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Euvenia Boley Print Comment Top of page

Mrs. Euvenia Boley, 91, of Craigsville, went to be with the Lord, whom she served for so many years, on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Brookdale in Marietta, Ohio. She is also reunited with her husband, Ray, to whom she was married almost 68 years. He preceded her in death in 2013. Also preceding her in death were her parents, Thomas Okey and Ida Cox Mullens; three sisters, Eugenia Fitzwater, Retha Dye and Patsy Girondo; and two sons-in-law, Mike Nicholson and Jack Tuckwiller.

Euvenia was born Jan. 12, 1924 in Craigsville and lived in Craigsville all of her life. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and provided a nurturing home for three daughters, who survive: Karen Nicholson of Parkersburg, Sue Tuckwiller of Stafford, Va., and Kathy (Randy) Triplett of Cleveland, Ohio. She is also survived by one sister, Euzea Carpenter of Wilmington, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Euvenia was a member of Hinkle Chapel Church, Craigsville.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Hinkle Chapel Church, Craigsville, with the Rev. Stephen Triplett officiating. Interment will follow in West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin, under the direction of White Funeral Home, Summersville.

Family and friends may call one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hinkle Chapel Church, c/o Hazel Clemens, 986 Woodbine Road, Craigsville, WV 26205.

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

Leno "Bud" Boschian Jr. Print Comment Top of page

Leno Santo "Bud" Boschian Jr., 80, of Charleston, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, surrounded by the ones he loved.

He was a retired district manager for G.M. Chevrolet Division, and he was an avid sports lover, especially anything WVU. He was blessed to still be playing basketball in a senior league. His circle of friends was vast and he embraced those relationships with passion. Bud was a very compassionate person, always concerned about others, and could light up a room with his wistful smile. He was an Army veteran. Bud was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, having served as a deacon and trustee. If you knew Bud you knew he would always leave you with a wink and a smile to brighten your day.

Bud is survived by his wife, Anna "Annie" Boschian; stepdaughter, Diana; and a host of friends.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, at Calvary Baptist Church, 510 Maryland Ave., Charleston, with a luncheon immediately after at the church.

Honoring Bud's wishes, he has been cremated. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Curtis Price Way, Charleston, WV 25311.

Cooke Funeral Home and Crematorium, Nitro, is assisting the Boschian family. You may express online condolences at www.cookefuneralhome.com.

Timothy W. Cassell Print Comment Top of page

Timothy Wilson Cassell, 54, of Chesapeake, died July 27, 2015. No services are planned at this time. Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet, is in charge of arrangements.

Larry Gail Caudill Print Comment Top of page

Heaven gained another angel on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 when Larry Gail Caudill went to be with The Lord due to injuries from an automobile accident.

Born the only child to Nannie and Estill Caudill on Dec. 6, 1948 in Mayking, Ky. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his father-in-law, Joe Paxton.

In his 66 years of life he has been a blessing to many. He was known for his contagious laugh and love of family and friends. Never meeting a stranger, the impact of his life will carry on and on. He was retired from Ford Motor Company in Lorain, Ohio. He had a love for his community. He was involved in 4-H for 20 years as a counselor. He was a member of the Clay Lions Club for many years, and out of those years he served several as president. He was also active with athletic boosters, music boosters, UAW, Boy Scouts and youth organizations. He was also a supporter and announcer for the Clay Midget Football League and attended House of Prayer Church.

He was an unforgettable man who will be missed by many; he was so much to so many.

Larry is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Patty Caudill; daughter, Jeanetta Gail, and son-in-law, Billy Keen; son, James Darren, and daughter-in-law, Samantha Caudill; daughter, Jerrica Dawn, and son-in-law, Adam Plecker; grandsons, Kyle Matthew and Kaleb Joe; granddaughters, Kylie Ryann and Addison Elizabeth; mother-in-law, Justine Paxton; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, James and Ruth Paxton; five nephews; five nieces; two great-nephews; one great-niece; and one great-great-nephew.

