Today's Obituaries

Kelly Sue Ashworth

Kelly Sue Ashworth, 45, of St. Albans, died Friday, October 14, 2016. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m., Monday, October 24, at Long & Fisher Funeral Home. Service will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, October 25, at Long & Fisher Funeral Home.

Fred Beckelheimer

Fred Leo Beckelheimer, 85, of Branchland, died October 18, 2016. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, October 22, at McGhee-Handley Funeral Home, West Hamlin. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Rolanda Berry

Rolanda Dale Bennett Berry, 61, of Alderson, formerly of Southampton, Mass., died Thursday, October 20, 2016. Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson, W.Va.

Geraldine Butler

Geraldine Butler, 90, of Calvin, entered into rest on Thursday, October 20, 2016, at the SRMC Extended Care Facility. She was born May 10, 1926, in Calvin, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William Lee and Zela Alice Grose Matheny.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Raymond Butler, Sr. in 1990; one brother, James Edmond Matheny in 1949; and by one daughter, Janet Marie Butler Starcher in 1990.

"Gerry" worked as Post Master of Calvin Post Office for 21 years before retiring to enjoy life with her husband, traveling and living in Pocahontas County for a while. She was an avid reader and enjoyed crocheting and giving to others. She was also a graduate of Nicholas County High School.

Survivors include one son, Edward Raymond Butler and his wife, Elaine; two daughters, Karen Sue (Don) Britt Margaret Ann (Hugh) Mullens; two brothers, William Lee (Neta) Matheny and John (Betty) Matheny; one sister, Christine Smallwood; five grandchildren, Matt (Lisa) Britt, Jessica Britt, Mike Starcher, Gary (Kim) Starcher and Debbie (David) Lemons; four great-grandchildren, Michal and Alex Wahl, Colton Starcher and Malinda Lemons; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, October 22, in the White Funeral Home at Summersville with Pastor Shawn Frame officiating. Interment will follow in the WV Memorial Gardens at Calvin. Friends may call at the funeral home on the day of the service one hour prior.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Jo Annette Byrd

Jo Annette Byrd, 73, of Hurricane formerly of Elkview, went home to be with the Lord, on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at CAMC Teays Valley Hospital.

Jo was born in Charleston to the late, Rev. William Ronald and Leah Drennen Young. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Rita Sharon; and sister-in-law, Rita Young.

Jo is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Monty Byrd; daughter, Crystal Jarvis; brother, Bill (Paula) Young; sister, Charlene (Butch) Strickland; sisters-in-law, Louise and Peggy; nieces, Teresa, Wendy, Kim, Lisa, and Tammy; nephews, Mitch, Jonathan, Jay, Tim, Terry, Mike, and Danny; and many more grand and great-grandnieces and grand-nephews; and her special friend of 45 years, Barbara Atkins.

Jo retired from Columbia Gas Co. and was a very hard worker. She enjoyed her job, and dearly loved her close knit family.

Service will be 1 p.m., Saturday, October 22, at Hafer Funeral Home with Pastor Lee Swor officiating. Burial will be in Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, October 22, at Hafer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, make donations to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Flood Restoration Fund.

Online condolences and memories may be shared at

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

Elsie Cedar

Elsie Elizabeth Cedar, 89, of Ravenswood, passed away on October 20, 2016, at Jackson General Hospital in Ripley.

She was born on September 12, 1927, in Allegheny County, Pa., daughter of the late Mitro and Mary Sabol Kvasnak.

Elsie was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church in Ravenswood, where she was active in the choir. She had been employed as a key punch operator at Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corp. in Ravenswood.

She is survived by her sons, Robert (Diana) Moresea of Ravenswood, Jeffrey (Cindy) Cedar of New Mexico, and Kenneth (Vanese) Cedar of Ravenswood; grandchildren, Matthew, Eric and Marcus Moresea, Natalie, Nathan and Rebecca Cedar, Andrew, Michael and Christina Foster, Roman, Kyle, Justin, Heaven and Nathan Cedar; and 13 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Lynn Moresea; and second husband, Benjamin V. Cedar.

