The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

January 23, 2011

Obituaries — Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011

Kathleen M. Aliff

HERNDON HEIGHTS — Kathleen McClellan Green Aliff, 91, of Herndon Heights, WV, died Friday, January 21, 2011, at Tazewell Community Hospital in Tazewell, VA, following a short illness.

Born August 16, 1919, in Herndon, WV, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Green and Molly (Ramsey) Green.

Kathleen was a homemaker, loved gardening, sewing, and quilting. She was a member of the New Hope Old Regular Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Herbert Donahue Aliff; a grandson, Gary Michael Lambert; a granddaughter, Pamela Sue Lambert Pope; and three brothers, Clinton Ray Green, Jack Lee Green, and Kester Green.

Those left to cherish her memory include one son, Donald Ray Aliff of the home; five daughters, Ellen Sue White of Canton, GA, Francis Crane and husband, Henry, of Hobe Sound, FL, Patricia Aliff Sherle of the home, Claudine Harrison and husband, David, of Tazewell, VA, and Christeen Shawver and husband, Bill, of Tazewell, VA; three sisters, Lena June Goodall of Huntington, WV, Della Mae Belcher of Princeton, WV, and Marie Davidson of Fredericksburg, VA; 17 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, January 24, 2011, at Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Bryce Phillips, Elder Vernon Blankenship, and Russell McCoy officiating. Burial will follow in the Lusk Cemetery at Herndon Heights.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Arrangements by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

Floyd Bonifacio

MOUNT HOPE — Floyd Bonifacio, 86, of Mount Hope, died on Thursday, January 20, 2011, at Veterans Administration Hospital in Beckley.

Born September 2, 1924, in Mount Hope, above the family store, Bon Bon’s, he was the son of the late Sam and Maria Troiani Bonifacio. He was a lifelong resident of Mount Hope with the exception of the time he served his country in the Navy during World War II, which included duty in Guam.

Floyd was the owner of Bon-Bon Confectionary & Hardware in Mount Hope, a business which his parents established in 1920. He and his wife had continued running the family store with the passing of other family members including his youngest son, Rock. He expanded his family business to include the hardware and operated two theaters, the Mount Hope and the Princess, providing jobs for many persons who still remember working for “Chief.”

He dearly loved his “church family” at the Mount Hope Baptist Temple and enjoyed worshiping his Lord with them.

Educated in the Mount Hope schools, he was a graduate of Mount Hope High School and Beckley College after his tour in the Navy. He was a good athlete who enjoyed sports, playing basketball for Mount Hope and Beckley College. He learned to pilot a plane after the war.

Floyd served the citizens of Mount Hope as recorder for the city council, served as a city councilman and then for twelve years he served as Mayor. During his time as Mayor, new water and sewer plants were built for the city. He served on the board of directors at the Bank of Mount Hope and served on the Fayette County Improvement Council.

He supported Mount Hope schools, the Youth Soccer League, which included donating the building for their use, church groups and many other groups and persons in the Mount Hope area. He was honored by the Mount Hope Federated League as “Citizen of the Year.”

Floyd and Phyllis served for years as the leading force of the town’s yearly fall celebration, the Mount Hope Jubilee. They were both honored to serve as Grand Marshals of the 2009 Jubilee.

Floyd will be greatly missed by his family and all of his friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his youngest son, Phillip Rock Bonifacio, on March 8, 2009, three brothers, Julius Bonifacio, Orval “Oggie” Bonifacio and Paul Bonifacio, and six sisters, Rosa Gramacci, Lena Bergendahl, Algisa “Gese” Bonifacio, Edith Bonifacio, Dorina Bonifacio and Angelina Bonifacio.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Phyllis Davis Bonifacio, sons, Doug Bonifacio and wife, Karen, of Beckley and Dean Bonifacio and wife, Lori, of Old Grandview Road, Beaver; one sister, Edith Davis of Dade City, Fla., a sister-in-law, Leona Bonifacio of Mount Hope, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be on Sunday, January 23, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Hope, with Rev. Carlyle Blomme officiating. Burial will be at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill, with military graveside rites by Oak Hill VFW Post #3110.

