The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

November 2, 2012

Obituaries — Friday, Nov. 2, 2012




Louella O. Saunders Amar

Louella O. Saunders Amar, 82, of 221 Glen Ave., Beckley, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, following a long battle with cancer.

She was born Jan. 28, 1930, in Cabell County, Huntington, W.Va., a daughter of the late Lucy Ann Elizabeth Saunders and Harry E. Draper.

Louella attended Morton Reeves Elementary and Stratton High School. After graduating, she furthered her education at Bennett College for girls, then graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bluefield State College, majoring in Education where she became a member of A.K.A. Sorority along with other various activities. She was the first black civilian to teach on a military base school in Fort Polk, La. She taught elementary school in Helen, Glen White and Piney Oaks; during this time Louella continued her education and became a certified Social Worker and retired from DHHR as a job developer. She spent many years as Ambassador for Christ and a community activist. She was instrumental in groups such as NAACP, Prayer Warrior and Southern WV Multicultural Center, Beckley. Louella was a faithful member of St. Paul Baptist Church, she loved the Lord and worked diligently in church organization; also she was an avid and dedicated member.

Louella was preceded in death by one aunt, Mary Jane Quicksey; two brothers, Roy (Apple-Daddy) Robertson and William (Sonny) Fullen; and one grandson, William N. Abrams.

Louella leaves to cherish her sweet memories: her husband, Samuel N. Amar; two daughters, Sharon Abrams and Carolyn (Schotzie) Amar; two sons, Grady and Bernard Amar, all of Beckley. Grandchildren: Leteshia Abrams, Kenyata Amar of Beckley, India Hutchinson of Detroit, Mich., and the special pumpkin pie the only great-grandchild, Ke’Yleauna Amar of Beckley; former son-in-law, Leonard (Robin) Abrams of Raleigh, W.Va.; and a former daughter-in-law, Rosalind Amar of Atlanta, Ga.; sisters, Shirley Pannell of New York, N.Y., and Loraine Fullen of Bronx, N.Y.; nephew, William (Sonni Boy) Fullen of Texas; two nieces, Gina Fullen of Bronx, N.Y., and Ivy Fullen and her son of New York, N.Y.; two cousins, Gregory and Geoff Thomas of Detroit, Mich.; and a host of friends and family.

We would like to thank Hospice of Southern WV and Vickie Olliver for the care of our Mother.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at St. Paul Baptist Church, 129 Rice St., Beckley, with the Rev. Walter M. Leach officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the church.

The family will meet friends at 103 Grant Avenue in Beckley.

Online condolences may be sent to durganfuneralhome1@frontier.com.

Arrangements by Durgan Funeral Home, Beckley.



Danny Keith Booth

SANFORD, N.C. — Danny Keith Booth, 61, of Sanford, a native of Yolyn, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home Chapel at Man with the Rev. John Cain officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services.

Online condolences may be sent to www.krantzmcneelyfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man.



Kayla Hope Brown

MAN — Kayla Hope Brown, 19, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Mounts Funeral Home Chapel, Gilbert, with the Rev. Jonas Trent officiating. Burial will follow in the Hinchman Cemetery, Rich Creek/Madison Creek, Lyburn. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Online at www.mountsfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert.



Oliver Dick ‘Dickie’ Cavendish Jr.

RAINELLE — Oliver Dick “Dickie” Cavendish Jr., 85, of Lilly Park, Rainelle, passed away at his home on October 29, 2012, after a short illness.

Born January 8, 1927, in Charleston, he was the adopted son of Oliver Darwin Cavendish and Mattie Norma Myles Cavendish of Sewell Mountain.

In addition to his adoptive parents, he was preceded in death by his natural mother, Ethel Ruckman, and his half sister, Mary Lee Ellers.

Dickie was a retiree of the C&O Railway Co. where he worked for 30 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War who loved history, telling stories, wood working, knife making and photography.

He is survived by his loving wife of over 50 years, Annabell Lee Orndorff Cavendish of Rainelle; daughters, Lisa Cavendish of Rainelle and Crystal Cavendish and partner, Richard Morton, of Meadow Bridge; a son, Dickie Cavendish and wife, Dana, of Rainelle; a stepson, Steve Orndorff of Ansted; stepgranddaughters, Misty, Angel and Courtney; stepgrandsons, Danny and Sean; stepgreat-granddaughters, Brandi and Shania; stepgreat-grandsons, Steven and “Bubba”; stepgreat-great-granddaughter, Skylar, and stepgreat-great-grandson, Wayne Tucker, all of WV. He is also survived by nephew, Ed Ellers and wife, Debbie; niece, Ginger Ellers; great-nieces Dawn and Melissa; great-great-niece, MacKenzie; and great-great-nephews, Connor and Cullan, all of Florida.

