Today's Obituaries

Richard W. Adkins

Richard Wayne Adkins, 50, of Procious, entered into rest Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, is in charge of arrangements.

Maurine "Lady" Austin

Maurine "Lady" Austin, 71, of Germantown, Md., formerly of Beckley, died Sept. 21, 2016. Service will be noon Saturday, Oct. 1, at St. Paul Baptist Temple, Beckley, with visitation one hour prior. Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Catherine S. Boggess

Catherine S. Boggess, 80, of Nitro passed away at home on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 after a long illness.

Catherine was the only child of Scottish immigrants, the late George and Jesse Soutar, and was also preceded in death by her infant son Benjamin Daniel Boggess.

She was a retired LPN from CAMC with 18 years of service and was an active member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church and the "Sew" Happy Quilters.

Catherine is survived by her husband of 48 years Ray Boggess, children Terri Grimm of Poca, Charlotte Boggess of Raleigh, NC, John Boggess and wife Jennifer, who was her primary caregiver, and their children Benjamin, Emily, Johnny, and Jeffery, stepchildren Beverly Voltaggio and husband Lou of Charlotte, NC and children James and Matthew Thomas, Nancy Hill of Eleanor and son Jason Hill, Marilyn Flack of St. James Island, SC, Steve Boggess of Richmond, VA and his children Stacey Boggess and Leah Wilson, Debra Dempsey of Charleston and her children William, Joshua, and Andrew Dempsey, Becky Asbury of Oak Hill and son Cliff Massey and several great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Catherine's life will be held 1 p.m. Friday, September 30, 2016 at Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, Nitro, with Rev. Mark E. Smith and Rev. Nancy White officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, WV. The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387-2536.

Cooke Funeral Home and Crematorium is assisting Catherine's family and you may express online condolences at

Mickey D. Booth

Mickey D. Booth, age 37, of Clendenin, passed away Monday, September 26, 2016 at his residence after a sudden heart attack.

Mickey was born November 3, 1978 in Logan, son of the late Earl and Betty Keaton Booth.

Mickey is survived by his loving wife, Nicole; two children at home, Austin and Mikhaila Booth; son, Justin Henson of Charleston; sister, Tennille Mullins Grimes of Logan; aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

A celebration of Mickey's life will be held Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 6 p.m. at Harding Funerals & Cremations. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent by visiting

Harding Funerals & Cremations, 514 50th St. SE, Kanawha City, is serving Mickey's family.

Kenton Haskell Burdette

Kenton Haskell Burdette, 62, of Charleston, died September 26, 2016, in Thomas Memorial Hospital.

He was a heavy equipment operator, and worked out of the Operating Engineers Union.

Kenton was preceded in death by his parents, Haskell and Ruth Newhouse Burdette; brothers, Uklet and James Burdette.

Surviving are his stepson, Eddie Harrison and girlfriend, Jessica Taylor of Sissonville; brother, Roger Burdette of Sissonville; sisters, Lilly Bostic of Kenna, and Beulah Jones of Sissonville; grandchild, Ashlea Harrison.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, September 30, 2016 at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston with the Rev. Gordon Killion officiating. Burial will be in Boyd-Burdette Cemetery, Charleston.

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

Online condolences can be sent to the family at

Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston is in charge of arrangements.

Hillard Cline

Hillard Cline, 91, of Baisden, died Sept. 8, 2016. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at Full Gospel Church of God, Baisden. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at the church. Arrangements by Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert.

Paul W. Daugherty Sr.

Paul W. Daugherty Sr., 88, of Charleston, WV, died September 21, 2017. Our Father called a wonderful Angel to his Heavenly home.

Formerly of Cass, WV, his first employer was Edwin Mallory, with whom he traveled the world as a chauffer. He was a former employee of AIM Direct Mail and retired from Charleston Newspapers.

He was preceded in death by his Mother, Georgia Robinson Daugherty; sisters, Shirley Killian, Almeda Charlton, Irene Daugherty; and two daughters, Angela Daugherty and Robin Thompson Reed.

Paul leaves to mourn one brother, Charles Sonny Daugherty of White Sulphur Springs; his son, Paul W. Daugherty Jr. (Elaine and Joey) of South Charleston; daughters, Pamela J. Thompson of Rand and Kimberly A. Thompson Tolliver of South Charleston; 12 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; companion and friend of 35 years, Edith Thompson; and daughter of the heart, Vickie Stewart. Paul has a large host of family members and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 1, at VanReenen Funeral Home, Marlinton, with visitation beginning one hour prior.