The funeral service will be held 11:30 a.m., Saturday, October 22, at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Ravenswood with Father Pen officiating. Burial will follow in Ravenswood Cemetery.

Friends may visit the family from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, October 21, at Roush Funeral Home in Ravenswood and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at;; or on our website at

Brian Christy

Brian Grant Christy, died Monday, October 17, 2016.Service will be 2 p.m., Monday, October 24, at Wallace Memorial Mausoleum Chapel, Clintonville. Friends may visit with the family at the chapel one hour prior to the service.Wallace & Wallace of Rupert, W.V. is in charge of arrangements.

Benjamin Clark

Benjamin L. Clark, 40, of Dawes died October 17, 2016. Service is 1pm Monday, October 24 at Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank. Visitation is two hours before the service at the funeral home.

Theresa Currence

Theresa Karen Currence, 64, of Rupert, departed from us on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at the University of Virginia Hospital, where she was being treated for complications of a genetic liver disease.

She was surrounded by her family. Born in Beckley, she was the daughter of Carl Cole of Beaver and the late Edna Cole.

In addition to her mother, she is preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Richard Currence.

Theresa was marvelous self-taught artists whose work can be seen and purchased at The Tamarack in Beckley, The Greenbrier Resort, and Trophy Hair Design and Antiques in Charleston. In 2009, she was selected by Sen. Jay Rockefeller and first lady, Laura Bush to visit the White House and adore her hand painted holiday ornament that was on the White House tree. The following year; WV first lady Gayle Manchin commissioned Theresa to produce limited-edition holiday ornaments depicting the Governor's mansion. When she didn't have paint in her hands she would either be out in her beautiful flower garden, traveling to beaches, or spending time with her family. She was a very kind and loving person that will be greatly missed by everyone she knew.

Survivors are her father, Carl Cole of Beaver; daughter, Angela Currence of Rupert; son, Andrew and Jenn Currence of Beaver; grandchildren, Dana and Wes Phillips of Wolf Creek, Mikey Goddard, Hayden Holliday, Ethan Currence; great-granddaughter, Sydnie Phillips; sister, Sandra (Kenneth) Richmond.

Service will be 3 p.m., Saturday, October 22, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel, Rupert. Entombment will follow at Wallace Memorial Mausoleum, Clintonville. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service at the chapel. Online condolences may be to the family at

Thelma Dawson

Thelma Lovejoy Dawson, 89, of Charleston, finished her journey on this earth and went to join her heavenly father, on Monday, October 17, 2016, surrounded by her family.

Thelma was born April 15, 1927, to the late Clyde Lee and Ada Elizabeth Ewing Lovejoy.

Preceding her in death were her husband, SGM Robert C. Dawson; her only sibling, Joann Lovejoy Caldwell; her grandsons, Robert Allen Copley and James Shannon Marsh; her son-in-law, James Copley and a great-great- granddaughter, Anastasia Nicole Harmon.

Thelma was a 1945 graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School and Capitol School of Business in Charleston.

Thelma retired from Marshall University Graduate College after 25 years of service. She was a Christian, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and a kind and compassionate soul who will be greatly missed.

Survivors include her beloved children, sons, Bob Dawson and wife, Tyra of Longwood, Fla. and James Dawson and wife, Lynn of Biddeford, Maine; daughters, Sharon Dawson Martin-Copley, Teresa Dawson Marsh, of Charleston, and Pratoom Pauley and husband, Van of Lincoln County. Also surviving are her beloved grandchildren, Michelle Dawson Harmon, R.J. Martin and fiancée, Haleigh and Johnathan Reveal, all of Charleston, Bobby Carr Dawson of Leesburg, Fla., Angel Harkins of St. Pete Beach, Fla. and Justin and Marissa Dawson of Biddeford, Maine; 9 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

A celebration of Thelma's life will be held noon, Saturday, October 22, at North Charleston Apostolic Church, 2408 6th Avenue, Charleston with Pastor Anthony Moss officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the church. Burial will follow at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Laneese, Brittany and Beth of Hospice for their kind and compassionate care of our precious mother.

