The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

February 27, 2014

Obituaries — Thursday, February 27, 2014


Carol Bower

Carol Bower, 75, of Coal City, passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

Arrangements are pending completion with Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia.

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Plumley Burdette

FORT SPRING — Elizabeth “Betty” Plumley Burdette, age 78, of Fort Spring, beloved mother and grandmother, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 23, 2014, at Charleston Area Medical Center-General Division, Charleston, W.Va., following a sudden illness.

Born November 2, 1935, at Green Sulphur Springs, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Thomas Vernon and Dorothy Fox Reynolds. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, P.K. Burdette in 1980; her second husband, Phil Plumley in 1994; a son, Roger Craig Burdette in 2010; and a brother, Enos Reynolds.

Mrs. Burdette and her husband, P.K. were the owners and operators of Burdette’s Restaurant and Store at Fort Spring, W.Va. for approximately 40 years. She was a graduate of Sandstone High School, Sandstone, W.Va., and a member of the Fort Spring Missionary Baptist Church, Fort Spring. Mrs. Burdette loved gardening.

Mrs. Burdette leaves behind three sons, Garland Burdette and his wife, Brenda, of Crawfordville, Fla., Randy S. Burdette and his wife, Jean, of Alderson, W.Va., and John Burdette and Erin, of Alderson and a sister, Hazel Burger of White Sulphur Springs. As a grandmother she leaves behind eight grandchildren, Jessica, Jason, Misty, Amy, Josh, Sarah, Emily and Jambi; five great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Friday, February 28, 2014, at noon at the Fort Spring Missionary Baptist Church, Fort Spring, with Preacher Eddie Harris and Evangelist Randy Stewart Burdette officiating. Burial will follow at the Fletcher Addition of the Alderson Cemetery, Alderson.

Friends may call Thursday, February 27, 2014, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Fort Spring Missionary Baptist Church, Fort Spring, W.Va., and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Lewisburg Baptist Church Deaf Ministry, 246 Grand Ave., Lewisburg, WV 24901 to continue Betty and P.K.’s support for the deaf and hard of hearing. 

The family would like to publically thank The A Team of the Alderson Volunteer Fire Department and EMS, Tri-County Fire Company, HealthNet Aeromedical Services, and the wonderful staff at CAMC General Hospital.

Online condolences may be sent to https://www.facebook.com/elizabethbettyburdette/

Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

Charles W. Burns

Charles W. Burns, 68, of Beckley, formerly of Stickney, entered into the Kingdom of Heaven on Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

Born January 11, 1946, at Beckwith; he was a son of Evelyn Beasley Burns and the late Charles Burns.

Charles was a member of the UMWA, loved watching sports, and was an avid WVU fan. Charles graduated from Marshfork High School in 1966 and Beckley College; Charles served his country proudly in the U.S. Army serving 1 year in Vietnam.

In addition to his father he was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Burns and a sister, Martha Comer.

In addition to his mother those left to cherish his memory include his companion of 34 years, Virginia Dickens; 7 sisters, Betty and Jim Martin, Mildred and Benny Martin, Dorothy and Bobby Haynes, Mabel and Joel Chernin, Rebecca and Irvin Griffitts, Barbara and John Gobble, Cindy and John Jarrell; two brothers, Ed and Dianna Burns, and Raymond Burns; his beloved dog, Angel; several nieces, nephews, extended family and a host of friends.

Services to celebrate Charles’ life will be held 1 p.m. Friday, February 28, 2014, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley with Pastor Roger Comer officiating. Following the services Charles will be laid to rest at the Pine View Cemetery, Whitesville.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may gather with the family from noon until time of the service Friday at the funeral home.

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

The family would like to thank Virginia, Donna, Summer, Sandra, Tara Becky, Irvin, Ashley, Mildred, Benny, Jimmy, and Diana; and a very special thanks to John and Jeff Ross and Hospice of Southern West Virginia.

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

Lawrence Thomas Evans

CRANY — Lawrence Thomas Evans, 67, of Crany, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

Funeral service will be held at noon on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the Toneda Missionary Baptist Church, Crany, with Pastor Jim Hamrick and Rev. Glenn Hatfield officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny.

