She was a homemaker and a Christian. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Vannatter and Virgie Vannatter Long; former husbands, Jerry Delain Adkins and Mike Cooperider; and brother, Wetzell Vannatter.
She is survived by her former husband, Dwight Adkins; sons, Scotty Delain Adkins and Stacey Ron Adkins; daughter, Kristin Michelle Cooperider Grayley; sisters, Helen Kincaid, Janet Angel (Corbet), Brenda Adams (C.A.) and Arzella Vannatter; brothers, Wilburn "Webb" Vannatter, George Dean (Mona) Vannatter and Lonnie Vannatter; and three grandchildren, Shanell Elaine Adkins, Karissa Delainey Adkins, Kaleb Adkins and Kimberly Rowsley.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, with Pastor K.D. Bragg officiating. Burial will follow in Bear Branch Cemetery, Spurlockville.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.curryfuneralhome.org.
Steven was born Sept. 8, 1951, in Huntington.
He was employed at Mason and Berry in St. Albans as a computer programmer.
He was a Protestant by faith. He loved music and enjoyed singing. He was an Eagle Scout and Scoutmaster for several years. Steven had many friends and family and will be sadly missed by all.
Surviving are his mother, Anne L. Adkins of Ravenswood; wife, Karen Sue Adkins, and their son, Avery, of Charleston; aunts, Eleanor Nickel of Kenova, Billie Atamer and Judy Sutherland and husband, C.J., all of Vero Beach, Fla., Lenore Ramey and husband, Paul, of Mansfield, Ohio, and Lorlie Brown of Wheeling; uncle, Clifford Loar Jr. of Fort Pierce, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Elizabeth and Clifford Loar and Letha and Arnett Adkins; father, Wyatt G. Adkins; brother, Edwin Wyatt "Bub" Adkins; and nieces, Lisa Ann Adkins and Jessica Lynn Adkins.
Steven's body was donated to science for medical research.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Betty was born May 30, 1930, in Louisa, Ky., to the late Charles Martin and Hazel Preston Dixon. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Andrew Jackson Banks III, "Jack," and a brother, Jack Martin Dixon. She had two children, Rebecca Sue Banks Massey and husband, John, and Andrew "Andy" Jackson Banks IV and wife, Donna, both of Seth. She is survived by grandchildren, Benson Dale "B.D." Banks of Seth, Andrew Jackson "A.J." Banks V of Seth, Amy Lee Gillespie Bateman (Micheal) of Seth, John Wayne Massey II of Seth, Dr. Leigh Ann Massey-Walters (Bob) of Henderson, Nev., and Dr. Charles Andrew "Drew" Massey (Christina), whom they raised, of Scott Depot; and four great-grandchildren, Sarah Lee and Jack Bateman, Trevor Massey and Nathan Fredrick. She is also survived by sister, Mary Ann Moran (Ralph) of Pinch, and sisters-in-law, Veatrice Banks of Comfort and Serreda Banks of Seth. She is also survived by two special nieces, Sharron Banks Gillespie and Joan Banks-Miller (Bill). Also surviving are Stephen Moran (Joan) and several other nieces and nephews, as well as a host of friends who will never forget her. Also left behind is her beloved dog, Prissy.
Betty was retired from Boone County Schools and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a volunteer for the Thomas Memorial Home Health Services Department, a member of the Boone County Retired Personnel and never met a stranger.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at Healing Stream Baptist Church, Seth, with Pastor Keith George officiating. Interment will follow in Pineview Cemetery, Orgas.
Visitation will begin at noon Friday at the church.
Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, is serving the family.
Mary, the daughter of the late Herbert and Zuliah Edith Mae (Bishop) Caldwell, attended Cold Springs Gospel Tabernacle. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John A. Barker Jr., and sister, Donna Jean Holcomb.
