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Norma Boone

Norma Boone, 84, passed away August 15, 2017. Honoring her wishes, she was cremated. There were no services. To view her full obituary, please visit www.casdorphandcurry.com.

Lonnie Lee Byrnside

Lonnie Lee Byrnside Sr., 74, of Champaign, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at the Champaign-Urbana Regional Rehab Center in Savoy, IL.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 27, at Chapman Funeral Home, 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, WV 25526.

Lonnie was born on October 27, 1942, in Charleston, West Virginia, the son of James Earl and Amanda McKean Byrnside and grew up in Winfield, WV. He married Nancy K. Enger.

Survivors include three children, Nicole Byrnside-Cajavilca (Saul) of Champaign IL, Lonnie Byrnside II (Kristine) of O'Fallon, IL, and Erin Ware (Dan) of Plano IL; one brother, James Byrnside (Gloria) of Elmhurst, IL; two sisters, Juanita K. Mallory (Ronald) and Beverly Lee (Leo) both of Hurricane, West Virginia; and six grandchildren, Jose Botello, Meris Cajavilca, Amanda Cajavilca, Max Cajavilca, Lonnie Byrnside III and Abigail Byrnside.

He was preceded in death by his parents and younger brother, Gary Wayne Byrnside.

Lonnie was a security officer at the Lasalle County Nuclear Generating Station for 19 years. He loved fitness, sports, reading and politics.

Condolences may be offered at ChapmanFuneralHomes.com.

Louise D. Chancey

Louise D. Chancey, 75, of Poca, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at home after a long illness. Honoring her wishes, there will be no services. Cooke Funeral Home and Crematorium, Nitro, is assisting the Chancey family.

Margaret L. Croson

Margaret L. Croson, 86, of Hurricane, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at CAMC- Teays Valley.

Born March 11, 1931, in Jackson County, she was a daughter of the late Kenna and Myrtle Rhodes. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James David Croson; her daughter, Wilma Heath; her sister, Helen Pack.

She loved her family who survive her including her children, Brenda Hoover (John) of Winfield; Charles Mollohan (Jenny) of Fayetteville, NC, Alan Thomas (Lois) of Seattle, WA; sister, Ella Mae Garner (John) of St. Albans; brothers, Estel Rhodes (Sally) of St. Albans, Ernest Rhodes (Anita) of Hurricane; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 26, at Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield, with Pastor Delbert Hawley officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. You may visit her tribute page at ChapmanFuneralHomes.com to share memories with the family.

Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 12848 Winfield Road, Winfield, is honored to serve the Croson family.

Judith Ehrhardt

Judith Carol Basham Ehrhardt, 72, of Charleston, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

Judith was of the Christian faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Ehrhardt; mother, Mae Williams Basham; and brothers, Bob and George Basham.

She is survived by her sons, Christopher of San Francisco, Calif., Thomas and Shawn Brown of Dunbar; sisters, Micki Ann Rude of Dunbar and Mary Basham of Fayetteville; brother, Bill Basham of Ohio; grandsons, Matthew Brown of Georgia and T.J. Brown of Dunbar.

Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 26, at the South Charleston Christian Church, 206 E Street, South Charleston, with Evangelist Junior Totten officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. A private family burial will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made to Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home to help pay the funeral expenses.

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

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

Frances Ann Ferrari

On September 21, 2017, Frances Ann Ferrari, of Nitro, passed away. Being an RN and having helped an untold amount of people through their struggles, she passed in the same hospital (Thomas Memorial) she had worked in for 56 years. The caring staff of three nurses, one doctor, her son, and daughter-in-law were at her side. How befitting.

She is survived by two sons, four grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Private services will be held for Frances. Cooke Funeral Home and Crematorium, Nitro, is assisting the Ferrari family and you may express online condolences at www.cookefuneralhome.com.

Robert Halstead

Robert "Bob" Halstead, 72, of Charleston, passed away peacefully September 21, 2017, after a long illness.

Bob was deeply cherished and loved by many who knew him. He dedicated his life to caring for his family, his church and friends. He will be missed by all of those who had the privilege of knowing him. Bob was a member of Bible Center Church and retired from Kroger after more than 30 years of service.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Charlene Halstead; son, Bob Halstead II of Charleston; daughters, Lori Riihiluoma of Michigan and Lindsey Wilson of Martinsburg; brothers, Tom Halstead of Georgia and John Halstead of Florida; and five beloved grandchildren: Sophia Wilson, Anna Riihiluoma, Joey Wilson, Ella Riihiluoma and Andrew Halstead.