Visitation was held at Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope, from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Pallbearers will be Ben Susman, Brad Wartella, Ronald Clay, Tom Smith, Ken Maynor and Donald Marchio. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Beverley.

Donations of sympathy can be made to the Mount Hope Baptist Temple, 406 Main Street, Mount Hope, WV 25880.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

Bobby Ray Brown

COTTLE — Bobby Ray Brown, 64, of Cottle, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, in the CAMC Memorial Division.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, in the Waters Funeral Chapel at Summersville with Pastor David Sommerville and the Rev. Terry Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery at Glade Creek. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral chapel.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to your local Humane Society or the American Cancer Society.


Raymond T. Butler

PRINCETON — Raymond T. Butler, 85, of Princeton, died Friday, January 21, 2011, at the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley. He had been bravely battling lung cancer for several months.

Born August 16, 1925, in McKeesport, Pa., he was the son of the late Thomas P. Butler and Eva Anderson Butler. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marie W. Butler.

Ray grew up on a farm in Red Sulphur Springs and graduated from Peterstown High School in 1943. He joined the United States Navy and proudly served aboard the USS Sanctuary during WWII.

Among his most vivid memories was helping to evacuate prisoners of war from Japan. His military training led him into a medical career as head of the X-ray and laboratory departments at Wyoming General Hospital in Mullens. He later opened Parkview Professional Laboratory and Medical Arts Laboratory in Princeton.

Ray had a wide variety of interests including deep sea fishing and hunting with his family. For many years he was a “ham” radio enthusiast and had a passion for flying. He was a loyal member of the Civil Air Patrol in Mercer County.

Those left to cherish his memory are son Ralph E. Butler and wife Naomi of Burlington, N.C., daughter Linda Sisk and husband Richard of Beaver, granddaughter Courtney Sisk of Teays Valley, grandson Brent Sisk of Charleston and great-grandsons Andrew Workman and Ethan Sisk. He is also survived by brothers Franklin D. Butler and wife Sue of Sanford, N.C., James L. Butler and wife Donna of Kernersville, N.C., and a sister, Maxine B. Currin of Mebane, N.C.

Funeral Services will be held 2:30 p.m. Monday, January 24, 2011, from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Jim Rackey and Pastor Michael Knotts officiating. Burial will follow in Butler Family Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his nephews.

Friends are invited to visit with the family on Monday from 12:30 p.m. until the service hour at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

The Butler family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory & Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.

Frank L. Canterbury

BALLARD — Frank L. Canterbury, 62, of Ballard, passed away Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, Va.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 24, at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Derrick Leslie and the Rev. Eddie Howdock officiating. Burial will follow in the Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery, Red Sulphur Springs. Friends may call from 6 to 8:30 p.m. today, Jan. 23, at the funeral home.

Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the Canterbury family at

Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

Anna Collins Clere

Anna “Annie” Marie Collins Clere, 49, of Glen Morgan, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at the Charleston Area Memorial Center following a short illness.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.

Virginia Louise Brane Couch

OCEANA — Virginia Louise Brane Couch, 84, of Oceana, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley.

In keeping with Virginia’s wishes there will be no services and she will be cremated.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

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

Martha Alta Crane

ORIENT HILL — Martha Alta Crane, 79, of Ball Diamond Road, Orient Hill, passed away Thursday, January 20, 2011, at Lewis Gale Medical Center, at Salem, Virginia, following a short illness.

Born July 27, 1931, at Orient Hill, she was the daughter of the late Tony Lee and Alzina Lee Propps Crane.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by five sisters, Lackie Banton, Iva Brown, Thelma Powers, Ludie Dooley, and Erna Poe; and six brothers, Ray and Roy Crane, Wilbert, Pleas, Jimmy, and William Simmons.

She was a member of the Mountain Baptist Church at Carl, West Virginia.

Survivors include three sisters: Arthena Redden, Mary Boothe, and Marie Boothe, all of Orient Hill, West Virginia, and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, January 24, 2011, at Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle, with Rev. Houston Boothe officiating. Burial will follow at End of the Trail Cemetery, Clintonville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday evening at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.

