Obituaries

Today's Obituaries

Patty Allen

Patty Ann Allen, 67, of Sutton, passed away May 21, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, May 25, at Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, May 24, at the funeral home.

Kitonya Ball

Kitonya Carson Ball, 39, of Charleston, answered her call from labor to reward May 11, 2017.

She was born January 31, 1978, in Bluefield, to Sarah and Horace Roach Jr. She lived in Logan for 17 years before moving to Charleston.

Kitonya graduated from Logan High School in 1997. She worked for Holiday Inn Express, Embassy Suites, Special Touch Nursing and last, but not least, CAMC Memorial Hospital Emergency Department.

Kitonya leaves in God's care her husband, Jody Ball; two sons, Daunte' J. Carson and Kassius Ball, all of South Charleston; mother, Sarah Roach of East Charleston; father, Horace Roach Jr. of Long Branch, NJ; sisters, Taleka Carson of Milton, Ann'na Carson (Andrew) of Colorado; four brothers, Andre Roach(Alisha) of Gilbert, Osie Miller (Angel) of Christiansburg, VA, Raheem Roach of Atlanta, GA, and Mylik Hamlett of Atlanta, GA; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, May 26, at the Church of God in Christ of Charleston. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements are in the care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Roy Wayne Bankhead

Roy Wayne Bankhead, 63, of Lebanon, Ohio, formerly of Diana, passed away May 18, 2017. Service will be 11 a.m., Thursday, May 25, at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Grassy Creek Road, Webster Springs. Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jacob Belcher

Jacob David Belcher, 37, of Bourbon, Ind., passed away Friday, May 19, 2017. Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 24, at Matics Funeral Home Inc. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home.

Thelma L. Boggess

Thelma L. Boggess, 82, of Southside, Mason County, passed away May 2, 2017. Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Friday, May 26, at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be one prior to services also on Friday. Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Boggess family.

Tommy Dingess

Tommy Carl Dingess, 85, of St. Albans, passed away May 20, 2017. Service will be 7 p.m., Saturday, May 27, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, 110 B Street, St. Albans. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Terry Lee Dunsford

Terry Lee Dunford, 60, of Charleston, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the arrangements.

Ida Melinda Frame

Ida Melinda Frame, 80, of Clendenin, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Hubbard Hospice West, South Charleston.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Mack Frame; parents, John Spencer and Ocie Jane Reed Frame; brothers, Doc Spencer, Rome Spencer, Virgil Spencer; sister, Carrie Quigley.

Ida is survived by her brothers, Shirley Spencer, James "Shorty" Spencer; sisters, Frances Johnson, Ruby Olive; and several loving nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Roy Keiffer, a good friend who helped take care of Ida.

Service will be 2 p.m., Thursday, May 25, at the Hafer Funeral Home with Pastor Ora Holbert officiating. Burial will be at Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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

Arrangements are in the care of Hafer Funeral Home, 50 north Pinch Road, Elkview.

Ronsford L. Green

Ronsford L. "Ron" Green, 70, of Charleston, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, May 22, 2017, surrounded by his family.

He was born July 24, 1946, in Charleston, to the late Clyde and Juanita Thomas Green. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Green.

Ron was a member of the Cathedral of Prayer Baptist Church.

He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, brother and was loved by all who knew him.

Left to cherish Ron's memory include his wife of 49 years, Bonnie Stutler Green; daughters, Rhonda (Jerry) Walker, Amber (Jason) Pierson; grandsons, Chris Runion and Logan Pierson; sister, Sandy (Carlos) Morris, all of Charleston; and his beloved pet, Kizzy.

Funeral service will be held 1 p.m., Friday, May 26, at the Cathedral of Prayer Southern Baptist Church, 2324 Pennsylvania Ave., Charleston, with Pastor Kevin Norvell officiating. Entombment will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, and one hour before the service at the church.

On line condolences may be left at www.elkfuneralhome.com.

Elk Funeral Home, Charleston, W.Va., is honored to serve the Green family.

Darrell Eugene McClung

Darrell Eugene McClung, 75, of Elkview, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, May 21, 2017.

Darrell was born in Montgomery and served his country for 32 years in the United States Army and United States Air Force, serving in the United States Air National Guard. He was a member of the Blue Creek Advent Christian Church.