Anna "Brandi" Davis

Anna M. "Brandi" Davis, 65, of Dunbar, went home to be with the Lord September 24, 2016.

She was an employee of Bayer and attended North Charleston Apostolic Church.

Brandi loved the Lord and her family. She grew up with very little in the coal fields of Widen and went on to create nothing short of a legacy. She was strong, independent and driven. She had a list of lifelong goals and achieved every one of them and then some before she left this world. Her guidance, playful spirit and culinary prowess will be sorely missed.

Brandi was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Elizabeth Haygood; her father, James Russell Haygood; her sister, Josephine McAllister; and her brother, James Haygood.

She is survived by her fiance, David Black of Institute; children, John Davis of Charleston and Tondrea Davis-Powell and Kevin Artis of Dunbar; grandchildren, Joshua Davis and Ciara Campbell of St. Albans, Alexis Davis and Richard Davis of Dunbar, Brian Powell of Dunbar, Alaysia Powell and Tyler Mowery of St. Albans, Elijah Powell of Dunbar, and Jaida Powell of Dunbar; sister, Virginia Gibson of Roxbury, Massachusetts; ex-husband and friend, Ronald Davis of Cross Lanes; four great grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

Per Brandi's request, there will be no funeral service or viewing.

There will be a small memorial service at noon on Saturday, October 1, at Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum, South Charleston. Dinner will follow at Faith and Truth Apostolic Church, 1405 2nd Avenue, Charleston.

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

Elizabeth Eisenhardt

Elizabeth Dawn Eisenhardt, 54, of Heaters, passed away Sept. 24, 2016 at Braxton Memorial Hospital. At her request, her body will be cremated. No public visitation will be held at this time. Words of comfort and fond memories may be shared with the family at

Evelyn G. Fredrick

Evelyn G. Fredrick, 82, died September 24, 2016. Service will be noon Friday, September 30, at Ferguson Baptist Church, 124 Marshall Ave., Dunbar. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church. Preston Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

John F. Gallagher, III

John Franklin Gallagher, III, 60, of Buffalo passed away Monday, September 26, 2016. He was a member of the Buffalo United Methodist Church, and a member of the Lakota Tribe and the American Indian Movement. John was a gentle giant that was loved by many. He loved his family and his dogs, and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Born January 31, 1956 in Charleston, he was the son of John F. Gallagher, Jr., and the late Emma Lou High Gallagher.

In addition to his father, John is survived by his wife, Barbara Jean Gallagher; daughter, Danielle Gallagher of Boston, Massachusetts; sons, David Murphy of Japan, and Jimmy Chiapuzio of California; sister, Kim Gallagher of Buffalo; grandchildren, Alexandria Murphy, Lillian Murphy, Wyatt Franklin Murphy, Haley Chiapuzio, and Ashley Chiapuzio.

A celebration of John's life will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, October 2, 2016 at the Buffalo United Methodist Church, Buffalo.

Online condolences may be sent to the family and the online guestbook signed by visiting Raynes Funeral Home, 20072 Charleston Road, Buffalo is in charge of arrangements.

James W. Hawkins, Jr.

James William Hawkins, Jr., "Hawk," passed peacefully on Monday, September 19, 2016. Of Columbia, MD, formerly of Charleston, WV. Devoted husband of the late Ethel Hawkins; loving father of Lyric Hawkins, James C. Hawkins and Jacquelyn S. Hawkins; devoted son of Esther and James Hawkins, Sr. Also survived by one brother, Raymond S. Hawkins; 10 grandchilren, one great-grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends. A devoted member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and the West Virginia State Alumni. Visitation, 10 a.m. until service at 11 a.m., Saturday, October 1 at Bethlehem Church of God, Holiness, 5898 Eastern Ave., N.E., Washington, DC. Interment, Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD on Monday, October 3 at 1 p.m.

Edna Higginbotham

Edna Wood Higginbotham received her Heavenly Wings on Friday, September 23, 2016 after a long illness at her home.

Edna was born on February 28, 1933 to the late Lloyd Wood and Etta Murrell Wood Tyree.

