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Today's Obituaries

Helen Bailey

Helen L. Bailey, 94, of Richwood, passed away on September 17, at Holbrook on the Hill Nursing Home in Buckhannon. She was a retired teacher from Nicholas County schools and a lifelong member of Faith United Methodist Church. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday September 20, at 11 a.m., at Mountain View Memorial Park, Richwood. All arrangements were made by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Inc., Richwood.

Ruby Berbohm

Ruby Berbohm, 67, of Winfield, passed away September 17, 2017. Gatens Harding Funeral Home is serving the Berbohm family.

Robert Bowman

Robert Lee Bowman, 84, of Sutton, passed away Friday, August 25, 2017. Graveside service will be held in his honor at 4 p.m. Saturday, September 23, at Sutton Cemetery, Sutton. Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Alayna Kay Brockman

Alayna Kay Brockman, infant daughter of Alison Thomas and George Brockman Jr., passed away Saturday September 16, 2017, at CAMC Women's & Children's Hospital, Charleston.

Alayna was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather "Pops," Larry Thomas.

Along with her parents she is survived by her maternal grandmother, Melanie "Mimi" Thomas of Belle, paternal grandmother, Barbara Brockman of Kimberly; aunt, Jennifer Workman of Hurricane; uncles, Jeremy Thomas of Cabin Creek and Jonathan Brockman of Kimberly.

There will be no services.

The family request that you go to and click Donate Now and then select Pediatric Critical Care Services, and designate a donation to the NICU in Alayna's name.

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Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden is in charge of arrangements.

Janet Hardman Bryant

Janet "Jan" Hardman Bryant, 86, of Ripley, passed away September 18, 2017, at Jackson General Hospital.

She was born April 19, 1931, in Roane County, a daughter of the late Rader and Elsie Gandee Hardman. She was a graduate of Spencer High School, and owner of Bryant Accounting in Ripley for 25 years. Jan enjoyed sewing, quilting, and loved Bible Study.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Jim Bryant, a brother Charles "Conn" Hardman, mother-in-law Thelma Hall and step father-in-law Don Hall.

She is survived by her son, Bill Bryant and his wife Diane of Washington, W.Va.; Daughter Susan Bryant Fisher and her husband Charles of Goldtown; brothers John Hardman and George Hardman both of Spencer; grandchildren Isaac Casto and his wife Deidra of Buckhannon and Amy Beth Smith and her husband Jordan of Huttonsville;great-grandchildren Sylvia Casto and Whitney and River Smith; a special friend whom was like a son, Keith "Bear" Ware.

Funeral Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, September 21, at the Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, with Rev. Charles Hicks officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Ripley. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday at the Funeral Home.

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Elsie Clendenen (Reynolds)

Elsie Dare Clendenen, age 100, departed this life peacefully on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Crown Pointe Care Center, Columbus, Ohio, after a brief illness. Born to John S.J. Reynolds and Mary Ellen Nicholas Reynolds on May 9, 1917, in Milton, she was raised on a farm.

On December 24, 1939, Elsie married the love of her life, Orland R. (Bud) Clendenen. They built a home in Cross Lanes, where they lived until just before Bud's passing in 2003. After that, Elsie lived in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, near her daughter. They also had a home in Palm Harbor, Fla., where they were snowbirds for 30 years. Elsie was a homemaker who loved cooking, baking and, most of all, spending time with her family.

Preceded in death by brothers, Merrill, Oliver and Everett and sisters, Nellie Meadows, Thelma Yates, Lois Harbour, and Lola Clendenen, she is survived by son, Ronald (Patricia) Clendenen of Waynesville, N.C., and daughter, Sharon Davies, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio. She is also survived by five grandchildren; Tammy (Sherri Morgan) Sebert, Todd (Tina) Sebert, Tonya (Shawn) Walker, Christy (Russell) Polly, and Reed (Tara) Clendenen and seven great-grandchildren; Abby and Justin Clendenen, Allison, Tyler and Ella Walker and Jared and Justin Sebert.

