Estelle K. Campbell
MEADOW BRIDGE — Estelle K. Campbell, 93, passed away Monday, July 2, 2007, in Wilmington, N.C., following a short illness.
Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Rainelle.
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Alice Cooper, 63, formerly of Summers County, died Tuesday, July 3, 2007, in Cleveland.
Arrangements by Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors, Hinton.
Kenneth Gene Herron
Kenneth Gene Herron, 68, of Coal City, died at his residence, Sunday, July 1, 2007, following a long illness.
Born Sept. 11, 1938, at Eccles, he was the son of the late Mack and Ella Brewer Herron.
Kenneth was a born again Christian and was of the Baptist faith. He was a former employee of Gray and Southland Lumber Companies and also worked for Westmoreland Coal Company at Eccles No. 5 mine. He was an avid baseball and football fan and had lived at Coal City for the past six years, formerly living at Daniels.
Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Martha Jane Stanley Herron of Coal City; his two sons, Mark Alan Herron and wife, Carolyn Ann, of Carrollton, Ohio, and Daniel Lee Herron of Cocoa, Fla.; and three brothers, Hubert Herron of Beckley, Carl Herron of Shady Spring and Buddy Ralph Herron and his wife, Ruth, of Columbus, Ohio.
In honor of Mr. Herron’s wishes, he will be cremated and a memorial service celebrating his life will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Calfee Funeral Chapel, Beckley with Chaplain Carlyle Blomme officiating.
In lieu of flowers, gifts of remembrance may be made to Hospice of Southern WV, P.O. Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802.
Online guest book is available at www.calfeefh.com
Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.
Quindora S. Lester
Quindora S. Lester, 73, of Camp Lightfoot Road, Hinton, died Sunday, July 1, 2007, at the Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley following a long illness.
Born in Raleigh County on June 1, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Lark Davis and Mary Emma Meadows Davis.
Mrs. Lester was a homemaker, and a former employee of Beckley Manufacturing.
She was of the Baptist faith, and enjoyed fishing, ginseng hunting and floral arranging.
Mrs. Lester had lived in the Hinton area since 1981.
She was preceded in death by her husband, B.H. Lester; and two brothers, Telecik and Harold Anthony Davis.
Survivors include a daughter, Teresa Kirk and husband, Willie, of Jumping Branch; two brothers, Roland Davis and wife, Marion, of Hinton, and Buster Davis and wife, Merlene, of Virginia; twin sisters, Margaret Jenkins and husband, the Rev. Bill Jenkins, of Daniels; grandchildren, Tamara Cox and husband, Frankie, Troy Pack and wife, Tabitha, Terry Pack and companion, Joseph Grimm, and Todd Pack; four great-grandchildren, Tyler Cox, Kaitilinn, Kourtney and Joseph Grimm III; sister-in-law, Barbara Davis of Daniels.
Service will be 3 p.m. Friday at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel with the Rev. Bill Jenkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Lester Cemetery at Daniels.
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Troy and Todd Pack, Frankie Cox, Joseph Grimm, Chip Lilly, Alden Eldridge and Mike Osborne.
Online condolences may be sent to our guest book at www.roseandquesenberry.net.
Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Shady Spring.
Alpha Grooms Lindsay
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Alpha Grooms Lindsay, 48, formerly of Harvey, died Tuesday, July 3, 2007, following a long illness.
Arrangements by Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.
Hester Irene McCabe
INVERNESS, Fla. — Hester Irene McCabe, 86, of 805 Balmoral Court, formerly of Roanoke, Va., died Saturday, June 30, 2007, at her home.
Born Aug. 16, 1920, in Madison, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Frank C. Hedrick and Mabel T. Hedrick Sims.
Ms. McCabe was a retired high school mathematics teacher having taught at Patrick Henry High School in Roanoke. She was a member of Good Shepard Lutheran Church in Inverness, where she resided since 1991.
She was preceded in death by a son, Clip Coleman; and also a sister, Dorothy Harvey.
Survivors include her husband, James N. McCabe; one son, James B. McCabe and wife, Susan, of Atlanta, Ga.; one daughter, Hester Clow and husband, the Rev. Dr. Daniel, of Inverness, Fla.; two sisters, Peggy Weaver and husband, Colby “Jack,” of Beckley and Jenny Sims of Inverness, Fla.; four grandchildren, Karen Burmmund and husband, Peter, of Ithica, N.Y., Jim McCabe of Atlanta, Ga., Nancy McCabe of Durham, N.C., and Kristen Saunders of Salem, Va.
Graveside service and burial will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Oak Grove Cemetery at Ballengee, W.Va., with the Rev. Dr. Daniel Clow officiating. There will be no visitation. A procession will leave Pivont Funeral Home in Hinton, at 12:20 p.m. Saturday, for those wishing to attend the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hernando Pasco Hospice, 12107 Majestic Blvd., Hudson, Fla. 34667.
Online guests may register at www.pivontfuneralhome.com
Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, 100 Park Ave., Hinton.
Mason Pendry, infant son of Danny Paul and Wendy Kate Mikles Pendry, of Pineville, was stillborn on Sunday, July 1, 2007, in Princeton Community Hospital.
Mason was preceded in death by a brother, Jackson Pendry; an uncle, Bobby Pendry; paternal great-grandparents, Bud and Corbia Pendry; and maternal great-grandfather, Henry Blaine Earles.
In addition to his parents, survivors include paternal grandparents, Danny and Sandra Pendry of Keyrock; maternal grandparents, James and Grace Mikles of Welch; maternal great-grandparents, Mabel Earles of Welch and Grant and Melda Mikles of Welch; aunts and uncle, Donna and Matt Jones of Blountville, Tenn., James Pendry of Keyrock, Allen and Vickie Mikles of Anawalt, Melanie Mikles of Welch and Nicole and Alex Wimmer of Roanoke, Va.; cousins, Gage and Madison Jones, Rebecca Pendry, Chase Mikles, Matthew Mikles and Justin and Dylan Wimmer, and a host of other family and friends.
Graveside service will be 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, July 4, 2007, at Whitenac Cemetery, Keyrock, with Mason’s great-grandmother, Melda Mikles, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in Mason’s name to March of Dimes, 3508 Staunton Ave., S.E., 2nd Floor, Charleston, WV 25304 or The Angel Teddy Bear Foundation at www.angelteddybears.org.
Calfee Funeral Service of Pineville is serving the Pendry family.
Dorothy Bryant Reed
Dorothy Bryant Reed, 82, of 28 Portsmouth Road, Front Royal, Va., died Sunday, July 1, 2007, at Loving Arms Rest Home in Front Royal.
Born May 27, 1925, at Berrytown, she was the daughter of the late John M. and Lora Kaylor Bryant.
Ms. Reed was a homemaker and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Reed.
Survivors include two daughters, Jeanette Fitzsimmons and husband, Barry, of Clarks Summit, Pa., and Judi Good and husband, Larry, of Front Royal, Va.; one sister, Nellie Bryant of Meadow Bridge; two grandchildren, Allison Stavrou of Lansdowne, Va., and John Fitzsimmons of Clarks Summit, Pa.; and one great-grandchild, Sophia Stavrou.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 5, 2007, at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton with the Rev. Tommy Mounts officiating. Burial will follow in Restwood Memorial Gardens in Hinton. Friends may call 1 p.m. until time of the service Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.
John E. ‘Jitterbug’ Thomas
John E. “Jitterbug” Thomas, 64, of Cool Ridge, passed away Monday, July 2, 2007, at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital.
Born Sept. 7, 1942, at Talcott, he was the son of the late William T. Thomas and Ellene Bragg Thomas.
John was a longtime resident of Summers County before moving to Raleigh County. He was employed at The Resort at Glade Springs and was a football and basketball referee, where he officiated high school, junior high and grade school games in Raleigh and Summers counties. John was a graduate of Hinton High School and had also been employed by Anderson Construction.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Sammy Thomas and Bobby Jack Thomas; and three sisters, Brenda Gail Thomas, Betty Thomas and Helen Thomas.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Rebecca Lively Thomas; three sisters, Mary Landis of Colorado, Shirley Bowling of Shady Spring and Catherine Adkins of Hinton; four brothers, William “Buddy” Thomas, Roger Thomas, Eddie Thomas and James Thomas, all of Hinton; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
His remains rest at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, 1435 E. Main St., Oak Hill, where the service will be 2 p.m. Thursday with Pastor Danny Winders officiating, and where the family will receive friends from noon until time of the service. Entombment will follow in High Lawn Memorial park.
Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.