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Obituaries

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Nov 27 2014  Donald Bishop, 46, of Clay entered into rest Monday, November 24, 2014. Born May 15, 1968, he was the son of Dreama “Elloree” Keith Bishop and the late John Albert Bishop Sr. In addition to mother, Donald is also survived by his sons, Donald Alan Bishop II, Christopher Alan Bishop, daughter, Chrystal Belle Bishop, brother, John Bishop, sisters, Ann Ramsey Wallace, Sammy Jo Bishop, Melissa Parsons and Lynn Bishop.  Host of nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.  Burial will be in Blue Knob Cemetery, Blue Knob. Friends may call 1 hour prior to service. On-line condolences may be sent to  carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is the Bishop family honored to be serving. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the funeral home.

Nov 27 2014  Richard Lee Nicholas, 37, of Indore, entered into rest November 21, 2014. Born February 3, 1977 in Albion, NY, he was the son of Karen (Weader) and step- father William Collins and the late William Nicholas. In addition to his mother and step father, Richard is survived by his sons, Dakota Nicholas, Austin Nicholas, Aiden Nicholas, daughters, Autum Nicholas, Acelyn Nichoas, brothers William Nicholas, Floyd Nicholas, step- brothers Johnny Collins, William Collins, sisters, Nicole Fitzwater, Dorette Campbell, many friends, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  Funeral service will be held 12:00 P.M. Friday, November 28, 2014 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Gaylord Taylor officiating. Burial will be in the Keiffer Cemetery, Indore.
Friends may call 1 hour prior to the service.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Nicholas family.

Nov 21 2014   Margie Dimple Payne, 65, of Harrison, entered into rest Tuesday, November 18, 2014. Born March 8, 1949 in Clay, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Gaynell (Woods) Deems.  In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Payne and son, Phillip Payne II.  Margie is survived by her grandson, Hunter, brothers, Charles Ford Deems of Harrison, Donald Clinton Deems of Lizemores, and sister, Letha Elizabeth Cantrell of Gassaway, many nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be held 2:00 P.M. Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Chapman Cemetery, Harrison. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, is honored to be serving the Payne family.
 

Nov 20 2014   Linda K. Jackson Gill, 65, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Born January 14, 1949 in Newport, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Edith Teague and Cecil Jackson. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband Jobe Gill, grandparents, Clemmie Stuart and James Jackson and Mary Stokely and Allen Teague; brothers, James and Tony Jackson; sisters, Lola Rivera, Margaret Castle, and Ima Jean Davis and brothers-in-law Victor Rivera, and Harold Topping.  Linda was a loving wife, devoted mother, and wonderful grandmother as well as a loving sister to all of her siblings. Family meant everything to Linda. She looked forward to her visits with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren each year.  Linda was kind, loving and caring to all who knew her.  She loved to gardens, play skip-bo, and work cross word puzzles among other things. Taking care of others remained her top priority.  Linda is survived by her loving sons, Jobe Gill Jr., (TerriGill),  Anthony Gill (Cassie Gill ) and loving daughter, Lisa Ferrebee,  (Robert Ferrebee); Siblings; Edna Bragg, Roger Jackson, Carol Topping and Teresa Jackson, sister-in-law, Joann Jackson, brother-in-law, Keith Castle, grandchildren, Jobe Gill III,  (Sarajo Gill)  Denys Gill Taylor (J.J. Taylor), Scott Ferrebee, Jared Ferrebee, Tyler Ferrebee, Emily Ferrebee, Levi Gill and baby Michael Gill II, step-grandchildren, Jessica Lambey and Eric Lambey, great- grandchildren, Kaiden Michael Gill, Eli Warren Gill, Gavin John Taylor, Hunter Gage Taylor, Aubree Kayann Hudnall, Owen Ferrebee, Benton Ferrebee, Dennis Ferrebee and Maddie Ferrebee. Graveside service will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Walnut Grove, with Pastor Wayne Smith officiating.
 

Larry “Steve” Truman, 69, of Galien, Michigan died Sunday, November 16, 2014 at Indiana University Health LaPorte Hospital. Steve was born February 11, 1945 Montgomery, West Virginia to Everett and Vera (Skaggs) Truman. He attended West Virginia State College after high school. He was the son of a Baptist minister and his faith and the love of Southern Gospel music continued his entire life. On August 14, 1986 he married Barbara Pirkel in New Buffalo, Michigan. Steve was employed as a Production Superintendent for Criterian Catalyst, having worked in Michigan City, Indiana and retiring from the Azusa, California plant. He was a member of the Washington Lodge # 58 F and AM, St. Albans, WV. Steve enjoyed hunting, woodworking, gardening, and watching college football. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Truman of Galien; children, Ronnie (Diana) Truman of St. Albans; Brenda (Phil) Hicks of Wake Forest, NC; Billy Hodgson of Benton Harbor, Michigan; Richard (Toni) Pirkel of Fish Lake, IN; Ted (Kristie) Pirkel of Three Oaks, Michigan and Shan’te (Steve) Ohst of St. Joseph, Michigan; grandchildren, Nathan, Michael, Matthew, Amanda, Dan, Josh, Alicia, Nick, Richard, Tori, Wesley, Jason, Bradley and Yaya; great grandchildren Joseph, Karma and Ben; brother, Everett (Yachiyo) Truman of St. Albans and sister Mary Katherine (Richard) Evans of New Buffalo.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 pm on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Pobocik Funeral Home, 106 East Ash Street, Three Oaks followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 7:00 pm on Wednesday at the funeral home with the Reverend Brad Bartlemay officiating. Services in West Virginia will be held on Saturday, November 22 with visitation from 10:00 – 1:00 pm at the Jodie Church in Jodie, West Virginia and services at 1:00 pm on Saturday at the church with the Reverend Mike Long officiating. Interment will follow at the Rich Creek Cemetery in Rich Creek, West Virginia.

Dorthy Sayre, 69, of Gauley Bridge went on to be with Jesus on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at CAMC Memorial, Charleston. Preceded in death by her father and mother, Elzie O. Preast and Chessie Faye Blankenship; husband, Ted Pritt; brother, Nathan Wayne; sister, Levana Dhaoui; and step-daughter, Tammy Preddy. She is survived by her husband, Ronnie of Gauley Bridge; sons, Merivale James Slaughter and wife, Nicole of Fayetteville, and Matthew Wayne Slaughter of Oak Hill; grandchildren, Danielle Turner of Beckley, Daniel Slaughter and wife, Jenny of Gauley Bridge, Christina Treadway and husband, Dennis of Clear Creek, Corey Slaughter of New York, Andrea Hanshew and husband, Joshua of Ansted, Timothy Fischer of Oak Hill, and Melissa Slaughter of Oak Hill; 11 great-grandchildren; step-children, Tressie Meeker and husband, Mark, Ronnie Sayre, Jr and wife, Donna of Oak Hill, Tina Peck of Rockcastle, Michael Sayre and wife, Kathy of Kentuck; 10 step-grandchildren and 1 step-great-grandchild; sisters, Brenda and Michael Lanham of Gauley Bridge; Betty Elkins of Gauley Bridge; Verna Stringer of Seville, OH; brothers, Stanley and Nadine Preast of Locust, NC; Clifford Preast of Gauley Bridge; Carroll and Judy Preast of Swiss; Elzie O. Preast Jr. of Lakeland, FL; Robert and Susan Preast of Locust, NC;  Funeral services will be 1:00 PM, Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge with Rev. Mark Meeker officiating. Burial will follow in the Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Sayre family.

Nov 13 2014  Herbert Estel West, 83, of Wallback, passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at home after a long illness. Born April 18, 1931 in Wallback, he was the second child of the late Everett H and Barbara (Jarvis) West.  Herbert was also preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Alice Fitzwater West, brothers, Oscar and Dencil West, sisters, Hazel West Runnion Davis and Alma Fox and grandson SFC Jamie S. Nicholas. Herbert is survived by his son, Aubrey (Connie) West of Wallback, daughter, Karen (Burke) Nicholas of Wallback; grandchildren, Cody (Juanita) Nicholas of Clay, Karen (Tim) Finney of Nitro, Renea West of Wallback, Jesse (Stacy) Nicholas of Herrington, Kansas, Amanda (Michael) Kendall of Spencer, Haley (Sean) Nichols of Oak Hill, Adam (Lindsay) Nicholas of Columbia, S.C., Tyler West of Wallback and Cathy Nicholas of Wallback; 17 great-grandchildren, brothers, Jesse West of Bristolville, OH., Everett H. West Jr. of Marshallsville, OH., sisters, Merel Hays of Aurora, OH. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Sunday, November 16, 2014 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay. Burial will be in the West Family Cemetery, Wallback Friend may call one hour prior to the service. Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the West family.
 

Nov 13 2014   Wanda Lee Humphrey 70 of Lizemores, entered into rest Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Born April 5, 1944 in Montgomery, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Flora (Morton) Rogers.  She attended Lizemores Church of the Nazarene. Wanda is survived by her sons, Charles Foster and Gerald Foster both of Cleveland, daughter, Elizabeth Foster of Lizemores, grandchildren, Kelley Herrada, Angela Harris, Zoe Padadopolous, Sonia Perry, Josh Foster, John Foster, Lucky Amos Herrada, Chris Herrada, Lee Foster, Brian Galaska, Joey Galaska, brothers, John Rogers of Lizemores, sisters Bessie Hickman of Smithers and Karen Churchwell of Montgomery. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Robert Thomas officiating.  Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore.  Friends may call one hour prior to the 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 Humphrey family.
 

Nov 13 2014  Dorothy L. Samples, 82, of Procious, passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014. Born March 31, 1932 in Procious, she was preceded in death by her parents, James and Emma (Burdette) Samples, two brothers, Roscoe and Clifton Samples. Dorothy graduated in the class of 1952 from Clay County High School and attended Jubilee Mountain Church.  She leaves behind many friends. Graveside service will be held 1:00 P.M.  Friday,  November 14, 2014 at Sams Cemetery, Twistabout, with Minister Ann Huddleston officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome   Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Samples family.
 

Nov 12 2014  Phyllis Jean Kohler 70, of Duck, entered into rest Saturday, November 8, 2014. Born December 17, 1944 in Widen, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Lillien (Johnson) McCune. Phyllis is survived by her husband, Kenneth Kohler of Duck, son, David Kirchner of MD., daughters, Kendra Kohler of Clarksburg,  Debra Leroy of Baltimore, MD. and 5 grandchildren. There will be a memorial service at a later date.   Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Nov 10 2014   Delcie Othel Burdette, 90, of Procious, passed away Saturday, November 8, 2014, at home, after a long illness. Othel was the daughter of the late John Franklin and Maggie Bell (Shamblin) Davis. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Chester Arthur Burdette, Sr., December 17, 1980; sisters, Addie Davis Bragg and Pearl Davis; brothers, Herbert, Lloyd, Cecil, Clarence, Burley (Ray) and Lawrence (Larry) Davis. She was a member of the Liberty Advent Church, where she worked in many capacities including Sunday School Teacher. She was also in the ladies auxiliary, Alpha Deta Kappa, life member of NEA and WVEA and a member of the Clay County Health Board. She also taught elementary school in various schools in Kanawha and Clay counties for 35 years. Othel is survived by her daughters, Betty Robinson of Clendenin and Doris (Herman) McKown of Newton; sons, Arthur (Ruth) Burdette of Charleston and Charles (Chuck) Ray (Beth) Burdette of Clendenin; brothers, John Neldon Davis of Westminster, Md., Odbert (Bert) Nelson Davis of Parkersburg and Ralph Edwin Davis of Maysel; grandchildren, Sonja Fore, Allen Cantrell, Joy McKown, Herman McKown, Amy Beasley, Chet Burdette, Wanda Burdette and Charles (Charlie) Burdette; great-great-grandchildren, Jeremiah Halstead, Christine Halstead Ahn, Joshua Cantrell, Adam Cantrell, Reuben Beasley, Mya Beasley, Ava Beasley, Evan Burdette, Ethan Burdette, Eli Burdette, Layla Burdette, Brooklyn Burdette, Braydon Burdette and Brilee Burdette; stepgrandchildren, Randy Robinson and Robin Fairchild; the family would like to express a special thanks to Othel's loving caregivers, Elisha and David Rucker, and Lorene Miller. Othel's funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, November 13, at Matics Funeral Home with Rev. Scott Ferguson officiating. Burial will be at Samms Cemetery, Procious. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 12, at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed online at www.maticsfuneralhome.com.
 

Lester Starcher, 86, of O’Brion entered into rest Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Born June 7, 1928 in Clay, he was the son of the late Willie and Annie (Keener) Starcher. He was retired from the Department of Highways in Braxton County and a member of O’Brion Advent Christian Church. Lester is survived by his wife of 49 years Stella Starcher of O’Brion, sons, Roy Starcher of Barberton, Oh, Alvin Starcher of Belle, Ronnie Starcher of Sissonville, Ernest Starcher Alliances, Oh, Kenneth Ramsey of Garrettsville, Oh, daughters, Charlotte Greenleaf of Grantsville, Alice Ramsey of Sutton, Ressa Claypool of O’Brien, 19 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, brother, Clifford Starcher of Gassaway and sister, Mable Sullivan of Ravenna, Oh. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, November  8, 2014 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay with Minister James Balser officiating.  Burial will be in the Starcher Cemetery, Big Otter. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. On-line condolences may be sent to carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Starcher family.

Florence Fern Rose, 84, of Ivydale, entered into rest Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Born December 29, 1929 in Camden on Gauley, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Florence (Walker) Morris. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her son Richard Metheney.  She was a retired school teacher and counselor  .  Florence is survived by her husband, Paul Rose of Ivydale, sons, Ernest “Buck” Metheney of Ivydale, Larry Bruce Metheney of Coshocton OH., daughter, Brenda Samples of Clendenin, 8 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, brother, William “Bud” Morris of Slippery Rock, PA., sisters, June Moyer of Bay Town, TX., Joan Lindsey of Huston, TX   and her special care givers Virginia Thomas and Mary Lou Morris. Memorial service will be held at a later date.  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Rose family. On-line condolence may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

Nov 2 2014    Lillian Lucille (McKinney) James, 64, of Dog Run, entered into rest Saturday, November 1, 2014  Born May 15, 1950 in Clay,  she was the daughter of the late Sherman and Polly (Hamrick) McKinney, in addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her son, Jerry Allen James Jr,  brothers, Silman, Donald, Bob and Jimmy McKinney, sisters, Erma Ramsey, Nova Young and Dorlene Workman.  She was retired caregiver and a member of Pleasant Dale Baptist Church.   Lucille is survived by her husband, Jerry James of Dog Run, daughter, Dawn ( Jeff )   Salisbury of Robinson  son, Timmy (Michelle )James of Lizemores, grandchildren, Cody Salisbury of ND., Derek Vaughn of Clay, Karlie Salisbury of Clay, Walker James of Lizemores, Dalton Salisbury of Clay, JT James and Emma James both of Lizemores, great-grandchildren, Karsen White, Coltin Salisbury and Kooper Salisbury all of ND., sisters, Deloris Adkins of Clay, Brenda Kyle of Mt. Nebo, Sandra Gray of Harrison, brother, Dale McKinney of Dog Run. Funeral services will be held 1:00 P.M.  Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Pleasant Dale Church, Enoch, with Minister Kenneth Adkins and Minister Wayne Litton officiating.  Burial will be in Adkins / McKinney   Cemetery, Dog Run.  Friends may call 1 hour prior to the funeral.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the James family.
 

Nov 2 2014  Debora Lynn Pritt Elliott, 55 of Boomer passed away Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Hubbard Hospice House.  She was born April 17, 1959 in Gauley Bridge to the late Clayton Lee and Mary M. Moore Pritt.  In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her sister, Betty Nichols. She was a former secretary for Raleigh Junk, Postmaster for various post offices in the area.  She was a member of the Christian Church of Lizemores. She is survived by her husband, Larry Elliott of Boomer;  sister Lena and husband Allan Morris of Mt. Nebo, brothers Lee and wife Margaret Pritt of Boomer, Mike and Barbara Pritt of Boomer, and a half-brother Jimmy and wife Betty Bird of Cleveland TN, and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held Wednesday November 5, 2014 at 11:00am at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge WV with Ministers Thurman Sizemore and Earl Elliott officiating. Burial will follow at Elliott Cemetery in Adonijah. Friends may call Tuesday November 4, 2014 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at the funeral home. Online Condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Elliott family.

Nov 2 2014 Earl “Jim” Clayton Ferrebee Sr. 79, of Wallback entered into rest Friday, October 31, 2014. Born October 12, 1935 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 wife Juanita (Gray) Ferrebee. He retired from WV D.O.H he was truck driver and a mower operator, was a member of the Clay County Masonic Lodge 97 A.F. & A.M. and former president of the Big Otter Community Center. Earl is survived by his sons, Earl Clayton Peters of Gallipolis Ohio, Earl Clayton “Jimmy” Ferrebee Jr. of Valley Fork, daughters, Marcia Summers of Scott Town, Ohio, Lisa Miller of Valley Fork, 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, brothers, Andrew “Bud” Ferrebee of Maysel, David Ferrebee of Spencer, Basil Ferrebee of Elkview, Woodrow “Dickie” Ferrebee of Harrison, sisters, Marlene Ferrebee of Grantsville, Helen Cottrell and Jane Burkhamer both of Wallback. Friend may call from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donates may be made to Hubbard Hospice House 1001 Kennawa Drive Charleston, WV  25311 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.

Oct 25 2014  Floyd Gary Truman, 72, of  Clay, entered into rest Thursday, October 23, 2014. Born June 6, 1942 in Maysel, he was the son of the late Floyd and Beulah (Wolfe) Truman.  In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Mack and Junior, two sisters, Gay and Betty.   He was a Army Veteran.  Floyd is survived by his brothers, Calvin (Sherry) Truman of Ripley, Andrew Keith (Vera) Truman of Clay, friends Steve and Trina Morris of Clay, several nieces and nephews. There will be no service.  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.   On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

Oct 25 2014  Della Bird Truman, 98, Matriarch of the Truman/Bird Clan of Indore, passed away at the home of Billy and Sharon Truman of Indore, on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 after a long illness. Born July 26, 1916, she was the daughter of the late James Henry Bird and Edna Morris Bird. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, the Rev. Wesley C. Truman, sons Roy, Ray and Carl; daughter, Anna Gibbs, grandsons, Clifford (Chip) Griffin, Delana (Tinker) Truman, great-grandson, Shawn Michael Roat, great-granddaughter Kaitlyn Morton; great-great- grandson Kaleb (Buddy) Gibbs and several brothers and sisters.   Della was homemaker, and raised 12 children.  She enjoyed quilting, canning, gardening, hunting ginseng, and hunted for her last deer at the age of 88.  She especially enjoyed all the kids and grandkids for Sunday morning breakfasts. It was nothing to see 25 or 30 at her table at any given time. Della is survived by her sons, Roma (Mickey) Truman of Harvey, LA, Billy (Sharon) Truman of Indore, Danny (Robin) Truman of Lizemores, Dana (Mary) Truman and Arthur (Tresea) Truman, both of Indore, daughters, Lenna Truman of Fulton, MO., Beatrice (Ron) Karr of Ashville, OH., Roberta Truman of Columbus, OH., and daughters-in-laws Ruth Truman of Indore and Penny Truman of Marshallville, OH., 32 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and sister Myrtle Ivey Truman of Uler. The family would like to give a special thanks to Ronald and Connie Lay for all their weekly visits and kind words to our mother.  They meant the world to her.  We would also like to thank Dr. Bhirud and the staff of Montgomery General Hospital for the wonderful care while in the hospital, also to Trista Rush and the nursing staff at Hospice for their kind and loving care during her final days.  Funeral service will be held 2:00 Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Community Missionary Baptist Church, Sycamore.  Burial will be in the Sanders Cemetery, Indore.  Friends may call from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Saturday, October 25 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay. On-line condolences may be sent to www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com    Wilson-Shamblin-Smith is honored to be serving the Truman family.

Oct 22 2014  Margaret Givens Osborne, born June 7, 1931, to Fred and Dorothy Givens, closed her eyes to this life and woke up in heaven October 20, 2014. Marg was a long time member of Clay First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Forest and her son, Ricky Forest, sister, Virginia McClung, and brothers, Orin and Orville Givens. She is survived by sister Eva Williams, daughter Lucindia Toon and son Rocky Osborne (Rachel) and by her grandchildren Adam Osborne (Natalie), Amanda Souder (Stanley), Andrew Osborne (Charity), Anthony Osborne (Karrie), Abraham Osborne (Holly), Avery Osborne and Jessica Toon. Great grandchildren are Hailey, Adrian, Layton, Colton, and Issabella. A private burial will take place on October 22 at the Markle Cemetery.
A public memorial service celebrating her life will be held, Saturday, October 25 at 6:00 PM at Clay First Baptist Church, Clay, WV.   In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Curtis Price Way, Charleston, WV 25311.   Wilson- Shamblin Funeral Home in Clay is in charge of arrangements. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  .

Oct 22 2014 Doyle Fitzwater, 67, of Bickmore, entered into rest Monday, October 20, 2014. Born November 7, 1946, in Leatherwood, to the late Wallace and Rosetta (Stewart) Fitzwater. Doyle is survived by his sons, Doyle, Timmy, daughters, Tammy, Connie, Donna, several grandchildren, brothers, Rodney, Rick, sisters, Jolene, Sue and Mona.  Graveside service will be held 10:00 am Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Fitzwater Family Cemetery, Bickmore.  On-line condolences may be sent to carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Fitzwater family.

Oct 20 2014   Nancy Mae Sizemore, 45, of Lizemores, entered into rest Saturday, October 18, 2014. Born November 9, 1968, in Montgomery, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Shirley (Keen) Holcomb.  Nancy is survived by her companion, Pete Nottingham of Lizemores, sons, Steven Register of Nicholas Co, David Holcomb of Winter Haven, FL., daughter, Heather Holcomb of Winter Haven, FL., 4 grandchildren, brothers, Harry Gene Holcomb of Clay, Gary Holcomb of Gauley Bridges,  Billy Holcomb of Va., Gauley Bridge, sister, Sue Stephens of Fl., stepson Joshua Nottingham, aunt, Ethel Nichols of Indore and Uncle Hobart Holcomb of Medina, NY.  A memorial service will be held 6:30 P.M. Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.  Friends may call from 5:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. prior to the service.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Sizemore family.
 

Oct 19 2014 Elizabeth Joan Adkins Queen, 54, of Gauley Bridge passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014 at CAMC Memorial Hospital.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Carla “Sis” Adkins, “Uncle” Jim Childers and cousin, Jimmy Childers. She is survived by her husband, Danny; mother, Ethel Adkins; sisters, Trudy Childers, Jeanie Shamblin and Valorie Adkins; as well as a several nieces and nephews. Service will be 1 PM Monday, October 20, 2014, with her cousin, James Adkins officiating. Burial will follow at Hill Cemetery, Belva, WV.  Family will receive friends 2 hours prior to the service. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in her memory to The American Cancer Society.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Adkins/Queen family.

Oct 16 a   Norman “Bo” Chase Stephens, 67, of Clendenin, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 12, 2014, at home after a long illness.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman Hensrell and Dorothy Irene (Chase) Stephens; and brother, Edward Earle Stephens.  Bo was a teacher at Clay Middle School for 29 years. He played with many bands in the area, as well as the Andy Waddell Radio Show, and played benefits and class reunions in the valley. Bo loved fishing in the Elk River. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Rae (Meeks) Stephens; sister, Cookie Stephens Paxton of Melbourne, FL; brother, Lee Stephens of Flatwoods, KY; and many nieces and nephews.  A celebration of Bo's life will be held at a later date.
 

