John Alexander Babalis died on February 5, 2017, under the sunny Panama City sky. He lived with the diagnosis of heart failure for over a year.
John was born in Athens, Greece, September 25, 1933. His family immigrated to Roanoke, Va., before moving to Welch, W.Va. John graduated from Welch High School in 1951. He served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955, and he received the United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. John received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Morris Harvey College in 1970. Before becoming a broker, John worked in his family's restaurant in Welch. John joined Bache & Company (later Prudential-Bache and then Prudential Securities) in 1965 and worked there for over 25 years. He eventually opened Babalis, John & Co., LLC. John enjoyed travel and he was an avid chess player. He was also an animal lover and advocate, discovering Facebook as a way to help lost pets find homes. John was a lifelong member of the Greek organization, American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Friday, March 31, at St. John Greek Orthodox Church, 3512 MacCorkle Avenue SE, Charleston, WV 25301, with the Rev. Fr. Matthew Moore officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluefield.
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Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Rod Bland, 50, of Charleston, passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017, at home, after a courageous battle with leukemia.
Born May 15, 1966, in Ronceverte, West Virginia, Rod is a graduate of Greenbrier East High School and continued on to receive a degree in Electronic Engineering Technologies. He was an avid sports fan, who loved the game of baseball. He enjoyed making wine and sitting on the beach with his wife and a good book. Rod was actively involved in several community projects that worked to help those in need.
Rod was preceded in death by his father, Chester Bland, and by his father-in-law, Romie "Jay" Hodges. He is survived by his wife and best friend, Joan Barney; his beloved feline companions, Romeo and Reagan; mother, Barbara Bland of Ronceverte; sister, Pam Schroth of Maryland; mother-in-law, Sally Hodges of Charleston; father-in-law/mother-in-law, Jim and Sue Barney of Florida; brothers-in-law, Michael Hodges of Texas, Jay Hodges and Chris Hodges, both of Charleston, and Kendall Coleman of Virginia; and, several nieces, nephews and special friends, who he thought of and loved as his family.
There will be a private family gathering to honor Rod's life at a later time. You may visit AffordableCremationsofWV.com to share memories with the family.
Rod's family is grateful for the condolences received, but Rod asked specifically that flowers be omitted at this time. Instead, he asks you to consider either signing up to be a bone marrow donor; donating blood to the American Red Cross; or sending a monetary donation to the American Cancer Society.
Cremation services are being provided by Affordable Cremations of WV, 413 D Street, South Charleston, W.Va.
Geraldine "Dean" Bonnett, 95, formerly of Nitro, died peacefully on Friday, March 3, 2017, in Lawrence-ville, Ga., after a long illness.
She was born in Raymond City to Charles E. Bonnett and Sylvia Casto Bonnett and is survived by her son, Mitchell "Mickey" (Charles Johnson) Lavender of Lawrenceville, and her youngest brother, Ronald R. Bonnett of Nitro.
She was a member of the Valley View Baptist Church in Charleston. Throughout her life, she worked at Dunbar Glass, Nitro Pencil Factory, The Slater Group at FMC and the Kanawha County School System, where she retired from Nitro High School.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Wanda Steele of Nitro, Pauline Winter of Nitro, Ella "Sissy" Litton of Cross Lanes, Teeny Saunders of Nitro; her brother, James "Sonny" Bonnett of Nitro; and infant brother and sister, Buster and Belboo, both of Raymond City.
A Celebration of Her Life will begin at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 1, at Cooke Funeral in Nitro. Visitation will be one hour prior. Burial will follow at Legacy Cemetery in Tyler Mountain.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made in her memory to the Nitro High School Music Department, 1300 Park Avenue, Nitro, WV 25143.
Mary Anne "Sue" Carney, 79, formerly of Eleanor, died Tuesday, March 28, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 31, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. A full notice will appear in Thursday's edition.
William L. "Bill" Cox, 87, of Charleston, left this world and joined Betty Anne, his bride of 60 years, Monday, March 27, 2017, at Hubbard Hospice House, West, South Charleston.
