Today's Obituaries

Ruby Asbury

Ruby Marilyn Asbury, 94, of Danville, Boone County, peacefully passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, after a sudden illness. She was surrounded by her family.

She was born March 2, 1923, to the late James and Vinnie Sexton. She grew up in Coal Valley and married Arlie J. Asbury on February 7, 1942, who preceded her in death in 2010. They moved to Six Mile in 1955, where they made their home.

She was also preceded in death by her oldest son, Arlie P. Asbury who passed in 2011; three brothers, Woodrow Sexton, James Sexton and Curtis Sexton; and three sisters, Mary Virginia Zornes, Betty King and Patty Gilliam.

After raising her children she worked as a cook at Ramage Elementary. After retirement, she enjoyed a simple life of spending time with her family, gardening, and cooking. She loved keeping beautiful baskets of flowers on her porch for all to enjoy. She especially loved tending to her bountiful marigolds and her little rose bushes. She took great pride in her flowers and vegetable gardens and shared with friends and family. Her family has fond memories of stringing beans with her on her front porch and enjoying biscuits and gravy every Saturday morning. She was a member of Six Mile United Methodist Church and spoke often of her love for her church family. She made everyone feel welcome in her home and made sure no one ever left hungry. People who came in contact with her will never forget the way she made them feel. She was a kind, loving, God fearing woman who touched the hearts of anyone she met.

Left to cherish her memory are her two sons and their wives, Curtis and Vonda, and Jimbo and Becky; two daughters, Connie Dean and Debbie Waters, all of Six Mile; seven grandchildren, Cindy Ball (David), Amy Bender (Doug), Curtis Asbury II (Brooke), Arlie P. Asbury II (Brenda), Adam Ferrell, Cassie Asbury and Rachel Waters; 14 great-grandchildren, Nick and AbiGail Ball, Owen and Annie Bender, Carson, Jackson, Gunner and Parker Asbury, Madi, Sadie and Heidi Asbury, Gracie Ferrell, Asher Akers and Josie Walker; one brother, Donald Sexton of Charleston; and one sister, Peggy Adkins of Michigan.

The family would like to thank her caregiver and friend, Leda White for her loving care for many years.

The family will accept visitors at 1 p.m., Sunday, March 26, at Handley Funeral Home, Danville with funeral service immediately following at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Roger McCauley officiating. Burial will be in Boone Memorial Park, Madison.

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Timothy Brown

Timothy Wayne Brown, 55, of St. Albans, died Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Thomas Memorial Hospital.

He was a produce manager having worked for Parkway and IGA Supermarkets, St. Albans.

In his early life, he attended the Abney St. Church of God. Timothy enjoyed the beach and also enjoyed camping at Watoga State Park, Pocahontas County.

He was preceded in death by his father, Hansel Brown; and nephew, Jeremy.

Surviving, mother, Betty Lou Brown; brother, Hansel Everett (Debbie) Brown, Charlie (Gail) Brown; sister, Brenda Brown; nieces, April Brown, Lauren Camper; great-niece, Katelyn Brown; great-nephew, Zachary Brown.

The body has been cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston is in charge of arrangements.

Zane Bryant

Zane Bryant, 63, of Charleston, passed away March 23, 2017. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of Pryor Funeral Home, 184 Walnut St., East Bank, WV.

Betty N. Capehart

Betty N. Capehart, 85, of New Haven, W.Va., passed away March 23, 2017. Service will be 11 a.m., Monday, March 27, at First Baptist Church of Mason, W.Va. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, March 26, at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant and also from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, March 27, at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Tony Carson

Tony Thomas Carson, 92, of Charleston, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017, at home.

Tony was born in St. Albans on December 4, 1924, to the late Frank and Anna Catersino and raised in Miami on Cabin Creek. He was a retired Supervisor for Carbon Fuel with 39 years of service. He was WWII Navy veteran and a Pearl Harbor Survivor. Tony enjoyed spending time with his family, loved the outdoors, especially working in his flowers and raising a garden and tinkering around in his garage.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Mozella Carson; and several brothers and sisters.

Tony is survived by his children, Edward (Pam) Carson and Sherry Bledsoe, both of Charleston, Stephen Carson of Huntington, Stephanie Sydenstricker, Vicky Snodgrass, Toni Nelson and Susan Butler, all of Charleston; eleven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, March 27, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden with Rev. Ronald Catersino officiating. Burial will follow at a later date at Montgomery Memorial Park, London.

Visitation with family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to the Kanawha Valley Senior Service Meals on Wheels, 2428 Kanawha Blvd., East, Charleston, WV 25311 of Kanawha Hospice Care 1616 Kanawha Blvd., West, Charleston, WV 25387.

