The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

March 3, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, March 3, 2013




Eldridge ‘Troutman’ Amick Jr.

RUPERT — Eldridge “Troutman” Amick Jr., 57, of Rupert passed away Monday, February 25, 2013, in the Beckley VA medical center following a short battle with cancer.

Born on December 2, 1955, in Richwood.

Junior was a very proud veteran of the United States Air Force, where he rose to the rank of sergeant, while serving as a jet engine mechanic. He loved being outdoors; he enjoyed hunting, but he dearly loved to be on the river bank fishing. He was a mechanic, last working in the mining industry.

Preceded in death by his daughter Andra Dawn Gajdos, his nephew Eddie Don Bailes.

Those left to cherish his memory include his father Eldridge Amick and his wife Ruth of Quinwood, and his mother Janet Keeney and her husband Tommy of Summersville, his former wife Elizabeth Amick of Delbarton, his children Zachary Amick of Lenora, California, Leah Smelcher and husband Donnie of Howard, Ohio, Nicholaus Amick of Beckley, one granddaughter Arion, his sister Patricia Griffin and husband James of Summersville, his stepbrothers Billy Younts of Roanoke, Va., and Jimmy Younts of Nettie, his stepsisters Annette Snider of Nettie, and Sue Taylor of Ansted. A host of nieces and nephews and beloved friends.

A graveside military service will be held in May 2013, in the Carl Baptist Church cemetery.

In keeping with Junior’s wishes he will be cremated.

In lieu of flowers the family ask that donation be made to the Summit Bank branch in Rainelle to help with funeral expenses.

Arrangements are in the care of Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, West Virginia 25801.



Thomas ‘Alex’ Arbuckle

LEWISBURG — Thomas “Alex” Arbuckle, 91, of Lewisburg died Friday, March 1, 2013, at his home after an extended illness.

Born September 21, 1921, at Lewisburg, he was the son of the late Alexander W. and Carrie Botts Arbuckle.

A member of the Clifton Presbyterian Church having served as an elder and deacon. Founder and president of Greenbrier Tractor Sales from 1950 to 1997. An owner of Bonnie Mist Car Wash. A director of the Virginia Farm Equipment Association. A director of Greenbrier Valley National Bank. A director of the WV State Fair from 1981 to 2000 and director emeritus from 2001 til his death. A Charter member of the Maxwelton Ruritan Club. A member of Greenbrier Lodge No. 42 A.F. & A.M. Beni Kedem Shriners and the Greenbrier Valley Shrine Club.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Louise Arbuckle and a sister Virginia Lewis.

Survivors are his wife Elizabeth Arbuckle of Lewisburg, two sons Jim (Cely) Arbuckle and Robert Davis Arbuckle both of Lewisburg. A brother Lockart (Jean) Arbuckle of Lewisburg. Two nephews Johnson and Alex Lewis and one niece Jane Lewis.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Clifton Presbyterian Church with Rev. Janice Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Church Cemetery with Masonic graveside rites.

The Family will receive friends at McCraw Funeral Home in Lewisburg from 6 til 8 p.m. on Monday, March 4.

McCraw Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.



Bernard Ross Bostic

TALCOTT — Bernard Ross Bostic, 89, of Talcott went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, February 28, 2013, at the Summers Co. Appalachian Regional Hospital following a sudden illness.

Born August 29, 1923, at Talcott, he was a son of the late William O. and Pauline Saunders Bostic.

Bernard was a member of the Rollynsburg Baptist Church and was retired from the shipping department for Union Carbide in South Charleston with 37 years of service. He proudly served his country during WWII in the U.S. Army in the 505th parachute infantry and 82nd Airborne and served in France, Belgium and Germany.

He participated with many Graham House activities, John Henry Days, placement of the American Flags in Talcott for July 4th, Veterans and Memorial Day holidays and the Talcott Cemetery. Bernard loved gardening, the outdoors, feeding his birds and squirrels, working on automobiles and spending time with his family and friends.

Preceding him in death include an infant son, Bernard Bostic II; son, Norman W. Bostic; three brothers, Ralph “Gabe” Bostic, Jack Bostic and Howard “Preach” Bostic; and one sister, Florence Mann.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 66 years, Nancy Eades Bostic at home; one daughter, Patricia Bostic Lowers and husband Larry of Houston, TX; two grandchildren, Jeremy Bostic and Brynne Bostic Smiley both of Houston, TX; two sisters, Ruby Bostic Ballengee Gray of NY and Mary Carol Bostic Ward of Marie; three brothers, James “Jimmy” Bostic of Montgomery, Thomas Bostic and wife Nova of KY and Richard “Dick” Bostic and wife Betty of Ballengee. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at the Rollynsburg Baptist Church with Pastor Dana Stalnaker officiating. Burial will follow in the Talcott Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3 until 5 p.m. Monday at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel 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 www.ronaldmeadowsfp.com.