He was preceded in death by his father, Curtis Halstead; mother, Katheryne Halstead; brother, Bill Halstead II; and son, Chris Halstead, all of Charleston.

The family would like to extend gratitude to the amazing staff at CAMC Memorial who worked compassionately to care for him.

A memorial service will be held at noon Monday, September 25, at The Bible Center Church, 100 Bible Center Drive, Charleston. A gathering of his family and friends will be held one hour prior to service time at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made in memory of Bob to CAMC Kidney Foundation, P.O. Box 1393, Charleston, WV 25325.

Alice Harrison

Alice Brown Harrison, of Man, was called home to be with the Lord September 22, 2017. Funeral service will be held at noon Tuesday, September 26, at the First Baptist Church at Man. Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, September 25, at the church. Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man is in charge of the arrangements.

Betsy Higginbotham Hathaway

Betsy Higginbotham Hathaway, 64, of St. Albans, passed away September 23, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be 2 p.m. Saturday, October 21, at First Presbyterian Church of South Charleston. Cunningham- Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

Chad Erik Jones

Chad Erik Jones, 47, of Hurricane, passed away peacefully September 17, 2017. Chad was born October 14, 1969, to Dr. Bert and Gloria Jones of Hurricane, one of five children.

Chad was a 1988 graduate of Winfield High School where he excelled in sports. He was named All Conference on the 1988 basketball team and played on the 1987 Class AA State Championship football team. Chad attended Anderson University on a football scholarship and later graduated from West Virginia State University with a degree in Sociology. Chad was a Juvenile Protection Officer, worked for DHHR - Child Protective Services and served other positions that fulfilled his passion for working with troubled teens.

His friends knew him as the "tough guy," having an infectious personality, and always standing for what he believed in. Chad loved sports, politics, and WVU football and basketball. Above all, his greatest accomplishment was his daughter, Marin.

Chad is survived by his daughter, Marin Jones; his sister, Marni Jones Rice (Kim Rice); his brothers, Bert and Aaron; and loving nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Chad is preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Bert and Gloria Jones; and his sister, Lori Lynn Jones.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 8, at King's River Worship Center, St. Albans

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to the WV SMART 529 college fund for Marin Jones. (Payable to: WV SMART 529; Memo: Marin Jones; Address: WV State Treasurer's Office, WV SMART 529 Program, 315 70th Street MacCorkle Avenue, Charleston, WV 25304).

Gerald Edward Jones

Gerald Edward Jones, 80, of Mt. Lookout, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017. Graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 24, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery in Mt. Lookout, with visitation from 2 to 3 p.m. at the church. White Funeral Home at Summersville is in charge of the arrangements.

Manuel F. Jones Jr.

Manuel F. Jones Jr., 68, of St. Albans, passed away September 21, 2017.

He was retired from Pennsboro Glass Factory. Manuel was an avid outdoorsman and loved yard sales and flea markets.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Elsie Mason Jones Sr.

Manuel is survived by son, J. R. (Tracie) Jones of St. Albans; daughter, Amy (Wayne) Lanham of Pennsboro; and grandchildren, Jacob Lanham, Natalie, Callie and Brilie Jones.

Abiding by Manuel's wishes, there will be no services.

Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, 110 B Street, St. Albans, is assisting the Jones' family with arrangements.

Margaret Eileen Jordan

Margaret E. Jordan, age 37, of Kanawha City, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017, at her residence after a sudden illness.

She worked for the WV State Tax Department, Revenue Division. She had previously worked for Maxxam in Marmet.

Margaret is survived by her mother, Denise Van Ostrand of Kanawha City; she is much loved by her family and her friends who grieve with her passing.

Please feel free to remember Margaret in your prayers, thoughts, and remember her at your church or special memorial service.

Condolences may be sent by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com.

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

Philip Judd Jr.

Mr. Philip "Phil" H. Judd Jr., 78, of Cross Lanes, died early Friday morning, September 22, 2017, after a long battle with cancer.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carole, and his children, Teresa, Kerry (Michael), Trey (Ann), Jenny (Cody), Matt (Lynette), Lindsey (Penny), Ty (Kimberly), Jessie (Jonathan), Kai (Cynthia), Tiffany (Frankie), Isaac, James, Casey, Linda, Regina, Eric, Zachary, Jeffrey, Alex, Isabella and Erin. He is also survived by his multiple grandchildren (30) and so many other "family" members.

