Obituaries

Today's Obituaries

James Adkins

James Lester Adkins, 56, of Birch River, died Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, in the Waters Funeral Chapel at Summersville. Friends may call at the funeral chapel one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

Palmer M. Alford Jr.

Palmer M. Alford Jr., 63, of South Charleston, passed away June 23, 2016. Everyone is welcome to join the family for a celebration of Jr.'s life from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at Shawnee Park, Shelter No. 3, Dunbar. Please bring a covered dish. Online condolences may be sent to harrahalisha@yahoo.com.

Steven Bailes

Steven Wayne Bailes, 63, of Nettie, died Thursday, July 21, 2016. Service will be July 25, at the Downtown Chapel Methodist Church, Nettie. Family may visit at 11 a.m., friends are welcome at noon and the service will follow at 1 p.m. Arrangements by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, W.Va.

Charles Baird

Charles "Lee" Baird, 89, formerly of Southside, W.Va., and Point Pleasant, died July 22, 2016. Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 25, at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Theodore Boggess

Theodore F. Boggess, 76, of Scott Depot, passed away July 21, 2016, after a short illness.

Born October 27, 1939, he was the son of David Rector and Rebecca Boggess. He was preceded in death by a brother, David; and a sister, Judy Coolbaugh.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Ada; his son, John Boggess, wife, Erica, and their daughters, Sydney and Blake; his son, Dr. Jeff Boggess, wife Laura, and their sons, Ted and Jeffrey. Also surviving are his sister, Doris Campbell; and his brother, Charles.

Ted was a retired pharmaceutical representative and small business owner. He was active in many community and civic organizations, serving on the board of several in his lifetime. Ted participated in the first class of Master Gardeners in Putnam County and later served as president of that organization. He was also a safe driving instructor with AARP. Ted was a member of Teays Valley Presbyterian Church where he served on the Session and sang in the choir.

Ted was a first generation college graduate and a lifelong learner. He and Ada passed along their love of knowledge and belief in higher education to their sons and grandchildren. Ted's grandchildren were the love of his life. Watching them grow up and being a part of their lives were his greatest joys.

Service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, July 25, at Chapman's Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Dr. Kyle Key officiating. Visitation with family will begin at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane.

Anyone wishing to leave an online condolence or memory may do so at www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com.

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

Chapman Funeral Home, family owned and located at 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, is honored to serve the Boggess family.

Earnie Burdette

Earnie Mae Facemyer Burdette, 93, of Wills Creek Road, Elkview, went home to be with the Lord after a long illness, on July 23, 2016, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.

She was a lifelong resident of Kanawha County and a member of Jordan Light Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Burdett; father, Charles Facemyer; mother, Mellissa Hays; brothers, Luther Facemyer, Herman Facemyer; sisters, Wavie Chapman, Phoebe Huffman, Gerturd Huffman, Lucy Douglas.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews; and great-niece and nephews; and caregivers niece, Evelyn (Larry) Tate and great-niece, Darlena Paxton and family, and Mary Gold.

No service will be held. Please no food.

Online condolences may be sent to www.haferfuneralhome.net. Arrangements are in the care of Hafer Funeral Home, 50 North Pinch Rd., Elkview.

Harry Carter

Harry Wade Carter, 63, of Dunbar and Charleston, died Tuesday, July 19, 2016.Homegoing service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, July 25, at Our Father's House, 500 50th Street, North Charleston. You may visit AffordableCremationsofWV.com to share sympathies with the family.

Ora Chapman

Ora Lee S. Chapman, of Nashville, Tenn., formerly of Charleston, W.Va., died Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Born on October 12, 1922, she was 93 years old.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Ainslee H. (Ike) Chapman.

She is survived by her three children, Linda Hale (Ben), Melodie White (Tray), Tom Chapman (Kris); seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Ora Lee was a retired Kanawha County school teacher who taught first grade for many years at Bonham Elementary School. She was a long time member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Burial will be in Nashville at the Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery.

George Collins

George W. Collins, 71, of Mallory, W.Va., passed away Friday, July 22, 2016. Funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, July 25, at the Kistler Freewill Baptist Church, Kistler, W.Va. In keeping with his wishes, he will be cremated following the service. Friends may gather with the family from 5 p.m. Monday, July 25, until time of service at the church. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, W.Va.

