James Walton Adams

James Walton Adams, 41, of Montgomery, died Nov. 25, 2020.

He was born in Winchester, Virginia on Sept. 26, 1979.

At this time there will be no service or visitation.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Sharon K. Bainbridge

Sharon K. Bainbridge, 77, of Canton, Ohio, died Dec. 2, 2020 at Country Club Nursing Home in Dover.

Born April 28, 1943 in Standard, she was a daughter of the late Howard M. Sr. and Nancy L. (Copley) Young.

She graduated from Montgomery High School in West Virginia and was a homemaker. She was a member of Open Bible Temple in Powellton and enjoyed playing Bingo.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elden R. Bainbridge, on March 26, 2012.

She is survived by her children, Michael R. Bainbridge of Canton, Lisa (Joe) Carrick of Zoar and Crystal (Keith) Sutton of Cincinnati; grandchildren, Courtney (Brian) Richardson, Matthew Bainbridge and Paxton Sutton and two great-granddaughters; a sister, April (Gary) Smith of Inverness, Florida; and a brother, Gary (Linda) Young of Powellton. 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Davis, and brothers, John and Edward Young.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation will take place and no services are planned.

The Lebold-Smith Funeral Home in Bolivar is handling the arrangements.

To share a memory, please visit the funeral home’s website at www.smithfuneral.com.

Julie Bostic

Julie Bostic, age 71, of Montgomery, passed away Dec. 22, 2020 at her home.

She was born in Carbondale on Feb. 4, 1949, the daughter of the late Lee Roy Hess and Evelyn Hess Prince.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Bobby Wayne Bostic, and their son, Joseph Alan Bostic; sisters, Joyce O’Dell (Paul) of Summersville, Donna Hess of Charleston and Brenda Moschino (Gary) of Boomer; step-father, Franklin Dale Prince of Smithers; and many nieces and nephews.

Julie was a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She will be missed very much.

Services were held at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Rev. Joe Hubbard 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.

Terrance “Terry” Brockman

Terrance “Terry” Brockman, born May 31, 1957 in Montgomery, peacefully transitioned from his earthly home to his heavenly home on Dec. 18, 2020.

He attended Montgomery High School where he played on the football and basketball teams.

Terry was employed at Maytag Laundromat of Montgomery.

He was well-known to his friends as “TB” and for giving it to you straight. He will truly be missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mrs. Irene Brockman; and brothers, Clifford “Cliff” Brockman, Edward “Eddie” Brockman and Warren “Stinky” Johnson.

Those who will continue to cherish his memory are: daughters, Corrinda Stevenson of Buffalo, New York and Terrencesa Shanklin and Marissa Brockman, both of Charleston; sons, Terrance Buckhannon of Clarksburg and Jonathan Bickford of Beckley; sisters, Lois A. White of Montgomery and Tammy L. Pettiford (James) of Eastampton, New Jersey; brothers, Nicholas Eggleston (Lanora) of Baltimore, Maryland and George E. Brockman of Montgomery.

He also leaves to mourn a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services were held at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Rev. Paul Spillan officiating.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Robert Lee Brown

Robert Lee Brown, 90, of Waynesboro, Virginia, passed away on Nov. 23, 2020 at his home.

He was born Sept. 7, 1930 in Diamond, the son of the late Virgil Lewis and Amelia (Ward) Brown.

His family moved to Smithers, where he spent his childhood and teenage years.

He was a graduate of Montgomery High School in the Class of 1948 where he was a varsity baseball and basketball player.

He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955, being stationed in Germany.

He moved to Ripley, where he raised his family and built his business career.

He was a successful businessman, operating Exxon stations, an automobile dealership, and a restaurant in Ripley. In the early ’70s, as president of the Ripley High School Athletic Boosters, he was instrumental to the successful design and construction of a new football stadium.

Preceding him in death were his loving wife of 58 wonderful years, Janet (Wills) Brown; brother, William Brown; and sister, Mary Catherine Harless.

Surviving: children, Terry (Kip) Brannon of New Market, Virginia, Steve (Mary Jo) Brown of Woodbridge, Virginia and Bruce (Kelly) Brown of Waynesville, North Carolina; grandchildren, Jennifer Brannon and Allison (Jamie) Kerrigan, both of Ashburn, Virginia, Jamie Brown of Maryland, Justin (Lindsay) Brown of Woodbridge, Virginia and Nathan Brown and Mary Brown, both of Waynesville, North Carolina; great-grandchildren, Jack and Grant Kerrigan of Ashburn, Virginia, Brayden and Lyla Brown of Woodbridge, Virginia and Gemma Brown of Waynesville, North Carolina; and sister, Barbara “Pat” Chaffins of Smithers.

Burial and private services were at Restlawn Memory Gardens in Victor on Nov. 28.

Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of your choice.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Billy Ted Bush Sr.

Billy Ted Bush Sr., 76, of Alta, passed to his heavenly home on Nov. 26, 2020.

He was the son of the late Dan and Velma (Waugh) Bush.

He was a member of the Alta First Church of God where he presently served as adult Sunday school teacher and church trustee. He had also been youth boys Sunday school teacher and Sunday School superintendent.

