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Sept 30 2016   Richard Wayne Adkins, 50, of Procious, entered into rest Monday, September 26, 2016.  Born April 16, 1966 in Summersville, he was the son, of the late Elvin and Deloris (McKinney) Adkins.  Richard is survived by his brothers, Roy (Marlene) Wood of Valley Fork, Billy Adkins of Duck, Eddy (Amber) Adkins of Lakeville, OH., Roy Adkins of Dog Run, Jerry Adkins of Duck; sisters, Janet (Clyde) McGlothlin of Two Run, Janie (Larry) Grosjean of Fredericksburg, OH, Lisa Adkins of Logan and Roslea Harlow of  Belle; several nieces and nephews.   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, Clay is in charge of arrangements.

Sept 30 2016   Evelyn Hall Sears, 78, of Chloe, departed this life on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at her home. Born on August 29, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Earlie and Ollie Hall.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Dallas Lee Sears; son, Dana Delbert Sears; brothers, Russell, Dennis Hall and General Lamb; sisters, Murlen McCumbers, Noma Metheney and Dottie Grace Hall.  Those left behind to cherish her memory are her children; Roselee King, Denzil Sears, Sharon Sears, Norma (Don) Seabolt, Ronnie (Jessica) Sears, Zyndall (Lisa) Sears, Donnie Sears and Dennis Sears; eleven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; along with a host of family and friends. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at Nebo Baptist Church, with Minister Harold Johnson officiating.  Burial will be in Sears Cemetery, Nebo.  Friends may gather with family 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 27, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Sears family.
 

Sept 30 2016  Charles Clark Harper Sr. ,76 , of Fayetteville, entered into rest on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Born on December 22, 1940, he was the son of the late Cecil Clark and Londie Marie (Hickman) Harper. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Bethal Jean (Moore) Harper; and brother, Holmes Edward Harper.  Charles is survived by his son, Charles Harper Jr.; daughter, Cindy Harper; brother, Patrick Allen Harper; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.   Services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday October 1, 2016 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Minister Shane Wynn officiating. Burial will follow in the Elliot Cemetery, Adonijah, WV  Family will receive friends one hour prior to 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 Harper Family.
 

Sept 26 2016  Thurman Thomas Ratliff, 95,of Duck, formerly of Widen, entered into rest September 23, 2016 at his home, after a short illness. He was born March 4, 1921 in Hazard, KY a son of the late Thomas and Nancy Dobson Ratliff.  In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Olga Truman Ratliff; sisters, Norma Houghton, Junie Myers, Orpha Cummings; brothers, Ishmael, Charlie, Luther, Norman and Orvin; great grandson, Samuel Adam McCoy; son-in-law, Jerry R. Duffield. Surviving; sister, Enna Harvey; daughters, Connie Duffield of Strange Creek and Shelley McKown and husband, Phil of Frametown; grandchildren, Samuel Duffield and wife, Melissa, Rebekah McCoy, Philip McKown and wife, Cassie; great grandchildren, Blane Albrandt, Hannah and Jace Duffield, Tyler Burick, Seth, Gracie and Maddie Jo McCoy, and Carlie Rae McKown.  He was a member of the Villa Nova Missionary Baptist Church of Duck for 60 years and served as an Ordained Deacon for 52 years.  He was a World War II Army veteran, serving in the invasion of Normandy on D-Day and later receiving a Purple Heart for injuries received from a mortar blast.  He was a coal miner, worked at Chevrolet Production Plant in Cleveland, OH, drove the Gassaway Cleaners Truck, and retired from the N.H. Dyer Health Clinic in Clay.  Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Villa Nova Missionary Baptist Church, Duck with JR Mullins officiating.  Burial with military rites will be in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, September 26 at the Villa Nova Missionary Baptist Church, Duck  The family wishes to thank the Hospice workers, Patty Elswick, Angie Butler, and Ricky Salisbury.  Also a special thanks to Amy Summers and sister-in-law Maysel “Sis” McNeer.
 

Sept 24 2016  Lindy May Myers, 69, of Clendenin passed away peacefully on Wednesday September 21, 2016 of natural causes at Thomas Memorial Hospital. She was proceeded in death by her sons, Jeffrey Allen Myers, John Charles Myers; and daughter, Judy Elizabeth Bradshaw. Lindy enjoyed working on the Clay County Communicator since 1997 and ran the “did you know” column for many years. She loved fundraising for H. E. White Elementary School in Bomont including working on the famous ramp dinners. She was an avid Reader with an unending supply of books. She was a wonderful cook and loved to garden. She also would have loved to have seen Hillary Clinton become the first woman president. She is survived by: her husband of 52 years, Paul Alton Myers; sister, Charlotte Mullins of Clendenin; children, Paula Sue Myers of Parkersburg, WV; Anthony Paul Myers and his wife Connie of Butler, PA, Jayne Ann Myers of Rock Hill, SC; grandchildren, Gina Myers, Alison Myers, Kassandra Ingram, Nathan Myers, Nick Myers, Chelsea Myers, Zachary Myers, Tyler Holcomb, Paige Holcomb, Shayla Bradshaw, Rava Bradshaw; as well as several great grandchildren. Memorial service will be 2:00 PM Sunday September 25, 2016 at Reamer Gospel Tabernacle with Pastor Clarence Deel officiating. There will be a private burial at a later date. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Matics Funeral Home is in Charge of the arrangements. The family suggests in lieu of flowers monetary donations or donating children’s books to: H. E. White Elementary in her honor. Online condolences may be expressed at maticsfuneralhome.com.

Sept 22 2016  Margaret Ann McCracken Moore, 89, of O’Brion, died Sunday, September 18, 2016. Born December 15, 1926 at Wallback, she was the eldest daughter of the late Preston and Dorothy (Mollohan) McCracken. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dallas N. Moore, Sr.; son, Dallas (Nelson); brothers, Jim, Curt, Donley, Byrne and Steve McCracken; sister, Hazel Adkins; and great-grandson; Dillon Dawson. Margaret is survived by her son, Donald Moore of Duck; daughter, Karen (Ray) Dawson of Nebo; sisters, Betty Robinson, of Duck, Mary Lou Green of Akron, OH and Susan McCracken of Charleston; brothers, Murray of Long Beach, CA, Arthur of Newton Falls, OH, Tom of Sandusky, OH, Norman and Arnold, both of Duck; grandchildren; Karrie, Kenneth, Katherine, Carol, Ray Jr., Michelle, Clint, Misty, Mandy, Andy and Kandy; and great-grandchildren; Lucas, Matthew, Tiffany, Patrick, Brittany, Kassidy, Brayden, Emily, Hannah, Emmaleigh and Aerolyn ; great-great-grandchildren; Marty, Serenity, Maria and Granger. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Friday, September 23, 2016 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Pastor James Balser officiating.  Burial will follow in the O’Brion Advent Christian Church Cemetery, O’Brion. Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the funeral 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 Moore Family.