Buel Ellis III

Buell Elliott Ellis III, 47, of Baisden, died July 21, 2016. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at Mounts Funeral Home Chapel, Gilbert. Service will be 1 p.m. Monday, July 25, at Mounts Funera Home Chapel, Gilbert.

Loretta Griffith

Loretta Griffith, 80, of St. Albans, died July 22, 2016. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, July 25, and service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, all at the funeral home. Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, 110 B Street, St. Albans is assisting the Griffith family with arrangements.

Tonya Harless

Tonya Ann King Harless, 46, of Hernshaw, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at home.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Norma King; sister, Natalie "Lynn" King; and nephew, Gary Mills.

She is survived by her husband, Donald "Mark" Harless of Hernshaw; daughter, Melannie King of Va.; son, Christopher Mark Harless of Marmet; sister, Mary King-Johnson of Mammoth; nephew, Joshua Mills of Dayton, Ohio; lifelong friend, Hollie Hatch; and a host of friends and relatives.

Friends may call from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, 600 Old Fort St., Cedar Grove.

Graveside service will follow the visitation at 6 p.m. at the Blakeley Cemetery, Blakeley. Burial will follow the service at the cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family via email cookefh@aol.com. Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove is in charge of arrangements.

Linda Harshbarger

Linda Ammar Harshbarger, 55, originally from Charleston, peacefully took her last breath on Saturday July 9, 2016, surrounded by her immediate family.

Linda was a dedicated employee of the state of Kentucky for nearly 20 years. She will be remembered by her infectious laugh, her delicious culinary skills, her love of the beach and her affectionate love for her daughters and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Bill Harshbarger; her daughters, Tiffany Fitch, Jennifer Marshall and Jessica Muncy; as well as four grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Gregory Ammar and Douglas (Melissa Alves) Ammar; and an aunt, Lorena Ammar.

Per Linda's wishes, she was cremated and there will be no service at this time. A celebration of life dinner will be held in her honor at a later date.

Charles "Bill" Hawes

Mr. Charles William "Bill" Hawes, 88, of Mason, Ohio formerly of Nitro, passed away Wednesday July 20, 2016.

He was a member of Nitro Church of Christ, he was a WWII and Korean Naval veteran, he was a member of the Nitro Moose Lodge holding the pilgrim degree, and was also a member of the American Legion Post #73 in St. Albans.

Bill is preceded in death by his wife, Helen Miller Hawes; and son, Charles "Chuck" Hawes.

He is survived by his daughter, Kim and husband, Jerry Zimmer; grandsons, Jared and Ryan Zimmer; and great- grandsons, Aric and Benjamin Zimmer, all of Mason Ohio; also brother, Lester and wife, Phyllis Hawes of Dunbar.

A tribute to the life of Bill Hawes will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 25, at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens West Virginia Mausoleum Chapel. Friends may visit one hour prior to the service at the West Virginia Mausoleum Chapel. Burial will follow in the gardens.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com.Gatens – Harding Funeral Home, 147 Main Street, Poca is honored to be serving the Hawes family.

Ruby Hess

Ruby (Gennie) Hess, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, July 22, 2016.

Gennie was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who loved spending time with her family. She was a member the First Baptist Church of Clendenin for over 50 years. She sang with the Choir for many years, and was a member of the American Baptist Women.

Gennie is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Jimmy F. Hess; sons, Dayle (Mary) Hess, Roger (Holli) Hess, Randy (Norma) Hess, Kenny (Connie) Hess; sisters, Bea Kittner, Phyllis Oliver; sister-in-law, Iris Oliver; 13 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Noah and Ruth Oliver; brothers, Elbert "Barney" (Sue) Oliver and Richard "Dick" (Nancy) Oliver; brother-in-law, George Kittner; and grandson, Robbie Hardman.

Service will be noon Tuesday, July 26, at Hafer Funeral Home, with Rev. Joe Seese and Rev. Archie Snedegar officiating. Burial will be in the Koontz Cemetery, Clendenin. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 25, at Hafer Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service on July 26.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the First Baptist Church of Clendenin, P.O. Box 501 Clendenin, WV 25045.

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

Arrangements are in the care of Hafer Funeral Home, 50 North Pinch Road, Elkview, WV 25071.

Gregory Keeling

Gregory Alan Keeling, 55, of Midway, died July 22, 2016. Funeral service for Greg will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, at Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield. Friends may visit an hour prior to the service at the funeral home. A full notice will be published in Monday's edition.

