James Horace D. Bolen
James Horace D. Bolen, born July 5, 1934, in Besoco, left this world to join his beloved wife Lola Faye Holshouser Bolen in his heavenly home on Tuesday, July 25, 2006. He died of lung cancer after a short illness.
Horace was a member of the Protestant faith. He was a member of the United States Army. Horace left West Virginia in 1958 and lived in Illinois for over 20 years where he was a member of the Teamsters Local Union 710. He then moved to Coal City, where he was a member of the Coal City Volunteer Fire Department. He then lived with his daughter in Grayson, Ky., and then in Sevierville, Tenn.
He is survived by his daughter, Anita Noe of Sevierville; a granddaughter, Cassandra “Cassie” Havenstreit, and a grandson, Eric Noe, both of Lexington, Ky.; two sisters, Notie Walker and Rainell Smith and husband, Steve, all of Shady Spring; sisters-law, Joanna Bolen of Kevil, Ky., Helen Bolen of Spring Hill, Fla., and Harvalea Cadle and Gina Holshouser, both of Sevierville; brother-in-law, Arty Bryce Holshouser and wife, Penny, of North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lola Faye Holshouser Bolen; his mother and father, James Hub and Virgie (Garretson) Bolen; two brothers, Okey and Clarence Bolen; a sister, Susan Gayhart; and brothers-in-law, Sherman Walker, Mark Holshouser, Kenneth Cadle and O.V. Gayhart.
Service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, Beckley, with the Rev. Larken C. Calhoun officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.
Friends may gather with the family 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Members of the Coal City Volunteer Fire Department will serve as pallbearers.
Online condolences can be made at www.blueridgefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.
SUMMERSVILLE — Gla-dys Butler, 96, died Tuesday, July 25, 2006.
Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel.
Arrangements by Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville.
William Roscoe Caldwell
UNION — William Roscoe Caldwell, 81, passed away Monday night, July 24, 2006, at White Sulphur Springs Center following a short illness.
Born May 11, 1925, at Waiteville, he was the son of the late William Robert and Bertha Mae Bostic Caldwell.
Mr. Caldwell was a timberman and affiliated with the Baptist church.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruby Gray Thompson Caldwell; a daughter, Donna Sue Caldwell; two brothers, Virgil and Marshall Caldwell; and four sisters, Geraldine Dunbar, Leona Dunbar, Hazel Thompson and Eula Brown.
Survivors include his wife, Agnes Spangler Caldwell; two daughters, Nancy Cary of Ronceverte and Donna Hedrick and her husband, Rusty, of Sinks Grove; a son, Allen Caldwell of Union; a sister, Cordelia Dunbar of Union; eight grandchildren, Melissa King, Pamela Ramsey, Crystal and Timothy Weikle, Jennifer Cary, Julie Garst, and Audrey and Shannon Hedrick; nine great-grandchildren, Kyle and Kenneth King Jr., Derek, Evan, Zachary and Hannah Grace Ramsey, Lorriana Weikle, and A.J. and Ally Austin.
Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Groves Funeral Home Chapel, Union, with the Rev. Paul Suttle and Bobby Dunbar officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Keenan.
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Groves Funeral Home, Un-ion, is in charge of arrangements.
Dinston ‘Baby June’ Cecil Jr.
KOPPERSTON — Dinston W. “Baby June” Cecil Jr., 67, died Tuesday, July 25, 2006.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Long Branch Freewill Baptist Church. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today until time of the service Saturday at the church.
E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com.
The family is being served by Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.
Violet Rosetta Ennis
MEADOW BRIDGE — Violet Rosetta Ennis, 75, of Old Harrah Road, passed away Monday evening, July 24, 2006, at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital following a long illness.
Born Oct. 27, 1930, at Meade, she was the daughter of the late Leland and Irene Bailey Vandall.
Mrs. Ennis was a wife, mother, grandmother and was often a caregiver for the elderly. She was of the Holiness faith.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Darrell Ennis; two brothers, Junior and Raymond Vandall; a sister, Vivian Vandall; a grandson, David Ennis II; and a great-grandson, Cody Ennis.
