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May 26 2016   Ruby Lane, 98, of Bickmore passed into eternal rest Thursday, May 26, 2016,surrounded by her loving family. She was the most wonderful mother and grandmother in the world. She took care of her children, when she had to do without and never complained. Born July 17, 1917 in Clay, she was the daughter of the late John Henry and Annie Brown. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Everett Lane; son Ronald M Lane; three sisters; one brother; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was the last living charter member of Bickmore Baptist Church. She lived a dedicated Christian life. She loved her church family like her own.  Ruby is survived by her children, Ralph (Maxine) Lane, Willie (Connie) Lane, Willard Franklin (Cathy) Lane, Johnny Lane and David Lane all of Bickmore, Becky (Marlin) Pritt, Kathy Gail (Kenneth) Legg, Wilma Jean (and the late Gerald ) Ramsey all of Indore, Wanda (and the late Dorvil) Taylor, Sandra (Rick) Morton of Lizemore, Rachel (Dennis) Walters , Ray (Ann) Lane all of Dixie, Barbara Ann Byrd of Fuquay Varina, N.C., Donna Cooper and Judy (Rev. Thomas) Holt of Tennessee; 51 grandchildren; 112 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren; dozens of nieces and nephews and a host of friends Funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M. Sunday, May 29, 2016 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, with Rev. Thomas Holt officiating.  Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore. Friends may call from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Saturday, May 28, 2016 at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

May 24 2016   Karen Lee (Cole) Johnson, 62, of Oak Hill, formally of Gauley Bridge, entered into rest on Monday May 23, 2016, at the home of her sister in Summersville. Born November 15, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Howard "Mopey" and Betty Lee Cole. In addition to her parents, Karen was also preceded in death by her sister, Cindy Cole Begley. Karen is survived by her son and daughter-in-law; Jody and Ayumi Johnson of Fairmont;  sister, Betty Jo "B.J." Donato (Ken) of Summersville; nieces, Heather Neil, Christina Cole both of Summersville, Emily Wall and Allyson Lilly both of St. Albans; nephews, Brandon Cole of Summersville, Danny Flores of Texas and Shawn Lilly of St. Albans. A memorial service will be held 7:00 p.m. Thursday May 26, 2016,  at the St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 345 Kelly Ave. Oak Hill with Father: Roy Crist officiating.  Friends may call from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M. 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 Johnson Family.

May 23 2016   Erma Rada McCune, 92, of Ivydale, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 21, 2016. Born March 12, 1924 in Clay, she was the daughter of the late Onico and Ida (Workman) O’Brien.  In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her loving husband Earl McCune. She was a homemaker, a 50 year member of the Big Otter Baptist Church and a longtime supporter of the disabled Veterans  Erma is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Roger Rice of Elyria, Ohio; sons and daughter-in-law, Boyd and Gina McCune of Charleston and Roger McCune  of Parkersburg; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Marmell O’Brien of Enoch; and a special helpful friend, Sharon Vaughn of Duck. Funeral service will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Wayne Litton.  Burial will be in Clay Memorial Gardens, Clay. Friends may call from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 24, at the funeral home.  Eastern Star service will be held at 7:30. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston, WV  25301. On-line condolences may be sent to the family www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

May 23 2016  Wanda Sue Workman, 65, of Clay entered into rest Saturday, May 21, 2016. Born November 15, 1950 in Clay, she was the daughter of the late Vernon and Ethel (Graham) Adkins. In addition to her parents Wanda was also preceded in death by her brothers Donald Adkins; grandson, Eric Workman and brother-in-law, Frank Workman. Wanda is survived by her husband, Gary Workman of Clay; sons, Mitchell Adkins of Ovapa, Scott Workman of Florida, Lee Workman of Ohio; daughter, Lindsay Martin of Ohio; twelve grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Kenneth (Beverly) Adkins of Enoch, Ronald (Doris) Adkins of Texas; sisters, Lois Asbury of Enoch, Eva (Steve) Thomas of Hartland, Linda Boggs of Indiana; sisters-in-law, Charla Wright Adkins of Texas, Mickie (Jeff) Boggs of Big Otter, Sue (Brownie) Poling of Clendenin, Connie (JR)  Holcomb of Ohio and Jo Nicholas of Bickmore; and several nieces and nephews.  Graveside service will be held 11:00 A.M. Tuesday May 24, at Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore, with Minister Kenneth Adkins officiating.  Friends may call from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Monday, May 23 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

May 16 2016   Willie Brooks Taylor, 75, of Bickmore entered into rest Saturday, May 14, 2016. Born March 28, 1941 in Odessa, Clay County, he was the son of the late Harvey and Chessie (Triplett) Taylor  Willie is survived by his wife, Retha Taylor of Bickmore; daughter, Heavenor Mobley of Charleston; sons, Joshua Taylor of Glasgow and Richard Postelwait of Elkview; six grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brothers, Earl Taylor of Hartland and Carl Taylor of Bickmore; sisters, Glenna Brandenburg of Rockport, N.Y., and Kay Stahl of Medina, N.Y.  A visitation will be held 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.  Graveside service will be held at a later date. 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.

May 15 2016   Wanda Taylor Neal, 78, of Clover, SC formally of Twenty Mile, passed away May 10, 2016. Funeral Service will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Vaughan Baptist Church, Vaughan WV. Friends may call one hour prior at the Church. Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Neal Family.

May 15 2016  Martha B. Haines, 74 of Nitro, formerly of Clay, entered into rest Friday, May 13, 2016. Born October 31, 1941 in Clay, she was the daughter of the late Cammi and Lona (Brown) Haines. She was retired employee for the State of West Virginia Martha is survived by her sisters, Patsy Raines of Nitro; Ruth Stonestreet of South Charleston; Sandy Stanley of Akron, OH; and brother, Wayne Haines of Las Vegas, NV. Graveside service will be held 5:00 P.M. Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Kings Cemetery, Granny’s Creek.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, is in charge of arrangements.