Born October 28, 1929, in South Charleston, Bill was also preceded in death by his parents, Frank Lacy Cox Sr. and Edith Elizabeth Jochiam Cox, as well as his brother, Frank Lacy Cox Jr.
Bill was a graduate of South Charleston High School and attended the former Morris Harvey College, Charleston. He retired in 1985 from FMC Corporation, South Charleston after 35 years of service. He and Betty Anne were also Saturday night regulars at Dunbar Athletic Booster Bingo. He also served his country with the United States Navy during the Korean War as a 2nd Class Petty Officer aboard the USS Philippine Sea.
Surviving are his son, Robert Cox of Arizona; daughter, Vicky Ross (Ray Bays) of Nitro.
In accordance to his wishes, no formal service will be held. You may visit AffordableCremationsofWV.com to share sympathies with the family.
Cremation services are being provided by Affordable Cremations of WV, 413 D Street, South Charleston, W.Va.
Hilda Agnes Frame, 99, of Gassaway, passed away on March 26, 2017, at Braxton County Memorial Hospital. Hilda was born on November 29, 1917, to the late John E. and Ollie C. Hopkins.
Hilda had a 50-year career as a registered nurse. She graduated from the University of Virginia School of Nursing in 1939, an achievement she was very proud of. Following graduation, she worked at the UVA hospital for eight years. In 1949, she moved to Gassaway and worked at the Gassaway Hospital until it closed in 1975. From 1975 until 1979, she worked at Summersville Memorial Hospital. From 1980 to 1982, she was employed by the Early Childhood Development Program in Braxton County. Upon the opening of Braxton County Memorial Hospital, she worked there from 1982 to 1989.
She was a longtime member of Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church serving as an ordained Elder, fellowship chairwoman, and member of Women's Fellowship Service.
An active gardener, she was known throughout the community for her flower and vegetable gardens. Hilda is survived by her son, Jarrett (Mary) of Fredericksburg, VA; nieces, Elizabeth Yates (Chris) of Keswick, VA, Ann Darling (Dave) of Berkeley Springs, WV, Judith Hagerty (Rick) of Green Valley, AZ, Debra Quinn (David) of Wilmington, DE; nephew, Galen Hagerty of Auburn, AL.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by husband Charles; sisters, Evelyn, Betty, Mary; brother, William.
Funeral service will be at noon, Friday, March 31, at Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church in Gassaway with the Reverend Barbara Accord officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the memorial fund of Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 263, Gassaway, WV 26624.
Words of comfort and memories may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.
Violet Evalena Garnes, 77, of Ripley, passed away March 25, 2017, at Charleston Area Medical Center, General Division.
She was born July 11, 1939, in Goldtown, W.Va., the daughter of Cleo Clifton and Frances Arlene (Harrison) Huffman. Her brother, Noel Huffman also preceded her in death.
Evalena, was a homemaker, a Christian and attended both the Mt. Moriah Church and Centennial Church.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Royal M. Garnes; daughters and their husbands, Beverly and Anthony Cochran of Kenna, Teresa and Phillip Scarberry of Ripley, and Lisa and Scott Grandon of Eleanor; grandchildren, Amber Barnett (Josh), Christina Braden and Scott Scarberry all of Ripley, Brad Cochran (Nikki) of Winfield, Anna-Marie Scarberry of Sammamish, WA, and Rachel Tincher (Josh) of Charleston; great-grandchildren, Kaesyn Barnett, Easton Braden and Isaiah Cochran; sisters, Gladys Straight of Sissonville and Bernice Skeen of Charleston.
Service will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 29, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, W.Va., with Pastor Aaron Melhorn and Pastor Mike Shamblin officiating. Burial will follow in the Emma Chapel Cemetery, Liberty. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.
Condolences may be shared with the family at castofuneralhome.com.
Maxine Flint Justice, 91, of Charleston, passed away on March 26, 2017, at home surrounded by her children.
Born in Alderson, on June 15, 1925, Maxine was the middle daughter of Emery Elbert Flint and Florence Elizabeth Gwinn, formerly of Rainelle.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father; her two sisters, Wenona Paulette Mitchell of Rainelle and Euela Mae Stewart of Waverly, Ohio; and her loving husband, Charles Paul "Curley" Justice Sr., a longtime pharmacist in Montgomery.
