to rest in God's arms. Lucille was 101 when she went to be with the Lord Jesus on Saturday, August 27, 2016. She died of natural causes in her home in Hinton surrounded by loved ones.

Lucille was born on November 4, 1914. She was the daughter of William Lloyd Britton and Myrtle Plum Britton of Webster Springs, West Virginia. She was married for 65 years to Doy Martin Jones who preceded her in death in 1996.

Lucille Britton Jones was a member of First Baptist Church of Hinton and of the Eastern Star. She had an associate's degree in home decorating from Finn College, in Cleveland, Ohio. She and Doy were owners and operators of Jones and Jones Inc., distributors of Fashion Two Twenty cosmetics and various other business throughout West Virginia and adjoining states. She and her husband came to Hinton, West Virginia in 1966 to fish the New River. They loved the area so much that they built a home on the New and retired here in 1978.

Besides her beloved husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters Lester Britton, Mabel Britton Dean, Ross Britton, Julia Britton Cool, Dennis Britton, Ted Britton, Helen Britton Burns, and first cousins Ray and Annabelle.

She was preceded in death by four of five children: Jackie Jones; James Lloyd Jones and his wife Helen Jones; Deloras Wavalene Dzik and her husband Arthur Dzik; and Edwin Doyle Jones. In addition, she was preceded in death by several grandchildren: Robin Dzik Burgess; Rocket Sonar Jones; and Alan Dean Jones.

Those left to cherish her memory include her youngest child, Aloma "Lorrie" Jones Arp of Hinton, dearest niece Juanita Green Null and great-nephew Mike Null and his family. Her grandchildren include the following: Deborah Sharpe of Hinton; Douglas Jones; Tohoma Rhodenia Jones; Sue Jones (wife of Rocket Jones); Charles Martin Polen; Edwin "Skip" Doyle Jones and wife Marty Jones, Curtis William Jones and wife Rhonda Elaine Jones of Hinton; Jaye-Andrea Arp of Meadow Bridge, Joelle Re Arp-Dunham and husband Richard Ernest Dunham, III; Jennifer Arp Bazzie and husband Brian Keith Bazzie of Cool Ridge. She also is survived by 21 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel with Pastor Chris Price officiating. Burial will follow in Restwood Memorial Gardens near Hinton. A family viewing will take place from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Public viewing will be at 11 a.m. until service time.

Pallbearers will be the following great-grandchildren: Curtis "William" Jones, Shawn Jones, Benjamin Jacoby, Richard Dunham, IV, Trey Jones, and Scott Jones.

Our family with all of our and Lucille's wishes would like to thank Hospice of Southern West Virginia, especially Kathy, Stacy, Connie and Lori for their kindnesses and loving care throughout the past months.

The family will also receive family and friends at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bellepoint Baptist Church where a dinner will be for the family and friends.

Arrangements by Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp.com.

Shea Tanette Kenney

Shea Tanette Kenney, 43, of Beckley, died Aug. 25, 2016. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at St. Paul Baptist Temple, Beckley, with visitation one hour prior. Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Alice McCormick

Alice Jean Carson McCormick, 92, of St. Albans, passed away August 26, 2016, at CAMC General Division, Charleston.

She was preceded in death her husband, B.Y. McCormick Jr.; sons, Shawn and Mark McCormick; and six siblings.

Mrs. McCormick is survived by her children, Paula Bland of Charleston, B.Y. "York" McCormick III (Janie) of St. Albans, Katherine Pearson of St. Albans and Jane Slater (Marshall) of Albany, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, August 30, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, burial will follow at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

Friends may visit the family an hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Anyone wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com.

Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, 409 Sixth Ave. St. Albans WV is honored to handle Mrs. McCormick's arrangements.

Tay Rawl Spicer Petrie

Tay Rawl Spicer Petrie, 73, passed away Aug. 25, 2016. Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at Old Stone Presbyterian Church, Lewisburg. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Maxine Laura Stevens

Maxine Laura Stevens, 91, of Thomson, Ga., formerly of Campbells Creek, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 in Thomson at the home of her daughter, Sue.

Maxine was born at Quick on Oct. 4, 1924 to the late John Wesley and Maude Norman Young. She was a 53-year member of Point Lick Gospel Tabernacle, Campbells Creek, and a current member of Bethel Baptist Church, Thomson.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Stevens; sisters, Opal Stevens, Frances Elswick, Ernestine Stevens and Irma Skiles; and brothers, Harold and Roger Young.

Maxine is survived by her children, Sue (Leon) Rumbaugh of Thomson; son, David (Joyce) Stevens of Thomson; sisters, June Sizemore of Malden and Sandy Combs of Charleston; brothers, Rev. John Young of Charleston, Raven Young of Shrewsbury and Jerry Young of Hugheston; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with Pastors Tim Ferrell and Larry Campbell officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Lewis Cemetery, Ward.

A visitation will be held two hours prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

The online guestbook for Maxine Laura Stevens can be accessed at www.stevensandgrass.com.

Vada Marie Taylor

Vada Marie Taylor, 92, of Fenwick Mountain, died Aug. 27, 2016. Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Macedonia United Methodist Church, Fenwick Mountain. Arrangements by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.

Christine Whittington

Christine Guthrie Whittington, 89, of Charleston, went home to join other family members, August 26, 2016.

Christine, was a great Christian for 62 years and sang in a gospel trio. She loved to quilt and fish and was a joy to be around.

She was preceded in death by parents, John and Octavia Guthrie; husband of 57 years, Milford Atlee Whittington; son, Milford Atlee Whittington, Jr.; brothers, Donald, Doddridge and Clifford Guthrie; sister, Eva Modzik; grandson, Christopher Taylor.

Christine is survived by her children, Ronnie Whittington and wife, Janet of Sissonville, Pamela Taylor and husband, Herb of Charleston, Jimmie Whittington and wife, Anita of Charleston, Jeffrey Whittington and wife, Terry of Titusville, Fla.; grandchildren, Tammy Lewis and husband, John of Charleston, Steve Whittington and wife, Jennifer of Salt Rock, Jerry Whittington and wife, Nikki of Poca, Rhonda Smith and husband, Jay of Charleston, Chrissy Whittington and husband, Randy of Sissonville, Crystal Taylor and husband, Chris Taylor of N.C., Addam Whittington and wife, Heather of Hurricane, Becky Worley and husband, Brian of Miss., Beth Bessette and husband, Andre and Jay Whittington, both of Titusville, Fla.; 26 great-grandchildren.

Special thanks and appreciation to all who helped with our mother's care, especially NSICU General Division and Hubbard Hospice House.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 30, at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston with Pastor David Taylor officiating. Visitation with the family will be from noon until service time Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Guthrie Cemetery, Edens Fork, Charleston.

Online condolences can be sent to the family at cpjfuneralhome.com. Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Whittington family.

Funerals for: August 29, 2016

Adkins, Esther 11 a.m., Walnut Grove Church, Hamlin.

Butcher, Tommie 2 p.m., O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Caldwell, Amy 7 p.m., Casdorph and Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans.

Foster, Kathryn 2 p.m., Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes.

Hedrick, Theodore D. 11 a.m., Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden.

Long, Marlene 1 p.m., Oak Hill Church of the Nazarene, Oak Hil.

Searls, Danny 1 p.m., Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Shahan, Bill 1 p.m., Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston.

Wears, Weldon 11 a.m., Mt. Union United Methodist Church, Pliny.

West, Betty 2 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, Charleston.

Young, Flora 1 p.m., Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, Nitro.


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