Arthur Ballengee, 81, of Bennett Mountain, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, at his home.
Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Shady Spring.
Norma M. Bluhm
Norma M. Bluhm, 66, of Beckley, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley following a short illness.
Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.
Edith L. Bryant
FAYETTEVILLE — Edith Lucille Case Bryant, 89, of Fayetteville, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, at home following an extended illness.
Born Sept. 24, 1918, at Skyles, she was the daughter of the late Ervin and Arminta Issabelle Doddrill Case.
Mrs. Bryant was a member of Fayetteville Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harrison Kermit Bryant; and her son, James Franklin Bryant.
Left to cherish her memory are her granddaughter, Kelly R. and her husband, David C. Thompson, and their son, Joshua R. Thompson; two grandsons, Tracy J. and his wife, Marion, and Todd F. Bryant, all of Lincoln, Neb.
Service will be 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home Chapel, Fayetteville, with Pastor Ron George Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.
The family will receive friends one hour before service at the funeral home.
Contributions in her honor may be made to Hospice of Southern West Virginia, P.O. Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802-1472.
Online condolences and other information available online at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville.
Rose Ellen Collins
KEITH — Rose Ellen Coll-ins, 78, of Keith, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Nov. 9, 2007.
Service will be 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Faith Freewill Baptist Church, Sylvester. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. today at Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.
Arrangements by Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.
Jack Garretson, 62, of Shady Spring, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital following a long illness.
Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Shady Spring.
PRINCETON — William H. “Willis” Graham, 79, of Pisgah Road, Princeton, departed this life Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007.
Service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home, Princeton. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of his wife to the Alzheimer’s Association, West Virginia Chapter, 1111 Lee St., E., Charleston, WV 25301.
To view a video tribute to Mr. Graham, or send the family online condolences, visit www.bailey-kirk.com.
Arrangements by Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home, Princeton.
Okey R. Griffith
STEPHENSON — Okey Ray Griffith, 71, of Stephenson, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, at a Charlottesville, Va., hospital following a long illness.
Born Sept. 15, 1936, at Basin, he was the son of the late Joe and Ethel (Shrewsbury) Griffith.
Okey was a former coal miner and foreman for the Department of Highways, and a 16-year resident of Stephenson. In his leisure he enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and Jeep riding.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jim Griffith.
Those left to cherish his memory include his companion, Eva Whitt; five sons, Joey Griffith and his wife, Tammy, of Basin, Jerry Griffith and his wife, Teresa, of Herndon Heights, Johnny Griffith and his wife, Monica, of Mullens, David Griffith and his wife, Angie, of Herndon Heights and Bobbie Joe Griffith and his wife, Amanda, of Mullens; 10 grandchildren, Curtis, Nicole, Joshua, Heath, Corey, Aaron, Katie, Victoria, Zachary and Chase Griffith; and brothers and sisters.
Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel, Mullens, with the Rev. Grant Prince officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Pisgah Cemetery, Basin.
Friends may call 11 a.m. until time of service Tuesday at the funeral home.
Grandsons and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Arrangements by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.
Olive Louise Burnett Jones
MAPLEWOOD — Olive Louise Burnett Jones, 81, a resident of Maplewood since 1951, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, at Appalachian Hospital from a long battle of illnesses and complications from accidental falls.
Born at Lawton on March 17, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Robert S. Burnett and Goldie Hazel Berry Burnett.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years in 2003, Harry R. Jones; three brothers, James Burnett, Eddie Burnett and Gerald Burnett; a sister, Betty Burnett; stepdaughter, Gladys Jones Fitzpatrick; and grandson, Loran David Jon-es Jr.
Louise was a homemaker. She loved to read her Bible, cook, garden, can, shovel snow, and for the past four years tell stories of her beloved Greenwood Mountain and her escapades with her dear friend, Neil Wood. She would put her hand to her mouth, start laughing and say, “I could write a book about the things that happened in that coal camp.” She professed to be a doctor because she operated on a duck once. St. Patrick’s Day was one of her very favorite days because it was her birthday. She was born with red hair and she loved it. She hated the name Olive and also had a story behind that.