Phil retired from DuPont as an engineer and from WV State University as the Director of Physical Facilities. Most importantly he is a follower of Jesus and everything he did reflected that. He will be missed by all, but he will never be forgotten.

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

Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, 147 Main St., Poca, is serving the Judd family.

Timothy R. Lane

Timothy Robertson Lane, 57, of Clendenin, went home to be with the Lord Friday, September 22, 2017, at CAMC Memorial surrounded by his family.

He was a member of Reamer Gospel Tabernacle for 26 years and also served as Sunday School Superintendent. He was a devoted Christian who loved the Lord. Tim was employed by Cabot Oil and Gas. Tim was an avid outdoorsman.

He was the son of the late Fred A. Lane and Madeline M. Robertson Lane.

He is survived by the love of his life for 35 years, wife, Nadine Hall Lane; daughter (his baby girl), Hannah Marie Humphreys (Jeremy) of Clendenin; son and best friend, Matthew Dillon Lane (Courtney) of Belington; brother, Greg Lane (Angie) of Red House; sister, Mary Kay Lane of Clendenin.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 26, at Reamer Gospel Tabernacle, with Pastor Clarence Deel officiating. Burial will be at King Mullins Cemetery Bomont. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, September 25, at Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin.

Online condolences may be expressed at maticsfuneralhome.com.

Carman O. Martin

Carman O. Martin, 90, of Fayetteville, died August 31, 2017, in the VA Hospital, in Beckley.

Born October 6, 1926, in Mammoth, he was the son of the late Orval and Dama Martin.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 30 years, Mary Louise Martin of Ward.

He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII, and was retired from Elkins Metals in Alloy. He was active in the Fayetteville Baptist Church having served as deacon, and past president of the WV American Baptist Men. He was also very active in the men's Baptist Camp at Cowan leading many work teams there over the years. He was an ardent WVU Mountaineer fan!

He is survived by his daughters Sandra (John) Payne of Sunset Beach, N.C., Sharon (Jim Bill) Harvey of Bristol, Va., two grandchildren, Carmen Payne (Ron) Betts of Calabash, N.C., and Aaron Payne of Sunset Beach, N.C. He had one great-grandson, Kamron Betts, who lovingly referred to his great grandfather as "Big Daddy."

A private service was held September 1, with Rev. David Sneed officiating.

Donations may be made in C.O.'s honor to: West Virginia Baptist Camp, Sunny Day Campain, P.O. Box 1019, Parkersburg, WV 26102.

Dorothy Jane McDowell

Dorothy Jane McDowell, 91, of Charleston, passed away September 22, 2017. Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

Phyllis Ann McIntyre

Phyllis Ann McIntyre, 51, of Sissonville, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother and grandmother. She also had a strong love for her dogs.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Phyllis McIntyre; and brother, Burl Wilson.

She is survived by her sons, Leonard (Krystle) Parker and Bobby (Karen) Parker; brothers, Roger Wilson and Miller McIntyre; sisters, Debbie Bradley and Patricia Samples; grandchildren, Austin Parker, Landon Parker, Kaiden Parker, Candice Walker and Zach Walker; great-grandchild, "Peanut"; former husband, Leonard Parker Sr.; longtime best friend, Wayne Scarff; and many more family and friends.

Service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, September 25, at Hafer Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Wilson Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior.

Online condolences can be made to www.haferfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements are in the care of Hafer Funeral Home, 50 North Pinch Road, Elkview.

Joyce Leola McPhail

Joyce Leola Kirkpatrick McPhail, 83, of Fayetteville, formerly of Chelyan, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017. She was the daughter of Bert Kirkpatrick and Sadie Kirkpatrick Richards of Ohley.

She was preceded in death by both parents; sisters, June Carter, Alberta Cochran and Helen Carroll; and by her husband, the love of her life, John Menzies McPhail, on July 31, 2004. They were married for 53 years.

Joyce worked for the State of WV Department of Health and Human Services for 33 years. Besides working for the State, she was very community minded. She helped establish the Human Service Credit Union for State Employees and, closer to home, she was involved in the establishment of the Chelyan Public Service District, where she served for years. Through that work, she saw water and sewer improvements for Chelyan as well as surrounding areas such as Cabin Creek. She was also instrumental in the creation of a Community Watch Program for the Chelyan area.

She attended the Chelyan Methodist Church where she was Saved and Baptized. When moving to Fayetteville in 2009, she became a member of Grace Baptist Church. She had many, many loving friends that she held dear to her. We would like to thank Linda Buckland for being such a special friend.