Azel Lewis

Azel Grant Lewis, 88, of Union, W.Va., died July 18, 2016, at Springfield Center in Lindside, after a long illness. Azel served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a graduate of New Mexico State University and was elected to Alpha Sigma Honorary Agricultural fraternity. He was also a member of Sigma Alpha Elpsilon fraternity.

Azel was manager of Beef Research Unit at the University of Florida for several years. He was later a long-time and well-known leader in artificial insemination of large herds of beef cattle at Duda Ranch in Florida. He was a member of the the National Cattlemen's Beef Association and past president of the West Virginia Cattleman's Association, as well as the Monroe County Cattlemen. The U.S. Commissioner of Agriculture appointed Azel as a charter member of the National Check-Off Board. His life was spent in the cattle business and in the breeding of registered Quarter Horses.

In 1984, Azel originated the idea to promote beef by selling beef BBQ sandwiches at Farmer's Day and that is a popular program to this day with the Cattlemen. Proceeds fund scholarships for Monroe County students.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Shirley; a son, Charles, of Gainesville, Fla.; a beloved step-son, Todd A. Smith, of Melborne, Fla., and their families; as well as a host of friends. Azel was affiliated with the Gap Mills Methodist Church.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, followed by a memorial service at 7 p.m. at Groves Funeral Home Chapel in Union, with Pastor Gene Fullen officiating. Internment will follow later in Melborne, Fla. Those wishing to send the Lewis family online condolences or sign the online guestbook may do so by visiting www.grovesfuneralhome.com. Groves Funeral Home in Union, WV is serving the Lewis family.

Thomas "Tom" Lukowski

Thomas Anthony "Tony" Lukowski, 59, of South Charleston, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2016, at Scioto Group Home in Lucasville, Ohio.

Tony was born with severe mental disabilities due to Downs Syndrome and required special needs his entire life. He was one of "God's special children" and a blessing to his parents, family and all who know and come in contact with him. For most of his life he lived with his parents, who dedicated their lives to his care. He attended special education programs in his early years. Because of increasing special needs, he had been a resident of the Scioto Group Homes in Lucasville, Ohio since 1997. The family expresses their deep gratitude to all the staff at Scioto Group Homes and Southern Ohio Medical Center Hospice for their compassionate care.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph B and Ann F. Lukowski of South Charleston.

Tony is survived by sister, Margaret (Phillip) Lombooy of Reisterstown, Md.; brothers, Michael (Judith) Lukowski of Gainesville, Fla. and Peter (Julie) Lukowski of Myrtle Beach, S.C.

A Mass of Christian burial to honor the life of Tony Lukowski will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 25, at Blessed Sacrament Church, South Charleston with Deacon John Hannah officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Family and friends may visit one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memories of Tony may be shared by visiting www.snodgrassfuneral.com and selecting the obituary. Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, is handling the arrangements.

Artmas "Butch" Miller

Artmas "Butch" Miller, 70, of Phenix City, Ala., formerly of Charleston, W.Va., passed away Thursday July 14, 2016, following a short battle with cancer.

Butch was born on May 23, 1946, in Charleston to the late Amos and Bertha Miller and was the youngest of five children. He attended Stonewall Jackson High School and looked forward to each reunion with his classmates. He loved cars and airplanes from a very young age and served in the U.S. Army, where he continued his passion of flying with the 174th Helicopter Company as a Crew Chief in Vietnam.

He gained his private pilot's license and was honored to fly banners for the West Virginia Mountaineers for several years after his military service. Butch turned his love of cars into a career. Over the span of his life he became a General Motors Master Technician and spent his free time rebuilding older model cars. He was often seen at car shows.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Betty Loftis Buscher of Charleston. Butch loved his family and he will be missed by all who knew him.

Butch is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Sheila L. Miller, of Phenix City, Ala.; his son, Scott E. Miller of Columbus, Ga.; his daughter, Stacy R. Miller of Birmingham, Ala.; grandson, Christian L. Miller of Columbus, Ga.; brother, Austin Miller of Charleston; sisters, Bonnie Mooney of St. Albans and Nellie Harper of Charleston. He is also survived by a niece, Denise Tucker of Dunbar, who was more like a sister to him, and many other nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday July 19, with burial at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Phenix City, Ala. Condolences may be sent to the family by email to butchmillerfamily@gmail.com.