Oct 15 2014  Donald “Ted” Tomlinson Sr., dear father of Laurie Ajong (AJ), Donald Tomlinson Jr. and Tina Marie Tomlinson; loving grandfather of 7 and great grandfather of 7; son of the late William and Mildred A. (nee Price); brother of Eugene, David, Raymond Young (deceased) and Delana Morris (deceased). Family will receive friends Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Faith Free Will Baptist Church 3560 Independence Rd. Cleveland, Ohio. Services at 5:30 p.m. Pastor William McMahan officiating. Interment Thursday 12 noon at Ida Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Bentree, West Virginia.

Oct 15 2014  Shirley Irene (Jeffers) Tawes Kincaid, 71, of Gauley Bridge passed away on Saturday, October 11, 2014 in the comfort of her home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Coal Fork United Methodist Church. Born August 20, 1943 in Priest River, Idaho, Shirley was the daughter of the late Earl and Etta Jeffers.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Tawes; brothers, Ivan, Charles, Irvin, Don, Bud, Clyde and Walt; sisters, Mabel, Donna and Della; and a daughter, Tina Marie. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, William; children, Kenny, Leora, Penny, Shayne, Kenneth and Johnny; 12 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sisters, Sybil, Laura and Sylvia; and a host of other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at 1 pm, Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge with the Reverend David Biondi officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Coal Fork United Methodist Church in Shirley’s memory.

Oct 10 2014  Nina Ruth Woofter, 84, of Clay, entered into rest Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Born February 19, 1930 in Clay, she was the daughter of the late Randolph “Bibb” and Marilda (Neal) Osborne.  In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her infant sisters, brothers, Forest, John and Vance Osborne, brother-in-law Joseph Jones.  Nina is survived by her husband, John F. Woofter, of Clay, brothers, Homer (Resa)Osborne of Bickmore, Clem (June) Osburn of Lizemores, sisters, Ann Osborne of Clay and Mary Jones of Bickmore, sister-in-laws, Gwinn Osborne and Margret Osborne both of Bickmore, and many nieces and nephew that were like her own children.  Funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M. Sunday, October 12, 2014 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister John R. Osborne officiating.  Burial will be in Holcomb Cemetery, Bickmore.  Friends may call from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Saturday, October 11, at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Woofter family.

Oct 10 2014  Betty Lou Robinson, 73, of Clay entered into rest Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Born February 3, 1941, in Bickmore, she was the daughter of the late Lovell and Pansy (Mays) Daniels. In addition to her parents she  was also preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Hubbard, second husband, Donald Robinson and sister, Hazel Woods  Betty is survived by her son, Donald “Pete” Daniels of N.Y., daughters, Cindy Mullins of Clay, Stephanie Hazard of Ok., grandchildren, Dencil, Dillon, Amanda, Celeste, James, Jasmin, Jayden and Dylan, brothers, Bus, Mark, Ronald Daniels, sisters Peggy Cottrell, Effie Butcher, Patty Fisk, Bonnie Mudge, Jewel Tanner and Judy Daniels. There will be no service at this time. Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
On-line condolences may be sent to the family atwww.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

Oct 10 2014  Irene Hardman, 90, of St. Albans, passed away Oct. 7, 2014 at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston. She was born Aug. 24, 1924 in Keith and was a daughter of Robert and Mamie King. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Norman Hardman; brothers, Garrett, Dickie and Jerry King; and sisters, Nina Faye, Agnes Beckett and Ivy Wells.  Irene was retired from the Kanawha County Board of Education after 20 years of service. She worked for West Sattes Elementary, Baker Elementary and Weimer Elementary. She was a member of St. Peter's United Methodist Church, St. Albans, where she also served as chairperson of the Electa Circle and treasurer of the Building Fund. She was an avid WVU fan and a supporter of the St. Albans High School Band Boosters, where she chaperoned many trips. She is survived by son, Larry Hardman and his fiancée, Nancy Martin, of St. Albans; daughter, caregiver and with whom she made her home, Vickie Hardman Holcomb of St. Albans; brother, Gene King of Big Otter; sister, Audrey Oxley of Walton; two grandchildren, Missy (Todd) Midkiff and Todd (Stephanie) Hardman, all of St. Albans; three great-grandchildren, Karlie and Maryanne Hardman and Alex Midkiff; and her dog, Abby. A celebration of Irene's life will be noon Saturday, Oct. 11, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, 110 B St., St. Albans, with Pastor Barry Moll officiating. Burial will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. There will be a gathering of family and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Peter's United Methodist Building Fund, 2601 Forrestal Ave., St. Albans, WV 25177.   Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.casdorphandcurry.com.

Oct 10 2014   Carolyn Faye Williams, 53, of Hartland, entered into rest Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Born May 30, 1961 in Sutton, she was the daughter of Shirley (Nicholas) Canter and the late Jack Canter.  In addition to her mother, Carolyn is survived by her husband, Romie Williams, sons, William Keith Williams Jr. and wife Crystal of Hartland, Jessie Williams, Bobby Williams, Robbie Williams and wife Laura all of Hartland, daughter, Jennifer White of Hartland, 9 grandchildren, brothers, William Canter of Burnsville, James Canter of Harrison, Edward Canter of Widen, sisters, Margaret Thomas of Swandale, Audrey Canter and Peggy Duffield both of Widen. Graveside service will be held 3:00 P.M. Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Williams family.

Oct 7 2014      Terry Lee Hopkins, 71, of Clendenin, a loving father and grandfather, passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 at his residence. He was born at home on July 23, 1943 in Ovapa to the late Holly and Verlena Hopkins. In the early years of Terry's life he was raised in Ovapa, which held a special place in his heart until he departed this world. He often spoke of his fond memories from childhood and the summers he spent with his grandparents. Although his family moved to Dunbar during his junior high and high school years, his heart was always in Clay County, which he considered home.  Terry had a very extensive career in construction and industrial sales and was well-respected for his knowledge and expertise in these areas. His career with Greer Brothers and Young and through the years he worked for Vecellio & Grogan, Glasgow Construction and Elmo Greer & Sons. He owned Hopkins Big Service and Elk Valley Supply. After years of dedication to his profession, he recently retired from Tri-State Bit & Drilling Supply. One of his notable and proud accomplishments was helping with the arduous removal of Fort Hill in the early 1970s, which allowed for passage of I-64 through Charleston.   To know Terry was to have a friend. He was generous and kindhearted and took great pleasure in helping anyone in need. Terry loved his family and was proud of his children, but especially of his grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Larry Edward Hopkins, and grandchildren, Leslie Michelle Archer and Joel Patrick Archer.  Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Stacie Hopkins Archer and husband, Wendell, of Elkview; son, Timothy Lee Hopkins of Clendenin; and grandchildren, Timothy and Matthew Hopkins and Nicole Archer. Service will be 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview, with Pastor Lee Swor and Pastor Dan Forwood officiating. His wishes were to be cremated and buried beside his parents in the King Family Cemetery in Newton and his grandparents, Danny and Clara Moore, in the Belcher Cemetery in Newton. The visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to a favorite charity in the spirit of Terry's generous nature, or a note to the family with a favorite memory. Online condolences may be shared at www.haferfuneralhome.net. Hafer Funeral Home, 50 N. Pinch Road, Elkview, is assisting the Hopkins family.
 

Oct 2 2014  Robert Allen McCune, 55, of Clay County, passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde Edward and Edna Marie (King) McCune. Bobby is survived by his brothers, Donald McCune, James McCune, Sr., Hollie “Rick” King; sisters, Patty Ann Lloyd, Vilinda Downs; and many nieces and nephews. Per Bob’s request he will be cremated with no services. Burial will be at Blue Knob Cemetery in Clay County at a later date. Matics Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Condolences may be expressed online at www.maticsfuneralhome.com.
 

Sept 26 2014 Helen Black Reed, 84, of Kanawha City, passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014, at home. Helen was a retired school teacher from Clay Elementary, Clay County. She was a member of Christ Church United Methodist, Charleston and Clay Methodist Church, Clay. Helen was born in Parkersburg, grew up in Clay, where she lived most of her life, until she came to Charleston ten years ago. She graduated from Clay High School, where she was her class valedictorian. Helen then went on to graduate from West Virginia University and receive her Masters from the University of Charleston. She was a member of the Eastern Star, the DAR and was an administrator for the American Red Cross. Helen taught piano for many years and also taught French in Keyser. She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Reed, Sr.; and sons, James W. Reed, Jr., Edward Clayton Reed and Thomas Hansford Reed. She is survived by her son, Charles (Danielle) Reed of Charleston; sister-in-law, Mary Reed Ward of Clay; brother, David R. Black of Wisconsin; nine grandchildren, James W. Reed, III, Andrew W. Reed, Eric E. Reed, Jennifer H. Reed, Auston H. Reed, Sarah R. Johnson, Erin M. Galliger, Brian M. Reed and Julianne J. Reed; great-grandchildren, Savannah Lilly, Josephine M. Reed, Holden Reed, Michael Johnson, Matthew Johnson and Elise Rose Galliger.   Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, September 27, at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston with Rev. Don Dobbins officiating. Burial will follow at Reed Cemetery, Clay. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 26, at the funeral home.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.barlowbonsall.com. Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Lennis Earl Osborne, 83, of Indore, entered into rest Thursday, September 25, 2014. Born June 25, 1931 in Indore, he was the son of the late J.T. and Elizabeth (Moore) Osborne. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his brothers, Hoy and his wife Pauline Osborne, Lee Osborne, sisters, Grace Brown, Carolyn Gray, Ruby Pritt, Blanche Riggs and Abbey Osborne. Lennis is survived by his daughter Cynthia and husband A.J. Bernardinelli of Hillsborough, N.C., grandchildren, Ryan Hall, Jonathan Sharpe and Megan Sharpe and a host of nieces and nephews.  Funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M. Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Middle Creek Baptist Church, Bickmore, with Minister John Osborne officiating.  Burial will be in Betty Brown Cemetery, Bickmore. Friends may call one hour prior to the 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 Osborne family.

Sept 24 2014  Georgie Paintiff, 75, of Clay, entered into rest Monday, September 22, 2014. Graveside service will be held 12:00 P.M. Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Wallback.  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, is in charge of arrangement.
 

Sept 21 2014  God's angels came to carry Joan Sizemore Reed to heaven on Aug. 28, 2014; she was surrounded by her loving her brother, John, and sisters, Connie and Jane.  Born July 7, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Johan A. Sizemore I and Thelma Davis Sizemore Cruikshank.  Joan graduated from Clay County High School and Charleston Business School. She served as circuit clerk of Clay County for many years. In this position she met and made many lifetime friends.  In addition to her parents, Joan was preceded in death by a brother, E.J. Sizemore; sister, Ruth Sizemore Stump; and nephew, Jimmy Stump.  She is survived by a brother, John A. Sizemore II; two sisters, Connie S. Fields and Jane Winters; and five nephews and five nieces, whom she adored. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Clay County Courthouse (courtroom).
Arrangements entrusted to Long & Fisher Funeral Home.
 

Genevieve Pearl Walker Boggs, 87, of Clay, she was born and raised in Clay County and came home to Clay County to pass from this earth on Tuesday afternoon, September 23, 2014, where she was living with her youngest daughter.  She was predeceased by her parents, Albert S. Walker and Ollie D. Brannon Walker; her sisters, Garnie W. Testa, Ottie I. Callison, and Josephine E. Hickman and Justena E. Hamrick; and her brothers, Leon A. Walker and Leonard O. Walker.  She was a tape librarian and worked for Union Carbide for 28 years, retiring in 1985.  She was a member of the Union Carbide Retiree’s Bowling League and Women’s Golf League, Angel Terrace Garden Club, Clay County Alumni Association, and enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family and friends in her retirement years.  Genevieve was divorced with three children, Philip M. Boggs and wife Candace Boggs of Hilo, HI; Marsha D. Tackett and husband Rossie Tackett of Englewood, FL; and, Joyce L. Schulz and partner Gary Bailey of Big Otter, WV; and was blessed with seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  She requested no funeral or memorial service and donated her body to the WVU School of Medicine.    If you feel the need to do something in her memory you may donate a gift to the WVU School of Medicine, the Parkinson’s Association or the Dystonia Association in her name.  Whether you called her Genevieve, Genny or Gen, do something you love to do and remember her love of life and laughter.  She will be remembered by all who knew her fondly and well. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay is honored to be serving the Boggs family.
 
 

Hubert Wayne Oxley, 80, of Springfield, Ohio, passed away Sept. 15, 2014. He was born Dec. 28, 1933 in Clay, W.Va. He was a graduate of Clay County High School and served in the U.S. Navy as a machinist mate second class, serving from December 1955 to November 1959. He retired from Cincinnati Plumbers and Pipefittters Local No. 392. He was a member of Pantano Baptist Church in Tucson, Ariz., serving in many ways, including as a deacon. He was the son of the late Homer F. Oxley and Myrtle (Chandler) Oxley. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lois Jean (McQueen) Oxley; his brother, Kermit Oxley and wife, Sharon, of Gilbert, Ariz.; two sisters, Wanita Gray and husband, "Bum" Auddis, of Clay, W.Va., and Audrey Gillenwater of Peoria, Ariz.; a half-sister, Ernie Lee Eatman of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and many nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Boyd "Ray" Oxley, Homer Fleet Oxley Jr. and Delbert Oxley; two half-brothers, Oral Oxley and Harry Oxley; and three sisters, Leona Nichols, Wanda Pearl Puma and Mildred Chapman.  Both services for Mr. Oxley will be held at Harrison Avenue Baptist Church, 1125 Harrison Ave., Harrison, Ohio, on Thursday, Sept. 18. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Glen Foster and Pastor Dan Rowland officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Haven Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Harrison Funeral Detail.  Memorials are suggested to Community Mercy Hospice in Springfield, Ohio, and/or the American Lung Association, c/o Jackman Kercheval Meyers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 513, Harrison, OH 45030. Online condolences at www.jkmfuneralhome.com.  Mrs. Oxley wishes to express her sincere thanks to family and friends for their prayers and support.
 

Sept 21 2014  Catherine Frances Vanskiver 87 of Duck WV, Passed away at her home with her family by her side September  21, 2014. Catherine was born October 8, 1926 to the late John and Cora White.  She is survived by her sons James Vankirk of Baltimore MD, Leroy Vankirk Of Baltimore MD, and Ray Vankirk of Baltimore MD. Daughters Cora Lamb of Duck WV,  Emma Birdsong of Baltimore MD,  Kitty Ann Vankirk of Baltimore MD.. 42 Grandchildren 29 Great Grandchildren 3 Great –Great Grandchildren and 2 step Great Grandchildren which were very special to her. A graveside service will take place at 11:00am Tuesday September  23, 2014 at Lamb family Cemetery Duck WV.  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral home is honored to be serving the Vanskiver family.

Sept 21 2014  Rev. Darrell Eugene Adkins, 78 of Clay entered into his heavenly home on September 19, 2014 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Darrell was born on September 12, 1936 on Lilly Fork of Buffalo Creek to Elvin and Evelyn Adkins. He was an avid hunter, he loved the outdoors and just being in the woods. He was a retired coal miner and an Ordained Pastor and Evangelist. He was a husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather who loved his family dearly and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife Rebecca A. Adkins of Clay, and by his children Carl (Shelly) Adkins, Linna (Mike) Singleton, Darlene (David) Tanner, Robert (Lisha) Adkins, Tina (Bill) Lindenthal, Jackie (Zack) Hobbs, Charles (Elaina) Adkins. Darrell is also survived by his brothers Roy and Jerry Adkins, Half Brothers Billy, Richard, and Eddie Adkins.  His Sister Rosalee Harlow, and Half Sister Lisa Adkins. 17 Grand children, 7 Great Grandchildren  Step Mother Delorise Adkins Darrell’s special Uncle Sterling (Wanita) And Special Friends Jimmy and Sheila Salisbury  Funeral Service will held Monday September 22, 2014 beginning at 11:00 AM at Wilson Shamblin Smith Funeral Home
With the Minister Kenneth Tanner officiating, burial will follow at the Adkins Cemetery, Enoch. The staff of Wilson Shamblin Smith  Funeral Home are honored to be serving the Adkins Family.

Sept 17 2014  Glenn Louis Drake Jr. 27, of Procious, entered into rest Sunday, September 14, 2014 after injuries received in a four wheeler accident. Born October 9, 1986 in Charleston, he was the son of Glenn L. and Delma (Cummings) Drake of Procious. He was employed by Asplundh.  In addition to his parents, Glen is survived by his son, Matthew Drake, daughters, Glenda Drake and Maria Drake, brothers, Darrell Drake and Andrew Drake all of Procious.  Funeral service will be held 12:00 pm Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Horner’s Fork Missionary Baptist Church, Procious, with Minister Cecil Lee officiating.  Burial will be in Hobert Cummings Family Cemetery, Pumpkin Ridge.  Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Adkins family.
 

Sept 15   Mark Holcomb, 72, of Cleveland, OH, passed away on September 13, 2014 at Fairview Hospital in Cleveland.  Born August 17, 1942 in Bickmore, he is the son of the late Ezekial Rice and Ruby (Stephenson) Holcomb. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a grandson, David Cole. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Shelia (Bodkins) of Cleveland; sons, Mark Timothy Holcomb and companion, Annie of Cleveland and James Eugene Holcomb and wife, Richelle of Cleveland; grandchildren, Jacqueline Holcomb, James Meyers, Paige Holcomb, Tyler James Holcomb and Andrew Cole; great-granddaughter, Trinity Meyers; siblings, James Holcomb of Xenia, OH, Betty Taylor and husband, Escar of Lizemores, Robert Holcomb of Hartland, Sharon Gray and husband Woodrow of Indore; sisters and brothers-in-law, Dreama Young and husband of Brunswick, OH, Gary and Bobby Bodkins and wife, Marjorie of Brunswick, OH. Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM, Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Jerry Bodkins officiating.  Burial will follow at Sunset Cemetery in Bickmore.  Friends may call from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday , September 17 at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Holcomb family.
 

Sept 14 2014   David Jack Stephenson, 91, passed away August 22, 2014, in Hospice Care Port St. Lucie, Fla.  He was born September 30, 1922, in Clendenin, W.Va.; graduated from Clendenin High School, attended WV Tech, retired from Patterson Dental Supply Co. and PGA Golf Club. He was a decorated WWII Coast Guard veteran  and served aboard the USS Peterson DE-152. He is survived by his devoted wife, Estelle; loving daughters, Tawney Mangus, Kathy Stephenson, both of Procious, W.Va., Virginia Bogardus of Morrow, Ga., and Amanda Volpenhein of Covington, Ky.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his two brothers and three sisters; and his beloved first wife, Virginia.  "Jack" requested to be cremated. His remains will be buried at Koontz Cemetery in Clendenin, W.Va. Memorial service is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday, September 27, at Koontz cemetery in Clendenin.
 

Sept 13 2014   Daisy Mae (Keenan) Arthur, 77, of Twenty Mile died Friday, September 12, 2014 at Ansted Center in Ansted.  She was born November 16, 1936 in Cannelton, WV to the late Lionel and Tressie (Holcomb) Keenan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clemmer DeWitt Arthur; daughter, Tressie Francis Arthur; grandson Ryan Arthur; great-grandson Baby Ryan Arthur; two brothers and one sister.  She was a member of the Dixie First Baptist Church. Daisy is survived by her children, Debbie Dawson and companion Danny Halstead of Duck, Leona Jo Hanshaw and husband, Haymond of Lookout, Mark Arthur and wife, Becky of Alta, Randall Arthur and wife, Terri of Twenty Mile, April Blankenship and husband, Paul of Summersville, Golden Adkins and husband, Earl of Scarbrough, and Spring Arthur and companion Bruce Halstead of Boone County; three sisters; one brother; 21 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be 2:00PM Monday, September 15, 2014 at the Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge with Pastor Arvin Hanshaw officiating. Burial will follow in the Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Pennington Funeral Home Gauley Bridge is honored to be serving the Arthur family.
 

Sept 11 2014  Eddie Marion Salisbury, 66, of Ovapa, entered into rest Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at his home.  Born Sept 23, 1947 in Clay, he was the son of the late Cecil and Maysel (Barnes) Salisbury. Eddie is survived by his wife, Patricia Salisbury of Ovapa, son, Matthew Salisbury of Clay, daughters, Debbie Keaton and Jennifer Salisbury both of Procious, 8 grandchildren, brothers, Bob Salisbury of Scioto, Oh., Donald Salisbury of Clendenin, Carlos Salisbury of Sutton and sister, Tookie Mullins of Md. Funeral service will be held 1:00 Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Dean Rogers officiating.  Burial will be in the Salisbury – Koch Cemetery, Clay. Friends may call from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Salisbury family.

Sept 4 2014  Tammy Renee Ferrebee, 27, of Wallback, went to live with the angels on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 from injuries received from a motor vehicle accident.  Born September 10, 1986 in Charleston, she was the daughter of Marilyn Johnson of Charleston and Tim and Tina Ferrebee of Wallback.   Tammy is survived by her companion; Brent Conley and daughter, Harley Dawn Conley both of Looneyville; step-son, Dusty Allen Conley of Spencer; granddaughter, Brooklyn Conley of Ravenswood; brothers, Timmy Lee Ferrebee and Isaac Ferrebee, both of Wallback; sister, Erica Conley and husband, Brett, of Newton; grandparents, Andrew “Bud” and Agnes Ferrebee of Wallback, Hallie Johnson of Wallback and Eleanor Ramsey of Newton, and many nieces and nephews.  Funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M. Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Earl Elliott  officiating.  Burial will be in the Summers-Ferrebee Cemetery, Wallback.  Friends may call 1 hour prior to the service.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to serve the Ferrebee family.

Sept 4 2014   Porter E. Chapman, 88, of Elkview, passed away Friday morning, Aug. 29, 2014 at home with his family by his side. He was born Feb. 27, 1926 to the late Wannie D. and Zelma Chapman of Ivydale.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Versil of Charleston, Leo of Ivydale, Bob of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and Hunter of Ivydale; infant sister, Evelyn; and nephew, Roger Chapman of Norfolk, Va.  Cherishing his memory are many family members, including his loving wife of 63 years, Norma; daughters, Debby Porta (Frank) of Charleston and Trilla Daubenspeck (Tim) of Elkview; four very special grandchildren, Jamie Johnson (Steven) of Savannah, Ga., Nic Porta (Jessica) of Eleanor, Chris Porta (Sharity) of Tipton, Mo., and Wesley Daubenspeck (Cara) of Charleston; six precious great-grandchildren, Austin and Cooper Porta of Eleanor, identical twins Peyton and Eva Porta of Tipton, Mo., Nora Kate Daubenspeck of Charleston and Ethan Johnson of Savannah, Ga.; sisters, Vera Murphy of Oxford, Ga., Hallie Walker of Charleston, Norma Sanders (Jim) of Monroe, Ga., Nola Gilbertson (Arnie) of Minneapolis, Minn., and Marie Zoog of Lancaster, Ohio; sister-in-law, Darlene Chapman of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; and many nieces, nephews and cousins, all who loved him dearly. Porter was a graduate of Clay County High School and Pittsburgh Air Conditioning and Refrigeration School. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy, having served in the South Pacific Theater. He was a true patriot who instilled those same values in his children and grandchildren.  He was an electrician, retiring from Union Carbide Corporation with over 30 years of dedicated service. Porter was a draftsman and worked as a homebuilder with his brother, Leo. He built two homes for his own family, and then helped both of his children in building homes for their families.  Porter was the number one fan and supporter of his grandchildren in all their academic and athletic endeavors. If there was an event in which a grandchild was a participant, he was there. Whether it be T-ball, soccer, softball, baseball, basketball, football, wrestling or volleyball, he was in the bleachers following teams around the county, state and country. Among his favorite activities were following the Mountaineer football and basketball programs, working outdoors, oil painting and woodworking. As long as he was able, he took great pride in his home and lawn, spending many hours manicuring the lawn to perfection. Woodworking was one of his favorite hobbies, having built many pieces of furniture, clocks and other handcrafted items treasured by the recipients.   Porter was a Christian and previously attended Bible Center Church in Charleston. He was a great friend, son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and will be missed by all having the pleasure of knowing him.  The family would like to thank Dr. William L. Harris and his wonderful staff for their attentive care, as well as Hospice Care, Jill Vigliotti RN, Jennifer Kirsch and Amber Blevins. Donations may be made to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387-2536.  Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.  Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Hafer Funeral Home with Pastors Jeff Moales and Lee Swor officiating, followed by entombment at Elk Hills Memorial Mausoleum, with full military honors by American Legion Post 61, Clendenin.  Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.haferfuneralhome.net.  Hafer Funeral Home, i shandling the arraignments.