Sept 16 2016   Vera Lea (Ramsey) Vance, 74, of Lizemores, entered in peace Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at her home surround by her family, she had a larger than life personality and trademark stubbornness that will not be forgotten. She had an overabundance of charisma, charm and feistiness, always told you the truth, even if it wasn’t what you wanted to hear.  Vera was generous to a fault and yet she sugar coated absolutely nothing.  She had a love for gardening and  a passion for rock hunting and scavenging for treasures. Born January 26, 1942 in Wheeling, she was the daughter of the late Watson and Mary (Griffin) Ramsey. Vera leaves behind a legacy of love, honesty and family; sons, Paul Holcomb of Indore, Michael Holcomb of Lizemores, Dana Holcomb of Big Otter and Jonathan Holcomb of Indore; daughters, Carol Jarvis of Bickmore and Victoria Vance Brown of Lizemores; twelve grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren; brothers, Clarence Ramsey of Bickmore and William Ramsey of Indore; sisters, Hazel Stewart of Bickmore, Bertha Stewart of Craigsville and Sarah Taylor of Clendenin. Graveside service will be held 1:30 P.M. Sunday, September 18, 2016, at the Vera Vance Family Cemetery, Lizemores, with Minister Dean Rogers officiating. Vera will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by family, friends and neighbors. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at  carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, is in charge of arrangements.
 

Sept 15 2016   Evelyn Faye (Hiser) Licklider, 91, of Charlton Heights, passed away suddenly Tuesday, September 13, at home. Evelyn was born in Ansted, WV on February 3, 1925, the daughter of the late Gilbert and Danity C. (Skaggs) Hiser.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her siblings, Oscar Hiser and Doris Thorpe; and her loving husband, Grandison T. Licklider  She is survived by siblings, Boyd Hiser and Betty Neal; daughters, Marilyn Hitt (Dr. John Hitt, deceased) (Alton Fort), Suann Carelli (Harry), Betsy Grzyb, and Virginia Vance; Seven grandchildren, Teresa (Hitt) Newton (Craig), Eric Hitt, Todd Hitt, Ben Keenan (Thelma), Charles and Cameron Keenan, Steve J. Grzyb III, and Justin Licklider (Jess); six great-grandchildren, Emily Chapman, Rachel Chapman, John Newton, Matthew and Jaqueline Keenan, and Annie Keenan.  Evelyn was a creative and artistic person. Combined with her giving nature, she used these attributes to express caring for her family and community. As a young mother, she sewed most of her daughters’ clothes including prom dresses and outfits for special occasions. Later she painted ornaments for the Ronald McDonald House her tole paintings were distributed among her family and friends who were elated to receive them.  She spent several years administering care to her bedridden husband instead of placing him in assisted care.  Evelyn was an independent person and would rather “do for” her loved ones rather than having them do for her. She possessed a zest for life that kept her active until her sudden death. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.  Services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, September 17, at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Minister James Dempsey officiating. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor, WV  Friends may call one hour prior to service.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Licklider Family.
 

Sept 15 2016  Robert Eugene “Bobby” Holcomb, 57, of Bickmore, entered into rest Monday, September 12, 2016 at Montgomery General Hospital. Born August 25, 1959 in Braxton, he was the son of the late Ernest Jack Holcomb and Annie (Daniels) Ramsey. Robert is survived by his sons, Scott Holcomb of Newton, Robert and Bobbie Marling of Canton, Oh; six grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren; sisters, Sandra Taylor and Debbie Taylor both of Bickmore, Addie Cole, Patty Brown and Grithel Burns all of Wallback; brothers, Roger Holcomb and Joey Holcomb both of Bickmore Jackie Holcomb of Indore and Thomas Holcomb of Clay; and step-father Clarence “Kelly” Ramsey of Bickmore; companion, Carolyn Peck of Bickmore; step-children, Natasha Taylor of Fola, April Elswick of Bickmore and Wendall Elswick of Saint Albans. Funeral service will be held 12:00 P.M. Friday, September 16, 2016, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Rocky Osborne officiating.  Burial will be in Taylor Cemetery, Beechy Ridge. Friends may gather with family 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 Holcomb family.
 

Sept 9 2016  Glen Dale King, 74, of Maysel, entered into rest, Friday, September 9, 2016. Born October 12, 1942 in Clay, he was the son of the late Wirt and Ora King  Glen is survived by his wife, Helen King, of Maysel; son, Robert Simmons of Maysel; daughter, Jennifer King of Maysel; five grandchildren; brother, William King of Indianapolis, IN; sister, Connie Quedens of LaGrange, GA.  Papaw’s special granddaughter, “Pretty Autumn”.  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 King Family.

Sept 9 2016   Clarence “Sonny” Eugene Runion, 72, of Maysel entered into rest Thursday, September 8, 2016. Born January 19, 1944 in Mink Shoals, he was the son of the late Robert and Blondie Runion. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Nellie (Cummings) Runion and son, Robert Runion.  Clarence is survived by his companion and caregiver , Dorma Davis; sons, Timothy (Connie) Runion, Rodney Runion, Nelson Davis and John (Alicia) Davis; daughters, Melissa Thompson Delores (Randy) Bunting and Deborah Davis; fifteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; twelve brothers and sisters.  Graveside service will be held 2:00 P.M. Sunday, September 11, 2016 at King Cemetery, Blue Knob, with Minister Ralph Davis 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 Runion Family.

Sept 6 2016  Eva Stewart Childers, 86, of Belva, entered into rest Saturday, September 3, 2016. Born on May 13, 1930, she was the daughter of the late James Madison Stewart and Jane Adkins. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, George Henry Childers.  She is survived by daughters, Carolyn (Dallas) Mills of Richmond, VA, Linda (Bill) Cobb of Belva, and Diane (Jim) Reed of Charlton Heights; sister, Roxie Nichols of Albion NY; grandchildren, Jennifer (Bobby) Goodrich of LaPaz, Mexico, Chris (Nickie) Kelly of Mt. Nebo, Stephanie (Tom) Oxley of Roanoke, VA., Heather (Gary) Fauber of Beckley, and Andy (Anita) Reed of Charleston; 15 great -grandchildren; and one great -great- grandchild. Services will be held 1:00 PM Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Minister Dallas Mills officiating. Burial will follow in the Vencill Cemetery, Dixie, WV. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Childers Family.
 

Sept 5 2016  Jerry Clifford Sams(J.C.) 57 of Charleston passed away in his home unexpectedly on Sept. 2, 2016. He was born Aug. 20, 1959 to the late Marshall and Magdoline Samms.  Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 21 years, love of his life Debra Sams. His sister Rosemary Mollohan, brothers William Marshall, Buddy Leroy Samms, stepson Dana Norfolk, niece Christie Watson, and first wife and good friend Betty Dennis.  He is survived by sister Garnet Johnson, daughters Marsha Lesher and Mandy Sams, stepdaughter Jenny Norfolk-Miller, stepson Nathan Norfolk, nephews Brian and Shawn Mollohan, Chris and Phillip Johnson, 10 grandchildren, 1 great grandson,  and Special granddaughter Josie Norfolk who was always there to help take care of him. J.C. was a high school graduate of Clay County High class of 1977. When he was younger he worked for WVa Steel, he then retired from Central Parking.   A memorial service for family and friends will be held on Sept 8, 2016 at 2pm at the Diamond Baptist Church located at 207 Ferry St  Belle, WV  25015.
 