She was preceded in death by her father Lloyd Wood, mother Etta Murrell Wood Tyree, and her brother Harold T. Wood.

Edna graduated from Garnett High School. She was married to the late Frank G. Higginbotham II.

Edna {Mrs. H, Captain, Mama E, Mawmaw, and Madam General} as she was fondly called. She was a dedicated member of The Liberty Missionary Baptist Church, where she supported the church as a Sunday School Teacher, a member of the Board of Trustees and, up until her illness, she served as Head of The Board of Trustees. Edna's faith in God and her love for her church was unquestionable, she loved gospel music and her favorite song was "WAR." It was such a pleasure to watch her praising the Lord, by rocking and clapping her hands. She had a rock and a clap of her very own.

Edna was employed in the Job Corps System for 40 years. She started at the Charleston Job Corps Center as a Residential Advisor, furthering her career to the Director of Group Life, the Director of Group Life at the Kittrell Job Corps Center in Kittrell, NC, the Deputy Director and Center Director at the Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center in Prestonsburg, KY, and served as the Center Director at the Oconaluftee Federal Job Corps Center in Cherokee, NC until 2005 before retiring and returning to Charleston, West Virginia.

In 1993, Edna was installed as a Kentucky Colonel. She was awarded the key to the city of Prestonsburg, Kentucky, for her service to the community. In 2005 the Tribal Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Cherokee, North Carolina, proclaimed and bestowed a day as "The Edna Higginbotham Day," and on returning to Charleston she was inducted into the Garnett High School Hall of Fame.

Edna leaves to cherish her loving memories, son Frank G. Higginbotham III (Debbie) of Charlotte, NC, daughter Carolyn R. Higginbotham of Charleston, WV, brothers Joseph M. Tyree (Karen) of Scott Depot, WV, Thomas W. Tyree (Qulonia) of Charlotte, NC, grandsons Dorin L. Higginbotham of Charlotte, NC, Frank G. Higginbotham IV of Charleston, SC, nephews Jeffrey James (Annette) of Bowie, MD, Harold T. Wood of Newark, NJ, Joseph Tyree of Pensacola, FL, nieces Toshica Tyree of Charlotte, NC, Etta Miller of Fairmont, WV, special sisters Mona Sue Charlton and Deloris Harris, both of Charleston, WV, special nieces Zena Harris and Pamela Jessup, both of Charleston, WV, and a very special friend and caregiver Sharon Campbell of Charleston, WV, a host of great nephews, great nieces, cousins, family, friends, and her ever loving special Shih-Tzu companion Chance.

Funeral service will be held at noon Saturday, October 1, at Liberty Baptist Church, 1343 Lewis St., Charleston, WV, with visitation beginning one hour prior.

Arrangements entrusted to Preston Funeral Home, Charleston.

Altha V. Kerns

Altha Virginia Kerns, 88, died at her home in Charleston at 10:10 a.m. Sunday, September 25, 2016, surrounded by her children.

She was born May 25, 1928, in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Harold Burkel and Agatha Schmidt Burkel.

She took yearly car trips around the country with her parents, even during the Great Depression, which led to her love of traveling. After graduation from Jeannette High School, she went on to study nursing with the Sisters of Mercy at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, where she received her degree as a Registered Nurse. It was while in nursing school that she met the love of her life, Bob Kerns.

Altha loved family trips, whether to Camp Hill, PA to visit her dear friend Jean Patton and her husband Ernie, to the Jersey Shore, North Myrtle Beach, SC, New Smyrna Beach, FL, or to the many foreign countries they traveled to together. Over the years she participated in many activities such as ceramics, garden club and bridge. She loved to play hymns and other music on her piano. She valued the relationships she had with her friends and coworkers from 3 North, CAMC Memorial Hospital. She also was active at Christ Church United Methodist.

Altha was preceded in death by her husband of over 62 years, Dr. Robert D. Kerns. Their relationship was a wonderful example of loving kindness.

She is survived by son Robert Kerns, Jr. (William Broumas, Victoria Cavelieri) of Hamden, CT, and his children Brandy Kerns Schwartz (Benjamin Schwartz) of NYC and Joseph Kerns of South Windsor, CT; son Daniel Kerns (Mary Porter Kerns) of Charleston and their children Christopher Kerns of Charleston and David Kerns of Columbus, OH; and daughter Susan Kerns of Charleston and her children Amanda Austin Sproles (David Sproles) and Jessie Austin of Charleston. She is survived by a much loved great-grandchild, Ava May Pauley; nephew, Robert A. Kerns, of Monessen, PA; and special family members, David and Ed Patton and their families. She is also survived by her helper, special care-giver, and long-time "family member", Debbie Webb.

Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, October 1, 2016, in the Chapel at Christ Church United Methodist, 1221 Quarrier St., Charleston. A reception and celebration of Altha's life will follow at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387.

You may send condolences to the family at

Arrangements are being handled by Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home.

Ada M. Miller

Mrs. Ada Margaret Atkins Miller, 99, of Louisville, Ky., passed away Sept. 24, 2016. Service will be 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, in the chapel of Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home, Shepherdsville, Ky., with visitation beginning at 3 p.m. A visitation will also be held from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, W.Va.

Donald R. Miller

Donald R. Miller, 81, of Hurricane, passed away Sept. 23, 2016. Service will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m.

Gilbert L. Mullins

Gilbert Leon Mullins, 86, of Belle passed away September 21, 2016 at CAMC Memorial Hospital following a long illness.

He was a retired brakeman having worked for the Penn Central Railroad for over 30 years and a member of Mt. Juliet United Methodist Church, Belle. Gilbert was an outdoorsman and avid fisherman.

Gilbert was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Phyllis.

Surviving are his sons and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Elizabeth Mullins of High Point, North Carolina and Bruce Allen Mullins of Belle; grandchildren and their spouses, Jeffrey and Amy Mullins of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Kristen and Eric Devine of Hoboken, New Jersey, Emily and Robert Montgomery of Austin, Texas and Megan Mullins of Shrewsbury; and great grandchildren, Grey, West and Carter Mullins all of Chattanooga.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Mt. Juliet United Methodist Church, Belle, with Pastor Darick Biondi officiating. Interment was held on Friday, September 23, in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

Friends may gather one hour prior to service time Saturday at the church.

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

Paul D. Paxton

Mr. Paul D. Paxton, 64, of Bancroft, went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at home.

Paul attended Bancroft Church of God Mission, Ferguson Memorial, and The Depot. He managed Family Carpet in Saint Albans. He has been in the carpet business for 45 years.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents Reverend Cladis D. and Myrtle McCroskey Paxton, brother James Cladis Paxton, and sister Janet Paxton Saunders.

Paul is survived by his loving wife Susan, 2 sons Wesley Scott and wife Tara Paxton and Matthew Dylan and wife Erin Paxton, sister Shirley Lorrison, and 6 grandchildren Aryssa, Haylee, Dylan, Mia, Grayson, and Lochlan, and a host of family and friends.

A tribute to the life of Paul will be 1 p.m. Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Bancroft Church of God Mission with Pastor Jim Legg officiating. Burial will follow in Showen Cemetery, Bancroft.

Friends may visit 2 hours prior (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) to service at the church.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting

Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, 147 Main Street, Poca, is honored to be serving the Paxton family.

Nikki Pullen

Nikki Pullen, 25, of East Bank died September 25, 2016 in an ATV accident near Tad on Campbells Creek.

She was a 2011 graduate of Riverside High School and was a U.S. Postal Worker at Southridge. She was a member of the local Postal Workers Union. She was an avid Cincinnati Reds fan and loved the WVU Mountaineers. She loved fishing and camping especially at her camp at Bergoo.

She was preceded in death by maternal grandfather: Jerry Wayne Nalle; paternal grandfather: Doug Curry; and uncle: Jimmy Nalle.

Surviving are parents: Sandra and Brad Curry of East Bank; maternal grandmother: Joyce Nalle of East Bank; paternal grandmother: Diane Curry of Griffithsville; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday, September 30, 2016 at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet with Rev. Tommy Holstein and Rev. Jody Pauley officiating. Burial will follow in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 29, 2016 at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Anthony James Sabatino

Anthony James Sabatino ("Tony") passed away Sept. 9, 2016, after a lengthy illness that had only in the last month forced him to give up his position with Moses Cadillac Dealership, Charleston, that he had held for the past 15 years since retiring from the oil and gas industry. Tony had a warm and friendly personality, making many friends through those years both within the dealership and among his many customers. His family would like to thank all of them for their support during the past difficult month. He never accepted the limitations of his illness or an inability to enjoy what he wanted to do.

