The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

February 4, 2011

Obituaries — Friday, Feb. 4, 2011




Leroy ‘Bud’ Burner

LANSDALE, Pa. — Leroy “Bud” Burner, 87, formerly of Durbin, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011.

Service will be noon Saturday, Feb. 5, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Arbovale. Friends may call 10 a.m. until time of the service Saturday at the funeral home in Arbovale. Burial will follow in the Arbovale Cemetery.

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

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Arbovale.



Glenna Reba Canterbury Calloway

NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio — Glenna Reba Calloway (nee Canterbury) passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening, Feb. 1, 2011, after complications from a fall. Glenna, age 83, resided In North Royalton, for the past six years, previously in Logan, W.Va., and in Raleigh County, W.Va.

Preceding her in death, her parents, Edgar Canterbury and Vinnie Canterbury (nee Gore), her beloved husband Clyde Calloway, Senior, a beloved son, Earl Edward Calloway, sister Carrie Sluss (nee Canterbury), brothers Woodrow Canterbury, Harold Canterbury, and Darold Canterbury.

Surviving children are Clyde Calloway Jr. (Alonda) of Bolt, WV, Ronnie Calloway (Retha) of Oklahoma City, OK, Donnie Calloway (Vickie) of Oklahoma City, OK, and Wilma McCray (Jimmy) of North Royalton; brothers, Emil Canterbury (Phyllis) of West Logan, WV, Sherman Canterbury of Lyburn, WV, Shirley Canterbury of Cleveland, OH, and Louanna Goldrick of Parma, OH. Glenna leaves a beloved sister-in-law, Alma Calloway of Fairdale, WV, and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Glenna was a holyghost-filled christian of many years. She loved the lord with all her heart and loved giving testimony as to the many miracles and blessings the lord had bestowed upon her and her family. She was a wonderful wife and mother as well. In the mid-1950s she trained at Logan General Hospital for practical nursing. She loved taking care of others and feeling needed. She will be forever treasured and missed by all.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, February 6, 2011, at 2 p.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Cantley officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill. Visitation will be from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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

James Funeral Home of Aracoma is in charge of the arrangements.



James Waymon ‘Jim’ Canaday

James Waymon “Jim” Canaday, 67, of Skelton, passed away Tuesday, February 1, 2011.

Born June 10, 1943, he is the son of the late Waymon and Lucille Gillispie Canaday.

James enjoyed woodworking when he could and adored spending time with his two grandchildren. James was retired/disabled as a plumber and was of the Christian faith.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister Margaret Fabian.

Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter Amber Ball and husband Allen of Skelton; grandchildren Kelsey and Landon Ball; special friend Roger McClung of Nashville, Tenn., and also three sisters.

It was Mr. Canaday’s wishes to have no services.

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

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



Wanda Dianne Cooper Copney

Dianne Cooper is the eighth of nine children born to Denver David and Sarah Elizabeth Mitchell Cooper. She was born in Beckley, on October 29,1948. Dianne received her education at Cleveland Elementary in Philadelphia, Pa.; Piney Oaks Elementary and Stratton High School in Beckley, where she graduated in June 1966.

Dianne became a member of St. Matthew A.M.E. Church in January 1966 in Beckley, where she reinstated her membership in May 1975. She was the Jr. Usher Board Advisor for several years, and she is currently a member of the Missionary Society & Daughters of Allen.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald Cooper and Charles Cooper, two sisters, Lillian Cooper Solomon and Arnethia Cooper Stokes.

She married Jerry S. Copney in July 1970. To this union no children were born. She has one Godchild, Felicia Dianna Wilson of Indianapolis, Ind. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving, devoted and supportive husband, Jerry S. Copney (James), two brothers, Robert Cooper (Elizabeth) of Philadelphia; and James Cooper of Newark, Delaware; two sisters, Vera Cooper Hillian (James) of Winston-Salem, NC; and Derondia Cooper-Hines of Philadelphia; one uncle, Warren Fulp of Winston-Salem; one brother-in-law, Frank Copney Jr. of Duncan, SC; four sisters-in-law, Sini Lawson of Brooklyn, NY; Martha Wardlaw of High Point, NC; Mary Lee Jerry of Jacksonville, Fla.; and Vanessa Mitchell of Modesto, Calif.; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, February 5, 2011, at St. Matthew A.M.E. Church, 103 Mills Avenue, Beckley, with Rev. Debra Smoot officiating.

Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the church.

Condolences may be e-mailed to ritchie-johnson@suddenlinkmail.com.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.