Carl Moore

Carl Donnelly (Don) Moore, passed away at home on July 22, 2016, surrounded by family and friends.

Born on May 31, 1929, he was the son of Irving and Alice (McCune) Moore. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brothers, Hubert (Betty) and Marvin; and his sisters, Glenna Belt and Ethel Moore; and nephew, Jim Belt.

He was a graduate of Morris Harvey College and obtained a master's degree from West Virginia University. He taught and coached for many years and also served as assistant superintendent of Clay County Schools. He served as the mayor of Clay, chairman of the Democratic Party and pursued many projects to improve his community. He was a lifelong Mason and a Shriner. He had lifelong passion for teaching, loved children and was known to his grandchildren and their friends as "Daddy Don."

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Avis Starcher Moore; his daughter, Vicki Cunningham Morris of Charleston; and his son-in-law and dear friend, Ira Morris; grandsons, Ryan Cunningham of Charleston, Barry Cunningham (JT) of Dublin, Ohio; and great-grandson, Chance. He is also survived by step-grandchildren, David, Matt and Joel Morris, all of California and Rachel Regan of Md.; and great-grandchildren, Nicole, Collin and Erin.

Service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, at the Wilson-Shamblin Funeral Home in Clay, officiated by Dr. Todd Wright. Burial will be in the Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery, Nebo, with Masonic Rite Clay Lodge 97 graveside service. Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, July 25, at the funeral home.

The family wishes to thank Becky and Mike Morris, Kay Hubbard, Debbie Rapp, and Leigha Thomas for their loving care and support. They also express appreciation for the services of Kanawha Charleston Hospice and the Emergency Medical Services staff of Clay and Kanawha Counties.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com. Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Moore family.

Alma Porter

Alma Porter, 74, of North Spring, died July 20, 2016. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at Mounts Funeral Home Chapel, Gilbert. Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at Mounts Funeral Home Chapel, Gilbert.

Hazel Ross

Hazel Ross, 96 years of age, of Summersville, died Friday July 22, 2016, in the Summersville Extended Care Center. She was the daughter of the late Harry and Melissa Sims Jenkins and was born in Braxton County April 8, 1920. Hazel was a homemaker and member of the Summersville Baptist Church.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wade S. Ross; and daughter, Nancy Charlton.

Surviving is son, John Ross, of Martinsburg; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, July 25, in the Waters Funeral Chapel at Summersville with Pastor Dana Gatewood officiating. Burial will follow in the West Virginia Memorial Gardens at Calvin. Friends may call at the funeral chapel one hour prior to the service on Monday.

E-Condolences: watersfuneralchapel@frontier.com.

George Schoolfield

George C. Schoolfield, Professor Emeritus Yale University, passed away at home surrounded by his family in Hamden, Conn., after a long illness on July 21, 2016. He was 90 years old.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Gloria Della Selva Schoolfield. Cherished father to Susan Schoolfield (Tony Hines) and Marguerite Compton; treasured grandfather to Melissa and Benjamin Osborne and Tyler and Matthew Compton; step-grandchildren, Tony Hines Jr., Jillian Hines Oakes; three step-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was known to his family and friends for his kindness, wonderful story telling, intellectual curiosity and love of Snickers bars, and playing the French horn.

He is predeceased by his parents, Raymond Schoolfield and Bernice Stalnaker Schoolfield; sister, Nellie Lou Schoolfield Edelman; and brother, Raymond Rand Schoolfield, all of Charleston, West Virginia.

He was born on August 14, 1925, in Charleston, West Virginia. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1946 in Classics and German and received his PhD from Princeton University in German Literature in 1949. He began a longstanding successful teaching career in German and Scandinavian literature and languages at Harvard University, followed by Duke University, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University in 1969, where he retired in 1995 as Professor Emeritus.

A meticulous researcher and talented writer, he received a Guggenheim in 1955. He has written and contributed to over 400 books and articles on German and Scandinavian literature concerning such literary figures as Rilke, Edith Sodergran, and Elmer Diktonius. He is the author of A Baedeker of Decadence: Charting a Literary Fashion, 1884-1927 (2003), and books and articles about Finnish history and culture; such as Helsinki and the Czars: Finland's Capital 1808-1908 (1996). Up until his death, he labored to finish his final work on Finland Swedish poet Runar Schlitz, which will be published this fall.