Sept 4 2016  Omie Evelyn Neal, 77, of Indore, entered into rest Friday, September 2, 2016. Born February 11, 1939, in Vaughan, she was the daughter of Ruby and Nancy (Foster) McCommas.  Omie is survived by her sons, Rocky Neal of Wauchula, FL, Kenneth Neal of Indore, William A. Neal of Lizemores, William N. Neal of Walton; daughters, Connie Vance of Lizemores, Freda Berry of Prat, Mary Truman of Indore, Cindy Adkins of Walton and Dixie Neal of Indore; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral service will be held 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at Sycamore Community Baptist Church, with Minister Ralph Lane officiating.  Burial will be in the Neal Cemetery, Sycamore. Friend may call 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, September 5, at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.  On-line condolences may be sent to carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Neal family.
 

Sept 2 2016   Sheila Jo Hubbard Wilson Tulloh, 75, of Pawleys Island, passed away peacefully at the Hospice center of Charleston early Thursday, August 25, 2016. Born December 12, 1940 in Bickmore, she was the daughter of the late Ralph Fitch and Ruby Mae (Legg) Hubbard. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Larry Wilson and two brothers, Kenneth and Jimmy Hubbard. Survivors include her loving husband, Donald Tulloh; daughter, Lori Wilson Mays; grandchildren, Allison Olivia Mays and Zane Wilson Mays all of Pawleys Island; step children, Rose Marie Childers of Killeen, TX and Glen Tulloh of Rochester, NY; sisters, Betty Leigh of Barberton, OH., Sue McIntyre of Akron, OH., Barbara Lantz of Richmond, VA., Kay Hubbard of Clay, Phyllis Keenan of Lorton, VA., and Peggy Stephenson of Clay; brothers, Johnny and Jerry Hubbard both of Clay. Sheila enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and going out to lunch with her close friends. A memorial service will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Clay First Baptist Church. 1594 Triplett Ridge Road, Clay, 25043. At the request of the family memorial donations in Sheila name may be made to Clay First Baptist Church.
 

August 29 2016  Eva Marie Morris, 95, Fayetteville, entered into rest Saturday, August 27, 2016. Born May 23, 1921 in Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Mary Ann (Kauff) Humphrey. In addition to her parents, Eva was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul Morris; daughter, Donna Jean Thomas; and grandson, P.J. Thomas.  She attended Swiss Methodist Church. Eva is survived by her son, Paul Larry Morris of Charleston; daughter, Shirley Ann Patrick of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Ben “Skeeter” Thomas, Bruce Krise, Jeff Krise, Lisa Spoerer and Monica Krise; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren; brother, Clifford Humphrey of Alta; sisters, Edith Kuntz of Swiss and Ruby Hill of Alta. Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Rev. J.W. Hill officiating. Burial will be in Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.  Friends may gather with family 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 Morris family.
 

August 28 2016   Esther May Adkins, 99, of Duck, entered into rest Friday, August 26, 2016. Born March 22, 1917 in Enoch, she was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Krantz) Kyle.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, John Everett Adkins; son, Donnie Adkins; sister, Ruth Russell; brothers, John Kyle and Ted Kyle.   She enjoyed flowers, walking, church and her friends.  Esther is survived by her daughters, Patsy Workman of Ocean City, MD and Judy (Walter) Shafer of Birch River; sons, Jimmy (Melissa) Adkins of Duck, Chilton “Buzzy” (Linda) Adkins of Travelers Rest, S.C., and Albert (Jan) Adkins of Vermillion, OH; eighteen grandchildren; twenty five great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandson. Funeral service will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday, August 29, 2016, at Walnut Grove Church, with Ministers Wilma and Don Dobbins officiating.  Burial will be in Adkins Cemetery, Dog Run.  Visitation with the family will be held 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M Sunday, August 28, 2016, at the church. In-lieu of flowers, send donations to the Walnut Grove Church. 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.

August 21 2016   Barbara Patton Wilson, 85, of Huntington formerly of Gauley Bridge, entered into rest Thursday, August 18, 2016 at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington WV. Born February 2, 1931, she was the daughter ,of the late Harry McClung Patton and Margaret (Mitchell) Patton. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Clarence T. Wilson, Jr.  She is survived by her son, Clarence “Speedy” Wilson III; and daughter, Margaret Wren Wilson, both of Huntington.  ?Funeral Service will be held 1:00 PM Monday August 22, 2016, at Gauley Bridge Baptist Church, Gauley Bridge. with Ministers Jack Eades and Jason Skaggs officiating. Burial will follow in the Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor, WV. Visitation with the family will be from 1 to 3 PM Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.
 

Mary Greathouse, 86, entered into rest Thursday, August 18, 2016. She was born June 7, 1930, in Bickmore. Mary is survived by her son, Jerry Greathouse; daughters, Zelma Frame, Patricia Bennett, Betty Summer, Joanne Summers, Sharon Jackson, Lisa Young, Shelia Boggs and Ellen Bennett.  Graveside service will be held 3:00 P.M. Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Walnut Grove.  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 Greathouse family.

Lt. Larry Keith Williams 70, of Beckley went home to be with the Lord on Thursday August 11, 2016. Born March 15, 1946 in Dundan, WV in Clay County he was the son of the late Lessell and Mary Virginia Thomason Williams.  Larry was born and raised in Clay County; he was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. Serving proudly during the Vietnam War. Following his service to his country, he came home and began his carrier of service to his state by becoming a West Virginia State Trooper. Larry spent the next 37 years serving detachments across Southern West Virginia, ending his carrier in 2006 at the Beckley DMV. Larry was a former Pastor at Holly River Baptist Church in Webster County, he was a member of Faith Baptist Church, and a member of the Addison Lodge of the Free Mason’s, he was a graduate of Bluefield State College, and enjoyed Birds, making knives, hunting, fishing, guns, and spending time with his family.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his 2 sisters Barbara, and Ann; 3 brothers Lowell, Roger, and David; his step-son Britton Lowery.  Those left to cherish his memory, include his loving wife Sharon Williams, a grandson, whom he raised as a son James Colton Lowery, his two daughters Tammy Carpenter and husband Mark, and Robin Arthur and her husband Jimmy, 5 grandchildren, Chandler, Daniel, Cordell, Isaac and Nathaniel, 4 great grand daughters, and a host of nieces, nephews, and many friends.  Services will be Tuesday at 1:00 pm in the chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Parker, and Rev. Larry Halsey officiating. Burial will follow in Clay Memorial Gardens in Clay County.   Friends may gather with the family Monday evening from 6-8 pm at the funeral home.  Online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.blueridgefuneralhome.com
 

August 18 2016   William Lee Fisher Sr., 73, of Procious, entered into rest Wednesday, August 17, 2016. Born September 10, 1942 in Washington DC, Virginia, he was the son of the late Artie and Margret (Merchant) Fisher.  In addition to his parents, William was a preceded in death by a son, John Lee Fisher; and sister, Mary Elizabeth Fisher.   William is survived by his wife, Betty Fisher of Procious; sons, Johnnie Hurst of Unionville, VA., Franklin Fisher of Arizona and William Lee Fisher Jr. of Clay; daughter, Kristie Hurst of Unionville, VA., eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held  11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 20, 2016,  at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Rick Canfield  officiating.  Burial will be in Gray Cemetery, Harrison. Visitation with the family will be 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 Fisher family.
 