Diana Sue Jennings Correa

LEESBURG, Va. — Diana Sue Jennings Correa, 61, of Leesburg, Va., formerly of Mullens, went to sit at the right hand of God on Jan. 30, 2011, at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., surrounded by her family and closest friends after a long and courageous battle with liver disease.

A memorial service for Diana is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Solid Rock Worship Center on Rt. 54 in Mullens, with Pastor Mickey Mitchell officiating.

In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to Liver Foundation or become an organ donor.



Emma Lou Cox

ELTON — Emma Lou Cox, 70, of Elton, passed away Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, in the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center at Fairlea.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, at Smathers Funeral Chapel in Rainelle. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Rainelle.



Beatrice (Big Mama) McNair Ellison

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Beatrice (Big Mama) McNair Ellison, 83, formerly of Panama City, Fla., died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church in Lewisburg, with the Rev. Gregory E. Scott officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenhill Cemetery, White Sulphur Springs. Visitation will also be at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church one hour prior to the service.

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



William E. Hale, M.D.

DUNEDIN, Fla. — William E. Hale, M.D., 84, a native of Princeton, died Jan. 15, 2011, the husband of Jeanette Ballengee Hale, a native of Beckley.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in his name to any charity of your choice.

Visitation, services and reception were at Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activities Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin, Fla.

Arrangements by Moss Feaster of Dunedin.



Genevieve Easter Lehman

Genevieve Easter Lehman, 88, of Glen White, passed away Tuesday, February 1, 2011, at the Bowers Hospice House.

Born April 16, 1922, in Lundale, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Lelia Honaker Nickell.

Genevieve was a homemaker and a lifetime resident of Raleigh County. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Lehman; daughters, Sharon Sanna and Brenda Lehman; brothers, Charles, James and Carmen Nickell; and a sister, Geraldine Westfall.

Survivors include daughters, Dwanna Lehman of Piney View, Marilyn Lehman of Beckley; sons, Earl Lehman and wife Deborah and James Lehman, both of Glen White, and Charles Larry Lehman of Indianapolis, Ind.; grandchildren, Jason Lehman, Carmen and Mary Jo Sanna, Angie Grimes, Lelia Harold, Kari Forren, James Earl Lehman, Alicia Lehman, Mikel McDaniel, Ruth Ann Williams, Dewey McCoy; sister, Margaret Bourne; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and special caretaker, Wendy Burnham.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, February 7, 2011, at Calfee Funeral Home with Pastor Fred Lovell officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park.

Friends may call at the funeral home from noon Monday until time of service.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be left at www.calfeefh.com.

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.



Lillian Lester

HANOVER — Lillian Lester, 87, of Hanover, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011.

Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Mounts Funeral Home Chapel, Gilbert. Burial will follow in the Lester Cemetery, Joe Point, Hanover. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday with a special service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert.



Blanche Martin

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Blanche Martin, 94, of Charlotte, formerly of Beckley, passed away Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at the Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, N.C.

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



Linda Lou Vest Martin

KENT, Ohio — Linda Lou Vest Martin, 73, of Kent, passed away Tuesday, February 1, 2011, at Robinson Memorial Hospital following a long illness, and we all cried.

Born December 10, 1937, at Streeter, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Howard A. and Virgie Opal Harvey Vest.

A member of the Greenbrier Primitive Baptist Church at Hilldale, she was a graduate of Hinton High School and also Beauty School. Linda dedicated her life to being a wife, mother and homemaker; and more than anything she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by four siblings, Ruth Vest Lowe, Carl Vest, Mary Belle Vest Lilly and David Vest.

Survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Daniel David Martin Sr. of Kent; her four children, Patricia Martin of Kent, OH, Sharon Martin Ringer and husband Andy Ringer of Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Carl Martin of Kent, OH, and Daniel David Martin Jr. of Kent, OH; her five grandchildren, P. Andrew Biscardi, Jonathan M. Biscardi, Ryan D. Carroll, Hayley L. Martin, Daniel David Martin III all of Kent, OH; one great-grandson, Paul Andrew Martin Biscardi of Kent, OH; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 5, 2011, at Little Bluestone Primitive Baptist Church at Jumping Branch, W.Va., with Elders Tommy Pack, David Bailey and Tony Pack officiating. Burial will follow in the Vest Family Cemetery at Streeter, W.Va.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday at the church.

P. Andrew Biscardi, Jonathan M. Biscardi, Ryan D. Carroll, Daniel David Martin III, Edward R. Lilly, Howard W. Vest and Eddie Ray Lilly will serve as pallbearers.

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

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.



