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April 6, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, April 6, 2013


Gaynell Walters Walker

WILLIAMSTOWN — Gaynell Walters Walker, 73, of Williamstown, passed away April 4, 2013.

Arrangements are pending at this time. Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service, Pineville, is serving the Walker family.

Shirley May Walker

MOUNT HOPE — Shirley May Walker, 66, of Mt. Hope, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013, following a long illness.

She was born May 29, 1946, in Sugar Creek, WV. Shirley was the daughter of the late Elmer David Clark and Alice Grace Slayton Clark. She was preceded in death by her husband Henry Walker and a brother, Kenneth Clark.

Shirley was of the Pentecostal faith and a homemaker.

Survivors are her children, Cynthia Kincaid of Scarbro and Jacob Walker of Clarksville, Tenn.; sisters, Caroll Holcome of Canton, Ohio, Margaret Price of Wellington, Ohio, Sue Dickerson of Canton, Ohio, Anne Barnett of Canton, Ohio; 1/2 sisters, Edna Neff of Canton, Ohio, Naomi Bebe of Brownsville, WV; brothers, Michael Clark of Canton, Ohio, and David Clark of Canton, Ohio; grandchildren, Jason Kincaid, Amanda Miller, Jeffery Kincaid, Shyanne Bernard, Kali Walker, June Walker; great-grandchildren, Dezire Miller and Atlas Kincaid.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Wallace and Wallace funeral home chapel in Ansted with Rev. Randy McGuire officiating. Burial will follow in Richmond Chapel Cemetery at Ramsey.

Friends may call Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Funeral Home Chapel.

Online condolences may be sent to

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

Ruby A. Keffer Wheeler

HINTON — Ruby A. Keffer Wheeler of Hinton, our 100-year-old mother, went home to be with the Lord on April 5, 2013, after a wonderful, long life.

Born February 4, 1913, at Buck, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Virginia Carson Keffer.

She was the oldest living member of the Elk Knob Baptist Church, a member of the Rebekahs, the Hinton Eastern Star, Hinton Degree of Honor, a Statewide Volunteer of the Year, a former employee of the Hinton Hospital for 21 years, Hinton Senior Center for 22 years and a volunteer for the Summers County Hospital Auxiliary. Mrs. Wheeler was a loving, kind and caring person who was always there for her family and friends in times of need.

Preceded in death by her husband Reverend E. C. “Buck” Wheeler and eighteen brothers and sisters.

Those left to cherish her memory include two sons, Bobby Wheeler and wife Shirley of Hinton and Garry Wheeler of Hinton; one daughter, Jeanie Ratliff and husband Bobbie Rex of Union; nine grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Eugene Keffer and wife Nancy of Elkins; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 2013, at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel with Pastors Andy Howdock and Bobbie Rex Ratliff officiating. Burial will follow in the Elk Knob Baptist Church Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013, at the funeral parlors.

Mike Ratliff, Phillip Ratliff, Jeff Ratliff, Jody Ratliff, Timmy Wheeler and Tommy Miller will serve as pallbearers.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Springfield Nursing Facility for the excellent care our mother received during her stay there.

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Frances Louise Wykle

CALDWELL — Frances Louise Wykle, 61, of Caldwell died Thursday, April 4, 2013.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at the Caldwell Pentecostal Church. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg.

Arrangements by Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

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