Karen Sue Collins Alderman

Karen Sue Collins Alderman, 61 years young, of Kimberly, passed away peacefully on Sept. 24, 2019. Karen fought a long hard battle with breast cancer for more than seven years.

She was born at Montgomery General Hospital on Aug. 20, 1958 to her proud parents, Clyde Collins and Gladys Manley Collins. Karen was preceded in death by her father.

Karen was in the first graduating class of Valley High School in 1977. She continued her educational path by entering the field of nursing and graduated from the LPN program at the Fayette County School of Practical Nursing. Karen dedicated 30 plus years as an LPN, touching many lives in a profession she dearly loved.

She also enjoyed and was very talented with turning yarn into beautiful afghans with a crochet hook and making beautiful quilts that our family will always cherish. She always liked a good meal and watching her soap opera after a hard day at work.

Karen was wonderful mother and grandmother and was always very proud of her children and her grandchildren for their many accomplishments in life. She will be truly missed by all she has touched in her short 61 years on earth.

Karen is survived by her mother, Gladys Manley Collins; companion of 22 years, Robert Coleman; sisters, Diana Morton (Jerry) and Lisa Rhodes; children, Sarah Edelman (John), Ernest Collins (Angel), Ann Edwards (Chad) and Melissa Alderman; grandchildren, William Loeffler, Aaron Prather, Caleb Edwards, Emily Edwards, Elijah Collins and Hannah and John James Edelman; and many more loved family and friends.

To respect Karen’s wishes the family will have a private celebration of her life at a later date.

To respect the wishes of Karen and her family, donations can be made to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd W, Charleston, WV 25312-2536.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Mary Fitzgerald Blackwell

Mary Fitzgerald Blackwell, 88, of Kingsport, Tennessee, passed away peacefully Oct. 4, 2019 after an extended illness.

She was born on Feb. 5, 1931, in Montgomery, the daughter of Walter Grant and Mary Hope (Bush) Fitzgerald. She was the twin sister of Walter “Jack” Fitzgerald  (d. 2017) of Florida.

Mary graduated from Gauley Bridge High School in 1949, and West Virginia University in 1953. She was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority.

She married her husband, Dr. Lyle M. Blackwell (1932-2008) on June 20, 1953. After living briefly in Detroit, Michigan, she and Lyle returned to West Virginia, living most of their adult lives in the town of Gauley Bridge. While raising five children, she was extremely active in church and community service. She was elected the first Town Recorder of the newly incorporated community in 1978. She later served as its second Mayor, before retiring in 1994.

She and Lyle relocated to Kingsport in 1998, where she continued her volunteer activities while caring for her husband. When time allowed, she enjoyed bridge, tennis, cinema, traveling, sporting events, her grandchildren, and her many friends.

She is survived by five children, James L. Blackwell of Hurricane, Gerald G. (Jerry ) Blackwell of Kingsport, Tennessee (Cindy), Scott A. Blackwell of Bacova, Virginia, Mary “Diane” Pendleton (Mark) of Charleston and Matthew F. (Matt) Blackwell of Glenford, Ohio (Amber); 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held Thursday, Oct. 10 at 12 noon at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport. Rev. Jack Weikel will officiate. The family will receive visitors following the service. She will be laid to rest with her husband in Gauley Bridge at a later date.

Mary Blackwell dedicated her life to the service of others — humbly and freely given. Her love of family was unconditional, sacrificial, and timeless. Her permanent smile, zest for life, generosity, and unfailing kindness have left an indelible mark on all who knew her. A deep and abiding Christian faith manifest by her actions. Truly a life well lived...

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests any donations be sent to Preston Place II in Kingsport, Tennessee or the Gauley Bridge Baptist Church in Gauley Bridge.

David L. Bostic

David L. Bostic, 60, of South Charleston, formerly of Montgomery, ran through the pearly gates on Aug. 27, 2019.

David was born Nov. 16, 1958, in Montgomery and was a member of the first graduating class of Valley High School.