Friends may gather with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2014, the Chapel of Stafford Family 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.

Lawrence Goad 

MULLENS — On Tuesday, February 25, 2014, Lawrence Goad, 83, of Mullens was called to his Heavenly home to be reunited with his son, Dennis. He passed away at Beckley VA Medical Center after a long illness.

Born November 24, 1930, at Mullens, he was the son of the late Ellis Robert and Nancy Whitt Goad.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his loving son, Dennis Goad and his siblings, Omer Goad, Jessie Goad, and Harrison Goad.

Lawrence was a man who valued family above all else. A U.S. Army veteran having served during the Korean Conflict, he was dedicated to being a devoted husband to his wife of 57 years and a loving father to his children. Lawrence was always jolly, but he was his happiest at family gatherings. He loved an opportunity to joke, tell stories, and laugh. He spent his later years gardening, watching westerns, and enjoying the company of his grandchildren. Lawrence was also a devoted Christian, who loved reading his Bible and attending Herndon Freewill Baptist Church. Mr. Goad was always a pleasure to be around and he leaves behind many who will miss the laughter of Lawrence, Daddy or Pawpaw.

Lawrence was a former salesman for Mullens Hardware and having last worked for McKinney Furniture, Mullens. 

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Betty Goad; daughters, Darlene McKinney and her husband, Jonathan of Winston Salem and Donna Royse and her husband, Floyd of Mullens; a sister, Winnie Linkous of Mullens; grandchildren, Jason Goad, Alan McKinney and wife, Carol, Chris McKinney and wife, Christy, Derek Royse, Chad Royse, Erika Goad, and Jared Goad; great grandchildren, Hunter McKinney, Natalie McKinney, Skylar McKinney, Alona McKinney, Braxton McKinney; and daughter-in-law, Annette Goad.

A celebration of the life of Lawrence Goad will be conducted at noon, Friday, February 28, 2014, at Herndon Freewill Baptist Church, Herndon with Rev. William O. Tolliver officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

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

Pallbearers will be Floyd Royse, Jonathan McKinney, Jason Goad, Alan McKinney, Chris McKinney, Derek Royse, Chad Royse, and Jared Goad.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tankersleyfh.com

The family of Lawrence Goad is being cared for by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

Charles W. Greene

Charles W. Greene (Winky) of Coal City, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, February 23, 2014, at home, after a long illness due to brain cancer. 

He was born March 12, 1957.

He is preceded in death by his parents Charles M. Greene (Chuck) and Mary S. Black Greene.

Charles was a disabled coal miner and he also served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Coal City Freewill Baptist Church.

Charles loved life and lived it to the fullness; going to church and spending time with his family and friends. Up until two years ago he rode his Harley with his brothers in Christ that he went to church with. He always wanted to make a difference in life by reaching out to others telling them about the Lord; making people smile and laugh where ever he went. He never felt sorry for his self, he would always say I am blessed God gave me another day and if he keeps me here or takes me home I am a winner.

Those left to cherish his memory are is loving wife, Debra G. Greene; daughters, Amanda and husband, Jonny Van-dusen of Welling, W.Va., Megan Greene and her boyfriend, Charles Sparks of Crab Orchard, W.Va.; one grandson, baby Preston Tyler Van-dusen; two stepsons, Adam Sanders of Coal City, Perrie and his wife, Tara of Beckley; two step-grandchildren, Alias and Cherish Saunders of Beckley;  sister, Marilyn and husband Joe Meadows, their children, Carmen and Nick Meadows of Charleston, W.Va. and many uncles, aunts, and cousins.

He was blessed with a cousin and her husband from Murrells, S.C., Juanita and Dave Basham; they had great influence in his life and he loved and respected them deeply.

Charles’s body was donated to WVU, Morgantown, W.Va. for research to find a cure for cancer. He would always say, I hope to help others that come after me but the real hope is in Christ.

