Obituaries

Today's Obituaries

David Lee Britton

David Lee Britton, 57, of Charleston, W.Va., passed away at his home on Friday, March 17, 2017. David was one of four children, born on July 20, 1959, to the late John Britton and Margie Britton-Moore.

David was a graduate of Charleston High School and was employed at Winans Janitorial before being disabled.

He is survived by fiancée Alecia Dunkin; brothers, John E. Britton Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., Shawn L. Moore of New Carrolton, Md.; sisters, Lisa Canada of Greensboro, N.C., Diana Britton Dawkins (Robert Dawkins Jr.) of Cheverly, Md., Mary Stevenson (Jeffery Stevenson) of Waxhaw, N.C., Belinda Britton of Waxhaw; stepmother Karen Britton of Waxhaw; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and close friends.

Service for David will be held at The Father's House Missionary Baptist Church, located in North Charleston, W.Va., on Saturday, March 25. Viewing will be at 11 a.m. with service following at noon.

Wilbur Brown

Wilbur Lee Brown, 80, of Summersville, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove, is serving the Brown family.

Arnold Clifford Gibson Sr.

Arnold Clifford Gibson Sr., 73, of Charleston, passed away March 22, 2017, at his home. He was a self-employed Contractor and former Mechanic for GMC.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Amos and Loriena Marie Davis Gibson; and his loving wife, Juanita Gibson, back in 2008.

Survivors include his sons, Terry Gibson and wife Susan of Elkview, David Gibson of Charleston, Arnold Clifford Gibson Jr. and wife Tonya of Sissonville; daughters, Vicky Gibson of Charleston and Beverly Gillispie and husband Cephas of Poca; brothers, Ronald, Billy and Dale Gibson; sisters, Kimberly Davis and Edna King; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Friday March 24, at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Gibson Cemetery, Jackson County, W.Va. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to service.

The family will accept online condolences at cpjfuneralhome.com.

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

Doris Lee Harris

Doris Lee Harris, 82, of Culloden, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington.

Born March 17, 1935, in Charleston, Doris was a daughter of the late Orville Lee and Ruby May Tawney Dent. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Sean Harris.

She was a graduate of St. Albans High School, class of 1954 and a member of Gateway Christian Church, St. Albans.

She is survived by her husband Joseph H. Harris; sons, Chris Harris (Teresa) of Hurricane and Scott Harris (Wendy) of Columbus, OH; sisters, Lenora Rivenes of Indialantic, FL, and Patricia Martin of Culloden; brother, Terry Dent of Vero Beach, FL; three grandchildren, Josh, Jordan and Haleigh; and longtime friend, Mitzi Searls.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 25, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with Pastor David Stauffer officiating. Burial will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home.

You may share memories with the family on her tribute page at ChapmanFuneralHomes.com.

Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 409 Sixth Avenue, St. Albans, is honored to serve the Harris family.

Beverly Ann Hively (Ramsey)

Beverly Ann (Ramsey) Hively, 48, of Cedar Grove, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston, after a long battle with cancer.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Chester and Marcella Ramsey; and one sister, Nadine Maynor.

She is survived by her Companion of 20 years, Phillip "Heartbreak" Camden; sister, Sylvia Wheeler of Mammoth; brothers, Floyd (JoAnne) Ramsey of Texas, Darrell (Betty) Ramsey of Florida, Ray Ramsey of Cedar Grove, Danny (Gigi) Ramsey of Cedar Grove, Stephen Dale (Crystal) Ramsey of London, Joe (Rhonda) Ramsey of Delaware and Pete Ramsey of Ripley; and her special friend, her dog, Tiger Lee.

Service will be 1 p.m., Friday, March 24. at Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, 600 Old Fort St.. Cedar Grove. with Pastor Roy Boyd officiating. Burial will follow the service at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home Friday.

The family would like to thank Dr. John and his staff, and the staff at Thomas Memorial Hospital and Hubbard Hospice House West and their staff for their excellent care that they provided to Beverly.

Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove. is serving the Ramsey family.

Shirl Johnson

Shirl Ann Johnson, 56, of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., passed away on March 22, 2017. At her request, the will be no visitation and the service and burial will be at a later date. The Deal Funeral Home is helping the family.

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.

Condolences may be extended to the family at www.burnsidefuneralhome.com.

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.