He retired from Walker Machinery after 16 years of service, and was previously employed at New River Supply/Heilig-Meyers.

David was preceded in death by his dad, Albert E. Bostic.

He is survived by his mom, Pheoba Bostic of South Charleston; his brothers, Larry (Lynn) Bostic of Smithers and Michael (Rachael) Bostic of Dunbar; his beloved nephew, Josiah Bostic; two aunts; one uncle and several cousins.

In keeping with David’s wishes, his body was donated to Marshall University Medical School.

There will be no services at this time.

Jewel Ann Boyd

Jewel Ann Boyd, 82, of Cedar Grove, entered into rest Sept. 25, 2019 at Montgomery General Hospital. 

Born on Dec. 6, 1936, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Lee Webster and Virginia Holcomb Rhodes. In addition to her parents, she also was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Boyd. 

She is survived by her son, Don (Diane) Lively of Clay; daughter, Frances M. Bryant (Joe) of Cedar Grove; grandchildren, Josh Lively of Clay and Adam J. Persinger of Cedar Grove; brothers, Russell “Eddy” Rhodes of Clay, Roy Rhodes of Canton, Ohio and Ray Rhodes of Hartland. The Persinger sisters, Megan, Kaitlyn and Kenzie, were also a special part of Jewel’s life. 

Funeral service was Sept. 29 at Wilson-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Mark Seacrist officiating. Burial was in North Lawn Cemetery in Canton, Ohio. 

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Wilson-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.

Donald Ray Carver

Donald Ray Carver, 77, of Chesapeake, went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 15, 2019.

He was born to the late Orville and Maude Carver on Aug. 9, 1942.

Donnie is a member of the First Baptist Church of Chesapeake, was a disabled miner with Carbon Fuel and U.S. Steel, and was a sergeant with the United States Marine Corps, having served in the Vietnam War. 

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Carver; son, Donald Ray Carver Jr.; brothers, Jimmy “8 Ball” Carver, Robert “Mutt” Carver and Frankie Carver; and sister, Helen Jean Smith.

Donnie is survived by his wife, Linda Carver; son, Jeff (Susan) Carver of Cabin Creek; stepson, David (Tresa) Howell of Winifrede; stepdaughter, Debbie Hill of Chesapeake; sister, Barbara Stanley of Pratt; grandchildren, Cody Carver, Jacob Carver, Jessica Crist, Nick (Kayla) Carver, Leslie (Josh) Burford, Jonathan Hill, Erica Howell and Kimberly Howell; and great-grandchildren, Logan Crist, Mason Slack, Audrey Burford, Brenna Burford, Lila Hill and Nash Hill.

Services were Sept. 18 at O’Dell Funeral Home in Montgomery with Pastor John Reed officiating. Burial followed at Montgomery Memorial Park.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

John Lawrence ‘Butch’ Chestnut

John Lawrence “Butch” Chestnut, 69, of Belle, passed away Sept. 14, 2019 at home following a long illness.

He was a retired printer for the State of West Virginia, a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and also retired from the UMWA.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Glen and Regina Atkins Chestnut; sister, Maxine McCormick; brother, Richard Monroe; and sister-in-law, Sally Chestnut.

Surviving are his wife, Nikki Igo Chestnut; sons and daughters-in-law, Kenny and Kim Chestnut, John Casey and Donna Chestnut; daughters, Mandy Chestnut and her companion, Kristin. and Tiffany Chestnut. all of Belle; brothers and sisters-in-law, Glen and Nancy Chestnut, Bill and Judy Chestnut, Gary Chestnut, Jerry and Connie Chestnut. all of Belle, and Kevin and Rose Chestnut of East Bank; sisters and brothers-in-law, Alice and Paul Jameson of Belle and Evelyn and Ray Stewart of Tampa, Florida; grandchildren, Jordan Ramsey (Luke) of Diamond, Derik Chestnut (Destini), Adrian Reese and Blake Chestnut, Tiffany Atkinson, all of Belle; and great-grandchildren, River Ramsey and Declan Chestnut.

