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Today's Obituaries

James "Heck" Alderson Print Comment Top of page

James Frederick "Heck" Alderson, 86, of Alderson, died Thurs. Aug. 27, 2015. Service will be 11 a.m. Mon. Aug. 31, at the Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home Sun. Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

Charles Alexander Jr. Print Comment Top of page

Charles Alexander Jr., 45, of Arbovale, passed Tues. Aug. 25, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Sun. Aug. 30, at the Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Arbovale. Visitation will be 2 p.m. at the Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Arbovale.

David Armstrong Print Comment Top of page

David Wayne Armstrong, 52, of Scarbro, died Tues. Aug. 25, 2015. Service will be 5:30 p.m. Sun. Aug. 30, at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until service time on Sun. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Dora Beckett Print Comment Top of page

Mrs. Dora L. Beckett, 85, of Chapmanville, died Fri. Aug. 28, 2015. Service will be 11 a.m. Tues. Sept. 1, at the Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services at Chapmanville. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mon. at the funeral home.

Thurman Darnell Print Comment Top of page

Thurman Eugene Darnell, 72, of Glen, went home to be with the Lord, Thurs. Aug. 27, 2015, at his home after a long illness.

He was the son of the late Wade Darnell and Violet Grose Darnell. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Dolly Sue Duffy; son, Leonard Darrell Darnell; sisters, Bonnie Jean Dotson, Dolly Sue Mullins and Linda "Katie" Perez; brother, Leonard Darrell Darnell; brothers-in-law, Lowell Sid Mullins, Maynard P. Graham and Daniel E. Dotson; son-in-law, Jeffrey Myers.

Gene was a retired employee for Reed Gas Co. and former employee of Clint Hurt, Shafer Pipeline and Dept. of Highways.

He is survived by wife, Deborah Ann Short Darnell; daughter, Sandra "Jeannie" Myers and fiancée, Tim Powers of Bomont; brothers, Junior Wade Darnell (Ruth) of Glen; sisters, Laura Mae Bishop (Alvin) of Glen, Janice Mae Purkey (Bob) of Powahatten, Va. and Shirley Ann Graham of Glen; grandchildren, Gina Maree Myers and Alison Leigh Myers.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sun. Aug. 30, at Matics Funeral Home Clendenin with Evangelist Kathy Nottingham officiating. Burial will be in Dotson Cemetery Glen, WV. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Online condolences may be expressed at

Phyllis "Jean" Frame Print Comment Top of page

Phyllis "Jean" Frame, 80, of Wilson Ridge, entered in rest on August 28, 2015, to be with her Lord and Saviour, surrounded at home by family and friends, as she wished.

She was preceded in death by her father, Earl Hamrick; mother, Ope Adkins Hamrick; and brother, Junior Hamrick.

Jean is survived by her husband, Paul Frame; daughter, Diana Sparks; and "son," Joe Sparks; granddaughter, Amie Minor and husband, Steve; great-granddaughter, Katlin; great-grandson, Zachary; and one brother, Jennings Hamrick.

She attended her beloved church, Peoples Community Church until illness prevented her from going.

Jean was "second mom" to many and a blessing to those that knew her.

"A worthier wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, we could not find.

She was so gentle, loving, kind.

She was the one-tried and true,

Did for us, all she could do.

The many things that we did need,

She gave her best, she did give heed.

As for us, she did so care,

Always doing more than her share.

All thru our lives, and later years,

She shared our joys and dried our tears.

Such a great love she had for her "son",

Bringing forth her chuckle, while bringing life's fun.

She was the best there was to me,

With such a woman God was so pleased!"

(She will be greatly missed by her family).

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Sat. Aug. 29, 2015 at the Walnut Grove Cemetery, Strange Creek with Pastor Freddie Schoolcraft officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Walnut Grove Cemetery, c/o Rhonda Frame, 2206 Wilson Ridge Rd, Duck, WV 25063.