The family requests that you write a memory of your time with Louise and bring it to the funeral home or mail it to Loran at HC 35 Box 610, Maplewood, WV 25831.
Those left to cherish her memories and her stories of Greenwood Mountain are her devoted, loving son and caregiver, Loran D. Jones Sr. and his wife, Cynthia “Lanie” Jones, of Maplewood; son, Harry D. Jones and wife, Sue, of Glen Daniel; stepson-in-law, Joseph Fitzpatrick of Eden, N.C.; grandchildren, Master Chief Petty Officer/Master Diver Kevin Jones and wife, Laura, of Moyock, N.C., Jason Jones of Maplewood, Robert Jones of Morristown, Tenn., Sunshine Jones and Dalton Jones of Glen Daniel, Lula “Sissy” Fitzpatrick of Eden, Vivian and Gladys of Eden, and Daniel Fitzpatrick of Lewisburg; great-grandchildren, Seth David Allen and Kaitlyn Jones, Allison and Victoria Khun, all of Moyock; honorary grandsons, Richard Taylor of Danese and Jason Honaker of Arnette; very dear sisters-in-law, Edna Morris and Verta Pomeroy; special niece, Cathy Jones; a sister, Margaret Wert Quincy of California; and a host of cousins and friends.
Service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle, with the Rev. David Chrisman officiating. Burial will follow at Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.
Oland A. McClung
CLEVELAND — Oland A. McClung, 88, of Cleveland, formerly of Fayette County, passed away June 1, 2007.
Graveside service was June 12 at Riverside Cemetery, Cleveland.
Submitted by Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted.
Warren T. McClung
CONROE, Texas — Warren T. McClung, 79, of Conroe, formerly of Fayetteville, passed away April 7, 2007.
Memorial service at Restlawn Memory Gardens will be held at a later date to be announced.
Submitted by Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted.
Jean F. McVey
ALDERSON — Mrs. Jean F. McVey, 73, of Alderson, went home to be with her husband, the late Howard R. McVey Jr., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, after a short illness.
She was born June 9, 1934, in Alderson, and was the daughter of the late Oakley E. and Nora Carden Ford.
She was a lifelong resident of Alderson, a member of Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church of Alderson, a graduate of Alderson High School, an avid supporter of the Alderson Volunteer Fire Department, a past member of the Fourth of July Committee, a past member of the Alderson Woman’s Club and a member of the Triple Deck Bridge Club. She had worked at Smith’s Drug Store and Pence Springs Manufacturing Plant. She devoted her life to her husband, her children and grandchildren.
Other than her parents, Mrs. McVey was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Rodgers McVey Jr.; and a granddaughter, Beth Thompson.
Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Lynn Arbaugh and husband, Jack, of Alderson and Lois Ann McVey of Alderson; a son, H.R. McVey III and wife, Detra, of Alderson; a sister, Sue Fisher Murray and husband, Larry, of Proctorville, Ohio; six grandchildren, Heather Lynn Johnson and husband, Jimmy, Colton Zachary Arbaugh, Cody Howard McVey, Eva Marie McVey, Caden Howard-Rodgers McVey and Katie Thompson; and a great-granddaughter, Allison Johnson.
Service will be 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Old Greenbrier Baptist Church, Alderson, with the Rev. Jonathan Hunt, Dr. James Johnson and the Rev. Edward Midcap officiating. Burial will follow in Alderson Cemetery.
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at Fort Spring Missionary Baptist Church and one hour before service Monday at Old Greenbrier Baptist Church.
Members of the Alderson Volunteer Fire Department will serve as pallbearers, and area fire department members will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Expression of sympathy may be made to the Alderson Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 647, Alderson, WV 24910.
Arrangements by Longanacre Funeral Home, Fort Spring.
