The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

April 18, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, April 18, 2013

Charlene Poindexter Agee

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Mrs. Charlene (Poindexter) Agee, 61, of Washington, formerly of Beckley, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013.

Services will be noon Saturday, April 20, 2013, visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time at noon, at Park Road Community Church, 1019 Park Road, N.W., Washington.

Arrangements by Marshall March Funeral Home, LLC, 4217 9th St., NW Washington, D.C. (202-723-1250).

Submitted by Durgan Funeral Home, Beckley.

Mae Bradley Allen

RICH CREEK, Va. — Mae Bradley Allen, 83, of Rich Creek, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2013, at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel, Peterstown, with Pastor Doug Hyndrich and Rev. Aubrey Whitlow officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunrise Memorial Gardens, Rich Creek, Va.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2013, at the funeral home.

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Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

Donnie J. Barker

On Tuesday, April 16th, 2013, our most cherished, Donnie Joe Barker passed away at the Veterans Area Medical Center in Beckley following a long illness. He was in his 75th year.

A former resident of Eccles, Donnie made his home in Beckley at the Wildwood House in later years. The third of eight children, Donnie was born on May 15th, 1937 at Eccles. His parents were the late Joe Frank and Ina Lewis Barker. His sisters, Jewell Hales and Nettalene Wilson have preceded him in death, as well his brother-in-laws, Edgar Hales, Terry Cole and Mick Wilson.  

Donnie’s early years were spent in Eccles and Chicago. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Donnie had worked for Beckley Coal and Bob Canterbury’s scrap yard.

He leaves to cherish his memory his sons, Donnie Jr. of Tuscaloosa, AL, Jimmy Barker of Mt. Pleasant, TX, and Thomas Barker of Winfield, TX . The mother of his children, Sandra Kral Barker died in 2010. There are four grandchildren.

Donnie was the dear brother of John Barker and his wife, Marie of Glen Daniel, Glenna Cole of Eccles, Murvin Barker and his wife, Peggy of Eccles, Vicky Cornett and her husband, Gilles of Beckley, Charles “Pete” Barker and his wife, Dorothy of Eccles and Jacqueline Arthur and her husband, David of Eccles. Several nieces and nephews also survive as well as his special caregiver, Shirley Murdock.

On Friday, April 19th, at 3 p.m. we will remember the life Donnie Joe Barker with a “Service of Remembrance” at the Melton Mortuary Chapel. Rev. Carl Sellards will be officiating. Donnie will be laid to rest in the Calfee Cemetery at Mt. Tabor. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until the service hour.

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.  

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

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

Macil June Canfield

CHARMCO — Macil June Canfield, 89, of Charmco, passed away Monday, April 15, 2013, at Bower’s Hospice House in Beckley, following a short illness.

Born July 9, 1923, at Camden-on-Gauley, in Braxton County, she was the daughter of the late Homer A. and Bessie Kuhl.

She was a former annual employee of the WV House of Delegates, owner/operator of Country Fare Antiques of Charmco, and a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl E. Canfield; her only sibling, Charles Kuhl; her friend and companion of 15 years, Alex Cyphers and her lifelong friend, Dave Davis, who became a life companion three years prior to his death.

Survivors include three children: Sharon Dorsey Frew of Williamsburg, Va., Homer Canfield (ex-wife, Ann Jarrett Canfield) of Charmco, and Carl Canfield and wife, Debra, both of Charmco; four grandchildren, Steven Dorsey (Amy) of Versailles, Ky., Shannon Dorsey of Williamsburg, Va., Ryan Canfield (Melissa) of Locust Grove, Va. and Josh Canfield of Charmco; four step grandchildren, Paxton Lively (P.J.) of Dunbar, Chastity DiFrancesco (Stefan) of Somerset, Pa., Courtney Maschue (Jerry) of Somerset, Pa., Lindsay Smith (Shawn) of Newport News, Va.; six great-grandchildren: Adaline (5), Emma (2), and Zachery Dorsey (6 months); Brandon (9), Kaytelyn (13) and Zoe Canfield (8); 10 step grandchildren, Chloe, Connie, Ben, Ada DiFrancesco, Zac, Lexi, and Paige Lively and Jesse, Ryker and Maddox Maschue.

