Obituaries

Today's Obituaries

John Parrott Annand

John Parrott Annand died Monday, June 5, 2017, in Portland, Oregeon. He is survived by his wife, Laurie Bender, and their three children, Alex, Quinn and Leigh; and his siblings, Kati Lyon, Steve Annand, Mollie Hunter, Megan Annand, David Annand and Frank (Jay) Annand; and 21 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Ellen Annand, Frank Annand and Shirley Annand; siblings, Kelly Spencer and Michael Annand, and canine companions "Franklin" and "Bodean."

Born in 1953, in Charleston, West Virginia, he graduated from George Washington High School, West Virginia University, and earned a Master's in Community Planning from the University of Cincinnati.

John's work ethic started with a paper route he operated from his bicycle in his teens. Fifty years later, he could still remember every family on the route.

After college, he worked in West Virginia before moving to Alaska in 1981 to work for the City of Juneau. In Alaska, he enjoyed skiing, fishing and hiking. His greatest life adventure started when he met his future wife, Laurie Bender. Their relationship developed over tennis, golf and good food. They moved to Portland in 1986 for Laurie to attend law school and married in October, 1988. Soon, sons Alex and Quinn and later daughter Leigh came along. Everyone who knew John knows that he believed his most important job, achievement and great fortune was to be his kids' dad.

In 1986, he became a commercial real estate appraiser, earned the MAI designation, and was later president of the Oregon Appraisal Institute. From 1991 until 2008, he was a partner at Hansen, Morton& Annand, Inc. In 2008, he started his own company - Annand Real Estate Consulting. He enjoyed the work, the clients and his colleagues.

John loved newspapers, crossword puzzles and sports. His favorites were the WV Mountaineers, the Blazers, the Timbers and most of all any Cleveland High basketball, soccer or tennis match that featured Alex, Quinn or Leigh.

John inherited a lousy heart. He was treated by the cardiologists, nurses and staff at Providence St. Vincent's Heart Clinic Center for Advanced Cardiac Disease. In 2015, John had a heart pump installed at St. Vincent's, making him one of a few thousand patients to enjoy this life saving device. John got to know the people who cared for him, joking and teasing with them. They took loving care of John, and the family extends our love and gratitude to all of them.

A memorial service and celebration of John are being planned for Sunday, June 25, in Portland. All are welcome; please contact jannandmemorial@gmail.com for the time and location.

John's family requests that donations in his memory be made to the advanced heart disease fund at Providence St. Vincent Medical Foundation, 9205 SW Barnes Road, Portland, OR 97225 or online at www.welovethat.org.

Wayne Asbury

Wayne Asbury, 79, of Bancroft, passed away June 21, 2017. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel, Poca. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Callie Bess

Callie Lewis Bess, 73, of West Hamlin, passed away June 20, 2017. Funeral service will be 4 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at Koontz Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Franklin Cemetery Upkeep Fund. Flowers will be accepted.

Ira C. Bostic Sr.

Ira C. Bostic Sr., 95, of St. Albans, passed away June 19, 2017.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, where he was a recipient of The Purple Heart; retired from Union Carbide; past Master and 50-year member of Charleston Masonic Lodge #153 AF & AM, current member of Kanawha Lodge 20 AF & AM; Tyrian Chapter #13 Royal Arch Masons, Red Cross of Costatine West Virginia Conclave, Kanawha Commandery #4 Knights Templar and Beni Kedem Shrine and was a Clown.

Ira was Doorkeeper at The W.Va. Legislature for over 20 years.

Preceding him in death was his wife, Ruth Beheler Bostic, and son, Ira "Pudgy" Bostic Jr.

Survivors include his sons, Bert Bostic and wife Heather of Midland, Texas, and Leslie Bostwick and wife Judy of Atlanta, Ga.; daughter, Becky Bostic of St. Albans; brother, Donald Bostic and wife Marlene of Tacoma, Wash.; grandchildren, Amity Bostic, Kara Mittelstead, Anne Bostic, Aaron Beaver, Jarrett Bostwick and Jennifer Bostwick; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at Emmanuel Baptist Church with Rev. Loretta Isaiah officiating. Burial with Military Rites by St. Albans Honor Guard and Masonic Graveside Rites provided by Kanawha Lodge 20 AF & AM will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to services, also at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the Beni Kedem Shrine Transportation Fund, 100 Quarrier Street, Charleston, WV 25301.

The family will accept online condolences at cpjfuneralhome.com.

Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Bostic family.

Mildred C. Burdette

Mildred C. Burdette, 87, of Tuppers Creek, went home to be with the Lord June 18, 2017, surrounded by her family.

She was a loving wife, mother, grand, great- and great- great-grandmother and member of Silas Gospel Tabernacle.