Arlie Edward Ellison

Arlie Edward Ellison had an appointment in heaven at 8:47 p.m. January 21, 2011. He so looked forward to keeping that reunion although leaving home is always a little sorrowful. Arlie lived all his life on his family’s land. It was his grandparent’s home and then his home and for 58 years, Arlie loved his small piece of God’s earth. He tended his garden with greatest care and went by “the signs” for everything from pulling a tooth to planting potatoes. He leaves behind a way of life that many will recall for a very long time.

Born at Ellison Ridge, WV, Arlie came into this world July 6, 1919. He was a son of the late William McKinley “Mack” and West Virginia (Wessie) Lilly Ellison. Arlie was a good son, father and great papaw.

He proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII; worked as a coal miner at East Gulf for seven years before obtaining a job on the C&O Railroad where he retired from CSX Transportation after 40 years of dependable service. Arlie was a faithful member of the Nimitz Missionary Baptist Church. Serving as a head usher, he enjoyed handing out the church bulletins and greeting each member with his own particular wit. Everyone looked forward to seeing Arlie; he made them laugh.

For a while he’s been unable to attend services due to illness. Already in heaven waiting for him to come are his dad and mom, his sister, Mary Elizabeth (Libby) Ellison Lilly, and his darling son Dr. Arlie Matthew Ellison.

Left behind to always miss him are his wife of 58 years, Jenny Lee Frazier Ellison; a son, John Mark Ellison and wife Jennifer of Nimitz; a daughter, Elizabeth “Beth” Ellen Trout and her husband Rev. Gary Trout of Marion, VA; six grandchildren, John Evan and Matthew Ellison of Nimitz, Joni Brooke Trout Peets of Wilton, CA, Joseph Trout of Huntington, WV, Jacob Trout of Marion, VA, and Jaclyn Trout of Lynchburg, VA; one brother, Benny Paul Ellison and wife Jeannie, and one sister, Vera Ellison, both of Nimitz. Jonathan Ellison, Arlie’s nephew, was more like a son to Arlie and will miss him every day. Lisa Ellison Bragg, Lois Ellison Harvey and Sherry Ellison Foster were not only nieces but lived next door and were with him throughout his life. Roger Blake Lilly of Glade Springs and Becky Sue Mandeville Sparks of Maxwell Hill are also a nephew and niece.

Through the years Arlie never missed a trip on the railroad. He enjoyed perfect health and if the train left the station Arlie was in the driver’s seat. He was not a joiner of anything except the Church. After retirement he could be found in the house or working in his vegetable garden. Children loved Arlie because they enjoyed his humor. Family and friends will be retelling papaw’s outrageous antics for many years to come.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 23, 2011, at the Nimitz Missionary Baptist Church with Pastors Don Hannah and Andy Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Lilly-Crews Cemetery at Nimitz. Friends may call from 1 p.m. till time of service on Sunday. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Christine L. Farris

CUMBERLAND, Md. — Christine L. Farris, age 71, of Cumberland, MD, beloved mother and widow, passed away on Wednesday, January 19, 2011.

Christine was born August 20, 1939, in Cumberland, MD, and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Angeline Barnhart. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Farris; and her brother, Joseph Barnhart.

She is survived by her two children, Timothy S. Farris and his wife, Melissa, of Cumberland, MD, and Krista L. Lobban and her husband, Dr. John Lobban, of Morgantown, W.Va., formerly of Alderson, W.Va.; her six grandchildren, Karlee, Kendra, Kasey and Kara Lobban of Morgantown, W.Va., and Christian and Chloe Farris of Cumberland, MD. She is also survived by her four sisters, Clementine Henderson, Linda Proud and her husband, Ronald, Patricia Volk and her husband, Ed, and Angela Smith; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Ave. in Cumberland, MD, ( on Sunday, January 23, 2011, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. A Christian Wake will be conducted at the funeral home Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 125 Fayette Street, Cumberland, MD, on Monday, January 24, 2011, at 10 a.m., with Father Bernard Finerty, O.F.M. Cap., as celebrant. Interment will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 125 Fayette Street, Cumberland, MD 21502.

Information submitted by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson, W.Va.