Condolences may be extended to the family at Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Frances B. Hale Print Comment Top of page

Frances B. Hale, 100, born December 22, 1914, formerly of Oakmont Road, Charleston, W.Va., passed peacefully, surrounded by family members, on June 11, 2015, in Milwaukee, Wis. A memorial celebration honoring the rich and wonderful life of Mrs. Hale will be held 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Shrewsbury Street, Charleston, WV on Sat. Aug. 29, 2015. The family would like to welcome Mrs. Hales friends to share in the celebration of their mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother and aunt.

Edith Hammons Print Comment Top of page

Edith Hammons, 88, of Ronceverte, died Aug. 17, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Mon. Aug. 31, at Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sun. Aug. 30, at the funeral home.

Fred Hamrick Print Comment Top of page

Fred G. Hamrick, 75, of Nicholasville, Ky., went home to be with the Lord on Wed. Aug. 26, 2015.

Fred was born in Speed, W.Va., then resided in St. Albans and South Charleston. He graduated in 1957 from St. Albans High School and in 1975 from Morris Harvey College, Charleston. He retired in 2002 after 42 years of combined service at FMC, Olin and Clearon Corporations in South Charleston. He served 39 years in the WV Air National Guard before retiring as a Master Sergeant. He loved to raise a garden every year and continuosly worked outdoors.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Lenore (Cottrell/Hamrick) Simmons and Burtis Hamrick.

A loving husband, father and grandfather, Fred is survived by his devoted wife, Barbara; his only child, Jennifer Hamrick King (Michael); and five grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sun. at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane with Pastor Kent Estep officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sat. at the funeral home. You may also visit to share sympathies with family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your local Alzheimer's Association. Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane is honored to serve the Hamrick family.

Cecil Humphrey Print Comment Top of page

Cecil D. "Bud" Humphrey, 85, of White Sulphur Springs, died Aug. 28, 2015. Service will be 1 p.m. Mon. Aug. 31, at the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, White Sulphur Springs. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sun. Aug. 30, at the Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg. Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.

Sharon Jarvis Print Comment Top of page

Sharon L. Jarvis, 71, of Arnoldsburg, died Thurs. Aug. 27, 2015. In accordance with Sharon's wishes, there will be no visitation or viewing as her wish was to be cremated. Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

Vernon "Bud" Johnson Print Comment Top of page

Vernon "Bud" Harold Johnson, 87, of Sutton, died Aug. 27, 2015. Family will receive friends at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, on Sun. Aug. 30, at 3:30 p.m. and visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Mon. Aug. 31, at the St. Thomas Catholic Church, Gassaway.

Thomas Marlow Print Comment Top of page

Thomas Ray Marlow, 61, of Ripley, passed away August 12, 2015, at Charleston Memorial Hospital, following a long illness.

Tom was born May 6, 1954, in Parkersburg, a son of Janice Campbell Marlow Brannon of Parkersburg and the late Leonard Ray Marlow. He was a graduate of Parkersburg High School with the class of 1973. He was a former member of the Parkersburg Fire Department. He worked as a D.O.T Officer with the Public Service commission. Tom was very active in his community and announced Ripley Soccer Gams along with Ripley Midget League Football Games. He was involved with 4-H and Explorer Scouts and was the owner of Music Masters D.J. Services. Tom was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church in Ripley.

Tom is survived by his wife of 28 years, Kathy Coen Marlow; his daughter, Molly Veith; his mother, Janice Brannon; sister, Wilma Urquhart and her husband, Bruce of Port Orchid, Washington; step-sister, Barbara Eddy of Parkersburg; step-brother, Rick Brannon of Parkersburg.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by is step-father, Ray Brannon; a sister, Carolyn Marlow and a brother-in-law, Harry Eddy.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sun. Aug. 30, at the Calvary United Methodist Church, Ripley, with Pastor Charles Hicks officiating. Friends may call from 2 p.m. until the time of the service on Sun. Aug. 30, at the church. An additional memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Sat. Sept. 12, at the Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, Parkersburg with Pastor Beth Peters officiating. Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations in memory of Tom be made to the Calvary United Methodist Church, 205 Court St., Ripley, WV 25271.

Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley is serving the family.

James McMillion Print Comment Top of page

James O. McMillion, passed away in his home on August 28, 2015, in the presence of his wife, Betty, and his two sons, James Michael and Stephen Mark. Jim never ran out of funny stories and jokes and never stopped collecting new ones.

Jim was born April 11, 1933 and raised in Summersville, W.Va., where he graduated from Nicholas County High School in 1951.

He served his country in the Army during the Korean War. Though his service was two years, the experiences and stories were numerous and strongly influenced him the rest of his life. Those same stories also strongly influenced his two sons who continued the family tradition of service for a combined 30 years in the Army.

Jim graduated from West Virginia Tech in 1958. At Tech, he met Betty and they married the year they graduated before moving to Baltimore, Md.

In 1968, Jim established McMillion Lumber Company, the construction and building-supply business he owned and operated for 12 years. Finally, he returned to his love of education to teach drafting at Nicholas County Vo-Tech and Nicholas County High School, retiring in 1995.

Jim is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty (Shirey) McMillion; son, Mike and wife, Fay Shamanski of Pulaski, Va.; son, Mark and wife, Toni of Clarksburg; granddaughters, Hannah of Jefferson City, Tenn., Mary of Charleston, Isabella and Sophia of Clarksburg; grandsons, Stephen and James of Clarksburg; and great-granddaughter, Holly of Jefferson City, Tenn. His surviving siblings are sister, Sue Rapp (Joe); brothers, Steve (Kathleen) McMillion, Joe (Mell) McMillion, all of Summersville; and sister-in-law, Helen Shirey of Newton Falls, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Jessie McMillion, also of Summersville.

Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sun. Aug. 30, in the White Funeral Home at Summersville with Pastor David Lancaster officiating. Interment will follow in the Walker Memorial Park at Summersville. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday one hour prior to the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Memorial United Methodist Church, 1317 Webster Road, Summersville, WV 26651.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Ronald Monday Print Comment Top of page

Ronald Milford Monday, 96, of Sissonville, passed on Aug. 27, 2015, and went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and sing lead with the angelic quartets as he did in his younger days. He was a World War II Army Aircorps veteran and retired from Union Carbide, with over 30 years of service, as an electrician on the Island. Ronald was preceded in death by his parents, Otho and Winnie Garnes Monday; two brothers, Adrian and Bernard; three sisters-in-law and nephew, Billie Ray Monday.

Ronald is survived by his beloved wife of 69 years, Edna and eight children, Gail Fisher (David), of Cross Lanes, Ron Monday (Cathy) of Cincinnati, Ohio, Tim Monday (Jo) of Cross Lanes, Larry Monday (Bernadette) of Louisville, Ky., Leah Henson (Dean) of Sissonville, Lisa Casdorph (Jim) of Charleston, Laun Monday (Amy) of Poca, and Lori Goff (Jeff) of Statesville, N.C. Also surviving is his brother, Carroll Monday of Charleston; grandchildren, Scot Fisher (Crickett), Julie Fisher Peterson (John), Melissa Fisher Sampson (Brian), Mike Monday (Jaime), Chris Monday (Christina), Stephanie Monday Penner (Mike), Chad Monday (Angela), Kami Monday Pritt (C.J.), Jessica Monday, Andy Henson (Lynn), Nathanial Henson (Laura), Summer Henson Drake (Brandon), Derek Casdorph (Tiffany), Jimmy Casdorph (Micah), Lindsay Casdorph Quesenberry (Tim), Allie Renee Monday, and Cody Goff (Samantha); great-grandsons, Jackson Pritt, Caleb Casdorph, Andrew Peterson, Van Sampson, Zachary Penner; and soon-to-arrive, baby, Casdorph; great-granddaughters, Allie Monday, Kaylie Penner, Hannah Monday, Caroline Monday, Brooke Pritt, Jaelyn Jarrett, Mackenzie Casdorph, Haley Sampson, Tori Peterson, Reagan Drake, Amelia Henson, Verity Quesenberry, Leyla Goff, and Addison Casdorph.

