Patsey Ellen Aliff
Patsey Ellen Aliff, age 79, of Beckley, passed away at the Raleigh Center at Daniels, on Monday, July 2, 2012.
Arrangements are pending completion at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 S. Kanawha St., Beckley.
Carolyn Sue Sutphin Bailey
Carolyn Sue Sutphin Bailey, 61, of Clear Creek, W.Va., died on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va.
Born October 27, 1950, at Miami, Fla., she was the daughter of the late French and Alma Jean Tyree Sutphin.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Teal Seth Bailey, one son, Brian Bailey and wife, Sarah, of Mooresville, N.C., daughter, Melissa Moore and husband, Gregory, of Indore, one brother, Jeffery Sutphin of Rock Hill, S.C., and two sisters, Lillian Sutphin Williamson of Washington and Sharon Sutphin Mobley of Maple Fork.
Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Lance Corporal Jamie Bailey of New Burn, N.Y., Jason Bailey of Mooresville, N.C., Shaun Stafford of Mooresville, N.C., Codie Moore of Indore, Timmy Bailey of Mooresville, N.C., Amanda Moore of Indore and Christopher Moore of Indore.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Maple Fork Baptist Church, Maple Fork, with the Rev. Arolette Stover officiating. Burial will follow in the Maynor-Tyree Cemetery, Maynor Branch.
Friends may call from 12 noon until time of the service, 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the church.
Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneral home.com
Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.PIC
Robert C. Bare
Robert C. Bare, age 79, of Pluto Road, Shady Spring, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 2, 2012 at the Beckley VA Medical Center, following a long illness.
Born on August 10, 1932 in Wyoming County, he was the son of the late Albert M. Bare and Matilda Bower Bare.
Mr. Bare was a retired heavy equipment operator of Pittston Coal Company. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean Conflict. Mr. Bare was a member of the Bible Baptist Church at MacArthur, and was a member of the American Legion Post #32 in Beckley. He was a graduate of Mullens High School, where he was the co captain of the High School Football Team. Mr. Bare also attended Concord College where he also played on the College Football Team.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles, Joe, and Larry Bare, and a sister, Enfield Placido.
Those survivors left to cherish his memory include his wife of 55 years, Patricia Ann Morgan Bare; his children, Robert C. Bare II and his wife Cindy of Decatur, Ala., John A. Bare and his wife Donna of Hartselle, Ala., and Carol Ann Tate and her husband Keith of Shady Spring; a sister, Florence Tolliver and her husband Shelby of Beaver; 11 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren are also among his survivors.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Bible Baptist Church at MacArthur, on Friday, July 6, 2012 at 2 p.m., with Pastor Thomas Shepherd and Pastor Wayne Holder officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley.
Friends may call at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m., and also one hour prior to the services on Friday at the church.
Pallbearers will be his sons and grandsons, Robert C. Bare II, John A. Bare, Matthew L. Bare, Robert D. Bare, David M. Quesenberry, John W. Nicholas, and Jonathan Bare.
Military graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post #32 Honor Guard.
Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook atwww.roseandquesenberry. net
Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring
Earl Lee Bell
Earl Lee Bell, age 88 of Beckley, passed away on Monday, July 2, 2012 at the Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital.
Mr. Bell was a manager of the A&P Supermarket in Mullens, and also as a manager of the Carolina Supermarket at Crab Orchard, W.Va.
Mr. Bell was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII, and had lived Beckley since 1972. He enjoyed hunting in his younger years.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by a precious little daughter, Merry Lynn "Lovie" Bell; by brothers, Clarence, Howard, and Arthur Bell, and by a sister, Betty Soualinne.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 3:30 p.m., with Pastor John Jordan officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley.
Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the services.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry. net
Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.
Jackie Lee Bragg
Jackie Lee Bragg, 56, of Beckley, died Friday, June 29, 2012, following a long illness.
Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at www.meltonmortuary.com
Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Inc., Beckley.
Otis ‘Frank’ Clark
Otis Franklin “Frank” Clark, 62, of Beckley, formerly of Fayetteville, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.
Arrangements are incomplete with Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville.
