Elsie Mae Sauls Alderman
Elsie Mae Sauls Alderman, 94, of Glen Daniel, died Sunday, April 16, 2006, after a long illness at her home.
Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.
Thomas Jasper Allen
HINTON — Thomas Jasper Allen, 62, died Sunday, April 16, 2006, following a long illness at the Kines Nursing Home in Ohio.
He was born March 15, 1944, at Hinton, W.Va., the son of the late Jasper Jackson and Nina Palmer Allen.
He was retired from Hercules Inc. in Covington, Va., was a member of the Hinton Elks Lodge, Masonic Lodge and was an avid golfer.
Mr. Allen was also preceded in death by his sister, Ardella Meadows.
Survivors include a son, Thomas Jaye Allen; a brother, Jacob (Jake) Allen; and a sister, Jacqueline Younger.
Graveside service and burial will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Allen Family Cemetery at Willow Wood with Pastor Pete Cook officiating.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.
Pallbearers will be his brother, Jake Allen; a son, T. Jaye Allen; a cousin, Johnny Richards; brother-in-law, Bill Dillon; nephew, Phillip Meadows; and a great-nephew, Shawn Meadows.
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrangements by Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.
Virginia K. Bair
Virginia K. Bair, 60, of Bradley, passed away April 17, 2006.
Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, is in charge of the arrangements.
Ernest E. ‘Gene’ Brooks
MATOAKA — Ernest E. “Gene” Brooks, 74, of Matoaka (Arista Mountain) died April 15, 2006, at Princeton Community Hospital.
Born March 7, 1932, in Asco, he was the son of the late Rev. Charles Brooks and Pearl Mae Green Brooks.
Mr. Brooks was educated in McDowell County, served in the U. S. Marine Corps, worked construction, started as a volunteer firefighter and became Welch fire chief, with 12 years service. He went into Eastern Associated mine at Herndon and worked various positions until a mining accident disabled him. He was a member of the UMWA Local 9781. Mr. Brooks spent 10 years providing hospital ministry to the terminally ill. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Harry Brooks, Leonard Brooks, Frank Brooks and Charles Brooks, Jr.
He will be sadly missed by his wife of 51 years, Helen June Cox Brooks; two daughters, Dora Martin and husband, Tony, of Princeton and Janice Wiblin and husband, James, of Princeton; one son, Ernest “Ernie” Brooks, Jr. and wife, Ruth, of Herndon; a nephew, Frankie Brooks of Roderfield, who was raised with the family; grandchildren, Helen “Lynn” White and husband, Allen, of Princeton, Paul “Eddie” Kinser of Princeton, Katie Parsell and husband, Matt, of Cleveland, TN, Jonathan Wiblin and Jace Wiblin; step-grandchildren, Tammy Jones and husband, Andy, of Princeton, Angela Lawson and husband, Kevin, of Lake Bottom and Allen Wiblin of Beeson; one great-grandchild, A. J. White; step-great-grandchildren, Allen and Brandon Howerton, Kodey and Olivia Lawson; one brother, Robert “Bob” Brooks and wife, Phyllis, of Davy; sisters-in-law, Louise Brooks of Ravenna, OH, Charmaine Brooks of Ronceverte; many nieces, nephews and friends too numerous to count.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Michael Brooks and Sister Shirley Wimmer officiating. Interment will be at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Kinser, Allen White, Matt Parsell, Allen Wiblin, Kevin Lawson and Steve Lusk.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.bailey-kirk.com.
Arrangements by Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home, Princeton.
Ella Rosalene Brown
KOPPERSTON — Ella Rosalene Brown departed this life Sunday, April 16, 2006, at the age of 84 years, six months and 12 days, at her residence following a long illness.
Born Oct. 4, 1921, in Dwight, Va., she was the daughter of the late R.P. Rual and Nancy Catherine McKinney Mullins.
Mrs. Brown became a member of Toneda Missionary Baptist Church, April 18, 1948, and was a member for 58 years. She was a Beginner Sunday School teacher for 43 years and the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was loved by all who knew her and will be dearly missed.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded death by her husband of 60 years, Dennie W. “Junior” Brown on Nov. 30, 2005; eight brothers, Edmon Mullins, Alva Mullins, Elihu Mullins, Jay Mullins, Levi Mullins, Vennie Mullins, R.P. Mullins Jr., and Macadoo Mullins; and five sisters, Nancy Mullins, Macie Sharopphice, Edith Cook, Narcie Viars and Watie Goins.