Visitation at 2 p.m. and funeral at 3 p.m., will be at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 20, followed by interment at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, 5233 Rocky Fork Road, Cross Lanes, WV. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Heart Association or your favorite charity.

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Justin Collins

Justin A. Collins, 36, of South Point, Ohio, passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was born October 4, 1980, the son of Rich and Carolyn Watters Collins of South Point, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted at 8p.m. on Tuesday, September 19, at Christ Temple Church, Huntington. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the church. Henson & Kitchen Mortuary, Huntington, is caring for the family.

Aurellia Dunlap

Aurellia Dunalp of Scott Depot, formerly of Nitro and Witcher Creek, passed away at age 93, surrounded by the warmth and endless love of her extensive family, both here and already gone, on September 17, 2017.

Aurellia was one of the most special people anyone could have ever met. She selflessly gave up so much to raise, help raise, and take care of so many and she never thought for an instant about it. Many of her favorite memories over the years were the huge family summer picnic reunions and Christmas party reunions each year that everyone loved so much. She loved to laugh. She loved her family dearly and she loved her church family.

It would require a book to cover all the great things that need to be said about her and her life, but those who knew her already know and she requested to keep things simple. Just know that she was the last in the line of large and amazing family that was truly something very special that few have the privilege to belong to. She is celebrating with all of them now and there is no doubt it is the best reunion she's ever had. She will be loved and thought of daily by all the remaining family until the biggest celebration of all.

The number of family and friends she loved and who loved her is too enormous to count. She is survived by her son Ronnie Dunlap and his wife Darlina, grandson John D Williams and his wife Tami, granddaughter Candi Hatfield and her husband Chuck, grandson Mark Hartman, great grandchildren Tyler Mays Williams, Ashley Christopher, Adam Anderson, Elisse Anderson and Jocelyn Hartman and great great grandchild Gavin Hartman.

Preceding her death were her husband Ira Dunlap, grandson Shannon Dunlap, daughters Sherry Hartman and June Persinger, parents Charles & Francis Farmer, brothers Camillus Farmer, Rudolph Farmer, Warren Farmer, Ed Farmer, sisters Helen Trail, Juanita Hamby, Iris Petry and Gloria Brewer, grandson Mathew Hartman, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends too numerous to list that she loved so much.

She requested a very simple private funeral with the family, children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews and she does not want them to dress up. She asked that instead of flowers, you make a donation to her church. Good Shepard Baptist in Scott Depot, WV.

She wrote in her journal "Good bye to all of you. Just remember I loved all of you dearly. Be good and I will meet you again in heaven. See you all later, XOXOXOXOXOXO, Love to all, Mom & Mama.

Private entombment service will be held at Cunningham Memorial Park officiated by Dr. Kenny Stidham. You may visit her tribute page at to share memories with her family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Baptist Church, 162 Tiger Lane, Scott Depot, WV 25560.

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

Emogene "Jean" Fain

Emogene "Jean" Fain, 90, of St. Albans, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 10, 2017, at the Hubbard Hospice House, after a brief illness.

She was preceded in death by her husband who she loved and missed dearly, The Rev. Laird Fain, daughter Joyce Fain Kennedy and parents Seibert and Ruby Toney; sister Aileen "Gay" Lee; brother Franklin Delano Toney.

Surviving include her sons Dana (Dreama) Fain of Hurricane, Gary Fain and Heath (April) Fain both of St. Albans; six grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Jean was a loving soul to all who knew her and served the call of the Lord along with her husband at several area churches. Jean was a graduate of South Charleston High School, worked in book keeping and was a homemaker who took pride in her family and home.

Memorial services will be held Friday September 22, 7:30 p.m., at Valley Christian Assembly 1703 Bigley Avenue, Charleston. A gathering of family and friends will be from 6 p.m. until service time at the church. On line condolences may be sent to

Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston, is serving the Fain family.

Langston Francis

Langston Malachi Francis, born on June 29, 2017, passed gently into the arms of Jesus, on September 13, 2017.

Langston spent such a short time with us, but was a true blessing. We will always love and miss you.

He is survived by his parents, J and Tiara Francis; brothers, Tyrell, J Jr., and Angelo; grandparents, Maureen Whilby, SoJuana and Sefus Ellis.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar with Rev. Heyliger officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Donald Randolph Gallimore

Donald Randolph Gallimore, 85, of St. Albans, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 17, 2017, at his residence.

Born in Allisonia, Virginia, to the late Earl A. and Beulah Morrison Gallimore. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Wyoma P. Gallimore; son, David R. Gallimore; also several brothers and sisters.

Don was retired as a conductor/brakeman for CSX Railroad, Russell, Ky. He was also a former operator agent for Norfolk and Southern Railroad. He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church, St. Albans. He was a graduate of Draper High School in Virginia and attended San Francisco State University. He served as a Sergeant in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.

Surviving are his children, Drema R. Ballard (Jim) of St. Albans, Debra R. Smith (Keith) of Huntington and Dwight R. Gallimore (Gerri) of Hurricane; grandchildren, Roger D. Lyons, II, Amy R. Sharpe (Kevin), Tiffany Smith, Jason Smith and Kelsey Gallimore. Also he is survived by several sisters and brothers.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 21, at Bethany Baptist Church, 2504 Grant Ave., St. Albans with Pastor Raymond Jordan, Chaplain Pete Thompson and Deacon Jerry Reed officiating. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville with military honors.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

You may visit Don's tribute page at to share memories or condolences with the family.

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

Ann Hamilton Glass

Ann Hamilton Glass, 83, of Buena Vista, Va., formerly of Logan, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Ann was born July 14, 1934, in Charleston, to the late Owen A. and Virginia E. Hamilton. Ann was a long-time member of Christ Episcopal Church in Buena Vista, Va., where she served as parish secretary. Ann was employed in the dental office of Drs. DeReus, Radick, and King. Ann also was a volunteered in the Stonewall Jackson Hospital Auxiliary thrift shop and visitor's desk.

Besides her parents, Ann was preceded in death by her husband Thomas H. Glass, III.

Ann is survived by children, Rock White and wife Mary of Glen Allen, Va., Owen White and wife Beverly of Raleigh, N.C., Aleida "Lee" White of Christiansburg, Va., Walt White and wife Kathi of O'Fallon, Mo., Joe Glass and wife Jennette of Moreland Hills, Ohio, eleven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and devoted family friend Charlotte Lomax, and the Joe Higgins and Tyree families.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Rockbridge Area Hospice.

A graveside service will be conducted at Green Hill Cemetery, Tuesday, September 19, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Robert Copenhaver officiating. There will be no visitation at the Funeral Home. Arrangements by Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Home, Buena Vista.

Linda Horn (Jefferies)

Linda Horn, 69, of Hurricane, went home to be with the Lord September 16, 2017, after a battle with cancer. She joined her son, Johnny Ray Toppings, at Heavens Golden Gates; her parents, Ersel and Bonnie Fitch; her in-laws, Clifford and Mae Horn; and a very special brother in-law, Clifford Horn.

Anyone who knew Linda knew that her family was the most important thing in her life. Linda has made her home in Hurricane for many years with her husband, Roger Horn of Hurricane; her daughter, Tammy Reavis (Joe) of Culloden; son, Roger Allen Horn of Hurricane; step-daughter, Melissa Horn (Ray) of Inez, KY; step- son, Randy Horn (Melinda) of Inez, KY; grandchildren, Josh and Brittany Reynolds of Hurricane, Jonathan and Morgan Horn of Culloden, Linzie Reynolds, Hunter, Kajsa, and Hailey Horn all of Hurricane; great-grandchildren, Emersyn Horn of Culloden, and Colten and Cooper Reynolds of Hurricane; step-grandchildren, Brittaney, Tiffany and Tori Reavis, Josh and Jamie TR, Stephine, Dana, B.B. Denovan and Briana Horn, all of Inez, KY; step great-grandchildren, Devon, Nate, Bub, Alisha, and Page all of Inez, KY; sisters, Delina Holstein of Hurricane and Theresa Forcebach (Arthur) of Saint Albans; brother, Donald Fitch (Nancy) of Hurricane; sister Linda Caudill (Roger) of Cleveland, OH; sisters-in-law, Connie Horn ,Maggie Blackburn (Troy), Josie Pennix (Glen), aunt, Dottie Nace of Dunbar; several special nieces and nephews and lots of special cousins.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Glen Penix officiating. Burial will follow service at Valley View Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home

We would like to thank all the doctors and staff at the Edwards Cancer Center, with a special thanks to Dr. Mitchell for all of your help.

Linda touched the lives and hearts of many children she cared for through the years of working for the State of WV. She also LOVED cheering for the REDSKINS!!!! She loved watching her grandkids play football, softball, basketball and cheering.

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

Rachel Lewis

Rachel Alice Lewis, 28, of Charleston, passed away on Monday, September 18, 2017, at the University of Kentucky Hospital, Lexington, Ky.Arrangements are forthcoming. Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Evelyn Mastalerz

Evelyn Bialek Mastalerz, age 91, of Charleston, passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017, at the Kline Hospice House in Frederick, Md., surrounded by her children.

Evelyn was born in McKees Rocks, Pa., on October 17, 1925, the daughter of Stanley and Mary Bialek. She married Frank Mastalerz on May 18, 1946. After 67 years of marriage, Frank passed away on October 4, 2012. She was dedicated to her husband, children and her faith. She enjoyed cooking/baking, taking cruises and traveling, reading, and her practicing her Catholic faith and Polish heritage.

She is survived by her children: Carol Mastalerz of Frederick, MD, Margaret Price (Robert) of Dunbar, WV, Dr. Frank Mastalerz, Jr. (Vickie) of Morgantown, WV, and Mary Post (Jim) of Saint Louis, MI. Grandchildren: Kevin Mastalerz (Megan) of Owings Mills, MD, Greg Mastalerz (Jennifer) of Philadelphia, PA, and Dr. Erika Mastalerz of Hickory, NC. Great granddaughter Willa Jane Mastalerz of Philadelphia, PA. She is survived by her sister Stella Wasco of Pittsburgh, PA and Lucille Bradley of Denver, CO.

Funeral services will be held at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Charleston, Thursday September 21, at 1 p.m., with Father Joseph Augustine officiating. Burial will take place after at Sunset Memorial Park in South Charleston.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. prior to the funeral at the Harding Funeral Home, 514 50th St. SE Charleston, WV. Funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 12:45 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in the name of Evelyn Mastalerz to Kline Hospice House, 7000 Kimmel Rd, Mt Airy, MD 21771. Visit for further information. The family expresses their sincere appreciate for the excellent and compassionate care provided by the staff of the Kline Hospice House.

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Harding Funerals & Cremations is serving the Mastalerz family.

Frank William Mitchell

Frank William Mitchell, 87, of Elkview, died Friday, September 15, 2017, at home. Frank was born in Acup, in Kanawha County, on April 21, 1930, to Denny Dean Mitchell and Maggie May (Bowe) Mitchell. He served in the United States Naval Reserve for over eight years and traveled to Cuba and Jamaica. He retired from Smith's Transfer Trucking Company and was a proud member of Teamsters Local #175.

Frank enjoyed farming, raising livestock and riding horses. Often friends relied on him and his Dodge truck to haul hay or transport animals. In previous years, Frank was a member of Elk River Boots and Saddle Club and volunteered there often. He also volunteered at Amber View Stables. Frank loved Old Time and Bluegrass music, especially Bill Monroe. He also loved trains. Many neighbors and friends knew him as "Daddy Frank."

Frank married Mary Magdalene Anderson on October 17, 1950. They had three children, Karen Ann, Denny Dean (II) and Kathy Jo. Mary died May 31, 1984, and Denny died March 2, 1997.

Frank was also predeceased by his parents; his sister, Mary Frances Mitchell; and his brother, Marvin T. "Buck" Mitchell.