Darrell is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Juanita McClung.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Linda "Rose" McClung; son, Stephen (Cassie) McClung; daughter, Lisa (John) McGinnis; brother, Elbert (Kay) McClung; grandchildren, Alex (Courtney), Lindsey (Zach) and Jeffrey (Carmen); and great-grandchild, Chloe.

Service will be 11 a.m., Thursday, May 25, at the Hafer Funeral Home with Pastor Luke Adkins. Burial will be in the Donnel C. Kinnard State Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 24, at the funeral home.

Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.haferfuneralhome.net

Hafer Funeral Home, 50 North Pinch Rd., Elkview, is assisting the family.

William Charles McMellon

William Charles McMellon, 59, of Charleston, passed away May 13, 2017. Funeral services were held at 9 a.m., Monday, May 22, at the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar. Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Katherine McNeely

Katherine Mae McNeely, 61, of West Hamlin, W.Va., passed away May 18, 2017. Funeral service will be noon, Friday, May 26, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to noon, Friday, May 26, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Funeral Home toward funeral expenses. Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, W.Va., is handling arrangements.

Mason S. Proudfoot

Mason S. Proudfoot, 54, of Covington, Ky., Charleston, W.Va., and Oakland, Md., passed away in Charleston on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Born on July 16, 1962, in Oakland, he was the son of the late Robert E. and Alice Marie (Arnett) Proudfoot.

He is survived by a sister-in-law, Penny Proudfoot of Oakland; a sister, Marie Rublee and husband Dan of Harrisonburg, Va.; two brothers, Mike Proudfoot and wife Mayliza of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Milton Proudfoot of Oakland; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Mark Proudfoot.

The family wishes for Mason's friends to contact the C & S Fredlock Funeral Home, P.A., Oakland, via phone at 301-334-3388, email at mail@csfredlockfh.com, or by checking www.csfredlockfh.com for a future service date and to leave condolences.

Inquiries are welcome to assist the family in locating as many friends of Mason as possible. Contributions in memory of Mason may be made to the Garrett County Animal Shelter, 152 Oakland Sang Run Rd., Oakland, MD 21550.

Dana Racer

Dana Jack Racer, 83, of St. Albans, went to be with the Lord May 21, 2017, at Thomas Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

He was born January 13, 1934, in Kanawha County and was a son of Leonard J. and Maymie Escue Racer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Ella Jean; son, Dana Gene; brothers, Bill and Bob Racer; and sisters, Alice "Tunkie" Turner, Joanna Watson and Mavine Wyrick.

Jack was a truck driver and a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church of Garretts Bend, where he was baptized on November 24, 1968.

He is survived by his son and best friend, Danny Racer and his wife, Lisa; grandson, Aaron J. Racer; great-grandchildren, Hunter J. Defrehn and Addisyn Noelle Stanley; and his one and only surviving sister, Macel Larck of Tennessee. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Jack's life will be 11 a.m., Thursday, May 25, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, 110 B Street, St. Albans, with H. R. Whittington as celebrant. Burial will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. There will be a gathering of family and friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 24, at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.casdorphcurry.com.

Charles St. Clair

Charles Donald St.Clair, 86, passed away May 19, 2017, in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Charley, as he was known to his family and friends, was born in Guthrie, W.Va., on March 22, 1931, to the late Dora Mae and Denver L. St. Clair. He grew up in Kanawha County, W.Va., and was a founding member of Grace Church of the Nazarene. Following his graduation from high school, he proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy. After receiving his honorable discharge, he married his bride, Dorothy Mae Runyan, in 1953. He and Dot raised their family in St. Albans while Charley worked at Union Carbide, holding numerous positions throughout his career. Following his retirement, he and Dot moved to Daytona Beach, Fla., where he enjoyed playing golf and walking on the beach. Charley was a loyal Mountaineer fan throughout his life and enjoyed watching every football game.

Charley was predeceased by his brothers, Denver Leslie St. Clair and Robert Graves St. Clair, and his sisters, Virginia Lee Miller and Charlotte Lorena Heald.

He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Dorothy; two sons of whom he was extremely proud, Edwin, who lives in Merritt Island, Fla., and Alan, and his wife, Carol, who live in Charleston, S.C.; and one grandson, Joshua Pierce St. Clair.

Visitation will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, May 25, at Grace Church of the Nazarene, 499 2nd Ave., South Charleston. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. A reception will be held for the family at the church following the burial at Graceland Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Grace Church of the Nazarene.

Shannon Maloney Funeral Home, Port Orange Fla., and Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, W.Va., have been entrusted with the arrangements.