He served as both Managing and Review Editor of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies Journal from 1969-1984. He served on the publications board on the American Scandinavian Foundation (1965-1985). He was knighted by the Finnish Government Order of the White Rose twice and received an honorary Doctorate from the University of Helsinki, and recognition from the Swedish Academy for furthering Swedish literature abroad.

His lasting gift lies in the kind of scholarship that he created for the promotion of Scandinavian Studies in the United States. His writing about seemingly obscure topics inspired the interest of specialists and non-specialists alike.

Friends are invited to meet directly at First Presbyterian Church, 704 Whitney Ave. New Haven, Conn., at 11 a.m. Tues. July 26, for a funeral service honoring George's life. Interment to follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hamden. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be sent to The National MS Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163. To see George's obituary online, or to send a condolence to his family, please visit: www.beecherandbennett.com.

Shirley Shank

Mrs. Shirley Leva Shank, 80, of Nitro, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, July 21, 2016, surrounded by her family.

Shirley was a member of Nitro church of God, she was a nurse for over 35 years at most of the area hospitals and also a nurse of Dr. George Hogshead.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford; and parents, Dayton and Ruth Honaker.

Shirley is survived by her daughters, Mary Jo and husband, Rick Stickley, and Kathy Jones, all of Nitro; sister, Susan Salyers of Va.; grandchildren, Beth Ann and husband, T.S.G.T. Christopher Moran, Kelly and husband, Todd Harrison, Jodi and husband, Steve Johnson, Brandi and husband, Cpt. Ryan Wolfe, all of Nitro, Jamin and wife, Jeanne Jones of Scott Depot, Rheanna Wilkinson of Logan County; great-grandchildren, Mickayla Moran, Gavin Moran, Liam Jones, Eli Wolfe, Owen Wolfe, Trenton Harrison, and Caroline Johnston; she is also survived by her friend and caregiver, Mark Bowen.

A tribute to the life of Shirley will be 4 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at Nitro Church of God with Pastor Rob Van Fossen and David McCormick officiating. Entombment will follow at Haven of Rest Memory Gardens in Red House. Friends may visit at the church from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Nitro Church of God or Hospice.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com. Gatens – Harding Funeral Home, 147 Main Street, Poca is honored to be serving the Shank family.

Ruth Snodgrass

Ruth L. Snodgrass, 73, of South Charleston, passed away on July 20, 2016, at Lakin Hospital Nursing Facility in West Columbia, W.Va.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mike L. and Nellie (Means) Smith; sister, Evelyn (late John) Tozer, Hammond, Ind.; brothers, Howard Smith, Charleston, Mike Smith Jr., Charleston, and Jimmy Smith Marysville, Va.

She is survived by sisters, Phyllis (late Andy) Yanas, Whiting, Ind., Louise (Mike) Newman, Las Vegas, Nev., Martha (Ron) Chinn, St. Albans; sister-in-law, Loretta Smith, Marysville, Wash.; 14 nieces; 21 great-nieces and nephews; 17 great-great-nieces and nephews; and two great-great-great nieces and nephews.

Ruth was born in Olcott, W.Va., and was a lifelong resident of the Kanawha Valley.

She spent her life in the service industry fields as a waitress, supermarket cashier, and motel housekeeper. And in her later years, Ruth was a faithful companion and caretaker to her Mom during a long illness. Ruth's loves of the outdoors, fresh sunshine and relaxing on her front porch was known by all.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude for the compassionate care given to Ruth by the staff at Lakin Hospital Nursing Facility. Memorials may be made in her name to Alzheimer's Association.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday, July 25, at Good Shepherd Mortuary, 335 Fifth Ave., South Charleston, with Rev. Dwight K. Lowther officiating. Burial will follow in Graceland Memorial Park in South Charleston.

Friends may call two hours prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mortuary. Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston is handling the arrangements.

Judith Swisher

Judith Lea Smith Swisher, 71, of Ripley, died July 21, 2016. Funeral service will be 12:30 p.m. Monday, July 25, at the Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley. Friends may call on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Darrell Tudor

Darrell Lynn Tudor "Sis", 60, of Sod, died Friday, July 22, 2016. Service will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at Curry Funeral Home in Alum Creek. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek has been family owned and operated since 1950.