Tony graduated in 1962 from Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio, as a petroleum engineer, and began his career working offshore for Texaco off the coast of New Orleans, La. He worked for a number of years as an engineer for Columbia Gas Company out of Charleston, and later for Consolidated Gas Company in Clarksburg. He was a former vice president of Production and Drilling for Allegheny Land and Mineral Company in Clarksburg, and later for Allegheny Western in Charleston prior to his retirement.

Tony was preceded in death by his parents, Matthew and Mary Sabatino of Roseto, Pa.

Tony is survived by Karen L. Sabatino and their four children: his son, Anthony Jay Sabatino and his wife, Coleen, of Rowlesburg, and granddaughters, Emily and Elizabeth, and step-grandson, Zach; his son, Michael C. Sabatino and his wife, Debra, of Portland, Ore., and grandchildren, Amanda and her husband, Alex, Wallace, Robert Michael and Joshua, and step-granddaughters, Ashley and Chelsey; his daughter, Jamie L. Knox and her husband, David "Tater," of Charleston, and grandchildren, Jaiden, Chance and Braylee; and his son, Zachary M.H. Sabatino and his wife, Elizabeth, of Verona, N.J., and grandsons, James and Eamon. He has one sister, Joyce Sabatino of Philadelphia, Pa.

A celebration of his life will be held at Bollinger Funeral Home, 420 Lee St. W., Charleston, on Oct. 1, with visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. and the service from 7 to 8 p.m.

His family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to his physicians, Dr. Stephan A. Lewis and Dr. Michael S. DeWitt, and to the caring nursing staffs of CAMC Memorial and Hubbard Hospice House. In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations be made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Curtis Price Way, Charleston, WV 25311.

Jerry Lou Slack

Jerry Lou Buskirk Slack, 76, of St. Albans passed away peacefully at home with her beloved dog Abby at her side on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 after a short illness.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl "Denny" Slack; parents, Jerry and Anna Lou Buskirk and her sister, Mary Sue Crouch.

She is survived by her children, Carla VanWyck and David Brian Slack; brother, Larry Buskirk (Nancy); grandchildren, Justin VanWyck, Carl Tanner Slack and Cristyn VanWyck; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jerry Lou graduated from Catlettsburg High School, Kentucky in 1958. She retired from Jefferds Corporation after 43 years of loyal service. During her retirement she adopted Abby, who was a loving daily companion. She was an avid sports fan of NASCAR, Pittsburgh Pirates baseball and WVU Mountaineers football and basketball. She loved her annual trips to Garden City Beach, SC and visiting all of her favorite restaurants. Her greatest accomplishment, however, was being a loving mother and grandmother.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, September 30, 2016 at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans with Rev. Joel Harpold officiating. Burial will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Kanawha HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387. Visit her tribute page at to share memories or condolences with the family.

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

Lura June Snyder

Lura June Snyder, 56, of Hugheston died September 27, 2016. She was born in Ohio on July 20, 1960 to the late Clifford and Patsy Ann Yeager Morgan.

She is survived by her husband, Dwayne Doug Snyder; daughter, Marissa Turley of Handley; grandchildren, Dewayne Turley and Connie Turley; brothers, Randy Morgan of Poca, Clifford Morgan of South Carolina, Ritchie Morgan of Elkview, and Scottie Morgan of South Carolina; sisters, Velda Poston of South Carolina, and Patty Morgan of West Virginia.

At this time there will be no service or visitation.

O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery is in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent at

Lucille K. Stewart

Lucille K. Stewart, 75, of Leon, passed away Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo. A private family burial will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Wolfe Valley Baptist Church, 556 Winding Lane, Leon, WV 25123. Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, is in charge of arrangements.

C. Harold Summers

C. Harold Summers, 89, of Winfield, formerly of Mason County, went home to his Lord and Savior on September 27, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Ruby (Devore) Summers of Winfield, brothers John and James "Pip" Summers of Winfield, sisters Esta League of Columbus, Ohio and Mae Payne of Rock Branch.

