Harold Randall Albaugh Jr.

Harold Randall Albaugh Jr., age 78, of Powellton, died July 23, 2019.

He was born March 19, 1941 at Kimberly, the son of the late Harold Sr. and Rhoda Duncan Albaugh. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Alma Albaugh; sisters, Deloras, Shirley and Cala; and brother, Bobby.

He was a retired coal miner and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Surviving: son, Hollis “Jim Bo” Albaugh; grandchildren, Jake (Elizabeth), Summer (Cody) and Joey (Teria); several great-grandchildren; sisters, Wanda, Patty, Linda, Brenda (Butch), Sharon (John) and Sandy (James); brothers, James and Timothy; and many nieces and nephews.

Service was July 26 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Rev. Joe Darlington officiating. Burial followed in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens at Glasgow.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Glenn Daniel Ballengee

Glenn Daniel Ballengee, 60, of Beckley, died July 13, 2019 at Appalachian Regional Hospital in Beckley.

Born Nov. 28, 1958 at Landisburg, he was the son of the late Owen Shirley and Annie Laurie Parrish Ballengee.

Brothers Roy D. Ballengee, Ralph Dennis Ballengee and Larry Dixon Ballengee and sister Drema Ballengee also preceded him in death.

Survivors include brothers, Owen Arnold Ballengee and Herbert Ballengee; and sisters, Susan Smith and Deborah Thomas.

In accordance with his wishes, Glenn will be cremated. There will be no visitation or service.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Ray Bowling

Ray Bowling, 92, of Holly Grove, formerly of Gallagher, went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 7, 2019 at his residence in Holly Grove, surrounded by his loving family.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Betty Williams Bowling.

He was a veteran of the United States Army and served in World War II in Germany.

He retired from Cannelton Coal Company with over 30 years of service.

He is survived by his daughters, Jane Ann (Larry) Jarrett of Richmond, Virginia, Becky (Dave) Shanklin of Holly Grove and Uma Siemiaczko of Gallagher. He has seven grandkids, 13 great-grandkids, and five great-great-grandkids that he dearly loved, five generations in all.

Upon his request, he has donated his body to the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg. There was no service.

Please send any donations in Mr. Bowling’s memory to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. West, Charleston, West Virginia 25387-2536 or www.hospicecarewv.org

Information provided by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, where expressions of sympathy can be sent to the family at www.odellfuneralhome.com.

Robert Lindsay Brash

Robert Lindsay Brash passed away after a short illness at the Southeast Georgia Health System In Brunswick, Georgia on June 29, 2019. He was doing what he loved — vacationing with family at St. Simon’s Island.

Robert “Bob” was born in Oak Hill on Sept. 16, 1945, son of the late Thomas Kay and Lillian Lindsay Brash. He was also preceded by his brother, Thomas Kay Brash; and sister, Jean Kay Lavender Brash.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving devoted wife, Sadie Alexander Brash, who adored him. They celebrated their 47th anniversary on June 24. He is also survived by his brother, William Lee Brash; and nephews, David Lee and William Brent Brash. He also had two great-nephews and a niece.

He was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church for many years.

Bob served his country in the Army National Guard.

After graduation from WV Institute of Technology (WVU Tech), he was a teacher in the Fayette County school system for 33 years, leaving his legacy at Midland Trail High School. He cherished all of the memories of students and staff. When he decided to retire in 2004, he said, “It is hard to quit a good job that he loved.”

He was a member of the Oak Hill Fire Department serving for 50 years, having last served as a lieutenant. The snow was never too deep and the storms were never too violent, the fires too swift or the wrecks too severe to answer the call to others in need.

Bob was a Corvette enthusiast and owned a ’34 Ford which he enjoyed driving after retirement. He had a large circle of friends from firemen, state policeman, and car enthusiasts.

Bob and his wife enjoyed traveling north, south, east, and west with special friends Gary and Karin McGraw, always learning many things about our great country. His three fur babies, Isabelle, Lilly and Little Man will miss him sorely.

Services were July 6 at Oak Hill Baptist Church with Pastor David Sneed and Pastor Sam Blaylock officiating. Burial was at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Carol Fay Radford Brown

Carol Fay Radford Brown, 85, of Robson, passed away Aug. 14, 2019 at CAMC Memorial in Charleston.