The family will accept online condolence at:

Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Dawson family.

Kathryn Edelman

Kathryn Edelman, 94, of St. Albans, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry D. Edelman; and daughter, Karen David.

Kathryn was a volunteer at Thomas Memorial Hospital with over 35 years of service.

She is survived by her son, Harry D Edelman, Jr. and his wife, Silvia of Rockville, Md. and their children, Cassaundra and David. In addition, she is survived by former son-in-law, Robert David of Fredricksburg Va.; his daughter, Kathryn Obert (Nich), their daughters, Caroline and Charlotte of Fredricksburg, Va.; and his son, Andrew David (Caitlin) of Baltimore, Md.

Private graveside service will be held at later date. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Barboursville.

You may visit her tribute page at to share memories or condolences with the family.

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

Shaun Fox

Shaun Andrew Fox, passed away suddenly at his home, on Sunday, October 16, 2016.

Shaun was born on September 15, 1978, in Charleston, to the late Peggy Jean Fox, and the late Gary Allen Fox.

Shaun is survived by his son, Dailor Fox of Clendenin; sister, Kimberly Gula (Jeff) of Cross Lanes; sister, Heather Obleada (Augusto) of Charlotte, N.C.; brother, Brian (Lisa) of Clendenin; niece, Kennedy Fox; nephews, Todd Fox and Cooper Obleada; uncle, Dale (Vonteenee) England; cousins, Melisa Bond, and Vicky Black.

Shaun graduated from Herbert Hoover High School in 1996. He was passionate about music, landscaping, and movies, all of which he was a walking encyclopedia of knowledge. His number one love in life was his son, Dailor. Dailor knew the way to his Daddy's heart and Shaun always had a twinkle in his eyes when he was talking about him.

Shaun was most recently employed through the Pipeliners Union 798, of which he was very proud.

The memorial service will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, October 22, at Reamer Gospel Tabernacle Church. Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the church.

The family suggests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Hubbard Hospice House.

Arrangements are in the care of Matics Funeral Home in Clendenin, WV. Online condolences may be expressed at

David Frazier

David Leroy Frazier, 62, of Nitro, passed away in his home, on October 1, 2016.

David was co-owner and operator of Wellington's Café and Catering on Greenbrier Street in Charleston for the past six years with his friend of many years, Rick Lowe. Prior to that, he was co-owner and operator of Wellington's of Scarlet Oaks Country Club in Poca, for twenty-five years with two very dear friends, Tom and Barbara Grant.

David's journey into the restaurant industry began as a young man right after graduating from George Washington High School in 1972. He was hired that summer as a valet for Ernie's Esquire on Capitol Street by the manager at that time, Tom Grant.

In 1982, the owner of Ernie's Esquire opened another location at the Ramada Inn in Marietta, Ohio and asked David to manage that location. It is there that he met his wife, Polly Ann (Johnson) Frazier from Vienna.

David and Polly were married in a historic home on Third Avenue in Marietta on October 31, 1983. They moved to Mansfield, Ohio in January 1984, where David worked for the Sexton Company in sales.

After receiving a phone call from Tom Grant to ask him to come back the Charleston area and look at a restaurant opportunity that was located at Scarlet Oaks Country Club, it did not take him long to decide to return to his true passion-preparing delicious and beautiful food. David thrived in the restaurant and catering industry and the name Wellington's became well known throughout the community.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Leroy and Beth (Horne) Frazier; his loving mother-in-law, Alberta Fay Johnson; and his lifelong friend and mentor, Ki Smith.

Surviving is his wife of thirty-three years, Polly Ann (Johnson) Frazier; daughter, Sarah Beth (Frazier) Eaton and son-in-law, Stephen Ray Eaton of St. Louis, Mo., daughter, Laura Fay (Frazier) Clark and son-in-law, Jordan Curtis Clark of South Charleston; sister, Marybeth (Frazier) Acevedo and brother-in-law, Jorge Acevedo and their children, Isabelle and Andrew of Pittsburgh, Pa.; sister, Barbara (Frazier) Wilson and son, Evan Wilson of Charleston; and his devoted, dog, Dylan (named after his favorite singer/songwriter Bob Dylan).