Bill was retired from Cannelton Coal Company with 36 years of service and was a member of Local 8843 UMWA. After retiring from Cannelton, Bill enjoyed a second career as a barber at Modern Barber Shop in Montgomery.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 55 1/2 years, Phyllis Rogers Bush; son, Billy Jr. (Sheri) of Fayetteville; daughter, Pamela (Bruce) of Alta; and grandsons Peyton and Noah. Also surviving are brother, Freddie (Donna) of Syracuse, New York; sisters, Sue Bird, Judy Naylor and Ginger Totten of Gauley Bridge; and special friends Robert Oglesby, his sports buddy, Richard Ferrell, a long, lifetime friend, and Billy Morris, his golfing buddy.

Services for Bill were Nov. 30 at O'Dell Funeral Home in Montgomery with the Rev. Billy Morris presiding. Burial followed at the Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Victor.  

The family requests donations be made to the Alta First Church of God, PO Box 454, Gauley Bridge, WV 25085.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Cecil Howard Capps Jr.

Cecil Howard Capps Jr., age 71, of Smithers, died Nov. 28, 2020.

He was born March 13, 1948 in Charleston. the son of the late Cecil Howard Sr. and Anna Scott Capps.

He was a member of Carbondale Baptist Church and was retired from Narco in Smithers.

Surviving: sisters, Shirley Capps of Montgomery and Dolores Capps Campbell of Montgomery; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Service was Dec. 4 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, 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.

Janet Ramsey Carson

Janet Ramsey Carson, 85, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, passed away Dec. 12, 2020. She was a former resident of Gauley Bridge for more than 50 years.

Born June 14, 1935 to the late Floyd and Vada Ramsey, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Ray Carson.

Janet was retired from J.C. Evans Utilities as office manager.

She was a member of Gauley Bridge Baptist Church and a member of the local flower club. When she was young she was a member of The Rainbow Girls and went on to hold a state office in the organization.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan Carson of Cross Lanes; grandson and his wife, Tyler and Sarah Clay of Huntington, and beloved great-grandson, Carson Clay. She is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Joe Patterson, of Pennsylvania; sister and brother-in-law, Jill and Dan Burdette of Tennessee; sister-in-law, Sharon Atkins of Charlton Heights; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at Montgomery Memorial Park in London on Dec. 21 with minister Bill Kincaid officiating.

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

Arrangements by Pennington-Smith Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

Patricia Copeland

On Dec. 12, 2020, Patricia Copeland went to be with the Lord. She passed peacefully while surrounded by her loved ones.

Patricia was born June 26, 1952. Her home was, and always will be, Jodie.

Patricia was preceded in death by her mother and father, Clyde and Helen McGraw; her husband, Joe Copeland; and sister-in-law, Judy McGraw.

Patricia is survived by her son, Michael Copeland and spouse Janet; daughter, Bobbie Bess and spouse Phillip Evans; her grandchildren, Makayla and Ryan Copeland, Alyssa Bess and Alexis and Madison Evans; her great-grandchildren, Braylee Williams and Jaxon Farley; her siblings, Margaret McGraw, Tuffy McGraw, Connie and spouse Wayne Lively and Bear McGraw and spouse Krista Shumaker; her niece, Kathy Morris; and special nephew, Scott Winter.

Patricia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She spent her life taking care of others. Before staying home to raise her children, she was a nurse. Her favorite thing to do was to spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was always there for her loved ones, and always thinking of others first. She was a beautiful, caring, amazing woman. She will be greatly missed by so many. Gone too soon, but never forgotten.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, memorial services will be announced at a later date and time.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Carolyn Sue Cottrell

Carolyn Sue Cottrell, age 71, of Cannelton, died Nov. 29, 2020.

She was born June 28, 1949 at London, the daughter of the late Harold Edward and Colleen Boyd Mullins.

Surviving: son, Christopher Cottrell of Cannelton; daughter, Joanna Collins and husband Jonathan of Montgomery; brothers, Tommy, David, Mickey and Kenneth; sister, Patty; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A celebration of her life and walk through visitation were held Dec. 3 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Ralph Joseph Criniti

Ralph Joseph Criniti, 76, of Montgomery, passed away at home Dec. 3, 2020.

Ralph was born Jan. 18, 1944 in Boomer, son of the late Angelo “Ralph” and Frances Sibio Criniti. He also was preceded in death by his special aunt, Anna Sibio; half-brothers, Frank and James Criniti; and sisters, Clara Cincinnati, Cora Mills and Mary Carelli.

He retired from WVU Institute of Technology as a security officer (aka Unit 4) after 21 years. He had also worked as a security officer at Valley Camp Coal Company.

He was raised Catholic and was an altar boy at St. Anthony’s Shrine Catholic Church.

He coached baseball and football in the Upper Kanawha Valley. He was very well respected and loved by all who knew him. He was a loving, caring and always joking father and friend. He was always willing to help people out.

He is survived by his companion, Emma Ruth Atha; daughter, Kimberly (Charles) Whipkey of Ashland, Kentucky; sons, Bubby (Mildred) Criniti of Glen Ferris and Bernie (Cheryl) Criniti of Gorham, New Hampshire; grandchildren, Brittany (Josh) Raddish, Michael Criniti, Steven (Brandi) Criniti, Zack (Summer) Cummings, Suzanne Whipkey, Tara Purdy, Jacob Whipkey, Darien Criniti and Bryce Criniti. Great-grandchildren are Kade, Ella and Riley. He is also survived by many other family members and friends who were like family.

Service was held Dec. 9 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Fr. Dominik Baok officiating. Burial followed at Montgomery Memorial Park at London.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Carolyn Sue Lucas

Carolyn Sue Lucas, 76, of Gallagher, died Dec. 4, 2020.

