Charlene Marie Adams, 54, of Chesapeake, died Nov. 21, 2015. She was born July 27, 1961 in Canton, Ohio, and was the daughter of Betty Pauley Clute of Cabin Creek and the late Doy Clute. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ronnie Lee Adams.
Surviving are her fiance, Brian Beaver; children, Tina Christian of Orlando, Fla., Crystal Brown of Charleston, Denise Adams of Chelyan and Roni Adams of East Bank, and stepdaughter, Michelle Adams of Quincy; sisters, Dixie Radcliff of Pinch and Sandra Miller of Cross Lanes; and 10 grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with the Rev. Danny Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery on Slaughters Creek.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com.
Donald Lee Baker Jr., 39, of Beckley, died Nov. 21, 2015. Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, at Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg, with visitation one hour prior.
Mrs. Nona Pearl Ball, 88, of Lake, died Nov. 23, 2015. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, at Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville, with visitation beginning one hour prior.
Betty Jo Bennett Boggess, 78, of Nitro, passed away at home on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 after a long illness.
Betty was a former employee of Ben Franklin in Nitro, Marrs Jewelry in Nitro and retired from Rich Oil as a station manager with 15 years of service. She attended Nitro Church of God.
Left behind to cherish her memory are her husband of 61 years, Leo Boggess, Sr.; her son, Frank Boggess and his wife, Lorena, of Nitro; her daughter, Shelly Weaver and husband, Greg, of St. Albans; sister, Kathern Cavender and husband, Doug, of Mesa, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Duke Grant, Frank Boggess, III, Cindy Waller and Matthew Boggess; and four great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, at Center Point Cemetery, Liberty, with Pastors Rob Van Fossen and Dave McCormick officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday at Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387-2536.
The family wants to express a special thank you to Dr. Michael Robie and all of the staff and caregivers from Hospice for their loving care of Betty.
You may express online condolences at www.cookefuneralhome.com.
Kermit Eugene "Gene" Brannon, 96, of Kenna, passed away Nov. 24, 2015 at Eldercare of Ripley following a long illness.
He was born Nov. 18, 1919 in Rosedale, a son of the late Roy Ray and Ethel Gay Rollyson Brannon. He was a World War II U.S. Marines veteran and served with the 1st Marine Division. He worked several years for Harl Winter and Winter Building Supply in Ripley and retired from Kaiser Aluminum. He enjoyed farming and the outdoors and loved woodworking. He was a Methodist by faith.
He is survived by son, Timothy O'Kipton "Kip" Brannon, and daughter-in-law, Terry Brown Brannon, of New Market, Va.; daughter, Kerynn Diane Sovic, and son-in-law, Randy Sovic, of Kenna; grandchildren, Allison Brannon Kerrigan and husband, Jamie, of Ashburn, Va., Jennifer Brannon of Manassas, Va., Michael Sovic and wife, Erin, and David Sovic and wife, Megan; three great-grandchildren, Jack, Christopher and Grant Patrick Kerrigan and Julia Marie Sovic; brothers, Larry Brannon of Nitro and Jimmy Brannon of Kenna; sister, Kathleen Lucas of Ohio; and special nephew, Butch Ferguson of Lewisburg.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Marilynn Roome Brannon, and a brother, Francis Brannon.
Funeral service will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at Emma Chapel United Methodist Church, Liberty, Putnam County. Burial with military rites provided by the Jackson County Honor Guard will be in Emma Chapel Cemetery.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Marine Corps League, Veterans Fund, c/o the Jackson County Community Foundation, 716 Main St. W., Ripley, WV 25271.
Memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.waybrightfuneralhome.com.
Sarah Ellen Gilman Burgess, 92, of Man, departed this life at her home, surrounded by her family, on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015.
She was born June 14, 1923 in Lucasville, Ohio, the daughter of the late Arthur Branch and Hazel McKinley Gilman.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 22 years, Sheldon Gibbs Burgess; her brother, Arthur Branch Gilman, II; and her sister, Pleasant Gilman Lohn.