Mrs. Canfield was of the Baptist faith and was baptized in the Meadow River at Laurel Creek in Charmco as a teenager. She graduated from Rupert High School in 1940, and was also a member of the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed a long life of family camping and even traveled to London and other parts of Europe in the 1980s.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle, with the Rev. Les Mullens (a close friend and neighbor for many years) officiating. Burial will follow in Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville. Carolyn Hunter, daughter of Macil’s close friend since childhood, Kay Johnson, will sing at the graveside service.

Friends may visit the family from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday evening, April 20, 2013, at the funeral home.

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Arrangements entrusted to Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.

Jerry Wendell Combs

RICHMOND, Va. — On April 10, 2013, Jerry Wendell Combs moved one step closer to Heaven. Suffering from Parkinson, Scoliosis, Heart Disease and many surgeries, he never let up. Putting his faith in the hands of his maker, Jerry refused to slow down. Doing the things he enjoyed. His departure was sudden, but memories remain with his family and friends.

Born January 4, 1948, at Arnett, W.Va. A graduate of Marsh Fork High School and 1970 graduate of Salem College. Retired after 35 years with the Federal Department of Highways. During his high school days, Jerry was a two time first team All State pitcher in baseball. He loved his work, friends, family, life and his God. Tennis and golf were also a part of his life. It was just after playing two days of 18 holes of golf each, that he passed away. This is the Jerry that we loved.

He was preceded in death by his father, Howard Combs on Jan. 19, 1990.

Jerry is survived by his mother, Juanita Combs of Beckley; brother Mickey and wife, Edna Combs of Arnett; sisters, Tena Markham of Henrico, Va., Tori Dawn Combs of Stuarts Draft, Va., Adena and husband, Delmar Crum of Gettysburg, Pa.; nieces, Bobbi Combs, Cathy Taylor and Rebecca Yohe; nephews, Jeremy and Johnathon Crum, Toby Houck, Bradley Smith, Chad Markham and Isaac Combs. Great nieces: Mahayla Taylor, Shaylee Smith, Kayla Yohe and Ruby May Crum. Great nephews: Braydon and Teagon Houck.

Jerry was a member of the Unity Church of Belair, Richmond, Va. Jerry’s family extend their thanks and love to his best friend, Rusty Whitaker, of Richmond, Va. for his assistance and always being there when Jerry was in need.

A memorial service to celebrate Jerry’s life will be held in Richmond, Va. and Arnett, W.Va., following Jerry’s cremation. The date and time will be announced in the near future. Donations may be made in Jerry’s name to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.

Submitted by Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.

Dan D. ‘Danny’ Dahill

WEST LOGAN — Dan D. “Danny” Dahill, 93, of West Logan, died on Monday, April 15, 2013.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Honaker Funeral Home in Logan. Burial will follow at Woodmere Memorial Park in Huntington. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  

In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial contributions be made to your favorite charity in Dan's name.

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Honaker Funeral Home in Logan is in charge of arrangements.

Carole Warren-George

It is with great sadness that we, the family of Carole Garcia Warren-George announce her passing on Saturday, April 13th, 2013.  

A twin, and the second of four children, Carole Garcia was born at Bolt, W.Va. Her parents were the late Juvenenito “Joe” Garcia and Irene Fanning Garcia Gallaher. In addition to her parents, Carole’s sister, Lenore and her step father, Stoddart Gallaher have preceded her in death. She was the fond twin sister of Darrell Garcia and his wife, Dixie and Larry Garcia and his wife, Debbie and their families.

Always proud of “her roots” Carole’s early years were spent at Bolt. She was a graduate of Trap Hill High School. In later years she was instrumental in the Trap Hill High School Alumni Scholarship Fund, where she served as an honorary board of director.

In 1957, Carole would marry Daniel Warren. To this union would be born three children, Danette, Danny and Lynn. The family would make their home on Wright Road in Beckley. While Daniel was busy establishing the family’s business, Warrenizing Cleaners, Carole was a devoted wife and mother. The Warrens worshiped at the United Methodist Temple. Since 1982, Carole has made her home at Glade Springs. Her home will be remembered for its’ welcoming warmth and unsurpassed beauty.  

Always looking out for others, Carole was the first Welcome Wagon Hostess in Beckley. Her “vision” was to welcome newcomers to Beckley so they would become an integral part of the Beckley community. A strong belief in giving back, she held memberships in the Woman’s Club of Beckley, was a past director of the Junior Womens Club, past president of the Beckley Community Concert Association, the Hospice Board of Southern West Virginia, and the Beckley YMCA Building Fund. Carole Warren-George was not just a “joiner” she was a “doer.” She believed in her volunteerism and wanted to make Beckley and Raleigh County a better place to live.

At the end of the day, it will be Carole’s unfaltering faith that we will remember best. From her early days of worship at the United Methodist Temple to the test of her final battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Carole stayed strong in her faith. She served for decades in the Beckley Christian Women’s Club, acting as state chair person, was an area representative for Stonecraft Ministeries and until recently participated in Bible studies in her own home.

Carole’s blessings and challenges would be great along the way. In 1994, Daniel Warren died following an untimely illness of cancer. Carole stepped up to the plate and took over the family business which she has successfully ran for nearly twenty years. In 2000, Carole would find happiness again in her marriage to Larry George and embrace the Orthodox faith. She became a devoted member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Larry’s daughters, Beverly Mamone and Patricia Lynn Nasby and their families would become a part of hers. Tragically, Lynn would die shortly in the first months of their marriage. Larry has often said, “Carole saved my life during those difficult days with her compassion and understanding.” In the late 2000s Carole was diagnosed with ALS (Louis Gehrig’s disease). Throughout her illness, she has exhibited great courage and always, compassion for others who were going through troubling times. On October 10, 2011, Carole’s youngest, daughter, Carole Lynn was tragically killed in an automobile accident, and yet Carole kept her faith. Brave, kind, compassionate to the end… “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”

Family was everything to Carole. In addition to her brothers, She leaves her beloved husband, Larry; she was the devoted mother to her surviving children, daughter, Danette Slipkovich of Margate, FL; and son, Danny Warren and his wife, Shelia of Beckley; the dear grandmother to Daniel Adam Slipkovich; Larry’s family, his surviving daughter, Beverly Mamone and her children,Tony Culicerto and his wife, Angie and their children, Alex and Evan, Talia Pollack and her husband, Spencer; Lynn’s children, Casey and Courtney Nasby; her sister-in-law, Ila Warren and her family; former classmates, her employees at Warrenizing, her caregivers, and a host of friends.

On Friday, April 19th, at 11 a.m., Carole’s life will be remembered with a service at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 211 South Heber Street, The Very Rev. Fr. Samuel Haddad will be officiating. Carole will be laid to rest in the Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends at the Melton Mortuary Chapel at 1200 Harper Road, Thursday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. The Trisagon Prayer Service will be held at 8 p.m. at the mortuary.

The honor of carrying Carole has been given to Casey Nasby, Randy Garcia, Jose Garcia, Joe Garcia, Dan Ritter, Greg Foster and Dan Slipkovich.

The family suggests that donations of sympathy can be made to: the United Methodist Temple, 201 Templeview Drive, Beckley, WV 25801, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 211 South Heber St., Beckley, WV 25801, or the Trap Hill Alumni Scholarship Fund, PO Box 209, Harper, WV 25851        

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

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

Clyde T. ‘Bill’ Hicks

RAINELLE — Clyde T. ‘Bill’ Hicks, 65, of Rainelle, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, following a long illness.

Born June 30, 1947, at Leslie, W.Va., he was the son of the late Fred B. and Mae Aretha O’Dell Hicks.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James O’Dell; a son, Danny Hicks, and a daughter, Belissa Hicks.

Survivors include his wife, Irene Mae Bennett Hicks of Rainelle; five sons, Ernest Bennett of Rainelle, David Bennett of Rainelle, Clyde Hicks of Rainelle, Allen and Joseph Hicks of Virginia; three daughters, Violet Jones of Rainelle, Tonya Hicks of Rainelle, Seprina Hart of Lewisburg; three brothers, Roger Hicks of Rainelle, Freddie Hicks of Peterstown, Rev. Ray Hicks of Layland; several grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three step grandchildren, and four step great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2013, at Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle, with the Rev. Gary Claypool officiating. Burial will follow in Orient Hill Cemetery at Orient Hill.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service (1 to 2 p.m.) at the funeral home.