May 12 2016  In loving memory of Wetzel Neal, 84, of Indore, entered into rest Monday, May 9, 2016. Born July 20, 1931 in Bickmore, he was the son of the late Okey and Deretha Neal.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his son, David Neal; granddaughter, Monica; brother, Okey (Chuck) Neal; sisters, Thelma Neal and Naomi Burdette.He was a retired coal miner, a member of the UMWA, a 30 years member of the Indore Baptist Church and Sunday school Teacher.Wetzel is survived by his wife, Janet Neal of Indore; daughters, Audrey Holcomb, Victoria Grose both of Indore, Teresa Taylor of Bickmore; sons, Donald Neal of Leatherwood, Matthew Neal of Indore; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Dorothy DeBoard of Indore, Cordelia Hall of Petaluma, CA, Grace Morton of Bickmore, June (Wilbur) Holcomb of Indore, Dianna (Jim) Markle of Ivydale, Geraldine (Larry) Legg of Bickmore,  Arbutus (Jerry) Gould of Indore, Catha (Ron) Kauffman of Fredericksburg, Oh., Patricia (Recil) Brown of Fola and Judy (Mike) Steiner of Bickmore; and aunt Marie Morris of Bentree. Funeral Service will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Indore Baptist Church, with Minister Paul Stepp officiating.  Burial will be in Wetzel Neal Cemetery, Indore. 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, Clay is in charge of arrangements.

May 10 2016  John C. Rogers, 51, of Clay, entered into rest Saturday, May 7, 2016. Born January 18, 1965, he was the son of John Rogers of Glen and the late Dimple (Campbell) Rogers. In addition to his father, John is survived by his brothers, James and Roger Rogers; sister, Connie Miller; many nieces and nephew.  Graveside service will be held 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, May 10, 2016 in the Rogers Cemetery, Glen.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Rogers family.

Darrell Verdis Pritt, 70, of Clay, entered into rest Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Born June 25, 1945 in Leatherwood, he was the son, of the late Sherman and Rosetta Pritt. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister, Geraldine Nottingham. Darrell is survived by his wife, Nancy Pritt of Clay; son, Darrell Vertis (Niki) Pritt II of Clay; four grandchildren, Misty, Karissa, Shaylin and Summer; brothers, Roy Pritt of Maysel and Milford Pritt of Bomont; sister, Gloria White of Hartland and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M. Sunday, May 8, 2016 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.  Burial will be in the Nichols Family Cemetery, Triplett Ridge. 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

May 4 2016   Gary Wayne Adkins, 52, of Clay, entered into rest Sunday, May 1, 2016. Born February 18, 1964 in Gassaway, he was the son of Elizabeth (Dancy) Adkins and the late Harold Adkins. In addition to his mother, Gary is survived by his son, Jesse Adkins of Clay; brothers, Bruce Adkins of Dog Run, Glen Adkins of Clay and Brian Adkins of Sutton. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Gary Rogers officiating. 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

May 2 2016  Roger Clarence White, 68, of Frametown, passed away surrounded by family on Saturday, April 30, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on September 12, 1947 in Clay, he was the son of the late Harley White and Ethel "Cricket" (Smith) White. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his brother, John. Roger is survived by his loving wife, Cheryl (Croft) White of Frametown; son, Brett White of Morgantown; daughter, Kelly White of Lorain, Oh; three grandchildren, Stephanie, Jesse, and Jason.  Roger served proudly in the United States Army during the conflict in Vietnam and was honorably discharged. He was a master electrician and spent 15 years at American Steel and Wire in Cleveland, Oh. Roger worked for numerous companies throughout the state of West Virginia and was a proud member of IBEW Local 26 Electrical Workers Union. He had a deeply held work ethic and loved his profession. He worked tirelessly until his retirement in 2014. Roger was voracious reader of westerns and an avid sportsman. He loved his home in West Virginia and never felt more comfortable than on his family farm in Frametown. Per Roger's wishes, he will be cremated and laid to rest at little Laurel Baptist Church in Ivydale next to his parents and many relatives. There will be no services. In lieu of flowers, the family request that contributions be made in Roger's name to the Fisher House of Pittsburg, 3945 Forbes Ave, Box 240, Pittsburg, PA 15213. This special home allowed Cheryl to stay with Roger during his illness and provided tremendous support to the family during this difficult time.  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home of Clay is assisting the family with arrangements. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

Frank Lee Smith, 89, of Wilmington, NC, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice.Born in Newton, WV, March 24, 1927, he was the son of the late James F. Smith and Geneva RogersSmith. Frank proudly served his country in the US Navy where he was a signalman on theescort aircraft carrier USS Point Cruz during WWII. He is a 1949 graduate of WVU Institute of Technology. Frank lived many years in Bedford, VA, where he was an Assistant Product Sales Manager for Rubatex Corporation. Frank was an avid Civil War enthusiast and could detail its history in vivid color. He loved to hunt and fish and had a great sense of humor. He was preceded in death by two brothers Ralph and Curtisand one sister Kathleen. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Hilda Fields Smith, one stepson, Patrick “Lee” Cundiff of Danbury, CT; two stepdaughters, Susan (Chuck) Keener of Kure Beach, NC and Regina (Lee) Steeneck of Southport, NC; two step-grandsons, Bradley Steeneck and Darren Steeneck; nephews Bradley Smith, Chad Smith and Jim Chauncey; nieces Pam Lefton and Sonjia Hammock; several grand- nephews and grand-nieces; and several sisters-in-laws and brothers-in-laws.A chapel service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2016, at Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel, 4108 S. College Rd, Wilmington, NC, with Rev. Preston Wells officiating and military honors by the US Navy.The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00-3:00. Burial will be in the Smith Family Cemetery in Newton, WV. The family would like to thank the staff of Trinity Grove Nursing Home for the excellent care they provided the past 4 ½  years. In lieu of flowers, Frank had asked that memorial contributions be made to the Smith Cemetery Fund c/o Clay County Bank, P.O. Box 239, Clay, WV 25043 or Lutheran Services Carolina c/o Trinity Grove Neighborhood B, P.O. Box 947, Salisbury, NC 28145.  To send condolences online, please visit www.andrewsmortuary.com.  John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, is in charge of local arrangements.
 