She was born in Charleston on April 23, 1944 to the late Don and Jean Lanham. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bill Lucas; and sister, Janet Staten.

She is survived by her son, Bill Lucas of Saint Albans; grandkids, Kaitlyn Lucas, Josh Lucas and Kristin Medley, along with several great-grandchildren; sisters, Pam Gates (Richard) of Webster Springs, Wanda Hughes of Paint Creek and Lisa Morris; and brothers, Charlie Lanham of Paint Creek, Bobby Lanham and Eddie Lanham.

Due to the Covid pandemic, the family held a private graveside service Dec. 10 at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens in Glasgow.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Kimberly Lynn Daniels

Kimberly Lynn Daniels (Gagich), 54, of Cedar Grove, went to be with the Lord and has gained her heavenly wings Dec. 17, 2020.

She was a loving daughter, sister, and mother, a firecracker to say the least, but a giving, loving, and caring woman. She was undoubtably a strong and hard worker. She loved to hunt, listen to music, her family, and most of all Christmas. 

Born Dec. 17, 1966, she was the daughter of Sonny and Etta Daniels of Cedar Grove. 

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Margaret and Clayton Daniels and Helen and Dock Naylor; along with her favorite grandpup, Bella. 

Surviving are her parents, Sonny and Etta Daniels; sister, Lisa Daniels Stegall and husband Jeff; brother, Sonny Daniels and wife Jennifer; son, Mark Daniels and wife Erin; nephew, Zack Daniels; nieces, Kelsey Kinder, Jessie Tucker, and Katlyn Daniels; granddaughters, Kadynce Daniels, Emily Daniels, and Madison Daniels; and great-nieces and nephew, Addison Foster, Waylon Foster and Paislee White. 

To know Kim Daniels was to love her. She will forever be missed by many. Her kind heart and compassion will live on through her family and friends. Her soul may rest with our Lord and Savior (Revelation 21:4: “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”).

Graveside services were held at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow, on Dec. 22. 

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

Arrangements by Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove.

Valerie Ellen Estes

Valerie Ellen Estes, 60, of Belle, passed away Nov. 23, 2020 at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston.

Valerie was a 1978 graduate of DuPont High School, and attended Marshall University and Witcher Baptist Church.

She spent decades living abroad in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, where she enjoyed the peacefulness and natural beauty of the island; while there she worked in the restaurant business, enjoyed the small community local vibe and the native people. She moved back to Belle in 2012.

Valerie was a cherished daughter, niece, and sister.

Preceding her in death was her father, Billy R. Estes.

Surviving are her mother, Amelia Palmer (Gordon) of Dunbar; loving aunt, Bea Moore (Gene) of Belle; brother, Jeff Estes (Tanya) of Carlsbad, California; niece, Sophia Estes of Colorado; nephews, Alex and Wesley Estes of Carlsbad; uncle, Bill Whiting of Charleston; cousin, Max Whiting (Beth) and son Zach of Belle; cat, Gracie; and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held Nov. 27 at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with Pastor Jonathan Eubanks officiating. In keeping with Valerie’s final requests, her cremation wishes were honored following the services.

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

Ruth Jeannene Halstead Francis

Ruth Jeannene Halstead Francis, 89, peacefully passed away on Nov. 21, 2020 at Brookdale Charleston Gardens following a long illness.

She was a graduate of DuPont High School, worked for the former C&P Telephone Company where she remained gainfully employed until retirement, volunteered at the Ronald MacDonald House where she became an executive secretary and loved to play golf when she wasn’t working or volunteering.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Vincent; and parents, Hersel and Ruth Nelson Halstead.

Surviving are her brothers, James Ray (Marcia) Halstead of Charleston and Wayne D. (Donna) Halstead of Summersville; sisters, Glenda S. Cooper of Columbus, Ohio and Nadine (Jim) Smith of Elkview; four nephews; two nieces; and numerous great-nieces and nephews.

The family suggests contributions be made to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. Charleston, WV 25387 or Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern West Virginia, 910 Pennsylvania Avenue, Charleston, WV 25302.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Brookdale Charleston Gardens Memory Care Unit for their kindness and compassionate care.

Graveside funeral services were held Nov. 24 at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes, with Pastor Larry Walker officiating. 

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

Charles Otis Gray Jr.

Charles Otis Gray Jr., 58, of Belle, passed away Dec. 16, 2020 at home.

He was a disabled truck driver for Tyler Trucking Company and an avid outdoorsman. He loved fishing, camping, boating, 4-wheeling and riding his motorcycle.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Sheri Ann Gray; father, Charles Otis Gray Sr; and niece, Melissa Short.

Surviving are his mother, Mildred Smith of Diamond; sisters, Deborah Johnston of Diamond, Tammy Sue Monk (Jeff) of South Charleston and twin sister Charlene Bailes of Charleston; nephews, Blake and Austin Bailes, David Johnston and Nathan Monk; great-nieces, Jasmine Short and Skyyleigh Monk; great-nephew, Dakota Short; and a host of special friends.

Graveside funeral services were held Dec. 22 at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow, with James Rutledge officiating.

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

Arrangements by Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Robert W. (Bill) Gray

Robert W. (Bill) Gray, 85, of Cedar Grove, passed away Nov. 13, 2020 at Marmet Center after a short illness surrounded by his family.

He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps from 1953 to 1957.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence (Buck) and Freda Bess Gray; brother, Carmen Gray; and sister, Becky Young.    