August 18 2016   Bernard Gene Horner, 77, of Charleston, passed away at his residence on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016 after a brief illness. Bernard was born July 17, 1939 in Bridgeport, Ohio, to the late Virgil and Merle Bennett Horner. He was a lifetime member of the Charleston Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 519, in which he served as Past WV President and the Aerie President. He worked with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local No. 132 for 35 years. Bernard loved his sternwheelers, and enjoyed bowling with the Fraternal Order of the Eagles League. He also like to hunt and fish and play softball. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Brenda Lee Horner; brothers, Robert (Delores) and Frank; and sister, Shirley Marie. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Connie (Jackie) Sizemore of Maysel and Deborah (Richard) Workman of Wallback; grandchildren, Becky Jo (Robert) Sizemore Hancock of Cottageville, Katrina (Joey) Workman Heck of Barboursville, Jennifer Workman (Deric) Fout of Barboursville, Jack Sizemore, III of Maysel, Tracy Sizemore of Maysel and Leanna Workman (Josh) Amos of Elizabeth; great-grandchildren, Brittani, Alejandra and Nicholas Hancock, Hunter and Ryan Sizemore, Chloe Heck, Dillon Workman and Colton Amos; five nieces and one nephew; and a special companion, Garnet Dearien of Dunbar, and Bobby Dearien of Dunbar and Kelsey Jacobs of Clio.  Celebration of Bernard's life will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston. His body will be cremated.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387.  You may send condolences to the family at www.barlowbonsall.com.  Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the arrangements.
 

August 16 2016   Douglas F. Osborne, 74, of Bickmore, entered into rest Saturday, August 13, 2016. Born July 25, 1942 in Clay, he was the son of the late Cal and Ethel Osborne.  In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his sister, Betty Skidmore; brothers, Quinn and John Osborne. He taught school at Clay Elementary, Clay County High School, and was substitute teacher of Adult Basic Education (RESA III), also served as a Clay County Social Studies Supervisor.  He was a heavy equipment operator and an E.M.T.  Doug was a business owner and operator in Bickmore for many years.  He was a member of the Fola Missionary Baptist Church, and an Eagle Scout and had earned the God and Country Award.  He graduated from Morris Harvey College, and was an avid fisherman and sportsman.  Doug is survived by his wife, Janet Carper Osborne of Bickmore; daughter, Melody (Jason) Hubbard of Clay; sons, Ronald (Sharon) Holcomb of Charleston, Donald (Jan) Holcomb of Charleston; grandchildren, Shawn Osborne, Alexis Gilliland, Alivia Gilliland, Nikki Bowman, Jason Holcomb, Amber Ruby, Donald Holcomb II, Brandy Casto and Brittini Holcomb; and nine great-grandchildren; many nephews and nieces; brother, Robert (Donna) Osborne of Wallback; and sisters, Jewel Stalnaker of Newport News, Va., and Martha (Simpson) Neal of Bickmore. Doug had chosen to donate his body to West Virginia University to help others study and make advances toward the treatment and cure of rheumatoid arthritis, especially in relation to the eyes. A memorial service and dinner to celebrate his life will be held at the Fola Missionary Baptist Church, Fola, at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 20, 2016. We invite his friends and family to come fellowship together.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Osborne family.
 

August 12 2016   Delores Jean (Perdue) Lilly, 64, of Fayetteville, entered into rest Thursday August 11, 2016. Born July 21, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Ronald and Ida Belle (Gray) Perdue.  She is survived by her loving husband, Jerry Lilly; daughters, Kimberly Dawn Lilly of Fayetteville, and Kristin Jerri Yvette Pauley and husband Charles Calvin of Sissonville; brother, Lemon "Zeke" Perdue of Smithers; sister, Georgia Katherine Highlander of Oak Hill; granddaughter, Charolette Ann Pauley of Sissonville; great-granddaughter, Avery Rose Edens of Sissonville.  Funeral service will be held 1:00 PM Monday, Aughust 15, 2016 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Minister Lee Holiday officiating. Burial will follow in the Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Family will accept friends two hours prior to service. On-line condonlences may be sent to the family at  carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Lilly Family.
 

August 7 2016  Larry Dale Rogers, 68, of Dog Run, entered into rest Thursday, August 4, 2016 at his home. Born March 4, 1948, in Clay, he was the son of the late Judge and Glenna (White) Rogers.  He was retired from the Department of Highways. Larry is survived by his wife, Karen Rogers of Dog Run; daughters, Angie (Steve) Facemire of Gassaway, Marsha (Scott) Cutlip of Servia and Angie “Mo” Taylor of Dog Run; sons, Dan (Stacey) Rogers of Centralia and Jeremy “Buck” Rogers of Dog Run; brothers, Earnest, Carl and Garry Rogers all of Dog Run; sisters, Maysel (Mick) Workman of Ohio and Helen Litton of Summersville; blessed with several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, family and friends.  Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Jerry Bodkins officiating. Burial will be in Ramsey Cemetery, Dog Run.   Friends may call from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, 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 Rogers family.
 

August 7 2016  Melba D. Moore, 45, of Gauley Bridge, entered into rest August 5, 2016. Born on March 14, 1971, she was the daughter of the late William and Ella Mae (Hurley) Kiser. She is survived by her sons, Alan Arthur Aaron Moore; and Adam Jordan Scott Moore, James Moore; Daughter, Alexandrea Doreen Mae Moore; brother, William Kiser Jr.; and sisters, Patricia Berton and Judy Sneed; one grandchild. Funeral service will be held 1:00 to 2:00 PM. Wednesday August 10, 2016 at the Simms United Methodist Church, Swiss. With Minister Jason Skaggs officiating. Burial will follow in the Simms United Methodist Church Cemetery, Swiss. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Moore Family.
 

August 7 2016  Ida Vera (Hickman) Ballard, 65, of Gauley Bridge, entered into rest August 4, 2016. Born March 2, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Lucy (Morton) Hickman. She was a member of Page Church of God, Page. Ida is survived by her husband, Clarence W. Ballard; sons, William C. Ballard, and Frankie Ballard both of Gauley Bridge; daughters, Ramona Ann Jewell of Cannelton and Gwinn Dilley of Alta; brothers, Oran and James Hickman both of Dixie, Harlow Hickman of Lizemores; sister, Carolyn McKinney of Summersville; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, August 8, 2016 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Pastor James Elmore officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to 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 Ballard Family.
 

August 2 2016  Juanita Winebrenner, 85, of Belva, entered into rest Saturday, July 30, 2016, at Montgomery General Hospital. Born on September 27, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Lucille (Kincaid) Ward. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, George A. "Jeff" Winebrenner; brother, Fred Ward; and sister, Ileene Woods. Survivors include her daughter, Gloria Jean Waugh of Belva; sisters, Anna Rogers of Gauley Bridge, Carolyn Wriston of Parkersburg, Nancy Owens and Alma Ehmer both of Ohio; grandchildren, Jennifer (Charles) Legg of Boomer, and Heather (Charles) Hodge of Belva; great grandchildren, Tyler Holcomb of Boomer, Karli Legg of Boomer, and Braxton Hodge of Belva; and special care giver Cindy Ryan of Belva. The family would like to give a special thanks to Montgomery Extended Care Unit. There will be no services at Juanita's request. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Winebrenner Family.
 