Joyce Carolyn Brown

KINGSPORT, Tenn. — Joyce Carolyn Brown, 56, formerly of Arnett, has died.

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

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.



Madeline Callison

MEADOW BRIDGE — Madeline Callison, 94, of Springdale-Dawson Road, Meadow Bridge, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, peacefully during her sleep just after midnight on Thursday, February 28, 2013.

Born July 8, 1918, of Hump Mtn., above Sandstone, she was the daughter of the late Robert Harvey and Sally Ann Mitchell Fox.

She graduated from Sandstone High School and was a faithful member of Meadow Grove Baptist Church of Dawson, West Virginia, for all her adult life.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Turner Callison, in 1979, two brothers, James Raymond and Robert Woodrow Fox, and a granddaughter, Melanie Ruth Callison.

Left to cherish her memory are 2 sons: George Robert Callison and wife Drema of New Bern, NC, Paul Turner Callison of the home in Meadow Bridge, WV; 1 daughter: Sue Ann Callison Wheeler of Forestville, MD; adopted granddaughter: Lisa Callison Ramirez and husband Selvin of Laurel, MD; twin granddaughters: Connie and Kassandra Callison of Grassy Meadows; 1 grandson: George Gregory Callison and wife Gina of Ramseur, NC; great-granddaughter: Madeline Carol Callison of New Bern, NC; great-grandson: Logan Gregory Callison of New Bern, NC; one niece: Geneva Fox Pishner of Beaver; numerous nieces and nephews on husband’s side of family.

Service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2013, at Meadow Grove Baptist Church, Dawson, with Pastor Vince Deeds officiating, assisted by Rev. Bill Ferguson. Burial will follow at Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville, WV.

Viewing and visitation with family and friends will be at the church one hour prior to the Service (10 to 11 a.m.).

The family wishes to express sincere appreciation to all the caregivers of their Mother over the past several years.

In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy in honor of Mrs. Callison may be made to Meadow Grove Baptist Church, c/o Drema Helmick, Rt. 2 Box 147 W, Alderson, WV 24910.

Arrangements entrusted to Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.



Myrtle Carter

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. — Mrs. Myrtle Carter, of Rocky Mount, N.C., formerly of Beckley, died Friday, March 1, 2013.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.



Shelby J. Doss

MCALPIN — Shelby J. Doss, 74, of McAlpin passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, following a long illness.

Born November 2, 1938, at Pinman, she was the daughter of the late Barney and Geneva Geneseo.

Shelby was a loving mother, wife, sister, and mawmaw whom her family loved very much. She loved to raise a garden, plant flowers, and sitting in a rocking chair on the porch. Whoever met her loved her.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, Buddy, and her sister Teresa.

Those left to cherish her memory include 2 daughters, Terri Wrinkle and her husband Robert of Crab Orchard, Tina Doss of McAlpin, 2 sons George Doss of Maryland, and Wayne Doss and his wife Elva of Sophia, 3 sisters Shirley Gobb and her husband Bill, and Mary Geneseo both of Iowa, Carol Bower of Sophia, 1 brother James Sapp and his wife Beverly of Sophia, 3 grandchildren Keri Hatcher of MacArthur, Mark Doss of McAlpin, and Samantha Chapman of Sophia, 3 great-grandchildren Stevie and Lily Hatcher and Cadence Meadows, also dozen of nieces and nephews. Shelby will also be missed by her dog Zoe, and cat Lilman.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Joseph Golden and his staff for taking such great care of our mom and dad.

Services celebrating the life of Shelby will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday. March 5, 2013, in the chapel of Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia, WV.

The family will receive friend s from 4 p.m. til service time at the funeral home.

In keeping with Shelby’s wishes following the service she will be cremated.

An online guest registry and other information can be found by visiting www.blueridgefuneralhome.com.

The honor of serving the Doss family has been given to the Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 101 First Street, Sophia, WV 25921.



Kristi McMillion Fisher

CHARLESTON — Kristi McMillion Fisher, age 43, of Charleston, WV, formerly of Piney View, WV, passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.

