Dorene Clendenin, 58, of Gauley Bridge, died July 10, 2013, following a long illness.
Born Feb. 23, 1955, she was the daughter of Walter Lee Parker of Ramsey and the late Mary Madeline Clark Parker.
She was a disabled custodian for Fayette County Schools and a member of Fresh Oil Church of Jesus Christ in Marmet.
Surviving, in addition to her father: her husband, Wallace Clendenin; sons, Wallace L. Clendenin of Edmond and Bobby Clendenin of Victor; grandchildren, Taylor, Tyler and Christopher of Edmond, and Kaylon and Jordan of Oak Hill; and siblings, Phyllis Clendenin, Linda Lance, Brenda Harris, Arlean Dorman, Julie Legg, Christine Clendenin, Loretta Parker, Lawrence Parker, William Parker, Garland Parker, Russell Parker and Lee Parker.
Services were July 14 at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted, with the Rev. Thomas Sergent officiating. Burial followed in the Martin Cemetery at Horseshoe.
Online condolences may be sent to wallaceandwallacefh.com.
Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted.
Bessie Irene Cawley Corder
Bessie Irene Cawley Corder, 99, of Fayetteville, died July 15, 2013, at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley.
Born Dec. 29, 1913, at Poca, she was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Canna B. Cox Cawley. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Meade Corder, on June 27, 1978.
Mrs. Corder was a longtime member of Cotton Hill Missionary Baptist Church at Beckwith.
She was the oldest living graduate of her class at East Bank High School.
Mrs. Corder and her late husband, Otis, were owners and operators of Corder’s General Store at Beckwith.
She was a past matron of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 107 at Oak Hill.
Surviving: her sons, Otis Meade Corder Jr. of Oak Hill and Robert Allen Corder of Fayetteville; grandson, Timothy Corder; granddaughter, Tiffany Turpin; and two great-granddaughters.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity with Pastor Mack Canterbury officiating.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Blue Ridge Funeral Home at Prosperity.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in her memory may be made to Cotton Hill Missionary Baptist Church – Ladies Circle; PO Box 884, Fayetteville, WV 25840.
Online condolences may be sent at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville.
James Ronald Cribben
James Ronald Cribben, 56, of Smithers, died July 12, 2013.
He was born Aug.21, 1956, in Powellton.
He was a former truck driver.
Per his request there was no visitation or services.
Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.
John Curtis Foster
John Curtis Foster, 56, of Jodie, died at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington after a brief illness.
Born Sept. 5, 1956, in Montgomery, he was the son of the late Alfred and Joyce (Petry) Foster. He also was preceded in death by his sisters, Sherry and Joanne Foster, and a brother, Benjamin Foster.
John was a sanitation worker.
Surviving: daughters, Michelle (Kenny) Williams of Norfolk, Va., Jessica Foster and Genie Flores of Ohio; granddaughters, Natalie and Vanessa of Ohio; a brother, Jimmy (Martha) Foster of Alabama; an aunt, Mae Backus of Jodie; best friends, David Hanshaw of Twenty Mile and Bob Kinser of Dixie; and a host of cousins.
Funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, July 17 at Pennington Funeral Home in Gauley Bridge with the Rev. Namen Moore officiating. Burial will follow at Vaughan Cemetery in Vaughan.
Friends may call one hour before service time.
Online condolences may be sent at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.
Phyllis Jean Hodge
Phyllis Jean Hodge, 66, of Chesapeake, died July 10, 2013, at home.
She was born Aug. 12, 1947, in Charleston, the daughter of the late William and Mable Rollins Miller.
Surviving: husband, Rex Hodge; daughters, Cindy Scarbro of Chesapeake and Tara Neal of Charleston; son, Darrell Milam of St. Albans; 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
The family received friends on July 13 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be sent to the family at PO Box 717, Montgomery, WV 25136.
Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www .odellfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.
Bentley Joshua Kiser
Bentley Joshua Kiser, 37-day-old infant of Timothy Kiser and Jaclyn Hughart of Summersville, died July 8, 2013.
Services were July 12 in the White Funeral Home at Summersville with Pastor Butch Collins officiating. Interment followed in the Walker Memorial Park at Summersville.
Arrangements by White Funeral Home, Summersville.
Richard Edward Longstreet
Richard Edward “Dick” Longstreet, 77, of Pinellas Park, Fla., died July 6, 2013, in Parksley, Va., after a short illness.