David was blessed with the birth of his first grandson, Harrison James Eaton, who was born on September 21. He was fortunate to be able to make the trip to spend a few days with his grandson in St. Louis prior to his passing. He was so happy and full of joy over his first-born grandchild, which he was anxiously waiting for.

For those who knew David in the community he was a very kind, giving, and loving individual who was passionate about his family and his business. He has served many with the help of his business partners and dedicated co-workers. He so enjoyed creating the perfect menu and delicious food for special occasions and celebrations throughout the years. His customers were important to him and he was a respected small business owner. He will be missed by all.

David wanted to have a celebration of his life and once again host and serve his family, friends, co-workers (both past and present), and customers at his place of business. This event will take place at 2153 Greenbrier Street in Charleston, just past Capitol High School and the Capitol Flea Market on the left side of the road in a large red building. Please feel free to join his family and friends on Sunday, October 23, between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. and partake in good food, drink, and stories that will be told about the life of this amazing man.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like for donations to be made to the Sojourner's Shelter for Homeless Women and Families in his name as he donated his time, food, labor, and talent to serve the Annual Thanksgiving Benefit Dinner for many years at Wellington's and at St. George Orthodox Church in Charleston.

"May God bless and keep you always

May your wishes all come true

May you always do for others

And let others do for you." Bob Dylan - Forever Young

Cooke Funeral Home and Crematorium is assisting the Frazier family and you may express online condolences at

Dana Hedrick

Dana Bruce Hedrick, 65, of Nitro, passed away at home, on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, after a short illness.

Dana Bruce was a 1970 graduate of Nitro High School, was retired, due to health, from West Virginia Steel. Loved to fish and hunt and was an avid WVU fan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Ernestine Hedrick; his brothers, Darrell "Rick" Hedrick and Steven Lawrence Hedrick.

Dana Bruce is survived by his sister, Patricia Racer of Nitro; brother, Gary Wayne Hedrick in Hamtramck, Mich. He is also survived by niece, Vikki Racer; and nephews, Jeff Racer, Ryan, and Evan Hedrick; and great-nephew, Richard Burdette.

A celebration of life for family and friends will be 5 to 6 p.m., Saturday, October 22, at Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, 2002-20th St., Nitro, WV 25143. Cooke Funeral Home Nitro is serving the Hedrick family.

Betty Jane Henderhan

Betty Jane Johnson Henderhan, of The Villages, Fla., died October 19, 2016. There will be no previous viewing before a graveside service which will be held 1 p.m., Monday, October 24, at Forest Lawn Cemetery at Peck's Mill. Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services at Chapmanville, WV are serving the Henderhan family.

Beulah Kinder

After a long and trying journey on earth, Beulah Lee Kinder (Granny), 79, of Ashford went home to be with our Lord and Savior Tuesday, October 18, 2016.

Many people are blessed to have had Granny in their life. She is loved and adored by her husband, Almon Kinder of 59 years. Her five children, Dora (Sam), Clifford, Pam (Gary), Marty (Tammy), and Lora (Greg), loved, respected, and learned many life lessons from her.

Granny has eleven grandchildren, Jessica (Brandon), Travis, David, Scott, Kassie, Kelsie, Bradley, Marty Dale, Samara, Nicole, and Kayleigh. She is also blessed to have three great-grandchildren, Dakota, Harlow and Sawyer.

Granny is survived by 6 siblings, Bertha, Thurman, Tavia "Loretis," Doug, Alvia Jr. "Sear," and Rhonda. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alva and Ina Gillispie; and her sister, Eileen Gillispie.

Granny's love was never ending. She had nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends that she held dear to her heart. She wasn't just Granny to her family, she was Granny to all who knew her.

