The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

March 30, 2006

Obituaries for Friday, March 31, 2006


Arlen Gene Bragg



MOOREFIELD, W.Va. — Arlen Gene Bragg, 67, of Peru Hollow Rd., passed away Tuesday afternoon, March 28, 2006, at his home, following a short illness.

Born Oct. 27, 1938, in Rainelle, he was a son of the late Elmer M. and Eva F. Richmond Bragg.

Mr. Bragg was a member of the Meadow Bridge Missionary Baptist Church of Meadow Bridge, a U.S. Army veteran and a heavy equipment operator in the construction business.

Surviving are his wife, Juanita Hammons Bragg of Moorefield; a son, Alan Patterson and wife, Ruth, of Alderson; stepdaughter Connie Zimmerman of Hinton; sister, Sheila Gwinn and husband, Floyd, of Meadow Bridge; brother, Quinton Garry Bragg and wife, Nancy, of Moorefield; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle, with Pastor Mike Whisman officiating. Burial will follow in Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.

The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Patterson, Davie Johnson, Donald See, Ben Hammons, Larry Gunter, Robert Bragg, Wayne King and Milford Richmond.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.

James W. Burns



MOUNT HOPE — James W. Burns, 89, died Thursday, March 30, 2006, at Pine Lodge Nursing Home in Beckley.

Born June 18, 1916, at Elton, W.Va., in Summers County, the son of the late John Walter Burns and Roxa Mae Kincaid Burns.

Besides his parents, James was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Ford Burns, on Dec. 14, 1998; and a brother, Alger Burns.

James was a retired coal miner for New River Coal Company and a member of the United Mine Workers of America.

Survivors include a son, William (Bill) Burns and wife, Donna, of Mount Hope; a sister, Elta Harris and husband, Gene, of Meadow Bridge; two grandchildren, Billy Burns and wife, Becky, of Fairmont, and Jason Burns and wife, Amy, of Mechanicsville, Va.; and a great-grandson, William Harrison Burns of Fairmont.

A graveside service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum No. 2, Beckley, with the Rev. Michael Kessinger officiating.

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, 1435 E. Main St., Oak Hill.

Beulah Roberts Carnifax



RICHWOOD — Beulah Roberts Carnifax, 88, of Richwood, formerly of Leslie, went home to be with the Lord on March 30, 2006, in Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea.

Mrs. Carnifax was of the Methodist faith. She was a former member of the Eastern Star and a 15-year resident of Richwood.

She was preceded in death by a son, James Carnifax; two brothers, Floyd and Doy Roberts; and a sister, Eula Brakebill.

Survivors include her husband, Austin “Bus” Carnifax of Richwood; a son, John Carnifax of Richwood; a daughter, Jane Martin of Beckley; eight grandchildren, Debbie Edwards, Marla Booze, John Carnifax Jr., J.R. Spade, Julia Hamilton, Lisa Stanfield, Leroy Martin Jr., and Mareena Morgan; 12 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Clay and Carl Roberts of Denver, Colo.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, with the Rev. Houston Booth officiating. Burial will follow in the Craigsville Cemetery, Craigsville.

Friends may call 1 p.m. until time of the service at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.

Mary Bundy Dickerson



OAK HILL — Mary Bundy Dickerson, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, N.C.

Born in Indian Creek, Va., she was the daughter of the late Dr. Walter E. and Margaret Louise Graham Bundy Sr.

Mrs. Dickerson was a homemaker.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Oak Hill, the Spade and Trowel Garden Club, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Leon A. Dickerson Sr.; two sisters, Margaret Naomi Bundy and Jean Eller; and a brother, Henry Carter Bundy.

Survivors include two sons, Dr. Leon Dickerson Jr. and wife, Peggy, of Charlotte, N.C., and John Bundy Dickerson of Royal Oak, Mich.; two daughters, Jean Dickerson Wagner and husband, Bob, of Canal Fulton, Ohio, and Lynne Dickerson Bangert and husband, Tom, of Charlotte, N.C.; a brother, Dr. Walter E. Bundy Jr. of Richmond, Va.; a brother-in-law, Dr. J.J. Eller of Marion, Va.; 11 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be 4 p.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church of Oak Hill, with the Rev. Bill Slates officiating.

There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 5950 Fairview Rd. Suite 250, Charlotte, N.C. 28210.