August 1 2016  Steven Allen McCullough Sr., 66, of Clay, entered into rest Sunday, July 31, 2016. Born February 10, 1950 in Charleston, he was the son of William and Madge (Burnside) McCullough.  Steven is survived by his son, Steven Allen McCullough Jr. “Sam” and wife Lori; two grandchildren; Evelyne McCullough and Ariana McClain; and brother, Randy McCullough. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, with Minister Jason McKinney officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service 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 McCullough family.
 

July 29 2016  Phyllis Marie Noe left her earthly home and went peacefully to Heaven on July 26, 2016.  Born July 29, 1935 to Rev. Robert Lee Wilmoth and Gladys Woods Wilmoth of Otterlick, of WV.  She graduated from Clay County High School at age 16.  Phyllis was a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Tri-Gate Chapter 276, Ft. Lauderdale, serving as Worthy Matron, Grand Marshal and Grand Representative of Alberta, Canada in FL.  Phyllis loved her Eastern Star sisters and brothers, especially her Grand Family.  Predeceasing her are her parents, brothers, Euel, Vernon and Robert Wilmoth; and husband Ray James Noe, Jr of Ivydale, WV  Survived by her sister, Dr. MaryLou Baker of Lakeport, FL; and brother, Larry Wilmoth (Vicki Painter) of WV; 3 loving children: Marcia Brookover Teele of Boynton Beach, FL, Kimberly Brookover Fitzgerald of Coral Springs, FL and James Ray Noe (Yvette Toledo Noe) of Cooper City, FL; 4 grandsons, 1 step-grandson, 4 great-grandchildren and 2 step-great-granddaughters, and numerous extended family and friends. Phyllis made new friends wherever she went.  Those who knew her loved her and she will be immensely missed. Phyllis will be laid to rest at Dawson Family Cemetery in Little Laurel, WV, graveside service at 11:00 AM on Thursday, August 4, 2016. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com
 

July 29 2016   Frances “Cricket” Neal, 60, of Elmira, passed away July 27, 2016 at Select Specialty Hospital, Charleston. She was born March 3, 1956 a daughter of the late Arden Brooks and TexiePeyatt. She was a homemaker. Cricket is survived by husband, Ed Neal; son, R.C. Beckett and wife, Rena of Elmira; daughter, Shelley Neal and fiancé, Lawrence Wimer of Ireland; sister, Cathy Lewis of Cowen; grandchildren, Jessica Beckett, Jacob Beckett and Derrick Beckett; one expecting grandson, Ray Wimer. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, July 31, 2016 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.  Interment will be in the Sears Cemetery, Nebo. Visitation will be two hours prior to service. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

July 27 2016  James Franklin Lykins, 48, of Gauley Bridge, entered into rest Saturday July 23,2016. Born May 22, 1968 to the late Cleve Franklin and Laura (Bragg) Lykins. James is survived by a brother, Carl Lykins of Gauley Bridge;  sisters, Barbara Chapman of Swiss and Mary E. Johnston of Gauley Bridge. Memorial service will be held 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 26,2016, at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Pennington Funeral Home is honored to serving the Lykins Family,
 

July 24 2016  Carl Donnelly (Don) Moore passed away at home on July 22, 2016, surrounded by family and friends.   Born on May 31, 1929, he was the son of Irving and Alice McCune Moore.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brothers, Hubert (Betty) and Marvin; and his sisters, Glenna Belt and Ethel Moore; and nephew Jim Belt.  He was a graduate of Morris Harvey College and obtained a master’s degree from West Virginia University.  He taught and coached for many years and also served as assistant superintendent of Clay County Schools.  He served as the mayor of Clay, chairman of the Democratic Party and pursued many projects to improve his community.  He was a lifelong Mason and a Shriner.  He had lifelong passion for teaching, loved children and was known to his grandchildren and their friends as Daddy Don.  He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Avis Starcher Moore; his daughter, Vicki Cunningham Morris of Charleston and his son-in-law and dear friend, Ira Morris; grandsons, Ryan Cunningham of Charleston, Barry Cunningham (JT) of Dublin, Ohio; and great- grandson Chance.  He is also survived by step grandchildren, David, Matt and Joel Morris of California; and Rachel Regan of Maryland; and great- grandchildren, Nicole, Collin and Erin. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at the Wilson-Shamblin Funeral Home in Clay, officiated by Dr. Todd Wright.  Burial will be in the Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery, Nebo, with Masonic Rite Clay Lodge 97 graveside service.  Friends may call from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Monday, July 25, 2016 at the funeral home.  The family wishes to thank Becky and Mike Morris, Kay Hubbard, Debbie Rapp, and Leigha Thomas for their loving care and support.  They also express appreciation for the services of Kanawha Charleston Hospice and the Emergency Medical Services staff of Clay and Kanawha Counties. On line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com
 

July 22 2016  Mernie Ann Osborne, 79, of Clay, entered into rest Thursday, July 21, 2016. Born May 22, 1937, in Clay, she was the daughter of the late Randolph Bib and Marilda (Neal) Osborne. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her brothers, Vance, John, Forrest and Clem Osborne; sisters, Velia Osborne and Ruth Woofter; sister-in-law, Marg Osborne; brother-in-law, Joe Jones.  She was a retired custodian from the Clay County Court House. Ann was an original member and cast of “Solomon Secret” the history drama of Cherokee Indian heritage of the Osborne family.  Ann is survived by her sons, John Randolph (Tracy) Osborne of Clay, and Gregory Todd (Amy) Osborne of Fola; daughters, Dwana Murphy of Clay and Stacy (Jamie) King of Ovapa; grand children, J.C. Cooper, Micah and Megan Osborne, Carly and Kami Osborne, Dylan Murphy and Emma King; brother, Homer Osborne of Bickmore; and sisters, Mary Jones of Bickmore; and a very special lifelong friend Barb Mays. Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Ministers, Herb Vance and John R. Osborne officiating.  Burial will be in Holcomb Cemetery, Indore. Friends may call from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 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 Osborne family.
 

July 20 2016  Howard Lee Samples, 84, of Ivydale entered into rest Monday, July 18, 2016. Born October 8, 1931 in Procious, he was the son the late Burvin and Baine (Townsend) Samples. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by son, Samuel Samples; and brother, Lowell Samples. Howard was a Korean War Veteran and a Mason. He retired from Pennzoil. Howard is survived by his wife, Mary (King) Samples; step-son, Roger Miller; daughters, Brenda Samples and Robin Litton; two grandchildren, Andrea and Curtis Litton; and sister, Patricia Samples Boggs. Graveside service will be held 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Long Sam Samples Cemetery, Procious, with Minister Wayne Litton officiating. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

July 20 2016  David Thomas Shrewsbury, 69, of Dixie entered into rest Friday, July 15, 2016. Born February 3, 1947 in Montgomery, he was the son of the late Charles and Ludemma (Caldwell) Shrewsbury.  David is survived by his wife, Daisy Shrewsbury, of Dixie; son, Michael David Shrewsbury, of Belva; daughter, Teena Marie Hagan, of Cedar Grove; three grandchildren, MaKayla, Aubrey, and Andrew; and sister, Sue Shrewsbury, of Ansted. A memorial service will be held 6:00 P.M. Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Jodie Baptist Church, Jodie, with Minister Danny Sears officiating. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwisonfuneralhome.com Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge is in charge of arrangements.