June Lambert, 79, of Newton, died at 11:00 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2016, at her home.  She was born September 13, 1936 at Stinson, Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Carl M. and Josephine Shafer Drake. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Lambert and son, Jason Hall.  Mrs. Lambert was a member and primary Sunday school teacher at the Uler Memorial Church.   Survivors include a son, Jeff Hall of Copley, Ohio; two grandchildren, Saige Hall and Kit Hall; sisters, Karen Whitaker of Tenn. and Edith Ince of Newton;  brothers, Frank Drake of Barberton, Ohio and Karell Drake of Orrville, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.  A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 4 at the Zion Hill Cemetery, Elana, with the Rev. Ed Young officiating. There will be no visitation.  John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com

April 29 2016  Mary Lou King, 73, of Chloe, died Thursday, April 28, 2016, at the Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown. She was born December 8, 1942, at Akron, Ohio, a daughter of the late Clyde Short and the late Luna Davis Yost. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Woodford Yost; daughter, Mary Jane King.  Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Charles Robert King; sons, Charles Robert King, Jr. of Doylestown, Ohio and Clifford R. King of Chloe; daughter, Melinda Sampson also of Chloe; eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; sister, Ellen Fiekert of Smithville, Ohio; brothers, Bill Yost of Rosedale, Ron Yost of Servia and Bob Yost of Rittman, Ohio.  There will be a gathering of family and friends from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer.  Condolences may be expressed online at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com

April 25 2016  April L. (Taylor) Sullivan, 62, of Charleston, formally of Jodie, entered into rest Saturday, April 23, 2016. Born April 10, 1954, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Reva Mary (Gray) Taylor. April is survived by brothers, Walter W. Taylor of Smithsburg, MD., and Farrel "Sonny" Taylor of Indore; sisters, Sylvia McComas of Jodie, and Hildreth Carter of Orangeburg, SC.; special friends Diane Elliott of Twenty Mile, Donna and Nancy Grose of Jodie, caregiver, Cheri Lamb of Charleston.  A Memorial service will be held 6 to 8 P.M. Saturday April 30, at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Minister Shane Wynn officiating. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Sullivan Family.

John Andrew "Newy" Harvey, 41, of Jodie, passed away at his home in the early hour of Saturday, April 23, 2016, after a long illness. Born February 27, 1975, he was the son of Don Harvey and the late Elizabeth (Dotson) Harvey. John was a graduate of Gauley Bridge High School, and spent many years serving his community as a volunteer firefighter and as an EMT. Shortly after graduating high Shool he joined the Navy, where he served as a hospital corpsman. John had three major loves in his life that he was dedicated to with a passion; his family, particulary his children, medicine and music. Up until death he was pursuing a degree to become an osteopathic physician and he had been a talented musician since he was a teenager. John was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Ann Harvey, and both sets of grandparents. In addition to his father, he is survived by a daughter, Keelyn Harvey, and son, Liam Harvey, both of Gauley Bridge; brother, Anthony "Tony" Harvey (Becky) of Eleanor; sisters, Tamala "Tammy" Johnson of Jodie and Barva Queen (Tracy) of Charlton Heights; as well as many extended family members and friends. John wished to be cremated and that his ashes be interred at Rich Creek Cemetery, near his mother's graveside. A memorial service will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge. Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Harvey Family.

April 25 2016  Clarice Jean Pettit, 78, of Duck, entered into rest Friday, April 22, 2016. Born May 29, 1937 in Ira, WV, she was the daughter of the late William Scott and Ora Legg.  In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Noble Pettit; brothers, Denver, Neal, Elmer, Lawrence and Franklin; sisters, Bessie Braley and Grace Gratz. Clarice is survived by her sons, Bruce, Darrell and Todd Pettit; daughters, Deborah Oldham and Cheryl Wert; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Stanley, and Norman Legg;  sisters, Eleanor Duffield and Ruth Hardway; and two special people in her life Barb and Susan. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay. Burial will be in the Legg Cemetery, Widen Ridge.  Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home. On-line condolence may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

April 25 2016  James “Jamie” Douglas Hackney II, 42, of Beech Glen, passed away Thursday,  April 21, 2016, at his home in Beech Glen. Born on April 7, 1974, he was the son of and the late James D. Hackney and Carlyon (Jarrett) Hackney, of Jodie. In addition to his father, Jamie was also preceded in death by his grandparents, James and Helen Hackney , and Charles and Gussie Jarrett . Jamie loved playing the drums and watching sports with his mom.  In addition to his mother, Jamie is survived by brother, JD Hackney of Deep Water; sisters, Shelly (Jerry) Auxier of Jodie, Susie Harvey and Ken Coleman of St. Albans; three nieces’, special Aunt Marilyn (Meme) Hodge of Beech Glen; Jamie had many friends of which he considered his brothers, Tommy (Tater) Kozak, Timmy Jackson, and Ken Coleman. His big personality will be missed by all. A Memorial Service will be held 6 to 8 P.M., Friday April 29, 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 Hackney Family

April 20 2016  Eileen Ernestine (Willis) Holliday, passed away on April 18, at the age of 95, at the Hubbard Hospice in Charleston, WV after a long illness.  Eileen was a long time resident of Boomer, WV. Eileen Willis was born on March 16, 1921 in Lansing, WV, the youngest of the 10 children born to the late William E. Willis and Georgia (Fox) Willis.  She had many fond memories growing up as part of a large family on a farm and attending the one room Graydon School.  She grew up during the Great Depression and her family was not wealthy, but she and her family were happy.  They lived close to the land and had a clear idea about what was real and important in life.  Eileen graduated from Ansted High School, earned a Bachelor of Arts from West Virginia Tech in 1943, and began a teaching career at Clay High School that lasted nearly 40 years and included full time or substitute teaching at most schools in the area.  She spent many years at Ansted High School.   She loved teaching and worked hard to find creative ways to engage her students in the learning process. Eileen was strong, independent, optimistic, determined and creative. She enjoyed singing, playing piano and harmonica, sketching and writing poems. Eileen married Lexie O. Holliday, a World War 2 veteran, on June 1, 1946 and they moved into their home, at Boomer, soon afterward, where they enjoyed 52 loving years together.  They attended Boomer Methodist Church for many years, where Eileen was baptized and taught Sunday School classes. From the early 1970s they attended Boomer Baptist Church.   Eileen is survived by her son; Dr. Shannon Holliday, his wife Natalia (Ivanovna) Holliday, and granddaughter Sophia Holliday of Gainesville FL.  Eileen’s niece Joyce Ann McLaughlin was a special friend and helper to Eileen during the last years of her life. She was also thankful for the many good neighbors in Boomer. In addition to her parents, Eileen was preceded in death by her husband; Lexie O. Holliday, sisters; Hester Coleman, Leona Sawyer, Beuna Reynolds, Avonelle Nickell and Nina Willis; and brothers; Joseph Willis, Thomas Willis, Percy Willis and Perry Willis.   Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 23, at Boomer Baptist Church, Boomer, with the Minister Mark Strickland officiating. Burial will follow in the Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor. Friends may call 6:00 P.M.to 8:00 PM Friday, April 22, 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 Holliday Family.

