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Obituaries

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Feb 5 2016  Ronald Boggs, 70, of Clay, entered into rest Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Born on July 3, 1945 in Clay, he was the son of the late Aldean (Boggs) Marling.  Ronald is survived by his wife, Wilma (Deyton) Boggs, sons, Ronnie Boggs and Jason Boggs, daughter, Jackie Knight, grandchildren, Tristan Boggs, Madison Boggs, Hannah Davis and Makayla Jones, four brothers and one sister. There will be no services.  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, is in charge of arrangements.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

Feb 3 2016  Homer S. Morton, 83, of Lizemores, departed this life on February 1, 2016. He was the last surviving of 8 children, born to Fred and Nona Keeney Morton. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. Homer was retired from Valley Camp Coal and Morton Trucking. He was a member of Belle Creek Missionary Baptist Church. In addition to his parents and siblings, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Donald Taylor.  He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Phyllis Walker Morton, son, Kenneth (Donna) Morton of Lizemores; daughter, Cindy (Eddie) Burns of Scott Depot, and Patricia (Tim) Neal of Mt. Nebo, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Services will be held Thursday February 4, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Gary Walker and Shane Wynn officiating. Burial will follow in the Stone Cemetery, Lizemores. Friends may call from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday February 3, at the funeral home. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the nurses and staff of Hospice for their excellent care of Mr. Morton.  In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennawa Dr., Charleston, WV 25311.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Morton Family.

Jan 31 2016   William Charles Henson, 54, of Clay, entered into rest Friday, January 29, 2016. Born June 9, 1961, in Havre De Grace, Maryland, he was the son, of the late Earl and Bonnie Henson.  William is survived by his sisters, Rose Smith, Debra Cage, Darlene Henson and Maureen Henson, brothers, Roger, Tommy and Richey Henson. A memorial service will be held at a later date. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Henson family.

Jan 29 2016  Willard Falls, 75, of Ivydale, entered into rest Thursday, January 28, 2016. Born on February 6, 1940 in Roane County, he was the son of the late Ell William and Rosa (Runion) Falls.  Willard is survived by his brothers, Ell Edward Falls of Reedy and Harold Falls of Clendenin;  sisters, Martha Falls of Clendenin; Golda Falls of Sutton; Rosalee Falls, Nina Mae Falls, Audrey Falls and Nancy Falls all of Ivydale.  Funeral service will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday, February 1, 2016 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Tobby Mitchell officiating.  Burial will be in Falls Family Cemetery.  Friends may call one hour prior to funeral service. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Falls family.

Jan 28 2016   Billy Tracy, 73, of Clay, entered into rest, Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Born on December 24, 1942, he was the son of the late Forest and Mildred Tracy.  In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his wife Linda and son Doug Tracy Bill is survived by his son, David (Brandy) Tracy, grandchildren, Sloan Tracy, Shane Tracy, Jordan Knight and Madelyn Kilpatrick. Funeral Service will be held 2:00 P.M. January 30, 2016 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Terry Bevins officiating.  Burial will be in Clay Memorial Gardens Clay. Friends may call one hour prior to service. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Tracy family.
 

Jan 28 2016  James L. “Jim” Ward, 69, of Spencer, died Saturday, January 23, 2016 at his home.  He was born July 9, 1946 at Montgomery, a son of the late George E. and Dorothea Sizemore Ward.  Jim was a retired program coordinator for the State of West Virginia. He was a 1964 graduate of Clay County High School. Jim earned his Bachelor’s Degree from West Virginia Institute of Technology and his Master’s Degree from Marshall University. He was Chairman of the Clover Public Service District and a Board Member of the Clover Volunteer Fire Department.  Survivors include his wife, Louise A. Ward of Spencer; son, Trenton L. Ward of Orlando, Fla.; and brother, Glen Ward of Bridgeport; two nephews and one niece.  A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 30 at the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Rev. Randy Whited officiating. Burial will be in the Clover Cemetery, Clover.  The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com
 