Granny's visitation and funeral will be on Saturday October 22, at Emmons Freewill Baptist Church in Emmons. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. with Pastor Charles Hardy officiating. Granny's burial will be at Barker Cemetery at Ashford.

Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek has been family owned and operated since 1950.

Duff Kirk

Duffy W. Kirk, 75, of Chelyan died October 20, 2016. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank.

Rosie Lee

Rosie Evelyn Lee, 62, of Peytona, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at home, after a long illness.

She was the daughter of the late Israel Sheridan Lee and Helen Ann Naylor Lee.

Rosie was a former waitress at Southern Kitchens in Kanawha City.

She is survived by companion, Glen Halstead; and her pet dog, Shorty; sisters, Lena Collins of Clendenin, Brenda England of Conover, N.C., Debbie Marmol of Cleveland, Ohio and Regina Gillum of Clendenin; brothers, Butch Lee of Cleveland, Ohio, Jim Lee of Blue Creek, W.Va., and Paul Lee of Conover, N.C.; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Sunday, October 22, at Reamer Gospel Tabernacle Church, Clendenin with Pastor Cecil Lee officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Lee Cemetery Camp Creek, WV at a later date. Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

John Lilly

John Preston Lilly, of Hurricane, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2016, following a short stay at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston. Born June 2, 1937, he enjoyed a full life with his family and friends.

A graduate of Charleston Catholic High School and Morris Harvey College with a degree in chemistry, John furthered his education with schooling in accounting and finance. Beginning his career with Union Carbide Corp. in the research department of the Tech Center and Institute facilities, he went on to work in financial services with the company at the South Charleston (WV) plant; controller at the Brownsville (TX) plant; manager of financial services for International Petrochemicals Division, Danbury (CT) coming full circle by retiring with IPD at South Charleston.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Josephine Lilly; sisters, Maren Entrinken and Jocele Lynch (Michael); brother, Alfred Lilly (Charlotte); and an infant son, Terry.

He will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Sara; two sons, Michael and John. Jr.; his grandchildren, Jeremy, Samantha, Preston; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

John loved to hunt and fish and was a member of Trout Unlimited and The Beagle Club. He enjoyed hunting with his beagle, Molly and fishing with his friends along the Big Horn river.

He was a member of the Catholic Church of the Ascension, Hurricane and the Knights of Columbus.

Funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, October 22, at The Catholic Church of the Ascension, 905 Hickory Mills Road, Hurricane with Rev. Harry N. Cramer as celebrant. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the Mass.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Hubbard Hospice House West, 4605 MacCorkle Avenue, South Charleston, WV 25309.

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

Jerry Lucas

Jerry Lucas, of Hamlin, born July 4, 1949, passed away October 20, 2016, at the age of 67, after a short illness. He was the son of the late Wendell Lucas and Lillian Browning Lucas; and was also preceded in death by one sister, Lois Lucas; and one brother, Gregory Lucas. He was a Retired School Bus Driver for Lincoln County Board of Education and a Veteran of the Army Reserves. Among his passions were WVU and Steeler's football and riding his Harley Davidson. He will be profoundly missed by his family and friends who loved his whit, intelligence and courage.

He is survived by three brothers, Norris Lucas, Clinton (Pansy) Lucas and Carl (Sharon) Lucas; three sisters, Debra Rowsey, Shelia Lucas, Regenia Mayne; and special nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and close friends.

Memorial service will be 2 p.m., Monday, October 24, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, WV. Burial will be in Lucas Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, October 24, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, WV.

Michael Oldham II

Michael R. Oldham, II, 43, of Ravenswood, passed away Monday, October 17, 2016, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

He was born July 12, 1973, in Charleston, South Carolina, a son of Mike and Cindy Oldham. Mike was a 1991 graudate of Nitro High School. After proudly serving and protecting his country for 21 years as a SSG in the 1092nd Comabt Engineers, he retired in 2011. He served three deployments including Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-2004) and Operation Enduring Freedom (2010-2011). Mike worked in the Local 625 Plumbers and Pipefitter Union. He was a member of the US Military Vets M.C. and enjoyed riding his Harley Fatboy with them. He loved spending time at his camp and fishing and going snow skiing. Mike loved to lend a helping hand without even being asked. He volunteered time to help his community, assisted family and friends regularly, and his tenacious dedication to hard work was admired by all who knew him. He was a true gentleman, a generous host, and impressed many with his culinary skills.