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Mona (Nelson) Gray; daughters, Tammy Gwinn (Pete) and Jeannie Pennington (Jimmy); grandsons, Jay Pennington (Vanessa), Jonathan Pennington and Charles Allen Tucker III; one great-grandson, Landyn Pennington; sisters, Bernice (Sis) Herrald and Inez Martin; brother, Clarence Gray; special friend, John “Pete” Donahugh; all of his brothers in the Marine Corps League and a host of other family members and friends.

Graveside services were Nov. 18 at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow, with Pastor Roger Goodwin officiating. Burial followed service at the cemetery.

Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove, is serving the Gray family.

Tammy A. Herrald

Tammy A. Herrald, 60, of Glasgow, passed away at home on Nov. 17, 2020.

She was born Feb. 5, 1960 in Charleston, the daughter of the late Wendell and Sally (Milam) Fitzpatrick, adopted daughter of the late Sharon L. McDermitt, sister of the late Randy Fitzpatrick, and daughter-in-law to the late Robert L. Herrald Sr.

She left behind her husband of 33 years, Robert L. Herrald Jr.; daughter, Jessica L. Herrald and fiancé Abe Bellew; adopted family, Bert McDermitt Jr. and wife Julie, Melissa Phalen and husband John, Amber Swisher and husband Sam, and nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Bret Herrald and wife Patty; sister-in-law, Debbie Cobb and husband Ron; mother-in-law, Bernice Herrald; and several nieces and a nephew.

Tammy, a 1978 graduate of DuPont High School, worked for the State Auditor’s office for 17 years.

She was a loving wife, mother, and a friend to many. She was an avid Jim Shore collector, and adored her fur babies, Rico, Orville and Zoey.

She was a proud breast cancer survivor, and supporter of the West Virginia Breast Health Initiative.

She was her daughter’s best friend and role model. She will be greatly missed each day by Jessica until she is with her again.

Per Tammy’s wishes there will be no services.

If you would like to make a donation in Tammy’s memory, please support The Itty Bitty Kitty Committee.

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

Cooke Funeral Home is serving the Herrald family.

Denise “Bess” Higginbotham

On Dec 14, 2020, Denise “Bess” Higginbotham lost her battle with a long illness but gained her wings. She was 59.

Denise was born April 20, 1961 to Robert “Bob” Bess and Patsy “Pootsie” Smith Bess.

She worked many jobs throughout the years and received several awards and recognitions, though she would have only bragged about what she was most proud of: her two daughters and three grandchildren. 

She was a lifelong Christian and lover of God. She loved nature, gardening, birds and mountains, but most of all, cats! She would have saved any animal if given the chance. 

Denise was preceded in death by her mother, Pootsie; brothers, Robby and DD. 

She is survived by her father, Bob Bess; stepmother and friend, Linda Bess; daughters, Ashley Osborne and Savannah (Eric) Davis; and grandchildren, Isaiah Osborne, Jacob Osborne and Mallory Oldham. 

A celebration of her life was held at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel on Dec. 21.

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

Arrangements by Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove.

 

Cathy Jean (Jones) Hudnall

Cathy Jean (Jones) Hudnall, 64, of Mt. Carbon, passed away Nov. 18, 2020 at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston.

She was a loving, wife, mother and grandmother. She attended the Glasgow Nazarene Church.

She really loved going to the Holden Beach in North Carolina.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ancil ‘Curt’  and Nancy Jarrett Jones.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 42 years, Mark Hudnall; sons, Justin and his wife, Mikka, Jon and his wife, Debbie, and Jeremy and his wife, Hannah; brother, James Jones and his wife, Tammie; grandchildren, Cayleigh and Maddox Hudnall, Dilynn Szurek and Mason, Sophie, Avery and Knox Hudnall; and a host of other family members and friends.

Graveside services were Nov. 22 at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow, with Minister Mike White officiating. Burial followed the service at the cemetery.

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

Cooke Funeral Home Cedar Grove is serving the Hudnall family.

Cassandra Marie Jones

Cassandra Marie Jones, age 57, of London, peacefully departed from this earth on the

morning of Dec. 21, 2020 at her home following an aggressive battle with breast cancer.

Cassandra was born Aug. 9, 1963, in Montgomery, daughter of the late Geneva Woods Goard and James Banks.

She was a 1981 graduate of Valley High School where she took to cheerleading while attending school.

After graduating, Cassandra went on to become a CNA and dedicated most of her life to taking care of people up until she was too sick to do so. She was known for being an organizer, being loving, caring, compassionate, and teaching people things.

She was also very creative. She loved decorating and often said interior design was one of her passions.

Service was held Dec. 29 at First Baptist Church of Smithers. Burial followed at Meadow Haven Memorial Park at Ingram Branch.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Doris Jean Pernell Jones

Doris Jean Pernell Jones, 76, of Montgomery, passed away on Dec. 12, 2020, at CAMC from complications of Covid-19.

Born July 17, 1944 in Quincy, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary (Nichols) Pernell. 

Doris loved flowers, angels, cooking/baking, reading, Elvis, Tweety Bird, hazelnut coffee, her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Her sassy, spunky personality will be missed by many. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, James Pernell and Danny Pernell; and four sisters, Delores Rutledge, Bernice Clark, Judy Muncie and Garnett Nichols. 

