Frederick Andrew ‘Fred’ Bolton
PRINCETON — Frederick Andrew “Fred” Bolton, 83, of the Old Pisgah Road in Princeton, died Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at Princeton Community Hospital.
Born May 24, 1928, in Princeton, he was the son of the late Elijah Andrew Bolton and Clara McCormick Bolton.
Fred lived his early married life in Beckley, W.Va., moving back to Princeton in 1955. A former railroader, he started his own business in 1954. In the late ’60s he became the founder and owner of WV Pipeline, Inc., in Princeton. He was active in several businesses in Mercer County and Raleigh County in the area of construction and building having developed a large subdivision, Orchard Woods, and an apartment complex near Beckley.
Fred was a member of the Johnston’s Chapel Baptist Church in Princeton where he served in the capacity of Deacon, Adult Sunday School Teacher and on the Building Committee. He had also been closely associated with Appalachian Bible College, where he served on the Board of Directors for eight years, Piedmont Bible College, Mercer Christian Academy, and the Bluefield Union Mission. He also served on the Board of the former Athens Bank and One Valley Bank for many years.
In addition to his parents, two brothers, William Howard Bolton and Elmer Bolton, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Lucille Martin Bolton; two sons, David Andrew Bolton and wife Sandra and Daniel Keith Bolton and wife Cathy, all of Princeton; one daughter, Lois Ann Braun and husband Rick of Princeton; four grandchildren, Amy Marie Belcher and husband Jason, Jennifer A. Collis and husband Travis, Michael Andrew Bolton, and Jeffrey Neal Bolton and wife Aimee; seven great-grandchildren, Jenna Belcher, Brooke Belcher, Jake Belcher, Mason Bolton, Blake Bolton, Gavin Bolton and Luke Collis; one brother, Gale Bolton and wife Anna Lee of Princeton; and five special caregivers, Mary Farley, Debbie Small, Pearl Akers, Diane Lambert and Becky Ellison.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Johnston’s Chapel Baptist Church, Hall’s Ridge Road, in Princeton with Rev. John King and Rev. Jerry Martin officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.
Serving as pallbearers will be Roger Combs, Ray Combs, Curtis Conner, Bobby Hubbard, Doug Combs, and Oscar Dishner.
Honorary pallbearers are the many other faithful employees of West Virginia Pipeline.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2011, (today) at Johnston’s Chapel Baptist Church in Princeton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Appalachian Blood Services Region, 352 Church Ave., SW, Roanoke, VA 24016-5098, or to the HHT Foundation International, PO Box 329, Monkton, MD 21111, or www.hht.org.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.seaverfuneralservice.com.
Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton is serving the Bolton family.
Betty Jo Cox Crowe
ALDERSON — Betty Jo Cox Crowe, age 82, of Alderson, W.Va., passed away at home on Wednesday, June 22, 2011.
Mrs. Crowe was the daughter of the late Earnest and Pearl Cox. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Patrick Crowe; and two brothers, Bobby Cox and Leroy Cox.
Mrs. Crowe was a longtime member of the Hinton Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Survivors include a son, Charles Michael Crowe and his wife, Pam, of Princeton, W.Va.; a daughter, Linda Morrison of Hinton, W.Va.; three sisters, Barbara Skaggs, Alice Dunbar, and Mary Worlledge; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Graveside services and burial will be Saturday, June 25, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Greenbrier Memorial Gardens, Lewisburg, W.Va., with Richard Leighton officiating. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are welcome to meet at the Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson, W.Va., at 1 p.m. to go in procession to the cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Hinton, W.Va.
Grandsons, nephews, and friends will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to the Hinton Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 201 Pleasant Street, Hinton, WV 25951.
Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson, W.Va.
Susie Mae Scott-Anderson Dalton
Susie Mae Scott-Anderson Dalton, 72, of 401 Grafton Street, Beckley, died June 18, 2011, at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, after a long illness.