He is survived by his two children, Michael and Emily Oldham; girlfriend, Tracy Easter; loving parents, Mike and Cindy Oldham; sister, Kelly Fluty (Jeff); nephews, Mason and Carter Fluty; grandparents, Jean Oldham, and Jack Gabler; uncle, David Oldham (Wanda). He is also survived by several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Ray Oldham and Billy Bowen; and grandmother, Marianne Bowen.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Friday, October 21, at Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley with Pastor Delbert Hawley officiating. Friends may call on the family at the funeral home Thursday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. Burial with Military Rites will be in the Donel C. Kinnard State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar.

In lieu of flowers, donation to his children can be made to City National Bank, 108 North Court St., Ripley, WV 25271 payable to Kelly Fluty for the "Oldham Fund." Online memories and condolences can be shared by visiting

Kenneth Overbay

Kenneth Andrew Overbay, 50, of Montgomery, died October 19, 2016.

He was born in Charlton Heights on December 7, 1965 to the late George A. Overbay and Lorene Kiser Overbay of Montgomery.

He was a 1984 Graduate of East Bank High School and a former Volunteer Firefighter at Montgomery Fire Department. He loved Nascar and anything with speed.

He is survived by his daughter, Brandi Facemyre and husband, Josh of Belle; mother, Lorene Kiser Overbay of Montgomery; grandson, Jase; brother, Steven and wife, Christina of Chelyan; very special best friends, Robert Sizemore of Clay County, and Lee Green of Charleston.

A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, October 22, at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery with Rev. Ravi Isaiah officiating. Burial will follow at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Expressions of sympathy may be sent at

Jimmy Pauley

Jimmy Rogers Pauley, 58 of Brounland died Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Service for family and friends will be 2 p.m., Sunday, October 23, at the Briar Creek Baptist Church at Brounland. Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, WV has been family owned and operated since 1950.

Karen Price

Karen Sue Price, 61, of Charleston, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.

She was born in Ward on January 17, 1955, to the late Hancil M. and Fredia L. Cobb Kessel.

Karen was a homemaker and loved to do crafts, painting and going on trips especially cruises. She attended Farrar Memorial Baptist Church.

She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Ron Price; sons, Ronnie (Heather) Price, Jr. of Glasgow and Brian Price of Charleston; brothers, Wayne (Chris) Kessel and Buddy Kessel, all of Charleston; special niece, Cindy McIntyre; grandchildren and the loves of her life, Grant Morgan Easter, Andrew Preston Easter and Timothy Wayne McIntyre; special aunts, Roberta Hughes of East Bank, Wilma Harrison of Cedar Grove, Donna Whited of Utah, Dottie Couick-Newman of Virginia and Linda Paruscio of N.C.; best friend of 40 years, Phyllis Nelson; and several other nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, October 22, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with the Rev. Jack Tucker and the Rev. Eddie Withrow officiating. Entombment will follow the service at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow. Family and friends will gather for the visitation from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, October 21, at the funeral home.

The online guestbook for Karen Sue Price can be accessed at

Patricia "Pat" Quinet

Patricia "Pat" Lewis Quinet, 78, of South Charleston, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.

She was born in Hinton, to the late Edgar and Marion Buster. She was a 1956 graduate of South Charleston High School and the office manager of Eagle Aviation for over 30 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Pat is survived by her son, Scott Quinet of South Charleston; two granddaughters, Nicole Lyles and Aliyah Quinet; great-granddaughter, Emily Lyles; brother, Edgar Lewis (Sue Ellen) Buster, Jr. of South Charleston; nephew, Edgar Lewis Buster, Ill; niece, Gretchen Lee Surbaugh.

