In memory

Robert Harold “Bob” Allen Sr.

Robert Harold “Bob” Allen Sr., 102, of Belle, passed away Sept. 5, 2021 at CAMC Teays Valley Division following a short illness.

He was a retired operator for the former E.I. Dupont, Belle, a U.S. Navy veteran and was a member of Judson Baptist Church where he sang in the choir. Bob enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and travel.

Preceding him in death were his wife of 77 years, Elma Allen; son, Glen Allen; brothers, Ray, Glen and John Allen; sisters, Janice Johnson and Jean Chaffin; and great-granddaughter, Rory Heilmann.

Surviving are his son, Robert H. Allen Jr. (Lois) of Scott Depot; daughter, Rose Mary Heilmann of Huntington; sister, Marie Wills of Elon, North Carolina; grandchildren, Stacey Slone (Keith), John D. Heilmann (Blair), Christopher S. Allen (Tiana), Susan Holsclaw (Greg) and Nathan T. Heilmann (Rachel); and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sept. 13 at Judson Baptist Church, Belle, with Pastor Charles Bolen officiating. Interment followed in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley, with military graveside rites performed by American Legion Post #187, Winfield.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Rolling Meadows Place for their love, compassion and care.

The family suggests contributions be made to Judson Baptist Church, 320 East 8th Street, Belle, WV 25015 or a charity of choice.

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

Arrangements by Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Margaret Atkinson

Margaret Atkinson, age 70, of East Bank, died Sept. 16, 2021.

She was born in Charleston on July 17, 1951 and was the daughter of the late Nathaniel and Gladys Parker.

Graveside service was Sept. 21 at Montgomery Memorial Park at London.

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Bonnie Jean Boggs

Bonnie Jean Boggs, 67, of Cannelton, departed this life on Aug. 26, 2021 after a lengthy illness.

Bonnie was born on Jan. 9, 1954, to the late Aden Arlie Haskett and Lena Virginia Haskett.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Boggs of Cannelton; brothers, Rickey Haskett (Cindy) of Ocean View, Delaware, Joseph Haskett (Diana) of Salem, Virginia, James Haskett (Janie) of Walton and Robert Haskett of Cannelton; and stepsons, Sam Boggs (Veronica) of Wheeling, Christopher Boggs of Barboursville and his daughter, Jaley Braley.

Bonnie was a member of Carbondale Baptist Church and served as church treasurer for many years. She always strived to be a good Christian. Her generosity and compassion for others was inspiring. Her church attendance was important to her and she continued to attend even when her illness made it difficult. Bonnie was also a wonderful pianist and enjoyed playing her favorite hymns.

Bonnie went to work after high school for the State of West Virginia and continued there as an administrative secretary until her retirement due to her illness. Her attendance record and commitment to her job were exemplary.

Bonnie had a wonderful sense of humor and could recite a common day’s activities with such finesse that it became extraordinary and interesting to hear. She really enjoyed it when family would come to her house and watch her favorite team, the Mountaineers. She was a big fan. She loved to play games and spend time with all the children in her life. If you mentioned liking a particular food or drink, Bonnie would always have it on hand for you. She put a lot of love into providing what everyone liked. Her heart was her biggest asset. Where she saw a need, she endeavored to fill it.

Bonnie will be missed much more than words can express by her family, community, church and friends.

Memorial donations may be made to Carbondale Baptist Church, c/o Post Office Box 103, Robson, WV 25173.

Service was Aug. 31 at Carbondale Baptist Church with Pastor Jeff Floyd officiating. Burial followed in Highlawn Memory Gardens in Oak Hill.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Jessie Fitzwater Boggs

Jessie Fitzwater Boggs, 78, of Boomer, went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 27, 2021.

Jessie was born April 7, 1943 in Belva, the daughter of the late Jessie Rucker and Hattie Fitzwater. 

She also was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley Boggs, and son, Steven Boggs.

She is survived by her sister, Nancy Lively; daughters, Lisa Boggs and Eva Michelle Boggs; son, Martin (Danielle) Boggs; grandchildren, Shawn (Jessica) Boggs, Dustin (Sara) Boggs and Alisha Carte; great-granddaughter, Makenzi Boggs; and her special sister, Nancy Harper. 

Service was Aug. 31 at Restlawn Memorial Gardens Chapel in Victor, with Pastor R. Shawn Brannon officiating.

Danny Lee Bradberry

Danny Lee Bradberry, 72, of Belle, went home to be with the Lord after a long illness.

Danny attended Hughes Creek Community Church, and dedicated 38 years of service with Appalachian Power Company.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.

He was predeceased by his father, Daniel Bradberry, and his mother, Reva Confere Bradberry. 

Danny is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Sherry Bradberry of Belle; daughter, Shawna Inghram (Robert), and granddaughter Madison Inghram of Pinch; sister, Pat Bradberry Goodwin of Montgomery; and aunt and uncle, Judy and Benson Cline of Mammoth. 

Funeral services were conducted Aug. 31 at Hughes Creek Community Church in Hugheston, with Pastor Gary Tucker officiating. Burial followed at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens in Glasgow. 

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

Arrangements by Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove.

Sandra Joan Bria

Sandra Joan Bria, age 81, of Charleston, died Sept. 6, 2021.

She was born Aug. 29, 1940 in Charleston, the daughter of the late John Wesley and Olla R. Tucker Hanson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dominick “Mickey” Bria, and her daughter, Angela Dawn Bria.

Surviving: children, Anthony John Bria of Montgomery, Brigitte A. Evans of Pratt, Mary Suzette Bria and Micki L. Bria (Thomas Morrone), all of Huntersville, North Carolina; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian burial wsd Sept. 23 at St. Anthony’s Shrine Catholic Church in Boomer with Fr. Dominik Baok as celebrant. 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.

John Marvin Buckley Jr.

John Marvin Buckley Jr., 63, of Cedar Grove, passed away Sept. 11, 2021 at home.

