Obituaries

Today's Obituaries

Joyce Karen Adkins

Joyce Karen Adkins, 66, of Joes Creek, passed away peacefully on Aug. 23, 2016 at home with her family by her side after her battle with cancer.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She attended Mount Herman Freewill Baptist Church, Joes Creek, and is now reunited in Heaven with her mother, Inez Marie Buzzard Adkins; father, James Kall Adkins; and sister, Kathy Ann Adkins.

Surviving are her son, Stephen Michael Adkins; sisters, Betty Adkins, Brenda Estep, Mary Sue (Dee) Sloan, Teresa (Jimmy) Bradley and Shirley Rouse; brothers, Doug Adkins and Rick (Barbara) Adkins; grandchildren, Courtney (Josh) Estep and Justin and Joshua Adkins; great-granddaughter, Courtlyn; along with many nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet, with the Rev. Ray Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery, Dawes Mountain.

Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

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

Savina R. Allen

Savina R. Allen, 91, of Frametown, passed away peacefully Aug. 18, 2016. She was born in South Charleston on Aug. 31, 1924 to the late John Corbett and Mattie B. Samples.

Savina was married to her beloved husband, Forrest "Foss" E. Allen, on Sept. 20, 1944. She loved making her home a welcoming place for her friends and family. Savina was known as "Nannie" by her loved ones. She loved to provide a table spread, which always included cornbread and biscuits for all to enjoy! In earlier years she loved to bowl and crochet, both of which she did quite well. Savina was a believer in our Lord Jesus Christ and she and Foss faithfully attended New Life Chapel near Gassaway for many years.

After the death of her beloved husband of 69 years, Nannie made her home with her loving son, Forrest Ray, whom she called "Buddy," and his wife, Jill, on Weberwood Drive in South Charleston. She spent much of her time doing word search puzzles, enjoying her flowers and watching game shows. Savina loved to laugh, as she had a terrific sense of humor.

Savina is survived by her brother, Moyer (Mo) Samples; daughter, Sandra K. (Allen) Glassman and her husband, Mike, of Victoria, Kan.; son, Forrest Ray Allen and his wife, Jill; grandchildren, Allen Burch, June Karlin, Chris Livengood, Melissa Eskew, Jonathan Allen, Patrick Allen, Erin Gonzales and Adam Mick; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Savina was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Elliott Samples; and her husband, Forrest E. Allen. She was blessed with a happy, long life, and for that we celebrate, though she will be missed immensely.

Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, where services will be held on Saturday morning, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Adam Mick officiating. Following the service, friends are invited to Sugar Creek Cemetery, near Gassaway, for a short graveside service.

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

Wanda Mae Arthur

Wanda Mae Arthur, 78, of Dunbar, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

She worked for many years at Charleston Department Store and later at Elder-Beerman.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, Wilbur and Lucy Baldwin; brother, Carol Ray Baldwin; and sister, Glenneth Jean Brannon.

She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Charles Arthur; daughter, Jean Arthur of South Charleston; sons, Rusty Arthur and wife, Cheryl, of Hurricane, Danny Arthur and wife, Margo, of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Darren Arthur and wife, Nancy Spencer, of San Antonio, Texas; grandsons, Joshua Arthur and wife, Rene, of Scott Depot, Andrew Short and wife, Amber, of Midway, Ga., and Adam Short and wife, Jenna, of Louisville, Ky; granddaughter, Amy Henson and husband, Rob, of Teays Valley; great-grandchildren, Isaac, Kaitlyn, Savannah Arthur, Hadley Short and Alex Henson; "little brother," Larry Bailey and wife, Nadine, of Dunbar; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 27, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with Pastor Greg Wallace officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 26, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Jason S. Beverly

Jason Stuart Beverly, 45, of Cabin Creek, passed away Aug. 18, 2016 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, following a short illness.

Jason was a butcher and a lifelong resident of Kanawha County.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Danny Emmitt and Tessia Daphine Stewart Beverly, and brother, Joey Beverly.

Surviving are his son, Jason Beverly of Giles; daughter, Marcedies Kirk of Cabin Creek; brothers, Danny Beverly of Eskdale, Jamey Beverly of Elkview and David Beverly of Columbus, Ohio; sisters, Helen Beverly and Janet Wilson, both of Cleveland, Ohio; and grandchildren, Isaiah and Noah Kirk.

