The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

January 24, 2014

Obituaries — Friday, Jan. 24, 2014


Pastor Nathan Adkins

GREENVILLE — At his home near Greenville, on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, Pastor Nathan Adkins, 76, attended by his faithful wife and loved ones passed away after having fought a good fight, laid down his cross, went Home to wear his crown of glory and joined the angelic choir in the grand sweet chorus of praise to his Savior. As those he loved vainly pleaded for “one more word” realized that this precious life of their loved one was ebbing away we fancied we could almost hear his Savior whisper, “Come Home to Me, dear one: My weary suffering child come home, and I will give you rest and doubtless with tender unspoken farewells his pure spirit was gone. He is not lost, lonely sorrowing ones, only gone before, to his mansion in the skies about which he loved to tell you about, there is to await the coming of the dear ones where we sincerely trust each shall be reunited with him “Some Sweet Day.”

Born at Terry (Raleigh County), W.Va., June 30, 1937, he was the son of the late Noah Nathan Adkins and Iona Florence Bragg Adkins.

He attended Woodrow Wilson High School and Appalachian Bible College. He served in the U.S. Army for four years. Mr. Adkins was a retired Baptist Minister serving 43 years as a Pastor at the Scarbro Baptist Church; Gentry Baptist Church; Oceana Baptist Church; Page Baptist Church; Danville First Baptist Church and the Gordon Baptist Church. He came to Monroe County in 1986 and served as the Pastor at the Ballard First Missionary Baptist Church, Sweet Springs Baptist Church, Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and the Flint Chapel Baptist Church. At the time of his retirement he was Pastor at the Flat Mountain Baptist Church near Alderson. At the time of his death Mr. Adkins was a member of the Ballard First Missionary Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by five sisters and one grandson.

Survivors include his loving wife of 24 years, Bonnie Humphreys Adkins; three daughters, Sally Adkins and husband Sharrel, Christine Price and Denise White; son, Neal Adkins; two sisters, Jean Whitten of Piney View and Jacqueline Dunn of Michigan; brother-in-law, Charles Logan of Piney View; two sisters-in-law, Irene Humphreys of Freeman, Va., and Nellie Humphreys Wickline and husband Junior of Lindside, seven grandsons and four great-grandsons.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, January 25, 2014, at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel, Peterstown, with Pastor Doc Adkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. until time of the services at the funeral home Saturday.

Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the Adkins family at www.broyles-shrewsbury.com.

Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

 

William B. Arwood Jr.

GAP MILLS — William B. Arwood Jr., 90, of Gap Mills, passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at the Groves Funeral Home Chapel in Union with the Rev. Gene Fullen officiating. Burial will follow in the Carmel Cemetery at Gap Mills. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until service time Sunday at the funeral home.

At Mr. Arwood’s request memorial donations should be made to the Union Rescue Squad,  P.O. Box 78, Union, WV 24983.

Groves Funeral Home in Union is in charge of arrangements.

 

Robert E. Chambers

NEW CUMBERLAND — Robert E. Chambers, 94, of New Cumberland, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, in the Neumyer Funeral Home Inc., 1334 N. Second St., Harrisburg, Pa. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033, or VA Stars and Stripes Healthcare Network, or by donating to your favorite charity.

Online tributes and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.neumyerfuneralhome.com.

 

Walter Vernon Chapman

Walter Vernon Chapman, 83, of Beckley, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2014.

Born June 7, 1930, at Beckley Junction, W.Va., he was the son of the late Walter and Ora Kasey Chapman Sr.

Walter proudly served with the U.S.M.C. during the Korean Conflict during 1951-1954.

In addition to his parents, Walter is preceded in death by brothers, Roy, Willie, Joe, half brother, Vernon; sisters, Hazel, Violet, Faye, Jewel, half sister, Laura.