Born March 31, 1939, in Mullens, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late James H. Scott and Annie Mae Hairston-Scott.
Mrs. Dalton was a Component Repair Technician for General Electric Aircraft Corporation in Cincinnati, Ohio, and retired after 30 years of faithful service. She was a member of Heart of God Ministries and Montford Point Marines Association (Women’s Auxiliary).
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard L. Dalton, and brother, James E. (Poop) Scott.
Those left to cherish her precious memories are: daughters, Cyrillia “Lucy” Anderson of Dayton, Ohio; and Wennetta Marie (Kermit) Rhodes of Beckley; grandsons, Eric (Jacqueline) Rhodes of Chicago, Ill.; and Jason Rhodes of Beckley; beloved pet “Shaft” and friend and interim caregiver, Sheila Bush (Chlore Scott-Darden), Dayton, Ohio; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and the General Electric Corporation Aviation Division Family.
It was Mrs. Dalton’s wishes to be cremated. Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 2011, at Heart of God Ministries, 1703 South Kanawha Street, Beckley, with Bishop Fred T. Simms officiating.
Condolences may be e-mailed to email@example.com.
Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.
James D. Evans
On Tuesday evening, June 21st, 2011, our cherished James D. Evans passed away at the Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital following a brief illness. He was 44 years of age.
Known affectionately as “Jim” all his life, James Dallas Evans was born on August 16th, 1966, at Waukon, Iowa. One of four sons, he is the beloved son of Shirley Grandstaff Evans of Stanaford Acres and the late Dr. Charles M. Evans.
Jim was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, Class of 1974, and Mountain State University, Class of 1990. He was a longtime employee of Borders Book Store. Jim will be remembered by many folks at Mountain State University and the Raleigh County school system for his recommendation of reading material. He was a past manager of CJ’s Sandwich Shop of Beckley and FYE. Jim was an avid reader, music lover and comic book collector. He held a Black Belt in Kodokan Judo and Shodokan Karate. He was a member of the Chikara Judo Club and studied under Master Tracy Cook, R.D. Calhoun and Lawrence “Butch” Jackson. Jim was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Beckley and a leader in the Celebrate Recovery Program.
In addition to his mother he leaves to cherish his memory his sons, James Isaac and Charles Lee Evans; he was the dear brother of Michael Evans, Robert M. Evans and his wife, Tamara, and Samuel E. Evans and his wife, Sherri; the fond uncle of Douglas Evans, Joe Evans, Shannon Barbero, Joshua Evans, Brandon Barbero, Zack Evans, Alyssa Evans, Maggie Evans, Mandy Evans, Sammy Evans and the great-uncle of Kaleb Barbero.
A Celebration of Jim’s life will be held on Saturday, June 25th, at 1:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 217 South Heber St. The Rev. Dr. Robert Stoddard and Rev. Gary Rumberg will be officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until the service hour.
The family suggests that donations of sympathy can be made to the Celebrate Recovery Program at the First United Methodist Church, 217 South Heber St., Beckley, WV 25801.
Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at www.meltonmortuary.com.
Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Inc., Beckley.
Lena Bell Wood Farley
Lena Bell Wood Farley, age 76 of Cool Ridge, WV, passed away at her home on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 following a sudden illness.
Born on May 25, 1935 at Mount View, WV, she was the daughter of the late Clemon and Willie Wood.
Mrs. Farley was a former employee of the Cook Brothers Meat Company for 29 years and a former employee of Rescare. She was an active member of the Cool Ridge Freewill Baptist Church for 43 years, and had made her home in the Cool Ridge area all of her life.
Those survivors left to cherish her memory include her husband of 56 years, Eldon Farley; her children, Connie Bower of Winston-Salem, N.C.; Cherri Farley and her husband Justin of Cool Ridge; Randy Farley and his wife Joyce of Cool Ridge; Nancy Teal of Eastover, N.C.; and Joe Farley and his wife Jodi of Cool Ridge.
