The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

July 15, 2006

Obituaries, Sunday, July 16, 2006


Timothy ‘Mark’ Ames Jr.




Timothy “Mark” Ames, Jr., 23, of Beckley, passed away Friday, July 14, 2006.

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home.

Jerry L. Bolen




Jerry L. Bolen of Sullivan, on July 13, 2006, 11 a.m. with family by his side, Jesus dispatched a golden chariot with an heavenly angel escort to the Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley to redeem a special saint and take him up into heaven. He now resides with Jesus and is singing and walking the streets of gold along with mom and dad and many family members and friends that have gone on to their reward.

Jerry was born May 20, 1947, at Jonben, WV, to the late Lawrence and Myrtle Bolen. He was a dedicated member of Cales Chapel in Coal City, WV. He loved to hunt and fish and spend time with his grandkids. He also loved attending church. Jerry was known for his kindness to everyone. He worked in construction and was a driver for FMRS. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Thomas Eugene Lilly and Russell D. Bolen, and brother-in-law, David Mills.

He is survived by his precious wife of 16 years, Rebecca; two sons, Jerry “Butch” Bolen of Eperly Hill and companion, Tammy, and Jason Bolen and wife, Christine, of Coal City, and three daughters, Michelle Taylor and husband, Gary, of Sophia, Tina Bolen and husband, David, of Beckley, and Andrea Morrill and husband, Curtis, of Mabscott; two sisters, Peggy Mills of Hinton, Helen James and husband, Monroe, of Sullivan; two brothers, Donald Bolen and wife, Francis, of Beckley, and Ronald Bolen and wife, Darlene, of Niceville, Fla.; sisters-in-law, Rose Marie Bolen of Glen White and Phyllis Lilly of Soak Creek; a special cousin, Roger Akers of Orville, Ohio; a special friend, “Aunt Bonnie.” He is also survived by grandchildren, Christopher, Jeremy, Ciera, Cheyenne, Jerry Porter, Alexis, Zachary, Makaila, Candi, Brandon, Kelly, Mi-chael, Sarah, Austin, Cody, Curtis and soon to be Hunter; great-grandchildren, Dylan and Devon; and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

Jerry’s family will be receiving friends at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home in Beckley today from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 1 p.m. on Monday. Burial will follow in the Thompson Cemetery at Coal City. The Rev. Dennis Haga will officiate. Jerry’s life will be celebrated at Coal City Community Church following the funeral.

Pallbearers will be David Bolen, J.D. Mills, Tommy Lilly, Russell Bolen Jr., Ronald Bolen Jr. and Jeff Testament. Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Bolen, Michael Bolen, Mark Mills, Richard Mills, Jeff Lilly, Randy Lilly, and Craig Lilly.

Romans 8:28: “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God to them who are called according to his purpose.”

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

Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home in Beckley is serving the Bolen family.

Thomas Bryant




CRANEY — Thomas Bryant, 37, departed this life Saturday, July 15, 2006, at his home, following a long illness.

Services entrusted to Adam Toler Memorial Funeral Home, Oceana.

David ‘Randy’ Caudill




David Randall “Randy” Caudill, of Ewart Avenue, Beckley, passed at home, following a long illness, on Saturday, July 15, 2006. He was 53 years of age.

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.

John Cavendish




TEMPE, Ariz. — John “Herman” Cavendish, formerly of Ramsey, passed away on January 19, 2006, at the age of 86.

His loving wife, Elaine Gertrude Cavendish, formerly of Morgantown, passed away on May 31, 2000, at the age of 86.

They will be laid to rest together following a memorial service at the Lansing Cemetery.

Friends and family are invited to attend the graveside memorial service to be held on Saturday, July 22, 2006 at 10 a.m.

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

Quincy H. Clay




GLEN DANIEL — Quincy H. Clay, 88, of Glen Daniel, died at a local hospital on Friday, July 14, 2006, following a long illness.

Born on August 8, 1917, at Dameron, he was the son of the late William A. and Nancy Virginia “Kennie” Jones Clay.