In keeping with Jason's wishes, his body will be cremated and there will be a gathering of family and friends held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Sharon Church of God, Sharon.

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

Donna Rae Bostic

Donna Rae Bostic, 54, of Cedar Grove, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 at home after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a member of New Life Church, Cedar Grove.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Betty Wright.

She is survived by her husband, William "Buddy" Bostic; daughter, Meghan Wilkinson of Cedar Grove; sisters, Sandy (Darrell) Wolfe of Hugheston and Gloria (Walter) Workman of Cedar Grove; nephew, Dustin L. Workman; and father, Melvin B. Wright of Cedar Grove.

Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, 600 Old Fort St., Cedar Grove, with the Rev. Jeff Floyd officiating. Burial will follow the service at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.

Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove, is assisting the Bostic family.

Sharon L. Bowyer

Sharon Lorraine Williams Bowyer, 53, of Beckley, passed away Aug. 17, 2016. Service will be 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope, with visitation one hour prior.

Brian Corwin Davis

Brian Corwin Davis, 54, of Bradenton, Fla., passed away Aug. 19, 2016 due to heart complications.

Brian was born Sept. 17, 1961 in Huntington to Jack Corwin and Annette (Harshbarger) Davis. He received his bachelor's degree in English with a minor in history and his master's degree in English from Marshall University, Huntington. He went on to get his second master in teaching and learning from the New York University Graduate School, and was just short of obtaining his doctorate. Brian also had a master from Rutgers University. He also received his certification as a certified generalist/middle childhood from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. He had been a resident of Manatee County for almost 15 years, coming from New York. Locally he worked for the Manatee County School Board, where he taught from 2002 to 2010 at Oneco Elementary School, then from 2010 to 2015 at Manatee Elementary School. He then transferred in 2015 to the school board office, where he served as the elementary math specialist for Manatee County. Brian was a member of Phi Delta Kappa, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, International Reading Association, National Council for Social Studies, National Council of Teachers of English, National Science Teachers Association and National Staff Development Council. He was also a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bradenton.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Corwin Davis, and his stepfather, Merrill C. Lunsford.

He is survived by his mother, Annette Lunsford of Milton; sister, Shari (Steve) Parsons of Stafford, Va.; two nephews, Nathan (Lindsey) Parsons of Texas and Joel (Brittany) Parsons of Maryland; and many extended family members and friends.

A memorial service was held Wednesday in Florida.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at the funeral home with Pastor Allen Stewart and Father Dean Borgmeyer officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Memorial Park, Milton.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.heckfuneralhome.com.

Richard "Rick" Fowler

Richard "Rick" Fowler, 51, of Julian, passed away Monday, Aug. 22, at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston, surrounded by his loving family.

He had previously been employed by Overnite and Yellow Freight. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jolly R. Fowler, and a brother, James "Coonie" Fowler.

He is survived by his mother, Ann Fowler of Julian; his nephew, Levi Fowler of Julian; and many much-loved aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with Jimmy Lawrence officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens, Madison.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

You may express your condolences to the family at www.handleyfh.com.

James David Harless

James David Harless, 58, of Sod, passed away suddenly Monday, Aug. 22, 2016 at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston.

He was a mechanic for M.H. Equipment in Charleston.

David was preceded in death by his parents, James and Frances Harless, and brother, Terry Harless.

He is survived by daughters, Jessica Wood and Lindsey Harless; brother, Johnnie (Cindy) Harless; and sisters, Brenda (Bobby) Baldwin, Deanna (Dick) Sammons and Shelia Richardson.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with Pastor Jimmy Lawrence officiating. Burial will follow at Harless Family Cemetery, Sod.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.curryfuneralhome.org.

Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, has been family owned and operated since 1950.

Theodore Dobbs Hedrick

Theodore Dobbs Hedrick, 54, of Charleston, passed away Aug. 22, 2016. For service information, please visit www.stevensandgrass.com. Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, is in charge of arrangements.

Blossom T. Howard

Blossom Howard, affectionately known as "BeBe" to her family and close friends, was a compassionate social worker and advocate for at-risk students for most of her life. She was also a devoted wife, loving mother, faithful daughter, supportive daughter-in-law and mother-in-law, and beloved sister; as well as a wise, cool-headed advisor. She was born July 31, 1930, and passed away July 28, 2016.

Whatever she did—counseling children and their families, acting as a role model and mentor, or praying for others—she did so with class, grace, and quiet dignity. She leaves 4 children, Lisa Denise Laury (Dr. William), Thomas Edward Howard, Jr. (Maria), Timothy Tracy Howard (Randi), Theodore Neil Howard (JaNeen).

She was also blessed with 8 grandchildren, Langston, Leland, Alex, Dorean, Jaime, Jordan, Bianca and Lila, and three great-grandchildren, Kimora, Kamia, and Miles. She is also survived by her devoted older brother, Robert Theodore Thomas, Jr., and many cousins and friends.

The memorial service will be Friday, August 26th at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Incarnation, 3966 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX 75204.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Blossom's memory may be made to: Habitat for Humanity, Charleston, WV; donatenow.networkforgood.org/habitat, or Habitat for Humanity, Macon, GA; www.maconhabitat.org/ways-to-give.

To send the Howard family a message of condolence, please visit www.facebook.com/blossomthoward.

Nina M. Ingram

Nina M. Ingram, 76, went to heaven on Aug. 18, 2016. She was born April 13, 1940 to Henry and Minnie Miller in Sissonville. Nina will be interred at the Higginsville, Mo., Veterans Cemetery at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, with her husband, Hobart.

Violet Knight

Violet Knight, 87, passed away at the residence of her son, Tony, and daughter-in-law, Susan Knight, where she had been residing for the last year-and-a-half.

She was born Aug. 13, 1929 in Man to the late Lura Brown Wells and Samuel Ray Wells. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Sam Knight, in June 1977. They devoted their lives to their family; together they raised four children. Violet was also preceded in death by five sisters, Edra, Louise, Ada Lee, Ruth and Judy; two brothers, Winnie and Junior; and one grandson, Thomas Chad.

Violet graduated from old Man High School in 1948 and served on the reunion committee. Violet was a faithful servant of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She joined Nighbert Memorial Methodist Church and was a member for over 50 years, where she served as a Sunday school and kindergarten teacher. While a member of the church, she served on various committees, some of which were Staff-Parish Relations, Church Council, "We Care" and Bereavement Committee, Worship and Greeter. She will be sorely missed.

Those left to cherish her memory include her four children, Belinda (Tucker) Brady, Tish (Chuck/Freddy) Cline, Sammy Jr. and Tony (Susan) Knight; one sister, Doris (Ralph) Reedy of Combs Addition; seven grandchildren, Thomas Chad (deceased), Leasha Gail (Rory) Man of Pickerington, Ohio, Shawn Frederick (April) Cline of Columbia, Tenn., Brent Walter (Mary) Cline of Jackson, Mich., Trowa Emerson Knight of Scott Depot, Rachel Dare Smith of St. Albans and Rebecca Keith Smith of Eleanor; and 12 great-grandchildren, Tayler Brady, Keaton Slone, Kensley Mann, Tatum Mann, Taelyn Mann, Madison Cline, Landon Cline, Linda Cline, Leo Cline, Joachim Cline, Piper Gambrell and Xavier Mullins.

A celebration of Violet's life will held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Nighbert Memorial United Methodist Church, Logan, with Pastor Tom Beckette officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens, Godby.

Friends may call on the family from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Honaker Funeral Home, Logan, and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387, or to your local hospice organization.

For online condolences, go to www.honakerfuneralhome.org.

Honaker Funeral Home of Logan has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Truman A. Lane

Truman Allison Lane, 86, of Streetsboro, Ohio, died Aug. 20, 2016. Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs.

William Mallory, Jr.

William Martin Mallory, Jr., 92, of South Charleston, passed away Monday, Aug. 22, 2016.

He was born May 12, 1924 on Spring Hill Mountain to the late William and Opal Newcomer Mallory. He graduated from South Charleston High School in 1942, served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and later retired from Union Carbide with over 30 years of service. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir and served on the Board of Trustees. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping on the Greenbrier River in Pocahontas County, hunting, fishing, as well as golfing.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Betty Mallory; daughter, Carol Wells; and brothers, Randy and Harvard; and sister, Kay.