Survivors include her husband, Flura “Brother” Ennis; a daughter, Linda Adkins and fiancé, Bill, of Meadow Bridge; a son, David Ennis and wife, Anita, of Maplewood; five sisters, Peggy Thomas of Meadow Bridge, Shirley Taylor and husband, Stanley, of Rain-elle, Dolly Bryant and husband, Harvey, of Elton, Connie Fox and husband, Wayne, of Meadow Bridge and Drema Neff and fiancé, Winfred, of Elton; two sisters-in-law, Ruby of Josephine and Isabell of North Carolina; four brothers, Timmy Vandall and wife, Judy, of Elton, Roger Vandall of Elton, Eddie Vandall and wife, Linda, of Beckley and Eugene Vandall of Meadow Bridge; five grandchildren, Melinda Lester and husband, Tommy, of Landisburg, Kimberly Ennis of Danese, Joseph Ennis of Maplewood, Angel Williams and fiancé, Steven Lilly, of Meadow Bridge and Patrick Cool and fiancée, Shena Fox, of Meadow Bridge; nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle, with the Rev. Mark Spence officiating. Burial will follow in Elton Cemetery.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.
Paul Edward Hall
ALDERSON — Paul Edward Hall, 72, formerly of Auxier, Ky., and Cleveland, Ohio, died Tuesday, July 25, 2006, at his home in Alderson following a short illness.
Born Jan. 30, 1934, in Auxier, Ky., he was the son of the late Jack and Sally Wells Hall. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Hall, and a sister, Jean Yerich.
Mr. Hall was a retired foreman from Midwest Materials, Perry, Ohio. He was also a foreman for Avery International, Painesville, Ohio, for many years. He was a 1954 graduate of Oil Springs High School, Oil Springs, Ky., and was a U.S. Army veteran. Mr. Hall was a member of Griffith Creek Baptist Church, Alderson, and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Betty Lou Cordial Hall; four children, Gregory Lee Hall and his wife, Saundra, of London, Ky., Sally Mae Boucher and her husband, Joel, of Alderson, Brenda Hall Lilly and her husband, John, of Beckley and Paul Edward Hall II of Alderson; a brother, Douglas Hall and his wife, Laura, of Paintsville, Ky.; a sister, Mabel Durachinsky of Solon, Ohio; five grandchildren, Stacey Ann Hall of London, Ky., Stephanie Marie Dickenson and her husband, John, of Alderson, Brian Michael Boucher of Alderson, Jack Gregory Hall of London, Ky., and Zachary Austin Lilly of Beckley; a great-granddaughter, Alexis Faith Dickenson of Alderson; and many nieces and nephews.
Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, July 28, at Griffith Creek Baptist Church, Alderson, with Pastor Ben Hammond officiating. Burial will follow in Hall Family Cemetery, Alderson.
Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today at Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson, and one hour before service Friday at the church.
Serving as pallbearers will be Kermit Burdette, Gary Clark, John Lilly, Brian Bou-cher, Jack Hall and John Dickenson.
Military funeral honors will be conducted by the West Virginia Army National Guard.
Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.
Terrie Stanley Lively
LITTLE RIVER, S.C. — Terrie Stanley Lively, 48, passed away peacefully, after a courage-ous battle with ovarian cancer on Wednesday, July 19, 2006, at her home in Little River surrounded by her loving family.
She was a graduate of Dunbar High School and received her associate degree from the University of Charleston, and was a member of First Church United Methodist of Dunbar.
She was formerly of Beckley and Dunbar. Terri was a real estate paralegal for Davis Law Firm in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Terrie was a very devoted wife and loving mother. She will always be remembered for the love that she had for her family, bright and warm smile and her wonderful sense of humor.
Terrie was preceded in death by her father, Miles C. Stanley.
She is survived by her husband, Alan; two sons, Justin and Alex; her mother, Romaleda Stanley of Dunbar; two sisters, Pennie Ritenour and her husband, Bob, of St. Albans and Brenda Elliott and her husband, Stan, of Ripley; father and mother-in-law, Les and Aileen Lively of Beckley; two nieces, Hollie Shephard and April Shriner; and two nephews, Michael Elliott and Lee Metz.
A celebration of Terrie’s life will be 3 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at Bartlett Burdette Cox Funeral Home, Charleston, with Rev. Joel Harpold officiating.
