In memory

Lida Maysil Balser Adkins

Lida Maysil Balser Adkins, 75, of Laurel Fork, Pond Gap, passed away at home on Sept. 3, 2020 surrounded by her loving family and only sister Mary Hudnall.

She was a member of the Laurel Fork Advent Christian Church.

She was a homemaker, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, MacArthur “Buddy” Adkins, and daughter, Dolly Beard.

Surviving: sons, Paul (Melissa) and Buddy Ray (Tammy Jo); son-in-law, David Beard; daughters, Darlene Sue (Gary) Deel, Debbie Adkins (Hoot), Crystal Truman (John), Pam Harper (Tommy) and Tammy Adkins; great-granddaughter, Ruby Sue Harper, at home; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of other family members and friends.

Graveside services were Sept. 6 at the Balser Cemetery, Pond Gap, with Pastor Roy Boyd officiating. Burial followed in the cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove.

Mae Eloise Nash Atha

Mae Eloise Nash Atha, 81, of Deepwater, entered Heaven’s gates on Aug. 25, 2020 after a long battle with cancer.

She was born Jan. 3, 1939 to Herman and Thelma Nash of Charleston.

Mae will join her parents, husband Roy Atha; daughter Lucille Atha; sons Roy B. Atha, Junior Davis and Richard Stanley; and her brothers.

Mae was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She never met a stranger. With a personality that filled your soul, she would feed you even if you were not hungry.

She was a caregiver for many years and an active member of Deepwater Church of Living Waters.

She loved to garden, especially her rose bushes. Her memories we will keep close to our hearts and will keep us smiling.

She is survived by Rosa Cole of South Charleston, Thelma Davis of Deepwater, Reva Jarrell (John) of Spencer, Altha Stanley (Luke), Rosa Strickland and Louise Atha, all of Deepwater, Delores Atha of Guys, Pennsylvania, William Atha (Ruby) of Wellston, Ohio and Harrison Atha of Spencer along with a host of grand, great-, and great-great-grandchildren.

Service was Aug. 31 at Deepwater Church of Living Waters with Rev. Randy Black and Rev. Owen Prather officiating. Burial followed at Deepwater Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the family at

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Darrell Bennett

Darrell Bennett, 65, of Smithers, died Sept. 3, 2020. 

Born Aug. 26, 1955, he was the son of the late Glen and Helen (Keller) Bennett. 

Darrell is survived by his wife, Edie Bennett; children, Darrell (April) Wayne Bennett Jr., Amanda Elizabeth (Brian) Bennett-Whittington and Richard Darrell (Amy) Bennett; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 

A funeral service was held Sept. 5 in the mausoleum at Montgomery Memorial Gardens with Jim Elmore officiating.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Pennington-Smith Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge. 

Emra “Mim” Campbell

Emra “Mim” Campbell, of Gallagher, passed away Sept. 1, 2020.

He was born July 24, 1927 in Burnwell.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Nancy Jo (Toney); two brothers; one sister; and two grandchildren.

He is survived by sons, Steve and wife Linda and Ronnie and wife Melinda; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and brother-in-law, Lanny Toney.

He was a devoted husband and dad.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic there will be no service.

Please make memorial donations to his passion, Lower Paint Creek Watershed, PO Box 26, Gallagher, WV 25083.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the family at

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Lucinda Lea Coleman

Lucinda Lea Coleman, 45, of Mount Carbon, passed away on Sept. 17, 2020.

She was born on Sept. 19, 1974 in Montgomery.

She was predeceased by her son, Tristan Drake Coleman, and her grandmother, Alice M. Hudnall.

She was employed at Montgomery Rehab and Nursing as a CNA-MA.

She is survived by her children, Marshall Todd Coleman II, Allison Paige Coleman and Rhianna Jade Tyree; father and mother, Chris and Linda Miller; sisters, Karen Ann Green and Miranda Kay Sargent; grandparents, James L. Rader and Doris Marcum; and her very special fur babies.

Service was Sept. 21 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Rev. Randy Black officiating.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the family at

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Larry Allen Coon Sr.

Larry Allen Coon Sr., 75, of Glen Ferris, died Aug. 25, 2020.