Sept 2 2014  Forrest Osborne, 91 of Bickmore went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. He was born May 23, 1923 to the late Randolph Bib and Marilda Neal Osborne.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brothers, Vance and John Osborne. He was a member of the Clay First Baptist Church and was involved in the Solomon’s Secret Outdoor Drama as the Chief for the past 15 years.  He also was a Army Veteran of  World War II, a retired coal miner for Majestic Mining and was an outdoorsman who loved fishing, hunting and Ginsanging.  He enjoyed playing the Guitar, Dobro and Fiddle.  He is survived by:  Wife, Margaret Givens Osborne of Meadowbrook Acres Nursing Facility, Meadowbrook;  son, Rocky and Rachel Osborne of Bickmore;  daughter, Lucinda Toon of Charleston;  brothers, Homer and Clem Osborne;  sisters, Ruth Woofter, Ann Osborne and Mary Jones;  grandchildren, Adam and Natalie Osborne, Amanda and Stanley Souder, Andrew and Charity Osborne, Anthony and Kerri Osborne, Abraham and Holly Osborne, Avery Osborne and Jessica Toon;  great-grandchildren, Hailey, Adrian, Layton, Colton and Isabella. Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the Clay First Baptist Church with Minister, Rocky Osborne officiating.  There will be no prior visitation.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Osborne Family.     In Lieu of Flowers the family suggests donations be made to Hubbard Hospice House 1001 Kenewa Drive Charleston, WV
 

Aug 29 2014   Paul Edward Hagerman, 64, of Procious, entered into rest August 28, 2014. Born February 23, 1950 in McDowell County, he is the son of the late Charlotte and Ernest Bolt and the late David Hagerman. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by, brother-in-law Jimmy Sparks and brother, John Hagerman, sisters, Lou Tuckett and Ann Gullent He was a retired Supervisor from GM Motor Company. He loved the great outdoors, hunting, fishing and racing.  Paul is survived by his wife, Janice Hagerman of Procious, children, Deanna Hagerman of Deltona, Fl., ., Patricia and Johnny Kelley of Hamburg, Ark,  Paula and Razz Sontos of Wallback, C.J. Stowers of Ky.,  Paul and Sherry Hagerman of Rockholt, Ky., his legacy lives on in his   grandchildren, Jessica Major, Brittany Stornelli, Brittany Mills, Amber Sontos, Austin Fearby, Steven Fearby, Paige Sontos, Heaven Stowers, Blake Sontos, Brianna Scott and Haley Kelley, great-granddaughter, Faith Coulter, brothers Jimmy and Cathy Hagerman of NY., David “Pee Wee” Hagerman of Bland, VA., Ronnie and Sophia Sparks of Tazewell, Va., Ervin and Buffy  Sparks of Ky., sisters, Alice Faye and Howard Workman of WV., Sally and Sherif Mohammed of WV, Jan Sawma, NY., Ruth and George Berger of Ariz., Diane Sparks of Rocky Gap, Va., Elaine Sparks of Bland, Va., and Lifelong friends, John and Nancy Herold of Procious. Funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M. Sunday, August 31, 2014 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Rocky Boggs officiating.  Burial will be in Herold Family Cemetery, Procious. Friends may call 1 hour prior to the 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 Hagerman family.
 

Aug 29 2014 Richard L. Metheney, 62, of Nebo, was called home August 26, 2014 after a long illness at Charleston Area Medical Center, General Division. Born December 22, 1951 in Erie PA, a son of Fern Rose and the late Russell Metheney.  He is survived in addition to his mother, by his wife Debra Metheney; daughter Michelle Whitfield; seven foster children; brothers Earnest Metheney and Bruce Metheney; and sister Brenda Samples. Graveside services will be held Friday August 29, 2014 at 11:00am at the Moore Fork Cemetery in Big Otter with Rev. Dewey Tanner officiating. Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg is in charge of arrangements.

Aug 28 2014  Danny “Barney” Nottingham, 53, of Dalton, OH, passed away suddenly on August 24, 2014. Born September 3, 1960 in Clay, he was the son of the late Carl Nottingham and mother Shirley (Mullins) and step father Edward Brown.  In addition to his father he was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Sherman and Pearl Mullins and Claude and Ethel Nottingham. He was employed by Most Paving for 38 years, was a member of the Fredericksburg American Legion Post #651 and graduated from Orrville High School class of 1978. Danny loved the outdoors activities, hunting, camping and trips to West Virginia.  He was a devoted grandpa.  In addition to his mother and step-father Danny is survived by his daughter, Lindy Nottingham, grandsons, Benjamin and Braxton, siblings David (Michelle) Nottingham, Jimmy Nottingham and Jeanne Nottingham, girlfriend Jackie Snyder, many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Friday, August 29, 2014 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.  Burial will be in the Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore. Friends may call from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home. A celebration of life will be held 3:00 P.M. Tuesday September 7, 2014 at the Fredericksburg American Legion Post #651.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Nottingham family.

Aug 27 2014  Mary "P-Nut" Delphia Duffield, 66, of Lizemores, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital, Charleston, following a short illness. P-Nut was the daughter of the late Delbert and Mary H. (Swain) Elswick. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul Duffield; brother, John Elswick; and sister, Delorice "LuLu" Elswick.  P-Nut is survived by her son, Daniel Duffield and wife, Denise, of Lizemores; daughter, Virginia Ackermann and husband, Mark, of Wheeling; brother, Alvin "Ace" Elswick and wife, Nancy, of Belva; sisters, Nan Boyd and husband, Richard, of Ravenswood and June Owens and husband, Gary, of Millwood; and grandchildren, Joshua Duffield, Karley Duffield, Tristan Duffield and Edward Ackermann.  P-Nut's funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin. Burial will be at King-Fields Cemetery, Glen.   Her family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed online at www.maticsfuneralhome.com.
 

Aug 25 2014  Austin Keith Legg, 19, of Ivydale, entered into rest Friday, August 22, 2014. Born June 18, 1995 in Charleston, he is the son of Chester Keith and Freda Jill (Parson) Legg of Ivydale.  Austin is survived by his wife, Monica Legg of Ivydale, daughter, Lyla Rae Legg of Ivydale, grandparents, Henson and Judy Legg of Ivydale, Jane and the late Kenneth Parsons of Clay. Graveside service will be held 12:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore, with Minister Justin Caudle officiating. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, is honored to be serving the Legg family.
 

Aug 22 2014  Evelyn Carrol Lowers, 70, of Left Hand, entered into rest Thursday, August 21, 2014. Born May 8, 1944 in Wallback, she was the daughter of the late Clay and Cloe (Truman) Cottrell.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers, Shirley Cottrell, and Delmer Cottrell.  Evelyn is survived by her son, Kevin (Teena) Ferrebee, grandchildren, Melissa Kay (Josh) Wray, Brian Chad Farabee, great-grandchildren, Hunter Keith Wray, Mandie Sue Farabee, Abigail Marie Farabee, Brooklyn Leighann Farabee,  brothers, Nolan Cottrell, Richard Cottrell, Roy Cottrell and Kenneth Lonzo Cottrell, sisters, Betty Sorrel, Vera (Paul) Grose and Loretta (Alan) Truman. Funeral service will be held 12:00 P.M. Monday, August 25, 2014 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.  Burial will be Cottrell Cemetery, Calhoun County.  Friends may call 1 hour prior to the funeral   On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Lowers family.
 

Aug 22 2014  Charles E. Fitzwater, 86, of Dixie, entered into rest Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Born March 14, 1928, he was the son of the late Homer and Stella Fitzwater. In addition to his parents Charles was also preceded in death by his sister, Elsie Friend, brothers Byron and Curtis Fitzwater. He was retired from Elkem Metals. Charles is survived by his wife, Barbara June Fitzwater of Dixie, daughter and son-in-law Melanie and Danny Foster of Craigsville, granddaughters, Amy and Mark Reed of Hico, Brandi and Matt Turner of Oak Hill, grandson, Casey Foster of Craigsville, great-grandchildren, Ashton Reed of Hico, Bretton Turner and Brynlee Turner both of Oak Hill, brothers, James Fitzwater of Morristown, TN, Versal and Sharon Fitzwater of Bridgeport, sister, Nina Barnes of Mansfield, OH.  Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Friday, August 22, 2014 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Geoff Hamrick officiating.  Burial will be in Cline Cemetery, Indore.  Friends may call 2 hours prior to the 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 Fitzwater family.

Aug 16 2014  Glen Francis (Dugan Salisbury), 65,entered into rest Friday, August 15, 2014. Born August 24, 1948, in Dundon, he was the son of the late Marie Salisbury. In addition to his mother, he also was preceded in death by a brother, Jackie Salisbury. Dugan is survived by his brother, Jerry (Donna) Salisbury of Clay; four nephews; and one niece. Graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, August 17, at Salisbury-McKinney Cemetery, Clay. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, August 16, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com. Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Salisbury family.
 

Aug 15 2014  Nevada Osborne (nee Ramsey), age 84, of Brunswick, Ohio, passed away on August 11, 2014. She was born on May 17, 1930 in Dorfee, WV.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister who loved her family dearly. She will be dearly missed by her children, Pollie (Charles) Lindsey, James (Loretta) Osborne, Larry Osborne, Patty (Jerry) Bouska, Michael (Francine) Osborne; 13 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; brother, Roy Brown; sisters, Sheila Mullins and Daisy Hertl. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Sibert; brother, Clarence Brown and her parents.  A visitation will be Wednesday, August 13th from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at Carlson Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, 1642 Pearl Rd., Brunswick, Ohio 44212. On Friday, August 15th there will be a visitation from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay. Funeral service will be 11:00 A.M at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home on Saturday, August 16th with Minister Danny Taylor officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Cemetery in Bickmore. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com and also FUNERALLOCATION.COM

Mary Rebecca Armstrong, 47, of Oak Hill passed away on August 9, 2014 in Charlton Heights. Born November 20, 1967 in Lorrain, OH, she is the daughter of the late Ed and Virginia Harper.  Survivors include her children, Amber Armstrong and companion, Jimmy Coleman of Charlton Heights, Joseph Armstrong of Mt. Hope, Holli Armstrong of Mt. Hope; 3 grandchildren; sister, Cathy (Ira) Truman of Jodie; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.  Services will take place 1 PM on Thursday, August 14, at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge with the Reverend Charles Blankenship officiating.  Burial will follow at Elliott Cemetery in Adonijah.  Family will receive friends one hour prior to service time. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Armstrong family.

Aug 12 2014   James Wilson Reed Jr., 60, of Charleston, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at home. Jim was an independent oil and gas producer and a member of the Independent Oil and Gas Association.  He was from Clay County and moved to Charleston in 2006. Jim attended Dartmouth College and graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in chemistry. He was a member of Christ Church United Methodist, Charleston, Clay Masonic Lodge No. 197 and Scottish Rite Bodies and he was a former Republican National Committeeman.  Jim was an avid art collector and loved literature and the sciences. He was a very spiritual person and was kind and generous to everyone. Jim was preceded in death by his father, James W. Reed Sr.; grandfather, former West Virginia State Senator E. Ray Reed; and brothers, Thomas H. Reed and Edward C. Reed.  He is survived by his former wife, Candace Reed; mother, Helen B. Reed of Kanawha City; children, James W. Reed III (Lisa) of Greenville, S.C., Andrew W. Reed of Charleston, Eric E. Reed of Charleston, Jennifer H. Reed of Davis, Calif., and Austin H. Reed of Charleston; brother, Charles D. Reed (Danielle) of Kanawha City; aunt, Mary Reed Ward of Clay; and three grandchildren, Savannah, Holden and Josephine.  Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. Don Dobbins officiating. Burial will follow at Reed Cemetery, Clay, where there will be a Masonic graveside service performed by Clay Masonic Lodge No. 197.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.barlowbonsall.com. Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, has been entrusted with the arrangements.
 

Aug 8 2014  Doris Lee (Alley) Nichols, 69, of Lizemores, passed away on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at CAMC- General Division in Charleston. Born September 20, 1944 in Bentree she is the daughter of the late Clarence Lacey and Flora (Moore) Alley. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers, Charles and Harry Alley and her sister, Margaret Brown.  Survivors include her husband, Ray Nichols of Lizemores; sons, Steve Nichols of Winfield and Mark Nichols (Marla) of Hurricane; grandchildren, Steven Nichols, Jr. of Winfield, Serena Nichols of Hurricane, Scott Nichols of Hurricane, Carson Nichols of Winfield and Ethan Nichols of Winfield; and sisters, Judy Kincaid (Doug) of Dixie and Sally Wood (Thornton) of Dixie. Services will be held 1 PM on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Pennington Funeral Home with the Reverend Jeff Sevy officiating.  Entombment will follow at Restlawn Memory Gardens in Victor, WV. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family atwww.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Nichols family.

Aug 6 2014   Drema (Coleman) Moore, 48, of Gauley Bridge, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Bower’s Hospice House in Beckley. Born March 13, 1966 in Ansted, she is the daughter of Della Coleman of Montgomery. She is preceded in death by her brothers, John and Steven Coleman; sister, Marilyn Coleman; and son-in-law, Jeremy Floyd.  In addition to her mother, she is survived by her sons, Jimmy Coleman, and companion, Amber Armstrong of Falls View, and Jason Coleman and companion, Tasha Lykins of Falls View; daughters, Tracy Floyd of Glen Ferris, and Verna Underwood and companion, Michael Kiser of Gauley Bridge; 10 grandchildren; sister, Becky Coleman; special friend, Robert Chittum; and a host of other relatives and friends.  Services will take place at Noon on Friday, August 8, 2014 at Pennington Funeral Home with the Reverend Charles Blankenship officiating.  Burial will follow in Coleman-Stone Cemetery, Adonijah. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Coleman/Moore families.

Aug 6 2014 Jimmy G. Taylor, 48, of Bickmore, entered into rest on August 4. 2014, at his residence. Born on March 15, 1966, in Fayette County, he was the son of the late Jimmy Taylor, Sr. and Phyllis Jean (Schoolcraft) Taylor.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Harvey and Chessie Irine (Triplett) Taylor. Survivors include his wife, Sandra K. Taylor of Bickmore; brothers, Joshua Harvey Taylor and Joseph Taylor, both of Hartland; sister, Rebecca (Herbert) Taylor of Adonijah; sons, Joshua (Kelly) Taylor of Glasgow, Ralph (Casey) Taylor of Summersville, Mark (Nancy) Mitchen of Ivydale, Brian (Jadia) Mitchen of Ivydale, and Jacob Mitchen at home; daughters, Terri Campbell of Clay, Debra (Harold “Benji”) Stewart of Indore,  and Amanda (Tommy) Durant of Buckhannon; daughter-in-law, Misty Taylor of Clay,  and his grandkids, which were his pride and joy and the center of his life, Jennifer, Michael, Jamie, Xavior, Tommy and Serina. He was an avid hunter and loved going fishing with his family and anything that had to do with being outside or in the woods.  He was a wonderful husband, dad, grandfather and friend; he will be sadly missed by all who knew him and loved him. Funeral service will be 11am Thursday, August 7, 2014, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Ralph Davis officiating.  Burial will follow in the Taylor Cemetery, Beechy Ridge. Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm on Wednesday, August 6, 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 Taylor family.
 

Aug 5 2014 Rev. Robert Louis "Bobby" Wilmoth, 81, of Charleston, passed away Aug. 3, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. He was born May 21, 1933, in Buffalo, N.Y., the son of Robert Lee and Gladys Wood Wilmoth. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Euel Lee and Vernon Wilmoth. Bobby was a former contract driver for the U.S. Postal Service as well as an Advent Christian minister with 55 years of service to churches including Creston, Ohio, Henryville, Ind., R.C. Elmore, First and Faith Advent Christian Churches in Charleston. Bobby was a decorated Korean War veteran, enlisting in the Army at the age of 17, who proudly served his country for three years. After moving to Charleston he was active in the Charleston Job Corps, president of the Charleston Ministerial and chaplain for the Charleston area hospitals and other organizations. He is survived by his childhood sweetheart with almost 62 years of marriage, Frankie Lucille Wilmoth; daughters, Diana Graham (Homer) and Vicky Sizemore (John); son, Stephen Wilmoth, all of Charleston; granddaughters, Alysia Sigman, Krista Wilmoth and Ashley (Erik) Strock; sisters, Phyllis Noe and Mary Baker; brother, Larry Wilmoth; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. Dayton Reynolds and the Rev. Sandy Burdette officiating. Burial to follow in Moore Fork Cemetery, Big Otter, with an open gathering of family and friends to be held at Big Otter Community Center immediately following burial. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Curtis Price Way, Charleston, WV 25311.  The family would especially like to thank Charleston General Hospital ER staff, 4 South nurses, doctors and staff and the Kanawha County Ambulance Authority for their compassionate care to Bob and his family.
Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home is serving the family.
 

Aug 5 2014  James Allen Gross, 74, of Palestine, W.Va., passed away Aug. 3, 2014, at the Arbors at Marietta Nursing Home, Marietta, Ohio, following a long illness. He was a 1957 graduate of DuPont High School, a former school teacher in Clay County and worked 40 years at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Preceding him in death were his parents, Louis and Louise Rapp Gross. James is survived by his sister, Eileen Shaver of Palestine. Graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at Montgomery Memorial Park, London, with Pastor Charles Bolen officiating. Interment will follow in the cemetery. There will be no visitation. Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at fidlerandframe@suddenlink.net.
 

Aug 3 2014  Rocky Allen Keener, 41, of Brownsville, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Montgomery General Hospital in Montgomery as the result of an injury sustained at work. Born July 19, 1973 in Charleston, he is the son of Gerald Mullins and Sharon Keener of Ivydale. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Alice (Postlewaite)Keener of Brownsville; children, Rocky Allen (Jessica) Keener, II of Clay, Dakota Keener of Clay, Alex Jeffrey of Brownsville, Savannah Jeffrey of Brownsville, Cortney Jeffrey of Brownsville, and Cheyenne Jeffrey of Brownsville; grandson, Parker Keener of Clay, and mother-in-law, Gloria Postlewaite of Montgomery. Services will be held 7PM on Monday, August 4, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay with the Reverend Charles Blankenship officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Rocky’s wish was to be cremated following the service. Online condolences may be sent to the family atwww.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Keener family.

Aug 1 2014  Junior Ralph Blankenship, 85, of Wallback, entered into rest Thursday, July 31, 2014. Born March 3, 1929 in Clay, he was the son of the late Giles and Sobina (Mullins) Blankenship.  Junior is survived by his brothers, Charlie Blankenship of Vero Beach, FL, David Blankenship of Harpers Ferry and sister Jean Church of Maysel.  Funeral service will be held 3:00 P.M. Sunday, August 3, 2014 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Quentin Scott officiating.   Burial will be in Summers - Ferrebee Cemetery, Wallback.  Friends may call 1 hour prior to the funeral service.  On-line condolence may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Blankenship family.
 

July 29 2014   Robin (Bob) Wesley White, 61, of Clendenin, entered into rest Monday, July 28, 2014.  Born September 28, 1952 in Charleston, he was the son of Pauline White Taylor and the late Okay F. White. In addition to his father, Bob was also preceded in death by his son, Chad. In addition to his mother, Bob is survived by his two children, Ted, and Casandra, 5 grandchildren and three sisters, Mary, Anita and Edie.  Service will be held from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the White family.
 

July 29 2014 James (Steve) Stephen Jeffrey, 66, of Elkview, entered into rest Saturday, July 26, 2014. Born July 1, 1948 in Montgomery, he was the son of the late Euel and Strossie Jeffrey.  Retired coal miner from Eastern & Assoc,  and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Racine. He had a love for antique cars and car shows. Enjoyed life to the fullest.  He will be missed by all that knew him. Steve, is survived by his wife, Peggy Sattler Jeffrey, daughter, Lora Jeffrey Mullins and husband Dallas, granddaughter, Destiney Mullins, sisters, Rhonda and Arden McCourt of Cambridge Oh., Ramona Kincaid of Smithers and several nieces and nephews  Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Anthony Pratt officiating.  Burial will be Clay Memorial Gardens, Clay. Friends may call 2 hour prior to the funeral. In lieu of flowers donations in his name to first Baptist Church of Racine P.O. Box 10 Racine, WV 25165, or you favorite charity.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Jeffrey family.

July 29 2014 Elizabeth Ann Harvey, 70 of Jodie, WV passed away at CAMC Memorial Division on July 25, 2014 after an extended illness surrounded by her family. She was born July 7, 1944 in Bentree, WV and was a lifelong resident of Jodie, WV area. She was a former employee of Pizza Hut in Kanawha City and Charleston, WV, a former EMT and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, Billy B. and Helen Dotson. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Don A. “Drew” Harvey of Jodie; her children, Tamala “Tammy” Johnson and John “Newy” Harvey of Jodie; Barva Queen and her husband Tracy of Charlton Heights; Anthony “Tony” Harvey and his companion Becky of Eleanor; foster brothers, Joe Fitzwater and his wife Nancy of Lima, OH; Virgil Lacy of Lancaster, OH and foster sister Judy Farnsworth of Buckhannon; grandchildren, Crystal Queen and Christopher “Chris” Queen of Charlton Heights; Liam Harvey and Keelyn Harvey of Gauley Bridge; step-grandchildren, Carmalena Harville and her husband Greg of Powellton; Scott Johnson and his wife Christina of Mt. Olive; Six step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, many extended family members and friends. Gravesides services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday July 30, 2014 at the Rich Creek Cemetery, Jodie with Minister Tom McClung officiating. Burial will immediately follow in the cemetery. Friends may call from 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge. The family would like to thank everyone at CAMC Memorial Hospital, especially the staff of Three North, Three East, MICU and the Emergency Department for excellent care they provided their loved one throughout her illness. They would also like to give a very special “Thank You” to Dr. Joe White and Dr. Ed Hamrick for the exemplary care and compassion for Mrs. Harvey. They also wish to Thank, A.J. Mullins, Jeff Nichols, Dave Sullivan and “Ottman” Craze and their many friends and spiritual brothers and sisters for all they have done for the family during their time of need not only now, but throughout her illness as well as Nurses and Physical Therapy Staff at Gentiva Home Health out of Summersville. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Harvey Family.
 

Danny F Bowles, 58 of Ohio passed away July 22, 2014. He was born in Kanawha County, WV to Denvil and Mary Bowles. He is survived by his children Daniel, Brandan, and Danielle of Ohio and Desiree of WV: grandchildren, Lillian, Nicholas, Makayla Bowles, and Kaylynn Scott. Also survived by his three sisters, Diana, Jeanie, and Brenda and two brothers, Edwin and Denny. He was preceded in death by his father Denvil. He will be missed by family and friends. May you rest in peace dear father till we meet again. Funeral service will be 2:00 P.M. Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.  Pastor Wayne Smith.  Burial will be in the Laurel Cemetery, Wallback.  Friends may call 1 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 Bowles family.
 