William is survived by daughters, Barbara (William) Richardson of Beckley, Dee (Dennis) Wilson of Spring Hill and Ramona (Glen) Humphreys of Alum Creek; grandchildren, Bill (Melissa) Richardson, Jr., Misti (Larry) D'Angelo, Sara Parsons and Dennis Wilson, II, Eddie Humphreys, Luke Humphreys and Kim Wells; great-grandchildren, Justin Parsons, Abbie Parsons, Austin Wilson, Dayne Wilson, Ryan Wilson, Mallory D'Angelo, Julianna Richardson, Alexandria Stevens and Dakota Eversole; great-great-grandchild, Lakota Mootispaw; sister, Ufa Sweet of Columbus, Ohio; and brothers, James (Eliene) Mallory of Houston, Texas, Bobby Jack (Coral) Mallory of Proctorville, Ohio, Leo (Mona) Mallory of Spring Hill and Ronald (Kay) Mallory of Hurricane.

A service to honor the life of William Mallory will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, with Pastor Stephen J. White officiating. Burial will be in Teays Hill Cemetery, St. Albans.

Family and friends may visit one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Special thanks to his home caregiver, Misty Prusack, and all of his caregivers at Golden Living Center.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 4606 Kanawha Turnpike, South Charleston, WV 25309.

Memories of William may be shared by visiting www.snodgrassfuneral.com and selecting the obituary.

Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, is handling the arrangements.

Linda Lee McDade

Linda Lee McDade, 67, of Red House, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 following a short illness. She was a 27-year employee of Thomas Memorial Hospital, and attended Maranatha Fellowship Church in St. Albans.

Born May 6, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Archie Theodore Thaxton and Antoinette Williams Thaxton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald McDade, Sr.

Survivors include her children, John Hall of Bancroft, Belinda Hall of Teays Valley, Angela Justice of Red House, Jason Songer of Ripley and Janna Songer of South Charleston; brothers, Archie "Eddie" Thaxton of Mount Vernon, Ill., William "Billy" Thaxton of South Charleston and John Michael Thaxton of Sissonville; sister, Cathie Isner of Hurricane; grandsons, Cody Allen Sloan, Derek Wayne Justice and Keiren Patrick Shaffron; granddaughters, Jordan LaShea Smith and Tesla Cheyenne Justice; and great-grandson, Aaron Matthew Sloan.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo. Burial will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the McDade family and the online guestbook signed by visiting www.raynesfuneralhome.com.

Raynes Funeral Home, 20072 Charleston Road, Buffalo, is in charge of arrangements.

Carolyn L. McNeill

Carolyn Lea (Foster) McNeill, 70, of Sutton, died Aug. 20, 2016. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel, Flatwoods. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at the funeral home.

Caroline J. Meadows

Caroline J. Mitchell Meadows, 69, wife of Pastor Paul Meadows, went home to Heaven Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016.

She was born March 1, 1947 in Columbus, Ga. She was raised in Savannah, Ga., in the home of her late foster parents, John and Noreen Peth. She was a graduate of Jenkins High School and was a retired real estate agent. She was a member of Beulah Ann Missionary Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir, taught children in Sunday school and Vacation Bible School and supported missionary work.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Pastor Paul Meadows; daughter, Joan Morrison and husband, Danny; son, Ryan Meadows and wife, Tina; son, John Meadows and wife, Deidra; and grandchildren, Chase, Jozi and Justin Morrison, Isaac and Caleb Meadows and Savannah Meadows. She is also survived by brother, Charles Mitchell; sister, Gloria Whitley; sister and husband, Shirley and Freddie Rose; brother and wife, Russell and Phyllis Peth; and a host of relatives and friends.

Caroline loved her family, her church and most of all her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She enjoyed camping, fishing, traveling, gardening and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Beulah Ann Missionary Baptist Church, Ona, by the Rev. Ray Scarberry and Pastor Tim Messinger. Burial will be in Arthur Cemetery, Ona.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Beulah Ann Missionary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 247, Ona, WV 25545, to help Caroline's family defray the medical flight expenses from Florida to Huntington.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

James H. Mosley, Sr.