He was born in Boomer on Feb. 8, 1945, son of the late George and Mildred Bostic Coon. He was also preceded in death by three brothers; Addison, Roger and George; and one sister, Becky.

He was retired from Cannelton Industries with over 30 years of service.

He loved the mountains, his trains, four-wheeling, hunting, his Ford truck, and his family.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sue Coon; children, Lois Ramsey (Keith) of Pond Gap, Mildred Criniti of Glen Ferris and Larry Coon Jr. of Kimberly; brothers, Tommy, Lanny and Sammy; sister, Susie; along with eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren with two more on the way. He also leaves behind a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

Service was Aug. 31 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Pastor Mark Strickland officiating. Burial followed at Montgomery Memorial Park at London.

The family requests any memorial contributions be made to the family, c/o O’Dell Funeral Home, PO Box 717, Montgomery, WV 25136

Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the family at

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Robert Vincent Cotellesse

Robert Vincent Cotellesse, age 69, died peacefully Sept. 9, 2020 at Charleston Area Memorial Hospital with his beloved wife, Tana, at his side after bravely enduring a short but arduous encounter with cancer.

Robert was the third child and second son born to Jeanne Margaret and Peter Cotellesse, predeceased in 2013 and 2011, respectively. 

Robert was born June 3, 1951 at Kindley Air Force Base in Bermuda where he began his life of travel and adventure as a military brat. He relocated with his family and attended schools in Bermuda; Andrews AFB, Maryland; Trenton, Michigan; Johnson AFB, Japan; Montgomery, Alabama; Alexandria, Virginia; New Delhi, India; and Auburn, Alabama.

Robert’s adult interests were seeded as a child in San Antonio, Texas, home of the Alamo, as he was enthralled with Davey Crockett and playing endless frontier battles in his fringe jacket, leather pants, moccasins, and authentic coonskin cap. Elementary and middle school in Alexandria, Virginia, living three miles from Mount Vernon plantation, piqued his fascination with George Washington and the American Revolutionary War.

After high school at the American International School in New Delhi, India and Auburn, Alabama, he attended Auburn University and Texas State Technical Institute in Waco, Texas.

He began his 27-year career in 1978 as facilities and project engineer, and supervisor in fiber optic telecommunications, and as senior surveyor, party chief and instrument man in all phases of land surveying. His work-related travels took him internationally to Saudi Arabia, Australia, China, and nationally to 11 states including Alabama, Texas, Mississippi, Virginia, California, and West Virginia.

He studied with the Gemological Institute of America in Santa Monica, California from 1988 to 1992. Retirement gave him more time to indulge in his already passionate hobbies including collecting guitars, knives, guns, maps, gemstones, jewelry, and fine wines. He was known for his hand-made American Revolutionary War accouterments and enjoyed reenacting its battles. 

Robert met his wife, Tana Halstead, on Thanksgiving Day 2012 at Glen Ferris Inn where he was staying while installing 911 hook-ups in West Virginia. They fell in love, moved to Texas, and married in Universal City, Texas on May 11, 2014. Their ceremony included Robert wrapping his beautiful wife in an Indian wedding blanket he’d purchased on one of many trips to India in anticipation of being married one day. 

Robert is survived by his wife, Tana, and stepdaughter, Wendy, and step-grandchildren, Brandon and Lexi, as well as three siblings and their spouses, David Peter and Mimi Cotellesse, Suzan Cotellesse and John Steven and Susan Cotellesse. David’s family includes daughter Kimberly married to Kevin Farris with children Kieran, Kaitlyn, Kylie, Kaeden, Kaemgen and Keegan; Brett Cotellesse married to Colleen Geisler with daughter Isabella Fiona with former spouse, Jean; stepson, Andrew David Yount married to Josie Hayes, and stepdaughter Katharine Yount. Suzan and husband Mark Aaron Lowery, who died in 2014, had no children. John’s family includes daughter Sharena Dawn married to Neil Payne with daughter Delilah and son Edison; and son James Gavin married to Hiromi Hosaka with daughters Luna Jeanne and Isla Maureen. 