July 23 2014  Joseph Truman, 65, of Wallback, entered into rest Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Born December 9, 1948, in Kanawha County, he was the son of the late Joseph and Dorla (Vaughan) Truman  Joseph is survived by his wife, Lisa (Lewis) Truman of Wallback. His extended wife’s family, David and Trecia Ice of Maysel, Sandy Winemiller of Indiana, PA, Mark and Marlene Phillips of Clay, Robbie and Edna King of Maysel, Donna Ice of Wallback, and Randy and Patty Hampton of Clay and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Friday, July 25, 2014 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Robby King officiating.  Burial will be in the Gray Cemetery, Harrison. Friend may call 1 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 Truman family.
 

July 23 2014  Donald Ray Woody, 54, of Spencer, West Virginia passed away on July 19, 2014 at his home after a brief illness. He was born February 29, 1960 in Charleston, West Virginia a son of the late Joshua Johnny and Lola Mae Samples Woody. He worked for Columbia Gas/Chesapeake for over 25 years and enjoyed fishing, coaching softball and basketball and watching sports. “Woody” is survived by his wife of 35 years, Carla Diane Nichols Woody; one son, David Ryan Woody of Spencer; two daughters, Megan Christine Woody of Clay, West Virginia and Deanna Nicole Taylor of Charleston; one sister, Martha Ann Harper of Spencer; two brothers, John Woody of Charleston and Ronald Walker of North Carolina; and six grand children.  Per his request, the body was cremated. A memorial visitation will take place on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the TAYLOR-VANDALE FUNERAL HOME from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
 

July 20 2014 Gary Salisbury, 73, of Clay, passed away at home, unexpectedly on Friday, July 18, 2014. He was a Veteran of the United States Army, and upon discharge resided in Lorain, OH for over 20 years where he was a Wire Form Supervisor for Lorain Products.  He then moved to WV, where he retired from Central Testing. Born February 8, 1941 in Widen, he is the son of Marie (Underwood) Salisbury and the late Wilbert Salisbury. He was a loving father and pawpaw.  He loved to garden and be outdoors, as well as take care of everyone in his life.  He enjoyed spending time with his companion, Phyllis; and will be deeply missed by those that loved him. Survivors include his sons, Jeff (Dawn) Salisbury of Clay and Mike (Mary Jo) Salisbury of Amherst, OH;  grandchildren, Cody (Brittany) Salisbury, Michael Salisbury, Megan Salisbury, Derek Salisbury, Karlie Salisbury and Dalton Salisbury; great-grandchildren, Karsen White, Coltin Salisbury and Kooper Salisbury; brothers, Jimmy (Shelia) Salisbury of Clay, Larry (Cheri) Salisbury of OH, Lloyd (Stephanie) Salisbury of PA; sister, Ruth (Randall) Workman of Dixie; companion, Phyllis Workman; and a host of other relatives and friends. Gary was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Loretta (Adkins) Salisbury, to whom he was married for 43 years. Services will take place at 1 PM on Monday, July 21, 2014 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay with the Minister Wayne Litton officiating.  Burial will follow at Adkins Cemetery, Dog Run. The family will receive friends 2 hours prior to the funeral service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Salisbury family.

July 20 2014  Ronald Keith "Brownie" Brown, 76, of Eleanor, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 17, 2014 at his residence after a long battle with cancer with his family by his side. Ron was born December 21, 1937 at Ovapa, West Virginia to the late Earley and Dicie Park Brown. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Audra Hopkins, Arbutus Brady and Geraline Samples; brothers, Denvil and Glenvil "Bung" Brown; his former wife, Elwanda Brown; and grandson, Leland Brown, II.  He loved his church family at Buffalo Church of the Nazarene and all of his many friends. He was the owner for over 50 years of Ladies and Gents Hair Plaza in St. Albans. He was chairman of the board of Barber and Beauticians for many years, also past Putnam County Commissioner, Past President of the Putnam Democrat Club and member of the Buffalo Masoinc Lodge No. 36 A.F. & A.M. Surviving is his loving wife of 23 years, Beverly K. Hanshaw Brown; daughters and son-in-law; Sharon and Bill Stark of Henderson, N.C. and Devonne Parsons of Buffalo; son, Leland Brown of St. Albans; step-children, Robbyn Garrison of Midway, Rodney Harrison of Midway, Randy Harrison of Cross Creek and Ronnie Harrison of Winfield; sisters, Sylvia Summers of Ovapa, Arlene Kay Jett of Little Hocking, Ohio and Myrtle Belle Arbogast of Elkview; brother, Otto Brown of Fola. Also surviving are five grandchildren; 10 step-grand-children; and four step-great-grandchildren.  Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 20 at Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield with Pastor Roger Dunlap and Pastor Sherry Kinsey officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery, Eleanor. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Online condolences or memories may be shared at www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com. Chapman Funeral Home, family owned and operated, located at 3624 Winfield Road, Winfield is honored to serve the Brown family.
 

July 20 2014  Alice Nichols, 74, of Akron, Oh, formerly of Clay, entered into rest Thursday, July 17, 2014. Born October 11, 1939 in Akron, she was the daughter of the late William and Helen (Garlinger) Gross.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband Orda Nichols and daughter Karina Wade. Alice is survived by her son, Richard (Rhonda) Nichols of Elkview, daughters, Barbara (Jeff)Cooper of Akron, Oh, and Roberta (Chris) Resecker of Barberton, Oh,  and son in-law Chuck Wade of Wichita  KS.,  9 grandchildren,  15 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandson and sister, Helen Triplett of Oh. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M.  Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Wayne Litton officiating.  Burial will be in the McKinney-Salisbury Cemetery, Clay. Friends may call from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Saturday, July 19, 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 Nichols family.

July 20 2014   Richard Lee Perkins, 57, of Boomer passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at his home.  He had been attending church at North Charleston Apostolic Church.  Born July 4, 1957 in Wayland, KY, he is the son of the late Walter Perkins and Vercie (Maynard) Bennett. Survivors include his children, Kimberly Perkins, Walter Perkins and Richard Perkins; grandchildren, Jayce and Jorden AraBella Perkins and Haylee Ruff; sisters, Marlene Gump, Maude Bias, Kathern Perkins, Geraldine Perkins, Vercie Sizemore and Angela Perkins; brother, Scott Bennett; the mother of his children, Carolyn Cicatko; and a host of other relatives and friends.  Rick’s wishes were for his body to be cremated.   A memorial service will be held at 6 PM on Friday, July 18, 2014  at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Pastor David Bounds officiating.  The family will receive friends one-half hour prior to the service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Perkins family.
 

July 18 2014  Judy Lynn Holcomb, 56, of Bomont, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at CAMC Memorial Hospital in Charleston following a long illness. Judy, a pharmacy technician who loved the outdoors, was a former employee of both CAMC General Hospital and the Clendenin Rite Aid. She was the daughter of the late Edward James and Agnes Lee Shaw Smith. Judy is survived by her loving husband, Gerald Dean Holcomb; son, Billy D. Holcomb; step-mother, Dee Smith; brother, Edward Smith Jr; sisters, Kitty Smith, Deborah Johnson, Jo Nina Tongate, Laurel Collins, Robbin Ray and Melinda Ray. Judy's funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, July 19 at Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin with Pastor Junior Davis officiating. Burial will be at the Holcomb Family Cemetery in Bomont. Her family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed online at www.maticsfuneralhome.com. Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin is in charge of the arrangements.
 

July 15 2014  Lucille Lester Dobbins, 77, of Procious, Passed away quietly and comfortably at home with her children at her side on Monday, July 14, 2014 after a long illness. Born July 31, 1936, in Clay, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Amma (Nida) Lesher. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Rev. Harry Dobbins Jr. sisters, Orvia Lesher Hughes and Janey Lesher Mannella, and many loved ones and dear friends. She was adored by most and loved by all.  We will miss you forever. Lucille is survived by her 7 children, James Harry Dobbins of Procious, Karen Dobbins Tanner of Walton, Randall Dobbins of Amma, Ronald Dobbins of Bomont, Katherine Dobbins Rucker of Winfield, Katrina Dobbins Hamdan of Procious, T.J. Dobbins of Procious, 12 grandchildren, 30, great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren, sisters, Helen Lesher Clark of IN, and Freda Lesher Stricklen of PA, brother, Kenneth Lesher of Procious.  Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister David Walker officiating.  Burial will be Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Wallback.  Friends may call from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home. On-line condolence may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson- Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Dobbins family.
 

July 13 2014   NANNY “MACEL” (BULLARD) PAXTON, 81, of Huntsville, Alabama, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014, at home following a lengthy illness.  She was a warm and caring person whose family was the center of her world. Macel was born in Granny’s Creek, West Virginia, October 18, 1932; the daughter of Harley and Ona (Hunt) Bullard, who precede her in death.  Also preceding her in death were her husband, David Paxton, Sr. ; sons  David Paxton, Jr. and Paul Paxton;  daughter Glenna (Jean) Jones and husband Jerry;  grandparents; brothers Coy Dennis Bullard and wife Bonnie, Russell Richard Bullard, and Larry Gene Bullard;  sister Rosemary Beckett and husband Loy Richard Beckett; brother-in-law Carl Hamrick, niece Barbara (Bullard) Connor; and great-nephew Joshua Hartzell.  Macel is survived by two sisters; Virgie “Olive” Hamrick, Whitesville, WV.,  and Mona (Sam) Haid, Elkview, WV.; grandchildren Christopher Paxton, Rachel Paxton, Jerry (Jay)Jones,Jr., Melissa Jones, and Jesse Paxton, all of Huntsville, AL.; great-granchildren Payton, Bryson, and Alisa; sisters-in-law Janice Bullard, Clyde, Ohio and Diana Bullard, Norwalk, Ohio, and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.  Services are pending at this time.
 

July 10 2014  Beulah Hamrick   To several she was “Mom,” “Mommy,” or “Momma.” To many she was “Grandmother” or, “Maw Maw,” and she was cherished by all who knew her. Beulah Hamrick, 85, of Maysel, WV, joined our Father in Heaven on July 11, 2014. On that afternoon, her family gathered round her in prayer and singing. Beulah loved music, and with the last sound of “Amazing Grace,” she gave a bright and jovial smile as her days on Earth were fulfilled and her earthly pain ended. Throughout Beulah’s life, she walked with God. As long as she was able, she regularly attended both Maysel Missionary Baptist Church in Maysel and Unity Gospel Tabernacle in Stinson. She was a retired cook of Clay County Schools and also a member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of VFW Post #4419. Beulah will be greeted in Heaven by her husband, Rev. Jack Wallace Hamrick, her grandson Matthew  Hamrick, her parents Howard and Florina Paxton, and several brothers, sisters, and friends. Her children and their spouses: Janet and Bobby Williams, Randal and Jamie Hamrick, Ronnie Hamrick, Allen and Michelle Hamrick, Geoff and Anissa Hamrick, and Carmela and Greg Smith are left to carry on Beulah’s magnificent legacy. In addition, her  legacy will be remembered and exemplified by her many grandchildren: Geoffrey Williams, Celestial and Sean McCarty, Marc Hamrick, Rachel Hamrick, Jacob and Stephanie Hamrick, Jeremy and April Hamrick, Tabitha and Greg Streable, Lucas Hamrick, Mason and Rebecca Hamrick, Grayson Hamrick, her great-grandchildren: Anna Williams, Bradley Williams, Alex Williams, Seth Williams, Holly and Josh Hall, Zach Williams, Sharaiah McCarty, Nicholas McCarty, Jonathan Hamrick, Alexandria Hamrick, Cassandra Hamrick, Jaicah Hamrick, Mathiah Hamrick, Raeah Hamrick, Charlotte Hamrick (soon to arrive), and her great-great-grandson Karsen Hall Beulah will be greatly missed by all who knew her, and her life and works will be celebrated by all of those that she leaves behind. Funeral service will be held 12:00 P.M. Monday, July 14, 2014 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Geoff Hamrick and Minister Mike Long officiating.  Burial will be in the Fitzwater Cemetery, Summersville, WV. Friends may call from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Sunday 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 Hamrick family.
 

July 13 2014   Michael Lee McKinney, 46, of Clay, entered into rest Thursday, July 10, 2014. Born April 22, 1968 in Summersville, he was the son of Linda Gray of Clay, and the late Jimmy McKinney.  In addition to his mother, Michael is survived by his son, Michael Jimmy McKinney Jr., daughter, Jessica McKinney both of N.C., brother, David McKinney of Clay and granddaughter, Yhana McKinney of N.C. Funeral service will be held 12:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Wayne Litton officiating.  Burial will be in Ramsey Cemetery, Dog Run.  Friends may call 2 hours prior to the service. On-line condolences may be sent to the family www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the McKinney family.
 

 July 10 2014 Shirley Carol Jett, 62, of Looneyville WV, went home to be with the Lord on July 8, 2014 following a short illness. Shirley was preceded in death by her beloved parents Waunie and Kate Hanshaw and her brother Dana Hanshaw. Few words can express the impact Shirley had on the people around her including her husband of 43 years Randall "Blake" Jett, also of Looneyville. She always said it was his polka dot hat he wore when she first met him that sealed the deal for her. Shirley's life revolved around Blake and their two daughters, Kelly Morehead of Looneyville and Jaelyn Merical of Charleston. Shirley always ensured her daughters never wanted for anything and they didn't. She also loved her sons-in-law, Billy Morehead of Looneyville and Joseph Merical of Charleston.  Shirley was a homemaker in order to ensure that she was always available to take care of her family which also include three very special grandchildren whom she held near and dear to her heart, Nicholas and Olivia Morehead of Looneyville and a new "Merical" grandchild due in November.  Shirley is also survived by her sisters MaryLou Summers (Joe Summers) of Wallback, Agnes Perkins of Valley Fork, Hazel Griffith (Dale Griffith) of Seville OH, Phyllis Hanshaw of Millersburg, OH, Sharon Boggs (Rocky Boggs) of Valley Fork, Ruth Webster (Dan Webster) of Creston, OH, and brothers Charles Hanshaw (Rose Hanshaw)of Fredericksburg, OH and David Hanshaw (Marie Hanshaw) of Valley Fork, WV. Shirley also had many nephews and nieces, each of which she loved dearly. Shirley ' s life was a full one filled with love, laughter and her devout faith in the Lord. As a result, she created a strong family bond built on that love and faith that can never be broken. She loved to spend time with her family especially her husband who she traveled with each week to work with. She also loved to sit on her front porch and swing while talking with her daughters.
Those who knew Shirley well probably received cards or little notes from her in the mail from time to time to let them know she was thinking about them. As she always said, “ It's the little things we can do for others that make a difference.”  The loss of Shirley leaves a void in the hearts of her loved ones but the memories she created with each one of them will forever stay and provide them with such love and comfort.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 12 at 1:00 p.m. in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Rick Perrine officiating. Burial will be in the J. Herbert Smith Sr. Family Cemetery, Vineyard Ridge, Looneyville.  Friends may call one hour before the funeral. Online condolences may be shared at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com
 
 

July 2 2014  John Allen Rhodes, 35, of Maysel, entered into rest Monday, June 30, 2014.  Born August 29, 1978 in Charleston, he was the son, Vivian Lyons of Maysel and the late Tim Rhodes.  John was a graduate from Clay County High School class of 1996. He was an employee of Slurry Pavers for many years.  In addition to his mother, John is survived by his sister, Annie Rhodes of Maysel, nieces and nephew, Asiah Thomas, Savannah Rhodes and Timothy Rhodes all of Maysel.  He will be loved and missed by his second family, Kim and George Brown, Betsy Rhodes, Anatlia Williams and lots of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.  Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Gene Copen officiating.  Burial will be in the Rhodes Family Cemetery, Maysel.  Friends may call from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Saturday, July 5 at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral home in honored to be serving the Rhodes family.
 

Judith Polen, 60, of Ivydale entered into rest, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Born February 16, 1954 in Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Doris (Herdeman) Duncan.Judith is survived by her husband, Bruce Polen of Ivydale, brothers, Mike and Allen Herdeman and sister, Gail Duncan. A Graveside service will be held 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Starcher Cemetery, Big Otter. On-line condolences may be sent to www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Polen Family.
 

June 29 2014   Jerrold Vaughn "Jerry" Murphy Sr., 75, of Vienna, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014, at the Cleveland Clinic.He was born in Swandale, WV, on Oct. 13, 1938, a son of the late Colonel Francis and Dorothy Barbara Westfall Murphy. Jerry had worked for Erie Insurance for 32 years and served as branch manager and regional vice president, LUTC, CPCU. Surviving Jerry are his wife of 54 years, Marilyn "Kay" Watkins Murphy; sons, Jerrold V. Murphy Jr. (Tracy) of Parkersburg and John Edward Murphy (Lori) of Palmyra, Pa.; daughter, JoAnna Lynne Mullins (Brian) of Alexandria, Va.; five grandchildren, Christopher Johnston, Rachel Murphy, Marissa Murphy, Preston Murphy and Ashley Murphy; step-grandchildren, Isaac Pepper, William Mullins (Sarah), Joshua Mullins, Richard Mullins and Joseph Mullins; step-great-grandson, William Alexander; and sister, Nancy Ruth Murphy of Naples, Fla.  In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his brother, Charles L. Murphy. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Memorial contributions may be in Jerry's memory to the Literacy Volunteers of the Mid-Ohio Valley, 3100 Emerson Ave., Parkersburg, WV 26104.  Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.LeavittFuneralHome.com.
 

June 25 2014   Billy V. Cunningham, born 1931, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, June 22, 2014. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lucille Massey, and father, Russell Paul. Billy is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Wanda Wanner Cunningham; his son, Dr. Michael Cunningham (Sherry); daughter, Patricia Wilson (Carl); grandchildren, Andrea and Craig Herndon, Benjamin Wilson, Mandy Cunningham and Brian Karle; brothers, Kenneth Winter, John Paul and Frank Paul; and sisters, Betty Hamilton, Mary Gresch and Lyndi Bilyue. He was a member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Pinch, Clendenin Lodge No. 126, Scottish Rite and Beni Kedem Temple. Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, at Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview, with the Rev. Jim Walther officiating. Burial will follow at Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney. Friends may attend the visitation from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, at Hafer Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
Online condolences may be shared at www.haferfuneralhome.net. Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview, is assisting the Cunningham family at this time.
 

June 23 2014 Deanna Lynn VanMeter Stover, 65 of Lizemores passed away on Saturday morning, June 21, 2014 at CAMC Memorial Division in Charleston. Born on April 27, 2014 at Bentree, she is the daughter of the late Pete and Helen (Morris) VanMeter. She was a Cook for the Nicholas County Board of Education and of Baptist faith. Left to cherish her loving memory are her husband, James William Stover; son, Matthew and wife, Arika Stover of Gauley Bridge; daughter, Crystal Brown and husband Jeffrey Whitt of Dixie; grandchildren, Zach Brown, Kenzie Brown, Mikki Brown, Caelyb Stover, Kynnedi Stover, and expected in July, Deazel Stover; her first great-grandchild, whom is expected in December; siblings, Brenda Romeo and husband, Earl, Kenneth VanMeter and wife, Louise, Kelvin VanMeter and wife, Debbie, Cindy VanMeter and husband, James and Keith VanMeter and wife, Crystal; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge with the Reverend Jadie Morris officiating.  Burial will follow in Adonijah Community Cemetery, Adonijah. Friends may call the funeral home from 6-8 on Tuesday night.  Online condolences may be sent to the family atwww.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Stover family.

June 23 2014  Linda Gay Hill Rexrode, 66 of Charlton Heights passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at CAMC, Memorial Division. She was born July 21, 1947 to the late Robert and Anna Mae Hill. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Joseph Hill. Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Hugh Rexrode; children, Melissa Rexrode, Gretchen Roop, Mary Yontz, Hugh Rexrode, Grace Dyer, Amanda Deal and William Rexrode; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; siblings, Louise Rodriguez, Carolyn Guevera, Pat Elswick and Dan Hill. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and second mother/grandmother to many. A celebration of her life will be held at 7:30 pm on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge. The family will receive friends from 5 pm until the service time. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Rexrode family.

June 18 2014   Robert L. Copen, 91, of Moore Fork, Clay County, died June 15, 2014. Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, at Nebo Baptist Church, Nebo, with visitation beginning two hours prior.
 

June 18 2014  LT Miller, 82, of Belva, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, June 8, 2014. He was born May 20, 1932 in Alabama to the late Lester and Eller Levan Miller.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Lee (Stidham) Miller and sons, Lester T. Miller and Harrison Wayne Miller; siblings, Shirley Eversole, Charles Albert Miller, Mary Wavalan Miller and Eugene Miller. He was a retired coal miner, a member of the UMWA and a United States Army Veteran who served our great country in the Korean War.  He is survived by sons, William T. Miller of Pratt, Coy W. Miller and his wife Janeese of Barboursville; grandsons, Raymond Fox of Pratt, Adam P Miller and wife, Kelsi of Milton and Kevin A. Miller of Barboursville; two great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild expected in November; and three brothers, John Miller of Jeffersonville, KY, Dudley Miller of Isom, KY and Donald Miller of Mt. Sterling, KY.  Funeral services will be 11 AM, Friday, June 13, 2014, at the Everidge Funeral Home, Whitesburg, KY Burial will follow in the Caudill Cemetery, Whitco, KY with full military honors.  Friends may call from 6-8 PM Wednesday, June 11, at the Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.  Friends may call from 6-8PM on Thursday, June 12, at the Everidge Funeral Home, Whitesburg, KY. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Pennington Funeral Home Gauley Bridge is in charge of arrangements.

June 13 2014 Doris Shelton Green Hartwell of St. Albans entered eternal rest Friday, June 6, 2014, at Sweetbriar of Dunbar after a long illness. Doris was born Nov. 17, 1925, at Mountain State Hospital, Charleston, to now deceased parents, Olive Foreman Shelton and William MacCorkle Shelton of Clay. Her son, Ronald B. Green, and her brother, Wilson Thomas Shelton and wife, June Williams Shelton, also predeceased her. She attended Kanawha Valley schools and graduated from Charleston High School in 1943, then attended Southern Seminary & Junior College, Buena Vista, Va., and, later, West Virginia State College. She retired from Union Carbide as a senior administrative secretary after 30 years of service. Doris was an active member of St. Albans First Baptist Church, former Sunday school teacher, Deaconess Board, served many offices for American Baptist Women local and past state officer of American Baptist Women. She was a spectator and active participant in sports, Bible studies, sewing, knitting, handwork and, most of all, she loved the card ministry that the Lord encouraged her to keep current. She is survived by her husband and soul mate of 40 years, Doyle Kelva Hartwell; son, Daniel S. Green (Sandi) of Okatie, S.C.; also entrusted and cherished son, Mark Alan (Shauna) Hartwell of Houston Texas; and also entrusted and cherished daughter, Anita Hartwell Sims (Doug) of St. Albans; and a surviving niece (just like the daughter she always wanted), Sheri Shelton Meadows; grandchildren, Stacey (Brad) Rayburn, Jason (Lana) Green, Brian Green, Zachary Green, Sara (Brian) Jones, Rebecca (Eric) Travis, Natalie Sims, Whitney (Travis) Hayes, Caleb Hartwell and Katie Hartwell; and great-grandchildren, Tyler Rayburn, Connor Rayburn, Sarah Green, Anna Bell Green, Hannah Miller, Madison Jones, Mallory Jones, Christopher Travis, Benjamin Travis, Clair Travis, Andrew Travis and Julieette Travis. Her wish was to be cremated. There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at St. Albans First Baptist Church, 6th Ave. and 2nd St., St. Albans, with Pastor Joel Harpold officiating. Inurnment will follow in the church cinerarium. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387-2536.   A special thanks to all the staff at Sweetbriar of Dunbar and also to everyone at HospiceCare. Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, is assisting the family with arrangements.  Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.curryfuneralhome.org.
 