Frank is survived by his daughters, Karen Ann Mitchell Jones of Elkview and Kathy Jo Mitchell and her husband, Andrew Morrison, of Walterboro, S.C.; grandson, J. Cody Robertson and wife Ashley of Bella Vista, Ark.; great-grandson, Carter William Robertson; brothers, Clifford D. Mitchell and his wife, Kay, of Charleston, Bobby Joe Mitchell of Walton and Murl Mitchell and his wife, Sherry, of Sarasota, Fla.; several nieces, nephews, other extended family, beloved neighbors and close friends.

The Mitchell family appreciates all of those who visited Frank and cared for him during his two-year decline. We thank Nurse Crystal of Amedisys, and we especially thank Nurse Janet, Nurse Brittany, CNA Amanda and CNA Cheryl, along with the entire HOSPICE CARE Staff.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 20, at Hafer Funeral Home, 50 North Pinch Road, Elkview, W.Va., with Pastor Jeff Moales and the Rev. J. Cody Robertson officiating. Burial will be in the Mitchell Family Section of Quick Community Cemetery in Quick, immediately following the funeral. Visitation with the family will occur from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 19, at Hafer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd., West, Charleston, WV 25387-2536; or Elk River Boots and Saddle Club, P.O. Box 156, Elkview, WV 25071.

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Mary Clare Moses

Mary Clare Moses, 82, of Hurricane, passed away September 16th, 2017. She was born March 8, 1935, in Wheeling, to the late Maron and Mary Wakim Moses. She was preceded in death by her parents and her baby sister Margaret Rose and a niece, Tara Moses of Phoenix, Ariz. Surviving sisters include Dr. Marion Moses of San Francisco, Calif., Martha Moses of Summerville, S.C., Marcella Miller of Hughson, Calif., and Marlene Moses of Nitro. Surviving brothers include Maron Moses (Betty) of San Rafael, Calif., and Martin Moses (Norma) of Nitro. Additionally she is survived by nieces Jennifer Moses of Santa Monica, Calif., Rachael Moses of Charleston, Paula Peterson (Jim) of Modesto, Calif., Lisa Miller of Columbus, Ohio, and a nephew Brendan Moses of Phoenix, Ariz.

Mary Clare was a retired educator whose career spanned 47 years. She was a graduate of St. Anthony's Grade School in Charleston and a 1954 graduate of Charleston Catholic High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science from Duquesne University along with a Masters in School Administration and Adult Education from Marshall University. Her career included thirteen years with the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. Various components of her career in adult education include teaching for the West Virginia Department of Mental Health, being the county coordinator for the West Virginia Adult Basic Education program and being Director of Education at the Anthony Correctional Center. She also served as principal at St. Francis of Assisi School in St. Albans and St. Francis Xavier School in Moundsville. She was awarded the National Teacher of Reading Award (1973) and served two terms as state President of the West Virginia Adult Education Association.

Mary Clare was a member of the Catholic Church of the Ascension in Hurricane and enjoyed knitting and crocheting, playing the organ and cooking. She was also a member of the Board of Directors for Putnam Aging, West Virginia Adult Education Association and the Secular Franciscan Order.

Mary Clare wishes to give special thanks to the numerous medical specialists, service personnel from the Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority, Fresenius Medical Care personnel and Genesis HealthCare personnel for her superb medical and transportation needs.

Visitation will be held at Allen Funeral Home Hurricane, on Tuesday September 19, from 5pm to 8pm. Rev. Harry N. Cramer will lead the Scriptural Vigil Service at 7:30 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 20, at the Catholic Church of the Ascension, 905 Hickory Mill Road, Hurricane, WV, with Rev. Harry N. Cramer, Rev. Robert Park, Rev. James O'Conner, and Rev. Patrick McDonough officiating. Final internment will be at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetic Association or the Imogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington.

Donald Patton

Donald Patton, 59, of Hurricane, passed away September 16, 2017. Service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 21, at Gatens Harding Funeral Home, Poca. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 20, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

Arthur Edward Richardson

Arthur Edward Richardson, 63, of Charleston, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at CAMC General, surrounded by his loving family.

He was a graduate of Sissonville High School. Ed was a retired electrician and a member of IBEW Local Union 466. He was an active member of Rich Fork Baptist Church. Ed was a hard working man who most of all loved his family.