He was a retired coal miner, and an avid West Virginia University, Pittsburgh Steelers and Nascar fan. John enjoyed spending time with his family and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.

Preceding him in death were his father, John Marvin Buckley Sr.; stepfather, Lyle Collins Sr.; sister, Nita Jo Buckley; grandson, John William Buckley II; aunts, Hannah Starcher and Nora Helm; uncle, Martin Taylor; and grandparents.

Surviving are his son, John Buckley (Terri) of Charleston; daughter, Gabrielle Buckley (Wes) of Charleston; mother, Rose Collins Buckley of Cedar Grove; brothers, Marty Buckley of Cedar Grove and Lyle Collins Jr. (Nita) of Myrtle Beach; sister, Tammy Chapman of Teays Valley; mother of John’s children, Billie Buckley of Charleston; grandchildren, Christian and Breanna Buckley, Destinee and Austin Kirk, Braxton and Braydon Toppings and Maia Cogar; and seven great-grandchildren.

A gathering of his family and friends was held Sept. 17 at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

In keeping with John’s final requests, his cremation wishes were honored following the visitation.

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

Arrangements by Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Patsy Ruth Samples Caldwell

Patsy Ruth Samples Caldwell, 89, of Fayetteville, went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 25, 2021 at the home of her daughter, Cindy Moore.

Born on March 3, 1932 at Dutch Ridge in Kanawha County, she was raised by her grandmother, Annabell Katherine Samples.

Patsy was a member of Cotton Hill Missionary Baptist Church at Beckwith where she taught Sunday school, active in the Ladies Circle, and dedicated her life to working for the Lord. Her church was her hobby.

She enjoyed crocheting, oil painting and all holiday festivities. Patsy enjoyed spending time with her family, her grandbabies, and church family.

Her husband, Charles “Cotton” Caldwell, and sister-in-law, Doris Lee Hudnall, preceded her in death.

She leaves behind with many wonderful memories, her son, Charles “Bo” (Libby) Caldwell of Hedgesville; daughter, Cynthia “Cindy” (Gary Moore) of Gauley Bridge; grandchildren, Natalie (Adam) Osborne, Aaron (Alaina) Moore and Kristen Moore; stepgranddaughter, Sandy Kovach and her children; great-grandchildren, Colton Osborne and Emma Moore on the way; several nieces and nephews; and her church family.

Funeral services were held Aug. 31 at Cotton Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Beckwith, with Pastor Gary Moore officiating. Burial followed at Restlawn Memory Gardens, Ansted.

Patsy’s favorite scripture was Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

Friends and family may send words of comfort to the family at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com.

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

Tamara Lee Carney

Tamara Lee Carney, 38, of Winifrede, went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 6, 2021 following a short illness.

She was a homemaker, a loving mother with a big heart and will sadly be missed by all of her family and friends.

Preceding her in death were her father, Dennis Melton of Sutton; grandparents, Harold and Carla Harper of Ansted and Ted Melton of Pinch.

Surviving are her husband, Jeffrey Carney; son, Marcus Carney of Winifrede; mother, Connie Melton of Sutton; brother, Thomas Melton of Ashford, Alabama; sister, Elizabeth Dotson of Sutton; grandmother, Peggy Melton of Pinch.

Funeral services were held Sept. 11 at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with Pastor David Harper officiating. Interment followed in Green Family Cemetery, Winifrede.

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

Arrangements by Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Rebekah (Becky) L. Clark

On Sept. 19, 2021, we lost the love of our lives, Rebekah (Becky) L. Clark, 65, of East Bank. She went home to be with Jesus and to see her mom and dad. She was surrounded by her family whom she loved unconditionally.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Ann Adkins, along with her brother, Paul Edward Adkins.

She is survived by her sister, Joyce (David) Embrey. She also leaves behind her loving husband of over 45 years, Leonard Clark; along with four children, Debbie Hancock (Shane), Rachel Kirk (Tim), Michael Clark (Jennifer) and Greg Clark (Samantha); grandchildren, Brandon (Caitlyn), Brittany (Clarke), Ashley (Robert), Jimmy, Abby, Aly, Kasey, McKinley, Olivia, Hunter and Nathan; great-grandchildren, Ty, Luke, Parker and Peyton; and a host of family and friends who loved and cherished her very much.

Becky was the founder/owner of Clark’s Christian Care for over 33 years. Becky dedicated her life to serving and helping others in any way possible.

She worked religiously as a member of Gallagher Church of the Nazarene.

We would like to thank Dr. Khalid and the staff of the CAMC Cancer Center, Dr. Jagannath and his staff and Dr. Stanton. We would also like to thank everyone for their love, prayers and support during this tough time.

2nd Timothy, Chapter 4:7-8: “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”

Funeral services were Sept. 24 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Rev. Daniel Saylor 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.

James “Jim” Edwin Dickens

James “Jim” Edwin Dickens, 76, of Eskdale, passed away Sept. 6, 2021 at CAMC Memorial Division.

He was a retired mining electrician, having worked at several area coal companies and Bethlehem Coal for over 20 years. Jim was a member of Leewood Freewill Baptist Church, loved being outdoors and always had a ‘do it yourself’ attitude.

Preceding him in death was his wife, Loreda “Gaye” Dickens.

Surviving are his daughters, Sheila Cline (Kevin) of Ligonier, Indiana, Missy Waugh (Scott) of Dawes and Brandi Petty (Roger) of Giles; grandchildren, Jodi Briggs (Chuck) of Topeka, Indiana and Bobby Bailey (Larry) of Miami; great-grandchildren, Chloe, Alara, Raelyn, Trager and Ryder Bailey of Miami, Chloe and Isabelle Briggs of Topeka, Indiana; and his dog, Kasey.

Special thanks to Jessica Crawford at Kanawha Nephrology, for your dedication and kindness.

Funeral services were held Sept. 10 at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with Pastor Louie Jeffery officiating. Interment followed in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.