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

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Ray McKinley Fox



Ray McKinley Fox, 70, was born April 15, 1935, to the late George J. Fox and Mary Cox Fox in Pemberton, W.Va. He was the baby of ten children born of this union.

Ray attended the public schools of Beckley and graduated from Stratton High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 for four years, and received an honorable discharge. He moved to Newport News, Va., and work-ed in the Newport News Shipyard until his retirement.

Ray McKinley Fox went to be with his heavenly father on Saturday, March 25, 2006.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, George Jr. (Sam); Howard (Fick); Ernest T. and Lewis; and sister, Dorothy Lee Colvin (Dot).

Survivors include children, Herlema of Queens, N.Y., Alton of Philadelphia, Pa., Karen and Darrin of Newport News, Va., and Vinetter Ray of Hampton, Va.; brother, Leroy Fox; sisters, Nettie Mae Gray, Laura Smith, Emma Patrick; niece, Ilene J. Patrick and additional nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

Service will be 12 noon Saturday, April 1, 2006, at The Durgan Funeral Chapel, 1501 South Kanawha Street, Beckley, with Minister Leroy Gray officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the VFW Post No. 4326 of Sophia. Burial will be 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 3, 2006, at the VA National Cemetery Albert G. Harton, Suffolk, Va.

Arrangements by Durgan Funeral Services, Beckley.

Dorothy Eloise Hancock



SUMMERSVILLE — Dorothy Eloise Hancock, 81, formerly of Union Lake, Mich., died Tuesday, March 28, 2006.

Memorial service will be 4 p.m. Saturday at the Pierson Chapel United Methodist Church at Whitewater.

Arrangements by Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville.

Delta William Harrah



FAYETTEVILLE — Delta William Harrah, 84, died Wednesday, March 29, 2006.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Fayetteville United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations to be made to the Hospice of Southern West Virginia, 105 S. Eisenhower Dr., Beckley, WV 25801.

Online condolences and information available at http://www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com.

Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, is in charge of the arrangements.

Christine V. Holsberry



ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla. — Christine V. Holsberry, 57, passed away March 14, 2006, following a short illness.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Wallace Memorial Cemetery in Clintonville.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace, Rainelle.

Neil Horner



DUNMORE — Neil Horner, 85, passed away March 30, 2006.

Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Wallace & Wallace, Arbovale. Burial in Arbovale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Ruth Horner, Rt. 1, Box 82-C, Dunmore, WV 24934 or Mountain Hospice, 1600 Crim Ave., Bellington, WV 26250.

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

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Arbovale.

Leon Lucas



Leon Lucas, 56, of Beaver, went to be with his heavenly Father, Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at his home following a short illness.

Born March 5, 1950, at Beaver, he was the son of Evelyn R. Johnson Lucas of Beaver, and the late John “Buster” Lucas.

Leon was the owner of Mid-Atlantic Used Auto and Equipment in Beaver. He was previously co-owner in Mountain State Contracting Inc. with his late brother, Richard O. Lucas, and also Skyline Land Development. He graduated from Shady Spring High School and received his Bachelor in Business Administration from Morris Harvey College. He attended Daniels Missionary Baptist Church. He was a board member of the Raleigh County Solid Waste Authority and the Shady Spring Public Service District.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Marion Lucas; brother, Richard O. Lucas, and father-in-law, Thomas F. Hall.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Jeannie Hall Lucas; his beloved daughters, Gina Sue Lucas, Lori Beth Lucas, Cathy Lynn Lucas-Clifford and husband, Shaun, one precious grandson, Brett J. Lucas; his mother, Evelyn R. Lucas; sister, Rosa L. Meadows and husband, Glen; brother, Larry Lucas and wife, Maxine, all of Beaver; a brother-in-law, Thomas Hall and wife, Janie of Amherst, Va.; sister-in-law, Linda Pomeroy of Beckley; nieces, Andrea O’Neal and husband, Kenny, Kim Pomeroy of Beckley; nephews, Greg O’Neal and John Lucas of Beaver, Chris Pomeroy and wife, Jennifer, of Meadow Bridge, Michael and John Hall of Amherst, Va. Leon also had many good friends and family. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Kathleen Hall of Rainelle; and special cousin, Judy McDonald of Florida.