To say Joyce was a devoted wife, mother and friend to many would be an understatement. There was nothing she loved more than her family, including her extended family. She is survived by her four children, Connie (Tim) Brown of Fayetteville, Johnnie (Truman) Hudson of Hernshaw, William McPhail (Sharon Vaughan) of Dunbar and Rita (Jeff) Youell of Sarver, Pa. She was the very proud Granny to Eli Brown, Rachel Brown, Rebecca McPhail, John McPhail, Marcus (Paul) Allison, Jason (Philip) Allison, Andrew Youell, Christopher Youell and David Youell. She was also the Great-Granny Joyce to Clara Brown, Thad Brown, Jacob Brown, Emily Allison, William McPhail, Garrett Samples, Owen Samples, Augustus Youell, Marigold Youell and Kaden Youell. One sister, Shirley Longsworth of Cross Lanes, also survives her.

The funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, September 25, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with her son-in-law, Pastor Jeff Youell, officiating. The burial will follow the service at Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Visitation with family and friends will be from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday at the funeral home.

The online guest book for Joyce Lelola Kirkpatrick McPhail can be accessed at www.stevensandgrass.com.

Henry Robert Miller

Henry Robert Miller, of Yawkey, passed away September 20, 2017, at the age of 51 years, six months and five days. Funeral service will be noon Sunday, September 24, at Koontz Funeral Home in Hamlin. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Matthew James Nazzaro

Matthew James Nazzaro, 25, of Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017. He was the beloved son of John and Lisa Perry Nazzaro, also of Little Rock; grandson of the late John and Alice Nazzaro, and the late James W. Perry and Patricia Perry Coit, both Oak Hill, WV, natives and former South Charleston residents; nephew of Chris and Christy Perry Tuohey of Syracuse, NY, and Jim and Helen Nazzaro of Memphis, TN. He leaves behind his cousins Patrick and Dana Tuohey of Syracuse; Joe Nazzaro of Atlanta, GA, and Carrie Nazzaro Davidson of Columbia, SC.

Matthew was a 2010 graduate of Hall High School, Little Rock, AR.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 30, in the chapel at Snodgrass Funeral Home in South Charleston. Reverend Frank Ruffatto will officiate. There will be a graveside service afterward at Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston.

Memories may be shared by visiting www.snodgrassfuneral.com and selecting the obituary. Snodgrass Funeral Home is handling these arrangements.

Carolyn June New

Carolyn passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at Hubbard House in Charleston.

She was born April 17, 1938, in Elkview and lived most of her life in that area.

She is survived by the love of her life, her son, Robert Graley; two sisters, Aritta Cummings and Rebecca Surface; one brother, Joe Ingram; lots of nieces and nephews that loved their "Aunt Junie."

She donated her body to Marshall University.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

A heartfelt thanks to the staff at Hubbard House for their care and support.

Ceceilia Carole Nichols

Ceceilia Carole "Cece" Nichols, 74, of Lake, departed this life Friday, September 22, 2017, at CAMC-Memorial Division. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 26, at the Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville, W.Va. Friends may call from 1 until 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services at Chapmanville.

Jonathan Patton

Jonathan David Patton, 50, of Hurricane, passed away September 20, 2017, at home. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, September 25, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane. Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, is honored to serve the Patton family.

Howard Wayne Quick

Howard "Wayne" Quick passed away from an extended illness August 27, 2017.

Wayne was born December 29, 1950, in Charleston and was a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School, class of 1968. Wayne was a disabled veteran, having served as a medic in the U.S. Navy. He loved sports and was an avid fisherman. Wayne dedicated his life to working with recovering addicts. Prior to his disability, he worked as a youth counselor in drug rehabilitation facilities in West Virginia and Florida.

Wayne was preceded in death by his mother, Ella Louise Quick; father, Y. Howard Quick Jr.; nephew, Shawn Mullins; brother-in-law, Eddie Byrd; and grandparents, Mary Williams, Orville Williams, Eileen and Youell Quick Sr.

He is survived by his son, Andrew Quick of Morgantown, and sister, Karen Quick Byrd of Poca.

Wayne was cremated and there will be no public services.

Evelyn Mae Roebuck

Evelyn Mae Roebuck, 57, of Elkins, formerly of Charleston, passed away September 17, 2017.

She was born May 12, 1960, and was a daughter of Oscar and Ola Woods Roebuck. Evelyn was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Eskdale.

She is survived by son, Michael (Regina) Roebuck; brothers, Artis Harris and Frederick (Margaret) Roebuck; sisters, Nannie (Charles) Loudermilk and Mary Ann (Howard "Cookie") Claytor; and granddaughter, Jaqueline Roebuck.