Born on July 19, 1969, at Jacksonville, NC, she was the daughter of Charles McMillion of Daytona Beach, Florida, and the late Karen Kegg McMillion.

She was a former nursing home CPA, and had spent her childhood in Piney View.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her grandfather, Carlos McMillion of Piney View.

Those survivors left to cherish her memory include her husband, Robbie Fisher, a daughter Kyndl Lexus McMillion of Shady Spring, a brother Curtis McMillion and his wife Darlena and family of Shady Spring, and a grandmother, Lucille McMillion of Piney View.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Monday, March 4, 2013, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Troy Rackliffe officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity, WV.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until service time on Monday.

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

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



Gwendolyn Irene Nutter Pomeroy Frashure

RUPERT — Our wife and mother, Gwen Frashure of Rupert, went to be with our Lord on Thursday, February 28, 2013, in the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center at Fairlea following a long illness.

Born April 23, 1927, in Holden, she was the daughter of the late Okey and Lula Nutter. Gwen was a registered nurse and worked many years for the Rupert Clinic with Drs. Klausman and Nunley. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Gwen was a woman of great faith and a member of the Bascom United Methodist Church at Rupert and a lifetime member of the ladies of the Eastern Star. Everyone who knew Gwen loved and adored her as she was such a caring and outgoing person and a wonderful friend to all.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Robert Nutter.

Survivors include her husband Lowell Frashure; daughter Sheila (Jim) Mendicino of South Carolina; son Timothy (Lauri) Frashure of Ohio; grandchildren James (Elizabeth) Mendicino, Scott Mendicino, Anna Frashure and Ben Frashure; great-grandchildren Bailey, Samantha, Caden and Evan; brother Jack (Julia) Nutter; sisters Bonnie Pietrusza and Geneva Morton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday, March 4, in the Bascom United Methodist Church at Rupert with Pastor Stanley Clark officiating. Entombment will be in the Wallace Memorial Mausoleum.

Friends may call Sunday, March 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Smathers Funeral Chapel and one hour before the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Bascom United Methodist Church, Drawer L, Rupert, WV 25984.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.smathersfuneralchapel.com.

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.



Oley Lynn Grose

FERRUM, Va. — Oley Lynn Grose, age 76, of Ferrum went to be with his friend Jesus, the Man from Galilee, on Friday, March 1, 2013.

He was born in Ghent, W.Va., on October 21, 1936.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roland Grose; and his mother, Minnie Grose Hutchens.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Shirley Belcher Grose (Squirt), and daughter Tawnya Grose of the home. Also three daughters, Robbin (Bobby) Wright, Leigh Ann Kidd and Erin Blair; four grandchildren, David and Jason Wright, Jackie and Mandie Thurston; two great-grandchildren, Travis Broughman and Hope Smith; one brother, Samuel (Mary) Grose of Ohio; several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Grose was employed with Winn Dixie Stores, Inc., for 38 years and retired as Store Location Manager in Rocky Mount in 1997 with 26 years of service. He was a member of Light House Baptist Church in Rocky Mount.

A special thanks to the Franklin County Public Safety Squads for their assistance.

Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 11 a.m. Monday with Pastor Bob Andrews officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park with Pastor Mark Stugelmeyer officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

His family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Flora Funeral Service & Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.

Schuyler ‘Sky’ Hickman

OAK HILL — Schuyler Bruce “Sky” Hickman, 62, of Oak Hill, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013.

Funeral services will be noon Tuesday, March 5, at First Baptist Church of Harlem Heights, with the Rev. Paul S. Baker and the Rev. Shannon Robinson officiating. Friends may call at 11 a.m., one hour prior to the service, at the church.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research at www.jimmyv.org.

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

Arrangements are entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.



John Edward ‘Ed’ Holt

OAK HILL — John Edward “Ed” Holt, age 64, of Oak Hill, WV, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley.

Born January 4, 1949, in Oak Hill, WV, he was the son of the late John Earl Holt and the late Bonnie Warden Holt Navicki.

Ed was a member of Oak Hill Masonic Lodge #120 AF&AM and had recently retired from Alpha Natural Resources where he ended his 45 years of employment as a purchaser in the coal industry.

He will be greatly missed by his wife of 46 years, Ruth Ann Tucker Holt of Oak Hill. He is survived by his beloved daughters, Tara Holt of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Kim Kupec and her husband Justin of Morgantown, WV; three cherished grandchildren, Emma, Nate and Ella Kupec; loving sister, Rita Kay Jefferies and brother Mike Navicki. Also surviving are sister and brothers-in-law, Patty and Larry Nutter, Jack and Cami Suzza, Donna and Kenny Thomas and Saundra Tucker; and also by his mother-in-law, Ruth Suzza.