The family is moved and appreciative of all of the family and friends helping us through this difficult time.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister James Paxton officiating. Burial will be in Paxton Cemetery, Maysel.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 31, at the funeral home.

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

Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Caudill family.

Earl Junior Channell Print Comment Top of page

Earl Junior Channell passed away July 27, 2015. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 31, at the funeral home.

Deborah Jean Courts Print Comment Top of page

Deborah Jean Courts, 45, of Harts, died July 29, 2015. Service will be 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, at Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville, with visitation beginning two hours prior.

Betty Lucille Duffield Print Comment Top of page

Betty Lucille Mullins Duffield, 90, passed away July 28, 2015 at Clark's Christian Care Home, East Bank.

She was born May 12, 1925 in Clay to the late Lewis Sherman and Minda Edith Thomas Mullins. Also preceding her in death were her husband of almost 50 years, Oscar Duffield, and brothers, Edward and Virgil Hanshaw and Roy and James Mullins.

Betty was a member of Bangor Nazarene Church in Bangor, Pa., and attended Glasgow Nazarene Church and Spring Fork Baptist Church when she was able. Mom loved to send cards to people and write little notes to them. If you knew her, you probably received a card from her for a birthday, an anniversary, a get well or just to say, "thinking of you." She also loved to crochet and make quilts, especially baby quilts in her later years. The one thing Mom had wanted to do the last several years was to walk again, and now we believe she is walking on the streets of gold with her Lord.

Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Marline Duffield of Hughes Creek, Michael and Sue Duffield of Pen Argyl, Pa., and David and Sharon Duffield of Mount Bethel, Pa.; daughters and sons-in-law, Kaye and Gary Buckner of Malden, with whom she resided, and Connie and Ernie Dietz of Roseto, Pa.; brother, Jeary R. Mullins of Pinch; grandchildren, Jennifer Hudson, Holly Dunigan, Stacy, Jonathan, Matthew, Justin and Andrew Duffield, Richard Buckner, Kelly Lange and Scott and Jeff Dietz; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with Pastor Roy G. Mullins Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.

Visitation will be two hours prior to service time Saturday at the funeral home.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff and management at Clark's Christian Care Home in East Bank.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in memory of Mom to Bangor Nazarene Church Building Fund, 150 Bunny Trail, Bangor, PA 18013, or a charity of your choice.

Mothie "Jeannie" Geiger Print Comment Top of page

Mothie "Jeannie" Geiger, 75, of Gassaway, died July 4, 2015. A gathering of family and friends will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Audra Harper Print Comment Top of page

Audra Harper, 86, of Heaters, passed away July 30, 2015. Per her request, there will be no service. Arrangements by Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton.

Roy Ray Hawkins Print Comment Top of page

Roy Ray Hawkins, 89, of Exchange, died July 27, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, at Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, Flatwoods, with visitation beginning two hours prior.

Anda Morris Hileman Print Comment Top of page

Anda Morris Hileman, 81, of Mocksville, N.C., formerly of Oxford Community, departed this life Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at United Hospital Center, Bridgeport. He was born July 20, 1934 in Oxford, the son of the late Anda Aaron and Rulina Clemma Gaston Hileman.

Anda had been a bus driver for 26 years for Doddridge County Schools. He was a member of Harmony Methodist Church, Summers, and attended Turrentine Baptist Church, Mocksville, N.C. He enjoyed farming and gardening.

Anda is survived by his wife, Ginger R. Rowe Hileman; sons, Anda K. Hileman (Melinda) of West Union and Robert A. Hileman (Jackie) of West Union; daughters, Susan R. Swiger (Lee) of Salem, Janet L. Bell (Jim) of Mocksville, N.C., and Barbara A. Leggett (Brad) of West Union; brother, Albert A. Hileman of Barberton, Ohio; mother-in-law, Ethel Rowe of Mocksville, N.C.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Howard T., Charles A., Floyd I., Aaron L., Henry C., Calvin D. and Samuel J. Hileman, and sister, Rulina M. LeMasters.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at McCullough Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Pastor Jimmy Lipscomb officiating. Burial will follow in West Union Masonic Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 31, and after 9 a.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.mcculloughraiguelfuneralhome.com.