A gathering of family and friends was held Sept. 18.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Boulevard, Charleston, WV 25387.

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

Steve Clark

Stephen Dell Clark, age 73, of Independence, Kentucky, passed away on Oct. 5, 2019 at Bridge Point Nursing Facility.

Stephen was born the son of the late Mack Leroy and Elouise (Thomas) on Feb. 18, 1946 in Glen Ferris. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepsons, Tony and Tim Whittamore; and sisters, Kathleen Cook and Dorothy Pring. 
Stephen was a 1963 graduate of Gauley Bridge High School and a West Virginia Institute of Technology graduate who owned his own business as a self-employed wholesale meat and produce salesmen.

He was known for loving people, always making them laugh and always had a joke to tell or a memory to share. He also enjoyed vacations to Myrtle Beach every year with his family and grandchildren whom he adored.

Stephen was also a coach, having coached his son in baseball, and loved attending his grandkids’ sporting events.
Stephen is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sue (Eickhoff) Clark; son, Stephen Shane Clark (Katie); grandchildren, Madelyn and Mason Clark and Johnny, Julie, and Zachary Whittamore; brother, Dan Clark (Esther); and many family friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Oct. 11 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Home, 11382 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051. A graveside service will immediately follow at 1:15 p.m. at Independence Cemetery.

To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit https://chambersandgrubbs.com/tribute/details/3682/Stephen-Clark/condolences.html#content-start

Arrangements by Chambers & Grubbs Funeral Homes, Independence, Kentucky.

Lois Cottrell

Lois Cottrell, 76, of Pratt, died after a long illness.

Lois is survived by her son, Ronald, and three grandchildren, Amber Hall Cottrell, Cassie Cottrell and Anna May Cottrell; a brother, Merle Oliver; and a host of friends.

Graveside services were held at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens on Oct. 3 with Rebecca Jarrell officiating.

Arrangements by Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank.

Johnny Jarvis

Johnny Jarvis, 57, of Dry Branch, went to his eternal home on Oct. 3, 2019.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Josie Jarvis; and brothers, Danny and Billy Jarvis.

He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Sheryl; sons, John Wayne and Sam; brother, Gary Jarvis; and sisters, Linda Winters and Barbara Hamilton.

There will be no service at this time.

Memorial donations can be made to the family in care of O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

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

Edith Marie Kidd

Edith Marie Kidd, 77, of Pt. Pleasant, passed away Oct. 3, 2019, at her home following a long illness.


She was a 1960 graduate of Gauley Bridge High School and a member of the Buffalo Church of the Nazarene.


Born April 6, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Homer Phillips and Roxie Cothran Phillips. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, two brothers and one grandson.


Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Narry Kidd Jr.; her children, Jonathan Kidd of Southside, Anna (Tim) Eddy of Eleanor, Stephen (Sandra) Kidd of Pickerington Ohio, Amy Peterko (Dan) of Hershey, Pennsylvania and Michael (Jennifer) Kidd of Maysville, Kentucky; sisters, Patty (Robert) Adkins of Cross Lanes and Ruth (Curtis) Adkins of Pratt; brother, Ray (Juanita) Phillips of Belva; sister-in-law, Nancy Keitz of Powder Springs, Georgia; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Edith is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.


Funeral service was held Oct. 8 at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with Pastor Sherry Shamblin officiating. Burial followed in Montgomery Memorial Park, London.


Online condolences may be sent to the family and the online guestbook signed by visiting www.raynesfuneralhome.com.


Arrangements by Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo.

Neriah Abigail Faith Lovejoy

Neriah Abigail Faith Lovejoy, born June 20, 2019, entered into rest on Sept. 24, 2019.