Maxine is survived by her son, Col. (R) John Justice (Karen) of Frederick, Md.; daughters, Sandra Elizabeth Justice of Las Vegas, Nev., and Paulette Susan Justice of Charleston; and grandson, Charles Bryan Frye (Jessica) of Spokane, Wash.
Maxine was a proud member of the International Order of the Eastern Star for over 63 years, serving as Worthy Matron of Guiding Star Chapter of Gauley Bridge in 1963, Worthy Grand Matron of W.Va. in 1970 and Most Worthy Grand Matron of the international organization in 1994. She will be fondly remembered by her O.E.S. Sisters and Brothers she met in each of the 50 states and 91 overseas chapters she visited during her three year MWGM term.
Service will be 1 p.m., Saturday, April 1, at Bollinger Funeral Home, 420 Lee St. W., Charleston, W.Va., with Dale Wood officiating. Burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Park in London, W.Va. Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
The family wishes, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Kanawha Valley Senior Services located at 2428 Kanawha Blvd., Charleston, WV 25311.
Virgil Michael Keaton, 60, of Left Hand, went home to be with the Lord on March 24, 2017, after an extended illness.
He was born July 29, 1956, in Spencer, a son of the late Virgil and Opal Ward Keaton.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was fun loving and leaves a legacy of laughter to those he has touched.
Survivors include his loving wife, Teresa McGlothlin Keaton; son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Lisa Keaton of Charleston; daughter and son-in-law, Larissa and Mark Kennell of Brighton, Mich.; grandchildren, Cole, Alexis, Tessa, Matthew, Michael, Abigail, Stephen and Emily; brothers and sisters, Wyvetta Hall of Left Hand, Beverly Rawlins of South Webster, Ohio, Paul Keaton of Left Hand, Roger Keaton of Portsmouth, Ohio, Renee Keaton of Spencer, Timothy Keaton of Left Hand and Thomas Keaton of Charleston.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 1, at the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Shaun Howard officiating. Burial will be in the Keaton Cemetery, Left Hand. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com.
James Abner "Skeeter" Kimberling, 79, of Midway, peacefully went to heaven on March 27, 2017, after a short victorious battle with lung cancer.
Born July 1, 1937, he is the son of the late Kennart and Ethel Kimberling. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 beautiful years, Carolyn L. Kimberling. Together they had three children, a daughter, Vicki (Joe) Carpenter of Winfield; sons; Bill (Donna) Kimberling of Red House and "Jimbo" Kimberling of Red House; five grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 31, at Raynes Funeral Home (Eleanor Chapel) with Pastor Billy Basham officiating. Entombment will follow at Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House. The family will receive friends from noon to 1:30 p.m. prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made to St. Jude's Childrens Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Online condolences may be sent to the Kimberling family and the online guestbook signed by visiting www.raynesfuneralhome.com. Raynes Funeral Home, 303 Ash Circle, Eleanor, is in charge arrangements.
Helen Wanda Kinison, 86, passed away March 26, 2017. A memorial service will be held 6 p.m., Friday, March 31, at Valley Grove Church of the Nazarene.
Robert "Butch" Layton, 67, of St. Albans, passed away March 28, 2017. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home is serving the Layton family.
Charles Dayton Martin, 82, of Ravenswood, died March 26, 2017. Per his request, the body was cremated. Graveside memorial service will be at a later date. Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, is in charge of arrangements for the Martin family. There will be no visitation at the funeral home prior to the graveside service.
Eloise Anna Wilson Miller, 92, of Spencer, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017. Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Thursday, March 30, at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home in Spencer. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.
Dosha Banks Moore, 93, of Charleston, passed away March 25, 2017. Preston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Ruth Ella Myles, 76, widow of James N. Myles, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017.
Born May 10, 1940, in Charleston, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Gruder Lee and Virginia Lee White Tanner. Mrs. Myles was the owner and operator of Ruth's Designs Jewelry in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and attended Surfside United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Conway chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include her son, Rodney "Moose" Myles and her sister, Audrey Healy, both of Myrtle Beach.