Service will be 4 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2006, at Rose and Quesenberry, Shady Spring Chapel with Pastor Jack Thomas and Donnie Alley officiating. Entombment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Beckley.

Friends may call 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 1, prior to the service.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations of sympathy to be made to the Daniels Missionary Baptist Church.

Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at roseandquesenberry@charterinternet.com.

Arrangements entrusted to Roes and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Shady Spring.

Dennis J. Maatman



Dennis James Maatman of Klaus St., Beckley, died Monday, March 27, 2006, in McGuire Veterans Area Medical Center in Richmond, Va., of acute leukemia. He was 50 years of age.

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.

Kenneth Dean McKinney



CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kenneth Dean McKinney, 55, formerly of Bud, died Saturday, March 25, 2006, at his residence.

Born Oct. 22, 1950, at Basin, he was the son of the late Earnest and Dicie Whitt McKinney.

Mr. McKinney was a former coal miner, having last worked in this area for Ranger Fuel at Sabine. For the past 20 years, he had been a resident of Charlotte, N.C.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Terry and Tony McKinney.

Survivors include his children and a sister, Cathy Adkins and her husband, George, of Stephenson.

Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel, Mullens, with the Rev. Gilbert Dodson officiating.

Any information concerning location of his children, please contact Tankersley Funeral Home, 102 Moran Ave., Mullens, WV 25882, or call (304) 294-7272.

Arrangements by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

Pastor David Ellis Moter III



Pastor David Ellis Moter, III, 76, of Beckley, died Thursday, March 30, 2006, at home following a long illness.

Born Feb. 21, 1930, in Fayette County, he was the son of the late Dewey McKinney Moter Sr. and Bertha Richard Moter.

David retired in 2000 from the business he started in 1958, Dave’s Radiator Shop in Oak Hill. He was a member of the Pine Lodge Chapel in Beckley. He was active in church prior to becoming a minister. He was the volunteer pastor of the Pine Lodge Chapel in Beckley for 34 years and associated with the Virginia Street Baptist Church in Oak Hill.

He was preceded in death by a son, David Ellis Moter IV, twin brother of Dianna, two brothers, Dewey Moter Jr. and Bill Reece Sr. and one sister, Dorothy Tanner.

Survivors include his wife, Juanita E. Moter; three daughters, Dianna Lilly and husband, Larry Sr. of Bristol, Va., Sandra E. Wade and husband, Jerry, and Tammy Moter, all of Oak Hill; two sisters, Bertha Sturgill of Dothan, Ala., and Delores Wright of Cleveland, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Larry Jr., Katrina, Tammy, Nita, Lindsay and twins, Steven and Stacey; and five great-grandchildren, Donald Jr., Brianna, Dauminique, Brandon and Colton.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with the Revs. Randy Smithson and George Taylor officiating. Entombment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Beckley.

Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Steven Fuches, Henry Johnson, Paul Smithson, Larry Lilly Jr., Roy Smith and Rick Childers.

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

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Erma M. Swartz O’Dell



LEIVASY — Erma M. Swartz O’Dell, 74, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at Summersville Memorial Hospital following a long illness.

Born April 11, 1931, in Saxman, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Samuel Joseph and Leona Seabolt Swartz.

Mrs. O’Dell was a member of Mt. Urim Baptist Church of Snow Hill Road and a member of the Women’s Circle, as well as a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Clinton O’Dell in 1984; four sisters, Alice McCutcheon, Anna and Maybelle Swartz and Arretha O’Dell; three brothers, Samuel Joseph Swartz Jr., who died in combat during World War II, and Robert and Glen Swartz.

Survivors include two daughters, Dawna Griffith and her husband, Ferrell of Leivasy and Sherry Huffman and her husband, Ritchie, of Nettie; a son, Bill Joe O’Dell and his wife, Susie, of Leivasy; a loving nephew, Pat Beirne McCutcheon of Rainelle; eight grandchildren, Tommie Griffith, Angel Parrish, Dustin Griffith, Amber Amick, Cassie Huffman, Cami Huffman, Miranda O’Dell, Tyler O’Dell and nine great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mt. Urim Baptist Church at Green Valley, Snow Hill Road with the Revs. Troy George and Rick Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery in Carl.

Visitation will be today from 6 to 9 p.m.; with family at 5 p.m., at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace, Rainelle.