Mary is survived by her sons, Ricky Jones of Clendenin, Darris Lee (Carolyn) Barker of Bomont, Larry (Linda) Barker of Elyria, Ohio, and Roger Barker of Bomont; brothers, Cledith "Bob" Caldwell and Eugene Caldwell, both of Glen; sister, Virginia Jones of Elyria, Ohio; grandsons, John and Jeremy Barker; and great-grandchildren, Jordan Woods, Montana Barker and McKinzee Barker. The family would like to thank Monica Lynn Hobbs for her special love and care of our mother.
Mary's funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin, with Gary Blackwell officiating. Burial will be at Martha Mullins/Bishop Cemetery, Clendenin.
Her family will receive friends beginning at noon Friday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.maticsfuneralhome.com.
He was born at home on July 31, 1932, to James N. Canada Sr. and America Lucretia Canada. He was a 1950 graduate of Wayne High School and attended Marshall University. Jim's first job was teaching grades 1 through 6 in a one-room schoolhouse. In younger days, he liked to hunt, plow for neighbors and "tinker" with making things. He really had an engineering ability. He liked boating, building our log home and making many items on his wood lathe. He was well-read (especially the Bible) and I considered him my "Renaissance Man."
Jim served in the U.S. Air Force for approximately six years and was stationed at South Ruislip USAF Base north of London, England. He began his insurance career in 1958 in Biloxi, Miss. He became a sales manager in Ashland, Ky., and trainer. He later was promoted and became a chartered life underwriter (CLU) and district manager for Metropolitan Life Insurance in Charleston. Jim retired in 1987, but continued to maintain an insurance license until age 80, the last being with Jackson National.
Jim was a previous member of Bible Center Church and was currently a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Scott Depot.
He is survived by his loving wife, Eloise Hanna Meadows Canada; children, Carol Sunderland and her husband, Donnie, of Antioch, Tenn., James N. Canada III and his wife, Josefina, of Midlothian, Va., Leslie Smith and her husband, Rodney, of Burlington, N.C., and Paul Canada of St. Albans; stepchildren, Michael Meadows and his wife, Kris, of Brentwood, Tenn., and J. Dart Meadows and his wife, Carol, of Atlanta, Ga.; and grandchildren and step-grandchildren, Jared and Lydia Sunderland, Jennifer Canada, Jacinth, Katie and Gabe Smith, Chelsea, Taylor and Mason Meadows and James, Chase and Spencer Meadows.
A celebration of Jim's life will be 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, 110 B St., St. Albans, with Pastor Jeff Hurst presiding. Burial will follow at Donel C. Kinnard Memorial Veterans State Cemetery, Institute.
There will be a gathering of family and friends from 11 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in Jim's name to Calvary Baptist Church, 3653 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, WV 25526; Appalachian Bible College, 161 College Drive, Mount Hope, WV 25880; or The Mailbox Club at www.mailboxclub.org.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.casdorphandcurry.com.
She was a retired RN from St. Francis Hospital, Charleston, with 30 years of service. Janet was a Navy veteran. She was a graduate of the Kanawha Valley Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1960.
Surviving are her children, RJ, Timothy and Amy Dayton; four grandchildren; and sister, Lois Harper of South Charleston.
Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, 600 Old Fort St., Cedar Grove. Burial will follow the service in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home in Cedar Grove.
Condolences may be sent to the family via www.cookefuneralhome.com.
Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove, is in charge of arrangements.
Judy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of the West Virginia Home Mission in Nitro and loved to sing in the choir.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 46 years, William Chester France.
Judy is survived by her children, Deborah Parrish and husband, Kenneth, of St. Albans, Donna Waldron and husband, Burliss, of Hurricane, William C. France Jr. and wife, Rebecca, of St. Albans and Steven France of Dunbar; her brother, Billy Joe Hudson of West Hamlin; grandchildren, Della White, Kenneth Parrish II, Sarah and Joshua Waldron and Christian, Jessica, Steven and Madison France; and great-grandchildren, Brianna and Emily Lowe and Summer Waldron.
A celebration of Judy's life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at West Virginia Home Mission with Pastor Joe Scarberry and Pastor Harold Harmon officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church, 1109 Benamati Ave., Nitro, WV 25143.