Graveside service will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, at Hillcrest Mausoleum with Rev. Scarlett Hester and Rev. Laura Whitt officiating. The family will receive friends at the mausoleum one hour prior to service time.
Please sign the online guest register at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, is serving the family.
Nancy J. Nibert, 87, of Apple Grove, W.Va., passed away March 26, 2017. Funeral service wil be 11 a.m., Friday, March 31, at Beale Chapel Church in Apple Grove. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, at Wilcoxen Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.
Herbert Lee Pauley, 84, of Foster, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017 at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston.
He was born January 3, 1933, and was a son of the late James and Marcella Jarrell Pauley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Josephine Pauley; and brother, Bennie Pauley.
He was retired from Mine Health Safety Administration with 28 years of service. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Air Force 50th Air Transport Squadron. He was a member of the Gospel Center Tabernacle in West Madison, and a member of Madison Odell Lodge 115. He loved his camp on the Greenbrier River. He loved fishing and enjoyed being with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Anna Lee Goldsberry Pauley; sons, Wayne A. Pauley and Johnna Smith of Foster and Michael R. Pauley and Patricia of Madison; brother, William S. "Bill" Pauley and Peggy of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; grandchildren, Melissa R. Levo and husband Drake, Kelsey Pauley, Dean Pauley and Rob Pauley; great-grandchildren, Drake Allen Levo and Miley Renee Levo, his little angels.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at CAMC Memorial Hospital, 3rd floor MICU.
Service will be 2 p.m., Thursday, March 30, at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with Pastor Walter Gore officiating. Entombment will be in the Garden of Devotion Mausoleum at Memory Gardens, Madison with Masonic Rites performed at the cemetery by Madison Odell Lodge 115. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
You may express your condolences to the family at www.handleyfh.com.
Louis Rahall passed away March 26, 2017, at home in Fayetteville, W.Va., surrounded by his loved ones.
He was born March 27, 1930, in Beckley, to the late Asaff and Jamelia Thabet Rahall. Louis was married to Elaine Husson April 24, 1955, in Charleston, at the St. George Orthodox Cathedral, where he was a member. He was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, earned his undergraduate degree at Bowling Green College, and earned his master's degree at Wayne State University. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the American Legion Post 149 in Fayetteville. He was the last surviving founding member of the Fayetteville Lions Club, and was given the Leonard Jarrett and Melvin Jones Fellowship awards by his fellow Lions. He served as president of the Fayette County National Bank Holding Company and was a past president of the Kfeirian Reunion. Louis and his wife Elaine owned the Ben Franklin store, which they opened together in 1955 shortly after their marriage.
Louis was preceded in death by his brother, George, and son, Louis Jr.
He is survived by his wife of almost 62 years, Elaine, sister-in-law Livia Rahall, sister Alice Rahall, sister Deloris Hawarny, daughter Eva Cassis (Bruce), son David (Jackie), son Michael (Donna), son Greg (Mary), nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and numerous godchildren.
Above all, Louis was devoted to his family, immediate and extended. He had a wealth of friends, loved a good party and had a great sense of humor. He will be always be remembered and cherished by all who knew him.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 29, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home in Beckley from 6 to 8 p.m. with Trisagion prayers starting at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will also be Thursday, March 30, at St. George Orthodox Cathedral, Charleston at 9:30 a.m. followed by the funeral service starting at 11 a.m. to be officiated by Rev. Fr. Christopher Eid, Rev. Fr. Stephen DeYoung and V. Rev. Fr. Olof Scott. Entombment will be at 1:30 p.m. at Huse Memorial Park and Mausoleum in Fayetteville.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the St. George Orthodox Cathedral, 201 Court St, Charleston, WV 25301.
Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, is serving the Rahall family.
The online guest book can be accessed at www.stevensandgrass.com.
Mrs. Mary Emma (Miller) Reineberg, 92, of Charleston, formerly of York, Pa., died peacefully at Eastbrook of Charleston on March 26, 2017, after a long illness. Mrs. Reineberg was the widow of George H. Reineberg, who died in 1963.