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

Arrangements by Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Guy Smith Dooley Jr.

Mr. Guy Smith Dooley Jr., 96, of Ansted, passed away September. 12, 2021, at the Avery Place Assisted Living Facility in Winterville, Georgia, after an extensive illness.

Mr. Dooley was born March 8, 1925, in Page, the son of the late Guy Smith Dooley Sr. and Gladys Leoda Dorsey Dooley and was a member of a family consisting of four boys and five girls.

In September of 1939, at the age of 14, Mr. Dooley and his family moved to Summersville, where he attended and graduated from Summersville High School in 1943. Upon graduation, Mr. Dooley enlisted in the U.S. Army in Clarksburg on Aug. 11, 1943, and attended basic training at Fort McClellan in Anniston, Alabama, and was later assigned to the 34th Infantry Division, 133rd Regiment, 3rd Battalion, Company L within the 5th Army.

Mr. Dooley served in the Italian Theatre in 1944, where he gallantly fought in the Anzio, Rome, and Northern Apennines campaigns, during which he was promoted to Buck Sergeant/Squad Leader in June 1944.

On Oct. 2, 1944, at 4:45 p.m., leading his squad into battle and directing them into places of cover, he detonated an anti-personnel mine causing much damage to his feet and legs. Mr. Dooley was shipped stateside November 1944, where he was treated at Ashford General Hospital (The Greenbrier) in White Sulphur Springs, and discharged from there in July 1945.

For his heroic service, he was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service, the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Combat Infantry Badge.

Upon discharge from the military, Mr. Dooley enrolled at West Virginia University graduating in pre-med in 1949. Mr. Dooley began his professional career at Commercial Credit Corporation in Charleston, and subsequently moved to Portsmouth, Ohio; Beckley; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He started his banking career in Montgomery in 1963, moving his family to Ansted.

While at Montgomery National Bank, Mr. Dooley moved through the ranks from Assistant Cashier, Vice President and Trust Officer, Executive Vice President and was elected President of the bank on June 30, 1972. In 1978, he was elected Chairman of the Board and in 1986 he became President and Chairman of the Board of the bank's holding company, Liberty Bancshares.

After Montgomery National Bank, he became part of United Bank in 1992, and served as Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Fayette County offices.

Mr. Dooley always found time in his very successful banking career to serve in a multitude of community positions such as President of the Upper Kanawha Valley Economic Development Corporation, President of the Upper Kanawha Valley Chamber of Commerce, being chosen as the Upper Kanawha Valley Citizen of the Year, member of the Fayette County Planning Commission, member of the Fayette County Urban Renewal Authority, Fayette County Transition Team, and Treasurer of the West Virginia Tech Foundation. Mr. Dooley was presented with a plaque by the Mount Olive Correctional Complex for his many years as Chairman of the Citizens Advisory Board.

In 2006, he was inducted into the West Virginia Tech Athletic Hall of Fame in recognition of his decades of service to the Tech Athletic Scholarship Fund. In 2015 for his unwavering base of support for Fayette County for decades, he had a trail named in his honor and was added to the Fayette County Wall of Honor.

Mr. Dooley retired from public service in 2018.

Mr. Dooley was happily married for over 50 years to Mrs. Anna Lee Dorsey Dooley (deceased). They were the parents of four children, Linda Ann Dooley Parsons and husband Squire Parsons, Guy Smith Dooley III (deceased) and wife Janet McCabe Dooley, James Allen Dooley and wife Janis Ellen Dooley and Reverend Joseph Edward Dooley and wife Sheri Lynn Dooley; 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He is survived by a brother, Thomas Dooley of Summersville; a brother, Harry Dooley of Falls of Rough, Kentucky; and a sister, Peggy Fitzwater of Summersville. He was predeceased in death by four sisters and one brother.

Mr. Dooley anchored his spiritual life in the finished work of Jesus Christ, becoming a Christian at a young age. He was a member of Ansted Baptist Church in Ansted for over 50 years.

He was a member of the Summersville Masonic Lodge #76.

A private graveside service was held at Walker Memorial Cemetery in Summersville on Sept. 25, interment following under the direction of Lantz Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to Ansted Baptist Church, c/o Pastor Randy Spurgeon, PO Box 388, Ansted, WV 25812.

Online condolences may be made at Lantzfuneralhome.com.

Nancy Ellen Canterbury Fox

Nancy Ellen Canterbury Fox, of Montgomery, passed away on Sept. 25, 2021.

Left to cherish her memories is her adoring husband of 48 years, Ronald “Chuck” Fox; and her four children, Mike (Rebekah), Steve (Dylan), Chris (Brenda) and Crystal (Jaime).

She was the greatest Nana to Andre, Jaime, Mary, Emily, and “her baby,” Carson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Ethel Canterbury. Nancy was the youngest of 11 children and is survived by her sister, Bonnie Harrison.

While she enjoyed decorating her home for Christmas, reading and doing puzzles, her greatest joy came from being a mother and Nana. She made it her first priority to make sure everyone felt her love. Her feisty spirit, warm smile, and generous heart will be missed by all who knew her.

At this time no services are planned.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Jon Lee Gabbard

Jon Lee Gabbard, age 50, died Aug. 27, 2021.

He was the son of Charles and Wanda Gabbard and also survived by his son, Jonathan Samuel Gabbard; daughter, Brenna Leigh Gabbard; brother, Arthur Kasey Gabbard; loving special friend. Leah Johnson; and extra special niece, Karlie Nevaeh Gabbard.

He was a graduate of East Bank High School Class of 1988 and had a printing degree from WV Tech and also a business degree from WV Tech and had a motorcycle mechanics degree from AMI.

He also played baseball with the 50+ for North Charleston and was still great with his bat.

Jon Lee was a dedicated coal miner and a diehard Harley man.

He will be remembered by many students from his teaching at Kanawha County Schools and he was loved by so many in our community.