April 17 2016  Emma Jean Wilkinson, 78, of Duck,entered into rest Saturday, April 16, 2016.  Born March 5, 1938, in Duck, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Etta (Metheney) Cart    In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Wilkinson; brothers, Jackie and Emmet Cart; and sisters, Etta Virginia Ramsey.  Emma is survived by her sons, Charles W. Wilkinson and Eddy L. Wilkinson; daughter, Velma Bowman; eight grandchildren; twenty five great-grandchildren and one great- great- grandchild; brother, Jerry Cart; sisters, Ruby Grose, Janet Holcomb, Susan Rhodes and Vonnie Grose. Funeral service will held 10:00 A.M. Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.  Burial will be in Moore Fork Cemetery. Friends may call from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 20, at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com.

April 15 2016  Jerry Clayton Fields, 72 of Clay, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016 after a short illness. Born February 11, 1944 in Wallback, he was the son of the late Carl and Mildred (Woodall) Fields.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by brothers, Billy and Bob. Jerry is survived by his brother, Everett Fields of Wakeman, Oh; sisters,  Pearl Gerlach of Liverpool, NY, Jean (Oliver) Owens of Waldorf, MD and Annise Greathouse of Newton; sister-in-law, Janice Fields of Newton; many nephew, nieces, cousins and friends. Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister BJ Smith officiating.  Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. 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  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Fields family.

April 15 2016  Inez Oleta Westfall, 90, of Ivydale, WV passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Clay Health Care. She was born in Calhoun County of April 16, 1925, a daughter of the late Eddie and Elma Cadle Coen. She is survived by sons, Wayne Westfall of Ivydale, WV and Edsel Westfall of Duck, WV; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; close friend, Joy; and many friends and neighbors. Funeral services will be held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, on Monday, April 18, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Gene Copen officiating.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.  Interment will be in Coen Cemetery.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.stumpfuneralhomes.com

April 10 2016  Patrick Stephen Perdue, 46, of Ovapa, entered into rest Friday, April 8, 2016. Born January 31, 1970, in Blue Creek, he was the son of James and Glenna (O’Dell) Perdue of Ovapa. Stephen was unique, spontaneous, outgoing charming, fun-loving guy who will be missed by all.  In addition to his parents, Steve is survived by his daughter, Lillian Perdue; son, Patrick Stephen Perdue II both of Elkview; brother, Eric (Vicky) Perdue of Ovapa;  sisters, Kara (Brett) Stover and Julia (George) Wilkinson of Ovapa; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Funeral service will be held 3:00 P.M Monday, April 11, 2016, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Geoff Hamrick officiating.  Burial will be in Ovapa Church of God Cemetery, Ovapa. Friend may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Happy moments, praise God. Difficult moments, seek God.  Quiet, moments, worship God. Painful moments, trust God. Every moment, thank God.  Rick Warren. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Perdue family.

April 10 2016  Dayton Andrew “Squirrel” Waugh Jr. 75, of Belva, entered into rest Friday, April 8, 2016. Born Sept 17, 1940, he was the son of the late Dayton and Flora (Maysel) Waugh. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter Tammy Severson. Dayton is survived by his son, Dayton “Andy” Waugh III of Belva and Chadwick Waugh of Statesville, NC; daughters, Jeanne Nottingham of Fayetteville NC, Andrea Searls of Perrysville, Oh., Mary Waugh of Loudonville, Oh; brothers, James Waugh of Drennen , Ricky Waugh of Dixie and Gary Waugh of Hurricane; sisters, Linda Lamb of Marietta, Oh., and Bobbie Jo Neff of Scrabble Creek; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Graveside service will be held 1:00 Monday, April 11, 2016 at Hill Cemetery, Belva.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Waugh family.

Michael Edward Knopp, Sr., of Lugoff, S.C., formerly of Clendenin, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and June Knopp, and a sister, Vada Murdock. Mike was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He was also a pilot.  A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, April 2, at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, S.C. Surviving are his wife of 23 years, Katherine Wheatley Knopp; his children, Michael Edward Knopp, Jr. (Sandy), David Chandler (Desiree), Phillip Knopp (Tabatha), Jessica Poe, Stephanie Stockman (Belton) and Michael Knopp; 19 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sister, Debby Lucas (John) of Clendenin. A graveside service will be coonducted at 11 a.m. Monday, April 4, at Koontz Cemetery, Clendenin, with the Rev. Charles Larue officiating and American Legion Post 61 performing military graveside rites. Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin, is in charge of arrangements.

April 7 2016  Marion Adam Lanham, 77, of Sophia, entered into rest Saturday, April 2, 2016 at his residence. Born June 4, 1938, he was the son of the late Okie and Dottie (Cottrell) Lanham. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his son, Matthew Steven Foster. Marion is survived by his loving wife, Thelma Marie (Moore) Lanham; sons, Frankie Foster of Maple Fork, David Ramsey of IN., Joey Lanham of N.C., John Adams of Va; daughters, Connie Moore of  Dixie, Linda Jarrett of Summersville, Lynn Corbit of Craigsville, Patty Wiseman of Spencer and Alisha Foster of Sophia; twenty three grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held 7:00 P.M. Thursday, April 7, 2016 at the House of Prayer Church, Scrabble Creek, with Minister Ronald Moore officiating. Friend may call one hour prior to the service at the church. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Lanham Family.

