Today's Obituaries

Margaret Mae Beach

Margaret Mae Scott Beach, 94, of Huntington, died July 24, 2016. Service will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at Henson & Kitchen Mortuary, Huntington, with visitation 30 minutes prior.

Evelyn Elizabeth Bell

Evelyn Elizabeth Bell, 87, of Danville, devoted and beloved mother, passed away July 24, 2016 at CAMC General Hospital, Charleston.

She was born Jan. 19, 1929 in Morrisvale, a daughter of the late Malin W. and Gertie Broughton.

She was a member of Olive Branch Baptist Church, Danville. She loved spending time with her family and friends, playing Rook, and reading. She will forever be remembered as fun-loving and easy-going.

Evelyn is survived by what she considered her three greatest accomplishments: daughters, Judy (Don) Tice of Newport, Ohio, Karen (Eugene Jr.) Armstrong of Foster and Betsy (Tim) Hager of Six Mile; her grandchildren, Jarrod Armstrong, Amber He, Gena Bell, Angela Wilson and Michael Tice; and 12 great- grandchildren. Also surviving is brother, Everett Broughton of Morrisvale.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene "Mack" Bell; two brothers, William Jr. and Millard Broughton; and three sisters, Anna Bell Silva, Della Mae Pridemore and Alice Broughton.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with her nephew, Billy Silva, officiating. Burial will follow in Danville Memorial Park, Danville.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service.

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Merle Lee Bennett

Merle Lee Bennett, 84, of Neola, died July 24, 2016. Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Peter Guy Bibeau

Peter Guy "Pete" Bibeau, 54, of Charleston, died July 23, 2016 from injuries received in a motorcycle accident on I-77 in Charleston.

He was an engineer for over 30 years and served in the U.S. Air Force with distinguished service during Desert Storm. He served in the Special Forces Brigade from 1988 to 1993. He was a member of Living Faith Church in Marmet and was a wonderful and loving husband and an amazing dad to his children. Pete was recognized by neighbors as the one to call when you need something fixed. He was a pillar of his community.

Pete was born June 30, 1962 in Methuen, Mass., to the late Emile G. and Jeannette Paradis Bibeau.

He leaves behind his beloved wife of 14 years, Cynthia Laws Bibeau, along with his daughters, Katelyn S. Hasty and Rachel TA Bibeau, and son, Luke I. Bibeau; sisters, Patricia (Daniel) Dadducci of Massachusetts and Pauline (William) Maloney of New Hampshire; brothers, Daniel (Denise) Bibeau, Michael Bibeau, Phillip Bibeau and James (Sharon) Bibeau, all of New Hampshire; brother-in-law, Joseph (Shellie) Laws of Winifrede; sister-in-law, Anna Pyles of Chelyan; 32 nieces and nephews; one great-niece and one great-nephew; his beloved pets, Bronson and Ginger; and a multitude of friends.

Memorial service will be noon Friday, July 29, at Living Faith Church, Marmet, with Pastor Mark Thomas officiating and military rites conducted by an honors team from Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio, and VFW Post 6418, St. Albans. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet, is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, please send checks to Living Faith Church, 9203 Ohio Ave., Marmet, WV 25315, as a donation to the Rachel and Luke Bibeau College Fund.

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Dorothy May Brown

Dorothy May Purdy "Dot" Brown of Pliny passed away Monday, July 25, 2016. A full obituary will be published in Thursday's edition. Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, is in charge of arrangements.

Loretta J. Cardwell

Loretta June Dove Cardwell of South Charleston and Springfield, Ohio, passed away July 24, 2016. Service will be noon Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with visitation beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Bernice M. Chapman

Bernice Mae Chapman, 85, was peacefully welcomed by angels on June 15, 2016. Celebration of life will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at Jordan Chapel United Methodist Church, Canvas. Arrangements by White Funeral Home, Summersville.

Emmett Cunningham

Emmett Bernard Cunningham, 75, of Walton, died July 23, 2016. Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with visitation one hour prior.

Frederick Dennison

Frederick Cecil Dennison, 97, of South Charleston, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 25, 2016 at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston. He was born July 19, 1919 in Sutton, and was retired from Union Carbide with 35 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Maxine Dennison; special friend, Martha Jo Pace; and his seven brothers and sisters.

Surviving are his sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph Payne of Akron, Ohio, Larry (Lisa) Dennison of Charleston, Mike (Yolanda) Dennison of Hurricane and Kenneth (Teressa) Dennison of South Charleston; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston, with Pastor Jesse Waggoner officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bollinger Funeral Home, 420 Lee St. W., Charleston.