A celebration of Evelyn's life will be noon Monday, September 25, at New Covenant Church, Charleston, with Rev. James D. Ealy officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, 110 B Street, St. Albans, is assisting Evelyn's family with arrangements.

Billie Jean Seacrist

Billie Jean Seacrist, age 88, of Gallagher, died September 22, 2017. She was born November 21, 1928, in Washington County, Pa., and was the daughter of the late William and Betty Hillyer. She was also preceded in death by her son, Franklin Seacrist, and several brothers and sisters.

She was a member of Gallagher Church of the Nazarene and she loved being with her family and her church family and she always wanted to make sure everyone was fed.

Surviving: children, Ardenna Viles of Indenpendence, Ky., Betty Withrow of Gallagher, Edward "Bo" Seacrist and his wife Gail of Crown Hill, Samuel Seacrist and his wife Nancy of Massilon, Ohio, and Michael "Baby Boy" Walker and his wife Cherri of Tazewell, Va.; sister, Doris O'Dell and her husband Hubert of Smithers; brothers, John William Hillyer and his wife Donna of Salem, Ore., Benny Hillyer and his wife Lisa of Nebraska, Charles Freddie Menefee of Hitchins, Ky., and Luther "Hawk" Jefferies; 16 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 40 great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be at noon Monday at the Gallagher Church of the Nazarene, with Pastor Daniel Saylor officiating. Burial will follow in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens at Glasgow. Friends may call from 6 until 9 p.m. Sunday at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, where expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com.

Beverly Sizemore

Beverly Ann Sizemore, 55, of London, and formerly of Witcher, passed away September 21, 2017, at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston.

She was a deputy clerk for the Kanawha County Assessor's Office and a Baptist.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Benjamin and Irene Spangler Slack. Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Lindsey and Brian Kessler of London; sister, Ruth Burford of Maryland; and granddaughter, Christina Kessler.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the employees of the Kanawha County Assessor's Office for their love and care of Beverly Ann.

Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, September 25, at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with Pastor Rick McCracken officiating. Interment will follow in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time at the funeral home on Monday.

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

Philip Tomblin

Philip Tomblin, 60, of Ranger, died Thursday, September 21, 2017. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 27, at McGhee-Handley Funeral Home, West Hamlin, W.Va. A visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Suzanne Paula Franke Vasale

Suzanne F. Vasale, 73, of Charleston, WV, died at The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, OH, after a year-long battle with squamous cell carcinoma.

Sue was the daughter of Frederick R. Franke, MD, and Nancy Digby Franke of Pittsburgh, PA, who predeceased her.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas A. Vasale of Charleston, WV; daughters, Erica Herrick Newhouse of New York and Sarah Newhouse Benisch of Connecticut; step children, Petra L. Vasale of Charleston, WV, Pierce A. Vasale (Rachel) of North Carolina and Chase A. Vasale of New Jersey.

The firstborn of five children, Sue is survived by siblings Frederick R. Franke, Jr. (Anne) of Harwood, MD, Paul D. Franke (Deborah) of Pittsburgh, PA, John C. Franke of Rancho Mirage, CA, and Virginia Franke Kleist (Paul) of Pittsburgh, PA. Sue is also survived by three grandchildren and seven nieces and nephews.

Sue spent her early career in advertising for several large department stores in New York City, Washington, DC, and Great Falls, MT. After returning to school to earn her MBA and Accounting Certificate, Sue had a second career working for non-profit organizations: The Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce, The Black Diamond Girl Scout Council, The Education Alliance and the West Virginia Humanities Council.

Having retired as the Chief Financial Officer for the West Virginia Humanities Council in 2009, Sue enjoyed traveling, gardening, The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and The Charleston Chamber Music Society concerts, art of all sorts, especially paintings by local artists. Sue loved tidying up everything within reach and couldn't tolerate a painting hanging crooked on a wall. More than anything, though, she loved all five of her children and her three grandchildren. Family gatherings were more important to her than any of her earthly possessions. Christmas gatherings and summer family vacations were her favorite times.

Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service for Sue at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 7, at Christ Church United Methodist, 1221 Quarrier Street, Charleston, WV, with a reception at the family's home to follow.

If you are inclined to memorialize Sue with a charitable donation, please consider the West Virginia Humanities Council (1310 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, WV 25311), The Charleston Chamber Music Society (P.O. Box 641, Charleston, WV 25323), or The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra (P.O. Box 2292 Charleston, WV 25328).

Betty Jean Vickers

Betty Jean Beach Vickers, 93, passed away peacefully on August 4, at Central Parke Special Care Center, Mason, Ohio, after a short illness. A native of Montgomery, she was the daughter of the late Henry Ernest Beach and Lucile "Mimi" Shrewsbury Beach. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Earl M. Vickers, and her three sisters Julia Morton, Josephine Colville, and Frances Lawson.

Betty is survived by four children: H. Beach Vickers of Los Angeles, CA, Montgomery (Renee) Vickers of Lewisville, TX, Frank (Robin) Vickers of Houston, TX, and Helen Ann Vickers (Rick McNeely) of Lebanon, OH. Betty had six grandchildren Aaron (Ashley) Vickers of Flower Mound, TX, and Amber (James) Guirguis of Dallas, TX, Tanner (Allie) Vickers of Waco, TX, Peyton Vickers of Houston, TX, Skyler McNeely and Canilee McNeely of Lebanon, OH. She also had six great-grandchildren, Ella, Graham, Grace, and Caroline Vickers of Flower Mound, TX, and Max and Alex Guirguis, all of Dallas, TX. Betty leaves behind several nieces, nephews and dear friends.

While living most recently with her daughter and family in Lebanon, OH, where she attended Lebanon Presbyterian Church, in her life she had also lived with her late husband Earl M. Vickers in Los Angeles, CA, Chicago, IL, and Washington, D.C. during his time in the FBI. She spent most of her life along the Kanawha River in her beloved hometown of Montgomery, where she was a member of the Montgomery Presbyterian Church, active in the Women's Club, frequent tennis player at Tennis, Inc. in Charleston, and enjoyed waterskiing into her late 80's and driving her own boat into her 90's. She enjoyed adventure and travelled through much of the U.S., went on numerous cruises, as well as visiting Canada, Europe and South Korea.

She was a graduate of Montgomery High School and West Virginia Tech in Montgomery, and attained a Master's Degree from New York University in New York, N.Y. Her husband was the late Earl M. Vickers of Montgomery, her high school sweetheart, an attorney and former Director of Legislative Services for the State of West Virginia. She was retired as a social worker from Kanawha County Schools headquartered in Charleston. Betty will be missed by many for her indomitable and fun-loving spirit.

Please join the family for a luncheon and celebration of Betty's life at Hawk's Nest State Park, Ansted, on September 30, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages everyone to donate to your local Alzheimers/Dementia Association or YMCA.

Shirley Gene Williams

Shirley Gene Williams, 70, of Camden on Gauley, passed away September 21, 2017. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, September 24, at the Alex Williams Cemetery. Arrangements by Morris Funeral Home.

Shirlene D. Young

Shirlene D. Young, 57, of Big Chimney, died unexpectedly at her home on Saturday, September 16, 2017.

She was preceded in death by her loving father, S.H. "Bud" Young.

Shirlene is survived by her mother, R. Gayle Young of Big Chimney; brother, Steve Young of South Charleston; nephews, Steven Young II, Benjamin and Nathanial Young, who gave her many years of enjoyment, she was very proud of each of them.

She retired from Verizon Communications and attended Big Chimney Baptist Church. Shirlene and her radiant smile will be missed by all those who loved and knew her.

A private graveside service was held Saturday, September 23, with the Reverend Charles Rhodes Sr. officiating, with entombment at Elk Hills Memorial Mausoleum, Big Chimney.

Online condolences may be sent to www.haferfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements are in the care of Hafer Funeral Home, 50 North Pinch Road, Elkview.

Funerals for: September 24, 2017

Anderson, Clarence "Punk" 2 p.m., Lantz Funeral Home, Buckeye.

Dingess III, Earl 6 p.m., Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville.

Harrell, Inge 2 p.m., Lookout Baptist Church, Lookout.

Harris, Donald 2 p.m., Henson and Kitchen Mortuary, Huntington.

Jones, Gerald 3 p.m., Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery, Mt. Lookout.

Mayhle, Jo 3 p.m., Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Miller, Frankie 2 p.m., Montgomery Memorial Park, London.

Miller, Henry Noon, Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.

Moses, Douglas 2 p.m., O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Thomas, Edwin 2 p.m., Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Vickers, Kenneth 3 p.m., Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek.

White, Paul 2 p.m., Riverfront Park, Ravenswood.

Williams, Shirley Gene 2 p.m., Alex Williams Cemetery.