Those left to cherish his memory include his children, Kathy Pack and husband, Clayton, Sandra Lilly, Roger Chapman and wife, Phyllis, Michael Chapman and wife, Nina, Beth Matherly and husband, Darin; 15 grandchildren, Donald Walker, April Bunting, Amanda Miller, Emerald Spencer, Shane Lilly, Stephanie Nifong, Mark Lilly, Brian Chapman, Joshua Chapman, Amy Ash, Alex Chapman, Derrick James, Mandi Moncus, Harley Snead, Tracy Monday; and 31 great-grandchildren; surviving sister, Nellie Johnson of Courtland, Va., and brother/nephew, Newton Chapman of Franklin, Va.; a very special friend, Dale Martin.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 26, 2014, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Rev. Allen Copenhaver officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Friends may gather with the family Sunday from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

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

 

Linda Lou Clendenin

ALVON — Linda Lou Clendenin, 73, of Alvon, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.

Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, in the chapel of Shanklin Funeral Home with the Rev. Lowell O’Dell officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the memorial service at the funeral home.

Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs, is serving the family.

 

Robert Edward Cook

CYCLONE — Robert Edward Cook, 67, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Born March 19, 1946, he was the son of the late David Hamilton Cook and Essie Pearl Bailey Cook.

After graduating from Oceana High School in 1965, Robert voluntarily enlisted in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He served three tours of duty in Vietnam before returning to the United States in 1968. A jack-of-all-trades, Robert briefly worked as a mechanic and electrician before he decided to pursue a teaching degree at Beckley College and, later, Morris Harvey College. From that point forward, Robert dedicated his life to the honorable pursuits of teaching and educational administration. Mr. Cook, as he was known to his students, started his teaching career in 1976 at John McGraw Grade School. He became principal of Road Branch Grade School in 1982, and served the remainder of his career there. Although his official position was that of principal, he could often be seen sweeping the hallways, waxing the gym floor, or giving children “snack money” at lunchtime. His students were like family to him. He had a special place in his heart for all children.

Robert was a founding member and President of Cyclone Volunteer Fire Department, a member of the DAV and a 30-year member of the WVEA and NEA.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Joseph Lee and Martha Miller Cook; maternal grandparents, McKinley and Antha Blankenship Bailey; father and mother-in-law, Lacy and Viola Lusk Paynter; his brother and closest friend, Franklin D. Cook, brother, Arnold Cook; sisters, Martha Cook Miller, Winonna Cook Sizemore, Mary Cook Withrow; sister-in-law, Doris Brown and her husband, Dennis; brothers-in-law, Roger Paynter and Roy Goble; and special uncle and aunt, Burton and Audrey Perry.

Those left to cherish Robert’s memory are his wife, and sweetheart of 30 years, Linda Sue Paynter Cook; his two children, Robert Hamilton “Bob” Cook of Charleston and Jessica Lacey Cook of Beckley; siblings, Ret. Sgt. Major David Lawrence and wife, Beverly Cook, of Clarksville, Tenn., Jennie Goble of Conover, N.C., Jeanette Morrison and husband, Harvey, of Catawba, N.C., Kathleen Lindsey and husband, George, of Connelly Springs, N.C., Sandra Hannah and husband, Tommy, of Oceana, and Frankie Mullins and husband, Cliff, of Conover, N.C.; sisters-in-law, Betty Harris and husband, John, of Martinsville, Va., and Patricia Paynter of Lebanon, Va.; brothers-in-law, Alfred Miller of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Marvin Withrow of Fla.; nieces and nephews, David Jr., Jeffrey and James Cook, Mark and Sharon Miller, Stephanie Pollock, Rachel Goble, Victor Morrison, Karen Ingle, Amanda Walker, Tonya Hannah, Adam and Justin Mullins, Teresa Howell, Bill Paynter, Sherry Trogdon, Lori Parsley, Sandy Toler, Melissa Blake, Marsha Johnson, and Kristi Cook; special friends, Janis and Rosetta Bailey; and two spoiled furry friends, Artemis and Marlowe.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, January 25, 2014, in Evans Funeral Home Memorial Chapel, the Rev. Jerry T. Cook, Charles Cook and Richard Walker officiating. Burial will follow in Cook Cemetery, Huff Mountain. The family will receive friends 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, January 24, at the funeral home.

Members of the Cyclone Volunteer Fire Department will serve as active and honorary pallbearers. Additional honorary pallbearers will include Gayle Brown, Ken Adkins, Danny Gibson and Fred Halsey.

The family would like to say a special thank you to Hospice of Southern West Virginia, especially his caretakers: Cassie Street, Kimmie Allen and Dena Spence.

Those wishing to leave condolences for the family may do so at www.evans-funeralhome.com.

Evans Funeral Home of Oceana is serving the Cook family.

 

Iona Mildred Miller Burgess Cummings

MECHANICSVILLE, Va. — Iona Mildred Miller Burgess Cummings, 92, of Mechanicsville, died on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at Memorial Regional Hospital in Mechanicsville.

Born April 15, 1921, at Oak Hill, she was the daughter of the late Newton C. and Roxie Etta Cummings Miller.

Mrs. Cummings was a retired bookkeeper for having worked for Fayette Motor Company.

She was a member of the Oak Hill Baptist Church where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday school, was a member of the Bertie Blake Circle and the Donnelly Sunday School Class.

Iona was a 1939 graduate of Oak Hill High School and a longtime member of the OHH/CHS Alumni Association.

Her first husband, Garvis H. Burgess (March 30, 1985), and second husband, Roger White Cummings (Jan. 27, 2013), preceded her in death as did brothers, Gaines Miller, Paris Miller, Ralph Miller and Kellis Miller, and sisters, Louise Legg and Melva Stokes.

Survivors include her only daughter, Joyce Kincaid and husband, Carroll, of Mechanicsville, and a sister, Betty Kennedy of Oak Hill.

She is also survived by three grandchildren, Daniel Kincaid, Scott Kincaid and wife, Rose, and Crystal Lewis and husband, Johnny, and three great-grandchildren, Matthew Kincaid, Rachel Kincaid and Hannah Lewis.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. David Sneed officiating. Burial will be at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Oak Hill Baptist Church, 613 Lundale Drive, Oak Hill, WV 25901.

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

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

 

‘Temmy’ Ann Wall Ervin

ANSTED — “Temmy” Ann Wall Ervin, 76, of Ansted, passed away in Ansted, Wednesday, January 22, 2014.

She was born July 9, 1937, in Whitesville, W.Va. Temmy was the daughter of the late Lawrence Lester Wall and Marie Honaker Wall.

She was preceded in death by her husband, E.L. “Chuck” Ervin, on July 21, 2004.

Temmy was a retired school teacher for Fayette County, W.Va.; she taught 28 years in the Ansted Elementary and Middle School System. She was a member of the Church of the Redeemer in Ansted.

Survivors are a son, Link Ervin and his wife Ginger of Kings Mountain, N.C.; five grandchildren, Dylan Ervin, Landon Ervin, Owen Ervin, Kayla Ervin, Alyssa Ervin; and a loving granddaughter that will arrive soon.

A private graveside service will be held Saturday, at Restlawn Memory Gardens in Victor.

Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted.

Online condolences may be sent to wallaceandwallacefh.com.

Wallace and Wallace of Ansted is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Jimmy Mike ‘Jim’ Hale

ITMANN — Jimmy Mike “Jim” Hale, age 56, of Itmann, went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, where he was welcomed by the love of his life, Valerie, who had crossed before him.

Jim was born on July 3, 1957, at Princeton, to the late Mike Hale and Edna Hollar Hale.

Jim was a dedicated minister of the Apostolic faith, a loving husband and a devoted father. He was always placing the needs of others before his own. His smile and gentle way will be missed by all who knew him.

Jim was a disabled coal miner, and a member of the UMWA.

Other than his parents, his wife Valerie preceded him in death, along with a brother Chester “Charlie” Hale.

Those left to cherish his memory are his two daughters, Amy Semonco and her husband David of Beckley, and Athena Cyrus and her husband Chris of Gaffney, S.C. Three sisters, Irene Lester and her husband Wesley of Itmann, Freda Iaizzi and her husband Frank of Stamford, Conn., and Mary Lou Tarantino and her husband Dan of Stamford, Conn.

Jim is also survived by many nieces and nephews, friends and other relatives too numerous to list by name.

A Celebration of the Home Going of Jim Hale will be held at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Tom Tramel and Rev. Buddy Deem officiating. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum in Beckley.

Friends may visit with the family from noon until service time on Saturday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers, David Semonco, Chris Cyrus, Carl Wall, John Cook, Geronimo McKinney, Frank Iaizzi.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry.net.

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.

 

Randall Wayne Kouns

EAST PEORIA, Ill. — Randall Wayne Kouns, 54, of East Peoria, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014.

Graveside service and burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at the Haven of Rest Cemetery at Pence Springs with Pastor J.D. Fox officiating. Friends may gather at the cemetery from 10:30 a.m. until time of services.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp.com.

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

 

Violet McClanahan

NORTHFORK — Violet McClanahan 80, passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.

A celebration of Mrs. McClanahan’s life will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Clearfork Independent Church of God at Clearfork. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at the church.

Services entrusted to Adam Toler Memorial Funeral Home, Oceana.

 

Ruby Faye Meadows

Ruby Faye Meadows, 86, of Shady Spring,  went to be with the Lord on January 21, 2014, after a long illness.

Born April 9, 1927, at Blue Jay, W.Va., she was the daughter of James Floyd and Essie Lee Meador of Blue Jay.

Ruby was a member of Freedom Ministries on Grandview Road.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer D. Meadows Sr., of 48 years; seven sisters, two infant sisters Mary Frances and Betty Lou Meador, Geneva “Nemo” Buckland, Rose Clark, Josie Stump, Prema Rich, Odessa “Tini” Meador; and one brother, Ricky Lee Meador.

Those left to cherish her memory include her nine children, Essie Crook and husband, James, of Greenville, Tenn., Elmer D. Meadows Jr. of the home, Michael Wayne Meadows of White Oak, Nancy J. Mills and husband, Paul, of Soak Creek, Floyd “Eddie” Meadows and companion, Treva Ingram, of Greenville, Tenn., Patricia Hammond and husband, David, of Elliston, Va., Sandra Shrewsberry and companion, Robert Lafon, of Ronceverte, Arnold Meadows and wife Veronica of Stafford, Va., and Karen Walton and husband James of Culpeper, Va.; 19 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Florence M. Redden of Beaver, Hazel M. Mudd and husband, Tom, of Maryland, Ina J. Swartz and husband, Charles, of Maryland, and three brothers, Floyd McRae Meadows and wife Jewel of Sumter, S.C., Arnold Glen Meadows and wife Rosa of Glen Morgan, Roy Lee Meador and wife Lisa of Shady Spring.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, January 26, 2014, at Freedom Ministries Church with Rev. Philip Farrington officiating.

Friends may gather with the family Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church.

Ruby will be laid to rest Monday, January 27, 2014, at 11 a.m. in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

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

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

 



Drema Sue Pack

After battling diabetes for 40 years and trying to recover from a devastating stroke that accrued during her back surgery in late of 2012, Drema Sue Pack of Fitzpatrick passed away on January 21, 2014.

Drema was born in Amigo, W.Va. Being the 12th of 13 children, of Earl and Effie Fay Johnson, her sibling brothers and sisters were Elwood, Steve, Ramona, Leona, Johnie, Shelby, Zivia, Shelia, Monty, David, Delano, and surviving brother Gerald Johnson.

After her family moved to Fitzpatrick, now known as the old Johnson farm on Raleigh Ridge, Drema graduated from Woodrow Wilson to go on and marry her longtime childhood sweetheart Glen Pack.

They went on to have two boys James and John, which gave her three grandchildren, James, Kimberly, Shaun, and two great-grandchildren Josh and Jasmine.

Drema was a very well-loved and respected woman, who believed in family values, honesty and doing what was right. This was a trait that was admired by all her family and friends.

Drema found passion in helping people, her brothers and oldest son being veterans; she worked 25 years for the Department of West Virginia Veterans Affairs. She strived every day to find help for the Veterans and their spouses of our area, of all wars. She was very well respected by the local Veterans.

Her hobbies were motorcycle riding, golfing, and her love of bowling. She was even a great hunter. There was nothing she felt she could not do or was afraid to try.

Drema was loved by her family and friends. She will be missed dearly. This day will be remembered as a day of great loss. To those who were lucky enough to have had the chance to meet such a beautiful woman. She was someone who tried to finish the day with a smile. No matter how bad or tragic that the Lord laid in her path. As she would ask, Lord forgive them, for which they do not know what they do. God bless them all.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, January 26, 2014, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley. Burial will be held at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Friends may gather with the family Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

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

 

Diana Faye Parry

WORTHINGTON, Ohio — Diana Faye Parry, 61, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, in the Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville. Friends may call from noon until time of the service Saturday.