Mrs. Burgess was a 1941 graduate of Man High School and held college degrees from Miami University, Ohio and Ohio State University. She was a beloved teacher at Man Junior High and Man High School for 25 years. A successful businesswoman, she and her husband, Sheldon, along with her sister and brother-in-law, Pleasant and George Lohn, founded Mount Mart Village in Man, where she was president of Burgess & Lohn Supermarket and vice president of McNeely's Hardware.
Mrs. Burgess was a lifelong member of Bruce McDonald Memorial United Methodist Church, where she served in many capacities. She was also a lifelong Girl Scout and leader as well as active in many community organizations.
Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Sarah (Bob) Wolfe of Man; her son, Gilman (Terri) Burgess of Man; two grandsons, Matthew (Brieann) Wolfe of Columbus, Ohio, and Steven (Kayla) Wolfe of Charleston; three granddaughters, Morgan (Curtis) Mascherino of Man, Lauren (Joshua) Stafford of Oceana and Erin Burgess of Man; as well as three great-grandsons, Keegan and Braden Wolfe and Sawyer Wolfe.
Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, at Bruce McDonald Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Randy Sites officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made to Bruce McDonald Memorial United Methodist Church, 102 East McDonald Ave., Man, WV 25635.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, other family members and friends.
Online condolences may be sent at www.krantzmcneelyfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home, Man.
Thomas Brian Clagg, 41, of Hollywood, Fla., formerly of Hurricane, passed away Nov. 15, 2015 at 1:35 a.m. at Pembroke Memorial Hospital.
Tom was the son of the late Dwight and Sandy Clagg and the grandson of the late Kellison and Geraldine Clagg and the late Louis and Beulah Cammer.
Tom was a 1992 graduate of Hurricane High School and a 1996 graduate of West Virginia University. Tom was a former owner and operator of A-Star Mobile.
Survivors include Tom's wife of three years Juliana; brother, Mike Clagg (Holly); nephews, Sam and Brody Clagg; stepmother, Gerri Clagg; stepbrother, Steve Osburn; and many caring friends.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane.
Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, is honored to serve the family.
Denny Lewis Cox, 68, of Logan, passed away Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015.
He was preceded in death by parents. James H. Cox Sr. and Elzenia Privette Cox; grandson, Josh Fortner; mother-in-law, Marian Hensley; and father-in-law, Bill Hensley.
Surviving are his wife, Rebecca Hensley Cox; daughters, Nancy Duncan of Kanawha City, Christy Cowling of Morganton, N.C., and Tonya of Ashland, Ky.; sons, Christopher Cox of Nitro and Doug Cox of North Carolina; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandsons; three four-legged boys, Booger Buddy, JoJo and Louie Louie; sisters, Frances Jones of Logan and Shelby Workman of Hidden Valley; and brothers, Ed Cox of Twinburg, Ohio, James H. Cox Jr. of Teays Valley and Randall Cox of Omar.
In honoring Denny's wishes, he will be cremated and no services will be held at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your local animal shelter.
Cooke Funeral Home and Crematorium, Nitro, is in charge of arrangements.
Robert Bruce Edwards, 79, of Scott Depot, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. Born Nov. 22, 1936, he was the son of the late Norman A. and Grace C. Edwards of Diamond. In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his nine siblings.
He was a graduate of Parkersburg Community College and West Virginia State University, and a member of Odd Fellows Lodge No. 64. Robert was a retired master sergeant, United States Army, and was a retired trooper with the West Virginia State Police.
He is survived by his wife, Connie W. Edwards; son, Grant (Marnie) Edwards; daughter, Melanie (Gerry) White; grandchildren, Chloe' White, Holly Edwards and Connor Edwards; and several nieces and nephews.
A private family graveside service will be held at Yauger Church Cemetery, Leon.
Online condolences may be sent to the Edwards family and the online guestbook signed by visiting www.raynesfuneralhome.com.
Raynes Funeral Home, 20072 Charleston Road, Buffalo, is in charge of arrangements.
Kathern "Kitty" Ellis, 76, of Liberty, passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 at her residence.