Service was Sept. 2 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Rev. Robert Hairston officiating.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Patricia G. Goodnite

Patricia G. Goodnite, 96, of Chelyan, passed away on Sept. 3, 2021 from natural causes.

She was born to William “Buffalo” and Clara (Lewis) Goodnite on Sept. 6, 1924 and was one of three children.

She worked at Libby-Owens-Ford Glass Factory, and later the Kanawha City Motor Lodge from which she retired in 1992.

She was a breast cancer survivor who loved to socialize by playing games, shopping, and attending Chelyan Methodist Church when able.

Patricia is survived by her daughter, Lesa Eskew; son-in-law, Edward Eskew; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and her cat, Lucky.

She will be remembered for her strong work ethic and helpful spirit.

Due to Covid-19, an intimate family service will be held privately.

Arrangements by Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank.

William Luke Gray

William Luke Gray, age 60, of Deepwater, passed away from complications following surgery on Sept. 8, 2021 at Ruby Memorial Hospital.

He was an Army veteran and was disabled.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, William and Geraldine; brothers, William Nathaniel, Lyle Matthew and David Lawrence; and sisters, Martha Ann, Mary Jo and Rita Faye.

Luke is survived by fiancée, Altha Stanley of Deepwater; daughters, Amanda Gray of South Carolina and Zia Gray-Davis of North Carolina; grandchildren, Brooklyn, Wyatt, Chelsea and Aiden; brother, Mark (Reva) Gray of Sod; and sister, Alice Pritt of Belington, as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Luke’s life was held Sept. 9 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Memorial contributions will be accepted by the family to apply to final expenses.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Robert Lee Grounds

Robert Lee Grounds, age 72, of Powellton, passed away from a long illness on Aug. 14, 2021.

He was born in Deepwater on May 20, 1949, son of the late Homer and Faye Sigmon Grounds.

Surviving: daughters, Debra Perkins of Vermont, Bobbie Williams (Keith) of Belle and Amy Leigh of Texas; brother, Tim Grounds (Beverly) of Powellton; nephew, Jonah and Gina Grounds of Powellton; uncle, Charles Sigmon of Adena; aunt, Betty Underwood of Beckley; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Tim would like to thank Shelby Mills and Tercia Reynolds for the care they gave his brother.

There will not be any services or visitation at this time.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Vicki King Harless

Vicki King Harless, 62, of South Charleston, passed away Aug. 20, 2021 of lung cancer.

Vicki was born in Jodie on Oct. 10, 1958 to the late Bacil and Pearl Krise King.

She was a 1976 graduate of Gauley Bridge High School.

Vicki is preceded in death by her husband, John Harless; brothers, Harry Dale, Don and Warren Krise; and sister, Anna Gail Walker.

She is survived by her daughter, Michelle Strickland; her son, Ray Strickland; stepson, Brook Harless; stepdaughters, J.J. Strickland and Allison Strickland-Rose; grandsons, Addison Strickland and Dominic King; and stepgrandchildren, Hailey, Reagan and Austin Harless.

She is also survived by her brother, Parnell King; sisters, Carol Krise Short and Barva King Wojcik; brother-in-law, Danny Walker; and her mother-in-law, Audrey MacCleery; as well as several nieces and nephews, and scores of friends.

Per her wishes, Vicki was cremated and there will be no public service.

Should you desire to make a donation, the family would be honored to have them made directly to the funeral home.

Clifford E. Humphrey

Clifford E. Humphrey, 96, of Alta, left for his heavenly home on Sept. 1, 2021, after a short illness.

He was the son of the late Fred and Mary Ann Humphrey. 

Clifford was a retired coalminer for Union Carbide, and a deacon of The First Church of God of Alta for many, many years.

He was the most loving husband, father and grandfather. He was loved by everyone who knew him. 

He was preceded in death by his son, Gary Lee Humphrey; brothers, Ernest, George, Howard and Gene Humphrey; and sisters, Edith Kuntz, Eva Morris, Arlena Pullens and Louise Rogers. 

Left to cherish his wonderful memories is the love of his life for 75 years, Grace Humphrey; son, Michael (Ilene) Humphrey of Queen Shoals; grandchildren, Christina Humphrey of Montgomery, Mary Humphrey of Smithers, Matt Humphrey of Washington, D.C. and John Humphrey of Belva; sister, Ruby (J.W.) Hill of Alta; daughter-in-law, Luella Humphrey of Belva; four great-grandchildren; many special nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. 

Services were held Sept. 5 at Pennington-Smith Funeral Home in Gauley Bridge with Pastor Timothy Young officiating. Burial followed at Restlawn Memory Gardens in Victor. 

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

Arrangements by Pennington-Smith Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

George Henry Johnson Jr.

George Henry Johnson Jr., age 64, of Powellton, died Sept. 7, 2021.

He was born June 12, 1957 in Montgomery and was the son of the late George III and Nona Prather Johnson. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Kimberly Johnson.

George was retired bus driver from KRT and was a loving husband and father.

Surviving: sons, George Johnson III (Ann Glenn) of Montgomery and Robert Johnson of Powellton; brothers, Jerry (Patricia), Michael (Melissia) and Tommy (Sue); and sister, Nancy Rosette (Paul).

Service was Sept. 10 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Rev. Ronnie Price 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.

Kenneth Joe Johnson

Kenneth Joe Johnson, of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, passed away peacefully at the Medical University of South Carolina on Sept. 7, 2021. He was comfortable and surrounded by his adoring family.

Joe was born in Princeton on Aug. 5, 1946. He was raised in Beards Fork and Montgomery.

At 13, he found his soulmate and future wife of 53 years, Rogene (Wickline).

After graduating from Montgomery High School in 1964, he continued his education by earning a BS degree in Printing Management from the West Virginia Institute of Technology in 1968. Upon graduation, he married Rogene and joined the United States Air Force, where after attending the US Army Defense Foreign Language School at Fort Ord, Monterey, California, he honorably served three years at what was then Hq3AF in South Ruislip, England.