James H. Mosley, Sr., 85, affectionately known as "Pawpaw," passed away on Friday, August 19, 2016 at CAMC Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

James was born September 25, 1930 to the late John and Anna Mosley. He was preceded in death by his brother Walter Mosley, son Michael DeWayne Mosley, and great-grandson Sydnee Lavon Warren Tuffin.

James was born in Charleston, WV and grew up in Washington Manor on Charleston's East End. He graduated from Garnet High School in 1949. He loved his classmates of 1949 and although they graduated many years ago they have remained very close all these years. He served in the Army from 1950 to 1952. He joined Metropolitan Baptist Church in 1956 where he was a member of the Trustee Board and he was an active member up until the time of his illness. He worked at Union Carbide at the Institute Plant for 38 years before retiring in 1990. While there he broke the color barrier by being the 1st African American in the shipping department. If you needed to know anything about Black History in Charleston, WV James was the one to ask. He loved to sit on the front porch and he was always taking people to their doctor's appointment, to the grocery store or anywhere they needed to go and never asked for anything in return. He never knew a stranger and if you were around him for any amount of time he would have you laughing because he loved to tell jokes.

James leaves to cherish his wife of 55 years Anita Davis Mosley; daughters Deborah Mosley of South Charleston, WV, Warrenetta "Twinkle" Clark, Carmen Mosley and Jenelle Mosley, all of Charleston, WV; sons, Michael Clark (Anita) of Charleston, WV and Rev. James H. Mosley, Jr. (Janice) of St. Albans, WV; 17 Grandchildren; 29 Great-Grandchildren; and 1 Great-Great-grandchild and host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Special thank you to CAMC Memorial Hospital, Oak Ridge Nursing Home and Fresenius Kidney Care for the wonderful care they gave to James during his illness.

Service will be Saturday, August 27th at 12:00 noon at Metropolitan Baptist Church at 205 Donnally Street, Charleston, WV with the Rev. James H. Mosley, Jr. officiating.

Visitation will be two hours prior 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.

Interment will be at Grandview Memorial Park Cemetery, Dunbar, WV.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Henry Highland Garnet Foundation, P.O. Box 864, Charleston, WV 25303.

Preston Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Mosley Family.

Berlyn A. O'Dell

Berlyn Aften O'Dell, 88, of Leivasy, died Aug. 23, 2016. Service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Olive Branch Baptist Church, Nettie, with visitation one hour prior. Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.

Nolan C. Parsons Jr.

Nolan C. Parsons Jr., MD, of St. Albans, passed away Aug. 20, 2016 at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston, after a long-fought battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 70 years old.

Nolan was born in Parkersburg, raised in Belmont and was the eldest child of Nolan C. Parsons Sr. and the late Lorena M. Kelly. While at St. Mary's High School, Nolan was chosen for the West Virginia Boys State Leadership Academy and Ken Hechler's "Week in Washington." In 1963, he was the valedictorian of his class and a National Merit finalist. Nolan then went on to graduate from West Virginia University, where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. At West Virginia University School of Medicine, Nolan excelled and was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Following graduation in 1971, he served a one-year internship in internal medicine and a two-year residency in dermatology. In 1975, he began his two-year commitment with the United States Army as the rank of major at Fort Polk, La. Nolan began his private practice, specializing in the field of dermatology, in 1977. He was a member of the Kanawha Medical Society and a clinical professor for West Virginia University School of Medicine at their Charleston campus. Dr. Parsons retired in 2011 after 34 years of service to our community.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Board Parsons; their children, Sarah Parsons of Charleston and Scott K. Parsons of St. Albans; three grandchildren, Jayden Cabell, Bailey Parsons and Nathan Parsons; his father, Nolan C. Parsons Sr.; sister, Marjorie Ann Parsons of Belmont; and brother, R. Patrick Parsons (Cheryl) of Elkview.

Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, St. Albans, with the Rev. Dr. Ed Grant officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387 or St. Andrew United Methodist Discretionary Music Fund, 815 Kanawha Terrace, St. Albans, WV 25177.

The family wishes to offer special thanks to Nolan's Hospice team, Rhonda, Amy, Vicky and Tara, as well as the staff at Cedar Ridge, who provided excellent, loving care of Nolan.

Visit Nolan's tribute page at ChapmanFuneralHomes.com to share memories with the family.