The family will receive friends two hours before service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a college fund for Justin and Alex. Send to Lively Scholarship Fund, BB&T;, Attention: Sarah Monk, 520 Sixth Ave., St. Albans, WV 25177. Envelopes will be provided by the funeral home.
An online guest registry will be made available at www.bartlettburdettecoxfuneralhome.com.
Bartlett Burdette Cox Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.
Jackie L. Lusk
HERNDON — Jackie L. Lusk, 70, was called home to be with our Lord on Tuesday, July 25, 2006, following a long illness.
Born June 4, 1936, at Lusk Settlement, he was the son of the late Walter and Polly England Lusk.
Mr. Lusk attended Garwood Church of God, was a member of the UMWA and Local Union 9781. He was a disabled coal miner with 20 years of service. He loved attending church, hunting, fishing and bluegrass music. He was a lifelong resident of the Lusk Settlement.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Arlee, Corbet and Monterville Lusk; and two sisters, Agnes Whitt and Elsie Gent.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 52 years, Juanita Mitchem Lusk; a son, Larry Lusk and his wife, Vickie, of Lusk Settlement; a daughter, Donna Darnell and her husband, Scott, of Ripplemead, Va.; two granddaughters, Nicole Reed and Aloria Proffitt, both of Ripplemead; two brothers, Troy Lusk and his wife, Lillian, of Alpoca and Edgar Lusk and his wife, Mary, of Basin; three sisters, Bernice Lusk of Lusk Settlement, Eula McKinney of New Richmond and Patty Sisk and her husband, Will, of Jonben; and many well-loved nieces and nephews.
Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Garwood Church of God with the Rev. Ricky Shrewsberry officiating. Burial will follow in Lusk Family Cemetery, Lusk Settlement.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the church and one hour before service Friday.
Pallbearers will be Roger, Tom, Ronnie and Willie Lusk, Jonathan Adkins and Little Bill Horne.
Arrangements by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.
Esther L. Matheny
LEWISBURG — Ms. Esther L. Matheny, 72, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2006, in Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, after a long illness.
Born Nov. 24, 1933, in Lewisburg, she was the daughter of the late Wallace R. and Thelma Jenkins Matheny.
Ms. Matheny was a life-long resident of Lewisburg, member of Lewisburg United Methodist Church, 48-year member of the Lewisburg chapter of the Eastern Star, Greenbrier County CEOS, 4-H All Stars, Democratic Women and was a self-employed care taker and homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Robert H. Matheny.
Survivors include a brother, James “Butch” Matheny of Lewisburg; a niece, Amy M. Churilla and husband, Jeff, of Columbia, Md.; a nephew, Reid Matheny and wife, Theresa, of Bethesda, Md.; two grandnieces, Abby and Reese Churilla of Columbia, Md.; and a very special friend, Jo Ann Yates of Lewisburg.
Ms. Matheny has been cremated at her request and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Lewisburg United Methodist Church, 214 E. Washington St., Lewisburg, WV 24901.
Arrangements by Longan-acre Funeral Home, Fairlea.
Roy Earl Miller
LEWISBURG — Roy Earl Miller, 63, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2006, at his home after a long illness.
Born March 28, 1943, in Zenith, he was the son of the late Earl and Pearlie Neel Miller.
Mr. Miller had been a life-long resident of Lewisburg, was a machine operator for Hercules and was an Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Ruby Hale.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Frances Miller; three daughters, Julie Whitcomb and husband, Robert, of Lewisburg, Kim Boone and husband, Barry, of Ronceverte and Penny Hinkley and husband, David, of Lewisburg; two sons, Scottie Miller and wife, Shaina, of Lewisburg and Gary Baker and wife, Robin, of Lewisburg; a brother, Dillard Miller of Union; special friend, Robert Johnson of Lewisburg; 14 grandchildren, Brandon Defibaugh, Brandy Hamrick, Kelli Baker, Dustin Bennett, Richard Baker, Kayla George, Jamie Baker, Alan Whitcomb, Brent Miller, Kendra Baker, Abbey Miller, Daniel Hinkley, Sabrina Hinkley and David A. Hinkley; and two great-grandchildren, Briana Hinkley and Eran Plott.
Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, July 28, at Zenith Baptist Church with Pastor Jim Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in Rosewood Cemetery, Lewisburg.