Joe held management positions at Danner Press in Canton, Ohio; The Alderman Company in High Point, North Carolina; and lastly as Vice President of Customer Relations at COPAC, Inc. in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Rogene and he retired to Murrells Inlet. He was a member of Belin United Methodist Church in Murrells Inlet and former member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Spartanburg.

Joe was a humble, hardworking man, loyal to his friends and fiercely proud of his family. His greatest enjoyment was being with them. Joe taught everyone he knew that family came above all else. He was a patient and loving father, doting grandfather, and selfless husband.

He is survived by his wife, Rogene (Wickline), of Murrells Inlet; daughter, Lindsay Schabel (Stephen) of James Island, South Carolina; son, Steven Johnson (Martha Jo) of Sumter, South Carolina; and four grandchildren, Emily and Margaret Schabel, and Kenneth Joe Johnson II and George Johnson. He is also survived by his sister, Jean Johnson Webb of Murrells Inlet; sister-in-law, Cathy Wickline of Montgomery; nieces, Jill Webb Odachowski (George) of West Ashley, South Carolina and Jennifer Webb of Brevard, North Carolina.

Joe is pre-deceased by his parents, Mattie and Ken Johnson of Montgomery.

We will all miss him more than words can say.

A memorial service will be planned for a later date.

Donations may be made in memory of Joe to Belin United Methodist Church, PO Box 528, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.

Online condolences may be made at www.sumterfunerals.com

Arrangements by Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter.

Margaret Ann Johnson

Margaret Ann Johnson, age 82, of Montgomery, died Aug. 27, 2021.

She was born July 28, 1939 in Montgomery, the daughter of the late Moody A. and Virginia Weese Brown.

Surviving: brother, Rev. Frank Brown of Montgomery; nephew, Thomas Brown; and niece, Debra Ann Kennedy.

A graveside service was held Aug. 30 at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens at Glasgow.

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Robert Ray Johnston

Robert Ray Johnston, 59, of Page, passed away on Aug. 31, 2021 in Summersville.

Born June 5, 1962, in Fort Benning, Georgia, he was the son of the late Willard Martin Johnston and Linda Faye Lanham Johnston Bowyer.

Robert was truck driver and also worked in the coal mines.

He enjoyed the outdoors and especially loved to fish. Most importantly he loved spending time with his family.

He is preceded in death by brother-in-law, Howard King.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Cindy Shrewsbury Johnston; children, Faye Johnston Mann (Shawn), Lyndsay Johnston Raynes (Steve), Catherine Dooley (Bill) and Nathanal Williamson (Leona); stepfather, Floyd Jasper Bowyer; 18 grand and great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brother, Martin Wayne Johnston (Angel); and sisters, Michelle Cochran (Eddie) and Lisa King.

In keeping with his wishes, Robert will be cremated and a memorial service was held Sept. 6 at the Robson Freewill Baptist Church in Robson, with Pastor James Bowles  officiating.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

David Michael Jones II

David Michael Jones II, 52, of Gauley Bridge, died Sept. 18, 2021 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.

Born May 5, 1969, he was the son of David Michael Jones and the late Linda Butcher Jones and stepson of Connie Jones.

He was a former employee of the WV State Forestry Division.

Surviving are his children, Felicity Mateo Jones and Mabe Kenna Jones, both of New York, and Minette Nicole Jones of Ripley; father, David Michael Jones of Evans; brother, Terry Jones of Lantana, Florida; stepsister, Shanee Keller of Evans; stepbrother, Michael Speece of Ravenswood; stepmother, Connie Jones of Evans; uncle, Michael (Hilda) Butcher of Maysel; and grandchildren, Raven Jones and the soon to be born Nova Jones.

Per his wishes, he will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements by Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.

Norma Elein Ward Jordan

Norma Elein Jordan, 93, of Fayetteville, passed away on Sept. 1, 2021 at Meadowbrook Acres in Charleston.

Born on June 21, 1928 at Scrabble Creek, she was the daughter of the late Robert E. and Maccel Cruikshank Ward.

Her husband of 44 years, James R. Jordan, also preceded her in death; as well as her brother, Robert E. Ward Jr.; and sister, Gloria Nanette Ward.

Left to cherish many wonderful memories are her son, James (Karen) Jordan of Charleston; daughter, Nanette (Joseph) Wood of Sherrills Ford, North Carolina; grandchildren, Alicia Jordan, Jarrod Jordan and Adam Jordan; sisters, Jacqueline Keep, Wanda Divita and Charlene Sproles; and brother, Gary Ward.

Norma was a member of Fayetteville Baptist Church where she had been very active.

She graduated from Gauley Bridge High School and Laird Memorial School of Nursing. She spent her career nursing at Laird Memorial/Montgomery General Hospital and later she taught nursing at Valley Vocational School.

Norma was a special lady. She loved camping, fishing, sewing, knitting, working in the church, spending time with family and friends, and caring for others.

Funeral services were held Sept. 4 at Fayetteville Baptist Church, with Pastor Jack Eades officiating. Entombment followed at Montgomery Memorial Park and Mausoleum, London.

Memorials in Norma’s memory may be made to Fayetteville Baptist Church Scholarship Fund, 104 Ankrom Street, Fayetteville, WV 25840.

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

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

Rhoda Mae Keeney

Rhoda Mae Keeney, 93, loving wife, mother, sister, and daughter, passed away peacefully at Montgomery Extended Care on Sept. 13, 2021.

Rhoda was a talented seamstress, quilter, artist and cook. She shared her talents with generations of friends and family whom will carry on her traditions.

Rhoda loved the Lord and lived her life as a faithful servant until her last breath.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Sharon DiVita; granddaughter, Jennifer DiVita; parents, Ezra and Mary Proctor; and brothers, James, Okey and Frank Procter.