Judy Lynn Mason

SUMMERSVILLE — Judy Lynn Mason, 57, of Summersville, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at the Bowyer Hospice House in Beckley.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at the White Funeral Home in Summersville, with Pastor David Acree officiating. In keeping with her wishes the body will be cremated after the services. Friends may call from noon until time of services Saturday at the funeral home.



Bernice Ella Lilly Epling Maynard

Bernice Ella Lilly Epling Maynard, age 93, from Cool Ridge, WV, currently residing at 103 Boxwood Lane, Beaver, WV, departed this life and joined the Lord on Tuesday, February 1, 2011, at 11:05 a.m. at the Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital in Beckley, following a short illness.

Born May 25, 1917, in Dunns, WV, she was the daughter of the late Clyde Clarence Lilly and Nettie Zanza Akers Lilly.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Carl Epling, her second husband, Fayette Maynard, by grandsons, Michael Skinner, Gerald Crawford, and Jerry Pack, a granddaughter, Betty Epling, by brothers, Cupie Clyde Lilly, and Jabe Fleming Lilly, by sisters, Raymelle Grace Sweeney, Norma Nell Ventura, and Laura Lee Alvis.

Those surviving to cherish her memories are sons, Carl Clyde Epling and his wife Joyce of Concord, NC, and Ernest Wayne Epling and his wife Martha of Cool Ridge, WV. Daughters, Anne Lois Pack of Beaver, WV, Juanita June Clark and her husband Shelby of Wadsworth, Ohio, Bernice Elaine Lambilotte and her husband Gary of Medina, Ohio, and Frances Lynn Crawford of Akron, Ohio, and her former husband, Roy Lee Crawford of North Pole, Alaska. Her grandsons, Carl A. Epling, Steven E. Epling, Brandon Epling, Jeffrey Skinner, Gordon Crawford, Gregory Crawford, and Glendon Crawford. Her granddaughters, Carolyn Bates, Ruth Wines, Debra Duke, Doris Chambers, Terri Minso, and Gretchen Crawford. She survived by a sister, Marilyn Jo Austin of Ellicott City, Maryland, 26 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson; two great-great-granddaughters; several nephews, nieces, extended family, and friends also survive.

Mrs. Maynard was a native of Raleigh County all of her life, was of the Baptist faith, and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church in Ghent. She was a member of the AARP and a member of the Art Department of the Shady Spring District Women’s Club. She was a past board member of the infamous Lilly Reunion. She was a retired teacher of 32 years at numerous schools in the Mountain State. Mrs. Maynard enjoyed art, music, gardening, sewing, and poetry.

A Celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel with Rev. Eric Bates officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity, WV.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. today, Friday, February 4, 2011, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Bates, John Wines, Devon Howdershelt, Jerry Waylon Pack, Steven Epling, and Rev. Eric Bates.

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

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.



James ‘Jimmy’ Harold Maynard Jr.

CRANY — James “Jimmy” Harold Maynard Jr., 54, of Crany, passed away on Monday, January 31, 2011, at his home.

He was born April 5, 1956, in Man, W.Va., a son of James Harold and Georgina “Gina” Ferrari Maynard Sr.

Jimmy was a coal miner having worked at Kopperston and Harris Mines, a member of UMWA Locals 7604 and 1503, and a U.S. Army Veteran.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Tammy Lynn Velos Maynard; son, Thomas Chad Maynard; and a special uncle, Alfred Gibson.

Survivors include a son, James Harold Maynard III and companion, Rebecca Lamb, of Crany; a granddaughter, Tammy Ann Maynard of Crany; his parents, James Harold and Georgina “Gina” Ferrari Maynard Sr. of Lillyhaven, W.Va.; a sister, Tina Maynard Redden and husband Billy of Oceana, W.Va.; two brothers, Johnny Josef Maynard and wife, Regina, of Fayetteville, W.Va., and Donald Maynard and wife, Charlene, of Oceana; nieces and nephews, Misty Willard, Christy Plumley, Danelle Perez, John Maynard Jr., Ashley Clark, Shannon Redden and Clifford Blankenship; a special nephew, Kody Blackburn; great-nieces and nephew, Allyson Plumley, Dillon Blankenship and Mercedes Blankenship; an uncle, Ronald Lee Maynard and wife Merle; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 5, 2011, in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny.

Friends may gather with the family from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

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

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



Tammy Lynn Velos Maynard

CRANY — Tammy Lynn Velos Maynard, 50, of Crany, went home with the Lord to heaven on Monday, January 31, 2011, at her home.

She was born January 12, 1961, in Chicago, Ill.

She was a loving mother.

She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Chad Maynard.

