Diane Sue Black, 68, of Charleston, died Friday, July 29, 2016. Per her wishes, she will be cremated and there will be no service. Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden is assisting the Black family.
Mrs. Lavlet Almeda Adkins, 92, of Falls View, went home to be with the Lord on July 27, 2016 at Country Villa Care, Buffalo.
Mrs. Adkins was preceded in death by her husband, Eli, and son, Robert Lee Adkins.
She is survived by her sisters, Nelda and husband, Rev. Vic Keathley, of Cross Lanes, Rosie Lett of Culloden, Loretta Burdette of Cross Lanes and Zelma Adkins of Bob White; brother, the Rev. Roy Jarrell and wife, Alma, of Cross Lanes; and a host of nieces and nephews.
A tribute to the life of Mrs. Lavlet Adkins will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 29, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel, Poca. Burial will follow in Montgomery Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com.
Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, 147 Main St., Poca, is serving the Adkins family.
William "Bill" Armentrout, 57, of Cowen, died July 25, 2016. Service will be 2 p.m. Friday, July 29, at Morris Funeral Home, Cowen, with visitation two hours prior.
Delores J. Brown, 82, formerly of Apple Grove, of Point Pleasant, died Friday, July 29, 2016. Service will be 11 a.m. Monday, August 1, at Beale Chapel Church, Apple Grove. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.
Clinton Calvin "Pete" Barker, 92, of St. Albans, was escorted by the angels on July 27, 2016 to heaven to meet his Lord and Savior. Pete's gentleness and strong faith was a testament of his love for God and his family.
He was born Aug. 31, 1923 in Ashford, the son of Omar and Bessie Barker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Jean Barker. Pete grew up in Ashford, but in February 1943 he joined the U.S. Army and served his country proudly. He was a Surgical Tech 4 until his discharge in 1946. This small town country boy got to see the world. His service took him to Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy. In April 1946 he returned to Charleston, where he met the love of his life, Jean. Pete retired from Kroger after 35 years of service. He was a faithful member of Charleston Mountain Mission. Pete was a passionate animal lover.
He is survived by daughter, Beverly Kimberling and her husband, Greg Rote, of St. Albans; son, Terry Barker and his wife, Cheryl, of St. Albans; grandchildren, Eric Kimberling, Brandi Whitlock and her husband, Chris, Brian Barker and his wife, Angi, Tiana Barker and fiance, Josh, Cassie Fox, Erica Master and Ashley Schumaker and her husband, Chris; great-grandchildren, Jackson and Logan Whitlock, Gracie, Faith, Evelyn and Isabella Barker, Devin Barker, Jordan Mullins, Jami Fox, Damon and Delilah Master and Garrett Schumaker; stepbrother-in-law, Ray Guinn; and sister-in-law, Julia Barker. In addition, he is survived by his beloved dog and best friend, Sophie, and several nieces, nephews and wonderful neighbors.
Celebration of Pete's life will be 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, 110 B St., St. Albans, with Pastor Tim Harper officiating. Entombment will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, with military graveside rites to be conducted by St. Albans VFW Post 6418 and American Legion Post 73.
Gathering of family and friends will be Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of service.
Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.casdorphandcurry.com.
Nancy Jane "Miss Nancy" Craft, 71, of Logan, died Thursday, July 28, 2016. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 2, at the Logan Church of the Nazarene. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, August 1, at the Logan Church of the Nazarene. Honaker Funeral Home is entrusted with services for Miss Nancy and the care of her family.
Anita Davis, 24, died July 23, 2016. Service will be noon Monday, August 1, at Levi Missionary Baptist Church, Charleston. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church. Preston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Shirley Ellen Brewer, 77, of Mabscott, died July 27, 2016. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at Calvary Assembly of God, Beckley, with visitation two hours prior. Arrangements by Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.
Mary (Polly) Guerrant Dodson, died July 28, 2016, at CAMC, after a short illness. She was born Nov. 5, 1922, in Algoma, Franklin Co. Va., the daughter of Harriet Denison and Samuel Saunders Guerrant. She was the youngest of ten children. Polly was raised in Va. and graduated from Mary Baldwin College in 1942. She received credits for her Masters in Social Work from the University of Richmond and spent some time in Richmond working in that field.
In Charleston, she worked many years as a Personal Shopper for Stone and Thomas. She also worked for the Charleston Union Mission with the unwed mothers' home and the Hilltop personal care home. She used her social work skills further as a volunteer for many years with the union mission and with the volunteer program at CAMC. Polly's greatest joy was working with and worshiping at the Village Chapel Presbyterian Church of which she and her husband, Elmer were charter members.
Polly was preceded in death by her husband, former Mayor Elmer Helsley Dodson.
Surviving are her children, Mary Dodson Knight (John), Raymond Guerrant Dodson (Nancy), Elmer Denison Dodson (Patti), and Nelle Dodson Howard (Jeff). Her seven grandchildren are Raymond Scott Dodson (Kara), Elizabeth Suzanne Montgomery, Jesse Spencer Howard (Kerry), Mary Nelle Howard, Sophia Patricia Dodson, Sarah Denison Dodson, and Shaena Hope Dodson; and two great-grandchildren, Amelia Montgomery and Josephine Dodson.
Polly donated her body to the West Virginia Medical School's Gift Registry Program.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at the Village Chapel Presbyterian Church, 39th St. and Venable Ave. Kanawha City. The Rev. Todd Wright will lead the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Village Chapel.
Fred Winfred Coots, 74, of Colcord, died July 25, 2016. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at Sycamore Free Pentecostal Church of God, Colcord, with visitation two hours prior. Arrangements by Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.
David Vernon Dotson, 56, of Ripley, died July 27, 2016. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no public services. Arrangements by Casto Funeral Home, Evans.
Denise Marie Dotson, 37, of Summersville, died Thursday, July 28, 2016. It was her wish to be cremated and a memorial service will be held later. White Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Nicholas "Nick" Graley, 3, of Shrewsbury, passed away on July 25, 2016.
Nick is survived by his father Kelvin Graley, his mother Nicole Patten Hall, sister Katlyn Renea Graley, brothers, Jason Michael Graley and Donavan Scott Patten.
Services for Nick will be held on Monday, August 1, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Cooke Funeral Home, 600 Old Fort Street, Cedar Grove with Pastor Roger Goodwin officiating. Burial will follow in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow, WV. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions to gofundme.com for Nicholas Kelvin Graley.
Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove is assisting the Graley family and you may express on-line condolences at www.cookefuneralhome.com.
Norman Fisher, 83, of Dunbar, departed this life after a long illness and went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, July 25, 2016.
He was retired from Lucent Technologies and was a member of Roxalana Gospel Tabernacle. Norman leaves behind a wonderful testimony of worshiping his Lord, cherishing his family and serving his country, having fought in the Korean conflict as a U.S. Marine.
He was preceded in death by his beloved nephew, Rick Huff; parents, Mott and Mildred Fisher; and brother, James Fisher.
Surviving are his loving and devoted wife of 52 years, Betty Ann (Walker) Fisher; sister, Jeanne (Al) Whalen of Utah; sons, Brad (Marilyn), David (Jeannean) and Mark (Angie); eight grandsons; two granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; and a very special niece, Robin, and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A celebration of Norman's life will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, with his Pastor and good friend Tom Price officiating. Burial will be in Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Institute, with military graveside rites performed by the St. Albans American Legion and VFW Post No. 6418.
Friends and family may gather from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Roxalana Gospel Tabernacle Building Fund, 1850 Roxalana Road, Dunbar, WV 25064, or to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387.
The family would like to thank Dr. Mark Douglas and staff, Dr. Clinton Mills (CAMC), the many caregivers from CAMC, along with HospiceCare, for the care and compassion that was given to Norman and his family during this past month.
Freda M. Handley, 88, of Hurricane, passed away, Thursday, July 28, 2016. Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane is honored to serve the Handley family.
Kathy Preast Flint, 58, entered into eternal glory with our Lord Jesus on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, following a short illness. She is now reunited with her oldest daughter, Ericka Flint, in the prescence of our Heavenly Father.
Kathy was a faithful wife, loving mother and compassionate friend. She was a member at Lookout Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher for many years. Her gentle and loving spirit touched all those around her; she was truly a testament of a virtuous woman.
Left to cherish her memories are her husband of 40 years, Bobby "Chink" Flint; three daughters, Holli Burford (Chris) of Ansted, Traci Pierson (Kyle) of Elizabeth and Katie Carte (Caleb) of Hico; and her three precious grandchildren, Olivia, Zane and Brody Burford.
Kathy was the daughter of Elbert and Bernice Preast of Chimney Corner. She is also survived by her brothers, Archie, Billy, Ronnie, Benny, J.D. and Jeff, and sisters, Norma, Connie, Karen, Linda and Robin. Kathy was preceded in death by her brother, David, and sister, Janie.
Kathy was a beloved Flint to CG, Gayla, Susan and Sherri.
She leaves behind many nieces, nephews and close friends.
Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at Lookout Baptist Church, Lookout, with Pastor Daniel Bennett, the Rev. Jack Eades and Pastor David Minturn officiating. Burial will follow in Jeanette Cemetery, Lookout.
Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the church.
May her testimony be used for the Glory of God to further His Kingdom.
Online condolences may be sent at wallaceandwallacefh.com.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted, is in charge of arrangements.
Barry Lloyd Hodges, 74, of Hurricane, passed away on July 27, 2016, at his home.
He was a Graduate of Trottwood High near Dayton Ohio, attended Cedarville College and was a veteran of the U.S. Airforce. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after with more than 30 years of service. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hurricane and a longtime fan of the Cincinnati Reds.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Ruth Hodges; and sister, Dreama Yeoman.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Judy McKenna Hodges; brother-in-law, Trevor Yeoman; niece, Janelle Niedermyer; nephews, Jeremy, Jared and Josh Yeoman; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, August 1, at Allen Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Losh officiating. Burial will follow in Valley View Memorial Park. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Allen Funeral Home. Please visit allenfuneralhomewv.com to share memories and condolences.
Lucille Elizabeth Geymann, 103 years young, went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 26, 2016.
Lucille was born Nov. 20, 1912 in Whitewater, Kan., daughter of the late Frank and Emma Eberhard Knust. She was a homemaker and member of the First United Methodist Church in Cushing, Okla., and attended Calvary United Methodist Church in Ripley. Her whole life was about living for the Lord and she believed in prayer and miracles. Her trust in God was shown to her grandchildren as she taught them how to pray.
She is survived by her daughter, Kay Casto of Ripley; son, Gary Geymann and his wife, Judy, of Ragley, La.; four grandchildren, Brett Geymann and wife, Kim, Leslie Truax and husband, Todd, Cissie Book and her husband, Brad, all of Moss Bluff, La., and Jeff Casto and his wife, Benita, of Waynesboro, Pa.; and great-grandchildren, Tyler, Nick and Katy Geymann, Drake and Siena Truax, Emily, Britton and Ella Book, Joseff, Isabel, Joshua, Eleisha, Tabitha, Joy and Jonathan Casto.
A celebration of her life will be 2 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at Calvary United Methodist Church, Ripley, with the Rev. Charles Hicks officiating. Friends may call on the family from 1 p.m. until the time of service Sunday at the church.
Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, is serving the family.
Hilda Johnson, 86, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Service will be 11 a.m. Monday, August 1, at the First Baptist Church, Fairlea. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at the Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.
Frances Feamster Huddleston, 98, of Huntington, died July 26, 2016. Memorial honoring her life will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Woodland Senior Living, Huntington. Arrangements by Henson & Kitchen Mortuary, Huntington.
John Smith Nichols, 77, of Looneyville, died July 29, 2016. Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer. The visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Charles R. "Charlie" Keller, 70, of Charleston, took his final ride with the Lord on Wednesday July 27, 2016.
He was born Nov. 15, 1945 in Charleston to the late Herbert and Irene Keller.
Charlie worked at U.S. Steel Mining Company and at Ruan Trucking. He was a U.S. Army veteran and loved to ride his Harley with his MC brothers, family and friends. He loved his parrot, Baby.
In addition to his parents, Charlie was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Ann Keller; son, Herbert "Herbie" Keller; brothers, Maxwell Keller, Rodney Keller and Thomas Keller; and sisters, Margery Runnion and Samuella Turley.
Charlie is survived by his son, Byron Faegre and wife, Jeanine; daughter, Candy Lynn Faegre; sister, Nancy Crouch; brother, Jacob Keller; lifelong friend, Gary Matheney; granddaughters, Sarah Leach and Hannah Faegre; four great-granddaughters; along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at CAMC Memorial and Hubbard Hospice House West for their loving care.
Service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. Dana Clay officiating and a eulogy by Philip Kelley of Bikers for Christ. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service at Keller Funeral Home.
Michael David Lackey, 58, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016 at his home.
He was born May 21, 1958 in Bluefield, W.Va., a son of Marilyn Wood Lackey and the late William H. Lackey.
Mr. Lackey was raised in Athens, W.Va., and graduated from Athens High School. He attended Concord College, now Concord University. He managed several successful restaurants along the Grand Strand.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Sheryn K. Lackey, both of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; daughter, Nicole Dowling and husband, Zach, of Atlanta, Ga.; two sons, William Lackey and wife, Ashton, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Rob Austin of Fayetteville, Ark.; four brothers, William L. Lackey of Charleston, W.Va., Skip Lackey of Boulder, Colo., Scott Lackey and wife, Shay, and Shawn Lackey, wife, Pam, both of Shawnee, Okla.; and four grandchildren, Sage Austin, Kate Dowling, Alston Dowling and Jameson Dowling.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 30, at First Baptist Church, 500 4th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach with Pastor Bruce Crawford. The family will receive friends in the church sanctuary from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial will follow the service at Withers Memorial Cemetery, Myrtle Beach.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.
An online guestbook is available at www.msfh.net.
Ocie Mae Hill Parsons, 100, peacefully stepped into eternity and into the loving arms of Jesus on Friday, July 29, 2016.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Parsons; and son, David Parsons of Greensboro, N.C. She was a member of Kanawha Presbyterian Church. For the last three years she lived in Greensboro where she was cared for by her family.
She is survived by her son, Steve Parsons of Charleston; and her grandchildren, Mary Gutheil, Christy Peeler, and Davy Parsons of Greensboro; and grandson, Bryan Parsons of Salem, Va.; and eight great-grandchildren.
At her request, there will be a private family celebration of her life and she will be laid to rest in Charleston, W.Va.
Ida Mae Sampson, 91, of Wheeling, died Thursday, July 28, 2016, at The Welty Home, Wheeling.
She was a member of the Bethlehem United Presbyterian Church, Wheeling and a retired cook. Ida was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Sampson; parents, Delbert and Myrtle Jones; and children, Brenda Howe, Mary Cunningham, and Jimmy Sampson.
Surviving are her daughters, Ruth (Darrell) Carr and Kathy (Bill) Syphers; and brother-in-law, Larry Cunningham. Also left to cherish Ida's memory are her grandchildren Tammy, Josh, Elizabeth, Garrett, Amanda, Angela, and Leslie; great-grandchildren, Jamal, Michael, Katelyn, Kansas, Orion, Christian, and Katelyn; and great-great grandchildren, Preston and Korey.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday, August 1, at Good Shepherd Mortuary with Rev. Leslie Gallian officiating. Burial will follow at Cunningham Memorial Park. Friends may call on Monday one hour prior to the service.
Deacon Daniel Aurilious Lewis ("Dan-Dan the Dry Wall Man"), 63, of Beckley, died July 25, 2016. Service will be noon Saturday, July 30, at Heart of God Ministries, Beckley, with visitation one hour prior. Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.
Monnie B. Malcomb, 86, of Cowen, died July 23, 2016. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at Morris Funeral Home, Cowen, with visitation two hours prior.
Charles F. Shirkey, 76, of Hurricane, passed away July 28, 2016, at home, after a long illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Edith Shirkey; sister, Mary Shirkey; and brother, John Shirkey. Charles was a member of the Culloden Fire Department. He worked for Continental Can and retired from Sonoco Fibre Drum.
He is survived by his wife, Juanita Faulkner Shirkey of 54 years; sons, Michael and his wife, Tausha Shirkey, Tony and his wife, Sarah Shirkey; one daughter, Elizabeth McCloud, all of Hurricane; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Carolyn Myhrwold of Huntington, Dottie Arbaugh of Barboursville, Sharon Clagg of Culloden, Nancy Meadows of Milton, and Flossy Adkins of Barboursville; brothers, George, Frank and David Shirkey, all of Culloden and Bud Shirkey of Ky.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at Allen Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Losh officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Moriah cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at Allen Funeral Home. Please visit allenfuneralhomewv.com to share memories and condolences.
Lucy Marie Stover , 69, of Robson, died Thursday, July 28, 2016. Graveside rites and committal service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at Settle Cemetery in Mulberry. There will be no visitation.Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV.
Mae C. McCormick, 92, of St. Albans, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at Genesis Healthcare Dunbar Center.
Born Feb. 28, 1924 in Saxton, Mae was a daughter of the late Alfred and Mary Milam Cook. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hershel Eugene McCormick; daughter, Mary Ella Hensley; four brothers; five sisters; and grandson, Gary Hensley.
She is survived by her sons, Danny Ray McCormick of Scott Depot and Randall Eugene McCormick of Charleston; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was a sales clerk for Don Green's Mens's Store and a member of Trinity Fellowship, St. Albans.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 30, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with Pastor Billy Griffin officiating. Entombment will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.
Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
You may share memories or condolences with the family at www.chapmfuneralhomes.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mae's memory to Trinity Fellowship, 203 Kentucky Ave., St. Albans, WV 25177.
Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 409 Sixth Ave., St. Albans, is honored to serve the McCormick family.
Justin Allen Tucker, 31, of Florence, formally of Flemings-burg, passed away Tuesday July 26, 2016, unexpectedly at his home.
Justin was born January 28, 1985, in Charleston, to Gregory and Lenora Slater Tucker.
Justin has proudly served his country in the KY National Guard since 2003 attaining the rank of Staff Sargent. He served 2 tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom, supporting the freedom of our nation and many others. Justin was a Kentucky Colonel and had been awarded NCO of the year in 2014. Justin was a 2003 graduate of Fleming County High School and had attended Morehead State and Northern KY University. Justin was an avid outdoorsman and hunter and he also loved sports. Justin attended Seven Hills Church and worked for Bullet Line Inc. in Florence.
Justin is survived by his parents, Greg and Lenora; brother, Eric (Soleil) Tucker of Japan; grandmother, Joyce Ann (Eugene) Fowler; aunts, Gloria (Jim) Lawrence, Della Marie Wilson and Ruth Ann Slater; uncles, Johnnie Francis Tucker Jr., Mike (Barbara) Tucker, Thomas Anthony (Linda) and William F. Slater Jr.; and a host of extended family members and friends.
Justin was preceded in death by his grandparents, William F. Slater Sr., Johnnie Francis Tucker and Margaret Jane Tucker; uncle, Donald Lee Tucker.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, August 1, at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home in Cross Lanes, WV with Rev. Roy E. Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens with full military honors provided by the National Guard.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Boone Nickell Funeral Home in Flemingsburg, KY and 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home in Cross Lanes, WV.
Boone Nickell Funeral Home is caring for all arrangements for the Tucker family. Friends may sign the guestbook at www.boonenickellfuneralhome.com.
Ernest "Randy" Mooney, 64, of Logan, died July 27, 2016. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at James Funeral Home, Logan. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at the funeral home.
Glenna F. Williamson, 70, of Southside, died July 28, 2016. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.
Frances "Cricket" Neal, 60, of Elmira, died July 27, 2016. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with visitation two hours prior.
Lee Roy Neal, 70, of Mount Nebo, died July 28, 2016. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted, with visitation one hour prior.
Gregory Stephen Nelson, 59, of Elkview, died May 24, 2016. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville.
Rodney Dean O'Brien, 42, of Spencer, died July 27, 2016. Gathering of family and friends will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer.
Steven Lloyd Oldaker, 52, of Letart, died July 25, 2016. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 30, at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 29, at the funeral home.
Jimmy Ray Thomas, Jr., 46, of Summersville, died July 27, 2016. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 30, at White Funeral Home, Summersville. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 29, at the funeral home.
Joan K. Todd was called home to her reward on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 while a patient at Fayette Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Fayetteville. She was born April 21, 1927 in Gatewood to William Everett and Blanche Irene (Epperly) Wheeler. Ms. Todd was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Billy Pat Wheeler; her sons, Jackie Talbert and Ralph Edward Wheeler; and a granddaughter, Andrea LaDawn Wheeler.
Ms. Todd was a retired licensed nursing home administrator and was the founder and owner of Green Acres Personal Care Home in Fayetteville; Autumn Years Convalescent Center (now Genesis Healthcare - Hilltop Center); and Green Acres Convalescent Center (now Genesis Healthcare - Ansted Center) in Ansted. Ms. Todd was also a very charitable and generous individual and was instrumental in the development of Mountain View Church of God and Christian School, having donated several acres of land for both that cause and other notable worthy causes.
Those left to cherish Ms. Todd's memory are daughters, Sharon Kaye Johnson of Beckley, Crystal Lynn Vernon and her husband, John, of Fayetteville and Tammy Jo Painter and her husband, Toby, of Charleston, and a son, Charles William Wheeler of Knoxville, Tenn. Ms. Todd is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a host of loving cousins and friends.
The family would like to thank the staff and employees of Fayette Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Fayetteville; Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital; Mercer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bluefield; Dr. Donald C. Newell, Jr. of Oak Hill; Dr. Surayia Hasan of Beckley; Dr. Brett Faulkner and Leslie Bollinger of West Virginia University Physicians in Charleston; Jan Care Ambulance Service; Dr. Elie Gharib and Kevin Fletcher, FNP of the West Virginia Heart and Vascular Institute in Charleston; and Dr. Abdul R. Zanabli of Charleston Nephrology. The family would also like to extend special thanks and appreciation to the Rev. Alan Ledford, pastor of Bible Covenant Church in Beckley, who was unfailing in his telephone calls, visists and encouragement to Ms. Todd on a weekly, and oftentimes a more frequent basis, for many, many years.
Ms. Todd's remains were cremated and a memorial service celebrating her life will be announced in the near future. In lieu of flowers, Ms. Todd requested that donations be made to Bible Covenant Church, 116 Blackburn St., Beckley, WV 25801.
Online condolences may be sent at www.meltonmortuary.com.
Thelma Irene Sharp White, 82, of Minnehaha Springs, died July 27, 2016. Service will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at VanReenen Funeral Home, Marlinton. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at the funeral home.
Albert Mitchell "Mitch" Whitlock, 60, of Powellton, received the ultimate healing when he went to be with the Lord on July 26, 2016 after a courageous battle with a long illness.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Julia Whitlock, and his brother and sister, Jerry and Sheila Whitlock.
He was a retired coal miner, a loving husband, an amazing father and the world's best grandpa. If it was broke he could fix it, and his guidance and knowledge will be missed by many that would show up at his door asking for tools or advice. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, spending time on his farm and having someone pull up a chair to talk a while.
He leaves behind his beloved wife of 42 years, Rebecca Siers Whitlock; his daughter, Lisa Whitlock Sigmon; his son, James A. Whitlock; his three grandchildren, James Whitlock, Alivia Whitlock and Taylor Sigmon; his sister, Dixie (Gary) Frye; his brother, Steve Whitlock; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Please join us in celebrating Mitch's life Friday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.
Funeral service will be held Saturday morning at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Pastor Brenda Neil officiating. Burial will be at Montgomery Memorial Park, London, immediately following the service.
Your wings were ready but our hearts were not.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com.
Adkins, Lavlet A. — 1:30 p.m., Gatens
Armentrout, William — 2 p.m., Morris Funeral Home, Cowen.
Bibeau, Peter G. — Noon, Living Faith Church, Marmet.
Carper, Brent S. — 2 p.m., Groves Funeral Home Chapel, Sinks Grove.
Chrisman, Dennis Sr. — 2 p.m., Rupert Church of God, Rupert.
Dennison, Frederick — 11 a.m., Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston.
Dillon, Mary S. — 1 p.m., Greene
Foster, William L. — Noon, Zoar Church Cemetery, Kessler's Cross Lanes.
Hall, Linda R. — 2 p.m., Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova.
Hess, Ottie A. Jr. — 1 p.m., Cooke Funeral Chapel, Cedar Grove.
Hill, John F. — 8 p.m., Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.
Javins, Ina — 2 p.m., Lens Creek Church of the Nazarene, Lens Creek.
Peck, Lewis E. — 2 p.m., Rensford Missionary Baptist Church, Campbells Creek.
Pelto, John E. Jr. — 7 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.
Stewart, Melba G. — 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.
Wamsley, Betty J. — 11 a.m., Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.
Wendell, Patricia — 2 p.m., Fayetteville Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville.
White, Harry — 1 p.m., Sylvester Baptist Church, Sylvester.