She is survived by her loving husband of 75 years, Floyd W. Keeney; her adoring son, Randy Keeney and his wife, Sherri; her sister, Doris (Paul) DiVita; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, and many nephews and nieces and friends.

Special thanks to the staff of the Montgomery Extended Care Unit for the care given while she resided there and kindness shown during her passing.

A memorial service was held at Montgomery Memorial Park at London on Sept. 21, with the Pastor Gary Tucker officiating.

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

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

Daisy Bell Minor Kinney

Daisy Bell Minor Kinney, 93, of Carbondale, went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 12, 2021, at Montgomery General Hospital.
Daisy Minor Kinney entered this world on Aug. 7, 1928, born to the late Benjamin and Minnie Minor.
On Sept. 3, 1945, she was united in marriage to Thomas Kinney and they remained a union for 64 years until his passing. She was also preceded in death by her daughter and son-in-law, James & Pearl Davis; nine brothers, Preston, Elijah, William, John, Jim, Earnest, Tom, Luther and Joe; and four sisters, Betsy, Hannah, Minnie and Claydie.

Daisy was a longtime member of New Hanna Baptist Church before becoming a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Carbondale.

She spent most of her life working as a housekeeper but one of her life’s greatest works was making sure her children and grandchildren knew about her love of God. She could often be heard saying “Grandma loves you and I pray for each and every one of my grandchildren, every night.”

She is survived by her children, Rev. William Issac (Gloria) Kinney, Irene (Clifford) Medley, Jeremiah Kinney, Curtis Kinney and Kelvin (Sutanya) Kinney; one brother, Deacon Haywood (Beulah) Minor; 15 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, 28 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A celebration of her life was held Sept. 17 at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Carbondale. The committal and benediction were held Sept. 19 at Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, 3384 Oakland Church Rd., Gum Spring, Virginia in the church cemetery.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Virgil Ralph McClung

Virgil Ralph McClung, 84, passed on Aug. 31, 2021.

He was born Feb. 3, 1937, son of the late Bert R. McClung and Nellie Davis McClung of Romont. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie McClung; stepbrothers, Robert Gibbs and David Gibbs; and sisters, Eula King and Dena Walkup. 

Virgil is survived by brothers, James, Danny and Paul McClung; sisters, Nora Withrow and Alice Perry; many nieces and nephews; stepsons, Rusty, Frank and Tony Collins; stepdaughters, Freeda Ezelle, Cindy Holt, Carol McDonald and Sandy Hackney; many stepgrandchildren; and one very special grandson, Alex Collins. 

Remember Virgil by reading the 100th Psalm.

Graveside services for Virgil were held Sept. 4 at Clay Memorial Gardens.

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

Arrangements by Wilson-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.

Earl Gordon McCune

Earl Gordon McCune, age 86, of Standard, died on Sept. 8, 2021.

He was born on June 16, 1935 to Earl G. McCune Sr. and Tisha Hanshaw McCune. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Carolyn Sue; his son, Steven McCune; sisters, Evelyn Ayotte and Patty Kroah; and brothers, Earl G. McCune Jr., Allen McCune and George McCune.

He is survived by his daughter, Cynthia O’Dell and husband Dwayne of Amma; his sons, Michael McCune of Manson, North Carolina and John McCune of Standard; granddaughters, Jennifer Hudnall of Baltimore, Maryland, Katie St. Clair and husband Teddy of Daniels, Emily Simpson and husband Cody of Portland, Oregon, Greenlee McCune and Karlee McCune of Standard; grandsons, Jason Mayse and wife Nikki of Marmet and Konner McCune of Wake Forest, North Carolina; great-grandchildren, Jaxon, Kingston and Kane Mayse of Marmet and Meadow St. Clair of Daniels; sister, Nancy Devine of Walled Lake, Michigan; and brother, Jim Cune of Seffner of Florida.

Gordon was a graduate of Meadow Bridge High School and West Virginia Insititute of Technology. He was a teacher and coach at Leewood Junior High, East Bank Junior High and East Bank High School. He served as vice principal at DuPont Junior High and East Bank High School.

There will be no visitation or funeral. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Ronald Nelson

Ronald Nelson, age 74, of Cedar Grove, died on Sept. 13, 2021 after a long battle with lung disease.

He was born on January 5, 1947. In addition to his parents, Dennis and Hartzel Nelson of Ward, he was preceded in death by his brother, Nicky Nelson; sister, Betty Lawrence; special nephew, Jerry Hunley; and friend, PFC Russell Cobb. 
He is survived by his daughters, Rhonda (Kevin) Crede and Maddy Palmer of Charleston; son, Tommy (Kristina) Nelson of Hugheston; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two special granddaughters, Ally and Maisy Nelson; sisters, Marvolene Hunley of London and Mona Gray of Cedar Grove; nieces, Tammy Gwinn and Jeannie Pennington of Powelton; and nephew, Bill Hunley of Montgomery. 
Ronnie was a 1967 Cedar Grove High School graduate and proudly served in the U.S. Army.

He worked as a coal miner for Bethlehem Steel and Valley Camp Coal of Ward.

There will be no visitation, graveside service will follow at a later date.

Online condolences can be sent to family at www.cookefuneralhome

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

Fred D. Nichols

Fred D. Nichols, 92, of Glasgow, passed away on Sept. 11, 2021 at home.

He was born at Coco.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and an insurance agent for more than 60 years, and former owner of Glasgow Insurance Agency. As a result, he was a well-known and respected businessman throughout the Kanawha Valley for decades.

Preceding him in death were his mother, Della Carte Nichols; his father, Fred Nichols; and brother, Vernon Ray Nichols.

Surviving are his loving wife of 60 years, Sue C. Nichols; daughter, Susie Staples; son-in-law, Ted Staples; grandson, John Staples; son, Donny Nichols; and daughter-in-law, Dee Nichols. 

The family would like to thank his caregivers, Rose Moles and Loretta Moore, who provided services to Fred over the past several years. Their dedication to helping him enjoy living at home made a huge difference during his final years.