Kathleen M. Hypes Print Comment Top of page

Kathleen M. Hypes, 89, passed away July 29, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home Chapel, Ansted, with visitation beginning two hours prior.

Robert Gray Kegley Print Comment Top of page

Robert Gray Kegley, 66, of Dunbar, passed away in his home after a long illness. Arrangements are in the care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Emogene Lanham Print Comment Top of page

Emogene Dixon Lanham, 73, of Kenna, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at her home following a long illness.

She was born Jan. 23, 1942 in Charleston, daughter of Ira Dixon of Charleston and the late Narvella Jenkins Dixon. She was a homemaker and retired in the mailroom at the Federal Bankruptcy Court with 10 years of service. She attended Allen's Fork Community Church and enjoyed quilting.

She is survived by her husband, William H. "Bill" Lanham; son, Jeffrey S. (Michelle) Lanham; two grandchildren, Tabitha and Cory; father, Ira Dixon of Charleston; and sister, Donna Dixon of Ripley. She is also survived by many family members and friends.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, with Pastors Jerry Bonnett and Arnold Sheets officiating. Friends may call on the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 31, at the funeral home. Committal service will be 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, at Floral Hills Garden of Memories Mausoleum Chapel, Pocatalico.

The family would like to express a special thank you to Holly, Bobbie, Stephanie and April, along with all of the staff at Kanawha Hospice for the special care given to our wife and mother during her illness.

Memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.waybrightfuneralhome.com.

William C. Martin Print Comment Top of page

William C. "Bill" Martin, 63, of Sutton, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015 at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston, after a sudden illness.

He was born April 24, 1952 in Sutton to the late Gilbert Clinton and Reva Clarice Karickhoff Martin.

Bill graduated WVU School of Law, where he received his doctorate degree in 1978. After graduation he became prosecuting attorney for Braxton County for 18 years and owned his own family law practice in Braxton County, the William C. Martin Law Firm. He continued with his parents business as owner and operator of Sutton IGA Express, and was a member of Christ Church United Methodist, Sutton.

Bill is survived by his wife, Margaret Grace "Mimi" O'Connor Martin; son, Christopher Martin (Stephanie) of Portsmouth, Va.; daughters, Michelle Gearhart (Shawn), Melanie Grace Fisher and Meghan Spears (Michael), all of Charleston; and grandchildren, Mitchell, Avery, Sophia, Patrick, Sidney and Scarlett.

Memorial gathering will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton.

Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to be serving the Martin family.

Online condolences may be sent at greene-robertsonfuneralhome.com.

Joe McCourt Print Comment Top of page

Joe McCourt, 63, of Burnsville, died July 29, 2015. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Little Kanawha Memorial Gardens, Heaters. Visitation will begin at noon Saturday at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton.

Gertrude McCullough Print Comment Top of page

Gertrude Elizabeth "Gertie" McCullough, 81, of Gap Mills, died July 29, 2015. Service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, at Groves Funeral Chapel, Union. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, at the funeral home.

Henry C. Montague Print Comment Top of page

Henry C. Montague, 67, of Charleston, passed away July 29, 2015 after a long illness.

Henry worked in the beer distribution business over 30 years. He loved deer hunting, fishing and going to the beach.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry C. and Edith I. (Wolfe) Montague Jr., and brother, Michael Montague.

Surviving are his loving sisters, Deborah Montague of Charleston and Michelle Stephens of Michigan; dear friend and fishing companion, Joyce Enoff; aunt, Carol Toney of Hurricane; and uncles, John Montague and wife, Sharon, of Hurricane and Kermit Wolfe of Leon. Also surviving are several nieces and cousins.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, July 31, at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. William K. Berry officiating. Burial will follow at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.