July 15 2016  Nancy Ann Herold, 68, of Procious, entered into rest Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Born June 22, 1948 in Charleston, she was the daughter of the late Elmus and Helen (Myers) Bush. Nancy is survived by her husband, John “Sailor” Herold; daughter and her husband, Melissa and William Paul Dennis Jr; three grandchildren, Summer and her husband, Stephen Meadows, Alexx Dennis and Kellijo Dennis. Funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M. Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Wesley Adkins officiating.  Burial will be in Herold Cemetery, Procious. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The family would like to thank Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston for their kindness and loving support. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Herold family.

July 15 2016   Johnny Dale Drake, 69, of O’Brion Creek, Duck, died July 10, 2016 at Clay Health Care Center, Big Otter. He was born May 14, 1947 in Clay County a son of the late Dora Boggs Morris and Lloyd Johnny Drake. He was a lifelong resident of Clay County and a loving, caring member of his family and community.  He enjoyed gardening, cooking, animals, hunting and spending time with his friends reminiscing about the good old days.  He is survived by two sisters, three brothers, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many cousins.  Thanks to John Morris for all the care and help for the family for many years.  Thanks to Clay Health Care Center for taking good care of him. He is lovingly missed but fondly remembered by his family, friends and neighbors.  Johnny’s body was cremated. A memorial graveside service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, July 16 at the Rollyson Cemetery, O’Brion with Pastor Gene Copen officiating.  Condolences may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.
 

July 14 2016   Elizabeth Suzanna Trimble, 63, of Maysel, entered into rest, Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Born September 6, 1952 in Clay, she was the daughter of the late Della Brown.  She was retired from General Motors. Elizabeth is survived by her husband, Harold G. Trimble; sons, Tommy Painter(Dale McBride) and Aaron Trimble; daughters, Tanya (Michael) LeJeune, Kristen Trimble and Reva Trimble; grandchildren, Ethan, Garett, Colby LeJeune, Mason, Aadon Austin, Jacklyn and Skyler Trimble; sisters, Lisa Rhodes, Sandy Bailes, Pam Mullins, Kay Coleman, Debbie Pierson, Tina Mullins and Kathy Pierson; brothers, Jimmy, Gary, Randy, Fabian and David Brown, Cleatus, Tommy, Timmy and Charlie Wamsley, Ronald, David and Billy Pierson; and uncle Eugene Brown. Funeral service will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.  Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore. 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 Trimble family.
 

July 13 2016   Shane Lee Keiffer, 41, Newton, departed his earthly body on July 6, 2016 at his home. Born on November 22, 1974, in Circleville, Ohio, he was the son of Ted and Shirley Keiffer.  Shane is preceded in death by his grandparents, Tom Keiffer, Chris Lanham and Hattie Lanham Smith. In addition to his parents; Shane is survived by his wife, Dorma Deems Keiffer; and their three children, LaTasha, Tyler and Alexis Keiffer; sister, Terry Ann and husband Terry Lee Duffield; brother, Tony and his wife Jill Keiffer; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family and friends, as well as his grandmother Pearl Keiffer. Shane was funny, generous and had a huge heart.  He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.  The family finds comfort in the words of John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that who so ever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”.   A memorial service will be held 2:00 Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, Maysel, with Minister Clifford Samples and John Davis officiating. Friend may call one hour prior to service at the church. On-line condolences may be sent to the family www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com   Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Keiffer family.

July 12 2016   .Norman Keith DeMoss, 60, of Clay, entered into rest Sunday, July 10, 2016. Born October 19, 1955 in Clay, he was the son of the late Norman and Fietta (Starcher) DeMoss. Norman is survived by his wife, Deborah DeMoss of Clay; sons, Perry DeMoss and Garrett DeMoss both of Clay, Norman DeMoss Jr., of Tenn., Clinton DeMoss and Norman DeMoss III both of Penn; daughters, Valerie Padett of North Carolina, Summer DeMoss and Joyce DeMoss both of Clay, Sara Stalnaker of Elkview; eight grandchildren; brothers, Alan DeMoss and David DeMoss both of North Carolina; sisters, Arletta Marling, Frances Marling and Ellen Thorne all of Clay and Loretta Doss of Ohio. Graveside service will be held 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at DeMoss Cemetery,  Procious, with Minister David DeMoss officiating. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

July 8 2016   Juanita Taylor Juanita (Childers) Taylor, 94, of Ansted, entered into rest Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at Raleigh General Hospital after an extended illness. Born March 2, 1922 in Dixie, she was the daughter of the late George Gordon and Annie Mae Childers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sons, William "Bill" and James E. Taylor; seven brothers; and three sisters. Juanita attended First Church of God, Alta, and was a seamstress and a clothing store clerk. Juanita is survived by sons, Roy (Martha) Taylor of Gauley Bridge, Jack (Patricia) Taylor of Ansted, Joe Taylor of Campbell’s Creek, Dave (Brenda) Taylor of Ansted, Dan (Janice) Taylor of Ansted or Sunday Road, Hico, and Roger (Janice) Taylor of Daniels; 12 grandchildren and 13  great- grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge. Burial will be in Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor, with Minister Paul Young officiating. Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at  carlwilsonfuneralhome.com.Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Taylor family.

July 6 2016  Rita F. Skaggs, 88, of Beach City, Ohio, formerly of Jodie, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents, Benton Dolver  and Daisy Lee Boles Simpson; husband, James Harry Skaggs; one brother; and one sister. Rite is survived by her son, James (Janistine) Skaggs of Corbin, Kentucky; daughter, Diana (Maynard) Cottrell of Beach City, Ohio; many grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 8, 2016 at Montgomery Memorial Park, Kanawha County. Friends may call from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. Thursday, July 7, at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Skaggs family.

July 6 2016  Alma Nellie Cottrell, 92, of Ivydale, WV passed away at her home on Saturday, July 2, 2016. She was born July 28, 1923 in Chloe, WV, a daughter of the late Herbert and Oscena West Truman.  She is survived by her children, Lois (Ron) Cummings of Chloe, WV; Lewis (Lynn) Cottrell of Nebo, WV; Randy (Marsha) Cottrell of Clay, WV; Ronnie (Betsy) Cottrell of Maysel, WV; and Kay Coleman of Ivydale, WV; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren, all of which she loved with all her heart.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Okey Lee Cottrell; son, Roy Lynn Cottrell, Sr.; granddaughter, Jackie Lynn Cottrell; great-granddaughter, Katelynn Marie Dunigan; and great-grandson, Johnny Ray Cottrell, Jr. Funeral services will be held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Dewey Tanner officiating.  Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  Interment will be in Coen Cemetery.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.stumpfuneralhomes.com
 

July 4 2016   Vergie M Jackson, 92, of Summersville, entered into rest Monday, July 4, 2016. Born September 4, 1923 in Indore, WV, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Vergie (Reed) Brown.  In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Richard “Shirley” Jackson; One son, Gary Jackson and a Brother, Bert Brown. Vergie is survived by her sons, Robert, Randy, Darrell, Rodney; daughters, Betty McCune, Laura Fox, Delores Jane Neal, Patricia Ann Mullins and Beverly Jackson; And a host of Grandchildren and Great grandchildren, And one sister Cora Neal.  Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay. Burial will be in the Sunrise Cemetery, Beachy Ridge. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to serve the Jackson Family.  On-line condolence may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

July 3 2016  Jeffery Alan Salisbury, 48, of Clay, WV entered into rest, Friday, July 1, 2016. Born August 5, 1967 in Lorain, OH, to the late Gary and Loretta Salisbury. Jeff was a loving and devoted husband, father, and Pawpaw, who will be missed by many.  Jeff’s Favorite activities were spending time with his family, and anything to do with the outdoors.  Jeffery is survived by his Wife, Cheryl “Dawn” Salisbury; Sons, Cody (Brittany) Salisbury of Grand Forks, ND , Derek Vaughn of Clay , Dalton Salisbury also of Clay ; Daughter Karlie Salisbury of Clay ; Brother Mike (Mary Jo) Salisbury of Amherst ,OH and grandchildren; Karsen White, Coltin Salisbury, Kooper Salisbury. Nephews; Michael, Walker and J.T. Nieces; Megan and Emma.  Funeral service will be held 3:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay. Service will be officiated by Minister Wayne Litton.  Burial will follow at the Adkins Cemetery. Enoch, WV. 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  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Salisbury family.

