Judith C. Ballard

Judith C. Ballard, 75, of Logan, formerly of Fayetteville, entered the gates of Heaven July 9, 2020 at home with her loved ones.

She was born Dec. 14, 1944 at Mammoth, daughter of the late Ernest and Louise Holstein.

She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Douglas of Logan; her sons, Curtis (Carla) Ballard of Lenoir, North Carolina and Terry (Beth) Ballard and Kent Ballard, all of Logan; brothers, Linus (Annie) Holstein of Salisbury, North Carolina and Dale (Kathy) Holstein of Rand; grandchildren, Ashley, Derek, Samantha and Todd; one great-granddaughter; a host of nieces and nephews.

She loved her family very dearly and worked tirelessly her entire life to provide a great life for them, for which she will always be loved and remembered.

A brief memorial service was held July 12 at the Chief Logan State Park Cabins, with the Rev. Mason Ballard officiating.

Online condolences may be left at www.jamesfh.com or the Akers-James Funeral Home Facebook page.

Akers-James Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Katy Batarse

Katy Batarse, daughter of Michael and Antonia Kretchmer Modrić, was born in Jerusalem and passed away in Charleston.

Katy Batarse, 87, of Bethlehem, Palestine entered into her heavenly realm on July 22, 2020.

Katy is preceded by father and mother, Michael and Antonia Modrić; husband, Pascal Batarse; brothers, Hans, Franz and Anton Modrić; and sister, Rose Modrić.

Katy Batarse is survived by her son, Georges Batarse; her daughter, Bernarda Bandak; and her grandchildren, Zack Bandak, Tamina Batarse, Samer Bandak, Ethan Batarse and Catherine Bandak. Katy’s children and grandchildren were the pride and joy of Katy’s life. The legacy of Katy’s kind spirit, passion for learning, love of music, zest for life will live on through them.

She will also be greatly missed by the Batarse and Modrić families and friends in Bethlehem, Germany, France and America.

The family suggests donations to https://www.mitriraheb.org where Katy Batarse was an active member of the older adults club.

There will be no public service or visitation.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Gary Allen “Boo” Bill

Gary Allen “Boo” Bill, age 71, of Ansted, died July 15, 2020.

He was born April 18, 1949 at Crown Hill, the son of the late Glenn and Juanita Bailey Bill. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Ronald, Glenn Robert and Cledith; and sisters, Gail Hall and Lilly Richo.

He was a retired custodian supervisor for the State of West Virginia and he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Viet Nam War.

Surviving: wife of 50 years, Diane Bill; children, Gary Bill II (Anita) of Victor, David Bill (Leann) of Ansted and Christina Bill (Jessica Dorsey) of Handley; many nieces, nephews and friends; sister, Brenda Shanklin of Pratt; brother, Bert Bill (Barb) of Hansford; and grandchildren, Lloyd Bill, Jeffrey Bill and Tyler Bill.

Service was July 21 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Rev. Carll Pomeroy officiating. Burial followed in Montgomery Memorial Park at London.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Rev. Richard Marshall Bradley

Rev. Richard Marshall Bradley, 83, of Oak Hill, passed away July 8, 2020, as the result of a tragic accident at his home.

Born Feb. 21, 1938, in Scarbro, he was the son of the late Richard E. and Bertie Francis Toney Bradley.

Richard was a United States Army veteran, after which he worked as an ironworker and was a member of the Boilermakers Union 667.

A credentialed minister in the state of West Virginia, Dick was former pastor of Jones Avenue First Church of God in Oak Hill, an evangelist for 25 years, and active in Pastor’s Fellowship in Winchester, Kentucky.

He was a graduate of Clarksville (Tennessee) School of Theology, editor-in-chief of the Reformation Witness publication, and was the author of several books.

Rev. Bradley is best known for his lectures on the book of Revelation.

His heart was in missions and teaching others the Word. He took several mission trips to South American and spent one year in Honduras.