Her grandchildren, Harry and Wayne Bower of NC; Stephanie Abernathy of TX; Wade Farley of WV; Amanda and Michael Mooney of NC; and Mason Farley of WV.
Two Great-grandchildren, Alex Abernathy and Sawyer Rosenquist, and her sister Clara Webb and her husband Charles of Beckley are also among her survivors.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Cool Ridge Freewill Baptist Church on Sunday June 26, 2011 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Danny Gilfilen officiating. Burial will follow at the Farley Family Cemetery at the home-place at Cool Ridge.
Friends may call at the church from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday.
Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to the Cool Ridge Freewill Baptist Church, P.O. Box 288, Cool Ridge, WV 25825 in memory of Mrs. Farley.
Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring, WV.
Mrs. Lelia Glasco, 91, of 812 F St., Beckley, died Thursday morning, June 23, 2011.
Arrangements by Durgan Funeral Home, Beckley.
Johnny Harold Johnson
SUMMERSVILLE — Johnny Harold Johnson, 77, died Tuesday, June 21, 2011.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at the Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville, with the Revs. Mike Saunders and Mike Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the WV Memorial Gardens at Calvin. Friends may call 11:30 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home chapel.
Arrangements by Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville.
Angie Ball Lester
LOGAN — Angie Ball Lester, 50, of Logan, passed away Monday, June 20, 2011.
Friends may call on the family from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 24, at Honaker Funeral Home in Logan. A private memorial services will be at a later date. At Angie’s request she will be cremated prior to the memorial service.
Floral arrangements are welcome; if you so choose, memorial contributions may be made to the Angie Lester Scholarship Fund c/o Nighbert Memorial United Methodist Church, PO Box 1467, Logan, WV 25601, or the Lester Family Fund, c/o Logan Bank and Trust, PO Box 597, Logan, WV 25601.
Condolences may be left at www.honakerfuneralhome.org.
Honaker Funeral Home of Logan is in charge of the arrangements.
Elizabeth ‘Carol’ Lilly
Elizabeth “Carol” Lilly, 53 of Glen Morgan, WV sadly passed away on Monday, June 20, 2011 after an apparent heart attack in her home. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 36 years Michael Wayne Lilly, father-in-law Robert D. Lilly, and a brother-in-law Larry Lilly.
She was born December 11, 1957 in Beckley, WV, She is the daughter of Eunice Lina Clark of Crab Orchard, WV and the “late” Raymond L. Clark. Carol was a homemaker and a member of Stanaford Missionary Baptist Church and a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Carol centered her life around God and caring for her husband and grandson. She was also a wonderful daughter and sister. She will be sadly missed by many of her close family members and friends.
Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter Michelle Lynn Lilly of Huntington, WV, grandson Michael Dean Hilty of Glen Morgan, WV of whom she was raising as her own; a brother Dennis L. Clark of Wallace, North Carolina, two sisters Kathy Snuffer and her husband David L. Snuffer of Fairdale, WV, and Rose Goodwin and her husband Ron Goodwin of Beckley, WV. Her mother-in-law Mary Trout Lilly of Daniels, WV; Also, a brother-in-law Bob Lilly and his wife Linda Lilly of Daniels, WV, sister-in-law Sharon Lilly of Daniels, WV and several cherished nieces and nephews. As a “special” mention very close friends were John and Jennifer Cox of Beaver, WV.
Funeral Services will be conducted at the Stanaford Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 1:00 pm with Pastor George Wood officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity, WV.
Friends may call at the church from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Friday, June 24 and also one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Members of the Beaver Volunteer Fire Department, will serve as pallbearers. Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry.net.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to a trust fund for their beloved grandson Michael Dean Hilty in care of J.P. Morgan Chase Bank in Beaver, West Virginia.
Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral home, Beckley, West Virginia.