The family will respectfully honor Ed’s request for no memorial service. We however will have a visitation on Monday, March 4, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV.

We would like to thank his family, friends and co-workers for their love and support.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Ed’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 200 Woodlawn Avenue, Beckley, WV 25801.

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

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV.



Freddie Justice

JUSTICE — Freddie Justice, 63, of Justice, died Friday, March 1, 2013.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in Justice Tabernacle, Justice, with the Rev. Randall Staton. Burial will be in Davis Cemetery, Justice. Friends may gather with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 4, at the church.

Online at www.mountsfuneralhome.com.

Mounts Funeral Home of Gilbert is in charge of arrangements.



Marie June Kelly

FAYETTEVILLE — Marie June Kelly, 79, of Fayetteville, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley.

Born on June 5, 1933, at Coal City, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Virgie Holcomb Ellison.

Mrs. Kelly was a member of Fayetteville First Church of God. She loved animals and she loved taking care of her dogs and birds.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Buford Kelly.

Survivors include her children: Connie (Eddie) Dickerson, Gladys (George) Gowman, Michael (Sherry) Kelly, Sarah (Greg Cook) Kelly, Juanita (Jim Molanick) Cook, and Tommy (Carol) Kelly; fourteen grandchildren: Crystal, Wesley, Mary, Junior Dickerson, Tabitha, Steven, Christine Horn, and Michael Kelly Jr., Mary Davis, Jamie Kelley, Samantha Johnson, Elizabeth Cook, Alexander and Amanda Kelly; fourteen great-grandchildren: Anna Marie Kelly, Mira Delenn Melton, Waylon Cash Repass, Laura, Brianna and Stephanie Porter, Julie and Jessica Kelley, Harold Kinley III, Colton Repass, Emily Rose Kelly, Ethan Horn, Laura Bautista, and Clairon Horn; one brother: Olif Ellison; and other extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Rev. Luke Richmond officiating. Burial will follow at the Kelly Family Cemetery, Fayetteville.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 4, 2013, at the funeral home.

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

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



Arnold ‘Dean’ Massie

Arnold “Dean” Massie, age 74, of Daniels, WV, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 28, 2013, following a short and courageous battle with cancer. Dean was lovingly surrounded at home by his wife, daughters, and granddaughters. He was a devoted husband, wonderful Dad, and caring Papaw. Dean was a dear friend to many and will be deeply missed.

Born May 18, 1938, in Besoco, WV, he was the son of the late Arnold B. Massie and Garnet Crawford Massie. Dean graduated from Shady Spring High School in 1956 and Morris Harvey College in 1969 with a B.A. in Economics. He retired after 32 years of service with the Raleigh County Board of Education as Purchasing Director, and also worked in Accounting.

His devotion to his Christian faith, family, and friends was foremost in his life. Dean was a member of Daniels Missionary Baptist Church since 1957 and had served as deacon, trustee, treasurer, Sunday school teacher, and Senior Adult Ministry Leader. He was a member of the WV Teachers’ Retirement Association. Dean enjoyed attending the monthly breakfast meetings of the Class of 1956, as well as weekly breakfasts with his buddies at McDonalds.

Over the years, Dean was a passionate runner, competing in 217 races. He also spent time hiking the Allegheny Trail. He enjoyed shooting basketball three-pointers at the church gym nearly every afternoon. Dean was a Civil War history buff, avid reader, had a wonderful sense of humor, and was fond of telling jokes. He loved growing gourds in his yard and building birdhouses. More than anything, Dean was most proud of his grandchildren and treasured spending time with each of them. He also liked hanging out with his special cat “Rascal.”

He was preceded in death by his brother Lloyd Massie. Survivors left to cherish his memory are his devoted wife of 55 years, Dorothy Sue Lester Massie; two daughters, Tammy Chappell of Lexington, Va., and Pamela Sweeney and husband Greg of Richmond, Va.; four grandchildren, Michelle Wallace and husband Corey, Leslie Chappell, Evan Sweeney, and Aaron Sweeney; two great-grandchildren, Jacob Wallace and Natalie Wallace. Also very special to Dean were his sisters-in-law, Edna Myles of Daniels and Frances Chapman of Cool Ridge, and several dear nieces and nephews.