In his spare time, he was an avid golfer.

His son-in-law, Ned Rady, preceded him in death.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Carol Ann Affolter Bradley; daughters, Marcia Woodard (Kenny), Terri Bradley and Brittany Bennett (Tommy), all of Oak Hill; sons, Richard Bradley (Patti) of Montgomery and Scott Bradley of Oak Hill; seven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; brother, Omar Edward Bradley (Nancy) of Scott Depot; and a host of friends throughout the country.

A private family-only funeral service was held July 11 at the Jones Avenue First Church of God with Pastor Mike Hicks, Pastor Danny Goins and Pastor Mitchell Burch officiating. He was laid to rest at the I.O.O.F Cemetery in Oak Hill with military graveside rites.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Clyde Breeding

Clyde Breeding, age 77, of Gallagher, died July 21, 2020.

He was born June 6, 1943 in Robinson Creek, Kentucky, the son of the late Stewart and Emily Rasnake Breeding. He was also preceded in death by five brothers.

Clyde was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and he was a retired school bus driver from Kanawha County Schools. He was co-owner and operator of Alice’s Grocery at Gallagher for 16 years and co-owner and operator of B&G Market at Hansford for six years.

He was a baseball coach at Mt. State Little League at Hansford.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Alice Breeding; children, JB and Lara Breeding of Cross Lanes, Emily and Carl King of Gallagher, Lisa Breeding and Walt of Charleston and John Paul and Phyllis Breeding of Madison; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and Oscar, the great-grandpup..

A private family graveside service will be held. There will not be any public visitation.

Memorial donations are requested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude PL, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Cory Dayton Collins

Cory Dayton Collins, 30, of Charleston, exited earth and entered his heavenly eternity on July 18, 2020 after a long but victorious battle.

Born on Oct. 23, 1989 to Lyle and Tammy Collins, both of the Charleston area, he is the youngest of three brothers.

Cory spent his entire life in the Eastern Kanawha Valley where he excelled at many things throughout his academic years including basketball and football. He attended Riverside High School, worked in construction and landscaping throughout the Valley and served our veterans honorably at the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar.

Cory remained young at heart which was exampled by his continued skateboarding until just last week. In fact, while in the ER, Cory joked that the only difference between he and Tony Hawk was a few million dollars.

The center of Cory’s life was his two children, Parker and Elena, who knew him simply as Daddy. Over the past five years, every battle Cory faced and every mountain he climbed was for his babies. Anyone who knew Cory can attest to his trademark closing to every meet and greet or conversation where he would always say ‘I love you’ or ‘Tell so and so I love them.’ Cory had a genuine love and affection for anyone in his life, so you can imagine the depth and sincerity of the love he has for his babies.

Cory was loved by many and in addition to his babies, he is survived by his father, Lyle (Anita); mother, Tammy (Tom Hudnall); brothers, Mike (Amanda) of Teays Valley and Nick (Mikki) of Seattle; niece and three nephews, Braydon and Owen of Seattle and Blake and Olivia of Teays Valley; and his longtime companion, Emily Wilkinson of Charleston.

A celebration of Cory’s life was held July 23 at New Life Center, Cedar Grove.

Due to the mass restrictions in place, our family could only alternate days to spend time with Cory over this past week. What the hospital staff did not realize is Cory invited another guest to come and sit with him, talk with him and remind him how special he was and how his life could still have purpose and meaning. That invited guest entered room 2 of CAMC General ER, walked with him to the ICU, rode in the critical transport up I-79 and then took Cory’s hand and lead him into his Heavenly Home where he could finally declare victory over his battles.

Luke 3:23 tells us that ‘At age 30 Jesus began to be known,’ We hold onto the promise that, just as his Savior did, Cory will now make an impact starting at age 30.

Please visit the website at fidlerandframefuneralhome.com to send the family online condolences or sign the guest book.

