Today's Obituaries

Jon Arnett

Jon Alan Arnett, 47, passed away suddenly at his home in Barbours- ville, on Sunday, December 4, 2016.

He was born Jon Alan Arnett at Thomas Memorial Hospital on April 7, 1969, the son of Alfred L. Arnett and Margaret A. Arnett. Jon attended and graduated from St. Albans High School in 1987.

Jon is survived by his mother, Margaret McKinney; and step-father, David Mckinney of St. Albans; his paternal father, Alfred Arnett; and step-mother, Mary Arnett of Lewisburg; his brother, Mark Arnett; sister-in-law, Laura Arnett; and niece, Alexis Arnett (14), of Stone Ridge, Va.; his uncle, Denny and his wife, Debbie Arnett of St. Albans; his step-brother, David McKinney, Jr., of Charleston; and step-brother, Dwayne McKinney of Flemingsburg, Ky.

Memorial service will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, December 9, Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans with Bishop Clifton Dedrickson officiating.

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

Kevin Broyles

Kevin Andrew Broyles, 45, of Nettie, died December 3, 2016. Service will be 1 p.m., Saturday, December 10, at VanReenen Funeral Home, Marlinton. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, December 9, at the funeral home.

Donald Burger

Donald Charles "Donnie" Burger, 62, of Dunbar, passed away on Monday, December 5, 2016, after a sudden illness at CAMC-General Division. He died peacefully surrounded by loved ones at his bedside.

Donald was born on August 22, 1954 in Charleston to the late Charles G. and Hilda V. Burger of Dunbar.

Donald was a lifelong resident of Dunbar and was a 1972 graduate of Dunbar High School. He continued his education and graduated from WV State University in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in Architectural Technology. Donald was a retiree of Union Carbide and Dow Chemical after 29 years of service, where he was a designer of instrumentation and control systems. After retirement, Donald continued working for various engineering firms for Bayer Crop Science and DuPont.

Donald was well respected by his peers and colleagues for his attention to details and strong work ethic. He had beautiful penmanship and was quite artistically talented. He recently helped his nephew with a school project, drawing the structures of the brain on a model head.

Donald was a devoted family man who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. His hobby was tinkering around the house working on various projects and making improvements. He had a real interest in electrical work; he was always adding wiring and outlets. Whenever he was laid off from work he became a wonderful househusband. He liked to stay busy and spent a lot of time at Lowe's.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his youngest daughter, Lorrie Elizabeth Fenn (March 15, 2013).

Donald is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Nannette Gray Burger; daughter, Stephanie R. Dingess; sister, Margaret (Bryan) Spurlock and their sons, Benjamin and Adam all of Dunbar; brother, Thomas Burger; niece, Charlee Young; and two special furbabies, Lucy (cat) and Bailey (dog).

The family would like to thank the ER doctors at CAMC-General and other staff members for their quick response and compassion on Saturday night. They would also like to thank the NSICU Staff, Jan, Shane, Jason, Dr. Yella, Dr. Schmidt and others for their compassion, comfort, patience and support as we had to make a most difficult decision. You comforted and supported us; gave us time to say our goodbyes. We will be forever grateful for making a difficult time bearable.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, December 9, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar with the Rev. Dr. Okey Harless officiating. Burial will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association, 162 Court Street, Charleston, WV 25301, The Ronald McDonald House 910 Pennsylvania Avenue, Charleston, WV 25302, or the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association, 1248 Greenbrier St., Charleston, WV 25311.

Johnny Canellas

Johnny W. Canellas, of Rockville, Md., born March 23, 1951, in Welch, W.Va., passed away peacefully, at home, Thursday morning surrounded by family.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Betty J. Canellas, married March 17, 1972; and sons, William J. Canellas and wife, Carrie Canellas, Jeffrey W. Canellas and fiancé, Kristin Woods, and John C. Canellas; grandsons, Timothy Canellas, Jesse Canellas, Jacob Canellas, John Giller, Michael Giller; siblings, Jackie Jeffrey, Margaret Shields, Steve Rife; nieces, Jodi Morgan Arthur, Olivia Moore; along with many other nieces and nephews and loving family members.

Johnny served in Vietnam as an Honored member of the United States Marie Corps. He worked in the Maitland Deep Shaft Coal Mines in Welch, W.Va., in 1975. He recently retired in 2015 after 38 years as Ray Foreman from the Rockville Department of Public Works.

Johnny enjoyed traveling to visit family in W.Va. and Tenn., square dancing with his wife, spades competitions, and he loved his four Yorkshire Terriers with all his heart. He will be greatly missed but not forgotten.

Memorial service will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., December 10, at the American Legion Post 86, 2013 Veirs Mill Rd. Rockville, MD 20851.

Virginia Craft

Virginia Mae Tincher Craft, 91, of Fayetteville, passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2016.

Born on June 18, 1925, at Rush, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Laura Crum Davis.

Mrs. Tincher was an active member of Gatewood Brethren Church. She loved working in the church, sewing, reading, and gardening.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas Tincher who passed in 1985; second husband, Watson Eugene Craft, who passed in 2000; sons, Ronald Keith Tincher and Clayton Edward Tincher; and grandson, Ronnie Tincher.

Left to cherish her memory includes her son, Thomas Tincher of Oak Hill; grandchildren, Karen Williford of Kenansville, N.C., Douglas Tincher, Fayetteville, Ed Tincher of Tenn., Cammie Wagner of Fla., Amanda Beth Quellette of Fla., and Hayley Marie Tincher Mills of Beckley.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, December 9, at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Pastor Scott Lester officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour before the funeral service at the funeral home.

For those wishing to express your condolences to the Craft family, you may do so by visiting our website at

The family has entrusted arrangements to Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, WV.

Katherine Cummings

Katherine Damron Cummings, 98, passed away on Monday, December 5, 2016, at North Western Memorial Hospital in Margate, Fla. She was a longtime resident of Spring Hill, until her move to Florida in November, 2009. Katherine was born on March 15, 1918, in Midkiff, West Virginia, the oldest of four children of Fred and Carrie (Franklin) Damron. She earned a Degree in Education from Morris Harvey College and a Masters in Education from Marshall University.

She worked for 35 years as an elementary teacher. Her career started in a two room school and continued until her retirement from teaching at Spring Hill Elementary School. She worked by her husband's side as he pastored churches including Ivydale, Hilltop, Yawkey, and Big Chimney Baptist Churches. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Spring Hill.

Katherine was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Henry Cummings; her mother and father, Carrie and Fred Damron; and brothers, Conrad and Thomas Damron.

Katherine is survived by son, Glenn R. (Dick) Cummings and wife, Lynda of Coral Springs, Fla.; daughter, Patricia McCormick and husband, Ed of Burke, Va.; grandson, Scott Cummings and wife, Kristen and their children, Tali and Broderick of Denver, Colo.; grandson, Chad McCormick and wife, Lisa and their children, Lacey, Katie, and Jason of Fairfax, Va.; grandson, Todd McCormick and wife, Tori and their children, CeCe and Cooper of Alexandria, Va.; granddaughter, Natalie Powers and husband, Steven and their children, Steven and Sofia of Lake Worth, Fla.; grandson, DJ Venne and wife, Heather of Lake Worth, Fla.; and her beloved sister, Mary E. Durrett of Beaver Falls, Penn.

A service to honor the life of Katherine Cummings will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 10, at Snodgrass Funeral Home in South Charleston. Family and friends may visit from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, December 9, at the funeral home. Entombment will take place at Cunningham Memorial Park in St. Albans.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Bethel Baptist Church at 5028 Kentucky Street, South Charleston, West Virginia 25309.

Memories of Katherine Cummings may be shared by visiting and selecting the obituary.

Nancy Davis-Smith

Nancy Lee Davis-Smith, 85, of Charleston, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 5, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.

Born June 11, 1931, in Mill Creek, Kanawha Co., she was the daughter of the late Perry Clyde Davis and Macil Sylvia Davis. She was a traveling operating room registered nurse.

In addition to her parents, Nancy is preceded in death by her loving husband, Fred B. Smith; and son, Jerry Wayne Davis.

Nancy will be missed by her children, Regina Smith and Rowena Smith; and her party poodle companion, "Baby Girl."

Funeral service will be held at noon on Thursday, September 8, at Long & Fisher Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to service. Pastor Jason Sparks will be officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Floral Hills Garden of Memories.

Online condolence can be left by visiting:

Charles Ellis

Charles Ray Ellis, 82, passed away December 5, 2016. Service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, December 10, at the Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services at Chapmanville, WV. Friends may call from noon until 2 p.m., Saturday, December 10, at the Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services at Chapmanville.

Harry Ellis, Jr.

Harry Ellis Jr., 80, of Elkview, passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2016. He was born November 13, 1936, in Chelyan.

Harry served his country as a U.S. Marine and retired from UPS with over 30 years of service. He was an amazing husband, brother and father. Harry was known for his generosity to others because he was someone who truly enjoyed helping others.

He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Rosalie Ellis.

Harry is survived by his daughters, Kim Ellis and Jenny Drennen; sisters, Norma Wood and Ruth Thompson; grandchildren, Brady and Trevor Drennen; and our family friends and caregivers, Brittany Danberry, Marsha Miller, and Becki Anderson.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Online condolences may be sent to Arrangements are in the care of Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.

Joe Fazio

The long, colorful and eventful life of Italian restaurateur Joe Fazio ended peacefully on December 4, 2016, after a short stay at Hubbard Hospice House. He was 94.

He was born on October 11, 1922, in Charleston to the late Domenico and Rosina Pallone Fazio.

The legendary restaurateur owned and operated Fazio's on Bullitt Street from 1951 until he retired in the late 1990s to open a jewelry store. He was also an active member of the Charleston Lions Club.

One of most iconic figures in Charleston, he rose from meager circumstances to self-proclaimed pizza king in a classic bootstrap success story.

His mother, Rosie, started the restaurant with six stools and three booths in a cranny of the barbershop operated by his father, Dominic.

Joe lived with his parents and seven siblings in four rooms in back of the restaurant.

He had just 15 cents in his pocket when his father gave him the restaurant following his mother's death.

With a determined attitude, an exuberant personality and a flair for cooking nurtured in his mother's kitchen, he defied the odds against him, including a location in the notorious back end of town.

 "I've been a hustler all my life," he told a Gazette reporter in a 2010 story.

The restaurant flourished and grew into one of the largest and most famous restaurants in the state. He covered the walls with autographed pictures of celebrities who dined there.

Early on, he depended largely on the pizzas his mother taught him to make as a 7-year-old. "I was the pizza king of Charleston," he said. "Nobody was selling pizzas."

He was well-known for his boxing skills and was especially noted for his speed bag work. "I was one of the best in the country," he said.

He sparred with Joe Louis. Prominent professional boxers and wrestlers visited him at Fazio's whenever they were in town.

He was a jitterbug champion, a yo-yo champion and enjoyed photography. The newspaper published many of his pictures.

While serving as a cook and dietician in the Army in the Pacific in World War II, he conducted speed bag training in the gym. A general presented him with a certificate "For Outstanding Ability in Boxing."

After the war, he spent a decade working for his lifelong friend, Holley Hotel owner Frank Veltri.

Family members kept the restaurant going after his retirement. Nell, his wife of more than 60 years, stayed on until her sudden death 2007.

"I can't believe where I am today," he told a newspaper reporter. "I'm proud of what I've accomplished."

 He was preceded in death by his parents as well as his sisters, Eva and Irene Fazio, and brothers, James (Jimmy) and Arthur (Auto) Fazio.

Joe is survived by his sons, Joseph A Fazio of St. Louis, Mo., Danny Fazio of Charleston and Randy M. Fazio of Teays Valley; daughter, Patty A. Fazio of Charleston; brother, Frank Fazio; and sisters, Margaret and Stella Fazio.

A service to Honor the Life of Joe will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, December 9, at First Presbyterian Church of Charleston with Rev. Dr. William G. McCoy officiating. Burial will be held in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Family and friends may visit from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, December 8, at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston.

A special Thanks to Mary Corey and Early at Quarry Manor and the nurses and staff at Hubbard Hospice House, as well as Sam from Fruth Pharmacy.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations be made to Manna Meals, Inc., 1105 Quarrier Street, Charleston, WV 25301 or Hospice Care of Charleston, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387-2536.

Memories of Joe may be shared by visiting and selecting the obituary. Snodgrass Funeral Home is servicing the family.

Roscoe Friend

Roscoe Friend, 82, of the Evergreen Hills community, Cottageville, passed away December 6, 2016. Service will be 11 a.m., Friday, December 9, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Thursday, December 8, at the funeral home.

C. Lelia Given

Clara Lelia "Lee" Given, 97, of Clover Lick, passed away Friday, December 2, 2016, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital in Buckeye.

Born March 28, 1919, in Clay County, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Jesse W. Paxton and Zona Fitzwater Paxton.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rodney H. Given; a sister, Laura, who died at birth; and a brother, Emerald K. Paxton.

Lee graduated from Widen High School in 1937 and was a graduate of Glenville State College. She taught school in Clay and Kanawha counties.

Lee and Rod were married in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1944. During World War II, she worked for the war effort as a teletype operator in Arlington, Virginia. She also worked for the war effort in Akron, Ohio.

She was an active member of First Baptist Church, St. Albans, before moving to Lewisburg in the early 2000s. She attended Shuck Memorial Baptist, Lewisburg.

Lee is survived by her son, David, and wife, Sunny, of Clover Lick; niece, Nancy Salmi, of Wisconsin; nephews, Michael Paxton and wife, Jeanne Nemcek, of Illinois; Dr. Mark Paxton, and wife, Dr. Margaret Weaver, of Missouri; and Mike Given, and wife, Vikki, and Allen Given, all of Ohio; several great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, December 10, at Shuck Memorial Baptist Church, Lewisburg, with Rev. Joel Harpold, of First Baptist, St. Albans, officiating. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Interment in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg, is serving the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lee's memory to Shuck Memorial Baptist Church, 210 West Washington Street, Lewisburg, WV 24901.

Bobby Lou Hackney

Bobby Lou Hackney, 77, of Bostwick, Fla., formerly of Charleston, passed away November 30, 2016. Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Thursday, December 8, at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Shamblin officiating. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to services. Burial will follow in Hackney Cemetery, Derricks Creek, Charleston. Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Veda Hall

Veda Hall (Brown), 77, of French Creek, passed away December 2, 2016. Service will be 2 p.m., Friday, December 9, at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs.Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, December 8, 2016.

Frances Hutton

Frances Goldsmith Hutton, 85, of Winfield, passed away peacefully November 30, 2016, at home.

Frances was born November 22, 1931, to the late Dr. Archer Alexander and Elva Beverage Wilson in Charleston. She is also preceded in death by her first husband, William Goldsmith; step-mother, Lois Wilson; and sister Peggy Wilson.

Frances was a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School, Marjorie Webster Junior College in Washington D.C., and West Virginia University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in physical education. She was a proud member of Pi Beta Phi sorority and treasured many reunions with her "sisters" over the years. Frances loved her Mountaineers and enjoyed nothing better than cheering them on to victory.

Frances was a member of Rock Lake Presbyterian Church for over 50 years, devoting countless hours of her time, talent and treasure to help beautify the church campus. She served as trustee, deacon, elder and on various committees and circles, including several different offices in the Presbyterian Women organization. She was church secretary from 1973–1974.

Maintaining and nurturing family and friendship connections was of utmost importance to Frances and was one of her greatest talents. Her practice of checking in regularly with phone calls, cards, letters and visits "just because" blessed her with cherished, lifelong relationships all across the country. She could always be counted on to send a card or make a call to commemorate birthdays and special occasions and this thoughtfulness and caring will be greatly missed.

Frances was an avid swimmer up to the time of her death. She taught swimming lessons at Ridgewood Pool for many years and helped children and adults alike overcome their fear of the water and learn to enjoy swimming as she did. When her children were growing up, Frances served as a beloved Girl Scout Leader and girl's church league basketball coach. She loved supporting her grandchildren: traveling many miles to attend horse shows, piano and dance recitals, soccer games, and other events. She especially loved a good surprise, and was a master at planning elaborate surprise visits – much to the joy of her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Carroll Hutton of Winfield; children, Janet Lyttle (John) of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Sandra Roberson (Clay) of Greenville, S.C.; brother, Archer Alexander Wilson (Lu) of Danville, Va.; grandchildren, Mackenzie Lyttle, Samantha Lyttle, Claire Roberson and Anna Grace Roberson; and many other extended family and friends.

The celebration of life for Frances will be noon, Saturday, December 10, at Rock Lake Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Rick McGuire officiating. This will be followed by a reception at the church. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, December 9, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Family and friends are encouraged to share memories of Frances on her tribute page at

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Frances may be made to Rock Lake Presbyterian Church or to LifePoint, Inc., Organ and Tissue Donation Services (also designate "Team South Carolina") at 3950 Faber Place Drive, Suite 400, Charleston, SC 29405.

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

James Little

James Russell Little, 66, raised and lived his entire life on Tyler Mountain, passed away suddenly at home, on December 5, 2016.

He was born on December 23, 1949, to the late Joel Ray Little and Freddie Mae Roberts.

James was a friend to everyone and attended McKinnon Presbyterian Church on Tyler Mountain.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his uncle and aunt who raised him, Toby and Rosalie Asbury; sisters, Sue Rhodes and Pam Little; and brother, Joel Ray Little, Jr.

James is survived by his brother, Carl Little; sisters, Mary Elliott, JoAnn Bailey, Kathy King and Connie Snyder; nephews and nieces, Shawn Little (Crissy), Lisa Bailey (Jr.), Kelly Shinn (Jim), Tim Lanham (Juanita), Carmel Baldwin (Alvie), Clayton Long (Mindy), Tammy Roberts, Candy Millican, Tammy Wilson (Ronnie); a host of great- nephews and great-nieces; and his dog, Little Tommy.

Service will be noon, Saturday, December 10, at McKinnon Presbyterian Church on Tyler Mountain with Reverend Doug Minnerly officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, December 9 at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Frank Mahon

Frank Mahon, 87, of McConnell, passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Friday, December 9, at the First Baptist Church of McConnell. Friends may call on the family from 1 to 2 p.m., Friday, December 9, at the church. Honaker Funeral Home of Logan has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Virginia Malcomb

Virginia E. Malcomb, 92, of Braxton County, passed away December 4, 2016. Per her request, her body will be cremated and there will be no service.

Betty McNeil

Mrs. Betty L. McNeil, 70, of Bancroft, went home to be with the Lord, December 6, 2016, in the Hubbard Hospice House West, after a 16 year battle with cancer.

Betty is retired from Orders Construction Company. She was an active member of Bancroft Church of God Mission, teaching Sunday School for over 30 years and very involved with the ladies "Faithful Friends" ministry. Betty was a very hard worker, loved to shop and loved spending time with her family, especially with her two boys.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Chalmer and Thelma Grant.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Donnie McNeil; children, Nichole and husband, Chad Jones, Tara McNeil and Eddie and wife, Deana McNeil; sisters, Janet Rose and Phylliss and husband, Arnold Kinder; brothers, Wayne and wife, Carol Grant, Buster Grant and Johnny Grant; sisters-in-law, Sue and husband, Butch Legg and Jeanette Carter; grandchildren, Carson, Cooper, Dustin, Kirsten, Ashton, Chyenne and Noah; and great-grandchild, Josiah.

The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff of PCU/ICU at Thomas Memorial Hospital and the Hubbard Hospice House West for the wonderful care given to Betty.

A tribute to the life of Mrs. Betty McNeil will be 1 p.m., Saturday, December 10, at Bancroft Church of God Mission with Pastor James Legg and Elder Frank Allen, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday at the church.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, 147 Main St., Poca is serving the McNeil family.

Mary Proctor

Mary Ida Proctor, 83, of Marmet, passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2016.Harding Funerals & Cremations 514 50th St. SE Kanawha City is serving Mary's family.