She was born March 17, 1939 in Cabin Creek to the late Arthur and Bessie Eller Ellis. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Pauline Monday, Irene Rhodes and Jessie Jackson, and brothers, Paul Ellis, Shorty Ellis and Arthur "Dickie" Ellis, Jr.
Kitty was a member of Lone Oak Church of God, Red House, and she was coordinator for the reunions of Sugar Grove and Liberty School for the last 14 years.
Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Deb Bailey of Michigan; daughter, Paula Ellis of Liberty; and sister, Peggy Harrison (Donnie) of Iva, S.C. Also surviving are three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at Lone Oak Church of God, Red House, with Pastor Scott Casto and Pastor Joe Scarberry officiating. Burial will be in Emma Chapel Cemetery, Liberty.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield.
You may share memories or condolences with the family at www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com.
Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 3624 Winfield Road, Winfield, is honored to serve the Ellis family.
David Allen Giles, 74, of South Charleston, son of the late Oscar and Mary Giles, passed on to a better and more peaceful life on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015.
He was a 1959 graduate of South Charleston High School and also was a graduate of West Virginia State College. During the Vietnam era he served in the U.S. Army at the CBR Weapons Orientation Course in Utah, and then joined the Internal Revenue Service as a field agent in the audit division. The last 12 years of his federal service were on loan to the U.S. Attorney's Office, with a total of 33 years in federal service. He was a member of South Charleston Church of Christ.
David is survived by his friend and loving wife of 43 years, Lana May Giles; sons, Travis of South Charleston and Kevin of Nitro; and grandson, Keelan.
Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, with Minister Louis Watts officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston.
Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, David requested that donations be made to South Charleston Church of Christ, 309 Fourth Ave., South Charleston, WV 25303.
Rosemary "Rosie" Hall, 90, of Mount Carbon, died Nov. 24, 2015. O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, is in charge of arrangements.
Ruby-Mae Hill left her earthly home on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015 to go dance all over Heaven, as she has wanted to do for a long time.
She was born Jan. 16, 1923 in Vanetta, and was a resident of Powellton before going to live at Montgomery General Elderly Care in 1996.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Moses Raymond Hill, Sr. and Lou Vina Kidd Hill; her brother, Moses Raymond Hill, Jr.; sister-in-law, Mary Jessup Hill; and brother-in-law, Stacy Groscup.
She is survived by her sisters, Marguerite Groscup of Morgantown and Phyllis Zimmerman and brother-in-law, Joe, of Clifton Forge, Va. Also surviving are three nieces and four nephews and several great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews.
She worked for Eastern Gas & Fuel Associates from 1940 to 1952 and as executive secretary at the Greenbrier Hotel from 1953 to 1960.
Her body will be cremated according to her wishes. There will be no services.
The family wants to thank the nursing home and the hospital staff for their loving care.
Ruby-Mae believed in peace and harmony and was a beautiful, loving person who was an inspiration to all who knew her. She has left us all with a rainbow!
O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com.
Clyde Keaton, 86, of McConnell, departed this life on Nov. 24, 2015 at Logan Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at this time with Honaker Funeral Home, Logan.
Martha Jane Willis Lovejoy, 60, of Chapmanville, died peacefully at home following a long illness.
Jane is survived by her mother, June Willis of Rum Creek; husband, David Lovejoy of Chapmanville; mother-in-law, Evelyn Adkins of Ashford; brother, Jim Willis Jr. (Debbie) of Rum Creek; sisters, Allyn Barker (George) of Chapmanville and Ginger Willis of Rum Creek; sister-in-law, Tammy Harold (Richard) of Ashford; daughter, Kelli Steele Dailey (Evan) of Ona; son, John Ryan Steele (Melody) of Logan; stepdaughter, Cindi Lovejoy Poe (Ron) of Marion, Va.; and grandchildren, Hanna Filipek and Mason and Sydney Dailey. She was preceded in death by her father, Jimmy Joe Willis of Rum Creek, and father-in-law, Bob Adkins.