Mrs. Reineberg is survived by her sons, George H. Reineberg II and wife Susan of Charleston and William B. Reineberg and wife Edwina of York; grandchildren, Dr. Andrew Reineberg (Boulder, Colo.) and Emily Palmieri and husband Matthew (Lumberton, N.J.), Anne Landgrebe; and great-grandchildren, Aidan and Alec Landgrebe (Sissonville); a sister, Margaret Garver; a sister-in-law, Sister Cleta Marie Reineberg; as well as several nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Catharine Julius, and brothers, William and George Miller.
Mrs. Reineberg was employed for many years in the credit business starting at the Credit Bureau of York and retiring from the Credit Bureau of Charleston. She was also a retired beautician.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Eastbrook of Charleston and Hospice of Charleston for the care shown to their mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to Hospice of Charleston, 1606 Kanawha Boulevard W., Charleston, WV 25387.
John W. Keffer Funeral Home, 902 Mount Rose Ave, York, Pa., is serving the Reineberg Family. Visitation will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday April 1, at St. Mary's Church, 309 S. George Street in York. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. with the Very Rev. Jonathan P. Sawicki officiating. Burial will follow the Mass at St. Joseph's Catholic Church Cemetery in Dallastown, Pa.
Dennis L. Ross Jr., 66, of Kenna, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, following a short illness.
He was born November 20, 1950, at Clay County, a son of Dennis L. and Leah Ross. Dennis retired from Alcan Metals after 32 years as a Crane Inspector. He was an avid hunter. Most of all, he loved "just plunking around on the farm."
In addition to his parents, Dennis and Leah, DJ is survived by his wife of 17 years, Karen White-Ross; son, David Ross (Kari) of Buffalo; daughters, Melissa Carver (Wade) of Given, Jennifer Hurley (Jeff) of Teays Valley and Taryn Ross of Kenna; stepchildren, Erika Parsons (Marco) of Lancaster, Ohio, and Lowell Travis Parsons of Cottageville; grandchildren, Madelyn Crawford, Hunter Ross, Alex Hurley, Kinsey Ross, Gabriel Guerero, Riley Winnell and Adysyn Parsons; brother, Ricky Ross (Carolyn) of Kenna; sisters, Linda Ross of Pinch and Marva Ledbetter of South Charleston. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
In honor of Dennis' wishes, he will be cremated with a memorial service to celebrate his life set to take place in June. Online memories and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.waybrightfuneralhome.com.
Kathleen M. Rulen, 84, Culldoden, formerly of Gallipolis Ferry, passed away March 23, 2017. Funeral service at Beale Cemetery immediately following visitation. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, at Wilcoxen Funeral Home. Arrangements are under rhe direction of the Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.
Kelsie Salyers, 87, of Jackson, Ky., passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017. She was the widow of Bob Salyers. Service will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, at Watts Funeral Home Chapel in Jackson, Ky. Visitation was held Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
William Lee Sigmon, 64, of Cross Lanes, died February 12, 2017. Military Honors will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, at the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar. Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Katherine Simon, 79, of Florida, formerly of Sutton, passed away March 21, 2017. Upon the families request, a memorial service will be held at a later date. Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, in charge of arrangements.
Claude Alfred Sines passed away March 26, 2017. Visitation and funeral service will be held March 31 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Gallipolis, Ohio. The viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the church. Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant is serving the family.
Charles Edward Six Sr., 77, of Scott Depot, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017, at Hubbard Hospice House, West, South Charleston, surrounded by his family.
Born November 8, 1939, in Big Chimney, Charlie was the only child of the late James Milroy Six and Louie Ardith Reynolds Six.
Charlie served his country with the United States Air Force, his love of flying continued into adulthood as he pursued an amateur pilot license. He worked in the automotive industry and following retirement worked for Enterprise Holdings. Charlie had several hobbies he enjoyed. Working in the automotive industry fueled his enthusiasm for cars, he also enjoyed golfing and operated a Ham Radio and was a member of the Kanawha Valley Amateur Radio Club.