Those left to cherish her memory are two sons, Dennie Dewayne Brown and his wife, Sandra, of Oceana and Jeffery Douglas Brown and his wife, Loretta, of Athens; two daughters, Sandra S. Brown of Oceana and Sharon Brown of Oceana; special grandchildren, Brandon Stewart and Jordon Hall; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
A celebration of Mrs. Brown’s life will be noon, Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at Toneda Missionary Baptist Church with the Revs. Ron Lee and James Hammick officiating. Burial will follow in Kopperston Cemetery, Kopperston.
The family will receive friends 6 to 9 p.m. today at the church.
Casketbearers will be Ron Toler, U.J. Toler, Matthew Toler, Jason Toler, James Larry Cook, Timmy Powell, Randy Powell, Patrick Powell, Merle Cook, Chris Kiser and Randall Topping.
A video tribute of Mrs. Brown, condolences and guestbook may be signed at our Web site www. adamtolermemorialfuneralhome.com.
Services entrusted to Adam Toler Memorial Funeral Home, Oceana.
Lester W. Bryant
FAIRLEA — Lester W. Bryant, 76, died Sunday, April 16, 2006.
Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg. Friends may call one hour before the service at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg.
Hubert H. Buster
RAINELLE — Hubert H. Buster, 101, of Lilly Park, passed away early Monday morning, April 17, 2006, at his home, following a long illness.
Born Dec. 31, 1904, at Alloy, W.Va., he was a son of the late John and Emma B. Eubank Buster.
Mr. Buster retired as an official road foreman of engines from the C&O; Railroad in 1969. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Rainelle, a member of the Rainelle Lions Club, a member of Midland Trail Masonic Lodge No. 166 of Rainelle and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by several brothers and a sister.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Faye M. Shafer Buster of Lilly Park; a daughter, Margaret “Maggie” Romage of Gandeeville, W.Va.; a son, David Buster of Williamsburg, Va.; three grandchildren, Matthew Groves of Hudson, Ohio, Jaimie and Joshua Buster of Virginia Beach, Va.; two great-grandchildren, Quinn and Julia Haven Groves of Hudson, Ohio; three nephews, John “Jack” “Hemmings of Lexington, Va., Kedrick Buster of Ronceverte, and Kyle Buster of Cannelton; three nieces, Mary Ellen Delzeit of Laguna Beach, Calif., Margaret Barber of Owanka, S.D., and Virginia Ternack of Arizona.
Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Rainelle United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Allen Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at End of the Trail Cemetery, Clintonville.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations of sympathy be made to Rainelle United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 646, Rainelle, WV 25962.
Arrangements entrusted to Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.
Betty Jo Clement
Betty Jo Clement, 68, of Beckley passed away Thursday, April 13, 2006, at a local hospital.
Born May 27, 1937, at Raleigh, she was the daughter of the late John and Memphis T. Cartham Moore.
Betty was a Jehovah’s Witness for the past 35 years.
In addition to her parents, her husband, Robert Clement Sr., preceded Betty in death.
Those left to cherish her memory include three daughters, Debra Rowland of Beckley, Angela Adams and husband, Michael, of Newark , Del., Linda Clement-Kyle and husband, Terry, of Beckley, three sons, Robert Clement Jr. and wife, Darlene, of Beckley, James Clement and wife, Michele, of Beckley, Joseph Clement of Morgantown, and ten grandchildren, Jeshanna, Amber, Nadia, Alyssa, Jetera, Denzel, Jasmine, Alegna, Tia Nicole and Jamiee; two sisters, Jean Mackey and Alice Badger; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 22, 2006, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on 199 Gunter Road in Beckley. Steve Baird will conduct the service.
Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, is serving the Clement family.
Charles Robert Cline
GILBERT — Charles Robert Cline, 70, died April 14, 2006.
Service will be 12 noon today at Mounts Funeral Chapel, Gilbert.
Arrangements by Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert.
Lena Daniels, 84, of Sandlick, died Monday, April 17, 2006, at a Hill Top care facility following a long illness.
Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.
Tommy Allen Davis III
DALTON, Ga. — Tommy Allen Davis III, age 18, passed away Thursday evening, April 6, 2006, in Dalton, Ga.