Newman Carl Moore
LABELLE, Fla. — Newman Carl Moore, 77, of LaBelle, formerly of Boomer and Charleston, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, at Lehigh Regional Medical Center from complications following surgery.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents, John and Lillian Moore; a brother, Harold; and three sisters, Ruby Westfall, Glenna Moore and Gay Moore.
In 2002, after 38 years of keeping the lanes and machines going as the pin spotter mechanic at Robin Lanes in Kanawha City, he retired with his wife to LaBelle.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Phylis; sons, Kenneth of Raeford, N.C., and Dale (Monica) of Alva, Fla.; daughters, Carol Jane (Ted) Craigo of Beckley and Karen (Jim) Young Jr. of Scott Depot; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and his bowling buddies.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden.
Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the funeral home with the Rev. Larry Campbell officiating. Burial will be at Montgomery Memorial Park, London.
The online guest book can be accessed at www.stevensandgrass.com.
Arrangements by Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden.
Kathy Faye Pressley
OAK HILL — Kathy Faye Pressley, 50, of Oak Hill, passed away at her home Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007.
Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.
Charles O. Richmond
ELK KNOB — Charles O. Richmond, 61, of Elk Knob, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, at Summers County Appalachian Regional Hospital following a long illness.
Born Aug. 6, 1946, at Elk Knob, he was a son of the late E.M. and Mildred Grimmett Richmond.
Charles was a lifelong resident of Summers County, a deacon of Bennett Memorial Chapel and a self-employed timberman for 30 years.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald “Ronnie” Richmond.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Imogene Ward Richmond; three daughters, Lisa Carol Richmond at home, Mary Ann Smith and husband, Billy, of Vanceburg, Ky., and Doris Jean Naik and husband, Santosh, of Elk Knob; a granddaughter, Abby “Little Doris Jean” Naik of Elk Knob; a brother, Noah “Roger” Richmond and wife, Mary, of Hix; and several nieces and nephews.
Service will be 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel, Hinton, with Travis Hocum officiating. Burial will follow in Cales Cemetery, Chestnut Mountain.
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral parlors.
Billy Smith, Ron Lilly, Tyler Bennett, Randy Ward, Allen Brinegar, Grayson Brinegar and Delwood Kesner will serve as pallbearers.
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrangements by Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors, Hinton.
Edna Lee Jackson Wills
PETERSTOWN — Edna Lee Jackson Wills, 76, of Bozoo Road, Peterstown, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, at Carilion Giles Memorial Hospital, Pearisburg, Va.
Born Dec. 23, 1930, she was the daughter of the late H.P. “Paul” and Lucille Mann Jackson.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Wills; and a sister, Bernice Jackson Skelton.
Ms. Wills had proudly worked for Celanese Corp. for 42 years before her retirement in 1995 and was a member of Bozoo Christian Church.
Survivors include two sons, Terry Wills and wife, Dorletta, of Peterstown and Paul Wills and wife, Laura, of Christiansburg, Va.; two daughters, Joyce Ann Taylor and husband, Mervin, of Peterstown and Jeanie Ferki and husband, Joe, of Franklin, Va.; four brothers, “Bud” Jackson and wife, Unita, Lloyd “Peanut” Jackson and wife, Sandy, Eldie Jackson and wife, Doris, and Donnie Jackson and wife, Donna, all of Bozoo; two sisters, Annie Thompson and husband, Don, of Rich Creek and Judy Gardner and husband, Lew, of Narrows, Va.; eight grandchildren, Melissa Robertson, Eddie Lawson, Shannon Hill, Michelle May, Kelly Pruett, Jonathon Wills, and Stephen and Seth Wills; eight great-grandchildren, Andrew and Taylor Robertson, Brooke Hill, Alex Hinton, Alexander and Sydney Lawson, and Gavin and Kolier Pruett; many nieces and nephews.
Service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel, Peterstown, with Ministers Dewey Conley and Jerry Hagerman. Burial will follow at Sunset View Cemetery, Bozoo.
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online guest book can be signed or condolences sent to the Wills family at www.brolyes-shrewsbury.com.
Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.