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

Judith F. Policastro

Judith F. "Judy" Policastro, 78, of South Charleston, went home to be with her Lord Friday, July 15, 2016 at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston.

The service to remember the life of Judy Policastro will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 305 E St., South Charleston. A luncheon will follow the memorial.

Cremation services are being provided by Affordable Cremations of WV, 413 D St., South Charleston.

Visit AffordableCremationsofWV.com to share sympathies with the family.

Candice Prince

Candice (Howard) Prince, 66, of Boothbay Harbor, Maine, died suddenly Aug. 21, 2016 at her home. She was born Oct. 29, 1949 in Boothbay Harbor to Elbert and Muriel (Greenleaf) Howard. Candy was educated in Boothbay Region Schools and was a valedictorian of the Boothbay Region High School Class of 1967. She then attended Boston University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, with distinction in mathematics in 1971. She married William Prince on June 9, 1972 in Winslow, Maine. She then went on to attend the University of Maine and received a Master of Arts degree in mathematics in 1973. She received her Master of Science in computer engineering from West Virginia University in 2003.

Candy worked a summer at the Marine fisheries lab in Boothbay Harbor. She later worked as an intern for NASA in 1969 when the first moon landing occurred. She worked for Union Carbide as a programmer analyst. She later worked for the state of West Virginia for the treasurer's office and for the West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways Information Services, where she retired as information systems manager. She continued with miscellaneous consulting jobs in Maine and West Virginia. She retired to her family home in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

Candy was an avid reader, and enjoyed knitting, photography and volunteer work for the Charleston (West Virginia) symphony. Candy was predeceased by her parents.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, William Prince of Boothbay Harbor; sons, David Prince of Charleston, W.Va., and Matthew Prince of Boothbay Harbor; and sister, Heidi Howard of Florida.

A service to celebrate Candy's life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Hall's of Boothbay, 975 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay, Maine. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Boothbay Region Student Aide Fund, P.O. Box 293, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 or Lincoln County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 7, Edgecomb, ME 04556.

Hall's of Boothbay has care of the arrangements. To extend online condolences, light a candle in Candy's memory, or to share a story or picture, please visit her Book of Memories at www.hallfuneralhomes.com.

David Joe Rakes

David Joe Rakes, 57, of Oak Hill, died Aug. 23, 2016. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with visitation one hour prior.

Rosazella "Rose" Reese

Rosazella (Rose Howell Blake) Reese, 75, of Buffalo, departed this life and entered her eternal resting place on Aug. 23, 2016 at her home, surrounded by her loved ones. She was a Christian for over 60 years and was a very loving person with a large heart that was always open to helping others. She lived her life for her children and American Legion Unit 73, where she was a member for many years and served in several different offices. She sang in the Hometown Senior Choir and served on the Board of Directors for Teays Hill Cemetery. She was a 1958 graduate of St. Albans High School and operated a daycare for many years. She was a loving mother, grandmother, friend to everyone and will be greatly missed by all the lives she touched.

Born Dec. 6, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Gene and Pauline Howell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Scott Blake; brother, Jim Howell; and grandchildren, Jenny Rebecka Blake and Jason Lee Fields Jr.

Survivors include her special son, Phillip Blake; daughter, Robin Stump, both of Buffalo; son, Steve (Millie) Blake of St. Albans; daughter, Stephanie (Mike) Sanders of Davis Creek; brother, Robert Howell of Indiana; sister, Lee (Chuck) Sadler of Kentucky; a very special cousin, Patty Jean (Vernon) Thornton of Hurricane; grandchildren, Jay, Emily, Shauna, Owen, Salina, BJ, Tabitha, Sammantha, Rachael, Jerusha, Zac, Stephen and Brian; and 12 great-grandchildren. All of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren held a special place in her heart. Rose is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of special and dear friends.

The family would like to express a deep gratitude to the Hospice nurses and workers that helped during this difficult time. "Rest in Peace Mommy ... Your Suffering is Over."

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Raynes Funeral Home (Eleanor Chapel) with Pastor Mike Hanna officiating. Burial will follow in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House.

The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family and the online guestbook signed by visiting www.raynesfuneralhome.com.

Raynes Funeral Home, 303 Ash Circle, Eleanor, is in charge of arrangements.