Services were held Sept. 16 at Cooke Funeral Home in Cedar Grove with Pastor Gary Tucker officiating. Burial was at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow. 

Online condolences can be sent to family at www.cookefuneralhome

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

Barbara Jean Petry

Barbara Jean Petry, wife of the late Robert D. Petry Sr., passed away peacefully Sept. 10, 2021 surrounded by the love of her three children and went to join her loving husband in Heaven.

Barbara had been residing at Oakridge Nursing Center where she loved the staff that cared for her and they in turn loved her and showed it by the care and compassion given to her.

She loved singing her version of the song Sugar in the Morning, turning it to Smokie in the Morning for her little dog, Smokie, that she adored.

Barbara was retired from Cabin Creek Medical Center as a pharmacy technician.

She loved going trout fishing at Spruce Knob Lake with her husband, Robert, and was so proud of having her picture holding a huge trout in West Virginia Magazine.

Barbara had a passion for growing flowers and they were beautiful. She could touch an almost gone plant with her green thumb and it would flourish. She loved cooking, her children remember her best for her fried chicken and homemade biscuits and gravy. Everyone was beautiful in Barbara’s eyes.

Her family mourns her loss, but rejoices in the fact she is in Heaven before God and back in the arms of her true love, her husband, Robert, the greatest love story ever witnessed.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Lawrence C. and Alma O. Vance Eads; brothers, Darrell and Jack Eads; and sister, Maxine Vance.

Surviving are her daughter, Vicky Lynn Hunter of Belle; sons, Robert D. Petry Jr. of Charleston and Kenneth A. Petry of Torrington, Connecticut; sisters, Ruth Mezzoni of Mount Sidney, Virginia, Sandra Howsare of Handley, Janet Zerbe of Dunbar and Corrine Scott of Poca; brother, Harry Eads of Stratford, Connecticut; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held Sept. 15 at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with Pastor David Wolfe officiating. Interment followed in Montgomery Memorial Park, London.

The family suggests contributions be made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Curtis Price Way, Charleston, WV 25311.

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

Arrangements by Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Pamela G. Rucker

Pamela G. Rucker, 52, of Montgomery, passed away on Aug. 20, 2021.

She was a certified nursing assistant in the Bluefield area. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She also enjoyed the outdoors such as fishing, camping, and swimming. The outdoors and nature was her therapy. 

Pamela is preceded in death by her parents, James and Mabel (Messer) Rucker.

She is survived by her daughters, Ashley Rucker and Britney Rucker; son, James Rucker; sisters, Linda Kirk and Carol Hudnall; grandchildren, Brandon Miller, Tyler Miller, Hailey Miller, Hannah Miller, Jeremiah Rucker, Jax Deraimo, Cyrus Deraimo and Maddox Deraimo. She is also survived by her longtime companion, David L. Miller. A “special thank you” to David from all the children and grandchildren. 

A memorial service will take place at a later date.

Carole Ann Christiansen Smith

Carole Ann Christiansen Smith, born Feb. 23, 1943 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to parents Warren E. Christiansen and Frances Ann Hirdler Christiansen, went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 22, 2021 at age 78.

She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Pastor William “Bill” A. Smith.

She has three children, Deborah Ann Jackson, wife of Johny Jackson, Michael Harold Smith, husband of Kimberly Smith, and Kelly Jo DeVincent, wife of Pastor John DeVincent; seven grandchildren, Faith Jarrett, James Young, Kali Nixon, Chloe DeVincent, Christian DeVincent, Madison Smith and Makenna Smith; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Dean Christiansen and the late Thomas Christiansen; and sisters, Joyce Warden and Elizabeth Christiansen.

Carole was a proud Navy wife as well as a pastor’s wife.

She was a retired RN from Montgomery General Hospital, Montgomery, but would rather be remembered for her love of God, “being born again” since 1976, and was a member of the Kimberly Church of God, Kimberly.

Her greatest accomplishment were her three children and grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the step-down trauma unit and Hospice for their support and care.

A private family graveside service will be held at Montgomery Memorial Park in London.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Roger Dale “Saw Man” Smith

Roger Dale “Saw Man” Smith, 78, of Summersville, passed away Sept. 16, 2021. 

Born April 26, 1943 in Page, he was the son of the late Andrew Jasper and Willie Mae McCormick Smith.

Roger was a retired concrete saw operator, a job which earned him that CB title “Saw Man.” 

He was a member of the Oak Hill Lodge No. 120 A.F. & A.M. 

His son, Waymon Dale Smith; brothers,  Stanley Smith, Bobby Lee Smith, Lenard E. Smith and James A. Smith; and sisters,  Etha Robertson, Grace Lewis and Elsie Hughes also preceded him in death.

His memory will be cherished by his companion of 27 years, Schirl Lynn Spinks; grandsons, Roger Lavell Smith, Waymon Dale Smith Jr. and John Noah Smith; sisters, Dolly Keffer, Patty Manning and Leona Dye; six great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services were Sept. 19 at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with Pastor Ron George officiating. Burial was at Kincaid Cemetery, Kincaid.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Ella Spangler

Ella Spangler, age 78, of Falls View, died Aug. 24, 2021.

She was born Sept. 11, 1942 at Elkridge, the daughter of the late Elmer and Carrie Redman Armstrong.

Surviving: daughter, Amy Chapman (Dave) of Kimberly; son, Wayne Spangler (Penny) of Pratt; special loving granddaughter, Monica Chapman Lopez (Steve); grandchildren, Jordan Spangler (Shelly), Luca John Lopez and Adriana Leslie Lopez; and sisters, Deborah Sampson (Randy) and Betty Jo Clark (Roy).

Service was Aug. 28 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Rev. Fred Christian 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.

Morgan Thomas

Morgan Thomas, age 26, of Boomer, passed away on Sept. 9, 2021 from a short illness.

She was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, foster mother, furbaby mother and wife.