Edith Mae Gray

JUMPING BRANCH — Edith Mae Gray, 75, of Jumping Branch entered into eternal rest Friday, January 21, 2011, at The Villages at Greystone following a long illness.

Born March 22, 1935, at Streeter, she was the daughter of the late Lundy Mason and Tina Beatrice Pack Lilly. Mrs. Gray was a member of the Bluestone Baptist Church and was retired from the Jumping Branch Post Office after many years of service. She loved her church family and attended services as long as her health permitted. As well as spending time with family and friends, she enjoyed gardening and cooking.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert Harold Willey and Willie L. Gray, one brother, Nathan Don Lilly.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Bob Willey and wife Betty of Beaver; one grandson, Jason H. Huffman and wife Melissa of Yardley, PA; one great-granddaughter Ryan Caroline Huffman of Yardley, PA; one sister, Margaret Blankenship of Cool Ridge; and several nieces, nephews and cousins and special friends and family also survive.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, January 24, 2011, at the Bluestone Baptist Church in Jumping Branch with Pastor Bill Fox officiating. Burial will follow in the Lilly-Crews Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlor from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday and at the Church one hour prior to services. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Phoeba Frances (Champe) Gwinn

POOL — Phoeba Frances (Champe) Gwinn, 96, of Pool, Nicholas County, West Virginia, passed away Friday, January 21, 2011, at the Ansted Center. Phoeba was born September 10, 1914, at Pool. She was the daughter of the late Floyd H. and Callie Ada Hutchison Champe. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Gwinn, on January 24, 1982. She was also preceded in death by her sisters: Evelena and Delena Champe and Mary Paterek; her brothers, Floyd Jr. and John Champe.

Phoeba was a school teacher in Nicholas County for 41 years. She was a graduate of Nicholas High School in 1934 and was also a graduate of Marshall University. She began her teaching career in 1936. Her first school was a one-room school at Eureka in Jetsville. Eureka means “I have found it” and that is where she ‘found’ her husband, Charles. Other schools at which she taught were: Nixon, near Jetsville; Grassy Creek, Leivasy, Nettie, Belle at Mt. Lookout and Kesslers Cross Lanes from which she retired in 1977. She remembered her students and could tell stories about each and she would know the year and grade she had them in school. She would take her lunch to school and share with her students. One student, Robert, let her know very quickly “he did not like mashed potato sandwiches.” She always hoped that Rosie learned to eat “porcupine balls” as she was not about to eat them at school. She loved country music and always said rock and roll was great — as long as you kept your feet on the Rock and had your name on the Roll. She knew people — whom they married, when they married and their families. She never met a stranger because if she didn’t know someone, she would ask who they were, who were their parents and sometimes grandparents. She knew who was related to whom and where they were living. She had many interesting stories to tell. Until the last months, the telephone was her line to the world. She enjoyed talking to and keeping in touch with her many friends. In the fall of the year, she would order and plant many flower bulbs so her yard was in full bloom every spring. Although she could not see that well, she knew the location of every flower, rock and bush and she did not want them cut or moved. She was a lover of animals. Her little dog was her joy as well as her cats.

Phoeba was, indeed, very independent yet willing to help her family and her neighbors. In addition to her teaching career, she was a postal clerk in the Pool Post Office. She has lived a full and productive life and will be missed by all. She was grateful to Dr. Wurth. In her last days the staff — administrators, nurses, CNAs and housekeepers — at Ansted Center could not have been more helpful. Phoeba received the very best care, and friendly, and professional attention from each member of this wonderful facility.

Survivors include a brother, William at Pool, two sisters: Eva Shugars of Clearwater, Florida, and Callie Virginia Lake at Pool, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 25, in the White Funeral Home with Pastor William Howard Gwinn and Pastor Doug Beam officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery at Nettie.

Friends may call at White Funeral Home in Summersville from 4 till 6 p.m. Monday, January 24.

Douglas Gordon Kinser

CYCLONE — Douglas Gordon Kinser, 78, of Cyclone, WV, went to be home with his heavenly Father on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, in Raleigh General Hospital after a long illness. He was born September 24, 1932, in Beckley, WV, a son of the late Jake and Gladys Browning Kinser. He was a U.S. Army Korean War Veteran and a member of the VFW.