Those left to cherish her memory are her beloved children, Crystal (Keith) Vanmeter of Dixie, Tim (Christina) Holbrook of Oak Hill and Brian (Stephanie) Holbrook of Oak Hill.  She was the cherished grandmother of Heather, Christopher (Tina) Allen, Christopher (Tawny) Todd, Mary and Savannah. She was the great-grandmother of Laci, Maddelyn, Emmalyn and Cooper.  She had many nieces and nephews. The family would also like to extend a special thanks to Tawny Long. 

Due to Covid-19, a private family service was held at Restlawn Memory Gardens, Ansted.

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

Arrangements by Pennington-Smith Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

Mary Ann “Mimi” Keglor

Mary Ann “Mimi” Keglor, 78, of Montgomery, died Dec. 11, 2020.

She was born in Donwood on Dec. 4, 1942 to the late Cecil R. and Anna Sawaski Spaulding. She was also predeceased by her daughter, Mary Beth Keglor.

She was retired from the doctor’s offices of Dr. Jugo and Dr. Bautista in Montgomery after 37 years of service.

Mimi was a very loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and proud fur mother of Sammy.

She is survived by her husband, Paul “Duck” Keglor; children, Paul Keglor Jr. of Charleston and Stacy Anne Norris (Larry Shelton II) of Charleston; grandchildren, Cameron and Bethany; great-granddaughter, Harper; sisters, Carolyn Prete, Janice Barton, Sandra Lockard, Barbara King and Pam Hundley.

A special thank you to Montgomery Nursing and Rehab, and especially thanks to Erica Johnson, Ashton Taylor, and nursing staff of Kanawha Hospice.

Graveside service was held Dec. 16 at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens in Glasgow with Rev. Jeff Floyd officiating. Entombment followed in the mausoleum.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Linda Kay Kiser

Linda Kay Kiser, 69, of Gauley Bridge, died Nov. 30, 2020, in the Camden Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg.

She was the daughter of the late William and Maxine Jackson Gibson and was born at Gauley Bridge on May 29, 1951.

Linda was a beautician and a former member of the Gauley Bridge Town Council.

Surviving are two sons, Matthew (Mary Ann) Kiser of Summersville and Justin Kiser of Gauley Bridge; sisters, Kathy Smith of Winfield, Susan McComas of Henderson and Sandra Taylor of Smithers; niece, Cara Kuhlman; and nephew, Will Taylor.

In keeping with her wishes, her body was cremated.

Online condolences can be sent to watersfuneralchapel@frontier.com.

Arrangements by Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville.

Louetta J. Canterbury Koch

Louetta J. Canterbury Koch, 79, departed for her heavenly home on Dec. 12, 2020.

Born on Nov. 30, 1941, she was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Nellie Canterbury. 

Louetta is survived by her husband, Tex Koch of Victor; sons, Tex Koch Jr. and Jason Koch (Annie), all of Victor; daughters, Jill Housman of Cannelton and Lamonta “Lynn” Benson (Bobby) of Victor; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. 

Louetta was a faithful member of Brownsville Holiness Church. 

Funeral service was held Dec. 16 at the Brownsville Holiness Church, Brownsville, with Pastor Nathan Johnson officiating. Burial followed at Montgomery Memorial Gardens, London. 

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

Arrangements by Pennington Smith Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

Howard McAtee

Howard McAtee, of Gauley Bridge, entered into rest Dec. 12, 2020.

He was born Nov. 11, 1939.

Per his request, Mr. McAtee will be cremated with no service.

Molly Ruth Karen Moore

Molly Ruth Karen Moore, 70, of Belle, passed away Nov. 22, 2020 at CAMC Memorial Division.

She was a homemaker, a graduate of DuPont High School and graduate of West Virginia Institute of Technology with a 4.0 average, which placed her in the top 1% of students in American schools and colleges.

She is survived by her husband, Aaron Moore.

In keeping with Molly’s final requests, her cremation wishes will be honored and there will be no other services.

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

Rena M. Paxton Nicholas

Rena M. Paxton Nicholas, 97, of Fayetteville, passed away on Dec. 19, 2020 at Montgomery Rehab and Nursing Center in Montgomery.

She was born on June 10, 1923 in Ivydale, the daughter of the late H.L. Clyde Paxton and Ollie Moore Paxton. 

She was a member of Crooked Run Community Church in Fayetteville. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren, whom she called her angels. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 58 years, Russell Nicholas; her son, Kenneth Nicholas; son-in-law, Dick White; granddaughter, Lisa White; brothers, Eugene, Richard, Woodford and John; sisters, Dolpha, Rata, Adeline, Alma, Mary, Ora and Nora.

She is survived by her son, Larry (Mary) Nicholas of Troutman, North Carolina; daughter, Linda White of Sutton; grandchildren, Dickie (Yvonne) White, Michelle (Joe) Wiseman, Melissa Adkins and Clifford Nicholas; great-grandchildren, Emily Patrick (Steve Calzado), Samantha Patrick, Valerie Adkins, Justin and Nathan Wiseman, Russell and Raven Nicholas, and Sarah (Earl) Dunlap; great-great-grandchildren, Bralen, Averie, Raelynn, Mason and Tristin; and special grandchildren, Trinity Sigler and Tracy Adkins. 

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

Arrangements by Pennington-Smith Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

Rodney Alan Nutter

Rodney Alan Nutter, 45, of Pace, Florida, passed away Nov. 17, 2020 at his home.

Mr. Nutter was born in Fayette County on Sept. 16, 1975, son of David Lee Nutter and JoAnn Childers. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Steve Childers.

Rodney served his country admirably for 23 years. He served on many ships and foreign ports, having enlisted in 1996. He achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer. His first ship was the USS Deyo and his last ship was the USS John C. Stennis. His last duty station was at the Navy Hospital — NAS Pensacola where he retired October 2019.

The funeral service as held Dec. 7 in Hartsell Funeral Home’s Lefler Memorial Chapel in Albemarle, North Carolina, officiated by Rev. Adam Hatley. Burial was held, with full military honors, at Salisbury National Cemetery at 501 Statesville Blvd., in Salisbury, North Carolina.

In addition to his parents and stepmother, Dixie Nutter, survivors include daughter, Sarah Nutter; sister, Angela Cunningham (John); nephews, Dillan, Alex and Micah Cunningham; and numerous cousins and friends.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oaklahoma City, OK  73123.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Nutter family.

Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com

Marita Spicer Reed

Marita Spicer Reed, of Chester, Maryland, passed away on Dec. 27, 2020 at Compass Regional Hospice in Centreville. She was 83. 

Born on Jan. 21, 1937 in Sand Fork, she was the daughter of the late Carlton Spicer Sr. and his wife, Grace Kincaid Spicer.

Marita graduated from Gauley Bridge High School in West Virginia and then Glenville College with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Education. She earned her Master’s degree from Marshall University.

Marita went on to become an elementary teacher in West Virginia for 30+ years before moving to Maryland. There she taught second grade for an additional 10 years at Kent Island Elementary School.

During her retirement years, Marita mentored young teachers for Queen Anne’s County Public Schools. 

Marita was involved in the choir at Kent Island United Methodist Church and had a beautiful singing voice. She loved her church and spending time with her friends.

Her love of travel took her to places like England, France, Scotland, Hawaii and many other interesting places.

She was an avid reader, enjoyed going to movies and Broadway shows and musicals.

She also enjoyed golfing with her husband, Tom, and even once proudly recorded a hole in one.

Besides being a dedicated educator, Marita’s passion remained her family throughout her life. She was the matriarch of the Reed family and loved keeping in touch with her many friends and extended family through Facebook and phone calls. She always had a kind word or a note of encouragement for anyone who crossed her path. 

Marita is survived by her loving children, daughter Deborah Reed and her husband, Christopher Moffatt, of Fredericksburg, Virginia and son Thomas Franklin Reed II and his wife, Genell, of Eldersburg, Maryland; seven grandchildren, Richard, Amanda (Travis), Christopher (Stephanie), Nicholas, David, Jackson and Brody; one great-grandchild, Talia; brother, Stephen Spicer and his wife, Carole, of Fredericksburg, Virginia; sister-in-law, Rebekah Spicer of Fredericksburg, Virginia; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband, Thomas Franklin Reed; and her siblings, Betty Kania, Doris Waldeck, JoAnn Vincent, Carlton Spicer and James Spicer. 

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Kent Island United Methodist Church, PO Box 308, Chester, MD 21619.

Juanita Delores Reese

Juanita Delores Reese, age 91, passed away peacefully on Nov. 29, 2020.

Born April 24, 1929 in Mt. Carbon, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Manley and Sarah Francis Wagner.

She is preceded in death by husband, Bobby Eugene Reese; son-in-law, Ernie Dickinson; and granddaughter, Danette Reese.

Juanita enjoyed watching Sunday morning worship on TV, and previously attended Central Avenue Church of God.

She loved spending time with her family and her greatest joy was being with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. 

Juanita’s memory will be cherished by sons, Gary Reese (Becky) and Bobby Junior Reese (Kristi), all of Oak Hill; daughters, Wanda Dickinson of Oak Hill, Kathie Reese-Brown of Dover, Delaware and Barbara Price (Bob) of Oak Hill.

She was loved by grandchildren, Brigitte Chandler, Willie Dickinson, Terry Freeland, Ashley Reese Urumelog, Ryan Price (fiancee Brittney Cashman), Nick Price and David Price; great-grandchildren, Brittany Chandler, Brandon Chandler, Austin Dickinson, Kylie Dickinson, Garrick Dickinson, Alik Dickinson, Brinley Dickinson, Nathaniel White and Byron Freeland; and great-great-grandchildren, Gracie Chandler, Arabella Dickinson and Kash Hannah-Dickinson. 

She is also survived by her sister, Gladys Collins, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be private with Pastor Rudell Bloomfield and Pastor Bill Harmon officiating.  

A candlelight vigil was held Dec. 1 to commemorate her life.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Rev. Judith “Daphene” Richard

Rev. Judith “Daphene” Richard, 77, crossed the finish line of her race to Heaven on Dec. 20, 2020. She would not want you to be sad at the causes but to rejoice at her moving from her Earthly home to her Heavenly home.

She was born to Edward O. and Phyliss D. Simmons on June 17, 1943 in Ward, and graduated from Cedar Grove High School, Class of 1961.

She moved to Campbells Creek in 1961 and married her husband, Gilbert “Keith” Richard, on Dec. 11, 1965.

She is a former C&P telephone operator in Charleston (Lee Street from 1961 to 1968), also known by the name Judy. 

She attended the Nazarene Bible College South Charleston Extension where she completed the elder’s tract and was ordained as an elder in the Church of the Nazarene in 1998.

She received the call to ministry and started out as children’s minister, having held several events and Vacations Bible schools over the years.

She later moved into the pastoral area where she was the pastor at Madison Church of the Nazarene in Madison (1992), associate pastor at Miami Nazarene in Miami (1992 to 2002), and pastor of Miami Nazarene (2002 to 2005).