Mr. Clay was of the Protestant faith, and served in the U.S. Army. He was a lifelong resident of Glen Daniel.

Mr. Clay was a retired coal miner, and was a member of the UMWA.

He was preceded in death by seven brothers, Goff, Marvin, Oley, Bertie, Thomas, Avril, and Hubert; and three sisters, Sylvia Roberts Larkey, Gladys Elkins Taylor, and Ladosca Sink.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Arbutus Dillon Clay; his son, Leonard Quincy Clay of Beckley; daughters, Nancy Gentry and her husband David of Beckley and Lori Michelle Webb Knight and her husband Herbert of Glen Daniel; a sister, Madeline Clay McMillion of Michigan; three grandchildren, Leonard Q. Clay, II, and Angela Clay of Palm Coast, Fla., and Leah-Ann Clay of Miami, Fla.; one great-grandson, Aaron Zachary Clay of Palm Coast, Fla.; sister-in-law, Delores Dillon of Beckley; four nieces, Nancy Shumate Barton of Milwaukee, WI, Brenda Anderson of Beckley, Judy McGhee Bailey, and Margaret Tolliver of Glen Daniel; and a nephew, Calfee Clay of Beckley.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley, with Rev. Mike Pozega officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley.

Pallbearers will be D.W. “Danny” Moore, Wayne Eubank, Leland Mullins, Herbert King, Doug Lucas, Keith Bailey, and Curt Tolliver.

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

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

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home in Beckley.

Denver Cook




DAVY — Denver Cook, 60, of Davy, passed away Monday, July 10, 2006.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. today at Cook Cemetery, Brenton.

Calfee Funeral Service of Pineville is serving the Cook family.

Carl Robert English




Carl Robert English, 55, born and raised in Beckley, died suddenly on July 11, 2006, in Upper Marlboro, Md.

Born April 10, 1951, he was the son of Harry and Mary Burger, and the late Elsie English Burger. He was raised by his grandparents, the late Elsie M. and Matthew E. English.

He was retired from a 30-year career at Verizon, where he was manager of operations and engineering. After retiring, Carl founded English and Associates, a change management company dedicated to transform organizations to pursue excellence.

In the last two years of his life, he found a passion in education. He spent time mentoring children and serving as a substitute teacher in the Prince Georges County School System in Maryland.

He was pursuing a doctorate in Educational Administration from George Washington University. He held a Master of Science in Organizational Management from George Washington, and MBA from the University of Charleston, and a Bachelor of Science in Business from Concord College.

Carl is survived by his wife, Sandra; sons, Carl and wife Tashika and Derek and wife Letitia; grandchildren, Trevon, Brandon, and Jadon; brother, Milton Burger; sisters, Sheila Burger and Felicia Burger; a number of nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, and a host of relatives and friends.

A viewing will be held from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Tuesday at Heart of God Ministries, 1703 S. Kanawha St., Beckley. Service will immediately follow at 12 p.m. noon, with the Bishop Fred T. Simms officiating. Interment will take place at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

Services are entrusted to Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Linda Carol Fox




Linda Carol Fox, 54, of Beckley, went to be with the love of her life, and her constant companion, the lord Jesus Christ, on July 13, 2006. Mrs. Fox passed away of a short illness. She is the daughter of late Ransom and Helen Armstrong.

Linda shared a beautiful service with the members and Pastor Greg Scarbro of the Clear Creek Worship Center in her home. Also Chaplin Carl Bloum came and shared services with Linda.

Her love, laughter, and friendship will be missed by all who knew her.

She will be remembered for her strength of character, her kindness to all that she came into contact with, her sweet and gentle spirit and her skills as a cook, homemaker and caregiver.

Those left to cherish her memory include husband, Freddy Fox of Beckley; son, John Hurlocker and wife Amee of Kannapolis, NC; daughters, Helen Maynor and husband Ronald of Clear Creek and Tammy Smith and husband Larry (Buzzy) of Beckley; son, Steven Howland and wife Brenda of Beckley; five grandchildren, Samantha, Connor, Kaitlyn, Johnathan, and Lance; and sister, Betty Hill and husband George of Chrisville, Md.