Born July 28, 1934 in Beards Fork, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Eva Dial Radford. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Glen H. Brown Sr.; and sister, Patricia King.

Carol was a homemaker and a faithful member of the Freewill Baptist Church at Robson.

Those left to cherish her memory include a son, Glen H. Brown Jr.; daughters, Glenna Fay Philpott (Gary) and Karen Sue Belcher (Doug); grandchildren, Angela Waycaster, Gary Lee Philpott, John Philpott, Trinity Waycaster, Jayden Yukob, Sydney Yukob and April Weese; great-grandchildren, Frankie “Gary” Dolan, Aleacea Weese and Logan Weese; and sisters, Frances Settle and Connie Stone.

Funeral service was Aug. 17 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Pastor James Bowles officiating. Burial followed at the Settle Cemetery in Robson.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Mary Margaret Brown

Mary Margaret Brown, 85, of Cannelton, departed this life Aug. 11, 2019, at Montgomery General Hospital following a short illness.

She was born Oct. 2, 1933, at Marting, a daughter of the late James Albert and Rosie Ellen Crump Oiler.

Her husband, Pastor Clinton Ray Brown; brothers, Max, Arnold, Virgil, Vernon, Junior, Harold, William and Leonard; sisters, Phyllis Myers, Virginia Elizabeth Oliver, Dorothy Meadows and Marjorie Simms; son, Jerry; and grandchildren, Maggie King and Aaron Brown, also preceded her in death.

Survivors include a sister, Susie Hooper; daughters, Diann Legg (R.B.), Donna Clonch (George) and Linda King; sons, Allen Steven Brown and Ray Dewayne (Jane), and special son, Eric Bess; along with 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

In Margaret’s memory, the family received everyone for a luncheon on Aug. 14 at Margaret’s home in Cannelton.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Sharon K. Burkhart Clark

Sharon K. Burkhart Clark, age 68, of Glasgow, died July 25, 2019.

She was born April 5, 1950, the daughter of the late Lewis H. and Vesta Rexroad Burkhart. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Larry Miller and Daniel Clark; and a sister, Barbara Burkhart.

She was a longtime member of the Shrewsbury Church of God.

Surviving: son, Larry W. Miller II and wife Belinda of Glasgow; sister, Debra Johnson and husband Sherman of Florida; brothers, Mike Burkhart and wife Sherry of Cedar Grove, Ronald Burkhart of Valparaiso, Indiana, Greg Burkhart and wife Patty of Diamond and Gary Burkhart and wife Charlotte of Eleanor; seven stepchildren and two deceased stepchildren and special grandchildren, Marcy Hern and Paul Matthew Ford.

Service was July 30 at the Shrewsbury Church of God with Pastor Brenda Gray officiating. Burial followed in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens at Glasgow.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Terry Wayne “Grits” Griffith

Terry Wayne “Grits” Griffith, age 66, of Deep Water, died Aug. 14, 2019.

He was born July 30, 1953 at Charlton Heights, the son of the late David Paul and Ruby Damron Griffith. He also was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Madison Belle Stover; his sister, Linda Childers; his brother, Steve Griffith; and a nephew, Brian Griffith.

Terry had retired both from Sears in Montgomery and Brown Chevrolet in Montgomery.

He was a member of the Montgomery Eagles Club Aerie #1040 in Montgomery and he was an avid hunter, fisherman, and WVU fan, as well as a former softball player for Big Dog’s Pub.

Surviving: wife, Deborah Fannin Griffith; children, Andrea Stover and husband Danny of Cannelton and Heather Griffith of Deep Water; grandsons, Dustyn and Braidon; sister, Tammy Helmick and husband Daran of Wardensville; brother, Paul Griffith and wife Ann Frantz of Montgomery; as well as many nieces and nephews that he adored.

Service was Aug. 17 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Rev. Donald Bohanna 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. 

Nathan Andrew Habjan

Nathan Andrew Habjan, 30, of Gallagher, entered into rest Aug. 16, 2019.

Born on Dec. 17, 1988 in Charleston, he was the son of John Andrew Habjan and Loretta Glenda Brown Grose.