Regina Louise Lynch Craffey

Regina Louise Lynch Craffey, 90, of Charleston, formerly of Montgomery, passed away July 24, 2020 while holding her daughter’s hand.

She was born in Milburn on Nov. 25, 1929, to the late John Francis Lynch and Margaret Fitzgerald Lynch. Regina was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Peter Paul Craffey, and her seven much loved siblings, her brothers, John (Buddy), Vincent, Louis, Alfred, and Bernard; and sisters, Elizabeth (Lib) and Kathryn (Kitty). To Regina family was everything.

Regina graduated from East Bank High School in 1947 and then received additional training at the career college in Charleston for Secretarial Science. Her first professional job was as a legal secretary for the Law Firm of Woodrow, Butts and Kiser, located on the top floor of the Union Building. To get to work from her home in Hugheston, Regina traveled by Greyhound Bus over two hours daily.

After 30 years of service at Union Carbide and later Elkem Metals, she retired as the plant manager’s secretary to babysit her granddaughter, who was the apple of her eye. Regina loved going on trips with her daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter. Because of her Irish heritage, Regina’s favorite trip was to Ireland, where she hung upside down from a castle to kiss the Blarney Stone.

She was the life of the party at family events and was always the last to leave. Regina never met a stranger and always made friends wherever she went. She loved football and enjoyed watching games with her family.

Regina was a very devout Catholic all her life and was a lifetime member of the Catholic Daughters of America.

She is survived by her devoted daughter, Laura Craffey Maddox; son-in-law, Tim Maddox; and granddaughter, Mary Emma Maddox. Also special in her life were her numerous friends and her many nieces, nephews, and their families.

Mass of Christian burial was July 29 at St. Anthony’s Shrine Catholic Church in Boomer with Fr. Dominik Baok as celebrant and Fr. Leon Alexander at con-celebrant. Burial followed in Montgomery Memorial Park at London.

Regina gave generously to many charities. She especially supported Paralyzed Veterans and Wounded Warriors due to her brothers’ service in World War II. In lieu of flowers, please give to your favorite charity in her honor.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Gloria Kay Maggard Ennis

Gloria Kay Maggard Ennis was born July 31, 1949. She went home to be with the Lord on June 9, 2020.

A memorial service was held June 28 at Browns Chapel, St. Albans.

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Carson Dale Garten

Carson Dale Garten, 84, of Belle, passed away June 25, 2020 at home following a long illness.

He was a retired mechanic for Smith Transfer, former constable for Kanawha County and a member of the Teamsters Union 175.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Buster A. and Margie Spurlock Garten; and brothers, Lavaughn and Roger Curtis Garten.

Surviving are his wife, Louise Johnson Garten; son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Candace Garten of Belle; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Tim Albert of Ashland, Kentucky; brother, Lowell Gene Garten of Oak Hill; sister and brother-in-law, Beverly A. and Ben Pitterelli of Lawrenceville, Georgia; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held June 28 at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with Pastor Jonathan Eubank officiating. Interment followed in Garten Cemetery, Campbells Creek.

Please visit the website at fidlerandframefuneralhome.com to send the family online condolences or sign the guest book.

Arrangements by Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Harold Donnie Gibson

Harold Donnie Gibson, 74, of Belle, died peacefully in his sleep with his family by his side July 9, 2020.

He was a retired laborer and a member of Esta Memorial Baptist Church, Belle.

Preceding him in death were his parents, William Winston and Nettie Morris Gibson; and several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are his wife, Arbutus Faye Gibson; daughters, Kimberly White (Dallas) of Belle and Elizabeth Gail Diveley of Rand; brother, Emil Gibson of Allen, Michigan; sisters, Thelma Dorsey and Carolyn Moore, both of Inverness, Florida, and Phyllis Banks of Teays Valley; grandchildren, Dallas White (Kathy) of Belle, Amanda Bevins (Joshua) of Spring Hill, Florida, Melissa Keith and Christina Keith, both of Rand, and Brandy Crowder (Shane) of Belle; 11 great-grandchildren; and special grandson they raised, Thomas Carter.