In addition to his parents, his loving wife Shelby Chapman Kinser also preceded him in death along with a son-in-law, Jerome JC Cook.

Those left to cherish his memories are three daughters, Dolores DeeDee Cook of Kopperston, WV, Dreamia Kilgore of Accoville, WV, and Cindi Dawn Kinser of Cyclone, WV; a son, Douglas Michael Kinser of Kopperston, WV; a granddaughter whom he helped to raise, Andrea Kinser Williams of Accoville, WV; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; a special Aunt, Barbara “Cricket” Chapman of Mallory; and a host of other loving family and friends whom he loved dearly. Dad was a special man who never met a stranger. He was our rock and sunshine and we were blessed to have him.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Monday, January 24, 2011, in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV, with Rev. Roland Cook officiating. Wyoming County Veterans Honor Guard will conduct Military Graveside Rites. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, January 23, 2011, at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be grandsons Chris Cook, Ben Cook, Ethan Cook Gillespie and son-in-law Chad Willis. E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

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

Dorothy ‘Dot’ Iway Lambert Burks Masters and Melissa Burks ‘Sissy’ Wills

PETERSTOWN — Dorothy “Dot” Iway Lambert Burks Masters, 65, of Glen Lyn, Va., and her daughter, Melissa Burks “Sissy” Wills, 42, of Powell Mountain Road, passed away together Friday, Jan. 21, 2011.

Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements are incomplete at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown, and Widener Funeral Home, Kimball.

Charles Douglas McClanahan

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Charles Douglas McClanahan, 68, passed away in his home on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, following a long but valiant fight against pancreatic cancer.

Charlie was born Feb. 23, 1942, in Glen Rogers, W.Va., the son of Bernard (Luke) McClanahan and Ann Dillon McClanahan.

He graduated from Glen Rogers High School and then attended Concord College. He volunteered for the draft and proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era, after which he attended Chapman University where he completed his Bachelor of Arts Degree. He was employed as an estimator in New Housing Construction and later in Aerospace with Boeing. He always remained a loyal West Virginian and Mountaineer fan, who also loved camping, fishing and being surrounded by his family.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 45 years, Charlotte “Bitsy” McClanahan; a daughter, Charlotte Kanoti (James); a son, Michael (Brandi); grandchildren, Meghan and Hannah Deardorff and Justin McClanahan of California. He is also survived by brothers, William “Henry” McClanahan (Patty) of New Jersey and Clarence McClanahan of California; a niece, Cheryl (Terrence) McParland; and great-nephew, Zachary McParland.

A funeral with military honors will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at the Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, Calif.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Ste. 200, Manhattan Beach, Calif. 90266, or online at

Pansy I. Milam

Pansy I. Milam, 74, of Flat Top, passed away Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at Raleigh General Hospital.

Arrangements are pending completion at Rose and Quesenberry Shady Spring Funeral Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.

Laura Smith Morgan

PINEVILLE — Laura Smith Morgan, 108, of Pineville passed away Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at her residence.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of Calfee Funeral Service with the Rev. Donald “Doc” Adkins officiating. Burial will follow in Morgan Family Cemetery, Centerville. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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

Shirley Solinda Simmons Morgan

HINTON — Shirley Solinda Simmons Morgan of Hinton, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away January 20, 2011, at her home following a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. Her loving husband Homer and daughter Susan were by her side. They were married in 1952 and shared 58 wonderful years together.

Shirley was born on June 8, 1931, in Durbin to the late Arcellous and Mona Bennett Simmons; a graduate of Greenbank High School in 1949, she then attended C&O Nursing School where she earned her Registered Nurse degree in 1952. Having worked many years as a dedicated and respected nurse at the Hinton Hospital and later as a home health nurse until her retirement in 1989, she enjoyed gardening, farming, canning, working with her flowers and doing puzzle books, and loved being with her family and her pets Clarabell and Spot.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Cheryl Lynn Morgan, in September 2010 and a great-grandson, Anthony Taylor Morgan, in 1993.