Survivors include a son, James Harold Maynard III and companion, Rebecca Lamb, of Crany; a granddaughter, Tammy Ann Maynard of Crany; her dad and mom, Charles Fredrick and Nancy Lee Johnson Havert of Fairdale, W.Va.; two sisters, Darlene Blankenship of Fairdale, and Trina Cline and husband Jeff of Pineville, W.Va.; a brother, Louie James Velos of Beckley; niece and nephew, Clifford Blankenship and Taylor Cline; a very close friend, Ruth Cook; and many uncles, aunts, and other family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today, Friday, February 4, 2011, in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, with Pastor Bill Goode officiating. She will be laid to rest in Cook Cemetery, Lynco.

Friends may gather with the family from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

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

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



Thomas Chad Maynard

CRANY — Thomas Chad Maynard, 24, of Crany, went home with the Lord to heaven on Monday, January 31, 2011, at his home.

He was born March 28, 1986, in Beckley, W.Va., a son of the late James Harold Maynard Jr. and Tammy Lynn Velos Maynard.

He was a 2004 graduate of Westside High School and loved to fish and work with computers.

Survivors include a brother, James Harold Maynard III and companion, Rebecca Lamb, of Crany; a niece, Tammy Ann Maynard of Crany; grandparents, Charles Fredrick and Nancy Lee Johnson Havert of Fairdale, and James Harold and Georgina “Gina” Ferrari Maynard Sr. of Lillyhaven; aunts and uncles, Darlene Blankenship of Fairdale, and Trina Cline and husband Jeff of Pineville, W.Va., Tina Maynard Redden and husband Billy of Oceana, W.Va., Louie James Velos of Beckley, Johnny Josef Maynard and wife Regina of Fayetteville, and Donald Maynard and wife Charlene of Oceana; cousins, Misty Willard, Christy Plumley, Danelle Perez, John Maynard Jr., Ashley Clark, Shannon Redden, Taylor Cline and Clifford Blankenship; a special cousin, Kody Blackburn; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today, Friday, February 4, 2011, in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco. He will be laid to rest beside his mom in Cook Cemetery, Lynco.

Friends may gather with the family from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

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

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



Richard ‘Dick’ Nevi

Richard “Dick” Nevi, of Shady Spring, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.



Billy Wayne Pemberton

CHARLESTON — Billy Wayne Pemberton, 60, of Charleston, formerly of Lochgelly, passed away Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.



Donald Lee Ross Sr.

NARROWS, Va. — Donald Lee Ross Sr., of Brookman St., Narrows, departed this life Monday morning, January 31, 2011, at his home.

Born in Roderfield, W.Va., on November 2, 1940, he was a son of the late Ernie, Sr., and Mary Martin Ross.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and had been employed as a truck driver. He was preceded in death by a brother, David Ross, and a sister, Doris Jean Ross.

He leaves to cherish his memory his sons, Eric L. Ross of West Suffield, CT, and Donald L. Ross Jr. of Narrows; his daughters and sons-in-law Michelle and Patzy Izzo of MA, Julie Ross of FL, Anita and Randy Cross of MA, Nannette Brown of Enfield, CT, Kelly and Mike Meredith of Rich Creek, Elizabeth Ross of Enfield, CT; his brothers Roger Allen and Betty Ross of Carthage, IN, and Ernie Jr. and Brenda Ross of Sophia, WV; and his seventeen grandchildren, his dear friend whom he could always depend on, Norma Ross of Florida.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke, Va. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. Military graveside services will be performed by American Legion Posts 311 in Pembroke, 68 in Narrows, 145 in Peterstown and VFW Post 6000 in Narrows.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Kendall Funeral Home, Pembroke.



Margarete Grafton Sebert

LOOKOUT — Margarete Grafton Sebert, 82, of Lookout, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at Mt. Olive United Methodist Church in Lookout. Friends may call at noon until service time.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations of sympathy to Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, PO Box 12, Lookout, WV 25868.

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



Henry Solace

On Tuesday, the 1st day of February, 2011, our most cherished, Henry Solace of Prosperity, passed away at the Bowers Hospice House, following a long illness.

Henry Tom Solace was one of eight children, born to the late Thomas and Anna Solace. His brothers Michael and Tony and sisters Agnes Arcuri and Bertha Argenbright have preceded him in death.

Born on May 16, 1933, at Prosperity, where he has been a lifelong resident, Henry was 77 years of age.

A retired coal miner, Henry last worked at Amigo Smokeless Coal Company. He was of the Christian faith.

In his leisure time, Henry enjoyed his grandchildren, working crossword puzzles, taking care of his lawn and visiting his buddies at the Bradley BP Station on a daily basis when his health permitted.