Robert is survived by his paternal Cotellesse extended family: Aunt Rose Milantoni and daughter Karen Jo married to Michael Pandone; first cousins Lydia Francione, son Andre, wife Lisa and son Anthony; Daniel Cotellesse; Jim Cotellesse, wife Sandy and children Keely, Shelly, David and Denise; and Joe Cotellesse, wife Sandy, children Alison and Mark. His maternal Vecchiato extended family: Linda O’Hara, daughter Kelly married to Steve and daughter Charlotte, and son Keith; Janice Bodenstedt, daughter Andrea married to Mark, daughter Hannah; Robert Vecchiato, wife Mary and son Vincent, and Tony Vecchiato, along with many Stapleton cousins. He is also survived by Tana’s uncle and aunt, Sam and Joyce Lilly, who became close friends of Robert’s over the last six years.

Robert is pre-deceased by his parents, Jeanne and Peter Cotellesse; paternal grandparents, Vincenzo and Maria Cotellesse, uncles Dominic, Jim, and Nick Cotellesse, and cousins Paul Francione, Matthew Cotellesse and Kerry Cotellesse. And, maternal grandparents Margaret and Arnold Vecchiato, uncle Bob and wife Helen, Stapleton aunts and uncles, Thomas and Virginia, Doris, Jack and Dolores, and Frank, along with many cousins and their children.

A memorial celebration of Robert’s life will be held in the future. In his final days, Robert expressed the love he had for the loving community of Glen Ferris and he said that he would not have lived anywhere else. Expressions of sympathy are greatly appreciated.

Temirri Ann Foster

Temirri Ann Foster, 35, of Kanawha Falls, entered into rest surrounded by family after a courageous fight with cancer.

Temirri is preceded in death by her grandparents, Charlotte and Shannon Foster, and her Aunt Bet.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Tylin, Bentley and Donovan; parents, Timmy and Mary Foster of Kanawha Falls; sisters, Staci (Jimmy) of Deep Water and Amber (Lisa) of Kanawha Falls; and her special cousin, Gib Pritt, along with a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Per Temirri’s wishes there will be no formal service, but a celebration of her life will be announced at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Kennele Lavon Groom

Kennele Lavon Groom, age 42, of Charleston, died Aug. 24, 2020.

He was born April 19, 1978 in Montgomery, the son of Rossina Groom of Charleston and Kenneth Mattox of Columbus, Ohio.

Surviving are his parents; six children and a host of siblings, aunts and uncles.

Service was Sept. 1 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery. Burial followed in Montgomery Memorial Park at London with Repass at Shiloh Church in Charleston.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the family at

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Erma Jean Bane Harless

Erma Jean Bane Harless, 89, of Alum Creek, formerly of Marmet, went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 1, 2020 surrounded by her three children.

She was born Jan. 12, 1931 in Collinsdale.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond (Tadpole); her parents, Ollie and Hub Bane; brothers, John Lewis Bane and Thomas Bane; and daughter-in-law, Jane Burnside Harless.

She leaves behind three loving children, Edward L. Harless, Denise Blair and her husband, Tim, and Lynn Smith and her husband, Randy; grandchildren, Kortney Major and her husband, Robb, and Kent Blair and his wife, Jessica; great-grandchildren, Ruby and Tad Major, and Charlotte and Evelyn Blair; sister, Betty Marshall; and brother, Ronald Bane.

Erma tried her hand at many careers, including banking, but nothing made her happier than the title “homemaker.” She loved caring for others – especially the time she spent caring for her granddaughter Kortney when she was younger.

Erma loved cooking, sewing, quilting, reading and all types of puzzles. She also enjoyed taking family trips which often included the beach, visiting her grandson Kent during various stations in the Navy and her granddaughter Kortney while she was in college in North Carolina. Later in life, she loved nothing more than spending time with her great-grandchildren and cherished the title of “GiGi.”

Erma’s wishes were to have a private, family graveside service. The family asks, should you feel called, that a donation in Erma’s name be made to HospiceCare at CAMC Memorial Hospital. Donations can be made online at or by calling 304-768-8523.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the family at

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Pastor Clarence R. ‘Paul’ Jameson

Pastor Clarence R. ‘Paul’ Jameson, 88, of Belle, went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 8, 2020 with his family by his side.

Paul was born Dec. 19, 1931, during the Great Depression and always joked that he was the only Christmas present that his family received that year. He attended a one-room school house at Simmons Creek, where his two male teachers always made sure that you listened and learned.