Dickie will be sadly missed by his friends and forever loved by his family.

As per his wishes, there will be no services.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Dickie’s name to HospiceCare, Inc., 223 Maplewood Ave., Lewisburg, WV 24901. 

Online condolences may be sent to wallaceandwallacefh.com.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace, Rainelle.



Ronald Mark Chapman Jr.

MOUNT HOPE — Ronald Mark Chapman Jr., 38, of Mount Hope, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.



Pastor Phil Combs

ALDERSON — Pastor Phil Combs, age 85, of Alderson, W.Va., formerly of Bandy, Va., and Hartwell, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, W.Va., following a short illness.

Born March 12, 1927, in Coalwood, W.Va., he was the son of the late William Dixie and Nora Mae Tilley Combs. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Paul David Combs; a daughter, Deanna Jo “Dee” Combs; four brothers, Floyd Combs, Raymond Combs, Dixie Combs, and Garnold Combs; and two sisters, Helen Hall and Nell Rand.

Pastor Combs was a minister for the Church of God for 60 years and was currently serving as Pastor at the River of Life Church of God, Alderson, W.Va. He had served as Pastor of the former Alderson Church of God and the River of Life Church of God in Alderson, W.Va., for the past 28 years. He was also a retired coal miner, foreman, and superintendent, having worked in the coal mines for 44 years. Pastor Combs was a World War II Veteran, having served in the United States Navy for three and a half years. He was a member of the Alderson Ministerial Association. Pastor Combs was a very strong and loving family man who dedicated his life to serving God.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Josephine Honaker Combs of Alderson, W.Va.; three sons, Phillip Combs and his wife, Cathie, of Chilhowie, Va., David Combs and his wife, Rhonda, of Fort Spring, W.Va., and Justin “Groundhog” Combs and his wife, Nicole, of Raleigh, N.C.; two daughters, Karen Eckman and her husband, Mike, of Johnson City, Tenn., and Thressa Mitchell of Woodbridge, Va.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be Friday, November 2, 2012, at 7 p.m. at the River of Life Church of God, Alderson, W.Va., with Pastor Stewart Farley and Pastor Anthony Carter officiating.

Friends may call Friday, November 2, 2012, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the River of Life Church of God, Alderson, W.Va.

Funeral services will also be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012, at 3:30 p.m. at the Grandview Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Bluefield, Va., with Pastor Stewart Farley and Pastor Anthony Carter officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens, Bluefield, Va.

Friends may call Saturday, November 3, 2012, from 3 to 3:30 p.m. at the Grandview Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Bluefield, Va.

Serving as pallbearers will be the Men of the River of Life Church of God, Alderson, W.Va.

For those considering an expression of sympathy, donations in memory of Pastor Combs can be made to the River of Life Church of God, P.O. Box 548, Alderson, WV 24910.

Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson, W.Va.



Vincent J. Dixon

PEORIA, Ill. — Vincent J. Dixon, 91, of Peoria, formerly of Oak Hill, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.

Condolences may be sent to www.highlawnfuneralhomechapel.com.

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.



Jimmie Smith Ellis

OAK HILL — Jimmie Smith Ellis, 74, of Oak Hill, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 29, 2012.

Born January 22, 1937, he was a son of the late Thomas and Ida Johnson Ellis.

Jimmie loved the Lord; he always witnessed about the Lord with everyone he met. He loved his family and was a good and kind person.

Jimmie worked in the coal mines for over 30 years. He attended North Sand Branch Worship Center.

In addition to his parents, Jimmie is preceded in death by his brothers, Charlie Ellis, Billy Ellis, Daniel Ellis and Bobby Ellis; sisters, Thelma Harper, Louise McDougall, Georgia Ellis, Linda McKinney; granddaughter, Brittany Ann Williams.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Betty Jo Ellis of Oak Hill; daughters, Kathy Perry and husband Wayne of Oak Hill, Debbie Christian of Morgantown, Vicki Bourogaa of Atlanta, Ga., Pam Kelley and husband Ray of Glen Jean; brother, Tommy Ellis and wife Lucille of Sophia; sisters, Janey Sweeney of Ohio, June Blankenship and husband Bob of Ohio; six grandchildren, two great-granddaughters.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, November 2, 2012, at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum of Faith Chapel, with Pastor Ken Souder officiating. Entombment will follow.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blueridgefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley.



Patricia Lynn Billings Hudgins

BLAND, Va. — Patricia Lynn Billings Hudgins, 50, formerly of Maybeury, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel in Bluewell, with the Rev. Darryl Christian officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Online condolences will be accepted at www.cravens-shires.com.

Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell, 3431 Coal Heritage Road (Bluewell), Bluefield, WV 24701, is serving the family.



Odessa Rose Johnson

Odessa Rose Johnson, age 83, of Cool Ridge, passed away at her home on Tuesday, October 30, 2012.

Born on August 20, 1929, in Cool Ridge, she was the daughter of the late Willie Thompson and Minnie Stanley Thompson.

Mrs. Johnson enjoyed working on the family farm, and had lived all of her life at Shady Spring and Cool Ridge.   

Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Johnson, a son Eddie Johnson, daughter-in-law, Cathy Johnson, brothers, Curtis Thompson, Jack Thompson, by sisters, Pluma Thompson, Rennie Lambert, Betty Thompson, and Margie Ann Thompson.

Those survivors left to cherish her memory include her son, Billy Johnson of Cool Ridge, a daughter-in-law Connie Johnson of Cool Ridge, grandchildren, Flint and his wife Maura of Beckley, Derek and his wife Liz of Cool Ridge, Ian of Cool Ridge, and Ashleigh Smithson and her husband Paul of Shady Spring, and a great-grandchild, Ava Smithson of Shady Spring.

Mrs. Johnson was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Funeral services will be conducted To Celebrate The Life Of Odessa Johnson at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel on Saturday, November 3, 2012, at 3:30 p.m. with Pastor Jeff Thompson officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday.

Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry.net.

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.

Amos Lee Lockhart

PANTHER — Amos Lee Lockhart, 69, of Panther, passed away Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com.

The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.



Iris Maynard

OTSEGO — Frankie Iris Maynard, 59, of Otsego, was called home on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, in a Beckley hospital, following a long illness.

Born August 4, 1953, at Mullens, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Ola (Lester) McKinney.

Iris was a homemaker, a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, a former cook and monitor at the Itmann Homeless Shelter. She was a faithful member of Charity Baptist Church, Mullens, and in her leisure she enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers.

In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by three grandchildren, Mersadez, Jhaun Luke, and Jessica Leigh; and one brother, Virgil McKinney.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Rev. Dalley Maynard; her children, Dalley Jr., Amanda, and Shana; three grandchildren, Dalley III, Gavin, and Christopher; two sisters, Brenda Bishop of Barkers Ridge and Teresa Bishop of Basin; and four brothers, Arvil McKinney of Manassas, Va., Buck McKinney of Sullivan, Carlos McKinney of Princeton, and Danny McKinney of Barkers Ridge.

Services will be noon Saturday, November 3, 2012, at Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Larry England and Rev. Roger Lusk officiating. Burial will follow in the Milam Cemetery, Barkers Ridge.

Friends may call one hour prior to services Saturday at the funeral home.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tankersleyfh.com.

The family of Frankie Iris Maynard is being cared for by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.



Loretta Maynor

Loretta Maynor, 83, of Shady Spring, passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012.

Arrangements are pending completion at Rose and Quesenberry, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.



Augustus ‘Gus’ McVey

MOUNT HOPE — Augustus (Gus) McVey, 91, of Mount Hope, passed away Monday, October 29, 2012, at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley.

Born June 10, 1921, at Ansted, near the Hawks Nest State Park, to the late James Harvey Alderson McVey and Nora Beth Griffith McVey.

Gus was a longtime member and usher of Calvary Baptist Church in Oak Hill. He was a 64-year member of the Hayden Masonic Lodge No. 113, A.F. & A.M. of Ansted. Gus enjoyed his volunteer work at the Food Pantry for the Fayette Plateau Ministerial Association.

Gus never met a stranger; he was always willing to lend a helping hand to his neighbors, friends, or others he came in contact with.