All family and friends are welcome to join us for a Celebration of Life at 5 p.m. at the Coal City Freewill Baptist Church on Thursday, February 27, 2014, with Pastor Charlie Brown officiating.

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

Harold Lee Guilliams

HINES — Harold Lee Guilliams, 66, of Hines, passed away Feb. 21, 2014.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the Union Mission Church at Hines, with Pastors Gary Eisenman, Bill Cruse and Delmas Beavers officiating. Burial will follow in Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville. Friends may visit one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.

Dorothy Lee Hargis

Dorothy Lee Hargis, age 83 of Stanaford, passed away at the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley on Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

Born on July 31, 1930, at Fireco, she was the daughter of the late Edgar Clark and Violet Southern Clark.

She was a homemaker, and a member of the Coal City Church of God.

Mrs. Hargis was preceded in death by her husband J.L. Hargis, by brothers, Edgar Clark II, Floyd Clark, Lloyd Clark, and David Smith, and by a sister  Lottie Mae Clark.

Survivors include her half sister, Diane Stowers and her husband Carl of Stanaford.

Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Friday, February 28, 2014, at 1 p.m., with Rev. Bill Prunest officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity.

Friends may visit with the family from  6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday.

Pallbearers will be Jeffery Becker Jr., Timothy Becker Jr., Joseph John Becker IV., Andrew Blankenship, Marvin Lucas, Denny Tyree, and Timothy Holstein.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry.net

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.

Joe Harvey

LYNCO — Joe Harvey, 85, of Lynco, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at his 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.

Raymond Wayne Hensley

Raymond Wayne Hensley, 48, of Beaver, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Appalachian Regional Hospital, Beckley, after a long battle.

Born Nov. 15, 1965, he was preceded in death by his parents, Hassel and Leona Hensley.

He is survived by son, Jeremy Hensley; daughter, Brittany Hensley; sisters, Deliah (Brad) Cantrell and Patricia Dawson; three granddaughters, Rylee, Cadence, and Jazmyne, and many other family and friends.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastor Billy Silva officiating. Burial will follow in Lively Cemetery, Sod.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions toward funeral service.

Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.curryfuneralhome.org

Sally ‘Ann’ Kincaid

BACKUS MOUNTAIN — Sally “Ann” Kincaid, 55, of Backus Mountain Road, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle, with Pastor Floyd Bolen officiating. Burial will follow in the Kincaid Cemetery, Backus Mountain Road.

Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home in Rainelle.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.

Helen Catherine Hamrick Knight

STRASBURG, Va. — Helen Catherine Hamrick Knight, 80, a native of Holcomb, W.Va., died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at New Hope Fellowship Hall, New Hoope Baptist Church at Fenwick Mountain, W.Va.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Baptist Church Ladies Fellowship Hall.

Arrangements by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.

Gray L. McAlister

On Friday, Feb. 21st. 2014, after a long and good life, Gray McAlister of Beckley, passed away at the Bowers Hospice House. He was in his 86 th year. 

Gray Lynn McAlister was born on August 27th, 1927, in Huntington. He was the son of Grover Gray and Dollye Mable Pifer McAlister. 

Gray graduated from Huntington East in 1946. He attended Marshall University. In his early years, Gray worked as a machinist for the C&O Railroad in Huntington. A man of entrepreneurial spirit, Gray became a very successful building contractor in the Huntington area. While attending Marshall, Gray would meet a pretty Beckley girl, Mary Reika Houck. Gray and Mary would marry on June 19th, 1949.

After 40 years in the building business, Gray and Mary would retire to Beckley. Never one “to rest on their laurels,” Gray and Mary would continue to stay busy. Gray would become a chief building inspector for the City of Beckley. Mary would stay busy with Nana’s Shoppe. They had many enterprises along the way. Gray owned Executive Manor (the old Beckley Hotel) uptown and operated Family Raceway and U Putt n Bat. Gray and Mary were members of Memorial Baptist for many years, more recently attending the United Methodist Temple. Life has had its challenges. In recent years Gray and Mary lost Nana’s Shoppe and their home to a devastating fire, endured the loss of their son–in-law, Kenneth Johnson and Mary’s brother, John Houck. But they were strong in their faith and fortitude. On May 10th, 2011, Mary passed away after 62 years of marriage. And now… “Oh Glad Reunion.” 