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at Longanacre Funeral Home, Fairlea, and one hour before service Friday at the church.
Arrangements by Longanacre Funeral Home, Fairlea.
Cynthia B. Payne
Cynthia B. Payne, 59, of 150 Autumn Lane, Beckley, died Tuesday, July 25, 2006, at Raleigh General Hospital following a long illness.
Arrangements by Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.
Lovdie Graham Shrewsbury
ROANOKE, Va. — Lovdie Graham Shrewsbury, 94, loving mother and grandmother, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 25, 2006.
She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Shrewsbury; daughter, Hazel Booth; grandson, Bryan Shrewsbury; and daughter-in-law, Barbara Shrewsbury.
She is survived by eight children, sons and daughters-in-law, Shirley and Hylanda Shrewsbury of Clearwater, Fla., Claude and Jewell Shrewsbury of Cortez, Colo., Calvin and Mildred Shrewsbury of Daleville, Va., Denny Shrewsbury of Troutville, Va., Damon and Cheryl Shrrewsbury of Ustis, Fla., and Martin and Brenda Shrewsbury; daughters and sons-in-law, Dora and Dale Woodie of Roan-oke and Peggy and Al Horton of Roanoke; grandson and wife, Gene and Sue Heiler of Roanoke; 21 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Lotz Salem Chapel, 1330 E. Main St., Salem, Va., with the Rev. Carter Sloan officiating. Interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Lotz Funeral Home, Salem.
Linda ‘Karen’ Skaggs
ST. ALBANS — Linda “Karen” Skaggs, 62, died Tuesday, July 25, 2006, at her residence.
Karen was a loving mother and grandmother. She retired with 25 years of service from Verizon in Charleston.
She was preceded in death by her father, Joe Martin, and brother, Joseph K. Martin.
She is survived by her daughter, Tammy L. Crouse of St. Albans; sons, Warren Skaggs of Winfield and Chris Skaggs of St. Albans; mother, Marion Martin of Russell-ville; sister, Anne Smith of Russellville; and grandchildren, Danielle, Zachary and Madison.
Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 29, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with Pastor Howard Campbell officiating. Graveside service and burial will follow at 2 p.m. Saturday in Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.bartlettchapmanfuneralhome.com.
Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, 409 Sixth Ave., St. Albans, is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabeth Sue Thompson
Elizabeth Sue Thompson, 79, of Beckley, was dead on arrival at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley on Tuesday, July 25, 2006.
Born at Thurmond on July 6, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Walter J. and Algie Huffman Thompson.
Miss Thompson was a retired employee of G.C. Murphy Co. and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors are sisters, Gertrude Epperly of Beaver, Do-rothy Hunt and husband, Eddie, of Beckley, Phyllis White and husband, William, of Beckley and Patricia Scott of Hampton, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel, Beckley, with the Rev. John Rinker officiating. Friends may call one hour before service Friday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at email@example.com.
Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.
Josette B. Traynham
STOUGHTON, Mass. — Josette B. Traynham, 57, formerly of Whipple, died Sunday, July 23, 2006, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Stough-ton, following a brief illness.
Born Aug. 19, 1948, at Harvey, she was the daughter of the late William Traynham and Beatrice Leftwich Traynham.
Miss Traynham worked at the Belmont Street School where she attained her degree as a para-professional, and was a graduate of Collins High School. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her brother, William “Willie” Traynham Jr.; and a niece, Rene Traynham.
Survivors include her fiancé, Rob-ert Rizzie; sons, Senior Chief, U.S. Navy, Rob-ert Lennell (Wendy) Traynham of Annapolis, Md., Kenneth Lemearle (Deanna) Traynham of Whipple and Petty Officer 2nd Class, U.S. Navy, Anthony Lamont (Amie) Traynham of Norfolk, Va.; brothers and sister, Richard (Marie) Traynham of New Rochelle, N.Y., Robert (Marilyn) Traynham, Eugene (Janice) Traynham and Kenneth (Emma) Traynham, all of Boston, Mass., and John “J.B.” Traynham (Brenda) of Fayetteville; a very special devoted sister, Joyce V. Willis of Whipple; 10 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Carlisle, with the Revs. Charles Brown and David Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Beckley.
Friends may call one hour before service Saturday at the church.
Services entrusted to Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.
Rondey L. Webb Sr.
Rondey Leon Webb Sr., 86, of Beckley, died Tuesday, July 25, 2006, after a long illness.
Born in Allisonia, Va., on Nov. 12, 1919, he was the son of the late Bessie Jane Montgom-ery Webb and Kennard McKinley Webb.
Mr. Webb is survived by his wife, Maxene Taylor Webb; a son, Rondey Leon Webb Jr. and his wife, Rise Snead Webb; and a daughter, Nancy Jane Payne and her husband, Philip Payne. He was also the father of the late Julia Nell Webb. Mr. Webb is also survived by six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mr. Webb was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran. Serving as first lieutenant and B-26 bomber pilot, he flew 64 combat missions in Italy and North Africa, and was base communications officer.
Following the war, he graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute where he received a B.S. degree in horticulture.
Along with his wife and son, Webb was co-owner of Webb’s Florist and Greenhouses, established 58 years ago.
Mr. Webb became president of many organizations, including the Beckley Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees), the Raleigh County TB and Health Organization, the Raleigh County Red Cross, the Lions Club, the Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce, the Raleigh County Extension Committee, the Southern West Virginia Regional Health Association (OH-9), the Thomas Walker Foundation (for many years), the Raleigh County Board of Education (president eight of his 14 years on the board) and the Tri-State Growers Association of Virginia, West Virginia and Ohio.
Mr. Webb was a member of the Raleigh County Court (now the Raleigh County Commission), the 1956 Raleigh County Democratic chairman, vice president of the state Junior Chamber of Commerce, and vice president of the Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital Advisory Board. He was an original director of Gulf National Bank and past director of United National Bank. He was a member of Beckley Presbyterian Church, the Beckley Rotary Club and Black Knight Country Club.
Among his contributions to the community were obtaining finances for the initial development of the Stephens Lake project, helping the YMCA obtain its first space in Beckley (the Memorial Building), promoting the addition of fluoride to the Raleigh County water supply, initiating the development of the sewer system for the Crab Orchard-MacArthur Public Service District, helping secure the government grant for the OH-9 Regional Health Council and promoting the gift of more than $1 million in seed money from the Thomas Walker Foundation for the establishment of the Beckley Area Foundation. In 1997 he was designated a Paul Harris Fellow by the Beckley Rotary Club.
Visitation will be 2 p.m. Friday, July 28, at Melton Mortuary, Beckley. Memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Adrian Pratt officiating. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley.
Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.
Thelma Mildred Kincaid Wilburn
KILSYTH — Thelma Mildred Kincaid Wilburn, 94, of Kilsyth, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 23, 2006, at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital following a short illness.
Born at Abraham on Dec. 3, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Estaline Vance Kincaid.
She was preceded in death by her late husband, Arthur Wilburn; a son, Robert L. Wilburn; three brothers, Mac, Pete and Charlie Kincaid; and sisters, Nellie Smith, Lizzy Stettler, Josie Kincaid, Rosetta Jenkins, Nannie Kincaid and Ocie Bennett.
Those left to cherish her memory are three sons, Harold Wilburn and wife, Yvette, of Beaver, Charles Wilburn and wife, Maleta, of Beaver and Gerald Wilburn and wife, Kim, of Mount Hope; four daughters, Shirley Coutts and husband, Dick, of Gettysburg, Pa., Mable Hardina and husband, Ben, of Dunnellon, Fla., Sandra Mullens and husband, Benny, of Christiansburg, Va., and Janice Smith of Mount Hope; a daughter-in-law, Carol Wilburn of White Oak; 21 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
The family would like to extend special thanks to her caregiver Linda Suttle who cared for her for the past seven years.
Service was 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, at Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel, Beckley, with the Rev. Mike King officiating. Burial followed in Calfee Cemetery, Mount Tabor.
Friends called 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers were Mike Wilburn, Rich Coutts, Greg Wilburn, Artie Wilburn, Ben Mullins, Gerald Wilburn Jr. and Rick Hudson. Honorary pallbearers were Derick and Dylon Hudson, Joshua Wil-burn and Billy Wilson.
Condolences may be e-mail-ed to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.