He was a self-employed logger.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandparents, John Habjan of Clarion, Pennsylvania and Margaret Schars of Westfield, New York; sisters, Crystal (Greg) Wood of Fayetteville, Brittany Stephenson of Clay and Kaitlyn Habjan of Cleveland, Ohio; nephews, Remi Stephenson, Grady Wood and Finley Stephenson; nieces, Kynnedi Habjan, Maddie VanMeter and Emma Wood; aunts and uncles, Tony (Tammy) Brown, Adam (Christy) Cayton, Randall (Samantha) Brown, Raymond (Brandi) Brown, Jessie (Terri) Emery, Andy (Pauline) Grieber, and Patty McCauley; and stepfather, Brian Grose.

Funeral services were Aug. 24 at Wilson-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Aaron Cayton officiating. Burial followed in the Brown-Habjan Family Cemetery, Jesse Reedy Road, Bickmore.

Arrangements by Wilson-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.

Thomas William James Jr.

Thomas William James Jr., 84, of Oak Hill, passed away peacefully on Aug. 4, 2019 at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

He was born Oct. 2, 1934, son of the late Thomas W. Sr. and Elizabeth Shuck James.

Tom graduated from Collins High School in 1952, and attended West Virginia University, Concord College and West Virginia University Institute of Technology, earning a B.S. degree from the latter in 1960. He earned graduate credits from both Marshall University (six hours) and the WV School of Graduate Studies (nine hours). He also held a permanent teaching certificate authorized by the state of West Virginia.

He was a U.S. Army veteran (paratrooper), having served with the 82nd Airborne Division from 1956 to 1958, participating in 13 airborne jumps.

Tom worked in the California oil fields, was a former Fayette County teacher and had many other various jobs before starting his career at The Fayette Tribune in 1961.

While employed at the newspaper, he worked as reporter, photographer, managing editor, editor, advertising representative, including pressroom, composition, circulation, business, etc. He ended his newspaper career as publisher of The Fayette Tribune and The Montgomery Herald for the last 12 years. He retired in 1996 after 36 years of service.

Following retirement, he was an election poll worker, an instructor at Mount Olive Correctional Complex, adjunct professor at WVUIT and at WVUIT-Oak Hill Center and lastly as a loss control associate for West Virginia Insurance.

He was of the Baptist faith, with membership at the Calvary Baptist Church. He had served as deacon, church clerk, moderator, usher and as a member of the pulpit and van committees. He served on the Fayette County Baptist Association as vice moderator, moderator and member of the evangelism committee.

Mr. James was a Kentucky Colonel, admiral in the Cherry River Navy, and president of the New River Gorge square dancers. He held memberships in Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity (WVU), the Oak Hill Rotary Club and was a member of the advisory board of WVUIT. He also was a past director of the Fayette Plateau Chamber of Commerce.

Preceding him in death was the mother of his children, Margaret Ellen Wooten James.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Perry James, and her children, Sherri Shumate (John) and Scott Johnson (Teresa), and those who affectionately called him Grampie, Johnna, Perry, Zach and Lexi; brother-in-law, David Perry (Nancy); sons, David (Mary) James, Tom (Susie) James and George (Nanette) James; grandsons, Michael and Nathaniel James, and great-grandson, Samuel; grandchildren by marriage, Dustin, Amanda, and Jayda, and great-granddaughters, Piper and Harper; sister, Clara (Oliver) Rushing, and brother, Dale (Linda) James. He will also be missed by a host of nieces and nephews and many friends.

Honoring his wishes, graveside rites and committal service, with burial following, were held Aug. 7 at High Lawn Memorial Park with Rev. Greg Swisher officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley WV 25801 or Calvary Baptist Church, 1424 East Main Street, Oak Hill WV 25901.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill. 

Christopher Ray Jarrett

Christopher Ray Jarrett, 48, of Reedsville, entered into rest at the VA Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on July 25, 2019.

Born on Sept. 13, 1970, in Charlton Heights, he was the son of Arthur Jarrett and Carol Butcher.

He was a retired Air Force airman, having served 20 years.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving wife, Vicky Parsons Jarrett; sons, Sean Jarrett of South Carolina and Steven Jarrett of Pennsylvania; daughters, Samantha Jarrett of Colorado and Amanda Raike of North Carolina; brother, Roy Brown of West Virginia; sisters, Barbara Ballash of Ohio and Brandy Brown of West Virginia; and grandsons, Liam, Titus and Eli.