Having retired from full-time active ministry, she filled in at various times at her home church of Campbells Creek Nazarene and Miami Nazarene.

Throughout the years she was active on the West Virginia South Nazarene District, having worked in the Nazarene World Missions Society, Children’s Ministry and Sunday School Ministry departments.

She worked with the Children’s and Teens Bible quizzing, including during the Junior High and Senior High camps at the Nazarene Camp in Summersville. She also worked as a server in the cafeteria of the camp for many years during the youth camps.

She worked with the Head Start programs at Cedar Grove Community School (1997), Booker T. Washington Community Center in London (1998) and Chesapeake Elementary (1998). Some kids from that time may know her by the name Mrs. Day, as they often had problems saying the name Daphene.

She worked with the Cedar Grove High School Reunion Committee and maintained the list of graduates who have passed on.

She is preceded to Heaven by her mother and father, Edward O. and Phyllis D. (Hopkins) Simmons from Campbells Creek; maternal grandparents, George W. and Opal M. (Hudson) Hopkins from Campbells Creek; paternal grandparents, Calvin P. and Pearl D. (Huddleston) Simmons from Glasgow; daughter, Susan L. Richard from Campbells Creek; and many other family members and friends. What a great reunion in the heaven she must have had.

She waits in Heaven for her husband of over 55 years, Keith Richard; sons, Stephen Richard and David Singleton, both of Campbells Creek; daughters, Mary Francen of Campbells Creek and Shanta Ramlakhan (Dave) from Naples, Florida; granddaughters, Shyann Converse from Toms River, New Jersey and Gabi Converse from Everett, Washington; brother, Franklin Simmons (Pat) from Ripley; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Following her wishes she will be cremated, and her ashes given to the Ward Community Cemetery as a former resident of the Ward area.

The family wishes to publicly thank the nurses and staff of CAMC Memorial CPICU POD-B for your care of our loved one.

A memorial service will be scheduled for a later date. Details will be posted in appropriate locations for friends and family.

Janet L. Burns Richards

Janet L. Burns Richards, 86, of Mammoth, passed away on Nov. 15, 2020 at home after a long illness.

She was a loving mother and beloved wife.

Janet was a life long member of the Pond Gap Advent Christian Church.

Janet was preceded in death by her husband of over 60 years, Delbert Richards.

Surviving: son, Roy Richards; brother, Bobby Burns; and sister, Joyce Ramsey.

Graveside services were Nov. 19 at the Blakeley Cemetery, Pond Gap, with Pastor James Balser officiating.

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

Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove, is serving the Richards family.

Hayden MacArthur Sizemore

Hayden MacArthur Sizemore, 78, of Oak Hill, died Nov. 20, 2020 at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill.

Born July 4, 1942 in Cabin Creek, he was the son of the late William and Opal Morton Sizemore.

Hayden retired from the U.S. Navy and was a former truck driver.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Louise Painter Sizemore; grandson, Nicholas Gillman; and a brother, Henry Sizemore.

Survivors include daughters, Carol Yvonne Gillman and husband Bill of Gatewood and Janice Elaine Scott and her husband, Emmett, of Charles Town and son Juston Sizemore  of Falling Waters; brothers, Austin, Mitchell and Ray Sizemore; and grandchildren, Kala River Sizemore, Lauren Ridge Sizemore and Sophie Raine Elizabeth Scott.

Services will be private.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Ruby Mae Sizemore

Ruby Mae Sizemore, age 77, of Handley, died Dec. 10, 2020.

She was born Oct. 4, 1943 in Montgomery. the daughter of the late Thomas and Missouri Todd Murphy. She was also preceded in death by her husband. Frank Sizemore. and her first husband and father of her children. James Woods.

She was a member of the Handley Baptist Church.

Surviving: children. Tammy Chapman (James), Patricia Crist (Shawn) and Delores Woods; brother. Junior Murphy; 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandsons and one great-great-granddaughter.

Service was held Dec. 15 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Pastor James Baldwin and Rev. Phillip Walton officiating. Burial followed in Montgomery Memorial Park at London.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be applied to the funeral costs.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Larry Allen Snuffer

Larry Allen Snuffer, 82, of Scarbro, died Dec. 3, 2020, at Hidden Valley Nursing and Rehab Center in Oak Hill.

Born Aug. 28, 1938, in Montgomery, he was the son of the late William Russell Sr. and Goldie Ellen Aliff Snuffer.

Larry was a custodian at Scarbro Elementary School from 1972 to 1990.  He talked about his many “kids” often.

He was previously employed by Ray’s Trading Post in Oak Hill.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Vermeda Toney Snuffer.

Survivors include brothers, Jerry Lee Snuffer Sr. and wife Sharon of Hillsboro, Dennis Gene Snuffer and wife Pam and William Russell (Bill) Snuffer and wife Teresa, all of Oak Hill; and sister, Sue Cassell of Oak Hill. He was loved by his nephews. 

Committal service, with entombment following, was Dec. 7 at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Prosperity with Pastor Lewis Sanson officiating.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Karen Elizabeth Summers

Karen Elizabeth Summers, 77, of Belle, passed away Dec. 13, 2020 at Sweetbrier Assisted Living, Dunbar, following a long illness.

She was a retired secretary for the former Walker Machinery Company, Belle, with 40 years of service and was a member of Witcher Baptist Church where she served as secretary, Sunday school teacher, and member of the choir.