She is survived by her parents, Eva Lovejoy of Montgomery and Desean Jones of Mount Hope; grandparents, Andy and Jessica Lovejoy of Mt. Carbon, Michelle Jones of Mount Hope and Shane Charldon of Dallas, Texas; brothers and sisters, Ethan and Nevaeh Lovejoy of Montgomery, and Desean Jones Jr., Scott Jones, N’Zyah Jones, Zane Jones and Isreal Jones, all of Mount Hope; along with several aunts and uncles.

Service was Sept. 30 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Rev. Brenda Neal officiating. Burial followed at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Glenn Garrett Maxey

Glenn Garrett Maxey passed away with family by his side on Sept. 6, 2019 at the age of 73.

He was born in Oak Hill, on Nov. 18, 1945, the son of Oswell and Ann Maxey.

He graduated from Gauley Bridge High School in 1963 where he played basketball, was in math club and was voted best dressed his senior year. He attended West Virginia University until he joined the Air Force in 1965, where he served until 1970. During his service he was stationed in Taiwan during the Vietnam War and returned to Luke Air Force base in Glendale, Arizona.

Following the Air Force, he stayed in Arizona and received his college degree in accounting from Arizona State University. He worked in accounting for Motorola in Phoenix, Arizona until 1996.

He enjoyed playing golf, watching television and drinking a cold Coors Banquet with friends down at the bar.

He was incredibly smart and funny. He made everyone laugh and gave those who spent time with him a smile.

He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Armida; his son, Cullen; daughter-in-law, Brenda; grandchildren, Will and Lizzie; stepsons, Ronnie (Shelly) Cornwell and Brian Cornwell; and step-grandchildren, Ronnie Cornwell Jr. and Kayla Cornwell.

He was buried with military honors in a private ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona on Sept. 13. He enjoyed life and is loved and missed by us all.

Condolences may be expressed at https://www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com/maxey-glenn-garrett/

Arrangements by Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, Phoenix, Arizona.

Jack Thomas “Sam” Naylor

Jack Thomas “Sam” Naylor, 50, of Drennen, entered into rest on Oct. 1, 2019.

He was born Feb. 18, 1969, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Jack is survived by his wife, Kimberley Beth (Dean) Naylor of Drennen; and daughters, Kaitlin Marie Naylor of Drennen and Brittany Nicole Thomas of Summersville. 

Per Mr. Naylor’s request, he will be cremated with no services.

Arrangements by Wilson-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.

Dorma “Bonnie” Price Tinney

Dorma “Bonnie” Price Tinney, 85, of Summersville, departed this life on Sept. 20, 2019, at Summersville Regional Medical Center.

She was the daughter of the late Bill and Bessie Hudnall Kidd and was born in Vanetta, a very small coal mining community located in Fayette County, on Nov. 2, 1933.

She was a member of the Summersville Baptist Church. Her family came to Nicholas County in 1940. 

Bonnie’s first part-time job was at the old City Grill, now known as Fran’s Restaurant, located on Main Street. She was employed by Carroll Shoe Company for 15 years as a factory worker, secretary and office supervisor. She retired in 1992 from C.S. Oil Company after eight years of service.

Surviving are her husband, Carl L. Tinney; sons, Gary (Mary) Price and Darius “Dee” (Anita) Price Jr.; daughter, Terri Price; two loving grandchildren, Arielle Price and Jared Price; and a loving, devoted best friend of 50 years, Sue “Sueky” Bowlin, all of Summersville; and two sisters, Wilma Stephenson of Beech Glen and Wanda (Mel) Horton of Karnak, Ill.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Kevin Price; two brothers, Wilber “Bill” and Donald Kidd; sister, Betty (Kidd) Thomas; and a dear sister-in-law, Wilda Kidd. 

Bonnie enjoyed gardening and canning the fruits of her labor, but her greatest reward was that of being a mother and a grandmother. 

Graveside services were held Sept. 23 in the Walker Memorial Park at Summersville with Pastors Steve Murphy and Delbert Walker officiating.

Arrangements by the Waters Funeral Chapel in Summersville.

Send online condolences to waters funeralchapel@frontier.com.

Ballard William Tolliver

Ballard William Tolliver, age 82, of Gauley Bridge, went to be with our Heavenly Father on Sept. 21, 2019.

Born Jan. 17, 1937, he was the son of the late Josephine Cole and Ballard Tolliver. In addition to his parents and stepfather, Tom Cole, he was preceded in death by his beautiful wife, Vuila Hamilton Tolliver; his son, Timothy; brother, Kennith; sister, Sandy; and two beautiful nieces, Lisa and Heather.

He leaves behind to cherish his beautiful memories his sons, Billy and wife Carla and Greg; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Ann; brother, Wayne; sisters-in-law, Josie, Anis and Mearl; brother-in-law, Rex; and a host of family and friends.

He was a retired coal miner and he loved the outdoors, motorcycle riding and his dogs. Most importantly he loved his family.

Service was Sept. 26 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Rev. Bob Otey and Brother David West officiating. Burial followed at Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Kermit Ray White Sr.

Kermit Ray White Sr., 83, of Belle, passed away Oct.r 4, 2019 at home following a long illness.

He was a former coal miner, having worked for Carbon Fuel and U.S. Steel Companies, and was a member of Beulah Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Annie A. White; son, John D. White; daughter, Barbara ‘Trish’ White; grandsons, James White and Vincent Hancock; great-grandson, Jayse Hancock-Abdulai; grandson-in-law, Rashid Abdulai; son-in-law, Jay Hancock; parents, Lee and Martha Lewis White; and several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are his son, Kermit R. White Jr. of Wirt County; daughter, Brenda K. Hancock of Belle; sister and brother-in-law, Arnie and Curly Layton of Belle; grandchildren, Chase Byrne (Rebecca), Joannie Hancock-Abdulai, Kermit R. White III (Morgan), JohnMichael White and Jason Kelley Jr. (Rianna); great-grandchildren, Jason Kelly, Ituria Kelley, Jaxon White, Jamie-Rae White and James White; and granddaughter-in-law, Je’Nette M. White.

Funeral services were held Oct. 8 at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle. Interment followed in Witcher Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time at the funeral home on Tuesday.

Online condolences may be sent at fidlerandframefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Nettie Roberts Workman

Nettie Roberts Workman, of South Charleston, went to be with the Lord to walk the streets paved in gold on Oct. 1, 2019 at Hubbard Hospice West in South Charleston after a long illness.

She was born on Nov. 16, 1935 in Rush, Kentucky, the daughter of Willis and Ina Lucas Fannin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Tony Roberts (1982) and Ronnie Workman (2017); sister, Garnet Henry; brother, Tom Fannin; and son-in-law, David R. Smith.

Nettie leaves to cherish her loving memory her daughters, Paula Smith of South Charleston and Tracy and husband Michael Kirk of Trinity, North Carolina; grandchildren, Jeremy (Victoria) Smith, Jared Kirk, Brittany Proctor, Caitlin (Michael) Furr and R.J Noah; great-grandchildren, Jacob Proctor, Bladen Proctor and Payton Kirk; sister, Heba Ruth Waugh (Leonard) of Galena, Ohio; nieces, Debi Casteele, Christie Henry and Fara Fry; and nephews, Derek Waugh and Richard, Keith and Michael Fannin.

Nettie graduated from East Bank High School. She went to work at Carbon Fuel Company Store and was a bookkeeper for Dr. Marvin Houck.

Her greatest accomplishment was being an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She loved her family with a passion. To Paula and Tracy she was the best mother any two girls could ever wish for.

She was a devout Christian, loved church, gospel music and, above all, she Loved the Lord.

Nettie loved to garden and tend to her flowers, working puzzles and quilting, crocheting and sitting on the porch drinking a cup of coffee. You may have found her most days cooking for her family or friends; her specialty was West Virginia hot dog chili, the best ever.

Funeral services were Oct. 4 at Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank, with Pastor Brenda Gray officiating. Burial was held at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.

Arrangements by Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank.

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