Visitation is at Daniels Missionary Baptist Church from 11 to 1 on Monday, March 4, 2013. The funeral will follow the visitation at 1 p.m. and will be officiated by Pastor Jack Thomas. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Beckley.

Pallbearers will be Bee Sweeney, Corey Wallace, Dean Myles, Kenny Calhoun, Lowell Foley, Doug Lamb, Richard Wilson, and Jimmy Warren. Honorary pallbearers include Jarrell Hartsog, Joe Akers, Tommy Bryant and the deacons of Daniels Missionary Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, Dean had requested that any donations be made to the Daniels Missionary Baptist Church Benevolence Fund, P.O. Box 427, Daniels, WV 25832. This fund is used to help needy members of the local community.

Private online condolences, floral gifts, and other expressions of sympathy are available to the family at www.roseandquesenberry.net.

Arrangements with Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street in Beckley.



Bobby Miller

Bobby R. Miller, 85, of McBerry Street, Beckley, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013.

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

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.



Billy Ray Simms

CLIFFTOP — Billy Ray Simms, 73, passed away Thursday, February 28, 2013, at Bowers Hospice House following a long battle with lung cancer.

He was born September 11, 1939, at Thayer, to the late William H. and Madeline G. Simms. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers Jimmy Dale and Howard “Duke” Simms and sister Virginia “Bo” Pouncey.

He is survived by his wife, Rose, two sons Adam of Napa, CA, and Aaron of Smoot; stepsons, James Simms of Clifftop, Steven Simms of Rainelle, and stepdaughter Tammy Hicks of Barboursville; grandchildren Savanna, Ian and Todd Simms; stepgrandchildren Brandon, Anthony, Jacob, Heaven, Heather, Tiffany, Samantha and Patty; sisters Pat Akers of Rainelle and Barbara Willey of Corliss.

Bill was retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and recently from Babcock State Park as the Grist Mill operator. He was a member of the Minnie Belle Baptist Church, Corliss. 

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Rainelle with Rev. Gene Bennett and James Simms officiating. Burial will follow at Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to services. 

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the Bowers Hospice House. 

The family wishes to thank Dr. Joe Lutz, the Raleigh Regional Cancer Center, Hospice nurses and staff at Bowers Hospice House for their care during this long journey.

Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.



Ronald Dean Wriston

Ronald went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. He was born in Clear Creek, WV, on January 13, 1940. He was a retired Coal Miner. 

He was preceded in death by Fathers: Carvis Wriston and Billy Queen, Mother Madeline Toney Wriston Queen, Grandparents: Belle and Wayman Wriston, Hazel and Reggie Webb, and Sister-in-law: Karen Queen. Special Aunt and Uncle Joveline and Clarence Williams of Beckley. In-laws: Wesley and Theresa Lipford, who were like his parents.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Patricia (Lipford) Wriston. Sons and their wives: Dean and Kim Wriston of Baltimore, MD, Chris and Shelly Wriston of Hugheston, John and Doris Wriston of Glasgow and Paul and Tina Wriston of Hugheston. Sister Diane and Clifton Ashley of Beckley. Brothers: Kelly and Barb Wriston of Clear Creek, Billy Bryant and Norma Queen of St. Marys and Johnny Ray Queen of Mineral Wells.

Ten Grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren and one due in May, all whom he loved unconditionally. He was admired and loved by a host of nieces and nephews.

He was a member of Hughes Creek Community Church and deeply loved his Pastor and wife Gary and Barbara Tucker. Our Daddy loved all his Church family. Dad and Gary “Little Man” Tucker are in the hills of home reunited once again.

We want to thank his special friends Ray Tucker and Anna Wilkinson and Judy Buckley for their help, love, and thoughtfulness throughout the years; his Doctors: T. Jagannath, Jash Thakker and Doctor Eke and Doctor Cole and her assistant Letha.

Special thanks to all of the CCU nurses at CAMC Memorial for their compassion and excellent care. They not only treated the patient, they treated the entire family. To the nurses on 5 South and Max on 4 north, thank you. Special thanks also goes to Jerry and the staff at O’Dell Funeral Home for their loving and professional care.

Ronald's family wishes that all who come to his visitation will also stay and attend his funeral service at 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Hughes Creek Community Church with Pastor Gary Tucker officiating. Friends may call at the church on Sunday from 5 p.m. until 7 and the service will begin at 7 p.m.

O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, is in charge of arrangements and expressions of sympathy can be sent to www.odellfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Hughes Creek Community Church Building Fund at the following address: PO Box 136, Hugheston, WV 25110.