Jelica ‘Helen’ Compton
Jelica “Helen” Compton, 87, of The Villages at Greystone, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2012.
Arrangements are pending at Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.
William ‘Bill’ Woodrow Cook Jr.
QUINWOOD — William “Bill” Woodrow Cook Jr., 69, of Quinwood, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012, in the Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Virginia, following a short illness.
Born Feb. 17, 1943, in Hebbville, Md., he was the son of the late William and Dorothy Robinson Cook Sr.
Mr. Cook was of the Baptist faith and loved hunting, fishing and children. He was known as a great carpenter and mason who had a heart for taking care of the elderly who needed assistance.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Ricky Cook; a brother, Benny Cook; and two sisters, Jill Wheeler and Judy McClung.
Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Adrian Ann Boggs Cook; a son, Dwayne Cook and wife, Kim of Chesapeake, Va.; three daughters, Kelly Barker and husband, Hank of Nokomis, Fla. and Linda Withrow and husband, John of Crawley; two brothers, Thomas Cook of Leslie and Terry Cook of Ansted; a sister, Jean Clingan of Crichton; five grandchildren, Bryan McGuire and wife, Crystal, Robert Barker, Chance Withrow, Morgan Cook and Addison Cook; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 5, 2012, in the Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.
There will be no visitation.
In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society, (800-227-2345).
Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Rainelle.
Helen Crump, 98, of Beckley, passed away Monday, July 2, 2012.
Born December 19, 1913 at Jenkinjones, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Emling Boszich.
Helen was a homemaker and loved crocheting and working in her garden, which she did until the age of 85.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, William Hurst Crump.
Survivors include two sons, William H. Crump and wife Barbara and Andrew J. Crump and wife Karen, all of Beckley; grandchildren, Kathy Crump of Iowa, Michael Crump of Beckley and Kenny Glaize and wife Connie of Richmond, Va.; great-grandchildren, Trevor, Hunter, Joslin, Hannah and Austin; brother, Robert Boszich and wife Shelby of Monks Corner, S.C.; sisters, Maxine Gillespie of Princeton, W.Va., and Katherine South of Illinois; special brother-in-law, Hubert Clark of Abbs Valley, Va.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, July 5, 2012 at Cross Point Church of God, 110 Crescent Rd, Beckley, with Pastor Gene Terry officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton.
Friends may gather with the family one hour prior to service on Thursday.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Southern WV, P.O. Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802.
On line condolences may be left at www.calfeefh.com
Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.
Ralph Ernest Diehl
Ralph Ernest Diehl, 81, died peacefully at his home in Beckley on Monday, July 2nd, 2012.
Mr. Diehl was born in Mendham, N.J., to Christian and Katie( Fuglein) Diehl.
He was an Eagle Scout in Boy Scout Troop 1, the only scouting unit to be chartered directly to the National Council of the BSA. Ralph was a graduate of Harding College in Arkansas, where he met the love of his life, Genevieve Henry. He was a veteran of the Korean War.
Ralph worked in insurance, then as a business manager for Northeastern College in PA and Ohio Valley College in Parkersburg, W.Va. He began a small business, Cardinal Cable in the early 70’s to provide cable television to areas that would not otherwise have had access.
He lived in Beckley for 42 years. He served over 25 years in the Beckley Kiwanis Club. He maintained a working retirement, teaching English as a Second Language at Mountain State University for over 15 years and was affectionately known as “Mr. Ralph.”
Ralph loved spending time with his family and helping his international students experience life in the United States. He enjoyed canoeing, working on family projects and giving glory to God.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Genevieve Henry Diehl of Beckley; three sons, Dan Diehl of Woodbridge, Va., Jeff and his wife, Donna Diehl of Lockbridge, W.Va., and Nic and his wife, Layne Diehl of Martinsburg, W.Va., and a daughter and her husband, Sally and Ernest Parsons of Beckley; eight grandchildren, Joseph Davis-Diehl, Washington, D.C.; Erik Diehl, Santa Monica, Calif.; Andrew Diehl, Chicago, Ill.; Kaytlin Diehl and Niall Diehl, Martinsburg, W.Va.; and Hannah, Abigail and Heath Parsons, Beckley.