April 6 2016  Henry King, 83, of Bickmore, entered into rest on March 31, 2016 Born on August 8, 1932, Henry was the son of the late Benjamin and Lilly (Truman) King. Henry is survived by his loving wife; Dorthy Jean (Holcomb) King, son; Henry Lee King, daughter; Loretta King, and granddaughter; Dyany Jakayla King all of Bickmore. Funeral Service will be held 1:00 PM, Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Wilson-Shamblin- Smith Funeral Home, Clay. Burial will follow in the Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

Gary E. Cox, of Teays Valley and Charleston, went home to be with the Lord March 31, 2016, at CAMC Memorial Division. He was born December 29, 1939, to the late Ardie and Amma Canfield Cox. He was also preceded in death by his brother and wife, Dennis and Barbara Cox of Hurricane; sister and husband, Loretta Cox Young and Delmas Young. Gary was a member of the Bible Center Church in Charleston and was a 1958 graduate of Clay Co. High School where he never lost his love for his Clay County friends. He also was a graduate of WV State College. He retired from Union Carbide in 1992 and also retired from the City of Charleston in 2002. Left to cherish his memory, loving wife of almost 50 years, Lucy Cox; sons, of which he was extremely proud of and enjoyed spending time with, Darrick Cox of Belle and Darren Cox and his wife, Claudia of Teays Valley; granddaughters, Kala and Katelynn Cox, that brought much enjoyment to his life. Gary leaves many friends for which he was grateful. Service will be noon, Tues. April 5, at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston with Rev. Daniel Eller officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Mon. April 4, at Good Shepherd Mortuary, 335 Fifth Avenue, South Charleston, WV.
 

April 1 2016  Janet Jewell Laverty, 83, of Dixie, entered into rest Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at her residence. Born on July 4, 1932, in Cabin Creek, she was the daughter of the late Earnest "Freeman" and Jessie Scott. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers; Charles, Kenny, Melvin, Marvin, and Richard, sisters; Una, and Martha Jane. Left to cherish her memories are son; Barney Harrison Laverty II (Lisa) of Roanoke, VA, daughter; Barbara Fleshman (Fred) of Paducah KY, two grandchildren, brothers; David, Raymond, and Mike all of OH., sisters; Eula of Mass., Betty of WV, and Nancy of Indiana. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 P.M., Friday April 1, 2016 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, WV, with Minister Billy Morris officiating. Burial will follow in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow. Family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com    Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Laverty Family.

March 30 2016  Baby Hudnall was born and became an angel on March 21, 2016 in CAMC Women and Childrens Hospital, Charleston. Survived by mother; Tonya Collias-Hudnall, siblings; Catherine, Monica, Tyler and Laydan all of Powellton, grandparents; Darrell "Skippy" and Connie Hudnall of Powellton, aunts and uncles; Phelena and Eric Ferrell of Lizemores, Florence and Richard Stanley of Deepwater, Angelica and Ricky Goodrich of Rosedale, Charlotte and TJ Cotton, Mary and Ricky Parsons, Lindsey and Owen Prather, Sara and Dillion Proctor, Darrell and James all of Powellton, and lots of cousins. Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 2, 2016, at Pennington Funeral Home Gauley Bridge.with Pastor Salvatore Bria oficiating. Burial will follow in the Vanetta Cemetery, Brownsville. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneral.com Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Hudnall Family.

March 28 2016  Beckie Ellen (Morris) Johnson, formerly of Woodsfield OH, passed away peacefully on March 25,at Marietta Memorial Hospital in Marietta Ohio. Beckie was born January 8, 1921 to the late Frank Morris and Lucy Mae (James) Morris in Ivydale WV. She is survived by (1) brother Charles L. Morris of Wallback WV; (2) sisters Virginia Chapman of Servia WV and Marie Tucker of Beckley WV and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Harold K. Johnson who passed away in May 16, 2005 as well as ( 4) brothers – Orrville Morris – Pete Morris – Wilber Morris and Pat Morris and (1) sister Rose (Morris) Lambey.  Beckie is survived by (1) brother; Charles L. Morris of Wallback WV and (2) sisters; Virginia Chapman of Servia WV and Marie Tucker of Beckley WV. As well as several nieces and nephews. Beckie lived an interesting life. She survived the great depression, she left WV right after graduating high school and went to Maryland and joined the world war II war effort by working in a bomb factory.  Being as that was a little dangerous, Beckie moved on to Akron Ohio and began working in an aircraft factory building planes for the war.  While in Akron, she met her husband Harold K. Johnson- they were married September 15, 1945. After working in Akron for several years they retired and moved to a farm in Monroe Co. Ohio. They both loved the farm life and lived there over 50 years.  After her husband’s death and declining health, Beckie moved in with her niece Brenda Duncan and husband Tony in Amesville OH where she lived out her remaining days. Family only graveside funeral services will be held at on Wednesday, March 30, at McLaughlin Cemetery in Ivydale WV.

March 25 2016  Larry Robert Miller, 73, of Elkview, died peacefully at home on March 22, 2016.   Born on August 16, 1942 in Sutton, he was the son of the late Burlien C. and Lucille A. Miller.   He graduated from Gassaway High School in 1960.  Larry served our country in the United States Army, and was a Vietnam veteran.    Larry was employed by The Kroger Company for several years.  He spent the majority of his career working in the oil and gas industry, and retired from Columbia Natural Resources in 2000.  After retiring, Larry remained a well-respected figure in the oil and gas industry, working as an independent consultant until 2013.   Larry was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Clendenin Lodge No. 126, a member of the Beni Kedem Shrine Temple, the Loyal Order of Moose, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. In his spare time, Larry enjoyed RV traveling and motorcycling with his wife, Martha, and many friends.  He was a NASCAR fan, and looked forward to his annual trips to Bristol with his son, L.R., and their friends.  Larry’s joy was complete upon the birth of his three grandchildren, and he cherished his visits with them like nothing else.  Larry is survived by his wife of 32 years, Martha K. Miller; children, Larry Robert Miller II, of Charleston, and Carol Janai Miller Jansons, of Newburgh, IN; brother, Ronald B. Miller and his wife, Marlene, of Wooster, OH; sister, Carol R. Miller and her husband, Roger, of Zanesville, OH; son-in-law, Aleksandrs Jansons; grandchildren, Andrejs, Vija, and Maris Jansons; many nieces and nephews; and many friends whom he loved like family.  Funeral service will be Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.  Burial will be in the Smith Cemetery, Uler, WV. Friends may call from 6:00-8:00 pm Friday, March 25, and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home.  For those who wish to donate in Larry’s honor, contributions can be made to the Smith Cemetery, c/o Clay County Bank, P.O. Box 239, Clay, WV 25043. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