Cooke Funeral Home and Crematorium is assisting the France family and you may express online condolences at www.cookefuneralhome.com.
Mr. Haynes retired as a truck driver for Smith Transfer Commercial Trucking. He also served our country in the United States Army during World War II.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Haynes.
Those surviving include his sons, Gerald "Jerry" Haynes and wife, Brenda, of Sissonville and George "Frankie" Haynes and wife, Peggy, of Enterprise, Ala.; grandchildren, Gerald "Bubby" Haynes, Debbie Holstein, Kim Clay and Steve Haynes; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and the many friends he made at Tudor's Biscuit World and Go-Mart in Sissonville.
Service to celebrate the life of Wilber Haynes will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at Long and Fisher Funeral Home Chapel, Sissonville, with Pastor Al Mendez officiating. Interment will follow at Floral Hills Garden of Memories, Sissonville, with American Legion Post 61 conducting military graveside rites. Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staffs of Tudor's and Go-Mart in Sissonville for accepting Wilber as a part of their family.
In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be sent to HospiceCare, 1001 Kennawa Drive, Charleston, WV 25311.
You may express words of comfort to the family by visiting this obituary at www.longfisherfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements with Long and Fisher Funeral Home, 6837 Sissonville Drive, Sissonville.
Kinnie was a Christian and attended Salt Hill Church in Ripley. Kinnie was born in Ward on Feb. 27, 1927, to the late Howard and Hallie Landers Hudnall.
Respectfully, Kinnie served our country in the United States Navy during World War II. He worked for General Motors, retiring after 32 years of service.
Mr. Hudnall was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Bonita Yuvonne; and brother, Carroll Ray Hudnall.
Those left behind to cherish his memory are his children, daughters, Sharolyn Fannin, Judy Huffman, Sherri Basford and Dawn Eskew, and son, Kinnie Hudnall Jr; brothers, Bobby Hudnall and Dalton Hudnall; sisters, Sue Herald and Kay Mullins; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Ward Church of God, Ward, with the Rev. Dalton "Skip" Hudnall officiating.
In honoring Kinnie's wishes, his body was donated to the West Virginia University School of Medicine.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to the Ward Church of God.
Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove, is in charge of arrangements.
Friends and family may call at James A. Dyal Funeral Home on Thursday, Dec. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Funeral service will be held Friday, Dec. 13, at 11 a.m. at First Emmanuel Baptist Church, 10665 Dorchester Road, Summerville. Entombment will follow at Dorchester Memory Gardens Mausoleum, 11000 Dorchester Road, Summerville.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to First Emmanuel Baptist Church, 10665 Dorchester Road, Summerville, SC 29485.
Duane was born April 26, 1933, in Seth, W.Va., son of the late C.B. McCubbin and Faye (Hutton) McCubbin. He graduated from Charleston High School in Charleston, W.Va. He served in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged. He retired from self-employed construction. Duane was a very active member of First Emmanuel Baptist Church. He was an ordained deacon, Sunday school teacher and member of the choir and church visitation. He was instrumental in the construction of the FEBC Activity Building.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, Helen, are two sons, Allen McCubbin of Columbia, S.C., and Lamar McCubbin (Dana) of Davis, Ga.; four stepsons; one stepdaughter; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Mila Jean Hurley of Charlotte, N.C.; and two brothers, Julian McCubbin of Charleston, W.Va., and Rodger McCubbin of Gold Town, W.Va.
A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting our website at www.jamesadyal.com.
Arrangements by James A. Dyal Funeral Home, 303 S. Main St., Summerville, SC 29483, 843-873-4040.
Born Sept. 12, 1990, in Charleston, he was a son of Brian Christopher Sexton and Angela Dawn Pauley. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Billy Jack Sexton; his cousin, Jason Shaffer; and his uncles, David Meredith Dent and Timothy Pauley.
Chris was a talented musician/songwriter who also wrote a lot of poetry, and was an outstanding artist who loved to draw. Known for his free-spiritedness, Chris leaves behind many friends whose lives have been touched by his presence.