Memorial services for Ralph Diehl will be held at 3 p.m. in the Hulett C. Smith Theater at Tamarack on Saturday, July 9th, 2012, with the Rev. Sam Peterson officiating. Relatives and friends are welcome to the reception area one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations of time may be made to your loved ones or to an organization whose mission is to bring joy.
The family would like to thank all for the many expressions of love and support.
Martha Lorena Fanary
Martha Lorena Fanary, of Sophia, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012.
Services will be held on Friday, July 6, 2012, at Rose and Quesenberry in Beckley. The family will receive visitors from 1 to 3 p.m. The funeral will begin at 3 p.m., and burial will follow at the Smith Family Cemetery in Meadow Creek, W.Va.
Those wishing to make contributions in Mrs. Fanary’s memory may do so at the Sophia United Methodist Church.
Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry. net
Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.
Lonnie Omer Gunter Jr.
Lonnie Omer Gunter Jr., 92, of Shady Spring, passed away at home Sunday, July 1, 2012.
Born February 16, 1920 in Beckley, he was the son of the late Lonnie Omer and Maude Hatcher Gunter. He was preceded in death by sisters, Ardis Lively, Margaret Ann Comet and Jean Elizabeth Young and brothers Nolan and Ronald Gunter.
Lonnie was a retired electrician/small motor repairman at the family owned Gunter Electric Shop. He was a veteran of WW II serving with the 5th and 2nd Marine Divisions. Lonnie was a member for over 60 years and deacon of the First Baptist Church Beckley. He made four mission trips to Nicaragua. He was a member of the American Legion, Rough and Tumble Steam Threshers Reunion Association, Collis P. Huntington Railroad Association and the Holiday Rambler Travel Trailer Club. Among his many interests were family, travel, music, camping and hiking in the New River Gorge. He was an Industrial Archeologist. He collected antique cars, steam engines, gasoline engines and toys to add to his museum.
He is survived by his wife Norma Jean Arthur Gunter; daughters, Kelley Porterfield (Mark) of Clayton, W.Va., Marcia Gabor (Steve) of Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren, Robert Blankenship (Lori) of Princeton, Charles Blankenship (Amber) of Clayton, Clayton Blankenship (Briddy) of Rich Creek, Va., Lauren Gabor of Columbus, Ohio; great-grandchildren, Chloe, Kira Belle and Jordan; brother, Michael Gunter (Joyce); sisters-in-law, Carrie Wray, Gail Bartlett, Deanna Arthur, Betty Gunter; brother-in-law, David Arthur; nieces and nephews, Nolan Dane, David, Sarah, Arthur, Beverly, George, Becky, Peggy, Nancy, Ronnie, Daniel, Theresa, Kathy, Todd, Kevin, Matthew, Andrea and numerous other family members.
Due to power outages cased by Friday’s storm, funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 6, 2012, at the Cross Point Church of God, 110 Crescent Rd. with Rev. Grant Petit officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Beckley.
Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to service on Friday.
Pallbearers will be Charles Blankenship, Clayton Blankenship, Kevin Bartlett, Todd Bartlett, Steve Gabor and George Young.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church Beckley, Capital Funds Campaign, 422 Neville St., Beckley, WV 25801
Online condolences may be left at www.calfeefh.com
Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.
Charles Edward Hannah
HINTON — Charles Edward Hannah, 66, of 514 3rd. Ave., Hinton, passed away Monday, July 2, 2012, at his home after a sudden illness.
Born Aug. 18, 1945, at Hinton, he was the son of the late Charles Raymond and Helen June Siner Hannah.
Ed recently celebrated his retirement from R.T. Rogers Oil Co., in Hinton. He lived and worked in Hinton his entire adult life, where he made community and civic work his passion. He was elected to two terms on the Hinton City Council and recently served as a member of the Hinton Civil Service Commission. He was the treasurer and past president of the Summers County Chamber of Commerce. For several years, he has been a member of the Hinton Kiwana’s Club, a board member for Main Street Hinton, and was currently serving on the board of directors for the New River Parkways Authority. Ed was also an active member and trustee of the First Presbyterian Church in Hinton.
Survivors include his wife and best friend of 42 years, Sharon Ann Young Hannah; a son, Michael “Rusty” Hannah of Virginia Beach, Va.; a daughter, Robin Hannah Ryan and husband, Wayne of Hinton; beloved grandchildren: Lindsay Ryan, Matthew Ryan, Josh Hannah, Marcus Hannah, Taylor Hannah and Laura Hannah. Also his beloved dog, Kirby. Three sisters, Joyce Gwinn and husband, Al of Raleigh, N.C., Betty Cales and husband, randy and Linda Ewing and husband, Gary, all of Hinton; three brothers, Mark Hannah and wife, Kay of Ashland, Ky., Alfred Hannah and wife, Susan of Salem, Va. and Richard Hannah and wife, Colleen of Hinton.
Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday, July 6, 2012, at the First Presbyterian Church in Hinton with Bishop Al Gwinn and the Rev. Barbara Romfo officiating. Following the service the family and church family would like to invite all to gather in a celebration reception of Ed’s life in the church fellowship hall.
Friends may call at the church from 12:30 p.m. until time of the service time on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Summers County Christmas Toy Fund, c/o City National Bank, Hinton, Hinton, WV 25951.
Online condolences may be sent to pivontfuneral home.com
Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.
Reccie Horrocks Jarrell
SCARBRO — Reccie Louise Kirk Horrocks Jarrell, 91, of Scarbro, passed away Monday, July 2, 2012 at home.
Born on April 26, 1921 at Chesapeake, she was the daughter of the late Harrison and Bessie Blyth Kirk.
Reccie was a member of the Minden Missionary Baptist Church. She loved spending time with her family and she loved to fish.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Stuard Horrocks and Irvin Jarrell; four brothers, Jack Kirk, James Kirk, Frank Kirk, and Earl Kirk; one sister, Emma Bowles; and stepson, Richard Jarrell.
Survivors include her two sons, Galen Horrocks and wife, Sandy of Mossy and Larry Horrocks and wife, Mary of Hurricane; one stepson, Joe Eddy Jarrell and wife, Tona of Winifred; two stepdaughters, Norma Lovett and husband, Robert of Columbus, Ohio and Brenda Bacho of Cleveland, Ohio; one brother, Gary Kirk of Kanawha City; three sisters, Violet Morris of Kanawha City, Joyce Patton and Betty Tucker, both of Belle; two grandchildren, Travis Horrocks and wife, Allison of South Charleston and Rebecca Buckland and husband, Marshall of Fayetteville; one step-granddaughter, Jennifer Hughes and husband, Jeff of Kingston; four great grandchildren; and two step-great grandchildren.
In keeping with Reccie’s wishes graveside services will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at Restlawn Memory Gardens at Victor, W.Va., with Rev. Ron Richards officiating.
Memorials may be made in Reccie’s memory to the Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennawa Drive, Charleston, WV 25311.
Condolences and other information can be found by visiting our website at www.doddpaynehessfuneral home.com
Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 West Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, will be assisting the family.
HANOVER — Arbery Keneda, 72, died Sunday, July 1, 2012.
Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, July 6, 2012, at Mounts Funeral Home Chapel, Gilbert, with the Revs. Alvin Browning and Lonnie Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in Morgan Cemetery, Garden Gap section of Hanover. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Online at www.mounts funeralhome.com
Arrangements by Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert.
Winfred T. ‘Tink’ Kincaid
DANESE — Winfred Theodore “Tink” Kincaid, 86, of Danese, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012.
Service will be at 11 a.m., Friday, July 6, 2012 at Green Valley United Methodist Church of Danese, with Pastors Jesse Pope and Daniel Legg officiating. Burial will follow at Fox Cemetery, Crickmer, W.Va.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations of sympathy be made to: Green Valley Building Fund, PO Box, Danese, WV 25831.
Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.
Hester M. Mills
BASIN — Hester Marie McKinney Mills, 89, of Basin, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 1, 2012, at the Wyoming Continuous Care Nursing Home in New Richmond, following a long illness.
Born Jan. 25, 1923, at Basin, she was the daughter of the late Giles Kelly and Virgie Lou McKinney.
She was a homemaker, along with her husband, she was co-owner and operator of Mills Grocery at Basin, was a member of the Basin Freewill Baptist Church, and in her leisure she enjoyed sewing, and gardening.
In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Edward Mills; four brothers, Shirley, Russell, Elmet, and Wilbur, and two sisters, Garnet Mills and Doris Shrewsbury.
Those left to cherish her memory include two sisters, Halie Bonds of Stotesbury and Joyce Lynch of Beckley; her three sons, Eddie and his wife, Lynn of Basin, Ronald and his wife, Susie of Basin, Steven and his wife, Melina of Mullens; three granddaughters, Kim Graham and her husband, Marty, Amy Mills, and Amanda Mills; three grandsons, Jonathan Mills, Steven Mills Jr. and his wife, Kim, and Joseph Mills, and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, July 5, 2012, at the Basin Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Hugh McKinney officiating. Burial will follow in Rube Howerton Cemetery, Basin.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service Thursday at Basin Freewill Baptist Church.
Family members will serve as pallbearers.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tankersleyfh.com
The family of Hester Marie McKinney Mills is being cared for by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.
Barbara Ann Naylor
FAYETTEVILLE — Barbara Naylor, 81, of Fayetteville, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at home.
Born on March 2, 1931 at Eskdale, she was the daughter of the late Hazen and Florian Scherer.
Mrs. Naylor was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Fayetteville and a homemaker.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Damon Naylor in 2001; stepson, Stephen Naylor; brothers, Doug Webb, Ben Webb, and Comer Webb; and sisters, Mary Alice Walker and Teresa Fowler.
Left to cherish her memory include her daughters, Jane Walker and husband Herman of Fayetteville and Melanie Peaslee and husband Bob of Pulaski, Va.; son, Mark Naylor and wife Terba of Max Meadows, Va.; brother, Jack Webb of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Megan Tompkins and husband Andrew, Bobby Peaslee and wife Callie, Zach Peaslee and wife Heather, Chris Naylor and wife Cora, Jeremy Naylor, Stephanie Thomas, and Josh Thomas; and great grandchildren, Karoline, Damon, and Avery.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 7, 2012 at the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum at Prosperity. Entombment will follow services.
The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. on Saturday until time of service at 10 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Memorial Garden Mausoleum, Beckley.
Memorials may be made in Mrs. Naylor memory to the Emmanuel Baptist Church at Fayetteville.
Online condolences and other information available on our website at www.dodd paynehessfuneralhome.com
Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home at 350 West Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, will be assisting the family.
Mary Elaine Ramey Powers
Mary Elaine Ramey Powers, age 65, of Beckley, passed away at her home Tuesday, July 3, 2012, following a long illness.
Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at roseandquesenberry.net
Arrangements are pending completion at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 S. Kanawha St., Beckley.E PIC
Beulah May Renkovish
OAK HILL — Mrs. Beulah May Renkovish, age 79, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 2, 2012. She passed away at her home surrounded by those she loved.
Beulah was born on November 26, 1932, in Oak Hill, to Orpha Dale Blake Johnson and Norman Johnson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Edward Johnson, and a grandson, Stephen Renkovish Jr.
She leaves behind her devoted husband of 57 years, William Renkovish Sr., who dedicated himself to care for her until the Lord called her home. She is also survived by three children, William Renkovish Jr., of Oak Hill, Stephen Renkovish of Easley, S.C., and Donna Renkovish McCurry of Reidsville, N.C.; a devoted sister, Shelby Johnson of Fayetteville, W.Va., as well as eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation for the family will be from 11 a.m. until 12 noon on Thursday, July 5, 2012, with friend visitation from 12 noon until service time at 2 p.m. (Thursday) at Grace Baptist Church in Fayetteville. Burial will be at High Lawn Memorial Park on Main Street in Oak Hill.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Southern West Virginia or to Grace Baptist Church in her honor.
Online condolences may be made to www.tyreefuneral home.com
Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, is handling the arrangements.