June 8 2014 Louis N. "Joe" Gerencir, 80, of Clay and Bomont, formerly of Charleston, entered into rest with the Lord on Friday, June 6, 2014, following a short illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Matt and Rosa Gerencir; son, Gregory Gerencir; brothers, Billy Gerencir, Tom Gerencir and John Gerencir; and sisters, Faye Daneker, Mary Higginbotham and Julia Lewis. Joe worked at West Virginia Truck Sales, worked on the oil pipeline in Prudoe Bay, Alaska and retired from Vandalia Coal Company.  Joe loved the outdoors, working on the farm, hunting, flyfishing and spending time with his family and loyal dog, Jake. He is survived by the love of his life, Norma "Missey" Wallace; son, Jeff Gerencir and wife, Kris of Charleston; son, Bill Gerencir of Winfield; daughter, Laurie Casey and husband, Jerry of Kenna; brother, Jim Gerencir and wife, Kay of Poca; sister, Polly Cook of Virginia; sister, Anne Paulin of Charleston; sister, Margaret Boggess of Sissonville; and several grandchildren. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, June 9 at Matics Funeral Home in Clendenin with the Rev. Father James Kurtz presiding. Burial will be in the White Cemetery Bomont, WV. Visitation will be two hours prior. Online condolences may be expressed at maticsfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the White Cemetery located in Bomont, WV, c/o Eloise Boggs, 1 White Street, Charleston, WV 25302.

June 8 2014 Marjorie Lee Lane, 84, of Fola, WV went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 6, 2014. She was surrounded by her loved ones in the comfort of her own home. Marjorie was born in Fola on Nov. 1, 1929 to the late Roy and Maysel Price. She was a devoted Christian and member of Fola Missionary Baptist Church. After driving the Headstart bus for several years in Bickmore, Marjorie became a stay-at-home mother to her twelve children, 33 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her loving parents, Marjorie is preceded in death by her son, William "Scott" Lane; sister, Wanda Taylor; and a granddaughter, Vanessa Daniel. Marjorie is survived by her husband of 67 years, William "Bernard" Lane; along with eleven children, Monna Sue Daniel and husband, Connie of Keyser, Jeanette Franklin of Fola, Eldis Lane of Clay, Mike Lane and wife, Nancy of Jodie, Denice Holcomb and husband, Larry of Bickmore, Cheryl Moore and husband, Allen of Lizemores, Bruce Lane and wife, Sandra of Clendenin, Brad Lane and Donna Pritt of Indore, Tony Lane and wife, Drema of Princeton, Neal Lane and wife, Jill of High Point, N.C., and Teresa Nesler and husband, Garret of Holmen, WI; three sisters, Aileen Mink of Fola, Annetta Knapp of Havelock, N.C., Gail Dunn of Fola; three brothers, Shannon Price of Canton, Ohio, Tom Price of Clay, and Arnold Price of Massillon, Ohio. The family would like to extend a warm thank you to Hospice Care, Girling Home Health and Central Aging for all of the loving care and support provided during this difficult time. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, June 9 at Fola Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Daniel Tanner officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore. Friends will be received at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, on Sunday June 8, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com. Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Lane family.

June 8 2014  Esta Mae McGlothin Keeney, of Witcher, died at Hilltop Nursing Home at the age of 97, on June 5, 2014. She was born Feb. 4, 1917 and was preceded in death by her parents, Elahu and Lucy McGlothin; her husband, Nick B. Keeney; brother, Orval McGlothin; and sister, Iva Jarvis. Esta is survived by daughters, Lucy Alice Deboard of Maysel and Nancy Hoy and husband, Paul, of Belle; son, Clinton Keeney and wife, Sandy, of Missouri; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.The funeral service will be held Noon Monday, June 9 at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with Pastor Randal Wilson officiating. The burial will follow the service in Witcher Cemetery, Belle. Family and friends will gather for the visitation one hour prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home. The online guest book for Esta Mae McGlothin Keeney may be accessed at www.stevensandgrass.com.
 

June 6 2014 Clarence Falls, 79, of Wallback, died at home after a long illness. Service will be 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin, with visitation beginning at 11 a.m.

June 6 2014  David Preston "Pickle" Taylor, 58, of Bickmore, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. He was the son of the late Duane and Wanda (Price) Taylor. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Dale; sister, Diann; and precious granddaughter, Macie Rae. David is survived by his wife, Kathy Phillips Taylor of Bickmore; son, Heath and Lisa Taylor; step-granddaughter, Allison Coleman, and granddaughter, Madison Reed Taylor; brother, Dannie and Mary Beth of Clay; brother, Dean and Tammy of Lizemores; and sister, Drema and Greg Walker of Clendenin. David had numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at Middle Creek Baptist Church, Bickmore.
 

June 5 2014  Fred Donald Heaton, 83, of Clay, entered into rest Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Born February 13, 1931 in Taccoa GA, he was the son the late OJ and Dolly (McClure) Heaton. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his son, David Heaton and 2 brothers. Fred is survived by his wife, Alice Heaton of Clay, sons, Brad (Sandy) Heaton and Adams Heaton Both of Fl., stepsons, Ricky Boggs and family and Brette Cox and family, granddaughters, Jessie, Sarah, Katie, and Amy and Ray Rexroad and daughter, Savanah Brown.  There will be no services. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, is honored to be serving the Heaton family.
 

June 5 2014  Trent A. Berkey age 38, Sunday, June 1, 2014 Mt. Carmel East Hospital. Member of First Baptist Church, Lancaster, OH. He was a baseball pitcher in high school. Survived by parents, Timothy and Freda Berkey; brother, Shane; grandparents, Calvin and Barbara Berkey, Sr; niece, Sydney; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by grandparents, Harry and Vanna Page. Friends may call Wednesday 4-7 PM EVANS FUNERAL HOME 4171 E. Livingston Ave. where funeral service will be held Thursday 1:00 PM. Dr. John Beckett officiating. Interment Friday 12:00 Noon Abraham Lincoln Parks Cemetery, Procious, WV.
 

June 3 2014  Joseph Calzadillas Saunders, 55, of Summersville passed away on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. Born May 18, 1959 in El Paso, TX, he is the son of the late Ronald Albert and Betty Ann Saunders and Clarence Kenneth and Victoria Calzadillas Camacho King. In addition to his parents, Joseph was preceded in death by his sister, Tessa Saunders.  Left to cherish his memory are his son, Daniel Joseph Saunders of College Station, TX; daughter, Michelle Rene Saunders of Gauley Bridge; grandson, Chase Allen Saunders of Gauley Bridge; sister, Corinne Grace and her husband, Dale of Summersville; the mother of his children, Kathi G. Saunders of Gauley Bridge; and a host of other relatives and friends. A memorial service will take place at 11AM on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at the Gauley Bridge Baptist Church in Gauley Bridge with the Reverend Jason Skaggs officiating.  The visitation will take place on Monday evening from 6 until 8 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Saunders family.

June 2 2014 Sammy Ray Douglas, 66, of Clendenin, formerly of Ivydale, entered into rest with the Lord on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at CAMC Memorial Hospital in Charleston, following a long illness and surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his mother, Hester I. (Bragg) Douglas; and brother, Clarence Douglas. Sammy, a Vietnam War Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient, attended the Clendenin Advent Christian Church. He worked at the Union Carbide Mines at Sanderson and for Halliburton Services before retiring from WVDOT. Sammy loved tofish off his dock in the Elk River and spend time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed hunting, riding his four-wheeler, restoring/collecting antique clocks and finding/collecting Indian artifacts. Sammy is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Sandra Kay (Starcher) Douglas; son, Aaron Douglas and wife, Amanda, of Elkview; daughter, Angela Vickers and husband Daniel, of Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren, Elaina Vickers, Abriella Vickers, Andrew Douglas; brother, Carroll Douglas of Ivydale; sisters, Genelle Flippin and husband Paul, of Renick, Margaret DeLashmet and husband, Howell, of Kenansville, Fla., Evelyn Boone of Elm City, N.C.; and a host of other family, friends and neighbors. Sammy's funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at Matics Funeral Home in Clendenin with Pastor Mike Todorovich and Pastor Nicky Bird officiating and American Legion Post #61 performing military rites. Burial will be at Coen Cemetery in Nebo. His family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, at the funeral home.  Condolences may be expressed online at www.maticsfuneralhome.com.
 

May 31 2014   Lawrence Dee Hinkle, 83, of Glen, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Laurel Nursing and Rehab Center in Big Otter, after a long illness. Lawrence was the son of the late Lawrence David and Ruby Marie (Durham) Hinkle. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Donna (Starcher) Hinkle; and sister, Margaret Patricia McComas. Lawrence, a Korean War Army veteran and a former employee of WVDOT, was a self-employed timber man and also worked for Bill Hanson hauling coal. He graduated from Clay County High School. Lawrence is survived by his son, Danny R. Hinkle of Glen; daughter, Deborah Lynn Hinkle of Pinch; brother, Leslie Hinkle of Odessa, Texas; sisters, Jo Ann Dunlap of Charleston, Norma Lee Price of Ohio, Stella Lynn Miles of Webster Springs; and one grandchild. Lawrence's funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 2, at Matics Funeral Home in Clendenin with Pastor Darris Barker officiating. Burial will be at the Hinkle Family Cemetery in Glen. His family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at the funeral home.  Condolences may be expressed online at www.maticsfuneralhome.com.
 

May 30 2014  Lantie Carsel Friend, 89, of Ivydale,went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, May 28, 2014.   Born November 15, 1924 in Ivydale,   he was the son of the late Marion and Laura (Ramsey) Friend.   In addition to his parents, Lantie was also preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Betty, son, Charlie Friend and one granddaughter, Christy Lee Morris, sisters, Evalene Ward and JoAnn Streets and brother, Cecil Friend. He was retired from Union Carbide and was a WWII Veteran.   Lantie is survived by his daughter, Vickie Douglas of Ivydale, children, Amy (Timothy) Davis, Billie  (Jeff) Burris, grandchildren, Matt, Josh, Tesla, Sean, Sara, Zach and Zoe, great-grandchildren, Stevie and Annie, daughter,  Bobbi (Mike) Morris of Maysel, children, Mike, Deb and Pat, grandchildren Luke, Riley and Catie,  daughter, Nancy (Paul) Douglas of Ivydale, children Crissy (Jeff) Summers, Kelly Paxton, grandchildren Seth and Asia, deceased son Charlie Friend, children, Donnie Friend, Missy Dawn (Kevin) Cottrill, grandchildren, Kalep and Charlie.  Graveside service will be held 12:30 P.M. Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Friend Cemetery, Ivydale, with military rites. Friends may call the 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Saturday, May 31, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Friend family.
 

May 30 2014   Woodson H. Sizemore, age 91 a resident of Barbour Co. Highway, Philippi passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014 at his residence.  He was born June 19, 1923 in Dixie, WV a son of the late Basil Eugene and Westie (Coleman) Sizemore Tufts.  He was united in marriage on January 9, 1948 to Virginia Catherine (Price) Sizemore who survives.  Also surviving Three children, Betty Jo Sizemore of Philippi  Bruce Sizemore and wife Shelia of Liverpool, TX  Barry “Butch” Sizemore of Ormond Beach, FL Charles Huddleston and wife Ann of Lizemores, WV  Two grandchildren, Tina Jamison and Sarah Sizemore  Two great grandchildren, Riley Jamison, and Jesse Sizemore  Woodson was preceded in death by two grandchildren, JW Sizemore and Rhonda Sue Sizemore, and one sister, Victoria H. Derdrick  Woodson worked as a coal miner, heavy equipment operator and a horse trainer.  He served in the US Army during the European and Pacific Theatre’s.  Woodson was a member of the Tri-State Roping Association, and the VFW #1101 in Romney, he was also an avid hunter.  Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home 216 N. Walnut St. Philippi on Sunday June 1, from 3-8 pm and on Monday June 2, from 8- 10 am the service hour with Pastor Ann Huddleston officiating.  Interment will follow in the WV National Cemetery with full military honours being accorded.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post #44, 44 ½ S. Main St. Philippi, WV 26416. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.wrightfuneralhomeservices.com
 

May 29 2014    Judy G. O’Dell, 66, of Glen, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at home surrounded by her loving family. Judy was the daughter of the late Roy and Martha Belle (Lattea) Peggs. She was a member of Reamer Gospel Tabernacle and Post Mistress at the Glen Post Office for over 10 years.  Judy is survived by her loving husband, Gene O’Dell; son, Michael O’Dell; daughters, Kimberly O’Dell Lane, Marketta O’Dell, Jill Aplin and husband Carl, Joy Layne and husband Thomas; brother, David Peggs; sisters, Marjorie Ianucci, Euna Childers; grandchildren, Celia, Kyle, Gary, Cassie, Ashleigh, Adam, Ashton, Alyssa, Izzy, Dean, Phoebe, Phelina; and great grandchildren, Elizabeth, Waylen, Lexi and Braxton. Judy’s funeral service will be 1:00 pm Saturday, May 31, 2014, at Reamer Gospel Tabernacle in Clendenin with Pastor Clarence Deel officiating. Burial will be at the O’Dell Cemetery in Ovapa. Visitation will be Friday May 30, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00pm at Matics Funeral Home Clendenin. Condolences may be expressed online at www.maticsfuneralhome.com.
 

May 29 2014  Ruby "Granny" Clarice Ramsey Myers — joy and sadness for what we have lost. Sunrise, Feb. 9, 1924, and Sunset, May 24, 2014 — 90 years, 3 months, 15 days — of Conway, S.C., formerly of Charleston, W.Va.  Preceded in death by parents, Samuel Ayres Ramsey and Lizzie Ellen Gill of Clay; siblings: sisters, Lou Williams, Josephine Johnson and Goldie Facemire; brothers, Watson, Waitman, Jimmy and Samuel; son, Richard "Dicky" Stanley II (1977); and grandson, Mark White (2007).  Those left to cherish her memory include two daughters, Brenda Franklin of Charleston and Gwen White of Conway, S.C.; grandchildren, Vince White II of Conway, S.C., Lesa White of Conway, S.C., Robin O'Brien of Charleston, Derek O'Brien (Fran) of Mentor, Ohio, Zachary Franklin of Charleston, Chrystal Craft and Bruce Lopez (Arlene); great-grandchildren, Emma, Aidan, Zane, Brody and Tori; sisters, Freda Taylor of Elkview, Betty Hall of Kanawha City and Doris Sloan of South Charleston; an many nieces, nephews, grand- nieces, grand-nephews, as well as many other "neighborhood children" who called her "Granny." Ruby was a lifelong member of the Baptist Church; employed for 25 years with West Virginia Human Services; charter member of Capitol Women's Club (former president); former Girl Scout leader; former Sunday school teacher; and former active volunteer in the community. Ruby began school in a one-room school house at age four. During elementary school, she was double-promoted several times and graduated from Clay County High School at age 16. She later attended West Virginia State College. She was a "hired girl" during summer months, and became a midwife. She was married in 1941 to Richard Stanley Myers Sr. (December 1987) of Bomont, a coal miner. They moved to Kopperston (Wyoming County) in 1948. Ruby eventually moved to Charleston in 1961. Ruby was a loving mother, grandmother and friend to all, always feeding anyone who came to her house with cornbread, beans, coleslaw, fried potatoes and always coffee. She was very knowledgeable about "country things," such as trees, flowers, roots, herbs, ginseng and sassafras. She loved to play Scrabble, poker, work jigsaw puzzles, crosswords, work in her flowers, talk on the phone, enjoyed sewing and loved making quilts. She moved to Conway, S.C., after retiring from work as she wanted to be near the beach. She loved to "beach-comb" and look for shark's teeth and unusual shells and artifacts. Ruby loved many and many loved her. She will truly be missed by relatives, friends and acquaintances. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31, at Elk Funeral Home, Charleston, with Pastor Gary Hall of Mount Olivet, Kanawha City, officiating. Burial will be at Clay Memorial Gardens, Clay. Family and friends may visit from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 30, at the funeral home.  You may send online condolences at wvgazette.com/gz/obituaries or www.charlestondailymail.com/dm/obituaries. Elk Funeral Home, 2001 Pennsylvania Ave., Charleston, WV 25302, 304-343-3311, is honored to handle arrangements.
 

Paul Stephenson 78, of Elyria passed away unexpectedly at home on Sunday May 25, 2014.  He was born September 11, 1935 in Clay County, WV.  Paul was a machine operator with USG/Donn Products and retired in 2001 following over thirty years of service.  He treasured spending time with his family, watching Little League East Baseball from his backyard, listening to bluegrass music, hunting, and fishing.  Survivors include his wife of fifty seven years; Naioma (nee: Carte) six daughters; Brenda Vaughn of Elyria, Shirley Holstein (Wesley) of Grafton, Connie Davis (Diana) of Elyria, Tracy Burnette of Elyria, Karen Shaffstall of LaGrange, Kelley Kinkoph of LaGrange, additional survivors include eighteen grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, six sisters; Nona Stephenson, Betty Stadler, Alice Gasparek, Frances Sizemore, Linda Rhodes, Inez Ard, four brothers; , John Stewart, William Stephenson, Arthur Stephenson, Dallas Stephenson.  Paul was preceded in death by two daughters; Wilma Helbig, Nancy Christman, two sisters; Helen Pierson, Reva Kovaleski, two brother brother; Carl Stewart,Bernard Stephenson, and his parents; Howard and Gay (nee: Graham) Stephenson.  Family will receive friends 4-7 PM Wednesday May 28, 2014 at The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Services 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57) Elyria (440)322-4626.  Funeral services and burial will be private.  Online condolences can be expressed at laubenthalmercado.com

May 28 2014   Charles Chadwick Taylor “Chad”, 28 of Belva passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Summersville Regional Medical Center in Summersville as a result of an ATV accident. He was an operator for Veolia Industrial Services. Born February 27, 1986 in Montgomery, he is the son of Gary and Teresa (Auxier) Taylor of Belva. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Jerry Auxier and his uncle, Ronald Auxier. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife and the love of his life, Tabatha (Harvey) Taylor of Belva; a daughter, Emma Danielle Taylor and a son, Izik Remington Taylor, both of Belva, who were his pride and joy; brothers, Jered Taylor of Belva and Travis and wife, Jessica, Taylor of Jodie; a niece, Allison Taylor of Jodie; grandparents, Dave and Kay (Fitzwater) Gadd of Ohio and Charles and Helen Taylor of Alum Creek; grandmother, Elaine Stone of Belva; father-in-law, Randall Harvey of Belva; mother-in-law, Elizabeth Harvey of Jodie; and a host of other relatives and friends.Funeral services will take place at 11 am on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with the Reverend Jason Skaggs officiating, burial will follow at the Jodie Community Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 6-9 on Wednesday night at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Taylor family.

May 23 2014  Calvin B. Cottrell, 65, of Indore, died Jan. 14, 2014. He was born Nov. 16, 1948, in Indore, and he was the son of the late Granville and Wanda Phalen Cottrell.   Surviving are his son, Calvin Cottrell Jr. of Montgomery; daughters, Cathy Ghee of Tucson, Ariz., and Kelly Ruggiero of Taylorville, N.C.; brothers, Jerry Cottrell of Cannelton and Frank Cottrell of Citrus Springs, Fla.; sisters, Libby Miller of Charleston and Jennifer Stephens of Charleston; and six grandchildren.  Memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, May 24, 2014, at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with the Rev. James Baldwin officiating. Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.  Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com.

Sandra J. Hoffman, 71, of Twenty Mile, WV passed away at Cabell Huntington Hospital after a long and courageous battle on Sunday, May 18, 2014. She was born November 3, 1942 to the late James D. Myers and Vera J. Myers, who is currently residing at Montgomery General Elderly Care, Montgomery, WV. “Sandy”, as she was known by many, retired from the Nicholas County Board of Education as a School Bus Operator, where she was employed for many years. She was a kind, gentle woman that loved being around people. She belonged to The Red Hat Society of Dixie. Sandy was devoted to her family and will be forever cherished by those left to remember her. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Clair (JC) Hoffman of Twenty Mile; son, James R. Hoffman and wife, Devann of Fairmont; daughters, Vicky L. Underwood and partner, Jeremy Burnette of Beech Glen, and Cathy J. Hartley and husband, Jeff of Summersville; stepsons, Douglas Hoffman of FL and Michael Hoffman of WV. Some of her most proud moments were spent with her grandchildren, Jeffrey R. Hartley and Caitlyn B. Hartley of Summersville, Jared R. Shamblin of Gauley Bridge, Kristen Shamblin of Beech Glen, and Landon Hoffman of Fairmont. Other family members include sisters, Bonnie Smith of Lenoir, NC, Karen Dillard of Alexandria, VA and the late Connie Norris. She also has one brother, Michael Myers of Procious; nieces, Leslie Smith of CA, Stephanie Norris of MD and Kelly Myers of WV; nephews, Steve Smith of CA, Brandon Norris of MD and Sean Dillard of VA.  Great-grandchildren include Easton Johnson of Drennan, Memry Hartley of Summersville and Lillian Shamblin of Gauley Bridge.   Visitation will be held from 6-9 PM on Thursday, May 22, 2014. Funeral service will be 1 PM, Friday with a visitation one hour prior to the service at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge with the Reverend Jeff Floyd officiating, burial will follow at Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore.   The family would like to thank Arbors of Marietta and Hickory Creek of Athens for taking such good care of her through the years. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Cabell Huntington Hospital staff and professional team on 5 North and ICU for their kindness, patience and professionalism during her last and final moments on this earth.

May 20 2014  Myrtle “Peaches” Williams, 61, entered into rest Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Born October 16, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Rosie Workman and Granville Stone. Myrtle is survived by her husband, John Williams, daughters, Patty and her husband J.V., Billie Jo, sons, little Johnny and Michael; grandchildren, Jesse, Racquel , Jacky, Jacob, Tara, Alexis, Leeland and Michelle, brother, Bobby Stone; sisters, Donna Pringle, Phyllis Workman, Joyce Fernald, Patricia Tgibedes, Sylvia Stone and Darlene Rhodes Funeral service will be held 1:00 Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Williams family.

May 20 2014  Sandra J. Hoffman, 71, of Twenty Mile, WV passed away at Cabell Huntington Hospital after a long and courageous battle on Sunday, May 18, 2014. She was born November 3, 1942 to the late James D. Myers and Vera J. Myers, who is currently residing at Montgomery General Elderly Care, Montgomery, WV. “Sandy”, as she was known by many, retired from the Nicholas County Board of Education as a School Bus Operator, where she was employed for many years. She was a kind, gentle woman that loved being around people. She belonged to The Red Hat Society of Dixie. Sandy was devoted to her family and will be forever cherished by those left to remember her.  She is survived by her husband, Joseph Clair (JC) Hoffman of Twenty Mile; son, James R. Hoffman and wife, Devann of Fairmont; daughters, Vicky L. Underwood and partner, Jeremy Burnette of Beech Glen, and Cathy J. Hartley and husband, Jeff of Summersville; stepsons, Douglas Hoffman of FL and Michael Hoffman of WV. Some of her most proud moments were spent with her grandchildren, Jeffrey R. Hartley and Caitlyn B. Hartley of Summersville, Jared R. Shamblin of Gauley Bridge, Kristen Shamblin of Beech Glen, and Landon Hoffman of Fairmont. Other family members include sisters, Bonnie Smith of Lenoir, NC, Karen Dillard of Alexandria, VA and the late Connie Norris. She also has one brother, Michael Myers of Procious; nieces, Leslie Smith of CA, Stephanie Norris of MD and Kelly Myers of WV; nephews, Steve Smith of CA, Brandon Norris of MD and Sean Dillard of VA. Great-grandchildren include Easton Johnson of Drennan, Memry Hartley of Summersville and Lillian Shamblin of Gauley Bridge.   Visitation will be held from 6-9 PM on Thursday, May 22, 2014. Funeral service will be 1 PM, Friday with a visitation one hour prior to the service at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge with the Reverend Jeff Floyd officiating, burial will follow at Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore. The family would like to thank Arbors of Marietta and Hickory Creek of Athens for taking such good care of her through the years. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Cabell Huntington Hospital staff and professional team on 5 North and ICU for their kindness, patience and professionalism during her last and final moments on this earth.