Jan 22 2016  Roberta Belmont 99 of Boomer, WV passed away January 20, 2016. Arrangements are pending. Pennington Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jan 20 2016  Andrew “Bud” Ferrebee, 84, of Wallback, passed away at his home Monday, January 18, 2016 after a long illness. Born on August 14, 1931 in Wallback, he was the son, of the late Howard and Audrey (Summers) Ferrebee.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his children, David Ferrebee and Debra Ferrebee; brothers, Earl “Jim”, William “Paul” and Orvis “OC”; sisters, Anna Davis, Almeda “Bea” Burdette and Virginia “Jenny” Blankenship; two loving granddaughters, Stephanie Ferrebee and Tammy Ferrebee.He was a retired bus driver for Clay County Development Corp and Wilson Funeral Home. He met many people in and around Clay County and formed friendships where ever he went. Bud was always willing to help the elderly and lend a helping hand to anyone who was in need. Andrew is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Agnes Ferrebee of Wallback; children, James “Jimmy” of Daytona Beach, Fla; Candice (Dale) Hutchinson, Linda (George) Moore, all of New Smyrna Beach, Fla; Jana (Earl) Elliott of Lizemores, Timothy “Tim” (Tina) of Wallback, Richard (Debbie) of Maysel, David Allen of Duncannon, Pa, Robert of Maysel, Charles (Bridgett) of Ravenna, KY., Christa Ferrebee of Nebo; brothers and sisters, David “Cookie” of Speed, Woodrow “Dickie” (Patsy) of Swandale, Helen Cottrell and Jane Burkhamer, both of Wallback; Basil “BJ” (Jessie) of Pigeon; 37 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren.   Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, January 23, 2016, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Earl Elliott officiating.  Burial will be in Summers/Ferrebee Cemetery, Wallback.  Friends may call 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Ferrebee family.

Jan 20 2016  Robert Allen ‘Bob’ Nuttall of Falls View, son of the late Elsie L. Allen & Norman I. Nuttall of East Providence RI, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours on the 14th of January after many months battling multiple myeloma.  Survivors include his wife of 56 years Shirley Wyatt, daughter Kathleen Crawford (Terry), of Clewiston, FL, sons Kenneth (Molly), David (Cathy), and Dale, sister Claire E. Wesloh (Kenneth) of Austin, TX, and cousin Norman A. Pierce (Cindy) of Darrien, CT, 5 brother/sister in-laws, 9 grandchildren (1 predeceased) , and multiple grand-nieces and nephews.  Bob was a loving husband, father, faithful servant, ‘super neighbor’, mentor, and engineer.  He graduated from Brown University in 1958 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and retired from Elkem Metals (formerly Union Carbide) in 1995 after 28 years of service.  Well known in the community, Bob was a member of the Charlton Heights / River View United Methodist Church from 1968, served 49 years in the Gauley Bridge Lions Club, over 35 years in leadership positions, and numerous roles as supporter to others throughout the Upper Kanawha Valley.  As a sports enthusiast rooted in his college days playing basketball, he was a fan of GBHS sports teams throughout his children’s 15 year span at the school, and beyond.  Bob loved golfing and played well into his retirement years – Hawks Nest Country Club was his ‘second home’.  Scouting was also a passion having served as Scout Master for Troop 141 for many years.  Funeral arrangements will be handled by Pennington Funeral Home in Gauley Bridge, WV.  Services will be held on Friday, January 22nd at the funeral home, visitation beginning at 1:00 pm, with the service following at 2 pm.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you donate to your local Lions Club to support their efforts to be ‘Knights of the Blind’. Online Condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Nuttall Family.
 