The family would like to thank the many professionals who helped watch over their father in his final days. Your visits, care and kindness always made him smile and gave him peace.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387.

Mary Sis Dillon

Mary Sis Dillon, 72, of Sutton, passed away July 25, 2016. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, July 29, at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton. Friends may call one hour before the service at the funeral home.

Lee Dyess, Jr.

Lee Dyess, Jr., 24, of Charleston, departed this life on Sunday, July 24, 2016. Arrangements are in the care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Norman Fisher

Norman Fisher, 83, of Dunbar, passed away July 25, 2016 at his residence. Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, is in charge of arrangements. A full obituary will appear in Thursday's edition.

David Larry Flint

David Larry Flint, 89, of South Charleston, the youngest child of the late Albert and Lila Flint, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016. He was born in Nebraska on Sept. 15, 1926. Moving to Quick, W.Va., in his youth, he attended schools in Elkview and also attended Morris Harvey College in Charleston, now known as the University of Charleston.

Larry spent most of his life in the retail business, and after his retirement from the ABC Commission he worked for Advance Auto Parts in South Charleston. Larry was a Mason, a member of the First United Methodist Church of South Charleston and the Methodist Men organization.

Also preceding him in death were his loving wife of 55 years, Nyla Flint; son, Lawrence Walker; granddaughter, Christina Alberts; great-granddaughter, Ashely Nicole Alberts; sister, Virginia Hoge; and brothers, Robert and Fred Flint.

Surviving are his daughters, Stephanie Alberts and Dorinda Pauley; grandchildren, Jay Pauley (Kim) and Jennifer Holmes (Jay); and great-grandchildren, Joshua Pauley, Devin Alberts, Jonathan Pauley and Jacob Ryan Linzy.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, with Pastor Paul Helmick officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the mortuary.

The family would like to express their sincerest thanks to Lindsey Hudson, Lisa Keith and the staff of the PCU unit at Thomas Memorial Hospital for the respect and love during his last few days and hours of his life. We are very grateful for your support through this difficult time. May God bless each one of you.

Edward D. Hagan

Edward D. Hagan, 81, of Jacksonville, FL, formerly of Charleston and Huntington, WV, died on July 17, 2016. Arrangements were made by Hardage-Giddens Town & Country Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL.

Gordon Lee Hanson

Gordon Lee Hanson, 81, of Barboursville, died July 25, 2016. Service will be 3 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at Steele Memorial United Methodist Church, Barboursville, with visitation two hours prior. Arrangements by Henson & Kitchen Mortuary, Barboursville.

Michael Ingwerson

Michael Eugene Ingwerson, 64, of Barboursville, passed away July 25, 2016 at home.

He was born Jan. 22, 1952 in Huntington, a son of Eugene Monroe Ingwerson and Georgia Byrom Ingwerson. He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann Spencer Ingwerson; one daughter, Carrie Meadows of Ona; two stepsons, Kenny Querry of Ona and Josh Querry of Milton; two sisters, Debbie (Richard) Weston and Terri (Lanny) Clay; two granddaughters, Megan Meadows and Breyanna Meadows; three step-grandchildren, Garett Wilson, Hailey and Blake Querry; nephews, Chris Fetty, Jeff (Ileene) Fetty and Jarrod Clay; and two great-nieces, Jennifer Fetty and Imaly Fetty.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Wallace Funeral Home, Milton.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, by Pastor Jeff Fetty. Burial will be in Forest Memorial Park, Milton.

The family would like to especially thank family, Lori and Pete, and Alfred Burns for all of their care and support.

Mike was an avid hunter and his favorite pastime was spending time with his dad on the farm, deer hunting and four wheelin'.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Charles Keeney

Charles "Chuck" McDonald Keeney, 55, of Hurricane, died July 25, 2016. Service will be 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at Teays Valley Church of the Nazarene, Hurricane. A full obituary will appear in Thursday's edition. Arrangements by Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Bentley Ray Cortez Lovejoy

Bentley Ray Cortez Lovejoy came into this world on July 23, 2016 as a handsome angel. Although he never took his first breath on earth, he took our breath away. He was so perfect in every way.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ernest and Mary "Maggie" Lovejoy, Jerry Proctor and Anita Nowlin, and a very special uncle, David "Bugzy" Jones.

He is survived by his parents, Starletha Lovejoy of Montgomery Heights and Johnny Willis of Deep Water; grandparents, Andy and Jessica Lovejoy of Montgomery Heights and Norine and Jason Murphy of Deep Water; great-grandmother, Myrtle Lucas of Montgomery Heights; uncles, Jessie Linville, Bobby Proctor, Ernie Lovejoy, Drew Lovejoy and Skeeter Hudnall; aunts, Mary Linville, Eva Lovejoy and Vickie Lovejoy; first cousins, Ethan and Nevaeh Lovejoy, Kaleb Belcher, Mason and Aubrey Linville and Braydon and Ethan Saunders; Godmother, Taylor Oden; special aunt, Connie Hudnall; and special cousin, Sara Hudnall.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with the Rev. Greg Frances officiating. Burial will follow at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.

Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent at

Herbert Mahan

Herbert Mahan, 80, of Point Pleasant, died July 25, 2016. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at Old Lone Oak Cemetery, Point Pleasantg. There will be no public visitation. Arrangements by Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Junior Lee McHenry

Junior Lee McHenry, 90, of Cross Lanes, passed away July 26, 2016. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, with visitation two hours prior. A full obituary will appear in Thursday's edition.

Delores J. McIntyre

Delores Jannette McIntyre, 74, of Charleston, died July 25, 2016. Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, with visitation one hour prior.

Lewis Edgar Peck

Lewis Edgar "Ed" Peck, 71, of Campbells Creek, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016. For service information, go to A full obituary will appear in Thursday's paper.

Mae Rigsby

"Mousie" Mae Alice Erwin Rigsby 75, of Sun City Center, Florida who passed away suddenly in South Bay Hospital on July 22, 2016 with her family beside her. She was born on Sept. 18, 1940 in Scott Depot, West Virginia, moved to Florida in 1987. The daughter of the late Woodrow and Dorthy Erwin. Mae was a school teacher of Putnam County, West Virginia. She was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa (ADK) National Teacher Organization was a graduate of Winfield High School and West Virginia State College (University). After moving to Florida, she was a caregiver with hospice. Mae was a loving caring wife, mother and sister. She was loved and will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by Husband of 48 years Jackie Lee Rigsby of Sun City Center, Fla., son, Brian Jackson Rigsby, daughter in law, Tina Rigsby, grandson, Billy Freeman, all of Dallas, Ga., brother Charles Erwin, wife, Beverly Erwin, of Winfield, West Virginia, several Nephews and Nieces as well as great Nephews and Nieces. Upon her request there will be no service. Her ashes will be taken to her favorite place in Dallas, Ga., "The Farm." Thank you for your thoughts and prayers during this time. Arrangements by Zipperer's Funeral Home.

Douglas H. Rogier

Douglas Henry Rogier, 72, of Taylors, S.C., died July 23, 2016.

A native of Rand, W.Va., son of the late George Henry and Mildred Amick Rogier, he was a retired employee of Johnson Electric Co. and a member of Colonial Hills Baptist Church. He was an amateur radio operator and had worked with local emergency services. Mr. Rogier was a board member for 25 years of The Anchorage Camp at Lake Waccamaw, N.C.

Surviving are his wife, Suzanne Wright Rogier of the home; three daughters, Dene Rogier Perry (Eric) of Raleigh, N.C., DeLayne Rogier Crews (Tony) of Clayton, N.C., and Deborah Rogier Ulrich (Luke) of Greenville, S.C.; a son, Douglas Arthur Rogier (Jillian) of Greenville, S.C.; three brothers, George Rogier of Greenville, S.C., and Pat Rogier and Mike Rogier, both of Charleston, W.Va.; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, July 29, at Morningside Baptist Church Chapel, Greenville, S.C., conducted by Dr. Mike Gray. Burial will follow in Graceland East Memorial Park.

Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at The Wood Mortuary.

The family is at the home of son, Douglas Rogier, in Greenville, S.C.

Memorials may be made to The Anchorage Christian Camp, P.O. Box 126, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450.

Online condolences may be made at

Robert C. Russell, Jr.

Robert Cecil "Bob" Russell, Jr., 87, of Spencer, died July 22, 2016. Service will be 6 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with visitation one hour prior.

John Sidenbender

John Michael Sidenbender, 67, of Elkview, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, June 17, 2016.

He was born Nov. 12, 1948 to the late Harry "Jack" and Doris Sidenbender.

John was a dedicated employee of Eckerd Drugs for 20 years in Orlando, Fla.

He loved to spend his free time with his wife, cooking and watching the Food Network. Additionally, he enjoyed watching races and entertaining family and friends.