May 19 2014  Annie Ramsey, 80, of Hartland, Clay County, entered into rest Friday, May 16, 2014 after an extended illness. Born November 24, 1933 in Bickmore, she was the daughter of the late Grithel Daniels.  She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. Annie is survived by her loving husband, of 40 years, Clarence “Kelly” Ramsey of Hartland, 9 children, Sandra Taylor and Debbie Taylor both of Bickmore, Roger Holcomb of Leatherwood, Jackie Holcomb of Indore, Bobby Holcomb of Bickmore, Joey Holcomb and Thomas Holcomb both of Harland, Addie Cole of Maysel and Grithel Holcomb of Wallback, stepdaughter Patty Brown of Wallback, 27 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren and sister, Shirley Johnson Canton OH.,  Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Ministers Ralph Davis and Clifford Samples officiating.  Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore.  Friends may call from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday 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 Ramsey family.
 

May 19 2014 Lettie Marie Pritt, 67, of Gauley Bridge passed away Friday, May 16, 2014. Born November 11, 1946 in Charleston, she was the daughter of the late Leon and Louise (McGraw) Pritt. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her sisters, Charlotte Foster, Patricia Settle, Brenda Wayne and Frances Pritt, brothers, Floyd Pritt and Ron Pritt. Lettie is survived by her daughter Michelle and son-in-law Tim Blankenship, 3 grandchildren Jamie, Timmy and Nicki Blankenship, brothers, Roy Pritt and Archie Pritt, sisters Evelyn Samples and Helen Price, and several, nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was dearly loved by all. She dedicated her life to her 3 grandsons. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Minister Naamon Moore officiating.  Burial will be in King Cemetery, Holcomb Ridge.  Friends may call 2 hours prior to the funeral service.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at  carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Pritt family.
 

May 16 2014  Tommy Randolph Ramsey, 70, of Wadsworth, Ohio, died Sunday, May 10, 2014, in the Autumnwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Rittman, Ohio.  He was born January 9, 1944, at Dundon, Clay County, W.Va., a son of the late Frank C. and Naomi Keen Ramsey. Mr. Ramsey was a retired logger.  Survivors include daughters, Glacie Halstead of Wadsworth, Ohio and Betty Jo Ramsey of Loveland, Col.; son, Roy Ramsey of Sharon Center, Ohio; brother, Dorsel Ramsey of Clay, W.Va.; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.  The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday in the Maysel Community Church, Maysel, W.Va., with the Rev. Brodis “Bob” Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Adair Cemetery, Clay. Friends may call one hour before the funeral at the church.  John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com
 

May 15 2014  Mary Agnes Metheney, 69, of Duck, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at home after a long illness. Mary, a devout Christian, was the daughter of the late French Corbit and Dorothy Bessie (Miller) McTheny. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Angela Stricklen; brother, Gail McTheny; and sister, Linda Canterbury. Mary is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Roy Metheney; son, Ronald Stricklen of Walton; daughter, Lavonne Barnhouse of Walton; brothers, Charles McTheny of Goodnessville, TN, Dennis McTheny of Walton, Ransom McTheny of Duck; sisters, Sylvia Duffield of Elyria, OH, Sharon Godfrey of Bluefield, WV, Betty Rucker of Frame, WV; grandchildren, Hannah, Phillip, Brandon, Mason, Tracy; and great grandchildren, Braeden and Alainah. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to HospiceCare 1606 Kanawha Blvd., W. Charleston, WV 25312-2536 or to Coen Cemetery 2878 Ossia Rd. Duck, WV 25063  Mary’s funeral service will be 2 pm Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Unity Gospel Tabernacle in Nebo with Rev. Dewey Tanner officiating. Burial will be at Coen Cemetery in Nebo. Her family will receive friends from 12:30 – 2 pm Sunday at the church. Matics Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed online at www.maticsfuneralhome.com.
 

May 14 2014 Richard Lee White, 72, of Ovapa, departed this life on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at his home after a short illness. He was born at Ovapa on October 11, 1941, to the late Walter Charles and Olive Marie (Brown) White.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Charles “Pete” White of Elyria, Ohio.  Richard is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Frances Rhodes White; one son, Walter “David” White (Cheryl) of Wallback,  three daughters, Diana Bullard (Rodney) of Wallback, Amy Moore (Jason) of Lizemores, and Laura Morris (Nathan) of Mineral, VA; eight grandchildren, Isaac and Lindsay White, Olivia and Keara Bullard, Megan Moore Mullins (Jeremy), Zachery Moore and Kevin and Mason Morris; three step-grandchildren, Crystal Graham, Joey Kauahi and Lelani Tucker; one great-grandson, Jude McKinney; seven step great-grandchildren, Connor Graham, Alyssa, Aidan and Ayson Kauahi and Lillian, Amellia and Madelin Tucker; six siblings, June McCracken of Akron OH, Jerry White of Ovapa, Sue Thomas of Belle, Linda Boggs of Rupert, James “Jim” White of Floral City, FL, and Sandra Potasnik of Ovapa. In Keeping with his wishes, his body was donated to the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg.  A celebration of Richard’s life will be held on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. at the Ovapa Bethel ME Church, Ovapa, with Tawney Boggs and David Walker officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Richard to the Ovapa Bethel ME Church 1329 Ovapa Road, Ovapa, WV 25164.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, is honored to be serving the White family.
 

Jean Ann (Miles) Niday “Squeak”, 57, of Swiss passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2014 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. Born October 4, 1956, in Montgomery, she is the daughter of the late Curt and Norva (Stewart) Miles. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Nancy Backus. Left to cherish her memory are her son, Michael Niday (Debbie) of Victor; granddaughter, Samantha Michelle Niday of Victor; companion, William Workman “Dude” of Swiss; brothers, Steve Miles (Becky) of Lockwood and Randy Miles (Tammy) of Jodie; and a host of friends and family to mourn her passing. Services will take place at 2 PM on Friday, May 16, 2014 at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow with the Reverend Dennis Preast officiating; burial to follow there at the cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, is honored to be serving the Niday family.

May 10 2014  Jimmy McKinney, 67, of Belva, entered into rest Thursday, May 8, 2014.  Born April 4, 1947 in Taylor, he was the son of the late Sherman and Polly (Hamrick) McKinney. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his brothers, Silman, Donald and Bob, sisters, Erma Ramsey, Nova Young and Dorlene Workman  Jimmy is survived by his wife, Barbara McKinney of Belva, sons, Michael McKinney of Charleston, David McKinney of Dog Run, step-son, David Hill of Twenty Mile, step-daughters, Julia Hill of Oak Hill and Amy Nichols of Gauley Bridge, 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 7 step-grandchildren, 4 step great-grandchildren, sisters, Deloris Adkins of Clay, Brenda Kyle of Mt. Nebo, Sandra Gray of Harrison and Lucille James and brother, Dale McKinney both of Dog Run. Mother-in-law Dena Fitzwater of Dixie. Funeral Service will be held 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Wayne Litton officiating. Burial will be in the Ramsey Cemetery, Dog Run. Friends may call 2 hours prior to the funeral. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome   Wilson- Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the McKinney family.

May 10 2014  Billy Ray Stewart, 60, of Mammoth, passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at his home.  Born August 26, 1953 in Clay County, WV, he is the son of the late Duffy and Ida (Adkins) Stewart.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Floyd Stewart, Raymond Stewart, Orville Stewart, Vastie Miller, Drema Stewart, Rosetta Fitzwater, Mary Ann Stone and Anna Brown.  His survivors include his sons, Billy (Crystal) Holcomb of Vaughan and Jonathon (Amy) Holcomb of Clay County; grandchildren, Bradley Holcomb of Clay County and Kaylie Holcomb of Vaughan; brothers and sisters, Calvin (Wanda) Stewart of Swiss, Virgie (Bill) Jones of Vaughan, Roger (Kathy) Stewart of Vaughan, David “Guy” (Melinda) Stewart of Lizemores; half-brother, James Adkins of NY; John Stewart, who was raised as his brother; his best friend, Ray; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.   Service will take place 11 AM on Monday, May 12, 2014 at Stewart Cemetery, Pisgah Ridge with the Reverend Naaman Moore officiating.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Stewart family.

May 8 2014  Betty Deems, 70, of Spencer, entered into rest Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Born October 30, 1943 in Clay. She is survived by her husband Ernest Deems of Newton.  Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Monday, 12, 2014 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay. Burial will be in the Deems Cemetery.  Friends may call 2 hour prior to the funeral at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be sent to carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Deems family.

May 8 2014 On Monday, May 5, 2014, at the age of 95, Marie Boggs King of Clay, West Virginia, shed her earthly body and joined her husband in eternity.      Marie was born in Clay County, West Virginia on March 8, 1919.  She was the daughter of Joseph Jenkins Boggs (DOB 02-10-1872 – DOD 07-04-1956) and Mary Ellen Arthur Boggs (DOB 01-26-1879 – DOD 05-03-1934).  Marie was preceded in death by her parents and by her brothers and sisters and their respective spouses, and they are as follows:  brothers – Anderson Boggs (DOB 11-22-1897 – DOD 12-15-1970) and wife Estil (DOB 04-28-1901 – DOD 10-23-1979; Andrew Jackson Boggs (DOB 09-09-1910 – DOD 06-20-1976) and wife Lona (DOB 01-26-1914 – DOD 04-22-2014); Thomas Clay Boggs (DOB 11-08-1912 – DOD 05-01-1934); Joseph Byrne Boggs (DOB 02-07-1915 – DOD 11-05-1999) and wife Beulah (DOB 12-28-1919 – DOD 08-11-2005); Arthur Gary Boggs (DOB 03-07-1921 – DOD 10-23-1990) and wife Eva (DOB 10-13-1924 – DOD 08-27-2010); sisters – Mable Johnson Clark (DOB 03-21-1902 – DOD 04-07-1970) and husbands W. S. Johnson (DOB 04-17-1905 – DOD 02-05-1947) and Alva Clark (DOB 10-04-1895 – DOD 07-31-1972); Mamie Morris (DOB 11-21-1903 – DOD12-23-1978) and husband Waldo (DOB 10-07-1904 – DOD 09-13-1981);  Mattie Davis (DOB 10-20-1906 – DOD 04-18-1982) and husband Okey (DOB 12-06-1901 – DOD 05-31-1976); Myrtle Ann Sakran (DOB 11-22-1909 – DOD 04-14-1990) and husband Frank (DOB 03-17-1895 – DOD 10-28-1983).   Marie was also preceded in death by her husband of seventy years, Calvin Velt King, Sr. (DOB 06-21-1917 – DOD 10-17-2007).   Marie was also preceded in death by her grandson, Charles King, USMC, 8th and I Detachment, Washington, D.C.   Marie was a dedicated wife, mother, homemaker, and Democrat voter formerly resided in Belle, West Virginia.  She is survived by her two sons, Calvin Velt King Jr. of Singapore, and Wayne King and his wife Sandy, of Clay, West Virginia.  Marie is also survived by the following grandchildren: Dianna King Lunsford and her husband Anthony, of Cincinnati, Ohio; Rita King Doshi and her husband Sanjay of Singapore; Starkey King of Cincinnati, Ohio; Terri Elizabeth King of Los Angeles, California; Christopher Wayne King and his wife Jennifer of Gulfport, Mississippi.   Marie is also survived by the following great-grandchildren: Devansh Sanjay, Krisha Doshi, Alysia Dewees, Celina King, Tabitha Giselle King, and Gideon Lane King.  Marie was a member of the Pleasantville Baptist Church of Wallback, West Virginia.  She was also a 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Star and a 50 year member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem. The Family desires to thank two special friends of Marie, they being Coach Fred Aldridge and his wife Pat, of Kenna, West Virginia, as they spent countless hours visiting and comforting Marie over the last three years.  The Family also desires to thank the employees and staff of Cedar Ridge Nursing Home of Sissonville, West Virginia, as they provided marvelous care for her at their facility, and the Clay Ambulance Service for providing the pallbearers for Marie as they had provided numerous services for her during her life.  The wake will be held at the funeral home on Friday, May 9, 2014, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  The funeral will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 10, 2014, and services will be conducted by her grandson, Dr. Chris King, pastor of the Bayou View Baptist Church of Gulfport, Mississippi.  In lieu of flowers, the Family desires that donations be made to the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in memory of Marie Boggs King. The Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home of Clay, West Virginia, is honored to be in charge of all arrangements.  On line condolences can be made to carlwilsonfuneralhome.com.

May 4 2014  Terry Dean Comer, 53, of Swiss, entered into rest Saturday, May 3, 2014. Born July 15, 1960, in Fayette County, he was the son of the late Dencil and Shirley (Mobellini) Comer.  Terry is survived by his brothers, Kenny Comer, Joseph Comer Kevin Comer and Christopher Comer all of Swiss, Timmy (Mary) Comer of Smithers, Mark Comer of Whitewater, and sister, Sherry (Richard) Roop of Jodie.  Graveside service will be held 1:00 P.M. Monday, May 5, 2014 at Simms Cemetery, Swiss.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington is honored to be serving the Comer family.

May 3 2014 Bonnie Rose Price, 77, of Bickmore, entered into rest May 1, 2014. Born June 22, 1936 in Fola, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Chessie (Taylor) Ramsey.  Bonnie is survived by her husband, Tom Price of Bickmore, sons, Harold (Rhonda) Price of Carrollton, Ky., Jody (Dyan) Price of Ludlow Ky., daughters, Terri (Miguel) Cordero and Tammy (Craig Randal) Harris both of Tampa Fl., 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild, brothers, Burnell Ramsey of N.C. Mike Ramsey of N.Y. Larry Ramsey of Clay and David Ramsey of Ga. Funeral service will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday, May 5, 2014 at Middle Creek Baptist Church, Bickmore, with Minister John Osborne officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery Bickmore. Friends may call from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Sunday, May 4, at Middle Creek Baptist Church. On-line condolences may be sent to www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Price family.

May 1 2014 Patty James, 61, of Procious, passed away at home April 27, 2014. She is survived by her children, Ashley, Tenslee and Cameron, at home, Chris (Trina) James of Procious, Jeremy (Paris) James of Ona; Granddaughters, Lillee and Jodie; sisters, Carol (Hubert) Grose of Clendenin, Debora (David) Saulsgiver of Procious; and special neice, Heather Hughart.
 

April 30 2014    Naomi M. Tanner Hewitt, 94, has changed her address. You can contact her in your prayers. Naomi was a kind, loving, patient wife, mother, nurse, friend and neighbor. She was born Feb. 19, 1920, in Clay County, to Ode and Glendora Tanner. She graduated from Clay County High School and from Laird Memorial Nursing School at Montgomery General Hospital. She was employed early in her marriage as an RN at Beckley General Hospital. She was a faithful member of Bible Baptist Church, MacArthur, until her relocation to Charleston. Her living children include Robert E. Hewitt Jr. of Sandyville, Sandra Jean Hewitt of Elkview and Martha Jane Hewitt of South Charleston. Her favorite grandson, Robert Christopher Lewis, resides in Clendenin. She was blessed with one great-grandson, Elijah Lewis. She has a brother, Melvin Tanner, living in Virginia Beach, Va., and a brother, Paul Tanner, living in Friendship, Wis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Hewitt, and daughter, Rebecca L. Lewis.  Naomi's family would like to say a special thank you to Vickie Burgess for the wonderful care and friendship she extended to our mom, plus to Hospice CNA Tifffany and Nurse Isbell. Naomi's funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley. Family and friends will be received from noon to 2 p.m., prior to the service at the mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Kanawha/Charleston Humane Association. Your prayers and kindness are deeply appreciated by the family.  Online condolences and other tributes are available to the family by visiting this obituary at www.blueridgefuneralhome.com.  Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home and Cremations, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Prosperity.
 

April 29 2014  Orpha Naomi Burdette, 88, of Maysel, formerly of Procious, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, April 27, 2014, after a long illness. Born August 11, 1925, in Bickmore, she was the daughter of the late Okey B.  and Jessie (Arbogast) Neal.  In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Russell Burdette Sr., sisters, Pauline Neal and Violet Samples, brothers, Denver (Dan) Neal and Johnny Neal and half-brother, Okey (Chuck) Neal. She was a member of Horner’s Fork Baptist Church, Procious, but attended Maysel Baptist Church before her illness, 3 years ago. Orpha is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Russell Jr and Karen Burdette and 11 half siblings.  Graveside service will be held 11:00 A.M. Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Sam’s Cemetery, Procious, with Minister Wayne Smith officiating.  On-line condolences may be sent to www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Burdette family.
 

April 28 2014  Genevia DeMarsh, 68 formerly of Bomont died March 10, 2014, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio from sustained injuries from a fall. Genevia is also proceeded in death by her husband Alfred DeMarsh, parents Lonnie and Margaret (Reed) Coleman, siblings Lucille Catherine, Lonnie Charles, Charles Edward, Johnny Ray, Dempsey "Buck", and Jackie Ray Coleman. Genevia is survived by her daughter Lucille Catherine DeMarsh and husband Mick Hellwig and grandchildren Jacob and Amanda Rowland all from Columbus, Ohio. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 3, 2014 at noon at the Smith Cementary, Smith Bottom WV with the Rev. Cecil Lee presiding the services.
 

April 27 2014  Virgil D. Eagle, 83, of Big Chimney, passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014, at his home. He was retired from Fruehauf with nine years of service. He worked at Purity Maid Bakery for 26 years.  He was a 1950 graduate of Clay County High School. He was an Army Veteran and served in the Korean War, member of VFW Post No. 8516, American Legion Post No. 6l, Clendenin. He enjoyed camping at Burnsville and gardening.  He was born Aug. 18, 1930 to the late Everette and Lela Eagle. In addition to his parents, Virgil was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline and sister, Christena.  He is survived by his son, Tony of Pinch; daughter, Tamra and her husband, Ed of Pilot, Va. Visitation will be 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at Hafer Funeral Home. Graveside service will follow at Elk Hills Memorial Park with Pastor Frank Allen officiating.  In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to American Legion Post No. 61, P. O. Box 903 Clendenin, WV, and Sand Run Gospel Tabernacle, 4616 Elk Shore Drive, Charleston, WV 25302.  Online condolences may be shared at www.haferfuneralhome.net. Hafer Funeral Home is assisting the Eagle family at this time.
 

April 26 2014  Jeffrey Allen Myers, 49, of Clendenin, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at home. Jeff was a dedicated and fun loving husband, father and friend.  He was preceded in death by his brother in law and sister in law, Leonard and Dolly Darnell. Jeffrey is survived by his wife, Jeannie Myers; daughters, Gina Maree Myers of Charleston, WV and Alison Leigh Myers of Bomont, WV; parents, Paul Alton Myers and Lindy Mae Mitchell Myers; brother, Anthony Paul Myers and wife Connie; sisters, Paula Sue Myers, Jayne Ann Myers and Judy Elizabeth Bradshaw and her husband, Victor; nieces and nephews, Nathan, Nikki,Chelsea, Zach, Tyler, Paige, Kassi, Shayla and Rava; in laws, Gene and Debbie Darnell, Shirley Dotson and Howard King. Jeffrey’s funeral service will be 2 pm Monday, April 28, 2014,at Matics Funeral Home Inc. in Clendenin with Pastor Darris Barker officiating. Burial will be at the Myers Family Cemetery in Clendenin. His family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Matics Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed online at www.maticsfuneralhome.com.
 

Carol Jean Boles Preast, 69, of Jodie passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at CAMC- General Division in Charleston as the result of a catastrophic stroke. She was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church. Born August 18, 1944 in Jodie, she was the daughter of the late Shirley and Helena (Hess) Boles. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Austin Boles and Jimmy Boles; and her sisters, Louise Morris and Nina Keenan. Left to cherish her loving memory are her husband, Dennis Preast of Jodie; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Becky Preast of Indore; daughter and son-in-law, Andrea and Eddie Eskew of Kanawha Falls; grandsons , Jeffery Preast, and fiancee’ Caitlyn Motes, and Matthew and Brittany Coleman; great-grandson Jacob Tyler Coleman; friend and companion, her dog, Precious; several children that she loved and raised as her own; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. Services will take place 1PM on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge with the Revered Delmer Sizemore officiating. Burial will follow at Jodie Cemetery, Jodie. The family will receive visitors two hours prior to the funeral service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Preast family.

April 23 2014  Kenneth Dean Streets died Friday April 18 2014 at Archbold Medical Center. He was born Dec 24, 1937 in Clay, W. Va., son of the late Carl Streets and Marvis Runion Streets. Mr Streets married Deloris Eilenn Hliton Streets on Aug 22, 1959. Mr Streets earned a bachelors degree of business at Thoms College and was a sales executive for Kraft Foods. A Mason, he was a member of Thomasville First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He is survived by his wife, Deloris, daughter Teresa Streets McMillian and family, John Streets and family, 13 grandchildren, five great grand children, sisters Sandra Dean, Shirley Murphy, brother Dane Streets, sisters Patsey Carroll, Marcella Ruel, Carol Adams, and a half brother, Bob Johnson. He is preceeded in death by his daughter Carlra Moore O'Hern and a brother Cecil Bud Streets.

April 22 2014  Bobby Eugene Deems, 62, of Procious,enter into rest Monday, April 21, 2014. Born September 23, 1951 in Gassaway, he was the son of the late Joe and Mabel (Eagle) Deems. In addition to his parents his was also preceded in death by his wife, Linda Deems. Bobby is survived by his children, Linda (Julius Jr.) Sears of Nebo, Bobbie Jo (Tony) Frazier of Blue Knob, Donna (Joseph) Brown of Procious, Samantha (John Boy) Rogers of Dog Run, Diana (Anthony) Hamrick of Wallback, Geary (Ashley) Smith Jr. of Clay and Jacob Eugene Deems of Procious, 14 grandchildren, brother, Dale Deems of Procious, sisters, Donna Myers of Harrison and Kay Dobbins of Procious. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Friday, April 25, 2014 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Douglas Burdett officiating. Burial will follow in the Eagle Cemetery, Blue Knob. Friends may call 2 hours prior to the 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 Deems family.

April 21 2014  Kenneth Lee Grose 67 of Bickmore, Passed away, Saturday, April 19, 2014 at CAMC Memorial Division. He was born August 22, 1946 at Bickmore to the late Jacob McKinley and Jessie Delilah Buckbee Grose. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by a sister, Peggy Jane. He was a member of the Laurel Fork Missionary Baptist Church, Adonijah, a member of the UMWA and retired from the US Postal Service. He is survived by: Sons and daughters-in-law, David (Sebrina) Grose of Bickmore, Kenneth R. (Tina) Grose of Indore; Daughters and sons-in-law, Tanya (Teddy) Jonesof Lizemores, Melissa (Paul) Sanders of Lizemores; brother and sister-in-law, David “Mike” (JoAnn) Grose of N.C.; Nine Grandchildren, Three Great-Grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Pennington Funeral Home Gauley Bridge with Minister Jadie Morris officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore. Friends may call from 6-8 PM Monday, April 21, 2014 at the funeral home chapel. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Grose family.