During late 1949 and the early 1950s a revival started in a person’s home that lasted for over a year. Paul gave his heart to the Lord at age 17 and shortly after, he was called to preach the Gospel. He bought a preacher’s manual, studied and read the Bible twice.

“And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, how beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!” (Romans, 10:15)

He worked for 28 years at Raleigh Junk Company as a crane operator and a yard foreman. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Belle, where he previously served as pastor for over 10 years. He pastored seven churches, was a Bible scholar who loved teaching Bible prophecy and taught his last Bible study lesson at the age of 80.

Preceding him in death were his parents, James Otto Jameson and Alice Quinn Jameson Snead; brothers, James, Thomas and Robert Jameson; and sister, Nancy Campbell.

Surviving are his loving and faithful wife of 65 years, Alice Chestnut Jameson; son, Paul Ray (Paula) Jameson of Belle; daughter, Connie Jameson Sheets of Pinch; granddaughters, Erika (Corey) Dunlap of Elkview and Allison (Kenny) Carder of Charleston; grandsons, Tanner (Bridget) Jameson of Newark, Delaware and Thaddeus Jameson of San Francisco, California; great-grandchildren, Mattilyn Rae, Brogan Jameson and Kynleigh Ann Dunlap, all of Elkview, and Weston Lee Carder of Charleston; sister, Freda Gay Mullins of Columbus, Ohio; and a host of friends and family.

Funeral services were held Sept. 12 at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with Pastor Roy Short officiating. Interment followed in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. A walk-through visitation will be two hours prior to service time at the funeral home on Saturday.

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

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

Nathaniel Kennedy

Nathaniel Kennedy was born March 12, 1936. He was the proud son of Carl and Jean Kennedy and grew up with his three brothers in Montgomery.

Kennedy Dental Office was established in 1929 by Carl Kennedy. Two of his sons, Nathaniel and Carl Kennedy, were fundamental in taking their Dad’s tutelage and growing the practice and various other practices to now represent a fourth generation Dental family that is primarily located in West Virginia.

Nathaniel was the patriarch of his family consisting of his son, David Kennedy, and his daughter, Jean Kennedy, and was a grandfather to his six grandchildren, Alexis, Natalie, Austin, John Paul, Michael J. and Claire. He also lived to appreciate his first great-granddaughter, Ms. Ella Thompson, born on April 15, 2019.

Nathaniel was best known for his ever present smile, his compassion for his family and the community, his love for his wife, Patricia L. Kennedy, who passed on Jan. 3, 2020 (62 years married) and his love of talking to anyone and everyone.

Nathaniel will be missed but he has a special place in Heaven due to his faith and commitment to the Presbyterian Church for 84 years.

His achievements include, but are not limited to, serving on the National Board of Dental examiners, volunteer of Habitat for Humanity, member of Steven Coventry ministries and providing free dental service to the indigent in Horry County for 17 years after retirement. He was nominated as “Horry Volunteer of the Year” and served as deacon and usher at First Presbyterian of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

His life on earth is just one phase of a great man and we will dearly miss him but he will be part of all of us and as family continues to flourish. We love you Dad.

Arrangements by Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.

Rose K. King

Rose K. King, 72, of Eskdale, passed away peacefully at home Sept. 9, 2020.

She will be missed by her children, Bobbie Calvin (Joey), Dianna Eastman (Andy) and Jerry King (Laura), and many stepchildren; sisters, Mae Ingram and Pauline Cooper; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Rose is preceded in death by her loving husband, William B King; parents, Robert and Kathleen Green; sister, Mary Shinualt; brothers, Lee and Woody Green; and her life long companion, Carl “Bubby” Estep.

Funeral services were held Sept. 15 at Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank. Cremation followed after the service.

Online condolences can be made by visiting

Brad Lee Madison

Brad Lee Madison, 65, of Charlton Heights, died Sept. 18, 2020.

He was born May 7, 1955 in Marietta, Ohio to the late Gene R. and Marjorie Jones Madison.

He was retired from Elkem Metals in Alloy, a member of AFL-CIO, and a member of the Montgomery Eagles Aerie 1040.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Blake Madison; daughter, Melissa Madison (Jennifer Evans) of Ripley and Brad Madison II and wife Layna of Cheyenne, Wyoming; grandson, Wyatt G. Madison of Ripley; brother, Victor Madison (Elizabeth) of Clarksburg; mother-in-law, Muriel Blancett (Houston) of Boaz, Alabama; along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no service or visitation.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the family at

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

George “Ace” McLamore Jr.