Preceding her in death were her husbands, Ira Phillip Brown and Ed Summers.

Surviving are her sons, Phillip Brown (Sheila) of Shrewsbury and Ira Lee Brown (Julie) of Huntersville; brother, Leroy Lambert (Georgia) of Lancaster, Ohio; grandchildren, Lee Brown (Sarah), Emily Bristow (Robert), Wesley Brown, Jessica Owens (Anthony) and Tabby Dearien (Randal); and great-grandchildren, Gracie, Emma, Abby, Cassie and Eli Owens, Isaac, Daniel and Ruthhanna Brown and Liam and Jozie Dearien.

Funeral services were held Dec. 15 at Witcher Baptist Church, Belle, with Pastor Jonathan Eubank officiating. Interment followed in Montgomery Memorial Park, London.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to Witcher Baptist Church, 2206 E. Dupont Avenue, Belle, West Virginia 25015.

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

James Lee “Jim” Thomas

James Lee “Jim” Thomas, age 54, of Boomer, died Dec. 3, 2020.

He was born April 10, 1966 in Charleston, the son of the late Daniel and Molly Cooper Thomas.

He was a member of St. Anthony’s Shrine Catholic Church in Boomer and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a counselor at Camp Billo for many years.

He was employed with the West Virginia Department of Agriculture with over 20 years of service.

Jim was a wonderful husband, father, brother and Pa Pa and a great family man. He loved kids and volunteering and he was an avid Mountaineer fan.

He loved fishing, football, history and wood crafting. He loved to travel and go on new adventures.

Surviving: wife, Patricia; brother, Charles (Patty) Thomas of Charlton Heights; sister, Cheryl Thomas of Boomer; children, Josh of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Nicole (Matt) of London and Morgan (Jennifer) of Charlton Heights; granddaughter, Bailey; he loved all of Morgan Foster Kids; special nephew, Mathew (McKenzie) of California and a multitude of nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Teresa and Lisa Birchfield of Rainelle; and nephew, Nathanial Harris-Birchfield of Rainelle.

Service was held Dec. 7 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Fr. Dominik Baok officiating. Burial followed at the Big Sewell Baptist Church Cemetery near Rainelle.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Shirley Mae Tinsley

Shirley Mae Tinsley, age 79, of Montgomery, peacefully departed this earthly life to transition home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Dec. 16, 2020.

She was born May 6, 1941 in Eagle, daughter of the late John and Cecil Jackson Smith.

Shirley spent her life caring for others and being a loving, caring grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her children, Cathleen Ferguson and Earl Tinsley.

She is survived by her grandchildren, Dominic and Theron Coping, Monty, Jonathan and Gabrielle Ferguson; 23 great-grandchildren; and a host of cousins and friends.

The family gives a special thanks to Courtney Dayhaw, Dorothy Terell and Pamela Barron for the care provided to their grandmother.

Service was Dec. 22 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Rev. Carl Terrell Sr. 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.

Herbert “Herb” Vance

Herbert “Herb” Vance entered in Heaven’s gates to meet his loving wife of 65 years, Elsie Lou, on Dec. 6, 2020 at the age of 92.

He was born to the late Jesse and Westie (Hanshaw) Vance, though he was raised by his grandmother, Mahala, whom he dearly loved. He never failed to mention her in several of his messages.

He is survived by son, Herbert “Emil” Vance of Lizemores; daughters, Tammy Hardy of Lizemores and Vicky (Eric) Perdue of Ovapa; brother, Boob; sister, Grace; 12 grandkids and 23 great-grandkids. 
Herb was a retired coal miner. He worked for several years at Elk Valley Hardware.

He was a pastor of many churches across our community, touching many lives in his 74 years of service to the Lord.

He served in the United States Army. He was a Veteran of Foreign Wars due to his time overseas fighting the Korean War. He was an active member of the Clay VFW for over 50 years, serving as a chaplain. As a member of the VFW, he attended every Clay County High School Panthers football game where he helped raise the flag at every home game for 12 years.

Herb was one of the brightest lights shining for God during his time here on Earth. He will be greatly missed, but his Heavenly home is definitely sweeter.

A funeral was held Dec. 11 at the Lizemore Methodist parking lot, with Rev. Ed Jarrett officiating. Burial was at the Luther Morton Cemetery, Lizemores. 

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

Roy D. Wheeler

Roy D. Wheeler, 64, of Glasgow, passed away Nov. 20, 2020 at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston after a long illness.

Roy was born in Kanawha County where he was raised out Kelley’s Creek near Cedar Grove. He met his beloved wife, Devona Wheeler, in high school when he was 19 years old and she was 16 years old. Roy graduated from DuPont High School in 1975.

Roy and Devona got married April 10, 1982 and had their first child, Sharon, in 1986 and their second child, Carrie, in 1992.

He was a man of God and worked his fingers to the bone to provide for his family. He was a retired coal miner of 37 years. He loved his family deeply and he will be dearly missed. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Eva and Clarence Wheeler; brother, Danny Hicks; and uncle, Dennis McCune.  

He is survived by his wife, Devona Wheeler; daughters, Sharon Wheeler and Carrie Bragg (Reuben); granddaughters, Lyric Gates and Riley Bragg; sister, Tammy Scott (Randy); and twin brother, Ray Wheeler. 

Graveside service was held Nov. 27 at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow, with Pastor Toney Rucker officiating. Burial followed the service at the cemetery.

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

Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove, is assisting the Wheeler family.

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