Left to cherish his memory are beloved wife of 27 years, JoAnn, and his children, Ronnie, Robin, Renae and Rana Solace and Tina Roberts. He was the proud grandfather of several grandchildren; the fond brother of Jennie Fiegel, Frank Solace and Rosie Clark.

On Saturday, February 5th, at 3 p.m. we will remember the life of Henry with a Service of Remembrance at the Melton Mortuary Chapel. The Rev. Kim Kirby will be officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the hour of the service. There will be a private burial at the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity.

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

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Inc., Beckley.



Cecil Robert ‘Sparky’ Sparks

SMOOT — Cecil Robert “Sparky” Sparks, 75, of Dougher Knob Road, Smoot, passed away Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at his home, following an extended illness.

Born July 14, 1935, at Trout, W.Va., he was the son of the late Alex and Beatrice Armentrout Sparks. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Sims and Bertie Ann Sparks; a brother, Richard Allen Sparks, and by a son-in-law, Kerry A. Holliday, whom he loved as a son.

Mr. Sparks was a member of the Smoot Baptist Church; he was a retired coal miner and a member of the UMWA. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter, a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, and the North American Hunting Club.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 54 years, Freda Houchins Sparks of Smoot; two daughters, Sherry Ann Holliday of Smoot and Sharon Lee Bradley and husband, Jeff, of Crawley; six grandchildren, Robert Holliday and wife, Crisey, of Smoot, Steve Osborne and fiancée Shannon of Hines, Heath Holliday and wife, Tarra, of Smoot, Patrick Holliday and wife, Kelly, of Smoot, Kerrie Ann Weikle and husband, Ben, of Union, Tara L. Holliday and fiancé Madison of Smoot; eight great-grandchildren, Haley, Karli, Alexa, Kerry, Abigail, Seamus, Lindsey, and Cameron; two sisters, Lola Sims and husband, Roy, of Hebron, Ohio, and Phyllis Palmer and husband, Rick, of Newark, Ohio; two brothers, Roger Sparks of Clintonville and Ronald Sparks of Clintonville; very special in-laws and numerous nieces and nephews, and his special little furry friend, Pebbles.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at the Wallace & Wallace Chapel, Rainelle, with Pastor Jim Luchsinger officiating. Burial will follow in Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.



Mary Lou Criss Sullivan

RALEIGH, N.C. — Mary Lou Criss Sullivan, 74, of Raleigh, formerly of Oak Hill, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at Duke-Raleigh Medical Center in Raleigh, N.C.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with the Rev. Ronald Sears officiating. Burial will follow. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Feb. 4, at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill.

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

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



Victoria Rae Webb

MULLENS — Victoria Rae Webb, 60, of Mullens, passed away January 31, 2011.

Born October 26, 1950, at Mullens, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Wade Ashley and Paula Frances Stone Ashley.

Victoria loved to spend time with her family and cook for her family. She worked for the Council on Aging in Wyoming County and a member of the Mullens Pentecostal Holiness Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Joe Webb; two brothers, Douglas “Skip” Ashley and Michael Ashley; two sisters-in-law, Carol Ashley and Peggy Ashley; mother-in-law, Alice Webb; and father-in-law, Ira Webb.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Sheri Camposeo and husband, Nick, of Fort Mills, SC; a son, Tommy Webb and wife, Cheryl, of Atlanta, GA; five grandchildren, Joe Camposeo of Fort Mills, SC, Isabella Camposeo of Fort Mills, SC, Taylor Webb of Bluefield, VA, and Hannah Webb of Bluefield, VA, and Layla Ashley-Sydqi of Weston; four stepgrandchildren, Zachary Chaffin of Atlanta, GA, and Shannon Chaffin of Atlanta, GA, Cody Blue of Atlanta, GA, and Caleb Platts of Atlanta, GA; three brothers, Dave Ashley and wife, Dana, of Mullens, James Earl Ashley and wife, Mei Ling, of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Joseph Ashley of Saulsville; a sister, Tammy Ashley-Sydqi and fiancé, Hank Gibson, of Weston.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, February 5, 2011, at Mullens Pentecostal Holiness Church, Mullens, with Rev. Lewis Arnold officiating. Following the services Victoria will be laid to rest at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

Family and friends will be serving as pallbearers.

Friends may gather from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at the church.

Donations may be made in Victoria’s Honor to the American Cancer Society by visiting www.cancer.org or by mail to American Cancer Society, Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

Online condolences and other information can be found by visiting www.blueridgefuneralhome.com.

Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, is in charge of the arrangements.