Arrangements by Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville.

 

William David ‘Bill’ Rye

William David ‘Bill” Rye, age 80, of Beckley, went to be with the Lord on January 18, 2014, after a long illness. He was born December 24, 1933, in Washington, D.C., to Joseph and Christine Rye and was one of five children.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Christine, his brother, Joe, and his sisters, Gloria Taylor and Madeline Bergman.

Bill will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by his devoted wife, Donna, of Beckley, his brother, Stanley Rye and his wife, Jane, of Indianhead, Md., his sister Betty Davis and her husband Leroy, of La Plata, Md., and his nieces, Jessica Black, of Crab Orchard, and Joyce McTighe of Coronado, Calif., with whom he had very special relationships, as well as his large extended family including Dorothy Black of Waldorf, Md.; Diane and Russell Harris of Stanaford; Dean and Becky Black of Stanaford; Donald and Barbara Black of Crab Orchard; Doris and Joe Mullins of Cool Ridge and David and Judy Black of Beckley, and many nieces and nephews.

Bill grew up in Washington, D.C., attended school there, and, after serving in the Army, went to work as a salesman in the automotive supply industry. When he and Donna retired, they moved to West Virginia and he spent his time enjoying family and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit and pay their respects at Blue Ridge Funeral Home in Beckley between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2014. Pastor Mike Sisson will officiate the memorial service in the Chapel at Blue Ridge Funeral Home beginning at 1 p.m. His brother-in-law and nephews will serve as pallbearers. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

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

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

 

Twila Sue Hoover Shifflett

BARTOW — Twila Sue Hoover Shifflett, 63, of Bartow, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.

Funeral services will be noon Saturday, Jan. 25, at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale with Pastor Gary Reynolds officiating. Interment will follow at the Wilmoth Cemetery near Bartow. The family will receive their family and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at the funeral home.

Please send online condolences by visiting www.wallaceandwallacefh.com.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Arbovale.

 

Sandra Carol Isom Spry

LEWISBURG — Sandra Carol Isom Spry, 63, of Lewisburg, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg, with Pastor Robert L. “Doc” Michael and Pastor Jonathan Michael officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenbrier Memorial Gardens, Lewisburg. Friends may call 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Please send online condolences by visiting www.wallaceandwallacefh.com.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

 

Kathy Sue Cobb Thomas

ROANOKE, Va. — Kathy Sue Cobb Thomas, 57, of Roanoke, formerly of Page, passed away peacefully at home on January 20, 2014.

She was born on August 28, 1956, to Mae Tincher Cobb Clay and Homer Robert Cobb.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, MacKenna Atkins.

Kathy is survived by her loving husband, William O. Thomas, Jr. (W.D.) (Will); two sons, William Lawrence Atkins III (Larry) and wife, Shelly, of Robson, and Andre Atkins of Roanoke; grandchildren, Naomi Atkins of Oak Hill, Harley Martin of Salem, Va., Rachael Atkins of Salem, Va., William Ryder Atkins of Robson, W.Va., James Altice of Roanoke, and Joshua Altice of Roanoke; great-grandson, Carter Altice of Roanoke. Also left to cherish her memory are brothers, Tommy Cobb and wife, Cheryl, Paul Cobb and wife, Barbara, and Robbie Cobb and wife, Mary, all of Page, W.Va.; father and mother-in-law, William O. Thomas Sr. and wife, Carolyn; and brother-in-law, Walter Thomas and wife, Shelly, all of Roanoke; several nieces and nephews and many friends. She will also be sorely missed by her loving pets, Ralph and Amanda.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at Oakey’s North Chapel, with the Rev. Elmo McLaurin officiating. The interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery in Vinton. The family will be receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at Oakey’s North Chapel.

 

Zola Mae Toler

GILBERT — Zola Mae Toler, 79, of Gilbert, passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.

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

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

 

May Marie Wood

MEADOW CREEK — May Marie Wood, 95, of Meadow Creek, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.

Arrangements are pending completion at Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.