Services will be held Monday, July 17, 2006, at 1:30 p.m. at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, with Rev. Greg Scarbro officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Friends may gather with the family one hour prior to the service.

The family wishes to thank all of those who have shown so many warm expressions of love and compassion.

Online condolences can be made at www.blueridgefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home.

Mark A. Hurtte




Mark A. Hurtte, 18, of Beckley, passed away Friday, July 14, 2006, at the Raleigh General Hospital.

Services are entrusted to Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Richard D. ‘Dick’ Jessee, Sr.




WEYANOKE — Richard D. “Dick” Jessee, Sr., 73, of Weyanoke, died Wednesday, July 12, 2006.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton. Friends may call today from 6 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www. bailey-kirk.com.

Arrangements by Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home, Princeton.

Arlene J. Gunnoe Johnson




Arlene J. Gunnoe Johnson, 74, of Beckley, died Friday, July 14, 2006, at Raleigh General Hospital following a long illness.

Born Jan. 10, 1932, at Wharton, WV, she was the daughter of the late Cecil Price and Blanche Turner Price.

Mrs. Johnson was a homemaker. She attended the Maynor Freewill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clarence Gunnoe; second husband, Frank Johnson; and son, Clarence Russell Gunnoe.

Survivors include sons, Bernard Gunnoe and wife, Debbie, of Prosperity, and Michael Johnson of Beckley; a daughter, Donna Thompson McCray and husband, Mark, of Beckley; brothers, Roland Price of Mt. Nebo, and Phil Price of Whitesville; sisters, Janice Brown of Ravenswood, Linda Barber of Ravenswood, and Brenda Sinnett of Ravenswood; grandchildren, Terry Gunnoe and Scott Gunnoe; five great-grandchildren; and her special friends at Hilltop Nursing Home.

Service will be 3:30 p.m. today at Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel with the Pastor Forrest Gray officiating. Burial will follow in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

Friends may call one hour prior to the services today at the funeral home.

Family will serve as pallbearers.

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

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry, Beckley.

Mary Frances Kanott




INMAN, S.C. — Mary Frances Kanott, age 44, wife of James Dennis Kanott of 458 Chapman Drive, passed away Friday morning, July 14, 2006.

Born in Man, West Virginia, on December 1, 1961, she was a daughter of Lorine Bishop Lusk and the late John Ken Brown. Mrs. Kanott graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Concord College in Athens, West Virginia, and from Converse College with a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. She was employed as an educator with Spartanburg School District 3 for fifteen years and was a member of Morningside Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband of twenty-eight years and her mother, Mrs. Kanott is also survived by her daughter, Denise Melanie Roberts and husband Jerry of Spartanburg; her two sons, James Dennis Kanott, II, of Inman and Dustin Mark Kanott and his wife, Samantha, of Spartanburg; two sisters, Drema Grimmett of Huntington, W.Va., and Kathy Cassell of Oceana, W.Va.; and three grandchildren, Ayden Tyee Kanott, Andrew Tate Roberts, and Reece Jackson Kanott. She was preceded in death by a brother, Teddy Gibson.

The family will receive friends today, July 16, 2006, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 17, 2006, at Morningside Baptist Church with the Reverend Dr. Kirk Neely officiating. Burial will be held in Cherokee, N.C.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in remembrance of Mrs. Kanott may be made to the American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC 29615, or to Spartanburg Blood Bank, 175 Dunbar Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306.

The family is at the home, 458 Chapman Drive, Inman.

Condolences may be left for the family online at www. lanforddunbar.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Dunbar Funeral Home, Spartanburg, S.C.

Jimmy Maynor




CLEAR CREEK — Jimmy Maynor, 63, of Clear Creek, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2006.

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home.

Harry F. O’Quinn




RICHWOOD — Harry F. O’Quinn, 67, of Richwood, formerly of Webster Springs, entered into rest on Wednesday, July 12, 2006.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Monday in Richwood Cemetery, Richwood.

Arrangements by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.

Robert Lane Perry Jr.




CYCLONE — Robert Lane Perry, Jr., 25, departed this life Saturday, July 15, 2006, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Services entrusted to Adam Toler Memorial Funeral Home, Oceana.

Arliss L. Ratliff




RAINELLE — Arliss L. Ratliff, 83, of Rainelle, passed away Friday, July 14, 2006.

Graveside services and burial will be 2 p.m. today in the Rainelle Cemetery.

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Rainelle.

Nora Scites




Nora Scites, of Beckley, died Friday, July 18, 2006, at the Hidden Valley Health Care Facility at Oak Hill, following a long illness.

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home in Beckley.

June Iris Borders Sneed




FAYETTEVILLE — June Iris Borders Sneed, 70, of Fayetteville, formerly of Minden, passed away peacefully at home and entered into the gates of Heaven to become an angel on July 12, 2006, surrounded by her family and friends. She was the daughter of the late Bert and Delta Borders.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by three sisters, Doris Lee, Kathleen, and Joan; a son-in-law, Mark A. Jones; and a daughter-in-law, Esta Volksen Sneed.

She was a 1956 graduate of Mt. Hope High School. She attended Rock Lick Community Church.

On Jan. 13, 1957, she married her soul mate and love of her life, William (Bill) Garland Sneed.

Their children included Dell E. Jones of Sprague, WV, Bert E. and wife Judy Sneed of Rosedale, WV, William G Sneed, Jr., of Mt. Hope, WV, and friend Wendy Naye of Fayetteville, WV, Roy L. Sneed of Mt. Olive, WV, Ann E. and husband Shawn Ramsey of Fayetteville with whom she made her home. Grandchildren, James B. and wife Jenny Sneed of Brooklyn, WV, Robert L. Deal of Clay County, Glen A. Deal of Tyler County, Harley T. Volksen of Mt. Hope, WV, currently active duty serving our country, Carla Toney of Martinsburg, WV, Amanda K. Ramsey, Shawn W. Ramsey II and Cody W. Ramsey all of Fayetteville, WV. Great-grandchildren Damian Joy of Martinsburg, WV, Issaiah M. Sneed and Bethany L. Sneed of Brooklyn, WV. A brother-in-law Dannie J and wife Joan Sneed of Baltimore, MD. A sister-in-law Gloria A Poore of Raleigh-Durham, NC, and many nieces and nephews. A life-long friend Virginia Terry of Scarbro, WV. Her whole extended family at Rock Lick Community Church. Trish and Amy and all the nurses at Gentiva plus a host of many other wonderful friends.

She enjoyed music, spending time with her family and friends, and crocheting, especially making and giving her dolls and baby blankets to all.

Friends may call Monday from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. at Blue Ridge Funeral Home. Services will be Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at 1:00 p.m. at Blue Ridge Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Sears officiating.

Online condolences can be made at www.blueridgefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home.

Anne Faye Thompson




Anne Faye Thompson, of Beckley, passed away Friday, July 14, 2006, at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital.

Services are entrusted to Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Garnette James Thompson




Garnette James Thompson, 91, of Stanaford, died Friday, July 14, 2006.

Mrs. Thompson was born and raised at Beard’s Fork, and was the daughter of the late B.H. James and Emily Taylor James.

Mrs. Thompson was a retired employee of Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital, with two decades of service.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Thompson.

Survivors include Bob and Pam Clinebell, and their daughter, Ashton of the home; her beloved April; Don and Susan Underwood of Alexandria, Va.; her brother, Harry James of Beckley; Garnette Marks, RN; and several nephews and nieces.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel, with Pastor Ken Souder officiating. Burial will follow at High Lawn Memorial Park at Oak Hill.

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

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to Enoch Trent, R.N. HCS, and Penelope Trent, who eased her passing and the families’ pain.

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home in Beckley.