April 21 2014  Michael Joseph Ruggieri II, 84,of Greeneville, TN.  passed away Thursday April 17, 2014    after a sudden illness at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Johnson City, TN. He was born December 15, 1929 in Akron, Ohio. Mr. Ruggieri II was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force (corporal).  He was a laborer at Falls Stamping and Welding and a machinist at Goodyear Aerospace in Akron. Survivors include his four children: Debra Ruggieri of Akron, Ohio, Lisa Ruggieri Wyatt, Rick Ruggieri and wife, Lisa, and Steven Ruggieri, all of Afton; several grandchildren: Dave M. Wyatt of Afton, Michael J. Ruggieri IV of Garrison, Ky., Anthony R Ruggieri of Knoxville, Amber and David Ruggieri Ellenburg of Greeneville, Vincent S. and Emily Ruggieri of Charleston W.Va., Nicholas V. and Allie Ruggieri of Florida, Daniel J Ruggieri of Knoxville, and Taylor N. Ruggieri of Boomer W.Va.; six great-grandchildren: Xander and Gideon Ellenburg, Maddie, Gavin and Beckett Ruggieri and Nicholas Ruggieri II; four sisters: Toni Martz and husband, Bob, Paula King and husband, Tom, Vicki Drushall and husband, Ron, and Marie Christensen and husband, Eric. He was preceded in death by his father: Michael Joseph Ruggieri Sr.; his mother: Philomena Caruso Ruggieri; one sister: Antionette Ruggieri; one brother: Joseph Ruggieri; and one son: Michael Joseph Ruggieri III.  Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Monday to go in procession to Andrew National Cemetery for a graveside military service at 2 p.m.  The Greene County Honor Guard will be in charge of the service

James Darrell “Bud” McCune, 58 of Lizemores, entered into rest Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Born May 7, 1955 in Clay, he was the son of Blanch (Neff) McCune of Lizemores, and the late John McCune. In addition to his father James was also preceded in death by his brothers Charles and Jimmy McCune, sisters, Charlene McCune and Mary Barker. In addition to his mother, James is survived by his wife, Sandra McCune, son, James Darrell McCune Jr., daughter, Tara D. McCune all of Lizemores, two grandchildren, Breanna Foster and Hayden McCune, brothers, John McCune of Indore, Jackie of Shreveport, LA, sisters, Shirley McCune and Tina Richards both of Lizemores, Barbara Crawn of Smithers, Becky Elmore of Hartland, Linda Bartsch of Glen and Lisa Pritt of Swiss.  A host of loving nieces and newphews. Graveside service will be held 12:00 P.M. Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Sunrise Cemetery, Indore, with Minister Bullard Dunlap officiating. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com
Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the McCune family.
 

Elizabeth Jane Skaggs, 85, of Gauley Bridge, entered into rest April 16, 2014, at home. Born on May 19, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Gib and Mary Backus. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Kelly Herman Skaaggs, in January, 2014. She retired from Fayette County Board of Education after 28 years as a teacher and was a member of the Lover’s Leap Baptist Church.  Survivors include her children, Saundra Rosewell, and husband, Wayne, of Daniels, Robert Kelly Skaggs and wife, Kimberly, of Conway, SC, Mark Skaggs and wife, Jean, of Fayetteville, Cody Skaggs and wife, Sharon, of Shallotte, NC, and Theresa Cooper and husband, Phillip, of Gauley Bridge; eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.  Funeral service will be 1 pm Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Pastor Ron George and Reverend Jack Eades officiating. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor. Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm on Friday at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com.  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Skaggs family.
 

April 15 2014  Teddy McClain, 62 of Clay, entered into rest Monday, April 14, 2014. Born May 24, 1951 in Roane County, he was the son of the late Robert and Annabelle McClain. He was a pipe liner.  Teddy is survived by his wife, Teresa (Ramsey) McClain of Clay, son, Jeramiah McClain and daughter, Bridgette (Dave) Carpenter both of Spencer, step children, Christa Jean Ramsey of Poca and Gary Lee Ramsey of Clay, grandchildren, Kinley Paige Ramsey, Jacob, Caleb, Isaac, Shane, Hailee and Elijah, sisters, Anita (Smiley) Weems of Oakdale, TN., Brenda (Jack) Queen of Crossnore, NC., brother, Adam (Betsy) McClain of Spencer. Graveside service will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Swank Cemetery, Speed Road Spencer.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com
 

April 14 2014  Reverend Orville “Red” Simmons, 95, of Drennan passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in the comfort of his home. He was a preacher and a member of the Church of God, Alta, a retired coal miner and a veteran of the United States Army with services in World War II. Born August 9, 1918 in Gauley Bridge, he was the son of the late Christopher and Chessie (Fitzwater) Simmons. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Paul Simmons. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 56 years, Lucy (Stewart) Simmons of Drennan; children, Betty Harris of MO, Thomas Simmons of MO, Hersal Simmons of TX, Etheal Johnson of MO, William Simmons of MO, Sue Simmons of MO, Jacqueline Lorentz of Swiss, Curtis Simmons of Swiss, Mary Odom of OH and Joseph Simmons (Michelle) of Gilbo; 43 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.  Services will take place at 2 PM on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the Church of God, Alta with Reverend Paul Young and Reverend Dennis Preast officiating. Burial will follow at Holcomb Cemetery, Lizemores.  The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, is honored to be serving the Simmons family.
 

April 10 2014  Donald Graham, 51, of Newton, entered into rest Sunday, April 6, 2014. Born November 12, 1964 in Alliance, Ohio, he was the son of the late Jack and Betty (Summers) Graham.  Donald is survived by his sons, Jack Graham and Chance Graham both of Cleveland Ohio, daughters, Shannon Graham and Sara Wilson of North Olmsted, Ohio, 2 grandchildren,  brother, Ronald Cruikshank of Newton and sister, Rea Cruikshank of Alliance, OH.  Service will be held 7:30 P.M. Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.  Friends may call from 6:00 to 7:30 prior to the service.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith is honored to be serving the Graham family. Minister Paul Coon officiating.
 

April 3 2014   Victor Ray McClain, 87, of Dixie passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at his home. He was a member of the Bell Creek Missionary Baptist Church, an employee at Union Carbide of Alloy for 34 years, and a member of the United States Army with service in World War II. Victor was also an avid hunter, liked to fish and enjoyed his truck and going to car shows. Born May 12, 1926 in Nicut, he was the last living child of Randolph and Stella (Snodgrass) McClain.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by infant son, Kevin Dale McClain; grandson, Victor Shane Foster; son-in-law, Denny Foster; and eleven brothers and sisters. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 66 Years, Dormal (Drake) McClain of Dixie; son, Stan McClain of Cannelton; daughter, Janice Foster of Dixie; grandchildren, Adam (Aksana) Foster, Kimberly Foster, Jeremy McClain, Trevor McClain and Brittan McClain; granddaughter-in-law, Laurie Foster; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Karl Foster, and expected in May, Alexis Marie Foster; and a host of other family and friends.  Services will be held at 1 PM on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Bell Creek Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Shane Wynn officiating. Burial will follow at Elena Community Church Cemetery in Roane County. Family will be receiving visitors on Friday evening from 6 until 8 PM at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the McClain family.
 

Gerald Morris, 73, of Bomont, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 31, 2014, at home. Gerald  was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Icie Morris; son, Howard G. Morris (Jinxie); brothers, William Morris, Roger Morris, Charley Morris, and Dallas Morris; Grandson, Erin Lee Ferrebee; and great-grandson, Logan Ray Morris.  Gerald is survived by his wife, Joanna Morris; sons, Michael Morris (Linda) of Lafollette, Tenn., and David Morris (Angela) of Bomont; daughter, Teresa Morris of ; brothers, Jerry Morris of West Virginia and Roland Morris of Ohio; sisters, Elizabeth Boggs and Mary Leugers (Mike), both of Ohio; twelve  grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  There will be a private graveside service at later date. Condolences may be expressed on line at www.maticsfuneralhome.com.
 

April 3 2014  Elva Ruth Floyd White of South Charleston passed away Sunday, March 30, at midnight, at home surrounded by her children. She is survived by four children, Elva Jean Martin, Eugene Gary Floyd, Karen Sue Fitzgerald and John Elliot Floyd, and was preceded in death by her oldest son, Kenneth Larry Floyd; husband, Kenneth Eugene Floyd; and several other family members. Ruth was originally from Webster Springs and lived most of her life in the Gauley Bridge area. Ruth will always be remembered for her beautiful smile, musical talent, determination and unconditional love for family and friends. A short memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with burial to follow at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kanawha Hospice Care, where they were instrumental in her care and comfort during this time.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com. Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Floyd family.

March 28 2014  Jessie Childers, 85, of Ivydale,.went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Born April 6, 1928 in Leatherwood, he was the son of the late John and Nellie (Dobbins) Childers,  in addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Josephine, son, Roger Childers,  grandson, Jon Eric Childers and son-in- law Bill Thoms, brothers, Earl Graham, Bill Graham, Frank Childers, Don Childers and Arthur Childers, sisters, Effie Williams, Pearl Mullins and Liddy Nichols. He was a World War II Army Veteran serving in Japan; he retired from the coal mines, loved the outdoors, hiking, hunting, gardening and woodworking. During his lifetime he was blessed with wonderful neighbors, was a member of the Big Sycamore Baptist Church.  He was loved by all that knew him and had a very strong belief in God. Jessie is survived by his daughters, Donetta and husband David Looney of Tupelo, Miss., Jenetta Thoms of Sistersville,  Joetta and her husband Billy Joe Linville of Charleston; and son, Timmy and his wife Sandi  Childers of Heaters, daughter-in-law Marilyn Childers of Fairmont ,several grandchildren and great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be at 2:00 March 30, 2014 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.  Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore, with Military Graveside Rites, conducted by the VFW Post 4419. Friends may call 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Saturday 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 Childers family.
 

Billy Gene Fouty, 76, of Nitro, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 24, 2014, at home after a long illness.  Billy was the son of the late Herman D. And Martha E. (Boggs) Fouty. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Michael Thatcher and Charles "Wink" Winifred Price, and sister, Janet Zaice. Billy was a MP in the Army and served during the German conflict. He then entered civilian law enforcement and was a lieutenant for the Washington, D.C. Police Department. He later became a patrolman for the Clendenin P.D. and Spencer P.D. and chief of police for the city of Clay.  Survivors include his loving wife of 12 years, Jo Ann (Gibson) Fouty; sons, Billy Gene Fouty Jr. of Pennsylvania, Tim Fouty of Marietta, Ohio, Tommy Fouty (Misty Fouty) of Ripley and Travis Fouty of Spencer; daughter, Terra Lynn Lowe of Spencer; brother, John Thomas Naillor of Morgantown; sisters-in-law, Karen Thatcher, Shirley Price and Janice Conway; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. The Fouty family would like to thank the staff at HospiceCare (Amanda, Mary, Mirian and Stephanie), Kanawha Senior Services (Polly) and the crew at the Nitro McDonald's.  Billy's funeral service will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin, with Pastor Mark Smith officiating. Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday at Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar.  His family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed online at www.maticsfuneralhome.com.
 

March 26 2014 Lloyd Lonzo Jones “Lon”, of Clay County, passed away on Monday, March 24, 2014 at CAMC- General Division in Charleston. Born September 1, 1943 in Clay County, he is the son of the late Ewing Cluster and Joy Nita (Foster) Jones. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda (Haught) Jones; 4 infant siblings; and 5 half-brothers and sisters.  Survivors include his children, Angela Jackson of MD, Charles Coleman (Loretta) of Clay Co., Homer Jones, Sr. (Aundrea) of Clay Co., Debra Jean Stewart (Benji) of Clay Co., and Ralph Taylor of Summersville; brothers and sisters, Karen Mullins (Roger) of Bentree, James Jones (Wanda) of Summersville, Ethel Coleman (Freddie) of Clay Co., Gay Elliott (Jerrel) of Clay Co., and Kirby Jones (Kay) of Summersville; and ten grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 3 pm on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Rogers Cemetery, Glen.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge is honored to be serving the Jones family.

George William Bevins, 93, of Clay passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Montgomery General Hospital in Montgomery. He was a retired UMWA coal miner, a Marine Veteran serving in World War II and an avid WVU fan. Born July 29, 1920 in Logan, he was the son of the late William Jefferson and Henrietta Bevins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Alice Roberta Bevins; a daughter, Patricia Zastawniak; sons, Bill Bevins and Gary "Peewee" Bevins; and 5 brothers and sisters. Left to cherish his memory are his son, Terry Bevins of Lizemores; daughters, Jeanette (Jerri) Murphy and husband, James of Wooster, OH, and Nancy Moore and husband, Steve of Milton; a sister, Betty Boone of Crichton; 11 grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. A graveside service with military honors will take place on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Clay Memorial Gardens with the Reverend Jerry Bodkins officiating with the assistance of W.T. Bevins. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 on Tuesday evening at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Bevins family.

March 15 2014  Eva Faye Pritt, 67, of Campbells Creek, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014, at home following a short illness.  She was born October 1, 1946 in Clay County to the late Lloyd & Reta Brown. Along with her husband, James Darrell they started Pritt Tire Sales in their Campbells Creek home garage and grew it over the next 46 years into a well known family business. In addition to the business, Eva raised three children and was called Mom by many who grew up in the Campbells Creek and DuPont area. This tradition continued with her grandchildren's friends who called her MaMaw. For the past several years she really enjoyed the time spent picking up her grandchildren and their friends from school. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved father & mother-in-law, Wheeler & Hester Pritt.  She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, James Darrell Pritt Sr.; children, James Darrell Pritt Jr. of Elkhart, Ind., Christena Dawn Ross of Pinch, Scott Alan (Jean Anne) Pritt of Charleston; seven grandsons, Tyler, Nathan, Tanner, James, Trenton, Chandler, Colin; brother, Lloyd (Beth) Brown of Pensacola, Fla.; sisters, Mary Elaine Morris of Bentree, Lynn Nichols of Clay and Yvonne (Tony) Salisbury of Clay; she is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews that she loved; and also her best friend of 50 years, Shelva Wentz of Campbells Creek.  The funeral service will be held Monday, March 17 at 11 a.m. at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden with Paul Leftwich and Chester Gibson officiating. Burial will follow at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow. A Visitation with family and friends will be held Sunday March 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The online guest book can be accessed at www.stevensandgrass.com

March 13 2014 Betty L. Rogers, 77, of Newton, died March 10, 2014, in the CAMC – Memorial Hospital, Charleston.  She was born October 29, 1936, at Lizemores, Clay County, a daughter of the late Alford Newton and Ora Helena Truman Bird. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kermit A. Rogers in 2010; a daughter Kathy Holcomb in 2011; a sister, Mona Jean Jones; and four brothers, Jimmy, Burl, Charlie and John Bird.   Betty was a homemaker. She was also a former employee of Kellwood Company and the Sandy Brae Golf Course.   Survivors include two daughters, Cheryl Holcomb of Indore and Dawn Wilkinson of Unionville, MO; seven sisters, Donna Osborne of Wallback, Verna Dawson of Bartow, FL, Vera Williams of Diamond, Shirley Braley of Duck, Sharon Hannigan of South Charleston, Joan Smith of Parkersburg and Evelee Abbott of Elkview; nine grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.   A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 15 at 2:00 p.m. in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Roy Huffman officiating. Burial will be in the Tawney Cemetery, Newton.  Friends may call Friday from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.   Online condolences may be shared at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com
 

March 9 2014   Robert K. (Bob) Holliday, 81, Fayetteville, transitioned from this life to the next after a stay of just over one week at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, on Friday, Feb. 28. In lieu of flowers, his family requests gifts of sympathy or appreciation should be given to the Hospice House which offers its patients a most comforting environment. Holliday donated his body for scientific research and will be cremated afterwards. There will be no visitation or funeral, according to his wishes, although the family said an arrangement has been made to conduct a celebration of his life. It will occur in Fayette Circuit Judge John Hatcher's courtroom, Fayetteville, April 25 from Noon to 1 p.m. The public will be invited.  Surviving are his wife of nearly 28 years, Deborah Ann, and children Kelvin (Betty) Stephen (Kelly), Robert (Molly) and Brandon Holliday, Kathy Eddy, Tracey (Jeremy) and Jeff Nichols; and 11 grandchildren. He is also survived by his only sibling, Larry (Faye) Holliday of Oak Hill.  He was born Feb. 11, 1933, in Logan Co. and his parents were the late J. Kelvin Holliday and Kathleen Harris Holliday.  Holliday represented Fayette County in the House of Delegates following the elections of 1962, 1964 and 1966. He was elected to numerous four-year State Senate terms also, in 1968, 1980, 1984, 1988 and 1992. Among his key legislative roles, he was chairman of the following Senate Committees: Labor, 65th; Education, 66th; Interstate Cooperation, 67th, and possibly his favorite chair, Health & Human Resources. Holliday received the Distinguished Kanawha/Fayette Community Service, Inc. Award in 1985, 1988, 1989 and 1991; WVEA's Pearl Buck Award, 1982; Distinguished Service Award, WV School of Osteopathic Medicine, 1983; Rehabilitation Assn's Structural Barriers Award, 1988; Outstanding Legislator, WV Trial Lawyers Assn, 1988; and also received an honorary Doctorate from the Adult Basic Education Program in 1988. Among his favorite legislation passed was the abolishment of capital punishment in W.Va. and creation of The Autism Training Center. He believed in helping the downtrodden in society, visiting numerous mental hospitals and prisons as a legislator, with his career highlighted by serving eight terms as President of the Fayette Needy Assn. His other community service also included Raleigh-Fayette Co. Consumer Advisory Comm., Montgomery Coal Valley Lodge, AF&AM, 32 Degree Scottish Rite, Shriner, Fayette Heart Fund, New River Gorge Country Development Corp, Elk River Development Corp., Fayette Co. Volunteers, and State Democratic Executive Comm. Holliday was also well known locally as long-time publisher of The Fayette Tribune, The Montgomery Herald, and The Meadow River Post newspapers. He served his nation in the US Army, and also was active in Presbyterian ministry, including several terms as elder at Oak Hill's church.
 

Vuila Gladys (Hamilton)Tolliver, 68, of Gauley Bridge, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, VA.  Born November 8, 1945, she is the daughter of the late Hank and Bertha (Blake) Hamilton.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her infant son, Timothy Tolliver and her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Jo and Tom Cole.  Left to cherish her beautiful memories are her loving husband of 54 years, Ballard “Bill” Tolliver of Gauley Bridge; sons, Ballard Tolliver II (Billy) and wife, Carla, Gregory and wife, Amy; grandchildren, Steven Tolliver and wife, Sara, Joshua Tolliver and companion, Brenda, Brittany Coleman and husband, Matt, Timmy Tolliver and companion, Deianeria, Megan Tolliver, Matthew Tolliver, Hunter Marie Tolliver; great-grandchildren, Ryan and Lillie Taylor, Bailee Tolliver, Nevaeh Tolliver, Daymain Tolliver, Jacob Coleman, Aedan Tolliver and one great-grandbaby on the way; sisters, Anis Caldwell, Mearl Sawyer (Eddie); brother Rex Hamilton (Rose); brother-in-law Wayne Cole (Josie); sister-in-law, Ann Blankenship; a very special couple, Mary and Michael (Pickle) Robinson; a very special friend, Shirley Kincaid; and a host of special nieces, nephews and family members and friends.  Services will take place 1 PM, Friday, March 7, 2014 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge with the Reverend Charles Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor.  Friends may call the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6 until 8 PM.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Tolliver family.

Phyllis Jean (Underwood) Bounds, 74, of Charleston, formerly of Dixie, entered into rest March 4, 2014, at CAMC-Memorial Division in Charleston. Born on June 19, 1939, in Ivydale, she was the daughter of the late Leonard Underwood and Grace (Elkins) Underwood. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her daughter, Patricia Monroe; granddaughter, Tuesday Monroe; brothers, Larry and Tommy Lee Underwood. She was a retired cook for Montgomery General Elderly Care. Survivors include her daughter, Amanda Bounds and companion, Patrick Smith, of Charleston; brothers, Joe Underwood of Monrovia, MD and Jerry Underwood of Dixie and sister, Betty Brown of Ringgold, GA. Funeral service will be 2 pm Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Rev. Eddie Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Underwood Cemetery, Vaughan.
Friends may call 2 hours prior to the service at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com. Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Bounds family.

March 4 2014   Earl Glen McCune, 87, of Ivydale passed away peacefully at his home on March 1, 2014. He was retired from Clay County Schools and was a member of the Big Otter Baptist Church . He was also a fifty-year plus member of the Clay County Masonic Lodge A.F & A.M. # 97 and was active in other local organizations. He is survived by his wife, Erma, a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Roger Rice of Elyria, Ohio , son and daughter-in-law Boyd and Gina McCune of Charleston , and son, Roger of Parkersburg. Also surviving are several grand children and great grandchildren, a brother, Charles McCune of Lorain, Ohio and a sister, Janet Canfield of Harrison.  Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Thursday March 6, 2014 at Wilson Shamblin Smith Funeral Home Clay, WV . Burial will follow at Clay Memorial Gardens. With the Minister Dewey Tanner officiating. Friends may call Wednesday March 5, 2014 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be sent to www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  The staff of Wilson Shamblin Smith Funeral Home are honored to serve the McCune family.

March 2 2014  Wilsie (Hicks) Sizemore, 81, of Gauley Bridge passed away peacefully at CAMC- General Division in Charleston, with all of her family by her side. She was a Christian and faithfully attended the Gauley Bridge United Methodist Church. Born December 7, 1932 in Calhoun County, she is the daughter of the late Truman and Ellena (Metz) Hicks.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Dorma Welch, Wanda Roller, Veraleen Massey and Peggy Kozak; and her son-in-law, Gary Dean Thomas. Left to cherish her memory are her loving and devoted husband of 63 years, Roscoe Sizemore of Gauley Bridge; children, Terry Sizemore (Frances) of Fayetteville, Sandy Thomas (Gary) of Gauley Bridge, and Teddy Sizemore (Mary) of Monroe, NC; grandchildren, Stephanie Harvey (Brian) of Gauley Bridge, Jason Thomas (Stacy) of Charlton Heights, Josh Sizemore (Katy) of Bluewell, and Shawn and Laura Sizemore of Monroe, NC; great-granddaughter, Lauren Harvey of Gauley Bridge; sisters, Naomi McCallister (Don) of Chelyan and Joyce Plasko (Terry) of Ohio; special friends, Gladys Kauff, Velva Woods and Thelma Neal; several nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends. Services will take place 11 am, Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at the Gauley Bridge United Methodist Church with the Reverend Mark Skaggs officiating, burial will follow at Montgomery Memorial Gardens in London.  Friends may call from 6 until 8 PM on Monday evening at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Sizemore family.

Feb 26 2014   Janie Ann Randolph, 58, of Chesterfield, VA passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2014 in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loved ones.  Born September 19, 1955 in Laurel Creek, WV, she is the daughter James Edward and Betty Lou (Ramsey) Randolph.   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia McBride.  Left to cherish her memory are her children, Betty Jane Adkins of Richmond, VA; Alvin Adkins and partner, Jason Rodriguez, of Chesterfield, VA; Kameel Mohammed of Chesterfield, VA; Thelma Adkins of Chesterfield, VA; Roger Lilly of Chesterfield, VA; and Edward Lilly of WV; siblings, Burndetta Randolph of IL, Carolyn Randolph of TN, Jim Randolph (Crystal) of VA, Earl Randolph (Jeanette) of VA, Ben Randolph of TN, John Randolph of MN, and Betty Mae Randolph of OH; 9 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.  Graveside services will be held at 1 PM, Thursday, February 27, 2014 at the Nugent Cemetery in Beckwith with the Reverend Charles Blankenship officiating.   Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, is honored to be serving the Randolph family.