Sandra Waybright

Sandra Kay "Sandi" Sharp Waybright, 61, of Ripley, passed away July 22, 2016, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, following a long illness.

She was born August 25, 1954, in Hampton, Va., daughter of the late Oral and Opal Pauline (Grandon) Sharp. She was a member of the Ripley High School Class of 1972. Sandi was a homemaker and caregiver. Her love was caring for her family and others whom were in need.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Mike Waybright.

She is survived by son, Michael Alex Waybright (Terah) of Ripley; daughter, Tara Lynn Eichhorn of Bremen, Ohio; grandchildren, Bianca and Koen Eichhorn and Christopher, Carter and Katelyn Waybright; brother, Garry "Boody" Sharp (Helen) of Ripley; sisters, Debra "Mouse" Gandee of Ripley; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at the Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley. Burial will be in the Fairplain Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until the time of service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.waybrightfuneralhome.com.

William Willis

William Lewis (Skeet) Willis, 89, of Institute, answered his Heavenly Father's call and took his earthly leave on July 18, 2016, at Hubbard Hospice House - West, Thomas Memorial Hospital.

He was the third of five children born to the union of Crawford T. Willis and Ruth E. Johnson Willis on January 10, 1927.

Skeet received his early education at Institute Elementary School and graduated from State High School. He served his country during the Korean War, where he received an honorable discharge. After returning from the war, he then moved to Columbus, Ohio, where he worked for many years. Upon moving back to Institute, Skeet went to work for Union Carbide, until retirement.

Never one to sit idle, Skeet worked tirelessly as a community activist, a member of Sub-Area Planning, a non-profit organization, and on the Board of the Institute Volunteer Fire Department.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Crawford, David and Reginald Willis; one sister, Ramona Jackson; and his long-time companion, Artelia Dyer.

Left to mourn Uncle Skeet are his four nieces/daughters, Geneva Walker of Columbus, Ohio, Lucy Davis of Wells, Vt., Donna Willis of Institute, and Ruth (Pastor Carl) Terrell of Charleston; plus a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

A memorial service will be held in honor of Skeet's life, Tuesday, July 26. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. and service at noon at the Institute Church of the Nazarene with his final resting place to follow at the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, 130 Academy Drive, Dunbar, WV 25064.

Officiating Pastor, Reverend James Patterson.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hubbard Hospice House – West, Thomas Hospital, or the Alzheimer's Association of Charleston, WV.

Louise Wilson

Louise Yvonne Wilson, 79, of Winona, died Friday, July 22, 2016. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ansted.Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Ansted is in charge of arrangements.

Norman Wilson

Norman L. Wilson, 80, of Leon passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016, at West Virginia Veterans Nursing Facility in Clarksburg, following a long illness. He was a former employee of American Viscose, a member of Laborers Union 1445 in Catlettsburg, Ky. and a member of the UMWA. Norman was a United States Marine Corps veteran reaching the rank of Sergeant.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of the West Virginia Veterans Nursing Facility for the exceptional care they provided for Norman.

Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 25, at Wolfe Valley Cemetery, Leon with military graveside honors.

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

Funerals for: July 24, 2016

Alford, Palmer M. Jr. Noon, Shawnee Park, Shelter No. 3, Dunbar.

Black, Gloria 2 p.m., Lincoln Church of God, West Hamlin.

Carnefix, Eugene 1:30 p.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.

Freshour, Mary 2 p.m., Taylor

Haynes, Eunice 2 p.m., Long and Fisher Funeral Home, Charleston.

Kirk, Bonnie Lou 2 p.m., Marmet Cemetery, Marmet.

LeMaster, Natasha D. 2 p.m., Kanawha State Forest, Shelter No. 5, Charleston.

Neff, Jeary 1 p.m., Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston.

Osborne, Mernie 11 a.m., Wilson

Pereira, Alfred 1:30 p.m., Valley Christian Assembly, Charleston.

Porter, Alma 1 p.m., Mounts Funeral Home Chapel, Gilbert.

Ross, Chester 1 p.m., Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.

Shank, Shirley 4 p.m., Nitro of Church of God, Nitro.

Tanner, Kenneth 2:30 p.m., John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer.

Walker, Harry L. 2 p.m., Walker Chapel, Sissonville.

Waybright, Sandra 2 p.m., Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley.

White, Jacob 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.


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