Morgan is survived by her wife, Jennifer Thomas; three foster children; mother, Yvonne Dozier; stepmother, Patricia Thomas; mother-in-law, Tracy Fee (Arnold); sister, Nicole Thomas (Matt Bess); brother, Josh Thomas; nieces, Bailey and Brooklynn Bess; grandparents, Peggy and Jerry Young; aunt, Tina Heath (David); aunt, Krystal Rider (Chris); aunt, Cheryl Thomas; great-aunt, Sheryl Green (Mark); uncle, Charles Thomas (Patty); and many cousins.

She is predeceased in death by her father, James Thomas; and father-in-law, Larry Hensley.

She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Her life was celebrated on Sept. 17 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with a small memorial service officiated by Fr. John Rice.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

James Richard Tudor

James Richard Tudor, 62, of Dry Branch, passed away Sept. 15, 2021.

He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Maxine Tudor; brother, David Tudor; and sisters, Lois Eplin and Sherry Long.

Surviving: sisters, Linda Cruikshank, Karen Garrison and Alisha Thompson; brother, Michael Tudor; and special cousin, Judy Spaulding. 

Services were held Sept. 20 at O’Dell Funeral Home in Montgomery, with Pastor Kevin Thompson officiating. Burial followed at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens in Glasgow.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Gregory Scott Underwood

Gregory Scott Underwood was born on July 10, 1971 to Debra Arthur-Halstead and Tommy Underwood. He passed away Aug. 24, 2021.

Scott was married to the love of his life, April Underwood, of Swiss.

Scott was preceded in death by his father, Tommy; brother, Joe-Bud; grandparents, Climmer and Daisy Arthur; and stepfather, Wayne.

Scott was survived by his mother, Debra; wife, April; children, Felisha, Anthony, Grace and Courtney; grandbabies, Madeline, Brooklyn, Lukie and Jocee, Ayden; and parents-in-law, Gladys (or as he referred to her, “Granny”) and Larry Auxier.

Scott was a loving husband, brother, father and son. He never hesitated to put others first and make his love known to those who he cared about. Scott will be greatly missed and his memory shall forever live on.

Service was Aug. 28 at Brownsville Holiness Church, Brownsville.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Geraldine Hastings Vickers

Geraldine “Deanie” Vickers, of Montgomery, died Aug. 29, 2021 at Edgewood Summit in Charleston.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Lee Vickers; her son, Steven Vickers; and her parents, Cloteal and John Hastings.

Born Aug. 15, 1926 in Montgomery, she is survived by her three children and their spouses, Wayne and Carol Vickers, Mitch and Kitty Vickers, Martha and Phil Steel and Nancy Vickers.

Also her grandchildren and their spouses, Adam and Bridget Vickers, James Vickers, Nathan and Sarah Vickers, Jonathan and Jennifer Vickers and Ryan Vickers (Brittany). She is survived by many great-grandchildren.

She has a beloved sister, Barbara Hastings Dyer, and husband Ronald Dyer, and many nieces and nephews.

After graduating from West Virginia Institute of Technology in 1948, she was married and had three sons. Deanie remained in Montgomery or Morgantown for nine years.

In 1957, she and her family moved to Fayetteville where they resided for 12 years. Her daughter, Martha, was born while living in Fayetteville.

She was a lifelong resident of Montgomery after leaving Fayetteville.

A teacher for Fayetteville, Montgomery and Valley High schools, she retired in 1986.

In addition to enjoying teaching, she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and a friend to many.

There will be a private family service at a later date.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Judy Ann Ward

Judy Ann Ward, age 79, of Charleston, died Aug. 17, 2021.

She was born March 25, 1942 at Page, the daughter of the late Ralph E. and Buelah Pauline Payne Boggs. She was predeceased also by her husband, Aubrey Ward Jr.

She was retired from the Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau with 25 years of service and was a former secretary for Grandview Elementary School.

Surviving are her children, Lisa Young of Charleston and Susan Ward (Mike Stone) of Charleston; grandchild, Lucas Young of Charleston; brother, Dalton Boggs (Roberta) of Hugheston; and sister, Patty Martin of Rockingham, North Carolina.

Graveside service was Aug. 27 at Suset Memorial Park in Beckley, with Pastor Gary Tucker officiating. Burial followed in the memorial park.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Eloise Williams

Eloise Williams, 86, of Summersville, passed away Sept. 11, 2021 at the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

Born Dec. 27, 1934 in Summersville, she was a daughter of the late Dorsey and Thelma Clevenger Townsend. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Meredith Edwin Williams; three sisters, Agnes Townsend, Augustine Townsend Ray and Beatrice Ellanora Townsend; and one brother, Dorsey “Earl” Townsend Jr.

She was a Methodist by faith and was a former employee of City Grill at Summersville, Johnson’s Department Store, H&R Block, and was retired from Sears at Montgomery.

Survivors include one brother, Bob (Layhoma) Townsend of Summersville; several nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.

Graveside services were held Sept. 14 at the Walker Memorial Park in Summersville with Pastor Shirley Hellms officiating. Interment followed under the direction of the White Funeral Home at Summersville.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.whitefuneralhomewv.com.

Larry Howard Wood

Larry Howard Wood, 74, of Mount Carbon, passed away of an extended illness Aug. 22, 2021.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Effie Manley Wood; and brothers, Robert Wood and Bill Wood.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann Wood; son, Benjamin (Natalie) Wood of Lexington, South Carolina; daughter, Sarah (Chad) Auxier of Hurricane; sisters, Carrie (Skip) Browning of Scott Depot and Jane (Carl) Estep of Mount Carbon; and grandchildren, Isaac, McKaiah and Hannah Wood and Addison and Aycen Auxier.

Service was Aug. 27 at Kimberly Church of God with Rev. Dana Jones and Rev. Tom McGraw officiating. Burial followed in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens at Glasgow.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Kimberly Church of God, Box 141, Kimberly, WV 25118.

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

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

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