Elsie Jane Riley
Elsie Jane Riley, 88, of Lester, died Saturday, June 30, 2012, following a short illness.
Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at www.meltonmortuary.com
Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Inc., Beckley.
Zelma R. Wriston Sauls
Zelma R. Wriston Sauls, 81, of Maple Fork, went home to be with The Lord on Saturday, June 30th, 2012 after a long illness.
Born August 19, 1930 at Burnwell, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Sadie Burgess Wriston.
Mrs. Sauls was a homemaker and a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who adored her grandchildren. When she was able she enjoyed attending Sprague Freewill Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Jay B. Sauls and son Butch Sauls; her siblings, brother, Delbert Wriston; sisters, Ethel Sowder, Beauty Sowder, Naomi Sauls, Margie Malin and Stella Keel.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children, daughter Sharon Smith and husband Gary of Maple Fork; sons, Mike Sauls and wife Nancy of Maple Fork, Ron Sauls and wife Alicia of Beckley, John Sauls and wife Jenny of Beckley and daughter-in-law Tammy Sauls of Fairdale; grandsons, Jay Sauls and wife Christina, Matt Sauls and wife April, Adrian, Drew and Jeremy Sauls; granddaughters, Wendi Sopher and husband Max and Holly Sauls and companion Nick Manns; great-grandsons, Anthony, Sean and Jonas Sauls; great-granddaughters, Olivia Manns and unborn Hannah Sopher due August 5th; also survived by her sister Lorine Elsie Stover of Grandview and brother Lowell Wriston and wife, Anna Lou of Scarbro who also served as her caregiver. The family would like to extend a special thanks for the years of comfort and caring that she provided; and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Pastor Fred Lovell officiating. Entombment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Sons and grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Friends may gather with the family Wednesday from 1 to 3 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 Dr. Beckley.
Christopher E. Saunders Jr.
In this cold cruel world there abides peacemakers, those who stand in the middle trying to make the senseless see and hear the truth to come to a mutual agreement and live in love.
Christopher E. Saunders Jr. was a peacemaker and as he was trying to bring those senseless ones together in the early morning hours of June 29, 2012, he was called away from this life to meet Jesus and Matthew 5:9-10 became a resting place for us all.
“Lil Chris” was born October 17, 1988 to Christopher and Eulanda Saunders.
He was preceded 22 days in death by his maternal grandmother, Eulalia Hamlet and in 2001 by his maternal grandfather, James T. Hamlet, an aunt Sherry Hamlet and Uncle Alfred Chambers.
Those left to cherish his memories are his wife Rachel, daughters, Serenity and Taylin; paternal grandmother, Zora Stroud; mother and father; sister, Chantelle Saunders; half brothers, Jermaine (Prescilla) and Justin Saunders; aunts, Sheila “Auntie” (Sylvester) Bagley, Debra Hamlet, Verbenia Perry, Joann Glass, Diane (Alvis) Williams; uncles, Kirk and James Hamlet, Nathan (Michelle) Stroud and a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Friday, July 6, 2012 at Heart of God Ministries, 1703 S. Kanawha Street, Beckley, with Bishop Fred T. Simms officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Beckley.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.
Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.
Mildred Marie Buchanan Smith
LUNDALE — Mildred Marie Buchanan Smith, 86, of Lundale, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2012.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 7, 2012, at the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home Chapel at Man with Rev. Bernard Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Sparks Cemetery at Bradshaw Mountain.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and also one hour prior services.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the Man Church of God, 639 Main Street, Man, WV 25635.
Online condolences may be sent to www.krantzmcneelyfuneralhome.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man.
Thurlyn ‘TW’ Smithers
SAGINAW, Mich. — Mr. Thurlyn "TW" Smithers, 73, of Saginaw, formerly of Brooklyn, W.Va., died Sunday, July 1, 2012.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 7, 2012 at The Paradise Funeral Home, 3100 S. Washington Avenue, Saginaw, MI 48601.
Viewing will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, July 6, 2012.
Submitted by Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.
Rodney L. Soulsby
WAYNESBORO, Va. — Rodney L. Soulsby, 58, of Waynesboro, Va., "moved on" Sunday, July 1, 2012 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va.
He was born August 4, 1953 in Fairdale, W.Va., a son of Edward Soulsby and Virginia Byrd Soulsby.
He was preceded in death by his father, and a grandaughter, Noel.
After retiring from the Metropolitan Police Department in DC, "Rod" moved to the Waynesboro area and opened New Age Auto in 2005 with his son and daughter. His favorite hobbies were restoring classic vehicles and fishing. His greates passion was his six grandchildren: Lexi, Noel, Trentin, Chase, Juley and Kinley.
He is survived by his mother, Virginia Byrd Soulsby; son Rodney Soulsby II and wife Ashlyn; daughter, Jennifer Soulsby and fiance Donnie Madison; grandchildren: Lexi, Trentin, Chase, Juley and Kinley. Also surviving are his sister, Cathy VanValzah; five brothers: Mike, Dave, Ed and Larry Soulsby; and countless friends.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 6, 2012 at McDow Funeral Home, Waynesboro. A Celebration of Life will follow at 7 p.m. by Pastor Lee Nagy.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends bring cards with their favorite memory of "Rod."
Services by McDow Funeral Home, 1701 W. Main St., Waynesboro, Va. 22980.
Ruby Louise Stone
Ruby Louise Stone, 77, of Ronceverte, passed away Friday, June 29, 2012.
Graveside service and burial will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 5, 2012, at the James Chapel Cemetery at Hoke’s Mill Road, Ronceverte, W.Va. with the Rev. James Rogers officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements by Longanacre Funeral Home, Fairlea, W.Va.
Dale Stover, age 75 of Daniels, passed away on Friday, June 29, 2012.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, July 5, 2012 at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Chapel in Beckley with Rev. Orville Setliff officiating. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity.
Visitation will begin at 12 p.m. and conclude at time of service on Thursday 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.
Charles Samuel Ward
PRICE HILL — Charles Samuel Ward, 88, of Price Hill, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, June 30, 2012, after battling a long illness.
Born Dec. 8, 1923, at Greenwood Mountain, Lawton, W.Va., he was the son of the late Davis and Ora Ward.
Charles served as the Sunday School Superintendent and Adult Sunday School Teacher at the Price Hill Freewill Baptist Church for 19 years and at the North Sand Branch Freewill Baptist Church for 15 years. Charles has been a member of the Maple Fork Baptist Church since he early 1990’s.
He was a proud and devoted member of the United Mine Workers of America and recently obtained recognition as a 70-year member with the presentation of a 70-Year Membership Pin presented to him at the UMWA headquarters at Raleigh Hill, Beckley, W.Va., by Everett Acord, President of Local No.. 7086. Charles also served as an Officer for the UMWA Safety and Mine Committee for many years. He was blessed with 42 1/2 years of employment as an underground coal miner and a survivor of the 1966 Siltix Mine explosion at Mount Hope, W.Va. He retired from the New River Coal Company in 1982.
Charles enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, going to flea markets and would spend endless hours woodworking in his workshop. Most importantly, he enjoyed serving the Lord and was a devoted father and husband and had a great appreciation for the importance of family.
Charles was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 61 years, Beulah Mae Poe Ward; his beloved son, Charles Layton Ward; four brothers, Franklin Ward, Billy Ward, Gilbert Ward and Willard Ward; three sisters, Audrey Call, Joy Bowles, and Arlena Ward.
Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Theresa Pittman and husband, Benny of Maple Fork Road, daughter, Judy Dunbar and husband, Henry of Beckley; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2012, at the Maple Fork Baptist Church, 1288 Maple Fork Road, Mount Hope, W.Va., with Pastor Jim Bowyer and Dean Russell, Charles’ grandson, officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Great grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Burial will follow at the Garden of Everlasting Life located within Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity, W.Va.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Genesis Health Care, Hilltop, W.Va., Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, W.Va. and to Pastor Jim Bowyer and members of the Maple Fork Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Bowers Hospice House, 456 Cranberry Dr., Beckley, W.Va.
Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.