Harold lived an abundantly fulfilled life surrounded by family and friends. He was a graduate of Winfield High School and Morris Harvey College; and a member of the Red House Bible Church. He had a passion for staying active as demonstrated by his many pursuits. Over the years he was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Korean Conflict from 1950-1952, worked for Union Carbide, served as a U.S. rural mail carrier in Putnam County for 25 years, was owner/operator of the Winfield Wrecker Service, was owner/operator of the corner Texaco station, served on the Selective Service Board for 10 years receiving presidential recognition in 1978, served on the Putnam County Board of Education for 9 years, served as a member on the Putnam Health Board, Community Park Board, WVU Extension Service, V.F.W., American Legion and an over 50 year member of Kanawha Valley AF & AM #36. He was a self-taught musician and enjoyed picking and grinning with friends and family. Additionally, he served as Putnam County Clerk for 12 years and was a long-time businessman investing in the growth of Putnam County. In later years, he enjoyed staying active in and around the farm on which he grew up, tending to his cattle, cats, dogs, and donkey; and various business ventures. He was a true-blue husband, father and friend.

Harold is survived by wife of 65 years, Georgia Terry Summers; daughters, Penny (Jon) Fisher, Peggy (Alan) Deweese, and Beth (Doug) Pitzer; beloved grandchildren, Jonny (Samantha) Fisher and Jarrod (Rebecca) Summers of Winfield, and Melinda (Tyler) Bickel of Burlington, Iowa; great-grandchildren, Eli, Edward, Kimberly and Toby; with three great-grandchildren on the way. Also survived by sister, Garnet Shawkins of So. Charleston; and caretakers, Jackie McLane and Wanda Shafer.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 1, at Chapman Funeral Home in Winfield with the Revs. Greg Blake and Ronnie Tucker officiating. Burial will follow at Bowcott Cemetery at Mt. Union United Methodist Church in Mason County with military honors and Masonic rites.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 30. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Red House Bible Church building fund, 51 Warner Lane, Red House, WV 25168 or Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387.

To share memories with the family, visit his tribute page at

Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located in Winfield, WV is honored to serve the Summers family.

Robert E. Tucker

Robert E. "Bobby" Tucker, 68, of Spencer, West Virginia, passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2016 at the Roane General Hospital in Spencer.

He was born February 21, 1948 in Spencer, a son of the late Opal Virginia Tucker. He was a 49 year member of the Spencer-Roane Volunteer Fire Department, was formerly employed at Armacell, Norris Industries, Spencer Veneer, and Babcock Lumber, and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Bobby is survived by his wife, Anna Schreckengost Tucker; a daughter and son-in-law, Heather and James McCormick of New Haven, West Virginia; eight grandchildren, Becca Tucker, Mason Hildreth, and Preston, Cassandra, Kyle, Mason J., Jimmy, and Kaitlynn McCormick; a half-brother, Steve Drake of Spencer; and his two furry companions, Bentley and Millie.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, September 30, 2016 at the Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home in Spencer with Pastor Toby Wagoner officiating. Burial will follow in the Eventide Cemetery. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Sherry Lee Walker

Sherry Lee Walker, age 62, of Hansford, died September 16, 2016. She was born December 22, 1953 in Quantico, VA and was the daughter of the late William Kirk and Lucille Wilson. She was also preceded in death by her son Larry James Mitchell, twin brother Terry Wilson and sister Sandra Sallee.

She was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd at Hansford.

Surviving: husband Timothy Walker; children Michelle Cramer and Tommy Mitchell; 4 grandchildren; brother Kirk Wilson.

A memory service in honor of Sherry will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 30, 2016 at the The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd at Hansford with Fr. Stan Holmes as celebrant. O'Dell Funeral Home in Montgomery is in charge of arrangements where expressions of sympathy can be sent at

Funerals for: September 29, 2016

Adams, Lola J. 7 p.m., Dunbar Church of God, Dunbar.

Bannister, Vondel 1 p.m., First Missionary Baptist Church, Glen Jean.

Dorton, Sandra 1 p.m., Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley.

Glover Howard, Tina M.

Hill, Keith A. 1 p.m., Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Kyer, Maysel 2 p.m., Taylor

Lynch, Gearld J. 1 p.m., Cunningham

Mann, Lura E. 1 p.m., Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek.

Robertson, Dorothea 7 p.m., Adams

Stacy, Unis 1 p.m., Followers of Christ Church, Paynesville.

Sweatte, Charles Noon, Preston Funeral Home, Charleston.

Tucker, G. Mat 11 a.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.

Tyson, I. "Mack" III 1 p.m., Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Institute.

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