Funeral services were held July 13 at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with Pastor Randy Wilson, nephew, Chester Gibson Jr. and grandson Dallas White officiating. In keeping with Donnie’s final requests, following the funeral service his wish for cremation was honored.

The family suggests contributions be made to the funeral home to assist with Donnie’s final expenses.

Please visit the website at fidlerandframefuneralhome.com to send the family online condolences or sign the guest book.

Donna Mae Graham

Donna Mae Graham passed away June 21, 2020, surrounded by the ones that loved her most. 

She was born Feb. 28, 1950 in Montgomery. 

Donna was preceded in death by her parents. Donald and Jeanetta Thompson.

She is survived by her loving husband. Robert; son. Michael; daughter. Brandy (Dale); stepson, Cory; brother, Terry (Debbie); grandkids, Logan and Connor; and numerous friends. 

She was an amazing wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and granny. Donna lived life to the fullest every day. She loved line dancing, her Dallas Cowboys, girls’ trips, walking on the beach with Robert, listening to Michael sing and anything that involved her grandsons.

As a teacher for 33 years, Donna touched the lives of hundreds of kids. There will never be another like her and she will be missed more than words can say. 

Graveside services were June 26 at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens at Glasgow, with Rev. Joe Darlington officiating. Burial followed in the memorial garden.

The family requests donations be made in her memory to The Exceptional Foundation of the Gulf Coast. PO Box 1267, Fairhope, AL 36533.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

LaVerne ‘Tina’ Harvey

LaVerne ‘Tina’ Harvey, 89, passed away and joined her loved ones in Heaven on July 14, 2020 at home with her children by her side.

She was born Dec. 22, 1930, daughter of the late Garland and Flossie Allen, and was a resident of Belle for over 70 years.

Tina a member of Mt. Juliet Methodist Church, Belle, and retired from the West Virginia State Tax Department.

She will always be remembered for her beautiful smile and compassionate heart.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Jack C. Harvey; infant son, Curt; grandson, Michael Anthony Lowe; sisters, Margie Doll Griffith and Shirley Allen; and brothers, Larry Earl, L.G. and Robert Allen.

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Frederick and Barbara Harvey; daughter, Jeanne Harvey and George ‘Mack’ Keeney; grandson, Ryan Harvey; great-grandchildren, Michael Anthony II and Katelyn Lowe; brothers and sisters, Simon and Lacy Allen, Harvey Allen and our angel, Gloria Allen, Carolyn McClanahan and Jane Saxton.

She loved her wonderful, big family of 10 siblings, all originally from North Carolina.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a celebration of Tina’s life will be held at a later date at Holden Beach, North Carolina, their “summer home.”

Please visit  fidlerandframefuneralhome.com to send the family online condolences or sign the guest book.

Lindol Ray Hossler

Lindol Ray Hossler, 84, of Dawes, passed away peacefully on July 13, 2020 at Hubbard Hospice House surrounded by his loving family.

He was the son of the late Ernst and Celia Hossler.

Lindol was a retiree from Carbon Fuel, Valley Camp Coal and Hatfield Dock.

He was the president of Cabin Creek Fire Department and past president Cabin Creek Watershed; and was employed by the Chelyan Center.

Lindol’s greatest joy was spending time with his family at their camp in Pocahontas County. He also enjoyed cheering on his favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys.

In addition to his parents, Lindol is preceded in death by his loving wife, Carol Marie.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Steven Ray Hossler (Diana), Moody Edgell Stanley and Kimberly Marie Caudill (Damon); grandchildren, Anna Marie Bandy, Lindsey Rae Sanchez, Alyssa Morgan Pullens and Moody Jr. Stanley; great-grandson, Elliot Matthew Pullens; and special friend, Hope Stanley.