June 27 2016  Ray Elwood Moore, 84, of Clay, entered into rest, Sunday, June 26, 2016. Born February 23, 1932 in Ovapa, he was the son of the late William and Charity Moore. In addition to his parent Ray was also preceded in death by his brothers, Dories Moore and Doye Moore; sisters, Maysel Wilson, Merel Moore and Mary Paxton; Ray is survived by his son, Ray Elwood Moore Jr; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.  Burial will be in Belcher cemetery, Granny’s Creek. Friends may call one hour prior to the service 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 Moore family.

June 27 2016  Martin L. McCracken, 62, of Ivydale, beloved father, grandfather and brother; entered into rest Saturday, June 25, 2016. Born May 12, 1954 in Sutton, he was the son, of the late James and Sybil (Hively) McCracken. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his sister, Sharlene. He was retired from the Ford Motor company for over 30 years of service. Martin is survived by his sons, Rhys McCracken and Martin L. McCracken; daughter, Jennifer L. McCracken; grandchildren, Hunter R. McCracken, Alyssa M. McCracken, Joseph E., Jade, and Jordan Smith and Dejanne Collier; sister, Dorothy McCracken, Doris Pietrzak, Kimberly Keaton, Mary Jane Barber. A private memorial service will be held. Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, is in charge of arrangements. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

June 24 2016
Birdie Dell (Rose) Phillips, 88, of Clay, entered into rest on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Born on December 10, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Basil and Zelma Rose. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Earl Dale Phillips and sister, Ruth A. Lee. She was a member of Summersville Baptist Church. She is survived by her sons; Edward Phillips of Barrington, IL, Earl Dale Phillips Jr. of Alta, Gary B Phillips of Prince, and Mark Phillips of Clay; daughters, Ellen Coleman of Hammond, IN and Phyllis Johnson of Ripley; sisters, Velva Woods of Vera Beach, FL and Betty Rose Lingle of Beach City, OH; 12 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral service will be 1:00 PM, Sunday, June 26, 2016, at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Minister Robert King officiating. Burial will follow in 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 carlwilsonfuneralhome.com.
 

June 22 2016  Joseph Vincent Borg, 62, of Ivydale, entered into rest Monday, June 20, 2016, after a long illness. Born October 25, 1953, in Detroit, Michigan, he was the son of the late Joseph and Pauline (Grech) Borg.  He was a Marine Veteran and then dedicated his life to his career in nursing and his love for his family.  Joseph is survived by his wife, Diane Borg of Ivydale, WV; children, Brandon Borg of Temecula, CA, Jeanenne Borg Montoya of Alexandra VA., Josephine Borg of Swannanoa, N.C., Marybeth Borg of Maryville, TN., Ryan Borg of East Point, MI; two step-sons, Christopher and Paul Davidson both of Longmont, CO; two granddaughters; brother, Michael Borg of San Diego, Calif; sisters, Lucy (Borg) Kolbusz of Dearborn, MI., and Agnes(Borg) Sheldon of Tuscan, AZ.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  The family asks that donation be made to Toys for Tots.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Borg family.

June 13 2016  Nancy Lea (Wayne) Collins, 64, of Wallback, entered into rest Friday, June 10, 2016. Born March 24, 1952 in Clarksville, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Wilford and Mary (Butler) Wayne.  Nancy is survived by her husband, James “Jim” Collins; son, RJ Coleman both of Wallback; brothers, James Wayne of Portsmouth, Ohio, David Wayne of Valley Fork; and sister, Wilma Wayne of St. Albans.  Funeral service will be held noon Thursday, June 16, 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 Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Collins family.

June 13 2016  Lawrence “Larry” Edward Peck, 37, of Prosperity, entered into rest Friday, June 10, 2016. Born December 17, 1978, he was the son of Patricia (stepfather Howard) Hoskins of Beckley; and the late Lawrence Peck. He was welder/fabricator; loved to hunt, fish, and spend time with his family. He held his children closet to his heart and was taken too early and will be forever loved. Larry is resting peacefully in eternity with his father Lawrence.  In addition to his mother and stepfather; Larry is survived by his sons, Aaron, Dominic, Lawrence III, and Dagger; daughters, Kaylie and Lilly; brothers, Terry and Justin;  and sisters, Vera, Lisa and Samantha. Graveside service will be held 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at Hill Cemetery, Belva, with Minister Randy McGuire officiating.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com.  Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge is honored to be serving the Peck family.
 

June 11 2016   Rose Marie Ongaro Porta, 93, a life long resident of Kanawha Falls, entered into rest Thursday, June 10, 2016 at Montgomery Elderly Care, Montgomery. Born on June 27, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Charles F. and Rosa (Bosia) Ongaro . In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Aldo Porta. She was a member of the St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Boomer, and a retired supervisor from the Department of Health and Human Services.  Rose is survived by several cousins; and a host of friends.  The family would like to thank 2nd floor of Montgomery General Hospital staff and doctors for all they have done. Funeral service will be 2:00 PM , June 13, 2016 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge. Burial will be in Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville. With Father Mark Gallipeau 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    Pennington Funeral Home is very honored to be serving the Porta family.

June 9 2016   Delmer B. ‘Bud’ McGlothlin, 72, of Newton, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at the Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. He was born June 22, 1943 at Widen, a son of the late Dow and Virgie Cottrell McGlothlin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Claire Ann Taylor McGlothlin; a son, Christopher Bert McGlothlin; a daughter, Kristie Jean Thorne; a brother, Coy McGlothlin; and a sister, Lulabelle Chapman. Bud was a retired miner and a member of the Linden Lodge No. 83, A.F. & A.M., Linden.  Survivors include a son, Brian McGlothlin of Newton; a daughter, Donna McGlothlin Moore of Walton; a son-in-law, Tony Thorne of Newton; brother, Mike McGlothlin of Newton; sisters, Pat McGlothlin of Cleveland, Ohio, Ann Dye of Newton and Faye Towner of Caldwell, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Brian Alan McGlothlin, Jr., Justin Scott McGlothlin, Nicole McGlothlin, Brooke McGlothlin, Rocky Boone, Alan Paxton, Makayla Thorne and Ty Thorne; four great grandchildren, Anthony, Serenity, Briana, and Gabriel McGlothlin; special friend, Betty Sorrell of Newton; many nieces and nephews.  A graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 12 at the Parker Cemetery, Newton, with the Rev. Ronald W. Fisher officiating.  Friends may visit from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer.  Condolences may be expressed at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com
 