Beverly Kaye Rhodes

Beverly Kaye Rhodes, 45, of Red House, passed away Aug. 23, 2016 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. At her request, there will be no services. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, 147 Main St., Poca, is serving the Rhodes family.

Laura B. Rucks

Laura B. (Carter) Rucks, 93, of Chelyan, went home to be with her Lord Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.

She was a homemaker.

She was preceded death by her husband, Charles E. Rucks; her sister, Elizabeth Dyer; and her parents, Alfred and Grace Carter.

She is survived by her daughters, Carolyn Sue (Tim) Horner and Teresa Ann (Dick) Namba, both of Chelyan; five grandchildren, Sarah Beth Horner, Andrea (Stephen) Martinez, Adrienne Marie Horner, Jeremy Bostic and Jessica Namba; seven great-grandchildren, Zoe, Penelope, Tobias, Sophia and Benjamin Martinez, Bowen Matson and Skyler Bostic; and a host of other family members and friends.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, 600 Old Fort St., Cedar Grove, with Pastor David Baughan of Old Kanawha Baptist Church, Pratt, officiating. Burial will follow the service at Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Burnsville.

Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Laura's name may be made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387.

Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove, is assisting the Rucks family.

George H. Russell

George H. Russell, 84, of St. Albans, passed away Monday, Aug. 22, 2016 at CAMC Teays Valley with his devoted wife, Sue, and son, Scott, by his side.

George worked for the State of West Virginia for over 30 years. He was in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War as an air traffic controller and was very proud of his military career. He enjoyed a full life of being very involved with his antique business at the Milton Flea Market as well as the Nitro Antique Mall. He and his loving wife enjoyed this together over a span of 63 years. They also traveled to 23 countries in their lifetime together. Before joining the military, George attended UK and was a walk-on for the men's basketball team. One of George's favorite things to do was spending time with his grand dog, Jade. He enjoyed walking him many times daily, even when he didn't feel well. He was always anxious to be there for little Jade. A few of his favorite things were collecting knives, eating Christmas cookies, brownies, and drinking Coke. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Sue; sons, John Russell and his wife, Lety, of Houston, Texas, and Scott Russell and fiancee, Irma Ruby, of St. Albans; grandchildren, Jonathan Russell, Nasstaccia Garcia and Scotty Russell; and great-grandson, Ashton Garcia.

Gathering of family will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at the Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans.

Celebration of George's life will be 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at the funeral home with HR Whittington as Celebrant. Military graveside rites will be conducted by St. Albans VFW Post 6418 and American Legion Post 73 at the funeral home.

The family would like to express special thanks for the care he received at CAMC Teays Valley from Dr. Fichter, Dr. Frame, Dr. Kelly and the nursing staff.

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

Rev. Oscar W. Spinks

The Rev. Oscar William Spinks, 90, of Summersville, went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 24, 2016. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at the funeral home.

Katherine A. Woody

Katherine Alice Woody, 91, of Huntington, died Aug. 20, 2016. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Henson & Kitchen Mortuary, Huntington, with visitation one hour prior.

Funerals for: August 25, 2016

Cantrell, Paul J. Noon, Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston.

Chamberlain, Mary J. 2 p.m., Long & Fisher Funeral Home, Sissonville.

Divers, Jamie Noon, Davis Creek Church of God, Charleston.

Given, Charles E. 1 p.m., Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden.

Gray, Catherine 1 p.m., The Glorious Church of God in Christ, Mount Hope.

Lane, Truman A. 1 p.m., Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs.

Maynard, Shelia J. 11 a.m., Cherry Tree Church of God, Cherry Tree.

Melkus, Joseph W. Jr. 11 a.m., Hinkle Funeral Chapel, Davis.

Messinger, Bernard Noon, Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.

Miller, James P. 1 p.m., Taylor

Neace, Joshua L. 1 p.m., Pads Fork Freewill Baptist Church, Hanover.

Parsons, Carl R. 7 p.m., Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Perdue, Paul D. Jr. 1 p.m., Akers

Rucks, Laura B. 2 p.m., Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, Cedar Grove.

Shank, Sue 11 a.m., Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans.

Spry, Silas 11 a.m., Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville.

Tackett, Norma J. 1:40 p.m., High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.


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