Dick was born Jan. 9, 1936, in Camden, N.J., the son of the late Joseph Osborne Longstreet and Agnes Fabian Longstreet Zalesky. He also was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia.
He graduated from Camden Catholic and subsequently enlisted in the Army and toured the world, including a stop in Thurmond in the 1950s, the same state where years later he would meet his future wife, Carolyn.
After the service, Dick worked for the airline industry, and spent 20 years as a passionate promoter of the southern New Jersey shore as a tourism marketer for Cape May County.
He and Carolyn moved to St. Petersburg, Fla., in 1985 and resided in the Bay Area for the rest of his life.
He retired from Pinellas County government in 2006, and in retirement he and Carolyn worked for a tourism promotion company, which allowed them to pursue their true passion: traveling and exploring the country.
Dick was an active member of the National Guard and Reserves in the Civil Air Patrol Division at MacDill AFB. He was an avid golfer, and especially enjoyed playing with his friend, Jim Driscoll.
Surviving: his wife, Carolyn Ford Whisner Longstreet of Pinellas Park, Fla.; his stepson, Rodney, his wife Melanie, and grandsons Ian and Reed of Snow Hill, Md.; mother-in-law, Wilma Ford of Smithers; his older brother, Joseph and wife Maryjane of Hampton, Va.; dear sisters, Ann Hickman of Cape May County Courthouse, Sylvia Palombo and brother-in-law (his fratello) Aldo Palombo Sr. of Ocean View, N.J.; as well as his beloved nieces and nephews, and their children and grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of the Eastern Shore, 165 Market Street, Suite #3, Onancock, VA 23417.
Katherine Ruth Rose Siemiaczko
Katharine Ruth Rose Siemiaczko, 69, of Gauley Bridge, formerly of Charlton Heights, died at Charleston General Hospital STICU Unit on July 8, 2013, after a short but courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis.
Born Dec. 24, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Hazel Rose. She also was preceded in death by a brother, Ray Rose; sisters, Helen Zickafoose and Delores Duncan; and grandson, Brandon Tucker.
A life long resident of West Virginia, Kathy was a 1961 graduate of Montgomery High School.
She spent her life in the medical field, beginning as a surgical nurse at Thomas Memorial Hospital, working as an EMT with Valley Ambulance Service and retiring from Elkem Metals as a plant nurse.
She was a loving, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
She loved to sing, smell flowers and be involved with the church.
Surviving: her husband of almost 46 years, Michael Siemiaczko Jr.; daughters, Cynthia Kappler and husband Christian of Fayetteville, and Angela Manning and her husband, Gary, of Culloden; son, Michael Siemiaczko and his wife, Lorri Burford, of Oak Hill; grandchildren, Zachary Manning, Meghan Manning, Cory Siemiaczko, Kaitlyn Manning, Joshua Siemiaczko, Michaelya Tucker, Logan Manning, Katharinia Tucker, Stella Kappler, Hazel Kappler, Wyatt Kappler, Jack Kappler, Ella Burford, Billie Kappler, Becks Kappler, and Jozef Siemiaczko; sister, Nancy Mulligan of Locust, N.C.; sisters-in-law, Gwynn Eagle of Orlando, Fla., and Karen Tuisku of Rocky River, Ohio; brother-in-law, Dwight Siemiaczko of Holly Grove; and numerous nieces and nephews.
As per her wishes, Kathy donated her body to the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg.
A memorial service honoring Kathy’s life will be held at a later date at St. Anthony’s Shrine Catholic Church in Boomer.
Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com .
Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.
Evelyn Spradling, 95, died June 13, 2013, at Hospice House surrounded by her loving family.
Mrs. Spradling was born in Handley on June 21, 1917.
She was preceded in death by her mother, husband, brother, son, and two granddaughters.
A native of West Virginia, she had lived in Savannah since 1965.
Mrs. Spradling was a member of the Coastal Cathedral Church of God and devoted her life to the care of others.
Surviving: her children, Carolyn Jackson and her husband, Franklin, of Savannah, with whom she resided, Kenneth James Spradling (Julia) of Satsuma, Fla., William Spradling of Savannah, James Goodyear (Donna) of Fairfax, Va., and Laura Elaine Messer (Marlin) of AquaDulce, Calif.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was June 14 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. A graveside service was held June 15 at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
Please sign theonline guest book at www.foxandweeks.com.
Arrangements by Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel, Savannah.
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