Ronald also leaves behind nieces; nephews; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; his many cousins; and lifelong friends.

The family wish to give special thank you and appreciation to the Home Care Givers, who allowed their Dad to stay in the family home until he needed to join caregivers at the Marmet Center, all of whom touched his life in the last few years and days with loving compassion and caring.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sun. Aug. 30, at Fisher United Methodist Church. Funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. with Pastor Jimmy Casdorph officiating.

Committal service will be held at 10 a.m. Mon. Aug. 31, at Floral Hills Garden of Memories with Military Rites provided by American Legion Post 61 and representatives from the U.S. Army.

In lieu of flowers, a cash donation will be accepted at the church door for Mary's Garden activity fund for the aid of the patients.

Arrangements entrusted to Long & Fisher Funeral Home. Online condolences can be left by visiting

Dana Orndorff Print Comment Top of page

Dana Lee Orndorff, 86, of South Charleston, went to be his Lord, Jesus, Thurs. Aug. 27, 2015.

Born Dec. 31, 1928 in Montgomery, Dana was a son of the late Alonzo Clifford and Mayme Duncan Orndorff. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Cecelia Miller and Rebecca Cottle; and brother, Franklin D. Orndorff.

He was a member of Teays Valley Missionary Baptist Church from 1986 until 2005 and faithfully served as a member of the South Charleston Christian Church from 2005 until 2012 serving as a deacon and membership chairman; currently a member of New Creation Fellowship in South Charleston since 2012. Dana graduated from Montgomery High School in 1947, attended WV Tech and served our country in the United States Army for four years, obtaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was a West Virginia State Police officer from 1953 until 1964; an over-the-road truck driver for 33 years, working for McClean Trucking Co., Coastal Tank Lines, Chemical Tank Lines and Quick Delivery Service. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 73 of St. Albans since 1952. His service within the American Legion was comprised of serving five years as State Membership Chairman, two years as the 8th District Commander, one year as Vice State Commander, as well as one year as State Commander. He also served as an American Legion Mountaineer boys state counselor for more than 20 years. He was an active member of the Lion's Club of Winfield, serving in various positions, including President for 2 years and club Chaplain. Dana was a passionate WVU Mountaineer and St. Louis Cardinals fan.

He is survived by his wife, Marcella; daughters, Libby (Randy) Killo of Columbia, Md., Dianna (Phil) Vinscavich of Milton and Missi (Jeff) Howell of Jacksonville, Fla.; stepchildren, Karen Snyder of Sissonville, Vicky (Paul) Manley of Greensburg, Pa. and Robert Snyder, Jr. of South Charleston; nine grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Sat. August 29, at New Creation Fellowship, 270 Staunton Avenue, South Charleston with Pastor Lester Conn officiating. Burial will follow in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service at the church.

You may share memories or condolences with the family at

Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 409 Sixth Avenue, St. Albans, WV 25177 is honored to serve the Orndorff family.

Joseph Sanger Sr. Print Comment Top of page

Joseph William Sanger Sr., 83, of Fayetteville, died Thurs. Aug. 27, 2015. Graveside rites and committal service will be 11 a.m. Mon. Aug. 31, at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Prosperity. Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Sun. Aug. 30, at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill. Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Roy Siders Print Comment Top of page

Roy Allen Siders, 71, of Belle, passed away Aug. 26, 2015, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, following short illness.

Roy was born and raised in Belle and employed as a mechanic at Appalachian Power Company in Cabin Creek for 10 years and retired as a vibration analyst for Dupont Chemical Company after 35 years. He was a Navy veteran of both the Cuban Conflict and the Vietnam War and served aboard the USS Charles R. Ware from 1962-1966.