He was a big family man, perhaps because he was an only child, Charlie loved being surrounded by family and friends. He was known as a giver, always giving of himself to others, helping in any way he could. Charlie was a Christian and loved his church family at Teays Valley Church of God in Scott Depot that was a great source of encouragement to the family.
He is survived by his wife, Laura "Joy" Frances Six, on Friday the 31st of March, they would have celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary. He is also survived by his sons and their wives, Charles Six Jr and Valerie of Winfield, Jamie Six and Amie of Hurricane and Scott Six and Donna of Dunbar; grandchildren, Andrew, Anthony, Ashley, Megan, Michael, Chase and Luke and great-grandchildren, Aubree, Isabella and Jack.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 31, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with the Rev. Dr. Melissa Pratt officiating. Entombment will follow in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home and one hour prior to the funeral service Friday.
The family would like to give thanks to the CAMC Cancer Center and HospiceCare for their excellent care of Charlie. They would also like to thank all their friends and extended family for their prayers, those who sent cards and brought food throughout Charlie's illness, your love and kindness will always be remembered.
Visit Charlie's tribute page at ChapmanFuneralHomes.com to share memories with the family.
Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, is honored to serve the Six family.
Jennifer Lee Smith, age 38, of Kimberly, died March 26, 2017. O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, is in charge of arrangements.
Mayme Irene Smith, 84, of Charleston, died at home Monday, March 27, 2017.
She retired from the State of West Virginia, and formerly attended Davis Creek Church of God. She was a lifelong resident of Charleston.
She is survived by her sons, Donald "Todd" (Lisa) Hudson, of Sod, Ronald (Ellen) Hudson of Charleston; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m., Thursday, at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston. Burial will be at Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the mortuary.
Emmadean Smithers, 93, of Bancroft, passed away, Saturday, March 25, 2017.
Emmadean was born January 23, 1924, in Charleston, a daughter of the late Gilbert E. Bailey and Cloda H. Lewis.
She is also preceded in death by her husband, Marion C. Smithers; son, David E. Smithers; aunts, Theda Baldwin and Delpha Holcomb; and uncles, Arnold Baldwin and Ralph Holcomb.
Emmadean graduated in 1942 from Stonewall Jackson High School. She was also retired parts clerk for the WV Department of Highways, a loving wife, wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She is survived by her son, James E. Smithers of Bancroft; grandchildren, Tonya R. Molek of Elkview, David E. Smithers II of Clendenin and Seth M. Smithers of Bancroft; great-grandchildren, Ashton M. Molek and Noah D. Smithers.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 30, at Cunningham Memorial Park, Upper Mausoleum Chapel, St. Albans, with Rev. Jerry Losh officiating. Entombment will follow the service. Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Community Cupboard at First Baptist Church of Hurricane, 2635 Main Street, Hurricane WV 25526.
You may visit www.ChapmanFuneralHomes.com, to leave condolences for the family.
Chapman Funeral Home, family owned and located at 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, is honored to serve the Smithers family.
Josephine Tabor, 93, of Charleston, a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother passed away Monday, March 27, 2017, at Cedar Ridge Center, Charleston.
She was retired from Fletcher Enamel and a member of VFW Post 8516, Pinch. Josephine is preceded in death by her husband, Harry Russell Taylor, granddaughter, Teresa Tabor; parents, John McDonough and Lutana McDonough; and seven brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her daughter, Regina Foster Anderson and husband, Rick; son, Sonny Russell Tabor and wife, Jeannie of Florida.; brother, Buddy Gene McDonough of Ripley; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m., Thursday, March 30, at the Hafer Funeral Home with Pastor Lee Swor officiating. Burial will be in Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to www.haferfuneralhome.net.
Arrangements are in the care of Hafer Funeral Home, 50 North Pinch Rd., Elkview.
Glenn Arnold Walton, 80, of Bridgeport, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017. Funeral service will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc., 2 Vanhorn Dr., Glenville, WV 26351, at 1 p.m., Friday, March 31. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday evening, at the mortuary in Glenville. Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is honored to assist the family of Glenn A. Walton with arrangements.