Funeral service was July 30 at Wilson-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Darius Walker officiating. Burial followed in Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore.

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

Arrangements by Wilson-Smith Funeral Home, Clay. 

Edith K. Humphrey Kuntz

Edith K. (Humphrey) Kuntz, 96, departed for her heavenly home on Aug. 7, 2019. Born on June 27, 1923, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Page Kuntz; parents, Fred and Mary Ann Humphrey; brothers, Howard, Ernest, George and Gene Humphrey; sisters, Arlena Pullen, Louise Rogers and Eva Morris; and grandson, Ricky Dorsey.

Edith was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She and her husband, Page, were farmers for more than 50 years. Her home was always open and anyone visiting never left her home hungry.

Edith is survived by her son, John (Golden) Kuntz of Swiss; daughters, Judy (Don) Gray of Clay, Brenda Dorsey of Bahama, North Carolina and Sherrie Kuntz of Swiss; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Ruby Hill of Alta; brother, Clifford Humphrey of Alta; chosen family, Sandra Burdette and Jack Kiser; many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral service was held Aug. 12 at the Swiss Missionary Baptist Church, Swiss, with Minister Dennis Preast officiating. Burial followed in the Kuntz Family Cemetery, Swiss.

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

Arrangements by Pennington-Smith Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

Herman E. Lanham

Herman E. Lanham, age 82, of Kincaid, passed away on July 2, 2019 at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

Born Nov. 28, 1936 at Hugheston, he was the son of the late Herman N. and Dolly Hudnall Lanham.

Herman served his country with the U.S. Marine Corps and worked for General Motors Co. and Allied Products in Indiana.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Paula Catherine South Lanham; by a son, Herman E. Lanham Jr.;

by brothers, Norman and Leonard Lanham; and by sisters, Ellamae Burks and Rosa Harmon.

Surviving are his children, Ruth Ann Lanham of Ohio, Emery L. Lanham (Tammy) and Teresa L. Lanham, all of Page, Lisa M. Nelson (Michael) of Robson and Katherine A Bowyer (Justin); 16 grandchildren, Steven, Jessi, Allen, Brian, Steve, Monica, Charles, Kory, Kristie, Austin, Wayne, Chelsey, Sundiana, Herman, LaDawn and Kristy; 25 great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild.

Also surviving are his siblings, Linda Bowyer of Page, Helen Thomas of Oak Hill and Daniel Lanham of Page; and a daughter-in-law, Crystal Clark.

Graveside committal services were July 5 at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens at Glasgow.

Online condolences may be sent to www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Margaret Ann McClellan

Margaret Ann McClellan, 89, of Montgomery, passed away on Aug. 2, 2019.

She was born in Montgomery on June 3, 1930, daughter of the late Albert L. and Bertie Mildred Welch. Along with her parents, she was also predeceased by her husband, Jack D. McClellan, and son, Jack A. Welch.

She was a long time member of Montgomery Baptist Church, Montgomery, and active in all phases of the church ministry.

Surviving are her children, Karen Divita (Jim) of Chesapeake, Virginia, Michael McClellan (Melanie) of Charleston and Sue Jones of Daytona Beach, Florida; grandchildren, Jimmy, Steven, Michael, Graham, Levi, Luke, Emily, Jennifer and Jack; and four great-grandchildren.

Service was Aug. 5 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Pastor C.J. Rider 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.

Judy Fay McGraw

Judy Fay McGraw, 68, of Jodie, received her angel wings Aug. 18, 2019 at home surrounded by her family after a long illness.

She was the daughter of the late Jay and Glenna Kiser Morris and was born in Nicholas County Oct. 2, 1950. She also was preceded in death by her brothers, James Morris and David “Creek Chub” Morris.

Judy was a homemaker and a member of the Jodie Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, James “Tuffy” McGraw; son, James (Cindy) McGraw of Jodie; daughter, Helen (Aaron) Myers of Cottageville; and five grandsons, Christopher, J.C., Brandon, Wyatt and Wade.

Funeral services were conducted Aug. 21 in the Jodie Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Danny Sears officiating. Burial followed in the Rich Creek Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent at watersfuneralchapel@frontier.com

Arrangements by Waters Funeral Chapel in Summersville.

William (Billy) L. Moss

William (Billy) L. Moss, 73, born in Smithers Feb. 28, 1946, passed away peacefully Aug. 3, 2019. He was born to the late Garnett and Thelma (Halsey) Moss.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters and brothers, Carolyn Freeman, James Moss, Linda Senters, Sandra Thompson, Rebecca Moss and Mark Moss.

Billy is survived by his brothers, Johnny (Karen) Moss and David (Rosa) Moss. He is also survived by his nephew, Chris Senters, along with many other nephews and nieces.

The family will celebrate his life in private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.dayfuneralservice.com

Joann Musick

Joann Musick, age 88, of Montgomery, died July 20, 2019.

She was born May 31, 1931 in Gauley Bridge, the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Clarice Dooley Bess. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Giles Musick, and her sister, Susie Boggess.

She was a member of Gauley Bridge Baptist Church.

Surviving: sons, Ronnie Musick and wife Pam of Montgomery, Mark Musick and wife Robin of Charleston and Brent Musick and wife Penny of Montgomery; grandchildren, Amy Hughes and husband Mark, Kris Musick and wife Mindy and Christina Musick; great-grandchildren, Ross, Bryant, Garrett and Gabriel; brother, Rev. Benjamin F. Bess and wife Sharon of Dunbar.

Service was July 23 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Rev. Chester Bird officiating. Burial followed in Restlawn Memorial Gardens at Victor.

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

The family requests memorial contributions be made to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd., W., Charleston, WV 25387.

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Darrell Ford Nichols

Darrell Ford Nichols, age 82, of Montgomery, went home to be with Jesus on Aug. 24, 2019 at CAMC Memorial after a long illness.

He was born Feb. 23, 1937, the son of the late Sam and Alice Keatley Nichols.

He served the in the U.S. Navy from March 23, 1955 until March 20, 1959. He served on the USS Battle Ship Wisconsin and the USS Aircraft Carrier Forrestal.

He was a member of and deacon at the Page Church of God and he retired from the City of Montgomery as the assistant street commissioner with over 30 years service.

Surviving is his loving wife of 50 years, Sue Carol Lively Nicholas; daughter, Dorothy Nichols Harvey and husband Adam; grandchildren, Abigail, Elijah and Charlotte Harvey, all at home; several nieces and nephews; sisters, Betty Nichols of Montgomery and Emma Nichols Pennington of Oak Hill; and brothers, Joseph Nichols and wife Janette of Illinois and Leonard Nichols and wife Patricia of Smithers.

Service was Aug. 28 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Rev. James Elmore officiating. Burial followed in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Freddy Ray Nickell

Freddy Ray Nickell, 88, of Fayetteville, passed away June 27, 2019 at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley.

Born on Aug. 18, 1930 at Mount Hope, he was the son of the late Harlan Hirem Nickell and the late Erma Jane Tennant Nickell.

Freddy was an underground coal miner and retired from Cannelton Industries at Montgomery.

He and his wife, Freda, attended Mountain View Church of God in Oak Hill.

He enjoyed making sculptures and wood carvings, art, and geneology, Freddy was a sure descendent of the Kels, Powers and Nickell families.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Margaret Rhodes and Betty Shieler.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years; son, Danny Nickell and wife Nancy; daughter, Denise Shrewsbury and husband Bob; grandsons, Chase Shrewsbury and Steven Nickell; and one great-grandchild, Liam Shrewsbury.

Funeral services were held July 3 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Pastor Kenny Hayes officiating. Burial followed at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

Online condolences may be sent at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville.

Nyla Jean “June” Owens

Nyla Jean “June” Owens, 78, of Millwood, passed away on Aug. 9, 2019, in Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston.

June was born in High Splint, Kentucky on June 3, 1941, daughter of the late Mary and Delbert Elswick.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Gary Allen; sisters, Delores Elswick, Mary Duffield and Nannie Boyd; and brother, John Elswick.

She attended Gauley Bridge School and married Gary Owens on Aug. 3, 1961. They had one child, Gary Allen, who passed away in 2005. Allen’s son Travis was June’s greatest blessing. June loved all children. Her extended family will forever remember her kindness, thoughtfulness, and generosity.

June was a member of Faith Bible Church in Ravenswood, where she was involved in the choir and various church activities.

Many people in the community will remember June as a hairdresser who owned her own business, Hair Creations by Double J.

She is survived by her husband, Gary O. Owens; grandson, Travis A. Owens; one brother, Alvin C. Elswick; and numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Service was Aug. 11 at Roush Funeral Home in Ravenswood with Pastor Steve Raines, June’s brother-in-law, officiating. Burial followed in Ravenswood Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at roush94@yahoo.com or on the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/roushfuneralhome. The obituary may be viewed on the website at www.roushfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements by Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

Angela Carol Perdue

Angela Carol Perdue, age 54, of Hugheston, died July 25, 2019.

She was born May 4, 1964 in Montgomery.

Surviving: mother and step-father, Susan and John Wright of Charlton Heights; father and stepmother, Hank and Shirley Keenan of Hugheston; sister, Ashtyn Griffith of Charlton Heights; stepsister, Janie Hutchinson of Dunbar; and many special cousins and friends.

Service was July 31 at the Hughes Creek Community Church with Pastor Gary Tucker officiating. Burial followed in Hughes Creek Cemetery.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Stephen Alfred Persinger

Stephen Alfred Persinger, 62, of Oak Hill, passed away July 28, 2019.

He was born in Montgomery, son of Phyllis Jean Persinger and the late George Samuel Persinger Sr.

Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Lindsay Dalton and Joshua and Ryan Persinger; his grandchildren, Kaylee, Layla, Curtis, Davey and Jaylan; and his longtime girlfriend, Brenda Jeffries, and her daughters, Ginger Payne, Regina Gilliam, Nellie Lesher and Erica Payne. Stephen will be missed by his siblings, Sam, Martha and David Persinger.

Stephen was a lifetime resident of the local area and worked for C. Adam Toney Tire Pros.

Per Stephen’s wishes, he was cremated and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Ruth Ellen Pritt

Ruth Ellen Pritt, age 62, of East Bank, died Aug. 11, 2019.

She was born March 22, 1962 in Fayette County.

A celebration of Ruth’s life was held Aug. 15 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

William “Carroll” Ramsey

William “Carroll” Ramsey, 74, of Indore, entered into rest July 24, 2019, at home surrounded by his loving family after a long illness.


Born on July 16, 1945, in Charleston, he was the son of the late Bert Ramsey and Madeline Kincaid Ramsey. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Gerald Ramsey; niece, Tara Taylor; and mother-in-law, Audrey Rogers.

He leaves behind his loving wife, Darlene Ramsey; sons, Jeremiah (Mary) Ramsey of Indore, Justin (Shayna) Ramsey of Lizemores, Hunter Ramsey of Indore and Darren Ramsey of Charleston. A very important part of his life was his grandchildren, Levi, Lexi, Isaiah, Mariah, Sevana, Sara and Eli Ramsey. Also surviving are his siblings, James “Tiny” (Charlotte) Ramsey of New Market, Virginia, Gene Ramsey of Bickmore, Phyliss Fitzwater of Ohio, Wanda (David) Keener and Faye (Frankie) Asbury, all of Clay, Brenda (Dane) Manley of Boomer, Diana McLaughlin of Elkview and Pam (Timmy) Taylor of Clay. He also has many nieces and nephews.


He was a member of the Lizemore United Methodist Church. 
He will be forever loved and missed.

Funeral service was July 27 at Wilson-Smith Funeral Home in Clay with Minister Mark Price officiating. Burial followed in the Holcomb Cemetery, Indore.

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

Arrangements by Wilson-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.

Steven Ray Raynes Sr.

Steven Ray Raynes Sr., 65, of Robson, passed away Aug. 19, 2019 at his residence.

Born May 25, 1954 in Robson, he was the son of Kenneth Raynes and stepmother Patricia Raynes; and the late Loretta Clay Raynes.

Steven was a retired coal miner and also loved the outdoors.

He also was preceded in death by a brother, Kevin Raynes.

Those left to cherish his memory include sons, Kenneth Raynes (Carla) and Steven Raynes Jr. (Lyndsay); daughter, Sheena Osbourne (Ozzy); nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Susan Hannah and Becky Cline; and brother, Terry Raynes Sr.

Funeral service was Aug. 24 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Pastor Greg Toney officiating.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Gary G. Sizemore

Gary G. Sizemore, age 84, of Charlton Heights, died Aug. 6, 2019.

He was born Oct. 4, 1934, the son of the late Glenn and Opal Brooks Sizemore. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Sizemore; and brothers, Jim Sizemore and Edward Sizemore.

He was the retired owner of the State Farm Insurance Agency in Smithers.

He was a member of Boomer Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served four years.

Gary was a member of the Oak Hill Lodge #120 AF & AM and he was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies.

Left to cherish his memory are his brothers, Frank A. Sizemore of Sissonville and Bobby “Stormey” Sizemore of Indian Creek; brother-in-law, Hank Woodson and his wife, Glenda; sister-in-law, Nancy Strickland, and her husband, Larry; and multiple nieces and nephews.

Service was held Aug. 11 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Pastor Mark Strickland officiating. Entombment followed in Montgomery Memorial Park at London.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Jeanetta M. Thompson

Jeanetta M. Thompson, age 88 of Elkridge, died Aug. 24, 2019.

She was born May 24, 1931 in Clay County, the daughter of the late Harm Hobard and Missouri Elliott Sizemore. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Donald Thompson.

She was a retired nurse aid at CAMC General and a former nurse aid at the old McMillion Hospital in Charleston.

Surviving: daughter, Donna Graham and husband Robert of Robson; son, Terry Thompson and wife Debbie at Powellton; grandchildren, Michael, Brandy, Steve and Kelly; and great-grandchildren, Logan, Conner, Peyton and Vayda.

Graveside services were Aug. 27 at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens at Glasgow with Rev. Joe Darlington officiating.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Donna Mae (Jones) Tucker

Donna Mae (Jones) Tucker, 91, of Glasgow, passed away on July 26, 2019 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.

She was predeceased by her parents, Lester and Frona Jones; her husband, P.F. “Peck” Tucker; brothers, Adrian and T.J.; and son-in-law, Larry Linville.

She is survived by brother, Cecil Jones; children, Peggy Linville of Glasgow, Ronnie Tucker (Tammy) of Hurricane Creek and Kelli Williams (Phillip) of Evans; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services were July 30 at Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, Cedar Grove, with Rev. David Bowen officiating. Entombment followed at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Glasgow.

Online condolences may be sent at www.cookefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove.

Zenda L. Christian Vance

Zenda L. Christian Vance, 77, of Dixie, went home to be with the Lord July 15, 2019 after a long illness.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Isabelle Christian; grandson, Mark Neil; and brothers, Ted and Jack Christian.

Left to mourn her passing is her husband of 60 years, Daniel Vance; daughters, Kathie (Ray) Miller and Sandy (Danny) Neil; son, Danny (Kelli) Vance; grandchildren, Mat (Kayla) Neil and Morgan Vance; great-granddaughter, Hailey Neil; granddaughter-in-law, Christina Neil.

A graveside service was held July 18 at Montgomery Memorial Park, London, with Pastor Shane Wynn officiating.

The family would appreciate donations to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd West, Charleston, WV 25387 or online at https://www.hospicecarewv.org/make-donation/.

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

Arrangements by Pennington-Smith Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

Mary Louise Fox Wood

Mary Louise Fox Wood, 88, departed for her heavenly home on Aug. 10, 2019.

Born on May 11, 1931, in Oak Hill, she was preceded in death by her , Samuel (Chubby) Wood; parents, Willie and Edith Neff Fox; brother, Jack Fox; sisters, Marie Legg and Edith Mae Blacke; and Aunt Ora Skaggs.

Mary was a member of Gauley Bridge Baptist Church and a homemaker.

She is survived by her daughters, Linda (Tony) Grbac of Cross Lanes and Sandra McDonald of Deepwater; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was Aug. 13 at the Gauley Bridge Baptist Church, Gauley Bridge. Burial followed in the High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

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

Gilbert Lee Young

Gilbert Lee Young, age 71, of Kimberly, died April 12, 2019.

He was born at Allingdale on April 16, 1948, the son of the late Buck and Iona Gillis Young.

He was a retired federal mine inspector.

Surviving: son, Stephen Young and his wife, Samantha, of Wilmington, North Carolina; grandchildren, Abigail Young and Ethan Young; brother, Ralph Young of Beckley; and sister, Wanda Roat and her husband, Shannon, of Cannelton.

Service was Aug. 15 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Rev. Frank Brown and Rev. Greg Petry officiating. Burial will followed in Montgomery Memorial Park at London.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

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