Okey Darrel Shamblin, age 81, passed away on March 2, 2016 at his home in Williamstown, KY after a long battle with cancer. Born July 28, 1934 at Elkhurst, W.V. He was one of eleven children of William A (Bill) and Sarah (Lyons) Shamblin. Okey was a Korean War Veteran. As a certified welder he worked on the Alaskan Pipeline. For many years he was a owner, operator, truck driver. After retirement Okey moved to Kentucky and bought a farm. He was a member of the Free & Accepted Mason's #777 Harrodsurg, Ky. and Plumbers & Pipe Fitters Union Local #430.   He was proceeded in death by his parents, three brothers: Virgil, Delmar, Perry Shamblin; three sisters: Ruby Jamison, Jesse Thompson, Sylvia Isaacs. Surviving are his ex-wife, Jean (French) Shamblin, a daughter, Tina (Brian) Bradshaw, one grandson, Tyler Rhoades, of Okla.; two brothers Junior Shamblin of Glasgow, Ky, Roscoe (Carol) Shamblin of Girard, Oh; two sisters: Clarice Parsons of Hubbard, Oh, Shirley (James) King Ovapa, W.V. Funeral handled by Stanley Funeral  Home of Williamstown Ky.

Tressie Adkins, 96, of Clay, entered into rest Saturday, March 19, 2016. Born January 15, 1920 in Adair, she was the daughter of the late Sherman and Alice (McGraw) Hamrick.  In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband George Adkins, children, Carol McClung, Loretta Salisbury and Gayla Adkins; and three great-grandchildren. Tressie is survived by her sons and daughters-in-laws, Donvil (Dorma) Adkins, Delbert (Loetta) Adkins and Damon (Joi) Adkins; daughter and sons-in-laws, Zella (Rolan) Rhodes, Shirley (Branty Jr) Rhodes, Erma (David) Scott and Kathy (Harold) Scott; twenty eight grandchildren, fifty eight great- grandchildren and twenty two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister John Pruitt officiating.  Burial will be in Adkins Cemetery, Dog Run. Friends may call two hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

March 20 2016   Jeremy Blake Ferrebee, 30, of Clay, died tragically on Friday, March 18, 2016. Born August 6, 1985 in South Charleston, he was the son of Janet Ferrebee and Sammy Taylor. In addition to his parents, Jeremy is survived by his brother, Adam Ferrebee; sisters, Allison and Samantha Taylor; grandmothers, Peach Mullins and Barb Taylor, and great-grandmother Mary Ferrebee. He enjoyed the outdoors and collecting friends.  Jeremy touched the lives of many people. He had a kind heart and a gentle spirit. He was beautiful, and he was loved. May Jeremy be remembered fondly, and may he rest in eternal peace. Funeral service will be held 3:00 P.M. Monday, March 21, 2016, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Dennis Legg officiating.  Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Wallback.  Friends may call 2 hours prior to the service at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

March 18 2016  Velva Iris Morrison, 95, of Homosassa, FL., formerly of Clay, entered into rest Saturday, March 12, 2016. Born August 30, 1920 in Elkhurst, she was the daughter of the late James and Minnie (Reedy) Cline.Velva is survived by her two daughters, Judith Colbaugh and Linda Colbaugh; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral Service will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Larry Delon officiating.  Burial will be in Reedy Cemetery, Jess/Reedy Road. Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

March 16 2016   Wayne Lyle Howery, 76, of Eleanor, WV., passed away March 11, 2016. Born September 24, 1939. Wayne was the son of the late James and Hazel Howery of Carbondale. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by infant daughter, Jacelyn Kathlene Howery; brothers, Clifford Howery, and Ray Rogers; and sisters, Anne Howery, Lois Boyd, and Karren Schoolcraft.  Wayne is survived by His girl of 48 yrs Shannon (Harvey) Howery;  daughter, Michelle Long (David) ; granddaughters, Katie Hayes (Austin), Sarah Thomasson (Kyle), and Gabie Long (Storm); great grandsons,  Riley Long, and Warren Thomasson;  twin sister, Wilma Belcher (Howell); and sisters, Donna Spurlock (Dale), and Aloma Turner. He was a graduate of Montgomery High School, member of Winfield congregation of Jehovah’s Whitnesses, parts manager at Advance Auto, served in U.S. Navy, and was a forman at Ford Motor Company Chigago, ILL. The family would like to Thank Genesis Health Care of Teays Valley. Special thanks to former son in law John Long, and Emily and Chad Snyder for all the love they showed to the family, and to Dr. Sean DiChisrofaro for all of his kindness and care over the years. We couldn't have had any better care, kindness, and comfort from a med care or anyone but you. Thank you Shannon Howery. Memorial Service will be held 6 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, WV. With Minister James Balser officiating. online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Howery Family.

March 7 2016    Malissa Ann Swift, 36, of Charleston, WV passed away on March 6, 2016 at her home.She was born April 30, 1980 in Cleveland, Ohio, a daughter of Debbie Ann Swift and the late Kerry Lance Swift, Sr.  She attended Clay County High School. She is survived by daughters, TyannLiegh Swift, Lizabeth Lynn Swift, and Anitra Rose-Scarberry; loving fiancée, Emmitt Scarberry; mother, Debbie Ann Swift; sister, Jessica Liegh Swift; brothers, Kerry Lance Swift, Jr. and Charles Ivar Swift, II; grandparents, Carol (Kayo) and Anitra (Crickett) Starcher; nephews, Kerry III and Julian and niece, Audry Nicole; and lots of friends and family. In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by half-sister, Lizabeth Monna Swift; grandparents, Charles Ivar and Mona Lou Swift, and uncle Robert Lynn Starcher. Funeral services will be held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Gene Copen officiating.  Interment will be in Coen Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Tuesday evening at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.stumpfuneralhome.com
 