Those left to cherish his memory are his family. Gray was the beloved father of Karen Sue McAlister Johnson; he was the dear grandfather of Beau M. Johnson and his wife, Carolyn and Kerri Anne Austin and her husband Billy all of Beckley. The apple of his eye in the later years of his life was his only great grandchild, Zoie the daughter of Kerri and Billy. Zoie could always make her “Poppy” smile.

Gray leaves his extended family, the Houcks. He was the fond brother-in-law of Patsy Houck and her children, John Daniel Houck and his wife, Dee Dee and their daughter, Katie Barnes and her husband, Nathan and their daughter, Emerie; Amy Dempsey and her husband, Randy and their daughters, Hannah and Rachael; Beth Jarrell and her husband, Richard and their daughter Laura; David Houck and his wife, Jessica and their children, Elizabeth and Cody; and finally ever so faithful, his little canine companion, Brandee who always brightened his days.

On Thursday, Feb. 27th, at 6 p.m. we will honor the life of Gray Lynn McAlister with at “Service of Remembrance” at the United Methodist Temple, 201 Templeview Drive, Beckley. The Rev. Randy Adkins will be officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until the service hour at the church. Committal services will be Friday, Feb. 28th, at noon at the Woodmere Memorial Park in Huntington. 

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

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

Earl Wiley Moon

Mr. Earl Wiley Moon, 63, of Beckley, passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2014, following a long illness.

Born August 11,1950, in Mead, W.Va., he was the son of the late Wiley Moon and Ida Mae Mabry. 

Earl served eight years in the U.S. Navy. He was a graduate of Stoco High School in Coal City, W.Va. He received the Lord at an early age.

He was preceded in death by his father Wiley Moon, grandmother, Josphine Radford; a uncle, Earl and a aunt, Roberta Davis.

Left to cherish his loving memories are his mother, Ida Mae Mabry of Illinois; step mother, Betty Moon of Virginia; his beloved Lisa Cook of Beckley; his two sons, Germaine (Connie) Smith of Illinois and Gregory (Monica) Moon of Mississippi; three daughters Yolonda Moon of Mississippi; Shameka and Taneysha Hairston, Michelle and Kanisha Cook, all of Beckley; five sisters, Brenda (Willie) Phipps of Illinois, Kathy Davis and Tracie Moon of Virginia, Dora Jackson and Lisa Jackson of Beckley; three brothers, Marvin (Kathy) Davis of Illinois, Michael (Marie) Moon and Rodney Moon, both of Virginia; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and love ones.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at Free and Independent Holiness Church, 106 Seventh St., Beckley. Officiating will be Elder Phylander Moon, the Rev. Onnie Cook and Bishop Ernest Stewart. Burial will follow at Greenwood Memorial Garden, Beckley. Military rites will be performed by American Legion Post 32 of Beckley.

Family hour will be one hour prior to services.

Condolences can be email at durganfuneralhome l@frontier.com

Final arrangements by Durgan Funeral Home, Beckley.

Lisa Miller Morgan

Lisa Miller Morgan, 51, currently of Huntington and formerly of Brenton and Augusta, W.Va., has transitioned from this Earthly world to her Heavenly home.

Born July, 24, 1962, in Welch, W.Va. to the proud parents of James E. Sonny (Son) Miller and Margaret E. “Margie” Trivett Miller formerly of Chilhowie, Va.

In her youth, she attended Mill Creek FWB and Augusta United Methodist Church. Lisa was the former owner of the Movie Time Video in Brenton. She was a member of the graduating class of 1980 at Hampshire High School in Romney, W.Va. and Baileysville High School in Brenton. Just a couple years ago, she earned Dean’s List Honors at WV Junior College in Charleston. 