George “Ace” McLamore Jr., 79, of Boomer, passed away Aug. 25, 2020, at home after a brief illness.

George, known to all as “Ace” or “Killer,” was born Dec. 23, 1940, in Boomer.

He graduated from Gauley Bridge High School and later entered the U.S. Army, completing tours in Korea and Germany. George also served in the West Virginia Army National Guard from which he received an honorable discharge in June 1989.

George was a faithful member of the First Missionary Baptist Church of Boomer. He was always willing to assist with church events and dinners until his health failed.

George was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Montgomery.

As a dedicated member and attendee of the McLamore family reunions, George always looked forward to them and visiting different states to fellowship with his dear family.

George was preceded in death by his parents, George and Estelle McLamore; uncles, A.C. Kurtz, Lucius Kurtz, William James Kurtz and beloved uncle, Bob “BK” Kurtz.

Left to cherish George’s memory is his son, Walter Stevenson; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a host of cousins and friends, including George’s friends, Douglas and Randy Cogar.

Graveside service with military rites was Sept. 4 at the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery in Dunbar.

Ronald Lee McLaughlin

Ronald Lee McLaughlin passed away peacefully on Sept. 12, 2020 at Hubbard Hospice West in Charleston. He was 66 years old.

Ron was born to Robert William and Dorothy Lake McLaughlin on Oct. 13, 1953.

Ron spent his early years in Dupont City.

Ron graduated from DuPont High School in 1971 and entered the United States Marine Corps immediately after graduation. He was honorably discharged in 1973, returning to West Virginia where he worked at the DuPont Belle Works Plant in Belle.  He retired in 2013.

He moved to Charleston in 1980 and was recently a resident of Cross Lanes.

Ron was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing, camping, boating and kayaking. His other hobbies included wood carving, bird watching and photography.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years Cindy Lee McLaughlin (Evans). One of five children, Ron was predeceased by his sister, Loretta Faye Tucker. Surviving siblings are Robert McLaughlin (Katie), Wayne McLaughlin (Sandra) and Nancy Smeigh (Michael).

Ron is survived by two children, Brian McLaughlin (Angie) and Mary Boone (Brannon Krieg). He had seven grandchildren, Zachary Freeman, Taylor Freeman, Caramie Freeman, Austin McLaughlin, Maredith Williams, Colton Krieg and Caden Krieg.

A memorial service was held Sept. 18 at Fiddler and Frame Funeral Home in Belle, with graveside service following at Donel Kinnard Veterans Cemetery in Dunbar.

Roxsanna E. Pence

Roxsanna E. Pence, 53, of Belva, died Aug. 30, 2020. 

Born Sept. 16, 1966, she was the daughter of David and Mary (Heater) Roberts. She was preceded in death by her mother and her husband, Brian Pence. 

Roxsanna is survived by her daughter, Tekala Roberts; her brother, David Roberts Jr.; her grandchildren, Evelyn Roberts, Emmalyne, Christopher, an adopted grandson Timmothy Scott; and grandmother, Evelyn Proctor. 

Per her request, Roxsanna will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. 

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Pennington Smith Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge. 

Thomas Wayne Ramsey

Thomas (Tom) Wayne Ramsey, 69, passed away peacefully with his wife and daughter by his side on Sept. 9, 2020. 

Tom was born at home Feb. 13, 1951 to the late Grant and Mary Ann Stewart Ramsey.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law, Del and Chris Moschino; brother-in law and sister-in-law, Donna Moschino and Del A. Moschino; brother-in-law, Johnny Barnhart; sister-in-law, Kathy Ramsey; and nephew, Eric Ramsey.

Tom graduated from East Bank High School Class of 1969. 

Tom is survived by his wife of 43 years, Christy Ramsey of Montgomery; his daughter, Nikki Williams (Tim [Buck]) of Boomer; his grandchildren, Blake (Alex) Williams of Boomer, Devin Williams (Hana) of Charlton Heights and Anthony Williams of Boomer; his great-grandchildren, Braylee Williams of Boomer and Baby Williams on the way in May; his siblings, Grant Ramsey Jr. of Charlton Heights, Darrell Ramsey of Beaver, Linda Baker of Montgomery, Terri Barnhart of Rand and Rita (Jeff) Dunlap of Mount Carbon; and several nieces and nephews and extended family.