Charles James Tucker, 76, of Dixie, went home to be with his family on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. Born November 26, 1939 in Mt. Olive, to the late James and Nina (Thompson) Tucker. In addition to his parent he was also preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.  Charley was a retired iron worker and help build the Subway system in Washington, D.C.  He had a love for people and the outdoors and never met a stranger. Charley leaves behind two sons, Kevin James “Chip” Tucker of Mt. Nebo and James Tyler Chechele of Dixie; two daughters Terri Lilly of Rock, WV and Nannette Hages of Sarasota, FL; five grandchildren, Jordan Blake Tucker, Kenyon Bryce Tucker, Ethan Cole Tucker, Joey Frederick, Lynn Frederick; seven grandchildren, Joseph, Jodee, Jacob, Donanie Jo, Aryah and Landon. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Hughes Creek Community Church, Hughes Creek, with Minister Gary Tucker officiating.  Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore.  Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the church.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Bower Hospice House 456 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV, 25801.   On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, is honored to be serving the Tucker family.

March 1 2016  Matthew Steven Foster, 31, of Sophie. Memorial Service will be held 2:00 PM Friday, March 4, 2016 @ Scrabble Creek Church   Family will receive friends one hour prior.

Laurance Jones (from Charleston newspaper article)  Laurance Jones III, the brother of Charleston Mayor Danny Jones, died unexpectedly Thursday [Feb 25 2016] . He was 60 years old. Jones had served on the Clay Center Board of Directors since July 2008, following his appointment to the board by then-Gov. Joe Manchin. He also chaired the board’s Program Committee.  “He’s been a very active board member and was dedicated to the mission of the Clay Center,” Al Najjar, the center’s president and CEO, said Friday.  Najjar said Jones attended the Clay Center’s board meeting Thursday morning.  Danny Jones did not want to comment Friday on his brother’s death.    Laurance Jones was a resident of Looneyville, in Roane County, said his cousin, Andrew Jordon, of Charleston. While attending George   Washington High School, Jones worked at a service station on Bridge Road, where he earned the nickname “Wrench,” Jordon said. “As a kid, I remember he would stop by my house on the way to George Washington and give me a ride to school,” Jordan said. “It was always an adventure going to school with Laurance.”   Jones also spent time as a dealer at a casino in Las Vegas and also worked as a radio disc jockey, Jordon said. While he had no children of his own, Jones was an avid supporter of the Childhood Language Center in Charleston, where he also served on the board. “He was very generous to things he was passionate about,” Jordon said, noting that Jones had his own struggles with speaking when he was a child. Jones also was involved with the Scottish Rite Temple, in Charleston, and enjoyed traveling and playing golf, Jordon said. Funeral arrangements were not known Friday night.
 

Feb 25 2016    Dormal Carolyn (Drake) McClain, 85, of Dixie, passed away Tuesday February 23, 2016 at the Hubbard House, Charleston. She was a member of the Bell Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Born on June 12, 1930 in Roane Co., she was the daughter of the late Melvin and Iley Drake.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Ray McClain; infant son, Kevin Dale McClain; grandson, Victor Shane Foster, and son-in-law, Denny Foster. Left to cherish her memory is son, Stan McClain of Cannelton; daughter, Janice Foster of Dixie; six grandchildren, four great- grandchildren; brothers, Delbert and Ronzil Drake both of Parkersburg; sisters, Maysel Cook of Powellton, and Jeanie Dooley of Parkersburg. Service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, Feb. 27 at Pennington Funeral Home, GauleyBridge. with the Minister Shane Wynn officiating. Buriafl will follow at Elena Community Church Cementery in Ro ane County.  Family will be receiving visitors on Friday evening from 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home. Special Request from the family silk or potted arrangements nothing blooming due to sever allergies. Thank You McClain Family. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the McClain Family.
 

Feb 19 2016  Jimmie “Shakey” Legg, 75, of Maysel, entered into rest Friday, February 19, 2016. Born on March 16, 1940 in Fayette, he was the son of the late Delbert and Norma (Wills) Legg.  He was a Army veteran and a retired welder.  Jimmie is survived by his loving wife, Phyllis Legg of Maysel; son, Allen (Tayma) Legg of Gassaway; daughters, Melissa (Pat) Legg of Fola, Norma Davis of Maysel and Rose Dobbins of Clay; grandchildren , Matthew Legg, Natalie (Josh) Starcher, Holly (Abe) Osborne, Kayla (Jack) Case, Hali Matheney and Erica Davis;  great-grandchildren, Lillian and Russell Starcher and Liam Naylor. A funeral service will be held 4:00 P.M. Monday, February 22, 2016 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Gary Drake and Allen Legg officiating. Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com
 

Feb 19 2016   Thomas Alfred Auxier, 49, passed away Friday, February 12, 2016, at his residence. A memorial service is scheduled for 4:00 pm Saturday, February 20, 2016, at Lady's Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. C. Wayne Allen will officiate. The family will receive friends from 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm Saturday at Lady's Funeral Home. Mr. Auxier was born October 14, 1966 in Cleveland, OH. He was the son of Thomas Carl Auxier and Freda Birchfield Auxier. He was self-employed as a truck driver and was owner and operator of Auxier Paving Company. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Auxier, in addition to his parents, is survived by his wife of 3 years Donna Auxier; five children, Adam Auxier, Alexandria Auxier, Mikayla Auxier, Noah Auxier, and Sarah Auxier; one sister, Lisa Morrison and husband Kelly of Kannapolis; and grandparents, Pauline and Bill Sparks. Memorials may be made to the Christian Service Center, P.O. Box 55, Indore, WV 25111.
 