June 9 2016  Glenn “Dan” Harrison of Duck, West Virginia, born May 8, 1963 died June 5, 2016. Preceded in death by parents, Ishmael & Gay Harrison; brother, Roger Harrison.  Survivors: children, daughter, Debbie Tanner (Jamie) of Nebo, W.Va., Kevin Wayne Harrison (Trena) of Mocksville, N.C., Glenn Kelly Harrison, Jr. (Linda) of Mocksville, N.C.; four grandchildren. Sisters, Joyce Khan of Mocksville, N.C. and Tina Ferrebee of Mocksville, N.C. Brothers, Alan Harrison of Sutton, W.Va., Kenneth Harrison of Chloe, W.Va., Kevin L. Harrison of Duck, W.Va., Michael L. Harrison of Duck, W.Va., Aaron Harrison of Mocksville, N.C. He made his life running heavy equipment/construction worker in North Carolina and West Virginia. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, June 10 at the New Beginnings Church, Stinson, with Pastor Chris Stout officiating. Burial will be at the Truman Cemetery, Maysel. Friends may visit one hour before the funeral. John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, is in charge of arrangements.  Condolences may be expressed at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com
 

June 7 2016  Linsey Jolene Cruickshanks, 31, of Clay, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 5, 2016, as a result of an automobile accident. Linsey was a graduate of Clay County High School and attended Glenville State College.  She worked for the Bank of Gassaway and Michael Motor Company, but for the past four years, Linsey devoted her life to her young son. She attended Liberty Advent Christian Church at Twistabout.  Linsey is survived by her fiancé, Jeremy “Jake” Pierson, and their son, Brody Levi Pierson, of Clay; father and stepmother, Benjamin and Carolyn Cruickshanks; mother and stepfather, Linna and Michael Singleton all of Gassaway; beloved brother, Benjamin Joel “BJ” Cruickshanks and his wife Andrea of Procious; two stepbrothers, Jeremy Grubb of Chesterfield, Va., and Jordan Grubb of Rosedale; grandmothers, Euna Marie Cruickshanks of Harrison; and Rebecca Adkins of Dog Run; several aunts, uncles and cousins; along with two special nephews, Joel and Brice Cruickshanks, and one special niece, Chloe Nicole Cruickshanks.  Linsey was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Everett Ray Cruickshanks and Rev.Darrell Adkins Funeral service will held 1:00 P.M. Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister John Casey officiating.  Burial will be in Cruickshanks Cemetery, Harrison. Friends may call 11:00 A.M to the service time at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the collage fund of Brody Levi Pierson, at the Premier Bank. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Cruickshanks family.

June 6 2016   Phillip "Joe" Wilson  (October 6, 1947 - June 2, 2016) Phillip “Joe” Wilson, age 68, of Louisville, passed away Thursday afternoon. Born in Harrison, WV to the late William Chilton and Evelyn (Keener) Wilson, he was an Air Force Vietnam Veteran and graduate of Clay County High School. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Jo Ann; loving children, Christina (Christopher) Wurgler, Brian, Shawn and Michael Wilson and Scott Hunter; loving grandchildren, Brandon, Gianna, Sophia, Cayden, Michael and Emilia. Funeral Service will be 12 noon Thursday in the Spiker-Foster-Shriver Funeral Home 4817 Cleveland Ave. N.W. with Rev. Nancy Conley officiating. Interment will be in North Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
 

June 4 2016  Sherri Lynn (Myers) Howard, 45 , of Charlton Heights, entered into rest Thursday, June 2, 2016 at Montgomery General Hospital. Born June 8, 1970, She was the daughter of Walter E. Myers Jr. and the late Joyce Ellen Myers, and foster mother, Virginia Trail.  Sherri was a gentle soul with a love for helping both people and animals. She was also a core organ donor.  Sherri is survived by her husband, Scott Howard, mother-in-law Dolores Howard, brother; Eddie Myers and Julee Strahler of Cross Lanes, sisters; Terrie Boyd of Handley and Sharon Walton of Pratt, several nephews and nieces, 4 dogs and 1 cat.  Graveside service will be held 12:00 pm, Monday June 6, in the chapel at Montgomery Memorial Park, London . with Minister Al Boyd officiating.  Visitation one hour prior to service at the Cemetery.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Pennington Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Howard Family.

June 4 2016     Rosalee Taylor Gray, 89, of Elkview, formerly of Clay, passed away peacefully at home on May 31, 2016. She was the eldest of the late Elva and French Taylor. Rosalee owned and operated The Kitchen Restaurant in Clay for over 30 years. She was well known for her good home cooking and awesome pies. She loved being with family and friends, and she will be sadly missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arley; daughter, Joyce Cunningham; and brothers, Alex and Bill Taylor. Left to cherish her memory are son, James Gray and wife, Connie, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; daughter, Sharon Kelley and husband, Bill, of Elkview; son-in-law, Jerry Cunningham of Ivydale; sisters, Noda Gay of Surprise, Ariz., and Betty Murphy of Clay; special sisters-in-law, Evelyn Taylor of Charleston and Nina Gray of Strasburg, Ohio; six grandchildren, Melissa Kelley, Amy Swedock, Brian Cunningham, Sara Sak, Justin Gray and Marcus Gray; and four great-grandchildren, Chase Gray, Bella Gray, Ethan Cunningham and Emily Sak. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Jarrett Memorial Methodist Church, Elkview, with Pastor Danny Kinder officiating. Burial will be in Clay Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387.  Online condolences may be sent at www.haferfuneral.net.  Arrangements are in the care of Hafer Funeral Home, 50 N. Pinch Road, Elkview.

Edward Ray "Bud" Miller, 79, of Dixie, passed away at home with his loving family at his side after a long illness. Born Aug. 7, 1936 in Richwood, he was the son of the late Frank Miller ad Effie (Morris) Miller. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Edna Moore, Leatha Harold, Pat Adams and Virginia Justice, and also by his brothers, Harold and Carl Miller. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Eva Elswick Miller; son, Ray (Kathie) Miller of Dixie; daughter, Pam (John) Walker of Griffithsville; grandson, Andrew Walker; granddaughter, Jessica Miller; great-granddaughter, Hannah Miller; great-grandson, Jacob Miller; and many nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, at Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor, with Minister BJ Smith officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations to be made to Kanawha Hospice Care, Charleston.  Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, is honored to be serving the Miller family.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com.

Lowell “Dubber” Mitchell Jarvis, 58, of Milton, entered into rest Saturday, May 28, 2016. Born August 8, 1957, in Braxton County, he was the son of the late Lowell Glen and Shelby (Keith) Jarvis. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by a grandson Davion.  Lowell is survived by his son, Jeremy Jarvis (Brian Wells ) of Huntington; daughters, Amber Brown (Darius) and Jada Jarvis(John Seay) both of Murfreesboro, TN; four grandchildren, Deonte, Schyler, Amiyah and Amira; grand cat Benny; brothers, Rodney and Ricky Jarvis; and sisters, Yvonne Lawson and Robin Legg. A memorial service will be held 6:00P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay     On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

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.

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.
 

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.