Graveside services were held July 17 at Montgomery Memorial Park, with Pastor Earl Hossler officiating.

Online condolences can be left at www.pryorfh.com

Nora Frances “Tootsie” Hughes

Nora Frances “Tootsie” Hughes, 94, of Glasgow, passed away July 6, 2020 at home. There is another Angel around the Throne tonight. “Love lives on inside of us, and will never die and we will hold tight our  precious memories.”

She was a Christian for over 68 years with the Church of God.

She was preceded in death by parents, John and Jennie (Keenan) Perry; also by her husbands, Preston Bowe and A.W. Hughes; brothers, Sam and Gerald Perry; sister, Phyllis Goins; and loving grandson, Brian Bowe; and son-in-law, Glenn Parsons.

Tootsie is survived by son, Larry Bowe (Linda); daughters, Helen Parsons, Margaret Bowe and Janet Cupples; sisters, Joann Hayes and Barbara Kirk; brothers, “Butch” and Mike Johnson; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; a host of other family members and friends; and a special friend, her cat, Saldador.

In lieu of flowers, please show kindness and love to someone else today.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic private family graveside services were held.

Condolences may be sent to the family via www.cookefuneralhome.com

Cooke Funeral Home Cedar Grove is in charge of arrangements.

Connie Humphrey

Connie Humphrey, 60, of Alta, passed away at home with her family by her side on July 6, 2020 after a brief but courageous battle with leukemia.

Born Jan. 21, 1960, she was a daughter of the late James Bates and Jean Lowe Vance. She was also preceded in death by her brother, John Bates; sister, Martha Bellinger; and her stepfather, Willis Vance.

She was a homemaker for 41 years; however her most superb trait was the size of her heart. Connie  welcomed everyone into her home and her life with open arms. She treated everyone whom entered it as they were her own children.

Those left to cherish her memory are her two daughters, the joys of her life and best friends, Christina 

Humphrey of Montgomery and Mary Humphrey of Smithers; mother- and father-in-law, Clifford and Grace 

Humphrey of Alta; siblings, Susan Blankenship of Summersville, Janie (Jack) Hudnall of Enon and Debbie 

(Gene) Roberts of Zela, and a host of other family and friends.

Graveside funeral services were held July 9 at the Restlawn Memory Gardens at Victor with Pastor Arnold Nicholas officiating.  

Interment followed under the direction of the White Funeral Home at Summersville.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.whitefuneralhomewv.com

Jerry Jeffries

Jerry Jeffries, 77, of Montgomery Heights, entered into his Heavenly realm, July 22, 2020.

He was preceded by his father and mother, Benjamin and Audrey Jeffries, and sister, Elaine Ford.

He was a retired engineer from Norfolk Southern Railroad.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Kay; daughters, Shelly (Chris) Wriston of Hugheston and Melody Williams of Montgomery Heights, brothers, James of Montgomery Heights, Benjamin (Kay) Jeffries of Glasgow and Charles Jeffries of Hugheston; sisters, Janice (Paul) Hudnall of Mt. Nebo and Judy (Richard) Hudnall of Newton; grandsons, Christopher (Jessica) Wriston of Glasgow, Blake (Katelyn) Wriston of Hugheston and Zachary (Bridget) Williams of Nolensville, Tennessee; granddaughter, Anna Williams of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; and great-grandchildren, Emma, Stella, Brock, Ayla, Lola and Enzo.

Jerry was a member of several gospel groups throughout the years, including The Jeffries Family, The Covenant Quartet, The Royalmen and The Harbor Masters Quartet. Singing was his life and he was a blessing to many. He will be known by those who sang with him as the best first tenor to ever sing Southern Gospel. And as we used to sing, brother Jerry, “We’ll Meet Again!”

Services to follow at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the family at www.odellfuneralhome.com

Brenda (Simmons) Johnson

Brenda (Simmons) Johnson, 61, of Dixie, entered into rest July 26, 2020.