A gathering of family and friends to Honor the Life of Pat will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, October 22, at Snodgrass Funeral Home.

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

Betty Lou Remley

Betty Lou Remley, 78, of Rupert, died Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Graveside service will be 2 p.m., Friday, October 21, at Deitz Cemetery, Kieffer. There will be no visitation.Wallace & Wallace of Rupert, W.V. is in charge of arrangements.

Charles "Chuck" Roberts

Charles "Chuck" Roberts, 63, from South Charleston, went to be with our Heavenly Father on October 18, 2016, from an extended illness.

Born in Charleston, in 1953, he was the son of the late Euel Roberts and Margaret Melton.

Chuck attended Poca High School, Class of 1972 and was a Master Mason with Dunbar Lodge #159. Chuck spent many years working for US Tobacco. In his retirement, he enjoyed spending time working on his own business - "Colonel Stoneybrook Gunsmith." For many years Chuck enjoyed working on restoring and building cars and motorcycles. He also enjoyed traveling, trips to Disney, and spending time at the beach.

Chuck is survived by his wife of 36 years, Lola (Childress) Roberts; his daughter, Heather and son-in-law, Josh Coffman; and daughter, Brittany Roberts.

Chuck is also survived by his two beautiful grandchildren, Lilly and Grace Coffman. The Roberts' family is grateful for the support and assistance throughout Chuck's illness from the following people, Robin Fitzwater, Walt Carr, The Edgells, The Woodells, members of the Childress family, several of his Poca Dots, and countless others.

A memorial service for Chuck will be held on Saturday, October 22. The family will be receiving friends and family at 6:15 p.m. with the service starting at 7 p.m. The service will be held at Bible Center Church, Southridge Campus, 100 Bible Center Dr., Charleston, WV.

In lieu of flowers the family requests making a donation of Dad's memory to the Beni Kedem Children's Hospital or The Make-A-Wish Foundation.

John Shamblin

John Paul "Big John" Shamblin, 61, entered this world on June 12, 1955, and met with his Lord and Savior on October 6, 2016.

John shared his life and smile with many people, and whether you knew him as Big John, JP, John Paul, or Tweet, he called you friend.

John was preceded in death by his parents, John F. and Hazel M. Shamblin.

John wanted a Celebration Gathering versus a funeral. Friends and family are invited to drop by the Nitro Moose Club (2nd floor) on Sunday, October 23, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. for a time of memory sharing and light refreshments and food. You may visit AffordableCremationsofWV.con to share sympathies with the family.

John will be missed by all who knew him. He found great joy in donating bikes (along with his friends) to the Salvation Army for kids at Christmas.

In lieu of flowers, you may donate to the Salvation Army Christmas Toy Fund or to a children's charity of your choice. We will have a donation station at the gathering for the bike fund.

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

Harold Slack

Harold Slack, 95, died Friday, October 14, 2016. Service will be noon, Saturday, October 22, at Teays Valley Chapel of Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane. Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane is honored to serve the Slack family.

Retta Spelock

Retta Mae Spelock, 61, of Shrews-bury, left this world October 19, 2016, at CAMC Memorial Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eric V. Spelock; and father, Gilbert L. Jarvis.

She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Retta is survived by her mother; Connie Jarvis of Shrewsbury; son, Eric V. Jr. (Angie) of Shrewsbury; brother, Keith Jarvis of Charleston; granddaughter, Haley N. Spelock of Cedar Grove; grandson, Logan Spelock of Shrewsbury; and great-grandson, Wyatt Spelock of Cedar Grove.

Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, October 22, at Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, 600 Old Fort Street, Cedar Grove. Burial will follow the service at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.

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

Sharon Staats

Sharon Kay (Winter) Staats, 65, of Ravenswood, died Wednesday, October 19, 2016.Service will be 5 p.m., Sunday, October 23, at Independent Fellowship Church, 713 Washington Street, Ravenswood. Visitation will be Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the church. Graveside service will be 11 a.m., Monday, October 24, at Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, WV. Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV is in charge of arrangements.