The family will accept online condolences at cpjfuneralhome.com.

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

David E. Morgan Print Comment Top of page

David Edward Morgan, 52, of Seng Creek, Whitesville, died July 26, 2015. His wife and son will post a date for an upcoming memorial service in the Whitesville area at a later date. Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service of Pineville is serving the Morgan family.

Jedediah K. Paintiff Print Comment Top of page

Jedediah Kristian Paintiff, 31, of Medina, Ohio, entered into rest on July 25, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Dr. David L. Parsons Print Comment Top of page

Dr. David Larry Parsons, 72, a resident of Greensboro, N.C., was ushered into eternity on July 26, 2015, with his family by his side.

Dave was born in Charleston, W.Va., to Ocie and Clarence Parsons. He received a tennis scholarship to Duke University, where he attended undergraduate school and then went on to graduate UNC Dental School at the top of his class in 1969. He practiced dentistry in Randleman, N.C., until he retired in 2007.

Dave will forever be remembered for his generous heart. Whether it was sending someone to Bible college, participating in dental mission trips, supporting various missionaries, seeing that a single mom had a home, helping a church get started or caring for the dental needs of the men at Teen Challenge, he always considered it a privilege to bless others as he had been blessed.

He leaves behind, to cherish his memory, his wife of 52 years, Carolyn, and their three children, Mary Gutheil, Christy Peeler, Davy Parsons and wife, Melanie, all of Greensboro, and his six grandchildren, who he dearly loved. In addition, his 99-year-old mother, Ocie Parsons of Greensboro, and his brother, Steve Parsons of Charleston, W.Va. His father, Clarence Parsons, predeceases him.

Forbis and Dick North Elm Street Chapel is serving the family. Online condolences may be offered at www.forbisanddick.com.

Memorial gifts may be made in Dave's honor to Jubilee Christian Worship Center, 143 Blue Bell Road, Greensboro, NC 27406.

Vicky L. Short Print Comment Top of page

Vicky Lenore Sizemore Short, 55, of Accoville, died July 27, 2015. Service will be noon Sunday, Aug. 2, at Bright Star Freewill Baptist Church, Ethel. Visitation will be 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at the church. Arrangements by Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville.

Joseph Paul Tucker Print Comment Top of page

Joseph Paul Tucker, 86, of Lima, Ohio, formerly of Hugheston, passed away July 29, 2015 at Burton's Ridge Assisted Living Center, Lima, Ohio, after a short illness. Arrangements by Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove.

Norman "Punkin" Wagner Print Comment Top of page

Mr. Norman Wayne "Punkin" Wagner passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015 after a long and courageous battle with glioblastoma brain cancer.

Punkin was born Oct. 31, 1969. He was a Christian and an avid muscle car enthusiast and a die-hard Ford man. He attended Poca High School and spent most of his life working as a logger at Wagner Logging, a job he truly loved. Punkin never met a stranger and his smile was contagious.

He was preceded in death by his beloved grandmother, Lena Mae Gillespie; mother, Betty Williams; and brother, Michael "Squirt" Williams.

Punkin is survived by his wife, Robin Atkinson Wagner; son, Michael William at home; daughters, Michelle, Madison and son, Joseph; father, Norman R. "Tootsie" Wagner; brother, Steve "Monkey" Williams; and a host of stepbrothers and stepsisters, nieces, nephews and cousins, as well as a few very close friends whom he spent much time with and considered brothers as well.

A celebration of Punkin's life will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Woody Willard officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Zion Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

There are so many people his family would like to thank for all of their support during this difficult battle; they know who they are, and Punkin loved each and every one dearly.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com.

Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, 147 Main St., Poca, is serving the Wagner family.

Demetrius "Metzie" Walker Print Comment Top of page

Demetrius K. "Metzie" Walker, 77, of Dixie, entered into rest on July 28, 2015 at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington.

Metzie was a homemaker and attended New Antioch Baptist Church of Dog Run, Clay.

Metzie was born July 21, 1938 to the late Norval and Dormal (Naylor) Rogers.

Metzie is survived by her loving husband, Gary Walker; sons, B. Allen Moore of South Charleston and Kyle Anthony "Tony" Moore of Dixie; daughter, Lisa Dawn Plummer of Roanoke, Va.; brother, William "WD" Rogers of Louisville, Ohio; sisters, Berma Amburgey of Charleston, Elaine Foster of Belva and Joy Fitzwater of Indore; grandsons, Nick Poole and Michael Poole; and granddaughters, Denise Moore Smith and Candice Cobado.

Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 31, at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glassgow.

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

Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Walker/Moore families.

Barbara Grace West Print Comment Top of page

Mrs. Barbara Grace Miller West, 73, of Poca, died Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at CAMC Memorial following complications from surgery. She was surrounded by family and friends during her short illness.

"Bobbi Grace" was born May 22, 1942 in Poca to the late James A. "Pete" Miller and Vivian Schultz Miller. Throughout her life, she spoke frequently of her brother, Tom, who preceded her in death. Both her brother, Gary "Butch" (Peggy) Miller, and her sister, Phyllis Beard, were with her in the hours prior to her death.

A lifelong Poca Dot, Barbara graduated from Poca High School in 1960, a few months after meeting the love of her life, Ernest Porter West. Barbara and Porter married on May 31, 1963 at Poca United Methodist Church. For 52 years, Barbara and Porter worshiped together, raised children together, traveled together and served the Lord together. Barbara was a dedicated homemaker who held occasional employment at the Raymond City Coal Company Store, Viscos, Nitro Hobby Lobby, Atlantic Financial and, most recently, Gatens-Harding Funeral Home. Barbara was dedicated to Christ and she joyfully served Him in her daily life as well as through the churches she loved: Poca United Methodist Church, Rock Branch Independent Church, Mineral (Virginia) Baptist Church and St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Barbara faithfully participated in Sunday school, women's circles and in church leadership.

In addition to her loving husband, Barbara is survived by their four children, Ernest Porter Jr. "Jay" (Pam) West, Janice Leanne (Tim) Christy, Daniel Shawn (Becky) West and Matthew Shawn (Kathy Jo) West. Barbara was "Grams" to eight grandchildren, Tracy (Brent) Bechtel, Zachary (Nikki) West, Tori Ulch, Raegan Christy, Lissi Franco-West, Madison Christy, Samantha West and Gabriel Matthew West; two great-grandchildren, Austin Ulch and Emma Haynes; two loving nieces, Andrea (Bruce) Layne and Rachel (Steve) Inman; one nephew, Jamie (Erin) Miller; and many cousins, in-laws and a host of special friends. Many people counted Barbara as a second mom or grandmother.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, at Rock Branch Independent Church, Nitro, with Chaplain (Major) Jay West, Pastor John Mason, Pastor Steve Inman and the Rev. Delbert Hawley officiating. Interment will follow at Haven of Rest, Red House.

Visiting hours will be 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel, Poca. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com.

Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, 147 Main St., Poca, is serving the West family.

Scott W. Williams Print Comment Top of page

Scott W. Williams was born Oct. 12, 1967 in Kanawha County, WV and passed away July 16, 2015 surrounded by family and friends in Rotunda, FL at his home from a long illness. He was a true Mountaineer fan, and had been employed as a supervisor for 20 years with Yonkers Construction Company in Sarasota, FL. He was an avid fisherman and won numerous fishing tournaments. He is survived by his mother, Shirley Paranelli; wife, Kathy Williams, daughter, Star Williams from Rotunda, FL; brother, Michael Hundley, South Charleston, WV; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Charles "Bud" Withrow Jr. Print Comment Top of page

Charles "Bud" Withrow Jr., 60, formerly of Dunbar, and currently of St. Albans, passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 26, 2015.