Lisa joins family that has gone on before her — grandfathers, James “Jim” Miller, William Trivett and Basil “Tob” Miller, grandmothers, Agnes Hall Miller, Frankie Sullivan Trivett and Mildred “Millie” Miller, husband, Hansel Dale Morgan, son, James Matthew Miller, brothers, Joe and Roger, sister, EmmaJean, and many aunts, uncles and other dear family. 

Lisa is survived by her mother, Margie Miller, two children, Shannon Miller-Mace, her husband, Rob-Roy, and their son, Lisa’s first grandchild, Miller Mace, and Travis James Edward Miller, brother, Ronnie Miller, all of Huntington and Sisters, Patty Miller of Charleston, Sunny Gail Woolum and her husband Marty of Clearfork, Kathy Osborne of Ohio, step-son, Robert Dale Addison of Coal Mountain, mother-in-law and father-in-law Virgie and Lonnie Harper of Brenton and several aunts, uncles and many other family members. 

Friends and family may come together to share her memory at Calfee Funeral Service in Pineville, on Thursday, February 27th, from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial will take place at the family cemetery on Shannon Mill Creek Road in Brenton on Friday after formal services starting at 1 p.m. at Calfee Funeral Service with Rev. Tommy Knotts officiating.

Pallbearers will be close friends/family. The Family suggests any variety of live plants in lieu of cut flowers. 

Online guest book may be signed at www.calfeefuneralservice.com

Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service of Pineville is serving the Morgan family.

Barbara Ann Bennett Morrello

Barbara Ann Bennett Morrello, 77, of Rainelle, passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014, following a short illness.

Born September 2, 1936, in Charleston, she was the daughter of the late Claude Wesley and Hazel Gertrude Surbaugh Bennett.

Barbara was a devoted wife and mother. She worked at the G.C. Murphy Store for many years and was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rainelle where she was active until her health prevented her from doing many of the things she enjoyed.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Richard Morrello and her brother Darrell Lee Bennett.

Survivors include her son Michael Morrello of Rainelle; her daughter Gina Grimmett and husband Robert of Rainelle; and two grandsons, B.J. Grimmett and wife Mary Ann of Greybull, Wyoming and Ryan Grimmett of Rainelle.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, February 28, at Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc. with Pastor Yule Altizer officiating. Burial will follow in the End of The Trail Cemetery at Clintonville.

Friends may call one hour before the service from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.smathersfuneralchapelinc.com

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.

Leslie Warren Payne

LANSING — Leslie Warren Payne, 48, of Lansing, passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at home.

He was born on March 18, 1965, at Charleston, W.Va., he was the son of Dale and Marilyn Fields Payne of Fayetteville.

Leslie graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, retired from the West Virgninia State Police and a member of the Masonic Lodge at Ansted. 

Left to cherish many wonderful memories included his parents, Dale and Marilyn Payne; his best friend and son, Joshua Warren Payne; daughters, Samantha Payne, Cassie Jennings, and Kristen Jennings; brother, Christopher (Kathy) Payne; three grandchildren, Jacob, David, and Ciara; and companion/wife for 21 years, Tina Payne.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 28, 2014, at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home Chapel, Fayetteville, with Chaplain Jim Mitchell and Pastor Harry Fuller officiating.  Burial will follow at Huse Memorial Park Fayetteville.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 27, 2014, at the funeral home.

For those wishing to express their condolences to the Payne family, you may do so by visiting our website at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com

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

Edward Pennington

GLEN FORK — Edward Pennington, 46, of Glen Fork, passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2014.

He was born March 25, 196,7 in Beckley, a son of William Lee and Sharon Lynn Frazier Pennington of Sabine, W.Va.

He was a 1985 graduate of Glen Rogers High School.

He is preceded in death a brother Danny Pennington; grandparents Hubert and Hydrith Frazier, and Bill and Lissie Pennington.

Survivors include his parents William Lee and Sharon Lynn Frazier Pennington of Sabine; a son Austin Lee Pennington of McGraws; a sister Melissa Denise (Darren) Stapleton of Glen Fork; two nieces Courtney Stapleton, and Brittany (Dougie) Hatfield; two nephews Derrek Stapleton, and Chris Stapleton; two special great nephews Cayden and Tyler; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2014, in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, with Rev. Tanya Smith and Rev. Darrell Stapleton officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Ravencliff.

Friends may gather with the family from 11 a.m. on Friday, February 28, 2014, until time of service 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.

Deanna Joy Saxton

OAK HILL — Deanna Joy Saxton, 52, of Oak Hill, died on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at her home.

Arrangements are incomplete.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Karen Sue Shinaberry

FRANK, W.Va. — Karen Sue Shinaberry, 68, of Frank, passed away Sunday, February 16, 2014.

Per her wishes the body was cremated. A memorial service will be scheduled for March.

Online condolences may be made at www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Arbovale.

Martha Smith

PALM BAY, Fla. — Martha Smith, 76, of Palm Bay, formerly of Beckley, passed away at University of Virginia Medical Center on February 23, 2014.

She was born on June 3, 1937, in Raleigh County, to the late Woodrow and Ruth Grimes.

Martha was a magistrate assistant in Raleigh County for 15 years until moving to Floyd, Va., where she became a magistrate until she retired. While living in Floyd, she also owned a gift shop on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

After retiring, she and her late husband, Ray, made their home in Palm Bay.

Martha enjoyed traveling, working in her yard and flower beds, playing the slot machines and making beautiful flower arrangements. Her biggest joy was spending time with her granddaughter, watching her grow into an awesome skier, and attending her many recitals and Nutcracker performances.

Her loving husband, Ray Smith, of 56 years, preceded her in death on February 28, 2011.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Debbie and her husband Curtis Goad of Virginia, Cheryl and her husband Tom Potts of Beckley, her precious granddaughter, Presley Rae Peterson, step-grandson Josh Goad, and step-great granddaughter, Alivia, of San Diego, Calif.

She is also survived by brothers, Dean Grimes of Beckley, Norman Grimes of Texas, and a sister, Peggy Roza of Michigan.

Martha also leaves behind countless life-long friends reaching from the east coast to the west coast.

Her daughters would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Gary Poling and his staff as well as Eppy’s IV for their devoted care of their mother.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Calfee Funeral Home with Rick Snuffer officiating. Visitation is from 1 to 3 p.m., and service will be at 3 p.m.

Online condolences may be left at www.calfeefh.com

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Arlene Farmer White

BOLT — Arlene Farmer White, 82, of Bolt, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014, following a short illness.

On line condolences may be left at www.calfeefh.com

Arrangements are pending at Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Dorothy May McMillion Williams

PAGE — Dorothy May McMillion Williams, 78, died on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at her home in Coke Oven Hollow in Page, following an extended illness.

Born July 29,1936, in Mulberry, Fayette County, W.Va., the daughter of the late Rev. Orville McMillion and Ethel Runion McMillion Selvey. 

Dorothy was a homemaker and worked as a cook at Page School, where she was loved and enjoyed preparing and serving meals for the students that she treated as her own. She retired from the Fayette County Board of Education.

She loved to read a good book, loved her beautiful flowers, and loved to travel. She gave to many charities. She was the most kind-hearted, loving, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great great-grandmother and best friend to all who knew her. She was an avid bird lover who enjoyed feeding the birds.

“Each soul is a beautiful flower that passed from Earth — only to bloom new in heaven’s garden.” 

She was preceded in death by her loving husband Orba A. Williams Sr., her daughter-in-law “Bonnie” C. Williams and her great grandchild, Blake A. Williams.

Survivors include her children, Betty Harler and husband, William “Bill” of Page, Donna Pino and husband Joe, of Oak Hill, Ronnie Williams and Lisa Collins, of Kimberly, Orba Williams Jr. and wife Cathy, of Kincaid and Tammy Bostick and husband Nathan “Junior", of Lexington, N.C.; siblings, Roselee Davis of Jeffersonville, Ind., Stanley McMillion of Salem, Va. and Martha Toney of Kincaid, 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, one  great-great grandchild and her companion William “Roland” Stone of Page.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with officiating. Burial will be at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Visitation will be held at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill on Friday, February 28, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.