Jane was born in Logan and was a graduate of Logan High School, where she was head majorette, and Marshall University. She worked for more than 30 years for Arch Coal (later Magnum, then Patriot). She was active in the community, serving with Ducks Unlimited, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Friends of Coal and the In Action Project Community Thanksgiving Dinner. She was an active member of the First Church of Christ in Chapmanville. Her friends and family will miss her infectious laugh and positive attitude.
Service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at the First Church of Christ, Chapmanville, with Bill Runyon and Richard Harold officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens, Godby.
Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, at the First Church of Christ, Chapmanville.
Pallbearers will be Dale Craft, Bill Dalton, Freddy France, Rick Hackney and Larry Hudson. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Willis, John Ryan Steele, George Barker, James Barker, Jared Willis, Evan Dailey and Ron Poe.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jimmy Joe Willis Scholarship Fund, c/o Jim Willis Jr., P.O. Box 1328, Logan, WV 25601.
Special thanks to the First Church of Christ in Chapmanville, Dignity Hospice and Rhonda Wheatley.
Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville, is in charge of the arrangements.
Louise Mullins, 65, of Harts, died Nov. 23, 2015. Special church service will be 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, at Hannah United Baptist Church, Harts. Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. Friday at the church. Arrangements by Honaker Funeral Home, Logan.
Avis Irene Fisher Peters was born April 24, 1921 in Dunbar, West Virginia and raised there, graduating from Dunbar High School in 1938. She passed to her reward November 21, 2015 in Gainesville, Florida.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Charles H. (Pete) Peters, Sr. and Alfred Killing; her parents, Elmer Orva Fisher and Lenora Amelia Miller Fisher and her sister Mary Anne Fisher Gaff.
She is survived by her son, Charles (CH) Peters, Jr., his wife Liza Peters and his first wife Connie Geske Peters; grandsons, Christopher D. Peters (Deb) from Hartford, South Dakota and Geoffrey A. Peters from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Matthew Pritchett (Wendy), Jacksonville, FL; granddaughter, Elizabeth Peters from Jacksonville, FL, and seven great grandchildren; her sister, Eloise Lutz of Gainesville, Florida, and brother Elmer Orva Fisher, Jr. (Gloria) of Yorktown, Virginia, and many nieces and nephews.
Avis was a devoted Mother and Grandmother, she relished her family's achievements. One of her proudest moments was when Christopher's wife Deb became the State Senator for South Dakota. She kept a stack of Deb's business cards in her purse, and would share them with anyone asking how her family was doing. She made every graduation for her son and grandsons, both high school and college, and would travel to visit them whenever she could. As with her grandsons, her granddaughter was a joy, they enjoyed doing tea parties when she was younger, and she would attend any concert Elizabeth was singing in.
Family gatherings were a must, she needed to see how everyone had grown, and loved the reunions where all the families would get together at Elmer's home in Yorktown, VA, in Dunbar with the Fisher and Miller clans, or at Canaan Valley, WV. She was an ardent traveler, spending many weeks with husbands and later friends traveling the world. She loved the change of seasons, especially the fall color in West Virginia.
Avis was a retired teacher in the Kanawha County, WV, Atlanta, GA, and a teacher and Principal in the Broward County schools in Ft. Lauderdale, FL from 1954 until 1982. Her students were her pride and joy, often saying, "They are our future!" It became apparent over the years that this love and appreciation was returned. She was one of the few female principals during the 1960s and 1970s and earned her place in the Who's Who of female professionals throughout the country. She graduated with a degree in history and sociology from Morris Harvey College (University of Charleston, WV), and a Master of Education from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL Go Gators. She was a member of Eastern Star and the Red Hat Society. Her passion was not football or any of the other major sports but rather volleyball and gymnastics. She will be missed by many but greeted by many more.
A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 4 p.m. at Williams-Thomas Funeral Home Downtown Chapel, 404 N. Main St., Gainesville, FL, with Dr. Dan Johnson officiating. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorials to the American Heart Association, 3324 W. University Avenue, #128, Gainesville, FL 32607, or the Alzheimer's Association, 378 Center Pointe Circle, #1280, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701. Please visit her memorial page at www.williamsthomasfuneralhome.com.
Trina Kay Riggs, 61, of Charleston, passed away Nov. 23, 2015. Service will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston, with a gathering of friends one hour prior.