Roy was a member of the Chelyan Masonic Lodge No. 158 AF & AM, the Scottish Rite of Charleston where he served as Stage Captain having been a 33rd Degree Mason since 1997, the Beni Kedem Shrine, the York Rite, and the Royal Order of Scotland. He love being outdoors and especially enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Lee Roy "Puffy" and Sallie Jane Paxton Siders.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy K. Siders; son, Alan Siders; daughter, Kristi Kay Siders; brother, David Siders all of Belle; grandchildren, Jeremiah Chad Siders, Jessica Marie Siders and Travis Alan Siders; and great-granddaughter, Ryleigh Hazel Fugate.

Funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Mon. Aug. 31, at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with Pastor Ollie Parsons officiating. Interment with military rites will follow in Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar. Final graveside rites will be performed Chelyan Masonic Lodge No. 158 AF & AM. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sun. August 30, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center, 406 Capitol Street, Charleston, West Virginia 25301.

Cheryl Stidham Print Comment Top of page

Cheryl A. Stidham, 52, of Nitro, passed away Wed. Aug. 26, 2015, at Hubbard Hospice House West South, Charleston, after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a loving mother and grandmother.

Surviving children, Mindy Stidham of Charleston, Michelle Stidham and Tim Stidham, both of Nitro; brothers, Gary Sears of Nitro and Mike Sears of Spencer; grandchildren, Seth, Drake, Heaven, Kendal, Carson, and Tanner; special friend, Jim Simpson of Nitro; and a host of other family members and friends.

The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Mon. Aug. 31, at Cooke Funeral Home, WV. A graveside service will follow at Ortin Heights Cemetery, Nitro with Pastor Harold White, Jr. officiating.

You may express online condolences at

Jeremy J. "Chef" Still Print Comment Top of page

In the early morning hours of August 28, 2015, Jeremy "Chef" Still let go of his wife's hand to take the hand of Jesus, thus slipping the bonds of a disease that could destroy his body, but never his spirit.

Chef was born June 6, 1954, the 3rd of 4 sons, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. to John Theodore Still and Jean Cross Still. He grew up in the nearby village of Schuylerville along the Hudson River, having fond memories of life-long friends there, and the mischief they wrought. He was voted "Class Clown" at his high school, not surprisingly.

Chef Still attended the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, N.Y., graduating in 1980. He worked in a number of resorts including Lake Placid during the 1980 Winter Olympics, Jamaica, The Virgin Islands, Lake Tahoe, The Essex House in New York City and Marriott in Hilton Head Island, S.C., before accepting a position as Executive Chef for the Marriott in Charleston, W.Va. In 1994, he accepted the same position with the Edgewood Country Club, where he remained for 21 years. He enjoyed his time at Edgewood, getting to know the members, and their families. He had many stories about the kids, throwing their arms around him dripping wet from the pool, and lining up to go to the kitchen with him for ice cream while their parents dined, always told with his infectious smile.

Twice selected by his peers as "West Virginia Chef of the Year", Chef Still worked with young aspiring culinarians to ensure the restaurants of the future were led by trained and motivated professionals. Chef Still was a "Certified Executive Chef" by the American Culinary Federation and a 2005 inductee into the "American Academy of Chefs."

Perhaps the achievement that provided him the most satisfaction was his involvement in the food ministry at Cross Lanes United Methodist Church, where he was a member. With his direction, the church organized a program to provide free meals on Wednesday nights, a mission he was passionate about.

Above all, he was an outstanding person, husband, father and friend. He put others above himself without fail, and his genuine concern for everyone was apparent and magnetic. He was vibrant, personable and caring, with an unquenchable thirst for life that drew others to him. He treated everyone with dignity and made them feel special. Everyone who knew him loved him.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his uncle, Bill Cross.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Ruth Cannon Still; his children, of whom he was very proud, Jeremy "Jay" Still and Kaitlin Still; their mother, Nancy Beakes; brothers, John (Marianne) Still of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Jeff (Pat) Still of Canestota, N.Y., and James (Linda) Still of Stone Ridge, N.Y.; his aunt, Liz Cross; cousins, nieces, a nephew, and friends too numerous to mention.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sun. Aug. 30, at Snodgrass Funeral Home, with the funeral service at 11 a.m. Mon. Aug. 31, at Cross Lanes United Methodist Church, Pastor Gary Nelson presiding. Interment will follow the funeral service at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens.