Lorraine Summers

Lorraine (Brown) Summers, 85, of Belva, entered into rest on Monday, May 22, 2017, at Montgomery General Hospital.

Born August 14, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Malburn and Hazel (Sebert) Brown. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe Bill Summers; daughter, Belinda Eggleston; brothers, Malburn Brown Jr., Charles "Chug" Brown, Jarrell Brown; sisters, Hilda Ramsey and Lillian Snyder.

Lorraine is survived by her daughter, Connie Lanham Moore of Vaughan; and four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and son-in-law, Paul Eggleston.

Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 25, at Walker Memorial Park Cemetery, Summersville.

On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com.

Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Summers family.

Terry Williams

Terry Williams, 67, of Nitro, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017, at his residence.

Terry was born in Charleston on October 21, 1949, to the late Libert and Naomi Deeds Williams. He was a retired Sergeant with the WV State Police with 28 years of service and served in the WV Air National Guard from 1968 to 1974. He was a 1967 graduate of DuPont High School.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Williams.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 23 years, Karen Williams; sons, Jason (Denika) Williams of Windermere, Fla., and Terry Shawn Williams of Parkersburg; siblings, his twin brother, Jerry (Bev) Williams of Malden, David (Helen) Williams of Tenn. and Dallas (June) Williams of Shrewsbury, Kathy Williams of Belle and Sue O'Dell of Winfield; grandchildren, Jaxon, Mia, Nina, Mackenzie, Lilly and Kailey; and many nieces and nephews and extended family members.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 25, at DuPont Middle School Auditorium, Belle, with Pastor Larry Campbell officiating. Burial will follow at New Antioch Cemetery, Red House. A visitation with family and friends will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 24, at DuPont Middle School Auditorium, Belle.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be sent to the WV State Troopers Association, 210 Chesapeake Ave., Charleston, WV 25311 in memory of Terry Williams.

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

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

John Henry Williamson

John Henry Williamson, 75, of South Charleston, WV, passed away on May 21, 2017, at Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston. John, son of Sylvester John Henry Williamson and Eva Scott Williamson, both deceased, was born in Charleston, WV, on October 3, 1941.

A graduate of South Charleston High School and WV State College, John was retired from FMC South Charleston and a member of the Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees. He was also a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in South Charleston, Washington Masonic Lodge No. 58 in St. Albans, and Beni Kedem Shrine where he was a former president of the clown alley.

John is preceded in death by his parents and his mother-in-law Jo Anne Whitten. He is survived by his wife Carla, son Nicholas Andrew (Kelli) of Charleston; grandchildren Mia Elizabeth Williamson and Ethan Nicholas Roberts of Charleston; sisters-in-law Pamela Myers of Charleston and Jody (Randy) Carr of Trinidad, TX; brother-in-law James L (Brenda) Whitten of Lavon, TX; nephew Michael (Amber) Myers of South Charleston; and father-in-law William M (Janet) Whitten of Hurricane.

A service to honor the life of John will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 26, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in South Charleston with Pastor Cindy Briggs-Biondi officiating. Entombment will be in Sunset Memorial Park in South Charleston with Masonic Rites. Family and friends may visit from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, at Snodgrass Funeral Home in South Charleston.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in John's memory be made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Curtis Price Way, Charleston WV 25311 or the Beni Kedem Shrine Transportation Fund to support children and families served by the Shriners Hospitals, 100 Quarrier Street, Charleston WV 25301.

Memories of John may be shared by visiting www.snodgrassfuneral.com and selecting obituary. Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, is handling arrangements.

Funerals for: May 24, 2017

Belcher, Jacob 2 p.m., Matics Funeral Home Inc., Clendenin.

Broughton, Clyde, Jr. 1 p.m., James Funeral Home, Logan.

George, Norma 1 p.m., Taylor

Jarvis, Merle 11 a.m., Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway.

Jeffries, Ruby Fay 3 p.m., Raynes Funeral Home, Eleanor Chapel.

Keller, Judith 6 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Charleston.

Ponsart, Gracie "Mae" (Cogar) 1 p.m., Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs.

Reeves, Ruth 11 a.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.

Roach, Garry "Tom" 1 p.m., Faith Gospel Church, Gallipolis Ferry.

Samples, Norma 1 p.m., Wilson

Smith, Sandra 7 p.m., Akers

Tate, Karen "Katy" 2 p.m., Gatens