Preceding her in death was her daughter, Elizabeth "Betty" Slater; sisters, Odessa Burdette and Anthel Newhouse; and brother, Ivan Shaffer.

Survivors include her husband of 70 years, Charles W. "Bill" Burdette Sr.; children, Charles W. "Bill" Burdette Jr., Teresa Payne and husband Bill, Ralph L. Burdette, Gary Burdette and wife Wilma and Mike Burdette, all of Tuppers Creek; grandchildren, Chucky and Teddy Payne, Chasity Robinson, Travis Burdette, Jesse Slater Jr. and Jennifer Atencio; 10 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 23, at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, with Pastor Robert Legg officiating. Entombment will follow in Floral Hills Garden of Memories, Pocatalico. Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 22, also at the Funeral Home.

The family will accept online condolences at cpjfuneralhome.com.

Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Burdette Family.

Faye Virinia Frazier (Droddy)

Faye Virginia (Droddy) Frazier of Penngrove, CA, formerly of Fraziers Bottom, WV, passed away peacefully at the age 96, June 17, 2017.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 72 years, Marshall W. Frazier.

Mrs. Frazier is survived by her beloved son, Thomas Clayton Frazier, cherished grandmother of, Kyle (Joanna) Frazier, Jason Frazier, and Alexandra Frazier Blay (Shane) and great-grandmother of, Scarlett, Sienna, Briona, Everleigh and Maxwell.

Funeral service for Mrs. Frazier will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, June 23, at Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield. Burial will follow in Frazier Family Cemetery, Fraziers Bottom, WV.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed in Faye's name to Sutter Hospice, 110 Stony Point Road #200C, Santa Rosa, California, 95401.

You may share sympathies with the family on Faye's tribute page at ChapmanFuneralHomes.com.

Chapman Funeral Home, 12848 Winfield Road, Winfield, WV, is honored to serve the Frazier family.

James Giles

James E. Giles, 68, of Camden on Gauley, passed away June 12, 2017. Memorial service will be 5 p.m. Friday, June 23, at Morris Funeral Home, Cowen. A gathering of family and friends will begin at 3 p.m. until time of service Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Morris Funeral Home.

Sara Kinison

Sara Jean Kinison, 78, of St. Albans, formerly of Campbell's Creek, passed away Saturday June 17, 2017, at Hubbard Hospice House West.

Mrs. Kinison was born in Charleston on September 17, 1938, to the late Ralph and Lorena Morris Whitecotton. She was employed as a secretary for Kanawha County Schools and central office for 21 years of service and was co-owner of Kinison's Appliance Service for over 30 years. She was a member of the Coal Fork United Methodist Church.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Darrell Kinison; granddaughter, Shanda Dawn Fitzgerald.

Surviving include her children, Valerie (Porky) Shores of St. Albans, Amy (Dana) Wilfong of Coolville, Ohio, Christie (Jamie) Peterson of Malden and Mark Kinison of Charleston; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at noon on Friday, June 23, at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, with Rev. Pete Thompson officiating. Burial will follow at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. A visitation with family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

The family would like to thank all of the Hospice team for their loving care of our mother and also her special care givers, Mary, Doreen, Heidi and Devona.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. West, Charleston, WV 25312, or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014.

The online guest book can be accessed at www.stevensandgrass.com.

Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, is in charge of arrangements.

Donald Lanier

Donald Eustace Lanier, 95, of Van Wert, Ohio, went to be with his Lord and Savoir on June 16, 2017, with many of his family members around him.

Don was born to Lottie Mae Lanier on October 15, 1921. His mother preceded him in death on September 23,1978.

Don married Virginia Louise Stover on June 8, 1944, in Ironton, Ohio. She preceded him in death on April 26, 1973. Don and Virginia had five children: Donald Eugene Lanier (Sandy)-deceased, Gerald "Jerry" Everett Lanier-deceased, Delores Ann Jackson (Mike) of Van Wert, Cathy Lynn Lanier of Van Wert, Amy Louise Sowards-deceased. He also leaves behind nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Don lived in South Charleston, W.Va., for 78 years prior to moving to Van Wert, do to his health. He was an avid golfer and bowler with his co-workers from Union Carbide Chemical Plant in Charleston, W.Va., where he worked for 40 years. Don loved his family and friends. Above all else, his love for the Lord Jesus was shown through his everyday life.

Don will be truly be missed by all of his family. He truly was a great husband, father, Pawpaw and friend.

Burial and Memorial at Graceland Memorial Park South Charleston, W.Va. Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 26, in the Chapel at the Mausoleum.

"You know every heart and every need. We bow our unworthy heads, Lord, and give you all the praise. It is by your hands we are truly blessed. We ask this all in Jesus name. Amen!" -Don Lanier

James Lively

James Roger Lively, 74, of Dawson, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, June 24, at Wallace & Wallace Chapel, Rupert. Friends may call Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.

Leo Luikart

Leo Luikart, 62, of Mason, passed away June 20, 2017. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at the Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, W.Va. Visitation will be from 1 until 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred the to the Adamsville Cemetery Fund, c/o Foglesong Funeral Home, P.O. Box 367 Mason, WV 25260.

Minnie Morris

Minnie J. Davis Morris, 96, of South Charleston, daughter of the late John and Dora Davis, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 20, 2017. She was born August 18, 1920, in Clay County.

She was a member of Holley Memorial Baptist Church, South Charleston, and was a loving and wonderful mother and grandmother. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" Morris; daughters, Anna Wines, Barbara, Debbie and Doris; two sisters, one brother; three grandsons and one great-grandson.

Surviving children include, Helen Moss, Gladis Sampson (Donald), Jean Rhodes, Roger Morris (June), Frances Hamrick (Lee), Jane Alford (Dewey), Norma Fleck (Donald), William Morris (Kim), Tenny Morris (Karen), Tommy Morris, Leonard Morris (Kitty); 40 grandchildren; 84 great-grandchildren; 45 great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, with Pastors Lee Hamrick and Donald Fleck officiating. Burial will be in Little Laurel Baptist Church Cemetery, Clay County. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. West, Charleston, WV 25387.

Arbutus O'Dell

Arbutus O'Dell, 68, of Hurricane, formerly of Craigsville, departed this Earth on June 17, 2017.

She retired from the WV Department of Highways, her final job, after twenty years of service in 2014.

Arbutus was a member of St. John United Methodist Church, Scott Depot.

She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, mother-in-law and friend. She was a 20-year survivor of brain cancer. However, that is just an example of the woman who always beat the odds. She raised two children who adored her and although she did not have the opportunity to graduate from high school, she later obtained her GED and made sure her two children not only graduated from high school, but also graduated from college and then law school.

She worked for years, sometimes on Christmas and Thanksgiving, to make sure the generations after her had it better. She was simply the most giving and sweet person imaginable. Arbutus was a true expression of God's love. She loved others more than herself and her life was one of sacrifice. She adored her grandchildren and took every opportunity to spend time with them. She smiled often and put people at ease. Arbutus loved to travel, going to the beach, taking long walks and reading, but her greatest love was spending time with her family. Arbutus was simply the best and now she can rest after a race well run. We love and will miss you . . . but you know that.

Arbutus was survived by her loving husband, Larry R. O'Dell of Hurricane: children, Tony L. O'Dell (Jaye) of Hurricane, and Tammy R. Harvey (Shane) of Hurricane; mother, Nora Nickens (Bill) of Swartz Creek MI; sisters, Linda Miller (Tiny) of Flint, MI, and Mary Stanley of Flint, MI; brothers, Lee Stanley of Belle and Dale Stanley of Flint, MI; grandchildren, Courtney Deeds (Donald) of Roanoke, Jonathan O'Dell of Hurricane Andrew O'Dell of Hurricane and Michael Harvey of Hurricane; and a host of extended family and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 23, at St. John United Methodist Church, 4536 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot, WV, with the Rev. Dr. Martin Hallet officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Church.

You may share sympathies with the family on Arbutus tribute page at ChapmanFuneralHomes.com.

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

Betty Powell

Betty Lowther Powell, 89, of Spring Hill, died June 20, 2017. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home.

Howard B. Richards

Howard Burton Richards, 85, of Charleston, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017.

He was a retired maintenance employee of a commercial building in Charleston and a proud veteran.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Willie and Mary Richards of Raleigh County.

Left to cherish his memories is his children, Linda Burdette, Wayne Richards, William Richards, Lee Richards, Ivan Richards and Brenda Kay Richards. Also left to mourn his passing are his grandkids, great-grandkids, great-great-grandchildren and his brother, Jack Richards of Beckley.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday, June 23, at the Donel C. Kinnard State Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar, with the family officiating. Burial will follow immediately follow services.

The family will accept online condolences at cpjfuneralhome.com.

Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Richards family.

Louise Hill Rodriguez

Louise Hill Rodriguez, 78, formerly of Leon, passed away June 20, 2017. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. A full obituary can be accessed by visiting www.raynesfuneralhome.com.

Joseph W. "Joe" Shamblin

Joseph W. "Joe" Shamblin, 74, of Elkview, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, after a short illness.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Fred W. and Reona A. Shamblin, and a brother, Bob Shamblin.

Joe is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Linda Kay Moles Shamblin; daughter, Angela L. (Tony) Paranzino of Charleston; and son, Chad J. (Sarah)Shamblin of Elkview.

Also surviving Joe are his sisters, Anna Alkire of Big Chimney, Carol (Lawrence) Slater of Charleston, and brother, Fred Jr. of Big Chimney; two step granddaughters, Leighton Paranzino of Morgantown and Josephine Paranzino of Charleston.

Joe was also known by another name that he was so proud of, the two biggest blessings of his life called him "Papa." Granddaughter Lyndsey Madison Morris of Charleston and grandson Joseph Thorson Shamblin of Elkview, to them, he was a "Hero."

Joe was a 1961 graduate of Elkview High School where he played varsity football and chased the girls. He also graduated from Troy Welding School, Troy, Ohio.

He was owner of Shamblin Ready-Mix Concrete, Inc., in Charleston. After retiring, Joe worked at ISSI in Charleston, with Bob Hizer Trucker in Elkview and B&J Contracting. In the last three years, Joe has been enjoying life on his farm, delivering baby calves, building fence or just pushing dirt, he loved his farm.

Joe designed, constructed and piloted the sternwheeler known as the "Sea Barb" at the Charleston Sternwheeler Regatta from 1982 to 1986.

Joe loved spending time with his family. He loved fishing and hunting. One of his most fond memories was a Elk hunting trip to Colorado with some very dear friends. Joe and Kay loved going to flea markets with a very special couple, Dannie and Sue Bowman.

Joe also leaves behind three lifetime and best friends of 40 years plus, Charlie Livingston, Dannie Bowman and Sam White.

Joe will be so missed by everyone, he never met a stranger, and had more friends than this paper could list.

Service will begin 1 p.m. Friday, June 23, at the Hafer Funeral Home with Kevin Johnson officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. An evening visitation will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at the funeral home.

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

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

Elizabeth Slater

Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Slater, 78, of Mill Creek Road at Pecks Mill, died on Sunday, June 18, 2017, at Cabell Huntington Hospital after a short illness. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services at Chapmanville, W.Va., are in charge of the arrangements.

Owen Wells

Mr. Owen Johnse Harmon Wells, 86, of London, Ky., formerly of Switzer and East Lynn, passed away June 18, 2017. Service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, June 23, at Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services at Chapmanville. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Friday, June 23, at Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services at Chapmanville. Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services at Chapmanville, W.Va., are in charge of the arrangements.

Martha White

Martha Lynn McClung White died on June 18, 2017, following a short illness. Born May 21, 1964, in Charleston, to Dixie Beard and Paul Jackson McClung, Martha was a 1982 graduate of George Washington High School and attended West Virginia University. Martha was a 10-year employee of the State of West Virginia, most recently serving as Accounts Payable Manager with the WV Department of Transportation.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Cindy Crowder.

She is survived by sons, David Branden White and Dustin Randolph White; and grandchildren, Josh and Ma'Kenzie. Martha is also survived by sisters, Tina (Joseph) Stevens and Aimee (Michael) Echols; and brothers, Paul Jackson McClung, Joseph (Melanie) McClung, Thomas Monroe McClung and James Logan McClung.

Mar Mar loved her grandchildren, the Philadelphia Eagles, WV Mountaineers, camping and gatherings with family and friends. She was a frequent attendee at Charleston Artwalk, Symphony Sunday, Live on the Levee and the East End Yard Sale. Martha leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She will be especially missed by Chuck, Tina, Connie, Julia, Shannon and her friends at the "Pub." Fly Eagles Fly!

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 23, at the home of Julia Beury, 202 Wayne Isaac Lane, Malden, W.Va. Burial will be 1 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at Mount Olivet Cemetery, followed by a gathering of family and friends at the home of Shannon Lane.

Loyce David Withrow

Loyce David Withrow, 68, of South Charleston, passed away on June 19, 2017. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston. A visitation will be held one hour prior at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston. Snodgrass Funeral Home is assisting the family with these arrangements.

Cherie Young

Cherie Dawn (Bright) Young, 28, passed away June 19, 2017. Family will receive friends on Friday, June 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Highknob Church, Sutton, with the funeral service following at 2 p.m. The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home of Flatwoods, W.Va., is honored to be handling the arrangements for Cherie Dawn (Bright) Young.

Funerals for: June 22, 2017

Boley, Judith 1 p.m., Simons

Burdette, Carlos 11 a.m., Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden.

Dodrill Jr., Arvil "A.V." Noon, Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington.

Graham Jr., Charles 11 a.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Hosey, Wanetta 2 p.m., Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs.

Taylor, Lisa 1 p.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Vickers, Sharon 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Withrow, Loyce David 2:30 p.m., Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston.