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Gazette cartoon: April 22, 2016
Gazette cartoon: April 22, 2016

Betty Jean Dent
Betty Jean Dent

Betty Jean Dent, 92, of Madison, went home to be with the Lord on April 20, 2016.

Betty was born Aug. 25, 1923 to Opie and Cecil Nutter of Carbondale. Betty loved quilting and was a member of the Bald Knob Quilters. Many people may remember her...

Billy Wilkinson, Sr.

Billy Lee Wilkinson, Sr., of Smithville, formerly of Glasgow, died April 20, 2016 at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Cocoa, the son of the late Arnold O. and Evelyn J. Fizer Wilkinson, Sr. Billy was a coal miner for 43 years with...

Nora Mae Moore
Nora Mae Moore

Nora Mae Moore, 81, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., formerly of South Charleston, passed away Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 at Messiah Nursing Home, Mechanicsburg, Pa.

She was born May 12, 1934 to the late Lester E. and Mary V. Gardner Moore.

Nora was...

Violet Santonia
Violet Santonia

Violet Sammons Santonia, 64, of Seth, went peacefully home to be with the Lord on April 20, 2016 with her family by her side.

Violet was a homemaker who loved Jesus. She also loved her family, cooking and crocheting. She had bright blue eyes and ...

Linda Sue Butler

Linda Sue Butler, 61, of Craigsville, died April 20, 2016. Service will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 25, at Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 24, at the funeral chapel.

Elwood Ferrell
Elwood Ferrell

Elwood Ferrell, 85, of Van, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 after a long illness.

He was a retired UMWA coal miner of 44 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert and Lillian Ferrell; brother, Lawrence...

James W. Chapman

James Walton Chapman, 66, of Nettie, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Summersville Regional Medical Center after a long illness.

He was born Aug. 9, 1949 in Richwood to the late Carl and Myrtle Dodrill Chapman....

Lucille Keefer

Lucille Keefer, 95, of Point Pleasant, died April 21, 2016. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 22, at Suncrest Cemetery, Point Pleasant. There will be no visitation. Arrangements by Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

W. Lawrence Stowers

W. Lawrence Stowers, Jr., 77, of Washington, DC, and Naples, FL, born in Montgomery, WV, passed peacefully on April 6, 2016. Survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Diana Devereux Stowers, and son, Gregory L. Stowers.

Graduated from and played...

Violet L. Taylor

Violet L. Taylor, 84, of Spencer, died April 20, 2016. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 22, at the funeral home....

Mary Parsons Baker
Mary Parsons Baker

Mary Bell Parsons Baker, 79, of Charleston, passed away April 14, 2016.

Mary was a homemaker, loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Thomas L. Baker; son, Jeffery L. Baker and wife, Teresa G., of...

Clara Mae Wilson

Clara Mae Wilson, 74, of Coopertown, died at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston.

She was a nurses assistant for many area nursing homes and attended Toneys Branch Freewill Baptist Church, Bloomingrose.

She was preceded in death...

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