Mass of Christian burial was Sept. 12 at St. Anthony’s Shrine Catholic Church in Boomer with Fr. Leon Alexander as celebrant. Family burial will be at a later date at Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery in Dunbar. 

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Kellen Dean Jeffries Redden

Kellen Dean Jeffries Redden, 54, of Fayetteville, left her earthly home on Aug. 25, 2020.

Born on April 1, 1966 in Montgomery, she passed away at her home on Laurel Creek.

She was a resident of Fayette County all her life.

She enjoyed yard sales, collecting antiques and music, but she enjoyed time spent with her family the most.

Left to carry on her memory are her children, Clayton Redden (Rhonda), Lucille Massey (Robert) and her daughter, Sandra Reed; her wonderful Mom, Shelby Jean Jeffries; her sisters, Tammy Willett and Loretta Vanhook; and brother, Wayne Jeffries, all of Fayette County; her grandkids, Jimmy Lee and Megan Massey, Braydon, Marcella and Gillian Redden and Michael and McKenzie Reed; a huge family of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Her grandkids were her pride and joy; she loved all of you the same.

The family is grateful to all who reached out to them and announced that services are pending for a later date. Burial will follow at Bibb Cemetery.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home.

Cindy Ann Ridenour

Cindy Ann Ridenour, 51, of Beaver, entered into eternal life on Aug. 21, 2020 after suffering a short illness.

Cindy was born Dec. 9, 1968 in Montgomery.

Welcoming Cindy into her heavenly home are her former husband of 22 years, Philip Todd Ridenour; mother, Linda Ann Hill; grandma, Maxine Tabit; grandma, Dorothy Young; and brother-in-law, Gary Alan Massey.

Surviving Cindy are her daughters that she lived and breathed for, Jessica Ann Ridenour (Breezy Worley) and Madison Rae Ridenour; a granddaughter that stole her heart the moment she was born, Karsyn Ann Bird; her partner of 12 years, Richard Moss; her father, Lewis Siders “Curley” (Jackie Siders); sisters, Jackie Siders-Williamson, Sherry Siders-Wolford and Jordan Siders; brother, Lewis Siders Jr. “Luke” (Jessica Siders); and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Also surviving Cindy was her second family that treated her as their own for 24+ years, the Massey, Ridenour and Boggs clan.

Cindy was a 1987 graduate of Valley High School where she was runner-up for “Miss Greyhound” in her senior year.

She absolutely had a fascination with sharks. Before her accident she couldn’t stop talking about how excited she was for three weeks of shark week coming up. She also loved to cook/bake with her youngest, Madison.

One of her favorite things to do would be going to her hometown and getting an “Al Burger” or a calzone from Frank’s with her sisters. And she loved playing and talking with her cats, Oscar and Pooter.

A celebration of Cindy’s life, with cremation following, was held Aug. 28 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Greg Boggs officiating.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the family at

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

David E. Russell

David E. Russell, 47, of Charleston, passed away Aug. 31, 2020 at home.

David is preceded in death by his brothers, William Patterson and Thomas A. Russell; grandmother, Lessie Patterson; and grandfather, Frank Patterson.

He leaves to mourn his mother, Margaret Sayles of Charleston; siblings, Towanda Creel of Charleston, Sherry Jackson (EJ) of Cross Lanes and Lynn Williams (Devell) of Beckley; children, Damond Russell and Nevaeh Russell of Columbus, Ohio and Miles Russell of Charleston; and lifetime best friend, Ford Davis.

David attended school in Charleston where he excelled academically. He attended WV Junior College and later moved to New York for a short term.

He moved to Columbus, Ohio, where he married and resided there for 10 years while working for the State of Ohio.

He returned to Charleston and worked for TRG as the supervisor. David was later employed by Amherst where he worked on the barge for 12 years; there he was loved and was described as a hard worker.

David also worked for Recovery in St. Albans as a recovery coach. His last place of employment was with AEP in Hurricane.