 

Jan 18 2016  Judy Carol (Alley) Kincaid, 68, of Bentree, entered into rest January 17, 2016 at CAMC Memorial after a short illness. Born September 1, 1948 to the late Clarence and Flora (Moore) Alley. In addition to her parents Judy is preceded in death by her son; Wayne D. Kincaid, JR. Siblings Margaret Brown, Charles Alley, Harry Alley, and Doris Nichols; Judy is survived by her husband: Wayne D. Kincaid; Daughters: Julie (Fred) Evans of Jodie; Sherri Bennett of Kimberly; Grand Children; Amnee Costa (Chase) of Falls View, Meagan (Joshua) Easterling of Smithers, Alley Roman and Trevor Roman both of Kimberly. Great Grandchildren: Dominick Aiden Costa, Grace Dawn Costa, Jay Michael Easterling, and Jax Malcom Easterling; and Sister Sally (Thorton) Wood Graveside service will be Wednesday January 20,2016 at 3 PM at Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor, WV. With the Minister Jeff Sevy
 

Jan 17 2016 Barbara Jean Thacker, 64, of Duck, entered into rest Friday, January 15, 2016. Born on September 28, 1951 in Clay, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Eunice (Rhodes) Thompson.  Barbara is survived by her daughter, Melody (Eric) Cunningham of Duck; sons, Sean (Lilly) Thacker of Clay and Joshua Thacker of Elyria, Oh; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; brothers, Gerald Thompson of N.C.; Gary Thompson of Elyria, Oh; Randy Thompson of Clay; Larry Thompson of Charleston and Jack Thompson of FL; sisters, Virginia Kings of Marion, OH; Rosalie Thompson of St. Albans and Linda White of Elyria, Oh.  Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Geoff Hamrick officating. Burial will be in the Smith Cemetery, Duck. Friends may call from 6:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. Monday, January 18, at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Thacker family.

Jan 16 2016 Gloria Crouse, 87, of Twenty Mile entered into rest on January 13, 2016. Born April 11, 1928.Graveside Service 2:00 PM, Sunday January 17, 2016 at Vaughan Cemetery Vaughan, WV with BJ Smith officiating. online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com . Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Crouse Family.
 

Jan 11 2016  Philip N. Pennington, 79 of Clay, formerly of Hurricane, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at CAMC Teays Valley Hospital after a brief illness. Born on July 18, 1936, in Charleston, he was the son of the late Jack and Martha (Stanley) Pennington, of Hurricane.  Phil was a retired school teacher, with 29 years of experience, from Kanawha County Board of Education.   He served in the ROTC at West Virginia State College, and later became a captain in the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his son Phillip Pennington. Also preceding him were his siblings, Mavis (Peggy) Pennington, Stan Pennington, Penny Eldred, June Mosteller, Elizabeth Hazel. Phil is survived by his loving wife, Wanda (Salisbury) Pennington of Clay; son, Charles H. and wife Denise Pennington, of New Market, AL; daughter, Ann and husband David Cooper of Jacksonville, FL; and two grandsons Matthew Tabler of Jacksonville, FL and Garrett Pennington of New Market, AL. Phil was a lifelong active Republican who is credited with countless campaign successes for both Democrats and Republicans in and around Hurricane, where he and his wife were active members in the Republican Club.  He believed in electing the best person for the job who would make the community and state a better place to live. He did not hesitate to share his love of mathematics both in the classroom, and with his nieces and nephews.  He enjoyed studying history, and loved the outdoors, especially gardening. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home in Clay, with Minister Dean Rogers officiating, burial will be in the Salisbury-Koch Cemetery, Clay, WV.  Friends may call from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at the funeral home. The family would like to thank a special friend, Ruth Ilar, of Hurricane, for all that she has done for them during this difficult time, as well as the nurses at CAMC Teays Valley ICU who showed our family the very best of care. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Pennington family.