Oma Roberts

Oma B. Roberts, 88, of Washington, W.Va., formerly of Belle, died December 6, 2016, at Camden Clark Hospital in Parkersburg.

She was born May 14, 1928, in Jackson County, a daughter of the late Bert and Hazel Thompson. She was a kind spirt, a wonderful mother, wife, sister, and grandmother. She was a member of the Judson Baptist Church of Belle.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, James A. Roberts; brothers, Charles Otis Thompson and Carl Ray Thompson; and a sister, Joan Gentry.

She is survived by sons, Jerry Roberts (Norma) of Cross Lanes and Michael Roberts of Sandyville; two grandchildren, Chae' Lee Roberts and Sean Michael Roberts; two step-grandchildren, Gary and Terry Lanham; and one step-great-grandchild, Cullen Lanham; sisters, Lois Hill of Leory, Doris McCormick of Hamilton, Ohio, Jean Parrish of Sandyville, Helen Cottrill (Glenn) of Washington, W.Va.; and one brother, Clair Dwight Thompson (Betty) of Sandyville.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, December 10, at Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley with Elder Glenn Cottrill and Pastor Charles Bolen officiating. Friends may call on the family from 12 p.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow in the Fairplain Cemetery, Ripley. Online memories and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting

Linda Rogers

Linda Jean Rogers, 57, passed away Saturday, December 3, 2016. Wallace and Wallace, Ansted is in charge of arrangements.

Shannon Strickland

Shannon Dawn Strickland, 38, of Charleston passed away on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 at her residence.

She was a supervisor for Rite Aid in Poca, and loved animals. Shannon was a 1996 graduate and majorette of Herbert Hoover High School, and a twirler for WV State College, Institute.

She is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Bill Taylor and Emogene Taylor Underwood.

Shannon is survived by her parents, Randy and Dorene Taylor Strickland; brother, Todd Strickland and his wife, Paige; paternal grandparents, Hubert and Bonnie Strickland; also surviving are many aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

A private service will be held for the family. Shannon will be laid to rest at Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Shannon's honor to the Kanawha Charleston Humane Association, at 1248 Greenbrier St. Charleston, WV 25311.

Online condolences and memories may be shared at Arrangements are in the care of Hafer Funeral Home, 50 North Pinch, Rd. Elkview.

Arjean Thompson

Mrs. Arjean Virgil Thompson, of Southgate, Mich., formerly of Beckley, died Wednesday, November 23, 2016. Service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, December 10, at Central Baptist Church, Brooks & "G" Street. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Phyllis Ann Turley

Phyllis Ann Turley, 89, of Charleston, died Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Turley; parents, Bruce and Margie Childers; sister, Betty L. Turley; brother, Charles Childers; and niece, Susan A. Turley

Surviving, daughter, Diane Wallace and husband, Paul; nieces, Shelia White and husband, Steve and Teresa Stoddard; and nephew, Chris Turley.

Service will be 1 p.m., Friday, December 9, at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston with Chaplain Pete Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Memorial Park South Charleston. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the mortuary.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387.

Alfredo Velasquez

Dr. Alfredo Corrales Velasquez, 87, passed away December 4, 2016.

Alfredo was born November 1, 1929, to Juan and Maria Velasquez in Ozamiz City, Philippines, he was one of eleven children.

He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila in 1956. He came to the United States in 1958 and served his internship at St. Mary's in Minneapolis. He moved to Washington, DC at General Hospital for his residency in surgery in 1959 and later St. Joseph Hospital, in Lexington, Ky. He entered Georgetown University for neurosurgery in 1961 and later came to Charleston in 1966 and practiced with Neurological Associates for 31 years.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Velasquez; two sons, Jon Velasquez; Michael Velasquez and wife, Allison M. Velasquez of Ky.; one daughter, Susan Velasquez and husband, Timothy Devlin of New York City; two grandchildren, Ariana and Brennan Velasquez of Ky.

Alfredo's surviving sisters and brother, Virginia Nayen and Lolita Guiuan and Dr. John Velasquez and his wife, Dr. Neome Velasquez of Calif.; two nephews, Dr. Jeffrey Velasquez and Vinjie Velasquez.

Memorial service with be at 2 p.m., Saturday, December 10, at Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home with Monsignor P. Edward Sadie officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Donations can be made to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1001 Curtis Price Way, Charleston, WV 25311.

You may send condolences to the family at: Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the arrangements.

David Waldron

David L. Waldron, 68, of Burnsville, passed away December 5, 2016. He was born in Charleston, November 4, 1948, to the late Burliss Chester Waldron and Helen E. Cucit. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Brenda Deihl.

Those left to cherish his memory are wife, Judith A. (Moore) Waldron; children, Julie Waldron Franco and husband, Andy of Lakewood, Wash., Christopher Waldron and wife, Debbie of Burnsville; grandchildren, Joshua D. Waldron of Chapel, W.Va., and Zachary D. Franco of Lakewood, Wash.; brothers, Fred Waldron of Tornado, W.Va., and John Waldron of St. Albans, and Burliss Waldron, Jr., of Culloden.

Mr. Waldron graduated high school from George Washington High School in Charleston with the Class of 1967. Mr. Waldron served his Country in the United States Navy during Vietnam and received the National Defense Service Medal Award, and was a member of the Seabees. Mr. Waldron worked for FMC Chemical Plant in South Charleston. He was a member of Dunbar, WV Masonic Lodge and was a Master Mason. Mr. Waldron loved the great outdoors he loved to hunt all different types of game and he loved bass fishing but would try to catch any species of fish. Mr. Waldron was owner operator of the Burnsville Docks from 1997 to 2010.

Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, December 9, at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, 378 Flatwoods Corner Road in Flatwoods, WV 26621 with the funeral service following at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel with the Pastor Tony Conrad officiating. Interment will follow in the Quickle Cemetery, Burnsville, WV.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Rosenbaum Family House, WV University Hospitals, P.O. Box 8228, Morgantown, WV 26506.

Words of comfort and fond memories can be shared with the family at

The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home of Flatwoods, WV is honored to be serving the Waldron family.

Joshua Wilcoxen

Joshua Andrew Wilcoxen, 28, of Winfield, passed away after an automobile accident in Cabell County on December 2, 2016.

Josh loved to work on cars and equipment and enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his parents, Lonnie and Rita Wilcoxen, Sr., of Winfield; brothers, Lonnie Wilcoxen, Jr., of Winfield, Robert Erwin, Larry Wilcoxen, both of Fraziers Bottom; girlfriend, Kristina Gue of Barboursville; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and a host of family and friends.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 10, at Allen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Bowling officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service and burial will follow in Wilcoxen Family Cemetery.

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Robert Wooten

Robert Michael "Bobby" Wooten, 71, of Logan, passed away Monday December 5, 2016. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, December 10, at the Lord's House of Holden at Holden. Friends may call on the family from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, December 9, at Honaker Funeral Home in Logan. Honaker Funeral Home of Logan has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Funerals for: December 08, 2016

Badger, Diane 4 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Bologna, Suzanne 7 p.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Cooper, Philip 11 a.m., Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs.

Davis Smith, Nancy

Hackney, Bobby Lou 1 p.m., Cunningham

Hinton, Thelma 11 a.m., Good Hope Cemetery, Reedy.

Jones, Clifford 1 p.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.

Lipscomb, Shirley 11 a.m., Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Litton, Harold 11 a.m., Thursday, Seaver Funeral Home, Princeton.

Martin, Jarrell 1 p.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Ramey, Mary 1 p.m., Harding Funerals & Cremations, Kanawha City.

Rexroad, Landon 1 p.m., Greene

Smallwood, Christine 11 a.m., White Funeral Home, Summersville.

Staats, Mary 5 p.m., Faith Baptist Church, Mason.

Tallhamer, Parker Sr. 11 a.m., Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville.

Thomas, James Jr. 1 p.m., Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden.

Thornton, Ernestine 1 p.m., Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton.

Tygrett, Samuel 1 p.m., Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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