Feb 18 2016   Jerome Richard Novobilski, 69, of Clay, entered into rest Tuesday, February 16, 2016. Born on May 22, 1946, in Jersey City, N.J., he was the son of the late Andrew and Frances (Kushpa) Novobilski. He was a longtime Clay county attorney and public defender for the area.  He was also an avid photographer, taking picture of festivals and fairs in Clay. Jerome is survived by his brother, Edmund Novobilski; sister, Elaine Arendt and a host of family and friends.  A memorial service will held 2:00 P.M. Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.  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
 

Feb 17 2016   Orville Ray Hagan Sr., 78, of Jodie, entered into rest on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. Born on October 26, 1937, he was the son of the late Charles and Lovell ( Holbrook) Hagan.  Orville is survived by his loving wife, Connie Ruth (Price) Hagan; sons, Orville Hagan Jr. of Cedar Grove, Charles Hagan of Swiss, Terry Hagan of Coleman Fl. and Rick Hagan of Parma OH; daughters, Nickcola Coleman of Gauley Bridge and Janet Hagan of Cleveland OH., five grandchildren, five great- grandchildren, brothers, Bob Hagan of Atlanta Ga, Larry Hagan of Sugar Creek OH and Danny Hagan of Summersville; sisters, Ellen Brooks of Tenn., Phyilis Deal of Lockwood, Betty Deal of Zela, and Elizabeth Jackson of Cleveland Oh.  Memorial service will be held 12:30 PM Saturday, February 20, at First Church of God in Jodie   with Minister Jerry Hudson and Marco Pritt officiating. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Hagan Family.

Feb 16 2016  Bernice Jean (Pernell) Clark, 73, of Montgomery Elderly Care, entered into rest on Feb. 14, 2016. Born on January 3, 1943 to the late James and Mary (Nichols) Pernell.  in Addition to her parents she is preceded in death by 2 brothers, one sister and one great grandchild.   Bernice is survived by her sons; John Clark Jr. of Summersville, Ronnie Clark of Virginia Beach, VA., Jeff Clark of Summersville, daughters; Diana Cain of Gauley Bridge, Patricia L. Clark of Salisbury, NC. sisters; Doris Jones of Montgomery, Judy Muncie of Barbersville, Garnett Nichols of Lizemores, eleven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday February 18, 2016 at Pennington Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park, Victor WV with the Minister Arnold Nicholas officiating.  Visitation will be from 1 to 2 PM Thursday February 18, 2016  online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Clark Family.

Feb 11 Eddie E. Keenan, 57, of Bickmore, entered into rest Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Born on April 2, 1958 in Clay, he was the son, of the late Walter and Elizabeth (Coulter) Keenan.  Eddie is survived by his brothers, Terry, Charles and Jimmy, sisters, Mary, Brenda and Betty.  Graveside service will be held 3:00 P.M. Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore.  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 Keenan family.

Feb 9 2016  Ingfrid Karin Canfield, 74, Ivydale, a beloved mother and grandmother entered into rest, February 7, 2016 at her home after a short illness. Born March 10, 1941 in Mandal, Norway, she was the daughter of the late Karsten Agathon and Alma M. (Loen) Hansen.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Varis Lee Canfield Sr.  She was a homemaker and business woman. Ingfrid is survived by her daughters, Darlene Caban of Ocala, Fla., Arlene (David) Tucker of Ivydale;  son, Varis Lee (Rita Anderson) Canfield Jr of Ivydale;  grandchildren, Greta M. (Caban) Owen, Jason D. Tucker, MD., Nathan D. Caban, Lindsay J. (Caban) Meredith, Christian Lee Caban, Natalie R. (Caban) Abrams, Kevin Lee Canfield, Amy M. Caban; and great-grandchildren, Seth, Gage and Grace Owens, Silas and Isaac Caban, Braylen Canfield and Violet Abrams.  Funeral service will be held 12:00 P.M. Thursday, February 11, 2016 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Wayne Litton officiating.  Burial will be in Canfield Cemetery, Ivydale. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.  On-line condolence may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

Feb 9 2016  Robert “Bob” L. Bell, 91, Gauley Bridge, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 5, 2016 at Kobacker House in Columbus, Oh., Born on June 5, 1924 in Carbondale, he was the son, of Clay and Nola Bell.  In addition to his parents, Bob was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Eunice and nine siblings. He was a proud veteran, serving in World War II as a navigator in the United States Army/Air Force.  A resident of Charlton Heights, Bob served as president of the Gauley National Bank in Gauley Bridge, for many years, until retiring in 1987.  Bob is survived by his sons, Robert Bell and Julian Bell (wife, Robin); granddaughter, Mackenzie Bell; many beloved nieces, nephews and family members from the Derrick and Bell families and friends.  The family will receive friends and family from 10:00 AM to 11:30 a.m. Friday, February 12, 2016 at Pennington Funeral Home, 331 Main Street, Gauley Bridge, WV. A service to celebrate his life will immediately follow visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations for cancer research be made in Bob’s honor to, The Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, 460 West 10th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210 or online at cancer.osu.edu/giving-back.  On-line condolence may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Bell family
 

Feb 9 2016  Melodie Kay McCune, 59, of Duck, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, February 6, 2016 after a year-long battle with cancer.  Born on May 4, 1956, in Lorain, Ohio, she was the daughter, of the late Charles and Violet (Sandor) Trinemeyer. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother, Charles Trinemeyer Jr. Melodie was a 1974 graduate, of Marion L. Steele High School. She briefly attended Kenyon College to pursue a degree in visual arts. After school, she worked at US Steel for 18 years as an inspector and safety captain in its Rolling Mill Conditioning Department, where she ran the United Way program. Melodie, then, worked at Avon Lake Animal Clinic. Melodie enjoyed cooking, baking and had a love for animals. She loved being around her friends and family. Melodie is survived by her husband of 34 years, Charlie L. McCune of Duck; her children, Phillip Paul Steffani Jr. of Trenton, N.J., Steven Charles McCune of Lorain, Ohio, Crystal Lynn McCune Hunt of Columbus, Ohio, Amy Jo McCune Berry of Medina, Ohio, Eric Charles McCune of Cincinnati, Ohio; nine grandchildren and siblings: Risë Davis of Avon, Ohio, Daniel Trinemeyer of Amherst, Ohio, Eric Trinemeyer of Tennessee and William Trinemeyer. Funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Wayne Litton officiating. Burial will be in Grey Cemetery, Harrison. Friends may call 2 hours prior to the funeral at the funeral home. The family is planning a memorial service at a later date in Lorain, OH.  The family wishes that donations be made to, either, the David Lee Cancer Research Center in Charleston, WV or the Lorain County Animal Protective League in Ohio.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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