David loved the Lord and was a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church.

He was loved by many and knew how to make everyone feel special. He was always kind and respectful with an infectious smile. David will be missed by his family and friends.

Services will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, Sept. 10 at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Charleston, with the Rev. Marlon C. Collins officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of service at the church. Entombment will be at Sunset Memorial Park, Spring Hill.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the family at

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Kenneth Junior Russell

Kenneth Junior Russell, 75, of Eskdale, passed away peacefully on Aug. 27, 2020.

Kenneth was the founder of the Cabin Creek Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Service. He served his community for 38 years. 
Kenneth was born on Oct. 18, 1944 in Marting to Elijah Thomas Russell and Monnie Ethel Russell-Carpenter.

Kenneth was married to his loving wife Linda for 32 years.

Kenneth was a retired coal miner at Carbon Fuel where he was a continuous miner operator at the No. 9 mine.

As a young man, Kenneth started the Cabin Creek Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Service where he served as chief for 28 years and board of directors for 10 years. Kenneth enjoyed helping the citizens of Cabin Creek.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his father, Elijah Thomas Russell; mother, Monnie Ethel Russell; sister, Carol Gay; daughter, Cinda Russell; son, Walter Castle. He is survived by his brothers, Frank Russell of Shelbyville, Indiana, Glen Russell and Sue Ricker of Eskdale and Dorothy and Steven Cockerham of Shelbyville; sisters, Wanda Wood of Charleston and Janette Russell of Cincinnati, Ohio; daughter, Monnie Kay Russell of Eskdale; daughter-in-law, Tracy Castle of Eskdale; grandson, Travis L. Castle and Christine Castle of Charleston; granddaughter, Crystal Castle and Kate Vogelaar of Nitro; great-grandson, Oscar “Tootie” Castle of Charleston; and a plethora of nieces and nephews that he loved very much.

Memorial service will be held at the Cabin Creek Volunteer Fire Department located at 10217 Cabin Creek Road, Eskdale, WV on Friday, Sept. 4 at 2:00 in the afternoon.  

Claude Lewis Rutledge

Claude Lewis Rutledge, 82, of Dixie, passed away Aug. 29, 2020 at home.

He was a retired coal miner, electrician and truck driver and an Army veteran.

Claude was a 32-degree Mason with the Lafayette Masonic Lodge #57 AF & AM and a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies.

Preceding him in death were his son, Timothy Rutledge; parents, Albert Nathaniel and Nannie Josephine Hanson Rutledge; brothers, Kenneth, Richard, Arie, Henry and Charles Rutledge; and sisters, Mary Harrah, Garnet Moore and Myrtle Rutledge.

Surviving are his wife, Ginny Foster; sons, Teelo Rutledge of Richmond, Virginia and Joe Rutledge of Denver, Colorado; daughter, Kim Rosinski of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; stepdaughter, Michele Whitt of Pikeville, Kentucky; brother, Clyde Rutledge of Dixie; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services were held Sept. 1 at Montgomery Memorial Park, London, with Pastor Stanley Boyd officiating. Interment followed with Masonic graveside rites performed by the Lafayette Masonic Lodge #57 AF & AM.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Drema Wehrle

We are very sad to say our beloved mother, grandmother and mother-in-law, Drema Wehrle, passed away Aug. 31, 2020 from complications of Covid-19 at CAMC Memorial Division.

Formerly of Belle, Drema lived at Mary’s Garden in Marmet for two years after having lived with her daughter, Teresa, for 11 years following the death of her husband, Jim. She was born in Boone County on Oct. 18, 1931.

Preceding her in death were her husband, James F. Wehrle; son, David A. Wehrle (Aug. 14, 2020); mother, Helen Moore; sister, Linda Moore; and father, Deward Browning.

Drema loved her children unconditionally and is survived by her son, Danny (Ann) of Clendenin; son, Pat (Barb) of Malden; son, David’s fiancée, Missy Bays of Cross Lanes; daughter, Teresa (Austin) of Milton; son, John (Patty) of Belle; grandchildren, Heather, Patrick, A.G., Emily, Jessie, Brittany, Ben, Zach and Jacob; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or a charity of choice.

Graveside services were held Sept. 3 in Springhill Cemetery with Pastor Craig Petry officiating.

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

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