Feb 22 2014  Mary June Adkins, 65, of Bickmore, entered into rest Saturday, February 22, 2014. Born June 27, 1948 in Clay, she was the daughter of the late Waston and Mary (Griffin) Ramsey  Mary is survived by her daughter, Sharon Adkins, brothers, Clarence Ramsey of Hartland, William Ramsey of Indore, sisters, Vera Vance of Indore, Hazel Stewart of Bickmore, Bertha Ramsey of Craigsville, Sarah Taylor of Clendenin, and several nieces and nephews.  A special thanks to Vera, Michael and Jordan for their loving support.  Funeral service will be held 10:00 am Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Clifford Samples officiating.  Burial will be in the Blue Knob Church Cemetery, Blue Knob.   Friends may call from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com    Wilson- Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Adkins family.
 

Eugene Osborne McDaniel, 94, of Dixie, entered into rest February l8, 2014 at Raleigh General Hospital. Born on May 21, 1919, in Jodie, he was the son of the late John Roy and Nettie Hunter (Williams) McDaniel. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wives, Gracie Leah (Kiser) McDaniel and Nancy Ruth (Sizemore) McDaniel and his son, Clyde Eugene McDaniel. He was retired from Union Carbide Maintenance Department/Alloy, a member of the Christian Church of Lizemores, a member of the VFW and a World War II Navy veteran, having served in the South Pacific.  Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Sylvia and Bob Fink of Gauley Bridge; 5 grandchildren and 6 step-grandchildren.  Funeral service will be noon Saturday, February 22, 2014, at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Reverend Thurman Sizemore officiating. Burial will follow in Montgomery Memorial Park, London.  Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.   On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the McDaniel family.
 

Feb 20 2014   Lisa Ann Deal, 45, of Swiss passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2014 in Smithers, WV. Born on February 23, 1968 in Ashtabula, OH, she was the daughter of the late Virgil Merle and Elizabeth Ann Tolliver Blankenship.  In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton Albert Deal, who passed in November of 1999.  Left to cherish her memory are her four sons, whom she loved dearly and raised on her own for over 14 years, William Deal and companion, Amber Harvey of Belle, Josh Deal and companion, Kristen Shamblin of Beech Glen, Matt Deal of Swiss, and Jeremy Deal and companion, Kayla Nichols of Swiss; brothers Tim Blankenship and wife, Michelle of Gauley Bridge, Virgil Blankenship of Gauley Bridge, Oran Blankenship and wife, Kathy of Michigan; sister, Kimberly Whiteside of Gauley Bridge; niece, Connie Whiteside; nephews, whom she was well loved by, Jamie Blankenship, Timmy Blankenship and Nicky Blankenship; and a host of other family and friends.  Services will be held at 1 PM, Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with the Reverend Charles Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor, WV.  Friends may call two hours prior to service time. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Deal family.

Feb 20 2014  George Kiser, 68, of Swiss passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at home. He was a member of the Swiss Baptist Church.  Born on April 27, 2014 in Swiss, he was the son of the late Fred H. and Leona Skaggs Kiser.  In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by brothers, Sonny Kiser, Vernon “Gene” Kiser, William H. “Bill” Kiser; and sisters, Helen Kiser, Glenna Morris, Mary O’Day and Carolyn Cartwright.  Survivors include his sons, Mark (Sharon) Kiser, Paul Kiser and Timothy Kiser; brothers, Donald “Duck” Kiser, Charles “Bob” Kiser, Richard “Jack” Kiser, Larry Dale Kiser and Roger Kiser; sister, Betty Kiser; friend and caregiver, Sherrie Kuntz; 4 grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Services will take place 2 PM, Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at the Swiss Baptist Church with the Rev. Jason Skaggs officiating. Burial will follow in Sims United Methodist Church Cemetery, Swiss.  Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Swiss Baptist Church.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, is honored to be serving the Kiser family.

Feb 11 2014  Bert Brown, 84, of Indore, entered into rest Monday, February 10, 2014.  Born November 14, 1929 in Clay, he was the son of the late John and Vergie (Reed) Brown. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by a daughter Baby Jane Brown. Bert is survived by his wife Nora Jean Brown of Indore, son, John (Pam) Brown of Maysel, daughters, Joyce (Chuck) Drake of Ovapa, Cathy (Gary) Thomas of Sugar Creek, Oh., Barbara (Elson) Robb of Millersburg, Oh., Anita (Randy) Holcomb) of Clay, 10 grandchildren, 8  great- grandchildren, sister Mavis Rogers of Summersville and Cora Neal of Smithers.  Graveside service will be held 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Brown/Winnell Cemetery, Indore, with Minister Jerry Bodkins officiating.   On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneral home.com  Wilson- Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Brown family.
 

Feb 8 2014 Lynnette Beets, 41, of Indore, departed this life to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, February 7, 2014 at Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston.  Born February 9, 1972, she was the daughter of the late Velvateen and Clyde Chapman. Lynnette was raised from the age of 11 by her aunt and uncle, Iva Jo ((Holland) Mays and Tommy (Betsy) Keiffer.  She was a 17 year employee of CAMC, and a member of Maysel Missionary Baptist Church.  Lynette is survived by her beloved husband of 20 years, Joseph Beets, children, Alisha Madison and Dylan Michael Beets all of Indore, sister and best friend, Jeanne (Quentin) Scott, brothers, Scottie Chapman and Willace Chapman, brother-in-law, Patrick (Amber) Beets, mother-in-law, Myrtle Beets, and many aunts, uncle, cousins and cherished friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Khalid and the staff of 5 south at CAMC, the doctors and staff of 9 west, Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, and the staff Hubbard Hospice House for great care and kindness during her battle.  Funeral Service will be held 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Maysel Missionary Baptist Church, Maysel, with Pastor Quentin Scott officiating.  Burial will be in Neal Cemetery, Upper Sycamore.  Friends may call from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Monday, February 10, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay. In lieu of flower the family wishes are that donate be made to Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.  On-line condolence may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com     Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Beets family.
 

Feb 7 2014  Kenneth L. Nichols, 64, of Pleasant Plain, Ohio, formerly of Lizemores, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord after a long battle with cancer. He was born Feb. 26, 1949, and departed this life Feb. 1, 2014. He was a decorated Army war veteran and he was a former employee of Walker Machinery, Belle, W.Va. He was currently employed by Ohio Caterpillar.  He was preceded in death by his father, Elmo E. Nichols of Lizemores, W.Va.  He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Samples) Nichols; son, Christopher
 

Feb 5 2014 Venida Gail Boyd, 71, of Cleveland, OH, formally of Clay, entered into rest Jan 27, 2014.Service will be held 2:00 P.M to 3:00 P.M. Februarys 5, 2014 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay. Burial will be in the Boyd-Young Cemetery, Ovapa.

Feb 2 2014  Kelly Herman Skaggs, 87, of Gauley Bridge, entered into rest January 29, 2014 at Hubbard Hospice House. Born on August 1, 1926, in Gauley Bridge, he was the son of the late Hiram Sawyer and Ida Mae Hogg Skaggs. He retired from Union Carbide (Alloy Plant) after 32 years as a Powerhouse Mechanic and Welder and was a member of Lover’s Leap Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Elizabeth, of Gauley Bridge; children, Saundra Rosewell, and husband, Wayne, of Daniels, WV, Robert Kelly Skaggs, and wife, Kimberly, of Conway, SC; Mark Skaggs, and wife, Jean, of Fayetteville, Cody Skaggs and wife, Sharon, of Shallotte, NC, and Theresa Cooper and husband, Phillip, of Gauley Bridge; sister, Tina Brown of Jacksonville, FL; eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.   Funeral service will be 1 pm Sunday, February 2, 2014, at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Pastor Ron George officiating. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor. Friends may call from from 5 to 7 pm on Saturday at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com.  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Skaggs family.

Jan 29 2014    Roy “Easy” Leo Love, 67, of Vermillion, Ohio, died Monday, January 27, 2014 at his home after a two year battle with cancer. He was born January 9, 1947 in Clay; he was the son Ernest and Oleta (Mullins) Love.  In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by a brother, James E. Love. Roy had been a Vermilion resident for the past 30 years; he worked for Ford Motor Co. Lorain as an inspector for 35 years, retiring in 2000, he was member of the UAW Local #425 and enjoyed shooting pool and reading. He is survived by his companion of 10 years, Yvonne Dodson of Vermilion; sons, Kevin (Dawn) Love of Indiana and Kory (Jordan) Love of Sandusky; daughters, Debra (Sam) Tanner and Sandra Love both of WV; 4 grandchildren; brother, Denny Love and sister, Linda Williams both of WV.   The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 30, 1014 from 2 pm to 4 pm and 7pm to 9 pm at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street, Vermilion. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 31, 2014 at 10:00 pm at the funeral home, with Pastor Lee Higgins officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Vermilion.  The family suggests memorial contributions to America Cancer Society Ohio Division Inc., 10501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106.
 

Jan 26 2014  On January 23, 2014, Susie Jane Piersonleft her family in Falls View, WV and moved to heaven, into the open arms of sweet Jesus. Thank you Jesus for the promise! The beautiful lady left behind her husband of 56 years, Doug Pierson; daughters, Stephanie Young and Alexis Pierson; sons, John, Mark (deceased) and Dan Pierson. Susie came from the loving family of her father, Carl and mother, Helen Childers. Her sisters are Sonjie Brown, Sandy Sparks, Sharon Young, Becky Hayes, Snow Doss and Sharlene Glenn; and her deceased brothers are Dallas and Jim Childers.  There are 9 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. She was a member and piano player at the wonderful Huddleston Community Church. Susie loved each and every one of her neighbors in the special town of Falls View. When Susie’s children left home, she went to work at Mount Olive Correctional Complex and spoke often of her friends, co-workers and experiences while at MOCC. Thank you Jesus, for the Summersville Hospice Workers: Pat Elswick and Marilyn Mullins. These fine ladies took care of Susie like she was one of their own family. Susie’s daughter was at her bedside every day for 5 months, giving her loving care, thank you, Steph. Thank you Sue, for the love, care and favors you gave to us all. From all of your family and friends, see you in Heaven, Sweetheart.  Services will be held at 1 PM, Monday, January 27, 2014 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge with the Reverends Ralph Davis, Tiger Hicks and David Manly officiating. Burial will follow at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow. Friends may call the funeral home from 6 to 8 on Sunday evening.   Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Pierson family.
 

Ezra Jack Small, 81, of Chloe, died January 21, 2014, in the Mile tree Center, Spencer. He was born September 13, 1932, in Wickham, Raleigh County, the son of the late Henry Small and the late Flossie Boswell. Mr. Small was a retired owner and operator of an asphalt paving company. Survivors include his children, grandchildren and cousins. A funeral service will be conducted at noon on Friday, January 24 in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Wall back.  Friends may call one hour before the funeral. Online condolences may be expressed at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com
 

Jan 22 2014   Teresa Renee Tackett, 47, of Clay, entered into rest Tuesday, January 21, 2014. She was born September 8, 1966, in PA; she was the daughter of the late Laken and Martha (Hanshaw) Moore.  Teresa is survived by her daughters, Tiffany Tackett and Marissa Tackett both of Clay, 3 granddaughters, Phoebe, Nevaeh and Olivia. Graveside service will be held 1:00 P.M. Thursday, January 23, 2014, at Hanshaw Family Cemetery, Procious, with Minister Wayne Litton officiating.   On-line condolence may be sent to the family at  carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Tackett family.
 

Jan 19 2014  Carolyn Dawn Osborne Gray, 79, of Indore, entered into rest Friday, January 17, 2014. Born May 5, 1934 at Indore, she was the daughter of the late Tom and Lizzie (Moore) Osborne. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two grandsons and several beloved brothers and sisters.  She was a cook for the old doughnut shop at Maysel, she also cooked and drove  bus  for the Head Start Program.  She was a member of Sycamore Missionary Community Baptist Church.  Mrs. Gray was a third generation Cherokee descendent of Seaberry Arms and Soleman Osborne, she also was a featured actress in the outdoor drama, Soleman’s Secret for 14 years as Autumn Breeze, her Cherokee name.  Carolyn is survived by her husband, Lowell Gray of Indore, daughters, Connie (Robert) Carte of Indore, Linda (Bob) Bess if San Mateo, FL., Melanie (Eric) Moore of Indore, Sandy (Thomas) Eagle of New Lexington, OH., Lisa (Jerry) Roat of Indore, 12 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and one great- great-grandchild,  brother, Lennis Osborne of Indore, sister, Ruby Mace Pritt of Albion, NY., best friend, Stephanie Price, special recognition to son-in-laws, Carlos Duncan,  Richard Bartsch and Ronnie Jarrett. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at Sycamore Missionary Community Baptist Church, Indore, with Minister Mike Holcomb officiating.   Burial will be in the Gray Upper Sycamore Cemetery, Indore. Friends may call from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Monday, January 20, 2014 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Wilson- Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Gray family.
 

Jan 17 2014  Macie Rae Taylor, infant daughter of Heath and Lisa (Lane) Taylor of Bickmore, went home to be with her precious Jesus on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. She gave so much to be so little, but angles always do. In addition to her parents, Macie is survived by her sisters, Allison Brooke Coleman and Madison Reed Taylor both of Bickmore, She is the granddaughter of David Taylor and Kathy Phillips Taylor, Willie and Connie Lane all of Bickmore.  Funeral service will held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Clay First Baptist Church, Clay, with Ministers Allen Legg officiating, co officiators, Jordan Asbury and Pastor Gary Drake. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore. Friends may call 1 hour prior to the service. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Taylor family.
 

Jan 16 2014  Shirley Joyce Comer, 81, of Swiss, entered into rest January 14, 2014, at her home. Born on February 9, 1932, in Letcher County, KY, she was the daughter of the late Marino and Bessie Mobelline. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Dencil Harold Comer.  She was a homemaker and a member of Swiss Methodist Church. Survivors include her children, Kenneth Comer of Swiss, Joseph Comer of Swiss, Sherry Roop and her husband, Richard, of Jodie, Terry Comer of Swiss, Kevin Comer of Swiss, Mark Comer and his wife, Valerie, of White Water, Timmy Comer and his wife, Mary, of Smithers and Chris Comer of Swiss; 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.  Graveside service will be 11 am Friday, January 17, 2014, at Sims United Methodist Church Cemetery, Swiss, with Reverend Stewart Stover officiating. There will be no visitation.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com.  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Comer family.
 

Jan 16 2014  Shawna Pennington Bragg came into this world on September 9, 1969, the way she left it, dearly loved. She departed January 10, 2014. What a tremendous loss we all feel, that beautiful soul now belongs in the heavens. Shawna loved to be on the river, by the ocean or on the back of a Harley with the love of her life, her husband, Shane Bragg. She lived her life to the fullest with her family, friends and her Boxer babies.  She was preceded in death by her father, John Wayne Pennington and her brother, John Wood.  Shawna is survived by her husband, Michael Shane Bragg; mother, Barbara Pennington; grandmother, Elenora "Bea" Morris and many other family members and special friends.  A visitation will take place from 7-9 on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.  Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Bragg family.
 

Jan 16 2014  Doctor Enrique Aguilar, loving father, husband and pillar of the community departed to be with his heavenly father on January 12, 2014. Doctor Enrique Aguilar was born in Mexico City on October 20, 1919 to Colonel Jesus and Sara Belden Aguilar. He graduated from the University of Mexico Medical School in May 1946. His first assignment was that of a company doctor in charge of the medical department of mining companies in the States of Baja California and Guanajuato in Mexico, under very primitive conditions. After six years service as a mining camp doctor he was accepted as a surgical resident in 1952 at the Laird Memorial Hospital in Montgomery, WV. At the termination of his residency he returned to Monterrey, Mexico to open a private practice. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Bill Laird offered him a permanent position on his staff and Dr. Aguilar and his family returned to Montgomery where he served at Laird Memorial, now Montgomery General Hospital until his retirement in 1995. He practiced general and family medicine, surgery and obstetrics and became a highly respected physician throughout the area. Dr. Aguilar brought over 3,000 of God’s creatures into this world. He was one of the last doctors to make house calls up Paint Creek and Cabin Creek.  He was a member in good standing of the W.V.S.M.A., Fayette County Medical Society, of which he was past president, the A.A.F.P, the Rotary Club of Montgomery where he was a Paul Harris Fellow, the Upper Kanawha Chamber of Commerce, and the Founders Society of 1895 Tech Foundation. He was also a member of the American Medical Association (AMA), the Civil Aviation Medical Association (CAMA), the Upper Kanawha Valley Development Corporation, Montgomery General Hospital Board of Trustees, and past director of the Montgomery National Bank. Dr. Aguilar was an accomplished private pilot and served many years as a senior FAA Medical Examiner and was a member of the Flying Physicians Association. He flew to Mexico nine times in his own aircraft. He was also Director of the Medical Department of the Elkem Metals Plant at Alloy from 1991-2002 when the plant discontinued their medical services.  Throughout his entire life, Dr. Aguilar was heavily involved in community affairs. One of his most notable contributions was spear heading, together with other leaders in the community, the movement to transfer the West Virginia state penitentiary from Moundsville to the Mount Olive Correctional Facility in the Montgomery area. After fifty seven years of active practice, Dr. Aguilar retired on December, 2002 after closing his private practice on September 30, 1995, and the Elkem Medical Department in December 31, 2002. Dr. Aguilar is survived by his lovely wife Sallie of sixty seven years; four sons, Rick of Hansford, Fernando of Albuquerque, NM, Francisco of Montgomery, Ricardo of York, PA; daughters, Sarita Fraser of Eugene, OR and Charlotte Smith of Wauwatosa, WI; god daughter Cindy Girimont of Charleston, nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Dr. Aguilar was a huge proponent of youth development so in lieu of flowers we would appreciate a donation to one of the following organizations; Boy Scout Troop 100, Mr. John McPhail, P.O. Box 118 Pratt, WV 25162 or Mountain State Little League, Mr. Charles Stanley, P.O. Box 15 Hansford, WV 25103 or the charity of your choice. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, January 16, 2014 at St. Anthony Shrine, Boomer with Father Mark officiating. There will be a visitation for friends and loved ones from 10:00 AM until service time at the church. Friends and loved ones are invited to join for a home going celebration luncheon at the Immaculate Conception Church, Montgomery at approximately 12:30 PM. Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge is in charge of the arrangements. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com
Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Aguilar family.
 

Jan 12 2014  Carl Walls, 78, of Two Run, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2014 at CAMC- General Division in Charleston. Born December 24, 1935, he was the son of the late Sanford and Mary Clary. He was a retired business owner of Carl’s Discount Carpet in Maysel for 25 years.  Carl is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Walls; daughter, Sheila Shackleford (Rick), of Rossville, GA; sons, Ronald Walls (Alice) and David Walls (Kelly), all of Two Run; grandchildren, Austin Bufford, Katie and Timothy Shackleford, all of GA, Ron Walls and Angie, of Little Birch, Kelli Eagle and Jeremiah, of Two Run,  David Walls, of Two Run, Brittney White, of Clay, and Alissa Neal, of Elkview; eight great-grandchildren and many more that he was a papaw to. Funeral service will be held at 1 PM on Monday, January 13, 2014 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay with the Reverend Freddie Schoolcraft officiating.  Burial will be in Walls Cemetery, Reed Fork, Procious, WV.  Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson- Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Walls family.

Maggie Jean Nicholas,of Indore, infant daughter of Bobby Nichols and Tiffany Neal went home to be with the Lord Monday, January 6, 2014. In addition to her parents, Maggie is survived by sister, Trinity Naylor, brothers, Mickey and Connor Neal, grandparents, Lois Jean Neal, Danny and Della Bird, great-grandparents, Billy and Frances Nicholas and several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Funeral is 11:00 am Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister JD Moore officiating.  Burial will be in Elliott cemetery, Lizemores.  Friends may call 1 hour prior to service.  On-line condolences may sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Nicholas and Neal family.

Jan 9 2014  Dana Lea Pringle, 64, of Ivydale entered into rest Monday, January 6, 2014. Born June 30, 1949 in Altoona Pa., she was the daughter of the late Richard and Janet (Lego) Slagle.  She was a Veteran of the Marine Corp., Stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Dana is survived by her husband, William K. Pringle of Ivydale, son, William Nathan (Samantha) Pringle of Bickmore, daughters, Lynn( LaMont) Scott of Charleston, Cheryl Pringle,  Wanda (Andrew Jr.) Truman all of Ivydale and Anita (Carl III) Workman of Dunbar,  brother, David Slagle of Bridgewater, NJ,  sisters, Sharon Slagle of Cumberland, MD, Kathy Boone and Kimberly Miller both of Baltimore, MD, 7 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Friday, January 10, 2014 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Naamon Moore officiating.  Burial will be in the Pringle Family Cemetery, Mt. Home, Ivydale. Friends may call from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home. On-line condolences ma y be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneral home.com   Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Pringle family
 

Jan 9 2014  Jack Rose passed away January 6th 2014 in St Petersburg, FL.  Born October 15 1963 in Cleveland, OH to Johnny Rose and Avis H Rose.  He spent most of his younger years in WV.  Attended Clendenin Jr High and Herbert Hoover HS, graduating from St Petersburg HS in FL.  After he was discharged from the US Navy he in lived a lot of places, Long Beach CA, Las Vegas NV, Orlando and Tampa. FL, Atlanta, GA and Harrisburg, PA.  His last job was an over the road driver for Prime Trucking.  He was predeceased by his (Grandma Retha and Brother John)  Survivors include his Mother Avis H Rose of Procious WV,  Sister Jane Cook of Charleston, his Nephew Justin Cook in Afghanistan, Justin’s wife Melissa and their daughter Kaylee of Adams Center NY. There will be a celebration of his life in the summer at Sutton Lake the date will be announced later.

Jan 9 2014  James Douglas, 97, of Ivydale, entered into rest Sunday, January 5, 2014. Born October 11, 1916 in Clay, he was the son of the late John and Myrtle (Hissam) Douglas. James is survived by his sister, Barbara Boggs of Big Otter  Funeral service will be held 2:00  P.M. Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.  Burial will be in the Douglas Cemetery, Ivydale. Friends may call 1 hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers make a donation to your favored  charity.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith funeral home is honored to be serving the Douglas family.
 

Jan 6 2014  Robert C. Lilly, 90 of Procious, passed away Friday, January 3, 2014. Born September 21, 1923 in Beckley, he was the son of the late George and Minnie Lilly. Robert was a graduate of Morris Harvey College with a degree in Civil Engineer a member of VFW, American Legion, Moose Lodge and the Eagles. He was owner of H & R Construction Company and was Lieutenant in the Naval Air Force having served at Pearl Harbor.  Robert is survived by his wife, Grace Lilly of Procious, daughter, Bobby Murphy of Brooksville, FL, son, Rob Lilly of Procious, multiple grandchildren, one brother and one sister.  He will be cremated and no service will be held.  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay is in charge of arrangements. We are honored to be serving the Lilly family.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com
 

Jan 5 2014   Charles E. Brown “Chug”, 80, of Dixie passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at home surrounded by his family. Born January 18, 1933 at Belva, he was the son of the late Malburn Brown and Hazel Sebert. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Jarrell Brown and Shawn Brown; and sisters, Hilda Ramsey and Lillian Snyder. He grew up working for his father at Brown’s Service Station in Belva and was a retired coal miner from Massey Coal Company.   He enjoyed farming, wood working and spending time outdoors. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Madge Brown; sons, Keven Brown of Dixie and Eric (Christal) Brown of Bentree; daughters, Tammy Brown and Gloria Brown both of Dixie; three grandchildren, Landon Brown, MaKenna Brown and Nathan Harless; sister, Lorraine Summers of Belva; and many nieces, nephews and friends.  The family would like to thank the staff of CAMC-Memorial Ambulatory Infusion Center, the staff of the David Lee Cancer Center and Dr. James Frame for their wonderful care during his illness.   Services will be held at 1 pm on Monday, January 6, 2014 at the Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge with the Reverend Charles Blankenship officiating. Entombment will follow at Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor.   Friends may call the funeral home one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.   Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Brown family.