He was born Jan. 7, 1988, in Whitfield County, Ga., son of Tommy Allen Davis Jr. of Chatsworth and Sherree Ann (Chapman) Davis of Dalton.
Tommy was a senior at Northwest Whitfield High School, competed for many years in wrestling, and attended Dalton Christian Fellowship (Relationship Church). He also was employed as a server at The Dalton Depot. He was loved by everyone who met him and will be greatly missed.
In addition to his parents, he is also survived by his grandparents, Tommy and Joan Davis of Mount Hope, Troxel and Betty Chapman of Oak Hill; sisters, Daisy Joan Davis of Chatsworth, Ga., Jessica Anne Fowler of Dalton, Ga.; uncles, John Davis of Shippensburg, Pa., Mark Davis, Robert Davis, both of Nicho-lasville, Ky., and James Davis of Mount Hope; aunts, Sharon Beasley of Hattiesburg, Miss., Sue Bowman of Lancing, Tenn., Karen Nimmo of Beckley, Kimberly Kelly of Chattanooga, Tenn.; cousins, Betsy Chapman, Patricia Cunningham, Karen Hutchens, all of Ivydale, Judy DeBoard of Madison; niece, Jenna Fowler; nephew, Nicholas Folwer, both of Dalton, Ga.
Service was held 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2006, at the Melrose Chapel of Ponders Funeral Home with the Rev. Mitchell Wilson officiating. Interment followed in United Memorial Gardens.
John Davis, John Davis Jr., Robert Davis, James Davis, Mark Davis and Aric Hankins served as pallbearers.
The family received friends 3 to 9 p.m. Monday, April 10, 2006.
Messages of comfort may be sent to the family by visiting www.pondersfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Ponders Funeral Home, 138 Melrose Dr., Dalton, Ga.
Charles E. Gore Sr.
FAYETTEVILLE — Charles E. Gore Sr., 75, died Monday, April 17, 2006, at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley.
Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.
Glen Donald Grose of Hudson St., Mabscott, died Sunday, April 16, 2006, at his home of an apparent heart attack. He was 68 years of age.
Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.
Thearon Roosevelt Jarrett Jr.
Thearon Roosevelt Jarrett, Jr. went home to be with the our Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, April 16, 2006, at the age of 82, following a long illness.
He was born June 8, 1923, at Coalfield, W.Va., to the late Thearon R. Jarrett, Sr. and Mary Rose Drain Jarrett.
He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a retired coal miner from the Milburn Collery Co. and a faithful member for 46 years of the Oak Hill Apostolic Holiness Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John T. (Jack) Jarrett; and a sister, Lenora Treadway.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 59 years, Caroll M. Parrish Jarrett; one son, John T. Jarrett; two daughters, Brenda Casto and husband, Mark, and Cheila Bryant and husband, Sam, all of Rt. 1 Scarbro; four brothers, Cecil, Don and wife, Edith, Jim and wife, Evelyn, Ben and wife, Cathy; two sisters, Caroline Smathers and Shirley Blethen; two grandsons, Danny Wayne McClary and Rob McClary and wife, Christy; one granddaughter, Ashley Dawn Bryant; four great-grandchildren, Auston, Amber, John Mark and Amanda; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at Oak Hill Apostolic Holiness Church, Oak Hill with the Rev. Carlos Lews officiating. Burial will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.
Friends may gather with the family 6 to 9 p.m. today at the church.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www. blueridgefuneralhome.com.
Blue Ridge Funeral Home 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive Beckley is in charge of the arrangements.
George Thomas Jones
OAK HILL — George Thomas Jones, 73, died on Thursday, April 13, 2006, at St. Mary’s Hospital in West Palm Beach, FL, from complications resulting from a fall.
Born May 22, 1932, at Summerlee, W.Va., he was the son of the late Thomas George and Inez Blanche Duncan Jones.
He retired as manager of AT&T; Phone Center Stores, having 29 years service with the company.
Mr. Jones was a member and deacon of the Oak Hill Baptist Church. He was a member of the Oak Hill Lodge No. 120 A.F. & A.M. and Oak Hill Chapter No. 107 O.E.S. He was a former member of the Rotary and the Jaycees, who in 1965 voted him Outstanding Young Man of the Year.
As an active local businessman, George was the founder of Gethsemane Memorial Gardens. He was an organizer and first president of the Fayette Plateau Chamber of Commerce as well as an organizer and first parade grand marshall of the WV Sports Festival.
He was a graduate of Collins High School in Oak Hill.
George was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Two sisters, Natella Jean Blackwell and Beulah Louise Pemberton, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Christine Webb Jones; two brothers, Kenith Smyth Jones and wife, Peggy, of Taylorsville, NC, and William Edward Jones and wife, Carol, of Oak Hill; three sisters, Janet Gay Payne and husband, Charles W., of Oak Hill, Doris Ann Criss and husband, Jack, of Cleveland, OH, and Drema Gail Cales and husband, Michael of Leesburg, VA.
Thirty nieces and nephews and two very special grandchildren, Ty and Ali Braenovich, also survive him.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at Oak Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. David White officiating. Burial will be private.
Pallbearers will be Ken Jones, Jr., Tim Jones, Micheal Cales, Barry Jones, Mark Aurelio, Andy Aurelio, Barry Webb and Ty Braenovich.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the George T. Jones Memorial Fund, c/o Oak Hill Baptist Church, 613 Lundale Drive, Oak Hill, WV 25901.
Oline condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, W.Va.
Paul Allen Jones
ALDERSON — Paul Allen Jones, age 87, formerly a 45-year resident of the Charleston area, died Tuesday, April 11, 2006, at White Sulphur Springs Genesis Center, White Sulphur Springs, following a long illness.
Born Nov. 8, 1918, at Wolf Creek, W.Va., he was the son of the late James Lacy and Cora Burdette Jones.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Ralph Jones.
Mr. Jones was a retired metal smith, having retired after 35 years of service from Union Carbide, Charleston. He worked for the E.I. Dupont Corporation in Belle, for five years as a metal smith and tested ammunition for the United States Government at the California Institute of Technology, Pasedena, Calif., for three years. Mr. Jones attended Alderson Schools and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include a son, James C. Jones and his wife, Bobbie F., of Annandale, Va.; four grandchildren, James C. Jones II and his wife, Lynne, of Bowling Green, Ky., Kristina Jones Goode and her husband, Chris, of Oviedo, Fla., Samuel Allen Jones and his wife, Mary, of Mechanicsville, Va., and Michael Shane Jones and his wife, Dawn, of Annandale, Va.; 10 great-grandchildren, and a cousin, John Hedrick and his wife, Madge, of Alderson.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Alderson Cemetery, Alderson, with Dr. James B. Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Alderson Cemetery, Alderson.
Contributions of sympathy may be made to the Alderson Public Library, Rt. 1, Box 147, Alderson, WV 24910.
Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.
Doris Crockett Mills
Doris Crockett Mills of Millstone Drive, Beckley died Saturday, April 15, 2006, in a Beckley care center following a short illness. She was 78 years of age.
Born on Feb. 15, 1928, at Beckley, Doris was the daughter of the late William Harry and Nannie Barberie Crockett.
A graduate of Bluefield High School, she attended McClains Business College, where she graduated with an associate degree in business.
A 15-year resident of South Charleston, she worked in the accounting department of Sears. Doris has resided in the Old Mill Village community the past 34 years. She had worked for her late husband’s business, Belt Specialty Corporation. A former resident of Mt. Hope and Oak Hill, she was a member of the Order Eastern Star, Oak Hill Chapter 107. Doris was a member and attended First United Methodist Church on South Heber St., in Beckley.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul T. Mills, on Dec. 7, 1984; and a brother, James H. Crockett.
She was the beloved mother of Paul T. Mills Jr. and his wife, Jacqueline, of Memphis, TN; and Carolyn M. Hamilton and her husband, Scott, of Beckley; she was the dear grandmother of Derek R. and Jason R. Mills, both of Memphis, TN; and Rachel L. and Amanda E. Hamilton, both of Beckley; sister, Marian Crockett Cox and her husband, Bobby, and a cousin, Janet Lindsey and her husband, Richard.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Melton Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Daniel Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Highlawn Memorial Park in Oak Hill.
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the mortuary and one hour prior to services on Wednesday.
Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.
Flora Ann Stafford
Flora Ann Stafford, 77, of Bolt, formerly of Kopperston, received her wings to heaven on April 16, 2006.
Mrs. Stafford was born July 20, 1928, at Wicham, the daughter of the late Guy and Zettie Dawson Arthur.
Flora Ann was a housewife and a full time mother to five children. She was a member of the Calloway Heights Baptist Church. She loved to cook and have her family around her.
In addition to her parents, Flora was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Wil-liam B. Stafford, Sr.; a son William “Bill” Stafford, Jr.; and a sister, Freda Mae Lares.
Those left to cherish her memory include a daughter-in-law Donna Stafford of Oviedo, FL; a son, Donnie Stafford and wife, Palma, of Beckley; three daughters, June Staf-ford of Bolt, Nancy Re-wis and husband, Tim, of Lake Alfred, FL, and Barbara Stepp and husband, Doug, of Bolt; three brothers, Guy “Slick” Arthur of Ona, Bill Arthur and wife, Doris, of Daniels, and Jess Arthur and wife, Joyce, of Shady Spring; a sister, Erma Stafford and husband, Kenneth, of Kopperston, who was her best friend and Flora Ann had also been like a mother to her; nine grandchildren, Craig Stafford of Myrtle Beach, SC, Terri Neilson and husband, Randy, of Garden City, SC, Karen Trapp of Orlando, FL, Erin Forbis and husband, Chris, of Orlando, FL, Jason Stafford and fiancée, Kellie, of Beckley, Nicholas Stafford and fiancée, Jami, of St. Augustine, FL, Staci Williams and husband, Brandon, of Polk City, and Nikki Ann Stepp of Bolt; 6 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She will also be missed by her special grandson, Dereck Stafford, who lovingly cared for his maw maw.
A thank you to Mary Ann Williams and Barbara Jean Collins who was Mrs. Stafford caregivers.
Also, a thank you to Hospice, Dr. Suresh Thomas and staff.
A gathering for family and friends will be held for Flora Ann 4 to 7 p.m. today at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.
Service will be 7 p.m. today at Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, Beckley with the Rev. Bill Parker and nephew, Randy Stafford, officiating.
Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley, where Mrs. Stafford will be laid to rest beside her husband.
Craig, Jason, Nicholas, Dereck and Randy Stafford, and Brandon Williams will serve as pallbearers.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.blueridgefuneralhome.com.4
Blue Ridge Funeral Home 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive Beckley is in charge of the arrangements.
Paul Edward Webb
Paul Edward Webb, 75, of McGraws, passed away April 16, 2006.
Born Sept. 30, 1930, in Whitesburg, Ky., he was the son of the late Steven C. Webb and Stella Keizer Webb.
Before retiring, he was an electrician for the coal mines, a husband for 40 years and the father of eight children.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Mildred Webb of McGraws; sons, Paul and Tina Webb Jr. of McGraws, Steven and Angie Webb of Clifton Forge, Va., Bobby and Malena of Clifton Forge, Va., Edward and Katrina Webb of Mount Airy, N.C., Abraham and Nancy Webb of Florida, Eugene Webb of Georgia, Billy Webb of Atlanta, Ga.; daughter, Tina Webb of Florida; 18 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and brothers and sisters.
Friends may gather with the family 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.blueridgefuneralhome.com.
Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Dr., Beckley, is in charge of the arrangements.
Ernest Lloyd White
SPANISHBURG — Ernest Lloyd White, 78, died Sunday, April 6, 2006.
Service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel at Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home, Princeton.
Friends may call 2 p.m. until time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lashmeet Freewill Baptist Church, Box 337, Lashmeet, WV 24733.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.bailey-kirk.com.
Arrangements by Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home, Princeton.
Margaret A. Ross Wilkes
Margaret A. Ross Wilkes, 83, of 104 Cannaday St., Beckley, died 1:30 a.m. April 14, 2006, at SunBridge Pine Lodge Rehabilitation Center, following a five-month illness.
Born March 12, 1923, at Eckmann, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late George Ross and Louise Ross Beamer.
Mrs. Wilkes was a housewife and a member of Central Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, James Ross, and George (Mackey) Ross; and her husband, Robert Wilkes Jr.
Survivors include three sons, Robert Wilkes and wife, Gwen, of Detroit, Mich., Roger Wilkes of Beckley, and Marcus Wilkes of Northfork; two daughters, Euretta Hoover of Beckley, and Evon Wilkes of Charleston; two siblings, Mozella Walker, and Lee Esther Hairston, both of Beckley; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Service will be 12 noon Thursday at Central Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert I. Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.
Friends may call one hour before the service Thursday at the church.
Services entrusted to Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.