Ovle Okey, beloved husband of 54 years to Patricia Winter (née McCallister). Dear brother of Eugene (Beverly) Winter, Keith (Bonnie) Winter, Evelyn Coleman, Evagene Bowen, and Imogene Dinklocker. Cherished uncle of 12 nieces and nephews, 18 great-nieces and nephews, four great-great nieces and one great-great nephew.
Ovle passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017, at age 80. He was a devoted and loving son, brother, husband and uncle.
Visitation 10 to 11:45 a.m., Thursday, March 30, at Schmidt-Dhonau-Kucner Funeral Home, 10980 Reading Road, Sharonville, OH 45241. Funeral service to follow at noon at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.schmidtdhonaukucnerfunerals.com.
Isaac Fenton Withrow, 90, of South Charleston, went home to be with the Lord on March 25, 2017, at Hubbard Hospice House.
Isaac was born February 4, 1927, in Charleston to the late Dewey Stanton and Rosie Lee Hudson Withrow. Isaac was also preceded in death by his son, Isaac T. Withrow; and sister, Irene.
Isaac had worked for C&O Railroad for many years, at the age of 18 he was drafted in the U.S. Army having been stationed in Germany. At the age of 25, he was ordained to the ministry under Pastor B.G. Entsminger. He had pastored many of the local Apostolic Churches in the area; North Charleston, Henderson, W.Va., Elk Two Mile "Now Keystone", helped start the building of Bakers Fork Church, Kanawha City, Marmet and East Point. Evangelized Various Local Churches in Kingsport, Tenn., and Missionary Work in Ecuador in 1976.
Survivors include his loving wife, Dolores; daughter, Dolores Means and husband Greg of Poca; Rebecca Hill and husband Doug of Charleston and daughter, Cathy Martin and husband Bill of Hickory, N.C.; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Thursday, March 30, at North Charleston Apostolic Church with Pastor Anthony Moss officiating. Burial with Military Graveside Rites provided by American Legion Post 61, Clendenin, will follow in Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston. Visitation with the family will be two hours prior to service, also at the church.
The family will accept online condolences at cpjfuneralhome.com.
Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Withrow family.
Bryan Allen Young, 54, of Charleston, died March 26, 2017, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.
He was a graduate of Owens Illinois School and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ, Little Creek. He was a loving brother.
He was preceded in death by his father, Paul E. Young; mother, Thelma Louise Hudnall Young Martin; and brother, Donald Ray Young.
Surviving are brothers, Grover Preston Young of Chesapeake, Paul David Young of St. Petersburg, Fla.; sisters, Deborah Kay Abraham of St. Petersburg, Loretta Lynn Holliday of Campbells Creek; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Funeral will be 1 p.m., Thursday, March 30, at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet, with Rev. Pete Thompson officiating. Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at leonardjohnsonfuneralhome.com.
Caudill, Maggie Fay — 11 a.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.
Dillion, Mary — 1 p.m., at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, WV.
Dunlap, Jeffrey — 2 p.m., Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston.
Dunn, Ann — 1 p.m., Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo.
Estep, Robert "Bob" Earl — 10 a.m., Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston.
Fitzwater, David — 2 p.m., Elk Hills Memorial Park.
Fox, Dorothy "Dottie" — 1 p.m., Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle.
Gardner, John — 1 p.m., Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel, Beckley.
Garnes, Violet — 11 a.m., Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans.
Hannah, Phillip — 1 p.m., Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville.
Hunter, Phyllis — 2 p.m., Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.
McCormick, John — 7 p.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.
Monk, Gracan "Baby G" Jane — 11 a.m., Cunningham
Putnam, Clyde — 11 a.m., Braxton Memorial Cemetery, Sutton.
Rulen, Kathleen — 12:30 p.m., Beale Cemetery.
Sigmon, William — 2 p.m., Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar.
Spencer, Dana Carol — 1 p.m., Beaver Freewill Baptist Church, Craigsville.
Sublette, Dorothy Javins — 4 p.m., Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro.