The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

March 1, 2010

Obituaries — Tuesday, March 2, 2010




Anna Barone

This past Thursday, February 25th, 2010, our much loved Anna Barone passed away at the Hidden Valley Center in Oak Hill. She was in her 90th year.

Christened Anna Marie DiCiuccio, Anna was born on July 26, 1919, near Messina, Sicily, the daughter of the late Angelo and Gaetana Gugliotta DiCiuccio. Her brother Toney preceded her in death.

Anna came to the United States at the age of 3, settling with her parents in Raleigh County where she lived her entire life. As a young adult, she became a naturalized citizen. In May of 1946, Anna married Frank Anthony Barone. They were longtime residents of City Avenue, where Anna was the proprietor of City Avenue Grocery. She later worked at Leeds Department Store. A woman of quiet faith, Anna was a devoted member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church where she faithfully attended until her health began to fail. Frank and Anna eventually moved to McTaggart Drive; they enjoyed living there for many years. Frank died on December 7, 1999.

Anna was the precious mother of Anthony Angelo Barone of Chicago, Ill.; the devoted “Grandma” of Jill Marie Fugit of Tampa, Fla., Dr. Matthew Franklin Barone of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Dr. Rachel Ann Brandenburg of Middletown, Del.; the proud great-grandmother of Carolyn and Ryan Fugit and Mason and Leah Barone; the dear sister-in-law of JoAnn DiCiuccio of Roseville, Mich.; the sweet aunt of six nieces and nephews in the Detroit, Michigan, area; Anna was blessed to have in her life her good neighbors and special friends, Jack and Cheryl Fairchild.

At the end of the day when we remember Anna Barone we recall a gentle spirit, who loved to cook and enjoyed the love and fellowship of her family. Her memory is blessed.

The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church with Fr. Joshua Stevens as celebrant. The Rite of Committal will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery at the Sunset Memorial Park where Anna will be laid to rest beside her beloved Frank. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. today, Tuesday. A Vigil Prayer service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. by Rev. Mr. Donald Wise. The Fr. John Halpin Council 5657 of the Knight of Columbus will serve as pallbearers. Condolences may be mailed to the family at melton@wvdsl.net.

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.



Cynthia J. Lilly Gresham Bentley

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Cynthia J. “Cyndi” Bentley, 57, passed away in her home on Friday, Feb. 26, 2010. She was born Sept. 22, 1952, in Beaver, W.Va., to the late Ashton Von and Helen Mae Greene Lilly.

Cynthia was an administrative secretary and was one of the first women to hold a position in the Elks Club.

Her interests were her family, doing for others, cooking, gardening, cruising, photography, fine dining and arts.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant brother, Milburn Eugene Lilly; and a sister, Patricia Ann “Patty” Lilly Burleson.

Survivors include her husband, Tom Bentley; two sons, Michael A. Gresham of Grand Junction and David R. Gresham of Grand Junction; many nieces and nephews.

Other survivors include her brothers, Howard K. Lilly and wife, Dorothy, of Glen, W.Va., Von T. Lilly of Riverside, Calif., Charles C. “Buddy” Lilly and wife, Leverne, of Zuni, Va.; sisters, Margaret Sue Martin and husband, Jerry, of Columbia, S.C., Nancy Chinnock and husband, Jack, of Rockville, Md., Judee of Rockville, Md., and Rebecca Von Ashton of Frederick, Md.

Services will be 3 p.m. today, Tuesday, at Martin Mortuary, Grand Junction, Colo. Visitation was held on Monday from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

The body will be cremated.

Condolences may be made to www.mem.com.

Submitted by Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, W.Va.



Glenna Ruth Carter

MOUNT HOPE — Glenna Ruth Carter, 61, of Mount Hope, died on Friday, February 26, 2010, at her home following a long illness.

Born March 18, 1948, at Mount Hope, she was the daughter of the late William Ray and Ruth Evelyn Harmon Carter.

Glenna was formerly employed as a cook for the Holiday Inn in Oak Hill.

A son, Steven Wormer, and a brother, James R. Carter, preceded her in death.

She is survived by two sons, William Carl Dick and wife, Deanna, and their daughters, Carla and Brittany of Colcord, and Roger Ray Dorton, and his children, Casey, Cheyenna, Kordel and Skylar all of Arizona; and additional grandchildren, Jackie and Becky of California and Christopher Wormer of Oak Hill. Also surviving are four brothers and two sisters.

In accordance with her wishes, Mrs. Carter’s body was donated to the West Virginia University Human Gift Registry. There will be no visitation or service.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

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

Information submitted by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.



Joann Moles Dunbar

Joann Moles Dunbar, 55, of Mabscott, went home to meet her Lord and Savior on Saturday, February 27, 2010, at Bowers Hospice House surrounded by family and loved ones, after a long and courageous battle with lung disease.

Joann was a 1972 graduate of Clear Fork High School at Colcord, W.Va. She was a faithful and devoted member of the Mountain Crest Church of God of Prophecy in Christiansburg, Va., before moving back to the Beckley area in 2001. She served diligently as a leader over numerous positions since living in the state of Virginia. Before her declining health, she attended the Church of God Family Worship Center in Beckley.

She was a most caring person and one who loved to share with others. She loved to read, scrapbook, study her Bible, and visit with family and friends.

Joann was born in Charleston, W.Va., on July 24, 1954, the youngest of nine children of the late Ernest Paul and Cora (Bearfield) Moles. She was also preceded in death by an infant sister, Carol Joan, two brothers, Charles Moles and Carlos Wills and his wife, Mary.

She was the beloved wife of Darrell Dunbar of Mabscott; they were married for 38 years. She was the loving mother of one son, Darrell (D.E.) Dunbar II and his loving wife Corey Lyn of Oak Hill. She was the doting grandmother of Jazmyne Starr Dunbar, Darrell (D.E.) Dunbar III, Nathan Tyler Lilly, and Brenden Paul Lilly all of Oak Hill. She was the loving sister of Joyce (Jossie) Dillon and her husband Ed of Clear Creek, Ruth Stover of Attica, Ohio, Julia Carpenter and her husband James of Ravenna, Ohio, John Moles and wife Harriet of Athens, Ala., Roger Moles and wife Grace of Workman’s Creek, one sister-in-law Janice Moles of Artie, and she is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and extended family of her spouse.

The Dunbar family would like to give a special “thank you” to Joann’s caregiver, Marie Ross of Beckley who gave exceptional care and consideration to the entire family with her many acts of kindness, thoughtfulness and encouraging words. We would also like to thank Marie’s husband Chuck for all of his help and support. We also want to thank the second floor SICU nurses and staff at Raleigh General Hospital for the excellent care given to Joann; to each and everyone that reached out and helped to meet our needs at this difficult time, we thank you!!

Services will be 11 a.m. today, Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel, Beckley, with the Rev. Mervin Sizemore officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, on Harper Road, Beckley.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the funeral home to defer funeral cost.

Friends called on the family from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 1, 2010.

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

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 S. Kanawha St., Beckley.



Lloyd Flint

LAYLAND — Lloyd Andrew Flint, 60, of Layland, passed away Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, at home.

Services will be noon Wednesday at Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel, Beckley, with the Rev. Elmer Ray Goins officiating. Burial will follow in the Harrah Cemetery, Backus Mountain. Friends may call one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

Arrangements by at Rose and Quesenberry, Beckley.



Sallie James

Sallie James, 85, of Shady Spring, went to be with the Lord February 27, 2010.

Born October 24, 1924, in Pike County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Samuel Canada and Pike Lowe.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Donald Erving James; two brothers and seven sisters.

Those left to cherish her memory are daughters, Linda James Downs and husband John of Grenada, Miss., Barbara James Hale and husband Harold of Pikeville, Ky., Marcella James Rutherford and husband Charles of Charlotte, N.C., Theresa Lilly and husband Ricky of Blue Jay, Connie Meadows and husband Davy of Shady Spring; sons, David James of Shady Spring, Arnold James and fiancée Robin Goins of Crab Orchard; as well as 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Sallie loved quilting, crocheting, ceramics and gardening. She worked as a hotel housekeeper and restaurant cook, and she was of the Baptist faith.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Associate Pastor Winston Lowe officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

Friends may gather with the family 6 to 8 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 2, 2010.

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

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



Eddie G. Lawrence

LERONA — Eddie G. Lawrence, 73, of Lerona, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, February 25, 2010, following a short illness.

Born September 30, 1936, in Warford (Summers County), he was the son of the late Oscar Harless Lawrence and Virginia Emogene Pettry Lawrence.

He was a devoted and loving husband and father and friend to many.

Eddie worked in the car sales business most of his life. Upon moving back to West Virginia in 1975, he worked for Andy Clark Ford in Princeton until his retirement in 1998.

Eddie attended Peaceful Valley Church in Gardner.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Deloris “Gloria” Davis Lawrence; his daughter, Virginia Denise Wyatt of Lerona; his son, Daniel Eddie Lawrence and wife Teresa of Lewisburg; and his youngest son, Andrew Harless Lawrence who resided with and helped provide care for Eddie and Deloris; sisters, Mary and David Lively of Yorktown, Va., Joyce and Cary Cahoon of Highland Springs, Va.; brothers, Fred and Rita Lawrence of Yorktown, Va., Jack and Joyce Lawrence of Pipestem, Bill and June Lawrence of Newport News, Va.; grandsons, Justin Travis Wyatt and Paul Lawrence; granddaughters, Stephanie and Joe Terry, Annie and Matt Hill, Brianna Kristine Lawrence; and great-grandchildren, Trenton and Jayden Hill.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, March 4, 2010, from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Delmar Stilwell officiating. Burial will follow in the Pettry Family Cemetery just off Indian Ridge Road near Pipestem.

Friends may visit with the family from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Serving as pallbearers will be her grandchildren and nephews.

Family and friends can share online condolence via www.memorialfd.com.

Arrangements by Memorial Funeral Directory, Princeton.



Shelley Leah McMillion

Shelley Leah McMillion, 44, of Daniels, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, at her home.

Arrangements are pending completion at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 S. Kanawha St., Beckley.



Mary Ollie Paugh

Mary Ollie Paugh, age 70, of Lanark, died Monday, March 1, 2010, at the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley, following a long illness.

Born on August 12, 1939, in Beckley, she was the daughter of the late Frank Jackson Bennett and Madeline Virginia Huffman Delahoussaye.

Mrs. Paugh was a former employee of Acme Supermarket in Beckley, as an assistant office manager. She lived all of her life at Lanark.

Mrs. Paugh fought a long, hard battle with her health. But through everything, she always cared for her family unselfishly. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She will be sadly missed and will forever have a special place in the hearts of those who loved her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Jo Ann Quesenberry.

Survivors include her husband, Charles “Bill” Paugh Sr. of Lanark. She is also survived by five children: Debra Maynard and Sue Thomas of Oak Hill, Bill Paugh Jr. of Covington, Va., Sharon Champ and her husband Jack of Oak Hill, and Brinda Dunbar and her husband Mike of Lanark; four brothers, Frank “Tommy” Jackson Bennett Jr. of Cool Ridge, Gene Bennett of Shady Spring, David Lee Delahoussaye of Lusby, Md., and Robert Delahoussaye of Beckley; eight grandchildren, Michael Thomas Jr., Stephanie Dunbar, Trisha Freeman, Rachel Dove, Sheena Weis, Jeffery Maynard, Brittney Billings, Mary Billings; four great-grandchildren, Makayla Dunbar, Saniyah Burks, Taylor Dove, Layla Weis.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Wadih Kabbara and to the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley. The family also asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, W.Va., in memory of Mrs. Paugh.

Committal services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel of Peace, Beckley, with Pastor Ernie Junior Moye officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

There will be no visitation.

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.



Drucilla Kidwell Berry Rhodes

OAK HILL — Drucilla Ellen Kidwell Berry Rhodes, 95, of Oak Hill, passed away Monday, March 1, 2010, at the home of her daughter, Sue Gilkerson of Gatewood.

Born on May 21, 1914, at Meadow Bridge, she was the daughter of the late Eli Daniel Kidwell and Cora Gwinn Kidwell.

Granny Rhodes worked with the Boy Scouts and she enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was the oldest of the Gwinn clan.

Preceded in death by her first husband, Jack Berry, and her second husband, Billy Rhodes; four brothers, Robert Kidwell, Earl Kidwell, Judson Kidwell, and Brackenridge Kidwell; and son-in-law, Jim Gilkerson.

Left to cherish many wonderful memories include her three daughters, Cora Morrison of Oak Hill, Gloria Sue Gilkerson of Gatewood, and Doris Faye Goins and husband, Meldon, of Oak Hill; two nieces, Ramona Nunley and Joann Zopp; two nephews, Clifford Kidwell and Jerry Kidwell; 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren.

Gravesides services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Joe Cuthbertson officiating.

The family would like to thank Hospice of Southern WV for the excellent care they received. The family would like memorial donations made to Hospice of Southern WV, PO Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802, or Fayette County Humane Society.

Online condolences and other information available at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com.

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



Sylvia Spurlock

DINGESS — Sylvia Jean Spurlock, 70, died Friday, Feb. 26, 2010.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, at Little Walnut Grove Baptist Church at East Fork of Twelve Pole Creek (Dingess) with Elders Tom Vance, Dallas Meeks, Linzie Queen, and Willie Wiley. Burial will follow in Elder Lee Payne Cemetery on East Fork of Twelve Pole Creek (Dingess). Friends may call after 5 p.m. today at the church.

For e-mail condolences go to www.honakerfuneralhome.org.

Honaker Funeral Home in Logan is in charge of her arrangements.



Patricia Ruth Stover

PIERPOINT — Patricia Ruth Stover, 73, of Pierpoint, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, in a Beckley hospital following a long illness.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, March 14, at the Cabin Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Pierpoint.

Arrangements by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.



David Colin Svitak

ALFRED, Fla. — David Colin Svitak, 33, of Alfred, Fla., formerly of Shady Spring, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2010, in Flidel, La.

Born November 9, 1976, in Germany, he was the son of David G. Svitak of Shalotte, N.C., and Carol J. (Johnson) Svitak of Shady Spring, W.Va.

He was a truck driver and was employed by Covenant Trucking and attended the First Baptist Church of Shady Spring. He had 1,000 volunteer hours for the Beckley VA Medical Center.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Bobby F. Johnson and paternal grandfather James F. Svitak.

He is survived by his parents Carol J. (Johnson) Svitak of Shady Spring and David G. Svitak and wife Janice of Shalotte, N.C.; one sister, Carissa F. Turrentine, her husband Brent, nephew Austin Lane Turrentine all of Daniels; Companion Jean Copeland of Alfred, Fla.; maternal grandmother Hellen V. Johnson of Amigo, W.Va., and paternal grandmother Nina (Svitak) Lamb of Salem, Ore.

Services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring, with Pastor Delvin Ewell and Rev. Hugh McKinney officiating. Friends may gather with the family from 6 to 9 today, Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at the funeral home.

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

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.



Jesus Perez Tiscareno

SCARBRO — Jesus Perez Tiscareno, 62, of Horsecreek Road, Scarbro, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, at Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Hope with the Rev. Chalmer Abrams officiating. Burial will be at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens in Oak Hill. Friends may call one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.



Darrell D. Weiss

SINKS GROVE — Darrell D. Weiss, 68, of Sinks Grove, passed away March 1, 2010, at the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Fairlea following a short illness.

Arrangements are incomplete at Groves Funeral Home in Union.



Eugene Wilson

LEIVASY — Eugene Wilson, 75, of Nicholas County, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, March 4, in the White Funeral Home at Summersville with Pastor Dallas Horrocks officiating. In keeping with his wishes the body will be cremated following the services. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service Thursday.

Arrangements by White Funeral Home, Summersville.