The family would like to invite friends and family to join them for a reception at Edgewood Country Club immediately follwing the burial.

In lieu of flowers, Chef wanted donations made to the Carver Technical Center Culinary Program, Kanawha Hospice, or Cross Lanes United Methodist Church food ministry.

Memories of Chef can be shared by visiting and selecting the obituary. Snodgrass Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Jeam Eleanor Sweet Print Comment Top of page

Jean Eleanor Sweet, 72, of Fayetteville, died Fri. Aug. 28, 2015. To honor her wishes, she will be cremated. The family has entrusted arrangements to Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville.

Daniel Turner Print Comment Top of page

Daniel L. Turner, of Nitro, passed away on Tues. Aug. 25, 2015. He was born Sept. 7, 1954, in South Charleston and was the son of the late Claude A. and Pearl Fox Turner. Danny was a graduate of Nitro High School, Class of 1972 and attended W.V. Tech. and was a graduate of Center College in Charleston. He was formerly employed as an Assistant Manager of Customer Services for Rite Aid Corporation and the West Virginia Beverage Control Commission as well as The Beverage Center in Nitro.

Danny is survived by his brother, Timothy Turner of Stockport, Ohio; sisters, Margaret Turner of Stockport, Ohio, and Romona Thompson (Kenneth) of Charlotte, N.C.; niece, Katie Bickett (Nate) of Charlotte; great-niece and great-nephew, Makaylie and Caden Bickett of Charlotte; and special friends, Bobby and Kristy Frampton. Service will be held 11 a.m. Mon. Aug. 31, at the Stone-Matheney Funeral Home in Chesterhill, Ohio, with Pastor Richard Purvis officiating. Burial will follow in the Stockport Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sun. Aug. 30, at the funeral home.

"Dano" was a loving, caring and gentle brother who accepted Christ at an early age. He loved spending time with his family and was an avid Cincinnati Reds Fan. He also enjoyed hunting in his younger years on the farm in Ohio. He will be greatly missed. To send a note of condolence to the family go to

Darrell "DK" Wells Sr. Print Comment Top of page

Darrell "DK" Kenneth Wells Sr. , 75, of Charleston passed away Aug. 26, 2015.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather and mother, Howard and Grovie Lanham.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Faye Wells of Charleston, and two sons, Kenny (Karen) Wells and Jeff (Regan) Wells. Also surviving are his two grandsons, Christopher and Colten Wells, who were the love of his life; brother, Dennis Craig; brother-in-law, Hokey Young; and sister-in-law, Helen "De De" Young.

DK was a veteran of the United States Navy; a member of Teamsters No. 175, of which he was vice president in the early 1980s; and a 32nd degree Mason and member of Masonic Lodge No. 159, Dunbar, where he was a Shriner Boss Clown who was known as "Boo Boo the Clown." He worked for Bell Lines Trucking; Smith Transfer and Roadway Trucking; and was a CDL driving instructor for tractor trailers in Kanawha and Boone Counties. He was also the owner of W&W Vending.

Service will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, 5233 Rocky Fork Road, Cross Lanes. Interment will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens with both Masonic and military graveside rites.

Friends may call from 2:30 p.m. until the time of service.

Online condolences may be made by visiting

Mary "Murty" Wilson Print Comment Top of page

Mary Jean "Murty" Bragg Wilson, 86, of Ansted, died Thurs. Aug. 27, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Sat. Aug. 29, at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted. Friends may call at Wallace and Wallace in Ansted from noon Sat. until service time. Wallace and Wallace of Ansted is in charge of the arrangements.

Howard "Bill" Withrow Print Comment Top of page

Howard Wesley "Bill" Withrow of Kenna, is now with the Lord. He died of acute leukemia on the morning of August 25, 2015, in Hubbard Hospice House, where he received excellent care by a kind and compassionate staff.