Geneva Shands, 82, of Gilbert, died Nov. 23, 2015. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, at First Missionary Baptist Church, Justice, with visitation two hours prior. Arrangements by Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert.
Gladys "Dashie" Singleton, 90, of Smithers, died Nov. 23, 2015. O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, is in charge of arrangements.
Damon Junior Spurlock, 66, of Chapmanville, died Nov. 22, 2015. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, at the funeral home.
Anita Vickers of Buckhannon Her earthly body may have passed away on Nov. 23, 2015, but her spirit will live with the lord in heaven for eternity.
She was preceded in death by her parents, father-in-law and sister-in-law. Surviving is her husband, who loved her dearly. Seems like when you saw one the other was there also. She is also survived by several brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, mother- and stepfather-in-law, nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by many family, friends, neighbors and church members.
There will be no viewing. Graveside service only at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, at Clendenin Memorial Gardens, North Point Drive, Clendenin, WV 25045, with Pastor Bill Spears officiating.
Online condolences can be made at www.haferfuneralhome.net.
In lieu of flowers, please hug your loved ones.
Hafer Funeral Home, 50 N. Pinch Road, Elkview, is in charge of arrangements.
Seth Taylor Wilson, of Rand, completed his walk on this Earth at his home in Rand on the 21st day of November 2015. Seth was born in Charleston on the 25th day of August 1990.
Seth was a 2008 graduate of Mountaineer Challenge Academy of Kingwood, a 2009 graduate of Riverside High School and a 2015 graduate of Carver Career Center. He previously attended Glenville State College. He was a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church, Rand, and attended Morris Memorial United Methodist Church youth group during his teen years.
Seth was an excellent athlete who enjoyed snowboarding, wake boarding, basketball, skateboarding and loved WVU sports.
He is survived by his mother, Rebecca Lee Wilson, and his father, Robert Lee White, both of Rand; his brothers, Jess W. Wilson of Rand and Robert Austin Wilson of Marmet; his grandmother, Virginia Wilson of Rand; his uncle and aunt, Jeffery G. Wilson and Debra Wilson of DuPont City; aunt and uncle, Marilyn and Tom Zimmerman of Belle; his uncle, Norman White of Bristol, Tenn., and uncle and aunt, Grayling and Carol White of Tennessee; cousins, Jessica White of Charleston, Amanda Wiles and Grayson White of Tennessee, Mark and Travis Zimmerman of Belle, Erica Mullins and Paige Moffitt, both of Charleston.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Jess Guy Wilson of Rand, and his grandparents, Grayson and Barbara White of Tennessee.
A visitation with family and friends will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with a service beginning at 7 p.m. with Pastor Mike Coleman officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Community of Rand Association, 5701 Church Drive, Rand, WV 25306.
The online guestbook for Seth Taylor Wilson can be accessed at www.stevensandgrass.com.
Mr. Carl Stephen Wolfe, 84, of Charleston, husband of Virgie L. Wolfe, passed away Nov. 23, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital, Charleston. Arrangements are incomplete at Bartlett Burdette Cox Funeral Home, Charleston.
Ailstock, Bobby — 2 p.m., Wallace and Wallace Chapel, Rainelle.
Baker, Donald L. Jr. — 2 p.m., Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg.
Berry, Clarice M. — 4:30 p.m., Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes.
Bills, Mary L. — Noon, Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston.
Burgess, Ellen — 1 p.m., Bruce McDonald Memorial United Methodist Church, Man.
Jackson, Mary G. — 1 p.m., Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes.
Johnson, Melvin — 11 a.m., Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.
Key, Kayden M. — 1 p.m., Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.
Knight, Nancy — 11 a.m., Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church, Gassaway.
Larch, James A. — 11 a.m., Cunningham
Leadmon, Jason A. — 2 p.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.
Mayhorn, Roberta — 2 p.m., Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville.
Pullen, Woodrow W. Jr. — 1 p.m., Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.
Vickers, Anita — 2 p.m., Clendenin Memorial Gardens, Clendenin.