The online guest book for Tony Thomas Carson can be accessed at

Dennis Ray Farley

Dennis Ray Farley, 53, of Hansford, passed away at home on March 24, 2017, with his mother by his side.

He was an avid WVU fan and loved to go fishing with his friends.

Dennis is preceded in death by his father, Dennis Farley.

He is survived by his mother, Sally; daughter, April; aunt, Nancy; several cousins; and a host of friends.

Funeral service will be held at noon, Monday, March 27, at Pryor Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to service. Burial will immediately follow at Montgomery Memorial Gardens.

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Karen Hylton

Karen Kristina Cassell Hylton, 42, of Oak Hill, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Service will be 2 p.m., Monday, March 27, at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, March 26, at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill. Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV.

Jerald E. Jones

Jerald E. Jones, 84, of Bridgeport, passed away Tuesday morning, March 21, 2017, in Charleston. He was born in Romance, W.Va., Jackson County, on December 1, 1932, a son of the late Marshall W. and Adda Iman Jones.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Mary Lou Lovejoy. Also surviving are three children, Jeffrey Jones and his wife Tamra, South Charleston; Perry Jones, Clarksburg; and Suzanne Lopez and her husband John, South Charleston; four grandchildren, Alexander and Hannah Jones, both of South Charleston, and Gabriella and Garrick Jones, both of Clarksburg; a brother, John Paul Jones and his wife Linda, Richmond, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Jerry was a three-sport athlete at Ripley High School, playing football, basketball and baseball. He was an all-conference football and basketball player and was on the All-State Football Team in 1949.

He attended Marshall University on a football scholarship and obtained an A.B. degree in 1954. Jerry, upon graduation from college, entered the United States Marine Corps, where he served as an infantry officer. After active duty and Marine Corps Reserve time, he ended his military career as a Captain.

Upon leaving active duty, he attended West Virginia University College of Law, where he was President of the student body and a member of the Board of Editors of the West Virginia Law Review.

Jerry came to Clarksburg after graduation from law school in 1959, and joined the firm as an associate with Deem & Marstiller, whose members were Fred B. Deem, James A. Marstiller, Edgar C. Siegrist and H. Laban White. He later became a partner in the firm, but in 1969 left the firm to form the new law firm of Jones, Williams, West & Jones, with W. Lyle Jones, David Williams and James C. West Jr., which later became West and Jones

Jerry was President of the Harrison County Bar Association in 1978; President of the West Virginia University Law School Association in 1981- 1982; President of the West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association in 1980-1981; a member of the Board of Governors of the West Virginia State Bar and served as President of the West Virginia State Bar in 1993-1994.

Jerry was a fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers and holds the rank of Advocate in the American Board of Trial Advocates. He was a member of the first class to be inducted as a Fellow in the West Virginia Bar Foundation in 1999, which recognizes outstanding West Virginia lawyers as prominent in the profession and active in Bar activities.

In addition to the aforementioned Bar organizations, Jerry was also a member of the West Virginia Bar Association, the National Conference of Bar Presidents, the Southern Conference of Bar Presidents and served as a member of the Board of Directors of the West Virginia Bar Foundation.

He enjoyed playing golf and attending WVU sports events, being a season ticket holder for many years. He and Mary Lou enjoyed traveling abroad, in the Southern Caribbean, Central America, Europe and Asia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jerry's memory can be made to Clarksburg Mission, P.O. Box 1123, Clarksburg, WV 26302-1123.

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Friends will be received at Burnside Funeral Home, 607 S. Virginia Avenue, Bridgeport, on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m., where service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 27. Interment will follow in Bridgeport Cemetery.

Dennis Lee Kinder

Dennis Lee Kinder, 69, of Marietta, Ga., passed away peacefully on December 17, 2016, following a long illness.

Dennis is survived by his son, Anthony, of Tacoma, Wash.; daughter, Allison Stein and husband, Jason, of Powder Springs, Ga.; granddaughters, Ava and Caitlin Stein; brothers, Ron and wife Jackie of Pinch, Ray and wife Diane of Pinch, Jim III and wife Lou Ann of St. Albans, and Bob and wife Tracy of Blue Creek; sisters, Betty Bays and husband Bill of Keyesport, Ill., and JoAnn Miller and husband Mike of Elkview.

Dennis was born on November 24, 1947, to James and Alma Kinder in Quick, W.Va. He was a 1966 graduate of Herbert Hoover High School in Clendenin and earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia Institute of Technology in 1971.

His initial professional years were spent as an engineer for American Electric Power before starting a resource management consulting firm that carried he and his family to Marietta.

An avid enthusiast of classic cars, Dennis was an early member of the Charleston club, Golden Oldies Car Club. He also thoroughly enjoyed sports, especially basketball, where he played basketball at Herbert Hoover High School and in college. He later went on to enjoy coaching his children's basketball teams.

A special Thank You to Pat and Faye of Agape Hospice for their loving care and support.

Service will be held at noon, Tuesday, April 4, at Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney, with Pastor Lee Swor officiating.

Irad Moore

Irad Bobby Gene Moore, 78, of South Charleston, son of the late Irad and Edith Moore, died Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at CAMC Memorial Division.

He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, South Charleston and was retired from Marco North America as an electronic engineer. Irad was a Ham Radio operator with the call letters KC8YY and had served in the US Air Force.

Surviving, wife, Ruby Moore; daughter, Debra Frances Salter; sister, Joy Marie Moore; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial Mass of Christian burial will be 1 p.m., Monday, March 27, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with Father John Finnell officiating. Inurnment will be in the church columbarium. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston is in charge of arrangements.

Michael Reed

Mr. Michael Reed, 59, of Buffalo, N.Y., formerly of Smithers, W.Va., passed away March 2, 2017. He was born October 10, 1957. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 25, at First Missionary Baptist Church of Smithers.

Emma "Jean" Skiles

Emma Georjean "Jean" Skiles, 82, of Campbell's Creek, passed away March 23, 2017 at Good Living Center, Malden following a long illness.

She was a retired clerk for the State of West Virginia Vital Registration, a member of Salina Order of the Eastern Star and attended the Coal Fork United Methodist Church.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Martin N. Skiles Sr.; parents, Van and Lorena Mae Farley Smailes; and brother, Allen Smailes.

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Martin Neal Jr. and Cari Skiles of Charleston; brother, Jack Smailes of Salinas, California; and granddaughters, Haylee, Macie and Emma Skiles.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 27, 2017 at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle with her nephew Mike Skiles officiating. Interment will follow at Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, 2017 at the funeral home.

The family wishes to extend a special Thank You to the staff at the Good Living center and to Hospice Care.

To send the family online condolences or sign the guest book, please visit our website at

Delinda Stanley

Delinda Evelina Stanley, 52, of Belle passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017. Service will be held 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, at the Giles Church of God of Prophecy, Dawes, WV. A complete obituary will be published in Sunday's edition of this newspaper.Cremation services are being provided by Affordable Cremations of WV, 413 D Street, South Charleston, WV.

June Withrow

June Carol Anderson Withrow, 84, a resident of Montgomery Elderly Care died March 24, 2017. O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery is in charge of arrangements.

Funerals for: March 25, 2017

Adkins, Harry 1 p.m., Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.

Ashley, Arden "Art" 11 a.m., Nitro High School.

Blanks, Helen Noon, First Baptist Church of North Beckley, Beckley.

Britton, David Lee The Father's House Missionary Baptist Church, North Charleston.

Clay, James 4 p.m., Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.

Cummins, Dreama 2 p.m., Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Fowler, Richard 1 p.m., Oak Hill Baptist Church, Oak Hill.

Harris, Doris Lee 11 a.m., Bartlett

Isaac, Burton L., Jr. 1:30 p.m., Centennial Room C, Holiday Inn & Suites, South Charleston.

Kiser, Ruth 2 p.m., Elizabeth Memorial United Methodist Church, Charleston.

Likens, Eileen 1 p.m., Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Lucas, Mary 1 p.m., Abundant Life Baptist Church, Proctorville.

Mattox, Clarence 4 p.m., First Baptist Church, White Sulphur Springs.

McClanahan, Doris A. Lanier 4 p.m., Cunningham

Miller, Ralph D. 1 p.m., Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.

Moore, Rebekah 11 a.m., Judson Baptist Church, Belle.

Page, Jania M. 2 p.m., Preston Funeral Home, Charleston.

Parsley, David 1 p.m., Charleston Moose Lodge #1444, Charleston.

Quillen, Ronald 11 a.m., St. Francis of Assissi Church, St. Albans.

Ratliff, Michael "Mike" 1 p.m., Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs.

Reed, Michael 2 p.m., First Missionary Baptist Church of Smithers.

Stephens, Blanche 2 p.m., Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley.

Tawney, Dana 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Vandevander, Andrea 11 a.m.,, Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Whitlock, Mae 2 p.m., Monte Vista Memorial Park, Princeton.