Ruth Kiser

Ruth (Skeens) Kiser, 90, of Malden, passed away March 19, 2017, with her family by her side.

Ruth never met a stranger and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her. She used her 36 years as a cook at Malden Elementary to positively impact hundreds of lives, which continued throughout her retirement years.

Ruth was a very active member of Elizabeth Memorial United Methodist Church in Charleston and regularly demonstrated her love of Christ to others. She loved to sew and used her talents to sew hundreds of quilts for babies, each year donating them to Heart and Hand of South Charleston, a social services Community Development Outreach Ministry of the United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 71 years, H. Gene Kiser, of Malden; sister, Bonnie Wandling, of Charleston; two daughters, Donna (Harvey) McCallister of Charleston, and Dr. Peggy Kiser-Crouch (William Crouch), of South Charleston; two grandchildren, Emily (Warren) Patterson and Andrew (Lesley) McCallister, all of Charleston; four great-grandchildren, Isaac Patterson, Abigail Patterson, Luke McCallister and Lydia McCallister, all of Charleston; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 25, at Elizabeth Memorial United Methodist Church, 108 Oakwood Road, Charleston, 25314. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Heart and Hand, 212 D Street, So. Charleston, WV 25303.

Eileen Likens

Eileen A. Likens, 84, of Gallipolis Ferry, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017. A funeral service will be 1 p.m., Saturday, March 25, at Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Saturday at the funeral home.

Clarence Mattox

Clarence Maceo Mattox, 52, of White Sulphur Springs, passed away. Service wil be 4 p.m., Saturday, March 25, at the First Baptist Church, White Sulphur Springs.

Ralph D. Miller

Ralph D. Miller, 66, of Cross Lanes, formerly of Winifrede, died March 22, 2017, at home.

He was a retired coal miner and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. He attended God's Lighthouse in Charleston.

He was preceded in death by son, Ralph David Miller Jr.; parents, Wilburn and Katie "Topsie" Estep Miller; brothers, Gary Preston, Manuel and Donald Miller.

Surviving are his wife, Sandy Clute Miller of Cross Lanes; daughter, Kim (Steve) Hawkins of Cross Lanes; son, Scott (Kathey) Miller of Chesapeake; sister, Sherry Perdue of Winifrede; brother, Ronald Miller of Paint Creek; and grandchildren, Michael and Katie Miller and Parker Hawkins.

Funeral will be 1 p.m., Saturday, March 25, at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet, with Rev. Mayford Witt and Rev. John Hudson officiating. Burial will follow in Massey Cemetery, Winifrede, where military graveside rites will be conducted by a U.S. Marine Corps honors team from Quantico, Va., in conjunction with Herbert J. Thomas Detachment 947 of the Marine Corps League. Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at leonardjohnsonfuneralhome.com.

Gary Myers

Gary Rodney Myers, 69, of Ravenswood, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, March 27, at Roush Funeral Home in Ravenswood. Friends may visit the family 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, at the funeral home.

David Parsley

David Neil Parsley, age 57, formerly of Charleston, passed away unexpectedly and way too soon on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at his home in Morgantown.

A service celebrating his life and legacy will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. this Saturday, March 25, at the Charleston Moose Lodge #1444, 2805 Kanawha Blvd East, Charleston, WV 25311. Wearing your favorite Mountaineer gear is encouraged!

Professional services are under the direction of Smith Funeral & Cremation Care in Morgantown.

To send personal condolences and other symbolic gestures, please visit www.smithfuneralandcremationcare.com.

Ada Perrine

Ada Lucille Perrine, 86, of Cowen, passed away March 20, 2017. Service will be 2 p.m., Friday, March 24, at Morris Funeral Home, Cowen. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home. Arrangements by Morris Funeral Home.

Ronald Quillen

Ronald E. Quillen, 77, of Hurricane, passed at home, on Sunday, March 12, 2017, after a long fought battle with Lewy-Body Dementia.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Rose; three children, Ronald Quillen, Gary Quillen and Kathryn Rankin Quillen; and four grandchildren.

Service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 25, at St. Francis of Assissi Church located in St. Albans.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charlestion, WV 25387.

Michael "Mike" Ratliff

Michael "Mike" Ratliff, 68, of Webster Springs, passed away March 22, 2017. Service will be 1 p.m., Saturday, March 25, at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m., Friday evening, at the funeral home.

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.