Ed is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Elizabeth Richardson.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 42 years, Ava Richardson; children, Kimberly Starks (Robert) and Robert Richardson (Chanon); sister, Kathy Reed; brother, Mike Richardson; grandson, Bryant Starks; granddaughter, Emma Richardson; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., on Tuesday, September 19, at Long & Fisher Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20, at Long & Fisher Funeral Home with Pastor David Vanhorn officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Floral Hill Garden of Memories.

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Billy Smith

Billy Smith, 75, of Reedy, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017, at the Roane General Hospital in Spencer. William David "Billy" Smith was born July 26, 1942, in Parkersburg. Service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 20, at the Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home in Spencer. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 8:30 p.m., until time of the service.

Juanita Helen Burdette Smith

Juanita Helen Burdette Smith, 96, of Sissonville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on September 17, 2017.

She was born February 4, 1921, the daughter of the late Romie Burdette and Nell Burdette Foster. Also preceding her in death are; her husband, Donald G. Smith; son, Donald R. Smith; grandson, Tony R. Skeens; sister, Bernice Winter; brothers, Romie Burdette, Jr., Carl Foster and John Foster.

Juanita retired from Sears, Shoe Department, and was a member of Teays Valley Missionary Baptist Church, where her son Dr. John D. Smith is pastor.

Surviving are; daughter, Marlene Skeens and husband, Robert; sons, John D. Smith and wife Margurite, and G. Michael Smith; grandchildren, Mark Skeens, Debra Hughes and husband Phillip, Tara Marshall, Julie Sayre and husband Brian, James Smith and wife Brandee; great-grandchildren, Anthony Skeens, Andrea Norton, Miranda Skeens, Michael Hughes, Logan Mitchell, and Brooke Sayre; great-great-grandson, Cole Norton; several nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to Brenda Morris for her love and care for many years.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, September 20, at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston, with her son, Pastor John D. Smith officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent to the family at;

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

William Starcher

William C. "Bill" Starcher, 72, of Spencer, died September 16, 2017, at CAMC Memorial, Charleston, after an extended illness. Bill was born October 7, 1944, in Zona. There will be a private family visitation. Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, is in charge of arrangements.

Eugene Washington

Eugene Washington, 85, of Saint Albans, passed away September 16, 2017. Preston Funeral Home of Charleston is in charge of arrangements.

Lorraine Whitehead

Lorraine J. Whitehead, 91, of Point Pleasant, passed away September 16, 2017.Funeral services will be held at the Holiness Weslyan Church in Point Pleasant, Tuesday September 19, at 1 p.m. Friends may visit the family at the church from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., prior to the service. Deal Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Betty Lou Woody

Betty Lou Woody, 89, of Charleston, died September 16, 2017. Service is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 21, at South Ruffner Baptist Church. Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet, is in charge of arrangements.

Funerals for: September 19, 2017

Abbott, Jeremy 2 p.m., Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Elkview.

Allison, Murlena 7 p.m., Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro.

Beaver, Carl 3 p.m., Upper Mausoleum Chapel, Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

Coleman, Virginia 1 p.m., Snodgrass Funeral Home, So. Charleston.

Collins, Justin 8 p.m., Christ Temple Church, Huntington.

Davis, Harry 3 p.m., Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville.

Dixon, Teresa 2 p.m., Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes.

Hollandsworth, Rebecca 2 p.m., VanReenen Funeral Home, Marlington.

Parsons, Barbara 10 a.m., South Charleston First Church of the Nazarene, South Charleston.

Seldomridge, Finley 1 p.m., Bartlett

Seldomridge, Finley 1 p.m., Bartlett

Shinault, Charles 11 a.m., Kingdom Life Fellowship Church, Nitro.

Sligar, Sarah 1 p.m., Living River Chapel, Sutton.

West, Gregory 3 p.m., Taylor

Whitehead, Lorraine 1 p.m., Holiness Weslyan Church, Point Pleasant.

Wright, Walletta 11 a.m., Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville.