In memory

Rev. Norvell Ray Atkins

Rev. Norvell Ray Atkins, 86, of Belle, passed away June 5, 2021 at home.

He was a retired surveyor for the West Virginia State Department of Highways.

Norvell served as Pastor at Shrewsbury Community Church, Kanawha Two Mile Gospel Tabernacle, Mile Fork Gospel Tabernacle and served as assistant pastor at Riverview Gospel Tabernacle, Mary Virginia Gospel Tabernacle, Cornerstone Community Church and Marlaine Gospel Tabernacle. He loved to preach and sing with his wife, Linda, in a group called The Joy Tones.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Linda Atkins; parents, Archie Sr. and Pearl Asbury Atkins; brothers, Dennis Atkins Sr. and Archie Atkins Jr.; infant brother, Lionel Atkins; sisters, Joanne Gibbs, Delores Miller, Eleanor “Peggy” Tawney, Alice Jameson and Shirley Good; and infant sister, Regina Chestnut.

Surviving are his son, Norvell Ray Atkins Jr. (Angela) of Belle; daughters, Shavonna Mortimer of Belle and Terri Tuttle of Dupont City; brother, Curtis Atkins (Dorothy) of Washington, North Carolina; sisters, Betty Newman (Ray) of Belle, Carolyn Tawney of Pennsylvania and Patricia Moore of Rayland, Ohio; grandchildren, David Mullins, Jeremiah Coleman, Stacey Jeffries, Zhazaunna Tuttle, Cheyanne Tuttle and Josiah Atkins; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held June 9 at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with Pastor Jerry Walls officiating. In keeping with Norvell’s final requests, his cremation wishes were honored following the funeral service.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Amy Tickle, Pastor Jerry Walls and K.R. Slater.

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.

Kevin A. “Mudd” Bainbridge

Kevin A. “Mudd” Bainbridge, age 64, of Charleston, formerly of Powellton, died May 9, 2021.

A memorial service will be announced later.

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Betty Emiline Barnett

Betty Emiline Barnett, 92, of Belle, passed away June 9, 2021 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Carol Ann Godby.

Surviving are her sons, Chris Cmiel of Belle, John Cmiel (Jo Ann) and Stanley Pete Cmiel, all of Richmond, Virginia; son-in-law, Terry Godby of Richmond; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Private graveside funeral services were held in Ward Cemetery, Cedar Grove with Pastor Brenda Gray officiating.

David Bruce Barnhart

David Bruce Barnhart entered into rest on May 7, 2021 following a long illness.

Though his days were diminished, his energy to love, enjoy and build memories with his grandkids, family and friends never waned.

David was the son of the late Clayton and Anne (Bunny) Barnhart.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Debra Massie Barnhart; son, James Barnhart; daughter-in-law, Amy; daughter, Natalie Bigelow; son-in-law, Troy; grandchildren, Trevor and Taylor Bigelow, all from Fairmont; brother, Brian Barnhart of Mobile, Alabama; and sister, Kathy Law of Rutherfordton, North Carolina.

David was a WVIT BSEE graduate, a charter member of Tech’s Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society and completed a five-year engineering study/co-op work program with Union Carbide.

He was a member of the Army National Guard for 6 years and was named the Distinguished Honor Graduate of the 1975 NCO Class with a direct appointment to OCS.

His career involved all facets of production and management of pulverized coal, hydroelectric, wind and water turbines. He held several positions with international companies ranging from project engineer, department head, superintendent, senior manager, general manager, Elkem Metals Energy Coordinator NA and Director of Operations Mid America for Brookfield Renewable Energy Group.

He was a member of the Bridgemont Board of Governors, Fayette County Building Commission, Adjunct Instructor Electrical Circuits, Certified Kepner-Tregoe Program Leader for Engineering Problem Solving and an energetic loyal member of the Collins High School Class of 1967.

He loved travel and to design/build things with his hands. He leaves behind a legacy of family heirloom furniture, structures, church and community improvements, toys, picture books and memories, as you can easily ascertain if you visit his neighborhood, church and family homes of friends.

He had a strong faith in God which he shared with the congregation of the First Presbyterian Church of Oak Hill where he served as deacon, elder and treasurer for many years.

Most of all he was a family man cherished by his wife, children, grandchildren and extended family.

Funeral services were held May 12 at the First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Nancy Martin officiating. Internment followed at High Lawn Memorial Park.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Oak Hill at 250 Central Ave., Oak Hill, WV.

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Shirley Louise Bauer

Shirley Louise Bauer, 80, of East Bank, passed away April 27, 2021 at CAMC Memorial Hospice.

She was a member of Hampton Baptist Church, a member of Rebekah Lodge and a retiree of 32 years from Kanawha County Schools.

Shirley enjoyed traveling and attending music concerts. She loved going to the movies; every Tuesday, Shirley would go to a matinee of the newest movie. 

Shirley is preceded in death by her loving husband, Harvey H. Bauer; parents, George and Ocie Goins; and 13 siblings.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, David Bauer and Steven Bauer (Jan); grandchildren, Robbie Bauer (Heather) and Jonathan Bauer; great-grandchildren, Grant Williams, Ostin Williams, Natalie Bauer and Haylee Bauer; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and family. 

Funeral services were held May 3 at Hampton Baptist Church. Burial followed at Blue Ridge Memorial Park in Beckley.

Online condolences can be left by visiting www.pryorfh.com.

Arrangements by Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank.

David Clark Baughan

David Clark Baughan, also known as Bingy, of Pratt, went to be with the Lord on May 3, 2021.

He was a graduate of East Bank High School (1955); Mason College of Music & Fine Arts in Charleston (1955); Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina (1959); Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Minneapolis, Minnesota (1963); and was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary in Lansdale, Pennsylvania (1983).

David was a life-long minister as an evangelist, faculty and staff member at several Christian colleges, and as a pastor of several churches, most recently of Old Kanawha Baptist Church in Pratt.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Thomas E. and Dolly O. Baughan; and son, Kevin C. Baughan.

He is survived by his wife, Bettye McBride Baughan; daughter, Traci R. Mayes (Preston) of Rockford, Minnesota; son, Torrey C. Baughan (Cindy) of Greenville, South Carolina; brother, Gary W. Baughan of Parkersburg; and seven grandchildren.

Service was conducted May 8 at Old Kanawha Baptist Church in Pratt, followed by visitation at the church. Burial was May 10 at McLeansville Baptist Church cemetery in McLeansville, North Carolina.

Memorials may be made to Old Kanawha Baptist Church, Box 9, Pratt, WV 25162.

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

Virginia (Toots) A. Seabolt Beard

Virginia (Toots) A. Seabolt Beard, 92, of Marmet, formerly of Mammoth, departed life on June 17, 2021, at the Marmet Center after a short illness.

She was born at Laurel Fork on May 20, 1929, daughter of the late Ernest and Lundee Seabolt, being the ninth of 12 siblings.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. V. Woodrow Beard; daughter, Sharon; son, Michael; parents, Ernest and Lundee Seabolt; brothers, Glenn Seabolt, Orville Seabolt, George (Freme) Seabolt, Fred (Buck) Seabolt, James Seabolt and Frank Seabolt; and sisters, Macel Carpenter, Elva Seabolt, Mary Richards and Ethel Barnett. 

She is survived by her children, Daniel (Bonnie) Beard of Magnolia, Texas, David Beard of Pond Gap, Devona Wheeler of Glasgow and B. Jill (Richard) Turner of Hurricane; grandchildren, Sean (AJ) Beard of Seattle, Washington, Jeremy (DJ) Beard of Shrewsbury, Brian Beard of Mammoth, Jordan (Molley) Beard of Pond Gap, Patrick (Chelsea) Beard and Sharon Wheeler, all of Cabin Creek, Carrie (Reuben) Bragg of Looneyville, Keith Turner of Muncie, Indiana and Caleb Turner of Hurricane; great-grandchildren, Cora Beard, Harlan Beard, Luke Beard, Madison Billanti, Weston Beard, Parker Beard, Briggs Beard, Lyric Gates and Riley Bragg; sister, Opal Hudson of Charleston; and many nieces and nephews.

She was a lifetime homemaker and a member of the Mammoth Advent Christian Church. Her happiness was serving Jesus, being around her family and friends, and helping others. She was loved by all.

Visitation was held June 20 at the Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, Cedar Grove. Funeral services were held June 21 at the funeral home, with the Rev. Keith Turner and Pastor Toney Rucker officiating. The committal and burial service followed at the Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.

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

Arrangements by Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove.

Shelvy Yvonne Donato Blankenship

Shelvy Yvonne Donato Blankenship, of Swiss, born Dec. 9, 1957, went to be with the Lord at her home on April 26, 2021 after a short illness.

She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Paul Blankenship; daughters, Heather Blankenship of Swiss and Cassandra Blankenship-Stone (David) of Morrisvale; grandchildren, Tyler Blankenship (Megan), Trevor Keith, Sara Blankenship and Isaac Blankenship; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Steve (Lynn) Donato, Sam (Marlene) Donato and Kenneth (Betty Jo) Donato; and a sister, Carolyn Donato.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Shirley Donato.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

Arrangements by Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home.

Joyce Delaine Moore Boggs

Joyce Delaine Moore Boggs, 67, a native of Belle and a resident of Pierre Part, Louisiana, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on June 10, 2021.

Surviving are her children, Angelia Boggs of Buffalo, New York, Steven (Tara) Boggs of Comfort and Shannon (Jennifer) Boggs of Pierre Part; eight grandchildren, Anthony Maki, Anna Maki, Brenten Viars, Noah Boggs, Mason Boggs, Shyla Boggs, Jett Donald and Lyla Donald; three siblings, Chuck Moore (Kay) of Buffalo and Jack (Diane) Moore and James Moore, all of Elkhart, Indiana; and many special nieces and nephews whom she also adored.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Charley Vincent Moore and Macel Mary Moore; and five siblings, Ray Moore, Bill Moore, Roger Moore, Kay Stafford and Lee Medford.

Funeral services were held June 15 at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with Pastor Danny Moore officiating. Interment followed in Witcher Cemetery, Belle.

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.

Calvin James Bowles

Calvin James Bowles was born to the union of the late Floyd James and Margie Lee (White) Bowles on April 8, 1957. Calvin peacefully departed this life during the early hours of May 12, 2021, at the age of 64.

Calvin was a life-long resident of Cannelton.

He was educated in the Fayette County school system and graduated from Montgomery High School in 1976, where he played football and basketball.

Calvin had many career paths during his tenure in life, including Alloy Chemical, Montgomery Hospital, West Virginia Institute of Technology and various other companies.

Calvin is predeceased by his parents, Floyd James and Margie Lee (White) Bowles; and brother, Floyd James Bowles Jr.

Calvin was a devoted son and brother. His love and fond memories will be forever cherished by his brother, Marion (Caroldeen) Bowles of Powellton; sisters, Dola Bowles of Cannelton, Connie (Michael) Newman of Ashland, Kentucky, Brenda (James) Coles of Columbus, Ohio, Vanessa (Lloyd) Smith of Dunbar and Maria (Ross) Bowles-Crowder of Cannelton; aunt, Francis (William) Holmes of London; uncles, Donald (Willene) White of Kimberly, Vernon White of Middletown, Ohio and Theodore Dues of Arlington, Virginia; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Service was held at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Rev. Terrance Hamm 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.

James “Jimmy” W. Browning

James “Jimmy” W. Browning, 70, of Eskdale, went home to be with the Lord April 30, 2021 surrounded by his family at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston.

He retired from General Motors Chevrolet Division in Flint, Michigan, and was a long time minister of the Pentecostal Church of God.

James was preceded in death by his parents, Miles T. and Garnet E. Browning, and brother, Roger Dale Browning.

He is survived by his loving wife, Tammy; son, Kenneth (Trina, sons Kyle and Jakob); daughter, Karri Jo Rousset (Ric and daughter Adrianna); sister, Rebecca Roberts; brothers, Miles T. Jr. and Joseph M., as well a host of family and friends. Jimmy will be missed by all who knew him.

Memorial services were May 3 at Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, Cedar Grove, with Brother Donald Mullins officiating.

Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.cookefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove.

Dorris Marie Buckalew

Dorris Marie Buckalew, 91, of Belle, passed away at the home of her daughter on April 26, 2021 following a short illness.

She was a member of the Belle Church of Christ and a homemaker.

Preceding her in death were her husband, James Buckalew; stepson, James Buckalew Jr.; granddaughter, Tessa Kessel; parents, Raymond and Maude Crouch Watts; brothers, Ed, Don and Harold Watts; and sisters, Nadine Russell and Cookie Wilson.

Surviving are her daughter, Barbara Pauley (David) of Belle; son, John Kessel (Debbie) of Charleston; stepson, Rick Buckalew (Faye) of Red House; 12 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held May 1 at the Belle Church of Christ with Minister Joe Pauley officiating. Interment followed at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

Online condolences may be sent at fidlerandframefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Dolores Campbell

Dolores Campbell, age 72, of Montgomery, died May 25, 2021.

She was born in Montgomery on March 4, 1949 and was the daughter of the late Cecil Capps Sr. and Anna Scott Capps. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Anna Marie Thomas, and brothers, Cecil Capps Jr. and Larry Capps.

She was a dispatcher for City Cab Company.

Surviving: children, Arnold Lee Thomas Jr. and Virginia Lynn Thomas; sisters, Shirley Capps and Pam Diveley.

Service was held at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Chaplain Jeff Floyd 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.

Richard “Karo” Carrow

Richard “Karo” Carrow left this world on June 14, 2021.

He was born Jan. 9, 1942 in Putney, son of the late Pearl Stewart and William Carrow.

Karo was a long time member of the Brothers of the Wheel Motorcycle Club. He joined on Nov. 5, 1983 and retired from the BOTW on Nov. 5, 2018. He made many friends and brothers throughout his 35 years as an active member of the BOTW. He took great pride in the club’s annual charity event providing Christmas for hundreds even thousands of local children in the Upper Kanawha Valley throughout the years.

He was a veteran of the United States Army.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Ricky Hodges; and brothers, Keith Carrow and Kermit Carrow.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Laurie Carrow; daughter, Casey (Greg) Hudnall of Cabin Creek; sons, Timmy (Shelley) Stewart of Barboursville and Travis (Erin) Carrow of Morgantown; grandchildren, Sydnee, Jackson, Nikkie, Taryn, Starr, Brody and Lenyn; stepchildren, Katrina, Shelly, C.J. and Ashley; and 16 stepgrandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and his three Yorkies, Nala, Simba and Niko, that he loved so much.

Per his wishes he will be cremated and there will be a celebration of his life at a later date.

You can make a donation to the BOTW Annual Christmas Drive in his memory at BOTW, 5105 Midland Drive, Charleston, WV 25306. Arrangements by Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank (www.pryorfh.com).

Dixie E. Keith Christian

Dixie E. Keith Christian, age 76, of South Charleston, formerly of Montgomery, went home to be with the Lord on May 7, 2021 after a short illness.

Dixie was a graduate of Nicholas County High and was retired from Sears and Roebuck with 30 plus years of service.

She was a member of Boomer Baptist Church.

Dixie would never meet a stranger. If she didn’t know you, just give her five minutes. She was always full of life with a great desire to live life to the fullest. Her favorite thing was going to the West Side to dance and listen to music. They were her second family and she made life-long friends there.

She was preceded in death by her parents. Olan Arnold and Myrtle Keith; sister. Shirley Boysko; brother. William “Bill” Williams; and granddaughter. Frannie Martin.

She is survived by her daughter. Cyndi Christian Morris (Jimmy) of Chelyan; her son. Tim Christian of Knoxville, Tennessee; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Service was May 11 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Pastor Mark Strickland 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.

Mary Lou Coburn

Mary Lou Coburn, age 71, of Dixie, passed away on April 25, 2021 in Montgomery.

She was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, homemaker and a member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Roy Lancaster; mother, Ruby Campbell; brother, Johnny Allen; and sister Sharon Goff.

Surviving include her husband, David Coburn; sons, Phillip Coburn (Rebecca) of Belle and David Coburn (Daisy) of Lizemores; daughter, Patty Evans of Charlton Heights; sister, Delilah Reese (Kenny) of Elkhart, Indiana; half-sisters, Thelma Varney of Kentucky and Loretta Kendrick of Ohio; brother-in-law, Freddy Colburn (Susie) of Goose Creek, South Carolina. She has eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Service was held at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Rev. Gordon Killion officiating. Entombment followed at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens at Glasgow.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Earnie O. “Boots” Coleman

On the afternoon of June 17, 2021, our hearts were shattered while the heavens rejoiced. Earnie O. “Boots” Coleman, 88, of Dawes, now gets to play the piano and dance on the streets of gold with her Lord and Savior.

Earnie was born on April 10, 1933 in Coalburg.

Full of sass, sarcasm, humor, and truth, Mamaw Boots was always working for the Lord. No matter where she went, she was eager to talk about God’s greatness and the miracles she’d witnessed. Whether it was while smuggling Bibles into China, ministering in Thailand, in a restaurant, or cooking in her kitchen, the smile on her face let you know his faithfulness and love were the “real deal.” You would always leave her house with a full stomach and to-go bag because she always had a hot meal for friends, family, and even strangers.

Her family was everything to her and she loved to fill up her backyard and creekbank with laughter and love! She adored and praised all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Boots worked as a waitress serving others for many years.

She was an involved member of Open Door Apostolic Church in Charleston.

Earnie is preceded in death by her late husband, Tom Dooley; her siblings; two sons, Rob Housh and Jay Dooley; and granddaughter, Jessica Ellis.

Left to cherish her amazing memory are her husband, Clyde Coleman of Dawes; brother, Billy Hall (Aeo) of Glasgow; daughters, Wanda Toler (Mickey) of Rockport, Indiana and Nancy Ellis (Fred) of Saint Albans; grandkids, Missi, Mike, Jason, Mandi, Josh, Kristyn, Jesse and Jacob; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; and special nieces, Sonja, Delores and Mary.

A celebration of her life was held June 21 at Open Door Apostolic Church, 2630 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston, with visitation prior to the service. Pastor Chris Sowards and Pastor Jason Toler officiated. Although she will be missed tremendously, her strength, love for Christ, and her love for her family will be cherished forever!

Arrangements by Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank (www.Pryorfh.com).

Gladys Collins

Gladys Collins, 85 of Kimberly, passed away peacefully on June 13, 2021 after a long illness. She was born to Benjamin Manley and Sarah Wagner on May 12, 1936.

She was a longtime member of Kimberly Church of God.

She was a loved mother and grandmother and enjoyed being the Boss of the family. She led a long life that was filled with adventure, and she always had a good time wherever she went. You never knew where she would be or what she would be doing, but you could guarantee she was having fun. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin and Sarah Manley; husband, Clyde Collins; daughter, Karen Alderman; and siblings, Juanita Reese, Eugene Manley, Margaret Dunfee, Charles Manley and Robert Manley. 

She is survived by her children, Diana Morton (Jerry Morton) and Lisa Rhodes; grandchildren, Sarah Edelman, Ernest Collins, Ann Edwards, Andrea Kerns, David Rhodes III, Amanda Morton, Lindsay Carson and Melissa Alderman; and eight great-grandchildren. 

The family would like to say a special thank you to Palliative Care nurse Tara Jackson. 

Services were held June 17 at O’Dell Funeral Home in Montgomery with Rev. Tom McGraw 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.

F. Isaiah DiVita

F. Isaiah DiVita passed away May 8, 2021.

He was born March 11, 2000 to the late Kelly Watson and Francis Chase DiVita.

He is survived by his father, Francis Chase DiVita (Kanica Hedges) of Florence, Kentucky; siblings, Chayse Ann, Brooklyn, Londyn, Kalani and Kyree DiVita, all of Florence, and Aaliyah, Nevaeh and Shya Miller, all of Charleston; grandfather, Francis “Big Muscles” and Dawn DiVita Daisy, Dylan and Cassi of Erlanger, Kentucky; grandmother, Diane Watson; loved by many aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Kelly LaRuth Watson, and grandmother, Jeannette Cynthia DiVita.

He attended Dixie Heights High School in Edgewood, Kentucky and Marshall University.

He loved to sing and play sports.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Cancer Society.

Due to the Covid restrictions, the family will hold a private service at a later date.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Dewey Shannon Dorsey

Dewey Shannon Dorsey, age 70, went home to be with the Lord on May 21, 2021.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey and Mary Dorsey, and grandson, Levi Shannon Dorsey.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Shirley Dorsey; two sons, Dewey S. Dorsey Jr. and Michael and wife Teresa and his little buddy, Wyatt, and brother Johnny and wife, Shelia Dorsey; three granddaughters, Jennifer Willis, Chelby Dorsey and KIassidy Dorsey; four great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Ethan, Jace and McKenzie; and many nieces and nephews and his church family.

Service was May 26 at Elkridge Community Church with Pastor Brenda Neil and Rev. Chuck Cunningham officiating. Entombment 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.

Betty Jo Ferrell Elkins

Betty Jo Ferrell Elkins, 78, of Belle, was born on Feb. 13, 1943 to Opal and Earl Ferrell of Cabin Creek. She entered her heavenly home on May 27, 2021 at CAMC Memorial Division.

Betty was a graduate of East Bank High School and attended college classes from West Virginia State.

She began her career with the U.S. Treasury Department, Washington, D.C.; worked for the town of Belle; and retired with 32 years of service as an executive secretary with Kanawha County Schools to numerous superintendents and board members.

She was a member of Mt. Juliet United Methodist Church in Belle and previously played the piano for Eskdale Baptist Church and Eskdale Church of Christ.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, James Elkins Sr.; and her only son, James Larry Elkins Jr.

Surviving are her granddaughter, Kristen (Brandon) Brooks; grandson, Justin Elkins; great-grandson, Bently Brooks, all of Mechanicsville, Virginia; sister, Nancy Bailey, and nephew, Tim Bailey, both of Goshen, Indiana; niece, Diana (David) Dunn of Given; nephews, David (Susie) Elkins of Belle, Gregg Elkins of Dunbar and Jeff (Laura) Elkins of Nitro; niece, Beth (Dale) Drake of Chantilly, Virginia; eight great-nephews; eight great-nieces; 15 great-great-nephews; 18 great-great-nieces and three great-great-great-nieces; friends, Pat Hunter, Johnna Lyons, Jimmy Mize, Mary Hastings, Jerry Lane, Carolyn Morris, Keith Johnson and Steve Fitzgerald; and a host of other family members, friends, co-workers and church family.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to family doctor, Dr. Jack Kinder, numerous medical doctors, medical staff providers along with friends, family, neighbors and all the others involved that helped Betty in her time of need.

Funeral services were held June 2 at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with Pastor Eric Milam officiating, her good friend and former pastor. Interment followed in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.

Memorial donations can be made to the Mt. Juliet United Methodist Church, Mator’s Kids Foundation, or the Thad Snodgrass Scholarship Fund.

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

Arrangements by Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Jeffrey Alan Evans Jr.

Jeffrey Alan Evans Jr., age 42, of Montgomery, died May 27, 2021.

He was born Dec. 21, 1978 in Montgomery and was the son of Jeffrey Alan Evans and Elizabeth Ann Ware Evans of Montgomery.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, is his brother, Christopher Chad Evans of Montgomery; sister, Andrea Evans Galapon and her husband, Patrick, of Pratt; and nieces, Payton Annalise and Presley Rose.

A celebration of Jeff’s life will be held at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Robert C. Fannin

Robert Fannin, the only child of the late Roy and Ethel Carlin Fannin, passed away on April 23, 2021 in the Elderly Care Wing of Montgomery General Hospital.

He would have been 76 years old on April 30.

After his father’s passing, he took over Fannin’s Market. He enjoyed buying and selling glassware and dishes at various flea markets. He was a life-long resident of Montgomery and attended Glen Ferris Apostolic Church.

A memorial service was held May 5 at Glen Ferris Apostolic Church with Pastor David Bounds and Pastor Chad Smailes officiating

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Catherine “Tink” Jaquay Fisher

Catherine “Tink” Jaquay Fisher, 76, born March 27, 1945, passed away peacefully on May 15, 2021.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Marguerite Jaquay; sister, Mary Esther Lee; sister, Pat Jaquay Hinson and brother-in-law, Angus Hinson; brother, Joseph “Joey” Jaquay; nephew, Bryan Jaquay; husband, George Fisher; and daughter, Pam Fisher Boles.

Tink worked as a paramedic for Valley Emergency Medical Services for many years. She ended her career with Audiology & Hearing Aid Services.

She attended Montgomery High School.

She was a member of the Montgomery Women’s Club and a member of St. Anthony’s Shrine Catholic Church in Boomer.

She is survived by her son, Darin Fisher (Jeff and Andrew) of Charleston; grandson, Christopher Harvey of Boomer; granddaughter, Brittany Robertson (Brandy) of South Charleston; son-in-law, Jay Boles of Boomer; sister, Julie Jaquay Traylor (John) of Hilton Head, South Carolina; brother, Robert Jaquay of Canaan Valley; and many special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mass of Christian burial was at St. Anthony’s Shrine Catholic Church in Boomer May 19. Burial followed at Montgomery Memorial Park in London.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff and residents of Brookdale Charleston Gardens, where she resided the past two years.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be sent to CAMC Cancer Center in Charleston.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Michael Andrew Garrett

Michael Andrew Garrett, 74, of Wriston, died June 6, 2021, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

Born Nov. 25, 1946, in Lick Fork, he was the son of the late Sydney  and Jessie Lou Plumb Garrett.

He was a masonry worker up until his retirement and was a member of the Loup Creek Baptist Church.   

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his only son, Michael A. Garrett II on Jan. 8, 1992; brothers, Marvin Garrett, David Garrett, Daniel O’Neal Garrett, Albert Edward Garrett and Robert Garrett; and sisters, Mary DelConte, Shirley Kay Holcomb, Sharon Fay Query, Mildred Goode, Doris Ayette, Ruth Mullette, Helen Jorden, Margaret Hamby and Emma Jean Price.

Survivors include wife, Mary C. Taylor Garrett; sister, Betty Jamison of Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.

Services were June 13 at the Loup Creek Baptist Church with Pastor Ron Persinger  officiating. Entombment was at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Loretta Mae Hannigan

Loretta Mae Hannigan, 89, of Shrewsbury, departed this life May 12, 2021, following a long illness.

She was born June 29, 1931 in Lincoln County. The family moved to Shrewsbury in 1935 where she remained a lifelong resident. 

She was a 1950 graduate of East Bank High School and was a bus driver for Kanawha County Schools from 1969 until her retirement in 1989.

Loretta had a very bubbly personality and never met a stranger.

Loretta accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior and was a member of the Shrewsbury Church of Christ and later attended Kanawha City Church of Christ. Her life was a testament to her faith and her love of the Lord.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Myron Hannigan; parents, Noah and Mary Briles; and her brothers, Dennis, Beryl and Don Briles.  

Left to mourn her passing are her children, Mickey Hannigan, Tom (Brenda) Hannigan and her twins, Cecilia (Jerry) Backus and Bruce (Robin) Hannigan; 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. 

Per her request, a small private memorial service was held for immediate family.

The family requests donations be made in her memory to Friends of Hospice, 1606 Kanawha Boulevard West, Charleston, West Virginia 25387.

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

Kay Hickman

Kay Hickman, 72, of Ronda, crossed over into Canaan’s fair land on May 12, 2021.

Kay was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Kay cherished her family dearly.

She retired from the State of West Virginia with 10 years of service. 

Kay was preceded in death by her parents, Don and Betty Rogers; and sister, Joyce L. Petry. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, John R. Hickman Sr.; children, Susie Hickman, and John R. Hickman II (Tina); beloved granddaughter, Allyson Hickman, whom she loved beyond measure; stepgranddaughter, Brooke Howell (Cody and family); beloved nephew, whom she loved dearly, Robbie L. Petry (Lorelei); sisters, Donna (Ellis) and Debbie Bradley; and brothers, Pete (Jeannie), Larry Rogers, Jimmy (Betty) and Timmy. 

Funeral services were held May 15 at Pryor Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to service, which was officiated by Bishop Paul Rose. Internment followed at Montgomery Memorial Park.

Online condolences can be left by visiting www.pryorfh.com.

Arrangements by Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank.

David Van Hill

On Monday April 26, 2021, David Van Hill, a loving father to one daughter, passed away at the age of 45.

David was born on Jan. 25, 1976 in Montgomery, son of William Hill and Deborah Loy.

David enjoyed fishing, hunting and hiking through the woods searching for ginseng.

He is survived by his father, William Hill; mother, Deborah Loy; stepfather, Craig Lee Loy; sister, Kristin DeMello; daughter, Sophia Paavilainen; and two nephews, Quinten DeMello and Ethan DeMello.

A celebration of life gathering was held May 6 at O’Dell Funeral Home in Montgomery.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

William “Bo” Hobbs

William “Bo” Hobbs, 54, of Simmons Creek, passed away April 25, 2021 following a sudden illness.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Jack and Brenda Hobbs.

Surviving are his daughter, Krystal (Josh) Cooper of Belle; son, Bobby Brown of Belle; grandson, Kaiden Cooper of Belle; brothers and sisters-in-law, Roy (Teresa) Hobbs of Belle and Danny (Thyri) Thomas of Florida; nephews, Brent Thomas of Florida and Cody (Sarah) Hobbs of Belle; niece, Celsie (Cody) Jones of Charleston; and several great-nephews.

In keeping with Bo’s final requests, his cremation wishes will be honored and there will be a graveside funeral service held at a later date.

Online condolences can be sent at fidlerandframefuneralhome.com.

Dreama Gayle Jeffries

Dreama Gayle Jeffries, 84, of Fayetteville, passed away under the care of hospice on May 23, 2021.

Born on Dec. 8, 1936 in Powellton Holler, she was the daughter of the late John Harvey and Aurelia Harvey.

Mrs. Jeffries was a member of New River Baptist Church for over 20 years and she enjoyed reading her Bible. She also loved sitting on her porch watching her grandchildren play and watching her dog run in the grass.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Ira Arvel Jeffries; three unknown angel babies; a son, John Richmond; one sister and one brother; and a great-great-great-granddaughter, Aurora Reign Smith.

She is survived by her two children, Mark and Louise Jeffries and Phyllis and Timmy Harrah; grandchildren, Sherry Lawhorn, Stacy Richmond, Jonathan Richmond, Jonathan Rogers, Laura Jeffries, Mindy Burns, Justin Jeffries, Nathan Jeffries, Josh Jeffries and Joe Jeffries; many great-grandchildren; and her beloved dog, Sandy.

We would like to thank her nurses, Bethany and Katie, for home services.

Russell Arnold Jeffries

Russell Arnold Jeffries, 76, of Oak Hill, passed away May 26, 2021 at Bowers Hospice House.

Arnold was born on April 27, 1945 in Montgomery, son of the late Robert and Goldie Jeffries.

In addition to his parents, Arnold was preceded in death by two wives, Rosemary and Kitty; sons, Rusty, Will Shepherd and Shawn; as well as brothers, Bobby and Marty.

He was a member of Sun Full Gospel Church and loved spending time with family, hunting, fishing and “running the roads.”

Those left to cherish his memory include eight children, Vanessa (Jerry), Timmy (Tonya), Saundra (Walter), Wes (Patrick), Vonda (Mike), Kim (Rob), Chris, Charlene (Matt); along with 22 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at High Lawn Funeral Home on June 2 with Pastor Joan Terry of Sun Full Gospel Church officiating. Burial followed in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Oak Hill.

Donations may be sent to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Dr. Beckley, WV 25801.

Jill Borror Johnson

Jill Borror Johnson, 86, formerly of Belle, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on June 20, 2021.

She spent the last year at Arthur B. Hodges at Edgewood Summit, Charleston, and before that at Dapplewood Estates, South Charleston. She lived most of her life in Burning Springs, Belle.

She received her eternal reward after a life well lived.

Jill was born on Feb. 22, 1935, to the late Whitney and Alma Borror of Belle. Her husband of 49 years, Robert Kay Johnson, preceded her in death in 2006. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Jack Borror.

Jill is survived by her loving children, Rebecca Johnson Harper of Charleston, Michael (Lisa Kinser) Johnson of Parkersburg, Melanie (Bill and Devon) Lopez of Charleston and Whitney (Antoinette) Johnson of Hurricane. She dearly loved her grandchildren, Mallorie (Ben Wright) Harper, Jace (Meredith) Harper, Kaitlyn (James) Moore, Tyler Giacomo, Emily (Ryan) Neel, Brockton Johnson, Tannah Johnson, Austin Giacomo and Abigail Johnson, and her six great-grandchildren.

Jill was a 1952 graduate of DuPont High School. She graduated from Marshall University where she received her degree in business education. Jill made lifelong friends as a member and officer of the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. She then went on to teach business classes at her alma mater, Dupont High School.

Jill was a faithful Christian and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Charleston where, after retirement, she enjoyed volunteering her time in the office and creating beautiful flower arrangements for the sanctuary. Prior to that, she played the piano and organ at Belle Presbyterian Church and directed the choir.

After retirement, she spent a lot of time with her talent of toll painting and arranging flowers. She showcased her work at the Mound Show in South Charleston for many years and taught toll painting classes at her home in South Charleston. Her art will forever be keepsakes for her family.

Jill was one of the founders of the Thad Snodgrass Memorial Scholarship Fund that commenced at Dupont High School and continues today at Riverside High School.

Jill dearly loved her family, and her most precious time was time spent with them. She loved camping at Summersville Lake, especially when the whole family would gather there. She loved hosting friends and family at her home and planning her high school reunions.

Funeral services were held June 24 at First Presbyterian Church of Charleston, Leon Sullivan Way and Virginia Street, with Pastor Barbara Hopta officiating. Entombment followed in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston.

A special thank you to the staff of Arthur B. Hodges at Edgewood Summit for their love and care during the last year.

Online condolences may be sent at fidlerandframefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Mary Sue Kessler

Mary Sue Kessler, 85, of Belle, passed away April 25, 2021 at home.

She was a homemaker.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Billy Joe Kessler; parents, Albert and Elizabeth Huffman Mullins; and siblings, Lou Ellen Eley, William, James and Thomas Mullins.

Surviving are her son, David Kessler (Deborah) of Belle; daughters, Carolyn Hancock of Chesapeake, Debra Loftis (William) and Peggy Johnson, all of Belle; grandchildren, Charity Meyer, Jewell Wagner, Amanda and Billie Hancock, Catie Kessler, Michael Johnson, Alexander Larabee, Bobby Stevens and Crystal Bahar; great-grandchildren, Brendon and Chriztian Kessler, Elizabeth Casto, David Merrill, Raven, Dakota and Willow White, Jacklyn Arms, Logan Collins, Loren Marr, Mara Johnson, Aiden Wagner, Dillon Stevens, Josie Staley, Randy and George Larabee; and great-great-grandchild, Remington Merrill.

Graveside funeral services were held April 29 in Witcher Cemetery with Pastor David Peters officiating.

Online condolences can be sent at fidlerandframefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Doris Alberta Marcum

Doris Alberta Marcum, age 88, of Gallagher, died June 10, 2021.

She was born July 31, 1932 in Yatesville, Kentucky, the daughter of the late William Salters and Oakley Kitchen. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl Marcum Jr.

She was a long time Rite-Aid employee in Montgomery.

Surviving: children, Gary Marcum of Blaine, Kentucky and Debbie Melvin of Charleston; brothers, Kenneth Salters of Beckley, Darrell Salters of Charlotte, North Carolina and Dr. Hobert Mack of Alum Creek; sister, Claudette Johnson of Louisa, Kentucky; and four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Service was June 15 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Rev Phillip Walton officiating. Burial followed in Montgomery Memorial Park, London.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Otho “Bill” Mays


Otho “Bill” Mays, 84, of Deshler, Ohio, passed away peacefully April 28, 2021 at his residence with his wife and children by his side.


He was born Sept. 15, 1936 in Falls View, son of the late Otho and Virginia (Williams) Mays.


Bill graduated in 1954 from Gauley Bridge High School and attended West Virginia Tech.

He then served his country and enlisted in the U.S. Army, being stationed in Germany.


While working for Braniff International Airlines in Washington, D.C., Bill had a day off in the summer of 1971. While watching the Chicago White Sox and Washington Senators baseball game at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, a young woman visiting the nation’s capital with her parents happened to attend the same game. Myra Diederich sat next to Bill and I guess you would say the Senators were not the only ones that won that day. For over the next year, Bill and Myra corresponded; he took several flights to visit Myra while she was attending Bowling Green State University and they got to know each other’s family. Their love story led them to marriage on July 15, 1972 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Deshler, Ohio.


Bill and Myra would settle in Deshler and he would work as the territory manager for the former Clay Equipment Company.

He would also work as the food production manager for BGSU and then finished his working career in his favorite role as a travel agent, retiring from AAA of Northwest Ohio. He thoroughly enjoyed helping others experience the joys of traveling and vacations.

He was a 50+ year faithful member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Deshler, where he served as councilman, Sunday school superintendent and teacher, greeter, lay reader and usher.

Over the years he enjoyed rooting for the West Virginia Mountaineers and Washington Redskins. Bill was always proud of his West Virginia roots, but his greatest joy was his time with his family and the love and legacy they will forever cherish.


Bill is survived by his loving wife, Myra; children, Brenda Holcomb of Morgantown and Ryan Mays and Robyn (Todd) Neiderhouse, both of Deshler; grandchildren, Connor, Luke, Griffin, Paul, Lucas and Ashley; great-grandchildren, Colin, Izzy and Kyra; brothers, James (Ana) Mays of Weston, Florida, Fred (Carol) Mays of Charlton Heights, John Mays of Falls View and Robert (Mago) Mays of Wilton Manors, Florida; and sister, Betty Jo Miller of Falls View.


He was also preceded in death by brother, Charles Mays.


Funeral services were held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Deshler, with Rev. Chris Walter officiating. Burial followed in Woodlawn Cemetery, Deshler.


The family suggests memorials to Immanuel Lutheran Church or Bridge Hospice.


Online condolences for the family may be sent at www.feehanrodenbergerfuneralhome.

Lereda Gay McGuire McNeely

Lereda Gay McGuire McNeely, age 76, of Robson, went to be with the Lord on May 22, 2021. 

Born Oct. 14, 1944, in Lenore, she was the daughter of the late Jonah and Carrie Sturgil McGuire. 

Lereda attended Robson Full Gospel Church of Christ and served the church as a pastor’s wife for many years. 

In addition to her parents, Lereda is preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers. 

She is survived by husband, Pastor Andrew “Jack” McNeely; children, Angela Bailey (Michael), John McNeely (Karen), Jennifer Toney (Gregory), Floyd McNeely (Crystal) and Kara Gansore (Timothee); granchildren, April Rock, Arica Hypes, Christopher McNeely, Leslie Gansore, Izabella Gansore, Jayden Gansore, Jarrell Cury, Daniel Toney and Christopher Toney; great-grandchildren, Caleb Rock, Joshua Rock, Draven Rock, Parker Duncan, Julianna Duncan,  Eli Duncan, Aubrey Hypes, Katie Hypes, Aiden McNeely, Ryleigh McNeely and Triston Toney; and siblings, Theodore Floyd and Janice Canterbury. 

Services were held May 25 at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with John McNeely and Floyd McNeely officiating. Graveside rites followed with burial at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent to www.tyreefuneralhome.com 

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Mary Catherine McKnight

Mary Catherine McKnight, born Feb. 4, 1940 at Beards Fork to the late Sister Virginia and Deacon Floyd McKnight Sr., went home to be with the Lord, passing peacefully June 4, 2021. She spent her last days and nights under the loving, watchful care, of her only child, Deacon Terry McKnight and his wife, Sallie, of Belle.

Mary, a graduate of Montgomery’s Simmons High School, was the first from Beards Fork to enroll in higher education at West Virginia State College in the late ’50s.

When Mary left West Virginia for Albany, New York to pursue a career, she eventually landed on a job in the Selective Service System at the Draft Board (military). Later, she took a position with the U.S. Department of Labor, moving up as a wage and hour compliance specialist investigating federal labor law violations in California. During this experience, she received numerous awards for her exemplary service and was given special recognition by the Secretary of Labor, Alexis Hermann, at an award ceremony in Washington, D.C. Mary loved the work she was doing. She retired in 2014 from the Department of Labor after 45 years of service.

Mary, raised in Christian instruction at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church of Beards Fork, dedicated herself to Christ early and spent the last 35 plus years as a faithful member of the Crenshaw Christian Center in Los Angeles, California where she served, until her illness, as a church hostess, in addition to other church responsibilities. Her belief was firmly planted in “walking by faith, not by sight.”

Mary’s heart was big, showing her generosity to so many from churches, to charities, to friends, relatives and most of all to her family. She never forgot where she came from and how the grace of God blessed her life.

She was a loving and supportive mother and grandmother who sacrificed much; and a dedicated sibling and aunt who was always available and ready to encourage, aid and support. She had a joyous spirit and loved laughing, joking and singing.

She really enjoyed photography, fashion, the LA Lakers, getting together with family, taking cruises around the globe and international travel. While on a trip to Jerusalem, she planted trees on the Hills of Galilee to honor her father, mother and brother Leonard.

Mary’s family members who preceded her in death were her parents; her sister, Geneva Farmer; brothers, Floyd Jr., Kenneth, Norman Patrick and Leonard; and her first nephew, Bruce.

Left with loving memories of her and mourning her passing are her son and daughter-in-law, Terry (Sallie) McKnight; her only granddaughter, Ashia (Bryant) Early; two grandsons, two great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert, Lloyd and Dale; sisters, Lucille, Regina Gilbert and Darlene; a host of nieces, nephews, grand/great-grand nieces and nephews, McKnight/Cross and Watkins/Howard relatives, church Sister Mary Love and her dearest, old friend, Dorothy Canteen, along with countless others.

Mary Catherine leaves a void in our lives, but not in our hearts. She will always be remembered lovingly.

Service was held at the Levi First Baptist Church in Rand with Rev. Douglas Mullins officiating. Burial followed in Meadow Haven Memorial Park at Ingram Branch.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Ilona Ann Zickafoose Morris

Ilona Ann Zickafoose Morris, long time resident of Happytown in Hugheston, went home to be with the Lord and her beloved husband, Bob, son David and countless relatives and friends, in the early hours of May 8, 2021.

Ilona was Miss Greyhound 1958. She was a loving wife and mother of four boys.

She managed and ran several family-owned businesses, volunteered at the boys’ school and was the Sunday school superintendent of the Hughes Creek First Church of God for many years. She also taught Sunday school and was the state president of the Women of the Church of God for several years.

She is survived by two sisters, Brenda Light and Marsha Auxier and husband Jim; brother, Basil Lee Zickafoose and wife Irene; sisters-in-law, Cleo Wolfe and Alice Zickafoose; sons, Rick Morris and wife Sandi, Todd Morris and wife Vickie and Scott Morris and wife Pam; grandchildren, Shane Morris, Shanna Morris Goodwin and husband Luke, Jade Morris, Paige Morris, David “DJ” Morris and Brooke Morris; and great-grandchildren, Karleigh Casto, Eden Honaker, Tristan Goodwin and Aspen Goodwin.

Service was May 12 at the Hughes Creek Community Church with Rev. Todd Morris, Rev. J.B. Lee and Rev. Gary Tucker presiding. 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.

Mary Naylor

Mary Naylor, age 76, of Smithers, passed away May 25, 2021.

Born Nov. 16, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Edward and Mary Louise Pyatt,

She attended Oakland Church of God in Smithers and was a homemaker and a loving wife and mother.

Surviving: husband, Donald E. Naylor Sr.; children, Julie (Steve) Baker and Donald Naylor Jr., all of Smithers,

Vanessa Gail Naylor of Falls View and Rebecca Naylor of North Carolina; brother, Jeffery Pyatt of Texas; sisters, Angela Pyatt Brinner of Virginia, Ethel Pyatt of Clay, Sandra Stewart of Smithers and Pamela Merriman of Florida; 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Service was June 1 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery with Pastor Todd Morris 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.

Kinsley Grace Nichols

Kinsley Grace Nichols entered into rest on May 10, 2021.

She was born June 23, 2017 to Timothy Nichols and Amber Jones. 

She was preceded in death by her brother, Jaxon Jones.

Kinsley is survived by her parents, Timothy Nichols and Amber Jones; brother, Collin Nichols; sisters, Aubree and Averee Nichols and Karly Jones; grandparents, Bobby and Lisa Nichols and Lisa Blair; and great-grandparents, Bill and Francis Nichols.
Funeral service was May 15 at Jodie Baptist Church with Pastor Larry Skaggs officiating. Burial was in Rich Creek Cemetery. 
Online condolences may be sent to the family at penningtonfuneral.com.

Arrangements by Pennington-Smith Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

Phyllis Jean Nutter

Phyllis Jean Nutter, age 85, of Smithers, died June 21, 2021.

She was born June 6, 1936 in Longacre, the daughter of the late James Emery and Grace Lee Kidd McCoy. She was also preceded in death by her husband, A.C. “Sonny” Nutter Sr., and brother, James E. McCoy Jr.

She was a member of Campbell Baptist Church in Smithers, the former owner of the Christian Family Book Shop in Smithers and a former employee of the candy counter at the G.C. Murphy’s Store in Montgomery.

Surviving: children, Grace Ann Nutter and Amy Louise Nutter, both of Smithers; brother, Jack McCoy, and his wife, Barbara, of Smithers; sister, Betty Arthur of Smithers; sister-in-law, Jeanette McCoy of Alpine, California; and many much loved nieces and nephews.

Service was June 23 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Rev. Thomas Skaggs and Rev. Chester Bird officiating.

Committal service and burial were June 24 at Montgomery Memorial Park at London.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Carolyn J. “Mikki” Payne

Carolyn J. “Mikki” Payne, 74, of Hansford, passed away June 3, 2021 surrounded in love by her family.

Mikki was born on June 13, 1946 in Newark, New Jersey.

She was a loving mother, devoted wife, loving sister, aunt and grandmother. She cherished time spent with family and friends and was always excited about the next trip to visit her grandchildren in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Columbus, Ohio.

She especially loved beach vacations with family and friends, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, or traveling to unknown and exciting places that would satisfy her adventurous spirit. A trip to Ireland in 2016 to explore her family roots was the crowning glory of her travels.

She loved to dance and listen to Motown music and could always be found watching college sports. And though she supported all West Virginia teams, Marshall was her true love.

Lovingly known as “Mommaw” and “Aunt Mik,” she was adored by everyone in the family and always had special treats or fun games to play with kids both young and old. Never short on hugs, kisses, smiles and laughs, she had a heart of gold and truly seemed to have a God-given gift of making people feel special in her own special way.

She retired from the State of West Virginia, Department of Health and Human Resources, in 2004.

She was an active member of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Hansford and was passionate in her support of the New River Episcopal Ministries Food Bank.

Mikki was preceded in death by her husband and soul mate, Charles D. “Danny” Payne; her son, Charles V. “Vince” Payne; and her parents, George V. O’Malley Sr. and Margaret S. O’Malley.

She is survived by her daughter, Erin Payne Newell and husband Ned Newell of Chattanooga; sister, Kathy Mannion of Nitro; brother, George V. “Butch” O’Malley Jr. and his wife, Jamie, of Charleston; sister, Carol Workman of Hansford, daughter-in-law, Lisa Payne; grandchildren, Evan Newell and Tyler and Dani Payne; nieces, Meg Mannion, Meredith Wells and Rose Hughes; nephews, Michael Mannion, Patrick O’Malley, Charlie and J.B. Workman; and many great-nieces and nephews.

Our family would like to extend our gratitude and sincere appreciation for the care she received from the Open Heart Recovery Unit and the ER team at CAMC Memorial.

Visitation and funeral services were held at O’Dell Funeral Home in Montgomery. Visitation was held June 11 and funeral services on June 12 with Fr. Stan Holmes officiating. Burial was in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens at Glasgow.

The family would appreciate donations made to the Marfan Foundation (https://www.marfan.org/give).

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Ronald H. Persinger

Ronald H. Persinger, 72, of Cedar Grove, passed away June 2, 2021 at CAMC Memorial Division, Charleston, after a long illness.

He was a retired coal miner and U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Minnie Martin Persinger; brothers, Gerald “Jerry,” Grady and Herbert Michael Persinger.

Surviving: sister, Vera Brown and her husband, James; son, Ronnie (Ron) Persinger and his wife, Jessica; daughter, Carol Adkins and her husband, Patrick; grandchildren, Makayla, Reagan, Taylyn and Kaysen; life long friend, Hector Sigman; and a host of other family members and friends.

Services were June 7 at Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, Cedar Grove, with Pastor Danny Moore officiating. Burial followed the services in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.

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

Arrangements by Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove.

Trula Jean Light Raynes

Trula Jean Light Raynes, 83, of Robson, passed away April 29, 2021 at CAMC Memorial Division in Charleston.

Born March 18, 1938 in Charleston, she was the daughter of the late Truman E. and Lula Frances Thompson Light.

She also was preceded in death by her daughter, Pamela Jean Raynes; sister, Chris Blankenship; and brother, David Light.

Trula was a retired legal secretary and was a loyal and faithful member of the Independent Baptist Church in Powellton.   

Those left to cherish her memory include her loving husband of 67 years, Billy Raynes; daughters, Vicki Oyler (Joe) and Jennifer Phillips (Dewayne); grandchildren, Holli Reading, Guy Wolfe and Chance Wolfe; and five great-granddaughters.

Services were May 6 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Pastor Greg Toney officiating. Burial followed at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Prosperity.

Memorial contributions can be made out to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Willie Dennis Rhem

Willie Dennis Rhem, 73, of London, peacefully departed from this earth on June 11, 2021 at home after a long battle with lung cancer, surrounded by his wife of 35 years, Gloria, and his trusty four-legged companions.

He was born April 1, 1948, in Silver Springs, Florida to the late Daisy and Buster Rhem. Willie spent his childhood years in Silver Springs and Valdosta, Georgia.

As an adult he worked in the asbestos and abatement industry, which eventually landed him in West Virginia where he met the love of his life, Gloria, and built a life he loved for 36 years.

Willie lived a fulfilling life as a husband, father, grandfather, son and friend. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and “adopted” son/special friend, Shawn Brauer.

Willie was a hard worker and loved doing for others, expecting nothing in return. He was always there for his wife, children, family and friends when they needed him, no matter the time or day.

He was also very passionate about fishing and gardening. He will be remembered for his ability to grow the best watermelons around town.

Willie was also a member of Greater Emmanuel Gospel Tabernacle and served on their transportation ministry.

Willie is preceded in death by his mother and father, Daisy and Buster Rhem; mother-in-law, Evelyn Saunders; sisters, Thelma Hill and Ledressa Clark; and brother, Melvin Rhem.

He is survived his wife, Gloria Rhem of London; son, Robert Saunders of Tampa, Florida; daughter, Alexandria (Rusty) Fisher of Charleston; grandsons, Kordell and Kaiden Wilborne, both of Charleston; granddaughter, Averie Wilborne of Charleston; sisters, Julia McDonald, Emma Brown, Deloris Goodman and Cynthia Simmons, all of Florida; brothers, Jesse Rhem, Jack Rhem, Robert Rhem, Henry Rhem and Frank Rhem, all of Florida; plus a host of nieces, nephews, colleagues and friends.

A traditional southern fish fry was held June 18 at the Washington High Community Center, London, for friends and family to share stories and reminiscence a man that was loved by all.

Services were held June 19 at First Missionary Baptist Church of London. Officiating were Bishop Norman Jones Jr., Bishop Thomas Murray Jr., Rev. Garland Johnson and Rev. Tim Perll.

Memorial donations may be made to Booker T. Washington Community Center where he raised his famous watermelons. Checks may be made to UKVSAC, PO Box 85, London, WV 25126. We also would like to thank Hospice for the wonderful care that they gave Willie the last month of his life.

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

Arrangements by Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove.

Lois Ann Rodgers

Lois Ann Rodgers, 64, of Cannelton, passed away at home April 28, 2021, following a short battle with cancer. She was lovingly surrounded by family and friends. 

Lois was a graduate of Montgomery High School, Montgomery.

She recently retired from the Auditor’s Office with the State of West Virginia after almost 40 years of service. She was a devout Christian and faithful parishioner of the Smithers Church of God, Cannelton. 

Lois was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar Ray and Jeanetta Rodgers, and brother-in-law, Floyd Pritt. She is survived by her brother, Charles and wife Cheryl Rodgers; brother, Robert “Bob” Rodgers; sister, Alice “Marci” Pritt; 10 nieces and nephews, numerous great- and great-great nieces and nephews and lifelong friend, Donna Arthur. 

Funeral services were held April 30 at Smithers Church of God, Cannelton Hollow Road. She was laid to rest at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Randy Joe Rose

Randy Joe Rose, age 59, of Ohley, died June 13, 2021.

He was born July 30, 1961 in Charleston, the son of the late Denna Dominick and Elizabeth Butcher Rose. 

Surviving: children, Miranda Rose, Randy Joe Rose II and Sonny James Rose, all of Ohley; stepdaughter, Harley Stapleton of Alum Creek; stepson, Izaiah Stapleton; brothers, Billy Rose (Norma) of Sharon, Paul Rose (Brenda) of Chelyan and Timmy Rose (Darcilla) of McCalla, Alabama; and sisters, June Maggard of Cabin Creek and Joy Johnson (Larry) of Dawes.

Service was June 18 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Rev. Paul Rose officiating. Burial followed in Marmet Cemetery.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Jean Marie Arbaugh Schulte

Jean Marie Arbaugh Schulte, 88, of Falls View Village, passed away May 25, 2021 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s dementia.

She was born in Montgomery, daughter of the late Joseph Walter and Emma Virginia (Vermillion) Arbaugh, on Oct. 22, 1932.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband, Vernon J. Schulte (1982); brother, Robert Franklin Arbaugh; and sister, Mary Virginia (Arbaugh) Tausch.

Jean spent her early years in Montgomery, graduating from Montgomery High School in the Class of 1950. She enjoyed reconnecting with classmates at the many class reunions she helped to organize.

During her teenage years she worked as a print model and at Embee’s Leader in Montgomery. After marriage in 1951 she moved to Beckley and worked at Embee’s at that location.

Marrying into the Schulte family of florists complemented her flair for decorating and fashion. She worked at Snow Thornton Florist and later at Montgomery Cut Flower when returning to the valley in 1962.

Jean was very active in her community and a member of St. Anthony’s Shrine/Immaculate Conception parish for over 60 years.

She was a long-time member of Montgomery Woman’s Club and Catholic Daughters of America, St. Anne Court, serving as Grand Regent in 1976. She was also a charter member of the Montgomery General Hospital Auxiliary and a great supporter of “Take Back Tech” movement. In her later years she enjoyed fellowship with the ladies of the Hattie Dillon Circle.

Her love of music and the arts took her on travels around the world and to many performances of the West Virginia Symphony and Broadway productions.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathy Bracken and husband Morgan of Fayetteville; grandsons, Morgan “Levi” Bracken and wife Erin of Arlington, Virginia, Stuart Langer Bracken of Fayetteville and Joel Langston Bracken of Columbus, Ohio; great-grandchildren, Luke Steele, Emily Claire and Lance Patrick, all of Arlington. She is also survived by two sisters, Melba June Walker of Fayetteville and Jo Ann Steadman of Cross Lanes.

The family would like to thank the staff of Bowers Hospice House in Beckley for their loving care to Jean and her family during her final days.

Mass of Christian burial was at St. Anthony’s Shrine Catholic Church in Boomer on June 2 with Fr. Dominikus Baok officiating. Burial was at Montgomery Memorial Park in London.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

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Lewis “Curley” A. Siders

Lewis “Curley” A. Siders, age 76, of Smithers, passed away at home peacefully with his family by his side on May 19, 2021 after a brief illness.

He was born July 15, 1944 in Ward, and he was preceded in death by his mother, Safrona Maxine Tabit; father, William J. Tabit; brother, Michael Tabit; sister, Helen R. Thompson; and daughter, Cindy A. Ridenour.

He worked an electrician’s assistant and truck driver for R&E Electric Co.

Surviving: wife, Jackie C. Siders; son, Lewis “Luke” and Jessica Siders; daughters, Jackie Williamson, Sherry Wolford and Jordan Siders; also surviving brother, James Tabit; and sisters, Susie and Alvin Justice. He will be greatly missed by eight grandchildren, Heather and Summer Cooper, Richard and Jessica Williamson, Caleb Wolford, Lewis Siders III, Madison Ridenour and Jett Wiseman; and great-grandchildren, Stephen Cooper and Karsyn Bird.

A celebration of his life and memorial service were held May 26 at O’Dell Funeral Home in Montgomery, with Rev. Greg Francis officiating.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Barbara Ann Querry Valentine

Barbara Ann Querry Valentine, 80, of Smithers, left this world for heaven on May 14, 2021.

While she will be missed by those left behind, she is no longer in pain from RA, breathing much easier without COPD and rejoicing with Jesus, the angels, and loved ones gone before her.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Althea Arbaugh Querry; husband, Tommy Valentine; sister, Judy Profitt; and daughter-in-law, Kathy Valentine. 

She is survived by her children, Diana (Lorenzo) Sandoro of Montgomery and Danny Valentine of Powell, Ohio; grandchildren, Colt Sandoro of Montgomery and Alex (Madison) Sandoro of Scott Depot; brother, Jack Querry (Lisa) of Deepwater; sister, Lisa Bane (Greg) of Hurricane; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved pets, Buddy and Molly.

Barbara’s funeral was May 20 at Carbondale Baptist Church with Pastor Jeff Floyd 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.

Herbert William “Herb” Walker

Herbert William “Herb” Walker, 105, of Diamond, passed away June 13, 2021 at the Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.

He was born in Quincy, and was a retired conductor with 33 years of service with New York Central Railroad.

Herb was a charter member, deacon and trustee of Diamond Baptist Church. Herb was heavily involved with the American Baptist Men and their Disaster Relief. He put in many hours of work at Camp Cowen and Parchment Valley with the ABM.

He loved the outdoors and took many fishing trips to Canada. At the ripe age of 99, Herb was still hunting turkey and deer with his family.

If there is one thing that Herb took to heart it was, “Love thy Neighbor,” as it showed in his personal life where he was still seen helping his community and mowing his neighbors’ lawns at 104. Herb will be missed by the many lives that he has touched in his 105 years. 

Preceding him in death were his wife, Dixie Walker; son-in-law, James Darrell Steele; daughter-in-law, Janet K. Walker; grandson-in-law, Rick Spinks; sisters, Florence White and Helen Hager; and brothers, Marvin and Herman Jack Walker.

Surviving are his sons, Gary Walker of Belle and Herbert Gene “Jack” Walker (Sandi) of Springboro, Ohio; daughter, Rolonda Steele of Melbourne, Florida; grandchildren, Juanita (Spunky) Spinks, Mike (Lisa) Steele, Kelly (Mike) Hutchinson, Teresa Walker, Kim (Steve) Osborne, Mark (Peggy) Walker and Christopher (Megan) Walker; 17 great-grandchildren and 23 great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Dottie Patton of Deltona, Florida; and many nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services were held June 19 at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with Pastors Bobby Goldsburg, Rick Pursley and Keith George officiating. Interment followed in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.

Please visit the funeral home’s Facebook page, Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Inc., to view a live stream of the service.

The family suggests memorial donations to Diamond Baptist Church, 207 Ferry Street, Belle, WV 25015 or Hubbard Hospice House 1606 Kanawha Bvld. West, Charleston, WV 25387.

The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the amazing staff at the Hubbard House for taking such wonderful care of our loved one.  And a special thank you to George, Courtney, Isabella, Cassy, Barbara and Keith for all you have done for him over that last several years.

Online condolences may be sent at fidlerandframefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Patricia Kaye Williams

On May 3, 2021, Patricia Kaye Williams, 77, loving wife, wonderful mother of three, grandmother of nine, great-grandmother of seven, and friend to many, went home to be with the Lord at her home in Belle with her family by her side. 

She was a homemaker and member of Big Bottom Missionary Baptist Church, Campbells Creek. She was involved in church dinners, Bible school, and hardly ever missed a church service.

Those around her knew that she loved Jesus, she loved her family, and she loved to cook. Everyone who was lucky enough to know her, knows that in Heaven they are eating very well now that she is there. Every Sunday afternoon the family would gather at her home and eat the best home-cooked meal. She loved every minute of all of the family being together, from all of the kids running around to fingerprints on the windows to ice cream face kisses; a smile was always on her face.

She was a strong Christian. You would typically find her Bible on the table beside her chair that she always sat in. She was strong and was sure to let us all know that if this was God’s will then she had made peace with it. She had so much faith that she wasn’t worried or scared at all. Her spirit poured through her onto others when she smiled, and you could see that she was at peace with whatever may happen. Because of the faith that she portrayed, she was an amazing witness to everyone who came around her.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Frank D. Williams Sr.; sisters, Margaret Kessler and Betty Carrico; and brothers, James and Richard Wilt.

Surviving are her son, Frank D. Williams Jr. (Cathy) of Belle; daughters, DeAnna Owens (Alan) of Charleston and JoAnna Harvey (Tim) of Vienna; brother, George Wilt (Joann) of North Carolina; grandchildren, Ashley Hawkins (Chris), Anthony Owens (Jessica), Dillon Williams, Allison Williams (Joshua), Lexee Norman (Roger), Madison Romeo (Antonio), Hannah, Leah and Sarah Harvey; and seven great-grandchildren.

A special thanks to Samantha Arrington who we love and consider a part of our family.

Funeral services were held May 7 at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with Pastors Alan Owens and Fred Christian officiating. Interment followed in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.

Online condolences may be sent at fidlerandframefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Riley Kaye Williams

Riley Kaye Williams, infant daughter of Keith Leo Williams II, died June 19, 2021.

A graveside service was held June 25 at Mt. Hope Cemetery on Slaughters Creek with Rev. Paris Workman officiating. Burial followed in the cemetery.

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Verlin Lee Wills Jr.

Verlin Lee Wills Jr., 56, of Hico, passed away at home June 3, 2021.

He is survived by his mother, Rose Dalton; son, Brian Johnson; granddaughter, Bentlee Johnson; companion, Nancy Comer, all of Hico; and a host of other family members and friends.

The service was held June 8 at Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, Cedar Grove, with Pastor Roy Boyd officiating. Burial followed the services in Ward Cemetery, Ward.

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

Arrangements by Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove.

Dolores M. “Dodo” Young

Dolores M. “Dodo” Young, 87, of Cedar Grove, went home to be with the Lord and her husband Ern on May 25, 2021 at CAMC Hospice Care after a short illness.

Dodo was born on May 8, 1934 in Ward, the daughter of Roy Daugherty and Myrtle Chambers.

She attended East Bank High School.

After high school, Dodo started a family, went to work at the glass plant, and then for 34 years, she was employed by Kanawha County Schools as a bus driver until her retirement in 2000.

Dodo was a member of the Cedar Grove Women’s Club and a member of Cedar Grove United Methodist Church until its closure at which time she transferred her membership to attend church with her family at Glasgow United Methodist Church.

Dodo enjoyed cooking, shopping, was proud to see her family grow into five generations, and was always ready for the next excursion.

One of her greatest joys was when her children and grandchildren gathered at Granny and Papa’s house for Sunday dinners, holidays, and many other special occasions. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Ernest E. “Big Ern” Young; infant son, Michael Shane Young; and lifelong friend, Virginia Hall.  

She is survived by two sons, Ernie (Kathy) Young of Glasgow and Jimi (Jeannie) Young of Cedar Grove; daughters, Adonna (George) Feltner of Cedar Grove and Margie (Rob) Hill of Raleigh, North Carolina; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other family members and friends.

Funeral service was held May 28 at Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove, with Pastor Charles Mays officiating. Burial was in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.

The family requests that donations be made to Glasgow United Methodist Church, PO Box 230, Glasgow, WV 25086.

Arrangements by Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove.

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