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Arrangements entrusted to Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.

Dr. William Dale Hooper

ESTES PARK, Colo. — Dr. William Dale Hooper of Estes Park, 86, died at Good Samaritan Village, April 9, 2013.

William Dale Hooper was born January 28, 1927, in Pullman, WA. His parents were William and Grace (Gray) Hooper. He graduated from the University of Washington in 1948 and received his Medical Doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis, MO in 1952. On June 17, 1952, he married Anne Caroline Dodge. After his internship in Seattle, WA, and residency in New Britain, CT, he became a surgeon with the Veterans Administration. After a brief time in private practice (1966-1970 in St. Albans, VT) he continued his career of service, first with United Mine Workers Hospital in Williamson, WV, and then with the Veterans Administration in Beckley, WV, retiring in 1997. Dr. Hooper served his country in the United States Navy during World War II as an electrician and radio technician. He was preceded in death by his wife Anne.

Survivors include his brother Gerald and Marilyn Hooper of Golden, CO, and three  daughters, Elizabeth Anne Hooper of Manassas, VA, Joan Elaine Hooper and Aaron Richard Walters of Estes Park and Caroline Mae Tice and Randall Lee Tice of Mountain View, CA. He is also survived by grandchildren Gwendolyn, Roland and Benjamin Tice and Jordan Walters. He will be remembered by his family, friends and colleagues as a skilled and compassionate practitioner, a loving family man, and a selfless man of God.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 21, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Good Samaritan’s Assisted Living Center’s Multi Purpose Room 1902 Ptarmigan Trail. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Drs. Anne and Dale Hooper to Good Samaritan Village in care of Allnutt Funeral Service 1302 Graves Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517. See to send a message to the Hooper family.

Wilda ‘Sue’ Kivett

Shady Side, Md. — Wilda “Sue” Kivett, 67, formerly of Beckwith, W.Va., passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013, surrounded by her loved ones at the home of her son.

Born on February 20, 1946, at Montgomery, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Allie and Ruth Canterbury Copley.

Sue was a member of Deale Baptist Church in Deale, Md. She was a retired supervisor for Kelly Press in Maryland. In her spare time she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends as well as sewing, knitting, and boating with her husband, Terry.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, John Copley; nephews, Matthew Cooley, Benjamin and Jeffery Mathews; and stepson, Michael Joseph Kivett.

Left to cherish many wonderful memories include her husband, Terry Kivett of Shady Side; son, Doug (Leigh Ann) Knott of Fayetteville; stepson, Tony (Darlene) Kivett of St. Leonard, Md.; stepdaughter, Michelle Kivett Hartley of North Beach, Md.; and grandchildren, Kyle and Lauren Knott of Fayetteville; step-grandchildren: Heather, Justin, Ryan and Josh Kivett, Ashley Simpson, Tyler Kivett, Jenna and Kelsey Hartley, and Kyle Terczak; four step-great-grandchildren; brother, Phillip (Annette) Treadway of Beckwith; sisters, Porky (Gene) Mathews of Oak Hill, Donna (John) Ramsey of Stevensville, Md., and Myra Cooley of Beckwith; two special friends, Betty Helton and Evelyn Kaczmar; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with her uncle, Pastor Mack Canterbury and Pastor Robert Mayes officiating.  Burial will follow at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, April 19, 2013, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Todd Cooley, Michael Cooley, Adam Matthews, Chad Everett, Justin Kivett, and Ryan Kivett.

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Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, will be assisting the family.

Fazal Masih

LOGAN — Fazal Masih, 85, of Logan, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013.

Visitation will be held Friday, April 19, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Logan. His funeral services will be officiated by Rev. Doug Craven at the Presbyterian Church of Logan on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 4 p.m. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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Honaker Funeral Home of Logan is in charge of arrangements.

Karen Kay McDaniel

WAITEVILLE — Karen Kay McDaniel, 51 of Waiteville, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at her home following a long courageous battle with cancer.

Born April 9, 1962 in Washington, DC, she was the middle daughter of Mary Jane Gilkerson of Lewisburg and the late Glenn Gilkerson.

Karen was a 1980 graduate of Greenbrier East High School in Fairlea, WV. She received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Alderson-Broaddus College in 1984, following graduation; she was a practicing Registered Nurse in West Virginia until illness ended her career.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a sister, Sandra; grandparents, Elva and Edward Phipps and father-in-laws, Jack McDaniel and Lonnie Wykle.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Eric McDaniel of Waiteville, two daughters, Amanda McDaniel-Guzman and husband, Julio of Sweet Springs and Danielle McDaniel of Waiteville; two granddaughters, Leighana and Blaklee Guzman; a sister, Pamela Lewis and husband, Ben of Lewisburg; mother-in-law, Doris Wykle of Waiteville; sister-in-law, Cathy Ballard and husband Steve of Waiteville; nieces, Jessica Ballard Galford and husband, Jason of Rock Camp and Megan Lewis of Lewisburg; nephew, Shawn Ballard and wife, Michelle of Waiteville and many relatives and friends to cherish her memory.

Funeral Services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2013, at the New Zion Union Church at Waiteville, with the Rev. Jimmy Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in the New Zion Cemetery at Waiteville.

Friends may call at the Groves Funeral Home in Union from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and at the church one hour prior to the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105-3678 or to Kanawha Hospice Care 223 Maplewood Ave. Lewisburg, WV 24901.

Groves Funeral Home in Union, is in charge of arrangements.

Rodney Ashworth McGraw

RAINELLE — Rodney Ashworth McGraw, 73, of Rainelle, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

Rodney was born Sept. 1, 1939, at home in Leivasy, W.Va., the son of Hugh and Easter McGraw.

Rodney was a hard worker. He spent his childhood helping his parents on their family farm in Nicholas County. Rodney served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He worked in the coal mines of West Virginia as an equipment operator and foreman. He then spent many years in Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey as a superintendent for the Driggs Corporation. As he moved to provide a better life for his family, he hired on many of the local men and women from his small hometown to see them blessed with opportunity as well. He was a mentor and confidant to many. He was also a member of Sewell Valley Baptist Church. All who knew Rodney were stricken by his work ethic and tender heart.

He was an avid outdoorsmen. His biggest enjoyment was fishing along the banks of Big and Little Clear Creeks or putting the turkey’s to roost in the evenings. He instilled the love of the outdoors in his children and grandchildren. When age weakened his legs he would load the grandchildren into his pickup truck and drive them over the mountain looking for turkey, deer and always sing a song as they drove along.

How do you describe in words, a man who would sacrifice all he had for the benefit of others? We, his family would describe that as the love of Jesus. Our dad and grandfather would not want us to remember how he lived his life but to live our lives in resemblance to Christ himself, with love for one another. That is what he taught us. The moments when we would shake our heads for his loving of those we felt did not deserve it, the forgiveness he offered when we would see things as unforgivable, the thankfulness he gave for struggles in our darkest moments. We will spend the rest of our days trying to fill the footprints of this amazing man who made each of our days easier to bear. Each of us are made better by every breath he took and we look forward to seeing him again on Heaven’s shores.

We would like to thank the staff of Fresenlus Medical Center especially Heather Ratliff as well as the staff of Greenbrier Valley Medical Center.

In addition to his parents, Rodney was preceded in death by his wife, Leona “Beanie” McGraw; a son, Herman McGraw; four brothers, Charles McGraw, Gene Ray McGraw, Benjamin McGraw and John McGraw and two sisters, Emma Jean Schiewe and Lenora Shoff.

He is survived by a brother, Joe McGraw of Sandusky, Ohio; three children, Vanessa McGraw of Rainelle, Ben McGraw and wife, Wendy of Rainelle, Cheri Perry and husband, Scott of Bonham, Texas. Nine grandchildren, Amanda Reed and husband, Gale of Rainelle, Casey Butler and wife, Krista of Quinwood, and Corey Butler of Rainelle, Calla, Summer, Myka and Scott Perry of Bonham, Texas, Ryleigh McGraw of Rainelle and Madison McGraw of Quinwood. Four great-grandchildren, Lydia and Gale Reed III of Rainelle and Kaselynn and Memphis Butler of Quinwood.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle, with Pastor Bennie Kenney officiating. Burial will follow in the McGraw Family Cemetery on Crag Road. Following the funeral service the procession will take the road across Airport Mountain to the McGraw Family Cemetery. Rodney enjoyed many evening drives with his family and we want to honor that memory with one last ride. Friends may visit from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.

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Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.

Edna Eloise Pauley

Edna Eloise Pauley, 93, of Welch-Pineville Road, went to be with the Lord, Monday, April 15, 2013.

She was born July 17, 1919, in Draper, Va.

She was a faithful member of the North Welch Church of God.

Eloise was preceded in death by her loving husband, John Pauley and was the last surviving member of her family.

Eloise is survived by her caregivers, Jimmy and Rose Surratt, nieces, Mary Alice Bratton of Florida, Sissy Stewart and Linda (Bill) Jones, both of North Carolina.

A celebration of Mrs. Pauley's life will be held 11 a.m., Friday, April 19, 2013, at the North Welch Church of God, with Pastors Ralph Long and Roger Ferrell officiating.  Entombment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluewell.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, at the church and one hour prior to the service.

Arrangements are in the care of Elk Funeral Home, 2001 Pennsylvania Ave., Charleston, W.Va.

David Lee Preast

FAIRFAX, Va. — David Lee Preast, 68, of Fairfax, passed away Monday, April 15, 2013, at his home, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Beloved husband of Andrea Eastman Preast; Devoted father of Gregory Preast and Candace Preast Hart; Son of Elbert and Bernice Preast; Brother of Archie, Ron, Billy, Benny, J.D., Jeff, Norma Cole, Connie Linkenhoker, Karen Wood, Kathy Flint, Linda Lowe, and Robin Hannigan.

David is predeceased by his sister Janie.

He is also survived by Four Grandchildren; Tyler and Victoria Preast; Ryan and Kyle Hart.

Friends may call at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, 9902 Braddock Road, Fairfax, Va., on Saturday, April 20, 2013, from noon until the service begins at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Fairfax Memorial Park.

Flowers will be accepted, however, memorial contributions in David’s name should be made to The American Cancer Society at

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Arrangements by Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, 9902 Braddock Rd., Fairfax, Va.

Joey Lee Ruble

CALDWELL — Joey Lee Ruble, 33, died Monday, April 15, 2013.

A visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg and graveside service will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, in Middlebourne Cemetery in Middlebourne, W.Va.

Arrangements by Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Clayton Williams

Clayton Williams, 83, of Beckley, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at the Bower’s Hospice House, following a long illness.

Born May 6, 1929, in Pike Co., Ky., he was a son of the late James Arthur and Armenda Williamson Williams.

He retired from New River Coal Co. after 40 years of service and had attended the Bradley Church of God. Clayton enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family and friends.

Preceding him in death include his wife, Geneva “Louise” Reed Williams; one son, David Blaine Williams; three brothers, Curtis, Taylor and Warren Williams; three sisters, Earsie Howard, Alma Potter and Ruby Thorne.

Those left to cherish his memory include one son, Melvin Williams and wife Linda of Beckley; one daughter, Barbara French and husband David of Daniels; three grandchildren, Shaun Williams of Cool Ridge, Joshua Williams and wife Jessie of Daniels and Stephanie Woodrum of Columbia, SC; one great grandchild, Makayla Williams of Daniels; two brothers, Bud Williams and wife Frances of Kentucky and Cullen Williams and wife Maxine of Beckley; three sisters, Amy Leedy of Kentucky, Bertha Potter and husband William of Kentucky and Laurie Pickett of Virginia.

Funeral services will be 12 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2013 at the Chapel of Hope Mausoleum in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens with Pastor Ernest Calfee Jr. officiating. Entombment will follow the services.

Friends may gather at the Chapel of Hope Mausoleum from 11 a.m. until time of services on Friday.

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Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.