Charity Stewart

Charity Stewart, 72, of Pettus, died Oct. 18, 2016. Funeral is 1 p.m. Saturday, October 22, at Glen Dickens Chapel, Sundial with visitation twohours prior. Details at

John "Barney" Walls

John W. "Barney" Walls, 94, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Nitro, died peacefully at home on October 19, 2016.

Arrangements by National Cremation Society of Sarasota. There will be no local service; service and interment will be held at a later date at Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens in Red House, WV.

Barney is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, JoAnn; and his loving daughter, Patricia "Patsy" (Phil), of Fairfax, Va. and Venice, Fla.; his sister, Helen (Dennie); and five nieces and nephews. He also loved and was loved by JoAnn's family, and he especially appreciated all of the help from his brother-in-law, Guy Meeks. Barney will also be sadly missed by his special friend, Luci Walls. He is preceded in death by his parents, Elmer Walls and Blanche Walls; brother, Thomas E. "Frosty" Walls (Leola); sister, Betty (Thomas) Kelley; and nephew, Thomas Kelley. Barney graduated from Poca High School and he was owner and operator of Nitro Taxi, Nitro Esso Gas Station with his brother, Frosty, Nitro Western Auto and Walls Motor Sales and Body Shop. After moving to Florida in 1970, he built Bay Lake Estates and Terra Cove mobile home parks in Nokomis and also invested in real estate. Barney was a member of the Charleston Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Beni Kedem Shriners, Nitro Lodge 170 for over 50 years, Venice Rotary Club, Heritage Oaks GCC and former member of Misty Creek GCC in Sarasota. Barney lived a full and adventurous life. He was a private pilot, a sailor, a duffer and he enjoyed traveling with JoAnn all around the world. Barney was loved and he will be missed by all who knew him.

Bob Webb

Bob Harvey Webb, 86, of Glen Jean, died Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Service will be 6 p.m., Saturday, October 22, at Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Hope. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home. Mr. Webb will be cremated following the service. Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV.

Lucille Witt

Mrs. Lucille Edith Witt, 86, of Red House, went home to be with the Lord on October 19, 2016, in Thomas Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Witt retired from Putnam County Schools and was a member of Wade Chapel United Methodist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Amos Witt.

Mrs. Witt is survived by her four sons, Wayne Lee Witt, Glen Thomas Witt, Dana Bruce and wife, Janie Witt and Terry Mark and wife, Mary Witt; brothers, Glendean Casto and Gary Casto; sisters, Louise Harrison, Loretta Sayre, Loraine Buckland and Loma Casto; and seven grandchildren, Travis, Scott, Michelle, Stephanie, Sheila, Timmy and Jennifer.

Mama Lu is also survived by six great-grandchildren.

A tribute to the life of Mrs. Lucille Witt will be 2 p.m., Saturday, October 22, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Nyle Fisher, Jr. officiating. Entombment will follow in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the Wade Chapel United Methodist Church Building Fund, PO Box 144, Red House, WV 25168. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, 147 Main St., Poca is serving the Witt family.

Funerals for: October 21, 2016

Atkins, Evelyn 2 p.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Crislip, Marjorie 1 p.m., Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Davis, Daelyn 1 p.m., Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes.

Dawson, Thelma Noon, North Charleston Apostolic Church, Charleston.

Gilkeson, Russell 11 a.m., Rainelle United Methodist Church, Rainelle.

Harich, Suzette 12:30 p.m., Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

Hatcher, Dorothy 11 a.m., Wayside United Methodist Church, Vienna.

Kincaid, Darrell 3 p.m., Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted.

Oldham, Michael II 11 a.m., Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley.

Phillips, Jeremy 4 p.m., National Guard Armory, Glen Jean.

Scaggs, Youel 1 p.m., Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.

Taylor, Madeline 11 a.m., Stevens and Grass Funeral Home, Malden.

Thompson, Jane 1:30 p.m., Ruffner Presbyterian Church, Charleston.

select one or more
Gazette-Mail eHeadlines
Gazette-Mail Weekender
Gazette-Mail Local Offers