Sarah Osborne



Sarah Osborne of Guadal Canal St., (Stanaford), Beckley, died Thursday, March 30, 2006, at her home following a long illness. She was 73 years of age.

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.

Hubert L. ‘Sonny’ Pate



PIPESTEM — Hubert L. “Sonny” Pate, 67, died 1:25 a.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at Princeton Community Hospital, Princeton, following a long illness.

Born Dec. 14, 1918, in Richmond, Va., he was the son of Mildred Eleanor Parker Pate Fore of Amelia, Va., and the late Samuel Jackson pate.

Sonny had lived most of his life in Summers County. He was a retired mechanic for the Summers County Board of Education, a member of the Hinton Masonic Lodge, the Beni Kedem Shrine Temple at Charleston and a member of the Marantha Baptist Church at Princeton.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Folland.

Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Virginia “Ginger” Deaver Pate; two daughters, Michelle Pate Gibson and husband, Claude, of Fredericksburg, Va., and Susan Sears Powell of Pipestem; a son, Steve Sears of Pipestem; five grandchildren, David Michael Patrick, Virginia “Ginny” Powell, Victoria “Tori” Powell, Hanna Nichole Gibson and Sarah Elizabeth Gibson; a great-niece, Cyann Shaffer and a great-nephew, Tan Shaffer, both of Bluefield; a brother, Claude C. “Lucky” Mann of Richmond, Va.; a sister, Judy Martin of Waynesboro, Va.; a aunt, Florence G. Woody of Richmond, Va., and several cousins in Woodbridge, Va.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel, Hinton, with Pastor Wallace Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery near Hinton.

Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral parlors.

Condolences may be sent to the family at info@ronaldmeadowsfp.com.

Arrangements by Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors, Hinton.

Rodney Dale Petitt



VICTOR — Rodney Dale Petitt, 22, of HC 81, Box 46, was dead on arrival at Charleston Area Medical Center on Sunday, March 12, 2006, following an automobile accident in Fayette County on Rt. 19.

Born July 31, 1983, at Beckley, he was the son of Michael D. and Ceresa Meadows Petitt of Victor.

He was a 2001 graduate of Midland Trail High School and a clerk at Summersville Hospital. He was a member of the Mabscott Baptist Christian Church and was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

His paternal grandfather, Denver Petitt, preceded him in death.

Additional survivors include one brother, Richard Petitt and wife, Ashley, and their daughter, Ashton of Victor, W.Va.; maternal grandparents, Benjamin and Jeanette Meadows of Grandview, W.Va.; paternal grandmother, Helen Petitt of Victor; and one uncle, Ben Meadows and wife, Annie, and their children Brooke and Brian of Beckley.

In keeping with the family’s wishes, the body has been cremated.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m., Sunday, April 2, 2006, at the Mills Family Cemetery in Egeria, W.Va., with Pastor Doug Holly officiating. The family may be contacted for directions to the cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mabscott Baptist Christian Church, PO Box 13, Mabscott, WV 25871.

Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton is in charge of arrangements.

Justine ‘Teeny’ Bennett Roope



HINTON — Justine “Teeny” Bennett Roope, 77, of New River Rd., died at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at the Princeton Community Hospital, following a long illness.

Born Oct. 23, 1928, in Raleigh County, she was the daughter of Mrs. Lola Adkins Bennett of Hinton and the late Frank Bennett.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Women of the Moose.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert L. Roope; and a sister, Opal Callum.

Besides her mother, she is survived by three daughters, Camen Hamm and her husband, Donnie, of Hinton, Pam Fox Johnson and her husband, Paul, of Princeton, and Debbi Fox Rash and her husband, Marty, of Nashville, Tenn.; two sons, Alvin “Buddy” Fox and his wife, Helen, of Nashville, Tenn., and Randall “Randy” Fox and his wife, Judy, of Madison, W.Va.; eight grandchildren, Joey Stacey, Maria Marvin, Jason Richmond, Tyler Wilson, Chris Rash, Emily Bowen, Melissa Humphreys and Rebecca Wiant; six great-grandchildren, Christy Stacey, Lil’ Joe Stacey, Heather Stacey, Kenny “Boomer” Marvin, Brittany Akers and Bruce Humphreys, and a sister, Mildred Easter of Welch.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel with Pastor Tony Reed officiating. Burial will follow in the Adkins Family Cemetery on New River Road. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors, Hinton.

Ronnie and Connie Collins, Dana Spratt, Joey Stacey, Daniel Richmond, Chris Rash, Kenny Marvin and Lil’ Joe Stacey will serve as pallbearers.

Condolences may be sent to the family at info@ronaldmeadowsfp.com.

Arrangements by Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

James A. Shellow



James A. Shellow, 88, of East Park, died March 24, 2006, at Wayne Nursing of Rehabilitation, following a long illness.

He was born Aug. 11, 1917, at Glen White, the son of the late Minnie and Oscar Shellow.

He was the first black man to serve in World War II from Raleigh County. A member of the American Legion Post 70, John Scott Lodge 1070, he was retired from Appalachian Regional Hospital and long time resident of Raleigh County.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alberta Webb Shellow and Beaulah Lee Shellow; three sons, James Ed, Buck and Keith; and two brothers, Nathaniel and Herman Shellow.

Survivors include three daughters, Minnie Mae Banks of Columbus, Ohio, Billie Ruth Chandler of Oklahoma, and Ann Blankley of Pomonda, Calif.; his former wife, Loretta Shellow; and special friends, Ronald Penn, Theodore Brown and Ethel Burl Scott; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at The Durgan Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Andrew J. Durgan Sr. officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the VFW Post 4326 of Sophia. Friends may call one hour before the service Sunday at the chapel. Burial will follow in the WV National Cemetery in Grafton, W.Va.

Arrangements by Durgan Funeral Services, Beckley.

Jerry L. Thomas



HILLTOP — Jerry L. Thomas, 67, died Thursday, March 30, 2006, at Hilltop Health Carre Center, Hilltop, following an extended illness.

Arrangements by Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Hazel Lucille Thompson



Hazel Lucille Thompson, 78, of Crab Orchard, formerly of Dorothy, died Wednesday morning, March 29, 2006, at Heartland Nursing Home of Beckley after a long illness.

Born Jan. 12, 1928, at Dorothy, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Oma Stanley Holsten.

Mrs. Thompson was a house wife, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Millard Allen Thompson on Aug. 30, 2005; and a brother, Carl Eugene Holsten.

Survivors include a daughter with whom she had been making her home, Linda Collins and her husband, Mayo, of Crab Orchard; a granddaughter, Julie Ann Collins; a grandson, James Collins and wife, Misty, and two great-granddaughters, Taylor and Hayden Collins, all of Crab Orchard.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Valley Funeral Home Chapel, Whitesville, with the Rev. Denny Hughes officiating. Burial will follow in Pineview Cemetery, Orgas.

Friends may call noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Valley Funeral Home, Whitesville.

Stella Keesee Weikle



On Thursday, March 30, 2006, Stella Keesee Weikle, formerly of Hill St., Beckley, passed away in a Lewisburg, care center. She had been in failing health for the past seven years. She was in her 87th year.

Born on June 20, 1918, at Pax, Stella was one of nine children of the late Richard and Clara Akers Keesee.

A graduate of Trap Hill School in 1936, she married the late Roscoe Weikle on Sept. 28, 1935. They would be married 58 years before his death in 1993. A long time resident of Hill Street, Stella has resided in Lewisburg since 1999. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Stella was a member of the First Baptist Church on Neville St., Beckley where she was a member of the Ann Rose Sunday School Class. A volunteer in special education for Raleigh County schools, she had been a member and officer of the Rural Acres Garden Club and an officer in the WV Garden Club, Appalachian District. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include a daughter, Kay Davis and her husband, Richard, of Venice, Fla.; two sons, Rodney Weikle and his wife, Lynn, of Lewisburg, and Dr. Roger Weikle and his wife, Elizabeth, of Rock Hill, S.C.; five grandchildren, Richard Davis of Jacksonville, Fla., Robert Davis of Los Osos, Calif., Melissa Scott of Winston Salem, N.C., Dr. Scott Weikle of Greenville, S.C., and Claire Weikle of Rockhill, S.C.; eight great-grandchildren, Caroline and Rocco Davis, Maddy and Abby Davis, Julia and Evan Scott and Lillian and Charlotte Stella Weikle.

Service will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Melton Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Dexter Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

Friends may call 1 p.m. until the time of the services on Saturday.

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.