Ebenetta Rhinehart (Staggs)

Ebenetta Mary Staggs Rhinehart, 58, of Alum Creek, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at CAMC, Memorial Division.

Born and raised in Logan, she graduated from Logan High School in 1976, received her undergraduate degree from Wheeling Jesuit and her MBA from The University of Phoenix.

Ebenetta was the manager of Coding and Data Registries at CAMC. She was a member of the RHIA, CCS, and the CTR. Her passions included Quilting, Traveling, and the Beach. But most of all was the love for her dog, Max.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Harry David Staggs.

Those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband David; her parents, Eben and Shirley Staggs of Barboursville; sister, Sharron (Steve) Vincent of Parkersburg; brother, Frank (Janet) Staggs of Barboursville; step children, Maria (Michael) Jones of Columbia, MO, Adam (Tiffany) Rhinehart of Princeton; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Service to honor the life of Ebenetta will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, March 27, at Snodgrass Funeral Home in South Charleston with Rev David Young officiating. Burial will follow at White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Barboursville. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the CAMC Cancer Foundation.

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

Snodgrass Funeral Home in South Charleston is serving the Rhinehart family.

Robert Sarver

Robert Kelly Sarver, 76, of Oak Hill, died on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Service will be 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, March 25, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contrubtions be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley WV 25801. Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Kathryn Starcher

Kathryn E. Starcher, 65, of Ravenswood, passed away on March 21, 2017. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 24, at Jackson County Memory Gardens in Cottageville, W.Va. Roush Funeral Home is assisting the Starcher family.

Dana Tawney

Dana Richard Tawney, 80, of Foster, W.Va., died on March 22, 2017. Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, March 25, at Handley Funeral Home, Danville. Visitation will be one hour prior to service on Saturday.

Debra Ann Thompson

Debra Ann Thompson, 60, of Williams Mountain, died March 21, 2017. Funeral is 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet, with visitation two hours prior. Details at leonardjohnsonfuneralhome.com.

Andrea Vandevander

Andrea Lee Burgess Vandevander, 71, of Bridgeport, W.Va., passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Funeral service wil be 11 a.m., Saturday, March 25, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Gerald "Tink" Weigand

Gerald "Tink" H. Weigand, 82, of Letart, W.Va., passed away March 23, 2017. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, at the Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant. Friends may visit the family from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, prior to the service, at the funeral home.

Mae Whitlock

Mae Myrtle "Maisie" Whitlock, 91, of Ripley, formerly of Charleston, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley.

She was born July 11, 1925, in Virginia, daughter of the late E. V. and Minnie Mattox. She was a graduate of Beaver High School in Bluefield and retired from the Kanawha County Board of Education. She was a member of the Village Chapel Church, Charleston. Maisie enjoyed spending time with family, watching football and traveling the world with her friend and neighbor, Betty Cartmill.

She is survived by her son, Daniel (Sherry) Whitlock III of Matthews, N.C.; grandson, Josh (Brittany) Whitlock of Matthews; and great-grandson, Kingston Whitlock.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Whitlock Jr.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 25, at the Monte Vista Memorial Park, Princeton, W.Va.

Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley is serving the family.

Memories and condolences may be shared with family by visiting www.waybrightfuneralhome.com.

Funerals for: March 24, 2017

Baker, Alta 11 a.m., Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville.

Butcher, Emma 11 a.m., Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville.

Carpenter, Larry 11 a.m., Taylor

Covington, Ann 11 a.m., Fayetteville United Methodist Church, Fayetteville.

Ferrebee, Lawrence Noon, Wilson

Gibson, Arnold Clifford, Sr. 1 p.m., Cunningham

Hively, Beverly Ann (Ramsey) 1 p.m., Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, Cedar Grove.

Hutchison, Mary Frances 1 p.m., Blessed Sacrament Church, South Charleston.

Kimlin, Ralph, II 2 p.m., Peniel United Methodist Church, Hominy Falls.

McClellan, Larry, II 1 p.m., Honaker Funeral Home, Logan.

Miller, Sharon Noon, Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.

Perrine, Ada 2 p.m., Morris Funeral Home, Cowen.

Pursley, James 1 p.m., Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley.

Reed, Stacey Ann 2 p.m., Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason.

Starcher, Kathryn 11 a.m., Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville.

White, Edmond 1 p.m., Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville.