Jimmy Wayne Bowyer
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Jimmy Wayne Bowyer, 37, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, in Myrtle Beach.
Born March 7, 1969, at Maple Fork, he was the son of Eugene Edward Bowyer Sr. of Beckley and the late Claudine Faye Ison Bowyer and he is the stepson of Jessie Bowyer of Beckley.
He was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, a member of the Packs Branch Baptist Church and a former member of the MacDonald-Warren Lodge No. 103 AF and AM of Mount Hope. He was customer sales representative for an electrical company in Myrtle Beach.
Other survivors include his children, Erick Bowyer and Alysa Bowyer, both of Oak Hill; two brothers, Eugene Bowyer Jr. and wife, Delores, of Huntington and David Alan Bowyer and wife, Patricia, of Beckley; three stepsisters, Margaret Hay and husband, Phillip, of Lebanon, Pa., Nancy Cummings and husband, Greg, of Vale, N.C., and Lisa Snavely and husband, Tom, of Lebanon, Pa.; and a stepbrother, James Brooks and wife, Carol, of Rock Hill, S.C.
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope, with Pastor Sam Vance and Evangelist Dale Vance officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Greg McNeely, John Bryson, Ed Holstein, Bob Bowyer, George Tyree and James Withrow.
Online condolences may be sent to our Web site at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.
Juanita M. Briggs
Juanita M. “Mamaw” Briggs, of Daniels, departed this life for her Heavenly home on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006.
Born Aug. 24, 1915, in Morgan County, Tenn., she spent most of her life in Eastern Kentucky.
Mrs. Briggs was preceded in death by her husband, Leland Briggs; and her brother and sister-in-law, Reid and Tressie Daniel, also of Daniels.
Those who are left to cherish her memory are a daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Ron Zerges of Daniels; three grandchildren, Stephen and Ann Zerges of Navarre, Fla., Denean and Don Machis of Dunn Loring, Va., Christopher and Christine Zerges of Cincinnati, Ohio; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; three sisters, Madeline Tyo of Seattle, Wash., Helen and Bob Taylor of Erlanger, Ky., and Sandra and Mike Ellis of Longwood, Fla.; seven nephews and one niece; also her dear little friend, Maddie Bell.
Mrs. Briggs was a member of Daniels Missionary Baptist Church and Sam’s (Senior Adult Ministry).
The family would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the entire staff of Pinecrest Nursing Home for the wonderful care that was given to mother during her stay.
Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Rose and Quesenberry, Beckley, with Pastor Jack Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley.
Friends may call one hour before the service Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family will appreciate donations made to the Daniels Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, C&O; Dam Road, Daniels, WV 25832.
Her beautiful smile, her love of children and her sparkling eyes will never be forgotten.
Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry, Beckley.
James K. Brown
CYCLONE — James K. Brown, 76, passed away Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, in Raleigh General Hospital.
Evans Funeral Home of Oceana is serving the Brown family.
Mamie Cleo Cales
Mamie Cleo Cales, 91, of 202 Greenbrier Ave., Hinton, formerly of Green Sulphur Springs, died Sunday Oct. 8, 2006, in Summers County A.R.H. following short illness.
She was born Jan. 23, 1915, at Green Sulphur Springs, W.Va.
Ms. Cales was a former cook at the Hinton Hospital and also at Camp Lightfoot in Summers County. She was a member of River Valley Baptist Church at Forest Hill and had lived all of her life in Summers County.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy H. Cales; and also by one son, Obie R. Cales.
Survivors include three sons, Clifford Cales and wife, Phyllis, of Hinton, Harden Cales and wife, Mary, of Peebles, Ohio, and David Cales of Nimitz; three daughters, Mary Oma Fleshman and husband, Oley, of Wayside, Freda Gwinn and husband, Franklin, of Smoot, W.Va., and Agnes Osborne and husband, Richard, of Batavia, Ohio; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006, at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton with Pastor Bill Jenkins officiating. Entombment will follow at Wallace Memorial Cemetery Mausoleum at Clintonville, W.Va. Friends may call 11 a.m. until time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Online condolences and guest register are available at pivontfuneralhome.com
Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.
Zola Mae Carnahan
OCEANA — Zola Mae Carnahan departed this life Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006, at a Beckley hospital following a short illness.
Services entrusted to Adam Toler Memorial Funeral Home, Oceana.
PINEVILLE — Geneva Chambers, 83, passed away Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006, at Heartland of Beckley.
Born July 8, 1923, at Boomer, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Bertie Hensley Crouse.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Chambers; a daughter, Hollie McDaniel; and several brothers and sisters.
Survivors include a son, Randy Chambers of Acworth, Ga.; a daughter, Ardys Bowker of Belgrade, Mont.; a brother, Addison Crouse and his wife, Louise, of Belva; a sister, Aretta Jordan of Cleveland, Ohio; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Calfee Funeral Service Chapel, Pineville, with the Rev. Tommy Knotts officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny.
Friends may call 1 p.m. until time of the service at the funeral home on Wednesday.
Online guest book may be signed at www.calfeefuneralservice.com or e-mail condolences to the Chambers family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calfee Funeral Service of Pineville is serving the Chambers family.
Lionel M. Halstead Sr.
Lionel M. Halstead Sr., 91, passed away Monday, Oct. 9, 2006, at the Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster, Ohio.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Bridget E. Halstead of Baltimore; three daughters and a son-in-law; two sons and daughters-in-law; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.
Service will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Frank E. Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Lancaster, Ohio with Pastor Jay P. Justice officiating.
Friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Wallace Cemetery, Clintonville. Burial will follow.
Arrangements by Frank E. Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Lancaster, Ohio.
Edith Mays of Beckley went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006.
Born in Raleigh County, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Nettie Arnold.
Ms. Mays was a retired employee of Cohen’s Drug and was a former employee of Marie’s Dress Shop. She was preceded in death by brothers, Deniford and Winiford Arnold; sisters, Ethel Gates, Pauline Alley and Flora Walker.
Left to cherish her memory are: her son, Rodney Mays and wife, Linda, of Beckley; two grandsons, Greg and Kevin Mays; a sister, Dorothy Stasieck and husband, Hank, of BelAir, Md.; nieces, Beverly Lyton and husband, Jack, of North Carolina, Gale Ross and husband, Richard, of Beaver, Elaine Sagal and husband, Joe, of Maryland; special friend, Martin Njoku and the employees of Rite Aid of Johnstown Road, Beckley, and Anna Wade and her family of Beckley.
Committal service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum B, with Pastor Roger Pauley officiating. Entombment will follow.
Friends may call 10:30 a.m. until time of the service Wednesday at Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum B, Beckley.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
You may register on line at our guest book at roseandquesenberry.net.
Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.
ALLEN JUNCTION — Alma McKinney, 92, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2006, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Goebel Cantrell following a long illness.
Arrangements by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.
Mary Thomas Pannell
SMITHFIELD, Va. — Mary Thomas Pannell, 82, of 301 Nottingham Place, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, in Autumn Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Faci-lity after a three-month illness.
Born Dec. 17, 1923, in Raleigh, she was the daughter of the late Percy Primm and Mary Martin Jackson.
Mrs. Pannell was a homemaker and a member of the East Gulf Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John William Pannell; and two brothers, William Primm and Robert “Bobby” Jackson.
Survivors include her children, Herman M. Thomas Jr. of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Rosetta Thomas Taylor of Smithfield, Va.; grandchildren, Marcus T. Christian of Beckley, Lisa J. Garrett of Virginia Beach, Va., Herman M. Thomas I, Herman M. Thomas II and Frances Thomas, all of Cincinnati, Ohio; a sister, Kate Drew of New York, N.Y.; three nephews, four nieces and a host of other relatives and friends.
Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor Chapel with the Rev. Onnie Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Beckley.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service Thursday at the chapel.
Arrangements by Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.
Aubrey L. Payne
RICHWOOD — Aubrey L. Payne, of Richwood, went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 7, 2006.
Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood. Friends may call 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.
David Dewayne Rhodes
FAIRLEA — David Dewayne Rhodes, 48, died after a short illness.
Service will be 3 p.m. today at Longanacre Funeral Home Chapel, Fairlea. Friends may call 2 p.m. until time of the service today at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Longanacre Funeral Home, Fairlea.
Christopher Ryan Sadzewicz
Christopher Ryan Sadze-wicz, darling son of Ryan Mitchell and Nicole Leigh Glass Sadzewicz of Dorothy, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, at birth in a Charleston, W.Va. hospital.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Christopher and Edna Glass of Dorothy; paternal grandparents, Terry and Sandra Holstein of Naoma; maternal great-grandparents, Charles and Vera Glass of Talcott, Billy Doss of West Haven, Conn., and Darlene Doss of Colcord; paternal great-grandparents, Duane and Jewel Rorrer of Naoma, and James and Brenda Swayze of Glen Daniels.
Graveside rites will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley, with the Rev. Arolette Stover officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.
Arrangements by Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.
Catherine L. Sams
FORT SPRING — Catherine L. Sams, 88, a loving mother and beloved wife, passed away Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, at her home after a long illness.
She was born Aug. 16, 1918, at Ronceverte, and was the daughter of the late Charles L. and Ada A. Carnefix Massie.
Mrs. Sams had been a lifelong resident of Fort Spring and a charter member of the Greenbrier Valley Church of the Nazarene. She had a passion for the missionary ministry and served 28 years as missionary president in her local church and was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl R. Sams, in 2003; a son-in-law, Jack Wickline; granddaughter, Becky Wickline; and several brothers and sisters.
Survivors include four daughters, Lucille Hefner and husband, Charles R., of Huntington, Joyce Wickline of Alderson, Ruth Starr and husband, Richard, of Charleston and Sue Perry and husband, John, of Organ Cave; seven sons, Earl Sams and wife, Jackie, of Wildwood, Ga., Barry Sams and wife, Mary, of Warner Robins, Ga., Orville Sams and wife, Sandra, of Alderson, Robert Sams and wife, Dr. Debra Sams, of Lewisburg, Doug Sams and wife, Bernetta, of Lewisburg, Roger Sams and wife, Beverly, of Alderson and John Sams and wife, Susie, of Fort Spring; surviving two sisters, Leona Brown and Hazel Van Buren, both of Ronceverte; a brother, Roy Massie of Ronceverte; 28 grandchildren, Rusty Hefner, Rene Kessinger, Charles Filius, Joey Campbell, Jacqueline Wickline, Jamie Wickline, Meline Forsight, Earl Sams, Anna Johnson, Steven Starr, Phillip Starr, David Sams, Paul Sams, Mark Sams, Jason Perry, Nathan Sams, Jared Sams, Richie Sams, Jennifer Young, Travis Sams, Victoria Sams, Reba Sams, Chrissy Boyles, Chad Sams, Brandon Holley, Jonathan Sams, Audra Sams and Kayla Sams; and 33 great-grandchildren.
The family would like to send special thanks to Uncle Frank Sams for his love and support.
Service will be 11 a.m. today at Longanacre Funeral Home Chapel, Fairlea with Carolyn Lehrke and the Rev. Glen Thaxton officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery, Ronceverte
Friends called 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home in Fairlea.
Pallbearers will be Jonathan Sams, Chad Sams, Jared Sams, Travis Sams, Nathan Sams, Brandon Holley, Paul Sams and David Sams.
Arrangements by Longanacre Funeral Home, Fairela.
Bobby L. Seldomridge
ST. ALBANS — Bobby L. Seldomridge, 74, formerly of Lewisburg, died Oct. 7, 2006.
Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg. Burial will follow in Enon Baptist Church Cemetery, Frankford.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg.
Notie Evelyn Walker
Notie Evelyn Walker, 75, of Shady Spring, left this earthly world of her suffering and pain from leukemia to enter the Pearly Gates of Heaven into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. surrounded by her loving family at the home of her daughter.
Notie was born on Oct. 1, 1931, at Besoco, to her late parents, James “Hub” and Virgie C. (Garretson) Bolen. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Sherman E. Walker Sr.; three brothers, Okey, Clarence and James “Horace” Bolen; a sister, Susan Gayhart; a granddaughter, Samantha Walker; and a grandson, Darrell Ray Bolen.
Notie was a member of the Open Door Church of Shady Spring and a graduate of Stoco High School. She was a retired employee of Murphy Mart and Ames of Beckley.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Phyllis Bolen and husband, Delbert, of Shady Spring; her son, S. Emery Walker Jr. and wife, Robin of Beckley; a sister, Freda Rainell Smith and husband, Steve, of Shady Spring; two sisters-in-law, Helen Bolen of Spring Hill, Fla., and Joanna Bolen of Kevil, Ky.; grandchildren, Denise Warfe and husband, Doug of Byars, Okla, Scott Bolen and wife, Deana, of Glen Morgan, Steven Walker and Tammy Morton and husband, Tim, both of Beckley; eight great-grandchildren, Lindsay and Matthew Bolen, Sierra, Wyatt and Emma Warfe, Alex Walker, Tabatha and Tori Morton; and several nieces and nephews.
Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Open Door Church at Shady Spring with the Rev. George Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Shady Spring and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church.
Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Shady Spring.
MOCKSVILLE, N.C. — Pansy Wood, 86, formerly of Mullens, passed away Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006.
Born Jan. 9, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Vina Wood.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Larry Brewster.
Survivors include her daughter, Carolyn Kiser and her husband, Larry, of Pine-ville; and two grandchildren, Lora and Jason Kiser, both of Mocksville, N.C.
Graveside rites will be at the Moran Cemetery on Bud Mountain.
E-mail condolences to the family at email@example.com.
Information submitted for the family by Calfee Funeral Service of Pineville.