Bill was born on March 15, 1930, to the late Howard Wilson and Ora Frances Withrow. His brothers, Don and Paul Withrow, also preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Dolly; his son, Jeffrey (Pamela); his daughter, Risa Mellert (Don); his sister, Dolores Stump (Robert); his three grandsons, Matt Mellert, Andy Mellert, Wesley Withrow; a niece, a nephew, cousins, and countless friends.

Bill served honorably in the United States Marine Corps. He worked at Union Carbide with, as he said, some very fine people who became lifelong friends. He said they had lots of fun but always got the job done and done well. A dedicated runner, Bill could be seen running throughout Nitro with his daughter, Risa. He said to mention he also met, talked with, and made many good friends in Nitro, where he and his family lived for several years before moving to his country cottage on beautiful land he loved and shared with his loving family. Even in death, Bill continued to give. In compliance with his wishes, his body was donated to Marshall University School of Medicine.

A memorial service celebrating Bill's life will be held on Sunday, August 30, at Fisher Memorial Church, Kenna. Going north from Charleston on I-77, exit 119, turn left then immediately right and look for signs to the church. Visitation will be from 1:30-3:00. Service will begin at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Aaron Finney and Hospice Chaplain Pete Thompson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Bill Withrow and sent to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387.

Mattie Zelker Print Comment Top of page

Mattie Nellie Poplin Zekler, of Branchland, died Aug. 27, 2015. Service will be 11 a.m. Wed. Sept. 2, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tues. Sept. 1, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.

Funerals for: August 29, 2015

Anders, Betty Noon, Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston.

Arrington, Jacqueline 1 p.m., Faith Gospel Church, Gallipolis Ferry.

Barton, Jon R. 11 a.m., Cedar Grove Community School, Cedar Grove.

Bego, Burzener Noon, Church of the Nazarene, Institute.

Bowling, Pearley 1 p.m., O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Bradley, Margie 1 p.m., Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel, Mullens.

Brown, Annetta A. Noon, Vandalia Baptist Church, Charleston.

Burns, Annabel 11 a.m., Baptist Temple Chapel, Charleston.

Cavender, Jewell 1 p.m., Fisher Chapel United Methodist Church, Sissonville.

Cunnigham, Joanne 2 p.m., Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston.

England, Margaret E. 1 p.m., Mount Tabor United Methodist Church, Pinch.

Ewing, Lillian J. 11 a.m., Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood.

Findley, William R. 11 a.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Frame, Phyllis "Jean" 2 p.m., Walnut Grove Cemetery, Strange Creek.

Hager, William 2 p.m., Hager Family Cemetery, Hewett.

Hale, Frances B. 1 p.m., First Baptist Church, Charleston.

Halstead, James E. 11 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, South Charleston.

Harris, Zachary D. 1 p.m., Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley.

Harvey, Glenn F. 1 p.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Hughes, Betty J. 1 p.m., Hughes Creek Community Church, Hughes Creek.

Loftus, Angelina 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Lynch, Nellie G. 1 p.m., Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs.

Morgan, David E. 7 p.m., Salamy Memorial Building, Whitesville.

Orndorff, Dana 11 a.m., New Creation Fellowship, South Charleston.

Payne, Harold 1 p.m., Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank.

Pennybacker, James E. 2 p.m., VanReenen Funeral Home, Marlinton.

Rhodes, Mattie Noon, Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes.

Rodebaugh, Sandra L. 2 p.m., Upper Glade Presbyterian Church, Upper Glade.

Rose, Tracie 2 p.m., First United Methodist Church, South Charleston.

Snyder, Virginia G. Noon, Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin.

Vandevender, Doris C. 2 p.m., Charleston Baptist Temple, Charleston.

Walker Anglin, Pamela

Wells, Darrell Sr. 3:30 p.m., Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes.

Wilson, Mary "Murty" 2 p.m., Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted.

Wood, David E. 11 a.m., Gilboa Baptist Church, Reedy.

Worley, Alexander B. 5 p.m., Lake Chaweva Club, Cross Lanes.