Born April 10, 1959, she was the daughter of Lewis and Thelma (Holcomb) Simmons.  

Brenda is survived by her son, Jamie (Danielle) Johnson; sister, Norma (John) Hersh; grandchildren, Lyndsie Johnson and Kalysta Robinson; nieces, Jennifer (Andrew) Simpson and Amber Hersh; nephew, Christopher Simpson.

Per her request, Brenda will be cremated.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.penningtonfuneral.com.
Arrangements by Pennington Smith Funeral Home.

Rufus Linkous

Rufus L. “Link” Linkous, age 81, of Leland, North Carolina passed away June 25, 2020.

Rufus enjoyed drinking coffee at McDonald’s with his friends, gigging for flounder, and being outdoors picking up sticks and pine cones in his yard.

Rufus is preceded in death by his parents, Bittle and Nellie Linkous; wife, Hannelore Elizabeth; son, Patrick Linkous; three brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by a son, Andrew Linkous; grandchildren, Katie Linkous, Jennifer Champagne, Steven Linkous, Patrick Linkous and Brandon Linkous; and seven great-grandchildren.

At this time, no services have been scheduled.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.whitefuneralservicesupply.com

Arrangements by White Funeral & Cremation Services, Bolivia/Supply Chapel.

Sherry Adaire Lovejoy

Sherry Adaire Lovejoy, 67, of Powellton, celebrated her life passing into Heaven’s gate on June 25, 2020. She is “Home to be with the Lord.”

She was born in Huntington to Elizabeth Carson and Clyde Burrows. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elizabeth and Kenny Carson; sisters, Deloris Profit and Nedine Kersey; daughter, Melinda Lovejoy; granddaughter, Tesa Ewing; and son-in-law, Jay Ballard.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Lovejoy Sr. of Powellton; children, Roger Burrows, Bobbie (David) Ewing, Sherry Ballard and Robert Jr. (Terri) Lovejoy; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Mamie McMichen and Patty Hartwell; brother, Tommy Akers; and a lot of amazing in-laws.

She loved the Lord above everything! Always had love to share with all that she talked to. We love and cherish all that she has instilled within us all. Rest in Heaven, you have earned your wings!

Service was June 30 at Open Door Community Church, Powellton, with Pastor Greg Francis officiating. Burial followed at Montgomery Memorial Park, London

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Robert Pell Jr.

Robert Pell Jr., better known as “Pete” and “Papaw,” passed away on July 23, 2020 at his home in Montgomery.

He was 92 years old and born on Feb. 23, 1928 in Oakland to Mary Elizabeth Dorsey and Robert Ollie Pell Sr. He grew up in Cannelton until moving to Montgomery for the remainder of his life.

Some of his greatest feats were being married to Edith June Lively for 70 years and working for Cannelton Coal Company for 42 years, something that made him beam when telling other people.

He was a member of the Calvary Episcopal Church and Masonic Lodge of Charleston. Being a man of God, he often enjoyed singing songs like, “The Anchor Holds,” which characterized his full and lengthy time on Earth.

He poured endless love into his family, and he is survived by wife, Edith Pell; brother, Gary Lynn Pell; children, Robert Shannon Pell III, Kathy Lynn Pell and Debbie Ann Pell; grandchildren, Robert “Tony” Anthony Pell V, Esha June Pell and Yusuf Adam Pell; nieces, Nancy Byrnes, Mary-Lynn Pell and Johna Pell; nephews, Michael Mussetto, Gary Pell Jr. and Robert Jason Pell IV; great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Hayden Pell; and daughter-in-law, Razia Pell.

There is no public service at this time.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Kenneth Gail Raynes

Kenneth Gail Raynes, 88, of Robson, passed away peacefully on June 24, 2020 at the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

Born Feb. 4, 1932 in Robson, he was the son of the late Luther Raynes Sr. and Clella Bess Raynes.

He also was preceded in death by sons, Steven Raynes Sr. and Kevin Raynes; sister, Margaret Harper; and brothers, Elmer Raynes and Luther Raynes Jr.

Kenneth worked for Cedar Coal Company as a miner.

He was a preacher for 70 years and loved teaching God’s word. 

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Patricia Parks Raynes; son, Terry Raynes Sr.; daughters, Susan Hannah and Becky Cline (Jimmy); several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Bill Raynes (Trula) and Larry Raynes (Norma Jean); and sister, Drema Hannah.

Funeral service was June 27 at the Open Bible Temple in Powellton with Pastor Rodney Nicholas and Pastor Greg Toney officiating. Burial followed at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Beckley.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Mary Elizabeth “Libby” Selbe

Mary Elizabeth “Libby” Selbe, 88, of Dupont City, went home to be with the Lord July 10, 2020 at CAMC Memorial Division.

She was a homemaker and attended Point Lick Gospel Tabernacle most of her life.

Preceding her in death were her husband of 68 years, Rev. Raymond L. Selbe; parents, Alfred and Mae Holstine; brothers, Hildred, Killmer and Ralph Holstine; and sisters, Zelma Eskins, Virginia Meadows and Freda Sizemore.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Ella M. and Keith Stevens of Belle; son and daughter-in-law, Allan W. and Teresa Selbe of Dupont City; brother and sister-in-law, Bevil and Betty Holstine of Belle; grandchildren, Tammy L. Gaal, Keith M. Stevens II and Cory A. Selbe; great-grandchildren, Brandon A. Mays, Brielle L. Mays and Keith M. Stevens III; and great-great-grandchild, Layden A.L. Mays.

Funeral services were held July 14 at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with Pastor Larry Campbell officiating. Interment followed in Montgomery Memorial Park, London.

Please visit fidlerandframefuneralhome.com to send the family online condolences or sign the guest book.

Everette Ray Simpson

Everette Ray Simpson, 78, of Huntington, formerly of Mount Olive, died July 11, 2020 at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington.

He was born on Dec. 29, 1941 in Mount Olive, son of the late Hazel and Stella Tucker Simpson.

He was preceded in death by his precious wife, Deborah Kay Simpson; son, Michael Cuthbertson; and grandson, Brent Everette Curry.

Everette worked for Cannelton Coal Company where he worked for 35 years. Everette retired from Mountain State Centers for Independent Living after 12 years of service.

Everette loved restoring antique cars and had an avid model car collection. He was an excellent mechanic and could fix anything.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ceredo. He also enjoyed traveling and listening to gospel music and hunting.

He is survived by his cherished wife, Kelly Price Simpson of Huntington; daughters, Teresa Simpson of Mount Carbon, Betty Keister of Wellsburg and Brooke Dowdy (David) of Parma Heights, Ohio; sons/step-sons, Jeffrey Simpson of Charleston, Evan Simpson (Staci) of Montgomery, John Dowdy of Huntington and Erick Dowdy (Darrel) of Ashland, Kentucky; grandchildren, Chad Simpson of Mount Carbon and Kayla and Olivia Keister of Wellsburg; his fur baby (cat), Molly Simpson; sister, Lillian Wiseman (Jerry) of Mount Olive; brother, Donald Simpson (Babs) of Clendenin; sister, Bobbie Brown of Montgomery; brother, Dale Simpson (Bonnie) of Mount Olive; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Service was July 17 at First Baptist Church of Ceredo with Pastor Jeffrey Canterbury officiating. Entombment followed at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Betty L. Taylor

Betty L. Taylor, age 76, of Robson, died June 26, 2020.

She was born April 18, 1944, the daughter of the late James and Bertie Williams Jack. 

She was also preceded in death by her brother, Franklin Jack, and sisters, Brenda Plumbly, Wanda Settle and Linda Williams.

Surviving: husband, Larry A. Taylor; son, George Taylor and his wife, Kim, of Beards Fork; and grandson, Willie Taylor of Beards Fork.

There will not be any visitation or service and she was laid to at Eads Cemetery at Montgomery Heights on July 1.

Lavon Carolyn Treadway

Lavon Carolyn Treadway, age 60, of Boomer, died July 9, 2020.

She was born Jan. 18, 1969 in Wheelersburg, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Ralph and Helen Stephens Spears.

Surviving: children, Jason Bailey (Tammy), Jennifer Nichols (Greg), Tina Treadway and Roy J. Treadway (Bobbi); brother, Joe Spears; sister, Loretta Bobbitt; and six grandchildren.

A celebration of Lavon’s life was held July 16 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Larry Allen Tucker

Larry Allen Tucker, age 67, of Montgomery, died July 16, 2020.

He was born Jan. 20, 1953 at Ward, the son of the late William E. and Virginia Price Tucker. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Keith Tucker, and sister, Ann Ney.

He was a disabled veteran from the U.S. Air Force and the Viet Nam era. He was a lifetime member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars.

He was a faithful member of the Smithers Church of God.

Larry was a graduate of Montgomery High School and was a former volunteer from Smithers Fire Department and Valley Ambulance Service.

He was a former miner at Valley Camp Coal Company and he retired as an LPN at Psimed and was a former LPN at Mount Olive Correctional Center.

Larry was president and secretary of UMWA Local 340. He was a member of the UMWA for over 45 years.

Surviving is his wife of 43 years, Marilyn Cooper Tucker; sons, Jeremy Tucker and Chris Tucker and his wife, Melissa; grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Elysabeth, Alexandra and Derek; and brothers, Billy Wayne Tucker and wife Dorothy and Terry Tucker and wife Jennifer.

Service was July 20 at Rest Lawn Memory Gardens at Victor with Pastor Joe Hubbard officiating. Burial followed in the memory garden.

The family suggests donations to the Smithers Church of God, Box 117, Smithers, WV 25186. 

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Shirley Dawn Kincaid Walker

Shirley Dawn Kincaid Walker, 85, of Woodbury, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on June 22, 2020.

Born on May 3, 1935 in Kincaid, Shirley was a member of the Collins High School Class of 1953. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in journalism from West Virginia Wesleyan College, and a Master’s in English from West Virginia University.

Shirley taught for many years in Minnesota, but in 1979, she gave up teaching after being recruited to the world of real estate, retiring in 2010. Shirley earned her CRS and was Realtor of the Year several years.

She loved to read, journal and take pictures. Travel was another passion. Shirley was most proud to have visited each of the United States.

During her lifetime, she traveled to Mexico, Canada, China, Israel, Egypt, Scotland, England, Spain, Japan, but her favorite place to visit was always the mountains of her beloved West Virginia.

Shirley was unapologetically herself. She was independent, quirky, well read and had absolutely no filter.

She loved baseball, M&Ms, West Virginia, writing letters, hats, the English language and, most of all, ice cream.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Carlos “Todd” and Minnie Kincaid of Kincaid, and sister-in-law, Carolyn Kincaid, of Fayetteville.

Shirley’s absence will be keenly missed by her daughters, Dawn Walker and Cheryl (Rick) Vatsaas of Minnesota, and Stephanie (Phil) Huss of Colorado; grandchildren, Dan Walker, Phillip and Alex Huss, Ingrid (Luke) Amstutz and Kristian (Erica) Vatsaas; great-granddaughter, Sonja Claire; brothers, Carroll (Joyce) of Mechanicsville, Virginia and Doug of Fayetteville; and sister, Judy (Bob) of Oak Hill.

A celebration of Shirley’s life was live streamed on July 1 from The Grove United Methodist Church, where Shirley was a member and sang in the choir.

Memorial donations should be sent to the church at 7465 Steepleview Road, Woodbury, MN 55125.

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