Left to cherish her wonderful memory are her husband, Homer Morgan of Hinton; two daughters, Susan Shrader and husband Ronnie and Ann Bennett and husband Dallas all of Hinton; two sons, Cecil Morgan of Alderson and David Morgan and wife Miriam of NC; nine grandchildren, Shelly Morgan Webb and husband Jimmy, Sabina Morgan, Courtney Turner Ford and husband Tucker, Amber Mills Stover and husband Frank, Jacob Morgan, Eli Morgan, Alexis Morgan, David Wayne Morgan and Homer Morgan; eleven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marie Nottingham of Durbin and Bessie Sutton and husband Ivan of MD; two brothers, Jim Simmons and wife Jean of OH and Ralph Simmons and wife Jo Ann of FL; and she will also be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.

As per her request her body was cremated and a private service with be held by the family at a later date.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the Alzheimer’s Association at 1111 Lee St. East, Charleston, WV 25301, and or Hospice of Southern WV at 540 North Jefferson St., Lewisburg, WV 24901.

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Danny J. Pack Sr.

CHESAPEAKE — Danny James Pack, Sr., 67, formerly of 2800 block of Willowood Drive in Deep Creek, but most recently of Shiloh Drive in Windsor, VA, went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 21, 2011. He was a member of Tucker Swamp Baptist Church, Zuni, VA, and a former member of Highland Baptist Church, Portsmouth. Dan was an electrician by trade and worked for John Hall Electric and the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth. He was preceded in death by his father, Raynard J. Pack; a daughter, Judith L. Pack; and a son, James L. Pack.

He is survived by his loving wife, Cinda L. Pack; his mother, Louise A. Pack; a daughter, Joy Love Pack and friend Wayne Hughes; a son, Danny J. Pack, Jr., and his wife Christina; three brothers, David, Robert, and William Pack; and four grandchildren, Christopher, Robert, and Judith Funai, and Grace Pack.

A funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on January 25, 2011, in Highland Baptist Church by Pastor Danny J. Pack, Jr. Burial will follow in Albert G. Horton Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk. The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service beginning at 11 a.m. Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, is handling these arrangements.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Cancer Society.

Information submitted by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 S. Kanawha St., Beckley, WV 25801.

John ‘Paul’ David Potter Sr.

HURON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — John D. Potter, Sr., age 84, of Huron Township, died January 19, 2011.

Beloved husband of the late Betty June Meadows. Loving father of John Potter, Jr., Gary Potter, Philip (Donna) Potter and Jerry (Kellie) Potter. Dearest grandfather of Kristine, Christian, Philip, Lindsey, Cody, Joshua, Jenna and Macy. He is also survived by his brothers Ronnie (Lee) Stapleton, Dave Stapleton and his sisters Nell (Preston) Stover and Rosie (Dave) Adkins. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

Funeral service is Saturday, 6 p.m., at Michigan Memorial Funeral Home (next to Michigan Memorial Park), 30895 Huron River Drive, Huron Twp., 734-783-2646. Visitation is Saturday, 1 to 9 p.m. Friends may also gather with the family from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. Monday, January 24, 2011, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with the funeral service beginning at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, West Virginia.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Arrangements by Michigan Memorial Funeral Home and Blue Ridge Funeral Home.

Esta Priestly Reynolds

FAYETTEVILLE — Esta Priestly Reynolds, 89, of Fayetteville passed away Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at the Hilltop Center following a long illness.

In keeping with Esta’s wishes, she will be cremated and services will be held at a later date.

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

Bobby L. Rorrer

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Bobby L. Rorrer, 58, of Cleveland, OH, died January 19, 2011, at his home after a long illness.

He was born April 24, 1952, at Dameron, WV, a son of the late Bruce and Virginia Bowman Rorrer.

He was a beloved husband of America (nee Markham); devoted father of Robert and Brian; loving grandfather of Sarah, Melissa, Matthew, Morgan, Katlyn, Summer, and Aiden; dear brother of Roger.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon, January 24, 2011, at 1 o’clock in the Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, WV. Clergy will be Rev. Donnie Russell. Interment will be in Rorrer Family Cemetery, Dameron, WV.

Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home.