In addition to his parents, Chris is survived by his siblings, Destiny and Josh Sexton and William, Allison and Heather Woollard; grandparents, Sharon Sexton of Scott Depot, Duke (Maria) Pauley of St. Albans and Linda (Ted) Turley of Farmland, Ind.; uncles, Dustin Sexton (Sarah Waldron) of Scott Depot, Joe (Laura) Dent of Durbin, Shawn Pauley of St. Albans, Emmitt Pauley of Buffalo, Spanky Pauley of Ohio, Darrell Pauley of Montgomery, Joshua Pauley of St. Albans and Kenny Pauley of Gauley Bridge; nephew, Isaiah; nieces, Skylar and Nevaeh; and cousins, Jeannie Dent of Florida and her children, Brittany and Brandon Young. Also surviving is his stepmother, Cynthia Yates.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Chapman Funeral Home, 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, with his uncle, the Rev. Sidney Dent, officiating.
You may visit www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com to share sympathies with the family.
Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned, is honored to serve Chris's family.
She was born in Charleston on May 4, 1950, to the late Victor and Julia West.
Rusty was a 1968 graduate of East Fairmont High School and attended Fairmont State College. She was employed in the health care industry throughout her career.
Rusty enjoyed cooking, shopping and spending time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren. She was known for her kindness, sense of humor, vibrant stories and delicious cheesecakes. She was loved by all who knew her and rarely met a stranger.
She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Richard; daughter and son-in-law, Lindsey and Bo Dolan; grandchildren, Cooper and Julia; brother, Sam West and wife, Mary, of Fairmont; best friend, Betsy Woodrum and family of Chicago, Ill.; as well and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, Dec. 14, at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home with Pastor Stan Olson officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 301 RHL Blvd., South Charleston, WV 25309. A tree will be planted in her memory in Charleston at a later date.
You may send the family condolences at www.barlowbonsall.com.
Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the arrangements.
He was born Dec. 23, 1930, in Dorothy, Raleigh County, a son of the late Charles Porter and Eva Ruth (O'Dell) Whitney. His brother, Ben Whitney, and sisters, Louise Nutter, Nina Luikart and Mary Lane, also preceded him in death.
Jack was a 1949 graduate of Richwood High School. He was a former employee of Creighton Coal with nine years of service. He was retired from Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation with 32 years of service from the maintenance department and was a member of the United Steelworkers Union, Local No. 5668. Jack was an avid outdoorsman and a longtime member of the West Virginia Bowhunters Association and was named the WVBA Bowhunter of the Year in 1999. He was also a member of the Husky Musky Club. Jack was a loving father and grandfather.
Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Ida June (Adams) Whitney; son and daughter-in-law, Chuck and Karla Whitney of Cottageville; daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Mike Parrish of Cottageville; grandchildren, Whit (Christin) Parrish, Tiffany (Matt) Huffman, Karlie (Jimmy) Templin, Kylie (Max) Knapp, Jack Preston Whitney, Kassie Whitney and Kacie Whitney; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, James Whitney of Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Service will be 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
Email condolences may be sent to email@example.com.
She retired after a long career with Heck's Department Store. She enjoyed bird watching and gardening and paid special attention to roses and irises.
She loved attending her high school reunions in Dunbar, class of 1948.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, William M. "Bill" Wise; a brother, Harold Lee of Spencer; and a sister, Lorraine Pleasants of Dunbar.
She is survived by three children, Susan E. Smith of Colorado Springs, Colo., Teresa and Carl Hall of West Columbia and Craig A. Wise of Richmond, Va.; two grandsons, Shawn and Paige Bailey and Nolan Bailey, and one great-granddaughter, Cassidy Jo Bailey, all of Point Pleasant; and one very special beloved beagle, Dixie.
There will be a visitation from noon to 12:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with a graveside service beginning at 1 p.m. at Concord Cemetery, Henderson.
Jean's care has been entrusted to Crow-Hussell Funeral Home. Friends can register online at crowhussellfh.com.