As everyone who knew him would say, Bud always lived his life his way and made no compromises when it came to what he thought was right. In his own words, he lived a "charmed" life having had the best parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends a man could ever ask for. He had been with his longtime girlfriend and later wife, Kim, for over 30 years and they loved each other dearly until the end and now beyond. Their love went beyond themselves, having rescued over 30 stray animals, including their current brood, cats, Cosmo, Blue and Daisy, and their "baby" dog, Toy.

He was a 1973 graduate of Dunbar High School and had remained friends with everyone he knew throughout the years. Bud was always the one you could count on for anything, whether it was moving, a household repair, a death, a birth, an illness or any sign of trouble. You could depend on Bud. If you asked Bud who was his best friend, he would say it was his dad, Charles "Buddy" Withrow Sr., who predeceased him along with his mother, Barbara Withrow, both lifelong and beloved residents of Dunbar.

He is survived by his wife, Kim, cousins, Brenda Marshall, Barbie Marshall, Tammy and Danny Anderson and their kids and grandkids, Todd and Melissa Whittington and their son, Jacob, Cathy and Mike McCarty and their kids and grandkids, H.R. Whittington, Dee Osborne, all still living in the area, Aunt and Uncle Judy and Damon Bird of Indianapolis, Ind., and cousins in Ohio and Kentucky.

Bud had many, many friends which included a group of guys that he had known all his life who were still as close as ever, including Ray Corder, Ralph Jones, Ron King, Steve Pitman, Stanley Clark and Mike Combs of Cape May, N.J., and their wives, kids and grandkids.

Bud was employed by the law firm of Spilman, Thomas and Battle in Charleston for over 28 years. He was most proud of the "best legal supply room" in Charleston and the firm has plans to put up a plaque in his honor in the near future. He thought of everyone at the firm as family and was loved by all.

Always the daredevil with an infectious laugh, his friends will remember that on a bet, he bungee jumped from a crane in the Hooters parking lot and he loved everything high adrenalin, including wild rides, lightning storms, driving fast and just generally anything most people would consider scary. Bud was an avid sports fan and a natural athlete. The first time he put on snow skis, he just took off, like a pro. In school he was on the wrestling, baseball and football teams and loved to play golf, tennis and was on a bowling team with his buddies for many, many years. If you wanted to have a fun party, you invited Bud! He always laughed that he was picked as best dancer in junior high school!

Recently, Bud who always loved music and was a lifetime rock and roller, had begun to have interests in other types of music, which as of late included Frank Sinatra. He particularly loved the song "When I Was 17" and played it the last day on this earth. His favorite lyrics of that song are fitting to end this tribute to this very special man: "And now the days are short ... I am in the autumn of the year ... and I think of my life as vintage wine in fine old kegs ... from the brim to the dregs ... it poured sweet and clear ... It was a very good year."

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. Joel Harpold officiating. Friends may call two hours prior to the service at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Bud's memory to the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association, 1248 Greenbrier St., Charleston, WV 25311.

Funerals for: July 31, 2015

Adkins, Lonnie M. Noon, Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.

Baker, Rev. Richard C. 11 a.m., Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden.

Bland, Mary L. 11 a.m., Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

DeBoard, Martha A. 11 a.m., West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin.

Eads, Walter O. Jr. 1 p.m., Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Foster, William F. 6:30 p.m., Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.

Guthrie, Frances E. 1 p.m., Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley.

Howery, Wanda J. 2 p.m., O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Hudson, John R. Jr. 1 p.m., Hopewell Baptist Church, Charleston.

Montague, Henry C. 1 p.m., Cunningham

Morgan, Fred L. 1 p.m., Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Parsons, Ester L. 2 p.m., Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg.

Parsons, James 2 p.m., Raynes Funeral Home Chapel, Eleanor.

Reynolds, Evelyn L. 1 p.m., Heck Funeral Home, Milton.

Taylor, Joyce L. Noon, Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs.

Walker, Demetrius 11 a.m., Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.

Williams, Avery 2 p.m., Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.

Williams, Frances 7:30 p.m., Mount Vernon Cemetery, Teays Valley.