Jan 9 2016  Mark Edward Griffith, 62, of Belle, passed away on the evening of Jan. 6, 2016, after his long fight with pancreatic cancer. He fought this disease since being diagnosed in 2012 with the assistance of the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Philadelphia. Mark's positive attitude about his struggle with cancer was inspirational to all who knew him. He remained positive about his situation through his many trips to Philadelphia over the past 4 years. Mark was born in Gassaway and spent most of his childhood in Dille, W.Va. His family moved to Hancock, Md. in 1964. He then moved to Berkeley Springs, in 1967, where he attended Berkeley Springs High School. He was married to the love of his life, Vicki Lynn Facemire in Va. Mark worked multiple jobs over the years - at one time owning his own tractor trailer, operating his own service station, and spending many years working in the coal industry in various capacities. Mark finally found his calling with the West Virginia Society for the Blind, working with blind vendors across the state. Mark retired from the West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services as a business counselor. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his three grandsons and granddaughter. He studied extensively and was well versed in old cars, old music, old movies, and anything else "aged."  Mark was preceded in death by his father, Theodore Griffith Jr.; his mother, Leona Gates Griffith; and his brother, David Marshall Griffith.  Mark is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Vicki Lynn Griffith; his son, Matthew and his wife, April and their two children, Zachary (9) and Natalie (4) of Pocatalico; his son, Jonathan and his wife, Callie and their two children, Lucas (6) and Liam (3) of Charleston; and his brother, Theodore (T.G.) Gates Griffith and his wife, Joyce Ann Griffith (sister of Vicki) of Dille, W.Va. and their three daughters, Leanne, Andrea, and Amanda and their families. He is also survived by his mother and father-in-law, Billy Gene Facemire and Wanda Facemire of Dille, W.Va. with whom he spent much time and shared many memories; his two brothers-in-law, Billy Gene Facemire (Pam) and Frankie Facemire (Valerie); and sister-in-law, Debbie Browning (Charley); and many nephews and nieces and great-nephews and great-nieces. Friends may call between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home in Malden on Sat. Jan. 9 with the memorial service to follow at 7 p.m. officiated by Pastor Tim Martin. A special thanks to Dr. Thomas Linger and his staff for his care over the years, to Dr. Shama Kazmi and the entire supportive, incredible staff of CTCA-Philadelphia, to the nurses and staff at CAMC Memorial 4 North, and to Jo of Hospice for the help during those last difficult hours.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society, 301 R H L Blvd #6, South Charleston, WV 25309 or the 3 Betties Foundation 3325 West DuPont Avenue, Belle, WV 25015 or a charity of your choice. The online guest book can be accessed at www.stevensandgrass.com
 
 

Jan 4 2016  Dottie Dortha Miller Cardillo, 62, of Procious, WV, passed away peacefully at Clay Health Care Center in Big Otter, WV on Thursday, December 31, 2015. Dottie was preceded in death by her parents, Andy & Lena Miller, and her husband, Vinnie Cardillo Jr.  Dottie is survived by her companion of 11 years, Billy Deems, of Procious, WV, stepdaughter, Nichole Cardillo of Woonsocket, RI, her beloved dogs, Tipsy & Teddy Bear, several cousins and many many dear friends. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Roush Funeral Home in Ravenswood, WV. Friends may call from 12:00pm-2:00pm with funeral service & burial following visitation. Dottie will be laid to rest beside her late husband, Vinnie, at Wilding Cemetery, Ravenswood, WV.
 

Jan 2 2016  Maxine Katherene (Lyons) Drake, 74, of Ivydale, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 1, 2016. Born September 24, 1941 in Rush Fork, she was the daughter of the late James and Minora (May) Lyons. Maxine is survived by her husband, Earnest Drake ; sons, Robert Drake of Ivydale, Dewey Drake of Portersville, PA ; daughters, Tammie L. Drake of Ivydale, and Angela Kern of Portersville, PA; five grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren. Maxine is also survived by one brother Thomas Lyons, of Big Otter.  Graveside Service will be held 1:00 P.M. Sunday January 3, 2016 in Starcher Cemetery, Big Otter, WV. With Minister Russell Gene Copen officiating.  On-line condolence may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Drake family.