John is survived by his loving wife, Margaret Y. Sidenbender; two sons, Jeffrey Sidenbenber of Florida and Michael Sidenbender of Elkview; four grandchildren, Donavan, Amie, Maddie and Zachary; three special nieces whom he adored being around, Rebecca Martin, Carole Welch and Brandy Shaffer, all of Elkview; and a brother, Tom Sidenbender of Florida.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Patty Sidenbender.

A celebration of life service will be held at noon Saturday, July 30, at John's home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Opal Lee Smith

Opal Lee Smith, 100, of Belle went home to be with the Lord on July 25, 2016 at Oak Ridge Center, Charleston, following a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a member of Judson Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Glenn C. Smith; parents, George and Lona Dunlap Morgan; and brothers, Russell and Wayne Morgan.

Surviving are her son, Robert "Bob" Smith of Belle; daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Neal Cain of Fredericksburg, Va., and Kathy and Terry Burdette of Mount Sterling, Ohio; sister, Sybil Bragg of Charleston; grandchildren, Ashley Tilley, Stephanie Burdette, Mindy Cain and Craig Cain; and great-grandchildren, Michela Cain, Chandler Cain, Landon Cain and Jullieanna Tilley.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 28, at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with Pastor Charles Bolen officiating. Interment will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

Visitation will be one hour prior to service time Thursday at the funeral home.

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

Garnett Vickers

Garnett Matthews Vickers, 101 years-old, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at the home of her son in Alkol, West Virginia. Her last day on earth was spent in the presence of family as all gathered near to be with her. Known by "Granny" to so many, she will be mourned by all who loved her. She is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Samuel Hal Vickers, whom she has missed deeply, and her step-son Harry Hal Vickers.

Garnett was born on February 26, 1915 to John Harvey and Blanch Young Matthews in Lincoln county, West Virginia. She is preceded in death by three of her siblings, Mary Virginia Perdue Roberts, John Andrew Matthews, and Samuel Bryant Matthews. She graduated from Duval High School in 1936.

Garnett's gentleness of spirit and strong faith was a testament to the love of her Lord and Savior. Garnett served over 40 years as church clerk and Sunday school teacher at Sycamore Grove Baptist Church through which she touched countless lives. She never failed to ask, "Did you go to church this morning?" when talking to her on a Sunday. Upon her death, Garnett was a member of Morrisville Baptist Church.

Her signature gift of joy and contentment shown through her laughter and hugs will never be forgotten. When Paul wrote "godliness with contentment is great gain" he could have been speaking directly of Garnett. She was happy with the simple joys and you rarely left her presence without a hug, a kiss, and a "I love you." Garnett's hands were rarely still. An avid quilter, she quilted every day except Sundays. Her tiny stitches and beautiful quilts will continue to warm the hearts of her loved ones now that she is gone.

Independent, and a wee bit stubborn, Garnett lived alone until 6 weeks ago. This was made possible by Margaret's good cooking, Monica's devotion to her Granny, and Kenny's proximity and care. Home meant everything to Garnett.

Garnett is survived by her sister, Wynoka Matthews Kelley; her children Kenneth Vickers and wife Margaret, Jack Vickers and wife Ruth, and Kathleen Vickers Wadsworth and husband Jim; her grandchildren Jeff Vickers, Monica Linville, James Vickers, Renee Ryan, Michele Ferri, Katrina Reese, Vic Wadsworth, Felicia Christensen; 12 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces, including Elnorah Rivers. All of these she loved and touched deeply.

Please join us in celebrating her life Wednesday evening 6 – 8 pm for visitation and Thursday morning at 11 am for funeral services at Curry Funeral Home in Alum Creek. Burial at Stone Cemetery in Alkol, West Virginia immediately following Thursday morning services.

Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting

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

Patricia Phillips Wendell

Pat Wendell, 88, died July 20, 2016. Service will be 2 p.m. Friday, July 29, at Fayetteville Presbyterian Church, with visitation beginning at 12:30 p.m. Arrangements by Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville.

Funerals for: July 27, 2016

Aikin, Carl R. 2 p.m., Lincoln Church of God, West Hamlin.

Bell, Cora L. 11 a.m., Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville.

Gallimore, Wyoma M. 1 p.m., Reger Funeral Chapel, Huntington.

Huggins, Virginia M. 2 p.m., Richwood Presbyterian Church, Richwood.

Lewis, Azel 7 p.m., Groves Funeral Home Chapel, Union.

Shaffer, J. Richard 1 p.m., White Funeral Home, Summersville.

Walker, Cindy L. 10 a.m., O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Workman, Maxine M. 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

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