Clifford L. Manning
Clifford L. Manning, 74, of Glen Daniel, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 22, 2011.
Born November 7, 1936, he was the son of the late Gus and Bessie Bailey Manning.
Clifford enjoyed family gatherings; they were the highlight of his life. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Fairdale Freewill Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, Clifford is preceded in death by grandchild Angel Stoots and eleven brothers and sisters.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 51 years, Betty Manning of Glen Daniel; his six children, Regina Smith, Clifford Manning Jr., Brenda Milne, Donna Holcomb, Carol Vance and April Hill; three sisters, Lucy Athey, Bonnie Acord, Betty Runyon; one brother, Russell Manning; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 25th, 2011, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Rev. Dean Adams officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.
Clifford’s family will serve as pallbearers.
Friends may gather with the family Saturday 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 Drive, Beckley.
William O. ‘Buddy’ Norris Sr.
JONBEN — William O. “Buddy” Norris Sr., 66, of Jonben, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2011.
Arrangements are pending completion at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home in Beckley.
Mamie H. Paulin Thompson
FAIRLEA — Mamie H. Paulin Thompson, 99, of Fairlea, formerly of Harvey, died on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Fairlea.
Born April 16, 1912, at Renick, she was the daughter of the late David and Frances Zajar Paulin.
Mrs. Thompson was a native of Greenbrier County, W.Va. She and her husband, Leonard, who survives her, had lived most of their lives in Fayette County, W.Va.
She graduated from Williamsburg High School and Bluefield Business College.
Mrs. Thompson worked as a bookkeeper for a coal company at Stone Cliff as well as being a postmistress and company store manager.
In 1956 she purchased a small grocery store in Harvey and loved serving her community. She was an active member of the Harvey United Methodist Church for 60 years during which time she had served as church treasurer and Sunday school teacher.
She was the last surviving Paulin sibling.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Dorothy Arnold and husband, Bill, of Buckingham, Pa., and three grandsons, William Arnold III of Huntingtown, Md., John Arnold and wife, Anna, of Falls Church, Va., and Bruce Arnold of Seattle, Wash.
Great-grandchildren, Nicholas Arnold, Grant Arnold, Angela Arnold, William Arnold, Hayden Arnold and Iris Arnold-Hatcher, also survive.
Funeral services will be on Saturday, June 25, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. Gerald Kincaid Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home.
Chuck DeLano, William Arnold Jr., William Arnold III, Col. John Arnold, Nicholas Arnold and Grant Arnold will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.
Charles W. ‘Bill’ White
PETERSTOWN — Charles W. “Bill” White, 82, of Peterstown, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2011.
Arrangements are incomplete at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.
Carla Louise Zickafoose
RAINELLE — Carla Louise Zickafoose, 45, of Rainelle, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley following a short illness.
Born June 3, 1966, in Hinton, she was the daughter of Sarah Lewis Rookstool and the late Alva Marvin Lewis.
Carla was a pricing coordinator with Lowe’s of Lewisburg. She was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by grandparents, Orville and Goldie Lewis and Joseph and Lucinda French; a sister, Sandy Rookstool Dunford; a brother, Raymond M. Lewis; and a niece, Sophia Grace Dunford.
Survivors include her husband, Jason L. Zickafoose of Bellwood; her mother, Sarah Lewis Rookstool of Rainelle; two sons, Dustin L. Smith of Bellwood and Dakota A. Smith of Rainelle; two sisters, Charlotte Lewis Melda (Ken) of Lewisburg and Vicky Lewis Shawver (J.D.) of Charmco.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2011, at the Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle with Rev. John Groves officiating. Burial will follow in the Harrah Cemetery at Backus Mountain.
Pallbearers will be Eric Sawyers, Ken Melda, Gary Claypool, Marty Martin, Curtis Martin, Jr., and Christopher French.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service. There will be no evening visitation.
Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace, Inc., of Rainelle.