Gus retired in 1984 as a coal truck driver for Perry-Hylton and Cannelton Coal Industry. Also, Gus was the former owner of McVey’s Insurance Agency of Ansted.

Besides his parents, Gus was preceded in death by his wife and mother of his nine children Beatrice Frieda (Lowry) McVey in 1997; others who also went to be with the Lord include his son Jennings Clyde McVey in 1942; grandson Michael Aaron Crist in 1965; brothers James Ira, Raymond, and Samuel Aaron McVey; and one sister Elsie McVey Smith.

Those left to cherish his memory include his children Samuel A. (Lynn) McVey, Vicki Markivich (Andy) and Nora Crist, all of Ansted, Tom (Bonnie) McVey of Princeton, W.Va., Sharon Fox of Proctorville, Ohio, James Conrad (Rita) McVey, Richard (Debbie) McVey, and Melody Wallen (Steve), all of Beckley; sisters, Irene Fitzwater Campbell and Opal Stover of Ansted; and a favorite brother-in-law Fred Lowry of Oak Hill.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Bowers Hospice House and Brenda and Lum Toney of Oak Hill, for helping make Dad’s last days more pleasant.

His remains rest at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, 1435 East Main Street, Oak Hill, where visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today and where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, with Rev. Jim Franklin and Pastor Gary Walker officiating. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memory Garden, Victor, with full Masonic rites.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Prosperity First Baptist Church Building Fund, 308 Prosperity Road, Beckley, WV 25801, or to the Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, W.Va. 25801.

Condolences may be sent to www.highlawnfuneralhomechapel.com.

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.



James William ‘Jimmy’ Moye

James William “Jimmy” Moye, age 72, of Shady Spring, passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2012, at the Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital in Beckley.

Born on March 11, 1940, in Beckley, he was the son of the late Edward Moye and Bridgie Elliott Moye.  

Mr. Moye was a retired coal miner, and a member of the UMWA. He was a member of the Fairview Freewill Baptist Church at Flat Top, and had served as a Sunday School Superintendent and Trustee of the church. Mr. Moye enjoyed antique cars. He was a U.S. Army Veteran.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Robert G. Moye and Omar Thomas Moye, and a half brother, Bill Moye.

Those survivors left to cherish his memory include his wife of 50 years, Darlene Smith Moye, a brother Edward  “Henry” Moye and his wife Carolyn of Grove City, Ohio, and nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

He also leaves behind many children from the church who referred to him as the “Candy Man.”

Funeral services will be conducted to Celebrate The Life Of Jimmy Moye on Saturday, November 3, 2012, at 1 p.m., at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel with Pastor Charles Tilley and Rev. Orville Setliff officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until service time on Saturday.

Pallbearers will be family members and friends. Military Graveside Rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post #32 Honor Guard.

Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry.net.

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.



Sherald Gene Pendry

PRINCETON — Sherald Gene Pendry, 70, of Pendry Lane, Princeton, died early Thursday morning, Nov. 1, 2012.

Arrangements are incomplete at the Memorial Funeral Directory & Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.



Charles ‘Charlie’ William Plumley

Charles “Charlie” William Plumley, 88, of Shady Spring, passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2012, at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital following an extended illness.

Born October 1, 1924, in Abraham, WV, to the late Tolley and Susie Plumley.

Charlie enjoyed mechanic work on automobiles. In his earlier years, he was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt. Charlie was a pleasant person to be around and he is going to be sadly missed by his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by daughters, Katherine Plumley, Joyce Plumley, Louella Nutter, and Sandra Burnes; a son, Charles Daniel Plumley; a great-granddaughter, Danni Lynn Plumley; brothers Carlos and Jackie Plumley; and sisters Rudell Weis, Garnet Weis, Myrtle Adkins, and Bertha Meadows.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 70 years, Mrs. Alma Plumley; son, William Andrew Plumley and wife Carol of Shady Spring; daughters, Ida Surratt and husband Floyd of Riverside, CA, Elizabeth Adkins and husband Grover of Shady Spring, and Janice Allison Hinton; brother, Marion Plumley of Beckley; grandsons, Dennis Plumley and wife Karen and their two sons Luke and Elijah of Shady Spring, and Leonard Plumley and wife Bonnie and their daughter Lindsey and her husband Matt and their son Landon of Bradley, whom Charlie thought of as his own sons; grandchildren, Linda, Michael, Carl, Alice, and Dan Plumley, Lisa, Anthony, and Eric Scott, Michelle, John, Andrew, Willy, and Joshua Plumley, Allen, Floyd, and Steven, Jennifer and Patrick Adkins, Christopher and Patricia Barnes, and Charles Daniel; also survived by numerous great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A Service of Celebration will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, November 2, 2012, at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Chapel in Beckley with Pastor Paul Chapman officiating. Interment will follow at Washington-Plumley Cemetery, Plumley Mountain.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Thursday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences and other information available at roseandquesenberry.net.

Arrangements with Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street in Beckley.



Lillian J. Ramsey

SUMMERSVILLE — Lillian J. Ramsey, 92, of Summersville, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.

In keeping with her wishes her body has been donated to the WV Human Gift Registry, and she requested that there be no services.

Information submitted by White Funeral Home at Summersville. 



Louise Reeves

Louise Reeves, 80, of Cabell Heights, died Nov. 1, 2012.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at www.meltonmortuary.com.

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary Inc., Beckley.



James ‘Jim’ Sizemore

James “Jim” Sizemore, 80, of Beckley, was called home to be with his Lord and to be reunited with his wife Betty, on Thursday, November 1, 2012, in a Charleston hospital, following a long battle with black lung.

Born April 6, 1932, in Glen Fork, he was the son of the late Glen and Opal Brooks Sizemore.

Jim was a veteran serving in the army.

Jim was a retired coal miner, and after his retirement he was employed as maintenance worker at Crossroads Mall in Beckley, where he was well known by all that knew him.

Jim was a very accomplished craftsman; he enjoyed making things from wood; some of the many items he made were the bird houses that are still in use at the Crossroads Mall, and he also enjoyed making furniture.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife Betty Sizemore.

Those left to cherish Jim’s memory include his three children, Kathy Sizemore, Eric Sizemore and wife Beverly, and Michael Sizemore, all of Beckley; two grandchildren, Brian Sizemore and wife Marley, and Corey Sizemore, all of Beckley. His four brothers, Gary Sizemore, Frank Sizemore, “Stormy” Sizemore, and Ed “DD” Sizemore, and a host of brothers-in-law, sisters-in-laws and nieces and nephews, and countless beloved friends.

A service celebrating Jim’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 3, 2012, in the chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley. Following the service Jim will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

An online guest registry and other information can be found by visiting www.blueridgefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley.



Houston L. (Hooky) Trout

MARFRANCE — Houston L. (Hooky) Trout, 60, of Marfrance, went home to be with the Lord early Tuesday morning, October 30, 2012, at home, surrounded by his family, following a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Hooky was born October 16, 1952, at Green Valley in Nicholas County.

He was a disabled coal miner with 36 years of service in the mines. He was Deacon and Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the First Baptist Church of Quinwood. Hooky lived a great Christian life, was loved by many people and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Katherine Wright Trout; sister, Emmalie Bennett; infant brother, James Trout; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Oswald and Mable Walkup; and niece, Kim Adkins.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Drema M. Bragg Trout of Marfrance; son, Anthony Trout of Marfrance; six brothers, Warren Trout and wife Rhonda of Marfrance, Clifford Trout and wife Shelia of Marfrance, Jimmy Trout and wife Audrey of Quinwood, Terry Trout and  wife Margie of Charmco, Delbert Bragg and wife Lori of Marfrance, Elbert Bragg of Nettie; eight sisters, Judy Hanna and husband Maynard of Clintonville, Patricia Neff and husband Jerald of Rainelle, Dora Clark of Lewisburg, Cathy Smith and husband Arthur of Clay County, Linda Garcia and husband Richard of Nettie, Jewel Bragg and husband Lloyd of Nettie, Suellen McClung and husband Tom of Statesville, NC, Lorraine Bragg of Statesville, NC; special friends, Gary and Carol Dale of Orient Hill and Cora Bragg of Nettie. Numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews, and he loved them all…

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, November 5, 2012, at the First Baptist Church of Quinwood, with Pastor Chad Rodes, assisted by Pastor Billy Floyd. Burial will be at Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery at Carl, W.Va.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday evening at Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle.

Arrangements entrusted to Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.



Harriett Williams

Harriett Williams, 91, of Beckley, formerly of Staten Island, N.Y., died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.